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Kyrie Irving explains Cavs water bottle flipping

Near the end of their blowout win over the New York Knicks Wednesday night, some of the Cleveland Cavaliers players decided to get in on one of the latest social media trends. With the Cavs up 29 points and less than a minute remaining in the game, cameras caught LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and a few others trying to flip a water bottle and get it to stand upright. Irving later...
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December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston AD seemingly refutes Kiffin rumors with clever tweet

Rumors are swirling that Lane Kiffin has been unofficially named the next head coach at Houston, but a tweet sent by the school’s athletic director on Thursday morning indicated no decision has been made. Shortly after a report from Dan Wolken of USA Today claimed Kiffin is operating as if the Houston job is his, Cougars AD Hunter Yurachek tweeted the following: pic.twitter.com...
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December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lane Kiffin to be named next head coach at Houston

Lane Kiffin is reportedly on the verge of being hired as the next head coach at Houston. Two people with knowledge of the situation told Dan Wolken of USA Today that Houston has decided on Kiffin, though the final approval will have to come from university president Renu Khator on Thursday. Wolken notes that Kiffin has been operating under the assumption that the job is his. However...
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December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Aroldis Chapman signs with Yankees

Aroldis Chapman reportedly will be signing with the New York Yankees. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports that Chapman is going to the Yanks on a five-year, $86 million deal. BREAKING: Chapman to #Yankees, five years, $86M. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 8, 2016 The Yankees are getting Chapman back five months after they traded him to the Cubs for Adam Warren and three...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Pirates now expected to keep Andrew McCutchen

There was a lot of buzz about the Pittsburgh Pirates possibly trading Andrew McCutchen, but now the word is that the team may keep the former MVP. A report recently said the Nats and Pirates had discussed a McCutchen trade during the season, and the talks resurfaced at the Winter Meetings. But the Nats instead decided to trade for White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton, meaning they likely...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Adoree' Jackson serious about returning to USC

When Adoree’ Jackson says he is serious about returning to USC for his senior year, it’s not just rhetoric. Jackson is one of the best DBs in the country and would potentially be a first-round pick if he left school for the NFL Draft. But Jackson is giving serious thought about returning to school for another year. Adoree Jackson said he's not just "blowing smoke" about coming...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

5 NBA free agent signings paying off the most

More than a quarter of the way through the 2016 NBA regular season, it’s becoming more and more apparent which financial investments are paying off and which aren’t. Some free agents are turning back the clock or exploding onto the national stage, while others are under-performing or vanishing from sight. Here’s a look at the top five free agent additions at the quarter mark of...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

White Sox have transformed into future AL Central heavyweight

The Chicago White Sox have been one of the most active teams at Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings, and the moves they’ve made have potentially set them up to be the team of the future in the American League Central. The White Sox have been attempting to contend for several seasons now, but the team hasn’t actually succeeded in reaching the postseason since 2008. They came...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant: Turning down Clippers as free agent was 'tough'

Just how seriously was Kevin Durant considering the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency this past summer? Perhaps a bit more than you may have thought. Before Wednesday night’s highly-anticipated showdown between the Clippers and his Golden State Warriors, Durant commented on how difficult it was to turn down Lob City’s free agent pursuit of him over the offseason. “Blake, D.J...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron James thinks Russell Westbrook can average triple-double over full season

Consider LeBron James the latest worshipper at the altar of The Brodie. James told the media on Wednesday that he thinks Oklahoma City Thunder point godzilla Russell Westbrook can average a triple-double over the course of the entire 2016-17 season. “Westbrook can do it,” James said, per ESPN. “He’s capable of doing it. He’s showing it. He’s like the Energizer Bunny, man. He just...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell thinks Giants were trying to hurt him

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was not thrilled with what the New York Giants were doing on Sunday during the one-sided Steelers win. Bell feels that Giants defenders were trying to inflict injury, and he’s appreciative of his offensive line for protecting him from the worst of it. “I’m glad I got my guys. I call them my goons up front,” Bell said of his linemen...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, Dane Dunning – Nats give up a haul

The Washington Nationals made a big move on Wednesday by acquiring Adam Eaton in a trade with the Chicago White Sox, but it’s really about what they gave up to get him that is the story. The Nats traded Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning — three of their top prospects — to Chicago for Eaton. Eaton is an above-average right fielder who hits around .280-.290, posts a...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tyson Ross’ asking price is in $9-11 million range

