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Lakers trade Steve Blake to Warriors

The Lakers are clearly looking to next season. On the eve of the trading deadline, the Lakers have traded point guard Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. Steve Blake just acknowledged he’s been traded, says he’ll miss L.A. Didn’t rule out returning to Lakers in free agency in July. — Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan)...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kerry Rhodes: I wasn't blacklisted by the NFL because of gay rumors

Getty ImageKerry Rhodes didn’t play in the 2013 NFL season. Lots of writers speculated that his continued unemployment had something to do with rumors about his sexuality and alleged romantic involvement with a male assistant that surfaced about a year ago.Rhodes has repeatedly denied that he is gay, even going so far as reportedly telling former teammates in Arizona that he might...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mayock: I’d take Khalil Mack over Jadeveon Clowney

In an interview with Adam Schein on Mad Dog Sports, reputed NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock said he would draft Khalil Mack out of the University of Buffalo over highly touted Jadeveon Clowney out of the University of South Carolina. Schein asked Mayock if he had concerns about the motor or character of Clowney: Yeah, I do. I would start off by saying that physically, as an athletic...
Via Down and Distance
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

OU self-reports student-athletes' excessive consumption of free pasta

A report published by The Oklahoman on Wednesday more than abundantly details just how far universities are compelled to go in order to self-report possible infractions before the NCAA lowers the boom on a school. In a detailed laundry list, the Oklahoma Sooners athletic department apparently reported each and every minor incident that could be […]The post Oklahoma Sooners compelled...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Court summons: Ray Rice knocked fiancé out

Over the weekend, Ray Rice, who has for years possessed a good guy reputation, was arrested on domestic violence charges. And then, earlier Wednesday, TMZ uncovered video of Rice dragging his fiancé out of an elevator at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City. She appeared to be unconscious. Many figured, or hoped, she was drunk and that this was all just a misunderstanding...
Via This Given Sunday
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Knicks reportedly would love to trade for Jeremy Lin

The New York Knicks lost Jeremy Lin in a widely unpopular move when they failed to pony up the cash to sign him long term following the “Linsanity” phenomenon in 2012. Less than two years later, it sounds like they would love to have him back. Chad Ford joined Bill Simmons on the “B.S. Report” […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama girls H.S. basketball team wins state title by a score of 15-2

The Glenwood High School (AL) girls basketball team captured their first state title in 6 years. They didn’t have to wait long in the state championship game, thanks to their opponent attempting to win by using a tactic that many NBA teams tried to do before the institution of the shot clock. The NBA instituted […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics owner making it hard for team to trade Rajon Rondo

The Boston Celtics have been fielding offers for Rajon Rondo pretty much all season, but interest really began to pick up over the All-Star break. Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Sacramento Kings approached the Celtics with a deal involving Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore and a pick for Rondo. The deal was supposedly squashed because Rondo wanted no part of re-signing...
Via No Guts, No Glory
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron offered Tony Romo words of advice after Heat game in Dallas

(Credit: chicagonow.com) Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was in attendance Tuesday night as his hometown Mavericks hosted LeBron James and the Miami Heat. For the uninitiated, LBJ is a huge Cowboys fan, and he was pulled aside by Romo after the Heat secured a 117-106 victory. LeBron didn’t go into detail about their conversation, but did offer Romo some advice: Just don...
Via Sports-Kings
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: IOC says no to Ukranian skiers wearing black armbands

In light of the fiery violence in Kiev, Ukrainian skiers asked the International Olympic Committee if they'd be allowed to wear armbands as a "sign of mourning" for their homeland.On Wednesday, the IOC had a firm answer for the athletes competing with heavy hearts: No."Sharing deep pain over the loss of fellow countrymen, the Ukrainian Olympic committee appealed...
Via The Other Paper
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love: Wolves ‘have better team, better foundation’ than Lakers

Timberwolves star Kevin Love says Minnesota has a better team and better foundation than the Los Angeles Lakers. “People think it’s so far-fetched that I would stay in Minnesota,” Love told GQ Magazine. “And I’m not ******** on the Lakers, but we have the better team, the better foundation. I’m having fun.” Love, 25, will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer...
Via Sports-Glory
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz on contract critics: '(Expletive) them'

Photo Credit: Associated Press According to John Tomase of the Boston Herald, Red Sox’ designated hitter David Ortiz has had just about enough of the people criticizing him for his desired salary. Ortiz is one of the best designated hitters of all time and he isn’t asking for a long term deal or a ton of money. He is under contract with the Red Sox for 2014 with a salary of...
Via Reading Between The Seams
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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