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Clippers talking with Rams about playing in Inglewood

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has made no secrets about his desire to get his team its own home in Los Angeles. And a report says they are considering Inglewood as the place. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that Ballmer’s reps have had conversations with the Rams reps about the Clippers playing in Inglewood at the same facility that will be hosting the Rams and Chargers. ...
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Ranking the top 10 NFL free agents

The NFL begins its new league year on March 9, which also means the official start to free agency gets underway. And as every football fan knows, those early days of free agency are some of the craziest and most exciting moments the NFL has to offer during the offseason.This year will be no different as teams aim to retool in hopes of making a Super Bowl run in 2017, but the pickings...
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Kyle Lowry competed at All-Star Weekend with injured wrist

Toronto is feeling the post-All-Star blues in more ways than one.Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry was ruled for Friday’s game against the Boston Celtics due to a right wrist injury with head coach Dwane Casey saying that he will be re-evaluated next week, per Josh Lewenerg of TSN. Casey also revealed that Lowry hurt the wrist in Toronto’s final game before the All-Star break but...
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49ers sign DT Earl Mitchell to four-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers are already getting to work on spending some of the small fortune they have saved under the salary cap. The Niners signed defensive tackle Earl Mitchell to a four-year, $16 million deal on Friday, according to multiple reports. NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo says he will earn $5.5 million in 2017. Mitchell was released by the Miami Dolphins last week and had...
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Mohamed Sanu: Lenghty Lady Gaga halftime show affected us in Super Bowl

Wide receiver Mohamed Sanu believes his Atlanta Falcons were “definitely” affected by the lengthy Lady Gaga halftime show at the Super Bowl. Sanu appeared on NFL Media’s “Good Morning Football” program Friday and talked about the Super Bowl collapse. He says the team will not be defined by blowing the game, and he refused to place any blame for the loss on Kyle Shanahan...
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Shaq responds to Kevin Durant, calls JaVale McGee a ‘bum’

You didn’t really expect Shaq to take it from Kevin Durant this afternoon and not respond, did you?Durant came to Golden State Warriors teammate JaVale McGee’s defense on Friday, hours after McGee beefed with Shaq on Twitter.So what did Shaq do? He responded to Durant on Twitter. It’s typical of Shaq to boss people around like that.He’s been picking on McGee so much over...
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Report: Rockets in mix for Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut may not have to travel far to find his next NBA team. Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports on Friday that the Cleveland Cavaliers do indeed have interest in the former No. 1 overall pick but that they will face competition for his services, “primarily” from the Houston Rockets. Bogut, 32, was traded by the Dallas Mavericks to the Philadelphia 76ers at...
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Report: Warriors contact TNT about Shaq picking on JaVale McGee

Shaq has had a history of picking on JaVale McGee in his “Shaqtin’ A Fool” segment on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” and the Warriors have had enough of it.ESPN reports that Golden State contacted Turner Sports about Shaq’s relentless mocking of the Warriors center, which dates back to stints with multiple other NBA teams.Turner reportedly is having ongoing discussions about...
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Dwane Casey shares great story about Serge Ibaka’s leadership

It hasn’t taken long for Serge Ibaka to make an impact in Toronto. Speaking with reporters on Friday, Raptors head coach Dwane Casey shared a great anecdote from team practice about the leadership qualities of the newly-acquired Ibaka, per Josh Lewenberg of TSN. While it’s somewhat concerning that no Raptors player stepped up like that during the first four months of the season...
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Kevin Durant defends JaVale McGee, criticizes Shaq over feud

Kevin Durant is coming to JaVale McGee’s defense after a Twitter feud erupted between McGee and Shaquille O’Neal.Durant was critical of O’Neal for turning McGee into a punchline thanks to repeated references on TNT, and had nothing but praise for McGee’s work ethic and effort.Durant’s comments were extensive, but boiled down to the fact that no matter what McGee does, he’ll...
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Lil B threatens Shaq with Based God Curse after JaVale McGee spat

The Based God is threatening another prominent NBA personality. Lil B, whose infamous Based God Curse has been the stuff of nightmares for the likes of Kevin Durant and James Harden, also happens to be from the Bay Area and a big Warriors fan. So when Shaquille O’Neal and JaVale McGee went after each other on Friday, the Based God stepped in. This is also a convenient reminder...
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Rory McIlroy defends himself for playing golf with Donald Trump

Rory McIlroy has taken a lot of heat for playing golf with President Donald Trump in Florida over the weekend, and he responded with a statement on Friday.The current world No. 3 golfer was invited to play a round of golf with Trump at Trump International Golf Club in Florida and accepted despite having a rib injury. He took a lot of criticism for playing with the polarizing president...
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Supermodel wants to date John Elway

