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DeJean-Jones dies, reportedly of gunshot wound

New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce DeJean-Jones has died at the young age of 23. Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania says DeJean-Jones suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen late Friday and bled to death. Pelicans' Bryce Dejean-Jones suffered gun shot to abdomen late Friday, bled to death. Full story coming on passing of promising 23-year-old. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry on Russell Westbrook defense comments: ‘I could care less’

Stephen Curry doesn’t much care that Russell Westbrook was dismissive of his defensive abiities. The Thunder guard laughed at a question about Curry’s defense on Thursday night, but when he was inevitably asked about it, Curry wasn’t spending much time worrying about it. Steph Curry on Westbrook laughing at him as underrated defender: I could care less about people's opinions...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Dodgers send top prospect back to minors after one game

Julio Urias made his highly-anticipated MLB debut on Friday night, but that’s all Dodgers fans will get to experience of him for now. The Dodgers are sending Urias down to the minor leagues on Saturday, a day after he made his first and only career start. Urias, a 19-year-old prospect signed by the team in 2012, struggled with his control in his debut. The teenager allowed five...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan spring break trip to Florida cost nearly $350,000

The numbers are in, and Michigan’s spring break trip to Florida cost nearly $350,000. Michigan controversially went to Florida during its spring break week to hold some spring football practices. It was a pioneering idea from Jim Harbaugh that led to a lot of negativity and jealousy from opposing coaches. The plan also generated a lot of exposure for the program. MLive.com received...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

DeRozan: ‘My mindset has always been Toronto’

DeMar DeRozan doesn’t sound like a man who’s gearing up to leave the Toronto Raptors. Despite being repeatedly linked with the Lakers, DeRozan’s spoke after the team’s loss to Cleveland in the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night of a desire to spend his entire career in one city, giving a rather lukewarm assessment of his hometown of Los Angeles. DeMar DeRozan...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Cowboys cool on trading running backs, especially Ezekiel Elliott

They may have used a top five draft pick on Ezekiel Elliott, but the Dallas Cowboys aren’t open to moving either of their veteran running backs. Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones made it clear that Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris aren’t available, at least not yet, to the rest of the league. “We got calls during the draft asking to trade for a couple of our running backs...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Did you know Peyton Manning was "pretty close" to QBing for Titans?

With all the time that has passed, it’s easy to forget that when Peyton Manning left the Colts back in 2012, the Denver Broncos were far from his only choice if he wanted to continue his career. The Tennessee Titans were after Manning as well, and on Thursday night he admitted that he’d strongly considered playing professionally in the state where he went to college. “I was...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron salutes Toronto fans after Game 6

by Gordon Dixon The Cavaliers defeated the Raptors to advance to the NBA Finals on Friday. However, during his postgame interview with Doris Burke, LeBron James wanted to talk about the fans in Toronto. Some knew it prior to this year’s NBA playoffs, others didn’t. The Raptors have one of the best fan bases in the league and they showed it throughout the postseason. They were...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

PK Subban will give Jose Bautista ticket to Raptors game for a bat flip

Jose Bautista’s flip against the Rangers during last year’s playoffs was so epic that he’s now being asked to bat flip in exchange for goods. The Blue Jays began a weekend series against the Red Sox on Friday but did so without one of their best players. Bautista served the one-game suspension handed down as a result of the brawl against the Rangers earlier this month. With...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jets have offered Ryan Fitzpatrick three-year deal

The New York Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick are in a stalemate regarding the quarterback’s contract situation, but the team’s offer to him may not be quite as bad as it originally seemed. The New York Post’s Mark Cannizzaro says the Jets’ originally offer to Fitzpatrick was a three-year deal, which includes $12 million in the first year. That deal supposedly has been on the table...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Wizards expected to offer Bradley Beal a max contract

Bradley Beal has already stated his desire to be paid like a max player, and it sounds like the Washington Wizards are willing to make that happen. The Washington Post’s Jorge Castillo reports that the Wizards are expected to offer Beal a max contract when free agency begins in July. For Beal, a max contract would be for five years and pay him around $22 million next season. What’s...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Las Vegas football stadium needs $750 million in public funding, could open in 2020

The city of Las Vegas wants to build a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders, but they’re still trying to figure out how to fund it. According to Sergio Avila of News 3 Las Vegas, a new stadium would require $750 million in public financing. One idea is to increase hotel taxes in the city. Another $750 million is set to come from private funding, with $500 million of it from the...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Perriman begins rehab from stroke

