Archive for March, 2017

Remember the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft? Many GMs would like to forget (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, March 31st, 2017
On Friday, the Miami Dolphins waived pass-rusher Dion Jordan with the failed physical designation, bringing to an end Jordan’s relatively brief and highly unsuccessful tenure with the club. If you recall, the Dolphins were so enamored with Jordan in the 2013 NFL draft that they traded places with the Raiders, moving up nine spots from No. 12 to grab him third overall.

NFL draft profile: No. 27 — LSU CB Tre'Davious White, finesse corner with great instincts (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, March 31st, 2017
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted.

Tony Gonzalez leaving CBS and 'The NFL Today' after three seasons on the show (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, March 31st, 2017
Gonzalez just didn’t want to keep traveling to New York to do the show. Gonzalez, who finished his playing career with just about every NFL record for a tight end, is leaving the show after three seasons according to Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch. “I have had an incredible and rewarding three years at CBS and wish it could be more, but traveling to New York each week during the season is not what is best for my family at this time,” Gonzalez said in a statement from CBS Sports, via Deitsch.

Bears waive defensive lineman Ego Ferguson (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 31st, 2017
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have waived defensive lineman Ego Ferguson.

‘I almost died and now I’m trying to get better’: Mark McMorris on snowboard crash

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Star Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris says he "almost died" when he crashed going off a jump in the B.C. backcountry last weekend.

Kaetlyn Osmond, Gabrielle Daleman make history at figure skating worlds

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Canadians Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman captured silver and bronze, respectively, at the world figure skating championships Friday in Helsinki.

Why the Montreal Expos could make a comeback

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Many say it's still a pipe dream, but radical changes in Major League Baseball mean a rebirth of the Montreal Expos is more possible today than ever before. Now about that stadium...

Virginia Commonwealth basketball player Mo Alie-Cox to work out for NFL teams as tight end (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, March 31st, 2017
Virginia Commonwealth forward Mo Alie-Cox hasn’t played football since 9th grade, but some NFL teams see tight end potential. Virginia Commonwealth forward Mo Alie-Cox is 6-foot-6 and a healthy 260 pounds. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the 23-year old has told teams that he will work out on April 11 as a tight end near Richmond, Va.

Draft bust Dion Jordan released by Dolphins (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 31st, 2017
Defensive end Dion Jordan was released Friday by the Miami Dolphins, solidifying his status as a draft bust. Jordan started one game and totaled three sacks after being taken with the No. 3 overall draft pick four years ago. Jordan was reinstated by the NFL in July following a 15-month suspension for his latest violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

On Notice: Meet the Canadian ‘heart’ of South Carolina’s Cinderella Final Four run

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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He doesn't seek the spotlight, but Toronto guard Duane Notice has helped push his team onto one of the biggest stages in sports as a key figure in South Carolina's improbable march to the Final Four.