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David Hookstead | Reporter

NFL teams apparently believe Josh Rosen will be shipped out of Arizona.

The prevailing wisdom seems to be that quarterback Kyler Murray is a lock to go to the Arizona Cardinals first overall. Given what I’ve seen in the past few weeks and what I predicted a month ago, I would have to say that’s also what I believe will happen.

Turns out, teams are the league feel the same way because they’re preparing for Josh Rosen to get traded. (RELATED: Kyler Murray Measures In At Over 5’10” At The Combine)

Albert Breer wrote the following Monday for Sports Illustrated:

Teams are still in the dark on the availability of Cardinals QB Josh Rosen. But I’m told that’s not stopping them from getting their ducks in a row, with guys who’ve worked with Rosen over the last few years fielding phone calls and having discussions with intrigued teams gathering background. If you want to see the real-life application of the perception that Kyler Murray is Arizona-bound, there you have it.

Let’s be honest with ourselves on this one. Unless something major changes, Kyler Murray is going to be wearing red and white for the Cardinals’ Week 1 of the 2019 season.

That means Josh Rosen will be moved. Where could he end up? The Giants seem like a likely destination, especially now that the franchise is reportedly not interested in Dwayne Haskins.

Rosen has the potential to be a franchise quarterback. You’re kidding yourself if you think he won’t be scooped up in a heartbeat.

As for the Cardinals, it sounds like they’re all in on putting Kliff Kingsbury and Murray together. I can’t wait.

The two of them together should be epic. That fast-paced offense they’re going to run is going to be so much fun to watch.

Best of luck to Rosen wherever he ends up, but there’s a really good chance it’s about to be the Kyler Murray show in Arizona.

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David Hookstead | Reporter

Free agent receiver Jordy Nelson has no shortage of suitors.

Nelson was cut from the Oakland Raiders after they paid him $3 million, and it doesn’t sound like he’ll be out of a job for long. According to Adam Schefter, the former Packers star will visit the Seahawks on Tuesday. The Patriots, Titans, Chiefs and Raiders are also all reportedly interested.

Yes, the Raiders, the team that just cut him after paying him might want him back. What a bizarre situation. Notably, the Packers aren’t on the list. (RELATED: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Says He Won’t Get Surgery On His Knee)

The Seahawks and Nelson could be a great fit. Russell Wilson needs a dependable receiver, and that’s exactly what the former Packers star can be.

He might not be the star he once was, but he’s still a workhorse of a dude. The Seahawks would be incredibly wise to get him as quickly as possible.

The exact same can be said of the Patriots. Tom Brady has the rare ability of squeezing the most out of everybody around him, and we all know New England is a premium destination for veterans searching for a ring.

Nelson would probably flourish under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. He would provide a legit receiving threat to go along with Edelman.

It is a little surprising to see the Packers not on the list. You’d think Aaron Rodgers would absolutely want his former star back.

I guess not. It looks like Nelson will have to get paid elsewhere.

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David Hookstead | Reporter

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry behaved like a child Monday night in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

Curry behaved like a spoiled brat when he was called for a foul at the end of the third quarter. He ran around the court, yelled at the refs and resembled a kid on prom night who has been told to drink a little less and doesn’t take it well.

It was not at all what you’d expect to see out of a generally composed NBA star. Watch his pathetic antics below.

Imagine being a full-grown man, and behaving like that in front of the whole country. Hell, you shouldn’t behave like that if you’re in private.

You damn sure shouldn’t do it in front of TV cameras. It’s not like that was a bad call, either. It might not have been great, but it’s fair to say there was some contact there. (RELATED: Warriors Star Steph Curry Suffers Humiliating Fall During Dunk Attempt)

Why that reaction was necessary, we might never know.

Curry should take a long look in the mirror, and ask himself if that behavior is the standard we expect out of some of the best athletes in the world.

He’s out there acting like he just got accused of murder. Give it a rest. It’s one foul call in one game, and it was probably the right call.

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David Hookstead | Reporter

Tiger Woods seemed to enjoy the sight of his mugshot on a t-shirt.

In a video shared Monday by Barstool Sports, the golfer can be seen walking to the course when a fan gets his attention. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Hottest Women On Instagram)

The fan was wearing a shirt featuring the legendary golfer’s mugshot from his August 2017 arrest. He was taken into custody on a DUI charge, and THC, Vicodin, Hydromorphone, Xanax, and Ambien were all reportedly found in his system. (RELATED: Donald Trump Tees It Up With Tiger Woods And Dustin Johnson)

However, he really doesn’t seem to care much. In the video, it looked like Woods was trying to fight back laughter.

At least Woods has a good sense of humor about the whole thing — although, I would argue there’s nothing really funny about allegedly driving under the influence, but that’s just me.

To Woods’ credit, I’m sure there are plenty of thin-skinned pro athletes who probably would have called security on this guy.

He seemed to roll with the punches.

Good for Tiger for being able to laugh at his mistakes. Now, we’ll have to see if he finds t-shirts reminding him of all of his affairs as funny.

Something tells me the answer to that question is going to be “no.”

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David Hookstead | Reporter

Philadelphia Phillies player Carlos Santana had an incredible reaction to his teammates playing video games.

During a poor part of last season for the Phillies, players were focused on video games during matchups taking place out on the field. How did Santana respond to that? He just smashed the TV with a baseball bat. (RELATED: Bryce Harper Signs With The Phillies)

ESPN reported the following on the situation:

When the Philadelphia Phillies lost their ninth consecutive game toward the end of last September, veteran first baseman Carlos Santana felt like he needed to send a message to his teammates who he said spent portions of the game against the Atlanta Braves playing video games in the clubhouse. Santana grabbed a bat, retreated to the room at Citizens Bank Park where the gaming took place and smashed the TV to ensure there would be no more Fortnite the final two days of the season.

