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Isaiah Thomas Explains Emoji Tweet That Fueled Celtics Trade Rumors

The eyeballs meant nothing. Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas fueled trade rumors Monday night by posting a cryptic tweet featuring nothing but the eyeball emoji, a symbol typically used to indicate something caught your attention. Thomas explained Thursday afternoon just hours before the NBA trade deadline that the tweet wasn’t related to anything serious, though, even...
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NBA Rumors: ‘More Than A Few’ Teams Think Paul George-To-Celtics Could Happen

We’re coming down to the wire on the NBA trade deadline, and the Boston Celtics once again are right in the thick of things. Several rival NBA teams believe the Celtics could land Indiana Pacers forward Paul George in a trade, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Thursday. Boston is believed to be in talks with Indiana involving the All-Star forward and reportedly has discussed trading...
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NFL Rumors: Jay Cutler Considering Retirement With Bears Future Uncertain?

The main narrative surrounding Jay Cutler so far this offseason has centered on which NFL team he’ll land with if the Chicago Bears part ways with the polarizing quarterback via trade or release. But what if he doesn’t land with any team at all? According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that Cutler will consider retirement in the coming...
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John Farrell’s Job Wasn’t In Jeopardy During 2016 Red Sox Season, Dave Dombrowski Says

Some were surprised when the Boston Red Sox kept manager John Farrell for the 2017 season and picked up his contract option for 2018. But Dave Dombrowski said firing him was never in the cards. Farrell’s job was believed to be in jeopardy over a few in-game decisions — namely, his choice to pinch-run starting pitcher Steven Wright in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that...
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NBA Rumors: Buyout Likely For Andrew Bogut; Celtics, Cavs Could Show Interest

The Boston Celtics have several irons in the fire on NBA trade deadline day. Thursday’s first major deal saw the Philadelphia 76ers trade big man Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks in a deal that brought them center Andrew Bogut in return. But according to TNT’s David Aldridge, Philadelphia might not be Bogut’s final destination — and the Celtics could make a run at him...
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Wayne Rooney To Stay With Manchester United, Decline China Interest; Here’s Why

Wayne Rooney won’t ditch Manchester United in the midst of its season. The Red Devils’ captain announced Thursday in a statement he’ll remain with the club for the time being. Rumors claimed Rooney might join a Chinese club next week, but he prefers to remain with Manchester United and fight for playing time and trophies at least through the end of the 2016-17 season. The...
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Could DeSean Jackson Be Enticing Option For Patriots In Free Agency?

Two questions surround the New England Patriots’ receiving corps entering the 2017 NFL offseason: 1) Will Danny Amendola restructure his contract, which is set to pay him $6 million in salary next season? And 2) Will the Patriots re-sign Michael Floyd, the group’s only impending free agent? If Amendola and/or Floyd leaves town, New England could look to bring in another wideout...
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Eduardo Vargas’ Glorious Goal For Tigres Ignites CONCACAF Champions League

Eduardo Vargas is quickly off and running with Tigres. Vargas scored his first goal for his new club Wednesday in Tigres’ 1-1 draw with Pumas in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. Vargas’ strike was a beauty, as he followed Jurgen Damm’s mazy run with a fine strike past goalkeeper Alfredo Saldivar. Vargas, 27, scored in just his second start for Tigres. He joined...
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NBA Rumors: Celtics, Pacers Discussing Paul George Trade Involving Nets Pick

Buckle up, Boston Celtics fans. The chase for Paul George is on. The Celtics are in talks with the Indiana Pacers for their All-Star forward, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports’ “The Vertical” reported ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, citing sources. Per Wojnarowski, the Celtics didn’t include their 2017 Brooklyn Nets first-round pick in their initial offer to...
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NBA Rumors: Here’s The Better Offer Kings Received Before DeMarcus Cousins Trade

No matter how you slice it, the Sacramento Kings dropped the ball. The Kings didn’t just trade DeMarcus Cousins, one of the best players in the NBA, to the New Orleans Pelicans for pennies on the dollar. They also made the deal two days after receiving a better offer, Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac revealed earlier this week. The Kings ultimately received a package of Buddy...
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NBA Rumors: 76ers To Trade Nerlens Noel To Mavericks

We have our first big move of NBA trade deadline day. The Philadelphia 76ers’ rebuild continued when as Philly agreed to trade former top-10 pick Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks, according to multiple reports. The full return is unclear, but multiple reports indicate Dallas will send Ryan Anderson, Andrew Bogut and a first-round pick to the Sixers as part of the deal.
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‘Top Gear’ Went Back To Drawing Board Ahead Of New Season; It Shows

Hopefully Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May weren’t getting used to “The Grand Tour” essentially having no competition from other motoring shows. It looks like the BBC’s “Top Gear” might finally be ready to take the fight to “Amazon Prime’s” most-popular new show. “Top Gear” released a new trailer for Season 24 full of clips that prove the show...
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Tom Brady posts video of himself wiping out on a ski jump

