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Report: Red Sox interested in Sonny Gray

The Boston Red Sox are eyeing starting pitching, with a young right-hander firmly on their radar.According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Red Sox have been scouting Oakland Athletics starter Sonny Gray and maintain serious interest in him. It is unclear if this is a top priority — the Red Sox would doubtlessly prefer to avoid giving up prospects when they’ve already invested...
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June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Nets have ‘real’ interest in JJ Redick

J.J. Redick may be switching coasts in free agency.Brian Lewis of the New York Post reported Monday that the Brooklyn Nets have “real” interest in Redick, and the impending free agent guard may have reasons to consider the move. The 33-year-old Redick averaged 15 points per game for the Los Angeles Clippers last season, shooting nearly 43 percent from three-point range. It’s unclear...
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June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics could target Rudy Gay as backup plan

The Boston Celtics have big plans this offseason that have linked them to superstar players like Paul George, but they reportedly have a backup plan that could still help their team going forward.According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Celtics could end up targeting Rudy Gay in free agency if they end up missing out on the flashier names like George, Blake Griffin and...
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June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Justin Pugh defends Odell Beckham for skipping OTAs

At least one New York Giant has zero issue with Odell Beckham Jr.’s decision to skip OTAs.After the wide receiver’s decision to skip the voluntary workouts sparked something of a firestorm, Giants guard Justin Pugh told NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Monday that he felt the criticism of Beckham was completely over the top.“Odell, I’ve been with him for three, four years...
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June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Timberwolves reportedly still trying to trade Ricky Rubio

Could this be the summer that Ricky Rubio’s Minnesota Timberwolves tenure finally ends?ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Monday that, in the wake of their acquisition of Jimmy Butler, the Timberwolves are working hard to trade Rubio with a desire to add more shooting. Rubio, it seems, has been on the trade block for a year. The guard is a gifted creator and a solid defender, but he doesn...
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June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell downplays Magic Johnson’s criticism

D’Angelo Russell had a fairly mature response when asked to comment on some recent criticisms by the NBA legend who traded him.At his introductory press conference with the Brooklyn Nets, Russell essentially downplayed recent comments by Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson criticizing his leadership abilities. It would have been easy for Russell to fire back, but he chose...
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June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs ‘very unlikely’ to trade for George in three-team deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly explored ways to acquire Indiana Pacers star swingman Paul George, but it does not sound like they are anywhere close to completing a trade.ESPN reported on Sunday that the Pacers and Cavs discussed a three-team trade with the Denver Nuggets that also involves Kevin Love, but sources told Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com that the discussion was...
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June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger defends praising Katherine Webb for being ‘beautiful’

It has been more than four years since former ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger made Katherine Webb a household name, but here we are still talking about it. Mursburger doesn’t understand why.During the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, Musburger called Webb “beautiful” and a “lovely lady” when she was shown by ESPN’s cameras. Webb was dating former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron...
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June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

UFC fighter pokes fun at herself after defecating during match

Justine Kish fought so hard to win her fight at UFC Fight Night 112 on Sunday night that she had an embarrassing accident inside the Octagon. At least she has a great sense of humor about it.Kish, who lost to Felice Herrig in a unanimous decision, was struggling to get out of a rear naked choke in the third round when a suspicious substance was spotted on the mat. Yeah, that’s exactly...
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June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Saints' Cam Jordan: We believe we can win Super Bowl ‘now’

The New Orleans Saints have been a disappointment over the past three seasons, finishing 7-9 each year despite a lot of optimism surrounding the team. A reasonable goal for 2017 would be finishing above .500 and making the playoffs, but one Saints player is aiming much, much higher.While speaking with Greg Bishop of The MMQB, Saints defensive end Cam Jordan said the team is thinking...
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June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Pacers turned down Cavs’ trade proposal for George, could revisit

The Indiana Pacers have reportedly turned down at least one trade proposal from the Cleveland Cavaliers involving Paul George, but the two sides could revisit a deal down the road.A report from ESPN over the weekend indicated that the Cavs and Pacers had discussions about a three-team trade with the Denver Nuggets that also involved Kevin Love. According to Sam Amico of FOX Sports...
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June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

DA fighting to have Hernandez murder conviction reinstated

Aaron Hernandez is an innocent man as far as the state of Massachusetts is concerned, but the district attorney who prosecuted the former NFL tight end in the Odin Lloyd murder trial is still working to have that changed.According to CBS Boston, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III has filed an appeal asking a Supreme Court judge to reinstate Hernandez’s murder conviction...
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June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Nuggets reportedly interested in pursuing Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap

