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

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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.

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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.”

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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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Sanchez Wants Bronco Job Badly, RGIII Has Chip On Shoulder

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Mark SanchezMark Sanchez, who the Denver Broncos acquired in a trade shortly after Peyton Manning announced his retirement, really, really wants the starting job. “I will bet on myself and compete my butt off. I will be friendly and professional with whoever is there. But I want this bad. Really bad. I want what they experienced last year,” Sanchez said.

This week he held his own passing camp with Broncos skill-position players including Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. His goal is to develop a rapport with the team and get his foot in the door with the organization. He’s likely going to have some stiff competition, however. The Broncos are rumored to be eyeing a trade for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and could very well pick another high profile QB early on in the draft. The proposed deal with Kaepernick would reportedly require the struggling player to take a $12 million pay cut over the next two years, something he quite possibly won’t be compelled to do.

Cleveland Browns quarterback (Robert Griffin III) RGIII is ready to get back on the field. After spending the entire 2015 season on the Washington Redskins’ bench, Griffin feels he has something to prove. “I am not trying to let any baggage hold me down from the past, but I do have a massive chip on my shoulder,” he told reporters. “I know this team has a massive chip on its shoulder.” The Browns have never won the Super Bowl and have famously had trouble at the quarterback position, Johnny Manziel’s recent struggles being just the tip of the iceberg. The team has had 24 starting quarterbacks since 1999. “I know the history, a little bit, of Cleveland,” Griffin said. “And guys sometimes don’t want to come here. I wanted to come here. I wanted to be here, and I wanted them to know that.”

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RGIII Traded To Dawg Pound, Thursday’s Sweet 16 Winners

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Robert Griffin IIIIn some big trade news, former Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III (RGIII) signed with the Cleveland Browns. RGIII was a rising star coming out of Baylor and in his first season with the Washington Redskins. Towards the end of his rookie season with the team, he hurt his knee and his reign at the top started to unravel. Last season with the Redskins continued to be a disappointment but now that he has a fresh start with the Browns, we’ll see if he can turn things around. He said in a written statement,  “I’m excited about the opportunity to join the Dawg Pound and help build something here in Cleveland,”

 

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The NCAA March Madness tournament continues with the Sweet 16. Thursday and Friday winners will advance to the Elite 8. Here are the winners from Thursday’s game:

  • Kansas beat (5) Maryland, 79-63
  • Oregon beat (4) Duke, 82-68
  • Villanova beats(3) Miami, 92-69
  • Oklahoma beat (3) Texas A&M, 77-63
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RGIII Trade Rumors, Cubs’ No Hitter, Japan Wins Little League World Series

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Robert Griffin IIIIn the NFL, after yet another injury-riddled, disappointing pre-season, Robert Griffin III’s time in Washington may be over.  Griffin had one last chance to convince head coach Jay Gruden he was ready for the QB job, but after another concussion, it looks like Washington may have given up. Rumors over the weekend had Griffin in trade talks but apparently no teams were interested.

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Chicago CubsThe Chicago Cubs had something to root for this weekend.  Their pitcher, Jake Arrieta, threw a no-hitter; the first no-hitter in the Cubs organization since Carlos Zambrano threw one in 2008.  The Cubs are still on the outside looking in for the playoffs this year, but they clearly have a star in Arrieta going forward.  Chicago 2, Los Angeles 0.
Finally, this weekend was the championship round of the Little League World Series.  It all came down to the United States and Japan.  Japan was far too dominant for the US (represented by Pennsylvania). The US put up a good fight, but Japan was destined to win this one, and gained victory by the large margin of 18-11.  Congratulations to Japan on their big win.

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RGIII Hit Hard In Redskins Pre-Season, Dodgers $300 Mill Payroll, JR Smith Staying With Cavs

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Robert Griffin IIIIn the NFL, in a pre-season game between the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins, fans were hoping to see the Robert Griffin III of old.  Unfortunately, Griffin got hit hard after just about every pass play.  Then, early in the 2nd quarter, Griffin took a particularly hard shot, and was laid on the field for over 3 minutes.  Griffin was taken to the locker room with the doctors fearing a head injury.  Griffin is already fragile, and this doesn’t bode well for his future this season.

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After the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Chase Utley, it’s now reported that they could be nearing a record $300 million in total payroll. The Dodgers said a few years ago that they wanted to be the New York Yankees of the West, and with a payroll like that, they are on their way.  Then again, they haven’t been dominant like the Yankees. In fact, they are struggling to hang on to first place.  For a payroll that size, they should be winning World Series after World Series.

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In the NBA, JR Smith has decided to stay with the Cleveland Cavaliers. There has been speculation that Smith was headed to the Lakers, but Smith felt that his best chance of winning a championship was with the Cavs.  The Cavs are now officially stocked with great talent and are doing everything possible to get Cleveland the title.

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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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Snoop Dogg’s Son Signs At UCLA, RG3 Not Hyped In Washington, Magic To Name New Coach

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Snoop DoggIn college football, these last few days have been “recruiting days”.  This is when all of the top prospects around the country declare which college they will play for.  One of the most high profile recruits is Cordell Broadus, son of superstar rapper Snoop Dogg.  Their relationship was recently captured in an ESPN documentary about Cordell’s High School football career. On Thursday,  Broadus made his choice:  UCLA.  Broadus said he wanted to keep it local (and West side according to Snoop Dogg).

