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Report: Browns unlikely to give Josh Gordon another chance

Josh Gordon has once again applied for NFL reinstatement, but the star wide receiver is likely going to have to find a new team if his ban is lifted this offseason.Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain dealer was told by a source that the Browns will likely try to trade Gordon and could even release him if he is granted reinstatement. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to...
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5 biggest takeaways from Saturday’s Elite Eight action

Saturday’s games marked the first which featured a truly brighter spotlight for the teams playing.The Elite Eight, unlike the three rounds prior, only has one game played and televised at each interval. The entire college basketball world first focused its attention on San Jose, and then to Kansas City to see two teams advance to the Final Four.Under a brighter light, flaws and...
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Lawrence Police trolls Kansas after upset loss to Oregon

Lawrence Police trolled Kansas after the Jayhawks were upset by Oregon in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night.The Jayhawks were a No. 1 seed in the tourney and had been destroying opponents, yet they went cold against the Ducks’ tough interior defense and lost 74-60.Lawrence Police, which is the city where KU is located, sent this tweet: That is harsh and unnecessary...
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Tyronn Lue implies Cavs have better defensive sets but aren’t using them

The Cleveland Cavaliers have looked like a bunch of traffic cones on the defensive end as of late, but head coach Tyronn Lue appears to have an explanation for their struggles on that side of the ball.After the Cavs’ 127-115 loss at home to Washington on Saturday, Lue implied they had better defensive sets under their sleeves but were simply choosing not to reveal them before the...
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Phil Knight cuts down nets after Oregon reaches Final Four

Oregon’s basketball program had one of its finest moments in their history on Saturday, and Phil Knight was on hand to celebrate. And he didn’t just celebrate from the stands like some fan; he got to participate.The Nike founder, who is a huge booster for Oregon’s athletic programs, got to cut down the net in Kansas City along with his team: The Ducks were among the best teams...
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Mark Cuban has funny response to JJ Barea’s ejection for pushing Blake Griffin

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is on a roll with his humor lately.Mavs guard J.J. Barea was assessed a flagrant 2 foul and ejected in the third quarter of the team’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday after pushing Clippers big man Blake Griffin on a screen. While there was some shoving action on the part of the 6-foot-0 Barea, it was also a fairly egregious flop...
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WATCH: Dillon Brooks gets upset with coaches during timeout

Dillon Brooks was heated during a timeout in the final five minutes of Oregon’s game against Kansas in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.The Ducks were up by double-digits against the Jayhawks and essentially started nursing the ball offensively rather than running plays or trying to score. The result was Brooks throwing up a wild shot to beat the shot clock with...
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Mark Cuban cracks Donald Trump joke about Mavs’ season

Mark Cuban made a reference to his nemesis Donald Trump while discussing the poor season the Dallas Mavericks are enduring.The Mavs are likely to finish with their first losing season since Cuban took over as the franchise’s owner. It’s not a matter of pride for Cuban.When talking about his team’s disappointing fate, Cuban joked that he should get some Russian hackers to distract...
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Walt Frazier: Old-school NBA players don’t like stars resting

Hall of Fame point guard-turned-color commentator Walt “Clyde” Frazier sees a generational divide when it comes to the issue of star players resting.In an interview with Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune that ran on Friday, the New York Knicks legend offered his two cents on the NBA’s recent trend of maintenance days.“Us old-school guys, we don’t like it,” said the...
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LeBron James sports goggles on Saturday to protect eye

LeBron James channeled his inner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar against the Washington Wizards on Saturday.The four-time MVP took the court for the intraconference showdown between the Wizards and his Cleveland Cavaliers sporting a pair of bright-colored goggles to protect his eye. James suffered a scratched cornea the previous night after getting poked in the eye in the third quarter of a...
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Tennis player completely destroys his racquet in frustration

Dominic Thiem took a lot of frustration out on his tennis racquet during his match on Saturday against Borna Coric.Thiem was leading 5-4 in the second set after dropping the first 6-1 and had the advantage. Following an unforced error, he smashed his racquet to the point of completely disfiguring it: It was the second time during the match that he took some frustration out on his...
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Rudy Gobert has harsh words for Jazz after loss to Clippers

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was in quite the sour mood after a loss on Saturday to the Western Conference rival Los Angeles Clippers.After the Jazz’s 108-95 defeat at Staples Center, Gobert called out some of his teammates for a lack of competitiveness.“We’ve got guys that compete, but some of us don’t compete,” said the French big man, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN. “Some...
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Kyrie Irving downplays Cavs’ recent struggles

