Terrell Owens -- Sam Bradford's Trade Demand ... 'Sign of a Coward'

When the going gets tough, you DON'T REQUEST A TRADE -- so says Terrell Owens who says Sam Bradford's antics in Philly are straight up cowardly. T.O. was hangin' at The Grove in L.A. when we asked the ex-Eagles superstar who should start for the Birds at QB this season ... Bradford or rookie prodigy...

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Braves Have Reportedly Discussed Managerial Change

The Braves have gotten off to the worst start in baseball (7-20 record with a -54 run differential), and the club’s dismal performance has led Atlanta officials to discuss the possibility of dismissing manager Fredi Gonzalez, reports MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. Were Gonzalez to be fired, the Braves w...

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Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
Redskins TE Jordan Reed is signing a 5-year, $50 million extension, per source.
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Steelers have released offensive tackle Mike Adams with the designation of Failed Physical.
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Zach Lowe , Grantland.com, NBA Writer
Kinda forgotten now, but Rockets interviewed Vogel in 2011 before Pacers turned him from interim to permanent.
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Zach Lowe , Grantland.com, NBA Writer
Little thing from G2: one coach I talked to in reporting March CLE column said Cavs front-court he feared most was LBJ/Love/Frye. Saw time.
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The Cowboys will not IR Jaylon Smith, Jerry Jones said. They hope he can play at some point this season.
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Heard he was their preferred top target. Rockets search could get very interesting depending on Vogel's fate. t.co/KnGHY0tH2i
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
New notes: Avila admits #Tigers rushed Castellanos, #Mets’ logic on shifts, #Marlins’ surprising leader, #Rangers. t.co/2ToPjVzNO0
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#Steelers released OT Mike Adams (failed physical).
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Reports: Kevin McHale withdraws from Kings coaching search, could join Pacers t.co/dTFTL6zEL4
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Both sides really wanted to get this deal done before the start of the season. Reed and Redskins make it happen.
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Dan Szymborski , ESPN, MLB Writer
I'm highly entertained that the Cubs are 20-6 while *underperforming* their pythag by two wins.
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James Walker , ESPN, AFC East Beat Writer
Free agent OL Matt Slauson is traveling to Buffalo today after visiting with the Chargers yesterday.
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Looks like Ice, um, grabbed a hold of Tom Brady tightly... t.co/uluRK1JqsV
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The Cavs made more 3s last night in one game (25) than they did in the entire 2007 Finals (22).
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Base value of Jordan Reed extension is 5 years, just under $50M. $22M guaranteed. Amount fully guaranteed at signing not yet known.
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Redskins, Reed agree to five-year extension. t.co/zCwwWLBAR6
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#Marlins OF Destin Hood (New Orleans) & RHP Austin Brice (Jacksonville) named Marlins Minor League Player & Pitcher of the Month for
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Paul Severino , MLB Network, Studio Host
#Mets have been hitting a crazy amount of HR. However, #Mariners and #Diamondbacks lead baseball with 21 HR each in last 14 days.
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Jordan Reed's injury history is downright scary: t.co/txgyXryk4w
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Dallas Cowboys adding Ring of Honor walkway at Frisco headquarters t.co/vFR7xjmoOS
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Paul George could be a SHINING STAR in Los Angeles...✨⭐️
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ICYMI: Cavs set NBA record with 25 3-pointers in a game. t.co/iz2y6GbD7G
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Was Adams a 2nd-round Steelers bust? He did start 20 games at OT 2012-14, played in 41 before back surgery wiped out 2015
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Steelers have released offensive tackle Mike Adams with the designation of Failed Physical.
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Cowboys tie in Ring of Honor to new practice facility t.co/96xv0sxlC5
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Adams, Steelers pick in 2nd round of 2012, missed all of last season after back surgery
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Steelers cut Mike Adams (failed physical). Former 2nd rounder
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Steelers release Mike Adams, 2 others
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#Steelers released OT Mike Adams (failed physical).
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What the Cubs think of Bryce Harper's fun campaign t.co/UQ6ixhZcO9
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Adam Schefter - ESPN, NFL Insider
Redskins TE Jordan Reed is signing a 5-year, $50 million extension, per source.
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Kelvin Beachum: I’m ready to do what I do best and that’s play left tackle

The Jaguars opted not to pick up the 2017 option on tackle Luke Joeckel’s contract this week, something that didn’t come as much of a surprise after they added Kelvin Beachum to the roster earlier this year. Had Joeckel lived up to expectations as the second overall pick of the 2013 draft, the J...

