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5 biggest takeaways from Thursday’s Sweet 16 games

Thursday night provided the benefit of a hotly contested first weekend of play -– eight worthy and talented teams squared off in search of spot in the Elite Eight. The first half of this round’s games provided chances for upsets, statements, and history in each of the four match-ups.Thursday night resulted in four games that will have ripple effects throughout this weekend and...
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Bill Murray goes nuts celebrating Xavier’s upset

Bill Murray is having one heck of a sports year.Not only did his beloved Chicago Cubs finally break their curse by winning a World Series, but his Xavier basketball team is in the Elite Eight after upsetting Arizona Thursday night, 73-71. Why does Murray like Xavier? His son, Luke, is an assistant coach on their staff.Xavier will face Gonzaga on Saturday for a chance to go to the...
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Sean Miller’s Wikipedia page gets harsh edit after upset loss

Sean Miller is recognized as one of the top coaches in college basketball, though he does have one glaring hole in his resume: no Final Four appearances.And just when you thought he was going to turn around that trend this season, his Arizona Wildcats blew a 69-61 lead with under four minutes left and lost 73-71 to Xavier in the Sweet 16.That led to this extremely harsh edit to his...
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West Virginia’s awful final possession gets Yakety Sax treatment (Video)

West Virginia’s season went down in flames on Thursday night with a 3-point loss to Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The final was 61-58, but based on the way their final possession went, the Mountaineers were miles away from winning that game. Jevon Carter airballed his first 3-point attempt, then badly missed his second, and they couldn’t even get a third shot...
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Clay Matthews Sr. dies – dead at 88

Clay Matthews Sr., the patriarch of a great American football family, has died at the age of 88. The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reported on Thursday night that Matthews died in South Carolina after a long illness. The Charleston native played college ball at Georgia Tech and then four seasons as an offensive lineman for the 49ers. Matthews’ sons, Clay Jr. and Bruce, both...
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Report: Tony Romo-Jason Garrett relationship strained after speech

Tony Romo and Jason Garrett used to have a close relationship beyond being just a quarterback and coach. They used to be spotted together during the offseason, but that’s not the case now.For the first time in his career, Romo is expected to play for another team next season. He had been coached by Garrett since 2007 and spent his entire career in Dallas. Moving on to a new team...
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Derrick Rose: Winning more important than money in free agency decision

Derrick Rose might not just follow the cash in free agency this summer.Addressing the media before Thursday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the New York Knicks point guard said that winning will be a bigger priority than money when he chooses which team to sign with this offseason.“Not even thinking money. I’ve got more than enough money saved. If I stopped playing...
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Bears expected to sign Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez visited with the Chicago Bears on Thursday, and apparently things went well.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says Sanchez is expected to sign with the Bears. The Bears recently signed Mike Glennon to be their starting quarterback, so Sanchez would be competing to be his backup. The team also has Connor Shaw and David Fales on their roster at quarterback.Sanchez has been a...
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ESPN personalities upset over network’s promotion of LaVar Ball

LaVar Ball has been everywhere the past month or so, and there seems to be no end in sight to his ubiquitousness. And what certainly isn’t helping matters is the continued coverage media outlets provide him. That’s even becoming an issue for some at ESPN.LaVar Ball, who is the father of UCLA point guard Lonzo, apparently got into a screaming match with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s...
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John Stockton ‘mad’ at NBA stars resting

Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton is yelling at the proverbial cloud.The Utah Jazz great, who was in town on Wednesday for a 20th anniversary reunion with his former teammates on the 1996-97 Jazz, the winningest team in franchise history, said that he was “mad” at the recent trend of teams resting their stars, per Marc Berman of the New York Post. It’s obvious where Stockton...
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Charles Barkley discusses Michael Jordan’s insane golf bets

Michael Jordan has a reputation for being a big gambler, but just how crazy of a gambler is he? Charles Barkley gave us an idea.Barkley joined “The Dan Patrick Show” on Thursday and talked about some of his old golf games with MJ.Barkley confirmed to DP that Jordan will only play golf for money. He says it’s for thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars per hole. Barkley...
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Steve Alford sinks half-court shot (Video)

Steve Alford still has it.The UCLA coach proved that his outside jumper is still in peak form as he drained a half-court shot on his first attempt during an open practice in Memphis on Thursday: UCLA is in Memphis to take on Kentucky in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at the FedEx Forum. The game will be a rematch of a contest UCLA won in Lexington in December.Alford...
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Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias could miss start of season after slipping in shower

