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Kevin Durant was ‘shocked’ by Derek Fisher firing

If the New York Knicks’ firing of Derek Fisher came as a surprise to you, you’re not alone. Speaking from All-Star Weekend in Toronto, Kevin Durant said he was “shocked” by the Fisher firing. “I was shocked,” Durant told the New York Post’s Mark Berman. “I thought he was doing a great job. Melo missed [seven] games. It’s tough losing your best player. I thought...
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Report: Lincecum has been throwing in secret location

Teams hoping to get a look at Tim Lincecum this offseason better break out the cloak and dagger. According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, Big Time Timmy Jim has been throwing every day at a secret location in Arizona. Tim lincecum has been throwing every day at a secret location near phoenix with trainer and father at side. Showcase coming — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February...
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RG3 passes exit physical, clears way for release

The last hurdle standing in the way of the Washington Redskins releasing Robert Griffin III has been cleared. According to NFL Media’s Albert Breer, Griffin passed his exit physical. FWIW, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III did pass his exit physical, which clears the way for his impending release (matter of when, not if). — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 12, 2016 Griffin...
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ESPN’s Sage Steele shuts down Celebrity MVP’s political comment

Things got awkward during ESPN commentator Sage Steele’s interview with Win Butler, the MVP of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday. Butler, the lead singer of Arcade Fire, scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds during Team Canada’s win and was named MVP of the game. Afterwards he was interviewed by Steele, and he talked about his Canadian heritage. Then he tried to get...
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Bryce Harper has great response to $400 million contract question

Bryce Harper had a pretty fantastic response to a question about possibly becoming baseball’s first $400 million player. The reigning NL MVP was a guest on Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier’s show on 106.7 The Fan in DC Thursday. Paulsen told Harper an executive said the Nationals outfielder could be the first $400 million player. Harper’s response to that was great. “I was...
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J.J. Watt gets custom beers from Guinness

Last weekend, J.J. Watt took home his third Defensive Player of the Year Award at the “NFL Honors.” On Friday, he was posting photos of an honor he received from one of the world’s more popular beer breweries. Watt and bunch of buddies from high school were in Ireland and while they were there they visited the Guinness St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin. At that time, Watt was...
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Chris Bosh to miss All-Star Game with injury, will be replaced by Al Horford

Alas, the NBA community will regrettably be deprived of the sublime presence of Big Shot Bosh this All-Star Weekend. Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh has withdrawn his name from Sunday’s All-Star Game according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday. Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports reports that a strained calf is what will prevent Bosh from playing. Strained calf will...
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Antonio Cromartie's wife is 'definitely' getting her tubes tied

Antonio Cromartie and his wife Terricka are planning to take an extra step to make sure the twins they are pregnant with are the last children the couple has together. On Thursday, Terricka told the New York Post that she intends to have her tubes tied after giving birth to twins. “After this set I am definitely getting my tubes tied because I am just satisfied with my three...
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CC Sabathia declares himself ‘ready to go’ after alcohol rehab

It has been more than four months since CC Sabathia left baseball to receive treatment for his alcohol abuse issue, and the New York Yankees pitcher says he is ready to focus on baseball again. In an interview with the New York Daily News Thursday night, Sabathia said he is “excited” for his 16th MLB season. “I’m definitely in a good place,” Sabathia said. “You’ve...
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Cam Newton sends message with ‘I win my way’ shirt

Cam Newton has not apologized for the way he handled his postgame press conference after the Panthers lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl, and he made it clear on Friday that he is not planning to. Newton sent a strong message by sharing a photo on Instagram that features him wearing a shirt that reads, “I win my way.” He was also standing in front of a photo of Muhammad Ali...
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Philly mayor calls LeSean McCoy ‘cowardly'

LeSean McCoy is still waiting to see if he will face assault charges stemming from a nightclub brawl early Sunday morning, and the mayor of Philadelphia is hoping a warrant is forthcoming. On Thursday, Mayor Jim Kenney weighed in on allegations that McCoy assaulted two off-duty police officers. Kenney said he is not sure why the district attorney’s office has waited this long...
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Louisiana governor warns that LSU football could be cut

What would the state of Louisiana do without its most beloved football team? Gov. John Bel Edwards cautioned its residents this week that they could soon find out if tax increases aren’t approved. Edwards has been pushing for tax increases to help compensate for a $940 million deficit, and he said in a televised address Thursday that the LSU football team could end up being cut...
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Justin Tuck to sign one-day contract with Giants

Justin Tuck may have officially played his last game in a New York Giants uniform, but the defensive end is still planning to retire as a member of the organization. Tuck revealed in a webcast on Giants.com Thursday that he is going to sign a one-day contract so he can finish his career where it started. “One question we didn’t get asked that I’ve seen a lot of Giants fans...
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Joe Thomas: It’s a ‘sad end’ to Manziel story in Cleveland

