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Danny Garcia vs Brandon Rios live blog

Las Vegas – Danny Garcia and Brandon Rios are meeting on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay, and LBS is on the scene. Garcia is 33-1 and lost to Keith Thurman last March. Rios is 34-3-1 and has lost three of his last six fights, including defeats to Mike Alvarado, Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley. We will be providing coverage of the main event with analysis from ringside combat...
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Victor Oladipo gets assist from Chadwick Boseman on ‘Black Panther’ dunk

Victor Oladipo went Hollywood while in Los Angeles for the Slam Dunk contest.The Indiana Pacers guard performed a cool “Black Panther” dunk for his second dunk in the contest. Actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays the titular superhero in the Marvel movie “Black Panther”, was sitting courtside for the dunk contest at Staples Center on Saturday night. Oladipo came over to Boseman and...
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Twins acquire Jake Odorizzi in trade with Rays

The Minnesota Twins may have missed out on Yu Darvish in free agency, but they have managed to upgrade their starting rotation this offseason.The Twins acquired pitcher Jake Odorizzi in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night, as first reported by the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan says Jermaine Palacios is going back to the Rays as part of the deal.Odorizzi...
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Ty Lue, Kyle Lowry attend Al Harrington’s cannabis brand launch

The launch party for an Al Harrington cannabis products brands was a star-studded affair.Harrington, a former 16-year NBA player, launched the third of his cannabis-related brands during a star-studded affair in Beverly Hills on Friday night.According to Weed News, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Ty Lue and Toronto Raptors all-star Kyle Lowry were among the people in attendance. Lue and...
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Rays drop All-Star Corey Dickerson after trading for CJ Cron

The Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays made a trade on Saturday that led to a head-scratching move.The Angels traded first baseman/DH C.J. Cron to the Rays for a player to be named. To make room for Cron, Tampa Bay designated outfielder/DH Corey Dickerson for assignment. In case you don’t actually believe the news — and we didn’t at first — here’s the Rays’ official Twitter account...
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Russia’s Ilya Kovalchuk throws shade at US after hockey win

Ilya Kovalchuk threw some shade at the United States after Russia’s 4-0 win in Group A play at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.Russia — competing as the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” during the Games — got two goals from Kovalchuk to solidify their win. Afterwards, he had some words for the U.S. Kovalchuk, who played 12 seasons in the NHL, was referring to what happened in the 2014...
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Kevin Durant blames himself for All-Star Game awkwardness with Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant blamed himself for the awkwardness with his former teammate Russell Westbrook at last year’s All-Star Game.Durant spoke with the media on Saturday at NBA All-Star Weekend. He was asked by KFOR’s Nikki Kay about his relationship with Westbrook this weekend compared to the All-Star Game last year. Durant acknowledged they’re doing better and that things were awkward last...
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Trae Young blames struggles on opposition scrutiny

After a blistering start to the season, both Trae Young and the Oklahoma Sooners have come back down to earth.After a 14-2 start to the season, the Sooners have lost eight of their last 10 and five in a row, dropping a 77-66 decision to Texas on Saturday. Young has kept his average up over 25 points per game during that span, but he’s been shooting about 21 times per game to put...
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Gus Kenworthy freaks out after getting tweet from Britney Spears

Gus Kenworthy received a tweet of support from Britney Spears on Saturday and completely lost his mind.The popular singer sent the following tweet to Kenworthy, which references lyrics from her song, “Gimme More.” Kenworthy saw the tweet Sunday in PyeongChang and freaked out. Kenworthy will be competing in the slopestyle and looking to improve upon his silver medal finish in the...
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David Wright wants to play in 2018

David Wright has become something of an afterthought for the New York Mets, but the one-time star third baseman isn’t giving up on 2018 yet.Wright has undergone back and shoulder surgeries since last August, and while he wants to contribute, he admitted that he’s unsure if his health will cooperate enough to get him on a field in 2018.“I’m going to give it my best shot, certainly...
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Anfernee McLemore shares positive news after horrific injury

Anfernee McLemore shared some positive news on Twitter Saturday after suffering a horrific leg injury during Auburn’s 84-75 loss to South Carolina.McLemore suffered the injury late in the first half when a teammate fell backwards and landed on his lower leg. The sophomore forward could be heard screaming in agony and had to be taken away on a stretcher.Later in the day, McLemore...
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LeBron responds to Laura Ingraham’s comments

LeBron James responded at length to FOX News host Laura Ingraham’s criticism of him at All-Star media day.James remarked on many topics, but emphasized his commitment to setting an example for those who look up to him and how Ingraham’s comments helped him do that. “I think I’ve defeated the odds,” James said in part. “I want every kid to know that, and I want everybody to know,...
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Russ has hilariously response to Lakers fans’ Paul George chants