Kyrie Irving has proven to be something of a calming presence for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the team has needed it amidst a few struggles.After the Cavaliers picked up a big 112-105 victory over Charlotte Friday — a win that came after the team had lost six of their previous 10 — Irving was nonchalant, saying it was simply the team’s responsibility to tune out distractions...
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Report: Rangers have tabled extension talks with Jonathan Lucroy

The Texas Rangers may have to prepare for their catcher to hit free agency at season’s end.According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers have tabled contract talks with Jonathan Lucroy, potentially opening the door for his departure at season’s end. Lucroy was the Rangers’ big trade deadline acquisition last July, and has a long track record of being...
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Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant ‘at least a couple weeks away’

Kevin Durant continues to progress on a daily basis as he recovers from a knee injury, but he’s still “at least a couple weeks away” according to Steve Kerr.The Golden State Warriors head coach addressed the media on Saturday and talked about Durant. He was asked about how he would integrate Durant back into the lineup, but it seemed like that’s getting a little ahead of...
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Michael Irvin rips Texans for not trading for Tony Romo

Michael Irvin thinks the Houston Texans have made a huge mistake by not trading for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.Irvin appeared on Tiki and Tierney on CBS Sports Radio Thursday and was highly critical of the Texans for refusing to make the move now.“If I’m a fan of the Houston Texans, I’m protesting so much right now,” Irvin said. “What are you doing? You mean to...
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LaVar Ball glad Steve Alford staying with UCLA

There are some people that LaVar Ball does have positive things to say about other than his sons. One of them, apparently, is UCLA coach Steve Alford.Ball, whose two younger sons have both committed to UCLA, is pleased that Alford is not leaving for Indiana and staying with the Bruins.“I feel good about that,” LaVar said, via Jeff Goodman of ESPN. “He knows my boys. I like...
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Bruce Arians needed surgery thanks to Larry Fitzgerald hug

On occasion, you will come across a player or coach who is so fired up after a big play that the commentators might joke that someone is going to need treatment due to the intensity of the high fives or embraces.For Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, that actually happened.According to Kent Somers of AZCentral, Arians recently underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. He...
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Yadier Molina finds free agency intriguing, will not negotiate during season

Could Yadier Molina be entering his final season as a St. Louis Cardinal?The All-Star catcher, who is entering the final guaranteed year of his current contract, admitted Saturday that the thought of going into free agency intrigues him, and he expects to be paid on par with the highest-paid catchers in baseball. He also said that he won’t negotiate with the Cardinals once the...
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Grumpy writer complains about 'SI for Kids' reporter

A grumpy journalist is getting blasted for complaining about an “SI for Kids” reporter ruining his very adult, very serious opportunity to get quotes for his very serious job.On Friday, a reporter for “SI for Kids” went viral for a question asked to South Carolina’s Frank Martin about defense, that was highly praised by the Gamecocks head coach. One person who isn’t a...
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Report: Archie Miller closing in on seven-year deal to coach Indiana

The Indiana Hoosiers appear to have zeroed in on their new basketball coach.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, Dayton coach Archie Miller is in “serious talks” to take the same position at Indiana. Wojarnowski added that the two sides are closing in on a seven-year deal, meaning the Hoosiers are putting a lot of faith in Miller to re-establish the program as an...
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Alex Rodriguez admits his response to PED scandal made him look foolish

Alex Rodriguez had rather harsh criticism over how his PED scandals went down, and it was aimed entirely at himself. Rodriguez addressed a group of University of Miami students at a Thursday luncheon, where he admitted that his conduct during and after his 2013 PED scandal and eventual suspension was rather embarrassing. “I think just being a big jerk, you know?” Rodriguez said...
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Adrian Peterson makes statement, says it is ‘not all about the money’

Free agent running back Adrian Peterson used Twitter to try to silence the various reports indicating that his high financial demands are the reason he still doesn’t have a job.Peterson wrote on Twitter Friday evening that he’s unsigned because he hasn’t found the best fit for his talents and a team that can contend for a Super Bowl title. This is clearly a direct response...
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Report: Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violation of NBA’s anti-drug policy

A bad season just got worse for New York Knicks big man Joakim Noah.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported late on Friday that Noah has been suspended for 20 games due to a violation of the NBA’s anti-drug policy. The former Defensive Player of the Year is said to have tested positive for a banned over-the-counter supplement.Noah, 32, was averaging 5.0 points, 8.7 rebounds...
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Steve Alford: ‘I am absolutely 100 percent not going to Indiana’

UCLA’s Sweet 16 loss to Kentucky on Friday exponentially increased the speculation that head coach Steve Alford would be heading home to Indiana to coach his alma mater, but that appears to not be the case.Shortly after the defeat, Alford told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman by what appeared to be text message that he isn’t taking the Indiana job and is staying at UCLA.“I am Absolutely...
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