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Alex Rodriguez interested in becoming an agent?

Alex Rodriguez might just be lining up a new career. Rumor has it that the former New York Yankee third baseman has interest in becoming an agent, and his recent reported actions would give that story some credence. Rodriguez’s nephew, Joe Dunand, was selected by the Miami Marlins as the No. 51 pick in the MLB Draft. Dunand got a $1 million deal upon signing — and, according to FanRag...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

MLB reportedly wants Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo in Home Run Derby

Major League Baseball wants a Chicago Cubs slugger involved in the Home Run Derby.According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the league is lobbying Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo to participate in the Derby in Miami.Rizzo, in particular, is a Florida native, and there would certainly be appeal in having a native son from the reigning champions competing against Marlins hometown star...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Reunion with Spurs an option for George Hill

Could George Hill be going back to the place where it all began?Ben Rohrbach of Yahoo! Sports reports Friday that while a return to the Utah Jazz remains Hill’s preference, the San Antonio Spurs are his second choice. The 31-year-old Hill, an unrestricted free agent, spent the first three seasons of his NBA career in San Antonio and became a favorite of head coach Gregg Popovich...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Kings, Jeff Teague reportedly have mutual interest

The Sacramento Kings may not be willing to give No. 5 overall pick De’Aaron Fox the keys to the castle right away.According to a report by Leo Beas of Cowbell Kingdom on Friday, the Kings and unrestricted free agent point guard Jeff Teague share mutual interest. Darren Collison and Ty Lawson split virtually all of the starts at point guard for Sacramento last season, but both are...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Andre Iguodala reportedly has no plans to meet with Warriors in free agency

Andre Iguodala is setting up his free agent meetings, and, at least initially, the Golden State Warriors reportedly will not get one. League sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes and Zach Lowe that, at the moment, Iguodala has no plans to meet with the Warriors during the initial free agency period. It’s unclear who Iguodala will be meeting with, though Minnesota, San Antonio, the LA...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Warriors reportedly may consider signing Dewayne Dedmon

The Golden State Warriors may be eyeing a new starting center.Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports reports on Friday that the defending champions would consider signing Dewayne Dedmon if Andre Iguodala leaves in free agency. Amick also notes that incumbent Warriors center Zaza Pachulia is a free agent as well and that the full mid-level exception would be in play if Golden State stays above...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards open to dealing Porter, pick to rent George

The Washington Wizards are apparently feeling lucky.ESPN’s Zach Lowe reports on Friday that the Wizards would “likely” deal forward Otto Porter plus one protected pick to rent Paul George for a year.The 24-year-old Porter, an up-and-coming 3-and-D combo forward, is a restricted free agent this offseason, so for now, any deal involving him would have to be of the sign-and-trade variety...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Nike complains Rob Gronkowski logo looks too much like Jumpman

Nike is not happy with Rob Gronkowski’s company, arguing that the player’s official logo is too similar to another famous symbol. Gronkowski’s company, Gronk Nation L.L.C., filed to trademark a logo of Gronkowski spiking a football to be used on apparel and exercise equipment. Nike is formally challenging the filing with the USPTO Trial & Appeal Board, stating that Gronkowski...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jackson confused free agent with 1990s Bulls footage

Now that the disaster that was the Phil Jackson era with the New York Knicks has come to a close, we are sure to hear many stories about all the things the 11-time NBA champion did wrong. Apparently one of them was showing off footage from his legendary Chicago Bulls teams.In his in-depth look at Jackson’s disappointing three years with the Knicks, Frank Isola of the New York Daily...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

A-Rod says he gets mistaken for J-Lo’s security guard

Alex Rodriguez is one of the most well-known athletes in sports history, but apparently the former MLB star is a lot less recognizable when he doesn’t have a baseball bat in his land.Rodriguez was a guest on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon Thursday, and naturally the topic of his relationship with Jennifer Lopez came up. A-Rod, who is fourth on baseball’s all-time home run list...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics won’t trade top young players, picks for George

The Boston Celtics still want Paul George, but they’re not prepared to give up that much to get him.ESPN’s Zach Lowe details the pursuit of George in a new column and notes that, much as the Celtics want to bring in both George and Gordon Hayward, they are aware that they would not be able to sign George to a long-term deal under such a scenario unless they elected to trade Al Horford...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks won’t request permission to speak with Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri was one of the first names that came up after the New York Knicks severed ties with Phil Jackson, but the team is reportedly going to go in another direction.Both ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star are now saying that the Knicks will not request permission to speak with or interview Ujiri. That’s surprising, especially since the Knicks are being...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Curry's game-worn NBA Finals jersey sells for record price

The jersey worn by Stephen Curry during Game 3 of this year’s NBA Finals sold at an auction Thursday night, and it went for a record amount of cash.According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the game-worn jersey sold for $135,060. The previous record for a piece of game-used NBA memorabilia was $100,040, which someone paid for the jersey Kobe Bryant wore in his final All-Star game last year...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Eagles waive WR Dorial Green-Beckham

