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Harbaugh says Gabbert's 'the guy' at backup QB

There will be no shakeup in the quarterback order in the 49ers' third and most important preseason game, Jim Harbaugh said Friday. Blaine Gabbert will be the second passer off the bench, followed by Josh Johnson and McLeod Bethel-Thompson. “Blaine is that guy right now,” Harbaugh said of the No. 2 quarterback. Gabbert has struggled in the teams' first two exhibition...
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Suns make late Kevin Love pitch

With just hours to go before a planned megadeal the would send Kevin Love to Cleveland, the Phoenix Suns reached out to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday to ask once more about the possibility of acquiring Love in a sign-and-trade for guard Eric Bledsoe, sources told ESPN.com. The Cavaliers and Wolves have had an agreement in place on Love for weeks, and it remains intact,...
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Jerry Jones: ‘Almost assuredly’ Tony Romo won’t be playing in the third quarter against Miami

Jerry Jones said during a Monday radio interview that Tony Romo would probably play about as many snaps Saturday in Miami as he did last Saturday against Baltimore. On Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he and his staff had not yet had those discussions. Are Jones and Garrett on the same page? “Yes, we are,” Jones said Friday on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “We’re...
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Melo optimistic about new-look Knicks

A confident Carmelo Anthony believes the New York Knicks will create a "new culture" and "new identity" this season and leave any remnants of last season's 37-win nightmare in the rearview mirror. "I don't think we will have another season like we had last year. When I say, 'I believe that we will make the playoffs,' that's where I'...
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Mike Evans involved in brawl, throws Punches at Bouncers

Tampa Bay Bucs rookie wide receiver Mike Evans was in the middle of an INSANE nightclub brawl Saturday night -- fighting bouncers in the street ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. It all went down outside Dream Nightclub ... where the #7 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft was screaming at bouncers. We're told Evans had been partying inside the club moments before the video...
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Washington Post editorials will no longer use ‘Redskins’ for the local NFL team

THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really pretty offensive.” The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful...
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Suns talks on Bledsoe sign-and-trade deal gathering momentum

The Suns and Eric Bledsoe are past the halfway point. The two sides have less time before a deadline to accept a one-year qualifying offer (fewer than six weeks) than they have had to work out a new multiyear contract (more than seven weeks). The only movement in the situation appears to be the Suns' openness to explore a sign-and-trade for Bledsoe.] The Suns have contacted...
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Report: Tanner McEvoy to start at QB

The No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers will start junior Tanner McEvoy at quarterback for next week's season opener against No. 13 LSU, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Badgers coach Gary Andersen said Monday that he wouldn't announce a starting quarterback before the game, but sources told the Journal Sentinel that McEvoy will get the nod over Joel Stave,...
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Tyler Davis commits to Texas A&M

Texas A&M landed a major commitment on Friday morning from Tyler Davis, a 6-foot-10, 270-pound center from nearby Plano, Texas, and Plano West High School. Davis is ranked as the 21st overall prospect and sixth-best center in the current ESPN 100. Davis, who was thought to be favoring Kansas at one point, chose the Aggies over not just the Jayhawks but also Arizona, Baylor,...
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Sources: Love to Cavs deal done

The Minnesota Timberwolves have an agreement in principle to acquire Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young in addition to No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins as part of a three-team trade that will send Kevin Love to the Cavaliers, according to sources with knowledge of the teams' deal structure. Sources told ESPN.com on Friday that the Wolves, Cavs and Sixers, barring any late...
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Doug Marrone: 'No use for fighting'

Bills coach Doug Marrone blew up at his players on Thursday, sending a message that he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice. Following an intense fight near the end of Wednesday's practice, a few small scuffles broke out early in the Bills' morning practice Thursday. Marrone quickly put an end to it. Marrone lined players up...
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Bell, Blount play, then apologize

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount apologized Thursday night but said nothing about the charges each faces for marijuana possession. Bell and Blount, who were stopped Wednesday afternoon after a Ross Township police officer smelled marijuana coming from the Camaro that Bell was driving, played extensively in the Steelers' 31-21 loss to the...
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Eagles' LeSean McCoy: Thumb hurts

Eagles All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy left Thursday night's 31-21 preseason win against the Steelers in the first quarter with a right thumb injury. X-rays on McCoy's thumb were negative, but he didn't return after his 22-yard touchdown catch gave Philadelphia a 7-0 lead. Eagles coach Chip Kelly called McCoy's thumb injury "no big deal," although McCoy...
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NFL settles with singer M.I.A.

