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Jordan Crawford, Carmelo Anthony at center of postgame mixup (Video)

Jordan Crawford got into it with Carmelo Anthony after the Boston Celtics’ 92-86 win over the New York Knicks in Game 5 of their playoff series on Wednesday night. As the final seconds were ticking off the clock, Crawford appeared to say something to Anthony. Raymond Felton didn’t like what he heard and tried sticking up for his teammate. Though Melo walked away, others players...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Royce White taunts Kevin Durant, Thunder over Twitter

Royce White is among the Houston Rockets fans feeling confident following the team’s stunning 107-100 win over the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night that extended the playoff series to a sixth game. White, who was a first-round pick of the Rockets last year and played for the team’s D-League affiliate this season, sent tweets to the Thunder and Kevin Durant after the...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Geno Smith reportedly dropped over character, leadership concerns

Geno Smith went from being an anticipated top-10 pick in the NFL Draft to slipping to the second round where he was selected 39th overall by the New York Jets. Smith faced heavy scrutiny prior to the draft after a Pro Football Weekly scouting report from Nolan Nawrocki skewered him for having poor work habits and focus. Now we’re seeing that he may not have been the only one disenchanted...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Knicks wore black to Game 5 for Celtics’ funeral, then got buried

Kenyon Martin encouraged his New York Knicks teammates to wear black to Madison Square Garden to symbolize their plans to end the Boston Celtics’ season with a funeral, but they were the ones who got buried. The whole funeral talk began because of an exchange between Martin and the Celtics’ Jason Terry before Game 4. “The guy was mouthing off before the game,” Kenyon Martin...
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May 02, 2013  |  2 Comments

CBS Chicago encouraging fans to write complaints to Derrick Rose

The Chicago Bulls currently hold a 3-2 series lead over the Brooklyn Nets in the opening round of the playoffs, and people are already buzzing about the possibility of Derrick Rose returning to face the Miami Heat if they are able to advance. Rose has said multiple times that he will not come back unless he is 100 percent healthy, but Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said he is not opposed...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Reuben Foster turns Auburn tattoo into tribute to his murdered cousin (Picture)

Five-star linebacker recruit Reuben Foster may have officially committed to Alabama back in February when he dressed as Nick Saban on signing day, but he is keeping his famous Auburn tattoo. Rather than going through the expensive and painful process of having it removed, Foster has had some additional work done to turn the ink into a tribute to his cousin Ladarious Phillips. Here’s...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Shane Battier is rocking a sweet playoff mustache (Picture)

The Miami Heat handled the Milwaukee Bucks with ease in the opening round of the playoffs, and they are now awaiting their next opponent. If the Brooklyn Nets are able to even their series against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, they could be waiting a while. In the meantime, Shane Battier has decided to try out a new look. As you can see from the photo above that ESPN’s Tom...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard on Lakers return: I’m going to ‘clear my head’ before deciding

If there is one thing we know for sure regarding Dwight Howard and his impending free agency, it’s that he is highly unlikely to make a quick decision. Howard seems to enjoy flip-flopping and dragging these things out as much as possible, which is why his future with the Los Angeles Lakers still remains very unclear. On Tuesday, Howard would not commit to whether or not he is leaning...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss
HATING ON HATERS

Bruce calls Twitter critics 'idiots'

Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is off to somewhat of a slow start this season and decided to respond to those individuals who have been criticizing him on Twitter.

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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Packer Leroy Butler says he had church appearance canceled for congratulating Jason Collins

Former Green Bay Packers safety Leroy Butler was one of a number of current and former athletes who extended a compliment toward Jason Collins earlier this week after Collins made the decision to come out as gay. Unlike many others, however, Butler says there were consequences to his doing so. Butler is known for doing a lot of great work for charity and working with several churches...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Francouer tapped third base coach in nuts after hitting triple (GIF)

Kansas City Royals outfielder Jeff Francouer hit a triple in the seventh inning of his team’s win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, and he was so excited he decided to hand out a jimmy tap. Typically when a player reaches first or third base they go with something like a high-five or a fist bump for the base coach. That’s not Francouer’s style. As you can see, Francouer...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper has ball go off glove, gives Tim Hudson a home run (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson has only three home runs in his career, and his most recent big fly may not have made its way into the stands without a little help from Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper. During the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday night, the 37-year-old Hudson proved that he still has the strength to send a ball...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

TV station cuts off Jose Mourinho as he is discussing his future (Video)

