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Trent Richardson set for huge role in Browns offense

The third overall pick in this year’s NFL rookie draft, Trent Richardson, is expected to be a workhorse for the Cleveland Browns during the 2012 NFL season. Team GM Tom Heckert told ProFootballTalk.com on Wednesday the following: “I think it’s pretty

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2012 Mock NFL Rookie Draft

The 2012 NFL rookie draft is less than 24 hours away and with the insight of independent counsel, we’ve released our final, and hopefully most accurate attempt at a first round mock NFL draft. Our first attempt on March 5th has

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Detroit Lions have first two picks of 2011 arrested

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley was arrested Tuesday on a misdemeanor second degree marijuana possession charge. Fairley was arrested just after noon following a citizen complaint about a car speeding through the neighborhood several times. The franchise has now seen its

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Bears sign Michael Bush – Matt Forte not too pleased

The Chicago Bears have signed Michael Bush, the 245lb running back who stepped in for an injured Darren McFadden last year. The contract is a 4-year $14 million deal that will give the Bears leverage while trying to re-sign franchised

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New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton suspended for 2012 season

The NFL announced Wednesday that New Orleans Saints head coach, Sean Payton, will be suspended for the 2012 season without pay for his involvement in the team’s bounty program. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has been suspended for eight games and

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Peyton Manning has chosen the Denver Broncos

Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback and four-time league MVP, Peyton Manning, has told his agent to work out a contract with the Denver Broncos (Chris Mortensen). The contract is expected to be a 5-year $90 million deal (UPDATE: Manning signed a

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Fantasy Mortar 2012 Mock NFL Draft

1- Indianapolis Colts. Andrew Luck.  QB, Stanford.  RG3 was the talk of the combine, but Luck remains the cream of the crop.  2- Washington Redskins (from St. Louis). Robert Griffin III.  QB, Baylor. The skins traded three first-round picks and a second

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Lions DE Cliff Avril will consider holdout if franchised

After being snubbed for the 2011 Pro Bowl in favor of Julius Peppers, John Abraham and Justin Tuck, Detroit Lions’ DE Cliff Avril may be been snubbed again, this time by the team. The Detroit Free Press reported earlier this

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Jets Congratulate Giants in NY Daily News

How would you feel if you lived in a city that hosts a professional football team that had just won the Super Bowl? You would be ecstatic, wouldn’t you? That’s not always the case for some of the country’s (un)fortunate

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Tim Tebow calls Tom Brady a Prophet

Alright, the 2011 NFL regular season has concluded and we are now about to embark on the second week of the playoffs. For most, the NFL playoffs are their own holiday. From game to game, fans are missing work due

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Rob Gronkowski: The Polish Prince of New England

Is New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski one of the most physically dominating players in the National Football League?   Absolutely!  The ‘Polish Prince’ over-powers just about everyone he faces and is on pace to destroy most NFL tight end

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Joe Kapp and Angelo Mosca fight at CFL Alumni Luncheon

It’s not very often you will see CFL content posted on FM.  Then again, it’s not very often there’s a fight between two 73 year old ex-CFL players caught on tape.  Former Hamilton Tigers-Cats’ DT Angelo Mosca and former B.C

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Robinson Kicks Lang Below the Belt

It must take a lot of hate between two teams, more specifically two players, to reach a new low like this. The officials weren’t the only ones to catch the incident between Packers OL T.J Lang and Vikings DE Brian

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Postgame handshake between Harbaugh and Schwartz

After the San Francisco 49ers handed the Detroit Lions their first loss of the season, things got a little tense between the head coaches during the traditional post-game hand shake. via YouTube Clearly one Jim was not like the other!

