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LeBron: Westbrook ‘capable’ of averaging triple-double

Count LeBron James among those who believe Russell Westbrook can average a triple-double over the entire 2016-17 NBA season. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar is averaging 31 points, 10.9 rebounds and 11.3 assists per game this season over 22 games. James on Wednesday was asked about the prospects of maintaining such a historic statistical pace over the league’s grueling 82...
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Wayne Gretzky pushing future son-in-law Dustin Johnson to greatness

Dustin Johnson is of course engaged to Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of “The Great One” himself, Wayne. While marrying into a sports royal family obviously has its merits, the fact that Johnson’s success on the course cannot come closing to matching his future father-in-law’s legendary exploits on the ice could be considered something of a drawback. On the other hand,...
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Matt Rhule thanks Temple fans with full-page ad in Philly paper

Matt Rhule is leaving the Temple Owls football program behind after accepting the head coaching position with the Baylor Bears. But Rhule made sure to express his gratitude for all the support he’s received during his tenure before his professional departure from the Philadelphia area. Rhule took out a full-page ad in the sports section of Wednesday’s Philadelphia Inquirer...
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Todd Bowles informed media of QB switch before telling Ryan Fitzpatrick

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles has admitted to mishandling the quarterback situation by not informing Ryan Fitzpatrick he’d been replaced by Bryce Petty as starter before announcing it to the media. Bowles revealed that Petty would be handed the reins of the offense during his postgame press conference following the Jets’ brutal 41-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on...
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Kevin Garnett considered attending college at 37 for reality show?

It unfortunately never came to fruition but Kevin Garnett apparently considered hanging up his sneakers a few years ago — a couple of seasons before he ultimately retired — to participate in what would have been a fantastic pro-athlete reality show. When KG’s time with the Boston Celtics came to an end — and before he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets and later joined the...
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Green-Beckham touted fake charity for #MyCauseMyCleats

Scores of NFL players took part in the league’s #MyCauseMyCleats campaign during Week 13 action. Everything for the most part went off without a hitch as players touted charities and organizations near and dear to their heart on their shoes. And then there was Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. As noted by NJ Advanced Media’s Eliot Shorr-Parks, by donning...
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Derek Carr, Latavius Murray take O-line to Warriors game

Derek Carr and Latavius Murray sure picked a great night to take the Oakland Raiders offensive line to a Golden State Warriors game. After all, it’s not every night a player goes off for 60 points … without even playing at all in the fourth quarter. The Raiders quarterback and running back treated the lineman to courtside seats at Oracle Arena, meaning the crew had an up-close...
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Robert Griffin III on possible return: ‘Hopefully we can go 4-0’

Robert Griffin III looks to be on track to make only his second start of the season for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals after a shoulder injury derailed his first year with the team. The Browns, without a single win in 12 games, are desperately trying to avoid infamy by way of an 0-16 season. RG3 made it clear he’s committed to the Browns for the...
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Syracuse fan drains $5K shot, high-fives Dino Babers

A Syracuse fan walked out of Madison Square Garden $5,000 richer after draining a half-court shot during the team’s game on Monday night against UConn. If things couldn’t get any cooler for the fan, he also received a hug from mascot Otto the Orange and a high-five from Syracuse head football coach Dino Babers. And the crowd goes wild. Kid at the Cuse-Uconn game at MSG...
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Yankees to retire Derek Jeter’s No. 2 next season

In what was for all intents and purposes a foregone conclusion, the New York Yankees on Tuesday announced the organization will retire Derek Jeter’s No. 2 next season. The jersey retirement ceremony and Jeter’s official enshrinement in Monument Park will be held at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, May 14. Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Join us as we retire Derek Jeter’s number and unveil...
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Kardashian profanely blasts fan blaming her for Cavs’ struggles

The Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday snapped a worrisome three-game losing streak courtesy of a 116-112 win over the Toronto Raptors. At some point during the game, Khloe Kardashian — who of course is in a high-profile relationship with Cavs center Tristan Thompson — curiously decided to respond to some random fan who placed the blame on her for the team’s recent struggles....
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Beckham blows off criticism of bromance with Antonio Brown

Odell Beckham Jr. had an eventful weekend even before he blasted officials following the New York Giants’ 24-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon. And now the enigmatic Giants wide receiver is blowing off any and all criticism over his pregame activities, not to mention some in-game conduct as well. First, Beckham on Saturday posted a video to Instagram showing...
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Zimmer returns to Vikings, should make trip to Jacksonville

After undergoing a fourth eye surgery in recent days, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer on Monday returned to the team and resumed coaching duties, per a report from the Star Tribune. Barring any unforeseen circumstances or setbacks, Zimmer is expected to join the team on its flight to Florida for Sunday’s showdown with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Zimmer was unable to...
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Klay Thompson supports Steve Kerr, medicinal use of marijuana