Whenever Paul George is anywhere near Los Angeles, it appears Lakers fans will be around to chant at him.George attended All-Star media day on Saturday, and the fans present — many of them Laker supporters — once again unleashed their “We Want Paul” chant at the Oklahoma City Thunder forward.That did not go over particularly well with George’s teammate Russell Westbrook, who had...
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Team USA hockey accuses Russians of poor sportsmanship

The United States men’s hockey team lost 4-0 to the Olympic Athletes from Russia on Saturday, but the real storyline came after the game.The Americans were displeased with what they considered poor sportsmanship on the part of the Russians, including the fact that they sent out their main power play unit late in the third period with a 4-0 lead, which customarily doesn’t happen.U...
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Manny Machado downplays significance of offseason trade talks

Baltimore Orioles shortstop isn’t offended that the Baltimore Orioles checked out the trade market for him during the offseason.Machado, who is entering the final season of his contract, was shopped by the Orioles over the winter, but nothing came of it and he’s back in camp with the Orioles. He says it wasn’t a big deal, and was only natural for Baltimore to check out the market...
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Ester Ledecka celebrates surprise super-G win with KFC

What would you do if you walked off with one of the more surprising gold medal wins of the Winter Olympics?For Czech skier/snowboarder Ester Ledecka, the answer was to hit up a KFC near the Olympic snowboard course. Ledecka was mostly keeping to herself, offering up one comment about her choice of meal to Eddie Pells and Will Graves of the Associated Press: “Don’t tell my coaches...
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Roger Federer cracks funny joke after reaching No. 1 ranking

Roger Federer is the No. 1 men’s tennis player in the world again for the first time since 2012.Not only that, but the Swiss icon’s ascent to the top makes him the oldest No. 1 in history, as the 36-year-old surpassed Andre Agassi, who was No. 1 in the world in 2003 at the age of 33.That fact prompted Federer to offer up a funny tweet about his achievement. Way to embrace it, Roger...
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Laura Ingraham invites LeBron James on her show

LeBron James now has a standing invite to Fox News if he wants it.After Fox News host Laura Ingraham suggested that James “shut up and dribble” instead of offering political opinions, James responded with a defiant message on social media. In response, Ingraham extended an invite to James to appear on her show. Notably, Ingraham no longer wants James to shut up when the opportunity...
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Larry Nance Jr. reveals his father’s advice for Dunk Contest

Larry Nance Jr will be competing in the Slam Dunk Contest on NBA All-Star Saturday Night, and he is more than happy to receive some guidance from his old man, who won the contest back in 1984.In an interview with Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal that was published over the weekend, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward-center revealed the advice that he got from father Larry...
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Czech skier Ester Ledecka gets shoutout from Katie Ledecky after surprise gold

Katie Ledecky is sending some love from one similarly-named Olympic gold medalist to another.Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecka shocked everyone on Saturday by winning a surprise gold medal in the women’s super-G alpine skiing competition. The dual-sport athlete beat out Austrian skier Anna Veith by a mere 0.01 seconds. After the stunning victory, Ledecka got a fitting shoutout on Twitter...
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Fans upset with judges in Matt Mitrione-Roy Nelson fight

The fans in attendance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut were not happy with the judges for the result of the Matt Mitrione-Roy Nelson fight at Bellator 194 on Friday night.Mitrione won the fight by majority decision, with the judges scoring the fight 28-28, 29-28 and 29-28 in favor of Mitrione.After the result was announced, fans could be heard booing: Many felt that Mitrione...
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Lindsey Vonn ridiculed by Trump supporters after blunder

Hopefully Lindsey Vonn did not look at her Twitter mentions after her disappointing performance in the super-G at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang on Saturday.Vonn was the first skier out of the gate in the super-G and was putting together a really good run until the end when she had a bobble and veered off the course. She ended up tied for sixth, 0.38 behind the winner, and...
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NBC misses surprise gold medal run after switching to figure skating

NBC had some rough luck while airing the Olympic Games on Friday night.NBC primarily showed the women’s super-G alpine skiing event, which featured Lindsey Vonn — the biggest American female athlete at the Olympics. Vonn was first out of the gate and made a mistake, which led to her time being surpassed pretty quickly.After the first 19 skiers had gone, NBC had essentially said that...
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Lindsey Vonn ‘disappointed’ after bobble in super-G

Lindsey Vonn returned to the slopes at the Olympics for the first time since 2010, and her first event did not go as hoped.Vonn competed in the super-G in South Korea on Saturday and was first to go down the course. She was doing great until the end when she had a bobble and skidded off the course. The mistake was enough to keep her out of medal contention.After the race, Vonn acknowledged...
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Phil Kessel does not care about scoring title because ‘I have two Cups’

Phil Kessel is in the mix for the Art Ross Trophy, but he doesn’t seem to care too much about it.Kessel was asked Friday whether he has been following the points race in the NHL. He gave a pretty awesome answer.“I got two Cups,” Kessel said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Doesn’t really matter.”How do you not love that?Kessel has scored 24 goals this season and recorded 66 points...
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