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Steve Kerr shares strong thoughts on ‘tough’ election result

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has a reputation for being a measured and deep thinker. His thoughts on the presidential election results reflect that. Kerr shared his thoughts Wednesday on Donald Trump winning the election and said the result was "tough" because of what went on during Trump's campaign. He also said the result was a microcosm of where society has gone...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates, Nationals talked Andrew McCutchen trade

It’s not often that an MVP is available in a trade, but that apparently was the case with Andrew McCutchen. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates were discussing a trade of McCutchen last season. The teams ended up working out a deal that sent reliever Mark Melancon to Washington, but McCutchen stayed put. Rosenthal says there were...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Saban says he did not know Tuesday was Election Day

Either Nick Saban does not want to talk about politics, or he really is the most focused individual on the planet. While speaking with reporters on Wednesday, the Alabama football coach was asked about the election. He said he didn’t know Tuesday was Election Day. Saban says he didn't know yesterday was Election Day. "Focused on other things." — Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) November...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle: Metta World Peace could be ‘a good coach’

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle thinks that his former player Metta World Peace may have a future in coaching once his playing days are over. Before the Mavericks defeated the Lakers by the final of 109-97 on Tuesday night, Carlisle voiced his opinion that the veteran swingman has “a chance to be a good coach” because “he’s passionate and knowledgeable about the game,...
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Josh Rosen: Shoulder surgery went 10 times better than expected

Josh Rosen underwent shoulder surgery on Monday and says the procedure went better than expected. Rosen posted a photo on Instagram Tuesday that shows him with UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora. Mora came to visit Rosen on Monday night after the sophomore quarterback underwent shoulder surgery. The coach brought dessert to lift his QB's spirits. In his caption, Rosen said the surgery...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Reds do not intend to trade Joey Votto

Don’t go selling those Joey Votto jerseys just yet, Cincinnati. According to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday, the Reds have no intention of trading Votto, citing his leadership in the clubhouse along with his talent. The #Reds have no intention of trading Joey Votto, Reds say, citing not only his obvious talent, but his clubhouse leadership. — Bob Nightengale ...
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USC puts campus statues under wraps ahead of rivalry week

USC and UCLA are not scheduled to meet for another week and a half, but that hasn't stopped the Trojans from getting a head start at taking precautionary measures. As of Monday, the statue on USC's campus of mascot Tommy Trojan was wrapped up: Apparently #USC wanted to get a head start, Tommy Trojan is already taped up in anticipation for Rivalry Week against UCLA: pic.twitter...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jets sought first-round pick in Sheldon Richardson trade talks

The New York Jets were willing to trade defensive end Sheldon Richardson at the NFL trade deadline, but nothing got done. The answer was, apparently, because of the price tag. According to Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram, the Dallas Cowboys spoke to the Jets about Richardson, but were told that he would cost a first-round pick in either 2017 or 2018. The Cowboys immediately...
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Padres, Wil Myers to discuss extension

The San Diego Padres are moving forward into an uncertain future, but they at least appear to be committed to retaining one core piece. Padres general manager AJ Preller said on Wednesday that he’s planning to sit down with first baseman Wil Myers’ agent this week to begin discussing a contract extension, per Dennis Lindsey of the San Diego Union-Tribune. A.J. Preller said he plans...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Giants reportedly latest team to register interest in Aroldis Chapman

The San Francisco Giants are reportedly the latest team to reach out to Aroldis Chapman’s agent. The free agent reliever, who has also been linked to the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, is reportedly garnering interest from the Giants as well. The #SFGiants, who would love a big-time closer, are meeting now with representatives for free agent Aroldis Chapman. — Bob Nightengale...
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Report: Red Sox not serious players for Encarnacion

Pump the brakes on the Edwin Encarnacion in Beantown talk for now. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox aren’t considered serious players at the moment for Toronto Blue Jays free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion. Instead, they are said to be focusing on shorter-term options such as Carlos Beltran and Kendrys Morales. The 33-year-old...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Brown on the hot seat for Sixers?

