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LeBron James goes on Twitter rant, wants coaches to be harder on players

LeBron James went on an Twitter rant Sunday to share his opinion that coaches need to be harder on players and push them more in order to drive them towards success. James reflected on how some of his coaches pushed him and pleaded for current coaches to do the same, rather than sugarcoat things for fear of losing the player. Here’s what he said: “on how much they can benefit...
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Anthony Gose to try switching from outfielder to pitcher

After spending the first five seasons of his major league career as an outfielder, Anthony Gose appears to be headed to a pretty dramatic position change. The Tigers trimmed their roster on Sunday and Gose was among those reassigned to minor league camp. After finding out, the 26-year-old approached the team about possibly becoming a pitcher. Gose does have experience on the mound...
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5 biggest takeaways from Sunday’s Elite Eight games

After two weekends of chaos, the dust has settled and only four teams remain in the NCAA Tournament. South Carolina, Gonzaga, Oregon, and North Carolina will meet in the desert of Arizona to determine a champion.Sunday provided college basketball fans with two chances to see familiar foes tango with a chance to cut down the nets as champions of their respective regions. With those...
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NFL player reportedly arrested, tased at Iowa bar

NFL players Deiondre’ Hall and Makinton Dorleant reportedly were arrested at a bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Saturday night, with the report saying Hall was tased.KWWL reports the story and says police were called to control the crowd at Sharky’s, a Cedar Falls bar, for an incident there. Hall and Dorleant, who both played college football at Northern Iowa, were reportedly arrested...
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Chris Paul: Loss to Kings ‘probably’ worst regular season one of career

The Los Angeles Clippers are in a tailspin right now, and the coup de grâce came on Sunday against the lowly Sacramento Kings.After blowing an 18-point lead with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to lose at home to the Kings by the final of 98-97, Clippers guard Chris Paul said that the loss was likely the worst regular season one of his career, per Jason Jones of the...
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South Carolina students have epic celebration after Final Four berth

After South Carolina’s victory over Florida on Sunday, students back on campus engaged in a pretty epic celebration.South Carolina continued its historic run in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday by defeating Florida 77-70 to advance to the Final Four for the first time in school history. The win was enough to move the above pictured Darius Rucker, better known as “Hootie” from...
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Kentucky freshmen crying in locker room after heartbreaking loss

Some people think that just because they are one-and-done players, Kentucky’s freshmen don’t care much about losing. De’Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo made that notion look foolish.Fox was absolutely bawling in the locker room after his Wildcats lost to North Carolina 75-73 in what was an incredible finish to their Elite Eight game on Sunday. Here he is crying with fellow freshman...
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Viewers furious after TV station interrupts Kentucky-UNC finish for weather alert

College basketball fans in Columbus, Ohio, are furious after their local CBS affiliate missed the incredible finish to the Kentucky-North Carolina game to air a weather alert.According to multiple Twitter users, WBNS cut into the Elite Eight game with about 30 seconds left in order to show a weather alert about a tornado. Here’s a look at what those viewers were seeing while the...
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Luke Maye sends North Carolina to the Final Four with game-winning shot

Luke Maye may have been the hottest shooter on the floor in the fantastic Elite Eight game between Kentucky and North Carolina on Sunday, and he punctuated that with a clutch game-winning shot.North Carolina was up 73-30 and Justin Jackson had a 1-and-1 free throw situation, but he missed. Kentucky got the ball and went the other way for a 3-pointer, which Malik Monk made to tie...
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Javier Baez defends playing with flair, says he will not change

The Puerto Rican team at the World Baseball Classic drew both praise and criticism for their emotional, flashy style of play, and Javier Baez thinks everyone should remember that it’s only a game. Baez said the game is about having fun, and said he wasn’t going to apologize for that. “We do a great job playing and having fun out there,” Baez said, via Patrick Mooney of CSN...
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Rockets take shot at Westbrook's MVP candidacy

With the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award race looking more and more like a two-man battle between James Harden and Russell Westbrook as the season winds down, the Houston Rockets are pulling out all the stops.After the Rockets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder by the final of 137-125 on Sunday, their team Twitter account sent a Drake-themed graphic touting Harden’s MVP candidacy...
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Mark Reynolds makes Rockies, will fill in at first base

Mark Reynolds has made the Colorado Rockies’ roster and will be seeing time at first base for the team.Reynolds signed a minor league deal with the Rockies last month and received an invitation to spring training. At the time he signed, his ability to earn playing time seemed limited because of the team’s signing of Ian Desmond. But with Desmond out because of fractured hand...
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Did Indians GM's son leak news of Lindor contract talks?

