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Aaron Gordon does two of best dunks in slam dunk contest history (Videos)

Zach LaVine took home the trophy as winner of the 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. However, it was runner-up Aaron Gordon who had what many will say was the best slam of the night. With some assistance from a mascot holding the basketball over his head, Gordon did a dunk that you have to see to believe. And, if you did already see it, it’s one that’s definitely worth watching a few...
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Shaq Goodwin does Vince Carter elbow dunk in game (Video)

As part of NBA All-Star Weekend festivities, the league held its slam dunk contest Saturday night. During the day’s college basketball action, a player from Memphis made like Vince Carter in the 2000 dunk contest. Late in the first half, after a steal by Trahson Burrell, Shaq Goodwin got the ball on a break-a-way and this is what happened. Not surprisingly, Goodwin was assessed...
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Emmitt Smith: Adrian Peterson only current player who could break rushing record

Emmitt Smith doesn’t know who’s going to break his all-time rushing record if Adrian Peterson doesn’t do it. “If [Peterson] doesn’t get it, I don’t know who’s going to get it,” Smith said, via ESPN’s Jean-Jacques Taylor. “He’s still got a lot of yards to go. I’m not going to lie to you.” Smith retired as the NFL’s all-time career leader in rushing yards...
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Michael Jordan gives Kobe Bryant complete set of Air Jordans

If you’re planning on giving Kobe Bryant some sort of retirement gift, good luck topping Michael Jordan’s. Jordan Brand presented Bryant with a set of all Air Jordans that have been released, from one through thirty, according to a Nike statement. The set included Air Jordan III and VIII in purple and gold, as worn by Bryant in 2002-2003. Lasting legacy.A gift from The Boss...
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Report: Padres have tried to trade Matt Kemp

Just one season after picking him up via trade, the San Diego Padres are reportedly trying to get out of Matt Kemp’s contract. Baseball Essential’s Robert Murray cited league sources saying that the Padres have tried to move the outfielder. #Padres have tried to trade Matt Kemp, per league sources. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayBBE) February 12, 2016 Jeff Sanders of the...
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Joe Mauer: Concussions blurred vision, affected hitting

It’s been over two years since Joe Mauer suffered his most recent concussion, but he says the repercussions of his head injuries have affected his play for the last two seasons. Mauer told the Pioneer Press that the effects of his most recent concussion, suffered in August 2013, lingered for two seasons. “I don’t want that to be kind of an excuse. If I’m out there, I...
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Bill Belichick poses for smiling Valentine’s Day selfie with girlfriend Linda Holliday

Bill Belichick smiling in a selfie? It really happened, thanks to his girlfriend. The Hoodie seemed to be in a good mood on Saturday as he and girlfriend Linda Holliday prepped for Valentine’s Day weekend. Stay warm & cozy on this Valentine's weekend! ❣ And Go @johnshopkins_lax ! Why don't they have a lax stick emoji?!? 🤔 A photo posted by Linda Holliday✨ (@lindahollidayofficia...
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Popovich would 'buy ticket' to watch Warriors play

Gregg Popovich gave the Golden State Warriors the highest praise that he could probably give any team – he’d pay to see them play. Popovich told ESPN Radio on Friday that he’s never thought of a team more than he’s thought about the Warriors, and that he loves watching them play basketball. This Pop quote about the #Warriors from @ESPNSteinLine's piece is the highest...
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John Calipari ejected from game after less than three minutes (Video)

John Calipari picked up double technicals and was ejected just 2:26 into Kentucky’s game at South Carolina on Saturday. It’s not quite clear what set Calipari off – this was a reaction to a foul called on South Carolina – but whatever the case, he was so incensed that it took nearly his entire team to hold him back. Interestingly, former Tennessee coach Buzz Peterson didn’t...
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Report: Cavaliers shopping Kevin Love, price tag very high

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly sending out feelers about Kevin Love, but the price tag is very high. According to the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach, the Cavaliers have shopped Love, but it doesn’t sound like anything is imminent. Re: Kevin Love. League source says the Cavs have been shopping him around, but that the asking price is very high. — Adam Himmelsbach...
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Kevin Durant was ‘shocked’ by Derek Fisher firing

If the New York Knicks’ firing of Derek Fisher came as a surprise to you, you’re not alone. Speaking from All-Star Weekend in Toronto, Kevin Durant said he was “shocked” by the Fisher firing. “I was shocked,” Durant told the New York Post’s Mark Berman. “I thought he was doing a great job. Melo missed [seven] games. It’s tough losing your best player. I thought...
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Report: Lincecum has been throwing in secret location

Teams hoping to get a look at Tim Lincecum this offseason better break out the cloak and dagger. According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, Big Time Timmy Jim has been throwing every day at a secret location in Arizona. Tim lincecum has been throwing every day at a secret location near phoenix with trainer and father at side. Showcase coming — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February...
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RG3 passes exit physical, clears way for release

