Sports Break: LeGarrette Blount leaves Patriots for one-year deal with Eagles

For the NBA’s East teams, a LeBron-sized quandary: Wait him out or hope to beat him; Celtics receive top pick in the 2017 NBA draft, but Lakers also lottery winners; Five burning questions ahead of Celtics-Cavaliers, and one rather stark prediction; An embarrassing Game 2 loss for the Spurs was followed by a Gregg Popovich scolding; Matt Hasselbeck, Leonard Marshall pledge to donate brains to concussion research; J.R. Smith, whose daughter was born prematurely, gave a special Mother’s Day to moms in NICU; Martellus Bennett does not like the RompHim; Mark Cuban admits Mavericks ‘did everything possible to lose games’ ahead of deep NBA draft; New Baylor lawsuit alleges football team used gang rape as ‘bonding’ experience; While Mike Golic talks cryptically about the ‘Mike & Mike’ breakup, his son pulls no punches; ‘Tom Brady would turn into me’: Vince Wilfork on why the Patriots QB never tried his ribs; Shaq O’Neal finds a new way to make Charles Barkley the butt of his jokes; LeGarrette Blount leaves Patriots for one-year deal with Eagles; Tom Brady had concussion, Gisele Bündchen says, though it was never on Patriots injury report; Colin Kaepernick vs. RGIII: Who would you rather have on your team?; The NFL’s smartest over/under bets for the 2017 season; Isaiah Thomas will torch Kyrie Irving and give the Celtics a shot against the Cavaliers
 
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J.R. Smith, whose daughter was born prematurely, gave a special Mother’s Day to moms in NICU
Everyone gets flowers in the unit in which Dakota Smith, born five months early, is getting stronger every day.
Martellus Bennett does not like the RompHim
Packers tight end does his part to halt this menace before it spreads.
 
Mark Cuban admits Mavericks ‘did everything possible to lose games’ ahead of deep NBA draft
This is stuff you probably shouldn’t say out loud.
 
For the NBA’s East teams, a LeBron-sized quandary: Wait him out or hope to beat him
“Yeah, [James’s Cavaliers] are great,” said the Raptors general manager. “But if it was that, then they would be in a league of two teams or something. We need to figure out how to beat these guys. That’s our job.”
 
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New Baylor lawsuit alleges football team used gang rape as ‘bonding’ experience
The latest allegations against the Bears football team paint an even more disturbing picture.
 
While Mike Golic talks cryptically about the ‘Mike & Mike’ breakup, his son pulls no punches
Jake Golic does not seem happy that ESPN is splitting up his father and Mike Greenberg.
 
‘Tom Brady would turn into me’: Vince Wilfork on why the Patriots QB never tried his ribs
The 6-foot-2, 325-pound free agent wants to talk more about barbecue than football these days.
 
Shaq O’Neal finds a new way to make Charles Barkley the butt of his jokes
Over to you, Charles. If this doesn’t liven up the NBA playoffs, nothing will.
 
 
LeGarrette Blount leaves Patriots for one-year deal with Eagles
The running back is coming off his best NFL season.
 
Tom Brady had concussion, Gisele Bündchen says, though it was never on Patriots injury report
The supermodel complicates things by saying he had a concussion last season, something that never showed up on the New England Patriots’ injury report.
 
Colin Kaepernick vs. RGIII: Who would you rather have on your team?
The two probably are the top remaining free agent quarterbacks on the market.
 
Celtics receive top pick in the 2017 NBA draft, but Lakers also lottery winners
Boston will get to choose first in next month’s NBA draft, followed by Los Angeles, which will pick second for the third straight year.
 
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Five burning questions ahead of Celtics-Cavaliers, and one rather stark prediction
With all due respect to the No. 1 seed, the Celtics aren’t ready for this challenge.
 
An embarrassing Game 2 loss for the Spurs was followed by a Gregg Popovich scolding
The Spurs were destroyed in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Gregg Popovich made no excuses for them.
 
Matt Hasselbeck, Leonard Marshall pledge to donate brains to concussion research
Former NFL players make public commitments toward furthering research around head injuries and CTE.
 
 
     
 
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