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Steven Wright reportedly considering season-ending knee surgery

Steven Wright may not get much of a chance to build on his breakout 2016.Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports on Wednesday that the Boston Red Sox knuckleballer is meeting with the team to discuss the possibility of undergoing left knee surgery that would “likely” end his season.The 32-year-old has made just five starts for the team this season, going 1-3 with an ugly 8.25 ERA...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Caron Butler would consider coming back to play for Warriors, Cavs or Spurs

Caron Butler won a ring with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, but he may be looking to come out of unofficial retirement so that he can chase another.In an interview with Adam Caparell of Complex Sports that was published on Wednesday, the former All-Star said that he would consider coming back to play for one of the league’s top contenders.“I’m only playing if I’m playing for a contender...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Jazz troll Warriors with ‘nightlife’ shirts

The Utah Jazz are embracing their lack of a nightlife as a meme opportunity. In a tweet from their official account on Wednesday, the team unveiled new #NightLife T-shirts and announced that they were available for pre-order. https://t.co/ufttn2AVbL pic.twitter.com/LadlWI9Lpg — Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) May 3, 2017 Jazz president Steve Starks added that the shirts would be available...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Tony Romo will try to qualify for U.S. Open

Now that Tony Romo is finished playing football, he’ll have a bit more time to pursue another one of his passions — golf. Romo, who has long golfed in his spare time, has signed up to try to qualify for the U.S. Open. According to ESPN, nearly 9,500 players have signed up for the event, and Romo will have to negotiate a pair of qualifiers to make it to the main tournament. Romo’s...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas getting scouting tips in playoffs from Kobe Bryant

Isaiah Thomas has a secret weapon in his corner, and that weapon’s name is Kobe Bryant.Thomas revealed at Celtics practice on Wednesday that Kobe has been watching film and sending tips and notes to the Celtics guard during the postseason.Thomas says it started when Kobe reached out to offer condolences following the passing of Thomas’ sister. He says Bryant has been helping him...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Klay Thompson’s brother Trayce had a historically bad month

Klay Thompson’s brother Trayce was an asset for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. This season has been a tail of the complete opposite.Trayce, 26, is an outfielder in the Dodgers’ organization and was sent down to the minors after going 0-for-8 with three strikeouts to begin the season. The team probably figured he would see more action in Triple-A, which would benefit him. It...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Jaguars GM says team has entered ‘win now’ mode after Leonard Fournette pick

The Jacksonville Jaguars are ready to contend. That’s the message Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell is sending after a busy offseason that culminated in the selection of running back Leonard Fournette No. 4 overall. Caldwell told SiriusXM NFL Radio that, with Fournette in the fold, the team has well and truly entered “win now” mode. Is it a little overly ambitious? It may be...
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Edmonton Oilers converted two women’s bathrooms to men’s for playoffs

The Edmonton Oilers took care of some important tasks by playing well enough to reach the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But the franchise is not without problems in the postseason. One issue that has been bad enough for outlets to write about is the lines in the bathrooms Rogers Place. People have been complaining about how bad the restroom situation is at the arena,...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Marshawn Lynch could make up to $8.9 million with performance bonuses

Marshawn Lynch is in line for a very nice payday from the Oakland Raiders if he can produce.According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, Lynch’s base salary is a modest $1.35 million, with a $1 million roster bonus. He’ll also receive a workout and per-game roster bonuses that will bring the base package to $3 million.The bonuses are where the real money would be made. Lynch can...
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Hawks won’t confirm report that GM Wes Wilcox is out

If Wes Wilcox indeed is out as the Atlanta Hawks’ GM, the team won’t say so for now. ESPN’s Marc Spears and Jeff Goodman reported on Wednesday that the Hawks have parted ways with Wilcox. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore did some follow-up on the report and was unable to get confirmation of the news from the Hawks. Wilcox may indeed be on his way out, but it’s possible...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Sale likely to be disciplined for throwing behind Manny Machado

Chris Sale is likely to face some sort of discipline from MLB for throwing behind Manny Machado during Tuesday’s Red Sox-Orioles game. FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal said Wednesday that he spoke with MLB officer Joe Torre, who indicated discipline for the Red Sox pitcher is likely. That could include a suspension, warning or fine. There has been major drama between the Red Sox and...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels out eight weeks with oblique strain

The news gets worse and worse for the struggling Texas Rangers.Ace left-hander Cole Hamels has been placed on the disabled list, with Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News suggesting that the pitcher will be out for eight weeks. Texas could ill afford to lose their ace. They’ve stumbled out of the gates to an 11-16 record, and they current sit in a tie for last place in the American...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