“I see a couple players — I don’t want to say names — they play video games during the game,” Santana told ESPN. “We come and lose too many games, and I feel like they weren’t worried about it. Weren’t respecting their teammates or coaches or the staff or the [front] office. It’s not my personality. But I’m angry because I want to make it good.”

This is awesome. It’s almost straight out of the movie “Moneyball,” when players dance to music after losing.

If you’re a pro athlete and you’re playing video games during actual games, then you should be suspended immediately. It should be a zero-tolerance policy.

You’re getting paid a ton of money to win. If you can’t delay picking up a controller for the four or five hours you’re committed to playing, then you have no business in the sport. It’s that simple.

I honestly wouldn’t have been surprised if this ended in a fistfight. Imagine giving everything you have, and then finding out some players are busy with Fortnite. (RELATED: Philadelphia Phillies Sell $4 Million Worth Of Tickets After Signing Bryce Harper)

Smashing a TV seems like a very calm and measured response.

If you’re dumb enough to play video games during a matchup, then you’re dumb enough to get your TV smashed. Play stupid games and I promise you that you’ll win stupid prizes.

Major shoutout to Santana for showing the Phillies what leadership looks like.

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David Hookstead | Reporter

Johnny Manziel has finally addressed joining the Memphis Express in the Alliance of American Football.

Johnny Football joined the Express late Saturday night after being exiled from the CFL. Naturally, the hype train immediately began, and it sounds like he is ready to embrace it. (RELATED: Johnny Manziel Signs With The Memphis Express In The AAF)

“I’m just excited to get back to playing American football again. I’m excited to get back to the basics of football. I’ve been working out constantly, playing some golf in my spare time and living the offseason life. I’m excited to be around the guys and to get back on the field,” The former Montreal Alouettes quarterback said after his first practice with the team Monday.

That’s right, folks. We’re doing playing that crazy Canadian style of football. We’re balling out the way we were meant to. There are 11 guys on each side of the ball and a 100-yard field.

Last time I checked, that’s how this game was meant to be played.

The addition of Manziel is truly going to set the AAF on fire, and I can’t wait. TV ratings are going to go through the roof, a major name is immediately involved and that will draw the fans.

Could it end up being a disaster on the field? It could be, but I doubt it. Manziel played a full year up in the CFL last season. (RELATED: Johnny Manziel Shows Off Arm Strength)

He appears to be in prime shape and ready to roll. That’s what the fans want, and the AAF wants the fans to be engaged and interested.

He is supposed to be available to the media at length at some point today. Check back for more updates when we have them.

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman attends Arab league and EU summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh
FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman attends a summit between Arab league and European Union member states, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, February 24, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

March 19, 2019

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has launched four entertainment projects in the capital Riyadh, together worth 86 billion riyals ($23 billion), state television reported on Tuesday.

The projects include a park, sports track and an art center.

The King also ordered that one of the capital’s main roads should be named after crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

(Reporting by Marwa Rashad; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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David Hookstead | Reporter

The Boston Celtics had a great video for Isaiah Thomas in a game Monday night against the Denver Nuggets.

Thomas was shipped from Boston to the Cleveland Cavaliers after the 2017 season, and it just never felt like the situation ended on a good note.

That’s probably in part because he struggled with injuries over the past couple years. However, there’s no doubt that he’s still a hero in Boston, and the team made it clear last night. (RELATED: Kyrie Irving Claims He Doesn’t Want To Be Famous, Just Wants To Play Basketball At ‘High Level’)

The emotional video played during the first quarter of the game as Thomas appeared to fight back emotions. Watch the awesome moment below.

Is it just me or is it a bit dusty in here? I’m not even a Celtics fan, and I loved that moment. It’s always great to see when a fanbase and organization show how much they appreciate a player.

Thomas hasn’t played there in a couple years now, and has been on three other teams. Yet, the Boston faithful still feel loyalty to him.

His 2016-2017 season with the team was truly an incredible run.

Props to the Celtics for showing Thomas the gratitude he’s earned, even if it came all these years later.

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David Hookstead | Reporter

Blake Bortles wasn’t unemployed for long, and is headed to the Los Angeles Rams.

Bortles signed a one-year deal with the organization late Monday. Financial details aren’t known at this time.

I said there was no way that Bortles would be out in the cold for long at all. The quarterback market in the NFL is a sad joke, and anybody with a pulse will get a look.

It was only a matter of time after the Jaguars cut him loose that he’d get scooped up. Not only did he get signed, but he got picked up by one of the best teams in the league. (RELATED: Jacksonville Jaguars Sign Nick Foles, Contract Worth Up To $102 Million)

What more could you ask for if you’re in his shoes?

He’ll be an insurance policy for Jared Goff and get to develop under Sean McVay. If there’s one guy capable of squeezing the most out of the former first round pick, it’s the Rams head coach.

This might honestly be a match made in heaven.

Finally, I just realized I’m a few days older than Bortles. Feels like he’s been in the NFL forever, and we both look a couple decades older than we are.

What a wild life to be living.

Source: The Daily Caller

Japanese Olympic Committee President Takeda attends JOC board of directors meeting in Tokyo
Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda attends JOC board of directors meeting in Tokyo, Japan, March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

March 19, 2019

TOKYO (Reuters) – The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, said on Tuesday he will step down from his position when his current term ends in June.

French prosecutors placed Takeda under formal investigation in December for suspected corruption in Japan’s successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Games.

Takeda, who was president of the 2020 bid committee, said during a JOC board of directors meeting in Tokyo that he would step down from his position when his term ends and not seek re-election.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka and Jack Tarrant; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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