Somebody get John Elway on the phone, because he has a deal to close — unrelated to football.Model Samantha Hoopes was a guest on “The Domenick Nati Show” Thursday and was asked which athlete or celebrity she’d want to date.“I don’t know. I kind of have more girl crushes than I do guy crushes. But guy wise? I would date … John … he’s an old guy now — he’s not...
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Ricky Rubio admits dealing with trade rumors was difficult

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio didn’t get traded before Thursday’s deadline passed, but after spending weeks being at the center of rumors, he’s glad it’s over. Rubio has been a rumored trade target many times in the past, but he admitted that the rumors felt this time differently and they are hard to cope with. “As pros, we know what’s the deal,” Rubio...
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Muhammad Ali Jr. detained at airport, considering lawsuit

Muhammad Ali’s son was detained at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this month, and he thinks it’s because of profiling and discrimination.Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained for two hours at the airport upon returning from Jamaica on Feb. 7 despite carrying a passport and not having a criminal record. He says he was asked twice if he is Muslim.“This is...
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Terrence Jones reportedly interested in joining Celtics

Even if they let this year’s trade deadline pass without making a move, the Boston Celtics may still have a viable path towards improving their roster.Responding to a question from a Twitter follower on Friday, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported that free agent big man Terrence Jones is interested in joining the Celtics. The 25-year-old Jones was released by the New Orleans...
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Report: Ole Miss tried to implicate Mississippi State in football scandal

The Ole Miss football program is in serious trouble with the NCAA, but a report indicates that during the investigation into potential violations, they tried to take a rival program down with them.Neal McCready of RebelGrove.com details how, when turning over evidence to NCAA investigators, Ole Miss included a recording of a recruit’s mother requesting money from Ole Miss and listing...
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Dennis Schröder suspended by Hawks for reporting back late from All-Star break

Dennis Schröder’s second half of the season is off to an inauspicious start. The Atlanta Hawks announced on Friday that they have suspended the German point guard without pay for one game for “failure to report to the team on time after the All-Star break.” Schröder will serve the suspension when the Hawks host the Miami Heat tonight. According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta...
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Report: Porzingis avoided ligament damage in ankle

New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis was spotted wearing a walking boot after Thursday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it sounds as though he avoided a serious injury.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that Porzingis did not suffer ligament damage in his ankle, though he could miss multiple games. The Knicks would be wise to err on the side of caution...
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Report: Giants will be ‘aggressive’ in trying to sign Jason Pierre-Paul

The New York Giants are going to have to pay big bucks to keep Jason Pierre-Paul around, and early indications are that they are willing to do that.Ralph Vacchiano of SNY said this week that the Giants are planning to be “aggressive” in trying to sign Pierre-Paul to an extension. However, they may run into some issues with the salary cap, as they already have two defensive linemen...
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Paul Pierce hits back at Draymond Green with ‘3-1 lead’ trash talk

Paul Pierce is not put off by Draymond Green’s trash talk. Green and Pierce got into it during Thursday night’s Warriors-Clippers game, with Green taunting Pierce over not being good enough for a farewell tour. Well, Pierce took to Twitter early Friday to let Green have it right back, with an obvious but still savage response. Harsh, and about as good a comeback as you could...
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Jose Fernandez was divorced, death certificate reveals

Jose Fernandez was married at one point in his life, according to the former Miami Marlins pitcher’s official death certificate.TMZ obtained a copy of the document this week, and it lists Hernandez’s marital status as “divorced.” It is unclear when he was married, but Fernandez never spoke about having been married publicly.Fernandez was 24 at the time he died in a fatal...
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Carmelo Anthony does not understand direction of Knicks

The New York Knicks made no moves at the NBA trade deadline, and Carmelo Anthony wonders if that was part of the plan or the result of the absence of one.After the deadline passed on Thursday, Anthony was asked if he understands the direction the team is heading in. He was quite blunt.“No, not now. No, to be honest with you,” Anthony said, via Ian Begley of ESPN.com. “I think...
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Chad Kelly might show up to combine despite not being invited

The NFL recently withdrew its invitation to Chad Kelly for the upcoming Scouting Combine, but that may not stop the Ole Miss quarterback from showing up.In an email to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Kelly’s agent Duray Oubre said the quarterback’s camp is “still considering the possibility of traveling to the Combine along with Chad.”As Florio notes, there may be a situation...
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Rob Gronkowski: 'No doubt’ be ready for start of 2017 season

The New England Patriots were able to win a Super Bowl without star tight end Rob Gronkowski, but it sounds like they will not have to think about playing without him in Week 1 of the 2017 season.In an interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion this week, Gronkowski was not ambiguous when asked if he will be ready for the start of next season.“Yes,” he said emphatically. “For sure...
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