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday that they have waived wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. A second-round pick of the Titans back in 2015, Green-Beckham was traded from Tennessee to the Eagles last year after he failed to live up to expectations. There was talk of him possibly taking on a No. 1 role in Philly, but Green-Beckham caught just 36 passes for 392 yards and two...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers not expecting to trade for Paul George

The Los Angeles Lakers have made it no secret that they want Paul George, but it appears they are willing to wait another year to land the star swingman.As Mark Medina of the LA Daily News wrote this week, the Lakers are positioning themselves to have as much salary cap space as possible to pursue potential free agents like George, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook next offseason...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Steelers' Artie Burns arrested for driving with suspended license

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns was arrested Thursday night for driving with a suspended license.Andy Slater of 940-AM WINZ reports that Slater was stopped by police in Miami Beach when they noticed his license plate had an expired tag. They later determined that Burns’ driver’s license had been suspended and arrested the 22-year-old.According to Slater, court records...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers disappointed in Chris Paul’s exit: It ‘bugs me’

The Los Angeles Clippers appear to be heading for a rebuilding phase with Chris Paul no longer in the picture, and head coach Doc Rivers is bummed out about it.On Thursday, Rivers told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that there is no truth to the reports that Paul left in part because he wasn’t getting along with his teammates or coach. Rivers also said that he is disappointed “Lob City...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls shopping Rajon Rondo, likely to waive him

The Chicago Bulls would like to trade Rajon Rondo, but they have very limited time to accomplish that.Rondo is set to make $13.4 million in the final year of his deal next season if he remains on the Bulls roster through Friday. However, the Bulls will only have to pay him $3 million if they renounce his rights before the end of the day. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune expects...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Trout ‘anxious’ to return for Angels

Mike Trout is continuing to make strides in his rehab from thumb surgery, and the Los Angeles Angels star says he is ready to return to the lineup.Mentally, at least.Trout joined the Angels for their short road trip to play the Los Angeles Dodgers this week, and he sat down with FOX Sports West before Thursday’s game. Having missed 35 games this season, Trout said he is “anxious...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Jim Boeheim rips ‘idiot’ Tom Crean over draft criticism

Jim Boeheim on Thursday ripped former Indiana coach Tom Crean for his draft-night criticism of one of Boeheim’s former Syracuse players.Orange forward Tyler Lydon was taken in the first round by the Denver Nuggets, No. 24 overall last week. Crean, who was fired by Indiana, served as a draft analyst on The Vertical’s draft night show. He didn’t think much of the Lydon pick.“I don...
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June 30, 2017  |  Discuss

John Calipari vehemently denies Knicks rumors

John Calipari may be halfway across the planet, but it still didn’t take him long to respond to the rumors linking him to the New York Knicks.Thursday afternoon, ESPN’s Ian Begley reported that a Calipari rep expressed interest in the Knicks’ presidency job on behalf of the coach.Kentucky was asked to comment on the report and said Calipari was in Egypt for the FIBA World Cup and...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Kyrie Irving could go to Jazz in potential Paul George trade

It’s NBA offseason rumor time, and we may have our craziest trade rumor yet.SiriusXM NBA host Mitch Lawrence reported on Twitter Thursday that the Cavs, Jazz and Pacers are talking about a potential 3-way trade that would send Paul George and George Hill to Cleveland, and Kyrie Irving to the Jazz. This would be a complicated deal, as would any involving George. The Pacers’ asking...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant expected to be out through weekend

Kris Bryant may have been optimistic about avoiding a DL stint, but apparently the Chicago Cubs are a little more concerned about the status of their third baseman.Bryant sprained his ankle during Wednesday's game, though the reigning MVP said Thursday he was feeling better and hopeful he would avoid the DL. Cubs manager Joe Maddon apparently feels otherwise.According to the Chicago...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Raiders reportedly will not be able to extend Khalil Mack until next year

This offseason was supposed to be the one of major extensions for the Raiders’ key players. Instead, one of their young stars will have to wait for his pay day. The Raiders on Thursday extended right guard Gabe Jackson for five years at $56 million. Between the Jackson deal and the big money the Raiders gave to quarterback Derek Carr last week, they won’t have any room this offseason...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: John Calipari expressed interest in Knicks presidency

Maybe the itch to compete in the NBA still hasn’t escaped John Calipari.ESPN New York’s Ian Begley reported on Thursday that Calipari’s people reached out to the Knicks to express interest in their presidency. Begley says the Knicks do not have interest in Calipari at the moment. Though it is unconfirmed, Begley presumes Calipari would be interested in a dual-job of coaching the...
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June 29, 2017  |  Discuss
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