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Jane Gray documents people who are in between cultures. She works with photographer Clair Anderson, putting light on social issues that Indigenous people face... view profile

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  • New York Liberty Acquire Swin Cash

    NEW YORK – The New York Liberty announced that they have traded F Delisha Milton-Jones in exchange for F Swin Cash from the Atlanta Dream. 

    Cash is a three-time WNBA champion and a four time All-Star. According to a press release, Cash reunites with HC Bill Laimbeer where they have won two WNBA championships out …

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  • NBA Draft Recap: Numerous Trades

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Media await the first pick of the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Maribel de la Torre/Getty Images)

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – In the 2014 NBA Draft, there were several trades back and forth. Here’s the rundown:    

    - The Orlando Magic traded G Arron Afflalo to the Denver Nuggets for Evan Fournier and the rights to (No. 56 pick) Roy Devyn Marble. 

    - The Denver Nuggets traded F Anthony Randolph and (No.11) Doug …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Utah Jazz

    With the 23rd pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz select G Rodney Hood from Duke 

    Harris, 6’8″, 215 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    16.1 PPG (Points Per Game)

    4.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

    2.1 APG (Assists Per Game)

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Outside shooter

                                 - Great size on the wing

                            

                        

    Quick Facts: 

    > …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Minnesota Grizzlies

    With the 22nd pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Grizzlies select G Jordan Adams from UCLA

    Harris, 6’5″, 209 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    17.4 PPG (Points Per Game)

    5.3 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

    2.3 APG (Assists Per Game)

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Mid-range Scoring

                                 - Attacking

                            

     Quick Facts: 

    > Collected 168 steals in …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Oklahoma City Thunder

    With the 21th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder select C Mitch McGary from Michigan. 

    Harris, 6’10″, 263 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    9.5 PPG (Points Per Game)

    8.3 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Quick for his size

                                 - Can do damage offensively as a playmaker

                                  – Rarely turns …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Toronto Raptors Selection

    With the 20th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Toronto Raptors select F Bruno Caboclo [International]

    Caboclo, 6’9″, 200 lbs. 

    (No Available info/statistics on Caboclo) 

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  • NBA Live Draft Update: Chicago Bulls selection (2)

    With the 19th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls select G Gary Harris from Michigan State. 

    Harris, 6’4″, 210 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    16.7 PPG (Points Per Game)

    4.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

    2.7 APG (Assists Per Game)

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Strong and Physical

                                 - Versatile offensive game

                                  – Solid ball …

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  • NBA Live Draft Update: Phoenix Suns selection

    With the 18th pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Phoenix Suns select G Tyler Ennis from Syracuse University. 

    Ennis, 6’2” weighs 180 lbs

     

    Strengths – Quality outside Shooter

    -  Good length

    - Great court vision

     

    Averages last season [Out of 34 games]

    12.9 – PPG (Points Per Game)  * Ranked second on …

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  • NBA Live Draft Update: Boston Celtics selection

    With the 17th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics select G James Young from Kentucky. 

    Young, 6’6″, 215 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    14.3 PPG (Points Per Game)

    4.3 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Good size 

                                 - Light on his feet

                             - Looks over the top of the defense

                            

    Quick …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Chicago Bulls Selection

    With the 16th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls select C Jusuf Nurkic from Croatia. 

    Nurkic, 6’11″, 280 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    8.8 PPG (Points Per Game)

    6.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Productive big man

                                 - Uses his body

                             - Scores a ton of baskets 

                               - Aggressive shot …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Atlanta Hawks Selection

    With the 15th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks select F Adreian Payne from Michigan State . 

    Randle, 6’10″, 245 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    16.4 PPG (Points Per Game)

    7.3 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Long and athletic 

                                 - Solid 3-point shooter

                             - Good rebounder and defender 

                               

    Quick Facts: …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Phoenix Suns Selection

    With the 14th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns select F T.J. Warren from North Carolina State. 

    Randle, 6’8″, 215 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    24.9 PPG (Points Per Game)

    7.1  RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Creative scorer

                                 - Excellent shot-maker from mid-range and around the bucket. 

