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Kentucky loses forward Alex Poythrees for season to torn ACL

Tweet The loaded Kentucky Wildcats team suffered a big loss Thursday. junior forward Alex Poythrees, one of the Wildcats most experienced players, torn the ACL in his left knee during practice Thursday, the school announced Friday. “Our team was devastated for Alex when I told them,” Kentucky heac coach John Calipari said via ESPN. “There were tears throughout the room because...
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Magic Johnson wants the Lakers to embrass tanking

Tweet The 2014-2015 Los Angeles Lakers are note very good. Everyone knows it and accepts it, except Kobe Bryant and maybe a few other members of the Lakers organization. The Lakers are so bad this season that Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, arguably the greatest Laker ever and one of the most competitive players of all time, wants the Lakers to totally buy in to a losing mentality...
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Are Frank Gore’s days in San Francisco nearing an end?

Tweet The disappointing season for the San Francisco continued Sunday with to the 2-11 Raiders Sunday, putting the 7-6 Niners to 7-6 on the brink of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2010. One frustrated member of the team is running back Frank Gore, who could be playing his final games in a 49ers uniform. “It’s my last year under contract, and I want to go out...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Russell Westbrook demolishes Pistons with monster dunk

Tweet Even after a couple of injuries, Russell Westbrook is without a doubt on of the best athletes in the NBA. Once Westbrook gets a head of steam going it’s hard to stop him, as Pistons’ Josh Smith learned the hard way Sunday. Watch: OKC went on to a 96-94 victory with Westbrook contributing 22 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists to the win. Westbrook has been a monster and...
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NFL Week 14: Pats and Chargers Clash in Sunday Night Football

Tweet The New England Patriots (9-3) hit the road this Sunday Night to take on the San Diego Chargers (8-4) in one of the top games in Week 14.  The contest could potentially factor in which team ends the regular season with the top mark in the conference. Despite the loss to the Green Bay Packers, New England is in sole possession of the AFC North, but the Patriots don’t have...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kevin Durant scores 27 in season debut

Tweet The Oklahoma City Thunder got MVP Kevin Durant back Tuesday night, and it didn’t take KD long to find his rhythm. Despite suffering a 112-104 loss to the Pelicans, the silver lining for OKC is that Durant scored 27 points on 9-18 shooting in 30 minutes of action and didn’t appear to have any lingering issues from the fractured foot he suffered in October. Here are full...
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Watch: Stephen Curry sinks game-winning three against Magic

Tweet Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has started off the 2014-2015 season on a high note, and added to his MVP-worthy resume Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. With the Warriors down 97-95 with about 8 seconds on the clock Curry dribbled the length of the court, put a nasty in-and-out move on Tobias Harris to free himself up, and promptly buried a deep three...
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Michigan fires head coach Brady Hoke

Tweet Per multiple reports, Brady Hoke has been fired as Michigan’s head coach. Michigan struggled to a 5-7 record this season and has seen their record worsen since an 11-2 2011 campaign in Hoke’s first season with the school. The Wolverines were 8-5 in 2012 and 7-6 in 2013. Hoke was previously the head coach at Ball State and San Diego State before succeeding Rich Rodriguez...
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The NBA MVP Race Is Open

Tweet There’s a growing realization among NBA fans that DeMarcus Cousins has finally come into his own and may actually be establishing himself as an MVP candidate. ESPN’s Kevin Pelton even highlighted Cousins as “one of the league’s most valuable players” and a definite all star in a recent article about takeaways from the early season. Realistically, Cousins is not...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder to get Kevin Durant back Tuesday vs. Pelicans

Tweet The OKC Thunder had to start their season without their top two players but apparently are getting both back within less than a week. According to a report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Kevin Durant will make his season debut Tuesday after missing the Thunder’s first 17 games of the season due to a foot fracture. OKC plays the Pelicans in New Orleans. Durant averaged career...
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Geno Smith says it was his call to not be introduced with offense on MNF

Tweet New York Jets embattled quarterback Geno Smith oddly was not introduced with the rest of his offense at home during the Jets’ Monday Night Football. Some assumed it was done to prevent the home fans from booing, but after the 16-13 loss to the Dolphins Smith says the decision was all his. “I just wanted to run out with the team,” Smith indicated after the game, via...
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Cubs and Red Sox bid at least $130 Million for John Lester

Tweet It appears that the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox are not holding back on pursuing the left-handed free agent, John Lester. According to John Heyman from CBS Sports, the Cubs have bid at least $138 Million, while the Red Sox reportedly bid $130 Million for the lefty, each deal was for a reported six years. SF tries for lester (w/ buddy tim hudson's help). cubs thought...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Gerald Green goes off the backboard to himself for the dunk

