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OJ Simpson could cash in on signing autographs if paroled

OJ Simpson is scheduled to go in front of a parole board on Thursday to learn if he will be released from prison as early as October, and he could have some serious income opportunities if he’s set free.David Elkouby, the owner of a company that specializes in athlete and celebrity autographs called The Hollywood Show, told TMZ this week that Simpson would be an extremely popular...
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July 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Altidore has great response to being bitten by opponent

Jozy Altidore was on the receiving end of some biting and a little nipple twisting during Team USA’s 2-0 win over El Salvador in the Gold Cup quarterfinals Wednesday night, and he handled it about as well as he could have.After having his nipple twisted earlier in the match, Altidore was bitten on the shoulder by El Salvador defender Henry Romero in the second half. When asked about...
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July 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin: Returning to Clippers was 'no-brainer'

Blake Griffin never came particularly close to joining the exodus from the Los Angeles Clippers this summer.Griffin said Wednesday that he considered returning to the Clippers a “no-brainer,” and that he’d like to spend his entire career with the organization.“Obviously this has been my home since I was drafted, and a lot went into this decision for me,” Griffin said, via Kevin Arnovitz...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Giants will sign Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval is going home again.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the San Francisco Giants will sign the third baseman, who was designated for assignment last week by the Boston Red Sox. Sandoval hit .294 with 106 home runs in seven successful years with the Giants, which saw him win three World Series titles. His move to the American League was a disaster, as he hit ...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

NBA Summer League shatters previous attendance record

Lottery picks show up at Summer League every year, but this year’s crop was especially notable. There was Lonzo Ball, the future of the Lakers and son of the loudest man in sports. There was the Jayson Tatum, the Paul Pierce clone whose offensive skillset has Celtics fans ogling. There was Dennis Smith Jr., the scary athletic point guard who’s foaming at the mouth to posterize NBA...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Steelers running back James Conner has NFL’s best-selling rookie jersey

Before you saw this headline, if you were to guess which NFL rookie had the league’s best-selling jersey among his fellow newbies, whose name would come to mind? Myles Garrett? Mitchell Trubisky? DeShaun Watson? Admittedly, I wouldn’t have thought of James Conner — but the Pittsburgh Steelers running back currently holds the distinction for the best-selling jersey among rookies...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later.Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous additional engagement” for fans. The other major pro sports leagues are going to be less bullish...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes dyes his hair blue

The New York Mets are struggling, so Yoenis Cespedes is trying a bold new look to change their fortunes. The Mets’ official Twitter shared a photo of the star outfielder, whose hair is now a distinctly Mets-like shade of blue. Cespedes does enjoy making a statement. It would probably work better if he had longer hair, but you take what you can get. This is, perhaps, an attempt to...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Chicago fans put up billboard urging Bulls to fire front office

Bulls fans are not very happy with their team’s front office. The franchise has been in no man’s land — not a championship contender, not in rebuilding mode — and its recent trade of Jimmy Butler put fans over the edge. Many felt the Bulls did not get enough in return for Butler. In the trade, Minnesota picked up Butler — an All-NBA third-teamer this year — and the No. 16 pick in...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Former NFL receiver James Hardy’s death ruled a suicide

In June, former Buffalo Bills wide receiver James Hardy was found dead in the Maumee River in Fort Wayne, Indiana. At the time he was found, details were sparse.Now, following the local medical examiner’s review, we have more information. The death has been ruled a suicide, per Allen County Coroner’s Office chief investigator Michael Burris.Burris spoke to ESPN.com Wednesday and...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

BIG3 explains why Allen Iverson didn’t play at Philadelphia tour stop

The BIG3, Ice Cube’s new three-on-three basketball league made up of former NBA players, stopped in Philadelphia this past weekend. The league has used Allen Iverson as a lynchpin of its marketing, so as you’d expect, 76ers fans were fired up to see The Answer in action — even though he’s been a shell of his former self on the court.They were disappointed, however, when Iverson was...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Three-time NBA champ, LeBron’s comrade James Jones has retired

LeBron James’ favorite teammate, James Jones, has retired from playing in the NBA. He’ll be joining the Phoenix Suns as Vice President of Basketball Operations.The Suns’ team website shared the news.“There is still a lot of work to be done to reach our ultimate goal of bringing a championship to Phoenix, so we are thrilled to add James Jones to our staff,” said General Manager Ryan...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar rumored to make UFC return by end of year

