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Kobe Bryant: ‘I Was An Idiot When I Was A Kid’

By Ricky Doyle You know when people say, “We’ll look back 10 years from now and laugh about this?” Well, in the case of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, that’s exactly how everything played out. Shaq and Kobe won three NBA championships together with the Los Angeles Lakers, but a rift emerged between the superstars, in large because of each one’s ego. The locker room...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James Sells Waterfront Miami Mansion For $13.4M (Photos)

LeBron James officially has put South Beach in his rearview mirror. The NBA superstar, who famously rejoined the Cleveland Cavaliers last summer, has sold his waterfront home in Miami for $13.4 million, according to TheRealDeal.com. James spent four seasons with the Miami Heat from 2010 to 2014, leading the team to four consecutive NBA Finals appearances and winning two championships...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots-Panthers Odds: New England, Carolina Evenly Matched In Preseason Game

The New England Patriots will be gunning for their second straight road win of the preseason when they travel to North Carolina on Friday to take on the Panthers in a game that is listed as a pick ’em at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Patriots topped the Saints 28-24 in their visit to New Orleans on Saturday. New England won outright as 2.5-point underdogs, topping...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Addison Russell, Starlin Castro Turn Incredible Double Play (Video)

It’s unclear what the future of Starlin Castro looks like, but one thing is clear: Addison Russell will be the Chicago Cubs’ shortstop for a long time. However, the Cubs might want to keep Castro around as a second baseman, especially considering what the two did Wednesday night against the San Francisco Giants. Russell and Castro combined in the third inning for one of the finest...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: 'It sucks' Hanley Ramirez has been criticized

By Ricky Doyle David Ortiz thinks everyone should lay off Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez has been criticized time and again this season for his shoddy defense in left field. He’s now embracing a potential transition to first base with open arms, and Ortiz, who worked with Ramirez during pregame drills earlier this week, isn’t surprised by the veteran’s team-first mentality. ...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: IK Enemkpali Once Punched Man Mistaken For Woman In Catfishing Incident

If you think IK Enemkpali punching Geno Smith in a locker room was bizarre, wait until you hear this story. The Buffalo Bills defensive end recently was released from the New York Jets after he broke Smith’s jaw with a sucker-punch in the team’s locker room. But apparently he was involved in a much stranger incident while he was in college. Enemkpali was forced to miss Louisiana...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Richards faces possession of controlled substance charge

By Nicholas Goss Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards has been charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance, the Manitoba police announced Thursday. Mike Richards charged for Possession of Controlled Substance while entering Canada. To appear in court Sep10/15. No further updates #rcmpmb — RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 27, 2015 The alleged incident at the...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Celtic, Two-Time NBA Champion Lou Tsioropoulos Dies At 84

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Lou Tsioropoulos, a member of Kentucky’s 1951 NCAA national championship team, the unbeaten 1953-54 squad and also went on to win two NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 84. Tsioropoulos’ nephew, Michael Johnson, said Wednesday night that his uncle died Saturday in Louisville of natural causes. A memorial service was held there Wednesday....
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Usain Bolt Taken Down By Segway Scooter After Worlds 200M Win (Video)

Usain Bolt still can’t be slowed on the track, but off of it is a different story. The legendary sprinter continued his worldwide dominance Thursday at the world championships as the Jamaican easily won the 200 meters, blowing by Justin Gatlin. Bolt coasted across the finish line to capture his second gold of the worlds after he won the 100 meter final Sunday, too. Bolt still has...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

James Harden photobombs Kanye West while celebrating birthday

by Darren Hartwell James Harden has developed into one of the best players on the planet, and that status comes with a few perks. Among the better ones: Getting to photobomb Kanye West on your 26th birthday. The Houston Rockets guard, who finished second behind Stephen Curry in last season’s NBA MVP voting, reportedly has started dating reality television star Khloe Kardashian...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Posterizes J.J. Barea With One-Handed Slam (Video)

The Toronto Blue Jays have re-energized baseball in Canada, and a number of basketball players are doing the same for their spot north of the border, including former No. 1 NBA draft pick Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins suited up for Team Canada at the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup tournament Thursday, and he threw down a ferocious one-handed dunk that Puerto Rico guard J.J. Barea probably...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose Accused Of Gang Rape; Spokesperson Calls Claims ‘Completely False’

Derrick Rose is facing some very serious allegations. TMZ Sports reported Wednesday that the Chicago Bulls point guard has been accused of drugging and gang raping an ex-girlfriend. Rose’s accuser, who says she dated him from 2011 to 2013, is also suing Rose. The accuser, identified only as Jane Doe, claims in August 2013 Rose and two friends invited her to his house in Beverly...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Tom Brady Sketch’ Among Hilarious 2016 Presidential Candidate Write-Ins

