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Rams Fans Cheer For LA, RGIII’s Confidence, Jets May Turn To Bryce

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LA RamsIn the NFL, the St. Louis Rams got off the plane in Southern California for their practice in Oxnard. Waiting for them was a mob of fans all wearing Rams’ jerseys and cheering “L.A. Rams!”  There is speculation that the Rams intend to move to Los Angeles next season (Inglewood specifically), and the fans want to let them know that if they do in fact come, there will be no shortage of support when they arrive.

Robert Griffin IIIElsewhere in the NFL, despite the fact that Robert Griffin III’s career has been lackluster and injury prone, the Washington Redskins are still giving him one more chance.   RG3 said he didn’t have quarterback competition — that the only competition was himself.  He also said he felt he was the best quarterback on the team, and the best quarterback in the league.  Big words coming from a guy who’s on the ropes, but Redskins fans should be happy that RG3 has this type of confidence.

Finally in the NFL, more testimonials are coming out from the NY Jets camp about the punch that sent their starting quarterback Geno Smith to the injured reserve list.  According to their new receiver Brandon Marshall, Smith did nothing wrong to warrant that punch.  Smith didn’t “stick a finger” in Enemkpali’s face, as some players insisted.  The situation remains fluid and the Jets may have to turn to their rookie QB, Bryce Petty out of Baylor, sooner than expected.

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Geno Smith Out 6-10 With Broken Jaw, Browns Possibly Looking At Rice, Raiders May Move To LA

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Geno SmithIn the NFL, the big story of the day came from within the New York Jets camp.  The Jets had 3rd year quarterback Geno Smith penciled in at quarterback.  Smith did not have a great season but expectations were high this year. Unfortunately for the Smith and the Team,  7th round rookie, IK Enemkpali  punched Geno in the face and broke his jaw.  Apparently the whole altercation was on account of an argument over a $600 plane ticket.  Geno Smith will be out for 6-10 weeks.  The Jets will need Ryan Fitzpatrick to take over at QB. They even reached out to Michael Vick and Rex Grossman as backups to the backup.

Elsewhere in the NFL, the Cleveland Browns don’t look too promising this season as their running back corps is looking a little thin.  Isaiah Crowell is their starter, but in order to get some more firepower, head coach Mike Pettine said that they were potentially looking into the possibility of signing Ray Rice.  Rice has been out of the league for over a year since becoming Public Enemy #1 after hitting his wife in an elevator. Pettine, however,  said that they are “not yet there” on Rice.  Rice has said that he is rehabilitated, but that doesn’t mean that a team is willing to give him another chance.

Finally in the NFL, the Oakland Raiders may officially move to Los Angeles.  Oakland fans would be upset but LA is a huge market and has been lobbying for an NFL team for awhile.

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Thibodeau Fired By Bulls, Wade Open To Leaving Team, Marshall & Smith Roommates

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In the NBA, there won’t be any games until June 4th, but that doesn’t mean there are no important headlines.  The Chicago Bulls decided to fire head coach Tom Thibodeau after 5 seasons even though many felt it was premature as he was relatively successful during his tenure.  The Team had a great winning record, but were plagued by injuries that kept them from having success.  Derrick Rose alone missed almost two full seasons.  Fortunately for Thibodeau, there are some coaching vacancies (e.g. the Pelicans, the Magic) that would love to have a winner like him.

Dwayne WadeElsewhere in the NBA, Dwayne Wade has spent his entire career with the Miami Heat.  He is beloved there.  Wade, however, said that he was open to leaving the team if a fair contract deal wasn’t reached.  Wade is in the twilight of his career, especially because of all his injuries, but there are still teams out there that would love to utilize his explosive skills even if those skills aren’t available to them all season long.  This could be an interesting off-season for Wade.

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450222ed6301f59fa1cc0a9bbcbf07ebIn the NFL, with training camps about to get under way this summer, some players are looking to build a good rapport with each other.  In New York, the Jets brought back their star receiver Brandon Marshall, hoping to give their young QB, Geno Smith, a good target.  Marshall is hoping to get some solid camaraderie with Smith, so they have decided to become roommates.

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Dolphins Hold On For Ugly Win Over Jets, Ohio State Player Suffered Concussions, Mo’Ne SI’s Kid Of The Year

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Geno SmithIn an ugly Monday Night Football matchup between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins, the Jets came out strong with a powerful running game but couldn’t hold on. The Dolphins kept the pressure on Jets’ QB Geno Smith trying to force him to throw. He ended the game with 7 of 13 passes for only 65 yards and an interception.  Dolphins didn’t look pretty but pulled off the win. Dolphins 16, Jets 13.

And in some very sad college football news, Ohio State football player, Kosta Karageorge, was found with a gunshot wound in a trash bin in Columbus, Ohio. Neuropathologists are looking for signs of brain damage due to multiple concussions.

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Mo'Ne DavisMo’Ne Davis, the 13 year old with the 70 mph fastball, became Sports Illustrated’s Kid of the Year. Mo’Ne took the sports world by storm this summer becoming the first girl in the history of the Little League World Series to pitch a shutout. And, she’s not just a great baseball player, she’s also on the honor roll at school. Congrats Mo’Ne. You’re an inspiration!

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Bennett And The Bears Beat Jets, Eagles Sick Of Kelly’s Practices, Base Hit After Farm System

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Geno SmithIn the NFL, it was Monday Night Football between the Chicago Bears and the New York Jets.  The Jets are off to a rocky start, and the actual, recognized nickname of their quarterback Geno Smith is “The Turnover Machine”.  That’s not a good thing.  The Bears, however, look rather solid this season, and an overlooked hero on their team is tight end Martellus Bennett.  Bennett said he felt “disrespected” by Jets coach Rex Ryan when Ryan talked about how awesome the Bears receivers were, but just mentioned Bennett as “some big dude”.  Well Bennett put on a show last night, hauling in two touchdown passes in a Bears victory.  Chicago 27, NY Jets 19.

Elsewhere in the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles are 3-0 under second year coach Chip Kelly, but that doesn’t mean his players like playing for him.  Kelly is known for being highly disciplined with his players, and now they are starting to speak out.  Cornerback Cary Williams told the media that he was sick of all the intense conditioning practices.  Williams said he tries to conserve as much energy as possible before the games on Sundays, but Kelly’s practices are like “dog fights”.  He went on to discuss how the organization needs to start taking care of its players more.  This has been a controversy in the league the last few years, and it will be intriguing to see how the NFL deals with this situation.

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Finally, in baseball, a feel good story.  Stars can be created in the major league farm system,  but nobody talks about the players that spend years there just hoping to get called up for an at bat.  After 13 years in the minors, the Texas Rangers called up Guilder Rodriguez to get a major league at bat.  Rodriguez had his parents in attendance, and the whole crowd cheered him on.  On his first at bat, Rodriguez knocked a shot right over the 3rd baseman’s head for a base hit.  What a great feeling for him to finally realize his dream of hitting a major league base hit.  Texas 4, Houston 3.

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