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Dwight Howard on Lakers return: I’m going to ‘clear my head’ before deciding

If there is one thing we know for sure regarding Dwight Howard and his impending free agency, it’s that he is highly unlikely to make a quick decision. Howard seems to enjoy flip-flopping and dragging these things out as much as possible, which is why his future with the Los Angeles Lakers still remains very unclear. On Tuesday, Howard would not commit to whether or not he is leaning...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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Bruce calls Twitter critics 'idiots'

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is off to somewhat of a slow start this season and decided to respond to those individuals who have been criticizing him on Twitter.

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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Packer Leroy Butler says he had church appearance canceled for congratulating Jason Collins

Former Green Bay Packers safety Leroy Butler was one of a number of current and former athletes who extended a compliment toward Jason Collins earlier this week after Collins made the decision to come out as gay. Unlike many others, however, Butler says there were consequences to his doing so. Butler is known for doing a lot of great work for charity and working with several churches...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Francouer tapped third base coach in nuts after hitting triple (GIF)

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jeff Francouer hit a triple in the seventh inning of his team’s win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, and he was so excited he decided to hand out a jimmy tap. Typically when a player reaches first or third base they go with something like a high-five or a fist bump for the base coach. That’s not Francouer’s style. As you can see, Francouer...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper has ball go off glove, gives Tim Hudson a home run (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson has only three home runs in his career, and his most recent big fly may not have made its way into the stands without a little help from Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper. During the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday night, the 37-year-old Hudson proved that he still has the strength to send a ball...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

TV station cuts off Jose Mourinho as he is discussing his future (Video)

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is one of the most well-known names in professional soccer, but no one person is bigger than a tight television schedule. Following a disappointing 4-3 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semifinals earlier this week, a saddened Mourinho was discussing his future with the club. He was taking quite a while to put some of his thoughts...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

D.C. Councilman David Grosso thinks Redskins should change name to Redtails

The Washington Redskins have had an increasing amount of controversy surrounding their name over the past several seasons. Many feel that the word “Redskins” is a racist term for Native Americans and should no longer be allowed in a professional sport. David Grosso, a City Council member in Washington, D.C., has proposed a solution. “Washington’s name has been dishonored...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick’s blunder costs Kings the game (Video)

Jonathan Quick committed a huge blunder that cost the Los Angeles Kings Game 1 of their playoff series with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. The defending champion Kings were on a power play with the game tied 1-1 in overtime. Quick went behind the net to retrieve a puck and was debating which way he should pass it. For some reason, he tried to slip the puck along the boards in the...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick plays ‘Shoot the Puck’ at Blackhawks game, scores (Video)

Danica Patrick was one of the contestants during for “Shoot the Puck” at the Chicago Blackhawks game on Tuesday night, and she scored on her first shot. The racecar driver did an interview with CSN Chicago’s Susannah Collins between periods and said she wanted to see a fight in the game. “Am I a geek fan if I want to see a fight?” Patrick asked. After being assured she...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson: Denver Nuggets sent ‘hitmen’ on Steph Curry

Mark Jackson complained after the Golden State Warriors’ 107-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night that Denver sent “hitmen” at his best player, Steph Curry. “[They] tried to send ‘hitmen’ on Steph [Curry],” Jackson said after the game. When asked to elaborate, Jackson did. “There were some dirty plays earlier. It’s playoff basketball, that’s alright...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Steph Curry confronts fan after game (Video)

Steph Curry confronted a fan following the Golden State Warriors’ 107-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Curry had a poor shooting night by his standards. He went 7-for-19 and 1-of-7 on threes, giving him 15 points in the loss. As he was walking to the tunnel in the Pepsi Center after the game, you could see a fan hanging out by the aisle appearing to yell something to...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright: Bad barbecue makes me want to fight somebody

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright loves baseball. If he didn’t, he probably would not be pitching professionally. But there is something in life he seems to love much, much more. That something is barbecue. During a Q&A with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch earlier this week, Wainwright discussed how big of a foodie he considers himself to be. When Derrick Goold asked...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly: Michael Vick struggled because of poor pass protection

When the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly to be their next head coach, one of the first thoughts that popped into people’s minds was that Michael Vick’s career could be saved. Kelly turned Oregon into a national contender by running an up-tempo spread offense, and Vick is arguably the most athletic quarterback in the NFL. If anyone is going to resurrect his career, it could...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: Mike D’Antoni not at fault for torn Achilles’ tendon

Kobe Bryant absolved Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni from all responsibility for his torn Achilles’ tendon injury when he spoke with the media on Tuesday. Bryant conducted a news conference after the Lakers held their exit meetings following their disappointing season. Bryant took the opportunity to absolve D’Antoni of responsibility for the injury, and he also...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

JR Smith when asked about Jason Terry: ‘Who?’

