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Magic Johnson wants D’Angelo Russell to lead Lakers

New Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson is hoping that D’Angelo Russell will develop into a leader for the team. Johnson spoke to many fans at a “Lakers All Access” event on Monday night while the team had an open night on their schedule. He took questions from some of the fans and talked about the team. One notable thing he said is how he wants the team’s 2015 No...
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NBA admits mistake in Dwight Howard ejection

The NBA on Monday night admitted a mistake in ejecting Dwight Howard from the Atlanta Hawks’ game against the Boston Celtics earlier in the evening.Howard was ejected after picking up his second technical foul in the game. The ejection came when he hung on the rim following a dunk in the third quarter: The NBA later said that the second tech should have been non-sportsmanlike and...
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JR Smith ‘a couple weeks’ away from returning from thumb injury

JR Smith appears to be nearing a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.Smith has been out since undergoing thumb surgery in late December. He was initially projected to miss 12-14 weeks, which set him for a return in mid-to-late March. It sounds like he’s still on target for such a return date.Smith was interviewed during Monday’s Bucks-Cavs game by TNT’s Dennis Scott and was asked...
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5 MLB teams that could surprise in 2017

Every year in baseball, there are a few teams that perform better than many observers would have expected them to. That doesn’t necessarily mean they go from worst to first or jump into the postseason. Some cellar-dwellers take a huge leap forward to respectability and put themselves in contention for playoff spots in years to come, while others see it all come together and surge...
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Colts DL arrested for allegedly stealing golf cart, assault

Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman David Parry was arrested in Arizona over the weekend for some truly bizarre circumstances.The Indianapolis Star says Parry allegedly assaulted the driver of a street-legal golf cart, stole the vehicle, and then crashed it.The former 5th-round pick and two others were picked up by a man driving a golf cart as a taxi early Saturday morning. When...
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Deron Williams: Cavaliers are a point guard’s dream

Deron Williams officially signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, and he is looking forward to playing with his new team.Williams was interviewed by TNT late in the game between his Cavs and the Milwaukee Bucks Monday. He was asked by Dennis Scott about playing with the likes of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, as well as Kevin Love and J.R. Smith when they get back from their...
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Antonio Brown tweets ‘late draftable pick’ scouting report

Antonio Brown is comfortably among the top wide receivers in the NFL. However, some didn’t expect him to ascend to that level. On Monday, Brown and the Steelers agreed to a massive contract extension. You can read about the details here. Later in the day, the 28-year-old wanted us to know he’s still not satisfied. Brown shared via his Twitter account a scouting report that projected...
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Deron Williams signs with Cavaliers

After being waived by the Mavericks last week, Deron Williams has found a new home. It was widely expected Williams would sign the Cavaliers and now it is official. General Manager David Griffin made the announcement on Monday. The Cavaliers had been searching for playmaking depth. Now, they add a player who has been an all-star three times and is more than capable of running the...
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Chiefs owner backs Alex Smith as team’s starting QB

Perhaps it’s time to pump the brakes on the Kansas City Chiefs as a potential destination for Tony Romo.Speaking at the 101 Awards over the weekend, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt gave a vote of confidence to Alex Smith as the team’s starting quarterback.“I would just reiterate what [head coach] Andy [Reid] has said several times throughout the offseason, which is he’s very happy...
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Report: Other teams still have chance to beat Cavs to Andrew Bogut

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the reported favorites to sign free agent center Andrew Bogut, but they don’t have him in the bag just yet. Sam Amick of USA Today reported Monday that Bogut going to Cleveland was not a foregone conclusion, with the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs also in the mix. Indications were that Bogut was already looking to the Cavaliers...
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Hornacek won't commit to Noah starting next season

Joakim Noah’s first season with the New York Knicks is likely over, and the outlook for the future doesn’t appear to be much brighter either.Speaking with the media on Monday, Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek wouldn’t commit to the idea of Noah as a starter for next season and alluded to an open competition, per Ian Begley of ESPN. It was announced earlier in the day that the...
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Steelers, Antonio Brown reportedly agree to $68 million extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly made wide receiver Antonio Brown the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. According to reports, the Steelers have agreed to terms with Brown on a 4 year, $68 million contract extension, a new money average of approximately $17 million. It sounded as of Monday morning that this was going to happen, and Brown has certainly earned his salary. He...
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Report: Giants franchise tag Jason Pierre-Paul