                             - Pushes the …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Minnesota Timberwolves Selection

    With the 13th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select G Zachary LaVine from UCLA. 

    LaVine, 6’5″, 180 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    9.4 PPG (Points Per Game)

    2.5 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Explosive athlete 

                                 - Versatile offensive game

                             - Very quick in the open floor. 

                         

    Quick Facts: 

    > …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Orlando Magic Selection

    With the 12th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic select F Dario Sarcic from Croatia. 

    Sarcic, 6’10″, 223 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    16.7 PPG (Points Per Game)

    9.7 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Great on the perimeter 

                                 - Exceptional court vision

                             

    Quick Facts: 

    >Played in 2011 and 2012 Nike …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Denver Nuggets Selection

    With the 11th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Denver Nuggets select F Douglas McDermott from Creighton. 

    McDermott, 6’8″, 225 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    26.7 PPG (Points Per Game)

    7.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Offensive instincts

                                 - Footwork and fundamentals as a scorer are elite

                             - Superb outside shooter w/ quick …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: 76ers selection

    With the 10th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers select F Elfrid Payton from Louisiana-Lafayette 

    Payton, 6’3″, 190 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    19.2 PPG (Points Per Game)

    6.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

    5.9 APG (Assists Per Game)

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Superb defensive player

                                 - Excellent penetrator and scorer going to the …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Charlotte Hornets Selection

    With the 9th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets select F Noah Vonleah from Indiana 

    Vonleah, 6’10″, 240 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    11.3 PPG (Points Per Game)

    9.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Tremendous length and strong frame. 

                                 - Solid shot blocker

                             - Ambidextrous when it comes to scoring …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Sacramento Kings Selection

    With the 8th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings select G Nik Stauskus from Kentucky. 

    Stauskus, 6’6″, 205  lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    17.5 PPG (Points Per Game)

    3.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

    3.3 APG (Assists Per Game)

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Elite Shooter w/ quick release

                                 - Unlimited Range

                             - Solid Ball …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Los Angeles Lakers Selection

    With the 7th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select F Julius Randle from Kentucky. 

    Randle, 6’9″, 250 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    15.0 PPG (Points Per Game)

    10.4 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Athleticism at the power forward position. 

                                 - Makes quick and powerful moves in the post.…

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Boston Celtics Selection

    With the sixth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics select G Marcus Smart from Oklahoma State. 

    Smart, 6’4″, 220 lbs. 

    Average Statistics last year with Oklahoma State. 

    18.0 PPG (Points Per Game) 

    5.9 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

    4.8 APG (Assist Per Game) 

                     Strengths: 

                       -  Strong and Physical 

                       - Excels on the defensive …

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  • Giants Release QB Josh Freeman

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The QB competition narrows down as the New York Giants announce the release of QB Josh Freeman. As a result, the Giants were awarded former Bears OT Roger Gaines. 

    Freeman, 26, signed a 1-year deal with New York back in April. Giants signed Freeman shortly after QB Eli Manning underwent arthroscopic …

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  • Giants Draft Beckham as First Pick

    NEW YORK – The Giants continue to add to their great offseason additions after drafting WR Odell Beckham from LSU during the 1st round on Thursday. 

    Beckham, 21, was noted as a top draft prospect coming out of his junior year. During the combine a few months ago, Beckham ran a 4.43 and recorded a …

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  • MRI Stands Between David Wilson and Return

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – After missing majority of last season, RB David Wilson says that he’s waiting on an MRI to determine his return back on the football field. 

    Wilson, 22, injured his neck against Philadelphia back on October 6th that essentially placed him on IR. He underwent surgery ten days later on a herniated …

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  • Giants Agree To A Deal With Josh Freeman

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The New York Giants have agreed to a deal with former Vikings QB Josh Freeman. 

    Per team source, the deal is a 1yr deal and expected to  be under $5M. 

    The Giants were not optimistic about QB Eli Manning’s health. Manning recently underwent arthroscopic left ankle surgery and Dr. Anderson told …

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  • Eli Manning To Undergo Arthroscopic Surgery

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Giants announced that QB Eli Manning will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Thursday. 

