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This Kwe Parker dunk mixtape is the best dunk mixtape you have ever seen

Kwe Parker is a high school basketball star from North Carolina and, at only 6'2", has given the world one of the most eye-popping dunk mixtapes that the world had ever seen. His hops and creativity are mind-blowing.Parker doesn't graduate from high school until 2016, but college recruiters must be falling all over each other to get at this kid.I'm 6'1"...
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Masterson heads to bullpen for Cardinals

The list of candidates to start Thursday’s Cardinals game at Milwaukee diminished by one Monday when manager Mike Matheny said struggling righthander Justin Masterson will be doing his next pitching out of the bullpen. “We’ve got him in that mindset already,” Matheny said. “When he’ll be actually available to go is still up in the air.” Masterson was in the group...
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Pouncey says he won't be charged in nightclub incident

On Thursday, August 7, the Miami Herald reported that Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey -- but not twin brother Mike, who plays for the Dolphins -- would be charged with misdemeanor battery following an alleged nightclub assault in Miami the month before. A day later, the State Attorney's Office said it wasn't yet ready to pursue the charge. Nearly a month later, Maurkice...
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Broncos' Welker improves, but questions remain about Hillman, Webster

One step forward, two steps back. Monday, wide receiver Wes Welker continued to take strides toward playing in Sunday night's season opener. But there is speculation about the availability of running back Ronnie Hillman and cornerback Kayvon Webster. Welker ran pass routes while recovering from his third concussion in 10 months. He hasn't been cleared for contact as part...
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Colts owner Jim Irsay pleads guilty to impaired driving

Colts owner Jim Irsay will spend one year on probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of prescription drugs. During a change of plea hearing held this morning at the Hamilton County courthouse, Irsay officially entered a guilty plea for one misdemeanor charge of impaired driving stemming from his arrest by Carmel police om March 16. He previously pleaded not...
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Harbaugh: Domestic violence will not be tolerated

Coach Jim Harbaugh made it clear Tuesday on his radio show: He will not tolerate domestic violence. “I’ll be very clear,” Harbaugh said on the KNBR Morning Show. “You ask me how I feel about domestic violence. I can be very clear about that. If someone physically abuses a woman and/or physically or mentally abuses or hurts a child then there’s no understanding, there...
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Keith Smart discussing role with Miami Heat coaching staff

Former Golden State and Sacramento coach Keith Smart has emerged as a strong candidate to join the Miami Heat's revamped assistant coaching staff, league sources told Yahoo Sports. In the wake of a shakeup that resulted in the reassignments of Bob McAdoo and Ron Rothstein, Smart, 49, and Miami are discussing a role on head coach Erik Spoelstra's bench, sources said. David...
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Islanders have base to be great, says Tonelli

With news last week that New York Islanders team owner Charles Wang was selling a majority ownership of the franchise, there are plenty of changes in store. A group led by Jon Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin has purchased a minority share in the team, with that stake slated to become a majority ownership in just two years, pending approval of the NHL board of governors...
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Five-star forward Carlton Bragg trims list to five

As the summer moves quickly into our rearview mirror, many players are cutting their school lists and setting up official visits. Carlton Bragg was the latest to trim his potential suitors, announcing his final five on Monday night. Three of those shouldn't come as a surprise, as Bragg told CBSSports.com in June that Kentucky, Kansas and Illinois were locks to make his final...
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Garoppolo on No. 2: 'Hasn't really sunk in'

When the New England Patriots traded quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans on Sunday, it answered one of the lingering questions for the team at the end of the preseason: Who would be the top backup behind Tom Brady? Second-round draft choice Jimmy Garoppolo won the job, which he was still absorbing when approached in the locker room Monday. “It hasn’t really sunk...
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Braves plan formal ground-breaking for stadium this month

Although work has been underway on the site of the new Braves stadium in Cobb County for months, the team has scheduled a formal ground-breaking ceremony for Sept. 16. The Braves said the cerenomy will mark the start of the construction phase of the project, “putting it on schedule to host fans for Opening Day 2017.” The Braves have not released detailed renderings of what...
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Will J.J. Hardy be ready as Orioles open series with Reds?

Tonight’s Game: Cincinnati Reds (66-71) vs. Baltimore Orioles (79-57), Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Starting pitchers: Mat Latos (5-3, 3.15) vs. Bud Norris (11-8, 4.00) Keys to the Game: How are J.J. Hardy and Steve Pearce? Hardy left Monday's game with a back spasm and Pearce hasn't played since Friday night when he left with a strained right...
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Will Alex Ovechkin face Putin backlash in America?

