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ESPN: RB Mathews Agrees to Deal with Eagles

Donald Miralle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Running back Ryan Mathews has agreed to a three-year, $11.5 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

According to Schefter, the 27-year-old Mathews will receive $5 million guaranteed.

Mathews helps take the place of running back LeSean McCoy, who the Eagles officially traded to the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday.

Mathews, who the San Diego Chargers selected with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, has played a full 16 game regular season only once during his five years in the league.

During his five seasons with the Chargers, Mathews has rushed for 4,061 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and 23 touchdowns. He’s also caught 146 balls, for 1,110 yards and a touchdown.

Knee and ankle injuries hampered Mathews last season. He played in eight games, rushing for 330 yards and three touchdowns.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 3/11/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA: Sacramento Kings 113 (22-41) – Charlotte Hornets 106 (28-35)

Chicago Bulls 104 (40-26) – Philadelphia 76ers 95 (14-50)

Boston Celtics 95 (27-36) – Memphis Grizzlies 92 (45-19)

Miami Heat 104 (29-35) – Brooklyn Nets 98 (25-38)

Milwaukee Bucks 97 (34-30) – Orlando Magic 91 (21-45)

Los Angeles Clippers 120 (42-23) – Oklahoma City Thunder 108 (35-29)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (19) North Carolina 81 (22-10) – Boston College 63 (13-19)

Patriot League Tournament Final: Lafayette 65 (20-12) – American U 63 (17-16)

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (27-35-6; 60pts) – Buffalo Sabres 3 (19-42-6; 44pts) SO

New York Rangers 3 (42-17-7; 91pts) – Washington Capitals 1 (36-22-10; 82pts)

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Report: Jets Acquire QB Ryan Fitzpatrick From Texans

Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — The New York Jets acquired quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick from the Houston Texans on Wednesday for a late-round conditional draft pick in 2016, according to ESPN.

Depending on how much playing time Fitzpatrick gets with the Jets, Houston will either receive a sixth-round or a seventh-round pick.

The 10-year NFL veteran became available when the Texans agreed to a contract with free-agent quarterback Brian Hoyer and brought back Ryan Mallett.

Fitzpatrick is set to make a base salary of $3.25 million for the 2015 season. In 96 regular-season games with the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and Texans, he has passed for 19,273 yards with 123 touchdowns and 101 interceptions.

Fitzpatrick is expected to battle Geno Smith for the starting quarterback job with the Jets.

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Colts Sign Free Agent WR Andre Johnson

NFL Shield (NFL)(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent wide receiver Andre Johnson on Wednesday. The deal is for three years and $21 million, according to ESPN.

The Texans originally selected Johnson out of the University of Miami with the third overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. In 169 regular-season games with Houston, Johnson had 1,012 receptions for 13,597 receiving yards and 64 touchdowns.

Johnson led the NFL in receiving yards in 2008 (1,575) and 2009 (1,569). He is also a seven-time Pro Bowler and is a two-time First-Team All-Pro.

On Tuesday, the Colts signed free agent running back Frank Gore to a three-year, $12 million contract. Gore and Johnson were teammates at the University of Miami.

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Stoudemire Calls Out Mavericks Teammates

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(DALLAS) — Amar’e Stoudemire is not happy with the play of his new team and voiced his displeasure after their loss on Tuesday night.

The Mavericks are 5-6 since Stoudemire came over after the Knicks bought his contract out.

“I came here to win, and we’re [4 ½] games out of being out of the playoffs, which is unacceptable,” Stoudemire said after their 127-94 loss to the Cavaliers. “This is something we can’t accept. We’ve got to find a way to refocus. We’ve got to key into the details of the game of basketball.”

“We can’t cheat the game. We can’t screw around in games and practices and joke around all the time and figure we’re going to win games,” Stoudemire continued. “This is the pros. It’s the highest level of basketball. We’ve got to act that way.”

Stoudemire is averaging 11.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game.

