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Chris Paul says he left Clippers because he wanted a ‘change’

Speaking for the first time since he left the Los Angeles Clippers, Chris Paul downplayed reports of tension with Doc and Austin Rivers, saying he simply felt ready for a change.Paul spoke exclusively to Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated about his departure from the Clippers and decision to join the Houston Rockets. He seemed to imply that the constant chatter around the Clippers...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant, Warriors have funny nickname for Steve Nash

Steve Nash may only be a part-time consultant for the Golden State Warriors, but it’s clear that he has a lot of sway over the team.Kevin Durant discussed his relationship with Nash in the latest entry in his “Still KD” web series, and he revealed that he and his Warriors teammates have a nickname for the former point guard.“He texts me after most games, and we talk about stuff we...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers called Chris Paul to clear air over Clippers exit

Put the Taylor Swift album away because there’s no bad blood between Austin Rivers and Chris Paul.In an interview with Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports that ran on Monday, Rivers revealed that he called Paul and they had a roughly 40-minute conversation to clear the air over Paul’s exit from the Los Angeles Clippers.“I called Chris and was like, ‘Chris, what’s going on?’” said Rivers...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach believes Conor McGregor can beat Floyd Mayweather

Freddie Roach has gone back and forth with his opinion of whether or not Conor McGregor can pull off a stunning upset against Floyd Mayweather Jr, but apparently Manny Pacquiao’s recent loss to Jeff Horn has helped the trainer make up his mind.In an interview with Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated, Roach said he believes McGregor has a chance to beat Mayweather after what he saw...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Twins reportedly eyeing Sonny Gray, Jose Quintana

Help may be on the way for a top-heavy Minnesota Twins rotation.Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports Tuesday that the Twins are interested in controllable starters such as Jose Quintana of the Chicago White Sox and Sonny Gray of the Oakland Athletics. Twins GM Thad Levine recently said that the team isn’t after rental pieces, but Gray is under club control through 2019 and Quintana...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Fred Taylor states his case for Hall of Fame with Twitter rant

Former NFL running back Fred Taylor officially retired from football in 2011, which made him eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016 and 2017. He was not nominated in either year, and that has clearly been weighing on him.It’s unclear what triggered it, but Taylor decided to state his Hall of Fame case on Twitter Tuesday. In short, he said he doesn’t understand why he...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Simone Biles fires back on social media after being called bad role model

Simone Biles has gotten used to social media trolls since she gained fame at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, but that doesn’t mean she is able to totally ignore all the insults that are hurled her way.Over the weekend, Biles posted a seemingly innocent photo on Instagram that showed her enjoying some time at the beach: One Instagram follower saw the photo as an opportunity to criticize...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach: Pacquiao hasn’t paid me for Horn fight, could be angry

Manny Pacquiao was understandably frustrated after he lost his WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn in a controversial unanimous decision. Just how upset was he? Apparently so much so that he didn’t speak a single word to his trainer.Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s longtime trainer, told Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated recently that Pacquiao “wasn’t himself” in the fight against Horn...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks, Rockets would need third team for Carmelo trade

The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have mutual interest in working out a trade involving Carmelo Anthony, but that may not be enough to facilitate a deal.If and when the Knicks do trade Anthony, they’ll be looking for draft picks and/or younger players in return. The Rockets already sent several young players and a protected first-round pick to the Los Angeles Clippers for Chris...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Sanders cut out fast food to keep up with Broncos’ new offense

The Denver Broncos are expected to play much faster on offense with Mike McCoy now calling plays, and Emmanuel Sanders has decided to swear off the Chicken McNuggets to make sure he can keep up.In an interview with Mike Klis of 9 News on Monday, Sanders revealed that he has cut fast food out of his diet. While his weight and speed have never been an issue, the 30-year-old said he...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

NBA scout: Lonzo Ball sitting out vs. De’Aaron Fox ‘ridiculous’

Lonzo Ball missed Sunday night’s Summer League game against De’Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings due to a minor groin injury, and at least one NBA scout seems to believe the Los Angeles Lakers rookie was milking it.ESPN’s Tim MacMahon spoke with a scout who called it “ridiculous” that Ball sat out. Even if Ball had an extremely minor injury, it makes no sense to risk anything during...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Paul George: I'd be 'dumb' to leave Thunder if we can win

The Oklahoma City Thunder took a chance on Paul George as a potential one-year rental, but it sounds like it is hardly a guarantee that they will lose the star swingman in free agency next summer.A lot has been made of George wanting to play for his hometown Los Angeles Lakers, and that is why some teams were unwilling to get into a bidding war to acquire him this offseason. If you...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Mayweather, McGregor respond to report about Floyd’s taxes

Floyd Mayweather Jr is set to earn another record payday when he fights Conor McGregor next month, and a report on Monday got people thinking the undefeated boxer agreed to the bout so he can pay off his massive tax debt.ESPN’s Darren Rovell tracked down a Tax Court petition that Mayweather filed on July 5 asking the IRS to allow him to wait until after his Aug. 26 fight against...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

