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Report: Knicks making Joakim Noah their top target

The New York Knicks appear intent on reconstructing the prime Chicago Bulls of the past several years. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Joakim Noah is the Knicks’ primary target in free agency as they search for a center. Berman characterizes the Knicks as “desperate” for a starting center to complete a lineup that includes Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis...
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June 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Pat Summitt reportedly in poor health, family ‘preparing for the worst’

Legendary former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt’s health is reportedly deteriorating. The longtime coach is “struggling,” according to the Knoxville News Sentinel, and those close to her are “preparing for the worst.” “I don’t think anybody knows whether she will last a day, a month, or a year,” a source close to the situation told the paper. ...
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June 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Wizards, Lakers will not get Kevin Durant meetings, Knicks have a chance

Now that we know who is getting an initial meeting with Kevin Durant once his free agency kicks off, it’s time to get a clearer picture of which teams are interested but have no real chance of landing the superstar. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards will not be landing meetings with Durant barring unforeseen changes. The New York...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan won't visit any teams besides Toronto

DeMar DeRozan has been frequently linked to Los Angeles, but it appears that he is not interested in going there or anywhere other than Toronto. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, DeRozan does not plan on visiting with any teams because he is focused on making a deal with the Raptors to stay with the team long-term. A source told ESPN that DeRozan would only meet with other teams...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka was promised, not given larger role on Thunder

Oklahoma City’s decision to trade Serge Ibaka caught people by surprise, but the more we learn, the more it makes sense why they did what they did. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Saturday that Ibaka was unlikely to remain with the Thunder after his contract expired next summer, and that he had damaged his relationship with the team and some players due to his lobbying...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Kansas football coach uses hoverboard in pitch to recruits (Video)

It’s hard to recruit football players at Kansas. You’re in a conference with a huge football pedigree but a program that has been incredibly unsuccessful. You’re competing with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and all the Texas schools. Not only that, but you’re coming off a winless season. You have to find some sort of edge. Coach David Beaty has found that edge. He can hoverboard...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers to ‘aggressively pursue’ Hassan Whiteside

The Los Angeles Lakers have money to spend, and they’ve identified one of their primary targets. According to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Lakers intend to “aggressively pursue” center Hassan Whiteside in free agency. Whiteside is viewed as the rim protector and double-double threat that the Lakers would want, and it sounds like they’ll be pushing hard for...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: “I’m not coming back”

Calvin Johnson will not be returning to an NFL field near you anytime soon. The former Detroit Lions receiver said at his southeast Michigan football camp on Saturday that he has no intention of returning to the NFL in his first public comments since retiring in March. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said Saturday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “You ain’t...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Multiple reports claim slugger Reyes eyeing up a return to the Mets

Jose Reyes is set to return to the place where he started his Major League career. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, the New York Mets are set to sign Reyes once he officially becomes a free agent on Saturday. Reyes’s role is yet to be defined. The Mets have an everyday shortstop in Asdrubal Cabrera, but they have a void at third base with David Wright injured, and they may even...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Did losing NBA Finals help Warriors in pursuit of Kevin Durant?

The Golden State Warriors seem to be of the belief that every cloud has a silver lining, at least when it comes to losing the NBA Finals. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Warriors believe that their NBA Finals loss actually improves their chances of landing Kevin Durant in free agency. There is a belief that the Warriors’ chances were “enhanced significantly” by blowing...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Durant reportedly choosing between these six teams

The Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes are set to begin in less than a week, and Durant has reportedly narrowed his decision down to six teams. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Durant’s representatives at Roc Nation are working to finalize meetings with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Boston...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors, Spurs, Thunder secure 1st meetings with Durant

The jostling for pole position in the Kevin Durant Sweepstakes has begun. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, the Warriors, the Spurs, and the incumbent Thunder have officially landed the first three recruiting meetings with Kevin Durant. Story online soon: Sources say Warriors, Spurs & incumbent Thunder are first three known teams to land recruiting meetings...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving dances, does running man challenge in Bahamas

Kyrie Irving is just loving life after winning his first NBA championship, and the man is celebrating just like he deserves to. Just days after being in Cleveland for the team’s victory parade, the Cavaliers point guard was down at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas partying it up. A few young women saw him dancing with friends at a bar area and recorded it. Watch Kyrie hit the...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Roni Rose addresses Mad Girls Fitness prostitution ring story

Remember Roni Rose, the woman who went viral during the NBA Finals for lusting after Steph Curry? Well Rose is back in the news this week after some websites linked her to a an alleged prostitution ring that was busted by undercover police. Bay Area news outlets reported this week that 54-year-old Dominic Salazar was arrested on suspicion of running a prostitution ring. Salazar...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner fight set for October?

