Friday, January 19, 2018

'Skins deal with Rams to get RG3

The Redskins have a deal in place to acquire the No. 2 pick in April's draft and plan to take Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.

The Rams confirmed Friday that they agreed to the deal, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Jay Glazer of first reported the deal.

The Redskins will move up four places, leapfrogging any other team that would have an interest in the Heisman Trophy winner. The Colts are expected to take Andrew Luck No. 1.

The Rams get Washington's first-round pick this year (No. 6 overall), Washington's second-round pick this year plus its first-round picks in 2013 and '14.

The Rams were in the market to trade because they have their franchise quarterback, 2010 No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford.

The deal can't become official until the new league year starts on Tuesday.

Manning's tour lands in Denver for talks

DENVER — Peyton Manning met for nearly six hours with the Broncos, then left their facility without speaking with reporters.

About 48 hours after being released by the Colts, Manning met with another Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway, and coach John Fox. The three toured the facilities then spent several hours together after that.

It was the first stop on Manning's free agency tour of suitors. Arizona, Miami, Kansas City, Seattle and Tennessee all are considered possible destinations.

The Redskins' trade for the No. 2 pick, and Griffin, likely takes them out of the running.

And the Jets extended Mark Sanchez's contract by three years, dropping out of the Manning race. The Record in Hackensack N.J., reported that the extra three years are worth $40.5 million, with the five remaining years worth $58.25 million. There is $20.5 million guaranteed.

Meanwhile, the Colts continued their purge, releasing four more veterans and the quarterback who stepped in for Manning last season. Indianapolis released running back Joseph Addai, linebacker Gary Brackett, safety Melvin Bullitt, tight end Dallas Clark and quarterback Curtis Painter. General manager Ryan Grigson declined to comment on a report that Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney is on the trading block.

BREES DENIES KNOWLEDGE: Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he has never participated in and was never aware of a "real" bounty program, and there would be no place for players being provided incentives to intentionally injure one another in any sport. The league has said former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams ran a pay-for-performance pool.

BRONCOS SUSPENDED: The league suspended linebacker D.J. Williams, defensive tackle Ryan McBean and tight end Virgil Green for violating the policy on performance-enhancing substances. McBean and Williams are suspended for the first six games of the 2012 season, Green for the first four games. All three are suspended without pay.

PACMAN PROBATION ENDS: Former Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was released from a year's probation after completing court-ordered community service 10 months early. Jones, 28, pleaded guilty in January to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

RODGERS BACKS FLYNN: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told Sports Illustrated's Peter King that his backup, Matt Flynn, will be "a top-15 quarterback." Flynn is a free agent. "The team that gets Matt is going to be very happy, I can promise you," Rodgers said.

BILLS: Linebacker Kirk Morrison re-signed to a two-year contract worth at least $4 million.

GIANTS: Running back Brandon Jacobs was released after seven seasons. Jacobs, 29, said he wanted to stay but the sides could not agree to a restructured deal.

Fennelly: Lightning needs a reset on the road … pronto

Fennelly: Lightning needs a reset on the road … pronto

TAMPA — Vegas has left the building.Wasn't the Lightning just arranging place settings for next weekend's NHL All-Star Game party?With that in mind, I headed to the home dressing room at Amalie Arena late Thursday after the Lightning was manhan...
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Saturday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballWomen: La Salle at Rhode Island11 a.m.CBSSNPurdue at IowanoonESPNFlorida State at Virginia TechnoonESPN2; 1010-AMWichita State at HoustonnoonESPNUVillanova at ConnecticutnoonCBSSt. John’s at GeorgetownnoonFS1Ohio State at Minne...
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Golden Knights move within one point of Lightning for top spot in NHL

Golden Knights move within one point of Lightning for top spot in NHL

SUNRISE — Aaron Ekblad scored 40 seconds into overtime to lift the Panthers to a 4-3 victory over the Golden Knights on Friday, spoiling Vegas coach Gerard Gallant’s return to Florida. By gaining a point, Vegas moved within one point of the Lightning...
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Well Humored ready to get back on a dirt track

OLDSMAR — It is time for Well Humored to get dirty again.The WinStar Farm homebred makes her first start on the Tampa Bay Downs main track Saturday afternoon in the $50,000 Wayward Lass, one of three stakes events on the Skyway Festival Day 11-race p...
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Star-struck Kyrgios stays cool on court

Star-struck Kyrgios stays cool on court

MELBOURNE, Australia — With Will Smith in the crowd and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga across the net, Nick Kyrgios was in his element as the main attraction for a night at the Australian Open. Time to put on a show. One of his favorite actors — Smith was making...
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National Hoopfest: Berkeley Prep proves to be no pushover

TAMPA —  Berkeley Prep's four-game win streak came to end Friday.That was expected.The Buccaneers faced West Oaks Academy, an independent powerhouse from Orlando that plays a national schedule, during Friday's National Hoopfest tournament....
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Sports in Brief

BaseballTebow gets another crack at making mets Tim Tebow has been invited by the Mets to spring training for a second straight season.The 30-year-old will begin his second year of attempting to reach the big leagues when spring training opens in Por...
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High school scoreboard for Jan. 19

Friday’s scoreboardBoys soccerIndian Rocks Christian 2, Lakewood 1Lennard 3, Spoto 0Girls soccerPCAC Championship: Largo 3, Osceola 1Lennard 8, Spoto 0
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Lowry, DeRozan help Raptors end Spurs jinx

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored nine of his 24 in the fourth quarter, DeMar DeRozan added 21 and the Raptors beat the Spurs 86-83 Friday to snap a four-game losing streak against San Antonio. Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 11 rebounds as Toronto imp...
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Quarterback or bust for Quinton Flowers in the NFL?

Quarterback or bust for Quinton Flowers in the NFL?

ST. PETERSBURG — Reps have been priceless for Quinton Flowers this week, each to be maximized and handled with care.Yet he couldn't avoid handling some clumsily.On the opening day of practice at Shorecrest Prep for today's East-West Shrine Game...
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