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle echoed Stoudemire’s view. “Well, we’re going to find out what we’re made of from here,” he said. “This is the lowest point we’ve been at. When you get to this point, everyone has to come together.”

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Blue Jays Pitcher Marcus Stroman Out 2015 Season

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman will be out the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced on Tuesday.

Stroman, who went 11-6 with a 3.65 ERA last season, took the news rather hard.

“Beyond devastated. Not being able to compete with my brothers each and every day is extremely disappointing. Still can’t believe it,” Stroman tweeted on Tuesday.

Stroman is set to visit with Dr. James Andrews about a second opinion, but surgery is expected.

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Lions Acquire NT Haloti Ngata from Ravens

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After losing defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to the Miami Dolphins, the Detroit Lions struck back by trading with the Baltimore Ravens for Haloti Ngata.

According to ESPN, the Ravens will receive 2015 fourth and fifth-round picks as well as a seventh round selection in exchange for Ngata.

The 31-year-old is in the final season of his contract and will be an $8.5 million cap hit.

Ngata has played all nine of his NFL seasons with the Ravens. During that time, he has compiled 449 tackles, 25.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, and five interceptions.

“Haloti is a great player but an even better person,” Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh said. “He has been an anchor of our success for many years. We appreciate everything he has done for our organization and the Baltimore community. We wish he and his family nothing but the best.”

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Gore Signs with Colts

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Running back Frank Gore, who was thought to be joining the Philadelphia Eagles, has signed with the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Tuesday.

According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Gore signed a three-year deal that comes with $8.5 million in guaranteed money.

The 31-year-old Gore played all ten of his previous NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. During that time, he’s been elected to five Pro Bowls and rushed for over 1,000 yards eight times, four of those being the last four seasons.

Gore’s former teammate at the University of Miami, receiver Andre Johnson, is also being courted by the Colts, according to Shefter.

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Revis Returns to the Jets

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After spending the last two seasons with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, cornerback Darrelle Revis is returning to the New York Jets, according to ESPN.

ESPN reports Revis receives a five-year, $70 million contract — $39 million guaranteed. That makes him the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history.

Revis, 29, helped the Patriots win their fourth Super Bowl of this century last season.

I want to thank the Pats and Pats Nation for an unbelievable year. NEW YORK I’m coming home. #revisisland #jetnation pic.twitter.com/KQE3Yc1orz

— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) March 11, 2015

The Patriots could have picked up a $20 million option on the four-time All-Pro for the 2015 season but declined. Revis then became a free agent at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday before agreeing to join the Jets.

During Revis’ six seasons with the Jets, he made four Pro Bowls. The phrase “Revis island” was also created referring to his ability to shut down an opposing teams’ best receiver.

In 2013, Revis was traded by the Jets to Tampa Bay for first and fourth-round picks. Revis then signed a six-year, $96 million contract with the Bucs. He stayed in Tampa for only one season before joining the Patriots. Revis played in all 19 games for the Pats last season recording 53 tackles, 18 passes defended, three interceptions and one forced fumble.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 3/10/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA: Indiana Pacers 118 (29-34) – Orlando Magic 86 (21-44)

New Orleans Pelicans 111 (36-29) – Brooklyn Nets 91 (25-37)

Men’s College Basketball – Northeast Conference Men’s Tournament – Final: Robert Morris 66 (19-14) – St. Francis of Brooklyn 63 (23-11)

Horizon League Men’s Championship – Final: Valparaiso 54 (28-5) – Green Bay 44 (24-8)

NHL: New York Rangers 2 (41-17-7; 89pts) – New York Islanders 1 (43-22-4; 90pts)

Dallas Stars 2 (30-27-10; 70pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 1 (28-27-13; 69pts)

Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (28-34-4; 60pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 3 (25-42-8; 58pts) SO

Boston Bruins 3 (34-22-10; 78pts) – Ottawa Senators 1 (30-24-11; 71pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 1 (42-20-6; 90pts) – Montreal Canadiens 0 (42-18-7; 91pts) OT

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