Tweet Phoenix Suns guard/forward Gerald Green has turned into a pretty solid basketball player, but at one point he was known strictly for his high-flying dunking skills. Sunday against the Orlando Magic, Green went back to his roots with this ridiculous play: As much as Green should be given credit for pulling off this play is a real game, the Magic should be ashamed for letting...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL won’t fine Rams players for “Hands up, don’t shoot” gesture

Tweet The NFL will not adhere to a request from the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association to discipline St. Louis Rams players who did the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose used by protesters in Ferguson, Mo. during pre-game introductions on Sunday. “We respect and understand the concerns of all individuals who have expressed views on this tragic situation,” NFL spokesman...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners, Nelson Cruz agree to $57 Million deal

Tweet Free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz has a deal in place with Mariners, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. He has agreed in principle on a four-year, $57 million contract. The deal was first reported by Dominican newspaper El Caribe. ESPN reporter Enrique Rojas added Cruz will receive a $1 million signing bonus and will travel to Seattle to undergo...
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Kobe Bryant reaches 6,000 assists, makes history

Tweet Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant posted the 20th triple-double of his career Sunday, scoring a team-high 31 points on 11 of 24 shooting while racking up 12 assists and 11 rebounds in his team’s 129-122 overtime win over the Raptors. Bryant reached a milestone in the win, becoming the first player to pile up 30,000 points and 6,000 assists in his career. The 19-year...
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Report: Michigan RB Drake Johnson suffered torn ACL in loss to Ohio St.

Tweet Michigan sophomore running back Drake Johnson could be dealing with another long injury rehabilitation process. Michigan Radio Network sideline reporter Doug Karsch tweeted Monday morning that, per a source, Johnson suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during Michigan’s 42-28 loss at Ohio State on Saturday. A Michigan spokesman said he could not comment on the report...
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Sixers fall to 0-16, set franchise record

Tweet The Sixers lost at home on Saturday to a Mavericks team playing without Dirk Nowitzki, who was given the night off simply to rest. The difference, of course, is that even without Dirk, the Dallas roster is full of recognizable NBA talent, guys who have already gained many valuable years of professional basketball experience. Philadelphia, meanwhile, is essentially starting...
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Cleveland Cavaliers pick up A.J. Price off waivers

Tweet The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed veteran point guard A.J. Price after he was waived by the Indiana Pacers, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland has claimed AJ Price off waivers, league source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) November 30, 2014 Price was with the Cavs during training camp but was waived before the start of the season. The...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State athelete found dead of self-inflicted gunshot

Tweet An Ohio State athlete found in a trash bin with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound is being mourned by his football and wrestling teammates as police investigate his death. A woman and her son looking for items in a dumpster on Sunday found the body of Kosta Karageorge, 22, who disappeared four days earlier after sending his parents a text message saying concussions...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska fires coach Bo Pelini

Tweet Nebraska has fired Bo Pelini after seven seasons, the school announced Sunday morning. Pelini never finished with fewer than nine wins at Nebraska, but he never lifted the Cornhuskers into the national championship discussion. His tenure was marked with tension over those expectations, and Pelini’s inability to win games against top competition ultimately doomed him. Nebraska...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Will Feed 20K For Thanksiving

Tweet If you have ever wondered how many people two thousand turkeys can feed, Denver Broncos’ quarterback is about to help make the math a bit easier. Manning, through his PeyBack Foundation, will provide the turkeys – and all the fixings – for the Thanksgiving holidays for 1,000 families in Denver and another 1,000 families in Indianapolis. The food is expected to feed...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman releases ‘Letters of Boom’ iPhone word game

Tweet Everyone knows Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is a man of many words. It makes sense, then, that he has lent his name and voice to a new iPhone word game. The aptly named “Letters of Boom” game officially hit the Apple App Store on Wednesday. Developed by digital agency Digital Kitchen, which has offices in Seattle, the game costs $1.99 to download and currently...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Government freezes IndyCar drivers assets, his return is highly unlikely

Tweet Continued U.S. sanctions against supporters of Russian president Vladimir Putin apparently will cost an impressive Verizon IndyCar Series driver a chance to race in this country another season. Sam Schmidt, a co-owner of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, told The Indy Star this week that Mikhail Aleshin’s financial contributions to the race team are not...
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Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed

Tweet The timeline may be off for the Chicago Cubs to have the Wrigley Field bleacher renovation done by opening day. Cubs spokesman Julian Green says unseasonably cold and windy weather is partly to blame. He also says city of Chicago crews installing a new water main are also keeping the Cubs from starting deep foundational work. The home opener against St. Louis is...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss
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