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NFL Free Agency Rumor: Hillis back to original agent, Sexton

The Hillis game of musical chairs appears to be coming to an end once again and Jimmy Sexton seems to have found a chair again. According to a source who talked to ProFootballTalk, Hillis will welcome back his old agent. Now, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Hillis plans to re-hire Jimmy

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Fujita on the NFL and Player Safety: “The hypocrisy infuriates me.”

Scott Fujita is embroiled in the NFL’s bounty controversy as a former member of the New Orleans Saints. Fujita spoke to Peter King in an effort to set the record straight that he paid out for “interceptions, sacks and special teams tackles inside the 20,” rather than plays where guys were injured or knocked out

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Zydrunas Ilgauskas to Spend Offseason with Tristan Thompson

Former Cavaliers big man and current special assistant to Chris Grant Zydrunas Ilgauskas will be spending a lot of time with current Cleveland power forward Tristan Thompson come this off-season. Prior to the team’s loss to the Utah Jazz, the team stated that the long-time center will work with the very raw Thompson, hopefully expanding

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Report: Fujita contributed to extra payouts while a member of the Saints

According to a story by Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita contributed money for extra incentive while a member of the New Orleans Saints. Here is the relevant piece on Fujita- “On Sunday, Fujita said, “Over the years I’ve paid out a lot of money for big plays like interceptions, sacks and

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Former Indians Pitcher Alex White Facing “Extreme DUI”

Alex White, the former first-round selection by the Cleveland Indians, may be staring at an extreme case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Otherwise considered a “choir boy” by his current general manager Dan O’Dowd, White could be facing charges of “extreme” DUI — Driving Under the Inflence — after recording a blood-alcohol level

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Kyrie Irving to Skip 2012 Olympics, Aiming to Play in 2016

Kyrie Irving has opted to not play with the Australian national team in the 2012 Olympic Games. Irving, born in Austrailia, has dual-citizenship, thus having the opportunity to represent the nation in the upcoming summer Olympics. Instead, the first-overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft is opting to hold out in hopes of representing America

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Box Score: Jazz 109, Cavaliers 100

Too little, too late. I’m sensing a theme, here. The Cavaliers come out flat, play poorly for much of the game, make a furious 2nd half comeback, only to fall just short at the end. Antawn Jamison tried to carry the load early as Kyrie Irving had an awful first half. To his credit, as

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Ohio State’s Aaron Craft Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year

With the regular season officially over, award season has landed Ohio State with several awards including point guard Aaron Craft being named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Big Ten coaches selected Craft as a unanimous member of the 2012 Big Ten All-Defensive Team in addition to being the conference’s 2012 Big Ten

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NFL Free Agent News: Lions tag Avril, Texans sign Foster

The Detroit Lions used the franchise tag on Cliff Avril taking one of the best DE off the free agent market. The Houston Texans signed Arian Foster to a five year deal, which may have shut the door on their chances of keeping DE Mario Williams. Houston reportedly won’t have the cap space to use

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NFL Free Agency: Stevie Johnson signs five-year deal to stay with Buffalo Bills

The Browns search for a free agent wide receiver is suffering greatly in the lead-up to free agency. DeSean Jackson was franchised last week and according to Adam Schefter and ProFootballTalk Bills receiver Stevie Johnson won’t be available either signing for five years and $36.25 million. Per Schefter, the contract guarantees Johnson $19.5 million and calls

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Jags join kicker franchising parade with Josh Scobee

I excitedly wrote up the Broncos choosing to franchise Matt Prater because there was a second team franchising their kicker. What I called a preliminary trend is now becoming a real-life actual trend. According to Pro Football Talk the Jacksonville Jaguars have tagged Josh Scobee. The one-year tender for kickers is expected to be about

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Schefter: Broncos will join Browns in franchising their kicker Matt Prater

It was something of a punchline among other NFL fans that the Cleveland Browns decided to use their franchise tag on Phil Dawson… last year. This year, when they did it again many scoffed again because the Browns seemingly didn’t have any “real football players” worth franchising. Even as a Cleveland fans who loves Phil

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Report: Browns LB Scott Fujita Implicated in Saints Bounty Allegations

Amidst the whirlwind of implications surrounding former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Greg Williams and a “bounty” program, we have a report that includes current Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Fujita is one of several players who had allegeldy obtained additional benefits as a part of the Saints much-discussed  program

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NFL Free Agency: Matt Flynn unlikely to be tagged by Green Bay Packers

As the deadline for using the franchise tag approaches Monday at 4 PM it becomes less and less likely that the Packers will use their franchise tag on Matt Flynn. The Green Bay Press Gazzette seems to think that Packers GM Ted Thompson will not take the risk. If they tag Flynn, though, they would

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Box Score: Ohio State 72, Michigan State 70

The Ohio State Buckeyes trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half, and was down nine in the second half before a fantastic comeback effort was sealed with a William Buford game-winning shot. Buford drilled a pull-up jumper with just one second remaining, ending the Spartans hopes of winning the conference regular

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NFL Free Agency: Colts’ Robert Mathis might hit the open market

According to PFT the talks between Robert Mathis and the Indianapolis Colts aren’t going anywhere. In fact, they might not be going hardly at all. Mathis is one of the most talented defensive players that could hit free agency this season and is probably second among defensive ends only to Mario Williams in Houston. Mathis

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NFL Draft Rumors: Browns Unwilling to Trade No. 22 Pick To St. Louis

Certainly the biggest story of next month’s NFL draft is where Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III will land. Almost everyone is saying the speedy dual-threat QB is a lock to go second overall after Andrew Luck, but the St. Louis Rams, currently slotted with second pick, are all set wit quarterback

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Box Score: Wizards 101, Cavaliers 98

Head coach Byron Scott mixed up the lineups on Friday night against the lowly Washington Wizards but unfortunately for Cavs fans, the end result was still the same as Cleveland dropped its fifth straight game. Ryan Hollins and Alonzo Gee got the start in place of Omri Casspi and Semih Erden. Amazingly, this was Antawn

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Box Score: Detroit 63, Cleveland State 58

Cleveland State’s attempt for an invitation to the dance came to an abrupt end on Friday night, as the number two seeded Vikings lost to the number three seeded Detroit  Titans in Valparaiso. CSU shot just 23 percent from behind the arc and struggled to get much offensive rhythm going from the jump. The Vikings

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MLB Expands Playoffs, Not Good Enough For Chris Perez

Major League Baseball finally announced that they will be expanding their playoff format to include a second Wild Card team this season. A total of ten teams will now make the postseason, with two wild cards facing off in a one-game playoff. The three division winners are technically rewarded by not having to participate in

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