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How the new Redskins nickname poll focuses on the wrong numbers

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and political conservatives are together celebrating the results of a Washington Post poll published on Thursday, which champions that 9 out of 10 Native Americans do NOT find the term “Redskins” to be offensive. This, of course, is significant because there has been a pressing debate about the appropriateness of the team’s nickname over...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

DeMarre Carroll on LeBron James flagrant foul complaints: ‘We don’t act’

LeBron James feels that he hasn’t gotten a fair shake when it comes to flagrant fouls in the postseason, but one Toronto Raptors player seems to think there’s a reason for that. On Tuesday, James wondered aloud what it would take for a flagrant foul to be called in his favor, having been involved in a series of incidents in Game One that involved James being hit above the shoulders...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Jalen Ramsey suffers small meniscus tear in right knee

NFL offseason workouts have claimed another victim, as Jacksonville Jaguars rookie defensive back Jalen Ramsey has gone down with a small meniscus tear in his right knee. An official team statement said that Ramsey would get a second opinion next week. Statement on Jalen Ramsey. pic.twitter.com/9VIzQiG1Y3 — Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) May 19, 2016 According to NFL Media’s...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant on Stephen Curry: ‘He makes bad shots’

Trying to contain back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry is a humbling lesson in impossibility theory, and Kevin Durant, like every other defender in the Association, has gotten hopelessly frustrated. Speaking with reporters after the Thunder’s blowout 118-91 loss in Game 2 to the Warriors on Wednesday, Durant mentioned part of what makes Curry so tough to guard. “He makes bad shots...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard maintains he did not demand that Stan Van Gundy be fired in Orlando

It’s been four years since one of the most hilariously awkward NBA exchanges of all time. It involved Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard, and Howard has told his side of that story for the first time. Recall that Van Gundy, then coach of the Orlando Magic, told the media that he knew Howard, his star player, wanted him fired. Moments later, an aloof Howard came over and put his...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke trolls John Calipari after landing commitment from Marques Bolden

The official Twitter account for the Duke men's basketball program trolled John Calipari after the program landed a commitment from highly sought-after recruit, Marques Bolden. Bolden, a five-star center from Texas, on Thursday announced that he was choosing to attend Duke. He picked Duke most notably over Kentucky, which led the Blue Devils’ Twitter account to troll Wildcats...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: Daryl Morey told me to accept reduced role

Dwight Howard is likely going to opt out of his current contract and leave the Houston Rockets this summer, and it sounds like that is for the best. In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan, Howard spoke about some of the issues he had in Houston this season. He said his role was diminished to the point where he became “disinterested.” “There were times...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Top prospect Jaylen Brown going without agent for rookie contract

Former Cal forward Jaylen Brown is taking the road less traveled and will begin his NBA career without an agent to negotiate his rookie contract. The Vertical reports the news about Brown, who is expected to be drafted somewhere in the top 10. Due to the slotting system for rookies, the usefulness of an agent for a player’s first contract is lessened. For this reason some agents...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: David Blatt still in mix for Rockets’ head coaching job

Could Rockets GM Daryl Morey still have an ace in the hole? With the prevailing rumblings being that Houston’s head coaching job is Mike D’Antoni’s for the taking, Marc Stein of ESPN reports on Thursday that though D’Antoni is considered the frontrunner, former Cavs head coach David Blatt is still in the mix for the position. Blatt had previously been connected to the coaching...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Angels GM says team has not discussed trading Mike Trout

No, folks, Mike Trout is not going to be traded any time soon. With the Los Angeles Angels off to an 18-22 start and looking nothing like a contender, some outsiders raised the question of whether the team would entertain trading Trout for a huge prospect haul to allow them to rebuild. Perhaps, they reason, the Angels would be willing to move their star center fielder. So, Angels...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Titans' Taylor Lewan tweets he is retiring, deletes it

Is Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan thinking about calling it a career? Lewan, a first-round pick in 2014, tweeted early Thursday morning that he has decided to retire. He deleted the tweet not long after sending it, but here’s a screenshot: Hacked? Just messing around? Angry about something and overreacting? No one really knows. Lewan is just 24. The Titans...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Cowboys to sell Ezekiel Elliott crop-top shirts

Ezekiel Elliott officially signed a contract with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, and the team is wasting no time coming up with ways to get that money back. Apparently they feel selling crop-top shirts is a good way to start. Bill Priakos, president of Cowboys Merchandising Limited, told Newy Scruggs of NBC 5 in Dallas Fort-Worth that Elliot’s jersey sales have already been...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Janoris Jenkins on his five kids with four women: 'It ain't a lot'

