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Trent Dilfer staying at ESPN, says he will have ‘expanded role’

Trent Dilfer says he will remain with ESPN as an analyst for the 2016 season. In fact, the former NFL quarterback claims he will have more responsibilities than he did before. A report from several weeks ago claimed Dilfer was joining the mass exodus from ESPN and leaving the network over money. Dilfer, who has been with ESPN since he retired from the NFL in 2008, told Kalyn Kahler...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron kisses Larry O’Brien Trophy on Indians’ Kiss Cam

The Cleveland Indians sure know how to appeal to their home crowd. During Monday’s game Indians-Rays game, the Indians featured LeBron James on their Kiss Cam. But they didn’t have him kissing wife Savannah on it. Instead, they showed him kissing the Larry O’Brien Trophy: Haha. This was for the Kiss Cam. Crowd went nuts. @Indians @cavs #ALLinCLE pic.twitter.com/1hWn0Zhxoh...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors will target Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki may not have any intention of leaving the Dallas Mavericks, but the Golden State Warriors have plans to pitch him anyway. The San Jose Mercury News’ Tim Kawakami reports that — big shocker here — the Warriors’ front office was highly motivated after Sunday’s Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers to do what they can to improve the team so they can win it all next season...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Saray Knight: Paige arrest rumors are not true

A rumor about Paige being arrested in Las Vegas after Money in the Bank on Sunday night made its way around Twitter and was quickly dispelled by her mother. The rumor seemed to emanate from this Roman Reigns Twitter account, featuring these photos: Breaking NEWS: Paige was arrested after Money in the bank (great quarrel with Alberto del Rio) her partner!!! pic.twitter.com/fYrvsewBuw...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Lauryn McBride: Jerry Lawler’s 27-year-old fiancee

Lauryn McBride has been in headlines the past few days after she and fiance Jerry Lawler got into a domestic incident at Lawler’s home early Friday morning that resulted in the two being arrested. McBride is 27 while Lawler is 66, so their age difference is something that will jump out at you. But if you take a look at McBride’s social media postings, you’ll see a woman who...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bucks aggressively shopping Greg Monroe

When the Bucks beat out some mega-market suitors to land Greg Monroe in free agency last summer, it was considered a major victory for the team. But after a rocky first year with Monroe on the roster, they are showing an increasing willingness to simply cut their losses and pull the plug on the Monroe venture outright. According to a report by Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops on...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Lawler, girlfriend Lauryn McBride arraigned in domestic violence case

Jerry Lawler and his girlfriend/fiancee Lauryn McBride posted bond on Monday and were ordered by a judge to stay away from each other. Lawler and McBride were arrested last Friday morning at Lawler’s home in Memphis after a domestic incident that involved a gun. McBride alleged violence on Lawler’s part, while he claimed that she had attacked him. Both ended up arrested because...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

JR Smith’s dad says son still has ‘scars’ from time with Knicks

Cavs guard JR Smith won many of us over with his raw, emotional postgame press conference after winning the NBA title on Sunday. With his father in the media room looking on (and on Father’s Day no less), Smith broke down as he expressed his appreciation and gratitude for his parents and opened up about the blood, sweat, and tears it took with them for him to become an NBA champion...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Durant will make 'basketball decision' in free agency

Kevin Durant says basketball, not money or exposure, will be the primary factor in his free agent decision this summer. Durant told ESPN’s Royce Young on Monday that he will sit down with his inner circle and the people he trusts most and make the decision that is best for him. “I know how important this time is,” Durant said at the launch of his KD9 shoe line. “Like I’ve...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James unloads on critics in Instagram post

LeBron James has had some very interesting wardrobe selections since the Cleveland Cavaliers completed their NBA Finals comeback and defeated the Golden State Warriors. The most surprising, perhaps, was the hat he wore after Game 7 on Sunday night. We recently learned that LeBron’s lifetime Nike deal is worth an incredible amount of money, but he wasn’t repping the sports apparel...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

David Ortiz regrets announcing retirement before season, dislikes the attention

If Red Sox slugger David Ortiz could do it all over again, he’d keep his retirement plans to himself until after the season. Ortiz said as much when speaking to ESPN Deportes on Sunday, and also believes that the focus on him has negatively affected his pregame preparation. “I’m too busy. I have too many things to do. I barely have time to do anything,” Ortiz said, via ESPN’s...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Channing Frye gets affectionate with championship trophy

It’s hard not to be romantic about the sport of basketball. That much is especially true when your team takes home the NBA championship. Cavs big man Channing Frye is living proof. After the Cavs lifted the Curse of Cleveland by defeating the Warriors to win the title on Sunday night, Frye posted a funny (and somewhat disturbing) video to his Instagram account of him getting intimate...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Bucs DL Robert Ayers: We've gotten 'a little less terrible'

