Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren salaries released – MMA Fighting

Jake Paul and Ben Askren are both primed for big paydays this weekend. The two meet in a boxing bout that headlines a Triller Fight Club event in Atlanta on Saturday and their base salaries for the heavily-hyped matchup were disclosed to MMA Fighting on Friday by the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission. Paul is set to make $690,000, while Askren’s pay starts at $500,000. It is not yet known what percentage of the pay-per-view profits each fighter will receive, nor what other bonuses they are eligible for. Super lightweight…

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A ‘doomsday’ mock draft for the Kansas City Chiefs – Arrowhead Pride

On the Friday episode of the Arrowhead Pride Laboratory, we went through a “Doomsday Draft,” a less-than-ideal scenario for the Kansas City Chiefs. (Note: This doesn’t mean we necessarily dislike the players selected — but perhaps don’t love the value of the pick and the totality of the draft. Sometimes, the whole picture of a complete draft can make other picks make more sense — given the full perspective.) Here’s the four-round mock draft that we came up with: 31. LB Zaven Collins, Tulsa In this scenario, tackles fly off…

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‘98% of the league’ still thinks the 49ers are taking Mac Jones, former NFL GM says – SFGate

Despite the buzz surrounding the San Francisco 49ers’ presence at Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields’ second pro day Wednesday, the majority of the people around the league still reportedly expect the team to select Alabama quarterback Mac Jones with the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Athletic’s Michael Lombardi, a former NFL general manager, said during a radio appearance Thursday that nothing seems to have changed regarding the league-wide perception that head coach Kyle Shanahan covets Jones (and here’s your obligatory reminder that there’s evidence to suggest…

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Tom Brady: ‘My NFL Career Can Legally Buy a Beer’ After 2000 Draft’s 21st Anniversary – Bleacher Report

Set Number: X163521 TK1 Tom Brady is celebrating the 21st anniversary of the day he was drafted.  The five-time Super Bowl MVP tweeted on Friday that his NFL career “can legally buy a beer” now.  Tom Brady @TomBrady Big day. My NFL career can legally buy a beer https://t.co/TzG24x0Vgo Brady was famously the 199th pick of the 2000 NFL draft by the New England Patriots. The Patriots received four compensation draft picks in 2000 for losing four players—Todd Collins, Tom Tupa, Mark Wheeler, Dave Wohlabaugh—in free agency the previous year. One…

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Houston Texans GM Nick Caserio says team ‘respectful of the legal process’ surrounding Deshaun Watson – ESPN

1:41 PM ET HOUSTON — In his first news conference since the first lawsuit was filed against Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio said that the team is “respectful of the legal process” and that he doesn’t have “any comment” on the situation. In the past month, 23 lawsuits alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior have been filed against Watson. One of the lawsuits was dropped earlier in the week by a plaintiff “for now,” according to court documents. “I know [Texans CEO] Cal [McNair] and ownership put…

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Ohio State Announces Team Brutus and Team Buckeye Rosters for Saturday’s Spring Game | Eleven Warriors – Eleven Warriors

The rosters are set for Saturday’s Ohio State spring game. Ohio State revealed the rosters for this year’s end-of-spring scrimmage – which will feature Brutus and Buckeye teams this year rather than Scarlet and Gray – on Friday afternoon, and you can see those rosters below. The first half of Saturday’s game will be a competitive game between the Brutus and Buckeye rosters, with 10-minute quarters, while the second half will simply be an offense vs. defense scrimmage with no quarter break. The play clock will stop in the first…

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Nick Saban weighs in on transfer rule, strikes familiar note to Georgia football – DawgNation

ATHENS — Alabama coach Nick Saban has spoken on the pending issue of a new transfer rule that will give players immediate eligibility, and Georgia fans should take comfort. “I don’t think we’re going to have our best players on our team want to leave Alabama,” Saban told AL.Com, putting the takeaway of the rule into context for most championship-level programs. UGA coach Kirby Smart and Saban share many of the same philosophies, and the Bulldogs program is built similar to the Tide in terms of the recruitment and development…

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NBA legend Dwyane Wade buys ownership stake in Utah Jazz – CNBC

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat blows on his hand during the team’s shoot around before their game against the Utah Jazz at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on December 12, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Chris Gardner | Getty Images Dwyane Wade, 13-time NBA All Star and three-time NBA champion is joining the ownership group of the Utah Jazz, the Jazz announced Friday. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Wade will join the ownership group led by technology entrepreneur and Qualtrics founder Ryan Smith and his…

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2 hours ago Texans GM On Deshaun Watson’s Future – profootballrumors.com

In a Friday chat with reporters, Texans GM Nick Caserio declined to delve into the lawsuits against Deshaun Watson or the trade talk surrounding him. With respect to “the legal process,” Caserio explained that his focus is on the Texans’ offseason program and the upcoming draft.  [RELATED: Five Watson Accusers Have Spoken With Police] “If you want to speculate, you should probably go buy Bitcoin,” Caserio said when asked about the QB’s future in Houston (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero). We’re not entirely sure about cryptocurrency, but, right now,…

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49ers 7-Round Mock Draft 2.0 – 49ers Webzone

The last mock draft I published included a trade-up from pick 12 to pick 3, sacrificing first-round picks in the next two drafts. A mere thirty minutes after the mock draft was published here, the 49ers made a trade for the number three pick, in real life, and gave up an additional 2022 third-round compensatory pick on top of the two first-round picks. Needless to say, I, and the rest of the 49ers Empire, was ecstatic. Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch confirmed the following Monday, during a press conference, that…

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