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Paul Pierce sends great tweet about Celtics getting No. 1 pick

The Celtics were the big winners of Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery, and one of the franchise’s greatest players had a great reaction to it.On Monday, the Celtics defeated the Wizards to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. The following day, Boston found out it would have the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s draft. While the outcome is largely based on luck, Paul Pierce took...
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Twitter reacts to possibility of LaVar, Lonzo Ball to Lakers

As soon as the Lakers landed the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft, fans went nuts thinking about what that meant.Most figure it’s a foregone conclusion that the Lakers are going to pick Lonzo Ball at No. 2, giving them the budding star they were hoping for. Why is that? Well the Boston Celtics landed the No. 1 overall pick, but Lonzo’s outspoken father LaVar has made it clear...
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Kawhi Leonard questionable for Game 3

Kawhi Leonard was pronounced out for Tuesday’s Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, but it sounds like there is a chance he may play in Game 3.Speaking with the media prior to Game 2, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talked about Leonard’s status and termed his forward questionable for Game 3. The availability of Leonard is obviously a huge issue as he is San Antonio’s best player...
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Marcus Mariota fires up Predators crowd while his OL crushes beer

There is a lot of support for the Predators in Nashville as the team takes on the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Finals. That support even comes from the city’s other major professional sports team — the Tennessee Titans.Prior to the Predators hosting Game 3 of their series with the Ducks, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota was seen waving a towel to cheer on the Preds and...
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Joel Embiid expects to return to court in 2-3 weeks

Things are looking up for the Philadelphia 76ers.Not only is Philly going to continue rebuilding through the draft, but one of their top players will be back in action soon.Joel Embiid said during an interview from the NBA Draft lottery Tuesday that he expects to return to the court in two or three weeks.“I’m doing great,” Embiid said of his status during an interview with ESPN’s...
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Knicks reportedly like Justin Jackson

Phil hasn’t worked out so well for the New York Knicks, so maybe they will decide to try their luck with Justin.Ian Begley of ESPN reports on Tuesday that some members of the Knicks are “high” on former North Carolina star Justin Jackson.The 22-year-old Jackson averaged 18.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game as a junior last season, winning ACC Player of the Year and helping lead...
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Kelly Oubre reportedly will receive PRP treatment on knee

Kelly Oubre Jr.’s season came to an end when his Washington Wizards were eliminated from the NBA playoffs on Monday night, and the forward will now begin some offseason rehab.ESPN’s Chris B. Haynes reports that Oubre will undergo platelet-rich plasma injections in his right knee. The treatment reportedly will keep him from doing basketball activities for two weeks.Oubre’s knee began...
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Mike Brown nearly arrested on way to arena as Spurs laughed

Can Mike Brown get some respect?The acting Golden State Warriors head coach shared a funny tale on Tuesday about how he was nearly arrested on his way to Oracle Arena for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.Brown says he was pulling up to the arena next to the San Antonio Spurs’ bus and was essentially told to get in line and wait for the bus to pass first. The best part comes...
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Inmate confirms 'close relationship' with Hernandez

An inmate who is being housed at the same correctional facility where Aaron Hernandez committed suicide is convinced the former NFL star wrote a suicide note to him, and he wants police to deliver it to its rightful owner.In a statement he released to Radar Online, Kyle Kennedy claimed he had a “close relationship” with Hernandez.“I want to be clear that at no time have I seen a...
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Alvin Gentry: Re-signing Jrue Holiday is Pelicans’ ‘number one priority’

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry may just be raising the boombox over his head for point guard Jrue Holiday this summer.In an appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Tuesday, Gentry said that re-signing Holiday will be “a number one priority” for the Pelicans. Holiday, 26, averaged 15.4 points and 7.3 assists per game for New Orleans in 2016-17. An unrestricted free agent...
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Dirk Nowitzki has classic tweet about Mavs’ draft lottery luck

Dirk Nowitzki is going for the reverse jinx ahead of Tuesday’s draft lottery. In the hours leading up to the lottery, the Dallas Mavericks big man posted this priceless tweet poking fun at the team’s unluckiness in drafts past. In truth, the lack of lottery luck on the part of the Mavs, who enter Tuesday with the ninth-best odds, can probably be attributed to how seldom they’re actually...
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Robert Griffin III allegedly cut off estranged wife’s credit card

Robert Griffin III is going through some complex times in his personal life, with things going well in his new relationship, and matters in his previous relationship becoming strained.RG3 filed for divorce from his estranged wife Rebecca back in September after months of being separated. The former Browns QB had already been dating a new girl — Grete Sadeiko — prior to filing for...
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JR Smith will not start series guarding Isaiah Thomas

