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Jimmy Butler rips Marcus Smart in post-Game 4 interview: ‘He’s not about that life’

Leave it to Marcus Smart to send Jimmy Butler into Hit ‘Em Up mode.After the Boston Celtics defeated the Chicago Bulls in Game 4 on Sunday to knot their first-round series at two games apiece, Butler ripped into Smart, calling him “a great actor” and saying that he was “not about that life.” Butler and Smart exchanged words in the second quarter and had to be separated...
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Fred Hoiberg rips officials, says Isaiah Thomas allowed to carry ball

The Bulls dropped their second straight game to the Celtics on Sunday. Afterward, Chicago head coach Fred Hoiberg had his sights set squarely the officials.The Bulls jumped out to a 2-0 lead in their series against the Celtics prior to heading to Chicago for the next two games. However, the series is now tied after Boston has taken the next two games. With frustration obviously running...
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Rockets bench laughs at Andre Roberson’s bad free throw shooting (Video)

It’s safe to say, the Rockets bench enjoyed watching Andre Roberson miss free throw attempts on Sunday. Houston left Oklahoma City with a 113-109 victory over the Thunder and took a 3-1 in their best-of-seven series. Among the reasons the Rockets were able to come away with the win was the poor free throw shooting by the Thunder. The Thunder converted on just 18-of-32 shots from...
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Scott Servais celebrates Mariners’ win by wearing chains in clubhouse

Apparently, Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais has quite the hipster side.After the Mariners defeated the AL West rival Oakland Athletics on Sunday by the final of 11-1, designated hitter Nelson Cruz posted a priceless picture to Instagram of Servais celebrating the win by wearing chains in the clubhouse. Jen Mueller of Root Sports reports that the outfit was part of a deal Servais...
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WATCH: Robin Lopez unties, then reties Jae Crowder’s shoe in strange sequence

The Chicago Bulls continue to clown Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder.In the third quarter of Game 4 between the Bulls and the Celtics on Sunday, Chicago center Robin Lopez got tangled up with Crowder underneath the basket and lost his shoe. This kicked off a bizarre sequence where Crowder threw the shoe out of bounds and Lopez responded by untying Crowder’s shoe, then retying...
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Tyronn Lue drops hilarious quote about LeBron James’ first-round success

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue is now a perfect 5-0 for his career in postseason series, and he’s taking the opportunity to puff out his chest a bit.After the Cavs won Game 4 over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday to complete the first-round sweep, Lue had this funny quote about LeBron James’ historic success in Round 1, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN. Something tells me that...
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Adam Schefter reminds everyone Jimmy Garoppolo is not getting traded

If the New England Patriots end up trading Jimmy Garoppolo before the start of the 2017 season, no one is going to look worse than Adam Schefter.Schefter, one of the most respected reporters in sports, has been saying for months that there is zero chance the Patriots will trade Garoppolo. With speculation still swirling leading up to the draft that the Cleveland Browns or some other...
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Russell Westbrook confronts reporter for question about Thunder bench

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was not happy with a question about his team’s bench play after a tough 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 4.Berry Tramel of the Oklahoman asked center Steven Adams about the team’s struggles when Westbrook goes to the bench, asking if he felt opponents got an energy boost from seeing the point guard out of the game...
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Kerr urges people to opt for rehab over back surgery

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has been dealing with off-and-on painful symptoms since he underwent back surgery in July 2015, and he is urging anyone with back issues to avoid making the same mistake he made.Kerr spoke to reporters on Sunday to update his condition, and he did not rule out missing the remainder of the postseason. He also said he would encourage anyone...
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Steve Kerr does not rule out missing remainder of playoffs

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr admitted that he will not return to the sidelines during the postseason if his condition does not improve.Kerr spoke to the media and confirmed Sunday that he will not coach in Game 4, and left the door open to missing significantly more time than that. It sounded like Kerr was poised to miss the remainder of Golden State’s opening round series...
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Bruce Allen tries to explain lack of response to McClouglan alcohol rumors

Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen says he and former general manager Scot McCloughan spoke to radio host Chris Cooley about his speculation about McCloughan’s alcoholism, but offered an interesting response when asked why nothing was said publicly.Allen told Liz Clarke and Gregory S. Schneider of the Washington Post that he spoke to Cooley in private over his on-air speculation...
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Pedroia defends Machado after Red Sox player throws at him

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia appeared to take the side of Manny Machado on Sunday after one of Pedroia’s teammates seemingly threw at the Baltimore Orioles star intentionally.In the eighth inning of Sunday’s game, Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes threw a pitch behind Machado and near his head. The ball actually hit Machado’s bat and resulted in a foul ball, but...
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Caleb Brantley charged with assault days before NFL Draft

Days before he was set to be one of the top defensive tackles selected in the NFL Draft, Florida’s Caleb Brantley has done something to jeopardize all that. A police report obtained from the Gainesville Police Department indicated that Brantley was charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from an Apr. 13 incident in which he punched a woman in the face, knocking her tooth out...
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Jaguars looking to draft replacement for Bortles?

