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Magic Johnson Now Calling Shots For Lakers After Front Office Shakeup

The Los Angeles Lakers just shook up their front office in a major way just two days before one of the biggest days on the NBA schedule. The Lakers promoted franchise great and Hall of Famer Magic Johnson to president of basketball operations while also firing general manager Mitch Kupchak and vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss — a little more than 48 hours ahead...
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Girl forgoes getting Red Sox players’ autographs to get soldier’s instead

What originally was a trip to see the Boston Red Sox at spring training turned into a totally different experience for the Woodburn family.Angie Woodburn was waiting in line with her kids Saturday at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla., hoping to get some Red Sox players’ autographs when her 7-year-old Makenna spotted someone whose signature she really wanted. But it wasn’t a player...
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Cover Your Eyes: U.S. Gas Prices Could See Big Increases As Spring Nears

For those dealing with the cruelties of winter, the return of summer can’t come soon enough. But be careful what you wish for, as the warmer months could come with unwanted baggage. Refineries across the United States are about to begin a yearly maintenance season that reduces the production of gasoline, as well as begin seasonal switches to cleaner gasoline, likely leading to increased...
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The Rock Returns To WWE Ring, Leaves CM Punk A Voicemail After ‘RAW’

The most electrifying man in sports entertainment returned to a WWE ring after Monday night’s episode of “RAW” went off the air. He didn’t disappoint. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who first appeared in front of the Staples Center crowd before the televised portion of the show, was in Los Angeles to shoot an in-ring scene for an upcoming wrestling film called “Fighting...
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NBA Rumors: Has Isaiah Thomas’ Emergence Cooled Celtics’ Jimmy Butler Interest?

The Boston Celtics reportedly have interest in Jimmy Butler, an NBA All-Star who can score from just about anywhere on the floor and isn’t afraid to take a big shot in crunch time. Wait, that sounds kind of familiar, doesn’t it? The emergence of Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas as one of the NBA’s best scorers has been one of the more interesting Green-related storylines this season...
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Ford EcoSport’s Strong Cargo Shelf Inspired By Nature’s Miracle Insects

Engineers at Ford certainly draw from their wealth of both experience and education when designing the company’s vehicles. But once in a while, it doesn’t hurt to turn to mother nature for a little inspiration. Ford revealed in a press release Tuesday that the cargo floorboard in its new 2018 EcoSport is made of 100 percent recycled honeycomb paper. The U.S. automaker claims...
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NBA Rumors: Bulls Telling Teams They Have No Plans To Trade Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler shouldn’t pack his bags just yet. Butler has been the subject of trade rumors for a while, and those rumors have intensified with Thursday’s NBA trade deadline fast approaching. It sounds like the Chicago Bulls might keep their superstar when the dust settles, though, unless they’re blown away by an offer in the coming days. Consider the following from K.C. Johnson...
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Houston Police Value Tom Brady’s Missing Super Bowl Jersey, And It’s Not Cheap

Whoever stole Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey might not have realized how much trouble they were getting themselves into. The New England Patriots quarterback’s jersey went missing almost immediately after the team’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, and it still hasn’t turned up. But Houston police put a value on the jersey, and it turns out the theft actually is a major crime...
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Some NASCAR Fans Are Pretty Upset About Monster Energy Girls’ Outfits

At Sunday’s 59th Daytona 500, the rules, drivers and sponsors aren’t the only things that will look different. Previously representing Sprint, the recently introduced Monster Energy girls have shown off their new outfits ahead of their appearances at the Daytona 500, and they’re proving to be fairly controversial. Have a look at the outfits in question. To say that fans are...
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Old Jeep Finally Moving After Spending Decades In Cape Cod Sand Dune

Most Jeep models are designed to endure the harshest conditions the earth has to offer. Perhaps none have had a rougher go of it, though, than an old Jeep Wagoneer in Cape Cod that’s about to see daylight for the first time in four decades. After being buried in a ruined garage and battered by a sand dune in Truro, Mass. for 40 years, the Jeep is being unearthed Friday to accommodate...
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NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Probably Won’t Leave Knicks Before Trade Deadline

Carmelo Anthony’s departure from the New York Knicks isn’t imminent, as the NBA trade deadline nears. As of Monday, the Knicks weren’t close to trading the 10-time All-Star y ahead of Thursday’s deadline because the “have nothing strong on the trade front for Anthony,” The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears reported, citing a source. The Knicks told one NBA general manager...
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Andre Drummond Fuels Celtics Trade Rumors By Using Isaiah Thomas Tweet

Consider yourself warned: This story is about as 2017 as it gets. We won’t let that stop us from having a good time, though, and a certain pair of tweets from Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas and Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond generated some buzz Tuesday morning with Thursday’s NBA trade deadline rapidly approaching. Thomas tweeted the following eye emojis Monday...
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Mookie Betts’ Case For 2017 MVP Is As Good As Any Player In American League

