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Report: Reuben Foster could have gone No. 2 overall if not for combine incident

If Reuben Foster can keep himself out of trouble in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers will undoubtedly feel like they got the steal of the 2017 draft after they selected the former Alabama star with the 31st overall pick.Foster’s stock fell a bit after he was involved in an incident with a hospital worker at the NFL Scouting Combine. It was later revealed that he also failed a drug...
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May 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris thought he broke his ankle in Game 1 against Celtics

Markieff Morris was one of the Washington Wizards’ best physical and psychological weapons in their Round 1 win over the Atlanta Hawks, but now it’s uncertain how effective he will be in Round 2 against the Boston Celtics. Morris suffered a bad-looking sprain of his left ankle in the second quarter of the series opener in Boston on Sunday when he landed on the foot of Celtics big...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Jazz booked flight to Bay Area before Game 7 against Clippers

It may not quite have been Babe Ruth’s called shot, but the Utah Jazz were apparently pretty confident that they would come out victorious in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers.Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reported before Sunday’s game that Utah had already made flight plans to go to the Bay Area, where the Golden State Warriors were awaiting...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

John Gibbons calls for Chris Archer to be suspended for throwing at Jose Bautista

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is going to bat for his guys.In the first inning of Toronto’s 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, Rays starter Chris Archer threw the first pitch of an at-bat behind Jays slugger Jose Bautista, prompting a tense staredown between the two and a warning from home plate umpire Jim Wolf.After the game, Gibbons called for Archer to be...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

JJ Redick has to fight back tears after Game 7 loss to Jazz

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will get all the headlines, but J.J. Redick is another player who may have played his final game in a Clippers uniform.After the Clippers’ season ended with a Game 7 loss to the Utah Jazz on Sunday, the veteran shooting guard had to fight back tears as he addressed the media, per Bill Oram of the Orange County Register. Redick, who will turn 33 in June...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook shows off ‘Mr. Triple Double’ hat on Instagram

Russell Westbrook is still doing what he wants, even in the offseason. In a post to his Instagram Story on Sunday, Westbrook showed off a new (and quite fitting) “Mr. Triple Double” hat. We can probably expect some rational, level-headed responses to this one. Westbrook’s historic 2016-17 campaign was criticized by many who felt that he chased the triple-double record to the detriment...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Clippers have been ‘reading our obituary for three months’

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers had to face the music after his team’s 104-91 first-round loss in Game 7.The Clippers spent much of the second half trailing by double digits at home and weren’t competitive despite Rudy Gobert contributing just one point in 14 minutes due to foul trouble. After the team’s third home loss in four games of the series, Rivers took stock ahead of...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Five key questions for the second round of the NBA playoffs

Eight teams down and eight teams left. The NBA postseason continues to lurch forward with the intensity of a Russell Westbrook rim run (rest easy, beautiful Brodie), and the Round 2 dinner bell has officially sounded. Advance hither, brethren, for before us awaits an enchanted land of heroes, villains, and robots who bleed antifreeze (hey Kawhi). I hereby present to thee: five key...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Draymond Green rejects comparison to Charles Barkley

Draymond Green does not want to be compared to past players, particularly Charles Barkley.The Golden State Warriors forward was asked Sunday if he saw himself as a modern-day Barkley, and he was not having the comparison.“Hell no,” Green said, via Chris Haynes of ESPN. “I’m the modern-day Draymond Green. F— no.”Green and Barkley are both tenacious, trash-talking players who overcame...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman rips 'Little League field' Miller Park

Freddie Freeman belted two home runs in the Atlanta Braves’ three-game series against the Brewers over the weekend, including a game-winning blast in the ninth inning Friday night. That did nothing to change his opinion about his least favorite stadium in Major League Baseball.Freeman has hit just .220 in 17 career games in Milwaukee, but he has performed much better at Miller Park...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Terry Pegula declines to give reason for Doug Whaley firing

Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula is remaining tight-lipped as to why he fired general manager Doug Whaley just a day after the conclusion of the NFL Draft. Despite his opinion that the draft “went pretty well” and crediting Whaley for leading the draft effort, Pegula abruptly fired Whaley and much of the team’s scouting staff on Sunday morning, saying that the move was part of a...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Olynk cracks funny joke about Thomas' missing tooth

Isaiah Thomas’s teammates couldn’t help but offer some commentary regarding his tooth situation Sunday.Thomas lost a front tooth in the first quarter of Sunday’s win over the Washington Wizards, and though the tooth was ultimately put back into place, there was a brief period where a toothless Thomas led Boston’s charge.Teammate Kelly Olynyk admitted that it was definitely somewhat...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Kyle Long sends hilarious tweet about Roger Goodell

