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Report: Jamal Murray played all 82 games through sports hernia

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray likely won’t be getting many votes for Rookie of the Year, but what he apparently fought through this season was nothing short of astounding.Nuggets insider Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reported on Thursday that Murray played in all 82 games this year through a sports hernia. The 20-year-old Murray finished the season with 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Christian McCaffrey’s mom cracks great joke about son

Lisa McCaffrey, the mother of top running back prospect Christian McCaffrey, cracked a funny joke about her son on Thursday.Christian was at the Denver Broncos’ facility for a visit with the team. That led KOA’s Brandon Krisztal to ask how the former Stanford back got to the facility: Here was Lisa’s funny response: Whether that was a reference to her son’s small size and young looks...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Grizzlies planning to be without Tony Allen for first round of playoffs

The Memphis Grizzlies are planning to be without Tony Allen for their first round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs.The Grizzlies announced on Thursday that Allen has a calf strain and is out indefinitely. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski says the injury typically requires a month of recovery. Woj further reports that the Grizzlies are preparing to play their series against...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Hawks troll Charles Barkley for saying they wouldn’t make the playoffs

After clinching a tenth consecutive playoff berth this season, the Atlanta Hawks want Charles Barkley to hold this L.The Hawks, who finished as the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 43-39 record, took to Twitter on Thursday to troll Barkley for saying on Opening Night that they wouldn’t make the playoffs. Of course, Barkley is usually very hit or miss with his predictions...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki to return for 20th NBA season, open to possibly playing a 21st

The Big German will be gracing us with his presence for at least another year.Addressing the media on Thursday after the Dallas Mavericks’ season finale the night before, 13-time All-Star big man Dirk Nowitzki said that he will “definitely” be returning to the Mavs next season for his 20th NBA campaign. As if that wasn’t news enough, Nowitzki even left open the possibility of playing...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Martellus Bennett has great quote about going from Tom Brady to Aaron Rodgers

The 2016 season could not have gone any better for Martellus Bennett. The star tight end was traded to the New England Patriots last summer, went on to help them win a Super Bowl and then signed a lucrative deal in free agency. As an added bonus, he gets to go from playing with one future Hall of Fame quarterback to another. None of that is lost on the star tight end. In a FaceTime...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons confirms he has been cleared for basketball activities

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons confirmed on Thursday that he has been cleared to take a major step in his recovery from a fractured foot.Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft, told reporters he is fully healed and ready to get back to basketball activities early next week.“Tuesday’s just getting back into a routine,” he said, per Matt Lombardo of NJ.com. “Weights...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Simms on father Phil: ‘He’s not going anywhere’

Tony Romo may be taking the place of Phil Simms on CBS’s top NFL broadcasting team, but that does not necessarily mean Simms is leaving the network.In an appearance on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” Thursday, Simms’ son Chris — also a former NFL quarterback — reiterated that he is unhappy with the way CBS has handled the situation. He also noted, however, that Phil still has...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Cook could fall out of first round, be drafted behind Mixon

The upcoming NFL Draft is loaded with talent at the running back position, and that could have a negative impact on certain players. Will former Florida State star Dalvin Cook be among them?NFL reporter Benjamin Albright spoke with multiple NFL front office executives who do not expect Cook to be drafted in the first round. In fact, they believe troubled former Oklahoma running back...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Louis Murphy arrested for carrying gun at airport

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Louis Murphy was arrested on a gun charge at Tampa International Airport Wednesday morning. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Murphy has been charged with one felony count of carrying a concealed weapon. The 29-year-old was found to be in possession of a firearm when he was stopped at a security checkpoint. He was later released...
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Carmelo would ‘love’ to stay with Knicks if they commit to winning

Carmelo Anthony has maintained all season long that he enjoys playing in New York and wants to remain with the Knicks, and he is not changing that stance heading into the offseason. That is, of course, if the front office does everything it can to assemble a contender.After he played 23 minutes in New York’s season-ending win over the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night, Anthony told...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Seahawks expected to trade Lynch to Raiders

The Raiders and Seahawks are reportedly working on a deal that would send Marshawn Lynch to Oakland.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Raiders want Lynch to first agree to a restructured contract before they acquire his rights from Seattle. ESPN’s Ed Werder previously reported that Lynch has officially begun the process of reinstatement. However, Rapoport notes that Lynch...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson, Knicks reportedly pick up two-year option

Things have not gone well for Phil Jackson in his first three seasons as president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks, but the two sides are committed to trying to change that.Ramona Shelburne and Ian Begley of ESPN.com reported on Thursday that Jackson and the Knicks have agreed to exercise the two-year option remaining on Jackson’s original five-year deal with the...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Peterson looked ‘explosive’ in workout, could sign with Saints