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers improved slightly in 2015, putting up a 6-10 season and making some progress. New defensive end Robert Ayers isn’t that impressed, though. Ayers had a rather blunt assessment of his team at the moment, though he does have a reason behind his thinking. “We’re a little less terrible,” Ayers said during minicamp, via Eric Horchy of Pewter Report. “But...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Richard Jefferson says he’s retiring after Cavs win championship

Here’s something that was lost in all the excitement of the first major sports championship for the City of Cleveland in 52 years: Richard Jefferson is hanging up his basketball sneakers. After the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 on Sunday night to take home their first title in franchise history, Jefferson announced in the locker room that he was going...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade unloads on critics of Heat's 2006 NBA title

For years, Dwyane Wade has listened to critics say the Miami Heat did not deserve to win an NBA championship in 2006. The popular argument is that Wade and the Heat got all the calls and the officials screwed the Dallas Mavericks. On the 10-year anniversary of winning the first of his three titles, Wade has heard enough. In a lengthy Instagram post, Wade unloaded on those who claim...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Lawsuit alleges Art Briles backed out of promise to apologize to Baylor rape victim

A new lawsuit against Baylor University sheds further light on the ignorance that ran through the football program and casts Art Briles in a particularly unfavorable light. Jasmin Hernandez, a former Baylor student, was raped by a Baylor football player in 2012. The player, Tevin Elliott, was later sentenced to 20 years in prison, and Hernandez filed a lawsuit against the school...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rays interested in bringing back Carl Crawford

The Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly open to turning back the clock. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays would at least be willing to discuss bringing back former outfielder Carl Crawford if he were interested in joining the team. Crawford was recently released by the Dodgers and is available for a league minimum salary. He was hitting just .185 in 2016, and...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Haden motivated by Cavs: 'The Cleveland curse is over'

No professional sports team in Cleveland had won a championship in 52 years prior to the Cavaliers’ incredible comeback against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Now that the drought is over, can one of the city’s other franchises follow suit? Try not to laugh, but Joe Haden is hoping the Browns will be next. “The Cleveland curse is over. We’ve finally got a...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron returns to Cleveland wearing 'Ultimate Warrior' shirt

The Cleveland Cavaliers landed back home on Monday afternoon, and LeBron James stepped off the team plane with an interesting shirt choice. James lifted the Larry O’Brien Trophy over his head and screamed to the assembled crowd, all while wearing an “Ultimate Warrior” shirt – for the wrestler, but perhaps also a reference to a certain team the Cavs just knocked off to win...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Cavaliers secretly had replica trophy to motivate them through playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers had a unique motivational tactic throughout the playoffs: a replica Larry O’Brien Trophy that had to be assembled one piece at a time. The idea was the brainchild of veteran James Jones, who played with LeBron James in Miami and serves as a leader in the locker room. “We needed something to bring us together,” Jones said, via ESPN’s Brian Windhorst...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Draymond Green blames himself for Warriors losing

Many would argue that the turning point of the NBA Finals came late in Game 4, when Draymond Green and LeBron James got into an altercation that got Green suspended from Game 5 and seemingly woke James up. It’s a thought that weighs on Green’s mind as well after the Warriors’ Game 7 loss. “If I don’t put myself in that position, and I don’t get suspended for Game 5,...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James reveals secret motivation: Was it Pat Riley?

During the NBA Finals last season, LeBron James revealed that he was being driven by “secret motivation” that he would not go into detail about unless the Cleveland Cavaliers won it all. It took them another year, but they finally got it done. So let’s hear it, LeBron. After the Cavs beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 7, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com revealed that LeBron...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Scottie Pippen still believes his Bulls are NBA's greatest team

It was not just Cleveland fans that were hoping to see the Cavaliers win a championship on Sunday night. There were a fair few people in Chicago who were eager to see the Golden State Warriors defeated to secure the legacy of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. While this year’s Warriors surpassed those Bulls by one win to break the regular season record, the belief of many was that its...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Rihanna trolls Steph Curry, gives props to LeBron James

Rihanna has always been a big LeBron James fan, so it’s no surprise she was one of the first celebrities to take to social media Monday night and congratulate the King. She also made sure to do so at the expense of Stephen Curry. Shortly after the Cavs defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Rihanna mocked those fans and analysts who have claimed Curry...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith says LeBron could still go to Lakers, Heat

Now that LeBron James has fulfilled his promise by delivering an NBA championship to the city of Cleveland, is he more or less likely to remain with the Cavaliers for the rest of his career? This may come as a shock, but ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is wasting no time stoking the LeBron free agency rumor mill. On Monday morning, he said he is still hearing that James could end up with...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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