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February 20, 2014 Updates

After the victory, when engaged in conversation about his favorite NFL team, James said of criticism Romo has endured: "Just don't care what everybody thinks. If you care about your craft and at the end of the day if you went out there and you gave it everything you had and you laid it out on the line for your teammates, you can sleep comfortably at night. Don't watch ESPN and all these so-called 'everyone knows what to do that ain't never put on a uniform, trying to tell you what to do' [shows]." To which ESPN's Ley replied on his Twitter account: "Help me here, @KingJames. "Don't watch ESPN." - except when you're the focus of a 1 hr show annoucing your free agent destination?" South Florida Sun-Sentinel

February 10, 2014 Updates

Jason Collins: For the past 2 days I have met with @MikeSamFootball here in LA. He is a great young man who has shown tremendous courage and leadership Twitter

Jason Collins: I can't wait to cheer for whatever lucky team that drafts @mikesamfootball. Personally I hope he goes to my favorite team. The @Colts Twitter

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If you're going to the Super Bowl, it is time to start being nice to Mark Cuban. In an email, Cuban confirmed the speculation about his Super Bowl party: "The annual AXS TV Direct Super Bowl party will feature Jay-Z," he says. Cuban is the co-founder of AXS TV. He will co-host the party with Eli Manning. Scheduled to be held at DirecTV's SuperFan Stadium at New York's Hudson River Park Pier 40, the event is invitation only. Dallas Morning News

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On Thursday, Kobe Byrant responded to comments from NFL legend Jim Brown, who said Bryant was “confused” about African-American culture “because he was raised in another country.” Brown made the remarks in an appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show. Here’s the full quote, from Sports Grid: “He’s somewhat confused about our culture. Because he was brought up in another country…If I had to invite people to that [black athlete] summit all over,” Brown said, referring to a summit held in the early 70s regarding Muhammed Ali’s refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, “there’d be some athletes I wouldn’t call. He’d be one of them.” For The Win

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If I was in the NFL, I’d probably be at least, like, the first or second DB in the NFL. One, two or three, I’d say, because [Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback] Darrelle] Revis is pretty solid, [Arizona Cardinals corner] Patrick Peterson is pretty solid and you got my man Sherman holding it down. It’d be a tough position, but the level that I was playing football at at the time, I was — you know, it was fun for me and it came pretty easy. [...] And I only gave it a year in college, so for me, it’d be pretty scary to think about, you know, my future in football. If I really gave it my all, and stopped focusing on basketball, and gave everything I had on football, I’d probably be one of the best corners the NFL has ever seen. Yahoo! Sports

September 23, 2013 Updates

Coaches that win consecutive championships receive lucrative offers for speeches, book deals and more. But we hear the Heat’s Erik Spoelstra is turning down everything. As a friend said, at this point in his life, he wants to focus on winning championships. Spoelstra again has used a bit of his time this summer to study coaches and their techniques, including friend Chip Kelly in Philadelphia and Pete Carroll in Seattle. (He also spoke to Seahawks and University of Tennessee players, and Russell Wilson raved about his speech to the Seahawks.) Miami Herald

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Wednesday afternoon New England Patriots rising star tight end Aaron Hernandez, 23, was picked up from his North Attleborough home by Bristol County police and taken to the Bristol County District Court where he was later arraigned. Within 90-minutes of being picked up by the police, Hernandez was released by the Patriots. A short time later he faced the judge as the prosecution issued the charges against him. Murder … along with five gun-related charges. The arraignment was broadcast live on ESPN’s SportsCenter. Within moments, a few NBA players like Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry commented on the news via Twitter. SheridanHoops

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