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Antonio Brown's phone number leaked on Twitter by ex-GF

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown is going to need some new digits.Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Instagram model and actress Jena Frumes, leaked the five-time Pro Bowler’s phone number in a tweet on Sunday. The tweet has since been deleted, but 412 is indeed a Pittsburgh area code. A call to the above phone number now returns a “the wireless customer you are calling is not available...
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June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch immediately becomes No. 1 selling NFL jersey

Marshawn Lynch is already providing a commercial windfall for the Oakland Raiders. The running back already has the top-selling jersey in the NFL for the month of May after announcing his return to the game. Interestingly, rookie Houston quarterback DeShaun Watson debuts in the top five, Pittsburgh’s James Conner proves a popular hometown pick at No. 11, and Colin Kaepernick remains...
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June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Chiefs impressed by Tyreek Hill's improvement as receiver

The Kansas City Chiefs are focused on Tyreek Hill’s development as a wide receiver, and they’re happy with what they’re seeing.The Chiefs are devising a plan to manage Hill’s workload with regards to kick and punt returns to maximize his effectiveness on offense, with coaches raving about his progress there.“He’s really just scratching the surface as a wide receiver — (he) just keeps...
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June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Draymond Green questions officiating from Game 4

Draymond Green seemed a bit perplexed by the officiating after Game 4 of the NBA Finals.Green blamed the flood of early foul calls for the Golden State Warriors’ inability to be aggressive, and found it all rather strange.“When we’re tied up, what can we do?” Green told Shams Charania of the Vertical. “When we’ve got guys – like Steph [Curry], Klay [Thompson], me, [Kevin Durant]...
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June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA star sells LeBron jersey, other items in bankruptcy sale

Darius Miles earned tens of millions of dollars during his seven-year career, but the former NBA player has nothing left — not even his autographed LeBron James jersey.Miles filed for bankruptcy about a year ago, and TMZ reports that he recently sold most of his possessions to pay back creditors. Among the items Miles sold included an autographed LeBron jersey, which went for $1...
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June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lacy can collect another $55K for being under 250

Eddie Lacy can continue collecting bonus money from the Seattle Seahawks as long as he keeps losing weight, and the next check could reportedly be coming on Monday.According to Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com, Lacy can earn another $55,000 bonus if he weighs in at 250 pounds or less on Monday. Lacy weighed 253 when he collected his first bonus back on May 15, so he’ll have to have lost...
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June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Glover hid back injury from Nationals before blown save

Athletes are always trying to push themselves and generally hate sitting out due to injury, but those who play through it sometimes hurt their teams more than they help them.Take the case of Washington Nationals closer Koda Glover, who tweaked his back before Saturday’s game and promptly blew the save in an eventual 6-3 defeat. The kicker? He hid the issue from the Nationals until...
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June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Pachulia will not be disciplined over Game 4 swipe

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia will face no extra discipline for his groin swipe on Iman Shumpert in Game 4, according to a report.USA Today’s Sam Amick reported that, after a routine investigation by the league office, Pachulia is off the hook for potential discipline — as is everyone else. There was some thought that Pachulia could face a suspension for his actions...
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June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Maverick Carter praises LeBron over 'greatest play ever'

LeBron James has produced many highlight plays over the course of his eight career NBA Finals appearances, but longtime manager Maverick Carter thinks what he did in Friday’s Game 4 stands head and shoulders above the rest.On Saturday, Carter called James’ self alley-oop off the glass in the third quarter of Cleveland’s 137-116 victory over Golden State his “greatest play ever” in...
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June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Golden Tate thinks he’s underpaid

Golden Tate thinks he deserves to get paid like more of a golden boy.On Thursday, the Detroit Lions wideout tweeted the following in response to Julian Edelman’s contract extension with the New England Patriots. Tate elaborated at a charity softball game on Saturday.“I saw my buddy get extended and that’s obviously the goal,” said the ex-Pro Bowler, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit...
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June 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Harry Giles says knees are 100 percent healthy

A litany of knee injuries have sent Harry Giles’ draft stock tumbling, but he insists that he has finally overcome them.At a predraft workout for the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, the 19-year-old big man prospect said that his knees are 100 percent healthy, per Rod Beard of the Detroit News. The 6-foot-10 Giles was once projected to be a top-five pick in the 2017 draft, but he tore...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Draymond Green enjoyed being jeered by Cavs fans

Draymond Green loves to play the heel.The Golden State Warriors forward admitted that he loved the boos and jeers after he was hit with a technical foul on Friday night, because it means he’s on their minds.“They make me feel good,” Green said, via Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated. “They show me how important I am to them. They come to the game thinking about me. If you come to the...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Wes Wilcox the frontrunner to become Bucks GM?

Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens may be bringing another Wes aboard.According to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times on Saturday, former Atlanta Hawks GM Wes Wilcox made a “strong impression” in his interview for the same position with the Bucks and may have become the frontrunner. Wilcox has been with the Hawks since 2012 and ascended to the GM position in 2015 before being...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Referee John Goble explains Draymond Green technical snafu

The NBA’s Game 4 referees attributed the Draymond Green technical foul confusion to miscommunication with the scorer’s table.Referee John Goble explained that the referees had intended to give a first quarter technical to Steve Kerr all along, but it was attributed to Green — a mistake that was not corrected until the forward actually was T’d up in the second half.“In the moment...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: NBA reviewing Zaza Pachulia groin punch

Zaza Pachulia could be subject to additional NBA discipline thanks to his actions in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.According to USA Today’s Sam Amick, the league is reviewing several incidents from Game 4, including Pachulia’s groin shot on Cleveland forward Iman Shumpert. As Amick notes, this is standard operating procedure, so it doesn’t necessarily mean Pachulia is going to get a suspension...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki sends great tweet about NBA Live glitch

Dirk Nowitzki’s Twitter game remains strong.The Dallas Mavericks star took note of a tweet from EA Sports’s NBA Live account detailing some sort of in-game issue with Nowitzki — the virtual one, that is. The real one made clear that he wants the glitch fixed as soon as possible, because he has enough problems as it is. Dirk tends to be hilariously unfiltered and self-depreciating...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Oregon State coach vouches for Luke Heimlich’s character

As controversy continues to surround Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, his coach vouched for his character. On Friday, Oregon State coach Pat Casey said it would be Heimlich’s decision if he was going to pitch against Vanderbilt in the College World Series, before sticking up for the pitcher. “I can just tell you that he is a fine young man and for every second that he’s been on...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley says he’s spending next six weeks on ‘fat farm’

Charles Barkley will miss the rest of the NBA Finals, the NBA Awards, and the start of the offseason. Why? He’s off to “fat camp.”Barkley made the announcement on NBA TV’s postgame show Friday night, saying he needs to get in shape and is taking the opportunity to do so in the offseason. Barkley added that he was going to San Antonio for it, though given his long history of taking...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Steph Curry does not appreciate squatting question after Game 4 (Video)

Every time Stephen Curry squats, there will be questions. That was the case after the Golden State Warriors lost Game 4 to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Curry was queried by NBC Sports’s Dan Feldman over another alleged squatting incident during a Draymond Green argument. Hilarity ensued. Curry’s exhausted-sounding “come on, man, this is crazy” is the best part, followed by Kevin...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Super Bowl rings include sly reference to 28-3

There was no way the New England Patriots were going to let their Super Bowl rings come together without making some reference to the epic comeback that earned them.Sure enough, it was reported on Saturday that the rings, while making no overt reference to the team’s comeback from down 28-3 against the Atlanta Falcons, did include a not-so-subtle nod — with 283 diamonds overall....
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Cavaliers were motivated for Game 4 by Warriors’ celebration plans

The Golden State Warriors were quite open about their desire and expectation to close out the Cleveland Cavaliers on their home floor, and it may well have backfired on them.Several Cleveland players spoke about how they were motivated in Game 4 of the NBA Finals by the words of some Warriors players, particularly Draymond Green, about celebrating in Cleveland.“You add, of course...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr thought original technical foul was called on Draymond Green

Even Steve Kerr was confused by the way the referees handled the Draymond Green un-ejection in Game 4.Green appeared to pick up his second technical foul of Game 4 of the NBA Finals during the third quarter on Friday, but the officials later said his first tech was actually on Steve Kerr (full details here).After the game, Kerr was asked about the first technical foul, which was...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Cavs fan ejected from Game 4 a friend of LeBron's

A Cleveland Cavaliers fan was ejected from Game 4 after getting into it with Matt Barnes while the referees were reviewing a scrum in the third quarter on Friday.As officials were reviewing the play where Zaza Pachulia got into it with Iman Shumpert and other Cavs players, Todd Leebow, a Cavs fan, got into it with Golden State’s players. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin explains that the man...
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June 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Draymond Green mom accuses Game 4 refs of being paid off

For the second year in a row, a family member of one of the Golden State Warriors’ best players accused an NBA Finals game against the Cleveland Cavaliers of being fixed. Draymond Green’s mom, Mary Babers, tweeted during Game 4 on Friday that the “officials have been officially paid!”: That was just a small taste of her tweets about the refs: What’s odd is that these tweets were...
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June 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Zaza Pachulia takes groin shot at Iman Shumpert in Game 4 scrum (Video)

Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia once again found himself embroiled in controversy in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. During a scrum for a loose ball on the floor, Pachulia got tied up and appeared to take a shot at Cleveland forward Iman Shumpert’s groin during the tangle. Pachulia was involved in a very controversial play against the San Antonio Spurs as well. Upon review,...
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June 09, 2017  |  Discuss
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