The Boston Celtics have an incredibly tall task ahead of them if they want to advance to the next round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. They are returning to New York on Wednesday night to face the Knicks, who have put Kevin Garnett and company in a 3-1 hole. If it’s bulletin-board material that the Celtics need to motivate them, JR Smith is doing his best to provide it. Smith...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry on having Jason Collins in locker room: ‘You’d have to think about it’

Jason Collins has received more support than criticism since he came out as openly gay on Monday, but there are sure to still be a number of obstacles he will have to face going forward. During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick” show on Tuesday, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry commended Collins for having the “courage” to come out, but also touched on what could...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Geno Smith reportedly fired agents because he wasn’t top overall pick in draft

No player in the 2013 NFL Draft seemed more disappointed with their draft position than former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. Many considered Smith to be the best player in the draft at his position, but several NFL teams disagreed. He slid out of the first round and was selected by the New York Jets with the 39th overall pick. As a result, he has fired his agents. According...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego media already taking shots at Manti Te’o for girlfriend hoax

Just when it appeared that the smoke from the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend hoax may have nearly cleared, he went and began his career as an NFL linebacker. When the story first broke, the jokes were a dime a dozen. Some were hilarious and others were not all that creative, but Te’o was getting it from all angles. The heckling has died down a bit, with more of the recent focus having...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Collins’ ex-fiancee Carolyn Moos: I never suspected he was gay

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Jason Collins story is that he has had girlfriends throughout his entire life and was once engaged to be married. Former Stanford and WNBA star Carolyn Moos, who dated Collins for eight years and eventually became his fiancee, found out just last weekend that the NBA veteran is gay. She was shocked. Collins was engaged to Moos until 2009...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace’s son selling Dwight Howard jersey to buy new sneakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers season has come to a close in disappointing fashion, and it appears that Metta World Peace’s son is reacting accordingly. Early Tuesday morning, World Peace posted a photo of a collection of stuff that he claimed his son is selling because he wants to buy a pair of $8,500 sneakers. “My son is trying to sell all this for a pair of shoes! $8,500″ World...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Hines Ward: Football is not ready for an openly gay player

The NBA became the first of the four major American team sports to have an openly gay player on Monday with Jason Collins’ decision to come out. Now, the question on the minds of many people is whether or not any of the other three sports will follow. Will Collins’ announcement inspire others to come forward and in hopes of gaining acceptance for who they are? Former Pittsburgh...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark DeRosa called players-only meeting to address Blue Jays struggles

The Toronto Blue Jays entered the season looking like a legitimate threat to win the AL East, but they are off to a horrendous start. Coming off a four-game series in which they were swept by the New York Yankees, the Blue Jays are 9-17 and already 9.5 games behind the division-leading Boston Red Sox. They lost every game to New York by two runs or less, but winning close games is...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Collins was high school teammates with actor Jason Segel (Picture)

The life of veteran NBA center Jason Collins is a lot more interesting now than it was last year, with the 34-year-old becoming the first ever openly gay athlete to play in the four major American team sports on Monday. When you also consider the fact that Collins played high school basketball with actor Jason Segel, he may even start to give the Dos Equis guy a run for his money...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Raptors reportedly working to sign Phil Jackson as team president

Earlier this month, a report surfaced that indicated Phil Jackson is anxious to return to the NBA next season in some sort of capacity that may not be coaching. As you might expect, several teams have already expressed interest in bringing Jackson on board. However, it may surprise you to hear that the Toronto Raptors are believed to be a frontrunner. According to ESPN.com, the Raptors...
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April 30, 2013  |  2 Comments

Chandler Parsons leaves fan hanging with a fist pound (Video)

Chandler Parsons was one of the biggest reasons the Houston Rockets were able to avoid a sweep on Monday night. The 24-year-old dropped 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds and eight assists. Parsons helped lead a 13-0 run in the third quarter of a game in which the Oklahoma City Thunder led by 13 near the end of the first half. The Rockets snuck away with a 105-103 victory and...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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