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Pittsburgh Pirates Deal Austin Davis As Deadline Expires

Up against the trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates pieced together a surprise trade with the Red Sox to add depth. The Pittsburgh Pirates traded left-handed relief pitcher Austin Davis to the American League East Division leading Boston Red Sox for utility man Michael Chavis. The trade was announced around 30 minutes after the 4:00 PM ET trade deadline passed and came with news of another Pirates trade too.
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Vikings Training Camp Recap, Day 3: Big Days for Irv Smith Jr. and Mackensie Alexander

The Vikings' first Friday practice of training camp featured a big crowd, sunny skies, and a whole lot of entertaining football. The competition and intensity level was high, to the point where the first little scuffle of camp took place between Armon Watts and Garrett Bradbury. But there was also a fun, confident vibe to the practice, with players celebrating with each other between plays, dancing, talking trash, and generally demonstrating the chemistry that this team is building. Whether it was 1-on-1, 7-on-7, or 11-on-11 reps, they were going full speed despite pads not coming on until next week. The increased number of live reps we saw led to a bunch of highlight plays that gave the thousands of fans on hand reason to cheer.
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A breakdown of the Mavericks undrafted free agent signings

The NBA Draft is over and while the Mavericks did not have a pick in the 2021 draft, they were fairly busy afterward in the undrafted free agent market. With all of Dallas’ rookies coming back next season and expected to get some more time to see what they can do, it’s unlikely any of the four undrafted free agents the Mavericks signed late Thursday night will make an impact this season, let alone stick around on the roster. Still, there are some intriguing names and here’s the rundown on each of them.
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Complete NBA undrafted free agent tracker

Teams around the NBA were working late into the night signing a flurry of undrafted free agents following the two round draft on Thursday night. One of the deepest classes in recent memory left some stunning talent without teams following the main event, and there’s a very real chance to find some diamonds in the rough.
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Titans signing former Broncos center Patrick Morris

The Tennessee Titans have added yet another center to their training camp roster after signing former Denver Broncos offensive lineman, Patrick Morris, which was revealed by his agent. Morris is the second center the Titans have signed on Friday, as they also reportedly inked former New York Giants center, Spencer...
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The Philadelphia Eagles just signed the freakiest DB in the NFL

Before there was Jeremy Chinn, Kyle Dugger, and even the eighth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Isaiah Simmons, there was Obi Melifonwu; the original height-weight-speed hybrid defensive back with Olympics-esque athleticism but no traditional NFL position. Initially drafted with the 56th overall pick by the Oakland Raiders, Melifonwu...
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Cavs: UDFA Chandler Vaudrin signs Exhibit 10 deal with CLE

The Cleveland Cavaliers ended up selecting USC big Evan Mobley #3 overall in the 2021 NBA Draft, and they could have a potential superstar in the near future with the versatile 7-footer in doing so. Along with the Mobley selection, on Thursday evening, the Cavs reportedly traded Taurean Prince, a...

Chicago Bulls: Matthew Hurt should be a big-time UDFA target

Matthew Hurt Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports. Most of the more significant undrafted free agents from the 2021 NBA Draft class were scooped up by various teams within the last 24 hours, including one by the Chicago Bulls. But there are still some big names out there for the Bulls to pursue. Depending on which impending free agents the Bulls part ways with this summer, there could be another open spot in the rotation ahead of Training Camp and the preseason.
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Dallas Mavericks UDFA Tracker: Mavs Add Carlik Jones, E.J. Onu and Eugene Omoruyi After NBA Draft

Dallas Mavericks UDFA Tracker focuses on 3 players the Mavs signed following the 2021 NBA Draft. The NBA Draft has come and gone and the Mavericks did not hold a single pick this year. After not having a single pick, Dallas set out and signed E.J. Onu, Eugene Omoruyi and Carlik Jones according to multiple reports. Can any of these 3 undrafted free agents make the Mavericks’ roster? Chat Sports host Harrison Graham breaks down the Mavs news and UDFA signings following the 2021 NBA Draft.

Toronto Raptors: UDFA Justin Champagnie offers tons of potential

Feb 17, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers forward Justin Champagnie (11) Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports. The Toronto Raptors’ busy 2021 NBA Draft night was far from over after the selections of Scottie Barnes, Dalano Banton, and David Johnson. In fact, the Raptors managed to pick up one of the better undrafted players in the entire draft in Pitt forward Justin Champagnie.
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Lakers Rumors: Chaundee Brown Signs Exhibit-10 Contract with LA as UDFA

The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly signed undrafted free agent Chaundee Brown to an exhibit-10 contract, according to ESPN's Jonathan Givony. An exhibit-10 contract is a one-year deal worth the minimum that usually isn't guaranteed but includes a bonus up to $50,000 if the player is assigned to the G League and remains with that affiliate team for 60 days.

McKinley Wright signs with Minnesota Timberwolves as UDFA

His dream is coming true: McKinley Wright IV has signed a two-way contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves after going undrafted in the 2021 NBA Draft. Wright had one of the greatest careers in Colorado basketball history. Over his four-year career, he was thrice named first team All-Pac-12, once to All-Defense and once to All-Freshman. He averaged 14.2 points, 5.2 assists (and is the career leader at CU) and 4.9 rebounds over 131 career games.

News And Notes From Day 3 Of Browns Training Camp

Day 3 of Cleveland Browns training camp was the fan favorite for obvious reasons. Here are the news and noteworthy moments of the day. After saying yesterday that he knows he can play better than last year, Baker Mayfield showed us what he meant. He put on an impressive aerial...
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Steelers Training Camp Diary: Day Three

Welcome back to Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp Day Three. Evening practice today, this year’s version of Friday Night Lights I suppose. 5 PM kickoff but definitely didn’t have the feel of a Latrobe High School stadium. Oh well – hopefully next year. Anyway, let’s get to the action. We are...

Large Question Mark Remains as Jets Release 2-Year Veteran

The New York Jets have released placekicker Sam Ficken. For many fans, this move seemed like a forgone conclusion. For others, the roster cut may have felt like a fantasy that would never actually come to fruition. Ficken has only been with the franchise since Joe Douglas took over the...