Former All-Star right-hander Tyson Ross is looking to cash in after being non-tendered by the San Diego Padres. According to a report by Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday, Ross, who may not be ready for the beginning of the 2017 season, has an asking price in the $9-11 million range. Hearing Tyson Ross' asking price is $9-11 mm range & may not include incentives...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Doris Burke responds to Drake ‘woman crush’ shirt

Doris Burke was as surprised as everyone else was when Drake showed up at a recent Toronto Raptors game wearing a shirt with her face on it. As you may recall, on a night honoring him, Drake showed up in a t-shirt essentially honoring Burke. The ESPN reporter wasn’t in the building that night, but rest assured, she heard about it quickly, and she didn’t really see it coming either...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Woman ordered by judge to turn over Von Miller sex tape

Elizabeth Ruiz, the Instagram sensation who filmed a sex tape with Von Miller during a vacation in Mexico several months ago, has been ordered by a judge to turn over her copy of the video. TMZ caught up with Ruiz as she was leaving a courthouse in Los Angeles this week, and the aspiring model/actress said she is extremely frustrated with the court’s decision. “It was consensual...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: RG3 to start Sunday barring health setback

Assuming he does not suffer any health setbacks with his previously injured shoulder, Robert Griffin III is expected to be under center for the Cleveland Browns this weekend. Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that Griffin is expected to start against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14. Barring an unforeseen health setback in practice, the Browns plan to start Robert Griffin III at...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

John Wall questions Wizards’ effort after loss to Orlando

Nobody could question Washington Wizards guard John Wall’s effort after he scored a career-high 52 points against Orlando on Tuesday. Wall himself, however, was left questioning the effort his teammates were giving, because the team lost the game. “Our job is to wake up and just play hard,” Wall told reporters Tuesday, via ESPN. “Before you made it to the NBA or got a college scholarship...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers, White Sox have talked Todd Frazier trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers won’t be caught with their pants down in the event that free agent third baseman Justin Turner decides to leave the team. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Wednesday, the Dodgers have talked to the Chicago White Sox about a possible trade for slugger Todd Frazier, but their preference remains to keep Turner. Heyman also adds however...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals, Rays have reportedly discussed Alex Colome trade

Still very much in need of a closer, the Washington Nationals may be turning their attention towards the trade market in an effort to land one. According to a report by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Wednesday, the Nationals have discussed a trade for righty reliever Alex Colome with the Tampa Bay Rays. #Rays, #Nationals have discussed closer Alex Colome in trade talks, sources...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Smith wears Yoda costume to press conference

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith seems to have taken on a new identity, and it is one that may have him asking opponents something like this: “Judge me by my size, do you?” If you’re a “Star Wars” fan, you immediately recognized that as a famous Yoda quote. Now have a look at what Smith showed up to his press conference wearing on Wednesday: Steve Smith Sr. In Yoda...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Hue Jackson: If Joe Thomas is traded I’m leaving with him

Joe Thomas is one of the few star players the Cleveland Browns have on their roster, which is why his name seems to come up in trade rumors year after year. But the Browns held onto Thomas through the trade deadline, and head coach Hue Jackson insists they will do the same going forward. On Wednesday, Jackson denied that there were ever any serious trade talks involving Thomas this...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs reportedly finalize deal for Wade Davis

One of the biggest names on the trade market is headed to the World Series champions. The Chicago Cubs have reportedly finalized a deal to acquire reliever Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for outfielder Jorge Soler. The Davis-Soler trade is now official. #Cubs get elite closer to try to defend title, #Royals get power potential in corner OF — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Well has been poisoned’ for Lane Kiffin as USF candidate

It doesn’t sound as if Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will be a candidate for the vacant USF coaching job. It’s not necessarily because of lack of interest, but rather something significantly more personal. With Willie Taggart leaving the Bulls to take the Oregon job, there was some talk that Kiffin might be a fit to replace him. ESPN reported Wednesday that Kiffin is...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Peterson planning to return if Vikings stay in playoff hunt

Adrian Peterson is planning to return at some point during the 2016 season, as long as the Minnesota Vikings remain in contention in the NFC. While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Peterson said he has felt good while running and cutting and is planning to be available sooner rather than later. If the Vikings are eliminated from playoff contention, however, he will not be back...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Bosh may attempt comeback next season

Chris Bosh still wants to return to the NBA, but it sounds like it won’t be this year. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Bosh, who still wants to make a comeback, is more likely to do so next season than this. There is some importance to the timing of this for the Miami Heat, who still have Bosh under contract. If the team begins the process of removing Bosh from the...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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