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Did Curry throw shade at Cavs' Big Three after Game 2?

Up 2-0 in the NBA Finals, Stephen Curry may now be resorting to some psychological warfare.After another blowout victory by his Golden State Warriors in Sunday’s Game 2, the reigning back-to-back MVP was asked about the challenge of defending the Cleveland Cavaliers now that the series is shifting over to Ohio and made a curious reference to the Cavs having “two top-class players...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

MLB GM: Harper will get more than $400 mill in free agency

Bryce Harper’s dream of a $400 million contract may turn out to be a baseline, not a ceiling.One American League general manager thinks Harper is in line for something close to $40 million a year, describing a $400 million sum as “light.”“He is going to get paid. Like, paid paid,” the GM told ESPN’s Eddie Matz. “Four hundred million is light. It’s going to be more than that. If you...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Multiple teams interested in bringing Jan Vesley back

Jan Vesely may be getting a shot at NBA redemption.Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reports on Monday that the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, and Dallas Mavericks are interested in bringing Vesely back into the league.Vesely, now 27, was drafted No. 6 overall by the Washington Wizards in 2011, ahead of the likes of Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, and Kemba Walker. He lasted...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron, Durant made secret hip-hop track together

Long before they were squaring off in one of the most anticipated NBA Finals matchups in league history, Kevin Durant and LeBron James were partners — at least for one track in the recording studio.According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, James and Durant collaborated during the lockout in 2011 to record a hip-hop track. Durant, who was with the Oklahoma City Thunder at the time, had been...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

49ers announce they have signed Elvis Dumervil

The San Francisco 49ers are looking to bolster their defense this offseason by adding proven veterans, and 33-year-old Elvis Dumervil is the latest to join the fold.49ers general manager John Lynch announced on Monday that the team has signed Dumervil. The news of the Dumervil signing came not long after the Niners announced they have signed veteran cornerback Brandon Boykin.Dumervil...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Matta abruptly out at Ohio State, reportedly still wants to coach

Hours after it was reported that Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta would coach one more season and retire, the school announced that Matta was out as coach, effective immediately.The school announced in a release that Matta was leaving effective immediately. At a press conference, athletic director Gene Smith called the decision “mutual,” saying Matta would be heavily involved...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: Warriors have ‘best offense I’ve ever seen’

Byron Scott was a backcourt partner of Magic Johnson and a regular for the “Showtime” Lakers, so he knows a thing or two about elite offenses — and he had a high compliment for the Golden State Warriors.Scott told Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated that, in his opinion, this iteration of the Warriors may boast the best offense in NBA history.“I can honestly say that might be the best...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Seahawks sign backup QB, but not Colin Kaepernick

The Seattle Seahawks announced on Monday that they have signed a backup quarterback, and his name is not Colin Kaepernick.After hosting Kaepernick for a visit less than two weeks ago, the Seahawks have decided to bolster their QB depth by signing Austin Davis. In five NFL seasons, Davis has played for four different teams and appeared in just 13 regular season games. The 28-year...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Thad Matta to retire after 2017-18 season

Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta is reportedly set to coach one final season. According to Steve Helwagen of 247Sports, Matta will announce Monday that the 2017-18 basketball season will be his last on the sideline, and he will retire due to ongoing health issues. Ohio State has called a 2 p.m. news conference with Matta and athletic director Gene Smith, but have not indicated...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Reporter says he smelled marijuana in Cavs locker room after Game 2

The Cleveland Cavaliers needed to find a way to relax after falling into an 0-2 hole with another blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors Sunday night. Did they use a little greenery to take the edge off? Following Game 2, ESPN reporter Mike Wise tweeted that he smelled a “strong reefer aroma” coming from the visitors’ locker room at Oracle Arena. Of course, NBA players are not...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Waiters would consider giving Heat hometown discount

The Miami Heat may have their opportunity to retain guard Dion Waiters.Waiters told WSVN’s 7 Sports Extra that he would consider giving the Heat a hometown discount, but it has to be “right.”“It depends,” Waiters said Sunday, via Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel. “Yeah, I would, though. But, like I said, it depends, just being the right thing, at the right time. It’s just got to...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Stedman Bailey still hoping to make NFL comeback

It has been well over a year since Stedman Bailey survived being shot twice in the head, and the former Rams wide receiver has not given up on returning to the NFL.In an Instagram post over the weekend, Bailey said he has another surgical procedure coming up that he believes will increase his chances of playing football again. “Got a procedure coming up that WILL increase my chances...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers to consider starting Iman Shumpert in Game 3

Things aren’t working out at all for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, and they’re already pondering measures to try and turn things around. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the Cavaliers are considering starting Iman Shumpert in Game 3 ahead of the struggling JR Smith in a bid to try to turn the series around. Smith took just two shots in Game 2 and failed to score,...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Seahawks won't sign Kaepernick because they think he can start?

