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Charlotte QB Kevin Olsen arrested on rape charges

Kevin Olsen, the quarterback at UNC Charlotte and younger brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, has been arrested on rape charges. Reports say Olsen has been charged with 2nd degree forcible rape, cyberstalking, assault on a female, and 2nd degree force sex offense. He has been suspended from all football activities. Here is a statement from the school about the matter...
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WATCH: Westbrook and Durant hook up for alley-oop

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant teamed up for a nice give-and-go at the All-Star Game on Sunday, proving that whatever bad blood exists between them off the court does not spill onto it — at least during exhibitions.Midway during the first quarter of the All-Star Game, Westbrook passed to Durant, who then fed the ball back to Russ for a nice alley-oop dunk: What the video doesn’t...
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Russell Westbrook warms up apart from teammates at All-Star Game

There’s Russell Westbrook, and then there’s everybody else.Westbrook is known for having a strong personality and marching to the beat of his own drum. Those personality traits appeared to be on display during pregame warmups for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.According to reporters in attendance who captured both photo and video evidence, the Oklahoma City Thunder star warmed...
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Pelicans looking to trade for Paul George or DeMarcus Cousins

The New Orleans Pelicans are aggressively trying to find another superstar to go with Anthony Davis.According to Justin Verrier of ESPN, the Pelicans are making pretty much everyone but Davis available in trade talks. That includes No. 1 pick Buddy Hield, and as part of that process, they’ve discussed adding Paul George as well as DeMarcus Cousins. The Cousins talks were previously...
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Mike Trout talks about 'frustrating' struggles of Angels

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim boast the best player in baseball, but the team has made the playoffs in just one of Mike Trout’s five MLB seasons.After a 74-88 season in 2016, Trout admitted that the team’s repeated failure to make the playoffs has grown frustrating for him.“It’s frustrating, for sure,” Trout said, via Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today. “You want to get...
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Report: Kings engaging in trade talks for Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins said this week that he wants to remain with the Sacramento Kings for the long haul, but it appears the feeling may not be mutual.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported on Sunday that the Kings have been engaging in trade talks for Cousins. One of the teams the Kings had discussions with is the New Orleans Pelicans. Cousins said in an interview this week that...
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Lockers for Westbrook, Durant far apart at All-Star Game

Whoever set up the locker layout in the Western Conference All-Star dressing room doesn’t seem interested in forcing awkward interactions between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.NBATV’s Tas Melas shared a video from the locker room showing Durant and Westbrook’s lockers on opposite sides of the spacious area. Needless to say, these two won’t have to encounter each other...
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Report: Romo willing to rework contract to facilitate trade

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has no interest in playing for a rebuilding team in 2017, and he is reportedly willing to rework his contract if it helps assure that does not happen.According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Romo is open to “massaging” his current contract in order to to provide salary cap relief for a contending team that might be willing to trade for...
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Lonzo Ball’s father thinks his son is already better than Stephen Curry

We all know there are some parents of young athletes out there who are very bullish on their children’s skills. LaVar Ball goes above and beyond that. Ball, the father of UCLA freshman sensation Lonzo Ball, told Pac-12 Network that as far as he’s concerned, Lonzo is already better than reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry. “I have the upmost confidence in what my boy is doing,...
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Ex-NFL RB Cedric Benson busted for drunk driving

Former Texas Longhorns running back Cedric Benson was arrested for drunk driving Saturday morning, according to the Austin American Statesman.Benson was reportedly pulled over for speeding and making an “improper turn” and lane change without signaling while driving in Austin early in the morning. The Statesman says he refused a field sobriety test and balance test.These notes...
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Bryce Harper uses barbed wire bat as nod to TV show

Bryce Harper had a new weapon with him at spring training on Sunday, and its name is Lucille.Harper was seen at Washington Nationals camp carrying a bat that is wrapped in barbed wire: Those who watch “The Walking Dead” will immediately notice that the bat is the same one used by the villain Negan in the show. Harper received it a few days ago from the show and apparently likes...
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Red Sox C Swihart struggling with throws back to pitcher

The Boston Red Sox have to be concerned about catcher Blake Swihart showing signs of Mackey Sasser Syndrome in spring training.Swihart, a 2011 first-round pick by Boston who has seen MLB action the past two seasons, has struggled with his throws back to the pitcher during spring training.CSN New England has provided the video evidence. The first clip comes from Friday: And this was...
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Report: Rams could have interest in Cousins if Goff flops

The Washington Redskins are likely to use the franchise tag on Kirk Cousins if they cannot work out a long-term deal, but the quarterback will have no shortage of suitors if he does end up hitting free agency.With Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay — two former Redskins offensive coordinators who both worked with Cousins — having landed head coaching jobs this offseason, the market...
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41-year-old Eric Gagne contemplating a comeback

