April 2018 archive

Apr 30

Giants’ Josh Mauro suspended 4 games for PED violation

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The Giants signed defensive end Josh Mauro earlier this week, but he won’t be able to play the first month of the regular season. The team announced Friday that the league has suspended Mauro for the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. He is eligible …

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Apr 27

Michael Bennett indicted for allegedly injuring paraplegic woman at Super Bowl 51

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Newly acquired Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett has been indicted by a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, for allegedly injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic woman after Super Bowl 51 in February 2017, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s office. The Eagles released a statement saying the team is aware of the situation and is …

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Apr 25

NFL trade news: Buccaneers acquire DE Jason Pierre-Paul from Giants

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The Buccaneers added to their defensive line Thursday, sending a third- and fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft to the Giants for Jason Pierre-Paul and a 2018 fourth-round pick. Tampa Bay needed help on the defensive edge, but at pick No. 7 in the draft the Bucs had virtually no shot at landing Chubb. Jason …

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Apr 23

T.J. Jones signs tender with Lions

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Wide receiver T.J. Jones signed his restricted free agent tender on the first day of the Lions’ offseason program. The Lions made the announcement on Monday afternoon. Jones was tendered at the lowest of the three levels earlier this offseason and stands to make a little more than $1.9 million during the 2018 season. Jones …

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Apr 21

Raptors hold off Pistons 108-98

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VanVleet was out with lower back tightness, and Ibaka had the night off to rest for Toronto. The game didn’t mean much in terms of seeding in the East, but Toronto (59-22) now leads Golden State (58-23) by a game for home-court advantage in a possible NBA Finals matchup. Manziel, 25, completed 13 of 32 …

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Apr 19

Saints hoping draft goes as well this year as last

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No team had a better draft than the Saints in 2017. Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore became the first teammates to sweep the AP Rookie of the Year awards since 1967. Ryan Ramczyk, Marcus Williams, Alex Anzalone and Trey Hendrickson proved big contributors, too. But the Saints don’t have as many picks — or draft …

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Apr 17

Who had the best sneakers of Week 25 in the NBA?

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With his season-long #LeBronWatch campaign featuring two surprises this week, Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James once again continued his dominance both on the court and with his shoe game. Nike has made more than 10 special editions of his latest signature model, the LeBron 15, highlighting everything from classic Nike brand stories to colorways and themes …

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Apr 14

Hitter or pitcher? Why Shohei Ohtani’s fantasy value is best on the mound

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Hey hey, Shohei! You’re No. 1 on the Player Rater! Through one week — OK, 11 days (or the length of the ESPN first “week”) — no star in fantasy baseball has shined brighter than Shohei Ohtani’s, the Los Angeles Angels’ hitter/pitcher. And he’s worthy of that dual label, having already provided sizable contributions on …

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Apr 12

Towns helps T-wolves top Grizzlies 113-94, closer to clinch

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The Minnesota Timberwolves picked up another important win to keep pace in this relentless Western Conference race. Their quest to end the franchise’s 14-year absence from the playoffs still isn’t finished. Teague missed six of his first eight shots, but he helped the Wolves pull away with a four-point play in the early portion of …

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Apr 10

Tony Romo lands nomination for Sports Emmy

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After just one season as the top color man for CBS Sports’ NFL coverage in 2017, Tony Romo has been nominated for an Emmy award. The broadcasting giant announced this news on Wednesday. According to 247 Sports, Romo will be competing against Kirk Herbstreit, John Smoltz as well as fellow CBS peers Gary Danielson and …

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