Robert Griffin III Takes to Facebook to Address Critics

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_cb37985fcd.jpgRonald Martinez/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- After becoming one of the most popular rookies in the NFL last season, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was heavily scrutinized in his sophomore year and he recently addressed all of his critics on Facebook. "You think I want it to be national news that I visit a beach? Or shop at Walmart? Or wore red shoes instead of green yesterday? Well I don't," Griffin wrote. "I'm 'striving' for greatness just like my teammates do."

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LaMarcus Aldridge Open to Re-Signing with the Trail Blazers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_07f58869bf.jpgRonald Martinez/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- As early as this past offseason, the future of power forward LaMarcus Aldridge with the Portland Trail Blazers has been up in the air. But with the team emerging as one of the best in the Western Conference, Aldridge is open to re-signing with the team. "Neil (Olshey, Blazers GM) and I talked all summer," Aldridge told Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.

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(15) Kansas Hands (8) Iowa State its Second Straight Loss

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_e8086a5abc.jpgTom Maguire/BIG EAST Conference/Collegiate Images/Getty Images (AMES, Iowa) -- Naadir Tharpe scored a career-high 23 points to lead No. 15 Kansas past No. 8 Iowa State 77-70 on Monday night. The loss is Iowa State's second in a row after starting the season 14-0. The game was tied at halftime but Kansas opened up the second half with a 16-5 run and never looked back.

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(23) Duke Fends Off Virginia

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_a6117d34a1.jpgStreeter Lecka/Getty Images (DURHAM, N.C.) -- With 4:06 left in the game, Duke watched their 11-point lead disappear, but guard Rasheed Sulaimon's 3-pointer with 18.8 seconds remaining put the Blue Devils back on top, as No. 23 Duke survives Virginia 69-65 on Monday night. Sulaimon scored a game-high 21 points, making sure Duke (13-4, 2-2 ACC) avoided losing for the third time in four games.

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Titans Hire Ken Whisenhunt as Head Coach

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_10abd94760.jpgChristian Petersen/Getty Images (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Tennessee Titans hired former San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt as their head coach Monday. “I have a lot of respect for Ken as a coach and as an offensive mind,” Titans General Manager Ruston Webster said.

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