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Percy Harvin Set To Join Rex Ryan in Buffalo

Percy Harvin Set To Join Rex Ryan in Buffalo

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(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- After half a season with Rex Ryan as a member of the New York Jets, Percy Harvin will be shuffling off to Buffalo.

Harvin has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal is for about $6 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. 

Last season in a split-season with the Seahawks and Jets, Harvin caught 51 passes for 483 yards and one touchdown.  He also ran 33 times for 202 yards and one touchdown.

Harvin, 26, was a first-round selection of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2009 NFL draft. He has found it hard maintaining long-term tenure with a team since being traded from Minnesota to Seattle in 2013.

After spending much of 2013 rehabbing a hip injury with Seattle, Harvin was traded to the Jets in 2014 just eight games into the season.

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Vikings Acquire Mike Wallace From Dolphins

Vikings Acquire Mike Wallace From Dolphins

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(MINNEAPOLIS, Mn.) -- The Miami Dolphins have found a way to rid themselves of wide receiver Mike Wallace.

Two seasons after signing Wallace to a $60 million contract, The Dolphins have traded the speedster and a seventh-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings for a fifth-round pick.

The Vikings were one of Wallace's top pursuers when he hit the market in 2013 after spending four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Minnesota will now install Wallace into a passing attack that includes Greg Jennings and Charles Johnson. 

Wallace, 28, wore out his welcome in Miami after an inability to consistently connect with quarterback Ryan Tannehill and tensions reached a head when the receiver reportedly quit on the team during the Week 17 loss to the New York Jets.

Last season, Wallace hauled in 67 passes for 862 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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Rams Agree To Two-Year Deal With Kenny Britt

Rams Agree To Two-Year Deal With Kenny Britt

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) -- The St. Louis Rams are bringing back their leading receiver from last season.

Kenny Britt and the Rams have agreed to a two-year deal, Friday.

"The year of the #Ram I want to thank everyone from the #Horn to the tail 4 the opportunity to play in such a great Organization #RamsNation," Britt tweeted.

Britt was a first-round pick of Tennessee in 2009 when Jeff Fisher -- now head coach of the Rams -- was the head coach of the Titans.

Last season, Britt caught 48 passes for 748 yards and three touchdowns. 

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ABC Scoreboard 3/13/15

ABC Scoreboard 3/13/15Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Philadelphia 76ers 114 (15-50) - Sacramento Kings 107 (22-42) Charlotte Hornets 101 (29-35) - Chicago Bulls 91 (40-27) Boston Celtics 95 (28-36) - Orlando Magic 88 (21-46) Toronto Raptors 102 (39-26) - Miami Heat 9...

Steelers Agree on New Five-Year Contract with Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers Agree on New Five-Year Contract with Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have taken measures to make sure quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will spend his entire career with the club as the two sides have agreed on a new five-year contract.

Big Ben had going into the final year of his eight-year contract he signed back in 2008.

Roethlisberger was drafted 11th overall back in 2004 and since then, he's been among the best quarterbacks in the NFL. He's taken the Steelers to three Super Bowls, winning two of them during his career in the Steel City.

In 2014, Roethlisberger arguably had the best season his career at 32-years-old. He threw for a career-high 4,952 yards, completed a career-high 67.1 percent of his passes, and also threw 32 touchdowns to just nine interceptions.

On Friday, the Steelers also announced they agreed on a contract with free agent running back DeAngelo Williams. Williams had spent the previous nine seasons of his career with the Carolina Panthers.

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Saints Sign Running Back C.J. Spiller, Trade Wide Reciever Kenny Stills

Saints Sign Running Back C.J. Spiller, Trade Wide Reciever Kenny Stills

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(METAIRIE, La.) -- The New Orleans Saints continued their offseason makeover as they've agreed to terms on a contract with former Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller and trading wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Miami Dolphins.

Spiller's deal with the Saints will be four-year contract worth $18 million, with $9 million guaranteed.

A former first round pick, Spiller is a dynamic talent, but has had trouble producing on a consistent basis since the Bills selected him ninth overall in the 2010 draft.

In 2014, Spiller was limited to just nine games and had 425 total yards of offense while scoring just one touchdown.

The Saints dealt Stills to the Dolphins in exchange for a third round draft pick as well as linebacker Dannell Elerbe .

Stills is a promising receiver who in his second NFL season caught 63 passes for 931 yards and three touchdowns.

