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Baker Mayfield is a big Russell Westbrook fan

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield knows a thing or two about Russell Westbrook’s importance to the state.Mayfield admitted he’s a big fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder guard, even taking a few cues from him.“I’ve never seen anyone play the way he has. It’s been so much fun to watch,” Mayfield said of Westbrook, via ESPN’s Jake Trotter. “He’s got a rock — or a boulder — on his shoulder...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry vents frustrations after poor Game 1

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry had a very forgettable Game 1 as his team opened the NBA Playoffs with a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.Sunday, a day after the 97-83 defeat, Lowry vented some frustration over his four-point, 2-of-11 shooting performance — and how good Milwaukee defended him. Lowry’s playoff struggles, particularly in the first round, are nothing new. If he can...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

John Wall runs into Wizards fan in stands (Video)

John Wall was all over the place during the Washington Wizards’ Game 1 win over the Atlanta Hawks in their opening round playoff series on Sunday, including in the stands. Wall had 32 points and 14 assists, as well as two crowd appearances in the 114-107 win. The Wizards were up 112-103 in the final minute when Wall went flying into the stands chasing after a ball and collided with...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Denver reporter shoots down report about Lynch's work ethic

Paxton Lynch has a great opportunity to win the starting quarterback job for the Denver Broncos in training camp this season, but one report claims the former Memphis star is not putting in enough work. Although, one person who knows the the team well says that report is completely false.Former NFL scout Bryan Broaddus, who now writes for DallasCowboys.com, told the Shan and RJ show...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Knicks reportedly like draft prospect Frank Ntilikina

An intriguing NBA draft prospect was working out at gym in Manhattan on Sunday, and the New York Knicks are said to have interest in him. Frank Ntilikina, a 6-foot-5 French point guard, worked out at Carmelo Anthony’s midtown gym Sunday, per Tommy Beer. Trainer Chris Brinkley shared the video of Ntilikina: ESPN New York says some with the Knicks are fans of Ntilikina. Ntilikina...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Christian McCaffrey has declined all private workout requests

Many NFL draft prospects have been spending the past couple of weeks participating in private workouts for teams. Christian McCaffrey has not been among them.Pro Football Talk reports that McCaffrey has turned down all private workout requests.Mike Florio, who reports the news, believes the reason for McCaffrey’s approach is that there is more risk than reward to the private workouts...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Westbrook shares info about his relationship with Harden

Russell Westbrook doesn’t express affection towards opponents when on the basketball court, even if he does off of it.Westbrook is actually friends with James Harden. The two have known each other on the courts since there days as youths in Los Angeles. Then they became teammates in Oklahoma City before Harden was traded to Houston. This year they’re battling for the NBA MVP award...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Tigers concerned Justin Verlander is tipping pitches

After Justin Verlander gave up a career-high nine earned runs in just four innings on Saturday, the Detroit Tigers are looking for answers.The Cleveland Indians teed off on Verlander for three home runs in a 13-6 victory despite the fact that Verlander’s stuff looked sharp. Though he left a few pitches up, on a few occasions, the Indians seemed to be right on top of whatever Verlander...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Lawyer thinks Hernandez will be let out of prison

Was being acquitted in his double murder trial just the first in a series of legal victories to come for Aaron Hernandez? His new lawyer thinks so.Jose Baez, who served as Hernandez’s attorney for the double murder trial, believes Hernandez could eventually get out of prison.“I think so, I think so,” Baez told TMZ when asked in an interview whether he thinks Hernandez will get out...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

UNC star Justin Jackson, Florida Gators GF get engaged

If Justin Jackson wants to have an even better month in May than the one he had in April, the North Carolina basketball star is really going to have to get creative.Jackson, who recently declared for the NBA Draft, helped lead the Tar Heels to a national championship less than two weeks ago. He might tell you that is the second-best thing that has happened to him this month, as Jackson...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Director: McGregor would be approved for Nevada boxing license

As Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather continue to talk about a potential boxing fight between them, there is one thing that we know: the state of Nevada will not stand in the way of such a match. In fact, they will help facilitate it.Nevada State Athletic Commissioner Bob Bennett told the Daily Star that McGregor would be approved for a boxing license despite not having boxed professionally...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons will match offer sheets for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

The Detroit Pistons are intent on keeping guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from leaving this summer.Caldwell-Pope is set to be a restricted free agent, but according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the team is ready to match any offer sheet that comes in for him. That includes potential max contract offers.The Pistons know that with a tight salary cap situation, they would...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley responds to Hawks trolling him

The Atlanta Hawks trolled Charles Barkley during the week after the NBA regular season came to a close, and now Barkley has responded.During “Inside the NBA” on Sunday prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoff series between the Hawks and Wizards, Barkley got his chance to respond to Atlanta.“I saw that the Atlanta Hawks called me out,” said Barkley on TNT. “So listen, I...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

