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The Cavaliers were busy Thursday, completing a number of trades right before the deadline.
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In the aftermath of Cleveland’s roster overhaul, LeBron James was left with a number of new teammates as he tries to lead the Cavs back to the NBA Finals. Instead of complaining, James got straight to business Friday, taking responsibility for getting his new teammates up to speed.

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Both of those guys got what they deserved, Bell said. I feel I’m next in line.

Bell tweeted Monday evening that he wants nothing more than to finish the rest of my career in Pittsburgh.

I’m tired of being traded, Thomas said, via Cleveland.com. That’s not a good thing, but, I just want to be where I’m wanted. I like it here. It hasn’t been as planned, but I definitely want to be here. We definitely have a real chance to win an NBA championship and I want to be a part of that.

Thomas, who was drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft before being traded to the Suns 12th Fan Jersey for a season in 2014, was sent from the Celtics to the Cavs in August along with Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a first-round pick in a blockbuster trade for Kyrie Irving. While Thomas’ name hasn’t been mentioned in recent trade rumors, the Cavs have reportedly shopped J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Tristan Thompson, and Channing Frye.

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Nobody could blame Rod Woodson if he declined to participate in an NFL promotional event involving the team that recently dismissed him from its coaching staff.
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He has agreed to flip the coin that will determine whether Oakland or San Francisco will select with the ninth or 10th overall pick in April’s draft. The gathering to break the tie, which came about because of equal 2017 records (6-10) and opponent winning percentages (.512), will be held Friday morning at Lance Dunbar Jersey the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

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Besides Woodson’s departure, Oakland’s secondary has undergone another major shift since Gruden’s hiring with the release of cornerback David Amerson, who subsequently joined the Chiefs. Woodson was bullish on the signing, which helped pave the way for the Chiefs’ pending trade of standout cornerback Marcus Peters to the Rams.

He understands the game, Woodson said of Amerson. I think their defense is simpler than ours so he can just line up and play.

I have been a big fan of him, Wade said. I watched him play in college. He has a great feel of the game, and he doesn’t play for statistics. He plays to win. He moves the ball, and his IQ of the game is incredible. He is athletic. Everyone talks about his shot, but he has been shooting that way his whole life. He can knock shots down.

He is good, man. He is a good basketball player. Everyone expects him to come in and be Kobe Bryant, but Kobe Bryant wasn’t Kobe Bryant when he came in. He had to work to it. So he has a long career, hopefully, in front of him and we will see how it shakes out.

I’m a little tired today, but we got a day off tomorrow, so I will be ready to go next game, Ball said. I can feel it [the left knee], but it is not going to be any worse. Just play through it.

The Lakers have won four straight games since Ball’s return, and the win over the Heat in Miami was one of their best road victories of the season. Ball made 2 of 3 3-pointers and has shot 8-of-12 on 3-pointers since returning.

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The Seattle Seahawks are shopping Pro Bowl defensive lineman Michael Bennett in trade talks, a source tells ESPN.
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Bennett, 32, was second on the team with 8? sacks in 2017. Although he is coming off a productive season and signed a three-year extension in December 2016, Bennett expressed doubts about his future after the Seahawks’ final game, telling The News Tribune that he probably won’t be back next year.
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Asked about Bennett’s status in light of his end-of-season comments, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thursday from the scouting combine: I haven’t talked to Mike in a while now, but it’s the time of year, conversations going in all directions.

Malik McDowell, a second-round pick in 2017, may be unavailable again after missing his rookie season because of what the team called a severe concussion from a summer ATV accident.

Carroll had no update Thursday on Avril’s status or that of strong safety Kam Chancellor, who also suffered a career-threatening neck injury last season.

Bennett has been an instrumental member of Seattle’s defense since the team signed him in 2013. He has recorded 39 sacks over five seasons and has led the team’s defensive linemen in playing time when healthy. He was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl after last season, added to the NFC team as an injury replacement.

A source told Anderson that Landry is headed toward signing his franchise tag as early as next week, a Jaylen Brown Womens Jersey move that would force the Dolphins into a decision on his future with the team.

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Landry, 25, led the NFL with 112 receptions last season. He also had 987 receiving yards and nine touchdown receptions. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl for three consecutive seasons.

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Sando: $90 million guaranteed from the Denver Broncos. Denver is one place where Cousins could almost single-handedly turn a losing team into a contender overnight. In Minnesota, the Vikings are already a 13-3 team, which means Cousins could be blamed for anything less than a Super Bowl appearance. It’s time for John Elway to turn on the quarterback charm again. His team badly needs a good veteran starter.

Minneapolis is the farthest north the Super Bowl has ever been played

The Super Bowl returns to Minneapolis for the first time in 26 years, this time to the newly opened U.S. Bank Stadium. The only other time the city hosted the big game was in 1992 at the now-imploded Metrodome. Given Minneapolis’ reputation as one of the northernmost major cities in the country, it stands to reason that these two games are the farthest north the Super Bowl has ever been played.

