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RG3 Projected Browns’ Starter, Stoudemire Retires As Knick, Tyler Johnson Throws Up, Olympic Village Toilet Problem

NFL

Luck & RG3 2According to reports from the Cleveland Browns camp, quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3) will be the Team’s starter. RG3 sat out all of last season when he was with the Washington Redskins but his talent clearly makes him the logical starter if he can stay healthy and, according to Coach Hue Jackson”humble”. Griffin won the Heisman trophy in 2011 while at Baylor University and was chosen #2 in the 2012 NFL draft (Colts QB Andrew Luck was drafted #1). Fun fact, Griffin graduated Baylor in three years with a 3.67 GPA in political science and had started his masters degree a year before entering the draft.

NBA

Amar’e Stoudemire signed a non-guaranteed contract with the New York Knicks so he could immediately announce his retirement. At 33 years old, Amar’e could still decide to decide to play overseas in China or for Hapoel Jerusalem (a team he co-owns).

In other signing news, the Miami Heat signed 24 year old Guard Tyler Johnson to a $50 Million contract extension.  It’s good to know Johnson did not take the news lightly. According to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, Johnson said, “I threw up a couple of times when I heard the number go out there. I was in shock.”

OLYMPICS

On August 5th, the Rio Olympics will officially begin but with only 11 days to go, many athletes are refusing to move into the Olympic Village. Their complaints sound legitimate. Apparently the toilets are overflowing, the pipes are leaking and the floors are dirty. These conditions are part of a long list of Rio problems.

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Amare Stoudemire Leaving Knicks, Kobe Bryant Wants Career Rebirth, Giambi Retires

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Amare StoudemireIn the NBA, the Knicks have parted ways with Amar’e Stoudemire.  Stoudemire was brought into New York a few years ago to give them a star presence and he had amazing first year. Unfortunately, injuries kept him in and out of games the past few seasons.  Now, for financial reasons, and the fact that the Knicks won’t be making any playoff noise this year, they have decided to let Amar’e go.  Amar’e said that New York will always be his home.  It’s reported that the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns are looking to enlist his services.  If the Mavs get him, Amar’e could have a shot at winning a title.

Elsewhere in the NBA, many think that Kobe Bryant should be retiring soon.  The last two years have resulted in injuries that ended his season quite early.  But, according to an interview with Bryant during All-Star weekend, he said that he has no plans of retiring.  In fact, Kobe said that he wants to have a career “rebirth” and cited the San Antonio Spurs’ success.  Kobe said he thought that those guys were “done”, but they still keep winning.  He thinks that the Lakers could build an organization like the Spurs full of young guys, role players, and veterans that could make a deep run in the playoffs.  Kobe is just a guy who never says die.

BASEBALL

MoneyBallSpeaking of retirement, Jason Giambi is calling it quits. Jason came up through the Oakland Athletics organization and was known as one of baseball’s big sluggers.  He was part of their underdog glory run — which was featured in the movie ‘Moneyball’.  Then, he was one of the lucky few who got a big contract with the New York Yankees.  He bounced around to Colorado and Cleveland, and had a great career (even though it was plagued by performance enhancing drugs allegations).  Giambi said that ever since he was 5 years old he wanted to be a baseball player, and he thanked all the organizations he played for for making it possible.

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Bills Sign Bully Richie Incognito, Amare Stoudemire May Leave Knicks

FOOTBALL

Richie IncognitoThe Buffalo Bills under new head coach Rex Ryan signed former Dolphin Richie Incognito. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he sat out most of the 2013 season with the Dolphins for bullying a teammate. Apparently the Bills were not the only team interested. Incognito is known for having a mean streak but is still considered a highly talented Guard so it was just a matter of time before someone grabbed him.

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Amare StoudemireAmare Stoudemire is considering the possibility of leaving the New York Knicks next season. Amare is in the last year of his $100 million dollar 5 year contract. Amare is 32 years old and wants to win a championship. A number of teams are after him but the front runner could be the Dallas Mavericks.

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