• Former Bengals RB Rex Burkhead explains why he picked Patriots
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    Bengals Wire

    Former Bengals RB Rex Burkhead explains why he picked Patriots

    The New England Patriots have been adding running backs to their roster like there’s a buy-one, get-two sale going on. Which makes former Cincinnati Bengals running back Rex Burkhead’s decision to join all the more confusing. “It’s the tradition here,” Burkhead said Tuesday per Henry McKenna of Patriots Wire. “Coach [Bill] Belichick’s instilled the attitude. You can tell on film just watching the guys, they play hard and football is kind of their passion. And that’s what I wanted to be a part of. When I came on my visit, I got a glimpse of that just meeting with the coaches. And I could definitely see myself fitting in here.” Just from his wording, it seems that Burkhead liked the mentality New

  • Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills
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    Sports Illustrated

    Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills

    NEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills - just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season. The Dodgers are on track to slice their tax bill by about a quarter this year and the Yankees by two-thirds. The San Francisco Giants also are set to slice their payment in the first season of baseball's new collective bargaining agreement, but the Detroit Tigers are slated to pay more despite saying they want to reduce payroll.

  • Norman Powell, Toronto supporting cast propel Raptors to 3-2 lead over Bucks
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    Ball Don't Lie

    Norman Powell, Toronto supporting cast propel Raptors to 3-2 lead over Bucks

    Powell and Serge Ibaka led the Raptors to within one win of the second round.