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Scott Van Pelt, Jay Mariotti get into animated Twitter beef

There is no love lost between Scott Van Pelt and his former ESPN colleague Jay Mariotti. For a little refresher on how much the two dislike each other, look no further than the heated social media exchange they had on Tuesday. The latest spat began when Mariotti decided to call out Van Pelt for contributing to the issues ESPN is having. In Mariotti’s eyes, Van Pelt spends too much...
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Durant apologizes for response to fans complaining about blowouts

The 2017 NBA playoffs have not been all that competitive, and the dominance of the Golden State Warriors has a lot to do with that. When Kevin Durant was informed last week that fans have not been pleased about that, he told them to simply turn off their television sets.On Monday, Durant backpedaled a bit from his “if you don’t like it, don’t watch” comments.“I mean, life...
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Cortez Kennedy dead at 48

Former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died at age 48. TMZ confirmed with the Orlando Police Department that Kennedy has passed away, though the cause of his death is unknown. An investigation is ongoing, but police said there is “nothing suspicious” about Kennedy’s death. Kennedy played his college ball at Miami and was drafted by the Seahawks with the...
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Christian Hackenberg working with third-stringers at practice

If Christian Hackenberg is going to win the starting quarterback job with the New York Jets this offseason, he is apparently going to have to climb his way up from the bottom of the depth chart.According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, Hackenberg spent all of practice on Tuesday working with the third-string offense. While that probably means very little this early in the offseason, Vacchiano...
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Report: Cowboys DE facing four game-ban for supplement

Dallas Cowboys defensive end David Irving is reportedly facing a four-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance.Mike FIsher of 105.3 The Fan was told that Cowboys officials planned to meet with Irving on Tuesday to discuss the possibility that he failed a drug test for supplements. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media later confirmed the report, noting that the supplement...
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Charlie Sheen working on ‘Major League 3’ with original cast

One of the best baseball movies ever created could be coming back for another installment, and Charlie Sheen says almost all of our favorite characters from the original film are going to be involved.Sheen, known to “Major League” fans as Wild Thing, spoke with TMZ this week and said he has the entire cast of the hit movie on board for a third installment. Sheen also said they...
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Kelvin Benjamin looks overweight and slow during drill

It is no secret that Kelvin Benjamin has struggled with conditioning issues throughout his NFL career, and it appears the star receiver has a long way to go before he is considered in shape for the 2017 season.With the Panthers having begun organized team activities this week, team reporter Bill Voth shared a video on Tuesday of Benjamin running a route. It was not pretty. While...
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Report: Red Sox players feel John Farrell does not back them enough in media

The Boston Red Sox have far too talented of a roster to be hovering around the .500 mark this far into the season, and that typically does not bode well for the manager. If the team can’t turn things around in the coming weeks, John Farrell could be on his way out.In a column that examines why Farrell is planted firmly on the hot seat, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports explained how...
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CBS producer calls Tony Romo the next John Madden

How high are the expectations for Tony Romo as he begins his new career as a sports broadcaster? For at least one CBS producer, John Madden is the comparison that comes to mind.While speaking at the Ben Hogan award ceremony Monday night, CBS Sports producer Lance Barrow had incredibly high praise for Romo, who has not yet made his first official on-air appearance with the network...
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NFL overtime will reportedly be reduced from 15 to 10 minutes

There is not much worse than an NFL game ending in a tie, but that could become more common going forward.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that a format change is expected to pass this week that will reduce overtime in NFL games from 15 minutes to 10 minutes. As you know, the overtime format was recently altered so that the team that kicks off gets a chance to possess the ball if the...
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Seattle Times writer apologizes to Michael Bennett

The writer who inspired Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett to boycott a local Seattle newspaper has issued an apology.Over the weekend, Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times published a feature that praised Bennett for the work he does in the community but criticized him for his “incredibly childish” behavior at times. As an example, Calkins cited the incident last postseason...
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Warriors owner: We were better than Cavs last year

Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob just gave the Cleveland Cavaliers some bulletin board material for the NBA Finals.After his Warriors swept the San Antonio Spurs to reach their third consecutive finals, Lacob said he wants the Cavs again because he feels the Warriors were the better team last year. The Cavs and Warriors have met in the Finals two years in a row, with Golden...
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Gregg Popovich: Criticism of Warriors is ‘disrespectful’

The Golden State Warriors on Monday finished off a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, making them 12-0 in the playoffs so far.The Warriors were expected before the season to compete for the NBA title and reach their third consecutive finals, which they have done. Despite the lofty expectations, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich says not giving credit to...
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David West’s perplexed face in Game 4 becomes meme

