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Jets Fined $100K for Tampering

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL announced Tuesday that the New York Jets will be fined $100,000 for owner Woody Johnson's remarks last year about cornerback Darrelle Revis.

During a news conference last December, Johnson said that he would, "love to have Darrelle back."

Johnson made these comments while Revis was still playing for the New England Patriots, who proceeded to file tampering charges.

The Jets signed Revis to a five-year, $70 million contract this offseason. After the signing, Patriots owner Robert Kraft commented that he wished Revis, "was still with us." That,  in turn, prompted the Jets to file tampering charges against the Patriots, but ESPN says the league will not punish New England.

Revis spent his first six seasons with the Jets before leaving for Tampa Bay in 2013. He signed with New England for the 2014 season and played a big part in the Patriots winning Super Bowl XLIX.

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Carlisle Fined 25K for Criticizing Officials

Dallas Mavericks/NBA(NEW YORK) -- Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 by the NBA Saturday for criticizing officials after his team's Game 3 playoff loss to the Houston Rockets Friday.

"I have strong feelings about how I feel about my team, and I'm going to fight for my team," Carlisle said Saturday. "That's just the way it's going to be. I'm a lot like my owner. I'm going to fight for my guys. I understand the fine. I accept it, and I think they'll put the money to very good use."

At his Game 3 postgame press conference Carlisle complained about some of the physical play on the court. He then talked specifically about a play that occurred at the beginning of the fourth quarter that involved Rockets center Dwight Howard.

"We're scrambling like hell defensively and Devin Harris is going to get the ball, and Dwight Howard throws him into our bench," Carlisle said. "He takes the ball, skips it over the top and (Trevor) Ariza gets a wide-open 3. So instead of us getting the ball and a foul on Howard, it turns into essentially a five- six-point swing.

"That stuff's got to stop. The officials got to get that stuff under control, because there's too much physical stuff going on. Howard is throwing people all over the place, and that can't happen in Game 4."

The Rockets lead the best-of-seven series 3-0. Game 4 is Sunday night in Dallas.


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Canadiens' P.K. Subban Fined for Diving

Mark Serota/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment.

The infraction happened in the Canadiens' game against the New York Rangers on Jan. 29. Subban was arguing with Rangers forward Chris Kreider when Kreider gave him a slight bump with the shaft of his stick, after which Subban immediately dropped to the ice. The play led to Subban receiving a two-minute minor for embellishment.

The diving rule is new this season and was made to seriously penalize players who dive/embellish in an attempt to draw penalties.

The 25-year-old Subban previously received a warning by the NHL after a play that occurred in the Canadiens' game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jan. 6.

Subban becomes the fifth player this season to be fined under the new rule.

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ESPN: Manziel Fined $12K

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 by the NFL for making an obscene gesture toward the Washington Redskins sideline during a preseason game Monday night, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The incident occurred after Manziel threw an incompletion in the third quarter of the Browns 24-23 loss to the Redskins.                                                                                                                                                 
According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Manziel's agent Erik Burkhardt says the rookie hasn't decided whether to appeal the fine.                                                                                                                                                  

The 21-year-old Manziel, who was recently beat out by teammate Brian Hoyer for the starting quarterback job, was selected with the 22nd overall pick in this year's draft.

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Reggie Evans Becomes First NBA Player Fined for Flopping

Brooklyn Nets/ NBA(NEW YORK) -- Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans was fined $5,000 for flopping making him the first NBA player to be fined in accordance to the league's new anti-flopping rules.

Evans was fined for picking up his second flopping violation of the season. He picked up the second violation during the Nets' loss to the Lakers Tuesday night, in a play involving the Lakers Metta World Peace.

Although Evans has become the first to receive this fine, it is not much of a surprise.

Evans was one of the main players featured in the NBA's flopping demonstration video that was shown to players this preseason.

If Evans is fined again it would result in a $10,000 fine. A fourth violation would be a $15,000 fine, a fifth $30,000 and six or more could lead to a suspension.

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Derrick Favors Fined $25K

National Basketball Association(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors has been fined $25,000 dollars by the league for throwing a ball into the stands during a game against the Mavericks, Thursday night.

The 20 year old Favors threw the ball after getting called for a technical foul with just under 25 seconds to go in the third quarter. He was immediately ejected after the incident.

Favors is averaging 7.6 points and 5.9 rebounds a game.

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Jets Fine Scott $10K for Middle Finger to Journalist

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott was slapped with a $10,000 fine by the team Thursday, for flipping his middle finger at a media member in the locker room on Monday.

"We'll address it," head coach Rex Ryan said. "That's not acceptable in dealing with the media."

The day after the end of a disappointing season for the Jets, players were cleaning out their lockers, and some were refusing to speak with the media.  As Scott was leaving the locker room, a photographer tried to snap a picture.  Scott apparently wasn’t amused, so he said some choice words and proceeded to flip his middle finger at the photographer.

The NFL has said there will be no further punishment for Scott. 

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