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Mallex Smith traded twice in span of 77 minutes

Mallex Smith certainly had quite the action-packed afternoon. Smith, a 23-year-old outfielder, was traded along with reliever Shae Simmons from the Atlanta Braves to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers. Smith’s stay in Seattle proved to be a brief one, however, as shortly thereafter, he was again traded from the Mariners to the Tampa Bay Rays...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval noticeably slimmer in workout video

Pablo Sandoval looks to be in great shape. The Red Sox third baseman arrived to spring training last year overweight and his season went downhill from there. There was a report the team wouldn’t play him until he lost weight. Then, Sandoval suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery, which ended his season. Fast forward to today and Sandoval’s weight appears to be in check...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers unwilling to trade core young players

The Los Angeles Lakers think that the kids are alright. According to a report by Sean Deveney of Sporting News on Wednesday, the Lakers, who had trade talks with Atlanta for Paul Millsap and expressed interest in Philadelphia’s Nerlens Noel, have not included their three core young players in any trade offers and do not figure to change that. The three players in question are 22...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Julio Jones says he will not hesitate to tell referees about Seahawks’ physicality

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is expecting a physical matchup with Seattle Seahawks defensive backs, and he says he won’t be afraid to tell referees if he feels contact is excessive. “When we’re in a game, I’ll go look at them like that and say, ‘You didn’t see it?,’ if they didn’t see it,” Jones told Vaughn McClure of ESPN. “I’m not going to sit up there and cry about...
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Starbucks worker leaves funny message on Bill Simmons' cup

Someone working at a Starbucks in Los Angeles sure has a sense of humor and knows their sports media personalities. Bill Simmons shared a photo on Instagram Wednesday that shows a humorous note a barista at Starbucks left on his cup: An unexpected present from the barista at the Starbucks in Culver City. A photo posted by Bill Simmons (@sptguy33) on Jan 11, 2017 at 11...
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Yankees have not discussed extension with Masahiro Tanaka

The New York Yankees appear to be taking a wait-and-see approach with regard to ace righty Masahiro Tanaka’s future with the club. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday night that he has yet to discuss a contract extension with Tanaka’s representatives. “We have a significant contract with Masahiro Tanaka,” Cashman said, per Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily News....
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Knicks coach says Derrick Rose fine was 'pretty hefty'

Derrick Rose was back in the lineup for the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, and his punishments from the team for missing Monday’s game appear to be over for now. Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said on Wednesday that Rose will not be punished by the team beyond the fine he was levied. The fine was a hefty one at that, according to the coach. Hornacek said was "pretty hefty...
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Jaguars give appropriate nod at Coughlin's first press conference

The Jacksonville Jaguars are back on Tom Coughlin time. Coughlin famously had a rule as a coach that if you’re not five minutes early to a scheduled meeting, you’re late. With that in mind, the Jaguars announced that their 10 a.m. press conference Thursday would begin at 9:55, via Conor Orr of NFL.com. It’s an added indication of who is truly in charge now in Jacksonville, despite...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Trayce Thompson may not be ready for start of spring training

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson may not be ready for the start of spring training as he recovers from a back injury. Thompson, the brother of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson, missed nearly half the season last year after suffering two stress fractures in his back. He is still rehabbing and may not be ready for spring training in a few months, according to...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose will reportedly seek max contract this offseason

Talk about a poorly-timed news drop. According to a report by Ian Begley of ESPN on Wednesday, New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose, who is due to become an unrestricted free agent at season’s end, will seek a max contract this summer. For Rose, that would come out to a deal for five years and close to $150 million. Of course, Rose seriously jeopardized his future with the Knicks...
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Jim Harbaugh announces birth of his son, John

Jim Harbaugh’s wife Sarah had been expecting a child, and the Michigan coach announced on Wednesday that the boy had been born early. Here’s the tweet from Harbaugh announcing the birth of his son: Arriving early, weighing in at 4 lb 13 oz, with an 18 in wing span, our newest Wolverine teammate, John Harbaugh. Precious… God is good… — Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 11, 2017...
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Report: Heat not actively shopping Hassan Whiteside

Despite a putrid 11-29 start to the 2016-17 season, the Miami Heat are still looking on the Whiteside of life. According to a report by Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post Wednesday, the Heat are not actively shopping center Hassan Whiteside. Zach Lowe of ESPN had said earlier this week on his podcast that every player on the Miami roster was available for trade and even mentioned...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Ben McAdoo calls reports of Giants’ plane trashing ‘bull----‘

