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Denzel Valentine defends Buddy Hield

National Player of the Year Denzel Valentine is sticking by his fellow player of the year candidate Buddy Hield. After Oklahoma was blown out in the Final Four Saturday 95-51 against Villanova, many people were mocking the Sooners (and to a lesser extent, Hield). Not Valentine, though. The Michigan State star is buddies with Hield and sent out these tweets defending his pal: Let...
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April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Lou Holtz had to change blue sweater during Ohio State visit

The rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan is among the fiercest in college football. We certainly know how serious Jim Harbaugh takes it. On Saturday, we received another reminder how things are on the Ohio State side. The Buckeyes held Student Appreciation Day, which includes food, fun, and the opportunity for autographs in conjunction with an Ohio State spring football practice...
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April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina vs Villanova betting line released

The betting line for the NCAA Tournament National Championship Game on Monday night between North Carolina and Villanova has been released, and the Tar Heels are the early favorite. The Tar Heels opened up as favored by anywhere from 1.5-3 points depending on the book. CG Technology had them as a 1.5-point favorite: North Carolina opens as a 1.5-point favorite over Villanova at...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Oklahoma gets hammered with memes during blowout

It was not easy being the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday. The team lost to Villanova in historic fashion 95-51 at the Final Four in Houston. The 44-point margin was the largest in NCAA Tournament semifinal history. Naturally, with the team getting crushed so badly, the joke was on the Sooner very early on in the second half. We’ve compiled the best jokes, memes and crying Jordan...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Donte Whitner dogs Browns organization on way out the door

Donte Whitner was released by the Cleveland Browns on Saturday and took somewhat of a parting shot at the team afterwards. Whitner bid the city adieu and then expressed disappointment with the timing of the move: I just wish they had common courtesy and would've done it weeks ago when free agency was going on... #25thHour... But I'll bounce back! — DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova blows out Oklahoma, head coach Wright feels bad for Sooners

Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats blew the doors of Oklahoma in one of the most impressive Final Four victories in history, but the coach still had empathy for his opponent. “That was just one of those nights,” Wright said of his team’s hot shooting in an interview with TBS’ Tracy Wolfson after the game. “I feel bad for Oklahoma; we’ve all had those nights. They’ve...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris pranked with Suns jersey and name plate (Video)

After a tumultuous start to the season, Markieff Morris’ time with the Suns came to an end when he was traded to the Wizards in February. Morris returned to Phoenix for the first time since being traded on Friday and was reminded of some unpleasant times upon arriving to Talking Stick Resort Arena. With it being April Fool’s Day, Morris became the subject of a prank involving...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Durant not a fan of Final Four gloating from teammates

Kevin Durant has two teammates whose alma maters are in the Final Four. Their gloating deeply annoys him. Randy Foye of Villanova and Dion Waiters of Syracuse share a locker room with Durant, and apparently they won’t shut up about the fact that their schools are in the Final Four. KD isn't a fan of having teammates college's in the #FinalFour. He also doesn't lose sleep about...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Alec Burks could return to Jazz lineup next week

Fighting for their playoff lives in the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz are set to see a big boost in the very near future. According to a report by Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune on Saturday, Jazz guard Alec Burks could make his return to the lineup next week. Burks, 24, has been sidelined since December after suffering a fractured left fibula that required surgery. He was...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Arcidiacano NBA ready?

Ryan Arcidiacano is the unquestioned leader of the Villanova Wildcats, but many fans are not satisfied knowing just how well a player does in college. They also want to know what’s in store for that player at the next level. And in the case of Arcidiacano, his NBA Draft prospects are not as bright as others. Arcidiacano is a fourth-year senior for Villanova and led the team to...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Bret Bielema still has issues with Tim Brewster

Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema has something of a history with the University of Minnesota. So imagine his surprise when, a year and a half ago, the former Wisconsin coach received an invite to speak to the Minnesota Football Coaches Association conference. “I said, ‘Yeah, right. These guys hate me,'” Bielema said Friday in his address to the conference, via Andy Greder...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers will try to trade Nick Young this summer

The relationship between D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young looks to be beyond the point of repair, which could mean that the two will likely be playing for different teams come next season. According to a report by Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times on Friday, the Lakers will try to trade Young away this summer. While it would hardly be the first time the team has attempted...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Broncos, 49ers agree to parameters of Colin Kaepernick trade

The 49ers and Denver Broncos reportedly have agreed to the parameters of a trade involving quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but there is one stumbling block. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the two sides have a deal in principle, but Kaepernick must agree to a restructured contract first. When Kaepernick was on the 49ers' roster through Thursday, his $11.9 million base salary for...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

