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Le’Veon Bell throws gas on Ben Roethlisberger controversy: ‘Tough to play with’


Le’Veon Bell is a Jet, but he’s not done taking shots at his former quarterback in Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger — much like another former teammate, Antonio Brown. While Bell, who signed a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the Jets after he held out all of last season on the franchise tag, called Roethlisberger “a great […]

Mookie Betts plans to make Red Sox sweat over huge contract


Mike Trout ended his free agency speculation early, as the Angels outfielder is on the verge of signing a 12-year, $430 million deal to stay with Anaheim. Don’t expect a similar move by one of the other young stars of the game in the AL East. Mookie Betts told reporters Wednesday that he believes he’ll […]

Gio Gonzalez makes case for immediate Yankees chance


TAMPA — Gio Gonzalez has banked $47 million in the past four years, has a career record of 127-97, a reputation of being healthy and throws with the left arm. So, why was the Yankees’ minor league offer that has a $3 million tag if he pitches in the majors, the only concrete deal the […]

Vontaze Burfict, Antonio Brown are now Raiders teammates after brutal past


No bad blood here. After being released by the Bengals after seven seasons in Cincinnati, linebacker Vontaze Burfict became the Raiders’ latest free-agent acquisition, agreeing to a one-year deal Tuesday. Burfict will join former on-the-field adversary Antonio Brown in Oakland. “We’re on the same team,” Burfict said, according to ESPN.com. “It’s one goal. It’s all […]

The baseball season started with touching Ichiro moment


TOKYO — Ichiro Suzuki drew the loudest ovation back home in Japan and Domingo Santana delivered the biggest hit, launching a grand slam that led the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener. The game at the Tokyo Dome marked the earliest opening day ever — the summer […]

Kobe Bryant ready to say ‘bye’ to Lakers youngsters for Anthony Davis


Legend Kobe Bryant broke down the Lakers’ failed attempt to pry Pelicans stud Anthony Davis at the trade deadline in February, sayings the Lakers young trio – Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball – wasn’t a steep price to pay at all. It sounds like Bryant thought the Lakers were getting a steal for […]

Kobe Bryant wouldn’t think twice about trading Lakers youngsters


Legend Kobe Bryant broke down the Lakers’ failed attempt to pry Pelicans stud Anthony Davis at the trade deadline in February, sayings the Lakers young trio – Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball – wasn’t a steep price to pay at all. It sounds like Bryant thought the Lakers were getting a steal for […]

Giants break out the big guns for Dwayne Haskins dinner


The Giants turned out for Dwayne Haskins. A contingent of their top decision-makers arrived in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday in advance of the Ohio State Pro Day and took Haskins out to dinner. Head coach Pat Shurmur and his offensive coordinator, Mike Shula, were in attendance, as were Chris Mara, senior vice president of player […]

How the bench saved the Nets’ season and their playoff dreams


SACRAMENTO — The Nets’ bench saved their starters. They may have saved their chances at making the playoffs, too, leading a miracle 123-121 win over the Kings. Reserves Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Jared Dudley and Treveon Graham played all but five seconds of the pivotal fourth quarter that saw Brooklyn outscore Sacramento 45-18. Hollis-Jefferson had 12 points, […]

Broncos castoff is Jets’ first look at replacing Josh McCown


The Jets have begun their search for a new backup quarterback. With Josh McCown undecided about his future, the Jets are looking for someone else to back up Sam Darnold. Trevor Siemian will visit the Jets on Wednesday, according to a source. Siemian spent last year as Kirk Cousins’ backup with the Vikings. The 27-year-old […]

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