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Report: Terrelle Pryor close to being waived
Terrelle Pryor | OAK
(April 19, 2014 1:03 PM EDT)
Fox Sports' Alex Marvez reports the Raiders will waive Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him this weekend.
Pryor only has one year and $705,000 left on his rookie contract, so there is a chance someone gives up a late-round pick for him. It is more likely he ends up being cut on Monday. Pryor only completed 57.4 of his passes and threw seven touchdowns to 11 interceptions in nine starts last season. If cut, Pryor has a good shot to latch on with another team as a project/camp quarterback.
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Ex-GM: Manziel to 'fall more than ppl think'
Johnny Manziel | CLG
(April 18, 2014 3:55 PM EDT)
ESPN's Mark Dominik suggested on NFL Insiders that Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel will "fall a little more than people think" in May's draft.
Dominik's thoughts are particularly interesting because he was GMing in the NFL as recently as this past January, and it's probably a safe bet that he still talks to a lot of people around the league. Dominik opined that Manziel could fall as far as the late first round, and suggested the Texans trading back into the latter part of the frame to acquire "Johnny Football." It's no secret that Texans owner Bob McNair is a big fan of Manziel's. Houston currently drafts at Nos. 1 and 33.


Ike Davis goes 2-for-3 in debut with Pirates
Ike Davis | PIT
(April 19, 2014 11:50 PM EDT)
Ike Davis finished 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored Saturday in his Pirates debut.
Davis doubled in his first at-bat, walked in his second at-bat, and singled in his third at-bat. He's expected to start versus right-handers and seems poised to hit near the middle of the Pirates' batting order, making him a worthwhile add in most mixed fantasy leagues. Davis tallied 32 home runs and 90 RBI in 2012 with the Mets.
Lyles goes seven strong in defeat of Phillies
Jordan Lyles | COL
(April 19, 2014 11:12 PM EDT)
Jordan Lyles limited the Phillies to one (unearned) run in seven innings Saturday in the Rockies' 3-1 win.
Lyles was sharp, scattering five hits and a walk over his seven innings. He struck out just two batters and owns an underwhelming 14/6 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings this season, but the other stats have been great. The 23-year-old will carry a 3-0 start, 3.04 ERA, and 1.14 WHIP into his next scheduled outing on the road against the Dodgers.


Durant, Westbrook too much for Grizz in Gm 1
Kevin Durant | OKC
(April 20, 2014 12:29 AM EDT)
Kevin Durant hit 13-of-25 shots and three 3-pointers for 33 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and a steal in Saturday's easy Game 1 win over the Grizzlies.
The final score was 100-86 in favor of the Thunder, as they became the only home team to win on the opening day of the playoffs. Russell Westbrook added 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, but was 0-for-5 from downtown. The Grizzlies made a nice run in the third quarter, but this one was really never in doubt. It's hard to see the Thunder losing this series after tonight's strong statement.
Paul George injures knee in ugly Game 1 loss
Paul George | IND
(April 19, 2014 9:51 PM EDT)
Paul George hit just 6-of-18 shots and left Saturday's Game 1 loss briefly with a left knee injury, finishing with 24 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers.
Despite the poor shooting, that's a pretty stellar fantasy line from George, but the Pacers were down by about 20 for most of the second half, and lost 101-93. There's no word on the severity of his knee injury, but given that he quickly returned after a trip to the locker room, we're guessing it's no big deal. The No. 1 seeded Pacers turned over homecourt advantage to the Hawks tonight, and don't match up well with Atlanta. If the Hawks hang on to win the series, they'll become just the third No. 8 seed to beat a No. 1 in a seven-game series, joining the 2007 Warriors (over the Mavericks), and the 2011 Grizzlies (over the Spurs).