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is one of the most well-known names in professional soccer, but no one person is bigger than a tight television schedule. Following a disappointing 4-3 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semifinals earlier this week, a saddened Mourinho was discussing his future with the club. He was taking quite a while to put some of his thoughts...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

D.C. Councilman David Grosso thinks Redskins should change name to Redtails

The Washington Redskins have had an increasing amount of controversy surrounding their name over the past several seasons. Many feel that the word “Redskins” is a racist term for Native Americans and should no longer be allowed in a professional sport. David Grosso, a City Council member in Washington, D.C., has proposed a solution. “Washington’s name has been dishonored...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick’s blunder costs Kings the game (Video)

Jonathan Quick committed a huge blunder that cost the Los Angeles Kings Game 1 of their playoff series with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. The defending champion Kings were on a power play with the game tied 1-1 in overtime. Quick went behind the net to retrieve a puck and was debating which way he should pass it. For some reason, he tried to slip the puck along the boards in the...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick plays ‘Shoot the Puck’ at Blackhawks game, scores (Video)

Danica Patrick was one of the contestants during for “Shoot the Puck” at the Chicago Blackhawks game on Tuesday night, and she scored on her first shot. The racecar driver did an interview with CSN Chicago’s Susannah Collins between periods and said she wanted to see a fight in the game. “Am I a geek fan if I want to see a fight?” Patrick asked. After being assured she...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson: Denver Nuggets sent ‘hitmen’ on Steph Curry

Mark Jackson complained after the Golden State Warriors’ 107-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night that Denver sent “hitmen” at his best player, Steph Curry. “[They] tried to send ‘hitmen’ on Steph [Curry],” Jackson said after the game. When asked to elaborate, Jackson did. “There were some dirty plays earlier. It’s playoff basketball, that’s alright...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Steph Curry confronts fan after game (Video)

Steph Curry confronted a fan following the Golden State Warriors’ 107-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Curry had a poor shooting night by his standards. He went 7-for-19 and 1-of-7 on threes, giving him 15 points in the loss. As he was walking to the tunnel in the Pepsi Center after the game, you could see a fan hanging out by the aisle appearing to yell something to...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright: Bad barbecue makes me want to fight somebody

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright loves baseball. If he didn’t, he probably would not be pitching professionally. But there is something in life he seems to love much, much more. That something is barbecue. During a Q&A with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch earlier this week, Wainwright discussed how big of a foodie he considers himself to be. When Derrick Goold asked...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly: Michael Vick struggled because of poor pass protection

When the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly to be their next head coach, one of the first thoughts that popped into people’s minds was that Michael Vick’s career could be saved. Kelly turned Oregon into a national contender by running an up-tempo spread offense, and Vick is arguably the most athletic quarterback in the NFL. If anyone is going to resurrect his career, it could...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant: Mike D’Antoni not at fault for torn Achilles’ tendon

Kobe Bryant absolved Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni from all responsibility for his torn Achilles’ tendon injury when he spoke with the media on Tuesday. Bryant conducted a news conference after the Lakers held their exit meetings following their disappointing season. Bryant took the opportunity to absolve D’Antoni of responsibility for the injury, and he also...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

JR Smith when asked about Jason Terry: ‘Who?’

The Boston Celtics have an incredibly tall task ahead of them if they want to advance to the next round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. They are returning to New York on Wednesday night to face the Knicks, who have put Kevin Garnett and company in a 3-1 hole. If it’s bulletin-board material that the Celtics need to motivate them, JR Smith is doing his best to provide it. Smith...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry on having Jason Collins in locker room: ‘You’d have to think about it’

Jason Collins has received more support than criticism since he came out as openly gay on Monday, but there are sure to still be a number of obstacles he will have to face going forward. During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick” show on Tuesday, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry commended Collins for having the “courage” to come out, but also touched on what could...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Geno Smith reportedly fired agents because he wasn’t top overall pick in draft

No player in the 2013 NFL Draft seemed more disappointed with their draft position than former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. Many considered Smith to be the best player in the draft at his position, but several NFL teams disagreed. He slid out of the first round and was selected by the New York Jets with the 39th overall pick. As a result, he has fired his agents. According...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

San Diego media already taking shots at Manti Te’o for girlfriend hoax

Just when it appeared that the smoke from the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend hoax may have nearly cleared, he went and began his career as an NFL linebacker. When the story first broke, the jokes were a dime a dozen. Some were hilarious and others were not all that creative, but Te’o was getting it from all angles. The heckling has died down a bit, with more of the recent focus having...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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