1. Tennessee Titans' Craig Stevens Is 'a Beast of a Blocker'

    Titans tight end Jared Cook has nearly 80 receptions over the past two years. Teammate Taylor Thompson is already drawing comparisons to Rob Gronkowski...

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  2. Titans' Hidden Treasure: Cornerbacks

    Lose a known name, fail to replace him with a equally notable veteran or a prominent draft pick, and outsiders tend to panic. That’s what’s happened in Tennessee as the Titans lost Cortland Finnegan as a free agent to St...

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  3. Pat Cummings, an Ex-Maverick, Dies at 55

    Pat Cummings, who played forward for the Knicks in the mid-1980s, died yesterday afternoon in a friend’s apartment. He was 55.....

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  4. If Deron Williams Doesn't Come, Who Does?

    The leading question about the Dallas Mavericks heading into Sunday's start of free agency is, if not Deron Williams, then who? Well, it's a fine question...

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  5. Delonte West Recruits Deron Williams on Twitter

    Delonte West took to Twitter late Wednesday night to try convincing Deron Williams to sign with the Mavericks . Williams is reportedly going to decide between staying with the Brooklyn Nets and joining his hometown Mavericks...

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  6. Mavs Fear Deron Williams Is Brooklyn-Bound

    As executives make their final preparations for the draft and engage in serious trade talks over the next 48 hours, Deron Williams’ impending free agency looms large...

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  7. VIDEO Glen Davis Does the "Shuffling Dance"

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  8. Time to Trade Howard Is Now

    When the Orlando Magic went out without so much as a whimper during the first round of the NBA playoffs in May, the calls for change in Central Florida rang louder than they ever have before...

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  9. New Magic GM Says No Decision Made Yet on Howard

    If the Orlando Magic are planning to make any franchise changing moves on draft night, new general manager Rob Hennigan isn’t about to tip his hand about it one bit.....

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  10. On Leaving the Orlando Magic

    As you all know by now, my tenure as Director of Player Development for the Orlando Magic has come to an end- I was let go by the organization on Monday...

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  11. 2012 NBA Mock Draft: Prospects with the Most Potential

    One draft pick can change everything. Just ask the Portland Trail Blazers after choosing Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan and Greg Oden over Kevin Durant...

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  12. Schedule Analysis: Virginia Tech

    Gut-check time: Take your pick between Sept. 3 versus the Jackets, Oct. 20 at Clemson, or Nov. 8 against Florida State. My pick is the October game in Death Valley...

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  13. Linebacker, Safety No Longer on Team, Expected to Transfer

    A pair of Virginia Tech players -- outside linebacker Nick Dew and safety Theron Norman -- are no longer on the football team and are expected to transfer, a school spokesman confirmed...

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  14. ACC's Swofford Applauds Virginia Tech President Steger's Playoff Leadership

    An architect by trade, Virginia Tech President Charles Steger is far less visible, and appears far less active, in Hokies athletics than his predecessor, Paul Torgersen...

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  15. Kentucky Basketball Nominated for Four ESPYs

    The ESPYs are coming! On July 11th, ESPN will honor the best in sports, and not surprisingly, Kentucky basketball has been nominated for four awards: Best Team, Best Coach ( John Calipari ...

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  16. Analyst Fears Outrageous Expectations Being Set for No. 1 Player

    If Kentucky could land the Harrison twins of Richmond, Texas, they would have the No. 1 point guard and shooting guard in the country for the Class of 2013. If John Calipari ’s staff could sign Jabari Parker, they’d get the No...

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  17. Odds Ends: Nets, Humphries, Hawks, Olympics

    Already this offseason, international outlets have linked the Nets to contract agreements with Andrei Kirilenko and Mirza Teletovic, among others, but GM Billy King cautioned today not to believe everything you read...

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  18. Billy King Says Nets More Concerned About Free Agency Than the NBA Draft

    Deron Williams officially notified the Nets last week he won't be opting into the final year of his contract, meaning that, yes, he officially is a free agent, able to field offers ...

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  19. Florida State Places 11 on Athlon Sports' Preseason All-ACC Teams

    Continuing with our preseason football theme, Athlon Sports on Tuesday morning unveiled its 2012 preseason All-ACC team, and placed a school-high 11 Florida State Seminoles on the three teams...

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  20. The Big Board: Tight ends' impact

    Florida State locked up it's latest commitment for the 2013 class Tuesday when tight end Christian Morgan (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy) announced he plans to join the Seminoles next fall...

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  21. 2 Local Football Players Will Make Live College Commitments Wednesday at 7 P.m.

    Come back to this link Wednesday at 7 p.m. to watch Dominic Walker and Blake McClain make their college commitments in a live video announcement...

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  22. Florida State Gets Commitment from Tight End Christian Morgan

    On a day when the entire sport of college football received great news, Florida State received some even more relevant news that will no doubt make Seminoles fans happy: Plano (Texas) tight end Christian Morgan committed to the program on Tuesday...

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  23. A&M LB Commit Reggie Chevis: 'I Want to Bring the Wrecking Crew Back'

    For Texas A&M fans, one of the first memories conjured by the mention of the Aggie teams of the '80s and '90s is the Wrecking Crew defenses developed under R.C. Slocum.....

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  24. Vernon Davis' Supposed Audacity Needs Context

    As sportswriters we’re always on the alert for buzz words and phrases. For example, when an athlete makes a bold prediction we devour it like manna...

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  25. Cam Newton Edges Alex Smith in QB Ranking

    Quarterbacks Alex Smith and Cam Newton, who feuded last month (kind of) are next to one another on a list of the top NFL quarterbacks compiled by ESPN's Ron Jaworski and NFL Films' Greg Cosell...

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