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Jung-ho Kang reportedly denied visa to enter US, may not play for Pirates in 2017

The Pittsburgh Pirates are getting an unpleasant surprise just a little over a week before Opening Day. Korean baseball writer Sung Min Kim reports on Friday that Pirates infielder Jung-ho Kang was not granted his visa to enter the United States and may not be able to play for the team in 2017. Kang, who will turn 30 next month, batted .255/.354/.513 with 21 home runs and 63 RBIs...
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Report: CBS wants to add Tony Romo to broadcasting team

If Tony Romo doesn’t want to keep playing football, it sounds like he’ll have his share of offers.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, CBS has joined FOX in trying to hire the Dallas Cowboys quarterback for their broadcast coverage. That makes NBC the only NFL broadcast partner that hasn’t been linked to Romo, and they don’t broadcast the number of games FOX and CBS do. It...
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WWE wrestler Kane pursuing mayoral run in Tennessee

Wrestler Kane, a 23-time WWE/WWF champion, is looking at a new career in politics. Kane, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, has formally filed paperwork appointing a political treasurer in order to run for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, according to WCYB. Jacobs runs an insurance company in addition to his WWE duties, and he identifies as a Republican. This is only the first step...
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Report: Griffin could be growing more open to leaving Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is a free agent at season’s end, and one report indicates that he might be more open to leaving than he had been previously.Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding reported Thursday that more people around the NBA believe Griffin is increasingly open to a “fresh start” somewhere else, with the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Oklahoma...
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Joe Thomas praises Mitchell Trubisky as having most upside

Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas seems to have a preference if the team decides to look at a quarterback in April’s NFL Draft.Thomas praised North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, believing him to have the most potential to grow into a pro-style offense.“I know that Mitchell Trubisky is probably the guy that has the most upside potential in a pro-style offense...
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Matt Barnes on facing Kings: ‘Trying to kill them’

Don’t expect Matt Barnes to go easy on his old team when they cross paths on Friday.The Golden State Warriors forward called the Sacramento Kings “the enemy” and said he was motivated to hurt them as his time with the organization brought about little success.“I’m trying to kill them,” Barnes said Thursday, via Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle. “Plain...
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Report: Adrian Peterson still seeking too much money

Adrian Peterson remains a free agent, and we have yet to hear of any real interest from teams. While he is on the wrong side of 30 and coming off another significant knee injury, money likely remains the biggest issue.ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on Friday that Peterson is still turning teams off with his contract demands, and that apparently includes the Green Bay Packers. Some...
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Michael Floyd could be fit for Lions

The New England Patriots gave Michael Floyd a chance last year after the wide receiver’s second arrest for driving while under the influence, but it doesn’t sound like he will be returning to the team.With the Patriots having acquired star receiver Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints, ESPN’s Mike Reiss speculates that New England has no room for Floyd on its roster. Danny...
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Philip Rivers shares thoughts on Chargers possibly drafting QB

San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said recently that the team would not be opposed to picking a quarterback early this year’s draft. Does that mean Philip Rivers is getting toward the end of his career?Not according to Philip Rivers.In an interview with Xtra 1360 Fox Sports Radio on Thursday, Rivers made some interesting remarks about the possibility of having a young...
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Molina rips Jones for saying Puerto Rico celebrated early

Yadier Molina says Adam Jones made some uneducated comments about his opponent after the World Baseball Classic championship game, and the Puerto Rican team captain is demanding that Jones apologize for it.After the United States dominated Puerto Rico with an 8-0 win on Wednesday, Jones said the U.S. team was motivated by the Puerto Rican players planning a celebration and having...
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5 biggest takeaways from Thursday’s Sweet 16 games

Thursday night provided the benefit of a hotly contested first weekend of play -– eight worthy and talented teams squared off in search of spot in the Elite Eight. The first half of this round’s games provided chances for upsets, statements, and history in each of the four match-ups.Thursday night resulted in four games that will have ripple effects throughout this weekend and...
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Bill Murray goes nuts celebrating Xavier’s upset

Bill Murray is having one heck of a sports year.Not only did his beloved Chicago Cubs finally break their curse by winning a World Series, but his Xavier basketball team is in the Elite Eight after upsetting Arizona Thursday night, 73-71. Why does Murray like Xavier? His son, Luke, is an assistant coach on their staff.Xavier will face Gonzaga on Saturday for a chance to go to the...
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Sean Miller’s Wikipedia page gets harsh edit after upset loss