Brett Brown has posted a horrendous record since taking over as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, but that was never really a concern. The team was constructed to be bad, as tanking was essentially part of the rebuilding plan. However, now in his fourth season as the team’s head coach, Philly is at a different point in “The Process,” and more is expected. The Sixers are off...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston still confident despite rocky start to career

A season and a half into his NFL career, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has lost a lot more often than he was used to. Winston has now played 24 NFL games and lost 15 of them. That comes after winning 26 of the 27 games he started at Florida State. It’s not something he’s used to, but the lack of success hasn’t dented his confidence. “Confidence-wise, it’s easy...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Cowboys reportedly in no rush to get Tony Romo on active roster

Tony Romo is practicing with the Dallas Cowboys this week for the second week in a row, but it does not sound like he is all that close to suiting up on game day. Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole reported on Wednesday that the Cowboys coaching staff has “no plans to get Tony Romo back into a game anytime soon.” While Romo is said to have been cleared medically, Dallas is Dak Prescott...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros reportedly interested in reunion with Carlos Beltran

Houston, we may have a return. According to a report by Mark Feisand of the New York Daily News on Wednesday, the Houston Astros are “hot” for free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran, who played for them briefly back in 2004. The 39-year-old Beltran hit .295/.337/.513 with 29 home runs and 93 RBIs last season, splitting time between the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers. He was...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Favre: Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy need to act like leaders for Packers

Brett Favre isn’t giving up on the Green Bay Packers. The legendary Packers quarterback still believes the team is the class of the NFC North, but coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers need to lead by example to maximize their potential. “I just felt like, four quarters of football, they were outplayed by the Colts,” Favre told Bruce Murray of SiriusXM Blitz. “And there...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NFL teams preparing ‘mega-offers’ for Jim Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh’s decision to go back to coaching at the collegiate level after leaving the San Francisco 49ers was clearly the right one. His Michigan Wolverines are already one of the best teams in the nation, and Harbaugh is the highest-paid coach in college football. That doesn’t mean NFL teams are going to stop calling him. According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, several...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Week 9 winner Play Action Picks wins awesome UCLA bluetooth helmet speaker from Nima Sports

As those who are participating in the LBS NFL Pick ‘Em Pool know, we sometimes hand out week-to-week prizes in addition to the season-ending prizes. Well congratulations are in line to Sam of “PlayAction,” who not only won Week 9 with 10 correct picks out of 12 in an extremely tough week, but also leads the LBS Pick Em Pool with a 65-35 record. His prize for taking home Week 9 and...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger on underwhelming Steelers: ‘We’re at halftime’

With the Pittsburgh Steelers off to an underwhelming 4-4 start, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tried to reassure fans that the team had much more to offer in the weeks to come. In his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan’s “The Cook and Poni Show,” Roethlisberger reminded fans that the season was only half over. “I could do the Aaron Rodgers, ‘Relax,’ but I’m just going to say, it...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

James Harden: I’m the best player in the NBA

James Harden is off to a phenomenal start this year with the Houston Rockets, and he is playing somewhat of a new role under head coach Mike D’Antoni. Averaging a whopping 12.7 assists per game, Harden has turned into a scoring point guard. How good has he been, exactly? Let’s ask him. As part a recent feature about Harden’s early-season success with D’Antoni, the four-time All...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Astros showing interest in Miguel Cabrera, Encarnacion

The Houston Astros want to make a big splash this offseason, and they’re looking at two of the biggest bats in baseball to do it. According to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi, the Astros are likely to pursue Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera or free agent Edwin Encarnacion, with money to spend. #Astros will pursue Miguel Cabrera or Edwin Encarnacion. Payroll increase is coming. They have only...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith goes off on Kaepernick for not voting

No professional athlete has been more outspoken about social issues this year than Colin Kaepernick, so you would think Tuesday would have been a huge day for him. Believe it or not, Kaepernick didn’t even vote in the presidential election. Kaepernick, who has said in the past that he does not believe in the policies of Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton, told reporters on Tuesday...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Harrison Barnes: Departure from Warriors was ‘difficult’

Harrison Barnes was unceremoniously shoved out the door by the Golden State Warriors, and he admits that, while not surprising, it was difficult. Barnes, who is set to return to Golden State as a member of the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, said that he knew the writing was on the wall once the Warriors lost the NBA Finals. “There were a lot of emotions after a Game 7 loss...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Coughlin says he misses coaching, won’t speculate on future

Tom Coughlin has been linked to a number of coaching rumors since he was forced out by the New York Giants after last season, and the 70-year-old is not slamming the door on any of them. Coughlin still has a job in the NFL, as he is currently a senior adviser to football operations. However, he still misses being on the sidelines. “Am I missing the sideline?” Coughlin said on a...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

White Sox GM hints at long-term rebuilding project

The Chicago White Sox have been trying and failing to contend for several years now, but according to general manager Rick Hahn, they may be about to break that cycle. Hahn said in a media session Tuesday that the team would do less in terms of “looking for stopgaps” and aim for a more long-term plan. “We’ve always been focused on putting ourselves in the best position to win,...
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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