The Denver Nuggets seem intent on adding a power forward one way or another this offseason.ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chris Haynes report on Sunday that the Nuggets are hoping to “crash the list of suitors” for unrestricted free agents Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap.The need is certainly there — Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee are both natural centers, and Kenneth Faried, one of the only...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adam Rosales sprints to fastest home run trot record

Adam Rosales didn’t just trot around the bases on Sunday after hitting a home run. He full on sprinted around them.In the top of the ninth inning, Rosales hit his fourth home run of the season to give the A’s a 4-2 lead over the White Sox. Afterward, the shortstop flew around the bases in less than 16 seconds to set an MLB Statcast record. Take a look below and don’t blink or you...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant throws shade at Sixers’ new nickname

Kevin Durant had jokes for the new nickname for Markelle Fultz, Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, and Ben Simmons.Not long after the Sixers selected Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick in last Thursday’s NBA Draft, Embiid sent out a tweet with a new nickname for Philadelphia’s four prominent young players. Below is what they will now be known as. It’s definitely not a bad nickname and is actually...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs, Pacers talking three-team George trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers do not currently have the draft capital that the Indiana Pacers would be seeking in a trade for Paul George, but the two sides have reportedly discussed the possibility of getting a third team involved.According to Marc Stein and Chris Haynes of ESPN, the Cavs, Pacers and Denver Nuggets have discussed a potential three-team trade that would send George to...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Aledmys Diaz using strobe glasses in effort to improve defense

Aledmys Diaz is welcoming the future with open arms.According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com on Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals shortstop has begun wearing strobe glasses during pregame work in an attempt to improve his defensive play. The glasses are said to have “the capability of taking visual information away from an athlete at varied increments in order to increase focus and...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Pacers not interested in acquiring Kevin Love

Any potential Cleveland Cavaliers trade for Paul George will have at least one major obstacle to overcome.Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on Sunday that the Indiana Pacers are not interested in acquiring Kevin Love and are instead seeking young players and draft picks.Without those types of young assets to offer, Cleveland’s most valuable trade chip is most likely...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers Championship playoff

Jordan Spieth won the 2017 Travelers Championship on Sunday, and he did it in as dramatic of fashion as you could imagine.Spieth ended up in a sudden death playoff with Daniel Berger. After badly pulling his tee shot into a tree and catching a major break to land in the fairway, Spieth still found himself more than 220 yards out on the par-4 18th. He hit a 5-iron and came up short...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Cam Newton: Super Bowl ring only thing missing from my life

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has led a full life and had a relatively successful career, but there’s still one gaping hole that has prevented him from feeling complete: a Super Bowl ring. At his fifth annual 7-on-7 football tournament at Providence Day School over the weekend, Newton told players from 20 separate high school teams that perfecting oneself is the key to...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Porzingis’ family dealt with death of 14-month-old boy

New York Knicks center/forward Kristaps Porzingis is already a polarizing figure, but it’s not just because of what he’s been able to accomplish on the basketball court. Rather, Porzingis’ entire story intrigues the masses — from his childhood in Latvia to his young career in the Big Apple.For that reason, ESPN recently filmed and ran an E:60 documentary that focused on Porzingis...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James not planning to leave Cavs

There has been a lot of talk about LeBron James potentially leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers when he is eligible to opt out of his contract next summer, but one NBA reporter says that talk is very premature.According to Chris Broussard of FOX Sports, LeBron currently has no plans to bail on the Cavs. That isn’t going to stop the speculation. LeBron left the Cavs once in pursuit of...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Mets promote Tim Tebow to High-A Florida State League

Tim Tebow was batting only .222/.311/.340 with three home runs, 23 RBI and 69 strikeouts for the low-A ball Columbia Fireflies, but that was apparently more than enough for New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson to promote him. The Mets announced on Sunday that Tebow would be moved to the St. Lucie Mets of the High-A Florida State League. “It’s not like he’s tearing up the...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Williams injured in first BIG3 game

Ice Cube’s BIG3 league, which features exciting three-on-three dream matchups, officially held its inaugural game in Brooklyn on Sunday at the Barclays Center. And one of the largest early-season attractions was the return of White Chocolate, Jason Williams.Fans poured into the arena wearing Williams jerseys and cheered as he hit the court. However, that enjoyment was short-lived...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Mavs leaning toward two-year deal for Nowitzki

The Dallas Mavericks will decline Dirk Nowitzki’s $25 million team option for the 2017-2018 season, but fans should not fret.ESPN’s Marc Stein reports the Mavericks believe Nowitzki still has a few good years left in him and are now considering a new two-year deal. Nowitzki entered last season having signed a two-year deal worth $50 million, but the second year was the aforementioned...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss
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