We’re still more than a year away from choosing the next United States President, and at the moment, it’s a pretty crowded field. And we mean CROWDED. The Federal Election Commission allows any qualified American citizen to submit his or her candidacy for president. So while big names like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have hogged the spotlight, a quick look at the FEC’s...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Mailbag: Aaron Dobson Still The Favorite For Final Receiver Spot

We’re just over a week away from the worst day of the NFL calendar year. On Sept. 5, 704 NFL players will be fired. On a Saturday, no less, team decision makers have the unenviable task of trimming their roster from 75 players to 53, those on the roster bubble will try to avoid staring at their phone all day, and reporters must fish around for news no one wants to break: the...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Petition To Protest Michael Vick On Steelers Reaches 15K Signatures

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed a 35-year-old backup quarterback Tuesday who likely won’t see much playing time unless their starter goes down. And that has made a lot of people very angry. A petition has started on Change.org to protest Michael Vick signing with the Steelers, calling him a “terrible QB” as well as a “convicted felon and a no-talent piece of crap.” As of...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Rick Porcello Shows His Worth With Stunning Comeback

Wednesday night belonged to Rick Porcello. The Boston Red Sox right-hander made his return to the team against the Chicago White Sox with a lot hanging over his head. He was coming off the disabled list, where he had been since Aug. 2 with triceps soreness, after a lackluster season that saw him go 5-11 in 20 starts with a 5.81 ERA. Fans were frustrated that he wasn’t living up...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell not happy with his 'Madden 16' rating

By Pat Bradley Add Brandon LaFell to the list of professional athletes disappointed in their video game ratings. The New England Patriots’ wideout voiced his displeasure with the people in charge of his rating in ‘Madden 16,’ the latest installment in the football video game franchise. #Madden16 overall 83???? GTFOH — Jody Breeze (@Blafell1) August 26, 2015 For those...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw Provides Spark With Bat For Red Sox In Victory (Video)

Travis Shaw made sure the Boston Red Sox left Chicago with a series win over the White Sox on Wednesday. The first baseman hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning, which was more than enough offense for Boston in a 3-0 win at U.S. Cellular Field. “It was a fastball in,” Shaw said on “Red Sox Final” after Wednesday’s game. “I was actually looking, and they’ve...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Ryan Spooner Can Be An Everyday Center For The Boston Bruins (Video)

Ryan Spooner finally received a shot at playing every night at the NHL level last season, and the 23-year-old did not disappoint. Spooner played 29 games, most of which came toward the very end of the season while centering a line that including former Boston Bruin Milan Lucic and rookie David Pastrnak. He recorded eight goals and 10 assists for 18 total points and a +2 rating. But...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Former 49er Ray McDonald Indicted On Rape Charge; Ahmad Brooks Charged

SAN FRANCISCO — A Santa Clara County grand jury indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person. The announcement came Wednesday, with the indictment stemming from an incident Dec. 15 at McDonald’s home. Current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks also has been charged by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello Shines In Return As Boston Blanks White Sox 3-0

Rick Porcello went into the Boston Red Sox’s series finale against the Chicago White Sox with the odds stacked against him. He was coming off the disabled list after giving up six runs (five earned) over two innings in his last outing, which happened to be against the White Sox on July 29. He had to face Chicago ace Chris Sale. And, man, did Porcello deliver. The right-hander...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Poll: How Long Should Patriots QB Tom Brady Play Friday Vs. Panthers?

Is it worth the risk? New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady doesn’t usually play much in the preseason. But it’s the third game that typically serves as the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season, with starters — including Brady — often playing up to three quarters. Friday will mark New England’s third preseason game when they travel to take on the Carolina Panthers...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz To Be Reevaluated On Sept. 2; Red Sox Return Uncertain

Clay Buchholz was hoping he’d pitch again in 2015, but that dream might be slipping away from the Boston Red Sox right-hander. Buchholz received a platelet-rich plasma injection for a strained right flexor tendon on July 23, and he figured he’d be back to throwing in five or six weeks. Instead, he had a follow-up appointment with Dr. James Andrews the first week of August, and...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval Get Day Off Vs. White Sox (Video)

Both Pablo Sandoval and David Ortiz are out of the Boston Red Sox’s lineup Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox, but it has nothing to do with injuries. Instead, both players received a day off before the Red Sox travel to New York for an interleague series against the Mets. “Both guys are fine. … Both of these guys are competitors,” Boston interim manager Torey...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Holy Cross Football Coaches Stage Epic WWE Reenactment At Practice (Video)

WWE SummerSlam Fever has not died down. In fact, it’s apparently spreading to the gridiron. The Holy Cross football team had some fun at practice Wednesday morning when a few of their coaches reenacted some classic wrestling moves. This embed is invalid" /> Linebackers coach Alex Bresner seemed to have this match in the bag after a few Ric Flair...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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