The Jacksonville Jaguars have yet to exercise the fifth-year option on Blake Bortles’ contract, and they may not make a decision about it until they determine if they can draft the quarterback’s replacement later this month.Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi, who now works for The Ringer, was asked on his podcast this week if he believes the Jaguars are still deciding whether...
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Report: Thunder fan Beverley squabbled with is owner's son

The so-called “fan” at the center of an incident that resulted in a $25,000 fine for Patrick Beverley isn’t actually some anonymous fan.ESPN identified the man who got involved with Beverley as Stuart Scaramucci, the son of Oklahoma City Thunder minority owner, Jay Scaramucci.Scaramucci got into it with Beverley during Game 3 of the playoff series, and the Houston Rockets guard...
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Report: Ray Lewis’ son leaving Utah State

Rayshad Lewis, the son of former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis, is reportedly looking for a new collegiate home.Isaac Draxler of Scout.com reported that Lewis, a top wide receiver for Utah State and possible two-way player, will transfer.It is unclear why Lewis is leaving Utah State, as he had been getting playing time and there were no indications that there was anything amiss off the...
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Patrick Beverley criticizes NBA for not protecting players

Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley received a $25,000 fine stemming from an incident with an Oklahoma City Thunder fan, and he defended his conduct on Sunday.Speaking to the media, Beverley blamed the NBA for failing to protect players from overly aggressive fans and said he was simply standing up for himself where the league would not.“If the NBA won’t or help protect players...
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Report: Packers coaches ‘incensed’ team let TJ Lang leave

The Green Bay Packers lost one of the anchors of their offensive line in free agency, and apparently some members of their organization are not happy about it. According to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, some Packers coaches were “incensed” that the team let Lang go, particularly how it went down. As their organization typically does, they opened with a low-ball...
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10 colleges that have produced the best current NFL players

The NFL Draft is coming up, meaning teams will be selecting players from colleges around the country in order to beef up their rosters. They’ll be picking players who played at big schools and small schools, hoping to strike gold. A look back into the history books spins a tale of which college programs have churned out the largest number of players and their subsequent level of...
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Report: At least four teams looking to trade out of top 10

With the lack of NFL-ready talent at the quarterback position in this year’s NFL Draft class, it is no surprise there are at least four — and possibly five or more — teams who are reportedly interested in trading back in the first round.According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, the Titans, Bills, Jets and 49ers are all exploring the possibility of trading out of the top...
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McMillan threatens ‘major changes’ if Pacers are swept

Things are bad for the Indiana Pacers right now, and coach Nate McMillan warned that it could get worse if the team is swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers.McMillan, seemingly wanting his team to play with pride after blowing a 25-point halftime lead in Game 3, warned of big changes if the Pacers failed to respond after the devastating loss. McMillan is in his first year as Pacers head...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warren Sapp: Garrett does not deserve to go first overall

Iconic defensive lineman Warren Sapp is not impressed with potential No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett.Sapp says he didn’t see Garrett take charge of enough games, calling him “lazy.”“I don’t see it from this kid,” Sapp said Sunday, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “I see the splash plays — everybody gets those. Where’s the game he took over? Where? Any defensive lineman...
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Giants not committing publicly to picking up Beckham's option

Odell Beckham Jr is one of the most talented wide receivers in football, so picking up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract seems like a no-brainer for the New York Giants. It would be shocking if they let Beckham hit the free agent market next offseason, but for some reason they have yet to make their decision official.Ralph Vacchiano of SNY notes that there “seems to...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Garoppolo remains 'long shot' to be traded

All indications remain that the New England Patriots will almost certainly not trade quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reported Sunday that trading Garoppolo would be “a long shot,” and it would take “an overwhelming offer” to convince the Patriots to part with their coveted backup.Guregian does not rule out a renewed approach from the Cleveland...
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Rondo fined $25K for attempting to trip Crowder

The NBA apparently did not believe Rajon Rondo’s explanation for why he stuck his leg out near a Boston Celtics player during Game 3, as the Chicago Bulls point guard has been fined $25,000.The league announced on Sunday that Rondo has been fined for attempting to trip Jae Crowder in the first quarter of Chicago’s loss to the Celtics. Rondo, who is out indefinitely with a fractured...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss
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