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Report: Courtney Lee, Knicks working towards deal

Shooting guard Courtney Lee is the New York Knicks’ top free agent target, and it sounds like the two sides are working towards an agreement. The Verticals Shams Charania reports that Lee and the Knicks are meeting to finalize a deal on Friday morning. However, Charania's colleague Adrian Wojnarowski says the Knicks are talking with Eric Gordon and have made him their top target...
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July 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes hits home run into third deck at Citi Field (Video)

Yoenis Cespedes has won the home run derby on two occasions. On Thursday, he hit a baseball where you might expect to see one land in an exhibition format, not an actual game. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Mets outfielder got hold of a John Lackey pitched and absolutely launched it to left field. When the ball landed, it did so in the third deck at Citi Field. MLB’s Statcast...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Kelly offers advice to Lionel Messi

Argentina lost in heart breaking fashion in the final of Copa America last weekend. One of the lasting images will be this missed penalty kick by Lionel Messi, who may go down as the greatest soccer player of all-time. The loss marks the fourth time an Argentina team with Messi has lost in the final of a major soccer tournament. Among those who know what it’s like to lose four...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Cris Carter's son ejected from CFL game for bumping coach

Duron Carter was ejected from Thursday's CFL game between his Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa Redblacks after knocking over opposing head coach Rick Campbell following a touchdown catch. On a first and goal play in the third quarter, Carter caught the ball in the end zone between two defenders and was hammered on the hit. The former Ohio State wide receiver hung onto the ball...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner will not be in Home Run Derby

After a lot of hype, there will be an unfortunate let down in the case of Madison Bumgarner and the Home Run Derby. San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said on Thursday that Bumgarner will not be participating in the competition during the All-Star festivities. “That’s done, there will be no Home Run Derby for Madison,” Bochy said. “That’s been nixed. It’s out for this year...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Angels P Andrew Heaney to have Tommy John surgery

Andrew Heaney was hoping to avoid having Tommy John surgery, but it looks like he will be unable to do so. Heaney announced on Twitter that will have the surgery on his elbow Friday after he did not respond to stem cell treatment as well as hoped. pic.twitter.com/vfyGBYuxOt — Andrew Heaney (@Heandog8) July 1, 2016 The Angels also sent out a press release sharing the same information...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Viktor Troicki explodes on chair umpire Damiano Torella at Wimbledon

Hot-headed Viktor Troicki exploded on chair umpire Damiano Torella during and after his second-round loss to Alberto Ramos-Vinolas at Wimbledon on Thursday. Troicki first got upset after a ball he thought was out was called in to give Ramos-Vinolas a key point in the third set. Then in the fifth, he became enraged when a first serve by Ramos-Vinolas, which initially appeared to...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary Gilmore cries during interview talking about his dad

Coastal Carolina beat Arizona 4-3 in Thursday’s deciding game of the College World Series to take home the school’s first ever national championship. The win was big for so many reasons, one of which was what it meant to Chanticleers head coach Gary Gilmore. Gilmore’s father Richard died two years ago. Richard Gilmore was on Gary’s mind after Coastal Carolina won it all. This...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer planning NBA comeback

Stop the presses because we just may have found the hottest NBA offseason news of them all. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Thursday, former All-Star big man Carlos Boozer is planning a return to the NBA. The 34-year-old Boozer has apparently been working out in Miami over the past year and is said to be targeting a bench/mentorship role for the upcoming...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Parsons reportedly has no chance of returning to Mavericks

Looks like it’s time to start referring to Chandler Parsons’ tenure with the Mavericks in the past tense. According to a report by Tim MacMahon of ESPN on Thursday, there is virtually no chance of Parsons returning to Dallas in free agency. Source on possibility of Chandler Parsons returning to Dallas: "No chance." — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 30, 2016 The 27-year...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rondo to meet with Nets

The wheels appear to be turning on a potential Rajon Rondo return to the Eastern Conference. According to a report by Brian Lewis of the New York Post on Thursday, Rondo, the four-time All-Star point guard, is scheduled for a meeting with the Brooklyn Nets. The #Nets will meet with free agent point guard Rajon Rondo, according to sources. #NBAFreeAgency — Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Horford reportedly meeting with Rockets

With some Durant-sized fish stealing all the thunder (no pun intended), Al Horford’s free agency has found itself somewhat overshadowed. But the Houston Rockets certainly haven’t forgotten about him. According to a report by Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops on Thursday, Horford will be having a meeting with the Rockets on Friday. Source: Al Horford will meet with the Houston...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Riley reportedly telling free agents Bosh likely to return