    Manning, 33, had his left ankle injured in week 17 against Washington. Since then, he’s been rehabbing on it. 

    Eli issued a statement on his process dealing with the ankle. 

     ”I went through the …

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  • Giants Announce 2014 Preseason Schedule

    EAST RUTHERFORD – The NFL has announced their 2014-2015 preseason schedule, shortly after 3:15pm ET. The Giants’ preseason schedule is exactly the same as their 2013 preseason schedule. 

     

    2014 Preseason Schedule

    Hall of Fame Game: Vs Bills in Canton, OH – August 3

    Week 1: Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

    Week 2: @ Indianapolis Colts

    Week …

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  • Jets signed CB Dimitri Patterson

    FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Jets have made another free agent signing with former Dolphins CB Dimitri Patterson on Tuesday. Patterson visited the Jets on Monday and the meeting seemed to go well.

    A source told J~S that it will be a 1yr $3M deal.

    Patterson only played six games last year before suffering a …

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  • Jets signed WR/KR Jacoby Ford

    FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Former Raiders WR/KR Jacoby Ford made an impressive sign with the New York Jets on Tuesday. Terms of the deal have yet to be announced. 

    Ford, 26, missed the entire 2012 season with a LisFranc injury that essentially limited him this past season. Last season, he only came up with 13 …

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  • Giants resigned DT Mike Patterson

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Along with the signing of CB Zack Bowman, the Giants have also made a big move in resigning DT Mike Patterson Monday afternoon. 

    The details of the deal have yet to be release but according to a team source, it’s most likely going to be a 1yr deal. 

    Patterson, 30, played …

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  • Giants Sign Former Bears CB Zack Bowman

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Giants continue to add more depth to their defensive squad as they signed former Bears CB Zack Bowman to a one year deal. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. 

    Bowman, 29, played for six seasons in Chicago. Last season, he replaced an injured CB Charles Tillman …

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  • Jets have resigned LB Nick Bellore

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     EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: While a lot of focus was on the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA, Jets make a big free agent move in getting LB Nick Bellore back before their deadline. 

    “It’s an honor to say I’ll be back in the green & white next year.” Bellore said on Twitter last night. 

    Back on …

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  • Giants were awarded a compensatory pick.

    On Monday, the Giants were awarded a compensatory pick for the 2014 NFL draft. It gives two choices for a pick of the fifth round and seven overall. …

     The compensatory pick is decided when a team loses more free agents the previous year than free agents they receive as a result. 
     
    The pick that the

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  • Is Geno Smith’s Starting Job In Jeopardy?

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    Orlando, FL – During breakfast at the NFL league meeting, Rex Ryan was asked several questions about the QB situation between Geno Smith and new QB Michael Vick.

     Rex mentioned that the Jets are getting someone that has proven something in the past. (Michael Vick.)

     “You’re getting a guy who has proven to be a …

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  • QB Greg McElroy announces retirement

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – Former New York Jets QB, Greg McElroy announced an unexpected retirement from the NFL on Friday.

    McElroy, 25, was drafted by the Jets in the 2011 and scarcely started for the Jets throughout his 3 seasons with the team. He was released by the Jets during the 2013 season for QB Matt …

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  • Giants sign OL John Jerry

    EAST RUTHERFORD NJ – The Giants announced on Friday that they have signed former Dolphins OL John Jerry. Jerry started all sixteen games last year for Miami. The terms on the deal have yet to be released. 

    Jerry becomes the third OL to join the Giants. The other two are center J.D. Walton and G …

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  • Sanchez released by Jets. Signed QB Vick

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – After a long five year commitment, the Jets have announced that they have cut QB Mark Sanchez.

    It was reported all along that the Jets were going to cut Sanchez for a few reasons. To free up cap space and the team just wanted to move on from him. Sanchez was …

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  • NBA Draft Recap: Numerous Trades

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Media await the first pick of the 2014 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Maribel de la Torre/Getty Images)

    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – In the 2014 NBA Draft, there were several trades back and forth. Here’s the rundown:    

    - The Orlando Magic traded G Arron Afflalo to the Denver Nuggets for Evan Fournier and the rights to (No. 56 pick) Roy Devyn Marble. 