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr created a media firestorm over the weekend with the admission he previously experimented with marijuana for medicinal purposes to deal with chronic and debilitating back pain. Not surprisingly, Kerr’s acknowledgement has prompted a flurry of reactions, but the Warriors coach can at least count on Klay Thompson for support. The Warriors...
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Chris Paul poses for selfie with fan during blowout of Cavaliers (vid)

The Los Angeles Clippers rebounded nicely to a double-overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets earlier this week — the team’s third in a row — by taking it to the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena, winning by a score of 113-94. The relative ease in which the Clippers dispatched the Cavs apparently left Chris Paul feeling pretty loosey-goosey, as the Clippers...
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Did Watt accidentally confirm relationship with Xmas pic?

J.J. Watt has remained tight-lipped about his relationship with presumed soccer star-girlfriend Kealia Ohai. But the Houston Texans superstar may have let the cat out of the bag by inadvertently confirming the two are an item by way of a holiday-centric photo. Watt recently posted evidence of his holiday handiwork as he prepared his home for Christmas. While the decorating done...
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Von Miller gifts every AFC West player custom bottle of wine

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller went above and beyond this holiday season by gifting every single player in the AFC West — including practice squad players — a custom bottle of wine along with a heartfelt thank-you note. The wine, called The Setting, features on the label an orange outline of eye-glasses, one of Miller’s go-to looks, along with his signature. Von...
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Yankees GM Cashman rappelled down a 22-story building

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman proved to be braver than most folks on Friday morning by rappelling down the 22-story One Landmark Square building. But hey, it was all for charity, so there you go. Cashman, known for committing to out-of-the-ordinary acts for good caues, pulled off his latest stunt for New York City's Heights & Lights program, whose goal is...
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Even Billy Ray Cyrus loves Mike Gundy’s magnificent mullet

Mike Gundy will lead Oklahoma State into Bedlam for a showdown with rival Oklahoma on Saturday and none other than Billy Ray Cyrus is pulling for a Cowboys victory due to the head coach's magnificent and much-praised mullet. What's even more amazing is HC Mike Gundy dubbed his mullet The #ArkansasWaterfall pic.twitter.com/1osACYrgSc — Matt Almond (@MattAlmond330) November...
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Claymation used to hype LeBron, D-Wade settling W.S. bet

The sports world is waiting with baited breath as Friday marks the day LeBron James will finally settle his World Series bet with Dwyane Wade by donning Chicago Cubs gear. And for those who cannot wait for the evidently momentous event to occur, James’ multimedia site Uninterrupted is teasing the superstar settling the score with his longtime pal by posting two amusing Claymation...
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LeBron James: ‘Foolish’ to entertain thought of Finals rematch with Warriors

A majority of pundits, experts and the like have placed the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors on a collision course for a third consecutive showdown in the NBA Finals. But that doesn’t mean LeBron James has to follow suit. James, who on Thursday was named Sports Illustrated’s 2016 Sportsperson of the Year, bristled at the notion of entertaining any potential eventuality...
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Profane David Ortiz Ugly Xmas Sweater being sold for charity

The Ugly Christmas Sweater craze has been a fixture during the holidays for years now with no end in sight. But we can all thank David Ortiz — or at least a variation on his popular and profane catchphrase — for giving the silly tradition some much-needed spunk. A new Ugly Christmas Sweater has hit the (virtual) shelves just in time for the holiday season that celebrates the...
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Cleveland weatherman hasn’t, won’t shave until Browns win

A local weatherman’s promise to not shave his beard until the Cleveland Browns win a game has had either impressive or disastrous results, depending on one’s particular opinion of unkempt facial hair. Scott Sabol, a meteorologist for Cleveland’s FOX 8, showcased his out-of-control beard as his no-shave pledge was set to enter Day 84 on Wednesday. Here’s what Sabol looked...
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Vonn doing pull-ups after breaking arm a few weeks ago

Lindsey Vonn amazingly showcased how she’s on a miraculous fast track to recovery by posting video of herself doing pull-ups only a few weeks after breaking her right arm. The Olympic champ on Wednesday took to Instagram to document her mind-blowing workout, which has to come as a shock considering a humerus fracture typically takes anywhere between four to eight weeks to heal...
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James Harrison notified of yet another random drug test

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison found himself in familiar position Thursday morning when he was notified the NFL has selected him to undergo yet another random drug test. But given the frequency in which said “random” drug tests occur for Harrison, he’s anything but pleased with the situation. 6th or 7th random test this year and some guys haven't been tested...
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