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Isaiah Thomas jokes about his reputation for poor defense (vid)

Isaiah Thomas has developed a reputation as being one of the poorer defensive players in the NBA. But that doesn’t mean the Boston Celtics guard can’t eke a chuckle out of the unflattering label. Thomas cracked wise about his well-documented defensive deficiencies with teammate Avery Bradley during a joint press conference following Wednesday’s 108-97 Game 5 victory over the...
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Tom Hanks taking ‘NFL moratorium’ when Raiders leave Oakland

Tom Hanks came out and bashed the NFL over the Raiders impending move out of Oakland to Las Vegas. In fact, the esteemed actor — born in Concord, Calif., about 20 miles outside of Oakland — is taking it quite personally.Hanks, speaking at a San Francisco charity event this week, announced his plan to protest the Raiders’ ultimate move to Sin City by boycotting the NFL entirely...
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Steve Kerr on debilitating back issues: ‘If they can find it, they can fix it’

Steve Kerr was not on the bench for the past two Golden State Warriors playoff games due to debilitating back issues, handing over in-game head coaching responsibilities to assistant Mike Brown. “I had no chance,” Kerr said of the difficult decision. “I had been trying everything.” The Warriors of course won both games to finish off a four-game series sweep of the Portland...
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Westbrook hasn’t ‘even thought about’ contract extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s season has come to a disappointing end after losing in five games in its first-round series to the Houston Rockets courtesy of Tuesday's 105-99 loss.With that in mind, perhaps it’s not all that surprising that Russell Westbrook says he hasn’t had a chance to think about the future, specifically whether he’ll sign a long-term contract extension...
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Adrian Peterson releases statement about joining Saints

Adrian Peterson has issued a statement about signing a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints worth $7 million with added incentives. The statement marks his first public comments since finalizing the deal on Tuesday.The 32-year-old running back, in the statement issued through ESPN’s Josina Anderson, indicates his decision to join the Saints was inspired by how “it just felt...
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Adrian Peterson’s social media profile pics now showcase Saints

Adrian Peterson on Tuesday was officially inked to a deal by the New Orleans Saints. And the veteran running back’s social media accounts have been updated showcase his new NFL team. Peterson’s Twitter account now features a Photoshop of the running back in a white Saints jersey wearing No. 28 as the profile pic. And over on Instagram, another Photoshopped image celebrates Peterson’s...
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Kawhi Leonard reacts to being tabbed world’s 2nd-best player

Kawhi Leonard without question is among the best basketball players in the NBA. Fittingly, Leonard was recently tabbed by the NBA on TNT studio crew as the 2nd-best basketball player in the world. In response, the San Antonio Spurs superstar exhibited a team-first attitude while putting such observations and/or debates in their proper perspective.Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and...
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Terry Collins refuses to panic amid Mets’ 8-11 start

The New York Mets have stumbled out of the gate in April to the tune of a 8-11 record. While not much has been going right for the Mets so far this season, Terry Collins refuses to allow panic infiltrate the the team.“With the guys that are in that clubhouse, you can’t show panic,’’ Collins said ahead of Tuesday’s postponed game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field...
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Mark Ingram on Saints signing Adrian Peterson: ‘I’m all for it’

Mark Ingram, noting he’s a “big fan” of Adrian Peterson, insists he’s fine with the New Orleans Saints’ acquisition of the veteran running back.The Saints on Tuesday signed Peterson to a two-year deal with a base salary of $7 million. Ingram of course is the Saints player most likely to be impacted by Peterson’s arrival. But Ingram, coming off his first career 1,000 yard...
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Jim Harbaugh gives Michigan helmet, Jordans to Pope Francis

Jim Harbaugh is currently leading the Michigan Wolverines football program through a tour of Rome. The highlight of the trip — at least for Harbaugh — has to be the opportunity to meet Pope Francis.And the Wolverines made sure to leave something behind for Pope Francis to remember the day, as Harbaugh personally presented the Pope with a Wolverines helmet during Wednesday's visit...
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Paul mocks reporter: Everyone in room is 'laughing for a reason’

Chris Paul was in an understandably surly mood following the Los Angeles Clippers’ 96-92 loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. Now down 2-3 in the series after the home-court, Game 5 defeat, Paul didn’t take too kindly to an inquiry during the post-game presser, openly mocking the reporter, saying everyone in the room was "laughing for a reason.”Paul, who led the way with...
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Marcus Smart fires back at Jimmy Butler over ‘not about that life’ talk