Marc-Andre Fleury, starting his ninth straight game, made 28 saves for the Golden Knights, who rebounded from a loss on Monday to Pacific Division-rival Anaheim.

You may have heard about a Daily Mail piece that helpfully informed everyone that a giant asteroid will be hurtling through Earth’s little corner of the universe on Sunday. Go ahead and RSVP to that Super Bowl party and buy whatever you need to make that buffalo-chicken dip, because that asteroid isn’t going to hit anything.

The Golden Knights extended their lead to 5-2 on Marchessault’s 22nd goal of the season, and Tomas Nosek’s seventh of the campaign.

Sedin, who notched his 16th goal of the season when he beat Fleury top shelf with a power play goal 4:28 into the third period, said the Canucks haven’t seen a team faster than the Golden Knights all season.

“If you’re a second too late, they’re gonna pass right by you and come the other way,” said Sedin, who has seven points in his last seven games. “These guys can score, they got offensive skill up front and we knew it was going to be a back and forth game. We played good in the first and good in the third, but in the second it got away from of us.”

Perron was credited with an empty net goal when the Canucks inadvertently sent the puck the length of the ice for the final margin. Along with his assist on Nosek’s goal, Perron tied his career-high of 57 points.
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Evander Kane showed his skill, scoring a wraparound goal under the watchful eye of many NHL teams evaluating him in person.

Kane had a go-ahead goal late in the second period and Marco Scandella scored with a second left in overtime, lifting the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

The Thunder blew a 23-point lead and trailed 105-102 with 4 1/2 minutes remaining before closing the game on an 8-2 run.
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Paul George scored 26 points, Carmelo Anthony had 23 and Westbrook finished with 17 to help Oklahoma City to its second win in three games against Sacramento this season.

Complete final statistics were unavailable after a computer glitch froze the Kings’ system at the end of the third quarter. A team official later distributed copies of the official scorer’s book to media and players.

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Ryan Miller couldn’t help but crack a smile when remembering the mess the Anaheim Ducks found themselves in.

After two Ducks players put the puck over the glass on back-to-back plays while already on the penalty kill in the third period, Miller just dug in and helped drag Anaheim to its longest winning streak of the season.

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We can laugh about it now, but when you watch those two float out of the rink you get a little anxious, said Miller, who picked up his third shutout of the season.

Ryan Getzlaf scored short-handed and Hampus Lindholm had a power-play goal for the Ducks, who took sole possession of third place in the Pacific Division.

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Texans star J.J. Watt will receive an honorary degree from the Baylor College of Medicine at commencement ceremonies in May for his role in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the school announced.
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Watt led a drive that raised more than $37 million toward the recovery efforts. He’s also been honored as Sports Illustrated’s co-Sportsperson of the Year, along with Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, as well as with the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.

The culture being built by general manager Chris Ballard would have been another draw for McDaniels. Maybe that will help them as they try to land a candidate after settling on McDaniels. Chris Blystone at Stampede Blue, SB Nation’s Colts blog, writes:

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Every team across the league knows what I’ve done in this league and what I’m capable of, so that’s not really an issue, Robinson said on Sirius XM NFL Radio.

Robinson hauled in 80 receptions for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns during the 2015 year, but regressed with quarterback Blake Bortles in 2016, racking up just 883 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

The Saints and Cowboys could be two teams to watch in the Robinson hunt this offseason. New Orleans lacks wide receiver depth behind star Michael Thomas. Placing Robinson opposite Thomas would give Ted Ginn Jr. the opportunity to utilize the slot, thus allowing the Saints a variety of receiving options.

Dallas is unsettled with Dez Bryant, so it could pursue Robinson this offseason to add depth, and possibly replace Bryant as a No. 1 option.

The Jaguars could also try to resign the former Penn State star. Robinson has already stated he’s confident he will be medically cleared for football activities before training camp.

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Daniel Murphy isn’t sure whether he’ll be ready for Opening Day as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery.
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I’m generally optimistic that when they put me in the lineup, I won’t come out, Murphy said Tuesday when asked about his chances of being ready for the Washington Nationals’ season opener against the Cincinnati Reds on March 29.

When American snowboarder Shaun White won his third gold medal, scoring 97.75 on his last run and beating out Japan’s Ayumu Hirano’s 95.25, the story we placed on him was the one of redemption. After finishing fourth in the Olympics in Sochi and suffering a scary fall in October which led to him getting 62 stitches, he was now back on top of the sport.

Sport has a very limited number of stories that it can tell. You’ve got the underdog story (which would have applied to Hirano had he won). You’ve got the greatest of all time cementing the legacy narrative, which could have been applied to White, but in this instance, wasn’t. (Perhaps the short history of snowboarding in the Olympics made it hard to really get historical with its narrative.)
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I think Petco Park likes me, Hosmer said. Every time I go there, it seems to work out for me.

Before day games, you wake up and the weather is gorgeous outside and it makes you want to be out there. The city speaks for itself. The ballpark speaks for itself. I couldn’t think of a better place to go out and play baseball every day.

