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Blazers' Nurkic takes funny parting shot at former team

Jusuf Nurkic had revenge on his mind during Tuesday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets. He also had it on his mind after it ended.Nurkic was traded by the Denver Nuggets to the Portland Trail Blazers in February for Mason Plumlee (picks were also exchanged), and he has really come into his own. The 7-footer has almost doubled the stats he was putting up per game in Denver...
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A-Rod gets memed after posting photo in pensive pose

Alex Rodriguez probably had no idea the stir a post of his would cause when he published to Twitter on Tuesday night.Rodriguez, who was released by the New York Yankees last season and is now serving as a baseball analyst, posted the following photo of him in a pensive pose. He  asked the question: “Who will win the World Series this year?” Did people respond with potential...
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5 Final Four X-factors to watch

Everyone knows about the stars of the Final Four — Justin Jackson, Nigel Williams-Goss, Sindarius Thornwell, and so on. But these aren’t just one-man teams, and there are lots of other factors, both on and off the court, that can impact how a team plays on any given night. The Final Four gets underway Saturday, with Oregon facing North Carolina, and Gonzaga taking on South Carolina...
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5 MLB stars who have struggled in spring training

Having a good or bad spring training isn’t necessarily a sign of things to come. Spring training is, after all, little more than a tune-up. Pitchers spend parts of spring tinkering with pitches and not operating like they would in a meaningful game, while hitters are trying to find their swing after a long winter away from facing live, competitive pitching.That said, there are...
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Kevin Durant looking good during pregame warm-ups (Video)

The Golden State Warriors will provide an update on star Kevin Durant Wednesday. From the way KD’s looked lately, we’re guessing the news will be positive.Durant got in some work before the Warriors’ game Tuesday against the Houston Rockets and looked smooth while moving around the court and putting up jumpers: The Warriors only have nine games remaining in the regular season...
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Roger Goodell to attend first game in New England since Deflategate

Roger Goodell will finally face the music.The NFL commissioner said on Tuesday at the league’s annual meetings that he will attend the Thursday night opener hosted by the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots this fall.That’s a big deal because Goodell has avoided Foxboro since hammering the Patriots with the Deflategate scandal and penalties.Last season, Goodell chose to attend...
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Jason Garrett does not want to talk about Ezekiel Elliott incident

Jason Garrett wasn’t too interested in talking Tuesday about the infamous Ezekiel Elliott offseason incident.The Dallas Cowboys head coach was asked at the NFL meetings about Elliott’s St. Patrick’s Day parade episode and declined comment. Elliott was a star as a rookie last season for the Cowboys, but he has found himself in trouble time and again. First there were domestic...
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Report: Mike Brey, Shaka Smart turned down Georgetown advances

You certainly can’t accuse the Georgetown Hoyas of failing to cast a wide net in their search for a new head coach.According to a report by Gary Parrish of CBS Sports on Tuesday, Mike Brey of Notre Dame and Shaka Smart of Texas both turned down advances from the Hoyas, who fired longtime head coach John Thompson III last week.Brey is a native of nearby Bethesda, Maryland and graduated...
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Lane Kiffin following Nick Saban’s example in not calling plays

Lane Kiffin has long taken pride in calling offensive plays for teams he coaches — even as a head coach in the past. But that will be changing at FAU, and you can credit Nick Saban’s influence as the reason.Kiffin will have offensive coordinator Kendal Briles call plays for the Owls this fall, and they will be using Briles’ playbook. When asked why, Kiffin told the South Florida...
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Aaron Brooks on Paul George: ‘We don’t sense the frustration’

Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Brooks thinks the reports of Paul George’s frustration with the team are overblown.In an appearance Tuesday on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Brooks shot down the rumors of George’s supposed unrest. Whispers of the four-time All-Star’s discontent have dogged the team for seemingly the entire season, especially with them now hovering around .500 and in danger...
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DeAndre Jordan has funny quote about Clippers’ recent struggles

The Los Angeles Clippers’ recent slide has brought out the metaphorical side of center DeAndre Jordan.Addressing reporters on Tuesday, Jordan dropped this funny line about the team’s struggles of late, per Bill Oram of the Orange County Register. Yikes, that bad, huh?In all seriousness, the Clippers are in the midst of an alarming 8-8 stretch in the month of March that culminated...
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Mel Kiper: Joe Mixon is most talented RB in draft

No one really knows where Joe Mixon will be taken in next month’s NFL Draft, but the general consensus among scouts and talent evaluators is that the former Oklahoma running back has incredible potential.Mixon has little chance of being selected ahead of Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook and possibly Christian McCaffrey, but that has everything to do with his off-field issues. Just...
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Lonzo Ball on Markelle Fultz: ‘I’m better than him’

