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Report: Pacers, Celtics discussing Paul George trade

The Indiana Pacers have been gauging the trade market for Paul George, and it seems like the team with the most interest is the Boston Celtics.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Celtics have been reluctant to include the first-round pick they have from the Brooklyn Nets in trade talks, but Boston GM Danny Ainge could be warming up to the idea. Any trade the Celtics...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Amber Rose shoots down rumors that she is dating Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is the latest in a long list of professional athletes who have been tied to Amber Rose, but the famous model insists the two are not dating.Durant and Rose were both spotted at The Nice Guy in Hollywood on Tuesday, and a report from MediaTakeOut.com claimed they were there together on a date. However, TMZ caught up with Rose the following day, and she said she just happened...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers calls out NFL for ‘fake news’ with his 40-yard dash time

Every official and unofficial stat sheet you can find from the 2005 NFL Combine indicates Aaron Rodgers ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds, but for some reason the Green Bay Packers quarterback does not remember it that way.Earlier this week, the NFL’s official Twitter account shared a throwback photo of Rodgers running the 40-yard dash before he was drafted. Rodgers insists he...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks, T-Wolves working on Rose-Rubio trade

The New York Knicks may end up keeping Carmelo Anthony through the trade deadline on Thursday, but that does not mean they are giving up on making a noteworthy deal.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that the Knicks have “significant” interest in acquiring Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio. There have been reports that the T-Wolves are interested in Derrick Rose...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Winston criticized for giving sexist speech to schoolchildren

Giving back to the community is always something NFL players should be proud of, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston may find himself taking a lot of heat over a portion of a speech he gave to a group of elementary school students this week.Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times was in attendance Wednesday when Winston spoke for 40 minutes to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino calls heckling UNC fan ‘coward,’ says it was not a student

Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a North Carolina fan as he was heading into the tunnel at halftime Wednesday night, and the Louisville coach blasted the fan after the game. He also noted that the fan was not a UNC student.While he did not reveal exactly what it was that the fan said to him, Pitino said he has less patience for heckling fans who are not students...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers looking to trade Nick Young for 2nd-round pick

Magic Johnson is wasting no time putting his stamp on the Los Angeles Lakers.The same day he was named the team’s President of Basketball Operations, Magic traded Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets for Corey Brewer and a pick. Now the latest reports say Magic is not done dealing.ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Lakers are seeking a second-round pick for Nick Young.Young is in...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Mudiay benched for Jameer Nelson

When the Denver Nuggets drafted Emmanuel Mudiay No. 7 overall in the 2015 draft, seeing him benched in favor of Jameer Nelson in Year 2 is not what they had in mind for his development. But that is what has transpired.Michael Malone said after Nuggets practice on Wednesday that Nelson will be the team’s point guard when the team plays its first game after the All-Star break.“I’m...
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February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

David Ross to play for Harlem Globetrotters

After retiring from baseball, David Ross will be playing a different sport soon.Ross’ Major League Baseball career spanned 15 seasons and ended about the best way possible -- with a World Series victory as a member of the Cubs last season. With that chapter of his life closed, Ross is now be turning his attention to basketball.On Wednesday, the 39-year-old posted a photo of himself...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino restrained from going after North Carolina fan

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a North Carolina fan while heading into the tunnel at halftime of his team’s game in Chapel Hill on Wednesday.Pitino’s Cardinals entered halftime trailing the Tar Heels 33-30 in a close ACC game. It’s unclear what the fan said to enrage him, but Pitino was clearly fired up and had to be held back by some of his...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao in negotiations to fight Amir Khan

My, my, my, how times have changed.After dismissing Amir Khan for years, Manny Pacquiao announced on Wednesday that he is in talks to fight the Brit. Khan has long pushed for fights against Floyd Mayweather and Pacquiao, but neither materialized. It always seemed like he was Charlie Brown only to have the football pulled away just as he was about to kick it.Back in 2015, he thought...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Syracuse's John Gillon sinks Duke with buzzer-beater

Syracuse may have punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a spectacular home win over Duke on Wednesday night that came on a buzzer-beater by John Gillon.With the game tied at 75, Syracuse got a defensive stop and passed the ball to Gillon with around five seconds left. Gillon took the ball up court, then went up for his shot from about five feet beyond the arc. He banked...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls trying to trade for Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor is on the trade block as he has been for the past year, and it sounds like the Chicago Bulls are trying to work their way into the mix.The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski says the Bulls have been trying to push for a trade of Okafor.Okafor appears to be the odd man out in Philadelphia’s crowded frontcourt, which also includes Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel. Trade rumors...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