    - The Denver Nuggets traded F Anthony Randolph and (No.11) Doug …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Utah Jazz

    With the 23rd pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz select G Rodney Hood from Duke 

    Harris, 6’8″, 215 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    16.1 PPG (Points Per Game)

    4.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

    2.1 APG (Assists Per Game)

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Outside shooter

                                 - Great size on the wing

                            

                        

    Quick Facts: 

    > …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Minnesota Grizzlies

    With the 22nd pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Grizzlies select G Jordan Adams from UCLA

    Harris, 6’5″, 209 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    17.4 PPG (Points Per Game)

    5.3 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

    2.3 APG (Assists Per Game)

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Mid-range Scoring

                                 - Attacking

                            

     Quick Facts: 

    > Collected 168 steals in …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Oklahoma City Thunder

    With the 21th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder select C Mitch McGary from Michigan. 

    Harris, 6’10″, 263 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    9.5 PPG (Points Per Game)

    8.3 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Quick for his size

                                 - Can do damage offensively as a playmaker

                                  – Rarely turns …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Toronto Raptors Selection

    With the 20th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Toronto Raptors select F Bruno Caboclo [International]

    Caboclo, 6’9″, 200 lbs. 

    (No Available info/statistics on Caboclo) 

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  • NBA Live Draft Update: Chicago Bulls selection (2)

    With the 19th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls select G Gary Harris from Michigan State. 

    Harris, 6’4″, 210 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    16.7 PPG (Points Per Game)

    4.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

    2.7 APG (Assists Per Game)

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Strong and Physical

                                 - Versatile offensive game

                                  – Solid ball …

    Read More

  • NBA Live Draft Update: Phoenix Suns selection

    With the 18th pick in the 2014 NBA draft, the Phoenix Suns select G Tyler Ennis from Syracuse University. 

    Ennis, 6’2” weighs 180 lbs

     

    Strengths – Quality outside Shooter

    -  Good length

    - Great court vision

     

    Averages last season [Out of 34 games]

    12.9 – PPG (Points Per Game)  * Ranked second on …

    Read More

  • NBA Live Draft Update: Boston Celtics selection

    With the 17th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics select G James Young from Kentucky. 

    Young, 6’6″, 215 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    14.3 PPG (Points Per Game)

    4.3 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Good size 

                                 - Light on his feet

                             - Looks over the top of the defense

                            

    Quick …

    Read More

  • NBA Draft Live Update: Chicago Bulls Selection

    With the 16th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls select C Jusuf Nurkic from Croatia. 

    Nurkic, 6’11″, 280 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    8.8 PPG (Points Per Game)

    6.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Productive big man

                                 - Uses his body

                             - Scores a ton of baskets 

                               - Aggressive shot …

    Read More

  • NBA Draft Live Update: Atlanta Hawks Selection

    With the 15th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks select F Adreian Payne from Michigan State . 

    Randle, 6’10″, 245 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    16.4 PPG (Points Per Game)

    7.3 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Long and athletic 

                                 - Solid 3-point shooter

                             - Good rebounder and defender 

                               

    Quick Facts: …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Phoenix Suns Selection

    With the 14th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns select F T.J. Warren from North Carolina State. 

    Randle, 6’8″, 215 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    24.9 PPG (Points Per Game)

    7.1  RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Creative scorer

                                 - Excellent shot-maker from mid-range and around the bucket. 

                             - Pushes the …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Minnesota Timberwolves Selection

    With the 13th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select G Zachary LaVine from UCLA. 

    LaVine, 6’5″, 180 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    9.4 PPG (Points Per Game)

    2.5 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Explosive athlete 

                                 - Versatile offensive game

                             - Very quick in the open floor. 

                         

    Quick Facts: 

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Denver Nuggets Selection

    With the 11th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Denver Nuggets select F Douglas McDermott from Creighton. 

