Mock draft 2.0: Jadeveon Clowney to Texans, Johnny Manziel goes No. 8 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith the annual NFL scouting combine complete, USA TODAY Sports’ Nate Davis re-assesses this year’s rookie prospects with a new mock draft: 1. Houston Texans — Jadeveon Clowney, DE, … Read More

Former Cleveland Browns lineman wants ‘shameful, sickening’ word removed … – The Plain Dealer

Former Cleveland Browns lineman wants ‘shameful, sickening’ word removed …The Plain DealerCLEVELAND, Ohio – Reggie Rucker vividly remembers the only time a white player called him the n-word during his … Read More

Daytona 500: Breaking down the race – The Star-Ledger

The Star-LedgerWHO CAN WIN. Denny Hamlin. Rating drivers by form, this is your guy. Since arriving at Daytona, Hamlin has won the Sprint Unlimited race and the second Budweiser Duel … Read More

Aaron Harang looking for peace and a job with Cleveland Indians (video) – The Plain Dealer

The Plain DealerFrancona: Cabrera looks stronger, likes what he sees from C.C. Lee. Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona: “Cabrera looks stronger”; and he likes what he sees in rookie relief … Read More

Power of 3: Austin Dillon wins pole for Daytona 500 – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Rookie Austin Dillon won the pole for the 56th Daytona 500 Saturday, putting Dale Earnhardt’s famous No. 3 on the front row for NASCAR’s biggest race. … Read More

Pre-Scouting Combine Mock Draft Update – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe NFL Scouting Combine is just around the corner, and that means that it is time to update the old mock draft. This time it’s a quick one-round update … Read More

Manziel: I want to be first rookie QB to win Super Bowl with Texans – FOXSports.com

Manziel: I want to be first rookie QB to win Super Bowl with TexansFOXSports.comJohnny Manziel was the first-ever freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. Now, he wants to be the … Read More

Dave Tollefson, a two-time Super Bowl winner with Giants, announces retirement – The Star-Ledger

Dave Tollefson, a two-time Super Bowl winner with Giants, announces retirementThe Star-LedgerThe defensive end, who spent the 2012 season with the Oakland Raiders, logged 10 sacks and three forced fumbles … Read More

Tiger Woods: Has ‘a number of years ahead’ to get majors – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods, who has won a record seven times at the tournament here, including last year’s Farmers Insurance Open, tees off his 2014 season Thursday with … Read More

Fumble in first clash with 49ers changed Eddie Lacy’s rookie season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGREEN BAY, Wis. — The first time Eddie Lacy faced the 49ers, he got benched after his first career fumble led to a San Francisco touchdown. The Green Bay … Read More

Things could get wild this weekend – ESPN

ESPNA high-scoring game is expected Saturday night when the New Orleans Saints visit the Philadelphia Eagles. An Ice Bowl-like game is expected when the San Francisco 49ers visit the Green … Read More

James Jones: 49ers will see ‘totally different’ Eddie Lacy – NFL.com

NFL.comEddie Lacy’s underwhelming NFL debut against the 49ers back in Week 1 gave us little indication of what was to come. Green Bay’s rookie running back hardly put a dent … Read More

Browns fire head coach Rob Chudzinski after one season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Cleveland Browns didn’t wait until Black Monday to make a head coaching change. In a somewhat surprising move, the Browns dismissed rookie coach Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night, … Read More

Jaguars linebacker loses helmet, still sprints 25 yards to make tackle – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t had anything to play for since October. Don’t tell that to special teams stalwart LaRoy Reynolds. The rookie had his helmet ripped off while being … Read More

49ers’ Michael Crabtree faces familiar foe – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleOn his third snap of his first career game against the 49ers in 2011, Cardinals rookie cornerback Patrick Peterson was done in by a Michael Crabtree specialty: the … Read More

New York Giants rookie wants you to live in his house during the Super Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Giants aren’t going to the playoffs so when the Super Bowl comes to New York, rookie Cooper Taylor isn’t sticking around. Instead, Taylor took out an ad on … Read More

Bills’ Marrone backs off on QB Manuel’s status – Washington Post

Washington PostORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone is sounding less confident about rookie quarterback EJ Manuel’s chances of starting in the season finale at New England this … Read More

Ben there, done that: LeBron James teaches a posterizing lesson – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comSacramento Kings rookie forward Ben McLemore learned the hard way that when LeBron James is driving to the basket and has a chance to dunk, trying to draw a charge … Read More

Capitals’ Tom Wilson cleared in hit on Brayden Schenn – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWashington Capitals forward Tom Wilson’s booming check on Philadelphia’s Brayden Schenn probably drew more pre-hearing consternation than any recent one. Capitals coach Adam Oates called it a clean hit … Read More

Ravens Matt Elam Called Megatron What?

What was Baltimore Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam thinking when asked about Calvin Johnson, aka Megatron…THE best wide receiver in the National Football League? Obviously he wasn’t or he wouldn’t … Read More

Carter-Williams released from hospital – HoopsWorld

HoopsWorldPHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams was released from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday after spending three nights being treated for a skin … Read More

76ers’ Michael Carter-Williams released from hospital – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams was released from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday after spending three nights being treated for a … Read More

Carmelo Anthony: Knicks ‘playing to lose’ – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comFirst, Carmelo Anthony blasted the Knicks’ effort. Now, he’s focusing on the team’s lack of confidence and poise. One thing hasn’t changed: the losing, in particular at Madison Square Garden. … Read More