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Carmelo would consider career ‘great’ with three golds, no title

The lack of NBA playoff success is perhaps the most glaring hole on the resumé of nine-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony. But if USA Basketball can take home the gold medal this summer in Rio, none of that will even matter to him. In an interview with Marc Stein of ESPN on Thursday, Anthony said that he would consider his basketball career “great” if he won three gold medals, even...
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August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Williams: I would be a Hall of Famer if weed were legal

Ricky Williams’ NFL career was derailed by his persistent marijuana use. If marijuana were legal, he thinks he would have been a Hall of Famer. Williams’ weed habit led to a four-game suspension in 2004, which he served in 2005, and a full season suspension in 2006. Serving as a guest on “Any Given Wednesday,” Williams was asked by HBO’s Bill Simmons whether he would be...
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August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy abruptly resigns as Avalanche coach, V.P.

Patrick Roy abruptly resigned as head coach and vice president of the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, just two months before the regular season is slated to begin. Roy, who has coached the Avalanche for three seasons and led them to one playoff appearance, said in a statement that he and the rest of the organization were not aligned in their goals. “I have thought long and hard...
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Ladarius Green reportedly being sidelined from training camp by headaches

New Steelers tight end Ladarius Green is providing some cause for concern with his continued absence from training camp, and now we know why he is being held out. According to a report by Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network on Thursday, Green, who has yet to practice a single play for Pittsburgh this offseason, is being sidelined from camp by “recurring headaches.” There had previously...
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August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Bobby Petrino: My Twitter account was hacked for smut tweet

Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino sent a statement on Thursday that attributed some inappropriate Twitter activity on his account to hacking. Some people on Twitter noticed Wednesday that Petrino’s Twitter account had “liked” a smut tweet. Here’s the statement Petrino sent in response: “I was alerted this morning that there was inappropriate material on my official...
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August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Kerr concedes Warriors had to adapt around Curry injuries

Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors spent the entirety of the 2016 Playoffs trying to downplay Stephen Curry’s health issues. Now that it’s all over, Kerr can admit what most observers believed: Curry was hurting, and the Warriors had to adjust in light of that. Kerr told Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area that Golden State had to change up their plays a bit in light of Curry’s...
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August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Katie Ledecky crushed the competition in 800m freestyle heat

Katie Ledecky has been the star of the women’s swimming team for the U.S. at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Ledecky has won gold medals in the 200 and 400m freestyle, as well as the 4x200m freestyle relay. And on Thursday, she absolutely dusted the competition in her heat for the 800m freestyle. Ledecky won her heat by a good 5-6 lengths. Her 8:12:86 time was nearly six seconds...
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Report: Marlins have discussed signing A-Rod, deal is ‘long shot’

Alex Rodriguez is being pushed out the door by the Yankees, but that doesn’t mean he will outright refuse to play again if he gets the opportunity. To that point, the Miami Marlins have had internal discussions about signing Rodriguez after he is released, according to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball. Heyman described the chances of a move, however, as a “long shot.” ...
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August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

LSU WR Travin Dural gained 30 pounds eating Popeyes chicken

Popeyes chicken can be pretty delicious. One LSU football player knows that quite well. LSU fifth-year senior wide receiver Travin Dural suffered a torn hamstring in November that required surgery that prevented him from using his lower buddy during recovery. It was his torso — or more specifically, his gut — that ended up paying the price. Dural ended up gaining around 30...
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Justin Rose makes first hole-in-one in Olympic history

The 2016 Summer Games in Rio were the first to include golf as a sport since 1904, meaning that when Justin Rose hit an ace on the fourth hole Thursday, it was the first hole-in-one in Olympic golf in at least over 110 years. Here’s a look at his shot on the par-3 fourth hole: Justin Rose with the first ace in modern Olympic history #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/EGk4iAgGAm — Golf...
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Aly Raisman explains why dad wears same red shirt to events

Aly Raisman’s parents have become nearly just as big of stars as she has throughout the Olympics. Raisman’s parents, Lynn and Rick, have gone viral for the second straight Olympiad because of their emotions and reactions while watching Aly perform in gymnastics. The two buckle up for the ride whenever Aly is in the middle of a routine, bobbing and weaving with each of her moves...
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Paul George knew Australia could be ‘a little dirty’

The U.S. men's basketball team got a real test from Australia during the Group A game between the countries on Wednesday, but they escaped with a 98-88 win. Australia played a tough, physical game and even led going into halftime before Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving helped lead the U.S. to victory in the second half. After the contest, Paul George, who got a technical foul after...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Prince Fielder asked odd question during retirement press conference

