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PETA sends Warren Sapp vegan lobster following shark bite

PETA has decided to use Warren Sapp’s misfortune as an opportunity to capitalize on some publicity. After hearing that the Pro Football Hall of Famer suffered a shark bite while lobstering in the Florida Keys, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter and gift to the former defensive lineman. Here’s the letter, which was rife with football puns. Dear...
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Vikings QB injured trying to kick open door

Of all the bizarre, random, and weird injuries we’ve ever shared at LBS, this belongs towards the top. Taylor Heinicke, a third-string quarterback with the Minnesota Vikings, could be out up to three months after severing a tendon in his left foot earlier this month trying to kick open a door. The second-year quarterback from Old Dominion saw “The Conjuring 2” with a friend...
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Report: Josh McCown has looked better at times than RG3

If Robert Griffin III gets out to a slow start during training camp and the preseason, there is one person we know who will be ready to take his job: Josh McCown. Ahead of the Cleveland Browns opening training camp on Friday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer did a breakdown on the team’s quarterback position. The Browns would obviously like RG3 to win the starting job, but McCown is...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar mocks Donald Trump at DNC (Video)

This year’s Democratic National Convention wrapped up on Thursday. Among those to speak was a basketball legend who mocked the Republican presidential nominee. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar addressed the crowd at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and wasted little time getting an applause from those on hand. After taking the stage, the NBA Hall of Famer said, “Hello everyone. I’m Michael...
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Kevin Durant says he never told Russell Westbrook he was staying in OKC

Kevin Durant did not appreciate a recent report that said he lied to his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates about his free agency plans, so he decided to respond. On the TrueHoop podcast this week, ESPN Thunder insider Royce Young said Durant had been telling people he was returning to OKC. That includes point guard Russell Westbrook, whom, in a recent dinner, Durant reportedly...
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God Shammgod hired by Mavericks as player development assistant

The Dallas Mavericks’ basketball altar just got a lot holier. According to a report by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports on Thursday, former Providence point guard and streetball legend God Shammgod has been hired by the Mavericks as a player development assistant. Shammgod, 40, is best known in hoops circles for his fabled (and eponymous) crossover move. Shammgod enjoyed a memorable...
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David Lee, Spurs agree to two-year deal

Here’s one way for David Lee to stick it to his old teammates in Golden State. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Thursday, Lee, the ex-Warriors, has agreed to sign a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs worth $3.2 million. The deal comes with a player option for Year 2. David Lee lands a two-year deal worth $3.2 million and a player option for Year 2 in San Antonio...
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Report: Diamondbacks drawing interest in Shelby Miller, Daniel Hudson

How does that old saying go about one man’s trash, another man’s treasure? According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Thursday, the Arizona Diamondbacks are drawing serious interest in right-handers Shelby Miller and Daniel Hudson. The #Dbacks are drawing lots of interest in Shelby Miller, and are listening. They also have 3 teams aggressively pursuing...
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Royals reportedly trying to package Ian Kennedy in potential Wade Davis deal

It turns out that a team looking to acquire Kansas City Royals reliever Wade Davis this deadline may have to take on some extra weight in order to do so. According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports on Thursday, the Royals are attempting to package right-hander Ian Kennedy in any potential Wade Davis deal. Passan also mentions that the Dodgers are a team both with interest...
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Carmelo Anthony: ‘I was shocked’ that Dwyane Wade left Miami

Dwyane Wade’s departure from Miami surprised many, including Carmelo Anthony. Anthony spoke to the media Thursday prior to Team USA’s practice in Chicago, and he admitted the move caught him off guard. “I was shocked,” Anthony said, via Nick Friedell of ESPN. “I was shocked more from a standpoint it was just hard to see. It’s hard to see some players in different uniforms...
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Joey Votto shuts down kid who asks for his batting gloves

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has something of a habit of trolling fans while on the road, and one fan who was at Wednesday’s game revealed his savage response to a young fan asking for a souvenir. The Reds were in San Francisco, and when asked for his batting gloves by what we’re guessing was a Giants fan in the front row, Votto was not having it. Kid asks for Joey...
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Hue Jackson: Browns will give Josh Gordon a fresh start

Josh Gordon will get a clean slate when he returns to the Cleveland Browns, according to coach Hue Jackson. Jackson and Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown both spoke about Gordon on Thursday, and they sound happy to welcome back as long as he stays out of trouble. #Browns Hue Jax said Josh Gordon will have to be accountable. "His slate's clean with....hit the restart...
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Pierre-Paul won't need to wear club on hand this season

