Warriors to sign Jose Calderon after buyout is reached

The Golden State Warriors did not make any trades before the deadline on Thursday, but that does not mean they won’t be improving their roster.The Warriors informed guard Briante Weber of his release on Saturday night following the expiration of his second 10-day contract. The team will have an open roster spot they are expected to fill by signing Jose Calderon.Both the San Jose...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Sunday Notes: Cactus League Meanderings

On Friday, we ran a dual interview with Rockies outfielders Chris Denorfia and Charlie Blackmon on the subject of launch angles and bat paths. I’ve asked a few other players for their their opinion — we’ll hear from them in the near future — as well as a few managers and coaches. Craig Counsell and Jeff Banister are among them. “Telling a player to hit a pitch harder isn’t...
Via Fangraphs
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Big underdog BYU ruins No. 1 Gonzaga's undefeated season

No NCAA men’s basketball team will go undefeated this season. The No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs were the last perfect team left, and they were 29-0 heading into Saturday’s West Coast Conference regular-season finale against the unranked BYU Cougars (20-10) at home. However, BYU had had great success in Spokane recently, winning their last two games there against Gonzaga. That trend...
Via The Comeback
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Floyd Mayweather sends message to Conor McGregor: 'Let's make the fight happen'

Floyd Mayweather is ready to return from his retirement but he's only interested in one fight. Mayweather wants UFC champion Conor McGregor. For nearly a year, Mayweather and McGregor have bantered back and forth through interviews and social media while campaigning to put together a fight together that would pit the biggest superstar from boxing against his equal in mixed martial...
Via FOX Sports
5 hours ago

At Least It Was Free: Deontay Wilder KOs Gerald Washington

I started this write-up by looking for a synonym for “clumsy.” I didn’t find one that fit, unfortunately. Tonight at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala. on Premier Boxing Champions on Fox, Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KO) notched another victory to the thrill of his local crowd (everything is local in Alabama, trust me). Wilder scored a 5th round knockout over a fighter who hadn’t...
Via The Queensbury Rules
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Paul George calls referee ‘puppet’ after questionable ejection

Paul George was all sorts of upset after being ejected from Saturday’s Pacers-Heat game for receiving two technical fouls, and he blasted the referee responsible for his second tech after the game.George picked up two techs during the third quarter. The first one came on a double-tech early in the quarter, and the second came as he cursed at an official for not calling a foul on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Dwyane Wade thanks LeBron for staying home after beating Cavs

The Chicago Bulls received a major gift from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday as they got to face the Eastern Conference’s top team without the league’s top player.LeBron James did not attend Saturday’s game as he was ill, giving the Bulls a big opportunity to score a win. They took advantage and blew out Cleveland 117-99.After the game, Dwyane Wade, who was teammates with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Bill Walton goes shirtless during ESPN broadcast to the dismay of one woman

The world got to see a whole lot of Bill Walton Saturday night, as the ESPN commentator briefly got shirtless during the call of the Kansas-Texas game to pull on another tie-dyed shirt with “Keep Austin Weird” on it. The reaction from the woman behind him was priceless: Let’s zoom in on that reaction a bit more: Later on, we got to see Walton discussing talking to Stevie Ray...
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Isaiah Thomas could soon earn hefty contract

Isaiah Thomas could go from the last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft to a $179 million contract. Not bad, eh?Thomas will be in for quite the raise when his contract ends after the 2017-18 season, and he’s certainly earned it. The 28-year-old point guard quickly is becoming a household name throughout the NBA, and he’s in the midst of an MVP-worthy season for the Boston Celtics with...
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Samantha Hoopes interested in dating John Elway?

Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Samantha Hoopes is one of the hottest women out right now. The 26-year-old is in her prime, and can pretty much get any guy she wants. She recently revealed which former sports star she’d want to date, and her answer might surprise you. Hoopes appeared on “The Domenick Nati Show” Thursday, and when asked about which celebrity she’d like to...
Via The Sports Daily
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Several NBA executives have concerns about Lonzo Ball’s father

Lonzo Ball is one exceptionally talented young player, and he’s taken to the big stage at UCLA without any ill effects. The freshman guard is almost certainly headed directly for the 2017 NBA Draft after spending one year with the Bruins, but trouble could be brewing on that front.According to’s Evan Daniels, “several NBA executives” see Ball’s father, LaVar,...
Via Sportsnaut
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Kim Mulkey gives awful post-game speech about Baylor scandal

Kim Mulkey, head coach of Baylor’s women’s basketball team, has some words for any parents concerned about sending their kids to the school because of its horrific rape scandal. “If somebody’s around you and they ever say ‘I will never send my daughter to Baylor,’ you knock them right in the face,” she said after the Lady Bears’ win tonight.Needless to say that...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Homer Simpson to be 'inducted' into National Baseball Hall of Fame

Turns out the National Baseball Hall of Fame honors more than just the game’s all-time greats, as Homer Simpson will be  “inducted” on May 27.That’s right, the acclaimed television series “The Simpsons” will be toasted in Cooperstown, N.Y., due to this year being the 25th anniversary of their cult-classic episode “Homer at the Bat.”In the episode, Mr. Burns and Mr...
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Mark Cuban throws Twitter tantrum over Bleacher Report video

Mark Cuban got spitting mad on Saturday after Bleacher Report posted a video on Twitter with the tag line “Dirk Forever” showing Dirk Nowitzki throwing up an air ball.It was a funny video, some might say, about a legendary player. But Cuban didn’t take it well. He tweeted, the deleted this message. This is hardly the first time Cuban has exploded over what some might consider...
Via Sportsnaut
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Jets release Nick Mangold after 11 seasons

The New York Jets have released center Nick Mangold, the team announced Saturday.Mangold was named first-team All-Pro twice and made the Pro Bowl seven times during his 11 seasons with the Jets. Mangold posted a thank you message to the Jets and the fans on Twitter: As Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus points out, Mangold has been one of the better players at his position for the...
Via The Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Week in NHL Stupid: Where are the parents?

Welcome once again to This Week in NHL Stupid, where we track the ugly, the silly, and the just plain stupid in the NHL. Now a hockey game is a great way to indoctrinate your children into the beauty of hockey. And if your child is hungry, NHL arenas all over North America offer the best in food and drink to keep your child happy and healthy. Suffice to say, if you bring your children...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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Mookie Betts does 'Salt Bae' after first spring training hit

Mookie Betts takes his job very seriously, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have fun doing it.The Boston Red Sox right fielder turned in an incredible 2016 campaign, batting .318 with 42 doubles, 31 home runs and 113 RBIs while also coming in second place in American League MVP voting, playing in his first All-Star Game and winning a Gold Glove. And he’s already showing off...
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Enes Kanter returns from broken forearm, shares terrifying post-surgery photo

Last month, Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter punched a chair in frustration… and broke his right forearm. Kanter was expected to miss 6-8 weeks, but returned ahead of schedule to play for the Thunder on Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. The 24-year-old center pulled down seven rebounds in his 19 minutes off the bench, but struggled offensively, with four points...
Via The Comeback
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield's underwear stolen after his first game in Sacramento

Rookie shooting guard Buddy Hield was the main piece the Sacramento Kings got back in the stunning trade which sent star big man DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans last week. The former Oklahoma Sooners star went on to score 16 points off the bench in his debut, which the Kings won 116-100 over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.But after the game, Hield found himself in a...
Via The Comeback
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

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