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Draymond Green blames Russell Westbrook for starting acting in NBA

Draymond Green did not take kindly to Russell Westbrook’s assertion that his kick to the groin of Steven Adams was intentional. In fact, Green turned his fire on him. Westbrook said after Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals that Green hit Adams in the groin on purpose. Green, who contended that the contact was an accident as he was playing up a foul call (video here), asserted...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Mayweather will fight McGregor in September

At least one well-known sports media personality is so certain that a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor is going to happen that he has already booked hotel accommodations for it. On his radio show Monday, Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports revealed that he has gotten information indicating Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place the weekend of Sept. 17, 2016, in Las...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Steven Adams has comical exchange with reporter who asks about his nuts

It’s never fun to take a karate shot from a grown man in the nether regions. But somehow, Thunder center Steven Adams is maintaining a good sense of humor about it. After taking an unforgiving kick to the groin from Warriors forward Draymond Green during Oklahoma City’s 133-105 victory over Golden State in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday, the New Zealander was...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Draymond Green: A kick can never be compared to a punch

The NBA could decide on a possible Draymond Green suspension as early as Monday afternoon, and the Golden State Warriors forward has been doing his best to downplay the Flagrant 1 he was assessed during Game 3 Sunday night. Considering Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones was just suspended one game for punching Toronto Raptors big man Bismack Biyombo in the groin area, it would...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Fitzpatrick: I would still like to play for Jets

They’re taking their sweet time with it, but the interest between the New York Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick remains mutual. Fitzpatrick told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday that he’s still preparing for the season, and he hopes to join up with his Jets teammates once again. FA QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: It's been a process and the good thing about it is the discussions have been behind closed...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Jimbo Fisher: I've turned down 'decently serious' NFL offers

Jimbo Fisher isn’t interested in jumping to the NFL any time soon, but according to him, he’s had his chances. The Florida State coach told Tom D’Angelo of the Palm Beach Post recently that he considered some "decently serious" NFL offers for “half an hour” before concluding that college is where he wants to be. “I love college and I had opportunities to go to pro football as an...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jonas Valanciunas could play in Game 4 against Cavs

A healthy dose of Lithuanian flair is coming to an Eastern Conference Finals series near you! According to a report by Brian Windhorst of ESPN, Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Monday’s Game 4 against the Cavs, and signs are that he will indeed be taking the floor. Jonas Valanciunas (ankle) upgraded to gametime decision. Signs are that...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Daly signals for drink after sinking eagle putt

John Daly officially became eligible to join the Champions Tour when he turned 50 last month, and the man already looks born again. Appearing in his first ever Champions Tour major at the Regions Tradition over the weekend, Daly had a rough final round and shot a 74 to finish tied for 15th. He did, however, end on a high note with an eagle on the 18th hole. And what did he do after...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith: LeBron could return to Heat if Cavs win title

LeBron James has promised to bring a championship to the city of Cleveland, and we all know how bad he would look if he left the Cavaliers a second time before delivering on that promise. But is LeBron guaranteed to stick around if the Cavs do win a title? Stephen A. Smith doesn’t think so. On a recent episode of ESPN’s “First Take,” Smith said he has been told LeBron would consider...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report finds NFL tried to influence government study linking football to brain injuries

NFL officials tried to influence a government research study on the connection between football and brain disease, according to a congressional investigation report. The report, obtained by ESPN’s Outside the Lines, shows that the NFL originally donated $30 million to the National Institutes of Health, but tried to redirect funding to their own committee on brain injuries instead...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA has history of suspending players for groin shots

Draymond Green claims there was no intent behind his kick to Steven Adams’ groin during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday, but that might not save him from being forced to sit out Game 4. As Sam Amick of USA Today reminds us, the NBA has a history of suspending players for groin shots. Perhaps the worst news for Green is that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Manziel promised to buy new car after pal crashed rental?