    McDermott, 6’8″, 225 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    26.7 PPG (Points Per Game)

    7.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Offensive instincts

                                 - Footwork and fundamentals as a scorer are elite

                             - Superb outside shooter w/ quick …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: 76ers selection

    With the 10th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers select F Elfrid Payton from Louisiana-Lafayette 

    Payton, 6’3″, 190 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    19.2 PPG (Points Per Game)

    6.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

    5.9 APG (Assists Per Game)

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Superb defensive player

                                 - Excellent penetrator and scorer going to the …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Charlotte Hornets Selection

    With the 9th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets select F Noah Vonleah from Indiana 

    Vonleah, 6’10″, 240 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    11.3 PPG (Points Per Game)

    9.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Tremendous length and strong frame. 

                                 - Solid shot blocker

                             - Ambidextrous when it comes to scoring …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Sacramento Kings Selection

    With the 8th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings select G Nik Stauskus from Kentucky. 

    Stauskus, 6’6″, 205  lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    17.5 PPG (Points Per Game)

    3.0 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

    3.3 APG (Assists Per Game)

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Elite Shooter w/ quick release

                                 - Unlimited Range

                             - Solid Ball …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Los Angeles Lakers Selection

    With the 7th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Lakers select F Julius Randle from Kentucky. 

    Randle, 6’9″, 250 lbs. 

    Average Statistics for 2013-2014 season. 

    15.0 PPG (Points Per Game)

    10.4 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

                                 Strengths: 

                                – Athleticism at the power forward position. 

                                 - Makes quick and powerful moves in the post.…

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Boston Celtics Selection

    With the sixth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics select G Marcus Smart from Oklahoma State. 

    Smart, 6’4″, 220 lbs. 

    Average Statistics last year with Oklahoma State. 

    18.0 PPG (Points Per Game) 

    5.9 RPG (Rebounds Per Game) 

    4.8 APG (Assist Per Game) 

                     Strengths: 

                       -  Strong and Physical 

                       - Excels on the defensive …

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Utah Jazz Selection

    With the 5th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz select Dante Exum from Australia

     

    G Dante Exum [Australia] 6’5″ weighs 190 lbs

    Strengths

    - Talented scorer and penetrator

    - Pushes the tempo

    - Includes his teammates during the games.

     

    Averages last season  (Playing in Australian Schools Championship for Lake Ginninderra)…

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  • NBA Draft Live Update: Orlando Selection

    In the 2014 NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic selects F Aaron Gordon from University of Arizona. 

                        Gordon,  6’9″, Weighs 225 lbs. 

    Averages from 2013-2014 season. 

    12.4 – PPG (Points per game) 

    8.0 – RPG (Rebounds per game) 

    1.0 – BPG (Blocks per game) 

                                Strengths: – Explosive Leaper 

                                                     - Excellent finisher around the rim

                                                    – Solid …

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  • NBA Mock Draft – RD 1

    The NBA Draft will  commence on Thursday June 26th, 2014 at 7:00pm ET with tons of quality draft prospects. As a result, here is my quick mock draft for all 30 teams. Analysis coming soon.

    1st – Cleveland Cavaliers -  Joel Embiid [C from Kansas]

    2nd -Milwaukee Bucks – Jabari Parker [SF from Duke]

    3rd …

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  • MLB Power Rankings Week 6 (5/4-5/10)

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    Throughout the 2014 regular season, some teams will shine and some will falter. Power Rankings will identify who has been moving upwards and who may be hitting a cold spell.

    In this week, the Power Rankings continue to have a West feel. The top team features the best bat in the league. The strength of …

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  • MLB Power Rankings Week 5 (4/27 – 5/3)

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    Throughout the 2014 regular season, some teams will shine and some will falter. Power Rankings will identify who has been moving upwards and who may be hitting a cold spell.

    In this week, the Power Rankings have a West feel. Some teams continue to overcome adversity while some are returning to some projected reality. Meanwhile, …

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  • MLB Power Rankings Week 4 (4/20 – 4/26)

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    Throughout the 2014 regular season, some teams will shine and some will falter. Power Rankings will identify who has been moving upwards and who may be hitting a cold spell.

