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Lane Kiffin can’t stop won’t stop trolling Nick Saban

If you asked me what Lane Kiffin enjoys more between winning football games and trolling Nick Saban, I’m not sure how I’d answer. Because that dude just LOVES messing with Saban.On Wednesday night, Kiffin on Twitter shared an SB Nation photoshop image of Saban wearing some ripped jeans. In his caption, Kiffin joked that he “gave them to him.” The photo was a play on Saban’s recent...
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Knicks’ Enes Kanter thrilled Thunder fulfilled his parting wish

Enes Kanter is now a member of the New York Knicks, but his heart was still very much with Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.Kanter played two and a half seasons with the Thunder and was teammates with Kevin Durant for one and half of them. He was a part of the team’s run to the Western Conference Finals when they were up 3-2 on the Golden State Warriors and a quarter away from the...
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Kevin Durant on Westbrook: Nothing but love for him

Kevin Durant downplayed the incident between him and Russell Westbrook that led to double-technicals on Wednesday, saying that there is nothing but love between the two competitors.Durant’s Golden State Warriors were soundly beaten by his former team in OKC, 108-91. He and Westbrook got face-to-face in the third quarter after a near steal by Westbrook, leading to the double-techs...
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Mike Golic felt ‘anger’ over breakup of ESPN show

Anger and disappointment were two emotions Mike Golic felt upon finding out his popular radio show with Mike Greenberg would be coming to an end.For 18 years, Golic and Greenberg hosted “Mike & Mike”, a signature show in ESPN’s radio lineup. Like they say, all good things must come to an end, and that’s what happened last week. Last Friday, the two signed off of the air together...
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Westbrook, Durant get double-technicals for incident

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant got into it briefly and were called for technical fouls during the third quarter of Wednesday’s Oklahoma City Thunder-Golden State Warriors game.Westbrook and Durant were jawing at one another and even got face-to-face — literally — with their foreheads touching. They were separated: The incident — which was never any threat of actually developing...
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Joel Embiid trolls Jalen Rose with ’81’ reference

Joel Embiid never runs out of ways to get his troll on.On Wednesday, Embiid appeared on ESPN’s “The Six” and was asked about his conditioning level. The Philadelphia 76ers emerging star said he was at 81 percent. Where did he get that number? Well sports fans know that 81 is how many points Kobe Bryant scored against the Toronto Raptors in 2006. ESPN personality Jalen Rose was a...
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Jon Jay reportedly receiving interest from Mariners

The Seattle Mariners have had talks with free agent outfielder Jon Jay, according to a report.MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand says the two sides are talking and there is some momentum. Jay, 32, is a versatile outfielder known for posting fairly high batting averages but with little power. He’s a .288 career hitter yet only has 33 career home runs in eight seasons.Jay spent most of his career...
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Kevin Durant booed by Thunder fans during introductions

Kevin Durant may have moved past his conflicts with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the team’s fans do not appear to be over him leaving just yet.Durant’s Golden State Warriors traveled to OKC to face the Thunder on Wednesday night. During pregame introductions, Durant was loudly booed. Early in the game, the fans also booed Durant whenever he touched the ball. They cheered when he...
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Khalil Mack, Bruce Irvin do not practice a day after Norton's firing

Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin did not participate in the Oakland Raiders' practice on Wednesday, which left many reporters speculating that it was related to unhappiness over the firing of Ken Norton Jr.First off, the Raiders listed both defensive stalwarts as not practicing for non-injury reasons. The team later said they were given a day off to rest. The Review-Journal's Michael...
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Report: Chip Kelly leaning towards UCLA

Chip Kelly has been weighing his coaching options, and all reports indicate he is choosing between UCLA and Florida. Now two reports are saying that it looks like Kelly is leaning towards picking UCLA over Florida.Bruin Report Online veteran UCLA reporter Tracy Pierson reported on Wednesday afternoon that all signs point to Kelly picking the Bruins. Pierson says “a large number of...
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David Lee feels Warriors’ dominance limited his free agent options

Was David Lee pushed out of the NBA thanks to collateral damage from the Golden State Warriors?The NBA veteran officially announced his retirement over the weekend despite being only 34 and feeling up to playing more, and he admitted that part of the reason he called it a day was because of a relative lack of interest in his services. That lack of interest, he thinks, is a result...
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Patrick Beverley reportedly out for season after knee surgery

Things have gone from bad to worse for the Los Angeles Clippers.According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, point guard Patrick Beverley will miss the remainder of the season after surgery to repair a microfracture and torn meniscus in the right knee. Beverley is facing a recovery period of up to nine months.The right knee soreness Beverley had been experiencing was not thought to be...
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Chiefs sign Darrelle Revis

