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CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving has been knocked out by an injury again, and its really painful for the Cavaliers. Irving will miss at least two weeks with a strained tendon in his left biceps, a major blow to Clevelands chances of making the NBA playoffs with only a month left in the regular season. Irving got hurt during the first half of Sunday nights loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. The All-Star point guard did not return after missing all five shots and leaving the game for medical evaluation and treatment. He flew back with the Cavaliers and Monday underwent an MRI, which revealed "a strain in the long head tendon" of his biceps, the Cavs said in a release. The 21-year-old will be shut down for two weeks and re-evaluated. The Cavs said the tendons response "will determine the most appropriate course of treatment." Irvings injury couldnt come at a worse time for the Cavs. Hell miss at least eight of the final 15 games, and without their leading scorer and best player, it will be tough for the Cavs (26-41) to clinch the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland begins the week 4 1-2 games behind Atlanta, and the Cavs have a difficult schedule ahead with Miami, Oklahoma City and Houston in town over the next five days. And, equally troubling, is that Irving is again missing significant time due to an injury. He sat out 38 games his first two seasons with a variety of injuries, including a broken nose, fractured jaw, broken finger, sprained shoulder and concussion. One of Irvings goals was to play in all 82 games this season, but hes already missed three with a bruised knee and is expected to sit for eight more. Irving has scoffed at the notion that he is injury prone, but he hasnt made it through a full season and he was also sidelined during the summer after his rookie season when he broke his hand slamming it into a padded wall during a practice in Las Vegas. Irvings injury issues predated him turning pro as he played in just 11 games as a freshman at Duke because of a foot injury. Most of Irvings injuries have been unavoidable and bad luck because he plays hard and is unafraid to drive to the basket and draw contact from bigger, stronger players. Its not clear exactly when Irving was hurt on Sunday night. As the Cavs move forward theyll have to factor Irvings spotty medical history into their decision as to whether or not to offer him a maximum-year contract extension this summer. Cleveland hasnt made the playoffs since 2010, and this was supposed be the year the Cavs returned to the post-season and stayed out of the draft lottery. 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PAUL, Minn.Sam Bradford insists he is unconcerned about speculation the Philadelphia Eagles are attempting to trade up in the draft to select a quarterback. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Eagles were engaged in negotiations with Tennessee to trade for the number one pick before the Titans reached a deal with the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are expected to pick one of the two top quarterbacks in the draft, Jared Goff or Carson Wentz, but NFL.coms Jeff Darlington reports the Cleveland Browns are actively shopping the number two pick. Is former California QB Jared Goff coveted by the Eagles? That would mean one of the two would be available for Philadelphia if they could strike a deal with Cleveland.However, although, the two quarterbacks are closely rated by many draft analysts, there is no guarantee both are coveted by the Eagles and they may prefer to see which one is available before pulling the trigger on any move up.The Eagles apparent aggressive pursuit of a franchise quarterback is unexpected given their moves in the off-season.Philadelphia signed Bradford a two-year, $36m (£25m) deal on March 1 and then followed that up a week later by signing former Chiefs back-up Chase Daniel to a three-year, $21m (£14.6m) deal a week later.The money shelled out indicated the team viewed Bradford as their starting quarterback and Daniel as a back-up.Despite the rumoured interest in drafting another quarterback high, Bradford is confident the team stiill has faith in him.ddddddddddddAll the conversations I had before free agency, after the season with (executive vice president) Howie (Roseman) and the people in this building - I feel very good about their thoughts on me and my situation here, he said.This is not the first time Bradford has found himself in an uncertain situation in the NFL. Sam Bradford #7 talks to former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles Chip Kelly When he joined the Eagles in a trade from the Rams last season, there was speculation then head coach Chip Kelly was willing to use him as a trade asset to move up to pick No 2 overall to draft Marcus Mariota.Prior to that, when the Rams traded the No 2 overall draft pick to the Washington Redskins in 2012, there was debate about whether Bradford should be the one who was dealt.The 28-year-old says he learned a long ago to focus on what he can control and ignore everything else.I learned a long time ago to stay away from all that stuff, Bradford said. Its not the first time Ive gone through that situation like this. Im not going to worry about anything I cant control.Its one of those things, regardless of what the situation is, I learned a long time ago, whats said outside this building really has no bearing on what actually happens here. 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