    In this week, the team with the best record moved back up but the chances they maintain their spot on the top of the mountain …

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  • MLB Power Rankings Week 3 (4/13 – 4/19)

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    Throughout the 2014 regular season, some teams will shine and some will falter. Power Rankings will identify who has been moving upwards and who may be hitting a cold spell.
    In this week, some stellar pitching from a team thought to be struggling with injuries in the pitching staff moved them to the top of …

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  • MLB Power Rankings – Week 2 (4/6 – 4/12)

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    Throughout the 2014 regular season, some teams will shine and some will falter. Power Rankings will identify who has been moving upwards and who may be hitting a cold spell.

    In this week, it is already evident that the baseball season will have its share of hot and cold streaks. Only two of last week’s …

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  • 2013 National League Rookie of the Year Candidates

    Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig was an electrifying spark plug in the Dodgers run towards the NL West division title. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    This award is given to the best rookie in the National League. This award has been given to position players and given to pitchers. This is just for the rookie that had the best season among others getting their first taste of the majors.

    These are the rookies I think are candidates from the National …

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  • 2013 American League Rookie of the Year Candidates

    Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is a defensive wizard with the best batting average among American League rookies. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

    This award is given to the best rookie in the American League. This award has been given to position players and given to pitchers. This is just for the rookie that had the best season among others getting their first taste of the majors.

    These are the rookies I think are candidates from the American …

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  • 2013 National League Cy Young Candidates

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw had a historically good season atop the pitching staff. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

    This award is given to the best pitcher in the National League. Rarely does a relief pitcher win this award but it isn’t uncommon. Winning doesn’t always translate into being the best pitcher. Some pitchers are recognized for their talents beyond their team’s talents. Striking out the most doesn’t always mean you’re the best either. …

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  • 2013 American League Cy Young Candidates

    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish had a great sophomore season, striking out a major-league best 277. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    This award is given to the best pitcher in the American League. Rarely does a relief pitcher win this award but it isn’t uncommon. Winning doesn’t always translate into being the best pitcher. Ask Felix Hernandez, he was the best pitcher to not get wins in 2010 but was recognized for his talents beyond his …

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  • 2013 National League Most Valuable Player Candidates

    Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt continues to have an impressive start to his career, earning MVP considerations. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

    This award is given to the most outstanding player in the National League. Some take into account the team around them and if the team would have been as successful without the individual. Others will take into account the impact the individual has on the various aspects of the game like hitting, stealing and defense. …

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  • 2013 American League Most Valuable Player Candidates

    Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera battled injuries in a great season following his Triple Crown year. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    This award is given to the most outstanding player in the American League. Some take into account the team around them and if the team would have been as successful without the individual. Others will take into account the impact the individual has on the various aspects of the game like hitting, stealing and defense. …

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  • New York Yankees Core Four

    Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte together at the last game in the old Yankee Stadium in 2008. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Never before in baseball have there been four players that spent nearly their entire career together on one team. They were drafted and progressed through the organization at the same time as well.…

    Jorge Posada (1995-2011, 17-year career, all with the Yankees)
    Andy Pettitte (1995-2003, 2007-2010, 2012-13, 18-year career, 15 spent with the Yankees, 3

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  • Blink & You’ll Miss Billy Hamilton

    Billy Hamilton has just gotten a small taste of the majors and could continue being a star with his sparkling speed. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

    Centerfielder Billy Hamilton may be the fastest player in baseball.

