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Browns to host New York Giants for 2 joint practices during training camp

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Head coach Kevin Stefanski said Wednesday the Browns will host the New York Giants for two joint practices in Berea before the two teams play their second preseason game in Cleveland on Aug. 22.

"They'll be coming with us to practice," Stefanski said. "I think (the practices) are great and I think you can get a ton out of them. It certainly ramps up the intensity, but guys take care of each other knowing they're getting good work ahead of the game. I think it's a great time to control the environment and give guys different schemes other than their own."

The Browns haven't participated in joint practices since 2019, when they traveled to Indianapolis for two practices with the Colts during the preseason. They were initially scheduled to travel to Green Bay for a pair of joint practices with the Packers in 2020, but COVID-19 protocols limited teams to conducting training camps in their home cities.

The Giants, led by second-year coach Joe Judge, are coming off a 6-10 season and are led by quarterback Daniel Jones, the sixth overall pick of the 2019 draft. Running back Saquon Barkley, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 2 last season, is working his way back to full health, while free-agent acquisition WR Kenny Golladay and 2021 first-round pick WR Kadarius Toney highlight some of the top players in New York.

The preseason game that will follow the practices will be played at FirstEnergy Stadium on Aug. 22 at 1 p.m.

Logan Paul Slams Theory That Floyd Mayweather Held Him Up After Knockout 

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*Logan Paul has responded to the theory that Floyd Mayweather Jr. held him up after knocking him out during their exhibition fight on Sunday night. 

Fans debated across social media that Mayweather knocked Paul out at one point and held him up to keep the fight going. Paul has slammed this spin. 

After seeing the clip go viral, Paul issued a response on his Instagram story Monday.

“I’m seeing this narrative going around that there’s one part of the fight where Floyd punched me and I kind of leaned on him a little bit and it looks like I kind of went limp,” he said. “People are trying to spin it and say that he knocked me out and caught me and kept me up to keep the fight going to the eighth round. Shut the f— up. Just shut the f— up. Stop trying to discredit what happened last night.”

Watch the Twitter clip below and let us know in the comments if you think Mayweather held Logan up after knocking him out.

“Make no mistake, he got a lot of good punches in. I got f—ed up (with) a couple of shots,” Paul added. “I didn’t know my face could make that shape. But I never rocked, never blacked out, never got knocked out. He didn’t hold me up. He tried to take me out and he couldn’t.”

We previously reported, Mayweather landed the majority of a combined 73 punches thrown. Once Paul realized that Mayweather was too quick for him to land a punch, his strategy shifted to tying Mayweather up for the eight rounds.

Fox Sports’ Chris Broussard Says Politics the Reason for LeBron James Hate in ‘Red States

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*LeBron James is the most hated player in the NBA, according to a recent study conducted by SportsInsider.com

Fox Sports’ Chris Broussard believes the NBA star’s politics is the primary reason for the hate.

“I looked at the map…of where people hated LeBron the most,” Broussard told Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless on “Undisputed.” “And it was pretty much all the red states. It was the middle of the country, the upper, Northern Midwest…places like that where they aren’t feeling LeBron James.”

 

Per Mediaite, “the study used recent geotagged Twitter data, tracking negative mentions of NBA players such as, “I hate LeBron.” Featuring over 70,000 tweets, the research found LeBron was the NBA’s most hated player in 24 different states,” the outlet writes. 

“LeBron James stands for something,” Broussard said. “When you stand boldly and unashamedly for something, you’re gonna have people that love you and you’re gonna have people that hate you.”

“The first thing he stands for is against social and racial injustice,” he continued. “You can argue, that LeBron is the player that started this whole movement across these various sports leagues, of players standing up against injustice.”

Broussard referred to LeBron helping to organize “the ‘More Than A Vote’ campaign which had an impact on the most polarizing election, maybe in our lifetimes,” he added.

‘More Than A Vote’ was launched last summer, with the goal of “energizing, educating, and protecting Black voters” during the 2020 presidential election. James has also used his social media platform to speak out against several high-profile police shootings of Black Americans.