The last hurdle standing in the way of the Washington Redskins releasing Robert Griffin III has been cleared. According to NFL Media’s Albert Breer, Griffin passed his exit physical. FWIW, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III did pass his exit physical, which clears the way for his impending release (matter of when, not if). — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 12, 2016 Griffin...
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ESPN’s Sage Steele shuts down Celebrity MVP’s political comment

Things got awkward during ESPN commentator Sage Steele’s interview with Win Butler, the MVP of the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday. Butler, the lead singer of Arcade Fire, scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds during Team Canada’s win and was named MVP of the game. Afterwards he was interviewed by Steele, and he talked about his Canadian heritage. Then he tried to get...
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Bryce Harper has great response to $400 million contract question

Bryce Harper had a pretty fantastic response to a question about possibly becoming baseball’s first $400 million player. The reigning NL MVP was a guest on Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier’s show on 106.7 The Fan in DC Thursday. Paulsen told Harper an executive said the Nationals outfielder could be the first $400 million player. Harper’s response to that was great. “I was...
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J.J. Watt gets custom beers from Guinness

Last weekend, J.J. Watt took home his third Defensive Player of the Year Award at the “NFL Honors.” On Friday, he was posting photos of an honor he received from one of the world’s more popular beer breweries. Watt and bunch of buddies from high school were in Ireland and while they were there they visited the Guinness St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin. At that time, Watt was...
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Chris Bosh to miss All-Star Game with injury, will be replaced by Al Horford

Alas, the NBA community will regrettably be deprived of the sublime presence of Big Shot Bosh this All-Star Weekend. Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh has withdrawn his name from Sunday’s All-Star Game according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday. Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports reports that a strained calf is what will prevent Bosh from playing. Strained calf will...
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Antonio Cromartie's wife is 'definitely' getting her tubes tied

Antonio Cromartie and his wife Terricka are planning to take an extra step to make sure the twins they are pregnant with are the last children the couple has together. On Thursday, Terricka told the New York Post that she intends to have her tubes tied after giving birth to twins. “After this set I am definitely getting my tubes tied because I am just satisfied with my three...
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CC Sabathia declares himself ‘ready to go’ after alcohol rehab

It has been more than four months since CC Sabathia left baseball to receive treatment for his alcohol abuse issue, and the New York Yankees pitcher says he is ready to focus on baseball again. In an interview with the New York Daily News Thursday night, Sabathia said he is “excited” for his 16th MLB season. “I’m definitely in a good place,” Sabathia said. “You’ve...
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Cam Newton sends message with ‘I win my way’ shirt

Cam Newton has not apologized for the way he handled his postgame press conference after the Panthers lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl, and he made it clear on Friday that he is not planning to. Newton sent a strong message by sharing a photo on Instagram that features him wearing a shirt that reads, “I win my way.” He was also standing in front of a photo of Muhammad Ali...
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Philly mayor calls LeSean McCoy ‘cowardly'

LeSean McCoy is still waiting to see if he will face assault charges stemming from a nightclub brawl early Sunday morning, and the mayor of Philadelphia is hoping a warrant is forthcoming. On Thursday, Mayor Jim Kenney weighed in on allegations that McCoy assaulted two off-duty police officers. Kenney said he is not sure why the district attorney’s office has waited this long...
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Louisiana governor warns that LSU football could be cut

What would the state of Louisiana do without its most beloved football team? Gov. John Bel Edwards cautioned its residents this week that they could soon find out if tax increases aren’t approved. Edwards has been pushing for tax increases to help compensate for a $940 million deficit, and he said in a televised address Thursday that the LSU football team could end up being cut...
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Justin Tuck to sign one-day contract with Giants

Justin Tuck may have officially played his last game in a New York Giants uniform, but the defensive end is still planning to retire as a member of the organization. Tuck revealed in a webcast on Giants.com Thursday that he is going to sign a one-day contract so he can finish his career where it started. “One question we didn’t get asked that I’ve seen a lot of Giants fans...
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Joe Thomas: It’s a ‘sad end’ to Manziel story in Cleveland

Just in case you were skeptical about the rumors that the Cleveland Browns fully intend to cut Johnny Manziel in a few weeks, veteran offensive lineman Joe Thomas is here to confirm them. On Thursday, Thomas expressed disappointment in the “sad” ending to the Manziel era in Cleveland. “It’s a sad end to the story in Cleveland for Johnny,” Thomas said, per Mary Kay Cabot...
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Doug Martin expected to test free agency

One of the league’s top rushers could have a new home next season. Doug Martin is expected to test free agency, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. Martin, 27, was second in the NFL with 1,402 rushing yards last season. Though Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht says there is mutual interest from both sides in having the Muscle Hamster return to the team, Stroud...
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