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Report: Sixers to Trade Thad Young To Wolves For 1st-Round Pick

In the latest episode of ‘what is Sam Hinkie doing,’ the Philadelphia 76ers will acquire another first-round pick, guard Alexey Shved and forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute for Thaddeus Young. According to Dan Barreiro of KFAN 100.3 and Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press, it looks like the Sixers would get the Miami Heat‘s first round pick in 2015, guard Alexey...
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Sen. John McCain Wants Johnny Manziel To Grow Up

Politicians love to stick their noses in everything not political, so it should be no surprise that Johnny Manziel drew the opinion of a Senator today. John McCain has thoughts on Manziel Mania, and of course he expressed them. Here is what John McCain had to say via the Sporting News. During a segment with talk show host Mike Broomhead, the Arizona senator added his two cents on...
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Report: T’Wolves Plan To Keep Anthony Bennett

When you’re in the process rebuilding, while losing one of the best players in franchise history, trading away a former No. 1 overall pick isn’t the way to go. Multiple reports indicate that Minnesota will keep the 2013 No. 1 overall pick, Anthony Bennett, rather than trading him to the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Thaddeus Young. Just a reminder: if you keep reading Bennett...
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NBA GM: ‘No Reason’ To Trade For Eric Bledsoe Or Greg Monroe

It seems front office executives like both Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe, just not enough to part with valuable assets for either restricted free agent. One anonymous GM told the Sporting News’ Sean Deveney that he can’t see any reason that he’d trade assets to acquire Bledsoe or Monroe.  “I think any one of us would be wary of getting involved in a trade for either player...
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50 Cent To Donate $750K If Mayweather Can Read Harry Potter (video)

Rapper 50 Cent issued a different type of Ice-Bucket challenge to Floyd Mayweather, and it had nothing to do with getting wet. The G-Unit general while continuing his assault on the pound-for-pound king, challenged Mayweather to read a chapter of Harry Potter for a $750,000 donation.  
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NIKE Deciding if They Will Match Durant’s $285M Under Armour Offer

Kevin Durant has to decide if the money from Under Armour is more important than the swoosh.  The Oklahoma City Thunder star has informed Nike that he has an offer on the table from Under Armour for $285 million. Kevin Durant’s representation, Roc Nation Sports, informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million...
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Cowboys DeVonte Holloman To Retire Because Of Neck Injury

Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeVonte Holloman will walk away from the game because of a lingering neck injury according to reports. Devonte Holloman will retire from football because of neck injury — Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) August 21, 2014 Holloman hurt his neck again in the fourth quarter of the teams preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.  He suffered a spinal contusion...
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Colts GM: Trent Richardson Needs To Produce

Trent Richardson is entering a career defining year in Indianapolis.  A repeat of last seasons performance could land Richardson out of he NFL, or at best, bouncing around the league as a journeyman running back. Colts general manager Ryan Grigson was as polite as he could be in laying the guantlet down for Richardson.  Via ESPN.com, Grigson made it clear that Richardson needs...
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Andre Williams: ‘Giants Are The Real New York Team’

The Giants and Jets will meet in their annual preseason matchup on Friday, but Giants rookie running back Andre Williams issued some bulletin board material that could make it a regular season environment. “I think the Giants are the real New York team,” Williams said, per the New York Post. Williams, the bruising running back out of Boston College, admitted that he has little...
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Lions Nick Fairley Wants To Win His Starting Job Back

Nick Fairley is honest in assessing that he ate himself right onto the bench and second-team with the Lions defense.  Now he wants his spot back. The talented defensive tackle told the Detroit Free Press that “he wants to win his starting job back.” “Really what I plan on doing is just continue to get better as a player and help this team win and just go out there and play...
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Johnny Manziel Forced To Eat Lunch By Himself At Start Of Camp

Johnny Manziel never should have been drafted by the Cleveland Browns, and now the wheels seem ready to fall before things ever get started. Cleveland.com is reporting that the Browns wanted to teach Manziel a lesson for his hard partying summer, so they made him eat alone when he first arrived for training camp.  When Manziel showed up for camp, he received a stern lecture from...
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Bengals Agree To 4-Year, $20M Extension With Vontaze Burfict

It wasn’t that long ago that Vontaze burfict went undrafted out of Arizona State and many wondered if he’d ever amount to anything in the NFL. Burfict is now one of the top linebackers in the NFL and a rich man after agreeing to a multi-year extension with the Bengals. #Bengals and starting WLB Vontaze Burfict have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, per league source...
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Joel Embiid Shares Thoughts On Nicki Minaj Anaconda Video

Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Joel Embiid will have a lot of time on his hands while rehabbing his injured foot.  The former Kansas big man has an awesome personality, and has spent the majority of the summer putting it on display. Embiid took to twitter on Wednesday to voice his opinion on Nicki Minaj’s latest video, ‘Anaconda.’  Embiid like a lot of other people, didn’t...
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Report: Jim Kelly Cancer Free

This is some incredible news.  Tim Graham of the Buffalo News is reporting that former Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly is cancer free after his latest physical examination. Jim Kelly's doctor releases statement that says "on physical examination, there is no evidence of the cancer." — Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) August 20, 2014 The Bills official website had a further...
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Manchester United Completes Signing Of Defender Rojo

Manchester United has added defender Rojo to the roster. Manchester United completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for 20 million euros ($27 million) on Wednesday, and sent Nani on loan to the Portuguese club. The 24-year-old Rojo, who played for Argentina in the World Cup final loss to Germany last month and scored earlier in the tournament, signed a five...
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Eagles Trade RB David Fluellen To Colts For K Cody Parkey

After deciding to release running back David Fluellen, the Eagles worked out a last minute deal to send Fluellen to the Colts for kicker Cody Parkey. Parkey, will have a chance to compete with Alex Henery, whose performance reportedly has come under some scrutiny. On Tuesday, special teams coordinator Dave Fipp indicated the club would be evaluating both Henery and other potential...
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Report: Suns Trying To Trade Eric Bledsoe

The Phoenix Suns and guard Eric Bledsoe are not seeing eye to eye right now, and according to Phoenix sports personality Jude LaCava, Bledsoe is now on the trading block. “I’ll tell you this, and I think this is the first time it’s reported,” LaCava said on Tuesday. “I do believe in my NBA sources. You can take this to the bank, so to speak, the Suns are now discussing...
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Report: Sixers May Look To Acquire Amar’e At Trade Deadline

I consider myself a basketball aficionado, but I can honestly tell you that I have no idea what Sam Hinkie is doing, or what his ultimate plan for a rebuild truly is. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the 76ers are expected to take a strong look at acquiring Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire before this up coming seasons trade deadline.   The reason, is to...
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Kent State C Jason Bitsko Passes Away Unexpectedly at the Age of 21

This is certainly rough, and my prayers go out to his friends, family and loved ones. Kent State University mourns the loss of student-athlete Jason Bitsko, who died unexpectedly today (Wednesday, Aug. 20). Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. Police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue. Bitsko, 21, was...
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49ers Sign DT Glenn Dorsey To 2-Year Extension

The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a two-year, $6.1 million extension with injured defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey.  Dorsey’s new deal is worth $6.1 million in new money with $2.6 million guaranteed. “Glenn is a true pro who has quickly become a valued contributor to our organization both on and off the field,” general manager Trent Baalke said. “He is a quick study...
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Tony Gonzalez: Broncos Will Go Undefeated, Win SB

Tony Gonzalez is starting his CBS Sports broadcast career off with a bang.   The future Hal of Famer dropped a bombshell of a prediction when he told Newsday that the Denver Broncos will go undefeated, and defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. “Right now, Denver has a team built just like the New England Patriots back when they went undefeated [in the 2007 regular...
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Michael Jordan Answers Derek Jeter’s Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

The greatest basketball player in history accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Derek Jeter sent the challenge to Michael Jordan, who of course accepted.  
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Kyrie Irving Admits He hasn’t Been A Leader For Cavs

Cavs guard Kyrie Irving spoke with RealGM.com at Team USA practice Monday and admitted that he’s struggled with leadership in the past. “I haven’t been a leader – not at all,” Irving told RealGM. “Everybody asks me if this is my year to be a leader … I haven’t been so far though, not at all,” Irving said. “I’ve just been a kid trying to figure it out....
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Report: 49ers Hope To Sign Michael Crabtree To Extension

A lot of guys on the San Francisco 49ers want new contracts.  Unfortunately, there’s a line and protocol to receiving one. Now that Colin Kaepernick and Glenn Dorsey are under contract, the 49ers are focused on getting a a new deal for No. 1 receiver Michael Crabtree, according to Ian Rapoport.  #49ers next contract target: WR Michael Crabtree. There is progress. Hope...
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Cowboys Are NFL’s Most Valuable Franchise at $3.2B

The Dallas Cowboys are the most entertaining sports franchise around, and that’s why they’re the NFL’s most valuable franchise once again according to Forbes.   Most valuable NFL franchises, according to @forbes: 1. Cowboys $3.2B, 2. Pats $2.6B, 3. Redskins $2.4B. — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 20, 2014 Check out the full list at Forbes.  
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