Sean Miller is recognized as one of the top coaches in college basketball, though he does have one glaring hole in his resume: no Final Four appearances.And just when you thought he was going to turn around that trend this season, his Arizona Wildcats blew a 69-61 lead with under four minutes left and lost 73-71 to Xavier in the Sweet 16.That led to this extremely harsh edit to his...
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West Virginia’s awful final possession gets Yakety Sax treatment (Video)

West Virginia’s season went down in flames on Thursday night with a 3-point loss to Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The final was 61-58, but based on the way their final possession went, the Mountaineers were miles away from winning that game. Jevon Carter airballed his first 3-point attempt, then badly missed his second, and they couldn’t even get a third shot...
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Clay Matthews Sr. dies – dead at 88

Clay Matthews Sr., the patriarch of a great American football family, has died at the age of 88. The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reported on Thursday night that Matthews died in South Carolina after a long illness. The Charleston native played college ball at Georgia Tech and then four seasons as an offensive lineman for the 49ers. Matthews’ sons, Clay Jr. and Bruce, both...
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Report: Tony Romo-Jason Garrett relationship strained after speech

Tony Romo and Jason Garrett used to have a close relationship beyond being just a quarterback and coach. They used to be spotted together during the offseason, but that’s not the case now.For the first time in his career, Romo is expected to play for another team next season. He had been coached by Garrett since 2007 and spent his entire career in Dallas. Moving on to a new team...
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Derrick Rose: Winning more important than money in free agency decision

Derrick Rose might not just follow the cash in free agency this summer.Addressing the media before Thursday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the New York Knicks point guard said that winning will be a bigger priority than money when he chooses which team to sign with this offseason.“Not even thinking money. I’ve got more than enough money saved. If I stopped playing...
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Bears expected to sign Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez visited with the Chicago Bears on Thursday, and apparently things went well.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says Sanchez is expected to sign with the Bears. The Bears recently signed Mike Glennon to be their starting quarterback, so Sanchez would be competing to be his backup. The team also has Connor Shaw and David Fales on their roster at quarterback.Sanchez has been a...
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ESPN personalities upset over network’s promotion of LaVar Ball

LaVar Ball has been everywhere the past month or so, and there seems to be no end in sight to his ubiquitousness. And what certainly isn’t helping matters is the continued coverage media outlets provide him. That’s even becoming an issue for some at ESPN.LaVar Ball, who is the father of UCLA point guard Lonzo, apparently got into a screaming match with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s...
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John Stockton ‘mad’ at NBA stars resting

Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton is yelling at the proverbial cloud.The Utah Jazz great, who was in town on Wednesday for a 20th anniversary reunion with his former teammates on the 1996-97 Jazz, the winningest team in franchise history, said that he was “mad” at the recent trend of teams resting their stars, per Marc Berman of the New York Post. It’s obvious where Stockton...
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Charles Barkley discusses Michael Jordan’s insane golf bets

Michael Jordan has a reputation for being a big gambler, but just how crazy of a gambler is he? Charles Barkley gave us an idea.Barkley joined “The Dan Patrick Show” on Thursday and talked about some of his old golf games with MJ.Barkley confirmed to DP that Jordan will only play golf for money. He says it’s for thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars per hole. Barkley...
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Steve Alford sinks half-court shot (Video)

Steve Alford still has it.The UCLA coach proved that his outside jumper is still in peak form as he drained a half-court shot on his first attempt during an open practice in Memphis on Thursday: UCLA is in Memphis to take on Kentucky in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at the FedEx Forum. The game will be a rematch of a contest UCLA won in Lexington in December.Alford...
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Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias could miss start of season after slipping in shower

A home mishap could keep Cincinnati Reds right-hander Raisel Iglesias sidelined for the start of the 2017 season. According to Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer on Thursday, Iglesias slipped in the shower three weeks ago, resulting in a bone bruise in his pitching elbow and soreness in both his hips. He reportedly will not resume throwing again for another several days, and...
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Jeff Fisher has grown out the beard since being fired

It wouldn’t quite be fair to say that Jeff Fisher has let himself go since being fired by the Los Angeles Rams, but let’s just say he’s doing his best David Letterman impression. An Instagram user shared this photo of him with the former Rams coach two weeks ago: His beard certainly has come in since the famous puppy pic taken at LAX in early January. Fisher recently turned...
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Robert Kraft issues statement about recovered Brady jerseys

Robert Kraft issued a statement on Thursday in response to authorities recovering Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys.In his statement, the New England Patriots owner thanked all of the authorities that were involved in the recovery of the jerseys and said he was looking forward to getting them back to Brady. One of the biggest stories to come out of the Super Bowl was the disappearance...
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