76ers trading Ersan Ilyasova to Hawks for Tiago Splitter, pick

The Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks are making a deal before the NBA trade deadline that Atlanta hopes will bolster their playoff chances.Philly is sending forward Ersan Ilyasova to Atlanta for Tiago Splitter and a second-round pick, as first reported by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst says the teams will also swap second-round picks.Ilyasova has been...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Colby Rasmus now clean-shaven despite viral beard photos

Colby Rasmus is actually sporting a clean-shaven look now despite photos of him in a funny-looking beard going viral on Wednesday. For Tampa Bay Rays picture day, Rasmus was seen with this beard: The photos were noticed and blogged about Wednesday, producing several memes: It was no doubt funny stuff, but unfortunately the bearded look Rasmus had for picture day no longer exists...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Richard Jefferson trolls Kyrie Irving with ‘Flat World Champions’ shirt

Richard Jefferson is a major veteran leader in the Cleveland Cavaliers locker room, and on the evidence, is also one of the biggest trolls in the room. After teammate Kyrie Irving posited that the Earth is flat during the All-Star festivities, Jefferson very quickly had a shirt made to both taunt his teammate and remind the world who the reigning NBA Champions are. Irving has implied...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Black NBA executives disappointed they were never given chance at Lakers job

The Los Angeles Lakers rushed agent Rob Pelinka in the door as their new general manager, leaving a lot of other candidates in the cold, including numerous potential minority hires.Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated spoke to eight high-ranking black NBA executives who, while not bitter toward Pelinka or Magic Johnson, were disappointed to not even get the opportunity to interview for...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins was ‘praying’ for a better supporting cast with Sacramento

Now that DeMarcus Cousins has been freed from basketball purgatory in Sacramento, he’s giving a little bit of a glimpse into his mindset during his time with the Kings.Cousins admitted that he spent a long time desperately hoping the Kings would get Cousins a stronger supporting cast to help make the team better.“I would go home, just stressed out, pulling my hair out, you know,...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Elliott spoke with police after 'best friend' caught with gun

Ezekiel Elliott made headlines over the weekend when photos and video showed him speaking with police outside a bar, but the Dallas Cowboys star has not been accused of any wrongdoing.Instead, it was Elliott’s friend who ended up getting arrested for bringing a loaded gun into an Ohio bar. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Alvarez Jackson was charged with felony illegal...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: 'Melo could waive no-trade clause for Clippers after season

The trade rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony have died down considerably over the past two weeks, and Anthony said at the All-Star Game that he expects to remain with the New York Knicks this season. After the season could be an entirely different discussion.Even if Anthony remains in The Big Apple through Thursday’s trade deadline, Ian Begley of ESPN reports that the 32-year-old...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Mitch Kupchak throws subtle shade at Lakers after firing

After 17 years as the primary front office decisionmaker for the Los Angeles Lakers, Mitch Kupchak’s tenure ended with his abrupt firing on Tuesday. Wednesday, he released a classy statement thanking the organization – and adding just a little bit of shade. Kupchak thanked the Buss family and wished the organization luck going forward, while reminding everyone that, in his mind,...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Rivers: Paul medically cleared to play, could return Thursday

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul must have eaten some magic healing beans over the All-Star break.Speaking with the media on Wednesday, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said that Paul has been medically cleared to play and could even make his return as soon as Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, per Jovan Buha of ESPN. The 31-year-old Paul has missed the last 13...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Jets reportedly believe Jay Cutler can compete in AFC East

The Chicago Bears are expected to part ways with Jay Cutler at some point this offseason, and few teams are in more desperate need of quarterback help than the New York Jets.Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports lists the Jets among several teams that could have interest in Cutler if and when he is released. While Cutler is known for making boneheaded decisions and throwing interceptions...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets interested in Iman Shumpert, won’t trade Patrick Beverley

The Houston Rockets may still be trying to make moves after acquiring former Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams from the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Wednesday that the Rockets have engaged in trade talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers for swingman Iman Shumpert but are being asked to give up guard Patrick Beverley, which they don’t want to do. Stein...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Tiki Barber would take Kirk Cousins over Cam Newton

Jordan Rodgers, brother of Aaron, raised a few eyebrows recently when he said he’d take Kirk Cousins as his quarterback ahead of Cam Newton. It turns out that a longtime NFL player is in agreement with him.Tiki Barber said on CBS Sports Radio’s “Tiki and Tierney” that he, too, would prefer Cousins, citing his consistency and more traditional quarterback skills.“Cam Newton is the...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss
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