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Joel Embiid compares teammate to MJ in funny tweet

Joel Embiid may still be sidelined with a knee injury, but he’s still very much killing the game on social media.On Thursday, Embiid’s Philadelphia 76ers teammate T.J. McConnell lifted the team to a 112-111 victory over Orlando by hitting a go-ahead jumper with 5.8 seconds left, then sealing the W with a steal on the ensuing Magic possession. McConnell’s heroic performance inspired...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

5 surprising players who could impact the NBA playoff race

The 2016-2017 NBA season may only now be reaching the All-Star break, but playoff races have already begun heating up. In both the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference, a pecking order has been established and each game carries significant ramifications.Moving forward, we all know which superstars will play major roles in the playoff race — LeBron James, James Harden, Russell...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Agent: Eric Berry contract talks have long way to go

The agent for Eric Berry says his talks with the Kansas City Chiefs about a new contract have a “long ways to go,” contrary to what the team’s GM recently said.Berry’s contract status is a matter of great intrigue as he has threatened to sit out the season if he is franchise-tagged again.According to comments shared by Arrowhead Pride Thursday, Chiefs GM John Dorsey said his talks...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley apologizes for incident leading to arrest

During a radio interview, Charles Oakley expressed remorse for his actions Wednesday evening. What began for Oakley as an evening at Madison Square Garden watching the Knicks play the Clippers, turned into a disturbing scene during the first quarter. The former Knicks player was ejected from the arena after acting in an uncontrollable manner and having a confrontation with security...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Falcons CB Robert Alford boasts about pick-six on Twitter despite loss

Atlanta Falcons CB Robert Alford is being questioned about his priorities after sending a boneheaded tweet on Wednesday night.Alford, who had a strong game for the Falcons in the Super Bowl, posted a tweet boasting about his pick-six on Sunday of Tom Brady. Alford certainly had a huge play in the game and did a lot to help Atlanta’s cause, but there’s one big thing he’s missing:...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

CFL team considering suing website over Johnny Manziel report

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are considering a lawsuit against a website that reported on Thursday that they illegally worked out Johnny Manziel last month.3 Down Nation, a website that covers the CFL, reported that the Roughriders worked out Manziel last month prior to the Senior Bowl. They say a CFL source and source to Manziel confirmed the workout.The issue is that Manziel is...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Washington not letting GM Scot McCloughan speak with media

Washington apparently wants GM Scot McCloughan so focused on his scouting and personnel jobs that they are preventing him from speaking with the media.The Washington Post made the revelation as part of a long column about the team published by Mike Jones on Thursday.Jones says team president Bruce Allen is “breathing down” McCloughan’s neck. The team wants the GM to hit home runs...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Ivanka Trump’s father-in-law would not be approved as MLB owner

Charles Kushner, the father-in-law of President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, reportedly is not involved in the bidding on the Miami Marlins, disputing a previous report. He also reportedly would not be approved as an MLB owner due to his criminal past.Earlier on Thursday, we shared a report saying that current team owner Jeffrey Loria had a handshake agreement in place to sell...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Knicks rip Oakley's 'abusive behavior, say his story is 'pure fiction'

Charles Oakley insists he did absolutely nothing wrong before he was ejected from Madison Square Garden Wednesday night, but the New York Knicks are telling a much different story.In a statement released on Thursday, the Knicks’ public relations department said multiple people witnessed Oakley’s “abusive behavior” from the moment he walked into the arena. The team also said everything...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

D-Wade rips Knicks over handling of Oakley situation

The full story about why Charles Oakley was kicked out of Madison Square Garden Wednesday night has yet to come out, but Dwyane Wade has no problem bashing the New York Knicks before hearing it.Wade shared a photo of Oakley from his playing days on Instagram Thursday and ripped the Knicks for not showing loyalty to a player who spent 10 years with the team. “10years!!! 10 years Oak...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount, Chris Long will not go to White House

When all is said and done, the New England Patriots may be left with no one to bring to Washington, D.C., to be honored for winning the Super Bowl. Running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive lineman Chris Long both revealed on Thursday that they have no intention of visiting the White House. Blount and Long became the fourth and fifth Patriots players who say they have no plans...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jabari Parker has torn ACL

For the second time in his young NBA career, Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker has suffered an ACL tear. ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported that Parker had torn his ACL again and would obviously be out for the season after an awkward fall in Wednesday’s game against the Miami Heat. It’s awful news for Parker, who, at the age of just 21, has done this before. It’s barely over two years...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Chiefs GM noncommittal on future of Jamaal Charles