New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo had a rather strong reaction to reports that his team had trashed a plane returning from Green Bay. There were allegations Sunday that the Giants left their plane in such disarray that it required a significant delay to clean things up. McAdoo had a very simple response to that in an interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN. Coach McAdoo on the plane...
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Sean McDermott hired as Bills head coach

The Buffalo Bills have hired Sean McDermott to be their next head coach, according to multiple reports. McDermott, who spent the last six seasons as defensive coordinator with the Carolina Panthers, has reportedly accepted an offer from the Bills and is still ironing out the details of his contract. #Bills have offered Sean McDermott the job to become their new coach. — Vic Carucci...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Mayweather: Only fight I’m interested in is McGregor

The unlikely prospect of Floyd Mayweather Jr. coming out of retirement for a cross-sport fight with Conor McGregor is the storyline that won’t seem to die, and Mayweather continues to do his part to breathe life into it. In an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take” Wednesday, Mayweather was asked about McGregor saying two months ago that he wants $100 million to fight the undefeated...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow does not get invite to spring training from Mets

Tim Tebow won’t be in the New York Mets’ big league camp in spring training. Tebow was omitted from the list of players invited to the club’s major league camp in February, according to Anthony Rieber of Newsday. It’s not a huge surprise, but it is an admission that Tebow is well behind in his baseball career. Tebow could still appear in spring training games, as he’ll be assigned...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Broncos hire Vance Joseph as head coach

The Denver Broncos have officially hired a new head coach. Executive vice president of football operations John Elway announced on Wednesday that the team has reached an agreement with former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph. It's official.Excited to announce Vance Joseph as head coach of the Denver Broncos! pic.twitter.com/m87uUn9KXs — John Elway (@johnelway...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Lillard calls out D’Angelo Russell for throwing elbows

Damian Lillard has a big problem with D’Angelo Russell. The Portland Trail Blazers guard had an on-court exchange with Russell, who Lillard felt was throwing “little slick elbows” during Tuesday’s game. Lillard even went as far as to suggest that he and the Lakers guard might take care of things “in the back.” Damian Lillard with some pointed words after his on-court exchange...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Josh Brown, wife Molly finalize divorce

Former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown and his ex-wife Molly recently finalized their divorce after eight years of marriage. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a judge signed off on the divorce on Dec. 28. Josh and Molly had been separated since May 22, 2015, which was the day Brown was arrested on a domestic violence charge. Brown has been ordered to pay Molly $15...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Texans using heavy underdog status as motivation vs. Pats

The Houston Texans opened as 16-point underdogs against the New England Patriots, and they consider that a motivating factor as they try to shock the world. While coach Bill O’Brien declined to make much of the line, some Texans players were using it as a motivator in the week leading up to Saturday’s playoff tilt. “[It] boosts us up a little bit,” defensive end Jadeveon Clowney...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Cavs, Blazers have issues flying to Portland because of snow

A winter storm has dumped a historic amount of snow on Portland and its surrounding areas this week, and the inclement weather has created some travel complications for two NBA teams who are scheduled to square off on Wednesday night. For whatever reason, the Cavaliers were able to land their plane at Portland International Airport late Tuesday night. ESPN’s Rachel Nichols reports...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Ravens owner still holding out hope that Steve Smith will return

Steve Smith has been firm in saying that he is retired from the NFL, but there is at least one person associated with the Baltimore Ravens still hoping for a change of heart. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said he wouldn’t entirely rule out an NFL return for Smith, who filed paperwork to retire from the NFL on Jan. 2. “I haven’t given up hope that Steve Smith is going to come walking...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Bills could bring in Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator

With the Buffalo Bills seemingly closing in on a new head coach, it appears that things may already be in motion with regards to staff hires. According to Sal Capaccio of WGR, there is a possibility that Mike McCoy could be lined up to be the team’s offensive coordinator under Sean McDermott, the current favorite for the head coaching position. If Sean McDermott is new Bills...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Lingerie Football League to add more clothing to unis

The Legends Football League, which was formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, announced on Wednesday that there will be some uniform changes for the upcoming season. Simply put, the ladies will now be wearing more clothing. In a press release, the LFL announced that the goal of the new uniforms is to place more emphasis on the game itself rather than what the players are...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Derrick Rose briefly considered taking break from basketball

We still don’t know many specifics as to why Derrick Rose abruptly left the New York Knicks on Monday, but whatever happened apparently had a significant emotional impact on him. Rose abruptly left the team Monday, with the Knicks unsure of their point guard’s whereabouts for a significant period of time. Citing two independent sources, the New York Daily News’s Frank Isola reported...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss
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