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Bucs replace Gerald McCoy with Ndamukong Suh, but at what cost?

Less than 24 hours after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut Gerald McCoy, the third overall draft pick in 2010, they signed Ndamukong Suh, the second overall pick that season and the one player aside from Warren Sapp whose shadow McCoy has always seemed to chase. McCoy’s critics said he wasn’t nasty enough, needed to be […]

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Jets’ GM search: Can they finally get one right? Well …

One week after a front-office shake-up that confirmed a chasm in the organization and resulted in ugly fallout and behind-the-scenes finger-pointing from rival factions, the New York Jets will attempt to make themselves whole and rebuild their credibility with a hire that will define CEO Christopher Johnson’s legacy. They need a general manager. He has […]

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Sources: United still hoping to extend Mata stay

Manchester United have not given up hope of extending Juan Mata’s stay at Old Trafford, sources have told ESPN FC. Spain midfielder Mata is out of contract on June 30 and has a number of offers from clubs in England, Italy and Spain. He also has an offer on the table from United, and manager […]

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Judge in Man City’s UEFA case could have conflict of interest

One of the judges on the five-man panel tasked with determining whether Manchester City should be banned from the Champions League over a potential breach of financial fair play rules might have to recuse himself from deliberations. According to an entry on the website of the law firm of Charles Flint, QC, the barrister is […]

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Sabathia shouts insults at Rays, Yanks rally to win

CC Sabathia shouted salty insults at the Tampa Bay Rays and said he tried to hit one of their batters. A little while later, it was Gio Urshela who had the last word for the New York Yankees. Urshela’s single capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the surging Yankees […]

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Tommy La Slugger: How Angels’ La Stella found his power stroke

Tommy La Stella had compiled 947 plate appearances across five major league seasons by the time he turned 30, a sample representative enough to typecast. The numbers described him as a slap hitter with no power, and La Stella could’ve been fine with that. His strengths — putting pitches in play, differentiating balls from strikes, […]

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Clyburn, Higgins lead CSKA Moscow to Euro title

Americans Will Clyburn and Cory Higgins scored 20 points each to lead CSKA Moscow to the EuroLeague title in a 91-83 win over Efes Istanbul in Sunday’s final.cheap nike nfl jerseys china It was the eighth European title for the Russian team, leaving it two short of the record held by Real Madrid. Clyburn and […]

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Legion of doom: Portland becomes the latest victim of the road Warriors

Of everything this team has accomplished over the past five seasons, a number that personifies its dominance is the streak the Warriors extended Saturday night when they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 to take a 3-0 series lead in the Western Conference finals. The Warriors now have 22 consecutive series with at least one […]

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Falcons’ Brown pays costs for infant’s funeral

A Louisville family expressed gratitude toward Atlanta Falcons guard Jamon Brown for helping pay for the funeral expenses for 1-month-old De’Anthony Lee Trice. Police said De’Anthony died last week after his father hit him in a post-video game rage. Brown, a Louisville-area native who attended the University of Louisville, used funds from his foundation to […]

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Free-agent LB McPhee returns to Ravens

McPhee, who was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2011 draft, signed a one-year deal, the team announced Friday. The Ravens are bringing back McPhee because they needed a veteran pass-rusher, especially someone who can make a push up the middle, after losing Terrell Suggs and Za’Darius Smith in free […]