Adrian Peterson remains a free agent and his asking price is likely a bit high, but that does not mean teams are afraid the 32-year-old running back has nothing left in the tank.According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Peterson looked “explosive” during his workout with the New England Patriots last week. He then met with the Saints on Tuesday, and Werder speculates that Peterson could wind...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lynch officially filing for reinstatement

The numerous reports we have heard about Marshawn Lynch returning to the NFL in 2017 are apparently true.ESPN’s Ed Werder reported on Thursday that Lynch has officially begun the process of ending his retirement. Werder also noted that Lynch’s priority remains playing for the Oakland Raiders, but the running back could look to team up with Richard Sherman if Sherman ends up being...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Larry Sanders missed team bus before Cavs cut him

Larry Sanders was given a tremendous opportunity to revive his NBA career when he was signed by the Cleveland Cavaliers last month, and it sounds like he blew it in part because of a lack of maturity.The Cavs waived Sanders this week after just 28 days with the team, and the move was not surprising given how little he had contributed on the court. But according to a report from Jason...
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April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

5 MLB teams off to surprisingly hot starts

Results from the first week of Major League Baseball season should be treated with extreme caution. Many teams that start hot will fade over the course of the year, particularly if expectations were low for them to begin with.However, it is certainly worth noting the teams that have gotten off to hot starts. These squads have people wondering if perhaps they’re better than expected...
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April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Cubs fans crash website selling World Series rings

Chicago Cubs fans were so eager to buy themselves a part of history that they crashed the website selling the team’s World Series rings.The Cubs on Wednesday received their championship rings for winning the World Series last year. The rings are spectacular and feature 108 diamonds to reflect the 108 years the team went between championships.Jostens, the company that made the rings...
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April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr doubts Matt Barnes will be ready for start of playoffs

The Golden State Warriors may be slightly shorthanded for the start of the NBA playoffs.Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said on Wednesday ahead of the Warriors’ regular season finale against the Lakers that he doubts Matt Barnes will be ready for Game 1 of the playoffs, which will be this weekend. Barnes has been out since leaving the Warriors’ game on Saturday with a sprained ankle...
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April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor in trouble over Instagram photo

Conor McGregor is in trouble over a photo he posted on Instagram Tuesday.McGregor has been enjoying himself while partying in Liverpool the past few days, rolling in style the entire way and sharing the photos on social media. But one particular photo caught the attention of a luxury rental car company, and they are not happy.Here’s a picture McGregor posted Tuesday showing him standing...
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April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Top Mikhail Prokhorov advisor leaving Nets

After clinching the worst record in the NBA for the 2016-17 season and not even having a high lottery pick to show for it, the Brooklyn Nets got another gut punch of sorts on Wednesday.Chris Mannix of The Vertical reports that Irina Pavlova, a top advisor to billionaire owner Mikhail Prokhorov and one of the NBA’s highest ranking female executives, will be leaving the Nets next month...
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April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Tigers' Andrew Romine drug tested after hitting surprising grand slam

Light-hitting Detroit Tigers utility man Andrew Romine hit a rather stunning grand slam on Wednesday to lead his team to a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins, but he was in for a surprise after the game.Fittingly, Romine was randomly drug tested after his big performance, which he admitted to the media afterward.“Immediately when I walked in, it was, you got a drug test,” Romine...
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April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Terrance Knighton retiring, will begin coaching career

The man they call “Pot Roast” is calling it a career — as a player.Terrance Knighton is retiring and will pursue a career in coaching, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Knighton was a third-round pick by the Jaguars in 2009 and made his name in Jacksonville and then Denver. The nose tackle helped the Broncos to the Super Bowl in 2013 — his first season with the team — and was remembered...
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April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota to report for Titans’ offseason voluntary activities

Marcus Mariota will be in Nashville to report for the Titans’ voluntary offseason activities, which begin on Monday, the Tennessean reports.The former No. 2 draft pick is recovering from a broken leg suffered in Week 16. The team is hoping he will be available for the start of minicamp, which is in June. He has been rehabbing in Oregon and Hawaii, per the report.The Titans are expected...
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April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Jim Buss once tried to offer Kobe Bryant shares of Lakers

Here we have some further evidence that Jim Buss was in over his head during his time as Los Angeles Lakers head of basketball operations.According to a feature by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne on Tuesday, Buss attempted to offer shares of the franchise to Lakers legend Kobe Bryant last season as “a show of appreciation.” But the family trust reportedly does not allow for that sort of...
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April 12, 2017  |  Discuss
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