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Kyle Schwarber batting practice home run obliterated someone’s windshield

Kyle Schwarber hits awesome home runs. He even does so during batting practice, which is bad news for any vehicles that may be parked a bit too close to the ballpark. Pitchers and catchers are beginning to report for duty, and the same is true in the Cubs’ spring home of Mesa, Arizona. It was there that Instagram user, Cubs fan, and spring training attendee Peter Gesler found...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rudy Gay pushing for trade from Sacramento

Not many opportunities are readily available to escape the basketball badlands in Sacramento. So with the NBA trade deadline imminent, Kings forward Rudy Gay is making the most of this one. According to a report by Sam Amico of FOX Sports on Wednesday, Gay is said to be pushing for a trade out of Sacramento before Thursday’s deadline. Gay, 29, holds averages of 17.9 points per...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers ‘active’ in trade talks, Kevin Love deal ‘still in play’

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly active in trade talks, with a three-team deal involving Kevin Love reportedly being tossed around. According to the New York Daily News’s Frank Isola, the Cavaliers are reportedly looking at several options. Ryan Anderson is said to be a top target, and Love and Anderson Varejao have come up in talks. Cleveland remains very active. Cavs...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Greg Jennings unsure if Ryan Tannehill is elite, criticizes coaching staff

Dolphins wide receiver Greg Jennings had some pointed criticisms of the team’s former coaching staff, as well as some reservations about Ryan Tannehill. Jennings appeared on ESPN’s First Take on Wednesday and was asked about Tannehill and how close he is to being elite. Here’s what he said, as transcribed by Eye on Football’s Sean Wagner-McGough: Don’t know. So, with saying...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Holly Holm unsure how to respond to Ronda Rousey suicide comments

Holly Holm is responsible for Ronda Rousey having suicidal thoughts several months ago, and the new UFC women’s bantamweight champion is unsure of how she should react to that. In a recent appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a teary-eyed Rousey opened up about how she thought about taking her own life after she was knocked out by Holm (video here) in November. Naturally...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Seahawks will let Marshawn Lynch keep $5 million in bonus money

The Seattle Seahawks could have asked Marshawn Lynch for his bonus money back, but they are reportedly not going to. Lynch had two years remaining on his deal which had a prorated $7.5 million signing bonus. That would have paid him $2.5 million in signing bonus cash for each of those years. With Lynch’s retirement, the Seahawks could have asked for that money back, but are reportedly...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Malcolm Jenkins: Sam Bradford can be a Super Bowl-winning QB

One Philadelphia Eagles player believes Sam Bradford has what it takes to win a championship. Pro Bowl safety Malcolm Jenkins told Comcast SportsNet’s Philly Sports Talk show on Tuesday that Bradford is good enough to win if he has the pieces around him. “If you protect Sam and give him weapons to use, I think he can be one of those quarterbacks to win a championship,” Jenkins...
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Nike terminates contract with Pacquiao over anti-gay rant

Nike has officially terminated its contract Manny Pacquiao. The sports apparel company announced Wednesday that it no longer has a relationship with Pacquiao in the wake of some controversial remarks the boxing star made recently about same-sex marriage. BREAKING: Nike has terminated its contract with Manny Pacquiao due to recent comments. Nike statement: pic.twitter.com/3xZ7e08EtU...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls aggressively shopping Pau Gasol

The Chicago Bulls are “aggressively shopping” Pau Gasol, according to a report. The 35-year-old forward, who is expected to opt out of his contract at the end of the season, is reportedly very much available in a trade, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. According to Wojnarowski, Bulls general manager Gar Forman seems “determined” to move Gasol and get something...
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Report: Majority of NBA owners favor ads on jerseys

If NBA owners have their way, advertisements could be coming to NBA jerseys. Most owners reportedly favor the placement of small ads on team jerseys, and a vote could be coming in the future. Sunday's owners meeting, Los Angeles Lakers one of few who oppose ads on jerseys, league source says. Majority in favor. Voting later date. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) February 17, 2016...
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Report: Broncos don't want Manning back 'at any price'

The Denver Broncos are patiently waiting for Peyton Manning to make a decision about his future, and things could get awkward if the 39-year-old decides he wants to play in 2016. If Manning is on the roster when the new league year begins March 8, his $19 million salary for 2016 would become fully guaranteed. It’s possible the Broncos could bring him back at a cheaper price should...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Evans: Manziel gave great speech at my wedding

Johnny Manziel attended the wedding of Mike Evans over the weekend, and it sounds like the Cleveland Browns quarterback was a big part of the festivities. Evans, who was teammates with Manziel at Texas A&M, told TMZ on Tuesday that Manziel was one of his groomsmen and proposed a toast to the bride and groom. “He had one of the best speeches,” Evans said. “He seems good...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Heat concerned about Dwight Howard's character

