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The Making Of LeBron's Jersey — ESPN Video: Here's an inside look at how the much-anticipated LeBron James No. 23 jerseys are churning out at the Fanatics apparel facilities in Jacksonville, Fla.

GM Kevin Colbert confident that Ben Roethlisberger will retire with Pittsburgh Steelers — LATROBE, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said Monday that signing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a long-term contract is just a matter of when, not if. "I don't see any circumstance where Ben won't finish his career here," said Colbert, who is more than confident that the two sides will come to an agreement on a new deal after this season.

B1G media days: Best of Day 1 — CHICAGO -- The season has unofficially started in the Big Ten. Coaches are talking about the importance of taking it one game at a time while chasing a conference title. Players have busted out their finest suits and are raving about how difficult the offseason conditioning program was at their schools.
Jul 28, 2014

Day 1 of the B1G media circus is in the books. We handed out some awards and picked the best quotes to recap it.

Boston Red Sox could end up trading Jon Lester — So who would have guessed last October that the central figure of Trade Deadline Week 2014 would be ... ta-taaa ... Jon Lester? But that's where Lester and the Red Sox find themselves all of a sudden.
Jul 28, 2014

If Sox could get prospects for Lester and then re-sign him, it'd be worth the free agency premium. Helluva gambit tho…

How Seattle Seahawks can keep Super Bowl window open — AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Russell Wilson led the Seahawks to a Super Bowl title in 2013 ... and is making just $750,000 in 2014. RENTON, Wash. -- Swank homes in the distance along Lake Washington's shoreline provided a fitting backdrop for Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider during lunch in the team's cafeteria Sunday.
Jul 28, 2014

Wow: "Seattle has not lost a game by more than seven points since Week 9 of the 2011 season"

Colts Camp Report: Day 5 — A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Indianapolis Colts training camp: It is not often that the defense will win the battle against qua
Jul 28, 2014

Colts Camp Report: Day 5 The defense comes out on top against Andrew Luck and the offense in practice

The Andy Greenwald Podcast — Jenny Lewis joins Andy Greenwald to discuss insomnia, boxing and her brilliant new album, 'The Voyager.'
Jul 28, 2014

Don't know if I agree that this is the best Jenny Lewis work, but love hearing @jennylsq wrote the album bio…

Philadelphia Eagles — PHILADELPHIA -- Chip Kelly expanded a bit on comments he made to Sports Illustrated's Peter King over the weekend. The Philadelphia Eagles' coach raised some eyebrows by saying the "hype" surrounding the NFL draft "is insane. Totally insane."
Jul 28, 2014

Eagles' Kelly: Draft 'hype' is 'totally insane': PHILADELPHIA -- Chip Kelly expanded a bit on comments... #Eagles

Texans Camp Report: Day 3 — HOUSTON -- A review of the hot topics coming out of Houston Texans training camp. The Texans were in full pads on Monday for the first time since training camp started. Per NFL rules, Monday, or the third day of practice, was the first time they were allowed to have a padded practice.
Jul 28, 2014

Texans Camp Report: Day 3: HOUSTON -- A review of the hot topics coming out of Houston Texans training... #Texans

NFL V.P. Defends Length Of Rice Suspension — ESPN Video: NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch discusses Ravens RB Ray Rice's two-game ban for allegedly striking then-fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious, and how Roger Goodell and the league office determined the length of the suspension.
Jul 28, 2014

Adolpho Birch decided to bring a gas can and lighter to @MikeandMike this morning. What a mess.

Chiefs' return game appears in good hands — ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Dave Toub has been fortunate to work with some great return specialists in his years as a special-teams coach. Toub has another such candidate this year in Chiefs rookie De'Anthony Thomas. Thomas is fast and quick but has more going for him than that as a punt returner.
Jul 28, 2014

With De'Anthony Thomas and Knile Davis, Chiefs' return game looks like it could be dangerous again:

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Zane Beadles of Jacksonville Jaguars donates $750,000 to Utah Utes — Fresh off signing his first NFL free-agent contract, former Utah offensive lineman Zane Beadles is ready to give back. Beadles announced Monday that he'll donate $750,000 to Utah's football program, the largest gift ever given to the school by a former player.