The latest shot has been fired in the budding rivalry between top point guard prospects Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz.In an appearance Tuesday on ESPN 710 LA, Ball spoke about Fultz, who is his primary competition to be selected No. 1 overall in next June’s NBA draft.“Markelle’s a great player, but I feel I’m better than him,” Ball said, per ESPN. “I think I can lead...
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Texans owner: We didn’t know Brock Osweiler well enough

The Houston Texans made a massive mistake last offseason when they signed Brock Osweiler, and team owner Bob McNair thinks the decision was the result of a lack of research.Speaking from the NFL owners’ meetings in Phoenix on Monday, McNair said the way free agency is structured did not allow the Texans to get to know Osweiler enough before inking him to a $72 million contract...
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Harden: Playing every game should count in MVP discussion

James Harden has played in all 73 games for the Houston Rockets so far this season, and he thinks that should matter in the race for Most Valuable Player.Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Harden was asked if he believes the fact he has yet to miss a game should factor into the decision of the MVP voters.“Yeah, because you’re not leaving your teammates out there to dry,” said...
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Report: Kaepernick not making high salary demands

Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed, and whether that has more to do with his football ability or political stances has been a popular topic of conversation in recent weeks. There have been rumblings that Kaepernick is seeking too much money, but one report claims that is hardly the case.A source told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that a report from Monday claiming Kaepernick...
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Cavallari shares photo of Cutler in birthday suit on Instagram

Free agent quarterback Jay Cutler and his wife are vacationing in Mexico, and NFL teams who are curious to know if Cutler has been keeping his glutes in shape can thank the lovely Kristin Cavallari for providing them with an update.On Tuesday, Cutler’s better half shared a photo on Instagram that showed the former Chicago Bears quarterback in his birthday suit overlooking the ocean...
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Report: Chris Long signs one-year deal with Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran defensive lineman Chris Long.NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo was the first to report the news, and his colleague Ian Rapoport added that the contract Long signed is similar to the one he played under with the New England Patriots last season. Long took less money to sign with the Patriots last season because he wanted...
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Witten signs four-year extension with Cowboys

If the contract extension he signed with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday is any indication, Jason Witten may be planning to play in the NFL as long as Tom Brady.According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, Witten and the Cowboys have agreed to a four-year extension that will keep the tight end under contract with the team through 2021. The new deal includes no additional guaranteed money, but...
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Report: 'Strong belief' Jay Cutler won't play in 2017

Jay Cutler has not received much interest from teams since the Chicago Bears released him earlier this month, and it is starting to look like it could stay that way.Adam Hoge from WGN Radio said there is a “strong belief” at the NFL owners’ meetings this week that Cutler may not find a home for the 2017 season. The only team that had been linked to Cutler previously was the...
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Report: Cowboys likely to release Romo before OTAs

The Dallas Cowboys are still holding out hope that they will find a trade partner for Tony Romo, but they may end up having to waive the white flag in the coming weeks.As Jason Cole of Bleacher Report notes, the Cowboys will likely have to release Romo before the start of organized team activities in mid-April. If Romo is still on the roster at that point, the team would risk having...
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LaVar Ball reportedly shopping reality TV projects

LaVar Ball has made headlines countless times in the past several months for his outlandish remarks, but perhaps the father of UCLA basketball star Lonzo Ball is simply angling for his next business venture.According to TMZ, Ball is “actively shopping” numerous television projects around Los Angeles, with the goal being to develop a reality TV series that centers around LaVar...
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Stan Van Gundy: Georgetown should go all-out to hire Ewing

Georgetown currently has a head coaching vacancy after John Thompson III was fired following a second straight losing season, and Stan Van Gundy believes the program should be putting on a full-court press to hire Patrick Ewing.Ewing was a star at Georgetown and led the team to a national championship. The Hall of Famer is said to be more focused on trying to land an NBA head coaching...
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5 long-shot NBA title contenders

The 2017 NBA regular season is coming to a close, and the true contenders have now been separated from the pretenders. The Cleveland Cavaliers and either the Golden State Warriors or San Antonio Spurs are the heavy favorites to play in the NBA Finals, with many figuring we will see a repeat of the past two seasons between the Warriors and Cavs. That doesn’t seem like a lock at...
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Andrew Luck may miss time in training camp

Comments made by Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay from the NFL meetings in Phoenix on Monday made it seem like the team is prepared for quarterback Andrew Luck to potentially miss some time in training camp.Irsay says the team will not rush Luck back from his recovery from shoulder surgery and may sign some extra quarterbacks for camp if needed.“We are not going to be rushing...
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