The Saints have also added cornerback Brandon Browner and Max Unger, traded tight end Jimmy Graham, and cut linebacker Curtis Lofton and running back Pierre Thomas this offseason.

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Dolphins Sign Jordan Cameron

Dolphins Sign Jordan Cameron

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Miami Dolphins are reloading everywhere.  Miami signed free agent tight end Jordan Cameron to a two-year deal, the team announced on Thursday.

"I am pleased to announce that the Miami Dolphins have come to an agreement with Jordan Cameron," Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said. "He is a young, proven Pro Bowl performer with playmaking ability that will positively impact our team."

Cameron joins one of the biggest free agent names in Ndamukong Suh to relocate to Miami.

He's battled a concussion and shoulder-related injuries last season for the Browns and missed six games, but had a productive 2013 season with 80 receptions.

Cameron also dealt with rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel throwing to him and will now have Ryan Tannehill.

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Kyrie Irving Scores 57 in OT Win over Spurs

Kyrie Irving Scores 57 in OT Win over Spurs

Chris Chambers/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 57 points in the Cavaliers 128-125 overtime win over the Spurs on Thursday night.

Irving scored 55 against the Trail Blazers on Jan. 28, but this one was extra special because it was against the defending NBA champions.

"A few of those shots, it just left my hands and I kind of threw them up at the rim and I was lucky enough and blessed enough that they went in," Irving said.

"It was such a fun game," Irving continued. "The crowd was into it. They sold out, they came to see a great game and it was. Once Bron gets into those step-back 3s, we were just looking at each other, 'Man, this is just so much fun.' "

LeBron James held the franchise record with 56 against the Raptors in 2005, until Irving broke it.

"The kid is special, we all know it, we all see it," said James, who finished with 31 points. "For him to go out and put on a performance like he did tonight was incredible."

Spurs guard Tony Parker had 31 points in the loss. Tim Duncan finished with 18.

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Islanders Sign Boychuk to 7-Year Extension

Islanders Sign Boychuk to 7-Year Extension

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Defenseman Johnny Boychuk signed a seven-year contract extension with the New York Islanders Thursday.According to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun, the deal is worth $42 million.The 31-year-old Boychuk joined the Islanders in October when the Boston Bruins traded him for two second-round picks in 2015 and 2016 and a conditional third-round pick in 2016.The 6-foot-2, 225 pound Boychuk has excelled this season, scoring seven goals and dishing out 25 assists while recording a plus-17 rating, helping the team challenge for the Metropolitan Division crown."Ever since I came to the Islanders, the organization has been incredible to both myself and my family," Boychuk told the team's website. "I am proud to be an Islander and look forward to competing every night in front of such a passionate fan base for many years to come."Boychuk isn't the only defenseman the Islanders have locked up this year: in February, they signed 23-year-old Nick Leddy to a seven-year, $38 million contract extension.

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Colts Release RB Trent Richardson

Colts Release RB Trent Richardson

Al Bello/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts released running back Trent Richardson Thursday.Richardson was traded to the Colts by the Cleveland Browns a few games into the 2013 season. Since then, the former No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft has disappointed.During his time with Indianapolis, Richardson played in 29 regular season games, rushing for 977 yards on an average of 3.1 yards-per-carry.Richardson, 23, did nothing for the Colts in their three playoff games last season. After not receiving a carry in the team's wild card win against the Cincinnati Bengals, he was inactive for the following game against the Denver Broncos and the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. It was later found out that Richardson was actually suspended for two games, the first one being the team's game against the Pats.The Colts have a slew of running backs on their roster: They signed Frank Gore this week, and have Daniel Herron, Zurlon Tipton, and Vick Ballard returning.

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DeMarco Murray to Sign With Eagles

DeMarco Murray to Sign With Eagles

NFL via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The NFL's leading rusher in 2014, DeMarco Murray, is set to join the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN Insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.

Murray is expected to sign a five-year, $42 million deal, including $21 million guaranteed.  

The Cowboys, now Murray's former team, were believed to have offered him a contract worth approximately $6 million per year on average, according to sources who spoke to ESPN's Ed Werder. Murray told teams this week he was seeking $8-10 million annually with $20-25 million guaranteed.  

Werder's source said the Eagles' final offer was "considerably ahead of the Cowboys' on all fronts," including guaranteed money, average salary and incentives.

