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Report: Rajon Rondo trade rumors ‘overblown’

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According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the Boston Celtics never seriously considered trading All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. After the Celtics agreed to a draft-night blockbuster that sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets, many thought Rondo would be the next player from the 2008 title squad to be moved. But president of basketball operations Danny ...

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49ers defense: Alex Smith knows we’re coming for him

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San Francisco 49ers’ defense is looking forward to hitting their former quarterback Alex Smith when they face him and the Kansas City Chiefs in a preseason game on Friday night. “There’s a first time for everything,” linebacker NaVorro Bowman said, via The Associated Press. “We never got a chance to hit him. This time we can. We’re looking forward to ...

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Jay Cutler happy to be learning ‘quarterback-friendly’ offense

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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is very happy to be learning a new offense that is designed to limit sacks. New head coach Marc Trestman has implemented his offense, which focuses on pass protection and getting the ball out of the quarterback’s hands quickly. “You get rid of the ball,” said Cutler, who has been sacked 148 times in 56 ...

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Greg Jennings: Christian Ponder must ‘trust’ himself for Vikings to succeed

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings recognizes that if the team is going to be successful, quarterback Christian Ponder will have to trust himself and the players. When Jennings watches film of Ponder, he sees one major flaw – confidence. “I know he trusts himself, but at times, it’s like, ‘Ahh, I don’t know if he’s going to do it,’ ...

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Jeanie Buss: Dr. Buss could have changed Dwight Howard’s decision

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Los Angeles Lakers vice president Jeanie Buss thinks if her father, the late Dr. Jerry Buss, was still with us, he might have been able to change Dwight Howard’s decision. “They would’ve probably had a better relationship if my dad hadn’t been sick,” Jeanie Buss said in an interview on ESPNLA 710 Thursday morning. “When it came time to try ...

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Greg Jennings says the Packers ‘brainwashed’ him

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings has more to say about his former team, the Green Bay Packers. This time, Jennings didn’t single out quarterback Aaron Rodgers. “When I came over here, I was kind of brainwashed,” Jennings told Paul Allen and Ben Leber of KFAN radio, via ProFootballTalk.com.  “There’s no ‘kind of’ to it.  Being over in Green Bay, ...

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Tom Brady on young receivers: ‘I’m probably a pain in their butt’

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says the offense isn’t were he would like it to be, but they’re “making progress.” “I think it’s better than what it was when we started and I think that’s the important thing,” said Brady during his Tuesday press conference. “We’ve got to keep building. We’re four weeks from our first game, so we’ve ...

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