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Just win, baby! – Al Davis

Whether loved or hated, Al Davis, who left us this past Saturday, will be known as a legend of the game of football. Davis leaves an enormous inheritance not only to his family but Raider and football fans alike. Which

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Not Using Your Head (Dunta Robinson)

A topic that has had no shortage of media coverage this off-season, and deservedly so, is the issue of player safety.  The NFL’s main priority on the field is protecting it’s players, more specifically, their assets that are in the

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Taking Your Fantasy Football League Airborne

By Scott Aaron Miller In a game where feature running backs once dominated, a change of guard has taken place and top-flight quarterbacks now rule our leagues. The obvious difference being that standard formats only allow you to start 1-QB,

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Results of our 2011 Fantasy Experts Draft (2 of 2)

In the first installment of this article (1 of 2), the results of the first 8 rounds of this draft were posted and discussed. We selected Chris Johnson 9th overall and followed that pick up with WR Larry Fitzgerald at

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Results of our 2011 Fantasy Experts Draft (1 of 2)

First of all we were obviously very confident going into the draft.  Why else would we claim to be experts?  Duh!  Nonetheless, we were awarded the 9th overall pick and 16 rounds later we are more then pleased with the

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Top 5 NFL Running Backs 2011

By The Mortar Mouth 1. Arian Foster – While I do not expect another magical season like 2010, I do expect numbers worthy of the first overall pick. Foster is the perfect fit in this offense and runs behind a

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Finding Value in 2011 Fantasy Football Drafts

By The Oracle Every training camp there are players that impress on the field and sneak up their coaches depth charts.  The most savvy fantasy owners take notice and adjust their draft strategies accordingly.  Yet, in most drafts there’s still

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WWJD? – What Will Jahvid Do? (2011-12)

By The Mortar Mouth Jahvid Best had Lions fans and fantasy owners alike rejoicing after week two of the 2010 season. In his first two games in the NFL he totaled 98 yards rushing, 170 yards through the air and

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2011 NFL Entry Draft – Immediate “Fantasy” Impact

By The Oracle Every year there are teams that have holes that need to be immediately filled via the draft or free agency.  Management doesn’t always have the luxury of three seasons to knead and mold a quarterback into the

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MLB Baseball News

Oscar Taveras optioned to Triple-A

Manager John Mozeliak and the St. Louis Cardinals have optioned top prospect OF Oscar Taveras to Triple-A on Thursday. ...More→

Hitting for the Cycle: June 27

A 27 and 43 record can do a lot of things to a manager. An already long baseball season will drag on to what seems like ...More→

Trouble in Tigertown

Note: I am a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan. I have had season tickets for five years and have been there through thick ...More→

Hitting for the Cycle: June 20

The following happened Wednesday, June 13th between myself and my buddy Spencer: "Spencer - 9:35pm: 10:00 games, who ...More→

Mark Trumbo looks to continue his great season against the Dodgers

Los Angeles Angels Util. Mark Trumbo went 2-for-3 with a pair of three-run homers and two walks in Sunday's win over ...More→

Bryce Harper probable for game tonight

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper was not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox because of lower back tightness, ...More→

Tigers Austin Jackson back in great form

Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson went 2-for-5 with a double, homer and three RBIs in Sunday’s win over the ...More→

Hitting for the Cycle: June 4th

When the New York Mets signed Johan Santana in the winter of 2007 to a 6 year $137 million contract, they envisioned ...More→

Adam Jones okay after MRI tests come back

Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones reported via his Twitter account on Monday morning that he was "all good" and was on ...More→

Allen Craig has a big day to help break the Cards losing streak

St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig went 2-for-3 with his sixth homer of the season, three RBIs, two runs scored and a ...More→

NFL Football News

Steve Smith cut by Panthers, heading to Baltimore

After 13 seasons with the Carolina Panthers, veteran WR Steve Smith has formally been released by the team. Smith ....More→

Jags will not meet contract demands of MJD

Jacksonville Jaguars GM Gene Smith stated clearly Monday that the team has no intention of meeting RB Maurice Jones ....More→

Packers come to terms with longtime WR Donald Driver

Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver has reportedly re-signed with the team for the duration of his career. Driver ....More→

Lions DT Fairley arrested and charged with DUI

On Sunday Morning Detroit Lions Defensive Tackle Nick Fairley was arrested and charged with reckless driving, no proof ....More→

Titus Young barred from Lions OTA’s until further notice

After a fight last week that involved Detroit Lions Wide Reciever Titus Young and Safety Louis Delmas, Young has been ....More→

Jets DT Ellis could face jail time, possible deportation

In a long awaited trial stemming from a 2010 altercation, Kenrick Ellis will be on trial for aggravated assault and, if ....More→