As the NFL levied a $12,000 fine on Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel for flashing his middle finger on the sideline during Monday's game, news of the resolution of the league's $16.6 million middle finger battle was confirmed. Howard King confirmed to ESPN.com that his client, singer M.I.A., has reached a confidential settlement with the league. King said he could...
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Donald Stephenson banned 4 games

Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Donald Stephenson on Friday was suspended for the season's first four games for violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. "I'm extremely sorry that I failed to check with the NFL, NFLPA, or Chiefs medical team before I took a medication that requires a therapeutic use exemption," Stephenson said in a...
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Jimmy Graham fined $30K by NFL

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was fined $30,000 on Friday for twice dunking over the goalpost during a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, it was announced. Graham said earlier this week that it would be "unfortunate" if he got fined for the dunks. And he obviously disagrees with the penalties themselves since he said they're "not hurting...
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It’s all on Crosby, Malkin to make it work in Pittsburgh

In what might be the least surprising thing you’ll read on this website: If the Penguins are going to push for the Stanley Cup this season, it’s up to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to make it happen. Yes, we know they’re the two best players on the team by far. Heck, they’re two of the best players in the league. They’ve both won MVP awards and they were vital to winning...
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McDavid on teams possibly tanking for him: ‘It’s pretty crazy’

When the NHL announced changes to the Draft Lottery process on Wednesday for the 2015 and 2016 Drafts, it was considered a way to potentially combat against teams tanking in the upcoming season. After all, with players of elite talent like Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel – possibly landing a franchise-changing player is something some might think stinking up the house for a season...
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Sabres’ Larsson says he’s proven what he can in AHL

The Buffalo Sabres might be in line for a long season, but Johan Larsson wants to be a big part of it. Uffe Bodin of HockeySverige in Sweden (link in Swedish) interviewed the 22-year-old forward and found out he thinks he’s proven all he can in the AHL and is ready to make the jump to the NHL for good. Poorly translated quotes ahead: “I’ve proven what I can in the AHL by...
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Sakic on RFA Barrie: ‘I’m confident he’ll be here’

The Colorado Avalanche are so close to having all their business wrapped up for the summer. The team has one restricted free agent left to re-sign in defenseman Tyson Barrie. At 23 years old, he’s got a bright future ahead of him and showed the Avs how vital he can be last season. According to Colorado’s president of hockey operations Joe Sakic, they’ll have Barrie back in...
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Thanasis Antetokounmpo chooses Knicks D-League team over playing in Europe next season

The Knicks selected Thanasis Antetokounmpo with the 51st overall pick in June’s NBA draft, but it was unclear whether he would play for the team this season. It seemed certain that the younger brother of Milwuakee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo would end up in Europe next season, as New York considered him somewhat of a development project, and wouldn’t commit to saving him a spot...
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Kenneth Faried admits he was “extremely surprised” to get Team USA starting role

“He’s a rebounding specialist. He’s an energy specialist. So how does that fit in with the core group?” was what Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said to PBT of Kenneth Faried back when Team USA was in Las Vegas. Those were the days before Kevin Durant left the team and changed the complexion of the roster. Back then Coach K was trying to figure out which three or four specialists...
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V. Stiviano Lawsuit Donald Sterling Is Gay ... I Was a 'Beard'

V. Stiviano has just filed new legal docs in her war with Shelly Sterling -- claiming she NEVER slept with Donald Sterling ... 'cause he's into men and she was his beard. TMZ Sports has obtained the lawsuit -- which Stiviano filed in response to Shelly's allegations that V. accepted cars and property from Donald that he didn't have the authority to give her. In...
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Klay Thompson ‘pissed’ that Warriors legitimately considered trading him for Kevin Love

There is no column in an NBA box score for playing through an injury, just as there are no bonus clauses in contracts based on defensive assignments accepted to cover a teammate's ass. It's why such players, especially ones whose place or paycheck in the league already is secure, are to be treasured. The Golden State Warriors have two such players in David Lee and Klay...
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Aroldis Chapman returns from “achy” shoulder

Aroldis Chapman gave the Reds a big scare when he walked all four batters he faced Sunday and then was unavailable for several days with an “achy” left shoulder, but the flame-throwing closer was back in action Thursday night. Chapman threw a scoreless eighth inning in a blowout loss to the Braves, striking out two of the three batters he faced.
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