Note to Cleveland Indians general manager Mike Chernoff: letting your son on the radio might not have been the best idea.6-year-old Brody Chernoff was a special guest in the radio booth in the 9th inning of the team’s Saturday spring training game against the Chicago White Sox. Tribe play-by-play man Tom Hamilton couldn’t help but ask the youngster a few questions, including...
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Lacy expected to start over Rawls for Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks signed Eddie Lacy to a team-friendly contract earlier this month, but that does not mean they expect him to play a minor role in 2017.Byron Drahold of Seahawks Wire expects Lacy to be the starting running back for the Seahawks next season, with Thomas Rawls coming off the bench and C.J. Prosise retaining his duties as the team’s pass-catching back.There was...
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Michael Carter-Williams not ruling out return to Bucks in free agency

The Milwaukee Bucks traded guard Michael Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls last October, but the two sides may not have seen the last of each other. Before the Bucks and the Bulls played each other on Sunday, Carter-Williams, who will be a restricted free agent this summer, said that while he would like to re-sign in Chicago, he isn’t ruling out a return to Milwaukee either...
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Singer Darius Rucker cries as South Carolina clinches Final Four berth

South Carolina continued its historic run in the NCAA Tournament by reaching its first ever Final Four after defeating Florida in the regional finals on Sunday. One person who was on hand to witness the win was Darius Rucker, better known as “Hootie” from Hootie & the Blowfish.Rucker was emotional watching the Gamecocks clinch their first ever Final Four berth. Take a look...
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Kolten Wong has strong words over potential loss of at-bats

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong was confronted with the possibility of losing some of his at-bats due to ongoing struggles at the plate, and he was not very receptive to the idea.Cardinals manager Mike Matheny floated the idea of a platoon at second base involving Wong and the likes of Jedd Gyorko and Greg Garcia, with Wong hitting just .182 during spring training...
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QB Brandon Harris will transfer from LSU to North Carolina

Brandon Harris announced on Sunday that he has decided to transfer from LSU to North Carolina.Harris is going to graduate from LSU this summer and become a graduate transfer so he can play in the fall for the Tar Heels. Harris was also being recruited by Texas and Arizona. He was LSU’s starting quarterback as a sophomore in 2015 but lost his job early last season to Danny Etling...
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Mike Tomlin admits Steelers have begun preparing for Ben Roethlisberger retirement

Ben Roethlisberger may not retire this offseason, but the day that the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback walks away from the NFL is coming, and the team knows it. Coach Mike Tomlin admitted in an interview with NFL Network’s Judy Battista that the organization has devoted some thought to what will happen when Roethlisberger hangs them up. “I think we’ve been in that mindset for...
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Bills reporter: 'Only a matter of time' before GM Whaley is fired

The Buffalo Bills decided to retain general manager Doug Whaley this offseason after they fired head coach Rex Ryan, whom the GM was responsible for hiring. However, there could still be an expiration date on Whaley’s time with the team.Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News published a column on Saturday in which he said that Whaley is destined to be fired as Bills GM and might as...
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Archie Miller's dad says son didn't want NC State job

Archie Miller attended N.C. State and played there for four years, but when its coaching job became available, the Dayton coach said no thank you.According to Miller’s father John, Archie turned down the N.C. State job due to a lack of trust in the administration.“Yeah, everyone thought N.C. State, but I knew that wasn’t gonna happen,” John Miller said, via Tom Archdeacon...
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5 players whose 2017 NFL Draft stock is rising

The 2017 NFL Combine has come and gone, but as it’s always been intended, the week-long event in Indianapolis helped many young prospects boost their draft stock with quality performances. And with Pro Days now being held around the county, even more prospects are helping their cause by showing NFL scouts they’re a cut above the rest.While much will change between now and the...
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Panthers defend allowing Newton to play through injury

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton played out the end of the season with an injury to his throwing shoulder despite the team being out of playoff contention, and now that he needs surgery, the team is facing criticism for not sitting him down.Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman defended the team’s decision, saying Newton was cleared to play and wanted to play.“We are...
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Hue Jackson updates Osweiler’s status with Browns

Brock Osweiler is still a member of the Cleveland Browns, and as long as that’s the case, the team is going to treat him like someone competing for the quarterback job.That’s according to coach Hue Jackson, who told NFL Network’s Steve Wyche that Osweiler will be treated as a full member of the Cleveland Browns until he isn’t.“He is. Obviously, he’s a player on our team...
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Reporter: Giants 'would not go near' Adrian Peterson

The New York Giants seem like they are in need of backfield help after they released veteran running back Rashad Jennings, and there has been some speculation that they could kick the tires on Adrian Peterson. According to one reporter, there’s no chance of that happening.Gary Meyers of the New York Daily News wrote over the weekend that the Giants “would not go near” Peterson...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss
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