It’s a good thing Tom Brady is pliable.The New England Patriots quarterback is enjoying his offseason after engineering the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history over the Atlanta Falcons. But Brady didn’t exactly put Patriots fans at ease in his latest Instagram post.The 39-year-old QB posted a video Thursday of what looks like him taking a tumble while attempting a pretty...
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NASCAR announces four drivers will lend their voices to 'Cars 3'

Pixar has a history of featuring real racing drivers in its “Cars” movies — former NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and Formula One’s Lewis Hamilton each had cameos in “Cars 2” — and it seems like that trend will continue with the franchise’s next installment.During a press conference Thursday at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR announced four of its young stars will...
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Jameis Winston Apologizes For Saying Girls Should ‘Be Silent’ At Elementary School

Jameis Winston definitely doesn’t have a way with words. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback found himself in hot water Wednesday after giving a speech to third- through fifth-graders at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Fla. In it, Winston told all the boys to stand up and talked about how strong they were while he told all the seated girls they were “supposed to...
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NBA Rumors: Lakers Name Their Price For Nick Young At Trade Deadline

Nick Young might be bombing three pointers from somewhere other than Los Angeles in the near future. The Los Angeles Lakers are willing to part ways with Young for a draft pick ahead of Thursday afternoon’s NBA trade deadline, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported on Twitter, citing sources. Young is averaging 13.8 points per game in his fourth season with the Lakers. The 31-year-old shooting...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Had Better Idea Than Periscoping NASCAR ‘Cars 3’ Event

He may have missed the last 18 races of 2016 due to head injuries, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. has always been in midseason form on social media. NASCAR officials — and kids everywhere — were pretty amped Thursday morning for an announcement by the racing series concerning the upcoming Disney movie, “Cars 3.” Yet while media members prepared for the big reveal, with longtime...
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Rick Pitino Freaks Out At Fan, Is Held Back During Heated Shouting Match

It’s been a contentious week for high-profile coaches in the Bluegrass State. On Tuesday night, University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari heard it from Missouri fans in the form of “Cal, you suck” chants, flustering the coach and putting an end to his halftime interview on ESPN. One night later, University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino kicked it up a notch, as...
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Mercedes Reveals Car It Hopes Can Defend F1 Constructor, Driver Title

As Formula One teams reveal their 2017 challengers, we continue to get a look at the various approaches they’ve taken to the new regulations. And we now have gotten our first look at the car Mercedes-AMG Petronas hopes can claim a fourth consecutive driver and constructor championship. Mercedes’ two drivers Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and team boss Toto Wolff were on hand...
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NBA Rumors Roundup: Here’s The Latest Buzz As Trade Deadline Approaches

Hold onto your hats, folks. We’re in the home stretch of NBA trade season. The NBA’s trade deadline is at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, meaning teams have precious hours to pull the trigger (or not) on deals that can help them improve (or not) for the stretch run. Our trade deadline live blog already is up and running, but if you need to get caught up to speed, here’s a roundup...
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NBA Trade Deadline 2017: Latest Rumors, News, Updates As Teams Deal

The clock is nearing midnight — or in this case, 3 p.m. — on the NBA trade deadline. NBA teams have until 3 p.m. ET on Thursday to complete any final transactions before the season’s stretch run. We’ve already seen one blockbuster trade in the Sacramento Kings shipping DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, and there figures to be plenty more drama on deadline day...
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NBA Rumors: Lakers Inquired About Paul George; Celtics Also Made Pitch

The possibility of Paul George playing in his hometown looks like more than just a pipe dream. The Los Angeles Lakers recently reached out to the Indiana Pacers to inquire about George’s availability, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported early Thursday morning, citing league sources. George, a Los Angeles native, reportedly has mulled signing with the Lakers when he becomes a free...
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Red Sox’s Top 6 Most Anticipated Spring Training Games Include Clash With Team USA

Spring training games don’t usually fall into the “must-watch” category, but the Boston Red Sox still have plenty of interesting matchups on their schedule. Boston’s first game of the spring slate kicks off Thursday at 1:05 p.m. ET with an exhibition game against Northeastern. The Red Sox don’t plan to use any of their six competing starters in the first four games, but...
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Martellus Bennett, Dont’a Hightower Not Keen On Taking Hometown Discounts

By the sound of it, two of the New England Patriots’ top free agents will not be willing to take a hometown discount to remain with the Super Bowl champs. Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett, who has been highly active on Twitter since the NFL season ended two-and-a-half weeks ago, fired off a lengthy string of tweets Wednesday roasting an account that had made assumptions about...
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What Using Transition Tag On Dont’a Hightower Would Mean For Patriots

The New England Patriots have another option to prevent free agent Dont’a Hightower from hitting the open market if they don’t wish to franchise tag or can’t reach a long-term deal with the linebacker. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport mentioned Wednesday on Twitter that the Patriots could choose to slap Hightower with the transition tag. So, what exactly does that mean? Tag figures...
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