    In 2012, Billy Hamilton set the Minor League Baseball single-season stolen base record with 155. The previous record was held by Vince Coleman with 145 and it is also 25 more than Rickey Henderson’s Major League record of 130. The stolen base record was achieved …

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  • The Good and Bad of the NL Central

    Known for his defense, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has become an offensive threat too. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

    In 162 games, all baseball teams will identify the things that are going right and the things that are going wrong. Some teams have few to celebrate and some have few to complain about. The St. Louis Cardinals have had success with their offense and their pitching but they could even be better. They may …

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  • The Good and Bad of the NL East

    With a NL-best 147 strikeouts, New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey is the most talked about pitcher in baseball. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

    In 162 games, all baseball teams will identify the things that are going right and the things that are going wrong. Some teams have few to celebrate and some have few to complain about. The Atlanta Braves have put some distance in the division but the Washington Nationals have a trio of pitchers that can’t …

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  • The Good and Bad of the AL West

    In 162 games, all baseball teams will identify the things that are going right and the things that are going wrong. Some teams have few to celebrate and some have few to complain about. The Oakland Athletics put themselves on the map last year and are looking to stay as the top dog that can’t …

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  • Biogenesis Suspensions Handed Out

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will make his 2013 season debut on Monday. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    The Biogenesis news has been one of the biggest subjects in baseball and sports in general. Simply put, the hammer has been dropped on the individuals that have done the crime, intentionally or not.

    The following major leaguers received suspensions:

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (65 games, the remainder of the 2013 season)

    Detroit Tigers …

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  • Hideki Matsui Retires a Yankee

    Former teammate Derek Jeter (right) presents Hideki Matsui with a framed jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    Hideki Matsui, a fan favorite and respected veteran, officially retires as a New York Yankee on Sunday with a simple ceremony. Hideki Matsui was a simple person and player with simple aspirations, win with the best franchise in sports history. He signed a one-day contract with the Yankees and would sign his retirement papers behind …

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  • The Good and Bad of the AL Central

    With some run support, White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale's 6-8 record would look better. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

    In 162 games, all baseball teams will identify the things that are going right and the things that are going wrong. Some teams have few to celebrate and some have few to complain about. The Detroit Tigers have shown that they are capable of making the World Series but in their division, there is at …

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  • How Playing Sports Can Help Grow Your Business

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    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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    Recently, I attended a networking event that decided to get cute with introductions. They asked guests to say their names, what they do and a fun fact about themselves. I was total stumped. Working 16 hours a day leaves few hours left for more than chores, eating and sleeping. Panicked, when my turn came around …

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  • New York Liberty Acquire Swin Cash

    NEW YORK – The New York Liberty announced that they have traded F Delisha Milton-Jones in exchange for F Swin Cash from the Atlanta Dream. 

    Cash is a three-time WNBA champion and a four time All-Star. According to a press release, Cash reunites with HC Bill Laimbeer where they have won two WNBA championships out …

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  • San Antonio Stars Shine Against Liberty

    NEW YORK (June 5th) – The New York Liberty (2-5) are currently on a three-game losing streak after getting defeated by the San Antonio Stars (4-4), 75-87. 

    The Stars had a total of 5 players in double figures. F Sophia Young-Malcolm lead the team with 18 points and 4 rebounds. 

    “I thought we came out …

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  • Liberty Waives Third Round Pick

    NEW YORK – The New York Liberty announced on Monday that the team has waived G Meighan Simmons. 

    Simmons, All-American from Tennessee, was drafted in the third round of the 2014 WNBA draft. Simmons played in all three preseason games, averaging just 2.7 points and 1.3 rebounds. 

    The Liberty opens up their regular-season game against …

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  • New York Liberty Acquire Swin Cash

    NEW YORK – The New York Liberty announced that they have traded F Delisha Milton-Jones in exchange for F Swin Cash from the Atlanta Dream. 

    Cash is a three-time WNBA champion and a four time All-Star. According to a press release, Cash reunites with HC Bill Laimbeer where they have won two WNBA championships out …

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  • San Antonio Stars Shine Against Liberty

    NEW YORK (June 5th) – The New York Liberty (2-5) are currently on a three-game losing streak after getting defeated by the San Antonio Stars (4-4), 75-87. 

    The Stars had a total of 5 players in double figures. F Sophia Young-Malcolm lead the team with 18 points and 4 rebounds. 

    “I thought we came out …

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  • Giants Release QB Josh Freeman

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The QB competition narrows down as the New York Giants announce the release of QB Josh Freeman. As a result, the Giants were awarded former Bears OT Roger Gaines. 