Cornerback Darrelle Revis suddenly has an NFL job.Revis, who has not played since leaving the Jets as a free agent after 2016, has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced Wednesday. This comes out of nowhere. It had been months since we’d heard about anything surrounding Revis, who still wanted to play but wasn’t drawing significant interest. The fact that he had a...
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Each NFL team’s most surprising player this season

The 2017 regular season has been packed full of surprises. From a team perspective, the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants stand out for being so much better and so much worse than we expected, but it’s not just limited to those two organizations.Yes, the Rams and Giants have gone in totally different directions than expected, but units like the New England Patriots defense have...
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Report: Lions claim Dwight Freeney off waivers

The Detroit Lions are bolstering their pass rush for the stretch run with a possible playoff berth at stake.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that the Lions have claimed Dwight Freeney off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks. The move reunites Freeney with Lions coach Jim Caldwell, who had him in Indianapolis.Freeney’s release from Seattle was a surprise — he’d collected three...
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Bruce Arians does not expect Carson Palmer, David Johnson back this season

It doesn’t sound like the Arizona Cardinals will get back any of the players they hoped to have on the field again in 2017.Coach Bruce Arians announced Wednesday that none of the players current on injured reserve — including quarterback Carson Palmer and running back David Johnson — have made enough progress to play again in 2017. That pretty much means it’s a lost season for Arizona...
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Hue Jackson explains why he changed his stance on Josh Gordon

At this time 14 months ago, Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson was pretty much finished with Josh Gordon. Now, he’s preparing to welcome him back into the fold.Jackson is reinstated and practicing again, and while he probably won’t be ready to play for a little while, there is definitely an excitement around the team now that they have him back. Jackson, who once said it was time...
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Del Rio puts Raiders on notice ‘no one should feel comfortable’

The Oakland Raiders on Tuesday made the decision to fire defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. Apparently that is a clear indication that the team is not messing around.Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio on Wednesday put everyone else on notice in the wake of Norton’s firing, saying “no one should feel comfortable.” The Raiders are one of the most disappointing teams in the league this...
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Current, ex-A&M players rip school over handling of Sumlin

We already knew that Kevin Sumlin and his staff were blindsided by reports of their impending firing, but it appears some current and former players aren’t too enamored with the way things have gone down either.Current Aggies running back Trayveon Williams sent a tweet Wednesday morning that certainly seemed to be critical of the school’s handling of Sumlin’s situation. Former Aggies...
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Golden Tate wears The Rock’s Miami jersey after lost bet

Golden Tate is a man of his word, and that became evident on Wednesday when he spoke with reporters after practice while wearing a University of Miami football jersey.Earlier in the season, Tate paid tribute to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson by incorporating the WWE legend’s signature move into his touchdown celebration. The Rock loved it, and the two had a couple of exchanges on social...
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Luke Del Rio will not use his sixth year of eligibility

Luke Del Rio’s college football career is coming to a close.The Florida Gators quarterback announced on Twitter Wednesday that he has decided not to use his sixth year of eligibility, making this his last college football season. Del Rio’s decision makes plenty of sense. After starting most of last season for the Gators and not doing all that spectacularly, he’s barely played in...
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Brian Bowen learned of end of Louisville career on Twitter

Brian Bowen’s decision to play for Louisville has really proven to be a bad one, and he’ll be left with a particularly bad taste in his mouth after Wednesday’s events.Louisville announced Wednesday that Bowen, the top recruit who was at the center of the payment scandal that ultimately took out Cardinals athletic director Tom Jurich and coach Rick Pitino, would never play for the...
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Chris Petersen impressed by Washington State defense

Mike Leach and Washington State tend to get a lot of praise for their high-powered offense, but it’s the defense that the Washington Huskies have their eye on.Washington coach Chris Petersen had high praise for the Cougar defense when assessing the game on Monday. Petersen has a point. Only ten teams have allowed fewer yards per game than the Cougars, who will be playing for a spot...
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Rivers on heated exchange with Lynn: ‘We’re all competitors’

The Los Angeles Chargers rolled to their easiest win of the season on Sunday, but that did not stop Philip Rivers from showing us some of the notorious temper we have seen on so many occasions since he became the team’s starter 12 years ago.This time, Rivers’ appeared to get into it with Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn. Here’s a clip that shows the heated exchange the two had in...
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Ten biggest X-factors for Rivalry Week

It’s Rivalry Week in college football, and many of the games have major implications. Beyond the obvious rivalry aspect, there are conference championship and even potential playoff bids on the line. Seniors are looking to cement their legacies, and coaches could use the games to jump to bigger jobs.How will these factors impact the weekend? Here’s a look at ten potential X-factors...
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