Murray had 1,845 rushing yards on 392 attempts in 2014, both of which led the NFL.

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Dolphins Introduce Ndamukong Suh

Dolphins Introduce Ndamukong Suh

NFL via Getty Images(DAVIE, Fla.) -- The Miami Dolphins introduced their new defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Wednesday.

Suh signed a six-year $114 million contract, which makes him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.

"I'm excited about the pressure. I don't necessarily look at it as pressure," Suh said. "I'm looking at it as doing something I'm built for."

After being drafted with the No. 2 pick in 2010, the Detroit Lions declined the franchise tag on Suh, which allowed him to become a free agent.

"For me, I had a great time in Detroit," Suh said. "I think the fans are absolutely exquisite to me, especially the people in the organization the last five years. For me, it was nothing short of being amazing. I have a lot of long-lasting relationships that I have in Detroit and I will always have those people. I really enjoyed that time there."

Suh has led all defensive tackles in sacks (36), disruptive plays (50 percent) and total snaps (4,107).

"To get a player of Ndamukong's stature says a lot about our organization,'' director of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said. "The fact he chose us speaks volumes about our organization, our chance to win and the foundation that has been laid here."

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Kurt Busch: Ready to Race Again

Kurt Busch: Ready to Race Again

Chris Graythen/Getty Imgages for NASCAR(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Kurt Busch was reinstated into NASCAR on Wednesday after being suspended after news broke of his domestic abuse case with his ex-girlfriend.

Busch said he's looking forward to being back in a car this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

"It means the world to me to be back in the car," Busch said during a teleconference Wednesday afternoon. "It's been a tough situation the last few months, and I've gone through this with confidence knowing that I know the truth and that I never did any of the things that I was accused of.

Busch was cleared of any charges by the Delaware attorney general's office last week.

"It was a complete fabrication," Busch continued of the domestic abuse allegations. "It was unfortunate that my personal life crossed over and affected my business life. I can't wait to get to the track to see my team, to shake their hands and say, 'Thanks for the support.'"

"I understand why NASCAR needed to take the action that it did," Busch said of his suspension. "This is a very serious issue. The way that NASCAR reacted, it was different than what we had been told all along. They were more focused on the criminal side, as were we."

Busch is still eligible in the chase for the championship if he wins a race this season.

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ESPN: RB Mathews Agrees to Deal with Eagles

ESPN: RB Mathews Agrees to Deal with Eagles

Donald Miralle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Running back Ryan Mathews has agreed to a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.According to Schefter, the 27-year-old Mathews will receive $5 million guaranteed.

Mathews helps take the place of running back LeSean McCoy, who the Eagles officially traded to the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday.

Mathews, who the San Diego Chargers selected with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, has played a full 16 game regular season only once during his five years in the league.During his five seasons with the Chargers, Mathews has rushed for 4,061 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and 23 touchdowns. He's also caught 146 balls, for 1,110 yards and a touchdown.Knee and ankle injuries hampered Mathews last season. He played in eight games, rushing for 330 yards and three touchdowns.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 3/11/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/11/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Sacramento Kings 113 (22-41) – Charlotte Hornets 106 (28-35)

Chicago Bulls 104 (40-26) – Philadelphia 76ers 95 (14-50)

Boston Celtics 95 (27-36) – Memphis Grizzlies 92 (45-19)

Miami Heat 104 (29-35) – Brooklyn Nets 98 (25-38)

Milwaukee Bucks 97 (34-30) – Orlando Magic 91 (21-45)

Los Angeles Clippers 120 (42-23) – Oklahoma City Thunder 108 (35-29)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (19) North Carolina 81 (22-10) – Boston College 63 (13-19)

Patriot League Tournament Final: Lafayette 65 (20-12) – American U 63 (17-16)

NHL:  Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (27-35-6; 60pts) – Buffalo Sabres 3 (19-42-6; 44pts) SO

New York Rangers 3 (42-17-7; 91pts) – Washington Capitals 1 (36-22-10; 82pts)

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Blue Jays Pitcher Marcus Stroman Out 2015 Season

Blue Jays Pitcher Marcus Stroman Out 2015 Season

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman will be out the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced on Tuesday.

The injury occurred during a bunt play.

Stroman, who went 11-6 with a 3.65 ERA last season, took the news rather hard.

