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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan — No plan to trade CB Jalen Ramsey

[ad_1] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has no plan to trade disgruntled cornerback Jalen Ramsey.Khan told The Associated Press on Wednesday that "the best thing is to have him be part of the team." Khan spoke exclusively to the AP as part of his announcement that he's becoming the majority investor in the Black News Channel, which will be the nation's only 24-hour news network aimed at
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Tennessee Volunteers AD Phillip Fulmer rules out return as football coach

[ad_1] KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer, who led the Vols to a national championship in 1998 as head coach, said Wednesday he has no desire to return to the sideline and that the "coaching chapter of my life is closed."Fulmer, 69, made an appearance on the syndicated Vol Calls radio program and also spoke with ESPN."We've got a good football coach, and I believe in Jeremy Pruitt
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Jaguars looking to cash in on Gardner Minshew mania

[ad_1] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are benefiting from Minshew Mania on the field -- and now they're hoping to benefit off it as well.The team is counting on the rock star status of rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew -- as well as his headband and mustache -- to help pack TIAA Bank Field by offering what it's calling the Minshew Mini Pack.It's a package of tickets to the team's
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Elena Delle Donne getting treatment for herniated disk in back

[ad_1] Washington Mystics star forward Elena Delle Donne has a small disk herniation in her back, an MRI taken Wednesday showed.The reigning WNBA MVP left just minutes into Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Connecticut Sun with what the team initially called back spasms.The MRI showed the disk herniation, and the Mystics say Delle Donne is currently undergoing treatment.Game 3 of the best-of-five WNBA Finals series, which is tied 1-1,
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John Tavares named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

[ad_1] TORONTO (AP) — John Tavares was named the 25th captain in Toronto Maple Leafs history Wednesday night before the season opener against the Ottawa Senators, filling a role that had been vacant for more than 3 1/2 years. Fellow forwards Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and defenseman Morgan Rielly were named alternates. “We know about the history, the tradition and what it would mean to the city and the fan
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Los Angeles Rams LB Bryce Hager ruled out vs. Seattle Seahawks with shoulder injury

[ad_1] 6:05 PM ETLindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketballTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams starting inside linebacker Bryce Hager has been ruled out for Thursday night's division game against the Seattle Seahawks because of a shoulder injury, according to the team's injury report.Safety Taylor Rapp is doubtful because of an
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Zion Williamson of New Orleans Pelicans in full form with alley-oop off Lonzo Ball pass

[ad_1] 6:27 PM ETAndrew LopezESPN METAIRIE, La. -- For a split second, New Orleans Pelicans guard Frank Jackson couldn't believe his eyes.As the Pelicans worked on inbounds plays on the second day of training camp Wednesday, Lonzo Ball floated a pass to the goal that looked like it was going to hit off the backboard.But Zion Williamson leapt up, grabbed it and threw it down, sending coach Alvin Gentry into
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Longtime Bulls announcer Funk retiring at end of season

[ad_1] CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls TV play-by-play announcer Neil Funk is retiring at the end of the season. The Bulls said Wednesday that Funk, the voice of five of their six championships, will step down after his 29th season with the team. He is scheduled to work all home games and a reduced schedule on the road. Funk initially joined the Bulls as their radio play-by-play announcer and moved
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Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski to have season-ending hip surgery

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski will have season-ending surgery for a left hip injury, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday.Gostkowski, the Patriots' all-time leader in points and field goals, has been placed on injured reserve. He is expected to be ready for the 2020 season, the source told Schefter."He's meant a lot to this team, and you see a lot of that in
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Bears linebacker Roquan Smith says he’s playing Sunday

[ad_1] LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith announced that he will play versus the Oakland Raiders in London Sunday, but Smith refused to discuss the nature of the "personal reasons" that forced Chicago to deactivate him last weekend."I will play," Smith said before being a full participant in Wednesday's practice."[But] like coach [Matt Nagy] said, it was a personal reason. That's behind us now. So just focused