Rob Ryan: I did a damn good job with Saints and got fired for it

Rob Ryan was relieved of his duties as the Saints’ defensive coordinator during the 2015 season while the team was on its way to finishing 32nd in the league in points allowed and 31st in yards allowed. That performance came on the heels of a 2014 campaign that ended with the same ranking in yarda...

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NFL News and Updates
1h

Pirates notebook: Vogelsong returns to ballpark just days after face injury

Injured pitcher Ryan Vogelsong stopped by PNC Park for a short while Thursday afternoon to catch a few innings of the Pirates' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Vogelsong's wife, Nicole, tweeted a photo that showed him watching the game from a private box. Her message read, “Straight from the...

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Buster Olney
ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
1h

Jose Fernandez, Marlins rout Rays as pitching falters again

ST. PETERSBURG — Marlins RHP Jose Fernandez, proud product of Tampa's Alonso High, began his Thursday homecoming performance by plunking Tampa Bay mascot Raymond, who had ventured too close to the visitors bullpen during warmups. "He was all over my business," Fernandez said. "I'm trying to concen...

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Buster Olney
ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
2h
Top tweets
Frank Isola , N.Y Daily News, Knicks Beat Writer
I tried to get Anthony Davis that $24 million bonus by voting him third-team All NBA. He fell nine votes short. The media really is evil.
@FisolaNYDN | | 22m | Score: 80
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Mike & Mike Show , News and Updates
DID YOU KNOW: The Warriors are 11-0 the last 2 postseasons when Steph Curry scores at least 30 points. t.co/hy4eHBWs4L
@MikeAndMike | | 1h | Score: 67
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Michael Lee , Washington Post, NBA Reporter
Russ had quite the reaction to this question about Stephen Curry's defense...KD was like, "Uhhhh." t.co/49KP53xixV
@MrMichaelLee | | 3h | Score: 45
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Mike Freeman , CBSSports.com, NFL Insider
Panthers Twitter is the best of all time. Seriously. t.co/J65un9sQRK
@mikefreemanNFL | | 1h | Score: 37
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ProFootballTalk.com , NFL News and Updates
Sorry Rams, but the Buffalo Bills officially are Hard Knocks 2016.
@ProFootballTalk | | 1h | Score: 35
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Boston Globe , Patriots News and Updates
Tom Brady is already throwing touchdowns to Martellus Bennett t.co/qqQQcjCZYg t.co/Xb9lD1Tj2M
@BDCPatriots | | 24m | Score: 35
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Peter Gammons , ESPN, Senior Baseball Reporter
Julio Urias, 19, will make his Dodgers debut Friday and it could be the start of something really big t.co/iuuYhsoZWp.
@pgammo | | 45m | Score: 25
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Paula Pasche , The Oakland Press, Lions Beat Writer
ICYMI: #Lions notes from #OTAs Stafford on CJ; Ngata on A'Shawn; no-shows; and more. Story: t.co/RVrP2ihDUM t.co/PZF75m6wjB
@paulapasche | | 58m | Score: 20
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ProFootballTalk.com , NFL News and Updates
Dez Bryant wants to hang out with the 11-year-old speller they call “The Machine,” who threw up the X upon winning t.co/r3aOnZBTdV
@ProFootballTalk | | 1h | Score: 16
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James Walker , ESPN, NFL Reporter
#Dolphins WR DeVante Parker poised to break out in Year 2 t.co/om7t8ZRM8L
@JamesWalkerNFL | | 50m | Score: 15
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Ken Davidoff , New York Post, Baseball Writer
The last #Mets team this talented and exciting won the World Series. That team and this team meet up this weekend. t.co/opsKkMwsEL
@KenDavidoff | | 49m | Score: 15
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Marc Berman , New York Post, Knicks Beat Writer
For third straight season, superstar Carmelo Anthony can't catch a break with All-NBA voters #Knicks t.co/4Nzi4n4ZFq
@NYPost_Berman | | 30m | Score: 15
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SportingNews.com , Sports News and Updates
Russell Westbrook clearly doesn't think much of Stephen Curry's defense. t.co/uirzi0Oosu t.co/RKAPaz3Vdi
@sportingnews | | 9m | Score: 15
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ArizonaSports.com , News and Updates
A Johnson & Johnson Arizona Cardinals backfield may be one of the best in 2016t.co/511taj1ZlV
@AZSports | | 1h | Score: 10
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Mike Freeman , CBSSports.com, NFL Insider
The NFL will miss Steve Weatherford, one of the most charitable--and bad ass--punters of all time. Yeah, bad ass. t.co/yjO8w6ebL0
@mikefreemanNFL | | 55m | Score: 10
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Jim Salisbury , CSN, Phillies Beat Writer
Stuff here on Ryan Howard, trade chips and bat flips t.co/GHYw8uZJ4F
@JSalisburyCSN | | 51m | Score: 10
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Tim Bontemps , New York Post, Nets Beat Writer
With their season on the brink, the Warriors rose to the occasion to send the Western Conference Finals back to OKC. t.co/vdhzdAmR4e
@TimBontemps | | 40m | Score: 10
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Latest tweets
Tim Kurkjian , ESPN.com, Senior Baseball Reporter
Best uni No. 15&16 ever in MLB. Many 15's: Ruffing, Munson, Allen, Beltran, Cooper, Edmonds, Foster, THudson, Pedroia, Drabek. #ozzie2or
@Kurkjian_ESPN | | 4m | Score: 10
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Pete Abraham , Boston Globe, Red Sox Beat Writer
As of this morning, the #RedSox have not decided what comes next for Clay Buchholz. His turn comes up Tuesday in Baltimore.
@PeteAbe | | 6m | Score: 5
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ProFootballTalk.com , NFL News and Updates
Marcus Smith thinks things are different for him under Jim Schwartz t.co/qOVQgLdnvP
@ProFootballTalk | | 8m | Score: 6
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SportingNews.com , Sports News and Updates
Russell Westbrook clearly doesn't think much of Stephen Curry's defense. t.co/uirzi0Oosu t.co/RKAPaz3Vdi
@sportingnews | | 9m | Score: 15
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Jamison Hensley , ESPN.com, AFC North Blogger
Warren Sapp wants to stop respectful tribute by #Ravens' Timmy Jernigan t.co/r7ues20kbW
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D. Orlando Ledbetter , AJC, Falcons Beat Writer
#Falcons coach Dan Quinn pressing all buttons to create pass rush. t.co/l96vqokfIM t.co/Wk59KaEO8J
@DOrlandoLED | | 21m | Score: 5
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Frank Isola , N.Y Daily News, Knicks Beat Writer
I tried to get Anthony Davis that $24 million bonus by voting him third-team All NBA. He fell nine votes short. The media really is evil.
@FisolaNYDN | | 22m | Score: 80
1464349859