"Beyond devastated. Not being able to compete with my brothers each and every day is extremely disappointing. Still can't believe it," Stroman tweeted on Tuesday.

Stroman is set to visit with Dr. James Andrews about a second opinion, but surgery is expected.

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Revis Returns to the Jets

Revis Returns to the Jets

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After spending the last two seasons with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, cornerback Darrelle Revis is returning to the New York Jets, according to ESPN.ESPN reports Revis receives a five-year, $70 million contract -- $39 million guaranteed. That makes him the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history.Revis, 29, helped the Patriots win their fourth Super Bowl of this century last season.

I want to thank the Pats and Pats Nation for an unbelievable year. NEW YORK I'm coming home. #revisisland #jetnation pic.twitter.com/KQE3Yc1orz

— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) March 11, 2015

The Patriots could have picked up a $20 million option on the four-time All-Pro for the 2015 season but declined. Revis then became a free agent at 4 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday before agreeing to join the Jets.During Revis' six seasons with the Jets, he made four Pro Bowls. The phrase "Revis Island" was also created referring to his ability to shut down an opposing teams' best receiver. In 2013, Revis was traded by the Jets to Tampa Bay for first and fourth-round picks. Revis then signed a six-year, $96 million contract with the Bucs. He stayed in Tampa for only one season before joining the Patriots. Revis played in all 19 games for the Pats last season, recording 53 tackles, 18 passes defended, three interceptions, and one forced fumble.

 

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Braves LHP Mike Minor Set to Begin Season on Disabled List

Braves LHP Mike Minor Set to Begin Season on Disabled List

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KISSIMMEE, Fla.) -- The Atlanta Braves are set to place left-hander Mike Minor on the disabled list to start the season because of inflammation in his rotator cuff in his pitching shoulder.

The 27-year-old Minor experienced tightness last week after tossing batting practice. He was supposed to make his first exhibition start against Houston this past Sunday, but the Braves scratched him.

Last spring, Minor dealt with soreness in his shoulder and didn’t make his 2014 debut until May 2. In 25 starts, he went 6-12 with a 4.77 ERA.

The Braves selected Minor out of Vanderbilt University with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft. In five big-league seasons with Atlanta, he has compiled a record of 38-36 with a 4.10 ERA.

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Bulls’ Derrick Rose Aiming to Return for the Playoffs, but Nothing Guaranteed

Bulls’ Derrick Rose Aiming to Return for the Playoffs, but Nothing Guaranteed

NBA via Chicago Bulls(CHICAGO) -- According to again-injured Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, there is a "good chance" he'll make his return this season for the postseason.

"I think so, that's the plan," Rose said. "Whenever I feel right, that's when I'm going to step back."

Rose's most recent set-back came in late February when he aggravated the right medial meniscus, which he had repaired last season.

"Oh, there's no pacing," he said. "Whenever I come back, I think I'm going to be ready to play the way I normally play. That's the smartest thing about being patient with everything that I'm doing, paying attention to my body, paying attention to details every day."

Since tearing his ACL in the 2011-2012 playoffs and hasn't been the same player since. The former MVP hasn't appeared in more than 46 games in a season since the injury.

The original timetable for Rose's return was about six weeks, which would put him in line to return for the postseason.

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Heat’s Chris Bosh Eying a Return to the Court Next Season

Heat’s Chris Bosh Eying a Return to the Court Next Season

NBA via Miami Heat(MIAMI) -- Even though he was forced to sit out the rest of the season due to blood clots in his lungs, the Miami Heat announced that All-Star forward Chris Bosh will be healthy and ready to return to the basketball court next season.

After a recent session with the media, Bosh admitted that he played with the clots for "three weeks probably" before his diagnosis.

Bosh vacationed with teammate Dwayne Wade in Haiti during the All-Star break, felt discomfort, and was then admitted to a hospital after his wife pushed him to do so.

"She saves my life on a daily basis," Bosh said with a grin. "I was in a lot of pain, and it got to the point where I kind of had to swallow my pride a little bit. It's an athlete thing. We're always trying to be superheroes out there all the time. I had to put my pride to the side. Usually the woman is going to be the first to do that. I went ahead and bit the bullet and went to the doctor."

Fortunately for Bosh, he'll be able to resume his basketball career.

The 30-year-old Bosh is a 12-year NBA veteran and is in his fifth season with the Heat.

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