A home mishap could keep Cincinnati Reds right-hander Raisel Iglesias sidelined for the start of the 2017 season. According to Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer on Thursday, Iglesias slipped in the shower three weeks ago, resulting in a bone bruise in his pitching elbow and soreness in both his hips. He reportedly will not resume throwing again for another several days, and...
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Jeff Fisher has grown out the beard since being fired

It wouldn’t quite be fair to say that Jeff Fisher has let himself go since being fired by the Los Angeles Rams, but let’s just say he’s doing his best David Letterman impression. An Instagram user shared this photo of him with the former Rams coach two weeks ago: His beard certainly has come in since the famous puppy pic taken at LAX in early January. Fisher recently turned...
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Robert Kraft issues statement about recovered Brady jerseys

Robert Kraft issued a statement on Thursday in response to authorities recovering Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys.In his statement, the New England Patriots owner thanked all of the authorities that were involved in the recovery of the jerseys and said he was looking forward to getting them back to Brady. One of the biggest stories to come out of the Super Bowl was the disappearance...
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Prank callers invade NFL conference call with funny jokes

Barstool Sports remains a thorn in the NFL’s side. Their latest act included crashing an NFL Competition Committee conference call on Thursday.Dan Katz, better known by his alias “Big Cat” at Barstool Sports, crashed the conference call with a hilarious prank.Big Cat suggested eliminating extra points and having a control center where a greased-up Andy Reid climbs a goal post...
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Carmelo Anthony: Knicks were more free-flowing before triangle emphasis

Carmelo Anthony has once again implied that he is not pleased with the direction the New York Knicks are taking.Anthony was critical of the Knicks’ abrupt shift back to the triangle offense mid-season, saying he felt the Knicks struggled to adjust after playing a more fluid game early in the season.“I think everybody was trying to figure everything out, what was going to work...
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Yoenis Cespedes: MLB would grow if they played with Latin culture

Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes has a message for American baseball players and fans.The New York Mets outfielder recorded a video shared by “We are Mitu” on Facebook in which he explained the difference between the Latin and American cultures of baseball. He said that Latin players celebrate because it’s part of the culture and not a sign of disrespect. He also said he thinks...
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GGG, Canelo Alvarez reportedly resume fight talks

The most anticipated boxing fight this side of Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor would be between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. And the two sides apparently are back in talks again about a potential fight.ESPN’s Dan Rafael reported on Thursday that the promoters for both fighters began talking Wednesday about a fight. Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions, said...
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Nikola Jokic has good quote about posting up LeBron James

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic fears no man and no king.In the Nuggets’ 126-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, Jokic got LeBron James in the post on a switch in the third quarter and proceeded to score on the four-time MVP somewhat easily. After the game, Jokic was asked about the sequence and dropped this legendary quote, per Harrison Wind of BSN Denver...
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Report: Dont’a Hightower turned down more money from Jets, Steelers

Dont’a Hightower did not stay in New England for the money.According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the linebacker was offered more money by both the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers, but turned them both down to stay with the Patriots.Hightower received a base salary in the neighborhood of $8.7 million from New England. The Steelers had been offering over $9 million per...
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Ainge ‘surprised’ Allen was snubbed by ex-Celtics teammates

Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is willing to let bygones be bygones, and he’s curious why some of his former players won’t do the same.In his weekly appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on Thursday, Ainge admitted to some surprise that ex-Celtics guard Ray Allen was being snubbed by his old teammates.“I was surprised,” said Ainge, per...
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Report: Patrick Ewing focused on NBA despite Georgetown opening

Georgetown finally decided to let go of head coach John Thompson III after two straight losing seasons, creating a vacancy at one of the more desirable landing spots in college basketball. A historical power, Georgetown will be looking for a strong coach to fill their job. And Patrick Ewing is a name that’s already come up.Ewing was a star at Georgetown and won a national championship...
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Report: Darrelle Revis ‘increasingly likely’ to return to Patriots

It sounds like the conventional wisdom leans toward a return to the New England Patriots for Darrelle Revis. According to CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora, a number of league sources, including some who would be familiar with Revis’s thinking, believe that the two sides are destined for a reunion if Revis elects to play in 2017. Malcolm Butler is likely destined for New Orleans...
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Report: Johnny Manziel discussed return to NFL with Sean Payton

Johnny Manziel is seeking a return to the NFL, and he may have an interested party. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has taken an interest of sorts in the quarterback, and the two have discussed a return to the NFL. Manziel has supposedly been receiving interest, but this is the first real firm link to come of it. The landing spot does...
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