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Isaiah Thomas stuffs Trevor Ariza dunk attempt in Pro-Am game (Video)

5-foot-9 Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas isn’t exactly known for his hops or for his rim protection. But on Saturday, Thomas proved that his vertical leap is a lot closer to Nate Robinson’s than it is to J.J. Barea’s. The 26-year-old stole the show over the weekend at the first-ever Seattle Pro-Am vs. Drew League game by soaring to reject a dunk attempt by 6-foot-8 Rockets...
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WATCH: Usain Bolt does LeBron stomp dance after relay win

    Real recognize real. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has had quite the week after winning gold in both the 100-meter and the 200-meter races at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. The Fastest Man in the World kept it rolling on Saturday, collecting another gold medal as the Jamaican team anchor in the 4×100 relay.     After the victory, Bolt busted out a tribute...
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Vin Scully: I believe next year will be my last

Vin Scully announced on Saturday that he expects to call one more season after this year before retiring as a play-by-play announcer for the Dodgers. "Realistically, next year will be my last year [with the Dodgers]." pic.twitter.com/laGZvYWQ6f — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 29, 2015   Scully turns 88 in November, so there is no doubt that he is up there in age...
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Shane Mosley goes off on writer for criticizing fight

Shane Mosley went off on Los Angeles Times boxing writer Lance Pugmire for being critical of the boxer’s fight Saturday against Ricardo Mayorga. Mosley, 43, is fighting for the first time in nearly two years. He has gone 1-4-1 in his last six fights, and it’s pretty conclusive that he has no business fighting anymore. Ditto for his 41-year-old opponent, who did not fight for...
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Trent Williams signs $66 million contract extension

Trent Williams is getting paid. The former Oklahoma Sooner agreed to a five-year, $66 million contract extension with the Washington Redskins. Williams is getting $43.25 million guaranteed, including $32 million at signing, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. #Redskins made LT Trent Williams the highest paid T in history. $13.2M avg. $43.25M in guarantees. $32M at signing...
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Report: Kirk Cousins will start Week 1 for Redskins

It may be Boogie Cousins time in D.C. The Washington Redskins announced Friday that Robert Griffin III would miss 1-2 weeks while recovering from a concussion. Kirk Cousins will start the team’s third preseason game while RG3 is out. One report says the plan is to have Cousins start in Week 1 of the regular season as well. Sources say the plan is not only to start Kirk Cousins...
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Bryce Petty crushed on Twitter for ordering Domino’s pizza in New York

Now a member of the Jets, rookie quarterback Bryce Petty has multitude of pizza places at his disposal in New York City. Perhaps not surprisingly, when he tweeted about ordering from Domino’s, Petty was crushed for it. New to the area, it’s understandable Petty may not yet know the best local spots to grab some pizza. So, he opted for the popular chain that lets you use emojis...
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WATCH: TJ Yeldon gets crushed in brutal goal-line collision

    The good news is TJ Yeldon scored the first preseason touchdown of his NFL career. The bad news is he paid a huge price. The former Alabama running back scored on a 1-yard dive in the second quarter of Jacksonville’s preseason contest with the Detroit Lions Friday. The rookie dove over a pile at the goal line and was met by a vicious hit from linebacker Stephen Tulloch...
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JT Barrett voted captain for Ohio State by teammates

J.T. Barrett was voted one of the six captains of the reigning national champion Ohio State Buckeyes, the team announced Friday. Joining Barrett as a captain are Braxton Miller, Jacoby Boren, Taylor Decker, Josh Perry and Tyvis Powell. Proud to announce the Captains of the 2015 Buckeyes. Incredible honor! pic.twitter.com/zIuS6PV6hG — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 28, 2015...
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Robert Griffin III sends curious tweet after not being cleared to play

Robert Griffin III raised eyebrows with a curious tweet he sent after the Washington Redskins reversed course and announced they would be holding the quarterback out 1-2 weeks because of a concussion. RG3 tweeted some guiding words that would help him during the tough time: Trusting in God even when I don't understand why certain things happen. James 1:2-3 (NLT) — Robert Griffin...
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Cam Cameron battling prostate cancer

    LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is battling prostate cancer and has already begun treatment, the Baton Rouge Advocate reports. The Advocate says that until now, only some LSU fans and employees knew about the diagnosis. They were asked to keep it quiet. Cameron, 54, says he already underwent a procedure and has been given a clean bill of health. Cam Cameron:...
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RG3 to be held out 1-2 weeks after doctor changes mind

    The Washington Redskins have reversed course and decided to hold Robert Griffin III out of this weekend’s preseason game because of his concussion. Upon further review by neuropsychologists, RGIII to be held out from gameplay this week & rested 1 to 2 weeks before returning to action. — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 28, 2015   On Thursday, the...
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Ballmer declines $60M/yr TV deal, could start streaming

