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Gregg Popovich rips Spurs for playing ‘soft’

By Steve DelVecchio The Spurs failed to finish off the Clippers on Thursday night, and as a result the two teams will travel to Los Angeles for Game 7 on Saturday. After San Antonio’s 102-96 loss at home, head coach Gregg Popovich ripped the defending champs and said they should be “embarrassed.” “We lost because the Clippers were determined, physical, focused, played harder...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Filipino residents asked to unplug appliances for fight

By Steve DelVecchio How many people in the Philippines are expected to watch Manny Pacquiao’s title fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night? Enough that local officials have asked residents to turn off some household appliances to assure there are not power outages during the bout. According to the AFP, residents of the western Philippines are being urged to unplug...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Ray can’t wait to ‘tear quarterbacks’ heads off’

By Steve DelVecchio The Denver Broncos traded up in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night to select Shane Ray. The former Missouri linebacker believes he has gone to the perfect team. After he was picked, Ray told Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports that he can’t wait to wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks with Von Miller and company. Ray had to have been relieved...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Zac Stacy reportedly wants off Rams after Todd Gurley draft pick

There is going to be a crowded backfield in St. Louis, and it sounds like Zac Stacy doesn’t want to be a part of it. The Rams drafted Todd Gurley with the No. 10 pick in the first round of this year’s draft, making it two years in a row that they drafted a running...Read More
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Kiyomi Cook – Ex-Oregon soccer player is Marcus Mariota’s girlfriend

Marcus Mariota is about to become one of the most popular athletes in the state of Tennessee, but we have a warning for the interested women: Hands off — he’s taken. Mariota, who dated high school sweetheart Nicole Watase even at Oregon, moved on from her almost two years ago and has been dating fellow...Read More
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Todd Gurley emotional upon being drafted by Rams (Video)

Todd Gurley has come a long way in his career. He suffered a season-ending torn ACL injury in November, less than a month after he was investigated and suspended for an autographs scandal. There were probably plenty of times where he felt the world was against him and nothing was going right. But all that...Read More
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Shelton gave Roger Goodell bear hug after being drafted (Video)

After speculation leading up to the draft the Browns may move up to select Marcus Mariota, they decided on Danny Shelton with the 12th overall pick. Shortly after the announcement was made, the defensive tackle from Washington provided one of the memorable moments of the evening. Shelton walked on stage to greet commissioner Roger Goodell...Read More
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Irvin calls Ross Tucker a ‘hoe’ on Twitter after diss

Bruce Irvin did not appreciate a slight from Ross Tucker and let the NFL analyst hear it over Twitter. Tucker, who played offensive line for seven seasons in the NFL and has written for SI and ESPN, provided some analysis on Twitter by saying that the comparisons of Atlanta Falcons first-round draft pick Vic Beasley...Read More
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Antetokounmpo ejected for leveling Dunleavy

By Larry Brown Much of the country spent Thursday evening watching the NFL Draft. During game six between the Bulls and Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo made a hit that resembles one you would see on a football field. As a result, Antetokounmpo was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected from the game. After making a three-pointer late in second quarter, Dunleavy ended up on his...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden: Redskins want to run the ball more

The Washington Redskins selected offensive tackle Brandon Scherff from Iowa fifth overall in the draft Thursday as part of an overall plan to run the ball more next season. ESPN analyst Jon Gruden loved the pick and said this was part of his brother’s plan to pound the ball. “He is a physical, nasty tone-setter,”...Read More
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Zach Mettenberger reportedly wants trade from Titans if they keep Marcus Mariota

The Tennessee Titans selected Marcus Mariota No. 2 overall in the NFL draft Thursday, and there is one person who is NOT at all happy about it. Well, two if you count Chip Kelly. Zach Mettenberger, who was a sixth-round pick by the Titans last year and played in seven games last season, reportedly wants...Read More
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell butchers Marcus Mariota’s name (Video)

Roger Goodell had several months to prepare for the NFL draft, yet he still somehow managed to mispronounce Marcus Mariota’s name when the Tennessee Titans selected the quarterback second overall on Thursday night. Goodell misspoke and pronounced the Heisman Trophy winner’s last name as “Marioto” instead of “Mariota.” It’s OK, Roger, we’ve seen much worse...Read More
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kareem’s role in ‘Airplane!’ was written for Pete Rose

