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LSU running back Derrius Guice squats an impressive 650 pounds

Derrius Guice has shown plenty of power on the field, and he’s showing that in the weight room too. On Friday, Guice squatted an impressive 650 pounds in LSU’s weight room. Here’s one view of it: And another angle: It’s not the first remarkable lift from Guice, who squatted 583 pounds back in March: Guice has been excellent on the field in his first two seasons, picking...
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Charles Oakley: Kristaps Porzingis was ‘wrong’ to skip exit meeting

He may have his disagreements with New York Knicks ownership, but that’s not stopping Charles Oakley from telling it like it is.In a Friday interview with the New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy, the retired great criticized Kristaps Porzingis for skipping his year-end exit meeting.“He’s wrong for that. You can’t do that,” said Oakley. “Not being two years in the league...
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Jays closer Roberto Osuna says he’s dealing with anxiety

If there’s one area that sports and sports media still aren’t equipped to cover properly, it’s mental illness. (There are actually many other areas, too, but let’s focus on this one, specifically.) Conditions like anxiety and depression are still stigmatized by plenty of fans, media members, and even people within the sport; after all, what’s praised more than mental toughness...
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John McEnroe claims Andy Warhol ruined his sex life

Never afraid to go on record with some absurd comments or call out other people, tennis legend John McEnroe has taken to flinging mud in the direction of the late Andy Warhol.In his book aptly titled But Seriously, McEnroe claims that Warhol interfered in his sex life in a big way.No really. Here’s an excerpt out of his book (via Page Six).“He (Warhol) was always there at every...
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Report: Re-signing Nerlens Noel is Mavericks' top priority

The Dallas Mavericks will have money to spend in free agency. That number will increase should Dirk Nowitzki decide to opt out of his contract and re-sign for less.Though, it’s becoming readily apparent that the Mavericks’ top priority is to build and cultivate a young core surrounding big-money free agent signing Harrison Barnes.According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, re-signing young...
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Bill O'Brien: Deshaun Watson well prepared to run an offense

Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson is definitely going to be in the mix for the starting job this upcoming season. He will be battling with veteran Tom Savage for snaps under center.Now, as the Texans prep for training camp, it’s looking more and more like Watson may in fact be called on to lead the defending AFC South champions.Just ask Texans head coach Bill O...
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Dolphins reached out to Peyton Manning about possible comeback

The Miami Dolphins were desperate for quarterback help when Ryan Tannehill went down with a knee injury late last season, and they apparently thought there was an outside chance they could convince Peyton Manning to embark on one more Super Bowl quest.In an interview with the Times-Picayune on Friday, Archie Manning revealed that he witnessed a text message conversation between his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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NERD Game Scores for June 24, 2017

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by sabermetric forefather Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. How are they calculated? Haphazardly, is how. An explanation of the components...
Via Fangraphs
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The Best of FanGraphs: June 19-23, 2017

Each week, we publish north of 100 posts on our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times and blue for Community Research. MONDAYHave the Rockies Found Answers at Altitude?, by Travis Sawchick The must-read piece...
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Lamar Odom threatens legal action against ESPN for Stephen A. Smith’s ‘crack’ comments

Stephen A. Smith crossed the line again on Thursday’s episode of First Take when he screamed on air about former Lakers forward Lamar Odom’s crack addiction in reference to Phil Jackson’s poor history as a general manager. Now Odom is calling Smith’s comments “slander,” asking ESPN to denounce what Smith said and use the situation as an opportunity to become more...
Via Awful Announcing
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The Baltimore Orioles tied an MLB record they can’t be proud of

In mid-May, the Baltimore Orioles were 10 games over .500 and one of the clear surprises in baseball. Even entering June 8th, they were five games over .500, right in the thick of the AL East race and the AL Wild Card race.While the Orioles were playing well, the computers and projection systems weren’t buying it, and waited for the Orioles to regress. That’s happened. Baltimore...
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Report: Knicks afraid of Porzingis rebelling, hurting their image

Phil Jackson’s willingness to trade Kristaps Porzingis seemingly has little to do with the former first-round pick’s game and everything to do with his attitude toward the team.Porzingis skipped his exit meeting with the New York Knicks after the season, and his brother and agent Janis Porzingis recently said Kristaps does not want to be traded “despite how the Knicks are treating...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Derek Carr trolls Seahawks with funny Marshawn Lynch zinger

Derek Carr couldn’t help but take a shot about the Seahawks and their Super Bowl XLIX failure.Carr, who just became the highest-paid player in the NFL after receiving a $125 million contract, will now have the benefit of having Marshawn Lynch behind him in the backfield. And he seems pretty happy about it.The Raiders quarterback spoke to reporters on Friday, and made sure to point...
Via The Sports Daily
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Jimmy Butler sends farewell message to Bulls fans

Jimmy Butler spent the first seven years of his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls, and had some great moments with the fans.As such, in the wake of his trade to the Wolves, he sent a farewell message to the Bulls faithful, remaining classy as always. Here’s the caption that went along with the post.What can I say?! I truly struggle with the words because you’ve been so much more...
Via The Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

This week kicked off with history, as Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi broke Tina Thompson's record for most points in WNBA history. Prior to her game Friday night, Taurasi had stretched the record to 7,494 points and counting. Considering the 35-year-old is averaging 18.3 points through the first 10 games of the WNBA season, there's no telling how many points she'll rack up before...
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2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Monday night, the first televised NBA Awards show takes place. Finally, some two months after the end of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, we'll find out who takes home MVP, Rookie of the Year, Executive of the Year, Sixth Man, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and more. However, the annual honors bestowed on players, coaches and executives alike leave something to be...
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Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

There is an unprecedented amount of parity around the MLB this year, with four divisional races that look primed to go the distance and a wild card scene that is wide open on both sides of the league gates. To that extent, there are a handful of key contributors mixed into this wide-spanning pennant race in the making who could stand to pick it up personally. Which players can kick...
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Ten NFL free agents most likely to sign with new teams

Organized team activities and minicamps are finished, so NFL players and coaches now can enjoy the closest thing they have to a summer vacation.Some players already have been on vacation. Dozens of free agents are still unsigned and most of them will have to see how training camp shakes out before their phone rings.Expect the ship to come in for these 10 players. Anquan Boldin Anquan...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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