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Lane Kiffin blows people’s minds with tweet about tomato smoothies

Lane Kiffin isn’t just a head football coach again. He also fancies himself a philosopher, apparently.On Thursday, Kiffin took to Twitter to share some thoughts about tomatoes. While commonly referred to as a vegetable, tomatoes are actually members of the fruit family. With that in mind, Kiffin has a theory about ketchup. Whoa.If you wanted to counter Kiffin’s little theory, you...
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May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Cutler thinking about getting into broadcasting

Jay Cutler may end up being forced into retirement due to a lack of interest from NFL teams, but that does not mean the 34-year-old quarterback is planning to sit around in his sweatpants all day.Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that Cutler is exploring the possibility of joining a television network in a broadcasting role. Cutler and his representatives have spoken to multiple...
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May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lynch, Raiders to partner in Beast Mode gear

Marshawn Lynch will have an opportunity to earn plenty of money with the Oakland Raiders if he performs well on the field, and it sounds like he will be able to make a large chunk of cash off of it as well.Lynch has his own clothing line called Beast Mode Apparel. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Raiders are planning to collaborate with Lynch to sell items that...
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May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

LeBron James says he has never experienced racism in Boston

Many professional athletes feel that the fans in Boston have a tendency to be more racist than in other cities, but LeBron James says he has not experienced any of that personally.Following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semis Wednesday night, LeBron was asked about the situation that unfolded with Baltimore Orioles outfielder...
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May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is lighting up the minor leagues

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and that certainly seems to be the case with Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Guerrero Jr., the son of former MLB superstar Vladimir Guerrero, is currently playing in the Toronto Blue Jays system for Low-A Lansing. After returning to the lineup earlier this week following a “tweaked” knee on Saturday, the 18-year-old picked up right where he...
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May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Joey Votto wore high-cuff pants to help umpire see strike zone?

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto went with the high-cuff look for his pants during Wednesday night’s game, but was he doing more than just making a fashion statement?According to one Twitter user who was watching the game, the broadcasters on FOX Sports Net Ohio claimed at one point that Votto decided to wear his pants that way to give the home plate umpire a guideline for...
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May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich on Tony Parker’s knee injury ‘it’s not good’

The San Antonio Spurs could be facing a nightmare situation.Tony Parker had to be carried off the court after suffering a knee injury with just under nine minutes remaining in Game 2 of the Spurs’ second-round playoff series with the Rockets on Wednesday night.Parker penetrated into the paint and attempted a floater that missed when he landed awkwardly and went down. After the game...
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May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

MLB draft bust Donavan Tate to play QB at Arizona

A former top MLB draft pick will be attempting to play another sport.Donavan Tate, who was the No. 3 pick by the San Diego Padres in the 2009 draft, will be walking on to the Arizona football team as a quarterback this summer.The Arizona Daily Star’s Michael Lev shares the news on Tate: The note about the Padres paying for his college is a standard aspect of baseball contracts when...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Dan Duquette implies Orioles play ‘right way’

After Wednesday’s game between the Orioles and Red Sox, Baltimore general manager Dan Duquette implied the Orioles play the game the “right way.”During the game, Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman was ejected after hitting Xander Bogaerts with an offspeed pitch that appeared to get away from him. The ejection was so controversial that even the Boston broadcast thought it was...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly enamored with Lonzo Ball

Things could get quite interesting in Los Angeles if the Lakers land a high draft pick.The Lakers are said to be enamored with point guard Lonzo Ball and would likely draft him if they were in a position to do so, according to ESPN’s Chad Ford (via Silver Screen & Roll).Ford reportedly believes the Lakers would have UCLA’s Ball atop their draft board, followed by Washington’s...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Red Sox cracking down on bad language from fans

The Boston Red Sox appear to be taking a step towards cracking down on fan misbehavior at games.The Sox said in a statement Wednesday that a fan who was reported to have used a racial slur against another fan during Tuesday’s game against the Orioles is “no longer welcome at Fenway Park.”“During Tuesday night’s Red Sox-Orioles game, it was reported to Red Sox security that a racial...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Jed York wants to repair relationship with Jim Harbaugh

The breakup between Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers was not a pleasant one. However, if given the opportunity, Jed York would like to try to repair his relationship with the now-Michigan head coach.After four seasons at Stanford, Harbaugh joined the 49ers on a five-year contract in 2011. He would go on to lead San Francisco to one Super Bowl appearance and two other trips to the NFC Championship...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry suffers ankle injury after collision with Norman Powell

Kyle Lowry briefly left Wednesday’s playoff game between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers after going down with what an ankle injury early in the third quarter.The Cavs’ Kevin Love attempted a three-pointer that missed. Under the basket, Tristan Thompson was fighting for the rebound and shoved the Raptors’ Norman Powell. Powell then rolled into Lowry like a bowling pin...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Josh McCown wants to mentor young Jets quarterbacks

New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown is probably the favorite to win the team’s starting job, but he has other goals as well. McCown said Wednesday that he wants to help mentor young Jets quarterbacks Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty. “You don’t really know something until you have to teach it,” McCown said, via Connor Hughes of NJ.com. “I want to give away what I can because...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Orioles furious after Gausman ejected for hitting Bogaerts with curveball

The Baltimore Orioles were upset with the way things were handled during Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox after starting pitcher Kevin Gausman was ejected in the bottom of the second inning for hitting Xander Bogaerts with a pitch.Gausman hit Bogaerts around the hip with the first pitch of the inning and was immediately ejected by home plate umpire Sam Holbrook.The...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: rivalry with Canelo Alvarez is ‘real’

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will be squaring off on Saturday night — Cinco de Mayo weekend — for a much anticipated battle at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Unlike other fights where the hype is contrived, there is legitimate bad blood and a rivalry between these two boxers.Asked during his conference call on Monday about the rivalry, Chavez Jr. described the relationship...
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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

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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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss

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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May 03, 2017  |  Discuss
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