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Report: Brewers aggressively pursuing Justin Wilson

The Milwaukee Brewers seem to have zeroed in on their new bullpen messiah.Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Friday that the Brewers are “aggressive” in trade talks with the Detroit Tigers for closer Justin Wilson. The 29-year-old lefty Wilson has a 2.75 ERA with 10 saves in 12 opportunities for the Tigers this season. He is under team control through 2018.Nearly...
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Report: Knicks open to trading Carmelo, picks for Kyrie

That sound you hear just might be the sound of the Banana Boat pulling into the Cleveland Cavaliers’ driveway.Ian Begley of ESPN reports on Friday that some within the New York Knicks organization are open to trading Carmelo Anthony and future first-rounders to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving, who recently asked to be traded. Begley also adds that the Knicks are not willing...
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Kyrie Irving reportedly considered requesting trade after Cavs won title in 2016

Kyrie Irving’s discontent with the Cleveland Cavaliers had apparently been festering for even longer than we had thought.In his original report about Irving asking out of Cleveland, Brian Windhorst of ESPN also reveals the All-Star guard considered asking for a trade from the Cavs after they won the NBA title in 2016 but ultimately decided against it.Winning a championship usually...
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Kevin Love sends hilarious tweet in midst of Kyrie Irving rumors

How are the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Big Three coping with Kyrie Irving’s trade demand?Naturally, a lot of attention went to Kevin Love and LeBron James after news of Irving’s request was made public. James has been publicly silent on the topic, but Love couldn’t help but respond to the barrage of tweets he was receiving. Notably, Love uses the phrase “a little...
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Report: Cavaliers ‘disturbed’ Kyrie Irving trade request became public

Nothing is going the Cleveland Cavaliers’ way when it comes to the mess Kyrie Irving is putting them in.According to Chris B. Haynes of ESPN, the Cavaliers are “disturbed” that news of Irving requesting a trade has gone public, fearing that it could impact trade talks. News that Irving has requested a trade has blindsided the Cavaliers, and they are now evaluating how to proceed...
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Dez Bryant shows up late for practice, takes full responsibility

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was three hours late to practice on Friday, and the star wide receiver says he is prepared to face whatever consequences come his way.Bryant hosted an event on Thursday night in Lufkin, Texas, during which he provided free barbecue and all kinds of other stuff for fans. The following morning, he arrived late to the team’s facility. Jane Slater...
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Dez Bryant reportedly missed conditioning while battling illness

Dez Bryant is off to a bad start with his team entering training camp.The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver showed up late on Friday and missed a conditioning run, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. NFL Network’s Jane Slater says Bryant took responsibility for the issue and said he was battling some illnesses. The Cowboys are traveling to California to open training camp in Oxnard...
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Cavaliers will reportedly make Koby Altman permanent GM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are finally closing in on a permanent general manager.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Koby Altman, formerly the assistant general manager to David Griffin, will be promoted to general manager permanently. Altman has been Cleveland’s acting general manager since Griffin departed at the end of June.Cleveland’s first choice for the role turned them...
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Report: LeBron will not intervene with Irving trade talks

If Kyrie Irving insists on forcing the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him this offseason, LeBron James is reportedly not going to try to stop it from happening.According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, LeBron plans to let Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and the team’s front office handle anything that involves Irving’s recent trade demand. Windhorst was told by sources that LeBron only found...
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Bucks, Suns have reportedly reached out to Cavs about Kyrie Irving

Not surprisingly, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ phone lines are lighting up left and right with inquiries about Kyrie Irving.Mike Ortiz Jr. of DYST Now reports on Friday that the Milwaukee Bucks (offering Jabari Parker) and the Phoenix Suns (offering Eric Bledsoe) have reached out to the Cavs about potentially acquiring the four-time All-Star. The 25-year-old Irving sent shockwaves...
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Landon Collins: Giants will ‘definitely’ topple Cowboys atop NFC East

New York Giants safety Landon Collins is feeling bullish about his team’s chances to dethrone the Dallas Cowboys as NFC East champions.Collins started the dialogue last week, when he responded to a comment made by Dak Prescott about their own NFC East supremacy in an Instagram comment. Collins doubled down on Friday, saying the Giants are “definitely” going to knock Dallas...
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Report: Spurs, Heat among teams Irving wants to be traded to

Kyrie Irving has reportedly asked the Cleveland Cavaliers to explore the possibility of trading him, and the star point guard has apparently already begun discussing preferred destinations with the team.According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Haynes of ESPN, Irving mentioned at least four teams -- the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves --...
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Report: Pau Gasol returns to Spurs on three-year deal