De’Aaron Fox says he got ‘hacked,’ fires more shots at Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball was unable to play in a highly-anticipated Summer League matchup against De’Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings Sunday night due to a minor groin injury, and Fox threw plenty of shade at Ball for missing the game.Shortly after word surfaced that Ball would not be able to play, Fox appeared to take a swipe at the Los Angeles Lakers guard by tweeting an interesting emoji...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge says he felt ‘no pressure’ in Home Run Derby

Aaron Judge was a very highly-touted Home Run Derby participant, but he didn’t let all that anticipation go to his head.Judge said he wasn’t put off by all the expectation of seeing him hit, and that he felt because he was a rookie, there was actually less pressure on him. Perhaps Judge is right. The pressure may well have been on Giancarlo Stanton, the defending champion and hometown...
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid caught two baseballs at the Home Run Derby

The Process is in Miami and is taking his talents to South Beach in a whole new way. Joel Embiid was spotted in the crowd, along with Meek Mill, trying to shag some home runs during Monday night’s Home Run Derby. They appeared to have varying amounts of success. It turns out that Embiid actually succeeded — not once, but twice. Many homers were hit too far for Embiid, who was stationed...
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Joey Logano reveals gender of baby by doing doughnuts in Mustang

To reveal the gender of their baby, Joey and Brittany Logano chose a method that is about the best way possible considering Joey drives cars for a living.On Monday, Logano posted a video to his Twitter account of him driving a Mustang doing doughnuts. The smoke from the tires was eventually visibly blue, indicating the couple will soon welcome a boy into the world. Afterward, both...
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge launches 501-foot home run over Marlins’ statue

Aaron Judge did not disappoint in his Home Run Derby debut.The New York Yankees slugger hit a 501-foot home run that completely cleared the Miami Marlins’ home run sculpture in left-center field. Judge also hit another monstrous fly ball that actually hit the roof of the stadium, but it did not count as a home run. Had it not been interfered with, it may have gone 500 feet as well...
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton unleashes 496-foot bomb in Home Run Derby

Giancarlo Stanton will not repeat as Home Run Derby champion, but it certainly wasn’t because he didn’t impress.Stanton came up one home run short of New York Yankees slugger Gary Sanchez in the first round, losing 17-16, but he still put on a show, including a homer that was clocked at 496 feet. The windows were closed at Marlins Park, but had they not been, Stanton’s bomb would...
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to Pitbull’s strange Home Run Derby outfit

Pitbull provided the opening music for the MLB Home Run Derby in Miami Monday night. As he performed ahead of the much-anticipated baseball-smashing showdown, the 36-year-old recording artist known as “Mr. Worldwide” donned a strange outfit: sunglasses, black batting gloves, a super-tight National League All-Star jersey, and blinding white pants. Perhaps the strangest feature of...
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Ed Orgeron defends Leonard Fournette sitting out bowl game

Leonard Fournette was at the center of a bit of controversy last December when he sat out LSU’s Citrus Bowl appearance, with detractors arguing that he could have played, but didn’t want to get hurt and damage his NFL Draft stock.Fournette’s college coach, Ed Orgeron, thinks that narrative is nonsense.Orgeron said Monday at SEC Media Day that there was nothing Fournette could have...
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni on James Harden and Chris Paul: 'Their synergy is going to be great'

Mike D’Antoni, like much of the NBA community, is currently in Las Vegas to watch NBA Summer League action. D’Antoni, this past season’s NBA Coach of the Year, took some time to chat with NBA TV’s Dennis Scott.Naturally, the interview progressed to a question about Chris Paul, the recently added Rockets point guard, and how he’ll fit with MVP finalist James Harden. Paul and Harden...
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view details announced ahead of press tour

The long-anticipated Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor boxing match is finally happening. The crossover martial arts match will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Aug. 26. The fighters will embark on a four-city press tour starting Tuesday in Los Angeles. Ahead of the tour, Showtime announced pay-per-view details Monday. Watching the fight will cost $99.95 for HD or...
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas roasts former teammate Amir Johnson in Instagram comment

Amir Johnson cashed out in free agency, signing a one-year deal worth $11 million with the Philadelphia 76ers. It was more money than some expected Johnson to receive, as he struggled to get on the court down the stretch during the Celtics’ playoff run. Nonetheless, Philadelphia is happy to have the veteran big man. Johnson posted an Instagram photo of his introductory press conference...
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge hit ball off roof during Home Run Derby warmups

Aaron Judge is a monstrously powerful human being. He’s 6’7″, 282 pounds and only 25 years old.The Yankees outfielder is one of the favorites to win this year’s Home Run Derby, which begins at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN. During warmups, footage surfaced of Judge absolutely crushing the ball. One of his swings even sent a ball off the ceiling. For Michael Jordan, the ceiling is the roof....
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July 10, 2017  |  Discuss
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