FIBA World Cup Day 3 roundup: Pau Gasol drops 26 on Brazil as Spain looks dominant

The FIBA World Cup is taking place in Spain right now, but it was Labor Day Monday in America and we know you were celebrating the gains organized labor has brought to our country… or drinking a lot of beer, either way you weren’t watching FIBA ball. So here is what you missed. • We said from ...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
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Rajon Rondo, Agent Deny Report Celtics Point Guard Requested Trade

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo continues to be the subject of trade rumors, but he’s insisting he’s not the one starting those rumors. The latest news came over Labor Day weekend, as ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan “reported” that the Celtics captain requested a trade. Rondo’s camp quick...

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Dennis Allen: Derek Carr can lead us to victory

Raiders coach Dennis Allen says his decision to name Derek Carr the team’s starting quarterback was a simple matter of believing that Carr is the quarterback who gives his team the best chance to win. Allen has said all offseason that Matt Schaub would be the team’s starter, but Allen now believ...

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Brian McIntyre , Yahoo Sports, NFL Writer
Watt & Tyron Smith are only NFL players signed beyond 2020. Selected 2 picks apart in 2011. Player picked in between them: Blaine Gabbe
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Vinnie Iyer , Sporting News, NFL Writer
J.J. Watt just became $.$. Watt. 100 mil for a guy who used to deliver pizza. American football dream.
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Peter Gammons , ESPN, Senior Baseball Reporter
Watching Trevor Rosenthal's 9th--4 straight changes, 7-10 K's with change, curve, last pitch98 MPH--makes one think Cards have big finale
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Jason La Canfora , CBS Sports, NFL Insider
Watt deal would likely create a sweet-spot for guys like Mo Wilkerson and Robert Quinn in the $14M/yr range, other 2011 DLs yet to be paid
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John Keim , ESPN.com, Redskins Beat Writer
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TheRedzone.org , NFL News and Updates
J.J. Watt agrees to six-year, $100 million deal with the Texans t.co/PHjWwxzu4Z #NFL #Texans
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John Lott , Toronto National Post, Sports Reporter
#BlueJays pick Sept. callups from Buffalo: Pompey, Norris, Graveman, Gose, Nolin, Goins, Kottaras (plus Morrow & Johnson) coming off DL.
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Tuesdays with Aaron returns today. What's the one question you would want to ask Aaron Rodgers? t.co/v11Lb7XIZv
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Dave Birkett , Detroit Free Press, Lions Beat Reporter
Watt is the best defensive player in the league, and both he and Suh are repped by CAA. They know the market better than anyone.
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Bills WR Watkins practices after hurting ribs t.co/bzJsd5SA0d
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Adam Rubin , ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
Mets hitting coach Lamar Johnson turns 64 today. ... The late Marv Throneberry was born on this date in 1933. ... Jake Kuebler is 25.
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Aaron Wilson , Baltimore Sun, Ravens Beat Writer
Ravens offensive lineman Ryan Jensen diagnosed with, treated for severe sleep apnea, says: 'They saved my life' t.co/0XRgLSmhkl
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Albert Breer , NFL Network, Reporter
Watt's deal also sets market for Rams DE Robert Quinn and -- down the line, if they can keep their noses clean -- Von Miller and Aldon Smith
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Albert Breer , NFL Network, Reporter
Watt's deal also sets market for Rams DE Robert Quinn and -- down the line, if they can keep their noses clean -- Von Miller and Aldon Smith
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Aaron Wilson , Baltimore Sun, Ravens Beat Writer
Ravens offensive lineman Ryan Jensen diagnosed with, treated for severe sleep apnea, says: 'They saved my life' t.co/0XRgLSmhkl
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Jason La Canfora , CBS Sports, NFL Insider
Watt deal would likely create a sweet-spot for guys like Mo Wilkerson and Robert Quinn in the $14M/yr range, other 2011 DLs yet to be paid
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Adam Rubin , ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
Mets hitting coach Lamar Johnson turns 64 today. ... The late Marv Throneberry was born on this date in 1933. ... Jake Kuebler is 25.
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Brian McIntyre , Yahoo Sports, NFL Writer
Watt & Tyron Smith are only NFL players signed beyond 2020. Selected 2 picks apart in 2011. Player picked in between them: Blaine Gabbe
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AP.org , NFL News and Updates
Bills WR Watkins practices after hurting ribs t.co/bzJsd5SA0d
@AP_NFL | | 14m | Score: 5
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Dave Birkett , Detroit Free Press, Lions Beat Reporter
Watt is the best defensive player in the league, and both he and Suh are repped by CAA. They know the market better than anyone.
@davebirkett | | 15m | Score: 5
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Vinnie Iyer , Sporting News, NFL Writer
J.J. Watt just became $.$. Watt. 100 mil for a guy who used to deliver pizza. American football dream.
@vinnieiyer | | 20m | Score: 30
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ESPNWisconsin.com , News and Updates
Tuesdays with Aaron returns today. What's the one question you would want to ask Aaron Rodgers? t.co/v11Lb7XIZv
@ESPNMilwaukee | | 20m | Score: 5
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TheRedzone.org , NFL News and Updates
J.J. Watt agrees to six-year, $100 million deal with the Texans t.co/PHjWwxzu4Z #NFL #Texans
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NESN , Sports News and Updates
NFL 2014 Award Predictions: Aaron Rodgers Ousts Peyton Manning As MVP t.co/PqFKgoqXSy
@NESN | | 28m | Score: 15
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DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
ICYMI: The #Dodgers made the majority of their callups Monday. t.co/Po52jGgyD3
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John Lott , Toronto National Post, Sports Reporter
#BlueJays pick Sept. callups from Buffalo: Pompey, Norris, Graveman, Gose, Nolin, Goins, Kottaras (plus Morrow & Johnson) coming off DL.
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John Keim , ESPN.com, Redskins Beat Writer
Washington Redskins wakeup call: ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins have the day off Tuesday so... t.co/CVMMxNEftI #Redskins
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Troy Polamalu thinks Manziel package can work better than Tebow

