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Tim Benz: If anyone was making too much of Najee Harris’ weight this spring, it was Najee Harris

During Tuesday’s minicamp interview sessions, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris certainly gave the impression that he thought the media was overreacting to his alleged weight gain. I’d argue the only one who may have overreacted was Harris. Over the course of last month’s OTA practices, just about every Pittsburgh media member who was on …

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Yankees' Josh Donaldson on incident with White Sox’ Tim Anderson, two weeks later

Yankees’ Josh Donaldson on incident with White Sox’ Tim Anderson, two weeks later

Josh Donaldson has been consistent in who he is. The Yankees acquired the veteran third baseman this spring knowing his long track record of on-field success, but he also has a record, at numerous points throughout his 12-year career, of conflict and criticism from teammates and opponents. “I gotta be myself,” Donaldson said Wednesday afternoon at …

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Tim Benz: Mitch Trubisky navigating choppy waters of Steelers QB situation with ease on Day 1

If Mitch Trubisky can read a defense as well as he can read a room, then maybe the Pittsburgh Steelers really do have a diamond in the rough. Speaking with reporters Tuesday for the first time (in person, anyway) after the first OTA practice, Trubisky appropriately addressed, deftly sidestepped or politely downplayed just about any …

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Yankees’ Josh Donaldson: ‘Jackie’ was long-running joke with Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson says he didn’t take Josh Donaldson’s previous ‘Jackie’ comments as jokes

Tim Anderson acknowledged Tuesday that Josh Donaldson had previously invoked Jackie Robinson’s name with him, but the White Sox shortstop insists he never took the taunt in a joking manner from the Yankees’ third baseman.  Donaldson, who is appealing the one-game ban he received from MLB for his part in igniting a bench-clearing incident Saturday, …

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Tim Connelly Named Timberwolves President Of Basketball Operations

Tim Connelly Named Timberwolves President Of Basketball Operations

6:06pm: The Timberwolves have officially named Connelly president of basketball operations, according to a team press release. “We are thrilled to announce Tim Connelly as the next leader of our basketball operations department and welcome his family to the Twin Cities,” said Timberwolves Ownership. “He brings a wealth of NBA front office experience with various franchises. …

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Timberwolves lure Tim Connelly from Denver; inside the mega deal and negotiations

Timberwolves lure Tim Connelly from Denver; inside the mega deal and negotiations

The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly on a major deal that will make him one of the most well-compensated executives in the league, sources told The Athletic.  The Timberwolves’ deal with Connelly will be a five-year, $40 million contract plus a kicker for equity, multiple sources told The …

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President Tim Connelly leaving Nuggets for Minnesota’s top job, sources says

President Tim Connelly leaving Nuggets for Minnesota’s top job, sources says

Tim Connelly, Denver’s president of basketball operations since 2013, is leaving to take the same position in Minnesota, a source told The Denver Post. The Timberwolves offered him five years and $40 million, plus equity, another source said, who added the deal more than doubles what he was making with the Nuggets. The Nuggets countered …

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Yankees’ Josh Donaldson: ‘Jackie’ was long-running joke with Tim Anderson

Yankees’ Josh Donaldson: ‘Jackie’ was long-running joke with Tim Anderson

Tensions had been simmering between Josh Donaldson and Tim Anderson since last week, but the feud took a turn Saturday when the White Sox claimed the Yankees slugger made a racist comment toward Anderson. Donaldson admitted after the Yankees’ 7-5 win in The Bronx that he jokingly called Anderson “Jackie” — as he has in …

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Fegan: No reason to believe Josh Donaldson in flap with Tim Anderson

Fegan: No reason to believe Josh Donaldson in flap with Tim Anderson

Josh Donaldson ain’t got it like that with the Chicago White Sox, as he should well know. It’s only been a week since a bench-clearing argument and shoving match with Tim Anderson, stemming from a physical tag attempt at third base. It’s been less than a year since Donaldson incited an argument with White Sox pitcher …

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Timberwolves in talks with Nuggets' Tim Connelly about president role

Timberwolves in talks with Nuggets’ Tim Connelly about president role

The Timberwolves are in serious talks with Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly about the franchise’s vacant President of Basketball Operations role, sources tell The Athletic. The Timberwolves recently requested permission from the Nuggets to speak with Connelly, and the sides have moved beyond exploratory conversations, sources said. There have been no agreements reached yet, and nothing appears …

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