Hakeem Nicks’ camp leaked a story Saturday, circulating news that the free agent finally is healthy and willing to consider a one-year contract.
Now Nicks is clarifying that he wants a long-term deal from a team with a established quarterback and a need at wide receiver.
In a Sunday conversation with ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Nicks said he has his eye on a number of teams and prefers to sign with a team where he’s the “missing link.”
“I know if I went to a place like Indianapolis I would be dangerous with a quarterback like Andrew Luck,” Nicks said. “I can see myself catching passes from Cam Newton or even Philip Rivers. … I just want to make it clear that I want a long-term deal and I want to be happy.”
09:19 AM ET 03.08 | The question was asked of Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols early in spring training, but it still gnaws at him on this quiet morning.
Are you motivated to put up the same numbers as Mike Trout?
Pujols stares ahead in disbelief.
“Can you imagine someone saying that to me?” Pujols tells USA TODAY Sports in recalling the question from a reporter. “I felt like saying, ‘Come on, are you serious? Are you really asking me that? Check out my numbers. I know what Mike Trout has done in his first two years is pretty special, but will you look at my numbers. I’ve been doing this for almost 14 years.’
“The only guy in baseball who can match the numbers I’ve put up is Barry Bonds, and someone is actually asking if I can put up numbers like Mike Trout?
“Are you freaking kidding me?”
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota legislator’s tweet about the NBA has prompted hundreds of responses, with many on social media calling it racist.
State Rep. Pat Garofalo sent a tweet Sunday that read: ”Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime.”
Before falling to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, Berdych had won 11 matches in a row in February and is 16-4 this year.
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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) – Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut knocked out Tomas Berdych on Sunday in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, beating the fourth-seeded Czech player 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Southampton are planning a £2m summer move for Juventus front-man Fabio Quagliarella, according to reports from The Mirror.
The experienced 31-year-old is believed to be surplus to requirements in Turin after making just 16 appearances all season.
He is already behind a number of big name players in the pecking order, and his situation is only likely to get worse later this year with the Old Lady tracking more stars, such as Robin van Persie.
This has alerted Saints chief Mauricio Pochettino, who is planning for life without Dani Osvaldo.
The Spaniard was thrilled to see his side record their second win of the season against the Giallorossi on Sunday despite his starting XI being forced into some late changes
Napoli coach Rafael Benitez hailed his side for adapting to changes to claim a 1-0 win over Roma on Sunday.
Jose Callejon’s 81st-minute header was all the hosts needed at the San Paolo to move to within three points of second-placed Roma in Serie A.
Having lost Valon Behrami and Jorginho to pre-match ailments, Benitez praised his side for still having the character to claim three points.