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Mike Smith glad Falcons traded away five picks to Browns for Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith couldn't exactly recall all of the details of his reaction on draft night in 2011. "That's so far away,'' Smith said. "I've slept so many times that I don't even remember it.'' All Smith knows is he got the player he had hoped for, even if the team traded five picks to Cleveland to get him. Show More Summary

NFL WEEK 12: Here Are Our Official Predictions For Who Wins This Weekend

This is a football column, but I just want to say a quick word about the Philadelphia 76ers. They are 0-11. They are terrible. Supposedly, it's all part of a master tanking plan to collect talent through high draft picks. I lived in Philadelphia for years after I graduated college. Show More Summary

Kelly, Sanchez have differing assessments of the quarterback

Former top-five draft pick Mark Sanchez has found a new opportunity in Philadelphia, stepping into the starting job after Nick Foles snapped a collarbone.  So how is the once and future (perhaps) Sanchize doing? It depends on who you ask. The player gives himself a tough assessment, pointing to six turnovers in three games under…

Angels add two to 40-man roster but leave former first-round pick off

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The Angels on Thursday added catcher Jett Bandy and right-handed pitcher Danny Reynolds to their 40-man roster, a move that will protect both prospects from being selected in the Rule 5 draft in December.

Sporting KC announcer starts tweeting embargoed draft picks, mysteriously disappears

MLS held a dispersal draft for Chivas USA yesterday. For those unaware, the franchise is being shut down, with a new second Los Angeles club set to reboot in 2017. For now, however, the current players of the team were allowed to goShow More Summary

Jack Johnson Files for Bankruptcy: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson is a former first-round draft pick and United States Olympian, but the 27-year-old blueliner shockingly finds himself flat broke. According to Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch, the...Show More Summary

Dan Kennedy Chosen No. 1 by FC Dallas in Chivas USA Dispersal Draft

FC Dallas selected goalkeeper Dan Kennedy with the first overall pick in the Chivas USA dispersal draft, which had just seven players chosen in the first round, per MLSSoccer.com. The complete results can be found on MLS ' official website. New York City FC picked 20-year-old midfielder Matthew Dunn with the second selection. Show More Summary

Dan Kennedy one of just seven players picked in MLS Dispersal Draft

New York City FC makes the somewhat shocking selection of little-known Matthew Dunn at No. 2. The Chivas USA Dispersal Draft was notable mostly for what didn't happen, as opposed to who actually got picked. FC Dallas selected goalkeeper Dan Kennedy with the No. Show More Summary

D.C. United selects Thomas McNamara in MLS dispersal draft

D.C. United selected central midfielder Thomas McNamara with the fourth pick in an MLS dispersal draft for players formerly with Chivas USA, which was disbanded last month. McNamara cracked the starting lineup at the beginning of his pro career this year and scored in the opener against Chicago but tore his right ACL and medial […]

Tristan Thompson Proving Crucial to Cleveland Cavaliers Yet Again

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson endured a complicated first three years in the NBA. The fourth overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft, Thompson has moved from reserve, to starter and now back to reserve again. He was asked to...Show More Summary

Magic Rookie Aaron Gordon Out Indefinitely With Broken Foot

The Orlando Magic announced Sunday that rookie forward Aaron Gordon will be out indefinitely with a fracture in his left foot. The fourth pick in last June’s NBA Draft suffered […] The post Magic Rookie Aaron Gordon Out Indefinitely With Broken Foot appeared first on SLAMonline.

Duke's Stud Freshmen Ace First Test vs. Michigan State at 2014 Champions Classic

INDIANAPOLIS—More than 60 NBA scouts and executives flocked to Bankers Life Arena on Tuesday to get their first in-person look at Duke's Jahlil Okafor, the projected No. 1 pick in next summer’s NBA draft. By the time the Blue Devils’...Show More Summary

Report: Saints’ Brandin Cooks out for season

The Saints have lost their top wide receiver for the rest of the season. Brandin Cooks, the first-round draft pick who is the leading wide receiver in New Orleans this year, is being placed on season-ending injured reserve, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Cooks was injured in Sunday’s loss to the Bengals. Although the initial…

Lakers assign Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry to D-League

Jordan Clarkson and Xavier Henry have been assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders from the Los Angeles Lakers, it was announced today. Clarkson, a second round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, has appeared in eight games for the Lakers this season, averaging 4.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in 11.4 minutes. Clarkson played two seasons at [...]

Sixers sign Robert Covington, waive Chris Johnson

Sixers sign Robert Covington, waive Chris Johnson The Philadelphia 76ers signed free agent forward Robert Covington today. The first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Development League Draft by the Grand Rapids Drive, Covington is the fifth D-League to NBA “Call-Up” of the 2014-15 D-League season. In a related move, the Sixers waived Chris Johnson. As a rookie [...]

2014 Topps Update four pack break

I was really looking for loose packs of 2014 Panini Prizm Perennial Draft Picks since the product just came out - but I didn't immediately see them, yet I was itching to bust some packs. I really should have just saved the $8 I spent...Show More Summary

Mock MLS Dispersal Draft: Allocating Chivas USA's players

And the No. 1 pick was not Dan Kennedy. Thankfully, Major League Soccer has only held one Dispersal Draft prior to this year. But on Wednesday, they'll do it again, sending former Chivas USA players to new homes. But it's not quite as...Show More Summary

Michael Carter-Williams, Professed Non-Tanker, Tanks

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The 76ers are a sorry excuse for a professional sports franchise. Last season they had the second worst record in the league. During the draft this offseason they had two top-12 picks, and chose to take a guy that has a season-long injury and a guy that is going to play in Europe this year. Show More Summary

2015 NBA Mock Draft: Very Early Look at All 30 Projected 1st-Round Picks

With the college basketball season finally here and the NBA season a few weeks in, it's officially that time. We went with the current NBA standings to determine the mock draft order, and we accounted for any previous trades that involved 2015 picks. At this stage, we're looking at three guys right now as potential No. Show More Summary

Fantasy Football 2014: Players to Deal For or Deal Away at Your Trade Deadline

The trading deadline in many fantasy football leagues is this week or next week. If you want to pull off a Herschel Walker-like blockbuster involving multiple players and draft picks, you have less time to make a trade than Blake Bortles...Show More Summary

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