LeBron shoots down hypothetical question after win

LeBron James is not a huge fan of what-ifs.James reacted negatively to a question after the Cleveland Cavaliers managed to escape with a 109-108 win over the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Saturday when asked what would have happened if C.J. Miles’s last-second jumper had fallen.“I don’t know. There’s no way to even answer that question,” James...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks players openly opposed to triangle offense

Phil Jackson’s management sounds as unpopular among New York Knicks players as it is with the team's fanbase.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, Knicks players are in “open rebellion” against the triangle offense favored by the team president, with players completely uninterested in the scheduled offseason triangle regimen.Despite all this, Jackson remains committed...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Doug Marrone: Jaguars starting over with Bortles

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been frequently perplexed by the issues Blake Bortles had had, and coach Doug Marrone believes there’s only one solution.Marrone said the Jaguars are essentially rebuilding Bortles from the ground up in the hopes that it will bring improvements.“We have to go back and build [Bortles’] foundation from the beginning,” Marrone said, via Ryan O’Halloran...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Jets could release Bryce Petty before season

The New York Jets have drafted plenty of quarterbacks over the past few years, but they may end up releasing one of them before the 2017 season officially begins.The Jets recently signed veteran Josh McCown, and it seems like he could be a one-year bridge option while New York grooms its younger players. And if the team decides to draft yet another QB this year, Manish Mehta of the...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Blount running out of time to re-sign with Patriots?

LeGarrette Blount and the New England Patriots have mutual interest in continuing their relationship, but the veteran running back may end up having to find a new home if he sticks to his current salary demands.Mike Reiss of ESPN.com speculates that the Patriots have held visits with veteran running backs like Adrian Peterson and Mike Gillislee because they are preparing to have...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Michael Porter Jr: ‘I want to win in college’

Michael Porter Jr. doesn’t want to be the next top lottery pick to get his numbers in his one-and-done season but miss the NCAA Tournament.Speaking at the Jordan Brand Classic earlier this week, the five-star forward said that he doesn’t want to follow the mold of Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons, a pair who could go as the back-to-back No. 1 overall picks in the NBA Draft despite...
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April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Jim Kelly backs nephew Chad with Instagram post

NFL Draft prospect Chad Kelly is getting some serious support at a time when he could really use it.Kelly’s uncle, Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly, shared this Instagram post on Saturday in which he went to bat for his nephew.“His work ethic is unmatched. He will be back stronger than ever,” Jim said.Here’s the post: Chad Kelly underwent wrist surgery earlier this week that is supposed...
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April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Isaiah Thomas’ sister killed in highway accident

A horrible tragedy has struck the family of Isaiah Thomas just one day before the NBA playoffs.Craig Sailor of the Tacoma News Tribune reports on Saturday that Chyna J. Thomas, the 22-year-old sister of the Boston Celtics guard, was killed in a one-car accident on the Interstate 5 in Washington.The wreck is said to have occurred around 5 AM on Saturday morning, and Thomas died at...
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April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Heat owner hints at re-signing Dion Waiters, James Johnson on Instagram

After perhaps the greatest in-season turnaround in NBA history fell just short of a playoff berth, the Miami Heat may already be looking ahead to running it back with the same core next year.Heat owner Micky Arison posted an Easter-themed selfie with Dion Waiters and James Johnson to Instagram on Friday with a caption hinting at the duo being a part of the team’s future. Miami completed...
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April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cardale Jones unleashes 66-yard throw at Ohio State spring game

Cardale Jones still has that famous arm strength, as he proved on Saturday.The Ohio State Buckeyes held their annual spring football game in Columbus, and Jones was present to take part in a throwing competition. The current Buffalo Bills quarterback and NCAA champion uncorked a flat-footed 66-yard toss from the end zone. That’s why Jones has an NFL job, and it’s why there are rumors...
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April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Paul George upset he did not get final shot for Pacers

Paul George is not happy that he didn’t get the last chance to give the Pacers a win over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of their playoff series on Saturday.With George being heavily guarded by Cleveland, C.J. Miles ended up taking the last shot for Indiana. He had a good look at the basket but missed his shot off the rim, resulting in the Pacers losing 109-108.After the game, PG13 said...
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April 15, 2017  |  Discuss

JR Smith prematurely celebrates half-court airball (Video)

Sometimes, heaves from near midcourt go in. Often, they don’t. During Game 1 of the first round series between the Cavaliers and Pacers, J.R. Smith was really sure his was going to be good. With less than three seconds remaining in the third quarter, Smith received a pass from Richard Jefferson and dribbled up the floor. Before reaching midcourt, Smith launched a shot off of one...
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April 15, 2017  |  Discuss
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