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Barcelona pre-season fixtures: The Blaugrana’s complete summer tour & schedule

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Barcelona will make another appearance in the United States this summer as they prepare for a renewed assault on La Liga and the Champions League in 2017-18. With Ernesto Valverde replacing Luis Enrique at the helm, the Blaugrana will aim to re-take the two prizes they value the most next season having claimed just the Copa del Rey in 2016-17. This is your complete guide to the fixtures awaiting Barca during pre-season.

Giants sign first-round draft pick, tight end Evan Engram

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The New York Giants have signed first-round draft pick Evan Engram, the speedy tight end who coaches believe will be a tough matchup for opposing defenses. The Giants announced the signing on Thursday, shortly after the team finished a mandatory three-day minicamp. The Mississippi product is the last of the team's six draft picks to sign.

Aaron Judge still feels like he has something to prove despite his MVP credentials

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. – One afternoon when I was in middle school, my football coach tore a white sheet of paper from a large roll in the corner of the locker room, near the showers. We knew this roll of paper as our bath towel dispenser. As in, “Hey, tear

Free agent rookie Aldrick Rosas is Giants’ only kicker

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Aldrick Rosas isn't your ordinary rookie free agent trying to make the New York Giants. The 22-year-old is a placekicker from small-school Southern Oregon who suffered a major knee injury in 2014. Rosas got a tryout with the Tennessee Titans last summer and hit his only field goal attempt and four extra points.

New Saints quarterback Ryan Nassib will spend his summer playing catch-up on the New Orleans playbook

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Almost as soon as the final organized team activity wrapped up Thursday, the New Orleans Saints scattered, ready to enjoy the NFL's five-week break between the end of offseason workouts and the start of training camp. But not all of the Saints will be taking it easy. New quarterback Ryan Nassib will be taking homework with him. Nassib, the former New York Giants backup who signed with New Orleans earlier this week, has five weeks to get up to speed on the Saints playbook.  "It's going to take some time," Nassib said. "Coming in late in the offseason didn't help, but fortunately, I have some time over the break to really dive in and cram." Nassib, a free agent after backing up Eli Manning for

Eli Manning thinks Odell Beckham Jr. is handling things well

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Being the son and brother of NFL quarterbacks, hijacking your rookie draft, and playing in the biggest media market will do that for a guy. “Everybody’s got to kind of grow with the times, and things have changed,” Manning said, via Justin Tasch of the New York Daily News. “The NFL’s changed, social media, all that’s changed since I’ve been a New York Giant.

Beckham: Missing OTAs Had Nothing To Do With Wanting New Deal

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. says his decision to skip voluntary workouts had nothing to do with his contract. The New York Giants star receiver simply wanted to train on his own, reflect on life and take time to “grow and mature.” The three-time Pro Bowl receiver joined teammates Tuesday for the start of a mandatory three-day minicamp. He saw limited action in the 1-hour, 40-minute workout and dropped one deep ball. From the time he hit the field, it seemed his every move was studied by reporters, photographers and video crews. He was relaxed after practice and hedged several times when asked about his contract. MORE: Keidel: Eccentricities Aside, Beckham Is Worth

Ben McAdoo debuts new hairstyle at minicamp

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive Benny with the good hair is now Benny with the new hair. Giants coach Ben McAdoo, whose appearance has sometimes been as scrutinized as his play-calling, debuted a new McA-do for the opening of Giants minicamp on Tuesday. It was a slicked back look, a la Pat Riley, and a big departure from his old, more moppy hairstyle with a part in the middle. "Got to keep you all on your toes," McAdoo said. "Got to keep it fresh, right?" Sure. And a change in appearance can be good, as McAdoo learned when he was lampooned for the oversized suit he wore to his introductory press conference as the new Giants head coach last year. Even after he found clothes that

Beckham says missing OTAs had nothing to do with contract

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Odell Beckham Jr. says his decision to skip voluntary workouts had nothing to do with his contract. Beckham is one of the NFL's top receivers and he will earn $1.8 million in this his fourth season, much less than some receivers who are far less productive. "I have seen a holdout and all that stuff and I have really never seen it work, so that was never in my mind to: 'I'm not going to go to OTAs to get a new contract,'" Beckham said.

Odell Beckham posts impressive workout video, reports to minicamp

Monday, June 12th, 2017

At least the New York Giants don’t have to worry about receiver Odell Beckham being out of shape. Beckham hadn’t been at voluntary OTAs, which made headlines because he’s Beckham. For the moment, whatever is bothering Beckham won’t turn into a five-alarm fire.