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Last-place Yankees put A-Rod on 15-day DL

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right hamstring. He suffered the injury while running to first base on a fifth-inning double-play groundout Tuesday night against the Orioles. New York's offense depends on a players wh...

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Kobe Bryant, Sports Illustrated to partner on Dear Basketball project

Get breaking news and SI’s biggest stories instantly. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your experience by following your favorite teams and SI writers. Kobe Bryant and Sports Illustrated have announced their partnership on a multi-platform video project base...

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Speedway Motorsports CEO Marcus Smith: We’d be interested in buying Panthers

Speedway Motorsports Inc. CEO and Charlotte Motor Speedway general manager Marcus Smith, during a Wednesday interview with the Observer, affirmed what his father said last month: The Smiths would be interested in eventually purchasing the Carolina Panthers. Bruton Smith, a billionaire track owner an...

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Jonathan Jones
Charlotte Observer, Panthers Beat Writer

Javier Baez becoming a game-changer for Cubs on defense and offense

PITTSBURGH – When Javier Baez made his splashy debut in August 2014, it symbolized how much the Cubs wanted to sell the future and change the conversation after another selloff at the trade deadline. But it also makes a statement when Javy Being Javy starts to live up to the hype – and create a ...

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Patrick Mooney
CSNChicago, Cubs Beat Reporter
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David Ortiz gets Red Sox off the schneid against southpaws in win over White Sox

CHICAGO -- With the White Sox set to honor the Boston Red Sox designated hitter in what will be his last regular-season game at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday, David Ortiz gave Chicago's fans and players something to remember in Boston's 5-2 victory by hitting his sixth home run of the season. It w...

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Redskins' draft philosophy produces winning mindset

The strategy sounds so basic that it leads to this sort of response: Well, duh. The Washington Redskins wanted to draft smart, tough players who love football. Who doesn’t? Thing is, not every player fits that description and not every team views it the same. The Redskins used to change draft phil...

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John Keim
ESPN.com, Redskins Beat Writer

Eagles set to hire new personnel head

The Eagles will interview Bears director of college scouting Joe Douglas for their personnel-head opening, NFL sources said. The interview is believed to be a mere formality, and barring an unforeseen change, Douglas will be offered the post. Douglas, in essence, would head the Eagles' scouting depa...

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Jeff McLane
Philadelphia Inquirer, Eagles Beat Writer

Storyline: Jimmy Butler Trade?

More Rumors in this Storyline And while there was some thought that a top-3 pick coupled with a few decent players might be enough to entice the Bulls to pull the trigger on a deal to trade Butler, CSNNE.com has been told such an offer would have to include at least one “legitimate, NBA starter”...

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ASK IRA: Do cap consideration come into play with Bosh?

Q: Setting aside the human element of keeping Chris Bosh out to protect his health, do you think there is also a business element to the Heat's decision. If he were to retire, his salary would come off the books one year from his last game. If he plays a game in the playoffs, that date gets pushed b...

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Ira Winderman
Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter

Did Dion Jordan's agent hint at a comeback?

One of the biggest mysteries surrounding the Miami Dolphins involves Dion Jordan, whom they drafted No. 3 overall in 2013. The defensive end is wrapping up a year-long suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. It was his third suspension in three seasons. The Dolphins haven’t ha...

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James Walker
ESPN, NFL Reporter

Twitter mailbag: What's the deal with Matt Slauson?

Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. Here is the second part of the post-draft Chicago Bears' weekly mailbag. Have a safe and productive rest of the week. @DickersonESPN why does the Slauson move feel like when we got rid of Greg Olsen for scheme fit? #bearsmailbag — Jan-Mitchell Zerrudo (@...

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Michael Dickerson
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Seahawks add former college basketball player George Fant

The Seahawks have a fondness for undrafted players as they had 24 of them on their 53-man roster at one point last season. They also showed a fondness for former college basketball players who decided to make the switch to football when they traded for tight end Jimmy Graham before the start of the ...

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Danks on White Sox decision: ‘It’s a win-now league’

Fans applaud John Danks, right, as he leaves the game against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning on, Aug. 12, 2015, in Chicago. Danks received a no-decision in that game and earned only one more victory after that game as a White Sox, on Sept. 4 at Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arb...

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Buster Olney
ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer

Puerto Rico irked by likely loss of Pirates-Marlins series

Puerto Rico officials on Wednesday expressed indignation over the potential cancellation of a Pittsburgh versus Miami baseball series scheduled on the island, saying concerns about the Zika virus are overblown. Calling off the games would be disrespectful to the family of the late Pirates star Rober...

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Buster Olney
ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer