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,…

Who will the Seahawks take at No. 32? – The Seattle Times

Who will the Seahawks take at No. 32?The Seattle TimesSeattle will have the No. 32 overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft May 8-10. Here’s a look…

Seattle Ends Losing Skid With Win Over Prince Albert – CBS Local

Seattle Ends Losing Skid With Win Over Prince AlbertCBS LocalSeattle Thunderbirds’ rookie forward Mathew Barzal (13) celebrates a goal in Tuesday’s 4-3 win over Prince Albert. Barzal scored twice, his…

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…

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…

Report To The NFL On Issues Of Workplace Conduct At The Miami Dolphins

This, called “Report To The NFL On Issues Of Workplace Conduct At The Miami Dolphins is the full 142 page report on what’s really the issue between Richie Incognito and…

Cam Newton: Says Holdout Isn’t Possible – Rotowire

RotowireNewton said that he will not hold out for a new contract this offseason, NFL.com reports. ROTOWIRE FANTASY ANALYSIS. Newton will be entering the final season of his rookie contract,…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner on Super Bowl win: ‘It’s been so surreal’ – ksl.com

Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner on Super Bowl win: ‘It’s been so surreal’ksl.com“It’s been so surreal to go in and start my rookie season and in my second season go to…

Opening Tip: Mavs’ bench rocking – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)Dallas has outscored opponents by 27 points in 66 minutes with those three on the floor together, making them the Mavs’ most productive three-man lineup that doesn’t feature Dirk…

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…

Bell: Tom Brady aside, Patriots lacking Super Bowl pedigree – USA TODAY

Bell: Tom Brady aside, Patriots lacking Super Bowl pedigreeUSA TODAYA rookie defensive tackle from Bowling Green, Jones is a new kid in town. He didn’t want to miss anyone. So,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Questions, decisions loom on Giants’ O-line – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)Four months ago, he ranked among the biggest question marks on the New York Giants’ offense. But for a variety of reasons, some good and some bad, rookie right…

Giants rookie renting out his condo for the Super Bowl – New York Post

Giants rookie renting out his condo for the Super BowlNew York PostThe strapping defensive back and his girlfriend, real-estate broker Susan Carlson, are offering up their 2 bedroom, 2 bath…

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…

Canucks 2, Jets 1 – Reuters

ReutersCanucks 2, Jets 1: Defenseman Chris Tanev scored to snap a tie midway into the third period and rookie Eddie Lack turned aside 15 shots in relief of an injured…

WATCH: LeBron James dunks all over Ben McLemore – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comA LeBron James dunk is no rare occurance. But sometimes The King throws down monster dunks. And sometimes his monster dunks make fools out of defenders . Without further adieu,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lakers Rally to Beat Kings – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportLos Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 7, 2013. Big. And another turnover. This time, McLemore. — Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) December 7, 2013. Swaggy Dagger? Nick Young rewarded Wesley Johnson’s strip…

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.…