Boston Globe , Patriots News and Updates
Tom Brady is already throwing touchdowns to Martellus Bennett t.co/qqQQcjCZYg t.co/Xb9lD1Tj2M
@BDCPatriots | | 24m | Score: 35
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Marc Berman , New York Post, Knicks Beat Writer
For third straight season, superstar Carmelo Anthony can't catch a break with All-NBA voters #Knicks t.co/4Nzi4n4ZFq
@NYPost_Berman | | 30m | Score: 15
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Marc Berman , New York Post, Knicks Beat Writer
Even the Mayor of Sacramento understands Phil Jackson's hire of Jeff Hornacek #Knicks t.co/0uANzNk6NH
@NYPost_Berman | | 32m | Score: 5
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Larry Brown , LarryBrownSports.com, NBA Blogger
Draymond Green caught Andre Roberson in the face with his token leg kick last night. Watch: t.co/W56IlmCunY t.co/haun9wTXbd
@LBSports | | 36m | Score: 10
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ESPNWisconsin.com , News and Updates
From protein shakes to snow shoveling: A day with Eddie Lacy and Tony Horton t.co/8ke8YhuJoX
@ESPNMilwaukee | | 36m | Score: 10
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Paula Pasche , The Oakland Press, Lions Beat Writer
#Lions LB DeAndre Levy shares 5 thoughts from #OTAs on his return after hip surgery. Story: t.co/KgAFhPp4dF t.co/OHRukK3uFB
@paulapasche | | 38m | Score: 5
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Tim Bontemps , New York Post, Nets Beat Writer
With their season on the brink, the Warriors rose to the occasion to send the Western Conference Finals back to OKC. t.co/vdhzdAmR4e
@TimBontemps | | 40m | Score: 10
1464348783

Peter Gammons , ESPN, Senior Baseball Reporter
Julio Urias, 19, will make his Dodgers debut Friday and it could be the start of something really big t.co/iuuYhsoZWp.
@pgammo | | 45m | Score: 25
1464348449

