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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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5 biggest takeaways from Friday’s Sweet 16 games

It took 60 games for this year’s edition of March Madness to live up to its nickname, with our first overtime and first buzzer-beater coming on the sixth day of NCAA Tournament play.Friday saw one of the wildest games of the tournament thus far, some of the biggest programs in action, and some of the best players in the nation showed their value.Only eight teams remain, but plenty...
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WATCH: Florida's Chiozza sends Wisconsin home on incredible buzzer-beater

Chris Chiozza is going down in history as one of the biggest heroes of March Madness after the memorable moment he delivered on Friday night.Chiozza went the length of the court with his Florida Gators down 83-81 and four seconds left in their Sweet 16 contest against Wisconsin, and he tossed up a hurried 3-pointer that went in. That gave Florida an improbable 84-83 overtime win...
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Jae Crowder, Devin Booker trade shots on Instagram

NBA Instagram: It’s where the action continues even after the game ends.Some Boston Celtics were bothered by the Phoenix Suns’ tactics in padding Devin Booker’s stats on Friday night after he scored 70 points in a defeat to Boston.After the game, Jae Crowder threw some shade at the Suns for celebrating after a defeat. Crowder commented on a photo posted by the NBA’s official...
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Did Markelle Fultz shade Lonzo Ball after UCLA’s Sweet 16 loss?

Is that some top-of-the-lottery drama that I smell?The UCLA Bruins fell in their Sweet 16 game against the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday night by the final of 86-75, a game that saw star freshman point guard Lonzo Ball thoroughly outplayed by Kentucky counterpart De’Aaron Fox in one of the Bruins point guard's worst games of the season.Shortly after the game went final, Washington...
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LaVar Ball gets Crying Jordan, meme treatment after UCLA loss

When you’re as loud and vocal as LaVar Ball is, you have to be prepared for the ridicule when you’re associated with failure. So it’s no surprise that Ball, the father of UCLA point guard Lonzo, was the target of some memes after the Bruins were outplayed by Kentucky 86-75 on Friday night in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.The best one had LaVar with the Crying Jordan face...
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LeBron James suffers scratched cornea against Hornets

LeBron James helped lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory on Friday night against the Hornets, but it came at a price.James said he suffered a scratched cornea after being poked in the eye in the third quarter of the game. He was examined by Charlotte’s team physician after the game, leading to that diagnosis, according to Cleveland.com.James returned to the game and later even...
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Earl Watson defends padding Devin Booker’s stats

Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson doesn’t seem to care what your reaction is to his tactics in helping Devin Booker score 70 points on Friday night in a loss to the Boston Celtics.Watson was still calling timeouts with under 45 seconds left and his team down 13 points to try getting Booker to 70 points. That left some Celtics irritated during and after the game.Booker acknowledged...
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NBA players react to Devin Booker's 70-point game

Devin Booker had a game he will never forget, and players from around the NBA had some great reactions to his historic night.Coming into Friday, Booker’s career-high for points in a game was 39, which he had done on three occasions. Against the Celtics, he bettered that number by 31.The 20-year-old set a new Suns franchise record with 70 points, topping the previous mark of 60...
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Celtics upset Suns tried to pad Devin Booker’s stats

Devin Booker made some history on Friday night by scoring 70 points in a loss to the Boston Celtics. But he upset some people on the way to the astronomical point total.Celtics reporter Marc D’Amico says the Celtics’ coaching staff was left shaking their heads at the way the Suns tried to pad Booker’s stats in the game, which Phoenix lost 130-120. Isaiah Thomas, who had 34...
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Johnny Manziel training with quarterback guru for NFL comeback

The Johnny Manziel publicity tour is in full swing as he tries for an NFL comeback.Just on Thursday there was a report that Manziel talked about an NFL return with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. A day later, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler wrote about Manziel’s comeback, noting that the free agent quarterback is living in San Diego and working out with noted quarterbacks coach...
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5 best things from Shaq’s statue unveiling ceremony

Shaquille O’Neal became the eighth person to have a statue in their likeness outside Staples Center in Los Angeles, and in true Shaq form, the ceremony brought lots of awesomeness.After spending the first four seasons of his NBA career with the Orlando Magic, O’Neal signed with the Lakers as a free agent in 1996. He would go on to play eight seasons in Los Angeles, helping them...
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Robin Lopez has funny quote about his suspension

Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that Robin Lopez didn’t know what he was doing because he knew exactly what he was doing.On Friday, the Chicago Bulls center dropped this funny line when asked about his suspension for a fight with Raptors big man Serge Ibaka in Tuesday’s loss to Toronto, per Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago. Well that’s certainly a far cry from...
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Glen Davis: Ray Allen should be invited to 2008 Celtics reunion

Glen Davis is the latest member of the 2007-08 Celtics to speak out against Ray Allen’s exclusion from reunion festivities.In an appearance on FOX Sports 1’s “Undisputed” on Friday, Davis said that he believes Allen should be included in the planned 10-year anniversary celebration for the team’s 2008 championship.“Yes, Ray should be invited to the reunion,” said the...
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Jets GM will not guarantee Josh McCown as starting quarterback

Josh McCown will probably by the New York Jets’ starting quarterback, but it’s not a pronunciation the team is quite prepared to make. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan voiced his faith in McCown, but wouldn’t name him the starter, leaving that to coach Todd Bowles. Of course, we’ve heard that the Jets really want to make things work with this young quarterback, but by...
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Richard Sherman believes Colin Kaepernick has been blackballed by NFL

If you think Colin Kaepernick is being deliberately ignored by NFL general managers, you’re not alone.Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman told ESPN First Take on Friday that he thinks Kaepernick is being blackballed, as his level of play doesn’t merit being unsigned.“I’m sure he is,” Sherman said, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN. “It’s difficult to see because he’s...
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Jung-ho Kang reportedly denied visa to enter US, may not play for Pirates in 2017

The Pittsburgh Pirates are getting an unpleasant surprise just a little over a week before Opening Day. Korean baseball writer Sung Min Kim reports on Friday that Pirates infielder Jung-ho Kang was not granted his visa to enter the United States and may not be able to play for the team in 2017. Kang, who will turn 30 next month, batted .255/.354/.513 with 21 home runs and 63 RBIs...
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Report: CBS wants to add Tony Romo to broadcasting team

If Tony Romo doesn’t want to keep playing football, it sounds like he’ll have his share of offers.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, CBS has joined FOX in trying to hire the Dallas Cowboys quarterback for their broadcast coverage. That makes NBC the only NFL broadcast partner that hasn’t been linked to Romo, and they don’t broadcast the number of games FOX and CBS do. It...
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WWE wrestler Kane pursuing mayoral run in Tennessee

Wrestler Kane, a 23-time WWE/WWF champion, is looking at a new career in politics. Kane, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, has formally filed paperwork appointing a political treasurer in order to run for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, according to WCYB. Jacobs runs an insurance company in addition to his WWE duties, and he identifies as a Republican. This is only the first step...
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