A.J. Pollock hopes to return in 2016 after fracturing elbow

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock suffered a significant blow on Friday night when he fractured his elbow sliding into home plate head first. The outfielder will need surgery and, having suffered the same injury in 2010 that kept him out for an entire season, is determined not to let that happen again. “I’m going to push for it, yeah,” Pollock said of the prospect...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Al Horford's sister hits out at Cavs fans during game

Anna Horford, the sister of Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford, had a rough time dealing with Cavs fans during Friday’s game between Cleveland and Atlanta at Philips Arena. Anna is a big fan of her brother and the Hawks, so it’s no surprise she was passionate during the game. But she was dealing with some difficult Cavs fans on Twitter and responded with some insults. In one instance...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin expected to play Sunday, may need offseason surgery

Blake Griffin will likely make his return to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, but may not be out of the woods with regards to his knee injury. Griffin told the media that he’s not fully healed, but can manage the pain well enough to fight through it with the playoffs on the horizon. Doc Rivers said Blake Griffin will most likely start Sunday — Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue: Warriors are team to beat in NBA

Tyronn Lue disagrees with Kyrie Irving about who is the team to beat in the NBA. Irving said on Thursday that the Cavaliers were the team to beat in the NBA even though they lost to the Golden State Warriors in last year's NBA Finals, and the Warriors are looking even better this season. However, Lue, the team’s head coach, is saying publicly that the Dubs are the team to beat...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Bulls reportedly will not fire Fred Hoiberg for financial reasons

The Chicago Bulls had best get used to Fred Hoiberg, because finances dictate that he’ll be around for a while. According to the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Hoiberg’s job is not in any danger despite a poor season and rumors of an unsettled locker room. The reason is mostly financial. “Hoiberg is management’s guy now, and they are on the line for his success,” Wojnarowski...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey's ex-boyfriend zings Travis Browne in response

Ronda Rousey’s ex-boyfriend Brendan Schaub fired back at Travis Browne over a random jab sent by Rousey’s current boyfriend. On Thursday, Browne, who has been together with Rousey since last year, participated in the social media trend of “Throwback Thursday” by posting an old photo to his Twitter and Instagram accounts. The photo was of him beating Schaub in their 2014...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Lakers employees feared Nick Young-D'Angelo Russell situation would get physical

Apparently, in the eyes of some Los Angeles Lakers employees, the Nick Young-D’Angelo Russell saga has gone about as well as it could. According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, there was a fear that Young and Russell could end up in a physical confrontation, with coach Byron Scott openly saying that once upon a time it likely would have. Lakers employees were characterized...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Colin Kaepernick met with John Elway on Thursday

The Denver Broncos appear to still very much be in the hunt for Colin Kaepernick. According to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, Kapernick met with Broncos general manager John Elway in Denver on Thursday, which is at least the second meeting the two sides have had since March 15. There is no word as to the nature of the meeting, but notably, it took place on the same...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Raiders owner Mark Davis eyeing UNLV as possible stadium venue?

Add some more fuel to the fire that is the Raiders to Vegas rumors. In a pair of photos posted Friday to the Las Vegas Sands Twitter account on Friday, Raiders owner Mark Davis was shown touring Sam Boyd Stadium, the home of UNLV, with university president Len Jessup, adviser Don Snyder, athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy, and football coach Tony Sanchez. Mark Davis @RAIDERS...
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Explaining Adrien Broner's assault case at bowling alley

Adrien Broner is wanted for assault in Cincinnati, which begs the question of how and why he is allowed to fight in Washington D.C. against Ashley Theophane. The athletic commission in charge of approving the fight card agreed to let Broner box under the condition that he would turn himself in when he returned home to Cincinnati after the fight. Broner, 26, is wanted for allegedly...
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather: Adrien Broner was an alcoholic

Regardless of what Adrien Broner may say, the beef between him and Floyd Mayweather is very real. Mayweather Promotions is putting on a show in Washington D.C. that is being headlined by Broner and Ashley Theophane. Broner and Mayweather have gone back-and-forth multiple times over the past months, but things really came to a head with Mayweather ripping Broner. In an interview...
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Iverson doesn't like Tyronn Lue mocked for infamous step-over

Allen Iverson had many memorable plays during his career, but one moment that is getting a lot of play lately is his shot over Tyronn Lue in the 2001 NBA Finals. During Game 1 of the Finals between the Lakers and 76ers, Iverson made a shot and stepped over Lue, who was on the ground. Lue of course has gone into coaching and became the Cavaliers’ head coach earlier this year...
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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