Eric Gagne last threw a Major League pitch in 2008, but nearly a full decade later, he’s looking for opportunities to come back.Gagne, who is serving as a special instructor in Los Angeles Dodgers spring camp, plans to pitch for Team Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic and has thrown bullpen sessions for three teams.Gagne says his fastball is in the 90s and his famous...
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Mallex Smith cracks funny joke about short stint with Mariners

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Mallex Smith came to his current team by way of the Seattle Mariners. His tenure in the Pacific Northwest lasted just 77 minutes, as he was traded twice in one day.Smith looked back on his illustrious tenure with the Mariners, and the quotes are pretty hilarious. Hey, that short tenure can be his claim to fame now. Not many players get traded twice in the...
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Report: Carmelo expects to remain with Knicks

With the NBA trade deadline less than a week away, it appears less likely than ever that the New York Knicks will be dealing Carmelo Anthony.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported over the weekend that Anthony is not planning to waive his no-trade clause.“As of right now, Carmelo Anthony’s intention, sources tell me, is to remain in New York,” Wojnarowski said. “He hasn’t...
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Fredette scores 73 points in Chinese league game

It sounds like Jimmermania is taking a new country by storm.Jimmer Fredette, now playing for the Chinese Basketball Association’s Shanghai Sharks, put up 73 points on Sunday – on 49 field goal attempts – in his team’s 135-132 double overtime defeat to Zhejiang. Jimmer may not have cut it in the NBA – for some reasons of his own doing, apparently – but that jumpshot can...
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James Harden says he is ‘for sure’ the best player in the world

James Harden may or may not be the best basketball player in the word. He’s certainly not lacking in self-belief either way. Harden told Sam Gregory of TIME, when asked, that he definitely considers himself the best player on the planet right now. “For sure. I feel like I’m solid in everything: IQ, studying the game, I can score the basketball, make my teammates better,”...
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Adam Silver plans to look at NBA age minimum

There is at least a willingness on the part of NBA commissioner Adam Silver to assess the current NBA age minimum.In fact, he says that he and NBPA director Michele Roberts agree that the issue should be studied long before the next collective bargaining agreement is negotiated.“Well, first of all, we absolutely need the union in order to revisit the age,” Silver said, via Ohm...
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Report: Pats expected to make good effort to keep Bennett

The New England Patriots could suddenly find themselves very thin at the tight end position if Rob Gronkowski is unable to recover quickly and Martellus Bennett leaves as a free agent, but they are hoping neither will be an issue.Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal expects the Patriots to “make a run” at re-signing Bennett in the coming weeks despite the fact that he is considered...
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Paul Pierce gets meme treatment for using two phones at same time

Paul Pierce’s struggles with social media and the internet in general is not lost on NBA fans.At 39, Pierce is an elder-statesman in the NBA, and it certainly shows when he tries to navigate Twitter or other apps. So when the Clippers forward was shown during TNT’s coverage of All-Star Weekend Saturday holding up two phones at the same time, it led to some hilarious captions...
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D’Onta Foreman throws shade at Texas over decision to leave

Running back D’Onta Foreman decided to forego his senior season at Texas and enter the NFL Draft, where he is expected to be among the top running backs taken.Foreman could have returned to school and tried to further earn his place among the great Longhorns backs, but he decided it was time to take his game to the next level. And as he said on Saturday night, the choice was easy...
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Glenn Robinson III wins Slam Dunk Contest (Video)

Many across the country were introduced to Glenn Robinson III on Saturday night. Coming into the Slam Dunk Contest, Robinson may have been the least talked about participant. Aaron Gordon was the defending champion who put on one heck of a show during last year’s event. Derrick Jones Jr. was considered the favorite to knock off Gordon and DeAndre Jordan is a household name. However...
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Slam Dunk Contest worst ever? Twitter weighs in

This year’s Slam Dunk Contest was not well received by the fans.Between stunts with too many props, and contestants needing way too many attempts to complete their dunks, there were negative reactions around.Here’s a sample of some of the tweets we saw ripping on the contest, including a few wondering if it was the worst contest ever.From the Golden State Warriors' JaVale McGee...
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Evan Longoria still not over Rays’ Logan Forsythe trade

It’s generally accepted by players that baseball is a business, and sometimes teams will make tough decisions that their players don’t completely approve of.Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria knows that too, but nearly a month later, he’s still not over the deal his team made that sent second baseman Logan Forsythe to the Los Angeles Dodgers.“I actually like where...
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