#76ers Joel Embiid #NBA future in doubt. Needs more surgery

13 Jul

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Reports from Yardbarker.com indicate that former Philadelphia 76er 1st round pick Joel Embiid needs more surgery on his foot. Click picture or HERE to find out more. Picture from Yardbarker.com by Getty photos

FSU’s Dalvin Cook cited last year for chaining three puppies together

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What are these guys thinking? More allegations surface about #FSUFootball players

Originally posted on CollegeFootballTalk:

And the P.R. hits keep on a coming for the Florida State football program.

Shortly after FSU announced that true freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson had been dismissed from the team for punching a woman in the face at a bar, reports surfaced that teammate Dalvin Cook had been arrested and charged after punching a woman in the face at a bar, prompting head coach Jimbo Fisher to reportedly ban his Seminole players from frequenting drinking establishments.  As it turns out, this isn’t Cook’s first distasteful brush with the law during his brief time in Tallahassee.

Andy Staples of SI.com has uncovered an official document that shows Cook was cited by the City of Tallahassee Animal Services in July of last year.  From Staples’ report, as well as a redacted copy of the citation Cook was issued:

Meanwhile, on July 25, 2014, Cook was cited for violating two…

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Academic leaders question Oregon’s football budget

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In College Football there’s money for everyone except the players.

Originally posted on CollegeFootballTalk:

We all have come to a pretty general understanding that sports drives revenue for universities, with football bringing the most money into the university. No athletic program generates as much income as Oregon (thanks Nike!), but academic leaders in Eugene would like to see more of that money be put to academic uses.

“Our administration needs to take more responsibility to fully exploit the opportunity that our athletic department provides — on behalf of our students, our faculty and our institution,”former business school dean Dennis Howard said Friday, per The Register-Guard. He was not alone in challenging Oregon officials to think hard about how the budget will be formed.

“It would be really good if we were all in this together and the athletic department was trying to help the rest of the university,”Oregon economics professor Bill Harbaugh said.

Oregon football really cashed in this past year with an…

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Report: Notre Dame, Navy to play in Jacksonville in 2016

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#NotreDame playing more games in South to bolster recruiting efforts, and keep return to CFB relevance going.

Originally posted on CollegeFootballTalk:

Navy and Notre Dame do not typically make too many trips to the state of Florida during the course of a football season, but each will be playing in the state in 2016. In fact, they’ll even be playing each other in the state in November 2016.

According to a report Friday by ND Insider, Notre Dame and Navy will play their 2016 game in Jacksonville, Florida on November 5, 2016. The game will be played in EverBank Field, home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and recently undergoing upgrades to the stadium in hopes of keeping the Jaguars in town. Attracting some noteworthy college football game son the side is a nice perk too, and it seems to have worked.

Navy typically serves as host to Notre Dame in even-numbered years in the series, but tends to hold the game in a larger venue instead of its home stadium. The…

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LaMarcus Aldridge has chosen to sign with Spurs

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#Aldrige signing with #Spurs makes them new favorite in #NBA Western Division

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

LaMarcus Aldridge was the biggest name in free agency this summer, at least in terms of players who were expected to change teams.

He met with several suitors, a list that included the Suns and the Lakers.

But the favorites all along were the San Antonio Spurs, and that’s where Aldridge has chosen to sign.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

Aldridge will sign a four-year, $80 million maximum contract with San Antonio, league source tells Yahoo.

Aldridge deal will include a player option after the third year, source tells Yahoo Sports.

Aldridge himself:

I’m happy to say I’m going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I’m excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends.

If Aldridge was about winning above all else, then he couldn’t…

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Report: Spurs reach deal to trade Tiago Splitter to Hawks, create cap space for LaMarcus Aldridge offer

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The #ATLHawks get their big. Acquiring #TiagoSplitter from #Spurs

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

You know it’s a wild start to free agency when the San Antonio Spurs — a franchise normally lurking in the background — are major players.

San Antonio has reached the framework of a deal that will send center Tiago Splitter to the Atlanta Hawks, something first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

The Spurs are sending out his $8.5 million will not be taking back any salary in this deal — which, along with their other moves (such as signing Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, and eventually re-signing Tim Duncan at a steep discount) will give them to cap space to offer LaMarcus Aldridge a max contract (they may or may not be able to keep Patty Mills). The Spurs were always considered the…

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New #Falcons TE Tony Moeaki talks about Zone Blocking scheme and playing with Matt Ryan at OTA

1 Jul

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Former Chiefs, Seahawks TE Tony Moeaki on familiarity of Zone blocking scheme and playing with Matt Ryan. (https://www.raltalksorts.net)

Report: Paul Millsap had midnight meeting with Orlando, will decide between Magic and Hawks

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Can the #ATLHawks keep #Milsap?

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

Paul Millsap is one of the more interesting free agent names on the market, mainly because it wouldn’t seem as though the Atlanta Hawks can afford to let him walk.

But at age 30 and after nine NBA seasons, this may be Millsap’s last chance at a large payday, and when looking at the way things played out in Atlanta over the second half of the season and into the playoffs, it’s worth wondering if the same level of success can be expected by simply bringing everyone back.

It was never a sure thing that the Hawks would come at Millsap with a contract at or near the five-year max. But now, some unexpected competition may end up forcing their hand.

David Aldridge:

Boom: Paul Millsap met with Orlando Magic in Atlanta at 12:01 last night, high interest between both. Will decide between Magic and Hawks.

Seeing Orlando emerge…

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Report: Greg Monroe has free agent meetings scheduled with four or five teams, none of which are the Pistons

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Could #ATLHawks be one of the teams #Munroe is looking to meet with?

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

At the end of the regular season, I asked Stan Van Gundy what his plans were regarding free-agents-to-be Greg Monroe and Reggie Jackson.

“We want Greg back, we want Reggie back,” he said. “Again, they all have decisions to make in the whole thing. Our decision process will obviously be what to offer and all of that, but we want those guys back. And then we’ve got to talk about all of our other guys, too.”

It seems as though Monroe’s decision is to look around to see what other teams have to offer before considering a return to the Pistons.

Monroe has been linked…

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Report: As expected, LeBron James tells Cavaliers he will opt-out of contract. He’s expected to re-sign in Cleveland.

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#Lebron James back in the #NBA news again

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

LeBron James will be a free agent this summer.

Except it’s not “here we go again” from last summer because nobody around the league thinks LeBron is going to bolt Cleveland again.

Still, it is now official, LeBron has told the Cavaliers he will opt out. Brian Windhorst of ESPN and Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports went to Twitter with the report.

It’s quaint LeBron wants to pretend to leverage the Cavaliers into roster upgrades, as if he didn’t have that kind of leverage without the waiting period. He…

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