The New York Giants have reportedly applied their franchise tag to Jason Pierre-Paul. Pierre-Paul will make about $17 million next season under the tag unless the two sides can agree to a long-term contract by Wednesday. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafalo, this was not the ideal scenario for the Giants, but they had to act in order to keep the defensive end. This does not...
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MLB considering introducing 'stickier' baseballs

Major League Baseball is considering the possibility of introducing a new ball at some point after the upcoming season, and it may take some getting used to for pitchers.Sources told Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports that MLB has tasked Rawlings, its official baseball manufacturer, with designing a ball that has natural tack on the leather. The goal with a naturally “sticky” ball would...
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Report: Dwight Freeney intends to return for 2017

Dwight Freeney is reportedly coming back for another season. The prolific defensive end wants to give it another go, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. Freeney turned 37 just after the Super Bowl, and he can still play. He collected three sacks and provided veteran leadership for the Atlanta Falcons’ defense on their march to the Super Bowl. The veteran pass-rusher had a...
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Steelers place franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell

The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the franchise tag on running back Le’Veon Bell, the team announced Monday.With the deadline to tag players coming up on Wednesday, the Steelers have apparently decided that they are not going to reach an agreement with Bell on a long-term deal before then. Bell is arguably the best running back in the NFL, and the Steelers have no intention of...
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Kyle Lowry needs surgery to remove loose bodies from wrist

Here’s a development that could have some major implications for the playoff seeding in the Eastern Conference. The Toronto Raptors announced on Monday that three-time All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry will have to undergo surgery to remove loose bodies from his right wrist and is aiming to return by the postseason. It’s a tough break for the Raptors and all but confirms that Lowry...
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Kevin Durant admits he turned down Wizards because he did not want to play at home

Some were surprised when Kevin Durant didn’t even meet with the Washington Wizards during free agency. Durant is a native of the area, and there was a belief that his hometown team might be able to make a compelling case to bring him back home. As it turns out, the Wizards didn’t get a meeting with Durant precisely because they were home. “I don’t want to open up anything...
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Jrue Holiday struggling to adjust to addition of DeMarcus Cousins

If you’re looking for the culprit behind Jrue Holiday’s recent struggles, you best blame it on the Boogie.The New Orleans Pelicans point guard admitted Monday that it has been hard to be aggressive and look for his own shot ever since the addition of All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the lineup, per Scott Kushner of The Advocate. In the three games since Cousins arrived (all...
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Report: Cowboys to release Romo in coming weeks

The Dallas Cowboys have apparently had no luck drumming up trade interest for Tony Romo, and it appears as though they are getting close to releasing the veteran quarterback.According to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys are expected to release Romo “likely within the next two weeks.” That move would free up just over $5 million in salary cap space and allow...
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Brandon Jennings expected to sign with Hornets

It didn’t take very long for Brandon Jennings to find his next NBA team. Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy, who used to coach Jennings, told the media on Monday that he spoke to Jennings’ agent earlier in the morning and that Jennings appears to be headed to Charlotte to sign with the Hornets, per Aaron McMann of MLive. It had just been announced several hours prior that...
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Joe Thomas calls NFL combine ‘cattle auction’ in sharp critique

Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas has no love for the NFL scouting combine. Thomas sent a series of tweets Monday criticizing the combine for being a “cattle auction” and detailing some of his own experiences when he was involved back in 2007. One fan asked Thomas about the strangest question he was asked during the interview portion of the event. It actually provided some interesting...
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Report: Cousins wants franchise tag to be used on him

Most NFL players hate when teams use the franchise tag on them, as it significantly reduces their leverage and prevents them from from testing the open market. Kirk Cousins apparently is not most NFL players.ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Cousins would actually prefer if Washington uses the franchise tag on him again. Teams can technically use the franchise tag on the same player...
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Report: Steelers, Brown making progress on extension

Wide receiver Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly making major progress in contract extension talks.According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the two sides have made “significant progress” and hope to have a deal in place before free agency starts on March 9. Expect Brown to get paid in line with what the top receivers in the game make. He was set to make...
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Knicks considering releasing Derrick Rose?

The Knicks explored trade possibilities for Derrick Rose at the deadline last week, but nothing came to fruition. That doesn’t mean he has a future with the team beyond this season, and Rose’s tenure in New York could end even sooner than that.According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, there have been rumblings around the NBA that the Knicks could release Rose as Phil...
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