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Jose Altuve got picked up to take picture with Aaron Judge

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is fun of lighthearted moments and one involving Aaron Judge and Jose Altuve took place prior to first pitch.Altuve is one of the best players in baseball. Tuesday marked his fourth consecutive Midsummer Classic and he finished third in the American League MVP voting last year. Altuve is also only listed at 5’6″. That’s considerably shorter than...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Brad Mills uses shirtless cardboard cutout of Terry Francona as stand-in

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona would have been at the helm of the American League All-Star team on Tuesday night, but a heart procedure meant he had to skip the game.Instead, Francona’s bench coach, Brad Mills, took charge of the team — but he made sure Francona was represented, albeit unconventionally. It has to be said that Francona will probably be flattered by this...
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McGregor wore ‘f–k you’ suit to press conference with Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor kicked off their press tour on Tuesday and the latter made quite the fashion statement. Ahead of their August 26 fight, Mayweather and McGregor will embark on a tour that started in Los Angeles and will also take them to Toronto, Brooklyn, and London. At Staples center on Tuesday, the two fighters traded verbal jabs to the delight of the crowd...
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Miguel Cabrera opens up about fearing for family's safety

Miguel Cabrera opened up on Tuesday about some of the serious issues that are going on in his native country of Venezuela, and the Detroit Tigers star says he fears for the safety of his family because of them.In a series of videos he shared on Instagram, Cabrera blasted the Venezuelan government and said he has been threatened for trying to bring about change. Cabrera spoke in Spanish...
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McGregor to Mayweather at presser: ‘Dance for me, boy’

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor kicked off their press tour ahead of their fight in rather predictable fashion.During a stop in Los Angeles — which consisted mostly of an ebullient McGregor talking a whole lot of trash — the MMA fighter turned boxer taunted Mayweather by saying “dance for me, boy.” Many, including Fox Sports 1’s Chris Broussard, felt that McGregor’s comment...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Joey Votto has perfect quote about facing Clayton Kershaw

The amount of fear that Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw instills in opposing hitters continues to know no bounds.Before Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game in Miami, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was asked by Marlins great Mike Lowell about the lost art of choking up on the bat. Votto’s response was a classic: And that’s a five-time All-Star and former NL MVP speaking...
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Pistons, Pelicans reportedly discussing Reggie Jackson trade

The New Orleans Pelicans committed $126 million to re-sign Jrue Holiday this summer, but they may still be looking to bolster the point guard position.Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reports on Tuesday that the Pelicans have discussed the possibility of acquiring Reggie Jackson from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for E’Twaun Moore and Alexis Ajinca. The 27-year-old Jackson...
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Rudy Gobert has legendary response to projections that Jazz won’t make playoffs

Someone pick the mic up off the ground because Rudy Gobert just dropped it.Gobert was asked on Tuesday about early projections that have his Utah Jazz out of the playoff picture for next season and had this perfect response, per Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune. Gobert was indeed a little-known Frenchman who wasn’t projected to make much of an impact when Utah drafted him No....
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reportedly meets with Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking for guards, and reportedly spent Tuesday meeting with one of the better young ones available.According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Lakers met with free agent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on Tuesday, with the shooting guard drawing quite a bit of interest. The Lakers’ interest has been previously reported, albeit on very specific terms. Perhaps Caldwell...
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Rudy Gobert had inkling Gordon Hayward would leave Jazz

Gordon Hayward’s decision to leave the Utah Jazz to go to the Boston Celtics did not come as a complete shock to center Rudy Gobert.Gobert said Tuesday that he had a feeling Hayward was leaning toward joining the Celtics after the two met on July 3. Another of Hayward’s former teammates wasn’t shocked by the forward’s decision either. In reality, for various reasons, few seem particularly...
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CJ McCollum laughs at Dion Waiters’ personal shooting guard rankings

Dion Waiters is supremely confident in his own abilities — even when everyone else is laughing at him. The Miami Heat shooting guard ranked the top five players at his position on a recent appearance on FS1’s “The Herd,” and he put himself in at No. 4 — ahead of everyone but James Harden, Klay Thompson, and Dwyane Wade. That caught the attention of Portland Trail Blazers shooting...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson admits Lions’ losing was factor in retirement decision

Calvin Johnson was always one of the NFL’s quieter superstars, but having been retired for over a year, the former wide receiver is opening up on his decision. Johnson, visiting Italy for Italian Bowl XXXVII last week, told media that the Detroit Lions’ lack of Super Bowl contention was a factor in his decision to retire at age 30. “I mean, I thought about [changing teams],” Johnson...
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July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

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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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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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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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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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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