Just in case you were skeptical about the rumors that the Cleveland Browns fully intend to cut Johnny Manziel in a few weeks, veteran offensive lineman Joe Thomas is here to confirm them. On Thursday, Thomas expressed disappointment in the “sad” ending to the Manziel era in Cleveland. “It’s a sad end to the story in Cleveland for Johnny,” Thomas said, per Mary Kay Cabot...
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Doug Martin expected to test free agency

One of the league’s top rushers could have a new home next season. Doug Martin is expected to test free agency, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. Martin, 27, was second in the NFL with 1,402 rushing yards last season. Though Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht says there is mutual interest from both sides in having the Muscle Hamster return to the team, Stroud...
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Report: People with Warriors think they will get Durant

There has been a lot of chatter lately suggesting that the Golden State Warriors will be in the mix for Kevin Durant when he becomes a free agent after the season. At least one report says some in the organization think they will be able to land the former MVP. ESPN’s Chris Broussard shared the news during a segment on ESPN. “There are people in Golden State that think they’re...
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Report: Ernie Kent hit by object after game

Washington State head basketball coach Ernie Kent was hit by an object after his Cougars’ 88-81 double-overtime loss at Colorado on Thursday, according to a report. The Spokesman Review’s Jacob Thorpe reported the news and says someone is in custody. Ernie Kent was apparently struck by an object (heard golf ball & liquor bottle) thrown from the crowd after the game. Somebody...
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Report: Some Seahawks do not think Marshawn Lynch will retire

Marshawn Lynch posted a message on Twitter during the Super Bowl on Sunday that seemed to indicate his plans to retire. However, some Seattle Seahawks reportedly do not believe the running back is actually hanging up his cleats for good. Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole reported on “Inside Buzz” that some Seahawks are not convinced about Lynch’s plan. “Numerous players from...
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Super Bowl referee says Cotchery play could have been a catch

One of the more controversial plays in Super Bowl 50 came on a first quarter review of what the Carolina Panthers thought was a catch by Jerricho Cotchery. Cotchery appeared to catch a pass on first down from Cam Newton, but the officials ruled it incomplete. Head coach Ron Rivera challenged the ruling, which was upheld, costing Carolina a timeout. Two plays later, Newton was strip...
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DeMar DeRozan: It will be ‘pretty tough’ for me to leave Raptors

DeMar DeRozan will be one of the more coveted free agents after the season, but it sounds like he has no intention of leaving Toronto. The Raptors guard, now in his seventh NBA season out of USC, has emerged into an All-Star and franchise cornerstone. Though teams will want him — and a report said the Lakers were planning to offer him max money — DeRozan says his heart is with...
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Archie Manning defends Cam Newton over press conference

Cam Newton may be getting crushed for his listless press conference after losing the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but he is getting support from an unlikely source. Archie Manning, the father of winning quarterback Peyton Manning, defended Newton, pointing out how tough it is to be congenial with the media after losing such a huge game. “It’s really hard, really...
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Chris Harris: Von Miller should get paid more than JJ Watt

Chris Harris is sticking up for his teammate when it comes to Von Miller’s future pay. Harris and teammate Brandon Marshall were interviewed by NFL Network and asked whether Miller deserved to be the highest-paid defensive player in the game. Both agreed. Host Lindsay Rhodes then asked whether Miller deserved to be paid over JJ Watt. “J.J. Watt doesn’t have a ring. Von has...
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NBA to weigh adding advertisements to jerseys

The NBA plans to explore the possibility of adding logos of corporate sponsors to jerseys of its teams. ESPN reports that the league sent out a memo saying that the topic of placing ads on jerseys is expected to be discussed at the owners meeting in Toronto this weekend. The NBA has discussed the possibility of adding ads to jerseys in the past, with commissioner Adam Silver estimating...
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Greg Olsen says media twisted his words about Broncos defense

Greg Olsen sent out some tweets on Thursday to clarify things and express his anger with a media outlet for making it seem like he doesn’t respect the Denver Broncos’ defense. The Carolina Panthers tight end was quoted by Black and Blue Review this week as saying the Broncos’ defense did not suffocate the Panthers in the Super Bowl. “I watched it, and you feel worse after...
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Ronda Rousey returns to training

Ronda Rousey was photographed training at her gym for the first time since suffering her first professional MMA loss. Rousey was defeated by Holly Holm via second-round knockout at UFC 193 on Nov. 15 in Melbourne, Australia and had mostly shied away from the media since. She did perk up last month and hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live,” and now she is back to training...
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