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Sacramento Kings continue to be an utter disaster

The Sacramento Kings are not having a good last few weeks. What with All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins demanding a trade, owner Vivek Ranadive publicly feuding with his head coach and vice president of basketball operations Vlade Divac making an underwhelming draft pick, things haven’t been swell in Sactown. Now the team’s strategy for free agency has gone completely off the rails...
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Lakers enlist Adam Levine’s help in LaMarcus Aldridge pursuit

The Los Angeles Lakers met with free agent power forward LaMarcus Aldridge last night while you were likely sleeping, and by all accounts the meeting went really well. The Lakers went all-in, enlisting Kobe Bryant, James Worthy and a host of other executives to try and convince Aldridge to be the future of the franchise. But they also got help from an unlikely source. While team...
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Pelicans pay Anthony Davis a pretty penny, and get a deal

New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson’s estranged would-be heirs recently took the old man to court, trying to prove he has lost his marbles and that the control of the Pelicans and Saints and future fortune was essential weasled away from the doddering fool by his current wife. His daughter and granddaughter lost that court battle, though they plan on appealing. Tuesday night’s...
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Possible Replacements for Bo Ryan

Bo Ryan announced Monday that the 2015-’16 season will be his last at the helm in Madison, leaving Wisconsin fans and the college basketball world to thank him for all he’s done throughout his coaching career and to reminisce about all the wonderful memories that he’s responsible for. But as those feelings of sadness, gratitude and nostalgia slowly subside, attention will...
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Examining Bo Ryan's legacy at Wisconsin

Monday afternoon, shockwaves were sent throughout the state of Wisconsin and the entire college basketball world when Bo Ryan announced that his tenure in Madison will come to an end after next season. Of course, this means that the 2015-’16 campaign will mark the end of an incredible era at Wisconsin, during which Ryan has guided the Badgers to levels of success that at one...
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Los Angeles Kings terminate Mike Richards’ contract

The Los Angeles Kings have announced that they have terminated the contract of center Mike Richards. The team put Richards on waivers on Sunday and many expected a buyout to be announced on Monday. Instead the Kings have fully terminated the deal, citing a breach of contract on Richards’ part. The Kings have not announced why Richards was in violation of his contract, but it is...
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Report: Celtics offered four first-round picks to move up in draft

Post-draft analysis is fun in any sport, but the NBA draft is usually one of the craziest nights in sports. The stories that come out afterwards are insanely entertaining. Today a big one broke that is pretty mind-boggling. A report claims that the Boston Celtics offered four first-round picks to the Charlotte Hornets in an attempt to move up to the No. 9 spot in Thursday night...
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2015 NBA Draft: The Lakers just got a whole lot better

The last two seasons have been miserable for the Los Angeles Lakers. Between Kobe Bryant’s injuries, Mike D’Antoni and Byron Scott’s coaching and a combined 48 wins, things have been bleak. But the Lakers took a big step forward during the 2015 NBA Draft. After snagging forward Julius Randle at No. 7 and Jordan Clarkson at No. 46 during the 2014 draft, Lakers general manager...
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Los Angeles Lakers won’t trade Julius Randle

The Los Angeles Lakers have a ton of balls in the air as Thursday night’s draft approaches but they have put one rumor to rest. According to multiple reports, they are absolutely unwilling to trade forward Julius Randle. The Lakers selected Randle with the seventh pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Randle entered the league after an outstanding freshman season at Kentucky and somehow...
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Report: Broncos tried to trade Peyton Manning this offseason

Just as the world has turned its attention to the 2015 NBA Draft, the NFL managed to have a gigantic story drop on Tuesday afternoon.   Benjamin Allbright a radio host in Denver (94.1 FM) and football expert, dropped this bombshell today: #Broncos attempted to trade Peyton Manning this off-season to the Houston #Texans per more than one source in position to know. (1/2) ...
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Report: DeMarcus Cousins asked for a trade last month

As rumors continue to swirl around the Sacramento Kings and DeMarcus Cousins, a new report on Tuesday threw more gasoline on the fire. According to Dave Carmichael of KHTK Sports in Sacramento, Cousins asked for a trade last month. This really shouldn’t surprise anyone as there is clearly tension between Cousins and newly-hired coach George Karl. The All-Star center has almost...
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Divac: Kings not trading DeMarcus Cousins

The 2015 NBA Draft is just a few days away and, as usual, crazy rumors are flying. The latest big story involves the Los Angeles Lakers aggressively pursuing a trade with the Sacramento Kings for All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. Unfortunately for the Lakers, the Kings claim they have zero interest in moving Cousins. Vlade Divac is Sacramento’s new vice president of basketball...
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The Golf King is Dead. Long Live the King(s).

