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Mark Cuban hopes to emulate Jerry Jones

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Cuban recently expressed excitement and praise for Jones, as he prepares to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “Hopefully I emulate all this,” Cuban said, “Jerry had two goals: One, to be successful in business and he knew he had to sell, and two, to win. Jerry’s always been a great salesperson and he set the example if you want to be successful it doesn’t hurt to eat, sleep and breathe your company.

Terrelle Pryor working out with Antonio Brown

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is still relatively new to wide receiver and his preparation for his first season at the position in Washington includes work with one of the best wideouts in the league. Pryor posted video and pictures on social media of workouts with Steelers star Antonio Brown in recent days. Pryor spoke earlier in the offseason about plans to work with Randy Moss and Michael Irvin as well and the Redskins free agent pickup said this spring that he knows he still has a lot to learn after playing quarterback for the majority of his career.

Lance Stroll is making Jacques Villeneuve eat his words

Sunday, June 25th, 2017
Lance Stroll is making Jacques Villeneuve eat his words

The Canadian rookie raced to a record-setting finish at the Azerbaijan GP despite the former champion's criticism

Canada’s Lance Stroll makes history at Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Sunday, June 25th, 2017
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Canadian driver Lance Stroll finished third on Sunday at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, becoming the youngest rookie to race to a podium finish on the F1 circuit.

Louis Riddick: I haven’t heard from Chiefs about G.M. opening

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Sunday morning brought a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that the Chiefs have reached out to ESPN analyst Louis Riddick about setting up an interview for the General Manager vacancy they created by dismissing John Dorsey last week. That report

Steelers expect “great deal of improvement” from tight ends

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Before the 2016 season, the Steelers signed Ladarius Green as a free agent in hopes of keeping the tight end position as a key one in the wake of Heath Miller’s retirement. Green missed a lot of time after offseason ankle surgery, however, and ended the year in the concussion protocol, leaving the Steelers without much to show for their rare dip into the veteran free agent pool. James said the duo is “ready to step up and make the plays we’re asked to make” and offensive coordinator Todd Haley shares that expectation.

Vikings’ Michael Floyd violates terms of house arrest, records show

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd?is scheduled for a show-cause hearing later this month after court records show he violated the terms of his house arrest by drinking. Floyd is due in Scottsdale, Arizona, court June 26.? In a statement released Friday, Floyd said he "drank several bottles of kombucha tea drinks" while watching a movie at his home on Saturday. The receiver said he was "unaware that the drinks contain alcohol." According to webmd.com, the fermentation process of kombucha tea can yield trace amounts of alcohol. According to documents from the court obtained by ESPN, Floyd was contacted on Monday after a review of alcohol monitoring reports indicated a missed test, as

Redskins Playbook: 2017 schedule reveals some good news for Kirk Cousins

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 25, 32 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond on July 27. Timeline The Redskins last played a game 175 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles at FedEx Field in 77 days. Days until: —Franchise tag contract deadline (7/17) 22 —Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 46 —Roster cut to 53 (9/2) 69 The top five running backs the Redskins will face in 2017 Here are the five running backs on the Redskins’ schedule who gained the most yards in 2017. We looked at the top QBs last week. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys, 1,631 yards in 2016—The NFL’s leading rusher didn’t pop for a big day against the Redskins as a rookie

Panthers extra points: Cam Newton not a leader? New contract for Greg Olsen?

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

?  Former NFL player Anthony “Booger” McFarland created a mini-stir with this comment last week: “People I talk to in Carolina tell me Cam’s not a leader and not well liked by a lot of his teammates.” Look, there are 90 players in the Panthers’ locker room. I think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who’s liked by all of the other 89 guys. Cam has a different kind of leadership approach, and his taunting of the defense does not endear him to certain defensive players. But this is a non-story. Much more important is Newton’s progression from March shoulder surgery as we inch closer to the start of training camp in 32 days. ? Greg Olsen’s desire for a new contract is not a media creation. Olsen

Vikings back receiver Floyd’s alcohol in tea claim

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings officials are backing receiver Michael Floyd's fight against a house arrest violation that could land him in jail, one he says was caused by tea that contains alcohol. Floyd said in a sworn affidavit, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper, that the Vikings encourage players to drink kombucha tea as a health drink, saying it is served "on tap" at the team's headquarters. Floyd is fighting a ruling that he violated terms of his house arrest by accidentally ingesting alcohol contained in the tea.