In New York’s East Village, steps away from a 24-hour Ukrainian diner that serves up pierogi as addictive as crack rock, is something a little less comforting: a memorial, adorned with the blue and gold flag of my ancestors, created in February to mourn those who died in the nation’s internal conflicts earlier this year. (Yes, I’m Ukrainian. I’m only Polish for comedic...
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Will Rajon Rondo repeat history and believe in the Celtics?

The last time the Boston Celtics were obviously in the middle of a rebuild, the team's superstar did something really interesting. Instead of looking for greener pastures and using free agency as a trade cudgel, he committed long-term to Boston, eventually setting up a championship run. Now we wonder if it will happen again. That last superstar was Paul Pierce in 2006. Coming...
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Cavs' Anderson Varejao: 'A lot of people' said he should ask for trade

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Anderson Varejao has been mentioned as a possible trade chip for the past few seasons, and with good reason. Cleveland was always in the lottery, and Varejao was in his late 20s and early 30s. The Cavs never moved him, though, whether it was because they wanted him in the locker room or his injuries stopped other teams from making good offers. He's...
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Chip Kelly's Eagles thriving with Reid Era holdovers

We’re now two years removed from the Andy Reid Era. Chip Kelly has come in, cleaned house, gutted the roster, brought in his own guys. All that remains on his record-setting offense from his predecessor is four starting offensive linemen, an all-pro running back, one of the best tight ends in franchise history and both wide receivers. All that’s left on defense is two of three...
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Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao sings a magical tribute to the NFL

Manny Pacquiao loves to sing, and it appears to me that he has a "Yes Man" in his entourage who likes to tell him that he sounds great and he should continue with this singing charade. Manny is a modern-day renaissance man. He's the current WBO welterweight champion, a politician and professional basketball player/coach/owner...but a singer he IS NOT.Pacquiao stopped...
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How ESPN erred in its report on Michael Sam's showering habits

After viewing and re-viewing Josina Anderson’s report last Tuesday about Michael Sam’s showering habits -- a report that produced apologies from multiple ESPN staffers including a non-apology apology from Anderson and a flood of bad press for the network -- I kept thinking about the following question What impact does Sam’s sexuality -- if any -- have on an NFL locker room...
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Rule change means more players to choose from for postseason roster

Fans often are confused about which players are eligible for the postseason roster. Baseball actually changed the rule slightly this year, and it's worth noting. In the past, players on the 25-man roster as of Aug. 31 were eligible, along with players on the disabled list. The overall restriction was not that severe, however; any player in the organization could replace an injured...
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No-fer! Victor Cruz deems opener against Lions a ‘must-win’

After what the Giants went through last season, Victor Cruz isn’t afraid to label this year’s season opener a must-win game. An ugly 0-6 start in 2013 all but guaranteed the Giants a second consecutive year without a playoff berth, which is why Cruz and others said Monday that it’s crucial Big Blue beat the Lions in Detroit Monday night to set a better tone this year. ...
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As 2012 draft QBs approach paydays, Russell Wilson could become NFL’s highest-paid player

Entering the 2012 NFL draft, talent evaluators buzzed about a quarterback crop that brimmed with talent and promise. Stanford’s Andrew Luck stood at the head of the class with Baylor’s Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III, close behind. Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M was often discussed as another potential early first-round pick. Now, with the group on the precipice of...
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Slumping Puig moved to sixth in batting order

Looking to jump-start a slumping Yasiel Puig, manager Don Mattingly dropped his center fielder to the sixth spot in the Dodgers' batting order for Monday's series opener against the Nationals. "Just hopefully he'll relax and get back to what he does," Mattingly said. "Wanted to take little pressure off of him and just allow him to be in a spot with a little...
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Ruben Amaro: Phillies' roster 'is not working'

Kudos, Ruben Amaro. Admitting you have a roster in need of a shakeup is the first step. The Phillies general manager told reporters Monday that changes to his last-place team are coming. “I think we need it. I think we need it because what we have on our roster right now is not working," Amaro said, per MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. "How much we’ll do will depend on...
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New Detroit Pistons guard Jodie Meeks patterns work ethic after ex-teammate Kobe Bryant

New Detroit Pistons shooting guard Jodie Meeks was asked about his favorite Kobe Bryant moment. He didn’t need much time. It was his first day of training camp as a Los Angeles Laker. “Practice was at 11, we had to be there at 10. Well, I wanted to get there at 10,” Meeks said. “He was already there fully dressed and sweating. I got to the locker room at 9:30, got on the...
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Arizona State gives Herb Sendek a contract extension

After making the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek has been rewarded with a three-year extension, according to Chris Karpman of ASUDevils.com. The new contract for Sendek needs to be approved first by the Arizona Board of Regents, but, if approved, his new contract will run through the 2018-19 season while also increasing his annual compensation. Sendek...
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