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DeAndre Jordan reportedly signing with the Mavericks

The DeAndre Jordan era is officially over for the Los Angeles Clippers as the free agent center has reportedly agreed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks. ESPN insider Marc Stein first broke the news of the imminent deal, a 4-year, $80 million agreement, via Twitter early Friday afternoon. ESPN sources say DeAndre Jordan is on...Read More
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Doolittle gets cup check from teammate

By Steve DelVecchio Oakland A’s reliever Sean Doolittle pitched in just one game this season and has been on the disabled list since. Missing that much time can certainly take a player’s focus away, which is probably why Doolittle was caught posing in the dugout like Mike Honcho on Thursday night. Doolittle was standing with one leg up on the dugout step during his team’s...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler on Derrick Rose: ‘I don’t think we have any issues’

By Steve DelVecchio Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose are going to be teammates with the Chicago Bulls for at least two more seasons. Does that mean they will be become best friends during that time? No, but no one said they need to. In an interview with Rolling Stone’s Seerat Sohi, Butler was asked about the recent report that claimed there there is tension between him and Rose...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson to paint over Confederate flag on General Lee

When Bubba Watson started making all kinds of money on the PGA Tour several years ago, one of the first things he bought was the original General Lee car that was used in the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV series from the 1980s. A collector’s item like that is best kept in its original state, but...Read More
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia: Josh Hamilton should apologize to Arte Moreno

By Steve DelVecchio Josh Hamilton is coming off the disabled list on Friday night just in time to face his former team. The Texas Rangers are facing the Los Angeles Angels in a three-game series over the holiday weekend, and Mike Scioscia thinks the trip to Anaheim should be about more than just baseball for Hamilton. Earlier this week, Scioscia told USA Today Sports that he would...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

P. Diddy avoids felony charges in UCLA fight incident

P. Diddy was arrested on five charges last month after he allegedly attacked a UCLA strength and conditioning coach and swung a kettlebell at several people. Despite that, the music mogul will not be facing felony charges. Law enforcement sources reportedly told the Los Angeles Times that prosecutors decided not to file felony charges in...Read More
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers apologize for first, get second meeting with Aldridge

By Steve DelVecchio LaMarcus Aldridge reportedly left his first free agency meeting with the Los Angeles feeling underwhelmed, but he apparently respects the franchise enough that he was willing to give it another shot. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that Aldridge granted the Lakers’ request for a second meeting on Thursday night, and the team spent the entire 90 minutes...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys believe Bryant is bluffing about missing games

By Steve DelVecchio The Dallas Cowboys have yet to sign Dez Bryant to a long-term extension, and Bryant’s camp has indicated that he would rather miss regular season games than sign the franchise tender and play under a one-year deal worth roughly $13 million. Apparently the Cowboys aren’t buying that. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Cowboys believe Bryant...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Steel workers on Kings arena wrote ‘Go Warriors’ on materials

By Larry Brown Golden State Warriors fans are everywhere these days, and their imprints are far reaching. That includes the Sacramento Kings’ new home. Schuff Steel in Stockton, Calif., is constructing some of the steel that will go on the roof of the new Kings’ arena. Of course, being partway between Oakland and Sacramento means that not everyone working at the factory is...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewery offers Aldridge free beer for life if he stays a Blazer

By Gordon Dixon While LaMarcus Aldridge is currently weighing offers from teams on where to continue his career, a Portland Brewery is offering an incentive for Aldridge to stay in the area. Breakside Brewery is enticing Aldridge to stay with free beer for life as well as a signature beer. Hey @aldridge_12 do you like beer? If you stay in PDX we'll make a beer in your honor...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Riley reportedly meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge in L.A.