    In case you weren’t aware, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer isn’t just merely an ebullient ball of enthusiasm that passionately rallies his troops by sweating through dress shirts, screaming out “HARDCORE” at the top of his lungs, and dancing boisterously to Fergie songs. The former Microsoft CEO also brings to the table a ton of innovative business practices...
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Vernon Adams named starting quarterback for Oregon Ducks

Vernon Adams wasted no time claiming the starting quarterback job at Oregon. The graduate transfer was listed as the starter when the Ducks’ depth chart for the season opener against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5 was released Friday. Oregon's first depth chart pic.twitter.com/Pw0QYksZe1 — Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) August 28, 2015 The funny twist to the story is that Adams...
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Charles Barkley on ex-agent: ‘I’d blow his damn brains out’

    The first agent Charles Barkley ever had when he entered the NBA was Lance Lesnick. If Lesnick knew what was good for him, he would continue to stay as far away from Barkley as possible. Barkley went on “The Dan Patrick Show” Friday and discussed taking money from agents while in college. That led to a discussion about the first agent he ever had when he was drafted...
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Josh Howard reportedly attempting NBA comeback

    That’s former NBA All-Star Josh Howard to you! As if the news of Greg Oden finding a new basketball home and the Lakers trying to coax Yi Jianlian into coming back to his old one wasn’t enough, it looks like the ghosts of 2007 have returned to haunt us even further this offseason. According to a report on Thursday by Dwain Price of the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, former...
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Mike Florio ‘begged’ NFL for actual Deflategate numbers before Super Bowl

NFL officials were so intent on not correcting the false Deflategate report that helped shape the coverage of the scandal that they turned down at least one “begging” reporter who was seeking the truth. During an appearance on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan Show” Friday morning, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk described the Deflategate investigation as a “prosecution”...
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Brendan Schaub calls Ronda Rousey hypocrite for criticizing Floyd Mayweather

Ronda Rousey managed to keep her love life under wraps for a long time, but the gossip is slowly starting to trickle out with the help of people like her ex-boyfriend Brendan Schaub. We learned a couple of weeks ago that Schaub, an ex-football player turned MMA fighter, used to be in a relationship with Rousey that he did not enjoy for very long. Shortly after that, Jenna Webb,...
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Russell Wilson clarifies that Recovery Water did not help heal concussion

Russell Wilson took a lot of heat earlier this week for going overboard while endorsing a beverage brand. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback made the absurd implication that drinking Recovery Water was the reason he did not suffer a concussion in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. On Friday, Wilson backtracked on his over-the-top sales pitch — sort of. “I...
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Sarah Palin rips ESPN on Curt Schilling suspension

    One of America’s most beloved Republicans has taken a stance against the way one of America’s other favorite Republicans was punished by his employer for a recent tweet. In a lengthy Facebook post on Thursday, Sarah Palin defended Curt Schilling and his recent tweet about radical Muslims. (Editor’s note: Yeah, I was kidding about the whole “beloved” thing). The...
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Floyd Mayweather to Ronda Rousey: ‘Big bank take little bank’

You can say a lot of negative things about Floyd Mayweather Jr., but the one thing he will never sit back and listen to is someone questioning his bank account. Because of that, the ongoing feud between Mayweather and Ronda Rousey rages on. Earlier this week, Rousey fired more shots at Mayweather when she pointed out that she makes more money than him per second with her fights...
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Robert Griffin III is hilariously injury prone in Madden 16

    The latest edition of the Madden video game series was released earlier this week, and “Madden NFL 16” could be even more realistic than all of its predecessors. Anyone who has played the new game with Robert Griffin III can tell you why. As Scott Allen of DC Sports Bog noted, it would appear that RG3 is incredibly injury prone in “Madden NFL 16.” Folks who have...
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Playboy model Lindsey Pelas wants a piece of JJ Watt

    JJ Watt is a man in demand. Even one of the hottest girls on Instagram wants a piece of him. Model Lindsey Pelas, who has posed for Playboy, was spotted by TMZ at LAX recently. The cameraman noted the model’s Dodgers cap and asked whether she thought any of the players were cute. Pelas then used that as an opportunity to mention her crush on Watt, who she acknowledged...
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Enrique Hernandez falls down trying to hit Aroldis Chapman pitch

Aroldis Chapman is one of the hardest throwers in Major League Baseball, routinely hitting triple digits. In fact, MLB.com has a filter named after him on its Statcast Leaderboard of fastest pitches thrown this season. When stepping into the batter’s box against Chapman, there’s a good chance you’re going to see his trademark blistering fastball. Based on his swing behind...
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Report: Ronda Rousey’s last fight topped 900,000 PPV buys

    Ronda Rousey has proven once again that she is the biggest star in the UFC. MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer reports that Rousey’s fight against Bethe Correia at UFC 190 is estimated to have done over 900,000 pay-per-view buys. UFC 190 is the third UFC event of the year to go over 800,000 buys, according to Meltzer. What makes the figures especially impressive is that...
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