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Sparks beats out veteran goalie McElhinney for Maple Leafs' backup job

Garret Sparks has won the backup goalie job with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Sparks was named to the club’s 23-man roster on Monday, while fellow netminders Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard were placed on waivers. The decision to keep last season’s American Hockey League goalie of the year as the No. 2 behind Frederik Andersen doesn’t come as a surprise. ...

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New Raiders backup QB AJ McCarron rushes to get up to speed

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — AJ McCarron found out he was traded, quickly packed a bag, said goodbye to his family and headed out to Oakland to join the Raiders. As crazy as those first few hours were following McCarron’s trade from the Buffalo Bills to Oakland, the whirlwind hasn’t slowed down a bit since McCarron joined his new team. He ...

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The heir apparent: Jackson indicates Mayfield is Browns' backup QB

Hue Jackson has maintained all offseason that Tyrod Taylor will be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. On Sunday, the head coach seemingly revealed the team’s backup. “I think that I already proved who that is. It is Baker (Mayfield),” Jackson said at his post-practice press… NFL | theScore

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Elway not interested in Kaepernick as backup: He 'had his chance to be here'

Despite having the unproven duo of Paxton Lynch and Chad Kelly as the Denver Broncos’ backup quarterbacks, general manager John Elway made it clear Tuesday his team has no interest in again pursuing Colin Kaepernick. “Colin had his chance to be here,” said Elway, according to Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic. “We offered him a contract. He passed it.” Denver ...

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Broncos' Elway won't commit to Kelly or Lynch as backup QB

After the Denver Broncos signed quarterback Case Keenum to a two-year, $ 36-million contract this offseason, general manager John Elway wants to make sure that his investment is properly insured. Elway was asked on 103.5 The Fox in Denver on Tuesday if he might still sign a veteran backup. “I&rsquo… NFL | theScore

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Dallas Mavericks re-sign backup center Salah Mejri

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed backup center Salah Mejri, who will join former European teammate and rookie third overall pick Luca Doncic. Mejri has spent the past three seasons in Dallas. The 32-year-old Tunisian has career averages of 3.3 points and 4.0 rebounds in 168 games. He led the Mavericks in field goal percentage and blocks the ...

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Browns' Mayfield refuses to accept backup mentality

Although Baker Mayfield has shown a willingness to learn from veteran Tyrod Taylor, he wants to make one thing clear: he’s not preparing to be a backup ahead of his rookie season. Mayfield was selected first overall by th… NFL | theScore

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