The list of baseball players with more talent and potential than Mookie Betts isn’t very long. Betts’ rapid ascension to baseball’s most elite levels took him to another level in 2016 where the Boston Red Sox outfielder competed for the American League MVP award. If Betts, just 24, continues to prove last season wasn’t a fluke, we’re looking at a generational talent. As...
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MLB rumors: Nationals close to signing Matt Wieters to two-year contract

Matt Wieters might finally have a home, and he doesn’t have to move too far.The free agent catcher reportedly is close to signing with the Washington Nationals, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Tuesday. The contract is for two years and includes an opt-out for Wieters, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman.The 30-year-old was the best remaining free agent on the market...
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LeGarrette Blount Predicted James White’s Super Bowl-Winning Touchdown

After James White reached the ball across the goal line to win Super Bowl LI for the New England Patriots, the first teammate to celebrate with him was LeGarrette Blount. And Blount wasn’t even on the field for the game-winning touchdown. The Patriots running back said Monday on “NFL Total Access” he knew before the play even began White would score. As soon as he did, Blount...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Nationwide Soapbox Looks As Good As It Races

It’s an inarguable fact that NASCAR stock cars are faster than soapbox cars. But in the case of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet, the soapbox version actually might be cooler than its stock car counterpart. Earnhardt and his No. 88 made one last pit stop before Sunday’s Daytona 500, appearing Monday morning on NBC’s “Today.” Earnhardt wound up judging...
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Joe Maddon Gives Tour Of His Ridiculous RV On ‘Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel’

Joe Maddon isn’t a very conventional guy, so it should come as no surprise that his favorite place to hang out isn’t very conventional, either. The Chicago Cubs manager could live anywhere he wants after leading the team to its first World Series in 108 years this past season, but he prefers the company — or lack thereof — of his RV, “The Cousin Eddie.” But this isn...
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Jimmy Garoppolo’s Family Has Been Hounding Him With Trade Rumors

For the better part of the past year, Jimmy Garoppolo’s name has been mentioned in trade rumor after trade rumor after trade rumor. The NFL is chock full of quarterback-needy teams, and with Tom Brady still playing at a Pro Bowl level, Garoppolo is a prime target. The New England Patriots’ backup QB tries to block out the noise as best he can, eschewing ESPN and avoiding the...
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Watch DeMarcus Cousins Cry While Saying Goodbye To Sacramento, Kings Fans

DeMarcus Cousins will begin the next chapter of his basketball career with not only a heavy heart, but also with good wishes from Sacramento Kings fans. The NBA All-Star said goodbye to a group of group of Kings fans Monday night, one day after Sacramento traded him to the New Orleans Pelicans. Cousins immediately became emotional seemingly choked back tears as he addressed the crowd...
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LeGarrette Blount ‘Definitely’ Wants To Re-Sign With Patriots: ‘I Love It There’

Has LeGarrette Blount played his final game in a New England Patriots uniform? He hopes not. The Patriots running back, who’s set to become an unrestricted free agent next month, said Monday on “NFL Total Access” he wants to return to Foxboro for another season. “I just want to make sure that I go (into) this free agency with an open mind knowing that I definitely want to...
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Chris Hogan Explains How He Earned Tom Brady’s Respect In First Patriots Season

Chris Hogan knew the only way to get on Tom Brady’s good side as a wide receiver was to produce. So that’s exactly what he tried to do when he signed with the New England Patriots last spring. Speaking Monday on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” Hogan described how he went about securing a spot in the Patriots quarterback’s circle of trust ahead of his first season...
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Patriots Offseason Preview: Will LeGarrette Blount Be Back After Career Year?

The New England Patriots will look to defend their Super Bowl title in 2017. But first, they have some questions to answer. Before the NFL Scouting Combine kicks off next week, marking the unofficial start of the NFL offseason, we’re taking a position-by-position look at the Patriots’ roster. We’ll examine which players stood out in 2016, which ones have some work to do this...
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5 NBA Contenders That Need To Make A Move By The Trade Deadline

The NBA trade deadline is rapidly approaching. Feb. 23 marks the last chance for teams to bolster their rosters in the hopes of making, or strengthening, a playoff push. For some squads, like the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, the trade deadline will more than likely come and go, as their rosters are well-equipped for a title run. For others, a trade could be just what...
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Should Celtics Trade 2017 Brooklyn Nets Draft Pick For Superstar Player?

All eyes are on the Boston Celtics as the NBA’s trade deadline approaches. The C’s have the most quality trade assets of any team in the league and need another star player to join the upper echelon of championship contenders. Boston’s best asset is its 2017 first-round pick swap with the Brooklyn Nets. It could end up being the No. 1 pick in a loaded draft, though, so...
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NBA Rumors: Celtics, Mavericks Expected To Talk Andrew Bogut Trade

Many players have been linked to the Boston Celtics in trade rumors this season, but perhaps no player makes more sense for Boston’s needs than Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut. Yes, even more than Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler. Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas reports the Celtics and Mavericks are expected to discuss a deal around Bogut before Thursday’s NBA trade...
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