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Trent Richardson likely to file grievance after Indianapolis Colts release

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With NFL free agency in full swing and trades, contracts and shock moves aplenty in the opening week of the 2015 season a former third overall draft pick has been released by his franchise.

Elsewhere, a Cavs star not named LeBron James put on a show against the reigning NBA Champions while comedy legend Will Ferrell was making headlines in Major League Baseball.


We begin in the NFL where the Indianapolis Colts have waived under-performing running back Trent Richardson after two disappointing seasons with the franchise.

The former third overall pick struggled to fit into the Colts system after arriving from the Cleveland Browns but has vowed to become one of the best running backs in the league moving forward.

"I'll be one of the top running backs from here on out," said Lynch via ESPN reporter Mike Wells.

"They ruled Marshawn Lynch off in his third year. Look at what he's doing now. My next stop, I'll be the starter. I still have pride and I know who I am."

You have to admire Trent Richardson's confidence however, for the time being at least, he is without a team. And with no contract on the table it is expected the running back will file a grievance against the team in a bid to recoup the $3.1 million salary he was set to earn in 2015.

The Colts were able to void the proposed salary after Richardson was suspended for the final two games of the season.


Elsewhere in the league DeMarco Murray has explained his motivation for joining the Philadelphia Eagles.

The running back said the Eagles offered a great opportunity to win a Super Bowl, and revealed he actually turned down more money from other teams.


Across to the NBA and Kyrie Irving had a career night in helping the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs in overtime yesterday.

Irving racked up 57 points in the game, surpassing LeBron James’ 56 point franchise record in the process.

The point guard's points haul included a crucial three pointer which sent the game into overtime. The Cavs' win meanwhile improves their record to 42-25.


And finally, Will Ferrell made baseball history yesterday.

The comedy actor played every position on the field, and suited up for 10 different teams as he took part in MLB Spring training.

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