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Cards, Marlins reportedly making progress on Ozuna trade

The St. Louis Cardinals got deep into discussions with the Miami Marlins about acquiring Giancarlo Stanton, but the NL MVP did not want to waive his no-trade clause to make the deal work. Perhaps the groundwork that was laid can now be used to facilitate a Marcell Ozuna deal.Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Cardinals and Marlins are making progress on a trade involving...
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LiAngelo Ball says UCLA made him apologize to Donald Trump

LaVar Ball has been in an off-and-on public dispute with Donald Trump since Ball refused to thank the president for his role in helping his son LiAngelo avoid shoplifting charges in China. Heck, even LiAngelo thanked Trump when he gave a speech apologizing for his actions.But apparently the younger Ball’s expression of gratitude was not exactly genuine. LiAngelo told “The Breakfast...
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Reporter reveals inappropriate question from NFL Network interview

NFL Network is facing some extremely disturbing allegations in a sexual assault lawsuit that was filed by a former employee, and another woman who claims she was mistreated by someone at the network is now coming forward to share her story.Lindsay McCormick, a broadcaster who has worked with NBC, CBS and ESPN, revealed on Instagram early Wednesday morning that she was asked an inappropriate...
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Smith-Schuster wants Brown to pay his fine for Burfict hit

JuJu Smith-Schuster served a one-game suspension and will have to pay a fine for his vicious hit on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in Week 13, but the rookie wide receiver expects one of his teammates to help him cover the cost.After the game in which Smith-Schuster was flagged for his crack-back block on Burfict, Brown applauded him and offered to pay the fine. Smith-Schuster...
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Report: Tyrod Taylor expected to start in Week 15

The Buffalo Bills were able to grind out a win in blizzard conditions against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend, and as a result they remain squarely in the playoff hunt. It sounds like it will be up to Tyrod Taylor to keep them there.Taylor missed last Sunday’s game because of a knee injury, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the veteran is expected to start against...
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Abdul-Jabbar: NBA has surpassed NFL as league of future

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has seen the future, and he thinks that it belongs to the National Basketball Association.The retired big man great recently wrote a piece for The Guardian entitled “The NBA, and not the NFL, is the league of America’s future.” In it, Abdul-Jabbar says that, while football is still by far the nation’s most popular sport, the bubble may be about to burst in favor...
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Report: Mariota could need ankle surgery during offseason

Marcus Mariota has battled through a number of injuries in 2017, and one of them is serious enough that the Tennessee Titans quarterback may require offseason surgery.According to Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky, Mariota continues to be bothered by a hamstring injury he originally suffered in Tennessee’s Oct. 1 game against the Houston Texans. The problem has been made worse by some...
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Joel Embiid thinks fans will eventually turn on him

Joel Embiid is one of the most beloved basketball figures of the modern era, but even he knows that fame is fleeting.In a feature by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that ran Tuesday, the Philadelphia 76ers center said that he is anticipating the fans eventually turning on him.“People love you at the beginning,” said Embiid. “But at some point they’re gonna start hating you. LeBron [James...
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Angels GM ‘pleased’ with results of Shohei Ohtani’s physical

The Los Angeles Angels don’t seem to be too concerned about the medical status of Shohei Ohtani.News came out on Monday that Ohtani had a platelet-rich plasma injection in October. Then on Tuesday, it was revealed that the injection was for a UCL issue in Ohtani’s pitching elbow.What’s important to note is that all MLB teams were made aware of these medical issues PRIOR to bidding...
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Missed kicks in snowy Buffalo may cost Adam Vinatieri $500K

Adam Vinatieri is arguably the best kicker in NFL history, but even he couldn’t overcome the treacherous conditions in Buffalo on Sunday. As a result, the 44-year-old may have cost himself a shot at $500,000.As Mike Wells of ESPN.com notes, Vinatieri has a clause in his contract this season that would pay him a $500,000 bonus if he converts at least 90 percent of his field goal attempts...
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Instagram model Jen Selter all about unicorn Porzingis

Instagram model Jen Selter is all about Kristaps Porzingis, it seems.Earlier this month, Porzingis followed Selter on IG and liked one of her photos. That may have grabbed her attention, because it didn’t take long for Selter to use a unicorn emoji on Instagram. Unicorn is Porzingis’ nickname and calling card. Her using the unicorn emoji was only the start.Selter said on Tuesday...
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Indians reportedly interested in Logan Morrison as backup plan

The Cleveland Indians have Logan Morrison on their radar as a backup plan, according to a report. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal shares that the Indians are thinking about Morrison in case they are unable to re-sign first baseman Carlos Santana. Santana is expected to command a sizable contract and is being pursued by multiple teams, so it’s possible that the Indians will be unable...
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Bill Snyder reportedly plans to coach in 2018