    Freeman, 26, signed a 1-year deal with New York back in April. Giants signed Freeman shortly after QB Eli Manning underwent arthroscopic …

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  • Giants Agree To A Deal With Josh Freeman

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The New York Giants have agreed to a deal with former Vikings QB Josh Freeman. 

    Per team source, the deal is a 1yr deal and expected to  be under $5M. 

    The Giants were not optimistic about QB Eli Manning’s health. Manning recently underwent arthroscopic left ankle surgery and Dr. Anderson told …

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  • Eli Manning To Undergo Arthroscopic Surgery

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Giants announced that QB Eli Manning will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Thursday. 

    Manning, 33, had his left ankle injured in week 17 against Washington. Since then, he’s been rehabbing on it. 

    Eli issued a statement on his process dealing with the ankle. 

     ”I went through the …

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  • Giants Announce 2014 Preseason Schedule

    EAST RUTHERFORD – The NFL has announced their 2014-2015 preseason schedule, shortly after 3:15pm ET. The Giants’ preseason schedule is exactly the same as their 2013 preseason schedule. 

     

    2014 Preseason Schedule

    Hall of Fame Game: Vs Bills in Canton, OH – August 3

    Week 1: Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

    Week 2: @ Indianapolis Colts

    Week …

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  • Jets signed CB Dimitri Patterson

    FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Jets have made another free agent signing with former Dolphins CB Dimitri Patterson on Tuesday. Patterson visited the Jets on Monday and the meeting seemed to go well.

    A source told J~S that it will be a 1yr $3M deal.

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  • Jets signed WR/KR Jacoby Ford

    FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Former Raiders WR/KR Jacoby Ford made an impressive sign with the New York Jets on Tuesday. Terms of the deal have yet to be announced. 

    Ford, 26, missed the entire 2012 season with a LisFranc injury that essentially limited him this past season. Last season, he only came up with 13 …

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  • Giants resigned DT Mike Patterson

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Along with the signing of CB Zack Bowman, the Giants have also made a big move in resigning DT Mike Patterson Monday afternoon. 

    The details of the deal have yet to be release but according to a team source, it’s most likely going to be a 1yr deal. 

    Patterson, 30, played …

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  • Giants Sign Former Bears CB Zack Bowman

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The Giants continue to add more depth to their defensive squad as they signed former Bears CB Zack Bowman to a one year deal. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. 

    Bowman, 29, played for six seasons in Chicago. Last season, he replaced an injured CB Charles Tillman …

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  • Jets have resigned LB Nick Bellore

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     EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: While a lot of focus was on the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA, Jets make a big free agent move in getting LB Nick Bellore back before their deadline. 

    “It’s an honor to say I’ll be back in the green & white next year.” Bellore said on Twitter last night. 

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  • Giants were awarded a compensatory pick.

    On Monday, the Giants were awarded a compensatory pick for the 2014 NFL draft. It gives two choices for a pick of the fifth round and seven overall. …

     The compensatory pick is decided when a team loses more free agents the previous year than free agents they receive as a result. 
     
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  • Is Geno Smith’s Starting Job In Jeopardy?

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    Orlando, FL – During breakfast at the NFL league meeting, Rex Ryan was asked several questions about the QB situation between Geno Smith and new QB Michael Vick.

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  • QB Greg McElroy announces retirement

    PHILADELPHIA, PA – Former New York Jets QB, Greg McElroy announced an unexpected retirement from the NFL on Friday.

    McElroy, 25, was drafted by the Jets in the 2011 and scarcely started for the Jets throughout his 3 seasons with the team. He was released by the Jets during the 2013 season for QB Matt …

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  • Giants sign OL John Jerry

    EAST RUTHERFORD NJ – The Giants announced on Friday that they have signed former Dolphins OL John Jerry. Jerry started all sixteen games last year for Miami. The terms on the deal have yet to be released. 

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  • Sanchez released by Jets. Signed QB Vick

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – After a long five year commitment, the Jets have announced that they have cut QB Mark Sanchez.

    It was reported all along that the Jets were going to cut Sanchez for a few reasons. To free up cap space and the team just wanted to move on from him. Sanchez was …

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