Sound the alarm. A new contender has emerged from behind the shadows and unexpectedly tossed its hat into the ring in the LaMarcus Aldridge sweepstakes. The Godfather is alive and well as Pat Riley and the Miami Heat are now said to be in hot pursuit of the top prize of the 2015 free agency...Read More
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade returning to Miami on 1-year, $20 million deal

Happy days are here again for the Miami Heat. After weeks of speculation that he might bolt the team in free agency, franchise superstar Dwyane Wade is officially returning to South Beach for the 2015-16 season. FLASH: Dwyane Wade accepts deal to stay with Miami Heat, source tells The Associated Press. — Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds)...Read More
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals fire scouting director Chris Correa, reportedly over Astros hack

The St. Louis Cardinals have fired scouting director Chris Correa, a team lawyer said Thursday. Correa’s termination is due to the man admitting to hacking the Houston Astros’ information database, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The Cardinals would not say why Correa was fired. The former scouting director’s lawyer did issue a statement: “Mr. Correa...Read More
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Linda Cohn caught trash talking Brooklyn Nets on ESPN (Video)

ESPN anchor Linda Cohn was burned by a hot mic during an episode of “SportsCenter” on Thursday. Cohn must have been having a conversation off air about NBA free agency, because when the show re-joined and went live, she was caught on-air talking some trash about the Brookly Nets. “You know who hasn’t done a...Read More
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Brown Sports on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how it went

As many of you know, I filmed an episode of “Sports Jeopardy!” back in may. I wrote about the experience here on LBS and said at the time that I wasn’t able to reveal any details from the show. Well, now that the show has finally aired, it’s time for you to watch and see...Read More
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates suspended four games for substance abuse

The NFL announced a flurry of suspensions on Thursday afternoon, and the most surprising may have been the four-game ban San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has received for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. In a statement on his Twitter account, Gates insisted he would never knowingly ingest a banned substance. He claims...Read More
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan officially returning to Spurs for another season

By Steve DelVecchio  Tim Duncan on Thursday officially announced that he will be returning to the San Antonio Spurs for another season. The 39-year-old told Kolten Parker of the San Antonio Express-News that his decision to return for a 19th NBA season was solidified when he sat down with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich on Wednesday. “I’ll be back on the court,” Duncan...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rolando McClain suspended four games for substance abuse

By Steve DelVecchio The NFL announced on Thursday that Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. McClain, 25, apologized in a statement through the NFL Players Association. “I apologize to my family, the Cowboys organization, my teammates and Cowboys fans for...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sheldon Richardson suspended four games for alleged marijuana use

New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the league announced on Thursday. Richardson, a former first-round pick who is entering his third season, apologized in a statement issued by the team. “I apologize for letting down...Read More
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Scioscia took down Mike Trout’s Nerf basketball hoop

By Larry Brown There shall be no distractions inside Mike Scioscia’s clubhouse. Not even Nerf basketball hoops are safe. In light of the conflict between Scioscia and Jerry DiPoto, who resigned as the team’s GM Wednesday, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan wrote a column detailing some of the longtime Angels manager’s stodgy ways. For instance, Passan reports that Scioscia last year...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe chose Bucks over Knicks, Lakers for playoff potential

The Los Angeles Lakers are not the only storied NBA franchise that is struggling to attract free agents this offseason. On Thursday, Greg Monroe agreed to a three-year, $50 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks that includes a player option after the second season. The 25-year-old turned down the New York Knicks, Lakers and others...Read More
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey wants to beat Bethe Correia in ‘most embarrassing way possible’

Ronda Rousey is known for making incredibly quick work of her opponents, but it sounds like she wants to beat Bethe Correia up a bit before putting her out of her misery. During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night, Rousey was asked why she chose to fight Correia in Bethe’s home country of...Read More
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Sponsored by NOS® Energy Drink And it all comes down to the finale! The Blackzilians entered Episode 11 of Season 21 of “The Ultimate Fighter” leading their competition with American Top Team 300-200 points. A win for the Blackzilians would have ended the competition, while ATT needed a victory just to even up the series....Read More
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Aldridge not impressed with Lakers' branding pitch

By Steve DelVecchio Gone are the days when the Los Angeles Lakers were perennial contenders for an NBA championship, producing a product that essentially sold itself to free agents. Now, the Lakers have to work to convince players that the franchise can turn things around. They were apparently unable to do that with LaMarcus Aldridge. On Wednesday, Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers job listing: Applicants must be open to move to LA

By Steve DelVecchio The NFL has yet to make any official announcements about its future plans to move one or more teams to Los Angeles, but it seems highly likely that the San Diego Chargers are a top candidate. In fact, the Chargers aren’t really keeping it a secret. One of the requirements for a recent job listing the team posted is that applicants must be “willing to relocate...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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