Marshawn Lynch likely to remain with the Raiders

Sunday marks a key indicator about Marshawn Lynch’s status with the Oakland Raiders. Based on one report, it looks like Lynch will remain with his hometown team.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that Lynch will receive a $1 million roster bonus he was due on March 18. There were some questions about whether Lynch would figure into the Raiders’ plans under Jon Gruden, and this appears...
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Report: Buccaneers sign DE Vinny Curry

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly added some edge pass-rush talent to go with All-Pro Gerald McCoy along the defensive line.According to ESPN’s Jenna Laine, Tampa Bay has signed former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry to a three-year, $27 million contract. Curry, 29, was released by the Eagles earlier in the week after the team couldn’t find a trade partner. He...
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Jairus Lyles brushes aside question about DMs

UMBC star Jairus Lyles’s DMs are not open for business.As the leading name on college basketball’s newest Cinderella, Lyles was subjected to a throng of media asking all sorts of questions on Saturday. Perhaps the most unusual was someone asking him if anyone had tried to slide into his DMs on Twitter. A calm, collected answer if there ever was one.Until they’re out of the tournament...
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AL West Notes: Angels' evaluating Ohtani; Vogelbach impressing Mariners

The struggles of Shohei Ohtani this spring have been well-documented already, and while he’s ranked as one of the top prospects in baseball in most publications, scouts have been vocal about some weaknesses in his game. Ohtani would seem to be a significant part of the Angels’ plans for 2018, but GM Billy Eppler recently said that the club has made no assurances to Ohtani that he...
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JuJu Smith-Schuster blasts Vontaze Burfict over PED defense

In one of the least surprising pieces of news during the NFL offseason, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended once again by the league. Only this time, the suspension comes after Burfict allegedly tested positive for PEDs.In reporting on the four-game suspension, ESPN’s Adam Schefter had this to say.“Burfict’s appeal will center around the fact that he was on...
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John Calipari hits out at Buffalo coach for ‘whining’ comment

The coaches in Saturday’s Buffalo-Kentucky second round game have sparked a bit of a miniature rivalry.Kentucky coach John Calipari did not take kindly to Buffalo coach Nate Oats’s accusation that he was “whining” about his team’s relative lack of experience, saying he was just being honest about his freshman-heavy team.“I don’t know if it’s whining or I’m telling the truth,” Calipari...
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Jets offered Kirk Cousins $30 million per year?

A report emerged Friday that the Vikings did not make the best offer for Kirk Cousins, and it was rather easy to speculate which franchise did. And some details on the Jets’ process have emerged.The Jets may well have been the runners-up for Cousins, and they are believed to have made a $30MM-per-year offer for the quarterback, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. Cousins...
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Duke player's mother involved in incident with Rhode Island fan during game

The Duke Blue Devils are imposing their will against a lesser Rhode Island team in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. Duke opened up an early double-digit lead and seems to be coasting along.Though, there appears to be an unfortunate backdrop to all of this. According to various reports, the mother of Duke freshman forward Wendell Carter was involved in an incident...
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Roy Williams touts undefeated first round record after Virginia loss

The Virginia Cavaliers proved Friday that nothing can ever be taken for granted in the NCAA Tournament. That is, unless you’re Roy Williams coaching in the first round.The North Carolina coach admitted that watching the Cavaliers fall in the first round stunned him — and made him even prouder of his 28-0 record in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament over his career. Frankly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Winners and losers from blockbuster Colts-Jets trade

The NFL world was thrown for a loop early Saturday morning when the Indianapolis Colts announced that they had traded the third overall pick in next month’s draft to the New York Jets. The deal nets Indianapolis the No. 6 selection and three second-round picks (two in 2018 and one in 2019).Needless to say, this was a heavy price for the Jets to pay. They’re obviously now looking...
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Report: Isaac Haas wants to play despite fractured elbow

Star Purdue center Isaac Haas was ruled out of the NCAA Tournament after fracturing his elbow in Friday’s win, but he’s refusing to accept that diagnosis.According to CBS’s Allie LaForce, Haas practiced Saturday with a brace on his elbow and is pushing for NCAA clearance in order to possibly play against Butler on Sunday despite the injury. This would be a stunner, and could change...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss
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