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Seattle Times writer apologizes to Michael Bennett

The writer who inspired Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett to boycott a local Seattle newspaper has issued an apology.Over the weekend, Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times published a feature that praised Bennett for the work he does in the community but criticized him for his “incredibly childish” behavior at times. As an example, Calkins cited the incident last postseason in...
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May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Warriors owner: We were better than Cavs last year

Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob just gave the Cleveland Cavaliers some bulletin board material for the NBA Finals.After his Warriors swept the San Antonio Spurs to reach their third consecutive finals, Lacob said he wants the Cavs again because he feels the Warriors were the better team last year. The Cavs and Warriors have met in the Finals two years in a row, with Golden...
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May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich: Criticism of Warriors is ‘disrespectful’

The Golden State Warriors on Monday finished off a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, making them 12-0 in the playoffs so far.The Warriors were expected before the season to compete for the NBA title and reach their third consecutive finals, which they have done. Despite the lofty expectations, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich says not giving credit to...
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May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

David West’s perplexed face in Game 4 becomes meme

The Golden State Warriors are headed to another NBA Finals appearance as well as another trip to the Meme Hall of Fame. In the second quarter of the Warriors’ series-clinching victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, veteran big man David West was caught with a expression of bewilderment on his face. Needless to say, the Internet promptly did its thing. West finishes the Western...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Predators fans throw catfish on ice to celebrate Stanley Cup berth

The Nashville Predators clinched their first ever berth to the Stanley Cup Finals, and a franchise tradition helped the team celebrate.Fans threw a dead catfish onto the ice after the Predators sealed a 6-3 win in Game 6 over the Anaheim Ducks to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. The Predators first began play in 1998, and it took six seasons before the new franchise finally made...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Manu Ginobili receives ovation, chants in potential last career game

Manu Ginobili was treated by the San Antonio Spurs as if Game 4 of the Western Conference finals might have been his final game ever. The game started with him in the starting lineup, and ended with him playing 35 minutes and receiving an ovation from the crowd.The start marked Ginobili's first in the playoffs since 2013. Earlier in the day, the soon-to-be 40-year-old talked about...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Ex-Baylor coach Morriss battling Alzheimer's disease

Guy Morriss spent time as the head football coach at Kentucky and Baylor. However, he is now facing a battle that likely stems from his time as an offensive lineman in the NFL.Morriss was selected in the second round of the 1973 NFL Draft by the Eagles. He went on to play 11 seasons for the franchise as well as four for the Patriots. Morriss was a member of two Super Bowl teams and...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Lamar Jackson receives key to his hometown city in Florida

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson recently received an awesome honor.Jackson, who won the Heisman Trophy last season, received the keys to his city of Pompano Beach, Fla. Jackson attended high school in Boynton Beach and scored 53 touchdowns in two seasons on varsity. He went on to Louisville where he blossomed into a star in just his second season. As a sophomore last year, Jackson...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Viktor Arvidsson had bloody ‘R’ on forehead after hit

After being on the receiving end of a hit during Monday’s game, Viktor Arvidsson had a cut on his forehead that bled in the shape of a letter.During the first period of Game 6 of this year’s Western Conference Final, Arvidsson was on the unfortunate end of a big hit from Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie. Take a look. As a result, the Predators forward was left with a bloody “R...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge’s son running for congressional seat in Utah

Mr. Ainge may be going to Washington.Tanner Ainge, the son of Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, announced on Monday that he has filed paperwork to run for a House of Representatives seat in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District. The elder Ainge also tweeted out his well wishes. The Ainge family has some ties to Utah — you may remember that Danny first made a name for himself...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Josh Jackson will reportedly have to attend anger management classes

With just over a month to go before the draft, NBA teams have a new development to pore over at the top of the lottery. Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star reports on Monday that former Kansas Jayhawks star Josh Jackson will have to attend anger management classes as part of a diversion agreement for a misdemeanor vandalism incident back in December. The agreement also stipulates...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

New lawsuit alleges NFL knew about CTE for decades

Is it possible the National Football League was aware of and made efforts to conceal chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) for decades? A recently filed lawsuit alleges exactly that.A lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania state court by the estate of Adrian Robinson Jr., a former NFL linebacker who committed suicide in 2015 and was later determined to have suffered from CTE, claims the...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge gets special fan section at Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees are wasting little time with their marketing efforts for emerging star Aaron Judge.The Yankees have created a special fan rooting section for Judge called “The Judge’s Chambers.” The area features three rows of seats surrounded by wood paneling like a jury box. It can seat 18 people. Judge, who has clubbed 15 home runs this season, thinks it’s a cool idea.”I...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Magic reportedly hire Raptors GM Jeff Weltman as new president

