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Yankees use Cam Newton, Russell Wilson as examples in media training

The New York Yankees are putting their players through media training, and they had a message for them: be more like Russell Wilson and less like Cam Newton. According to ESPN New York’s Andrew Marchand, the Yankees used video of the post-Super Bowl press conferences of Newton and Wilson as examples of how to handle the media. Newton, of course, was difficult and walked off prematurely...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James reacts to woman who told him to ‘suck it up’

LeBron James caught an earful from a fan sitting courtside during the Cavaliers’ game against the Thunder on Sunday, and the four-time NBA MVP got quite the charge out of it. After a woman enthusiastically told him to “suck it up,” LeBron shared the relevant clip on Instagram and joked that “she told me.” I guess she told me!! Hahahaha #JustSuckItUpLeBron #NoMomo...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Joseph Randle tried to run people over with car

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was trying to run people over with his car before he was arrested over the weekend, according to a report. Law enforcement officials in Wichita, Kan., told TMZ that Randle tried to hit three people with his car and then attempted to chase them into a home. He then allegely forced his way inside the home. Fortunately, witnesses told...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe: I didn’t want to hear that I couldn’t win without Shaq

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal did not get along during their time together with the Los Angeles Lakers, and some of the reasons for that are obvious. Now that Kobe is nearing the end of his career, he is willing to talk about the issues more openly. The Lakers traded Shaq to the Miami Heat in 2004 when it became clear that their two superstars could not coexist. When asked...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson calls Anthony Davis ‘best big man in the NBA’

Magic Johnson is known for spewing hyperbole quite often, but in this case it may have been deserved. After seeing that Anthony Davis scored 59 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a 111-106 Pelicans win over the Pistons on Sunday, Magic tweeted that the ‘Brow was the “best big man in the NBA.” I have to apologize to @AntDavis23 of the Pelicans who scored 59pts & 20rebs...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Delonte West wandering around fast food joint without shoes?

Delonte West has not appeared in an NBA game in more than three years, and it sounds like life after basketball is not going all that well for him. According to TMZ, a fan spotted West “wandering around” outside a Jack in the Box restaurant in Houston last week. The fan asked West for a photo and supposedly had a brief exchange with him. It’s actually a sad story … the...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon talked out of wearing controversial shirt

The Washington Nationals are playing with fire this season by keeping Jonathan Papelbon, and they were reminded of the type of handful the veteran closer can be before he issued an apology last week. Papelbon kicked off spring training by apologizing for choking teammate Bryce Harper in the dugout late last season. There’s a good chance the Nationals told him to do that. They...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Anderson Varejao signs with Warriors

Do you think the Cleveland Cavaliers would have traded away Anderson Varejao had they known the Golden State Warriors would end up picking him up? Probably not. Varejao signed with the Warriors on Sunday after clearing waivers. Varejao had been with the Cavaliers his entire career until being traded to Portland as part of a deal where the Cavs acquired Channing Frye prior to the...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Reporter Jamie Little hilariously ignores John Cena (Video)

FOX Sports reporter Jamie Little completely brushed past John Cena while doing a report on TV during the Daytona 500 on Sunday, leading to a hilarious moment. Little was doing a report and walking through pit row when she blazed right past the WWE star, with her ponytail flipping him in the face. His reaction was priceless: In which John Cena's presence is completely ignored: pic...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell named Lakers’ starter for remainder of season

I’ll take “Things That Should’ve Happened A Long Time Ago” for $500, Alex. After months of stunting the development of his prized rookie, Lakers head coach Byron Scott finally came to his senses on Sunday and announced D’Angelo Russell as the team’s starting point guard for the remainder of the season, per the Lakers’ official Twitter account. Byron Scott says that...
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February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Female fan tells LeBron James to ‘suck it up’ (Video)

No player in the NBA is more accustomed to being taunted by opposing fans than LeBron James, but the earful he caught on Sunday may have surprised him just a little. Late in the first half of the Cavaliers’ game against the Thunder, LeBron was unhappy with a call and he let an official hear about it. A middle-aged woman who was sitting courtside next to the scorer’s table unloaded...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe defends Byron Scott: He's doing the best he can

At least we know that one important person has yet to join the Byron Scott Pitchfork Parade: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Amidst a disastrous 11-45 campaign, the sheer carnage of which has largely been overshadowed by his own oddball retirement tour, The Black Mamba took some time over the weekend to come to his head coach’s defense in spite of the tumult the team has faced this...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Men who cast original Joe Paterno statue making new ones in secret location

The men who did the casting work for the original Joe Paterno statue are making two new ones in a secret location. Yesid Gomez and Wilfer Buitrago said Sunday they are hard at work in a secret location creating two new statues without school or family approval. One, they said, would be donated to the Paterno family, while the other would be displayed at various locations to support...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Micah Johnson injured his hand while pitting an avocado