Janoris Jenkins is aware of what people say about him having five children with several different women, but the cornerback has repeatedly defended himself as a great father. In an interview with Paul Schwartz of the New York Post this week, Jenkins was asked about having five kids with four different mothers. “It ain’t a lot,” he said. “It’s just five kids. A lot is...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons predicts Celtics will trade for Jahlil Okafor

The Boston Celtics have the No. 3 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, and it seems like a foregone conclusion that they are going to trade it. The only question is how much they can get for it in what is considered a two-player draft. Bill Simmons believes the Celtics will trade the No. 3 pick to the Philadelphia 76ers for Jahlil Okafor. “I think the guy they’re going to trade...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant not interested in ‘Inside the NBA’

Kobe Bryant has reportedly been courted by TNT to join the cast of “Inside the NBA,” but the five-time champion is not interested in the position. TMZ spoke with Kobe as he was leaving a Hublot watch event in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, and he had a very simple response when asked if he is interested in working for TNT. “No.” That settles that. It was unclear if TNT wanted...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets to offer Mike D’Antoni head coaching job

The Houston Rockets’ head coaching job reportedly belongs to Mike D’Antoni if he wants it. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Rockets are prepared to make D’Antoni a formal offer and are already in the process of assembling a staff around him. As Rockets move toward formal offer to Mike D'Antoni, organization working to shape strong staff around him, sources...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Patrick Willis working full-time at tech startup in Silicon Valley

After battling a number of injuries throughout his career, former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis decided an early retirement was in his best interests and hung up his cleats last year at the age of 30. That doesn’t mean he is done working. Unlike many former pro athletes who invest their career earnings and spend a lot of time relaxing when their playing days end...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

James Harden accused of breaking photographer's finger

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly attacking a photographer. TMZ reports that Harden is accused of shoving a photographer who walked up to him in Hollywood and asked for the four-time All-Star’s opinion about Donald Trump. The cameraman claims he broke his finger because it was caught in the camera when...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Danny Green gets Lasik eye surgery after bad shooting year

San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green is typically a reliable shooter, especially from three-point range. This season — not so much. Green shot a career-worst 37.6 percent from the field and converted 33.2 percent from beyond the arc, which was his most inefficient production since his rookie season. Perhaps that inspired the 28-year-old to have surgery to correct his vision. Manrique...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Steph Curry savagely stares down Serge Ibaka before shot goes in

Steph Curry was so locked in on Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder that he stared down an opponent down before his shot actually went in. During his hot third quarter in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, Curry bombed a three and was so confident it was going in, he stared down Serge Ibaka: Everyone else on the court was focused on the ball to see if there...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant tells Dion Waiters F— you for not passing to him

You know what happens when you don’t pass to Kevin Durant on a fastbreak opportunity? You get F-bombs dropped on you. Dion Waiters learned that the hard way during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday night. Take a look: Let’s hope KD doesn’t kiss his mother with that mouth.
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek might not have to run triangle with Knicks

The New York Knicks are working on a deal to make Jeff Hornacek their new head coach in a move that would come as a stunner to most. Hornacek, 53, served as head coach of the Phoenix Suns for two and a half seasons before being let go in February. A former second-round pick by the Suns who also had a lengthy playing career with the Utah Jazz, Hornacek was a latecomer to the Knicks’...
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Ezekiel Elliott reminded he owes Cardale Jones $5 after signing contract

Ezekiel Elliott became the latest draftee to sign his rookie contract on Wednesday. Then, he was reminded of something by former a former teammate. The fourth overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft put pen to paper on a four-year contract with the Cowboys worth nearly $25 million that includes a signing bonus of just over $16 million. To mark the occasion, Elliott tweeted a photo...
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Riley: Whiteside ‘our No. 1 priority’ this offseason

Heat center Hassan Whiteside is about to become an unrestricted free agent and without his Bird Rights, the team has no advantage over the rest of the league in retaining him from a financial standpoint. But none of that phases The Godfather of the Miami Mafia. In his exit interview with reporters on Wednesday, Heat president Pat Riley made clear that re-signing Whiteside will be...
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Van Gundy no longer in the running for Rockets job

Jeff Van Gundy has gone from leading candidate for the Houston rockets job to off the radar entirely. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, the ESPN analyst and former Rockets coach is no longer a factor in the team’s search. Sources: Jeff Van Gundy is no longer a candidate for the Rockets job. Though JVG had interest in reunion, two sides never sat down to talk. —...
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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