By Larry Brown Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is well known for his acting roles outside of his Hall of Fame basketball career, and one of his most notable gigs was playing Murdock in the classic comedy “Airplane!” Though Kareem is tied to the movie, he actually wasn’t the athlete the film’s creators initially had in mind for the role. In an oral history of the movie written for...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony marches in Baltimore with protesters

By Larry Brown Carmelo Anthony returned to his hometown of Baltimore to march with protesters and investigate the environment in the wake of the Freddie Gray social movement. “This is my community. It’s not only my community, it’s everybody’s community. It’s America’s community,” Anthony said in an interview with CNN. Anthony, who plays for the Knicks, moved to...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston has red carpet at his draft party

By Larry Brown Jameis Winston is not in Chicago for the NFL Draft, but he decided to bring the hoopla with him to Alabama. Winston, widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, turned his draft party into a full-fledged celebrity event, complete with a Hollywood-style red carpet and massive-sized photo of him. At Jameis Winston's Draft Day party...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

John Calipari reportedly drove Billy Donovan to NBA

By Larry Brown The recent dominance and run of success for John Calipari at Kentucky helped push Billy Donovan to the NBA, according to a report. Donovan, 49, coached at Florida from 1996 through 2015 before accepting the head coaching job with the Oklahoma City Thunder this week. Though Donovan won two national championships at Florida (2006 and 2007) and reached four Final Fours...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota’s dad wants QB to be drafted by Eagles

By Steve DelVecchio There are a number of NFL teams Marcus Mariota could wind up with on Thursday night, but the former Oregon star’s father is hoping his son ends up reuniting with his old coach. ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reports that Mariota’s father, Toa, wants to see the Philadelphia Eagles trade up and draft his son. “I also heard from a number of people within the Mariota...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Lorenzen gives up homer while his mom is being interviewed (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Cincinnati Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen made his major league debut on Wednesday, and his mom and brother traveled all the way from California to watch him play. Unfortunately, mom had a microphone in her face when Lorenzen gave up his first ever big-league home run. Jim Day of Fox...Read More
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cris Carter suggests Adrian Peterson will be traded

By Steve DelVecchio The Minnesota Vikings would likely want either a first-round or second-round pick in this year’s NFL draft (and then some) if they decide to trade Adrian Peterson, so there isn’t a lot of time left to make a deal. That doesn’t mean Peterson won’t be dealt. During an appearance on the “Mike and Mike in the Morning Show” on Thursday, ESPN analyst and...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Thunder reportedly hire Billy Donovan

The Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly set to announce the hiring of Billy Donovan as their next head coach. News 9 in Oklahoma reports that a deal has been finalized and should be made public in the very near future. The Thunder job was Donovan’s to lose all along, especially after UConn coach Kevin Ollie...Read More
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Plaxico Burress indicted for failing to pay income taxes

By Steve DelVecchio Former NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been indicted on charges that he failed to pay nearly $50,000 in New Jersey state income taxes. According to James McEvoy of the Times of Trenton, Burress is facing one count of issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer and one count of willful failure to pay state tax. If convicted, the 37-year-old would...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson rips Mayweather: ‘He’s a very small, scared man’

By Steve DelVecchio Like most others, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is anticipating an exciting fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. While Iron Mike seems unwilling to commit to a prediction for the bout, it is obvious he is rooting for Pacquiao. During an interview with Undisputed Champion Network on Wednesday, Tyson was asked for his thoughts on Mayweather...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather had Manny Pacquiao's cup investigated

By Steve DelVecchio Floyd Mayweather Jr. apparently has concerns about the equipment Manny Pacquiao is using to protect his family jewels. On Wednesday, Pacquiao met with state officials to have his protective cup examined. This was done at the request of Mayweather’s camp. Per Joe Tessitore, #mayweather camp had concerns over #Pacquiao cup. Manny tries on cup w state officials...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Schefter: Eagles want Marcus Mariota

If the Philadelphia Eagles do not trade up in the NFL draft to select Marcus Mariota, it won’t be due to a lack of effort. On Wednesday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that Chip Kelly and company are “doing all they can” to get Mariota. ESPN’s Adam Schefter seems to agree, as he...Read More
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly RSVPs to another wedding

What is it with Philadelphia Eagles fans sending Chip Kelly wedding invitations around draft time? Earlier this week, a couple of Eagles fans received a response of “Sadly Decline” after sending an invitation to Kelly. While Chip is incredibly busy preparing for the NFL draft and possibly trying to swing a deal for Marcus Mariota,...Read More
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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