Titans WR Kenny Britt may need another knee surgery

Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt may need another surgery on his right knee. Britt tore his right ACL and MCL last ....More→

Redskins sign Tim Hightower

Washington Redskins agreed to terms with RB Tim Hightower on a one-year contract. Hightower, 26, averaged 3.82 yards ....More→

Buffalo Bills sign QB Vince Young

According to senior ESPN analyst, Chris Mortensen, the Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent QB Vince Young to a 1-year ....More→

Browns DT Phil Taylor needs surgery after torn pectoral muscle

Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor will undergo surgery next week to repair the left pectoral muscle torn while lifting ....More→

NBA Basketball News

NBA Future Prospects

Click on the player's name for their Draft Express profile and scouting report including highlights. Jabari Parker - ...More→

Chris Bosh is finally listed as day-to-day

Miami Heat C Chris Bosh (abdomen) is officially listed as day-to-day, but the Heat remain hopeful that he can play in ...More→

OKC will go ‘BIG’ Tuesday night

Oklahoma City Thunder Coach Scott Brooks said he sees Serge Ibaka playing "his normal minutes" in Tuesday's Game 2 ...More→

Lebron James leads Heat to easy win in game 1

Miami Heat F/G LeBron James scored 32 points on 13-of-22 shooting with 13 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and three ...More→

Miami Heat lose Chris Bosh indefinitely

Miami Heat C Chris Bosh had an MRI Monday which revealed a strained abdominal muscle and he is officially listed as ...More→

Kobe Bryant drops 31 in losing effort

Los Angeles Lakers F/G Kobe Bryant played through the flu and hit 13-of-23 shots for 31 points to go along with two ...More→

Ty Lawson leads the Nuggets to victory, ties series with L.A.

Denver Nuggets PG Ty Lawson hit 13-of-18 shots and five 3-pointers for 32 points, five rebounds, six assists and a ...More→

Blake Griffin will be a game-time decision Friday

Los Angeles Clippers F Blake Griffin's injured left knee showed no structural damage on Thursday when the MRI results ...More→

James Harden named NBA’s sixth man of the year

Oklahoma City Thunder G/F James Harden has been named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year, according to the ...More→

Blake Griffin expects to play Friday

Los Angeles Clippers F Blake Griffin (knee) will have an MRI Thursday and Chris Paul (groin) will also be ...More→

NHL Hockey News

Tomas Vokoun becomes a Penguin

The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired the rights to G Tomas Vokoun and promptly signed him to a two-year/$4 million contract ...More→

Gaborik to undergo surgery

After a dissapointing series loss to the New Jersey Devils, the New York Rangers have more unfortunate news coming ...More→

Shane Doan continues point streak in game 1 loss

Phoenix Coyotes W Shane Doan registered an assist to extend his point streak to three games. Doan has three goals and ...More→

Veteran Martin Brodeur leads Devils to third round of playoffs

New Jersey Devils G Martin Brodeur turned aside 27 of 28 shots Tuesday as the Devils defeated Philadelphia 3-1 to ...More→

Claude Giroux suspended for game five

Philadelphia Flyers F Claude Giroux has been suspended for Game 5 on Tuesday for his hit to the head of Dainius ...More→

Lundqvist stops all 39 for first postseason shutout

New York Rangers goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, stood on his head Monday night against the Ottawa Senators stopping all 39 ...More→

Jaroslav Halak out for Monday’s game

St. Louis Blues G Jaroslav Halak has officially been ruled out of Monday`s Game Three against the San Jose Sharks due ...More→

Carl Hagelin is handed a three-game suspension

New York Rangers F Carl Hagelin for three games for his hit on Ottawa's Daniel Afredsson Saturday. The rookie winger ...More→

Cory Schneider will get the nod over Roberto Luongo Sunday night

Vancouver Canucks G Cory Schneider will start in goal for the Canucks on Sunday night. Canucks' Coach Vigneault said ...More→

Sidney Crosby scores but the Pens forfeit a 3-0 lead

Pittsburgh Penguins C Sidney Crosby scored a goal and registered an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime loss to ...More→