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Pedro Martinez has extremely high praise for Chris Sale

Chris Sale has been better than advertised since he arrived in Boston, and arguably the best pitcher in Red Sox history is taking note.After Sale struck out 11 hitters in a 5-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night, Pedro Martinez heaped some incredibly high praise on the lefthander. Sale only recently turned 28, so he could conceivably have a better career in Boston than...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Paul George goes to Disneyland, gets recruited by Lakers fans

If Paul George wants to know just how wanted he is by Los Angeles Lakers fans, Disneyland is a great place for him to be.George visited Disneyland — located in Anaheim, Calif. — on Monday with his daughter and some friends. As you might expect, the 6-foot-9 NBA star was very recognizable. He ran into several Lakers fans who are hoping to see him in purple and gold in the near future...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas crossed up then stared down Markieff Morris

Isaiah Thomas had his Allen Iverson moment in the 2017 NBA playoffs. Thomas completely crossed up Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris late in Game 2 on Tuesday night and drained this jumper: Thomas, all 5-foot-9 of him, then stared Morris down after draining the shot. He shook Morris so well on that play that when I first saw it on TV, I was baffled at how wide open he was...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Brandon Roy reportedly shot during outdoor gathering

Brandon Roy was reportedly shot while attending an outdoor gathering in Los Angeles over the weekend, according to a report.King 5 in Seattle reports that Roy was an innocent bystander when he was struck. They say that the shooting may have been gang-related.The former 3-time NBA All-Star was treated in LA but has returned home to Washington, according to the report.Roy, 32, was...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Emotional Isaiah Thomas says he is playing for his sister

Isaiah Thomas enjoyed a historical performance in Tuesday night’s Game 2 win at home against the Washington Wizards and said he is doing it for his late sister.Thomas played a game to remember as he scored 53 points while leading Boston to a 129-119 overtime win. The Celtics guard was 18 of 33 from the field and 12 of 13 on free throws. What’s more is that Thomas did it all despite...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Sale brushes aside Manny Machado’s rant

Manny Machado caught the attention of many with his postgame rant on Tuesday night, but Chris Sale isn’t worried about it.Informed after Boston’s 5-2 win over Baltimore on Tuesday about Machado ripping the Red Sox, Sale said he wasn’t “losing any sleep” over the rant. Sale is the one who sparked the issue with Machado on Tuesday after throwing a heater behind the Orioles third baseman...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

John Elway ‘thrilled’ to not have to play against Jamaal Charles anymore

The Broncos bolstered their backfield on Tuesday, which led to John Elway breathing a sigh of relief.After spending the first nine seasons of his NFL career with the Chiefs, Jamaal Charles has signed with the division rival Broncos. Elway is thankful Charles is now on his side and no longer the opponent. Charles has played 13 games versus the Broncos, his highest total against any...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Manny Machado rips Red Sox after being thrown at again

A furious Manny Machado ripped into the Boston Red Sox following the Orioles’ 5-2 loss at Fenway Park on Tuesday night.Machado was upset because the Red Sox threw at him once again. During his first at-bat of the game, Boston’s Chris Sale dealt a pitch behind him. Baltimore manager Buck Showalter came out of the dugout after that pitch, which did not seem accidental. Both sides were...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Miguel Sano blasts home run over batter’s eye in center

Miguel Sano showed off some incredible power during Tuesday night’s Twins-A’s game at Target Field in Minnesota. Sano, who’s slugging over .700 this season, bashed his 8th home run of the season when he drilled a 2-run shot to center off Sonny Gray. The blast was so towering it cleared the batter’s eye in center field and landed in a special fan area: Sano has been carrying the Twins...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Wizards' Otto Porter gushes blood after collision

Otto Porter was gushing blood and had to exit the court during the third quarter of the Wizards’ playoff game against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.Porter was guarding Jae Crowder and then switched to defend Isaiah Thomas, who inadvertently hit him in the face.Porter was seen cupping his hands below his nose after being popped in the face and was cleared off the court. Washington...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Cubs World Series trophy reportedly damaged at Theo Epstein charity event

The Chicago Cubs World Series trophy was damaged when passed around the crowd at a Theo Epstein charity event over the weekend, according to a report.Epstein’s charity held its annual “Hot Stove Cool Music” concert on Saturday, and the World Series trophies he won as an executive for the Red Sox and Cubs were in the house. They were backstage for most of the show, but they were brought...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Judge shatters TV with batting practice home run

The legend of Aaron Judge continues to grow. Judge’s batting practice sessions have become appointment viewing and Tuesday was no different. Prior to the Yankees’ game against the Blue Jays, Judge was in the cage taking his customary swings when he launched a ball that ended up causing some damage. The 25-year-old launched a ball that found its way into one of the outfield terraces...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Sale throws behind Manny Machado (Video)