Dodgers second baseman Micah Johnson, a depth player who will likely start the season in the minors, will miss a week of spring training due to a left hand injury. This isn’t terribly newsworthy until you learn how Johnson suffered said injury. 1st injury of spring: #Dodgers Micah Johnson needed stitches in left hand. Mishap trying to remove avocado pit. Should heal in a week...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey's boyfriend finalizes his divorce

Ronda Rousey may feel more comfortable about her current relationship with Travis Browne moving forward after what happened in recent weeks. According to TMZ Sports, Browne officially was granted a divorce on Feb. 8. Browne married fitness model Jenna Renee Webb on Jan. 9, 2015. By July she had posted photos on Instagram alleging Browne beat her. Browne denied all allegations and...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Barry Bonds looking quite slimmed down at Marlins camp

If you follow baseball at all, you’ve probably seen the side-by-side pictures of the hulking, muscular Barry Bonds in his San Francisco days contrasted with the smaller, more wiry Bonds from his early days in Pittsburgh. Judging by the first look at Bonds in Marlins camp, he looks like he’s gotten back to his Pittsburgh days. Here’s Bonds, the new Marlins hitting coach, in...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Jackson refused to trade 2018 first-round pick

The New York Knicks made no moves prior to the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, and part of the reason for that was Phil Jackson’s refusal to trade a future first-round pick. ESPN’s Ian Begley reports that Jackson had a “firm rule” at the deadline that he was not going to trade New York’s 2018 first-round pick. It’s unclear how many teams coveted the pick as part of potential...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ohio State player slaps floor on D, gets burned

The floor slap is an oft-used motivational tactic, so to speak. The defender has the floor locked down. Come at us, we dare you. On Saturday, one Ohio State player found out the hard way that that doesn’t always work. This is Jae’Sean Tate facing up Nebraska’s Jai Webster in overtime, clearly looking for a stop: life comes at you fast pic.twitter.com/KWmSdzRn40 — jack...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Joique Bell turned down pay cut proposal from Lions

Veteran NFL running back Joique Bell was released by the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, but not before the team made him an offer to stick around. On Saturday night, Bell hinted to reporters that the Lions asked him to take a pay cut. “The NFL is a crazy business,” he said, per Justin Rogers of MLive.com. “You never know. The Lions made me an offer. I thought I did what was best...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested once again

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has once again been arrested, this time on several serious charges. TMZ reports that Randle was arrested in Kansas Sunday morning and charged with three counts of aggravated battery, one count of drug possession and one count of criminal damage. He is being held on $100,000 and details are not yet known. Randle, who was cut by the...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards, Lakers not frontrunners for Kevin Durant

The Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers would reportedly be on the fringes of the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski appeared on The Big Lead with Jason McIntyre Saturday and revealed that Durant would be looking for an immediate contender in free agency, not a project, which does not bode well for the Thunder or the Lakers. “Washington and the...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Carmelo got new teammate Jimmer Fredette's name wrong

Carmelo Anthony hasn’t seen Jimmer Fredette play in a while. He also hasn’t checked in on his name, apparently. Anthony was asked what Fredette would bring to the Knicks with his impending signing, and Anthony had an answer that kind of sums it all up. Melo asked about Jimmer joining the Knicks and what he can do for them: "To be honest with you, I haven't seen Jimmy play...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong involved in Louisville booster’s divorce case

University of Louisville trustee member Jonathan Blue is going through a divorce, and the former head coach of the Cardinals football team has found himself involved with the proceedings. WDRB reports that Blue’s attorney, Ann Oldfather, has asked a judge to compel Charlie Strong to testify in Blue’s divorce case with wife Tracy Blue. Blue’s lawyer has labeled Strong a ...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Orioles, Yovani Gallardo finalize three-year, $35 million deal

The starting rotation of the Baltimore Orioles is officially one step closer to respectability. According to a report by Jon Heyman of MLB Network on Saturday, the team has reached an agreement with free agent righthander Yovani Gallardo on a three-year, $35 million deal. Gallardo, orioles have a deal. $35M, 3 yrs — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 20, 2016 Negotiations...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown weighs in ahead of UFC Fight Night 83 (Video)

UFC held the weigh-ins for Fight Night 83 in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Among those on hand, besides the fighters of course, were Antonio Brown and Mike Mitchell of the Steelers. While at Heinz Field, the two had tickets to give away as part of a promotion and Brown even stepped on the scale for an official weigh-in. Weighing in a @UFC Pittsburgh! #UFCPittsburgh #TonyToeTap
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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