LM Otero/Associated Press Baker Mayfield went from a walk-on at Texas Tech to a Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma to the No. 1 pick of the NFL draft. While his transfer from Texas Tech was a surprise at the time, he recently explained that it was due to coach Kliff Kingsbury.  In the Fox Sports…
Tom Pennington/Getty Images The New York Jets have  locked down their quarterback of the future by agreeing to a contract with Sam Darnold.   The Jets confirmed the agreement with a video on their Twitter feed: New York Jets @nyjetsOfficial. https://t.co/cHAPk6cTlP Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the two sides agreed to a four-year, $30.25 million fully-guaranteed contract…
Carlos Osorio/Associated Press There was plenty of surprise when LeBron James decided to sign a four-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason, but he discussed the move from his perspective Sunday on UNINTERRUPTED: UNINTERRUPTED @uninterrupted.@KingJames. More than an athlete. https://t.co/aZGthMCEBv "This is kind of like a dream come true for me," James explained.…
0 of 5 Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press A year ago, the Oklahoma City Thunder traded Victor Oladipo to the Indiana Pacers. Oladipo went on to have the best season of his young career and win Most Improved Player. Then OKC traded Enes Kanter to the New York Knicks. He went on to average 14.1 points and 11.0 rebounds,…
Tony Dejak/Associated Press Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield has exceeded expectations at his first NFL training camp. "Baker Mayfield has been everything I thought a quarterback should be for our organization thus far," Browns head coach Hue Jackson said, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. "He's doing the things that we want him to do the…
Gail Burton/Associated Press Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is reportedly staying put despite interest from the Philadelphia Phillies. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported the news Sunday, noting "there was a chance" Jones would go to the Phillies but elected to stay in Baltimore because of family, friends, his charity and the fans. Heyman…
Stacy Revere/Getty Images Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner is the latest professional athlete to have old tweets resurface that cast him in a negative light. Ryan Young of Yahoo Sports reported Sunday that Turner had racist and homophobic tweets dating back to 2011-2012, when he was 17-18 years old. Twitter user @BBBortles5 provided a sampling…
Mike Stone/Associated Press Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens said team owner Jerry Jones is "being a bully" for his comments regarding players protesting police brutality and inequality by kneeling during the national anthem. "You're basically stripping" players of their rights and their chance to participate in "a peaceful protest," Owens said, per Fox…
0 of 32 Darron Cummings/Associated Press A combination of positive and negative NFL news dominates the league's offseason—with each organization dealing with a particular set of circumstances.  At times, the negative seems to outweigh the positive, but that's a byproduct of the 24/7 news cycle. So much occurs during the six months after the Super…
0 of 5 Bart Young/Getty Images We already know you're going to watch the Golden State Warriors, either basking in their unadulterated excellence or rooting vehemently against a team boasting five All-Stars after the offseason addition of DeMarcus Cousins. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers will draw plenty of eyeballs, as will James Harden's…
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