JaVale McGee ‘seriously considered’ offer to play in China

JaVale McGee’s basketball career has been revitalized with the Golden State Warriors this season, but he almost had to take his talents to China instead for his next stop.In a feature from Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated earlier this week, McGee revealed that he received offers from just two NBA teams this past offseason and an offer to play in China that he “seriously considered...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber headed to disabled list with back problems

The Cleveland Indians are going to be without their ace for at least a little while. On Wednesday, the team placed pitcher Corey Kluber on the disabled list with lower back tightness, a move signaled earlier in the day by manager Terry Francona. Kluber pretty clearly didn’t have it in his Tuesday start against Detroit, allowing five runs on seven hits in just three innings. He really...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Luke Walton: Magic Johnson said Lakers will keep first-round pick

Magic Johnson is confident that the magic of the ping-pong balls will be in his favor during his first draft lottery as Lakers president of basketball operations.In a recent appearance on CBS Sports’ “We Need To Talk,” Lakers head coach Luke Walton said that Johnson has all but guaranteed him that the team will be keeping their first-round pick this year.“Magic has already assured...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Judge rips Charlie Strong for lack of control of USF players

Charlie Strong has been employed as South Florida head coach for about six months now, and he’s already facing some very bad publicity. Judge Margaret Taylor, who actually attended USF, sent a strongly-worded message to Strong during a hearing with Bulls defensive end Ladarrius Jackson, who is charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment. Jackson is the second USF player to...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Draymond Green says he has been subjected to racist abuse

In the midst of Adam Jones suffering racist abuse at Fenway Park on Monday, other black athletes are speaking out about their own experiences.Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green admitted that he, too, has been subjected to racist taunts at certain points of his NBA career.“I’ve gotten the N-word, all of that. I’d rather not get into [where]. A few places, especially being...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Joe Namath wants Christian Hackenberg to win Jets QB job

New York Jets legend Joe Namath is rooting for a rather surprising competitor to win the team’s quarterback job.Namath is pulling for second-year quarterback Christian Hackenberg to take over the job instead of veteran Josh McCown.“I’d like to see Hackenberg get a shot, and I’d like to see him win the job,” Namath said Tuesday, via Rich Cimini of ESPN. “That would give us the [hope...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

John Calipari avoids discussing ‘involved’ father LaVar Ball

If John Calipari has a negative opinion of LaVar Ball like so many others in the basketball world, the Kentucky coach is not going to share it.TMZ caught up with Calipari at the BTIG charity event in New York City on Tuesday, and the coach was asked about UCLA star Lonzo Ball and his father. Calipari was quick to note that he has not followed all of the things LaVar has said, but...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Kraft on Deflategate sanctions: ‘Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases’

The New England Patriots have maintained all along that no one in their organization intentionally deflated footballs before or during the AFC Championship Game in 2015, and Robert Kraft is sticking to that story.Kraft, who has made it clear on several occasions that he believes Tom Brady and the team were unfairly penalized, discussed the Deflategate sanctions while attending a...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley: Carmelo needs to get out of New York

The Knicks are almost certainly going to part ways with Carmelo Anthony this summer, and one person who knows a thing or two about playing in New York believes that will be a blessing for the aging superstar.In a brief chat with TMZ on Tuesday, Charles Oakley said he thinks Anthony has plenty of good basketball ahead of him but needs to get out of The Big Apple.“I think he’s got...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Butler shows up for offseason workouts

The NFL Draft has come and gone, and Malcolm Butler remains a member of the New England Patriots. That likely means the star cornerback is going to have to play out the 2017 season under his restricted free agent tender, and it does not appear he is going to make much of a fuss about that.ESPN’s Field Yates reports that Butler showed up to the Patriots’ offseason program on Wednesday...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Noah Syndergaard expected to be out three months

The New York Mets could have a major hole to fill in their starting rotation for roughly half of the regular season, as Noah Syndergaard is not expected to return any time soon from the torn lat muscle he recently suffered.Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported on Wednesday that Syndergaard was flying to Los Angeles to get a second opinion on the injury, but early estimates are...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Justin Forsett announces retirement

Free agent running back Justin Forsett announced on Wednesday that he has decided to retire from football.Forsett spoke about calling it a career in a statement that was released on SportsSpectrum.com. “It’s time. I’m officially announcing my retirement from the game I love,” the 31-year-old wrote. “It’s been an amazing ride and I’m grateful for every moment. My career has brought...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Simms says he was not blindsided by CBS hiring Romo

Phil Simms may not have been pleased when he learned that CBS was hiring Tony Romo to replace him on the network’s top NFL broadcasting team, but the talk that he was “blindsided” by the move has apparently been a bit of an exaggeration.Not long after Romo joined the CBS team, Simms’ son Chris said on his podcast that his father had no idea Romo was replacing him. In a brief interview...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss
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