The San Antonio Spurs are intent on keeping all of their veterans this offseason, and that includes Pau Gasol.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Gasol has agreed to a three-year deal to remain with the Spurs. Gasol opted out of the final year of his contract after the season, but the belief all along was that he would return to San Antonio. His three-year deal will likely have...
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Report: Kyrie Irving asked Cavs to trade him

Kyrie Irving apparently no longer wants to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as he reportedly asked the team to trade him this offseason.According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Irving met with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert last week and asked to be traded. The star point guard reportedly wants to go to a team where he can be more of a focal point and no longer wants to play alongside LeBron...
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Blue Jays have reportedly ‘gotten some feelers’ on Jose Bautista

The Toronto Blue Jays are headed in the wrong direction and look to be sellers at the deadline. That could involve moving one of their big stars.According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Jays have received some calls on outfielder Jose Bautista, though his poor season is minimizing interest. Anyone with interest in Bautista will be hoping he can replicate his month of May, in which...
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OJ Simpson moved to protective custody in case he becomes ‘target’

OJ Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and is expected to be released from prison in October. Until then, he will no longer be spending his days with the general population at Lovelock Correctional Center.Brooke Keast, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Corrections, said Friday that Simpson has been moved to a new cell away from any other inmates in case anyone wants to...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fred McGriff stars in parody of own Emanski Defensive Drills commercial

The Crime Dog is throwing it back to one of the most famous ads of the 1990s.In a video released on Thursday, retired five-time All-Star and World Series champion Fred McGriff appeared in an endorsement of Chassis, a premium men’s grooming company, that hilariously parodied his memorable Emanski Defensive Drills commercial. ESPN’s Kenny Mayne also appears in the video. It’s...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs have asked about Yu Darvish

The Chicago Cubs are still in search of another starting pitcher.According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Cubs have asked the Texas Rangers about ace right-hander Yu Darvish even after acquiring Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox. Darvish would be a rental. He is a free agent at the end of the season and will likely seek a contract upward of $150 million.The right-hander...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin trolling Ole Miss with Twitter follows?

With Hugh Freeze having abruptly resigned as the head football coach at Ole Miss on Thursday, there has been some speculation that Lane Kiffin would love to have the job. As you might expect, Kiffin seems to have no problem perpetuating that talk.On Friday, Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports noticed that at least four of the Twitter accounts Kiffin has followed since Freeze stepped down...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pacman Jones suspended for Week 1 of upcoming season

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has been suspended for the first game of the 2017 NFL season.The NFL announced on Friday that the suspension is a result of Jones violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Back in May, the 33-year-old pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business stemming from a January incident. A judge dismissed two other...
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Stenson had rental home robbed at Open Championship

The 2017 Open Championship got off to a rough start for Henrik Stenson, and that had nothing to do with the way the defending champion golfed on Thursday.On Friday, Stenson revealed that the home he is renting near Royal Birkdale Golf Club in England was burglarized. While Stenson lost some personal items and all of his clothing for the week, he expressed relief that none of his...
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Ranking the 10 best backcourts in the NBA

The Houston Rockets are making power moves this offseason. Despite the Warriors’ Western Conference dominance, Daryl Morey and company see this — the prime of James Harden’s career — as their window to make a title run, and they don’t plan on wasting it.The rest of the league watched as the Clippers missed their window. A team led by Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre...
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Simpson parole board member opens up about Chiefs tie

OJ Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and could be released from prison as early as October. One of the parole board members who voted to set the former NFL star free is a huge football fan, though you probably already knew that.Perhaps the most bizarre storyline from Simpson’s parole hearing was that a member of the board was wearing a Kansas City Chiefs tie. That man was...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo would waive $8M trade kicker for Rockets

Carmelo Anthony appears to have his mind made up about wanting to be traded to the Houston Rockets, and he is willing to pass on $8 million to make it happen.Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said on “The Jump” earlier this week that Anthony is willing to waive the $8 million trade kicker in his contract if the New York Knicks and Rockets can agree to a deal.“My sources tell me he’s...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers shopping Yu Darvish in trade talks

The Texas Rangers have now lost five straight games since they won their first two coming out of the All-Star break, and it sounds like they are planning to be sellers at the MLB trade deadline.Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Rangers have begun calling other teams to gauge their interest in starting pitcher Yu Darvish. Passan notes that the Rangers have chosen to...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss
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