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Romania's foreign minister defends Kanter being detained

Earlier this week, Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter took to Twitter with a video in which he claimed his passport had been cancelled by the Turkish embassy.In the video, Kanter suggested his political views — specifically, his criticism of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan — were to blame for his detainment at Henri Coanda Airport. Kanter, who has also reportedly been...
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May 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Brewers upset with Cubs after questionable rainout

Only a few short hours before Saturday’s scheduled first pitch, the Chicago Cubs called to reschedule their game against the Milwaukee Brewers due to an unfavorable weather forecast.The postponement was granted, but then the rain stopped falling. In fact, it hardly sprinkled again for the remainder of the day and that didn’t sit well with Brewers general manager David Stearns.Although...
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May 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Porzingis, Jackson at odds over direction of Knicks

Phil Jackson and Kristaps Porzingis have not spoken directly with one another since the end of the NBA regular season, and that is hardly a coincidence.Porzingis chose to skip his exit meeting with the team, and there have been reports that he is frustrated with the way things went during another rough year. In an attempt to smooth things over, Jackson recently met with Porzingis...
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May 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Tottenham’s Harry Kane secures Golden Boot following hat-trick

Tottenham striker Harry Kane secured his second consecutive Premiere League Golden Boot following a hat-trick in a 7-1 victory over Hull City on Sunday. The 23-year-old Kane finished the year with 29 goals, including an impressive seven goals over a 72-hour span that was capped off with the aforementioned hat-trick. Everton striker Romelu Lukaku finished second with 25 goals, while...
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May 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Broncos reporter expects Siemian to win starting job

The Denver Broncos are holding an open competition at the quarterback position this offseason, but it sounds like Trevor Siemian is the early favorite to win the job once again.Although the Broncos traded up in the first round last year to draft former Memphis star Paxton Lynch, Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver recently told Peter King of The MMQB that he believes Siemian will beat...
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May 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Boxer's uncle and trainer sucker punches opponent following DQ

Andre Dirrell landed a victory over Jose Uzcategui on Saturday night after Uzcategui was disqualified following a late punch that sent Dirrell to the mat. But as controversial as that may have been, it was just the tip of the iceberg.Dirrell’s uncle and trainer, Leon Lawson Jr., heatedly walked up to Uzcategui after the disqualification and unleashed a series of sucker punches —...
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May 21, 2017  |  Discuss

LaVar Ball hits new low with ignorant comments on Kyrie Irving

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving attempted to offer friendly, albeit it blunt advice to LaVar Ball earlier this week while appearing on Uninterrupted’s “Road Trippin'” podcast. Irving, who knows more than a thing or two about being a highly-touted college prospect, told Ball it’s time to cut the cord and let his son live his life. “I’m sorry, LaVar, you’re not going to...
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May 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson meets with Porzingis' brother

Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit meeting with the New York Knicks at the end of the season, and Phil Jackson apparently found the decision concerning.Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports that Jackson recently met with Porzingis’ brother, Janis, to discuss why Kristaps chose not to meet with the team. Janis is an agent at Andy Miller’s agency ASM Sports.Porzingis reportedly decided...
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May 21, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe Girardi covers home plate with dirt after ejection

After being ejected, Joe Girardi got his moneys worth prior leaving the field and heading back to the clubhouse.During the fifth of Saturday’s game, with the Yankees trailing 9-4, Girardi was ejected after a heated discussion with home plate umpire Scott Barry. Girardi then went over to home plate and proceeded to cover it with dirt. Take a look for yourself. To add to an already...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Trevor Ariza’s home reportedly burglarized of at least $50,000 in jewelry

Trevor Ariza is the latest athlete or former athlete to be victimized by a home burglary in the Los Angeles area lately.According to TMZ Sports, Ariza contacted police Wednesday after noticing signs of a break-in at his home in the San Fernando Valley. He was robbed of at least $50,000 in jewelry according to the report.In addition to Ariza, who plays for the Houston Rockets, former...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Finals ticket prices plummet after Isaiah Thomas ruled out

The white flag has all but been raised in the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers.ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports on Saturday that ticket prices for Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland are plummeting with orders virtually on halt from Boston fans and Cavs fans saving up for the NBA Finals instead. The news comes in the wake of Celtics All-Star...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Khloe Kardashian reportedly setting aside money for wedding with Tristan Thompson

There continues to be stories about how eager Khloe Kardashian is to marry boyfriend Tristan Thompson.The latest report from Radar Online says Kardashian has set aside a half-million dollars for a possible wedding and honeymoon with Thompson. Additionally, she reportedly has been showing commitment to Thompson buy buying him jewelry and luxury trips.Kardashian has been dating the...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Al Horford’s sister crushed on Twitter for saying LeBron James hand-picked his team