Jason Pierre-Paul appeared in eight games for the New York Giants last year, and the club he wore over his injured right hand may have been one of the reasons he was only able to record one sack. Fortunately, the star defensive end won’t have to worry about that this season. Pierre-Paul told reporters on Thursday that he no longer needs a club, cast or special glove to protect...
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Doc Rivers: Clippers have plan to let Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic

Paul Pierce has yet to make an official decision on whether he will play one more season. If he does retire, the Los Angeles Clippers will let him join the Boston Celtics first. In an appearance on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” this week, Clippers head coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers said there is already a plan in place that will allow Pierce to retire...
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Report: Yankees have inquired about Chris Sale

The New York Yankees may not be so set on selling as it seemed. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, the Yankees have called the Chicago White Sox about pitcher Chris Sale, and some within the game believe they could look to be buyers before the August 1 trade deadline. Heyman cautions, though, that even if they do jump into the race all the way, they aren’t favorites...
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Vlade Divac: Cousins ‘most dominant player in the world’

Move over, LeBron James. Don’t even think about throwing your hat in the ring, Kevin Durant. The same goes for you, Stephen Curry. DeMarcus Cousins is the most dominant player in the NBA, at least according to Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac. Did we say the NBA? We meant the world. “It’s a no-brainer,” Divac said after Team USA’s rout of China Tuesday night...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ordered to pay $900K to auction house

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is about to be out nearly $1 million after he lost a lengthy battle with a famous auction house. TMZ reports that Abdul-Jabbar has been ordered to pay $900,000 to Julien’s Auctions after a deal between the auction house and Los Angeles Lakers legend went south in 2012. Abdul-Jabbar believed the auction house was supposed to sell around 400 items for him, and...
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Brown responds to Marshall's high-stakes challenge

Brandon Marshall took to social media on Wednesday to challenge Antonio Brown to a high-stakes bet, and the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is open to accepting. In a video he posted on Instagram, Marshall showed off his New York Jets-themed Porsche and said he recently saw Brown’s photo of his Steelers-themed Rolls Royce. Marshall is proposing that the player with the most...
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Report: NBA team hoping to poach Steph Curry if he can’t play with Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are two of the biggest superstars in the NBA. It would stand to reason that they will be unstoppable as teammates, but at least one team is holding out hope that the exact opposite happens. According to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, one NBA team is planning on the relationship between Durant and Curry becoming “poisonous.” “There are 29 teams...
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Fitzpatrick on negotiations: I wouldn’t wish it on anybody

Ryan Fitzpatrick signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets on Wednesday, and the 33-year-old veteran is beyond relieved to be able to get back to work. In an interview with Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Fitzpatrick opened up about the contract stalemate that lasted six months and at times seemed like it would never end. “Oh my gosh … it’s been a long six months...
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Report: Geno Smith 'intent' on beating out Ryan Fitzpatrick

The New York Jets have finally reached an agreement with Ryan Fitzpatrick on a one-year, $12 million deal, but that does not mean Geno Smith is ready to accept spending another season as a backup. Smith has been having a good offseason thus far, and NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that he is “intent” on battling with Fitzpatrick for the starting job. What does the Fitzpatrick...
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Astros reportedly surveying market for catcher upgrade

For the Houston Astros to take the next step in contending for a title, the answer may ultimately wind up coming from behind the dish. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Wednesday, the Astros are surveying the market for an upgrade at the catcher position and have been monitoring Jonathan Lucroy of the Milwaukee Brewers and Derek Norris of the San Diego Padres...
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Report: Mariners showing interest in Jay Bruce

Springsteen played a show in Seattle just last March, but apparently the city is still hungry for Bruces. According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners are one of the teams that have recently reached out to the Cincinnati Reds about the availability of outfielder Jay Bruce. The #Mariners are among the teams that have reached out to the #Reds...
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Report: Nats have inquired about Jose Bautista

Do the Washington Nationals need even more star power? Ah heck, why not? According to a report by Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post on Wednesday, the Nationals have inquired about Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. Ok, this one is crazy and seems unlikely, but: person with knowledge says Nats have inquired about Toronto OF Jose Bautista. He is 10-5. — Barry Svrluga (@barrysvrluga...
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Model files paternity papers saying Julian Edelman impregnated her

A Swedish model named Ella Rose has filed paternity papers in Los Angeles that name New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman as the father of her unborn child. TMZ Sports reports the story and says Rose is about 5.5 months pregnant. Rose and Edelman reportedly have had a casual relationship for about two years, but their relationship was never official. The timing of the...
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