The Seattle Seahawks emerged as the most likely suitor for Colin Kaepernick over the past week or so, but it does not appear they are going to sign the quarterback. Why? That depends who you ask.Over the weekend, NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reported that the Seahawks have not signed Kaepernick for financial reasons. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, money has nothing to...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Gronkowski says he is ‘feeling great’ after latest back surgery

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski appears to be on track to play at the start of the regular season.Gronkowski was at Gillette Stadium Sunday to have his head shaved for the annual “One Mission Buzz Off,” and he gave reporters an update on his health.“You just have to always look at the positives,” he said, per Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “Right now I’m feeling great. I’m...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson was inspired by NBA legends prior to Game 2

Klay Thompson came alive offensively in the Golden State Warriors’ Game 2 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday night, and the sharpshooter is thanking a couple of NBA legends for giving him the confidence to do it.After he scored just six points and shot 18.8 percent from the field in Game 1, Thompson scored 22 in Game 2 on 8-of-12 shooting. Appearing on NBA TV after the win,...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Green annoyed by reporter’s question about dirty plays

Draymond Green has developed a reputation for being a dirty player, and it sounds like the Golden State Warriors star is tired of it.Following his team’s 132-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday night, a reporter asked Green how he has been able to “restrain” himself in the postseason this year. Both Green and Kevin Durant, who was sitting at the...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

LeBron James shuts down reporter’s poor question (Video)

LeBron James didn’t have time to wait around for the podium after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 2 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, much less stupid questions from reporters. Watch as James shuts down a reporter’s dumb question after the game: The reporter’s question was, “Is this a case where you need to defend homecourt at this point?” Seriously, that was the reporter...
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June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

LeBron James declines podium after loss, reportedly because of delay

LeBron James is sure to be criticized by some for the way he handled his media responsibilities after Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.Key personalities involved in the series are typically asked to appear at a podium after games where they are faced by the majority of reporters. Instead of going to the podium, LeBron fielded questions in a “scrum” setting in the locker room where...
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June 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Rex, Rob Ryan get into fight at bar

The Ryan brothers are making headlines this weekend.First Rob and Rex received coverage on Saturday for participating in a car smash in Nashville ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. A day later, video emerged of the twin brothers getting into a scuffle at a Margaritaville in Nashville.A woman named Jessica Aronica shared the video on Twitter Sunday night. She tells Larry Brown...
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June 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Fight breaks out in stands after Game 2 (Video)

ABC probably didn’t realize they were about to catch a fight among fans on video when they showed LeBron James walking off the court after Game 2 on Sunday night. As James walked towards the tunnel, a fight broke out between a few fans sitting near the court. Here’s a look at the video: Luckily security seemed to intervene before it got too ugly. Hopefully nobody was injured.
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June 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving reportedly dealing with knee injury

If you’ve watched the first two games of the NBA Finals and have felt that Kyrie Irving doesn’t look as dangerous or explosive as usual, it could be because he’s battling a knee issue.Nate Jones, who is a plugged-in figure around the NBA, said on Twitter during Game 2 of the NBA Finals that he had heard Irving was dealing with a knee issue and isn’t as healthy as he was during last...
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June 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Steph Curry lays on floor during Game 2

Steph Curry went viral after being shown laying on the court while resting during the fourth quarter of Game 2. The former two-time MVP was on the bench catching some rest at the start of the fourth. His Golden State Warriors were up by double-digits, and Curry was shown laying down behind the baseline by the Warriors’ bench. A camera later showed he was being worked on by a trainer...
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June 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Steph Curry comes up slow after Richard Jefferson nails him in thigh

Steph Curry got somewhat banged up after getting nailed in the thigh by Richard Jefferson late in the third quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night.Curry and Jefferson were both going for a loose ball. Cleveland’s Jefferson got his leg up in the air as he was going for the ball, and his knee landed on Curry’s thigh: Curry came up slow as a result, but he remained in the...
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June 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Broadcaster David Ross plays catch with Jason Heyward from bleachers

David Ross put himself to good use between innings during Sunday’s Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game.Ross, a former Cubs catcher who retired after winning the World Series, is now serving as a broadcaster for ESPN. He was an analyst on “Sunday Night Baseball” in place of Jessica Mendoza, who’s covering the College World Series, and decided to warm up ex-teammate Jason Heyward...
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June 04, 2017  |  Discuss
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