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    Thunder’s offseason moves start here: Offer Russell Westbrook $220 million contract

    Game 5 was the perfect example: The Thunder were +12 when Westbrook was on the court, but he rested for 6:07 and OKC was -18 in those minutes. Thunder GM Sam Presti has some work to do this summer to tweak that roster, make it more versatile, and design it to fit better around Westbrook (not to mention take some of the load off him). After signing an extension last summer in the wake of Durant’s departure, Westbrook can sign another in the ballpark of $220 million over five years this summer.

  • Colin Cowherd: This ‘awful’ day is only the beginning for ESPN
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    New York Post

    Colin Cowherd: This ‘awful’ day is only the beginning for ESPN

    Colin Cowherd claims he saw this ESPN doomsday coming years ago. The longtime ESPN voice, who now spouts his opinions on Fox Sports, said he was not surprised by ESPN’s decision to lay off about 100 employees Wednesday after he witnessed the Worldwide Leader jump at billion-dollar TV deals at a time when the TV business was on the decline. Cowherd retroactively pointed to the nine-year, $24 billion contract ESPN inked with the NBA in 2014, when Cowherd still resided in Bristol, as an example of the financially alarming trend in his eyes. “I told my producers, ‘Fellas, it’ll never be the same here,’” he said Wednesday on CBS’ “Bull & Fox” show. “You cannot pay four times for the house [more] than

  • Why Mitchell Trubisky would welcome the worst job in the NFL
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    Why Mitchell Trubisky would welcome the worst job in the NFL

    No one has to explain the plight of the Cleveland Browns to the man who, perhaps more than anyone else in Thursday's NFL draft here in Philly, wants the quarterback job – Mitchell Trubisky, a product of Mentor, a northeast suburb of the Cleveland where he grew up cheering on the Browns.