The Boston Celtics took a 44-point L to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night that was probably only rivaled in magnitude by the L that Anna Horford, the sister of Celtics big man Al Horford, took on Twitter afterwards.As the Game 2 Eastern Conference Finals showdown began to get seriously out of hand, Horford tweeted that the blowout was the result of Cavs forward LeBron James...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge praises Isaiah Thomas’ ‘legendary season’

Isaiah Thomas’ season is over for the Boston Celtics, but it has not been forgotten.After the Celtics announced that Thomas was out for the rest of the postseason because of his hip injury, team GM Danny Ainge sent this tweet: That’s a good way to describe what Thomas did for Boston.Thomas averaged a career-high 28.9 points per game during the regular season. His 46.3 shooting percentage...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas ruled out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

Isaiah Thomas has been ruled out for the remainder of the postseason because of his hip injury, the Boston Celtics announced Saturday.Thomas re-aggravated his hip injury during the Game 2 blowout loss on Friday night. It’s the same hip injury he had in March that led him to miss two games.“Isaiah has worked tirelessly to manage this injury since it first occurred,” said Celtics Chief...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Falcons GM ‘confident’ Devonta Freeman extension will get done

Devonta Freeman has affirmed himself as one of the NFL’s marquee running backs, and it sounds like his Atlanta Falcons are ready to pay him as such.Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff appeared on SiriusXM Radio’s “Schein on Sports” on Friday and spoke optimistically about extension talks with the two-time Pro Bowler.“Like I’ve said before, we want him here and he’s a very important...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Danny Green has funny reaction to Kawhi Leonard sitting Game 3

Danny Green isn’t about to let the continued absence of his All-Star teammate dampen his spirits. Speaking with the media before Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday, the San Antonio Spurs guard had this funny reaction to the news that Kawhi Leonard would once again be sitting out with his left ankle injury, per Cayleigh Griffin of FOX Sports Southwest. Without Leonard...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Richard Jefferson hits back at Bradley Beal for saying Cavs didn’t want to play Wizards

Richard Jefferson is putting these young bloods in place.Earlier this week, Bradley Beal, whose Washington Wizards dropped their Round 2 playoff series against the Boston Celtics in seven games, did some chirping at Jefferson’s Cleveland Cavaliers, who are now playing the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.“Cleveland didn’t want to see us,” Beal said to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Chris...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Dallas Keuchel placed on DL for first time in career

Dallas Keuchel has been placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career, though he’s not expected to miss much time.Keuchel spoke with the media on Saturday and said that he woke up with a sore neck after his Tuesday start. Keuchel said he could probably start if he had to. He said he’s aiming to make his start next Saturday.Keuchel has been stellar for the Astros this...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Zaza Pachulia out for Game 3; Andre Iguodala probable

Perhaps as some measure of Karma for the San Antonio Spurs, Zaza Pachulia will not play in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday because of a heel injury. Andre Iguodala may be back in action though. Pachulia has a sore right heel and will be out for the game, so center JaVale McGee is expected to start in his place. Iguodala has been out with soreness in his knee...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard ‘not thrilled’ about being held out of Game 3

The San Antonio Spurs will once again be without MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard in the Western Conference Finals and Gregg Popovich says his star is not happy about it.Pop made the decision to hold Leonard out of the game as a precaution because of the forward’s ankle, which was injured in Game 1. The Spurs were crushed by Golden State in Game 2 of the series. That was after they held...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter unable to leave Romania due to cancellation of passport

Enes Kanter has been unable to leave Romania due to issues with his passport.On Saturday morning, the Thunder forward posted a video to his Twitter account in which he said his passport has been cancelled by the Turkish embassy. The reason Kanter gave is his political views. Take a look at the video below. Kanter has been very outspoken on politics in his native country of Turkey...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Jaylen Brown gets meme treatment after talking big before Game 2 blowout

It certainly didn’t take long for Jaylen Brown to get his slice of humble pie. Prior to Friday’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and his Boston Celtics, the rookie forward made some remarks about how he wasn’t intimidated by LeBron James (see here). Unfortunately for Brown, the Celtics went on to get thoroughly dismantled by James and the...
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May 19, 2017  |  Discuss

JR Smith taunts Celtics fans during Game 2 blowout

J.R. Smith sure knows how to kick a fanbase when they’re down.In the third quarter of Friday’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 2, an affair that the Cleveland Cavaliers led by 40-plus points for the majority of before finally winning by 44, Smith appeared to taunt the local Boston Celtics fans with a broom gesture to signify an impending series sweep. Such disrespect, and the backpedal...
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May 19, 2017  |  Discuss

10 NFL players ready to make the leap in 2017

Every season, a handful of NFL players who hadn’t quite lived up to their billing suddenly find their way and explode onto the scene. Some players also come from absolutely nowhere to astound — Victor Cruz in 2011 immediately comes to mind as an example. Others may follow a pattern of steady improvement until they reach their apex.It’s hard to predict exactly which unknown players...
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May 19, 2017  |  Discuss
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