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Dikembe Mutombo details experience at Brussels Airport

Former NBA player Dikembe Mutombo was at Brussels Airport in Zaventem on Tuesday when the city was hit by terrorist attacks that left 31 dead and 300 injured. Mutombo, who is one of the most charitable athletes of his time, was at the airport looking to connect flights after doing some humanitarian work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mutombo told ESPN’s Lindsay Czarniak...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

KD8 shoes worn by Kevin Durant go crazy high

Kevin Durant wore a version of his KD8 shoes during a shootaround Thursday that go high. Way high. You can see what they look like in this video shared by the Oklahoma City Thunder: Those aren’t the shoes he wore during Thursday’s game against the Jazz though. He toned it down a bit: Interesting version of the KD 8 elites tonight pic.twitter.com/0WD3XgCYCp — Anthony Slater...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich has classic quote about Boban Marjanovic

The relationship between Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and center Boban Marjanovic might be our new favorite player-coach dynamic in the NBA. After Marjanovic strong-armed the Miami Heat to the tune of 19 points on 9/12 shooting in just 14 minutes in a blowout 112-88 San Antonio victory on Wednesday, Popovich humorously fired off some priceless soundbites about his 7-foot-3 big...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Miko Grimes claims Dolphins receivers asked for Ryan Tannehill to be benched

Miko Grimes’s scorched earth campaign out of Miami continues unabated. The wife of recently-released cornerback Brent Grimes threatened to air the Dolphins’ dirty laundry on Twitter on Thursday. In fact, she’s already gotten started, taking particular aim at favorite target Ryan Tannehill among a host of others, including former Miami receiver Brian Hartline. i dont talk...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Former WWE personalities reportedly considering class-action suit over royalties

A number of former WWE personalities are reportedly interested in joining up with a potential class-action lawsuit against WWE over royalties. The suit, first reported by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and shared by Wrestling Inc., is over a loss of royalties thanks to WWE transitioning from DVD and blu-ray to the WWE Network. Personalities received royalties from DVD sales,...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant gifts Devin Booker with signed sneakers saying ‘Be legendary’

Kobe Bryant’s retirement tour is the gift that just keeps on giving. Suns rookie Devin Booker was the latest opposing shooting guard to receive a parting gift from The Black Mamba on Wednesday after Phoenix’s 119-107 over the Lakers, Bryant’s last game in Arizona. Booker proudly showed off on Instagram the signed sneakers Bryant presented him with, complete with the inscription...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr will defer to Warriors players on chasing record instead of resting

Steve Kerr sounds like he’s changed his mind on the rest vs. record conundrum. Kerr essentially admitted before Wednesday’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers that the Golden State Warriors have every intention of going for the record and not worrying so much about rest. “Now we’re right there,” Kerr said, via Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News. “That’s pretty...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

The 16 best tidbits from the Sweet 16

This year’s Sweet 16 is jam-packed with fascinating intersectional match-ups. Coaching legends, prestigious programs and elite players litter the landscape. Here are 16 interesting numbers to keep in mind as you watch the eight regional semifinal contests this week. 11 The Sweet 16 has been the kiss of death for Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim. The 2006 College Basketball Hall...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns sign Robert Griffin III to two year deal

The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday that they have signed free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is for two years. “I’m excited about the opportunity to join the Dawg Pound and help build something here in Cleveland,” Griffin said in a statement, via ESPN’s Pat McManamon. “Coach Hue and Pep, I had a great meeting with...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts want Andrew Luck to improve sliding technique

The Indianapolis Colts are planning to make a very sizable investment in Andrew Luck, and they would like the quarterback to protect that investment by doing a better job of protecting himself. In the past, Luck has had a tendency to absorb contact rather than going to the ground. It’s an admirable trait, but it is also one that leads to seasons like last year, in which the 26...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron mocks media over talk he is leaving Cleveland

There has been a lot of talk lately about LeBron James potentially leaving Cleveland once again this summer, and much of that chatter is the result of people overanalyzing everything LeBron says, does, tweets and posts on Instagram. What say you, King James? LeBron, who is clearly annoyed with some of the questions he has had to answer this season, hilariously mocked the media this...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Green appears to share video of himself driving 118 mph

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green shared a video on social media Wednesday that seemingly showed him driving fast enough to be arrested. The video, which was part of Green’s Snapchat story, was shot from the driver’s seat of a BMW. While the face of the person driving was never shown, the speedometer was. It read 118 mph. The car was whipping by other vehicles like...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrien Broner downplays beef with Floyd Mayweather