The saddest thing to watch at the 115th U.S. Open was not Dustin Johnson gagging away two chances at glory from 12 feet away, though even those of us who had money riding on a Jordan Spieth victory couldn’t help but feel for the guy who continues to build a reputation as one of the more notorious back-nine Sunday chokers in majors. Johnson is on his way to a very special wing...
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Giancarlo Stanton will participate in Home Run Derby if asked

On Friday baseball got some fantastic news that could put a positive spin on what might be a very Kansas City All-Star weekend. Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has said that he would participate in the 2015 Home Run Derby if he’s asked. Before the Marlins faced the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on Friday, Stanton said, “If I’m asked, I’ll do it.” The...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kelvin Benjamin overweight at OTAs

While stories during NFL OTAs are rarely worth even mentioning, this one caught our collective eye on Wednesday. Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin apparently showed up to OTAs overweight and wound up injured as a result. The 6-foot-5 wideout played his rookie season in 2014 at around 245 pounds, and reportedly came into spring workouts about 10 pounds over weight....
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana football player Antonio Allen is doing just great

Indiana University’s football team is typically not a place you find overachievers, but starting safety Antonio Allen has certainly shattered that perception. On Tuesday, Allen was arrested and faces multiple counts of possessing and dealing a staggering amount of drugs. According to Indiana Rivals site Peegs.com, the Indianapolis native currently faces multiple felony counts...
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Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup, Cement Dynasty Status

Nothing was stopping the Chicago Blackhawks from their date with destiny Monday night. Not a tornado warning, not a 77-year drought and not the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blackhawks dispatched Tampa Bay 2-0 in Game 6 to clinch the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time since 1938. But moreover, they cemented their status as the NHL’s latest dynasty. With the win, Chicago became...
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Blackhawks cement dynasty with third Cup in five years

How the hell did this even happen? On the micro level, the Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t have started this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs on a worse note. Twenty minutes into the tournament, the Hawks trailed Nashville 3-0 as Corey Crawford wobbled to the bench for unheralded replacement Scott Darling. The Hawks somehow came back to win that game 4-3, that series and then the three...
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Win or lose, LeBron James should be Finals MVP

The NBA Finals should be over. Never should have made it beyond five games, even. But they have, because LeBron James has proven to us over the course of this series that not only is he the best player in the world, but that you’d be a fool not to have him in your fictional all-time starting five. And that’s why no matter whether the Cavaliers win or lose this series, LeBron...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: How good is Kristaps Porzingis?

Everyone seems to agree that Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor will be the first two picks in the 2015 NBA Draft, but there are some intriguing players who are certainly worth keeping an eye on. Ohio State point guard D’Angelo Russell and 19-year-old point guard Emmanuel Mudiay both look like they could be stars, but don’t sleep on international forward...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers want Jahlil Okafor at No. 2

The 2015 NBA Draft is just more than two weeks away, and while the Minnesota Timberwolves sit the in the catbird seat at No. 1, the Los Angeles Lakers possess arguably the most interesting pick at No. 2. The Lakers could choose to go in a number of directions, but according to one report they have already decided what they want to do. On Thursday, Sports Illustrated claimed that...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA to postpone bidding on 2026 World Cup

To say things aren’t going well at FIFA right now would be a bit of an understatement, and the horrible news for the organization kept coming on Wednesday. FIFA General Secretary and human French stereotype Jerome Valcke announced that the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup has been delayed. The decision for which country will host the 2026 World Cup was supposed to be made...
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CM Punk calls out Hulk Hogan on Twitter

Noted Chicago Blackhawks fan CM Punk has been known to get touchy when someone criticizes his favorite team. On Monday, he let loose with a vicious rant aimed at Hulk Hogan following the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 3-2 win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Hogan, who is apparently a Lightning fan, threw down a mildly inflammatory tweet following his team’s Game 3 win, calling out...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

American Pharoah Runs Into the Record Books

  “The 37-year wait is over! American Pharoah is finally the one! American Pharoah, has won, THE TRIPLE CROWN!” The words uttered by track announcer Larry Collmus as American Pharoah sprinted past the finish line and into the history books perfectly encapsulated the monumental moment that occurred at Belmont Park on Saturday afternoon, where a 3-year-old bay colt with a misspelled...
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WATCH: Giancarlo Stanton launches longest HR of year

You would expect Giancarlo Stanton playing at Coors Field would be must-watch television. On Friday night the Miami Marlins slugger proved that to be true, as he launched an enormous home run that instantly became the longest ball hit in the major leagues this year. The 484-foot blast to dead center off of Eddie Butler was his 18th round-tripper of the season and gave the Marlins...
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