On Wednesday, Prince Fielder announced at a press conference he was retiring after surgery to fuse vertebrae in his neck. Among the questions he was asked was one about Lou Gehrig. The Yankees great was, of course, diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (now also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) which forced an early end to his career. During Fielder’s session with the media...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ravens to air Michael Phelps’ race during Thursday’s preseason opener

If you needed any further proof as to how big of a deal Michael Phelps is in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, this should probably do the trick. The Baltimore Ravens announced Wednesday that they will be airing Phelps’ quest for his 22nd career gold medal in the 200m individual medley final on Thursday during their preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers. The race will...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Pat Summitt mural on ‘The Rock’ defaced with eye patch

A mural depicting late Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville was defaced on Wednesday, but it was restored later in the day. Tennessee has a public landmark on campus called "The Rock" which is often painted on multiple times per day. After Summitt's death in late June, Tennessee student Payton Miller painted a mural...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Police investigating tennis player poisoned at Wimbledon

Police in London are investigating the case of a teenage tennis player who withdrew from her match at Wimbledon last month after falling ill, and they suspect she was poisoned -- possibly with rat urine. 18-year-old Gabriella Taylor, a British junior player, retired during the second set of her quarterfinals match in the girls' tournament after falling ill. She was down 4-6, 1-1...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving says he almost played for Australia until Coach K intervened

Cavs guard Kyrie Irving has emerged this summer as one of the foundational young talents of USA Basketball. But he actually once came dangerously close to not even being eligible for the roster. In an interview with Michael Lee of The Vertical on Wednesday, Irving, who was born in Australia and spent the first two years of his life there, said that he almost accepted an invitation...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Prince Fielder touches Adrian Beltre’s head for last time

Prince Fielder on Wednesday announced at a press conference that he was retiring from professional baseball due to problems with his neck, which is currently in a brace. Fielder has endured two spinal fusion surgeries in the last few years and his body is no longer cooperating. The Texas Rangers DH, who batted just .212 in 89 games this season, was emotional as he said goodbye to...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley on Dream Team II: ‘One of the worst experiences of my life’

Much has been made of the renowned 1992 United States men’s basketball team (a.k.a “The Dream Team”) that won gold at the Barcelona Olympics. But what about the significantly less celebrated second Dream Team that also took home Olympic gold in Atlanta four years later? To Charles Barkley, who was a part of both rosters, it’s absolutely no comparison. In an interview with...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Second bullet found in Rio Olympics equestrian center

Safety at the Summer Games in Rio continues to be a concern, especially at the equestrian center where a bullet was found in the tent for a second time. Reuters reports that a bullet was found close to the stables. https://t.co/FYlVO1vfbk https://t.co/FYlVO1vfbk Police find second bullet in equestrian center : source https://t.co/g3ofTbkezO — sushil punia (@sushilpunia) August...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds ejected from game against Giants (Video)

Barry Bonds was ejected from his Miami Marlins’ game against, of all teams, the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday over a disagreement about balls and strikes. Bonds, who is the hitting coach for the Marlins, was not happy with the calls against Chris Johnson, who struck out twice in two at-bats. The one that set Bonds off actually crossed over the line for the batter’s box:...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Girardi does poor job of responding to A-Rod criticism

Alex Rodriguez’s final week as a New York Yankee was fated to be unnecessarily dramatic, and now Joe Girardi is being forced to defend himself from criticism of his handling of the situation. Girardi was forced to defend himself after going back on his word to play Rodriguez for an entire series in Boston. Rodriguez was unhappy, but Girardi says it’s his responsibility to put...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Trevor Knight girlfriend is Sadie Robertson from ‘Duck Dynasty’

Those who have followed Trevor Knight on Instagram will not be surprised to learn that the Texas A&M quarterback is officially dating Sadie Robertson. Robertson, known for her time on “Duck Dynasty” and “Dancing with the Stars,” confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that she and Knight are boyfriend/girlfriend. “We’ve been dating for three weeks, so it’s super chill...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez designated for assignment by Astros year after big trade

A year ago, Carlos Gomez was one of the most valuable commodities on the trade market. Now, he’s out of a job. The Houston Astros designated Gomez for assignment on Wednesday, barely a year after parting with some top prospects to land him. Carlos Gomez tells me he has been DFA'd. He just left the visitors clubhouse at Target Field to catch a flight back to Houston. — Jake...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Simone Biles takes gold medal after fire alarm goes off

The fire alarm went off Wednesday where the US gymnastics team is staying in Rio, but don't fret: the athletes and their medals made it out safely. "Final Five" star Simone Biles tweeted about the false alarm and said she grabbed her gold medal, as well as her gym bag: when a fire alarm goes off in your building, grab your medal and gym bag. #everythingisokay — Simone Biles...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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