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Matthew Dellavedova hits Andre Iguodala in nuts (Video)

Matthew Dellavedova showed on Thursday why he has a very well deserved reputation for being a dirty player. Just before the end of the third quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Dellavedova tried to cause a turnover by throwing his hand at Andre Iguodala. He ended up nailing Iguodala in the nuts: Dellavedova got a foul on the play after a review. His nut shot proved to be a turning...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steve Kerr breaks clipboard during timeout

Typically a composed head coach during games, Steve Kerr showed visible frustration during Game 1 of the NBA Finals by breaking a clipboard while talking with his assistant coaches during a timeout in the third quarter. Kerr was obviously peeved that the Cavs had gone on a 7-0 run to make it a 4-point game in the third, with his Warriors still leading. Cleveland's run included Tristan...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Draymond Green kicks Kyrie Irving in chest (Video)

Well, it’s officially confirmed: Draymond Green has the loosest limbs in the league. Draymond was once again scrutinized for kicking his legs unnaturally high during a game and making contact with an opponent. The last offense occurred during the first quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ NBA Finals Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday: Out of all of Green...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Love and Klay Thompson played Little League together

Can you imagine what it’s like to have played Little League baseball on the same team as Kevin Love and Klay Thompson and then see them facing each other in the NBA Finals two years in a row? There are actually several people we could probably talk to about that. But it’s true: Love and Thompson were Little League teammates in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Love grew up in Oregon, while...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant does Ghostbusters commercial promo (Video)

Kobe Bryant and other NBA stars filmed commercials to help promote the upcoming “Ghostbusters” movie. A Ghostbusters remake is set to be release on July 15. Though the movie will star Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, the film did some nice tie-ins during Game 1 of the NBA Finals where they used NBA stars. Kobe was wearing a Ghostbusters outfit that said “Mamba” on the...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Grizzlies hire JB Bickerstaff as associate head coach

The staff of new Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale is quickly beginning to come together. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Thursday, Memphis has hired former Rockets interim coach JB Bickerstaff to serve as their associate head coach under Fizdale. The Lakers were also said to be one of the teams interested in Bickerstaff’s services. Sources: Memphis...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawks, Sixers reportedly talking Jeff Teague, Nerlens Noel swap

Are we on the verge of a mini-shakeup to the Eastern Conference terrain? According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Thursday, the Hawks and the Sixers are discussing a deal centered around a Jeff Teague-for-Nerlens Noel swap. Charania does add, however, that no trade is imminent at the moment. Atlanta and Philadelphia are discussing a deal centered on a Jeff Teague...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Bucs LB Lavonte David: ‘We can be best defense ever’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense last season was not very good, but that does not mean this year’s team won’t be better. If you ask linebacker Lavonte David, they have a chance to be the best defense ever. “I think we can be the best defense ever, to be honest. I’m going to go out there and say it,” David said via The Tampa Bay Times Thursday. David was speaking with...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Matthew Dellavedova gets his own signature shoe deal

Matthew Dellavedova is getting his own signature shoe deal and, no, this is not a joke. The Cleveland Cavaliers reserve guard signed a three-year deal with Chinese footwear and apparel company, PEAK, the company announced this week. The timing of the announcement comes just as Dellavedova begins playing in his second straight NBA Finals. Dellavedova commented on the deal in a statement...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Mississippi State AD: Jeffery Simmons is ‘a unique case’

Remember Jeffery Simmons? He’s the Mississippi State signee who was seen on video in March beating up a woman on the ground during a fight. Well Mississippi State announced on Thursday that they would allow Simmons to enroll in the school and join the football team despite the misdemeanor assault charges he faces. Simmons will have to sit out the team’s first game of the season...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Women's College World Series: Michigan, Auburn the favorites

The WCWS (Women’s College World Series) began on Thursday with the first round of action in the double-elimination tournament. Two-time defending champion Florida’s absence in the event after being swept by Georgia in the super regionals has left a hole in the final eight and will mean college softball will have a new champion this season. In addition to Florida, No. 5 seed...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Jazz C responds to Playmate girlfriend's cheating accusation

Jeff Withey was blasted on social media by his girlfriend Kennedy Summers, who accused him of cheating, but the Utah Jazz center has defended himself. Summers, the 2014 Playmate of the Year, apparently got a hold of Withey’s social media passwords and posted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter about her cheating suspicions. Summers posted a photo on Instagram of two movie tickets...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

49ers have ‘no idea’ when Colin Kaepernick will return to practice

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains sidelined after multiple offseason surgeries, and the team doesn’t know when he’ll be able to start practicing. “I have no idea,” said 49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins of a potential timetable, via NFL Media’s Kevin Patra. “We as coaches, our jobs are to coach who’s out there on the field practicing...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Akiem Hicks supports Rob Ryan in spat with Sean Payton over defense