MacKinnon dazzles with 4 points in Game 2 win
Nathan MacKinnon | COL
(April 20, 2014 12:46 AM EDT)
Nathan MacKinnon tallied points on all of the Avalanche's goals in their 4-2 win over the Wild in Game 2 on Saturday night.
As if MacKinnon's rookie season in which he scored 24 times and had 63 points wasn't good enough, the 18-year-old is simply putting on a show at the early stages of the playoffs. MacKinnon scored the team's first goal off a slick move and wrist shot and assisted on the rest, to give him seven points in the playoffs. He played 17:05 and had four shots on goal. Captain Gabriel Landeskog scored two times, playing 18:03 and recording five shots on goal. Paul Stastny scored the other goal, via the empty net, while chipping in with three assists, too. The Avs lead the series 2-0.
Bylsma has no update on injured Brian Gibbons
Brian Gibbons | PIT
(April 19, 2014 11:18 PM EDT)
No update was given on Brian Gibbons' status after Game 2 on Saturday night.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma had nothing to say after the double-overtime Game 2 loss to the Blue Jackets. The 26-year-old played 2:26 in the first period, but he made the most of his time, notching two goals. Gibbons appeared to hurt himself during a collision with Ryan Johansen around the 11:26 mark and played just five shifts. He had 17 points with the Penguins in 41 regular-season games.
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Donald the 54-hole leader at the RBC Heritage
Luke Donald | PGA
(April 19, 2014 7:16 PM EDT)
Luke Donald blitzed Harbour Town Golf Links for a 5-under-par 35-31=66 in the third round of the RBC Heritage and enjoys a two-stroke lead over John Huh with 18 holes to play.
Donald got things started early with a 23'2" eagle on the par-5 second, but alternated two birdies with three bogeys on the rest of his front nine. He was blemish-free on the back, gathering four more birdies on his way to the clubhouse. In addition to the eagle, he had three other birdie conversions from between 14 and 20 feet. His irons were on point, landing 14 GIR for the second consecutive round, and he is tied for second with 72.2 percent for the week. The Englishman has experienced no shortage of success in his recent visits to Hilton Head Island. He's cracked the top three in four of his last five attempts to slip on the tartan jacket, but has yet to emerge with a win.
Na headlines notables to miss cut at the RBC
Kevin Na | PGA
(April 19, 2014 12:52 PM EDT)
Kevin Na completed 36 holes of the RBC Heritage in 6-over-par 72-76=148 and missed the cut by two strokes.
After trading two birdies with three bogeys in the lid-lifter, Na went 0-for-11 in par-breaker chances in the second round, which he concluded on Friday. It's just the second MC in his last nine starts, a run that has included three top 10s and another three top 25s. Other notables that failed to survive include: 147--2006 RBC champ Aaron Baddeley; Roberto Castro; Cameron Tringale ... 148--2012 RBC champ Carl Pettersson; 2002 RBC champ Justin Leonard; Hunter Mahan; Marc Leishman; Tom Watson ... 149--1999 RBC champ Glen Day ... 150--five-time RBC champ and all-time earnings leader at the tournament, Davis Love III; Hideki Matsuyama ... 153--1984 RBC champ Nick Faldo ... 154--Russell Henley; Will MacKenzie. The third round began at 12:20 p.m. ET with golfers grouped in threesome off split tees. The leaders are scheduled to go off the first tee at 2:20 p.m.


Munter to drive 'Blackfish' car at Talladega
Leilani Munter | A55
(April 18, 2014 10:59 PM EDT)
Not only does Leilani Munter get to be behind the wheel of a race car in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega next month, she also gets to drive a car with a paint scheme that she believes in.
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver plans on driving the No. 55 Venturini Motorsports car with a "Blackfish" theme, based on the CNN documentary about ocean theme parks and captive Orcas. Late last month, however, hope was restored when Munter went on a radio show with Sam Simon, a famed-Hollywood producer who helped create shows such as the "Simpsons." When Munter told her story of trying to raise money to drive the "Blackfish" car, Simon told her he would pay whatever she needed.
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Turner Scott enters Brandon Jones at Salem
Brandon Jones | E33
(April 17, 2014 11:28 PM EDT)
Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) has filed an entry for the April 27 Federated Auto Parts 200 at Salem Speedway with 17-year-old Brandon Jones listed as the driver of the No. 33 TSM Chevrolet.
The event will mark the rookie's debut in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Jones is already running the full NASCAR K&N East Series schedule in 2014 and a handful of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. In the quest for more seat-time, TSM is also adding the ARCA Racing Series to Jones’ busy 2014 race schedule.
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