John Lynch: DeShone Kizer blew 49ers away in interview

INDIANAPOLIS — DeShone Kizer passed an important early phase in his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, at least where John Lynch is concerned. The former Notre Dame quarterback met with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday night, and the club’s new GM said Kizer “blew the doors off” in …

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Sixers plot next moves in wake of Embiid’s injury

Sixers plot next moves in wake of Embiid’s injury — Whether or not Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid wins this season’s Kia Rookie of the Year award is up for debate. What isn’t up for debate is whether or not Embiid will play again in 2016-17, as he was shut …

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Seahawks’ Legion of Boom faces offseason questions

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider was asked Wednesday whether cornerback DeShawn Shead will be healthy for the start of the 2017 season. “For the start of the season? I wouldn’t think so,” Schneider said. Shead suffered a knee injury in the Seahawks’ divisional round loss to the Atlanta Falcons. …

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DeAndre’s big WHOOP

THE STORY OF the night ended up being the arrest of New York Knicks legend Charles Oakley, after a squabble with Madison Square Garden security. But for NBA commissioner Adam Silver, the Feb. 6 game between the Los Angeles Clippers and Knicks featured one other little issue, quietly hiding on …

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Kiper and McShay’s 2017 NFL combine preview

NFL draft prospects will be working out at the combine from Friday to Monday. ESPN Insiders Mel Kiper and Todd McShay answer 12 questions, predicting who will leave Indy rising up draft boards, how the under-the-radar players will fare and more. 1. Which prospect could run the fastest 40-yard dash? …

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