Steelers have a lot riding on 2014 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers own the 15th overall pick and coach Mike Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert have been going as many pro days as they possibly can. When the team hits the draft, they need to find several players who can step in and make an impact immediately. For instance, a cornerback who could step in and play right away and a receiver to fill the number fourth...
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Green Bay Packers mock drafts: Grading three potential draft boards

With the 2014 NFL Draft less than a month away, the Packers have to develop a draft board and do their diligence on all the players that could fall to them. Here are three mock drafts that could look very similar to Green Bay’s by the time the draft ends. Grades are based on need, talent and potential of players. You may also be interested in:Green Bay Packers mock drafts: Grading...
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It's official, so let's take a very 2014 look at Haith's departure

It's official: Tulsa held a press conference Friday to introduce Frank Haith as the Golden Hurricane's new head basketball coach, replacing Danny Manning, who had left for Wake Forest. Considering that Haith informed his boss, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, via text message Friday morning that he was resigning -- and used the same medium to tell his players -- it...
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It's official, so let's take a very 2014 look at Haith's departure

It's official: Tulsa held a press conference Friday to introduce Frank Haith as the Golden Hurricane's new head basketball coach, replacing Danny Manning, who had left for Wake Forest. Considering that Haith informed his boss, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, via text message Friday morning that he was resigning -- and used the same medium to tell his players -- it...
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Cardinals insist they're prepared to replace Dansby

Karlos Dansby could have signed a two-year, free-agent deal with the Buffalo Bills in the spring of 2013, but he had bigger plans. "Everybody wanted to give linebackers two-year deals last year but I said 'no. I'll do a one-year because what I bring to a team is a gift that's not given to everybody. I'm God sent!" Dansby said Friday. "I have the ability...
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San Francisco Giants: Lineup change needs to happen

The San Francisco Giants are off to a great start to the season. They are 10-6 and tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place. More importantly, they are 4-2 against their bitter rivals from the South so far in the season. That’s a positive, as whoever wins the head to head matchup between those two teams will go along way toward determining the division winner. The Giants...
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Report: Bucs 'prepared' to draft quarterback at No. 7

The NFL Draft season is busy for analysts and reporters. Many people have feelings on what a team will do while others claim to have sources that also feel what a team will do. Nothing is ever a “for sure” bet.  But several media members go around asking questions or are given information in which they piece together like a puzzle.’s Ian Rapoport is one that does that...
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Packers put distance between themselves and rest of NFC North foes this offseason

The Green Bay Packers are still the class of the NFC North and head and shoulders above the rest of the division. The team was on the ropes after Aaron Rodgers injury sent the team into a tailspin when he missed seven games in 2013. However, in 2014, the club brought in Julius Peppers and as their mode of operation focusing on re-signing their own players. According to Greg...
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Spurs fans gets 'Mount Spursmore' haircut for playoffs

The NBA playoffs are finally here, giving a chance for fans to show exactly how big of a fan they are for their team. The Spurs head into the playoffs with the league's best record, and one San Antonio fan is taking his fandom to the next level with a "Mount Spursmore" haircut featuring Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard. While the fan ran out...
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Humbler Johnson has chance to go out on own terms

Chad Johnson's prediction of what type of team would take a chance on him ended up proving to be prophetic. When I interviewed Johnson last year in Miami before the Bengals faced the Dolphins, he said "It would have to be a strong club, a strong team, a strong coach that would be able to withstand that minimal storm that would come with signing me. " He ended up finding...
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Steve Nash says Lakers can't rely on him next season

The 2014-15 NBA season can’t come soon enough for the Los Angeles Lakers, who just suffered their worst campaign since moving to LA. Kobe Bryant recently tweeted that “next season will be epic,” however, point guard Steve Nash shared a not-so-epic quote with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin about what can be expected of him: “They can’t rely on me, frankly,” said Nash, already...
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WWE upset with Nancy Grace over Warrior death coverage

HLN Video Hey, remember when The Ultimate Warrior died and Nancy Grace brought on Diamond Dallas Page to openly suggest Warrior died from steroids, brought in totally unrelated doctor who said things like “anabolic steroids are probably used by 1% of Americans,” then put together a list of wrestlers who died young to suggest Owen Hart died from drugs? Yeah, turns out WWE wasn’t...
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Colts reportedly won't allow Hakeem Nicks to wear No. 88

(Credit: BSO) Although the number 88 isn’t officially retired by the Indianapolis Colts, it appears nobody else will wear it again for the team. This includes recently signed wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who wore 88 with the New York Giants. 88 is a sacred number in Indy, as it belonged to the franchise’s all-time leading receiver Marvin Harrison, as well as Hall of Fame tight...
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Roy Hibbert: ‘I was wrong’ to call out Pacers teammates