In the NFL, some crazy news out of Washington.  The Washington Redskins sent out a memo about the 2015 season to hype up their season ticket holders.  In that memo, however, they said the team is centered around various stars such as DeSean Jackson and Alfred Morris, but they did not mention Robert Griffin III.  Just 2 years ago, RG3 was the talk of Washington, and now he isn’t even being mentioned to season ticket holders.  This could mean that RG3 may be headed out of town prior to the start of the 2015 season.

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In the NBA, the Orlando Magic have a lot of young, up-and-coming talent, and last season, they put this team in the hands of former player Jacque Vaughn. Vaughn hasn’t been able to put the pieces together in Orlando as the team continues to lose game after game in spite of being a very exciting, fast-paced team to watch.  Their coaching search begins again, and hopefully for Magic fans, Orlando can find a coaching prodigy or stellar veteran to take hold of this team.

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Knicks In Disarray, Redskins’ Fight On Camera, Wisconsin Coach Leaving For Oregon State

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Tim Hardaway JrIn the NBA, the New York Knicks are having a pretty awful season and it’s being reported that the organization is in total chaos.  Apparently, the players are yelling at each other after games, they all hate Phil Jackson’s triangle offense, and they think that Carmelo Anthony is a ball hog. It seems a lot of the fury is between Tim Hardaway Jr. and Carmelo Anthony.  This team is in disarray and will likely need to send some guys out of town if they want to rebuild.

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Speaking of teams in disarray, we also have the Washington Redskins.  Their once lionized franchise quarterback, Robert Griffin III, is likely going to be shipped out of town after the season, and now players are getting into fights after practice.  On Wednesday, wide receiver Andre Roberts threw punches at cornerback teammate Bashaud Breeland.  This was all captured on camera, and made the national media, which is not good for team chemistry.  It will be interesting to see how they try to mend the fence.

Finally, in some shocking college football news, Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen is leaving the school after 2 years to take the head coaching vacancy at Oregon State.  Wisconsin is a larger program than Oregon State, which seems like a step down, so you have to conclude that there was something unsettling for Andersen behind the scenes to leave.  One potential reason was the academic standards of Wisconsin, as Andersen couldn’t target high quality junior college players because they had poor grades.  It seems as if this move will enhance the rivalry between Oregon and a newly re-vamped Oregon State.

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Odell Beckham’s Greatest Catch In History, T.Y. Hilton TD For Baby Girl, RGIII Tough Day, Katy Perry Headline SuperBowl

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Odell Beckham JrIf you were watching the Giants/Cowboys game Sunday, you witnessed arguably the greatest catch in the history of the game. This one-handed catch by Odell Beckham Jr was truly spectacular. If you didn’t see it live, watch here! Unfortunately the Giants couldn’t get the win but Beckham certainly made a case for rookie of the year. Cowboys 31, Giants 28.

In a touching moment, Indianapolis Colts’ WR, T.Y Hilton scored a touchdown in a promise to his newborn daughter. Hilton was at his daughter’s birth Sunday morning but wanted to get to the game so he could score a TD in her honor. In the third quarter, Hilton caught a 73 yard TD from Andrew Luck. In the endzone, Hilton cradled the football like a newborn and then in interviews after the game, he teared up talking about his baby girl.

Rough day for Washington Redskins’ QB Robert Griffin III (RGIII) against the San Francisco 49ers. Pre-game reports suggested that Redskins’ coach, Jon Gruden would pull RGIII if he didn’t perform. Griffin sustained 5 sacks during the game and only completed 11 of 19 passes for 106 yards. It will be surprising seeing RGIII in the starting job next week.  The game was sloppy but the 49ers pulled off the win. 49ers 17, Redskins 13

Katy PerryIn other football news, the NFL announced Katy Perry will headline the SuperBowl February 1st in Phoenix, AZ. The NFL continues to cater to the younger generation so expect a dynamic and exciting show.

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Peterson Deactivated For Child Endangerment, Hardy Benched For Domestic Violence, RGIII And Other Injuries

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Adrian PetersonCan news out of the NFL get any worse? As we’re still reeling over the Ray Rice domestic violence issue, more upsetting news was on it’s way. Over the weekend, the Minnesota Vikings’ RB Adrian Peterson was deactivated for Sunday’s game (and 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots). Peterson was released on $15,000 bail after turning himself in to the authorities in TX for child abuse. According to authorities, he used a switch to spank his son and has a “whooping” room. Many players and fans are defending Peterson for his parenting style claiming that spanking is an accepted form of punishment for children. It remains to be seen what the Vikings and League will do in this situation.

In other upsetting abuse news out of the NFL, the Carolina Panthers benched defensive end Greg Hardy. Hardy was convicted in July of assault on a female. The Team activated Hardy in game one saying that they were waiting for the appeals process to go through, but on Sunday, head coach Ron Rivera changed his mind and deactivated him in their matchup against the Detroit Lions.  He said, the “climate has changed” and the team “has to get this right.” No news on whether he’ll play this season.

Robert Griffin IIIAside from domestic issues, the other major news out of the NFL was the onslaught of injuries on Sunday to star players.  To name just a few: Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green suffered a dislocated ankle in a 24-10 victory on Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons and it remains to be seen how long he will be out. The Dolphins star running back RB Knowshon Moreno left the game with an arm injury and Redskins’ WR DeSean Jackson sprained his shoulder in the same game that Redskins’ QB Robert Griffin III hurt his ankle. Fortunately for the Redskins, their backup QB Kirk Cousins slid right in and led the team to a pounding of the Jacksonville Jaguars (41-10).

 

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