• Kyrie Irving thought LeBron wanted him traded
    Cleveland Cavaliers
    Fear The Sword

    Kyrie Irving thought LeBron wanted him traded

    We knew previously that the Cleveland Cavaliers had offered Kyrie Irving in trade talks and that helped lead to his trade request. But now the actual deal that was offered appears to have been reported. In an appearance on The Herd, Chris Broussard explained the deal that the Cavs had in place to trade Irving. He also explained that this was perceived by Irving to be James pushing him out the door. As transcribed by SLAM: “The final straw as to why [Kyrie] wants out of Cleveland… I’m told that the Cavaliers had a deal done heading into the draft.” […] “Cleveland would send Kyrie to Phoenix, which does want Kyrie. (Suns owner) Robert Sarver wants Kyrie Irving. […] Phoenix would send Eric Bledsoe

  • Max Scherzer scratched from start vs Padres: Scherzer’s neck issue a problem again
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    Federal Baseball

    Max Scherzer scratched from start vs Padres: Scherzer’s neck issue a problem again

    Max Scherzer made two seven-inning starts after the neck issue that ended his outing against the Miami Marlins last month after just one inning. According to reports out of San Diego tonight, however, the issue has returned (on the other side of his neck) and Scherzer informed Nats’ skipper Dusty Baker that he wouldn’t be able to go tonight in his scheduled start against the Padres. Matt Grace will start in Scherzer’s place jn the second game of four with the Padres in Petco Park. More info when it’s available. Here are the tweeted reports out of San Diego: This continues a familiar trend where the Nationals get a player back and lose one at the same time (See: Michael A. Taylor + Brian Goodwin;

  • Josh Doctson looks good to go, new starters at LB and other practice notes
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    CSN Mid-Atlantic

    Josh Doctson looks good to go, new starters at LB and other practice notes

    Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson appears to be headed to doing something he hasn’t done since last September—taking snaps in a game. It’s a question of when, not if. The 2016 first-round pick left practice early on August 6 with a hamstring injury. While the injury wasn’t as serious as it was first feared, it still has kept him out of the Redskins’ preseason opener against the Ravens and out of practice until yesterday. Doctson has not appeared in a game for the Redskins since last September, when he played a total of 31 snaps in the team’s first two games before being shut down due to a lingering Achilles injury. As the team took the field at Redskins Park, Doctson came out in shoulder pads