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Yankees' hierarchy at odds over buying or selling at trade deadline

The people running baseball operations and business operations for the New York Yankees reportedly aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on trade deadline plans. ESPN’s Wallace Matthews cited a source telling him that the team’s baseball operations, headed by general manager Brian Cashman, want to do a full-on sale of assets at the deadline. The team’s business side, headed by owner...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Cavs expect to bring back JR Smith

A number of mediocre players have already signed lucrative deals with teams this summer, yet somehow J.R. Smith remains a free agent. From the way it sounds, the 30-year-old swingman is not really testing the market. On Wednesday, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin expressed confidence that Smith will be back with the team next season. “I think the good news is...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Fournette says he may not go pro early because ‘everything is free’

Many college football players can’t wait to declare for the NFL Draft, go pro, and get that first big payday. Leonard Fournette does not seem to be one of them. The LSU running back said at SEC Media Day on Thursday that he’s in no rush to go pro, and he has a very specific reason why not. Leonard Fournette on whether he'll turn pro: "I love college. Everything is free."...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Odor reportedly rejected extension offer from Rangers

Right hooks notwithstanding, Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor has had a fantastic year. With 16 home runs and 46 RBIs on a .275/.296/.491 slash line in the first half of the season, Odor has flashed tremendous power for a middle infielder and has helped Texas to a comfortable lead atop the AL West. The 22-year-old has done well to boost his value, and he knows it. According to...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Officer who arrested players ‘hates LSU,’ despite Saban claim

At least one of the police officers who arrested Alabama All-Pro offensive lineman Cam Robinson and defensive back Hootie Jones back in May was not an LSU fan. As you may have seen, Alabama coach Nick Saban went off on ESPN’s Paul Finebaum Wednesday after Finebaum asked if Robinson and Jones are going to be suspended despite not being charged. Although the players were arrested...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban has no problem with Warriors becoming superteam

Mark Cuban likes villains, so he has no problem with the Golden State Warriors. Cuban told ESPN on Wednesday that he believes the Warriors will drive up interest in the league because of their villain status. “They become the villain,” Cuban said, via ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “Just like when LeBron James went to Miami, I loved that there was a villain. They become the villain...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Von Miller, Broncos are not ‘truly negotiating’

The deadline for NFL teams to sign players who have been given the franchise tag to long-term extensions is Friday at 4 p.m. EST, and Von Miller and the Denver Broncos do not appear close to a deal. Unless there is a significant change over the next 24 hours, it sounds like it will remain that way. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Broncos are hopeful they can...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Darryl Strawberry talks about having sex during games

Darryl Strawberry probably would have been a Hall of Famer if he didn’t do so many unadvisable things off the field during his playing career. And when we say off the field, we mean even in the clubhouse and dugout in the middle of games. In an interview with Evan Cohen on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio Thursday morning, Strawberry was asked a series of questions about his reckless...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Froome sprints up hill on foot after Tour De France crash (Video)

Tour de France leader Chris Froome had to sprint up one of the most difficult portions of the course on foot Thursday after a collision with a motorcycle left him without a bike for a short time. It was actually another rider who crashed into the back of the camera-wielding motorbike, but the accident caused a pileup that sent Froome and others to the ground. Rather than risk losing...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Simmons: ESPN had Stephen A. Smith leak info to smear Brady

Stephen A. Smith was one of the first people in line to blast Tom Brady on Wednesday after the New England Patriots quarterback’s latest suspension appeal was denied. Guess which of Smith’s former coworkers has come to Brady’s defense? Bill Simmons, of course. Here’s what Smith had to say about the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals denying Brady’s request for a rehearing...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics targeting Blake Griffin, expected to make ‘major deal’

The Celtics were unable to lure Kevin Durant to Boston even after signing free agent big man Al Horford, but that does not mean they are done trying to land superstar players. Sean Deveney of Sporting News is reporting that front office executives at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas expect that the Celtics will make a “major deal” before the season. The most likely target...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow, Dana White to speak at Republican National Convention

Donald Trump has made no secret of the fact that he wants to secure endorsements from some of the biggest names in the sports world. While many have distanced themselves from the Republican presidential candidate, he will still have some star power speaking on his behalf at the Republican National Convention next week. A full list of RNC speakers was released on Thursday, and two...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Rodgers hopes he’s ‘lucky enough’ to end career a Packer

Aaron Rodgers is signed with the Packers through the 2019 season, but he hopes to remain in Green Bay long after his current deal expires. Rodgers was a guest on the latest episode of Bill Simmons’ new HBO show “Any Given Wednesday,” and he was asked about guys like Kevin Durant leaving their teams to chase a championship. While he didn’t criticize those who make similar...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley says he has been offered $3 million to tweet