Ken Davidoff , New York Post, Baseball Writer
The last #Mets team this talented and exciting won the World Series. That team and this team meet up this weekend. t.co/opsKkMwsEL
@KenDavidoff | | 49m | Score: 15
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James Walker , ESPN, NFL Reporter
#Dolphins WR DeVante Parker poised to break out in Year 2 t.co/om7t8ZRM8L
@JamesWalkerNFL | | 50m | Score: 15
1464348157

Jim Salisbury , CSN, Phillies Beat Writer
Stuff here on Ryan Howard, trade chips and bat flips t.co/GHYw8uZJ4F
@JSalisburyCSN | | 51m | Score: 10
1464348082

Mike Freeman , CBSSports.com, NFL Insider
The NFL will miss Steve Weatherford, one of the most charitable--and bad ass--punters of all time. Yeah, bad ass. t.co/yjO8w6ebL0
@mikefreemanNFL | | 55m | Score: 10
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Russell Westbrook - Oklahoma City Thunder
BEST FANS IN THE WORLD!!!
@russwest44 | | 3h | Score: 319

Steph Curry and the Warriors scream into the night, pump their fists, stave off the Thunder… and stay alive in Game 5

—Straight from tonight’s Merc website (MY VERSION)/ OAKLAND–Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and the rest of the Warriors played like this was their last, desperate game of the season, because it almost was. They played like history depended on it, and it did. Mostly, the NBA’s greatest regular...

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Tim Kawakami
Mercury News, Sportswriter
3h
RealGM.com - Sports News and Updates
Draymond Green kicked Andre Roberson in the face in Game 5: t.co/230mnVPcPm
@RealGM | | 6h | Score: 82

Baltimore Orioles are swept away in Houston in record fashion

Houston’s George Springer is greeted by Carlos Correa after a solo homer in the fifth inning, one of two home runs Springer hit Thursday in the Astros’ 4-2 victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles. (Eric Christian Smith/Associated Press) HOUSTON — With a 4-2 loss Thursday to the Houston Ast...

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WashingtonPost.com
Sports News and Updates
6h

Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant are unimpressed by Stephen Curry’s defense

Russell Westbrook made his opinion on Stephen Curry's defense clear without saying a word. Following the Warriors' Game 5 win on Thursday night, Westbrook and Kevin Durant were asked if they believe Curry is underrated as a defender. They didn't exactly give glowing reviews of the back-to-back MVP. ...

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SportingNews.com
Sports News and Updates
6h
Tim MacMahon - ESPNDallas.com, Sportswriter
Per ESPN Stats and Information, Russell Westbrook is 8-of-25 FG with 7 turnovers when Steph Curry is his primary defender in this series.
@espn_macmahon | | 6h | Score: 77
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Warriors beat Thunder, 120-111: Andrew Bogut Dundee-fended Oracle Arena

It was do or die for the Golden State Warriors. Shout out to the people old enough to catch that reference. For the first time in weeks, the Golden State Warriors opened the game looking like a 73-win juggernaut. Andrew Bogut, welcome back to the NBA. This game was all about the big Aussie, and he (...

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Warriors News and Updates
6h
WarriorsWorld.net - Sports News and Updates
Russ laughin like Steph didnt give him 47 and c-walk across OKC t.co/2GcPWUa2L4
@warriorsworld | | 7h | Score: 59
Royce Young - DailyThunder.com, NBA Writer
Durant's response about Curry being an underrated defender: "I like our matchup with him guarding Russ."
@royceyoung | | 7h | Score: 68

"They didn't outplay us, they didn't outwork us, I thought both teams were in a slug fest tonight." -Kevin Durant

ESPN
NBA News and Updates
7h
Royce Young - DailyThunder.com, NBA Writer
Durant asked if Stephen Curry is underrated as a defender. Russell Westbrook couldn't contain himself, and started laughing.
@royceyoung | | 7h | Score: 354
Ben Golliver - BlazersEdge.com, Sportswriter
"He's pretty good [defensively] but he doesn't guard the best point guards." Kevin Durant on Stephen Curry
@BenGolliver | | 7h | Score: 47
NBA TV - News and Updates
"I love this." - Draymond Green t.co/KFTBTkUrMM
@NBATV | | 7h | Score: 57

My dogs Rocky & Princess are missing. If you are down near Pearland I'd appreciate you keeping ur eyes open for them

Whitney Mercilus
Houston Texans
8h
Rachel Nichols - Turner Sports, Reporter
Another fun layer to this series: Russell Westbrook ad with the line "what'd you all expect, another choir boy running point?"
@Rachel__Nichols | | 8h | Score: 52