Not long after having harsh words for Floyd Mayweather in a video, Adrien Broner was already downplaying his beef with the undefeated boxer. Mayweather and Broner used to be close, with the Cincinnati native considered Floyd’s protege. That went out the window in the fall when they traded shots. The distance between them only grew with Broner set to fight Floyd’s boxer Ashley...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony on board with LeBron James’ plan

LeBron James said earlier this week that he would love to someday play on one team with his three closest friends in the NBA — Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul. Anthony is all for it, but he doesn’t envision it happening anytime soon. When asked about LeBron’s seemingly unrealistic wish, Carmelo admitted it is more of a fantasy than anything. “We still got years...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Harold Reynolds shows how to break in a baseball glove

When I came across this video on Facebook, I thought, “hmm, Harold Reynolds demonstrating how to break in a glove, how interesting could that be?” But I decided to give it a watch, and it was actually very cool. For anyone who’s a baseball junkie, you’ll appreciate this video of Reynolds showing how to break in a glove. From beating up and shaping the pocket with a bat...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Damon Stoudemire says ‘Jail Blazers’ 30 for 30 in works

ESPN’s 30 for 30 films have highlighted some of the more memorable athletes, moments, and controversies since they began in 2009. The upcoming multi-part one on OJ Simpson is being lauded as perhaps the best one yet, and it very well may be. However, there is apparently another documentary in the works that, based on the subject matter, has the potential to be excellent as well...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Forte not happy Bears went after C.J. Anderson

After spending the first eight years of his career with the Bears, Matt Forte is now a member of the Jets, signing to presumably be their every down running back. While the veteran seems to be pleased with his new situation, the way his tenure in Chicago ended has left a sour taste in Forte’s mouth. Forte indicated his desire to remain with the Bears. The franchise had another...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rams agreed to draft Michael Sam to avoid ‘Hard Knocks’

A new report accuses the NFL and St. Louis Rams of brokering a deal that would allow the team to avoid appearing on an intrusive TV show, and the league to avoid a PR disaster. Veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer says the Rams agreed to draft Michael Sam in 2014 to avoid being featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks" that year. Sources say NFL agreed not to have Rams on Hard Knocks...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Curt Schilling to continue work at ESPN despite Hillary Clinton comments

Curt Schilling will continue working for ESPN despite his political comments about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to a report. Vocativ says they were told by ESPN that the network addressed Schilling’s comments about Clinton with the analyst. They also were told he will continue to serve as an analyst on “Monday Night Baseball.” Schilling, who has long...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Adrien Broner furious with Floyd Mayweather, responds

Adrien Broner was once considered Floyd Mayweather’s protege and the future of boxing, but a lot has changed since then. Broner lost two fights, essentially ruining his chances of being the next Mayweather. Still, Floyd supported his friend and “little brother” despite the losses until recently. In the fall chatter commenced that Broner would eventually fight Ashley Theophane...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Broncos’ T.J. Ward starts laughing while trying to talk up Mark Sanchez

John Elway, you might want to look a little bit more for a Denver Broncos starting quarterback. Safety T.J. Ward appared on NFL Network’s NFL Now on Tuesday, and he didn’t exactly sound totally sold on Mark Sanchez. Ward was asked by host Maurice Jones-Drew about the impact of losing quarterback Brock Osweiler to free agency, and Ward tried and failed to talk up Mark Sanchez...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Bush throws 98, impresses in first outing since prison

Matt Bush put together a very impressive outing in his first appearance since being released from prison. Bush, the No. 1 overall draft pick by the San Diego Padres in 2004, pitched two hitless innings for the Texas Rangers in a spring training game against the Cubs on Wednesday. He struck out two and walked one, throwing 16 strikes in 25 pitches. Bush also touched 97 mph regularly...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Entire Kentucky team submitting names for NBA Draft consideration

This is a new one – John Calipari’s entire Kentucky team, walk-ons included, will be submitting their names into the NBA Draft pool. Calipari said so on Twitter, but don’t read too much into it – under the rules, this can be done up to three times, and it doesn’t mean the entire team is going to enter the draft and not come back. With that being said, every player who...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Braxton Miller dives into Jim Harbaugh Twitter fight

Ohio State alum Braxton Miller jumped into the Jim Harbaugh vs. Ohio State Twitter fight that erupted on Tuesday. Joining with his former teammate Ezekiel Elliott, who had already gotten his shots in, Miller posted an image on Twitter Wednesday reminding everyone involved which school’s current coach has won a National Championship – and whose hasn’t.
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Shane Mosley hires Roberto Duran as new trainer

Now 44 years of age, former three-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley isn’t quite the box office draw that he used to be. But he’s hoping to recapture some of the old magic by tabbing another boxing legend to train him for his next fight. According to a report by Andreas Hale of Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday, Mosley has hired Roberto Duran, widely seen as one of the...
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March 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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