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Report: Phil Jackson will make Kurt Rambis Knicks coach if James Dolan lets him

Phil Jackson really, really seems to like his executive control over the New York Knicks. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Jackson intends to give Kurt Rambis a contract extension to make him the full-time head coach as long as owner James Dolan doesn’t stand in the way. Isola characterizes Rambis as Jackson’s “one and only” choice to coach the Knicks...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Greg Hardy upset that Aldon Smith got new contract

Greg Hardy is reportedly quite unhappy that Aldon Smith, another NFL player with a long history of legal issues, is getting another nice payday in the NFL while he waits by the phone. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, Hardy was very upset by the fact that his fellow pass rusher Smith got a new two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders despite his repeated brushes with the...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio: Timberwolves GM said team ‘almost traded’ me

The Minnesota Timberwolves strongly considered the possibility of trading point guard Ricky Rubio at the trade deadline. We know this because his boss told him so. Rubio, who has shot the ball better this season and vastly improved his 3-point stroke, told The Associated Press this week that T-Wolves GM Milt Newton recently informed he was “almost traded” but the offers were...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Greg Jennings campaigning for return to Vikings

Greg Jennings spent two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, and he enjoyed it so much that he’s openly pushing for a return to the team. Jennings spoke to KFAN 100.3 on Wednesday and he made clear his desire to return to Minnesota. “I left [general manager Rick Spielman] a voicemail,” Jennings told KFAN, via A.J. Mansour of KFAN.com. “I told [them], I’m waiting on you...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Nantz opens up about his ‘toast fetish’

In the past week or so, we have learned more about Jim Nantz than most of us ever wished to know. Take, for example, the legendary broadcaster’s borderline obsession with burnt toast. Nantz recently revealed in an interview with Golf Digest that he is a big breakfast guy who enjoys his toast burnt. One thing led to another and he now carries around a laminated photo of burnt toast...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt says he will retire from NFL if he is not one of the best

J.J. Watt doesn’t sound like a guy who intends to play deep into his thirties just because he can. Watt told Houston’s SportsRadio 610 that he only wants to play in the NFL as long as he can do it at a high level, not simply as long as his body will allow him to. JJ Watt on 610 radio in Houston this morning said he won't be one of those players that try and play as long as...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Four sleepers to keep an eye on at the Masters

The experts and oddsmakers have weighed in on this year’s Masters, and it appears they believe the winner of a three-way battle between Jason Day, Jordan Speith and Rory McIlroy will take home the Green Jacket. This group is as highly decorated as it comes, featuring the defending champion (Spieth), the World Golf Rankings’ top player (Day) and a young superstar one major away...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus has no idea where putter from 1986 Masters is

It has been 30 years since Jack Nicklaus became the oldest golfer ever to win the Masters, and he is missing one important piece of memorabilia from that milestone in his career — the putter. In an interview with “The Dan Patrick Show” on Wednesday, Nicklaus explained that the only sentimental golf club he hasn’t kept is the putter he used to win the 1986 Masters at age...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Clippers did not give Kobe Bryant a retirement gift

A sign of the rivalry, an honest mistake, or something else? The Los Angeles Clippers did not give Kobe Bryant any sort of retirement gift after the two sides faced off for the final time in Bryant’s career. Clippers did not give Kobe any retirement gifts, btw. A little unusual for that to happen on his farewell tour but not unprecedented. — Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Parker now thinks Spurs will play starters against Warriors

Tony Parker initially believed San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich would rest his starters in the team’s two upcoming games against the Golden State Warriors. With the game plan Pop used on Monday, Parker is no longer sure. Popovich used the majority of his roster in an 88-86 win over the Utah Jazz. Because of that, Parker now expects all of the starters to play Thursday night...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Tyson botched shoutout to UConn women’s basketball team

Boxing legend Mike Tyson was kind enough to take a moment on Tuesday night to congratulate the University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team on winning four championships in a row. Yeah, you read that right. As many of you know, the UConn women won yet another championship, capping an undefeated season with a blowout win over Syracuse. Tyson tried giving them a shoutout, but...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Draymond Green says Warriors ‘bored’ with regular season

Although they have a chance to make NBA history by winning their remaining four games, the Golden State Warriors might be yawning their way through the end of the regular season. After Tuesday night’s overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Draymond Green admitted that the Warriors are getting “bored” with the regular season. Hear what @money23green had to say after...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Can the Warriors break the Bulls’ record?