An injury-riddled season cast some doubt into Jamaal Charles’s future with the Kansas City Chiefs. Charles has appeared in just eight games over the last two seasons, stemming largely from a 2015 ACL tear. Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said Thursday that he anticipates Charles being with the team going forward, but left the door open to a change in plans. Charles is entering...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: NBA executives think Phil Jackson is ‘out of his mind’

Phil Jackson is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in NBA history. Unless things change for him in a hurry, his time as an executive will not be remembered the same way.ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said on “Mike & Mike” Thursday that fellow executives around the league do not think very highly of the job Jackson has done as president of the New York Knicks. Jackson, who was...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Dont’a Hightower explains why he skipped Patriots parade

Despite playing a big role in the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl win, linebacker Dont’a Hightower was a no-show for the team’s Tuesday parade.The reasoning is simple: Hightower is tired of being cold. The weather on Tuesday was cold and rainy, and fans had to dress warmly if they wanted to see their heroes on parade. Hightower is from Tennessee and went to college at Alabama, so...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson reportedly tried to get Michael Jordan to calm Charles Oakley down

Charles Oakley appeared to lose his temper in a hurry when he was asked to leave Madison Square Garden Wednesday night, and New York Knicks president Phil Jackson reportedly tried to call upon Michael Jordan for assistance.According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Jackson and other Knicks officials felt Oakley was “completely out of control.” When Jackson was unable to reason with Oakley...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson believes he is still best running back in NFL

Adrian Peterson will turn 32 next month, but his confidence remains as high as ever.Peterson joined the NFL Network during Super Bowl week, and he was asked about his future in the league. While he remains unsure if the Minnesota Vikings will want him back because of his $18 million salary cap number in 2017, he still feels there is no better running back in the NFL.“Going out the...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jeffrey Loria has ‘handshake agreement’ to sell Marlins for $1.6 billion

The Miami Marlins are reportedly on the verge of becoming somebody else’s problem.Mike Ozanian of Forbes was told by two sources that Marlins president David Samson said team owner Jeffrey Loria has a “handshake agreement” in place to sell the club for $1.6 billion. The accepted offer is believed to have come from a real estate developer in New York, but there are still some hurdles...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jets not interested in Jay Cutler

The New York Jets announced on Wednesday that they have hired quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates, who most recently held the same position with the Chicago Bears. That led to speculation that Jay Cutler could now be an offseason target for the Jets because of his ties to Bates, but one reporter doesn’t see that happening.According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the Jets are unlikely to be suitors...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley says he did nothing wrong, felt ‘threatened’ by Knicks security

Charles Oakley was ejected from Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night and arrested following a confrontation he had with security, but the New York Knicks star insists he was unfairly targeted.After he was booked and released, Oakley told members of the media that he was simply trying to support the Knicks and “have a good time” with friends when he was asked to leave the building...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones praises Tony Romo for Hall of Fame support

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday night, and he said some of the greatest support he received came from a longtime employee who could soon be an ex-employee.Tony Romo.“No one was earlier or quicker to give me a hug,” Jones said during his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “No one was there more...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Ten wildest details surrounding Charles Oakley incident

Charles Oakley’s outburst at Wednesday’s New York Knicks-Los Angeles Clippers game stole headlines for many reasons.A popular player when he was with the Knicks, Oakley reportedly bought a ticket to the game nearby owner James Dolan’s seats. The former big man has had many issues with his former franchise over the past few years, and he especially has had friction with Dolan. Oakley...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

CJ Wilson retiring from baseball, going into car racing

Former Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson is retiring from baseball, but he’s not quite ready to take it easy and golf seven days a week. Instead, Wilson is seeking a bigger thrill than the one he got on the diamond.In an interview with KFSN in Fresno this week, Wilson revealed that he is hanging up the cleats and going into car racing full time. The 36-year-old already owns...
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February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker leaves game with sprained knee, undergoes MRI

Jabari Parker left Wednesday’s Milwaukee Bucks game against the Miami Heat after suffering a scary looking knee injury that the team termed a sprain.Parker went down in the third quarter with the injury, which was similar to a season-ending torn ACL injury he suffered in 2014. The Bucks broadcast compared the two: After Parker left the game, the team announced he would not return...
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February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Reasons for Charles Oakley’s outburst at James Dolan emerge

Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley was ejected from MSG on Wednesday night and arrested after acting uncontrollably in the stands during a confrontation with security.Reports have said that Oakley was yelling at Knicks owner James Dolan, and now there are some explanations for why he was so upset.According to the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola, Oakley was yelling at Dolan...
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February 08, 2017  |  Discuss
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