Browns sign OL Greg Robinson, former No. 2 pick

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have signed offensive lineman Greg Robinson, a 2014 first-round draft pick with the Rams. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Robinson was the No. 2 overall pick that year out of Auburn. Robinson failed to live up to expectations with Los Angeles and was traded to Detroit before last season for a sixth-round pick. Robinson started six games for the Lions before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. He’s getting another chance with the Browns, who are looking to replace 10-time Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas and need to add depth up front. Thomas retired during the off-season. To make roster space, the Browns waived offensive lineman Rod Johnson,… Read More

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Browns sign OL Greg Robinson, former No. 2 pick

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have signed offensive lineman Greg Robinson, a 2014 first-round draft pick with the Rams. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Robinson was the No. 2 overall pick that year out of Auburn. Robinson failed to live up to expectations with Los Angeles and was traded to Detroit before last season for a sixth-round pick. Robinson started six games for the Lions before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. He’s getting another chance with the Browns, who are looking to replace 10-time Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas and need to add depth up front. Thomas retired during the off-season. To make roster space, the Browns waived offensive lineman Rod Johnson,… Read More

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Madden 19 slams Giants, Jets | Player ratings for Odell Beckham, Saquon Barkley too low?

Ryan Dunleavy may be reached at rdunleavy@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter Madden 19 video creators aren’t expecting much out of Giants and they might be the only ones underrating rookie Saquon Barkley. Watch video The Giants hold bragging rights over the Jets in the popular Madden 19 video game. But that’s the only team over which the Giants have an advantage. The Giants received an overall team rating of 73, which is one point higher than the Jets, who are a NFL-worst 72, according to multiple reports. The Cardinals are tied with the Giants near the bottom. The disrespect for the Giants and Cardinals is interesting considering NJ Advance Media’s… Read More

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Madden 19 slams Giants, Jets | Player ratings for Odell Beckham, Saquon Barkley too low?

Ryan Dunleavy may be reached at rdunleavy@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter Madden 19 video creators aren’t expecting much out of Giants and they might be the only ones underrating rookie Saquon Barkley. Watch video The Giants hold bragging rights over the Jets in the popular Madden 19 video game. But that’s the only team over which the Giants have an advantage. The Giants received an overall team rating of 73, which is one point higher than the Jets, who are a NFL-worst 72, according to multiple reports. The Cardinals are tied with the Giants near the bottom. The disrespect for the Giants and Cardinals is interesting considering NJ Advance Media’s… Read More

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Near-7-foot Canadian 12-year-old catching eye of NBAers

TORONTO — A grinning Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray posed for a selfie at last weekend’s regional finals for the Jr. NBA world championship in St. Catharines, Ont., with a 12-year-old boy. Murray requested the selfie, not the other way around. Why? Because standing a sky-high six-foot-10, Olivier Rioux towers over the Canadian NBA player by seven inches. The pre-teen from Anjou, a borough in east Montreal, became an unsuspecting internet star over the weekend when a video of a game he’d played against fellow 12-year-olds in Spain went viral. Playing on eight-foot nets against players that looked like toddlers by comparison, Rioux thoroughly dominated. Rioux stood like a maypole… Read More

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Pedro Martinez on godson Vladimir Guerrero Jr.: ‘He’s got no ceiling’

Pedro Martinez and Vladimir Guerrero were only teammates for parts of two seasons in Montreal, but it was enough time to forge a relationship that stretched deep into familial territory. By the time Guerrero was first called up to the Expos in 1996, his Dominican countryman was an established starting pitcher with a successful track record at the major-league level. The two roomed together and Guerrero was so grateful for the help of Martinez, who is four years older, that he made a pledge. “I took him under my wing,” Martinez said on a recent Call to the Legend episode of ESPN’s Baseball Tonight podcast. “Vladdy promised me that whenever… Read More

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