Brock Lesnar is an absolute physical monster. At a lean 6’3″, 286, Lesnar has competed in professional wrestling, football, and MMA. Joe Rogan has posited that Lesnar, if he had started MMA earlier in life, could have been the best heavyweight in UFC history.After being fined and suspended from the UFC for one year, Lesnar’s return may be imminent. Though he reportedly told the UFC...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard has reached out to Carmelo Anthony, still thinks he could join Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers sure don’t take no for an answer.In an appearance Wednesday on Rip City Radio 620, Blazers guard Damian Lillard said that he has reached out to Carmelo Anthony and still believes it to be a “real possibility” that the 10-time All-Star forward could join Portland. Lillard’s backcourt mate has also been hitting the recruiting trail for Anthony, but it had...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Stephen Jackson trashes DeMarre Carroll: 'He’s not good enough to have an opinion'

Stephen Jackson is an excellent basketball commentator, and the sports media world is better with him in it. One of the reasons: Captain Jack simply tells it like it is. Whereas some analysts are wary of hurting others’ feelings, Jackson just shares what’s on his mind — unfiltered.Wednesday on ESPN’s The Jump, Jackson trashed new Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll. Since arriving...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Shane McMahon survived helicopter crash in Atlantic Ocean

Shane McMahon, the son of WWE founder Vince McMahon, was aboard a helicopter that made a crash landing off the coast of Long Island, New York, Wednesday morning. The helicopter landed in the Atlantic Ocean. McMahon and the pilot, Mario Regtien, were the only men aboard the Robinson R-44 helicopter. Neither man was harmed. The vehicle experienced engine failure, so Regtien conducted...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Dallas police halt Ezekiel Elliott assault investigation

At least one bit of Ezekiel Elliott’s legal jeopardy is currently on hold. The Dallas Police Department confirmed Wednesday that they have halted their investigation into the Dallas Cowboys running back’s alleged assault, citing an inability to locate the victim and a lack of witnesses. Elliott was allegedly involved in an assault at a bar, but details were sketchy and it appears...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Herman blames himself for prevalence of Texas out-of-state recruiting

Schools not based in Texas never used to have a chance to poach the state’s top football recruits, but that has changed in recent years — and Texas coach Tom Herman thinks he had something to do with it. Herman blamed himself for the state of Texas opening itself up to national recruiting, as he extensively recruited the state while working as an assistant under Urban Meyer at Ohio...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Vegas expects Mayweather-McGregor betting to be ‘bigger than the Super Bowl’

Fights — especially fights that take place in Las Vegas — and gambling go hand in hand. It was expected that the upcoming crossover bout between Floyd Mayweather, the boxing legend, and Conor McGregor, the UFC’s golden boy, would draw quite a betting pool.According to Kevin Bradley, the manager of online sportsbook Bovada, the amount of wagers placed on Mayweather-McGregor could...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Gary Barnidge visiting with Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars may have found their Julius Thomas replacement.According to a report by Mike Kaye of First Coast News on Wednesday, free agent tight end Gary Barnidge will be visiting with the Jaguars. The 31-year-old Barnidge regressed from his Pro Bowl 2015 campaign, but he still managed to appear in all 16 games for the Cleveland Browns last season, catching 55 passes...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Jerome Bettis blames lack of veteran leadership for Ezekiel Elliott’s off-field issues

The Dallas Cowboys have a young core, particularly on offense, and Jerome Bettis believes it’s factoring into some of Ezekiel Elliott’s current problems.The Hall of Fame running back believes that part of Elliott’s issue is that there is no veteran in the locker room to pull him aside and tell him what not to do.“Here’s part of the problem. That team, in terms of the core players...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: 10-12 teams interested in Justin Wilson

The Detroit Tigers may get a very significant return for closer Justin Wilson, judging by the level of interest.The Tigers have reportedly received interest from 10 to 12 teams in the Wilson sweepstakes, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. Wilson has a 2.29 ERA, 10 saves, and 50 strikeouts in 35.1 innings. He would be a quality option for teams unwilling to pay...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox eyeing Eduardo Nuñez

The Boston Red Sox continue to explore all the options they have to fill their soul-sucking black hole at third base.Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Wednesday that the Red Sox are eyeing former All-Star third baseman Eduardo Nuñez, who has been made available by the San Francisco Giants. Nuñez, 30, will be a free agent after the season. He is slashing .295/.319/.407...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Wizards owner predicts John Wall will sign designated player extension

Will the Washington Wizards be able to lock down John Wall long-term? The team’s owner certainly thinks so.Ted Leonsis said Wednesday that his prediction was that Wall would ultimately sign the designated player extension he has been offered, and he hopes there will be “no drama” in the negotiation. Wall has over $40 million a year on the table from Washington, but he’s waiting to...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss

JJ Redick turned down more money from Rockets to sign with Sixers

JJ Redick apparently trusts the process even more than we thought.In the debut episode of his new podcast with The Uninterrupted, Redick revealed that he turned down a contract offer worth more money from the Houston Rockets in order to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers.“It wasn’t about the money,” said Redick. “Houston offered me more money than Philly, total money. They offered...
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July 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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