If the Miami Heat end up bowing out of the Dwight Howard sweepstakes as the trade deadline approaches, it could have more to do with how they feel about the eight-time All-Star as a person, not a player. As with any deal involving superstar players, there would be some salary cap concerns for both the Heat and Houston Rockets. However, Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reports that Miami...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Dean Spanos says Chargers trying ‘as hard as we can’ for San Diego deal

Chargers owner Dean Spanos asserted his desire to get a deal done with San Diego so the team can stay. The team is pushing for a ballot initiative to secure taxpayer money for a new stadium, and with the team now having a year before they have to make a decision on a Los Angeles move, Spanos says they are working hard to stay where they are. “Whatever we need to do, we’re going...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Nike to drop Manny Pacquiao over anti-gay remarks?

Manny Pacquiao has long taken a strong stance against gay marriage, but his latest remarks about the topic could cost him a major endorsement deal. TMZ reports that Nike is discussing the possibility of cutting ties with Pacquiao in the wake of the boxing star’s disturbing rant about same-sex marriage. In an interview in his native country of the Philippines, Pacquiao said allowing...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall to retire if Jets win Super Bowl next year

Brandon Marshall will not be playing out the remainder of his three-year contract if the New York Jets win the Super Bowl next season. While answering some questions from Twitter followers Tuesday night, Marshall was asked if he is ready to finally hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy over his head next year. If that happens, Marshall says it would mark the end of his NFL career. ...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Frustrated Doc Rivers says Clippers aren’t trading Blake Griffin

A rather annoyed Doc Rivers once again tried to quiet rampant Blake Griffin trade rumors, saying that the Clippers forward is not going to be moved. “I’ve told you we’re not trading Blake, but I guess everyone else wants to keep doing that. So we’ll let them do that,” Rivers said Tuesday, via ESPN’s Andrew Han. “It is what it is. Nothing we can do about it, honestly...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jason Kidd has ‘long been enamored’ with Rubio

While the Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly not looking to trade point guard Ricky Rubio before Thursday’s deadline, they might want to consider placing a call to the Milwaukee Bucks if they change their mind. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that Bucks head coach Jason Kidd has “long been enamored” with Rubio. The T-Wolves will likely be looking for a point...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall: I own Bill Belichick

Slowing down Brandon Marshall is always a challenge for opposing coaches, and Bill Belichick is well aware of the veteran receiver’s abilities. That doesn’t mean the Patriots coach is capable of stopping him, at least according to Marshall. In a Q&A with his Twitter followers Tuesday night, Marshall was asked if Belichick haunts his dreams. Turns out it’s quite the opposite...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Polian: Peyton Manning is victim of 'smear campaign'

Bill Polian is convinced that the the sexual assault claims against Peyton Manning that have resurfaced in a recent lawsuit are part of a blatant effort to tarnish the two-time Super Bowl champion’s legacy. In an interview with “The Freddie Coleman Show” on ESPN Radio this week, Polian was asked about Manning’s involvement in a lawsuit that was filed against the University...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Polamalu has snubbed Steelers since 'forced' retirement

Troy Polamalu was one of the most beloved Pittsburgh Steelers players in team history, but he was apparently not feeling all fuzzy about the franchise when he retired last spring. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Polamalu has avoided most Steelers-related events since his retirement, feeling that the team “forced” him into calling it a career. Most notably...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Lakers opposed to advertisements on jerseys

The NBA is weighing the possibility of adding logos of corporate sponsors to jerseys of its teams, but the entire league does not approve of the idea. Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com reports that the Los Angeles Lakers are one of a few teams who are opposed to adding advertisements to its jerseys. Sunday's owners meeting, Los Angeles Lakers one of few who oppose ads on jerseys...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Wisconsin girl impaled by basketball court (Video)

A 14-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after being impaled by a floor board on a basketball court while diving for a ball during a game in Middleton, Wisc. on Sunday. Middle school teams were competing in a tournament when a girl from Wisconsin Heights dove after a ball and got stuck because a piece of the floor went through her. She was taken of the court in a stretcher and...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

JJ Watt loves his breakfast food

JJ Watt is a regular Ron Swanson, apparently. The Houston Texans defensive star professed his love for breakfast food in a random series of tweets sent on Tuesday. Breakfast for any meal, any time of the day. Bacon & Eggs are good at any hour. — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) February 17, 2016 I'm just gonna be honest, if you don't like french toast, waffles, bacon & eggs, pancakes...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn did pull-ups in body paint on SI swimsuit set

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn was featured in the most recent SI Swimsuit Edition. Even while on set, she didn’t stop training. Check out this video Vonn posted on social media. It shows her doing pull-ups on set. Keep in mind that she is in heels and technically naked since she’s only wearing body paint: Even on set I never stopped training…now it's back to work. Excited to...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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