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert says it what was wrong for him to criticize his teammates in late March. “You know, I think that I should’ve kept my frustrations to myself or just in the locker room,” Hibbert said on “ESPN First Take.” “I will admit that it wasn’t the best thing to do. I’ll learn from that, and I was wrong. There are better ways to handle that...
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Tony Reali's browser tabs reveal potentially embarrassing info

ESPN television personality Tony Reali tweeted a screengrab of Pardon The Interruption‘s internship description on Friday afternoon, but he forgot to crop out his Internet browser tabs before doing so. Along with searches of Winnie Cooper, Wu-Tang Corp. and ThunderCats characters, one of those tabs revealed a Web MD search for “common rashes.” It could either be an embarrassing...
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Raiders OT Matt McCants Sign His Exclusive Rights Tender

  The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that OT Matt McCants has signed his exclusive rights tender. T Matt McCants @BIGMATT_71 has signed his Exclusive Rights Tender. — OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) April 18, 2014 McCants, 24, was a sixth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2012. He appeared in 13 games for Oakland last year, but was limited to playing just 266...
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MLB Who's Hot, Who's Not: Pair of Rangers pitchers run the gamut

Some have slumped, while others have simmered. Here's our weekly review of who's running hot and cold around major-league baseball. Stats through April 17 HOT PITCHERS AL -- Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers Darvish allowed two runs and eight hits in 15 innings in no decisions against the Houston Astros on April 11 and Seattle Mariners on April 16. The right-hander leads the majors...
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Russell Wilson already leading offense in California workouts

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is undersized and still largely underrated by average NFL fans. Some even have gone so far as to label him a game manager. Wilson doesn’t have the height to see over defenses like a Peyton Manning or the long legs of a Cam Newton to tear defenses apart on the ground, so he has to make up for it with an extraordinary work ethic. Wilson...
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The case for Aaron Murray replacing Tom Brady

There’s been times over the last few years that fans & local media have thrown around the Patriots searching for the “next” quarterback in line. Just a few years ago, the team scooped up a 1st round talent with a cannon for an arm in Ryan Mallett, but off-field issues made him drop to a draftable spot in round 3 for New England. Mallett has failed to really step up to give...
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Rule 5 is Catch-22 for Brewers, Wei-Chung Wang

After not pitching for over two weeks, Wei-Chung Wang walked to a big-league mound for the first time and tossed a scoreless inning. Just three days later, he was torched for six hits and six runs in an ugly outing. Such is the life of a Rule 5 draft pick trying to make the jump from rookie ball to the major leagues. The Milwaukee Brewers knew what they were getting into when they...
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Mojo workin': Blues' 3 OT win highlights another wild night

Half of the games on Day 2 of the NHL playoffs went to overtime. Ryan Miller and Semyon Varlamov are glad they did because Thursday was about redemption for the Blues' and Avs' respective goalies. Miller allowed three goals in the first period to Chicago before shutting the door the rest of the way. Varlamov allowed four goals through two periods before saying nyet. When...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Kubel producing offense and feeling back at home with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Every time Jason Kubel steps into the batter's box at Target Field, a familiar sound echoes through the ballpark. "Kuuuuubes!" the Twins fans bellow as the left-handed outfielder takes his cuts. It's something Minnesotans have done dating back to the Metrodome days, and ever since Kubel became an everyday player for the Twins back in 2007. So even...
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Thunder won’t sell playoff tickets to Tennessee residents

The Oklahoma City Thunder are doing their best to achieve a homecourt advantage during the NBA playoffs. To that end, they are limiting ticket sales during the playoffs to residents of Oklahoma and a few neighboring states. Those attempting to purchase playoff tickets for Thunder home games are met with the following note: All Sales […]
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DeSean Jackson’s ‘Welcome to DC’ party highlighted by huge champagne bottle (photo)

Following a tumultuous month that saw him cast aside by the Philadelphia Eagles due to perceived affiliations with gangs — something he denied — new Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson was lavishly welcomed to D.C. during a swanky affair at The Huxley, a luxury nightclub and lounge, this week. Highlighting the swanky soiree was […] The post DeSean Jackson’s ‘Welcome...
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NFL brothers make NHL playoff bet. Hilarity ensues.

Chris Long is a defensive lineman for the St. Louis Rams. Kyle Long is an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears. With the St. Louis Blues battling the Chicago Blackhawks in Round 1 of the NHL playoffs, the brothers, who are very active on Twitter, made a Twitter wager on the series that they shared over ... you guessed it ... Twitter. Chris threw out the bet. Kyle accepted. Then...
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