The new format has allowed the Three-Point Contest to reach new high scores. Craig Hodges’ 25-of-30 score in the first round had stood since 1986 until Jason Kapono tied him in 2008, but the added moneyball rack broke those records almost instantly. In 2015, Stephen Curry set a new high with 27 points (out of a new 34 total). The next year, Klay Thompson beat Curry in the contest while tying his record.

The conventions of what we see on TV are such that we’re frozen. We often fail to see that what we see as normal is absurd.

Conditioned, intellectually immobilized moments include those regularly seen on NFL telecasts, after the game’s first punt, when a camera shows the other’s team’s quarterback strapping on his helmet, running out on the field.

We’ve probably seen that 20 times from Eli Manning. “Yeah, come on, fellas, here we go! …” Followed by here-we-go warrior music, preface to a cutaway to Peyton Manning pizza and insurance commercials.

Raiders receiver Amari Cooper said the Mexico City conditions “didn’t really bother me at all.”

“I don’t know if it’s just because you’re so locked into the game or what the case may be, but I didn’t really notice it that bad,” Raiders cornerback David Amerson said.

For a team that’s tanking, a nine-point loss is borderline respectable. That being said, it was a miracle that the Jets were able to stay in this game: They were outgained by nearly 200 yards (408 to 214) as Josh McCown threw two interceptions. They only rushed for 38 yards and they only converted 4 out of 14 of their third-down conversions.

Before free agency, the Titans had two distinct team needs — wide receiver and cornerback. They lost out on former Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks but drafted Western Michigan product Corey Davis with pick No. 5. They signed former Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan to satisfy the cornerback need. It wouldn’t surprise me if this is a trade-up spot for a quarterback-starved team, but if the Titans hold on to the pick, Njoku makes sense as an athletic weapon alongside Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker.

All-pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been the stalwart on the Bucs’ defensive line, but he really hasn’t gotten a ton of help from the edge players on this defense. Noah Spence showed some potential as a rookie off the edge in 2016, and William Gholston re-signed with the Bucs after four seasons. But neither can do what Barnett can. The former Volunteer has the potential to be a three-down player next to McCoy, setting the edge against the run, then rushing the edge opposite Spence.

In overtime, you think you’ve got this won again when A.J. Bouye intercepts a deep pass from Philip Rivers and starts heading down the right sideline with no one too close, but Rivers knocks him out of bounds at the 2. Jags then win by a field goal and you fall a half-point short.
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Watson completed 22-of-33 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions, ran for another 41 yards, and had the Texans 2 minutes 24 seconds away from a 33-28 victory. But then Tom Brady took the Patriots down the Authentic Pavol Demitra Jersey field and hit Brandin Cooks for 25 yards in the front left corner of the end zone to put New England in the lead and give Brady 378 yards passing and five touchdowns.

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Consider how many episodes the NFLPA has ignored rather than try to save its players from themselves and each other, how often he has indulged the inexcusable.

The NFL season is set to begin Thursday night in Foxborough, Mass., and Colin Kaepernick remains without a quarterbacking job.

It’s a bad look for the league, whether or not you agree with how Kaepernick conducted his protest.

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Not everyone feels the same way about Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem before games last season, while with the San Francisco 49ers, in protest of the treatment of African Americans in the United States.

Some can relate directly to the issues raised by Kaepernick. Some cannot relate directly but empathize. Some view the world differently.

Some support how Kaepernick chose to bring attention to the issue. Others believe the manner in which Kaepernick protested was disrespectful to the country and those who serve and protect it.

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Dragging the national anthem into an anti-President Trump message is very disrespectful to our military veterans, said financial expert Hughey Newsome, a consultant for
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Elsewhere in the NFL, 21 teams began the day a .500-or-better record, which meant the week’s slate of games featured no matchup in which both teams had a winning record.

In New Orleans, Bears tight end Zach Miller suffered insult and injury on the same play. He hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell Trubisky, but his leg bent in a gruesome way as he came down and he was taken off on a cart. (You can see the injury here, we’re not including the image because it’s actually nauseating.) As he was leaving, review showed that the ball had hit the ground and the touchdown was nullified. (Pity the officials who had to look at the injury over and over.)
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Cam Newton, who earlier this month apologized to a female reporter and last week skipped media availability, walked off the podium Wednesday after getting a question he didn’t care to answer from a different reporter. On Sunday, though, he completed 18 of 32 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown as the Panthers improved to 5-3.

The Bengals took two offensive tackles in the 2015 draft’s first two rounds, but neither has seemed to work out for the long term. Cincinnati values athleticism at offensive tackle, and O’Neill is close to Lane Johnson as an offensive tackle talent.

The Browns and San Francisco 49ers, who possess the second overall choice Thursday night, continue to have glaring needs at quarterback and have the ammunition necessary to make a deal for a prominent quarterback. There is no indication at this point that either team is in the chase for a high-profile veteran. But Esa Lindell Womens Jersey there still might be time to make a last, best effort if the Browns or 49ers choose to do so.