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Riley Curry was the center of attention after the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets in Game 5 Wednesday to advance to the NBA Finals, and she went viral for yet another adorable moment. The young daughter of league MVP Steph Curry was on the court and being held by her father when ESPN...Read More
Dwight Howard wasn’t about to go quietly in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. And we’re not talking about him putting together a monster game against the Warriors to keep the Rockets from being eliminated. Howard went to set a screen on Andre Iguodala in the final four minutes of the game and laid...Read More
First it was Steph Curry taking a huge tumble against the Rockets, and then it was Klay Thompson getting hurt. In the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday night, Thompson took a flying knee to the head from Trevor Ariza. He left the game to be examined but later...Read More
Ray McDonald just cannot stay out of trouble. The ex-Chicago Bears defensive lineman was arrested on Wednesday at a Togo’s sandwich shop for allegedly violating his restraining order. He was given a restraining order after being arrested early Monday morning for getting into a fight with his ex-fiancee (here are the details from that incident)....Read More
Adrian Peterson (or his agent) sent a statement in response to the speculation surrounding his reason for skipping the team’s OTAs. After word emerged Sunday that Peterson was missing the team’s organized team activities workouts this week, one report said that was because the running back wants to be traded. Peterson sent this statement to...Read More
Cleveland Indians players have shaved their heads in a show of support for the daughter of teammate Mike Aviles, who has leukemia. Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter Adriana was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month and will be undergoing chemotherapy soon, which will cause her to lose her hair. Aviles missed eight games after his daughter was...Read More
By Larry Brown One of the worst kept secrets in the NBA is that the Chicago Bulls want to move on from Tom Thibodeau as head coach. It has long been reported that Bulls management was not happy with Thibs and that they have been anxious to fire the head coach. But just in case you weren’t convinced that Thibs was going to be let go by Chicago despite having two years left on...
Noah Syndergaard smacked his first career home run during Wednesday’s 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, and he sent a funny tweet as a result. Though Syndergaard went 3-for-3 at the plate including the homer, first baseman Lucas Duda was even more impressive and went 3-for-4 with two home runs. That led to this great...Read More
By Larry Brown Jared Dudley said what many people probably already feel about Carmelo Anthony: the Knicks forward is one of the most overrated players in the NBA. Dudley, a forward with the Bucks, was doing interviews with ESPN on Wednesday and talked shop with Colin Cowherd. Cowherd set him up by asking who the most overrated player in the league is, and Dudley said ‘Melo. ...
By Steve DelVecchio The scandal that rocked the soccer world early Wednesday morning was serious enough that several FIFA officials were arrested at their hotel in Switzerland, but that wasn’t going to stop one IRS official from delivering a clever one-liner. While discussing the corruption charges — which include wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering — against...
The Houston Texans have been chosen as the team that will be featured on the latest installment of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” according to a report. Tania Ganguli of ESPN reported on Wednesday morning that the Texans — labeled the favorites for the show a week ago — will be letting HBO’s cameras into their training...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio Johnny Manziel is in the process of repairing his public image, and the Cleveland Browns quarterback has been calling on LeBron James’ most trusted confidant to help him achieve that goal. Manziel has been spending a lot of time with Maverick Carter, LeBron’s longtime business partner and right-hand man, since he was released from rehab last month. Browns...
By Steve DelVecchio Details have started to emerge from the latest domestic violence arrest for NFL defensive end Ray McDonald, and they paint a disturbing picture of what happened before the 30-year-old was taken into custody early Monday morning. In a phone call to 911, the mother of McDonald’s ex-fiancee told emergency dispatchers that her daughter had barricaded herself...
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova has developed a reputation this postseason for being an agitator. Some have even called him a dirty player, which is a label that Atlanta Hawks broadcaster Steve Holman seems to agree with. When Dellavedova checked into Game 4 on Tuesday night, Holman referred to him as “Tonya Harding.” Dellavedova...Read More
The Cleveland Cavaliers took a 59-42 lead into halftime of their blowout win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, and Charles Barkley was not impressed with Mike Budenholzer’s squad. We know that because he compared the Hawks to a certain breed of dog that isn’t exactly known for it’s ferocity. During the TNT halftime...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio J.R. Smith was a major contributor to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Eastern Conference Finals sweep of the Atlanta Hawks, and his mother could not be more proud. After the Cavs won Game 4 in convincing fashion, Smith’s mother, Ida Smith, used a line from a Drake song while reflecting on what has been a tumultuous season and career for her son. “My mom was...
By Larry Brown Multiple FIFA officials were arrested at a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday and will be extradited to the US to face charges of corruption, The New York Times reports. The officials were in Zurich for their annual meeting. FIFA was expected to re-elect Sepp Blatter as president for a fifth term at the meeting, but this shake-up may change that. Blatter...
The title says it all. Mike Francesa: elite radio talent. At least this was arguably better than the time he was shocked to learn soccer players kick with both legs. H/T Awful Announcing
By Larry Brown TNT microphones caught a beautiful message Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt shared with LeBron James towards the end of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night. With a sweep of the Atlanta Hawks ensured and the Cavs on their way to the NBA Finals, Blatt reflected on how much LeBron meant to Cleveland and congratulated him for coming home and...
LeBron James added another dunk to his ever-impressive highlight reel with a sensational jam against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night. James got a steal in the first quarter, based to teammate Iman Shumpert, and then Shump gave it right back to LeBron, who was off to...Read More
Shaq and Kobe did not get along despite their eight seasons together on the LA Lakers that included winning three championships. Both Shaq and Kobe are Hall of Famers and among the best players ever, so their massive egos led to regular clashes. Their time together as teammates ended when the Lakers traded Shaq to...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had a cringe-worthy lapse in judgment on Tuesday when he made an Instagram post about the deadly floods that have been affecting the Houston area. Kaepernick shared a photo of cars submerged in water and made a reference to a hashtag that he has been using to talk himself up. He quickly deleted the post, but not...
By Larry Brown 50 Cent’s boxing promotional company has filed for bankruptcy, but that does not mean the rapper is exiting the business. According to TMZ, legal papers show 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions filed for bankruptcy in Connecticut court on May 25. 50 Cent’s company recently put on a fight card in Connecticut on May 15. The papers showed the company had debts of between...
Former NFL receiver Joe Horn is no fan of Roger Goodell, which isn’t too surprising given that that seems to be the popular public sentiment. But Horn had harsher words for the league commissioner than most. In an interview with The Football Girl, Horn spoke negatively about Goodell and called him “the devil.” “I don’t...Read More
By Steve DelVecchio The Miami Marlins have gone 2-6 since general manager Dan Jennings took over as the team’s field manager, and already there have been some questions about decisions he has made. The Marlins beat the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday to snap an eight-game losing streak and had a pool party to celebrate. Miami ended up taking two of three from the O’s, but Buck...
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