The Long brothers remain some of the best athletes on Twitter.Chicago Bears lineman Kyle Long sent a funny tweet on Sunday morning that had to do with Roger Goodell from the NFL Draft.First, here’s a look at the tweet: Now if you don’t understand that tweet, watch this video.Don’t be so sure you won’t be fined for the tweet, Kyle.
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard exits start early, has possible lat strain

New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard’s injury issues are continuing. Syndergaard left Sunday’s start against the Washington Nationals in the second inning and appeared to be grabbing his bicep as he departed. For the moment, the Mets are calling the injury a lat strain, with an MRI pending. The Mets’ ace surrendered five runs on five hits in his start, and was clearly lacking effectiveness...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball says he had no role in firing of sons' HS coach

LaVar Ball did not get his sons’ high school basketball coach fired, at least according to him.Ball had clashed with Chino Hills High School coach Stephan Gilling over the course of the season, and the coach told ESPN he was relieved of his duties as coach after a 30-3 season. Ball, whose sons LaMelo and LiAngelo both played under Gilling at Chino Hills, denied having any role in...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Five teams that improved the most through NFL Draft

Different teams are looking for different things at the NFL Draft. Contenders often like depth and potential replacements for aging veterans. Middle-of-the-road teams can seek to fill some of their more glaring needs, while teams near the top of the draft may just be searching for the best talent available.There are a select few teams, however, that do an outstanding job of drafting...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL exec: Ryan Pace, John Fox relationship is 'really bad'

More information continues to come out on the Chicago Bears front office, and it does not paint a pretty picture of the organization.One rival NFL executive from a regular playoff contender told CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora that coach John Fox is “fuming” about being left out of discussions surrounding the Mitchell Trubisky trade, and his relationship with general manager Ryan Pace...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Ryan Leaf says he was 'hypocrite', wants to help others

Ryan Leaf is in the process of trying to repair his image, and the approach he is taking is clearly one that involves self-reflection.Leaf, whose life went downhill quickly after he was taken with the No. 2 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, spoke with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” for a feature that aired over the weekend. He also wrote a powerful first-person letter to his younger...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas loses tooth during Game 1 vs. Wizards

The Boston Celtics got off to a rough start against the Washington Wizards in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday, but no one had a tougher time than Isaiah Thomas — in the dental department at least.Midway through the first quarter, Thomas had one of his front teeth knocked out. It happened on a play where he was trying to steal the ball from Wizards forward Otto...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones 'very skeptical' of latest Randy Gregory drug report

The NFL career of Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory appears to be in serious jeopardy, but he has yet to lose the support of his boss.Over the weekend, TMZ reported that Gregory recently failed yet another drug test, which was supposedly the seventh time he tested positive since declaring for the NFL Draft back in 2015. Gregory is already suspended for the entire 2017 season...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

John Elway consulted Jim Kelly before drafting nephew Chad

Chad Kelly became Mr. Irrelevant when he was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 253rd overall pick in the NFL Draft, but he may have ended up being Mr. Undrafted Free Agent if not for the support of his uncle.Kelly, who had his invitation from the NFL Combine rescinded because of off-field issues, is the nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. Before the Broncos drafted...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

McCloughan a possible candidate for Bills' GM vacancy?

The Buffalo Bills announced on Sunday that they have dismissed general manager Doug Whaley. Owners Terry and Kim Pegula said in a statement that the decision was theirs alone and that they are looking forward to hiring their first GM since they took over the team.Would Scot McCloughan make sense as a replacement? NFL reporter Benjamin Albright said the rumors are already popping...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Anthony Joshua willing to fight Tyson Fury, anyone

Anthony Joshua is not afraid of anyone. The heavyweight improved to 19-0 after an impressive win over reigning WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday in London. Joshua dropped Klitschko once in the 5th and then twice more in the 11th before the fight was stopped. He also was knocked down in the 6th. Joshua has continued his impressive KO streak as he has won all...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols mocks Rangers pitcher after beef

Albert Pujols mocked Texas Rangers pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez after the Angels'  6-3 loss in Arlington on Saturday.During the top of the 4th inning, Pujols was facing Yu Darvish with an 0-1 count when the Rangers pitcher buzzed him with a pitch up and in. Pujols ducked out of the way but had words with some in the opposing dugout after his at-bat, including Gonzalez.After the game...
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April 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Major front office changes expected for Buffalo Bills

Major changes in the Buffalo Bills’ front office are expected to come, possibly on Sunday, according to a report.CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported on Saturday that he hears a major shakeup with the Bills could be coming. This report should not come as a surprise to those who have been following the situation.Last month a Bills reporter said it was only a matter of time before...
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April 29, 2017  |  Discuss
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