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Sources: Goodell, Smith discussed Trump plan

8:30 AM ET NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith spent part of Saturday discussing how to best handle President Donald Trump’s statements about player protests, according to league sources. Reaction to President Trump’s comments was widespread, with several team owners issuing statements and many players opining on social media on Saturday. NFL players register their feelings on social media regarding the comments of President Donald Trump on players who kneel during the national anthem. 1 Related Goodell and Smith also spoke to players such as Philadelphia ...

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Sources: Knicks agree to trade Melo to OKC

3:00 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The New York Knicks have agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN on Saturday. The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick (via the Chicago Bulls) to New York, league sources said. Anthony, 33, will waive his no-trade clause and his $ 8.1 million trade kicker to accommodate the deal, league sources told ESPN. A trade call is scheduled for Monday to finalize the deal with the league ...

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Sources: Melo has Cavs on wish list of teams

9:11 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star, has delivered the New York Knicks an expanded list of teams — including the Cleveland Cavaliers — with which he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause, league sources told ESPN. After the Knicks insisted that they were unable to make a deal with the Houston Rockets, his primary trade destination, Anthony and his representatives honored New York’s request and furnished at least two more teams within the past 10 days, league sources told ESPN. One of the known ...

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Sources: NBA to vote on draft lottery reform

8:56 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The NBA’s Competition Committee has recommended the league’s proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The NBA is aggressively pursuing draft lottery reform to deincentivize tanking, league sources told ESPN. The proposed measures would increase the chances of better teams making a jump into the lottery. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed changes in the effort to ...

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Sources: Browns boot Osweiler as part of cuts

6:02 PM ET The Cleveland Browns released Brock Osweiler on Friday, one day before they had to trim their roster to a league-minimum 53 players, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The move leaves the Browns with Cody Kessler and likely Kevin Hogan as backups to rookie starter DeShone Kizer. Kessler and Hogan are both in their second seasons, and neither has won a game in the NFL. Acquired in the offseason from the Houston Texans, Osweiler was given a chance to earn the starting job in Cleveland. He ...

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Sources: Texans give Hopkins $81M extension

8:42 PM ET HOUSTON — The Houston Texans signed wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to a five-year, $ 81 million contract extension with $ 49 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hopkins’ $ 49 million guaranteed is the largest for any wide receiver in the NFL. The Texans have reached an agreement with tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz on a three-year extension, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Safety Andre Hal signed a three-year extension with the Texans on Thursday, a source confirmed to ESPN. 1 Related Hopkins had a ...

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Sources: Angels finalizing deal for Justin Upton

3:10 PM ET The Los Angeles Angels are finalizing a trade to acquire outfielder Justin Upton from the Detroit Tigers, a source confirmed to ESPN on Thursday. The deal is pending exchange of medical information between the two clubs. A source said that minor league pitcher Grayson Long will be going to Detroit in the trade. Long, a former third-round pick, went 8-6 with a 2.52 ERA in 23 starts with the Angels’ Double-A Mobile farm club this season. It’s uncertain if any other pieces will be going to Detroit ...

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Sources: Cavs get second-rounder to complete Kyrie deal

12:05 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN With a Thursday morning deadline looming, the Boston Celtics agreed to send the Cleveland Cavaliers a 2020 second-round draft pick via the Miami Heat to acquire four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and complete the blockbuster trade. The Celtics resisted the Cavaliers’ desire for a first-round pick to compensate the Cavs’ reluctance to sign-off on Isaiah Thomas‘ hip injury, and Cleveland finally agreed to consummate the deal late Wednesday night. Isaiah Thomas was forceful in his belief that his injured hip would not have a long-term ...

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Sources: NFL cancels Texans-Cowboys game

12:13 PM ET The NFL has opted to cancel Thursday’s preseason game between the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, because the Texans will be able to return home to their families in Houston sooner than anticipated, according to sources. Tickets for the game went on sale Tuesday night and more than 40,000 have been sold, with the proceeds going to the hurricane relief fund. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that any fans who bought tickets can receive a refund or choose to have ...

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Sources: Stafford, Lions agree to historic deal

11:56 PM ET ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Matthew Stafford will become the highest-paid player in NFL history with the five-year deal he has agreed to with the Detroit Lions, sources told ESPN on Monday night. The deal will have an average annual value of $ 27 million, a source said, putting Stafford ahead of the five-year contract that pays $ 25 million annually to Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, which Carr signed last month. A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Stafford’s deal is expected to guarantee him a record ...

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