Chris Bosh is apparently improving, because Pat Riley is featuring him in his pitch to free agents. According to ESPN’s Michael Wallace, Riley has told free agent targets of the team’s optimism of having him back on the court next season, while also selling the stability of coach Erik Spoelstra and the organization. Sources said that the hope of both Bosh and the Heat is that he...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies prospect loses eye in freak pregame accident

Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Matt Imhof, a second-round draft pick in 2014, lost his right eye late last week in a freak accident during pregame warmups. Imhof, who was in his second full season with the High A Clearwater Thrashers, was hit in the face with a large piece of metal before a game on Friday. ESPN reports that a piece of equipment malfunctioned and Imhof was...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Durant likely to return to Thunder

Kevin Durant is gearing up for his first free agency, but he reportedly already has his heart set on returning to his current team. Citing associates close to Durant, The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears reported Thursday that all signs point to the Thunder superstar returning to Oklahoma City on a one-year deal. “His decision is 90 percent made,” a longtime friend of Durant told Spears...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Hassan Whiteside focusing on Heat, Mavericks

Center Hassan Whiteside will formally become a free agent in a matter of hours, and he sounds as if he has his eye on two teams in particular. Whiteside, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, is focused on the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat, and may decide quickly on his next destination. Sources: As 12:01 AM nears, free agent Hassan Whiteside's focus is centered...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Rolando McClain suspended 10 games

Rolando McClain will be suspended the first 10 games of the upcoming season due to a second violation of the league's substance abuse policy. ESPN's Adam Schefter and Todd Archer first reported the news about McClain, who was also suspended the first four games of last season due to a substance abuse violation. The Dallas Cowboys re-signed McClain over the offseason to a one-year...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Washington, Kirk Cousins unlikely to reach agreement on long-term deal

It’s beginning to look like Kirk Cousins will play out the 2016 season under the franchise tag. ESPN’s Adam Schefter told ESPN Washington 980’s “Cooley and Kevin” on Wednesday that he believes the two sides will find a deal “too difficult to do.” “I think there would be teams willing to pay him if he were on the open market today more than Washington feels like it needs to pay him...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Brock Osweiler getting help from wife in learning playbook

When it comes to learning the Houston Texans’ playbook, it’s a family affair for Brock Osweiler. Osweiler signed with the Texans in free agency this offseason and has been hustling to learn everything about his new offense so that he can properly lead the franchise. After all, he wants to make sure Houston sees a good return on investment for the four-year, $72 million contract...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Mets announcers critical of Nats fans for not supporting Max Scherzer enough

The New York Mets’ TV announcers were oddly critical of Washington Nationals fans for not applauding Max Scherzer enough during Wednesday’s game between the teams. The Nats won the contest 4-2 behind Scherzer’s 7.1 innings of two-hit scoreless ball. Though the fans applauded and gave Scherzer a standing ovation as he came off the field during the eighth when he was removed for the...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Barkley tried to help Manziel hours before nightclub fight

Charles Barkley tried to play mentor for Johnny Manziel, but his efforts quickly proved to be futile. Barkley told Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic on Wednesday morning that he ran into Manziel in Las Vegas in May while on a break from covering the playoffs for TNT. Manziel wanted to meet Barkley, and the former NBA player took the opportunity to try to talk some sense into the quarterback...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel suspended first four games of season

Johnny Manziel has been suspended the first four games of the upcoming NFL season, according to a report. TMZ Sports says Manziel was suspended for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. Such a violation automatically results in a four-game suspension. Johnny Football being suspended seems about the last thing that really matters for the guy, as he’s already so far...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner will hit for himself in interleague game

Madison Bumgarner is one of the best hitting pitchers in baseball, but that does not mean he is a great hitter. He is, however, good enough that the San Francisco Giants have decided to not use a designated hitter when they visit the Oakland A’s on Thursday. With the Giants facing a left-handed starter in Dillon Overton, manager Bruce Bochy has decided to let Bumgarner — a right...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Iggy Azalea says she caught Nick Young cheating on home security camera

Iggy Azalea claims she did not break up with Nick Young because Young impregnated the mother of his son again. In fact, the Australian rapper says she had no idea Young’s ex was pregnant until she read the gossip reports. In a series of tweets she sent early Thursday morning, Azalea said she called off her engagement with Young because she caught him cheating on the home security...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kardashian, Odom still hooking up, divorce on hold

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom still have not finalized their divorce, and the reasons for that are quite different depending who you ask. A report from RadarOnline.com this week claims Kardashian and Odom have still been sleeping together and that Khloe “cannot make up her mind” about her future with Lamar. “It is no secret to Khloe’s sisters and immediate family that she and...
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June 30, 2016  |  Discuss
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