The bad blood between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles is far from becoming a thing of the past, and Chris Sale made that clear early in Tuesday night’s game. Sale, who is known for having pinpoint accuracy, threw a 97-mph fastball behind Manny Machado’s legs in the first inning. Both sides were immediately warned by the home plate umpire, and Machado could be heard hurling...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley still not over his issues with James Dolan

Charles Oakley is still bothered by his past issues with New York Knicks owner James Dolan.The former Knicks forward, who remains a fan favorite in New York, was asked at a charity event Tuesday whether he has moved past his issues with Dolan.“Some things don’t go away,” the former Knicks forward said, via Newsday’s Neil Best. “It’s just wrong.”Oakley has been charged with three...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Adam Jones gets standing ovation from Red Sox fans

One night after he was taunted with racial slurs and dealt with what he described as the worst fan abuse of his career, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones received a standing ovation from the fans at Fenway Park.In his first at-bat of the game Tuesday night, Jones received a prolonged round of applause from Boston Red Sox fans after pitcher Chris Sale stepped off the mound to...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball reportedly wants Lonzo’s rookie shoe to be $200

We’ve heard a little less from LaVar Ball now that UCLA’s season has concluded, but there will still be a window for him to talk as the NBA Draft nears.LaVar’s son, Lonzo, is expected to be a top-five pick and potentially could go first or second overall. LaVar has long held a master plan for how he would run his sons’ business, which includes launching the “Big Baller Brand” apparel...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Broncos RB CJ Anderson ‘excited’ to have Jamaal Charles as teammate

If CJ Anderson is worried about losing carries to Jamaal Charles, he sure isn’t showing it. After news emerged on Tuesday that the Broncos were signing Charles, Anderson sent the following tweet welcoming his fellow running back to the team: Charles spoke with some Denver reporters and reciprocated with positive thoughts about Anderson: Anderson saw that quote from Charles and responded...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas had oral surgery after getting tooth knocked out

Isaiah Thomas will be battling through some oral pain during the Celtics-Wizards series.Thomas underwent oral surgery on Monday, a day after having his tooth knocked out during Game 1 of Boston’s playoff series with Washington.The Celtics guard has a swollen mouth and is in pain, according to what his coach Brad Stevens told the media. The Celtics took Game 1 of the series 123-111...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals in talks with Blaine Gabbert

The Blaine Train may soon be pulling into Arizona.Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports on Tuesday that the Cardinals are in talks with free agent quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert, 27, is coming off a 2016 campaign with the San Francisco 49ers where he made five starts and completed just 56.9 percent of his passes for 925 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Markieff Morris plans to ask Al Horford if he intentionally undercut him in Game 1

Markieff Morris wants some answers about the ankle injury he suffered in Game 1 against the Boston Celtics on Sunday.The Washington Wizards power forward said that he plans to ask Celtics big man Al Horford if he intentionally undercut him in the opening game of their second-round postseason series.“I’m not sure,” said Morris when asked if he thought Horford stuck his foot underneath...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia: Boston is only place I have heard N-word

Adam Jones’ horrible experience playing in Boston on Monday night is not coming as a shock to one of his fellow black players. New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia said on Tuesday that Boston is the only MLB city in which he has been called the N-word. Boston has long been viewed as a city where the fans can be racist, as Jones and Sabathia are not the first baseball players to say...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Jamaal Charles agrees to one-year deal with Broncos

Jamaal Charles will be remaining in the AFC West.Charles went to Denver for a visit on Tuesday and it went well enough that the two sides agreed to a deal.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the contract will be for one year at up to $3.75 million, which isn’t at all bad for a guy with Charles’ injury history.Charles has only played in eight games over the past two seasons due to injuries...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez alleged ‘murder car’ for sale on eBay

A car dealer has listed an old SUV for sale on eBay and is advertising the vehicle’s ties to a murder that involved Aaron Hernandez in order to sell it.The vehicle for sale is a 2006 Toyota 4Runner with just over 53,000 miles.Here is the seller’s description of the vehicle on the eBay page:This is the REAL DEAL !!! Aaron Hernandez’ infamous silver Toyota 4-runner. As seen in the...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Bucs GM speaks glowingly of Doug Martin

Reports of Doug Martin’s demise in Tampa have been greatly exaggerated. In an appearance on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Tuesday, Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht had high praise for the former Pro Bowl running back’s progress this offseason. “Doug has looked as good as I’ve seen him,” said Licht. “Here in the last few weeks, through OTAs, both mentally and physically...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Brady skipped White House visit to spend time with mother Galynn

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Monday revealed the reason he did not join his teammates at the White House last month, and it was the one many had already suspected. While speaking with AJ Calloway of “Extra” at the 2017 Met Gala in New York City, Brady said he chose to spend time with his family — particularly his mother Galynn — rather that going to Washington, D...
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May 02, 2017  |  Discuss
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