The Golden State Warriors are headed to another NBA Finals appearance as well as another trip to the Meme Hall of Fame. In the second quarter of the Warriors’ series-clinching victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, veteran big man David West was caught with a expression of bewilderment on his face. Needless to say, the Internet promptly did its thing. West finishes the Western...
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Predators fans throw catfish on ice to celebrate Stanley Cup berth

The Nashville Predators clinched their first ever berth to the Stanley Cup Finals, and a franchise tradition helped the team celebrate.Fans threw a dead catfish onto the ice after the Predators sealed a 6-3 win in Game 6 over the Anaheim Ducks to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Predators first began play in 1998, and it took six seasons before the new franchise finally made...
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Manu Ginobili receives ovation, chants in potential last career game

Manu Ginobili was treated by the San Antonio Spurs as if Game 4 of the Western Conference finals might have been his final game ever. The game started with him in the starting lineup, and ended with him playing 35 minutes and receiving an ovation from the crowd.The start marked Ginobili's first in the playoffs since 2013. Earlier in the day, the soon-to-be 40-year-old talked about...
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Ex-Baylor coach Morriss battling Alzheimer's disease

Guy Morriss spent time as the head football coach at Kentucky and Baylor. However, he is now facing a battle that likely stems from his time as an offensive lineman in the NFL.Morriss was selected in the second round of the 1973 NFL Draft by the Eagles. He went on to play 11 seasons for the franchise as well as four for the Patriots. Morriss was a member of two Super Bowl teams and...
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Lamar Jackson receives key to his hometown city in Florida

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson recently received an awesome honor.Jackson, who won the Heisman Trophy last season, received the keys to his city of Pompano Beach, Fla. Jackson attended high school in Boynton Beach and scored 53 touchdowns in two seasons on varsity. He went on to Louisville where he blossomed into a star in just his second season. As a sophomore last year, Jackson...
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Viktor Arvidsson had bloody ‘R’ on forehead after hit

After being on the receiving end of a hit during Monday’s game, Viktor Arvidsson had a cut on his forehead that bled in the shape of a letter.During the first period of Game 6 of this year’s Western Conference Final, Arvidsson was on the unfortunate end of a big hit from Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie. Take a look. As a result, the Predators forward was left with a bloody...
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Danny Ainge’s son running for congressional seat in Utah

Mr. Ainge may be going to Washington.Tanner Ainge, the son of Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, announced on Monday that he has filed paperwork to run for a House of Representatives seat in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District. The elder Ainge also tweeted out his well wishes. The Ainge family has some ties to Utah — you may remember that Danny first made a name for himself...
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Josh Jackson will reportedly have to attend anger management classes

With just over a month to go before the draft, NBA teams have a new development to pore over at the top of the lottery. Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star reports on Monday that former Kansas Jayhawks star Josh Jackson will have to attend anger management classes as part of a diversion agreement for a misdemeanor vandalism incident back in December. The agreement also stipulates...
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New lawsuit alleges NFL knew about CTE for decades

Is it possible the National Football League was aware of and made efforts to conceal chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) for decades? A recently filed lawsuit alleges exactly that.A lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania state court by the estate of Adrian Robinson Jr., a former NFL linebacker who committed suicide in 2015 and was later determined to have suffered from CTE, claims the...
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Aaron Judge gets special fan section at Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees are wasting little time with their marketing efforts for emerging star Aaron Judge.The Yankees have created a special fan rooting section for Judge called “The Judge’s Chambers.” The area features three rows of seats surrounded by wood paneling like a jury box. It can seat 18 people. Judge, who has clubbed 15 home runs this season, thinks it’s a cool...
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Magic reportedly hire Raptors GM Jeff Weltman as new president

The Orlando Magic have made a decision about the future of their front office.According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Magic have hired Raptors GM Jeff Weltman and will make him their new president of basketball operations. Weltman served as an assistant GM for the Milwaukee Bucks before being hired by the Raptors as vice president of basketball operations. He was promoted...
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Aaron Donald not at Rams' voluntary OTAs, reportedly over contract

Aaron Donald is not present for the Los Angeles Rams’ voluntary offseason team activities, and that decision reportedly has to do with his contract.NFL Media’s Steve Wyche says all indications are that Donald is skipping voluntary OTAs in Thousand Oaks, Calif., because of his contract. The Rams recently picked up Donald’s option for 2018, meaning the defensive lineman is set...
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