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Stephen Curry: Trump tweet ‘cemented’ stance about White House visit

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry addressed the media for the first time since Donald Trump cited him as the reason that the team would not be invited to the White House. Unsurprisingly, Curry was defiant, cracking jokes and stating that the whole thing only made him feel better about his stance. Given Curry’s thoughts on Friday, it’s no surprise that he’s not totally...
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NC State DE Bradley Chubb apologizes for spitting on FSU logo

N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb apologized on Saturday for spitting on the Florida State logo at midfield after his team’s upset win over the Seminoles. Here’s Chubb’s apology: Chubb had said in postgame comments that it wasn’t intentional and he didn’t even remember doing it. The video seems to show pretty conclusive evidence that his actions were intentional. At...
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Report: Lions sign Jim Caldwell to multi-year extension

The Detroit Lions have locked down one of their most successful coaches in recent memory. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday that the team has signed coach Jim Caldwell to a multi-year extension, having agreed on it quietly months ago. Caldwell survived rumors of a replacement after new general manager Bob Quinn inherited him, and by the numbers, he’s earned his extension...
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Wilton Speight leaves game with possible back injury

Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight left Saturday’s game against Purdue after taking a nasty hit.Speight was closed down and sacked by several Purdue defenders late in the first quarter, with the quarterback taking a big hit toward his upper back or neck area as he was already going down. Speight walked off under his own power, but gingerly. There was no word on his status, but...
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Warriors say they will visit Washington, focus on diversity

The Golden State Warriors issued a statement on behalf of the team Saturday in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to deny them a White House invite.The team said that they were “disappointed” that they were not given the opportunity to have an open dialogue on issues that matter to them, but made clear that they still intend to do events in Washington, D.C. when...
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Phil Jackson sends cryptic tweet about Carmelo Anthony trade

Former New York Knicks president Phil Jackson weighed in on the Carmelo Anthony trade — sort of. Jackson kicked off an appeal for money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico with a quick aside on the deal that sends Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and it basically amounted to “best wishes” — while also seemingly missing the word “not.” It would be fair to say that...
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Paul George seems excited that Thunder acquired Carmelo Anthony

Paul George has become the first member of the Oklahoma City Thunder to offer his reaction to the team’s impending acquisition of Carmelo Anthony.George posted a picture on Instagram depicting Anthony and teammate Russell Westbrook, calling them “my guys.” If George wanted to play for a contender, he’s certainly getting his wish, as he’s poised to be a part of the West’s...
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Report: Westbrook, George played ‘immense part’ in getting Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

If you’re wondering how involved Russell Westbrook and Paul George were in getting Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City, we have a clear answer. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Westbrook and George were instrumental in convincing Anthony to approve a trade to the Thunder once it became clear that his preferred definition in Houston was no longer a likely outcome. If you go...
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Geno Auriemma offers to work for free amid UConn budget crisis

The state of Connecticut is attempting to make major cuts to the University of Connecticut’s state funding, and women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is not having it.Auriemma, who is due to make $2 million next year, launched an impassioned defense of the university and the progress it has made since his arrival amid a proposed budget that would slash the school’s operating...
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Report: Thunder acquire Carmelo Anthony in trade with Knicks

The Oklahoma City Thunder are acquiring Carmelo Anthony in a trade with the New York Knicks, according to reports. Both ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Vertical’s Shams Charania reported Saturday that the Thunder and Knicks were nearing a deal that would send the forward to OKC. Woj later reported that the deal is complete, with a trade call coming on Monday. They both say...
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Colin Kaepernick’s mom has priceless response to Trump

Colin Kaepernick’s mother had the best response of all to Donald Trump.At a rally in Alabama on Friday, the president said he wished an NFL owner would fire players protesting the anthem. He termed such protesters “son of a b—-.”Here’s an article on the matter: Kaepernick’s mother, Teresa, responded to the article on Twitter quite appropriately: Kaepernick is the first...
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Report: NFL players ‘extremely emotional’ about Donald Trump comments

President Donald Trump’s comments about the NFL and protesting players have certainly shaken the league, and the Buffalo Bills are no exception. On Friday night, Trump made several controversial comments at a rally in Alabama. His remarks about how the NFL’s player safety initiatives have led to the league being softer and less entertaining were remarkable in themselves, but...
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Chargers CB Jason Verrett to undergo season-ending knee surgery

Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett will be out for the season after opting for knee surgery, according to a report. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says Verrett will undergo surgery and be placed on IR. Verrett is coming back from a torn ACL and missed the team’s Week 2 game because of his knee. Verrett, a first-round pick in 2014, is a strong cover corner, so losing him is a...
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Roger Goodell preaches ‘unity’ in response to Donald Trump comments