Johnny Manziel was a passenger in a hit-and-run last month that reportedly left a Mercedes totaled, and the owner of the rental car claims Manziel promised to reimburse him for the damage. TMZ spoke with Wayne Schneider, owner of PCLA luxury vehicle rental company, and he says Manziel promised to buy him a new $90,000 car after the accident. Schneider claims he has been unable to...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-NHLer helps detain suspect in attempted kidnapping

An attempted kidnapper was subdued and arrested in a Montreal park over the weekend, and former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque helped bring the 24-year-old man into custody. According to CBC News, a 7-year-old girl was in Jeanne-Mance Park with her parents when a man allegedly grabbed her and started to walk away. Family members tackled the man before he got far, and several people...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: Draymond Green kick ‘was intentional’

While the Golden State Warriors may be defending Draymond Green's kick to Steven Adams' groin and calling it inadvertent, some in Oklahoma City's locker room are not as forgiving. Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook said after Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday that he thought Green's kick to Adams' groin during the second quarter (video here) was intentional. ...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Draymond Green proclaims his innocence in Steven Adams kick

Draymond Green defended himself in the face of questioning following his controversial kick on Steven Adams during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday. Green was seen kicking Adams in the groin during the second quarter of the game and was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul (video of the play here). After the game, Green was asked whether he thought he might be suspended for...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr thinks NBA should rescind Draymond Green flagrant foul

Steve Kerr thinks that the NBA needs to review the Flagrant 1 foul Draymond Green was assessed during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday and reverse it. Green was going up for a shot in the second quarter and happened to kick out his leg, which nailed Thunder center Steven Adams in the groin (watch here). The Warriors forward was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul for the...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steven Adams kicked in groin by Draymond Green

Steven Adams has taken a beating during this year’s playoffs and it continued on Sunday during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. Adams injured his thumb during the series with the Spurs. Then, in Game 1 against the Warriors, he had a bloody nose and played with a a piece of gauze hanging out of his nostril. During Game 2, Adams briefly went back to the locker room with a...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo not worried about reports that Ben Simmons prefers Lakers

Philadelphia 76ers GM Bryan Colangelo has read those reports about Ben Simmons preferring to go to the Lakers. He doesn’t really care. Colangelo spoke to SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio’s “NBA Sunday Tip” on Sunday and he said he isn’t sweating all those rumors. “Some people like to poison the well,” Colangelo said, via Tyler Conway of Bleacher Report. “We’ve got good relationships...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire takes foul tip by Joc Pederson to the bad place

Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson has such brute strength that even his bunt attempts have the power to inflict maximum pain. Home plate umpire David Rackley learned that lesson the hard way on Sunday. Rackley was working behind the dish in the fifth inning of the series finale between the Dodgers and the Padres when he caught a rogue foul bunt attempt by Pederson right in the oysters...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan involved in funny security mix-up at Air Canada Centre

Apparently, Raptors All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan is not even well-known enough in his own home arena. DeRozan arrived at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday for an interview with Doris Burke, but ran into a funny snag when a female security guard stopped him to ask if he worked there and then proceeded to call for backup, per Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. DeMar DeRozan...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue regrets not giving LeBron ball more in Game 3

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their first game of the playoffs Saturday night, and coach Tyronn Lue believes he’s at least partially at fault. With Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love both struggling, LeBron James took just 17 shots, and Lue blamed himself for not drawing up more plays to get him the ball. “I think I should have called more plays to make [James] dominant,” Lue said Sunday...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Silas reportedly set to meet with Steve Kerr over Warriors assistant role

Stephen Silas appears to be a fairly in-demand coaching property in the NBA. The Charlotte Hornets assistant is reportedly set to speak to Warriors coach Steve Kerr about his soon-to-be vacant associate coaching position. Sources: Charlotte's Stephen Silas is flying to Oklahoma City to meet with Steve Kerr on Monday for Golden State's top assistant's job. — Adrian Wojnarowski ...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Chargers stunned teams didn't link them to Joey Bosa

The San Diego Chargers had Joey Bosa at the top of their draft board from January onward, and they did a fantastic job of hiding it. The Chargers' brass, including president John Spanos, GM Tom Telesco, and coach Mike McCoy, were in agreement that the Ohio State defensive lineman would be the favorite to go No. 3 to the Chargers provided he was there, and they knew it from the Fiesta...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mora warns Josh Rosen against becoming Manziel

UCLA head coach Jim Mora sees a ton of potential in Josh Rosen, and he doesn’t want to see the sophomore quarterback blow that by making bad decisions. In an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show” Friday, Mora predicted that Rosen would have been the top overall pick in the NFL Draft this year if he were eligible. He praised Rosen for having more ability and intelligence than any other...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban predicts Thunder will win NBA title

Mark Cuban has a rather surprising pick for NBA Champion. The Mavericks owner appeared on “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning, and when asked who he was picking to win the championship, he went against the grain, ignoring the two favorites in Golden State and Cleveland. “You know, I’m going to take a little bit of a long shot here and go with the Thunder,” Cuban said via the Associated...
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May 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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