The Orlando Magic have made a decision about the future of their front office.According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Magic have hired Raptors GM Jeff Weltman and will make him their new president of basketball operations. Weltman served as an assistant GM for the Milwaukee Bucks before being hired by the Raptors as vice president of basketball operations. He was promoted...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Donald not at Rams' voluntary OTAs, reportedly over contract

Aaron Donald is not present for the Los Angeles Rams’ voluntary offseason team activities, and that decision reportedly has to do with his contract.NFL Media’s Steve Wyche says all indications are that Donald is skipping voluntary OTAs in Thousand Oaks, Calif., because of his contract. The Rams recently picked up Donald’s option for 2018, meaning the defensive lineman is set to be...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike and Mike reportedly not speaking off air

As “Mike & Mike” heads for the end of its successful run, reports are emerging about the deteriorating relationship between the two.SI’s Richard Deitsch spoke with multiple people close to the show who say the two ESPN hosts — Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic — are hardly speaking to each other off-air.Various sources described things to Deitsch as a “poisonous atmosphere”, said...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger urges NFL players to self-report concussions

Concussions have long been a hot topic in the NFL, and concerns about them have resurfaced over the last week. Gisele Bundchen, wife of New England Patriots superstar quarterback Tom Brady, made headlines when she claimed her husband had suffered a concussion last season despite the team saying no such injury occurred. That has led to a back-and-forth debate about what’s true and...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Jets waive WR Devin Smith

Devin Smith’s run with the New York Jets has already come to a disappointing end. Smith has been waived by the Jets on Monday. The former second-round pick is recovering from a second torn ACL and is out for the 2017 season. Smith, who was picked by the Jets No. 37 overall in 2015, has only played in 14 games, catching one touchdown pass. He played in just four games last season...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Elam arrested for grand theft, battery

Matt Elam has been arrested for the second time this year, according to a report. TMZ Sports says Elam was arrested Monday morning in Delray Beach, Fla., for grand theft and battery. Elam was arrested earlier this year for possession of marijuana and other drugs. Elam, a 2013 first-round pick of the Ravens, recorded four tackles in nine games last season after returning from a knee...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: John Wall wants bigger picture plan before committing to Wizards long-term

John Wall isn’t about to lock himself into a long-term contract without getting some assurances first. J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports on Monday that while signing Wall to an extension this offseason is “the top priority” for the Wizards, the All-Star point guard wants to see “a bigger picture plan on where the franchise is headed” before committing for the long run. Wall...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: O.J. Simpson's parole hearing set for July

The Nevada parole board will hear the pleas for freedom from 673 convicted felons in July, and O.J. Simpson will be among them.Simpson, who was incarcerated after being convicted of organizing a 2007 armed robbery at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, could walk out of the Lovelock Correctional Center as early as October of this year if his parole is granted, reports...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue seems to think Marcus Smart’s big game was fluke

Marcus Smart put together a monster game for the Boston Celtics in their upset win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night.Smart led the Celtics with 27 points on 8-for-14 shooting. He was 7 of 10 on 3-pointers, which represents a huge improvement over his career 29.1 percent mark from deep.Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue seems to be...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

JR Smith credits ‘luck of the Irish’ for Avery Bradley’s game-winner

J.R. Smith thinks the Boston Celtics may have had some help from a higher power in their Game 3 upset victory over his Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.Speaking with reporters at Cavs practice on Monday, Smith commented on how Avery Bradley’s game-winning three-pointer “danced around” the basket and denied Cleveland the opportunity for a last shot. He even went so far as to call it...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Cris Cyborg-Angela Magana fight video emerges

Video of the confrontation between Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana outside the UFC fighters’ hotel on Sunday has emerged.Cyborg and Magana got into an altercation outside the hotel where the fighters were staying for their Las Vegas retreat. Cyborg, a UFC featherweight, apparently confronted Magana about a rude tweet she sent in late April, leading to a response from Magana. Cyborg...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving: Cavs were served ‘slice of humble pie’

There’s been a common theme among some of the Cleveland Cavaliers following their Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.The Cavs were up by 21 points in the third quarter and allowed the Celtics to get back in the game and eventually win it by three points. Cleveland was up 2-0 in the series after cruising to victories in the first two games and appeared poised to go...
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May 22, 2017  |  Discuss
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