Roger Goodell and the NFL have stepped up in protection of their players. Goodell sent a statement on Saturday in response to President Donald Trump’s comments on Friday night in which the president advocated firing a “son of a b—-“ who protests the national anthem. Here’s the statement from Goodell: Goodell preached unity in the country and culture. He also called Trump’s...
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LeBron James calls Donald Trump a ‘bum’ for trying to take back White House invitation

LeBron James called out Donald Trump for trying to rescind Stephen Curry’s White House invitation after the Warriors star already said he would vote to not make a visit.Here’s what James tweeted on Saturday morning: That’s in response to Trump tweeting that he was withdrawing Curry’s invitation. This tweet came after Curry said on Friday that he would vote no on the Warriors...
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NBA figures react to Donald Trump revoking Warriors’ White House invite

NBA figures are reacting Saturday after President Donald Trump responded to Stephen Curry’s critical comments by withdrawing the Golden State Warriors’ White House invitation. Curry had voiced his opposition to a Warriors White House visit on Friday, but the team had been due to discuss it together on Saturday. Trump, though, made their decision for them with an early morning...
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Report: Knicks, Carmelo Anthony pushing for trade by Monday

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony badly wants out of New York, and seems to be escalating attempts to make it happen by Monday.ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday that Anthony is aggressively pushing to be traded with training camp just around the corner. Anthony has wanted out all summer, but he hasn’t received his wish with the season looming.David Aldridge of...
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Rob Manfred says Portland could get MLB expansion team

Major League Baseball may be expanding out to the state of Oregon. During a news conference earlier this week, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred spoke about the possibility of the league expanding to 32 teams. “I think it’s important to get [the] Oakland and Tampa [stadium situations] resolved before we move ahead with expansion,” said Manfred, per Tim Brown of The Oregonian. Manfred...
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Enes Kanter sends cryptic tweet in wake of Carmelo Anthony-Thunder rumors

Enes Kanter seems to be feeling the heat in the wake of rumors that Carmelo Anthony could be Oklahoma City-bound.The Thunder big man posted a cryptic tweet of a thinking face emoji on Friday night after news broke that OKC was on Anthony’s expanded trade wishlist. Though Kanter has been going out of his way to demonstrate his loyalty to the Thunder lately, he seems like their most...
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Cody Bellinger cracks great joke after Dodgers clinch

Cody Bellinger cracked a funny joked after the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the NL West on Friday. The Dodgers beat the rival San Francisco Giants 4-2 to improve to 98-56 on the season. Though their record is incredibly impressive, the Dodgers took much longer than expected to clinch because of serious struggles from late August to mid-September that included an 11-game losing streak...
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Top recruit Tate Martell wanted to transfer early in Ohio State career

As J.T. Barrett has endured struggles as Ohio State’s starting quarterback this season, there have been calls for someone else to take his place.Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow are next up on the Buckeyes’ depth chart, but there is also another intriguing option: Tate Martell.Martell was a star player in high school and coveted recruit. He went 43-0 for Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas...
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Wyoming QB Josh Allen deleted Twitter off his phone after Oregon game

Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen revealed this week that he deleted Twitter from his phone after putting up a dud against Oregon last weekend. Allen entered the season in contention to be the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL draft. After poor showings against Iowa and then Oregon, his draft stock may have slipped. He doesn’t really want to hear about it, which is why he got...
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John Wall tears up in emotional Kentucky Hall of Fame speech

John Wall on Friday night was inducted into the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame, and he gave a great speech. Wall played at Kentucky in the 2009-2010 season and helped the program reach the Elite Eight. He was named SEC Player of the Year and to numerous All-American teams. He gave thanks to many of his coaches and former teammates during his speech, but he especially singled...
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Report: Jeter plans to fire multiple Marlins special assistants

When new owners take over any business, they tend to do a fair amount of firings in order to staff the organization with the personnel of their choosing. It appears things won’t be much different for the Miami Marlins. The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reported on Friday that Derek Jeter’s prospective ownership group plans to fire multiple special assistants in the Marlins...
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Report: Thunder on Carmelo Anthony’s expanded trade wishlist

Could a Big Three of Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony soon be upon us? Ian Begley of ESPN reported on Friday that the Oklahoma City Thunder are on Anthony’s expanded list of teams he would waive his no-trade clause for. We heard earlier in the day that Anthony was opening up his list beyond his long-preferred destination of the Houston Rockets, including at least...
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