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Colin Kaepernick’s visit with Seahawks lasts late into day

Colin Kaepernick’s visit with the Seattle Seahawks apparently went pretty well.USA Today’s Tom Pelissero says Kaepernick’s visit at Seattle’s headquarters on Wednesday lasted late into the day, which seemed to be the plan. All indications have been that the Seahawks’ interest in Kaepernick is serious. A report from last week said the Seahawks’ interest in him was “legit...
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8 breakout stars of the NBA Playoffs

The NBA’s regular season can drag and lose the interest of the casual fan. When the lights turn up in the playoffs, some players shrink and others rise to the occasion. Responding in the postseason can change a player’s career. With free agency and a potentially wild offseason around the corner, players around the league are eager to earn extra money or solidify their spot on...
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Switch hitter Yasmani Grandal wears wrong helmet to plate

Yasmani Grandal made an inadvertent mistake when he stepped to the plate for his first at-bat on Wednesday.Grandal is a switch hitter, so he wears a different helmet depending on which side of the plate he’s batting from. His first at-bat was from the left side while facing the St. Louis Cardinals’ Mike Leake, so he was supposed to use a helmet with the ear flap on the right...
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Ndamukong Suh ‘sick and tired’ of early playoff exits

Ndamukong Suh has reached the playoffs in three of his seven seasons as an NFL player, but he’s never advanced further than that. Two of Suh’s playoff seasons came in Detroit, while his latest was last season with Miami. On Tuesday, Suh expressed frustration over not advancing beyond the first round of the playoffs. “I’m definitely sick and tired of making it to the playoffs...
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LaVar Ball now selling shirt exploiting tense exchange with host

LaVar Ball never misses a marketing opportunity, no matter how inappropriate some may deem it. So it should come as no surprise that Ball is turning something he said during a tense exchange with a radio/TV host into a catchphrase.Ball, the father of NBA draft prospect Lonzo Ball (and two younger brothers both headed to UCLA), unveiled on Twitter Wednesday a new T-shirt he is selling...
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Daughter of Bucks owner burns Bill Simmons on Twitter

It’s been three years since Mallory Edens lit the Internet ablaze at the NBA draft lottery, and now she has officially returned for Round 2.On Wednesday, a day after Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond left the team to take the same position with the Orlando Magic, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons tweeted at Edens, the 21-year-old daughter of Bucks co-owner Wes Edens. In his...
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Pat McAfee has great response to Browns hiring Ryan Grigson

Ryan Grigson has a new job and former Colts punter Pat McAfee has a great response to his position with a new franchise. After spending five seasons as the general manager of the Colts, Grigson was relieved of his duties earlier this year. Despite helping Indianapolis to three playoff appearances, many will remember Grigson for trading a first round pick to acquire Trent Richardson...
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Report: Sixers like De’Aaron Fox, Dennis Smith Jr. with No. 3 overall pick

The Philadelphia 76ers may indeed go point guard with this year’s lottery pick. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports on Wednesday that the Sixers like both former Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox and former NC State guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the No. 3 overall pick. We knew that Fox could be in play to go at least that high. Meanwhile, Smith, who is currently projected...
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Jacoby Ellsbury diagnosed with concussion after crashing into wall

A great catch forced New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to leave Wednesday’s game and may land him on the disabled list.During the top of the first inning, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar hit a fly ball to center field that sent Ellsbury racing towards the wall. Ellsbury reached up to make a one-handed catch just before crashing into the fence. Here’s video of the...
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Ex-NBA player says dating Khloe Kardashian killed his career

Former NBA player Rashad McCants has a few regrets about the way his basketball career shook out, but none bigger than dating one of the Kardashians.McCants became known for helping North Carolina win the national championship while teaming up with fellow prized recruits Sean May, David Noel and Raymond Felton. He then was picked No. 14 overall by the Timberwolves in 2005 and played...
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Jim Harbaugh accepts blame for infamous handshake fight of 2011

Jim Harbaugh has long been known as a rather fiery guy with a big personality. Some love it, others hate it. And after a October 16, 2011 game between the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions — a 25-19 49ers victory — Jim Schwartz hated it. As time expired, Harbaugh sprinted onto the field celebrating like they had just won the Super Bowl. With a mild acknowledgement, he shook...
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Caleb Swanigan will remain in NBA Draft

Caleb Swanigan will be staying in the NBA Draft.Many people in the sports world were waiting in anticipation of Swanigan’s draft decision. The Purdue big man declared for the draft but had until Wednesday’s deadline to announce whether he would remain in the pool of players or withdraw to maintain his college eligibility.Swanigan said on Twitter that he would remain in the draft...
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Ice Cube calls out LaVar Ball for 4-point challenge