Bill Snyder plans to return to coaching Kansas State next season, according to a report. K-StateOnline.com shared the news on Snyder Tuesday, saying multiple sources have told them Snyder will be back. Snyder will turn 79 next season and was diagnosed with throat cancer, so there were reasons to question his future. But Snyder has done quite well since returning to coach the Wildcats...
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Bobby Hurley dismisses Louisville rumors

Bobby Hurley is not going anywhere, or so he says.Hurley is one of the hottest names in coaching after getting Arizona State off to a 9-0 start. Following a road win at Kansas, the Sun Devils are even receiving some votes for No. 1.The former Duke point guard is clearly an up-and-coming coach, so his name has come up in connection with a prominent vacancy — Louisville. But he says...
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Steve Kerr celebrates Alabama senate results with funny tweets

Steve Kerr is an NBA coach who is active in the political realm and not shy about sharing his views, and he did just that on Tuesday.Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday surprisingly won a special election over Roy Moore to become Alabama’s next state senator. The result marks the first time Alabama has had a democratic senator since 1992.Kerr, who is a democrat, responded to the result...
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Report: Lakers had meeting with LaVar Ball asking him to tone criticisms down

The LA Lakers apparently had to stage something of a Big Baller intervention.Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported on Tuesday that the Lakers front office recently held a meeting with LaVar Ball asking him to tone down his criticisms of head coach Luke Walton and the rest of the team’s coaching staff over their handling of Ball’s son Lonzo. The meeting was said to have been called by...
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Shohei Ohtani has damaged UCL in pitching elbow

If there’s anything that could dampen the excitement surrounding Shohei Ohtani, it most certainly is this.Yahoo!’s Jeff Passan reported on Tuesday night that Ohtani has a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.News came out on Monday that Ohtani’s medical file, which circulated to MLB teams, showed he had a platelet-rich plasma injection on his elbow in October....
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Aaron Rodgers says he has been medically cleared to play

Get ready to start celebrating, Packers fans: Aaron Rodgers announced on Instagram Tuesday night that he has been medically cleared to return.Below is his photo and caption posted to Instagram: “It’s been a long road from that day to this, but I’m happy to say I’ve been medically cleared to return. Thanks for all the love, support, prayers, and well wishes over the past 8 weeks and...
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Tee Martin was not interested in becoming Tennessee OC

Tee Martin’s name came up a fair amount during Tennessee’s prolonged coaching search, but the former Vol ended up staying at USC. It sounds like that’s because he wasn’t interested in a lateral move.The LA Daily News’ Scott Wolf reported on Tuesday that Martin said he wasn’t interested in becoming the Vols’ offensive coordinator. Martin, who helped Tennessee win the 1998 national...
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Astros player reveals Yu Darvish tipped World Series pitches

What long has been suspected was finally confirmed by a Houston Astros player: Yu Darvish was tipping pitches in the World Series.SI’s Tom Verducci included a notable nugget in an article on Monday from the Winter Meetings that confirmed Darvish tipped his pitches.Here’s how Verducci described what happened: The player said it worked like this: Darvish holds the ball at his side...
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Phillies closing in on deal with RP Tommy Hunter

The Philadelphia Phillies entered the offseason looking to upgrade their pitching staff, and they are on their way to doing so.In addition to looking like they will add Pat Neshek, the Phillies are reportedly closing in on a deal with reliever Tommy Hunter. Both Philly.com’s Matt Gelb and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal says the Phillies are closing in on a deal with Hunter.Hunter,...
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Todd Gurley does not want Manny Machado to leave Orioles

Manny Machado would not be leaving the Orioles via trade or free agency, if Rams running back Todd Gurley could have things his way.On Tuesday, one of the big stories to come out of baseball’s winter meetings was the report the Orioles are shopping Machado, who prefers to move back to shortstop in 2018 after spending the majority of his time with the Orioles at third base. The rumors...
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Jose Canseco jokes about sexual harassment to promote comedy show

Jose Canseco sent a bunch of jokes about sexual harassment via Twitter on Tuesday, and it turns out the inappropriate and odd tweets were part of a publicity stunt.Here’s a look at the tweets Canseco sent where he joked about sexual harassment. Then Canseco really tried to break out the humor with some jokes. After he had sent all his jokes, Canseco’s Twitter account revealed the...
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Blue Jays reportedly planning to keep Josh Donaldson

Teams continue to check in with Toronto about Josh Donaldson, but it sounds like the Blue Jays are not inclined to trade him.The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Tuesday that the St. Louis Cardinals have spoken with the Jays about Donaldson during the Winter Meetings. But he says it seems like the Jays are intent on keeping the former MVP. Donaldson, 32, is entering his final...
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Mike Trout shares beautiful picture from wedding

Last weekend was a big weekend for Mike Trout, and not just because his Angels landed Shohei Ohtani. No, it was much bigger than that.The two-time AL MVP got married to his longtime girlfriend Jessica on Saturday. The Millville, N.J. native shared a gorgeous photo from his wedding on social media Tuesday: From the starry sky in the background to the snow in the foreground, you can...
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