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Sue Bird and Seattle Storm cap long journey back to WNBA title

A few years ago when point guard Sue Bird was considering where to spend the end of her WNBA career, some close to her suggested leaving Seattle. The Storm were in a rebuilding period, so why not seek another title elsewhere? Maybe back closer to her home in New York? Bird gave it some thought, […]

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The Patriots now have six first-rounders … from other teams

The Patriots’ one-year agreement with Coleman on Tuesday highlights this trend, as the club now has six players who were first-round picks by other teams on their roster: defensive end Adrian Clayborn, receiver Phillip Dorsett, cornerback Stephon Gilmore, receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, defensive tackle Danny Shelton and Coleman. Of the group, Dorsett, Patterson and Shelton fall […]

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WR Martavis Bryant signing 1-year deal with Raiders

A source told Graziano that Bryant and the Raiders discussed potentially re-signing him at the time of his release and that Bryant is still in “wait and see mode” with regard to a potential suspension. Raiders coach Jon Gruden had grown increasingly impatient with Bryant’s lack of versatility in his playbook and missed practice time […]

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Jonathan Gonzalez on switch from U.S. to Mexico: ‘I made the perfect decision’

Mexico midfielder Jonathan Gonzalez has no regrets over his switch from the U.S. national team to El Tri as he prepares to face the Stars and Stripes on Tuesday (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET) for the first time since his decision. The 19-year-old Santa Rosa, Calif., native was aiming for a call-up from the full U.S. […]

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Sigi Schmid steps down as LA Galaxy head coach; Dominic Kinnear to take over

Sigi Schmid has stepped down as LA Galaxy manager effective immediately, the MLS club announced on Monday. Schmid, 65, leaves a Galaxy team that is in eighth place in the Western Conference, two spots out of a playoff berth with just six matches left to play. He will be replaced by Galaxy assistant coach Dominic […]

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Tie ‘nothing to be excited about’: These Browns want more

So this was … what, exactly, for the Cleveland Browns? A 21-21 comeback tie against their perennial tormenters from Pittsburgh. A better result, objectively, than any they’ve had since Christmas Eve 2016. How many teams came out of Week 1 assured of a better record than they had last year? Just one, folks. Your Cleveland […]

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Late fumble spoils Andrew Luck’s impressive return as Colts lose

The loss took away from the moment everybody had been waiting 20 months to happen. The throws made during minicamp, snaps taken and hits Luck took in limited action in preseason were just an appetizer. It was all about how he would handle making the necessary throws while facing pressure throughout an entire game for […]

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Bon voyage: Boris Diaw announces retirement from competitive basketball while aboard boat

Boris Diaw announced his retirement from competitive basketball on Thursday in a video posted to his Twitter account. In the video, Diaw, who is from France, is on a boat with two other players from France, former San Antonio Spurs teammate Tony Parker (now with the Charlotte Hornets) and the retired Ronny Turiaf.nike nfl jerseys […]

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2011 rap song featuring LeBron James, Kevin Durant released

It ain’t easy to keep secrets hidden on the internet, but the long-rumored, full-length rap track featuring LeBron James and Kevin Durant hadn’t been available for public consumption until now. The song, titled “It Ain’t Easy,” was recorded during the 2011 lockout, and while snippets had been leaked, it wasn’t until the track’s producer, Franky […]

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Leadership is layered in the NFL: How it works on Sundays

On a recent ESPN special, Nick Saban was talking to Kobe Bryant about leadership. Saban summarized a point Kobe made by saying, “Everyone wants to be the beast, but not everyone wants to do what the beasts do.” Nick nailed it.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Hope and optimism are everywhere around the NFL, even for […]