Ahead of the start of his Big3 League, Ice Cube called out LaVar Ball, which could result in Ice Cube buying Big Baller Brand shoes. Among the rules of the new 3-on-3 basketball league that’s set to begin late next month is a 4-point shot players can attempt if they are touching the designated circles. Thanks to a video posted to his Instagram account, we know Ice Cube can make...
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Byron Scott felt ‘betrayed, lied to’ by former Lakers execs

If you thought a year away would have changed any feelings of ill will Byron Scott harbors towards some former Lakers front office members, you would be wrong.Scott has written a book called “Slam-Dunk Success: Leading from Every Position on Life’s Court.” He talked with the OC Register’s Mark Medina about it and shared many of his thoughts on his time with the Lakers as...
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Draft prospect Frank Jackson undergoes foot surgery

Former Duke guard Frank Jackson underwent foot surgery on Wednesday, a month ahead of the NBA draft.The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski shares the news on Jackson, who averaged 10.9 points in 24.9 minutes per game last season for the Blue Devils.Jackson, who is leaving Duke after his freshman season, is expected to resume full basketball activities by the end of July, which would...
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Travis Schlenk will reportedly be named Hawks’ new GM

The Atlanta Hawks have concluded their search for a new general manager. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that Travis Schlenk has verbally agreed to take over as the team’s general manager and that an announcement will be made on Thursday. Schlenk is currently in his fifth season as assistant general manager of the Golden State Warriors, who earned a spot in the NBA Finals earlier this...
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Teddy Bridgewater reportedly has positive medical checkup

The good news keeps coming for Teddy Bridgewater. A day after the Minnesota Vikings showed Bridgewater dropping back and throwing passes at OTAs, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that the QB had a positive visit to his doctor and has been cleared to progress in his rehab. Bridgewater is returning from a particularly nasty knee injury sustained during training camp last year. It...
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Tyronn Lue: Gameplanning to defend Celtics harder than Warriors

The Cleveland Cavaliers are not taking their series with the Boston Celtics lightly at all. In fact, they’re very concerned about how different Boston looks without Isaiah Thomas.After the Cavs won Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday — a game they trailed by 10 at the half — LeBron James made a point of saying that the Celtics were tougher to defend because everything...
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Bucks promoting Justin Zanik to interim GM

The Milwaukee Bucks have a plan in place to keep their front office going following the departure of GM John Hammond.The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Bucks are promoting assistant GM Justin Zanik to interim general manager. Hammond was recently hired by the Orlando Magic to serve as their new GM.The Bucks will continue searching for a new GM, but they will consider...
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Peyton Manning sings ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ with Chris Stapleton

Fans attending country singer Chris Stapleton’s Tuesday night concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., got a little more than they bargained for when retired NFL superstar and future Pro Football Hall of Famer, Peyton Manning, made a surprise appearance.While enjoying his retirement, Manning decided to check out the show. And then he decided to take it a step further...
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Antonio Brown thinks new celebration rules are ‘amazing’

In the face of mounting pressure, the NFL voted this week to relax their rules as it relates to on-field celebrations. After years of penalizing players for group celebrations or using the football as a prop, the league decided it was time to let their stars have a little fun. And while there are some who disagree with these latest changes, players will now be permitted to kick up...
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Jim Caldwell confident Lions, Calvin Johnson will mend relationship

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell is confident that the franchise will be able to mend its relationship with retired wide receiver Calvin Johnson.Over the weekend, Johnson made some noise about being unhappy with the way his tenure with the Lions ended after the 2015 season. There is speculation that Megatron was upset the Lions asked him to repay $320,000 of his signing bonus...
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Osweiler: Film from last two years proves I should be starter

Brock Osweiler has apparently watched game film of himself from last year that none of us have access to, because he believes his performance in 2016 helps strengthen his case to earn a starting role this upcoming season.On Wednesday, a reporter asked Osweiler why he feels he deserves to be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. His response might leave you speechless...
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LFL players protesting national anthem

Colin Kaepernick may not be planning to kneel during the national anthem if an NFL team signs him for the 2017 season, but some of the players in the Legends Football League are continuing the protest that the quarterback started last year.Two players from the LFL, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, took a knee during the national anthem before a recent game. Fans could...
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Report: Patriots will sign veteran receiver Andrew Hawkins

The New England Patriots are adding yet another offensive weapon for superstar quarterback Tom Brady.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Patriots and veteran wide receiver Andrew Hawkins have agreed to terms on a one-year, veteran minimum deal. The deal comes only days after Hawkins earned his master’s degree in sports management. Hawkins, who originally went undrafted out of Toledo...
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