Can the Golden State Warriors break the ’95-’96 Chicago Bulls record of a 72-10 regular season record? Their chances of doing so took a major hit on Tuesday night, and now it’s not even certain that they will clinch the top overall seed in the Western Conference, as hard as that is to believe. The Warriors lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime 124-117 on Tuesday night...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Servais tells Jeff Bannister ‘go f— yourself’ (Video)

Scott Servais is only two games into his MLB managerial career, and he’s already developed a rivalry with Jeff Bannister. Servais’ Seattle Mariners took it to the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, as they exploded six runs in the 8th to win 10-2. They particularly crushed Tom Wilhemsen, spanking the reliever for a home run, double, double and home run before Wilhemsen hit Chris Iannetta...
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April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

John Gibbons furious after slide rule costs Blue Jays

On Tuesday the most prominent example of the new MLB slide rule truly effecting the outcome of a game was experienced. The Toronto Blue Jays lost a chance at winning their game against the Tampa Bay Rays after a Jose Bautista slide at second base was ruled illegal, taking two runs off the board and ending their game in a 3-2 loss. The Jays were trailing the Rays 3-2 and had the...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Steph, Ayesha Curry appear in funny Michelle Obama video

Michelle Obama’s viral “Turnip for What” video is back, only this time there are two new VIPs. Back in 2014, the First Lady posted a video of her with a turnip to the “Turn Down For What” beat: On Tuesday, another turnip video made it to FLOTUS’ Instagram page, this time featuring Steph and Ayesha Curry: In honor of the turnips being planted in the @WhiteHouse...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Patriots fans file lawsuit to get Deflategate draft picks back

A group of New England Patriots fans are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to helping their favorite team. They have even filed a lawsuit against the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell, and even team owner Robert Kraft, over the penalties from Deflategate. “This case is brought by New England Patriots fans on behalf of all Patriots fans who believe the New England...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard blows Kendrys Morales away with nastiness

You know how filthy Noah Syndergaard is? The guy was out there blowing Kansas City Royals away on his first start of the season with serious heat. Here he is punching out Kendrys Morales with with appeared to be a 95-mph slider or split finger fastball. 95 MPH SLIDER pic.twitter.com/RApHgU7RPt — Timothy Finnegan (@TimFinn521) April 5, 2016 That’s some Randy Johnson type stuff.
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Thibodeau to Knicks ‘not happening’

Any Knicks fans holding out hope for Tom Thibodeau should probably let those dreams go. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Thibodeau is not a candidate for New York’s coaching job. Phil Jackson reportedly speaks regularly with Bulls executive John Paxson and his brother Jim, who is a Bulls consultant. Thus, he doesn’t have the best impression of Thibodeau, and is...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Rays minor leaguer rips Bryce Harper over ‘Make Baseball Fun Again’ hat

A Tampa Bay Rays minor league didn't think much of Bryce Harper's "Make Baseball Fun Again" hat. Harper, recall, sported the hat after Monday's Opening Day win over Atlanta, and it immediately caused a major stir on social media (see the hat here). It was, like most things Harper does, somewhat divisive. Among those who hated it? Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher Brent Honeywell...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Best complaints from fans confused by ‘Team Stream’ broadcast

The CBS TV family decided to go all-out for the national championship game once again in March Madness, and that meant running the title game on three different channels. TBS hosted the unbiased national call from Jim Nantz and Bill Raftery, while TNT had a North Carolina slanted call and truTV was the Villanova homer call. These team-slanted calls were called “Team Stream”...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Shaq admits he is jealous of Kobe Bryant retirement tour

Shaquille O’Neal never got a retirement tour quite like the one Kobe Bryant is currently receiving, and it’s making him jealous. In Monday’s edition of The BIG Podcast with Shaq, O’Neal said that he’d always wanted his own retirement tour, but for various reasons, injuries in particular, it didn’t come to be. “I’m super jealous,” Shaq said, via Andrew Joseph of...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Tomlinson: Kaepernick will be locker room problem for 49ers

With Colin Kaepernick likely to stay in San Francisco for the time being, will he be an issue in the locker room? One former NFL star believes the answer is yes. Both LaDainian Tomlinson and former 49ers fullback Michael Robinson believe that Kaepernick’s presence in the locker room will cause problems for the 49ers. “He shows up, and no I wouldn’t take a pay cut, I got ...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Ninja Turtles behind home plate at Yankees opener

Two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are seated behind home plate at the New York Yankees’ home opener, and believe it or not, there’s a perfectly good explanation for it. Back in February, the Yankees eliminated the option to print tickets at home, making it substantially more difficult for tickets to be resold. The focus seemed to be on the Legends Suite, the section of seating...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks manager blames media for hyping up Opening Day

There was a lot of attention on Opening Day for the newly retooled Arizona Diamondbacks, and manager Chip Hale apparently didn’t appreciate it. Perhaps he was just sour because the Diamondbacks lost 10-5 to the Colorado Rockies, but Hale hit out at the media, seemingly for overhyping the first game of the season. Dbacks manager Chip Hale didn't seem too pleased his team was receiving...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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