You couldn’t pay Charles Barkley enough money to start using Twitter — literally. In an appearance on “The Dan Le Batard Show” this week, Barkley shared some of his thoughts on social media. As you might expect, he hates the idea. The surprising part is that Sir Charles hates it so much he supposedly turned down $3 million. “I’ve been offered as much as $3 million to...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Sager speech at ESPYS was excellent (Video)

Craig Sager was awarded the Jimmy V Courage Award at the 2016 ESPYS and delivered the kind of moving speech you almost would expect from him. The veteran sideline reporter talked about how he watches Jimmy V’s speech as he tries to fight leukemia. He talked about the role family and prayer has had in his battles against cancer. He talked about the concept of time, especially for...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Jermaine Edmondson granted release from Michigan State

Over the weekend, Draymond Green was arrested after allegedly slapping Michigan State football player Jermaine Edmondson. Green reportedly taunted Edmondson over his scholarship. As of Wednesday, Edmondson is no longer a member of the program. Edmondson informed the university of his wishes to be granted his release so he would be able to transfer to another school. Michigan State...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeff Teague living in parents’ basement

After spending the first seven years of his NBA career with the Hawks, Jeff Teague was traded to the Pacers last month, who happen to play in his home town. Teague, of course, has family in the area and for the near future he will be living with some of them. A few years ago, Teague bought a house in the area that he eventually gave to his mother and father. Now that he’s back...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Banana Boat Boys make social commentary at ESPYS (Video)

Whether you’re a fan of the Banana Boat Boys or not — and there are plenty of reasons to dislike some or all of them individually — you have to respect them for making it their business to open the ESPYS with some social commentary on a pressing societal matter. The quartet of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony opened the 2016 ESPYS by talking about...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Top recruit Jayson Tatum chose Duke because of Coach K

Jayson Tatum is the latest high school basketball star to choose to attend Duke in hopes of continuing the Blue Devils’ legacy as one of the top programs in the country. Tatum, who was the Gatorade National High School Athlete of the Year, was interviewed on the ESPYS red carpet Wednesday and was asked what led him to choose Duke. He singled out Coach K as the reason. “Really...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Michelle Beadle shines in ESPYS preshow

While most of the sports media was taking it easy on Wednesday during one of the slower sports days of the year, Michelle Beadle was busy working hard and showing off her range of skills. The “SportsNation” host served as ESPN’s host for their re-ESPYS red carpet show. Some red carpet shenanigans. ESPN for the next few hours. pic.twitter.com/m7rcXJGJzJ — Michelle Beadle...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lindsey Vonn flirts with J.J. Watt on red carpet

Lindsey Vonn and JJ Watt seemed to have quite a bit of chemistry during their pre-ESPYS interview on the red carpet Wednesday. Vonn and Watt were presenters for the Best Breakthrough Athlete award, while Watt was also nominated for a football award. Prior to the event, the two conducted an interview with ESPN’s Hannah Storm. Things got flirty when Storm asked if Watt attended...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Boban Marjanovic and Stan Van Gundy Photoshops are great

The newest member of the Detroit Pistons, Boban Marjanovic, was introduced to the media on Wednesday, and his presence next to team head coach and GM Stan Van Gundy led to some fantastic photoshops. Boban, who was signed to a three-year, $21 million offer sheet, is 7-foot-3 and 290 pounds. Van Gundy is 5-foot-8. The gap between their heights is obviously quite notable. .@World_Wide_Wob...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ric Flair: Brock Lesnar is ‘once in a lifetime’

Brock Lesnar is an incredibly popular figure, not to mention an incredibly talented athlete and entertainer. Not only did he develop a career as a WWE superstar, but Lesnar also tried out to be an NFL player and has won the UFC heavyweight championship. Very few have the talents to succeed/compete in one of those leagues, let alone three. It’s that type of talk that led wrestling...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Calais Campbell licking his chops to face Jimmy Garoppolo

Tom Brady’s four-game suspension from the NFL appears as if it will stand after an appeals court on Wednesday denied the quarterback’s attempt for a rehearing. That means the New England Patriots will more likely than not be relying on Jimmy Garoppolo to lead the team at quarterback for the first four games of the season. Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell can...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Eric Berry reportedly unlikely to sign long-term deal with Chiefs

Chiefs safety Eric Berry won’t be getting a long-term extension before July 15, according to a report. Berry, who was the subject of the Chiefs’ franchise tag, will reportedly have to play 2017 on a $10.81 million tender. Absent a significant shift in the next two days, I’m told the #Chiefs and Eric Berry are unlikely to come to terms on a long-term deal. — Rand Getlin...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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