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Ben loves sports so much but prefers watching other people do it. He prefers not to share what teams he's supporting but he is willing to admit that Lebron James is, in fact, the king.

Chargers Make Derwin James the Highest-Paid Safety in NFL

Derwin James with the Chargers in 2019
The Los Angeles Chargers announced on Tuesday that they had locked their star Derwin James to a new multi-year deal. The team didn’t disclose the terms, but reports say that James received a four-year, $76.4 million extension that makes him the highest-paid safety in the NFL. https://twitter.com/chargers/status/1559938145751220224 James was set to enter the 2022 NFL season playing on the fifth-year option...

Jets Hopeful That Wilson Avoided Season-Ending Injury

Zach Wilson with the Jets in 2021
The New York Jets are confident that Zach Wilson has avoided a season-ending injury ahead of the quarterback's MRI exam on Saturday. Wilson appeared to injure his right knee while participating in the second offensive series during the preseason when his knee buckled as he scrambled out of the pocket. Following this non-contact injury, Wilson limped off to the...

Kevin Durant Tells the Nets He’ll Stay If They Fire Head Coach Steve Nash

Kevin Durant celebrates winning Men's Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games in August.
There is a scenario in which Kevin Durant plays for the Brooklyn Nets this season and perhaps beyond. But in order to get that outcome, the Nets would have to fire their head coach Steve Nash. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Durant, who made a trade request earlier this offseason, recently met for dinner with the Nets' owner...

Saffold Rejoins Bills’ Training After Recovering From Car Crash

Los Angeles Rams offensive guard Rodger Saffold in 2018
The Buffalo Bills guard Rodger Saffold has returned to his team's training camp after recovering from a rib injury sustained in a car crash. He was removed from the non-football injury list on Sunday. Saffold's return to action will provide a much-needed boost to the Bills' offensive line, particularly with the team missing Spencer Brown and Ryan Bates at other...

Venus Williams Suffers Defeat in Return to Tennis

Venus Williams during her first round match on Australian Open in 2018
Former WTA world number one Venus Williams marked her return to tennis on Monday night when she faced Rebecca Marino in the first round of the Citi Open. After starting off the match strong by winning the first set 6-4, Williams slipped up in the second, eventually leading to her defeat of 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. "I didn't think I played...

Robinson Cano Designated for Assignment by the Braves

Robinson Cano with the Mariners in 2017
Veteran second baseman Robinson Cano is set to become jobless once again this season. The eight-time All-Star has been designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves on Monday and will be looking for a new team after he clears waivers. Cano, who joined the Braves in a trade with the San Diego Padres in June, is ending his spell with...

Zion Williamson Has a Weight Clause in His Max Extension With Pelicans

Zion Williamson with the Duke Blue Devils in 2019
The New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson will have to remain slim if he wants to keep all of the money from his five-year, $193 million max extension. According to Christian Clark of NOLA.com, Williamson's deal came with a weight clause that could affect the deal's guarantee money if breached. Reportedly, the clause stipulates that Williamson will have occasional weigh-ins...

Buccaneers Center Ryan Jensen Suffers Serious Injury In Training

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Linesman Ryan Jensen in 2019
Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen was carted off the practice field during his team's training session on Thursday after incurring a knee injury. This comes just weeks before the start of the new NFL season. NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo have reported that the Buccaneers hope to have a definite diagnosis of the player's injury within...

Former NBA Player Aron Baynes Joins NBL Side in Post-Injury Career Rebound

Aron Baynes of Team Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Veteran NBA center Aron Baynes has joined Australia's National Basketball League side Brisbane Bullets, the player's agent, Daniel Moldovan, revealed to ESPN. The two-year deal includes a provision that will allow Baynes to depart the team and return to the NBA if desired. This move comes a year after the 35-year-old player suffered a freak fall at the Tokyo Olympics...

Jets Moving Mekhi Becton, 2020’s 1st Round Pick, to Left Tackle

Mekhi Becton during practice with the Jets
When the New York Jets selected Louisville's Mekhi Becton with the 11th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the franchise believed they got their left tackle of the future. While they got the tackle thing right, it turns out they were wrong about the side of the offensive line. The Jets' head coach Robert Saleh confirmed on Wednesday that...

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