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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

“Rookie Premiere” rules spark a social-media skirmish

The annual NFLPA “Rookie Premiere” happens this weekend, with select draft picks making the trek to L.A. for the event. The requirements of the exercise triggered a social-media skirmish that resulted in ESPN’s Darren Rovell once again being stuffed in a locker. And regardless of what happens, the Rookie Premiere is indeed baked into the […]

NFL players lobbying Roger Goodell to reinstate Randy Gregory

Randy Gregory has a lot of people screaming loudly in the ear of Roger Goodell. We’ll go through the process. Any way we can help to support him, we’ll certainly embrace that opportunity, said Garrett, via Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News. He’s someone that has worked very hard at this and we’re excited […]

Who will be punching a ticket to the second round? Our NBA experts make their predictions for all eight matchups.

But the final 11 seconds of regulation were a delirious stretch that somehow morphed Sunday’s tilt from a rock fight to an instant classic. Let’s relive four critical moments through the eyes of the players and coaches involved: David Freese (R), 0.5 percent, Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers (LHP Matthew Boyd): Lefty on the hill? […]

Russell Westbrook praises James Harden, doesn’t make MVP endorsement

Reigning MVP Russell Westbrook praised former teammate James Harden but stopped short of saying the Rockets superstar deserves MVP honors this season. Harden, who had his second MVP runner-up finish last season, is widely considered the favorite this season. He leads the NBA in scoring (30.6 PPG) and ranks third in assists (8.7 APG) for […]

Suh signing makes Rams big winners of NFL free agency, according to ‘Madden’

Whether it’s because of the massive contracts being handed out or the increased willingness for teams to complete trades, NFL offseasons are more dramatic now than ever. That drama has been on display since the start of 2018 league year, with several teams making a pushes to contend while others find themselves rebuilding. As they […]

Johnny Manziel will play two quarters in Spring League debut

Johnny Manziel hasn’t played a competitive game since December 27, 2015. That changes Saturday when he makes his debut with The Spring League. The former Browns quarterback will play the first and third quarters, Kevin Seifert of ESPN reports. The four teams in the league will rotate quarterbacks, so Manziel should see around 30 snaps. […]

Titans waive Victor Ochi

The Titans trimmed a player from their roster on Monday. The team announced that linebacker Victor Ochi has been placed on waivers. Ochi signed with the Titans last June, but tore his ACL in August and spent the entire season on injured reserve. Ochi signed with the Ravens as an undrafted rookie in 2016 and […]

Paul George on future: ‘Can definitely see’ staying in OKC

As the Thunder battle to secure a playoff spot, Paul George said it’s not championship or bust for him as he evaluates this season with regard to his future free-agency decision. As I told [ESPN’s] Rachel [Nichols], I can see myself being here, George said. I’ve been happy here, I’ve been happy with the organization, […]

Dungy didn’t know sweeping new helmet rule was coming, either

It’s still not clear who knew that the NFL would be proposing and passing a broad new rule that prohibits lowering the helmet to initiate contact before it suddenly happened last Tuesday, but it’s pretty clear who didn’t know: Pretty much everyone. The list of people caught surprise by the rule change includes Hall of […]

That’s the NFL as we know it. Hardly anything is clear and indisputable.

Stanton’s first-inning shot blast screamed over the right-center field wall, landing about 10 rows deep into first deck’s seats. He was stoic as he jogged the bases, exhaling as he rounded third. Gary Sanchez was the first to meet him, and they exchanged forearm bumps. When he got to the dugout steps, Aaron Judge put […]