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Stephen Curry trash-talked Kobe Bryant as rookie … it didn’t go well

Stephen Curry hasn’t always been the awe-inspiring and seemingly unstoppable force he has developed into over his nearly seven NBA seasons. At one point, he was a bright-eyed rookie trying to find his way … but nevertheless was a player that apparently already possessed some semblance of the confidence that has propelled him to superstardom, an MVP award and an NBA title. The...
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LeBron: ‘I don’t really see a problem’ with Hack-a-Shaq

With Adam Silver saying recently he is beginning to see no other option other than alter NBA rules to counteract the overuse of the “Hack-a-(Whomever)” practice currently plaguing the NBA, LeBron James was asked his opinion of the swirling controversy. Simply stated, James has little problem with teams employing the strategy and that changes aren’t really necessary. I don’t...
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David Price donates $300K to build field for special needs kids

David Taylor Price who was born and raised in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and attended Vanderbilt University, has donated $300,000 to build a baseball field for special needs children in his hometown state. Named Miracle Field, the new ballpark is located in Nashville’s McKnight Park, where the new Boston Red Sox pitcher played baseball as a youngster as well. A groundbreaking ceremony...
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J.R. Smith pulls a Marshawn on 3-point contest slight

J.R. Smith stole a page from Marshawn Lynch’s playbook while bemoaning how he’s been excluded from next Saturday’s 2016 Foot Locker 3-point contest during NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto. When asked why he wouldn’t go into great detail to suggest the possible reasons why has been omitted despite having the beyond-the-arc pedigree that arguably warrants his inclusion, Smith...
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John Scott’s NHL All-Star Game Odyssey: Now in storybook form

To say that the Odyssey John Scott experienced en route to an appearance and captaincy at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game last week would be a understatement of Greek epic proportions. And while he relished each and every moment leading up to his MVP-winning performance at the league’s annual showcase, there were pitfalls along the way, something the Arizona Coyotes-turned-Montreal...
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Kobe ‘as puzzled by it as you are’ over great three-game stretch

Kobe Bryant put up his third consecutive blast-from-the-past performance in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 99-96 road victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. And given how he has struggled so mightily for significant stretches during his 2015-16 NBA season swan song, the 37-year-old soon-to-be retiree is having difficulty explaining why he’s played so well of late...
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Yoenis Cespedes, Jerry Seinfeld still on for Cuban sandwiches

Lifelong New York Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld was understandably thrilled last season when his favorite baseball team on July 31st acquired slugger Yoenis Cespedes in a trade with the Detroit Tigers. So much so, in fact, that the comedian took to Twitter and dropped a reference from his classic television show to celebrate the roster move. Oh my god. @MetsI can't believe I can actually...
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Brian Cashman on A-Rod playing defense: ‘He just can’t do it’

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman railed against the notion of Alex Rodriguez ever putting on a fielder’s glove and playing some defense, saying the 40-year-old designated hitter simply isn’t capable of it anymore. “He just can’t do it [play the field], so I see no sense in belaboring it,” Cashman said of Rodriguez, via the New York Post. “He is not capable...
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Von Miller compares Cam Newton to Stephen Curry

Making the comparison that Cam Newton is the LeBron James of the NFL — or LeBron James is the Cam Newton of the NBA, according to Newton — is yesterday’s news in the rapidly changing Super Bowl 50 media cycle. Thanks to Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, the discussion may now turn to whether a more apropos comparison between the Carolina Panthers quarterback and an NBA...
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Broncos fan duped out of $6,000 in Craigslist Super Bowl ticket scam

A Denver Broncos fan was duped out of $6,000 when he responded to a Craigslist ad purportedly selling two tickets to Super Bowl 50, only to instead receive envelopes filled with blank pieces of paper. The victim of the scam is Cody Sudmeier, who spoke to FOX31 Denver about his extremely disappointing experience. “But I honestly thought, yeah, the tickets are going to be real,”...
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Broncos wideout: Manning’s throws soft ‘like Charmin’

The Denver Broncos stormed to a 12-4 record despite Peyton Manning’s erratic and poor play early on and how his injuries prompted the inexperienced Brock Osweiler to replace the veteran. The players arguably most impacted by Manning sitting and Osweiler starting and then Manning replacing Osweiler in the second-half of the team’s regular season finale were the wide receivers...
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Rangers fan honors Mark Messier, remembers 9/11 in one tattoo (pic)

In a kind of tattoo that just begs the question, “What exactly was your motivation?”, a New York Rangers fan simultaneously — and strangely — paid tribute to the iconic Mark Messier and the tragic events of 9/11 in one bizarre piece of body art. There's a lot to unpack here. pic.twitter.com/HidEq2bPFl — mike toole (@miketoole) February 3, 2016   Um, okay. Somehow...
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Jim Irsay has asked Peyton Manning to retire as a Colt

The separation the occurred between an iconic football player and the only NFL team he ever knew when Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts after an enormously successful run was an awkward, uncomfortable and unfortunate affair. But after sitting out the entire 2011 season due to several neck surgeries and a $28 million roster bonus looming — paired with the Colts having...
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Matt Harvey says he once mistook Jacob deGrom for a woman

Matt Harvey has been making the rounds on the talk show circuit over the past few weeks and his latest stop was a sit-down on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” And while the New York Mets pitcher didn’t say anything as salacious as what he revealed during last week’s appearance on Bravo’s trashy gabfest “Watch What Happens Live,” he did mention how he originally mistook...
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Minnesota girls’ H.S. goalie makes 112 saves in 6-OT game, loses

Taylor DeForrest, a junior goalie for the Apple Valley (Minn.) Eagles girls’ high school hockey team somehow managed to make 112 saves on 115 shots in a six-overtime game … and still was on the wrong end in heartbreaking 3-2 loss. When it was all said and done courtesy of a goal from East Ridge (Minn.) Raptors senior forward Anya Hafiz after over 121 minutes played, the Raptors...
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Mets to wear 1986 uniforms as regular season alternates

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the team’s 1986 World Series championship over the Boston Red Sox in one of most iconic Fall Classics in MLB history, the New York Mets will wear the uniform donned by that title-winning team on occasion throughout the 2016 MLB season. The team announced earlier this offseason it would pay tribute to the ’86 squad with a weekend commemorating...
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Ron Rivera discussed Ryan Murphy incident with Panthers

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said on Wednesday that he has discussed the incident involving Denver Broncos practice squad player Ryan Murphy with his players and indicated he hopes it serves as a cautionary tale mere days ahead of Super Bowl 50. “Yes, we did talk about what happened,” Rivera said Wednesday, via The Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders. “Again, it...
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Kevin Durant: Speculation about future ‘out of my control’

Kevin Durant’s NBA future -- and in what city it will take place -- has been a source of rumor, speculation and conjecture for years now. But with the Thunder superstar set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, reports about where he might end up — if he doesn’t elect to stay in Oklahoma City — have been coming fast and furious in recent weeks. One would suspect...
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LeBron James reacts to Cam Newton’s comparison comments

Cam Newton on Monday at Super Bowl media day wondered out loud why he has to be the "LeBron James of the NFL" -- an exercise that happens all too often -- after he was posed a question about it. To counter the notion, he asked, "Why can't LeBron be called the Cam Newton of power forwards?" And now, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has a response for the Carolina Panthers quarterback...
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Rory McIlroy still hopes to go head-to-head with Tiger Woods in major

Despite the perception that it is extremely unlikely to ever occur at this point, Rory McIlroy said he still hopes to one day go head-to-head with Tiger Woods on the final day of major with the championship up for grabs, something that has never happened. “Hopefully if he can get healthy, I would still love to have a crack at him down the stretch in a major,” he said ahead of...
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Tim Tebow confirms to Ellen DeGeneres that he's single

Tim Tebow confirmed during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that he is in fact single and revealed what he looks for in an ideal partner. “Someone I’m extremely attracted to, I think there has to be more there,” the former NFL quarterback told DeGeneres, via NJ.com. “There has to be depth, you know? Obviously you have to have similar beliefs, you have to...
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Teacher once tried to discourage Aqib Talib's NFL dreams

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has carved out an exemplary NFL career. But when he was in grade school, one of his teachers tried to give him a dose of sobering reality by telling him in a way that perhaps pursuing his dream job of playing professional football wasn’t a wise course to take. With Talib set to play in Super Bowl 50, he recalled a day in school when a teacher...
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Fan wants seat so close that Stephen Curry’s ‘sweat drips on me’

Stephen Curry without a doubt is one of the biggest stars in the NBA and he and the Golden State Warriors are huge draws when they hit the road and visit other arenas. But one clearly rabid Curry fan recently posted an ad on Craigslist seeking a ticket to Wednesday’s Warriors road game against the Washington Wizards graphically illustrates just how much this particular person...
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Fisher: Knicks missing playoffs wouldn't be a disappointment

The New York Knicks currently find themselves on the outside looking in on the chase for playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but head coach Derek Fisher insists he wouldn’t view this season as a disappointment should the team fail to reach the postseason. “No. … Disappointment in what? We’re a developing team with a ton of new players,” Fisher said on “The Michael...
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LeBron explains why he refuses to discuss opposing players

LeBron James refused to discuss after the game the impressive block unleashed by Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner on one of his dunk attempts during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 111-106 overtime victory on Monday. Myles Turner with the big time block on the King! https://t.co/WMgcDwbCBT — NBA TV (@NBATV) February 2, 2016 When asked by an Indiana-based reporter what he...
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