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Report: Carmelo Anthony angry over Phil Jackson’s draft moves

The New York Knicks had the No. 4 overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, and Carmelo Anthony was expecting them to do a lot more with it. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports that Anthony called former teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. — who was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron taking wait-and-see approach in free-agency period

While the possibility of LeBron James bolting from the Cavaliers for a second time seems unlikely, reports out of Cleveland indicate that the superstar will take a cautious approach to his future. His ultimate decision specifically relates to what the team accomplishes during the free-agency period, according to what league sources told Northeast Ohio Group’s...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

First openly gay pro baseball player pitches shutout

Sonoma Stompers pitcher Sean Conroy on Thursday night became the first ever openly gay professional baseball player to toss a shutout. The 23-year-old is the first openly gay professional baseball player, period, and the shutout in his first start with the team proved his role with the Stompers has little to do with publicity. “He...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

What Amari Cooper has to do to win Rookie of the Year

By Michael McNamara The NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award has a tendency to go to quarterbacks and running backs, but with the passing game becoming more prolific and wide receivers being more dynamic than ever, the position has gotten more attention when it comes to postseason awards. Odell Beckham, Jr. won AP ROTY last year after posting a ridiculous 12 game stretch that...
Via cover32
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Mark Cuban draft India's Bhamara for marketing reasons?

By Steve DelVecchio The Dallas Mavericks made history on Thursday night when they drafted Satnam Singh Bhamara, making him the first player from India to ever be selected in the NBA Draft. It’s no coincidence that Mark Cuban’s team took Bhamara. After Dallas picked Bhamara at No. 52 overall, Cuban made reference to the fact that the Mavs just dramatically increased their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Sanders: Pats should be stripped of Super Bowl title

By Rachel Wold Despite the “Deflategate” scandal, many people have come out in support of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. This is not the case with Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who spoke to a group of kids at a Denver area football camp. When asked by one of the kids at the camp if he was upset about the scandal, Sanders replied with this (via NBC...
Via Sportsnaut
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Portis, Nance might regret these old tweets about new teams

By Larry Brown Long before they were NBA players, Larry Nance, Bobby Portis and Frank Kaminsky were just young college basketball players. And before they were drafted by their current teams, they felt comfortable saying whatever they wanted via Twitter or elsewhere. Now they may be regretting some of their old tweets. Take for instance Nance, who was selected by the Lakers at...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kings considering firing George Karl over Cousins spat

By Zack Cox Coach-player unrest in Sacramento might result in DeMarcus Cousins being traded. It also might lead to George Karl losing his job. The Kings are considering firing Karl as their head coach over his inability to get along with and desire to trade his All-Star center, a source told ESPN’s Chris Broussard on Thursday. Broussard’s source did point out, however, that...
Via NESN.com
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox GM: Team could add major league pieces at deadline

By Ricky Doyle Ben Cherington isn’t ready to start the fire sale just yet. In fact, the Boston Red Sox general manager doesn’t seem all that interested in having one this season. While Cherington is cognizant of the Red Sox’s less-than-ideal situation, the optimistic GM said Thursday morning on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan” that it’s still entirely possible Boston...
Via NESN.com
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Green won’t return to the Washington Capitals

By David Rogers Defenseman Mike Green won’t be with the Washington Capitals in 2015-16. According to CSN Washington, Green is ready to test free agency when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Green’s agent Craig Oster, who is also the agent for Eric Fehr, indicated that both players would hit the open market. Oster on both Green and Fehr moving on: “The Capitals...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: LaMarcus Aldridge tells the Blazers he won’t be back

By Vincent Frank Here’s the first domino to fall in the lead up to free agency next week. Erik Gundersen of The Columbian, citing sources close to the situation, is reporting that All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge has informed the Portland Blazers that he will not return to the team next season. Per the report: “A Western Conference executive with knowledge of the Aldridge...
Via Sportsnaut
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Warren Sapp accused of biting, stomping on girlfriend’s head

By Larry Brown Warren Sapp has been charged with three counts of domestic violence stemming from a fight with his girlfriend in Las Vegas two months ago. Sapp is accused of biting and stomping on his girlfriend’s head during their altercation, which began at a hotel and carried over to her home.  According to TMZ, Sapp and his girlfriend got in a fight at the M Resort in Las...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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