There has been a lot of chatter this week about a Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner fight set for October, but the fight either is or isn’t happening depending on whom you ask. Word of a Pacquiao-Broner clash first emerged on Thursday, when Golden Boy Promotions VP Eric Gomez was talking with Boxing Scene about fights he wanted to set up for Canelo Alvarez. Gomez said Golden Boy was...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel’s dad calls son a ‘druggie,’ says jail is best place for him

The reality of Johnny Manziel’s troubling condition became painfully evident when the quarterback’s father, Paul, spoke on Friday. Paul Manziel was interviewed on “SportsCenter” after news emerged that Manziel’s lawyer accidentally texted the AP and revealed a plan for a plea deal in his son’s legal case. In the interview with Josina Anderson, Paul Manziel called his...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Lawyer accidentally reveals Johnny Manziel spent $1,000 on drug paraphernalia

The state of affairs surrounding troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel is so toxic that even his attorneys are screwing up on the job. Defense lawyer Bob Hinton, one of the attorneys handling Manziel’s domestic violence case, recently sent a text message by accident to the Associated Press revealing that he is seeking a plea deal for his client, citing doubts that Manziel can stay...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tarvaris Jackson arrested for pulling gun on wife, threatening to kill her

Free agent quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was arrested early Friday morning while visiting family and friends in Kissimmee, Fla., after allegedly pulling a gun on his wife and threatening to kill her. Jackson, who has spent the past four seasons with the Seahawks, got into an argument with his wife. His wife told police Jackson can become violent when he is drunk and has hit her in...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Spike Lee managed to attend Knicks’ Derrick Rose press conference

For your average fan, introductory press conferences are generally something you catch on TV or stream online. You also have the option of following the quotes on Twitter and, in some markets, listening on on the team’s flagship radio station. There’s no chance you get to attend one and meet the player being introduced, though. Of course, Spike Lee is not your average fan. The...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Cousins: draft night tweet about ‘a hot sculpting class’

If only DeMarcus Cousins was as good at lying as he is in the low post. After creating a small stir by seemingly express displeasure with the Kings’ moves on draft night with a conveniently-timed subtweet, Cousins tried his best to set the record straight on Friday, albeit jestingly so. The All-Star center told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated that the tweet had nothing to do...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Durant is 'fine' with the Serge Ibaka trade

One of the big questions in the wake of the Oklahoma City Thunder trading Serge Ibaka to Orlando was how Kevin Durant would react. It turns out that Durant is reportedly accepting of the trade. According to Zach Lowe of ESPN, Durant is understood to be “fine” with the deal, and the trade seems unlikely to impact his free agency decision. There was some concern that trading...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose thinks Knicks fans will appreciate him more

Derrick Rose had a tumultuous relationship with Chicago Bulls fans, and the former MVP thinks New York Knicks fans will appreciate him more. Rose was introduced to the New York media on Friday as an official member of the Knicks following his trade there on Wednesday. He said he wasn’t sure why the Bulls traded him, but he feels he will be appreciated more in New York. “I don’t...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Orioles give Machado garden gnome magical backstory

  The Baltimore Orioles have a Manny Machado garden gnome giveaway planned for July 9, but it’s not just any ordinary garden gnome giveaway. For this one, the Orioles went all out by creating a mythical backstory for the gnome and an entire social media campaign behind the young third baseman. In a branding and marketing effort, the team wants fans to call special plays by...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Wizards reportedly prepared to offer Joakim Noah max deal

NBA teams have a tendency to be a little reckless with their money during the commotion of free agency. But the Washington Wizards are taking that to a near-unprecedented level. According to a report by Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News on Friday, the Wizards are prepared to offer former Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah a full max contract once Noah officially becomes an unrestricted...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Broncos, Von Miller reportedly have not discussed contract since early June

Von Miller and the Denver Broncos aren’t on speaking terms right now. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Miller and the Broncos have had no discussions about a long-term contract since early June. I'm told there have been no conversations in the Von Miller contract negotiations since early in the month of June. #Broncos — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) June 24, 2016...
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June 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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