JR Smith got two of the toughest assignments on defense in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first two playoff series. But he won’t be tasked with defending the Boston Celtics’ top scorer entering the Eastern Conference Finals.Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said Tuesday that Smith won’t start the series guarding Isaiah Thomas.“He won’t be on Isaiah (Thomas) to start,” Lue said Tuesday, via...
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Browns reportedly expected to sign Jason McCourty

The Cleveland Browns may be getting a big boost to their secondary.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the Browns are expected to sign Jason McCourty, barring a last-minute snag. He says the sides are talking about a two-year deal. McCourty has been on the market since being released by the Titans last month. He recorded 69 tackles, intercepted two passes and had 12 passes defensed last...
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Gerald Hodges to visit with Colts, Patriots, Jaguars

The market for Gerald Hodges is heating up.The free agent linebacker reportedly visited with the Colts on Tuesday. He also has visits with the Patriots and Jaguars lined up, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hodges visited with the Jets last week. He also had visits with the Seahawks and Chiefs prior to the draft.Hodges was a fourth-round pick by the Vikings in 2013 and played two...
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Russell Wilson reportedly would not mind Kaepernick as teammate

The talks about Colin Kaepernick potentially joining the Seattle Seahawks are heating up, and it seems like all signs are pointing to such a signing not being an issue.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport tweeted on Tuesday that Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson would not have an issue with the team bringing in Kaepernick as his backup. Kaepernick quarterback the rival San Francisco...
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Hawks reportedly considering Chauncey Billups, Brent Barry for GM position

The Atlanta Hawks may be giving a shout-out to all of the 2000s basketball enthusiasts with their next general manager hire.According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Tuesday, Chauncey Billups and Brent Barry are among the names the Hawks are considering for their open GM position. Also on Atlanta’s list according to Wojnarowski are Houston Rockets VP of basketball...
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Carson Palmer unsure if he will play beyond 2017

Carson Palmer is getting toward the end of his career, and there has been speculation that he will announce his retirement following the 2017 season. However, the quarterback is not willing to commit to a timetable for calling it a career.Palmer, who has suffered two torn ACLs, said Tuesday that he has not yet made a decision about whether the upcoming season will be his last in...
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Fiancee addresses reports about Aaron Hernandez being gay

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, the fiancee of the late Aaron Hernandez, says there is no truth to the rumors about Hernandez being gay.Jenkins-Hernandez, who took Aaron’s last name after he was convicted of murdering Odin Lloyd, opened up in a lengthy interview with “Dr. Phil” that aired this week. When asked about reports that Hernandez wrote one of his three suicide notes to a fellow...
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Report: Dan Gilbert rebuffing Magic’s requests to talk with David Griffin

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is placing the proverbial chair in front of general manager David Griffin’s door.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports on Tuesday that the Orlando Magic recently asked for permission to speak with Griffin about their vacant president of basketball operations position but that Gilbert has been “unresponsive” to their request.Griffin’s contract...
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Devonta Freeman wants to be ‘real disrespectful’ to defenders this season

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is not planning to show much respect during the 2017 NFL season, and he means that in the best way possible.Freeman, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, told reporters on Tuesday that his goal is to be more physical.“Little things like breaking arm tackles, running through — I feel like I could get better helping our...
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Report: No structural damage with Kawhi Leonard's ankle

The San Antonio Spurs have listed Kawhi Leonard as doubtful for Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, but an MRI on Monday revealed some positive news.According to ESPN’s Michael C. Wright, Leonard suffered no structural damage in his ankle when he landed awkwardly during Game 1. While that is good news in the long-term, it does not necessarily mean Leonard will be all set for...
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Sharapova denied wild card for French Open

Maria Sharapova will not be participating in the French Open later this month, as the former world No. 1 has been denied a wild card berth to the event.Sharapova did not play well enough in her three tournaments since returning from suspension to quality for the French Open, so she would have needed a free pass. FFT president Bernard Giudicelli Ferrandini announced on Facebook Tuesday...
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Willie Colon: Ben Roethlisberger ‘seriously’ considered retirement

Very few people believed that there was a chance Ben Roethlisberger would call it a career this offseason, but all signs indicate he gave retirement some serious thought. Willie Colon, a former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman who was teammates with Roethlisberger for seven seasons, told PFT Live on Tuesday that Roethlisberger was actually thinking about walking away from football...
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Pacman Jones pleads guilty to obstruction charge, could face NFL discipline

Adam “Pacman” Jones has officially avoided serious legal trouble in his latest off-field incident, but that does not mean the Cincinnati Bengals cornerback is off the hook with the league. On Tuesday, Jones pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business. A judge dismissed two other misdemeanor charges — assault and disorderly conduct — and sentenced Jones...
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