Rob Ryan has a backer in his assertion that the New Orleans Saints stripped him of his power while defensive coordinator. Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, who played for the Saints under Ryan from 2013 through 2015, believes that Ryan was telling the truth when he claimed that he wasn’t allowed to run his own defense during his final two seasons as Saints defensive coordinator...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Rougned Odor taunts Jose Bautista with fake Dirk Nowitzki punch

Texas Rangers infielder Rougned Odor hung out with some of the Dallas Mavericks players at their team facility on Thursday, and it sounds like the right hand he threw at Jose Bautista was a big topic of conversation. Dirk Nowitzki shared a photo on Twitter that featured Odor pretending to punch him in the face. Keep in mind Odor is currently still serving his suspension for decking...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Teryl Austin: Teams interviewed him to satisfy Rooney Rule

Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin has become something of a hot property in coaching circles over the last two seasons. This offseason, he interviewed for four jobs. There’s a caveat, however – Austin feels that two of those interviews weren’t exactly serious. Austin interviewed with the Giants, Browns, Titans, and Dolphins during the offseason, and on Thursday...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Ali hospitalized with respiratory issue, is in ‘fair condition’

Muhammad Ali was hospitalized this week to receive treatment for a respiratory issue, but a representative for him says the boxing legend is not in serious condition. “Ali, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in fair condition,” family spokesman Bob Gunnell wrote in a statement, per WDRB News in Louisville. “A brief hospital...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Eagles QB coach says Carson Wentz progressing quicker than expected

Carson Wentz continues to get rave reviews from Eagles camp. The No. 2 pick in April’s draft is picking things up quite quickly, according to quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo. “I don’t want to say there’s anything that surprised me,” DeFilippo said Wednesday, via Zach Berman of Philly.com. “I think there were some things that I thought he would need a little more work...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson defended Rickie Fowler against heckler (Video)

Rickie Fowler did not have his best round on the first day of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village on Friday, carding a 75 on a day where many other players shot low scores. That doesn’t mean Bubba Watson was going to stand by and watch a fan heckle his playing partner. Fowler missed a short par putt on the final hole, and a spectator yelled something offensive. We couldn’t...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jets could move on from Ryan Fitzpatrick

Are the New York Jets growing tired of their ongoing contract negotiation with Ryan Fitzpatrick? The Jets have offered Fitzpatrick a three-year deal that is reportedly worth $24 million, with $12 million of that being paid up front and $6 million per season in 2017 and 2018. Since that is basically backup money, Fitzpatrick is not interested. He would, however, be open to signing...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy will compete in Olympics despite Zika concerns

Rory McIlroy has decided to represent Ireland in the Rio Olympics this summer despite his concerns over the Zika virus outbreak. After he won the Irish Open two weeks ago, McIlroy said he was considering skipping the Olympics because he wants to start a family with his fiancee Erica Stoll at some point in the near future. The Zika virus is transmitted through mosquitoes and can...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Osweiler skipping White House visit for Texans practice

If Brock Osweiler wants to show his Houston Texans teammates he is serious about succeeding as their starting quarterback, skipping a White House visit with his former team is a good way of doing that. On Wednesday, Osweiler thanked the Denver Broncos for inviting him to join them on their championship visit to the nation’s capital but respectfully declined. “The Broncos graciously...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Khloe Kardashian: I was just flirting with Odell Beckham

Khloe Kardashian may have been backing it up all over Odell Beckham Jr. at a party last weekend, but she insists she is not dating the New York Giants superstar. On Wednesday, Kardashian seemingly responded to the rumors with a tweet: TWIMC: Sorry to burst your bubble. When a couple drinks, a little flirting and an invasion of privacy collide things may look crazy — Khlo...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jets unwilling to pay Fitzpatrick $12M for one season

The chances of Ryan Fitzpatrick returning to the New York Jets on a one-year deal are very slim. A report on Wednesday indicated that Fitzpatrick would be willing to sign a one-year contract at around $12 million for 2016. The Jets have offered him a three-year deal, which would spread the money out and keep the salary cap hits much lower. According to Manish Mehta of the New York...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Logan Couture: Sidney Crosby is a ‘cheater’ on faceoffs

Sidney Crosby is facing an accusation of being a “cheater” on faceoffs from one of his Stanley Cup opponents. Crosby helped set up the winning goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday when he won a faceoff and passed to Kris Letang, who set up Conor Sheary for the goal. Entering Wednesday, Crosby was winning 51.7 percent of...
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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