Other teams have tried to use the run-around backup quarterback as a change of pace. But Steelers safety Troy Polamalu thinks it might actually work with the Browns and Johnny Manziel, so that’s what he’s focusing on this week. “The thing about it, New York tried to do that with Tim Tebow a li...

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Jon Beason’s back in time to give Giants the lift they need

Jon Beason was back on the field Monday for the first time in three months, which is the best news the team could get. Unless he played offense, of course. The veteran linebacker was back from an offseason toe injury, and said he was ready to play the opener. “He brings a presence that we’ve bee...

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Jets G.M. doesn’t regret corner strategy, while lacking corners

The Jets used to employ Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie at cornerback, an essential position in Rex Ryan’s offense. Now, they’re going to start Darrin Walls and converted safety Antonio Allen. Jets General Manager John Idzik was asked Monday if he wished he had signed a legitimate corner. ...

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Brasil 63 - España 82. Partido muy serio. Gran intensidad defensiva. La aficion increible. Hoy dia de descanso.

Ricky Rubio
Minnesota Timberwolves
1h

Getting to know the Miami Dolphins

Two of the main things that stand out with the 2014 Miami Dolphins, who host the New England Patriots on Sunday, are at the line of scrimmage. They have an entirely new offensive line, which is not necessarily a bad thing after quarterback Ryan Tannehill was sacked an NFL-high 58 times last season. ...

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Mike Reiss
ESPNBoston.com, Patriots Beat Reporter
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Report: J.J. Watt signs 6-year extension with Texans

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has signed a 6-year, $100 million extension with the team. The deal makes Watt the highest paid de...

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John McClain - Houston Chronicle, NFL Reporter
Watt's $51.876 million guarantee is the largest in history for a defensive player. Mario Williams got $50 mil from Buffalo.
@McClain_on_NFL | | 5h | Score: 74

Report: J.J. Watt, Texans agree to long-term extension

The Houston Texans and defensive end have reportedly reached an agreement on a long-term contract extension that will keep Watt in Houston for the foreseeable future. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans and Watt agreed in principle to a deal on Monday night. Despite having...

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Chris Mortensen - ESPN, Senior NFL Analyst
Watt becomes NFL's highest paid def player, surpassing 6-year, $96-mill Bills gave ex-Texan Mario Williams, who got $50 mill guaranteed
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Report: J.J. Watt, Texans agree to long-term extension

The Houston Texans and defensive end have reportedly reached an agreement on a long-term contract extension that will keep Watt in Houston for the foreseeable future. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans and Watt agreed in principle to deal on Monday night. Despite having t...

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6h

10 Degrees: Cole Hamels' trade value might be Phillies' lone bright spot amid roster of bloated contracts

The latest reminder that the Philadelphia Phillies are an actual major league ballclub, as opposed to a Ruben Amaro Jr. fever dream in which he endeavors to lavish old, older and oldest ballpayers with contracts bad, worse and what were you thinking, came Monday afternoon. Four Phillies pitchers com...

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Jeff Passan
Yahoo! Sports, MLB Columnist
6h

NBA Rumors: Miami Heat to pursue Wayne Ellington?

The Sacramento Kings waived shooting guard Wayne Ellington on Monday, setting him up to be a free agent target. Ellington is far from a great player, but he can shoot the ball well and can help a number of teams searching for anther two-guard. One of those shooting guard-needy teams is the Miami Hea...

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6h

Report: Chris Singleton reaches agreement with Pacers

Free-agent forward Chris Singleton has reached an agreement to sign with the Indiana Pacers, according to a CBSSports report citing EuroBasket's David Pick. Singleton worked out for multiple NBA teams last month in Las Vegas. The 18th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft spent his entire career with t...

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6h

Texans agree to contract extension with J.J. Watt

The Texans reached an agreement on a long-term contact extension tonight with defensive end J.J. Watt. Watt, the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft, had two years left on his contract, including a base salary of $1.9 million this year and a $6.9 option year in 2015. Agent Tom Condon negotiated the ...

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John McClain
Houston Chronicle, NFL Reporter
6h

Alex Boone passes physical, 49ers request roster exemption

After sitting out the entirety of the preseason in a contract dispute with the team, guard Alex Boone reported for duty with the San Francisco 49ers after receiving a new contract from the team. According to the Associated Press, Boone passed his physical with the team Monday. The 49ers requested a ...

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Oakland Raiders name Derek Carr their starting quarterback

Updated: 09/01/2014 08:48:28 PM PDT ALAMEDA -- There will be a rookie quarterback starting for the Raiders in Week 1 after all. Derek Carr, a second-round draft pick out of Fresno State, officially overtook Matt Schaub on Monday when coach Dennis Allen named him the starter for the Raiders' regular-...

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Jerry McDonald
Oakland Tribune, Raiders Beat Writer
6h
Quincy Miller - Denver Nuggets
You really can be addicted to someone. Like a drug lol
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