Brett Perriman is beginning his rehab as he recovers from a stroke suffered earlier this month. Back on May 3, Perriman was admitted to a hospital in south Florida after suffering a stroke. The 50-year-old former Detroit Lions wide receiver spent over three weeks at the hospital before finally being transferred to an Atlanta hospital. Brett’s son, Breshad, who is a receiver with...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Pat Riley reportedly hates the Dwyane Wade-LeBron James friendship

The lovefest between former teammates Dwyane Wade and LeBron James is slightly offputting to some in the NBA, and Heat president Pat Riley is reportedly one of them. ESPN’s Pablo S. Torre profiled the pair’s relationship, in which one mutual friend says the pair are “like twins.” Even Wade’s wife, Gabrielle Union, admitted that James probably knows her husband better than...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis newspaper confuses Juwan Howard for David Fizdale

One Memphis newspaper is feeling embarrassed on Friday after running a photo of Juwan Howard that they thought was of David Fizdale. Fizdale was hired as head coach by the Grizzlies this week after previously serving as an assistant coach for the Miami Heat. While running a photo for a story talking about Fizdale, the Memphis Commercial Appeal used one of Heat coach Erik Spoelstra...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes open to spending rest of career with Mets

Yoenis Cespedes seems to have found a home in New York. The Mets outfielder says he loves playing for the Mets, and he feels as though he could for a very long time. “It’s like I said from when I got here last year, it feels very much at home here,” Cespedes told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. “It feels as if I’ve been playing here a very long time. And I could spend the...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers to gauge interest in Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel

It sure sounds like The Process is coming to a swift end in Philadelphia. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chad Ford, the Philadelphia 76ers intend to shop both Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel this summer, with the team characterized as “increasingly likely” to move one of the two before the NBA Draft on June 23. Okafor is reportedly more likely to be moved than Noel, with...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Williams opening marijuana-friendly gym

Ricky Williams’ fondness of marijuana is nothing new, but now he’s taking it to the next level. Williams is partnering with Jim McAlpine to open what they believe will be the first cannabis-friendly gym. The gym is set to open this fall in San Francisco. But it won’t be a joke where people just toke up and mess around; they say the focus will be on actually working out. “It...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Utley's family received death threats after NLDS slide

Chase Utley’s family received death threats after his slide broke Ruben Tejada’s leg during the 2015 National League Division Series, according to a report. Mets fans were so furious with Utley’s slide that his family was targeted with death threats, and Utley did not stay in the same hotel as his Dodgers teammates when they made the trip to New York, though that was mere...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Warriors coaches weren't happy Love, Irving got hurt last year?

When the Cleveland Cavaliers lost Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to injuries last year in the playoffs, many thought that was horrible news for the team and likely spelled the end of their championship hopes. Apparently some with the the Golden Warriors felt differently. ESPN’s Zach Lowe wrote a piece earlier this week on the Cavs’ defense this year in the playoffs. He pointed...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers hates on-field mics, blames one for Randall Cobb injury

The NFL wants to bring fans closer to the game through the use of on-field technology, and Aaron Rodgers hates it. The Packers quarterback even went so far as to blame one of the player mics for injuring receiver Randall Cobb in the playoffs in an appearance on A.J. Hawk’s “The Hawk Cast.” “Randall Cobb had a serious injury last year in a playoff game and I believe, as I...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown says ‘Dancing With the Stars’ helped footwork

Who said being on a TV show like “Dancing With the Stars” during the offseason is a distraction? It may have improved Antonio Brown’s game, at least according to Antonio Brown. Brown showed up to organized team activities on Thursday and spoke about appearing on the popular dancing competition show. He told NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala that dancing helped his footwork...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Rob Ryan, Sean Payton differ on coordinator's time with Saints

The New Orleans Saints had one of the worst defenses in the NFL over the past two seasons, and Rob Ryan was the man who ultimately got blamed for it. He doesn’t feel that blame was warranted, to say the least. Rob Ryan and his twin brother Rex recently took part in a joint interview with Jenny Vrentas of The MMQB, and Rob described his last two seasons in New Orleans — during...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Kardashian files for divorce from Odom again, wants kids

Khloe Kardashian has once again filed for divorce from Lamar Odom, according to a report. Kardashian and Odom were in the process of splitting before Odom suffered a drug overdose nearly six months ago, which led to Khloe putting the divorce on hold. She was quick to point out that the former couple had not reconciled and that she simply felt the timing was inappropriate given Odom’s...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Draymond Green kicks Andre Roberson in face

If we have learned just one thing during the Western Conference finals, it’s that Draymond Green apparently has no control over his own legs. The Golden State Warriors staved off elimination with a win in Game 5 Thursday night. For at least the third time this series, Green made sure someone ended up on the business end of his foot. Andre Roberson was the latest unlucky recipient...
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May 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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