Jimmy Butler had some post-game trash talk for Marcus Smart after the two tangled during Sunday’s Game 4 of the Chicago Bulls-Boston Celtics playoff series. And now Smart is firing back over Butler’s “not about that life” talk.Butler and Smart mixed it up on the backcourt baseline and had to be separated, prompting the Bulls guard to call out the Celtics guard after the game...
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Cashman on Pedro Martinez mentoring Luis Severino: He ‘owed us’

Luis Severino is quickly developing into the breakout star of the New York Yankees pitching staff. And it appears the guidance provided this past offseason by former Yankees nemesis Pedro Martinez proved to be the big turning point.And to hear it from Brian Cashman, it was the least former Boston Red Sox ace could do after tormenting the Yankees for so many years.The Yankees general...
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Rajon Rondo out for Game 5, declared a ‘long shot’ to return in series

Rajon Rondo managed to take some jumpers for the second consecutive day before practice Tuesday despite a right thumb fracture and wrist injury suffered in Game 2 of the Chicago Bulls’ series against the Boston Celtics. But the injuries are too much to overcome in such short time and Rondo has been declared out for Wednesday’s Game 5. While it’s encouraging to see Rondo on...
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Jets GM: ‘No problem’ avoiding domestic violence offenders in draft

New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan says he has “no problems whatsoever” avoiding prospects with domestic violence histories during the NFL draft. It warrants noting Maccagnan's personal experiences with the issue inspires a deep reluctance on his part to have such a player find a spot on the Jets’ draft board.“There’s some things that are extremely egregious that...
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Kobe Bryant on if he misses basketball: ‘No, I don’t’

Kobe Bryant is now over a full year removed from playing in his last NBA game following an iconic 20-season career. And the Los Angeles Lakers legend claims to have no regrets about calling it quits.Bryant, in an appearance on “Good Morning America” Monday, was asked if he misses the game. To which the 38-year-old responded, “No, I don’t.” Bryant, who won five NBA titles...
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Riley nearly wrote Dan Gilbert-like letter when LeBron left Heat

Miami Heat president Pat Riley almost made a huge mistake in July of 2014 upon hearing the news that LeBron James was leaving the organization to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. And it involved almost writing an angry letter about the situation, much like Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert famously did when James took his talents to South Beach four years earlier.Riley, in an expansive...
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Seahawks GM on Sherman situation: ‘Time heals all wounds’

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider on Monday seemed to summarily dismiss the possibility of the team ultimately trading Richard Sherman. If that indeed ends up being the case and Sherman remains with the team next season, there arguably is the potential all the trade talk drama could cause some bitterness on Sherman’s behalf.Schneider, however, contended that “time...
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Eric Thames happy to land in Milwaukee with Brewers: ‘I love beer’

For a beer connoisseur, there are far worse places to land than in Milwaukee. Just ask Eric Thames.After two mostly unsuccessful MLB campaigns in 2011 and 2012, Thames spent the last three seasons dominating in Korean leagues. Thames’ production in the KBO was so impressive the Milwaukee Brewers signed him to major league deal this past offseason, a three-year $16 million contract...
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Video surfaces of man punching woman at Royals game

Video has surfaced of an altercation in the stands at Kauffman Stadium that culminated with a man punching a woman during Tuesday’s game between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants.The incident occurred in the seats along the first-base line. TMZ Sports has released video of the incident. The parties involved in the fight were named as Edmond Lee Stryker of Lexington...
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Jacoby Brissett honors Barack Obama during White House visit

The New England Patriots on Wednesday paid a visit to the White House, as is the custom for reigning Super Bowl champions.Much of the talk surrounding the annual event involved how several Patriots players were skipping the White House visit in a sign of protest to the presidency of Donald Trump (more on that here). One Patriots player, however, decided to utilize the visit as a...
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Marlins' plan to build Jose Fernandez statue drawing protests

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, along with two others, died last year in a tragic boating accident and the Miami Marlins organization has since announced plans to erect a larger-than-life-sized statue near the team’s ballpark.But the nature of Fernandez’s death — primarily his reported culpability in the accident that caused it — has some activists in Miami crying foul...
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Dwight Howard tight-lipped with media after Game 2 loss

The Atlanta Hawks are down 0-2 in their first round series with the Washington Wizards following Wednesday’s 109-101 loss at Verizon Center. And the manner in which Dwight Howard interacted with the media after the game couldn't make that notion more plainly evident.Howard, who only posted six points and seven rebounds in just under 20 minutes of action, was relatively standoffish...
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Cubs reach out to young fan surprised with tickets to Wrigley

A young Chicago Cubs fan had the thrill of his life when his parents recently gave him with tickets to his first-ever game at Wrigley Field. Little did he know that things were about to get that much better thanks to how a video documenting the surprise caught the eye of his favorite baseball team.Kolt Kyler, 9, has enjoyed a quick rise to Internet fame thanks to a video posted to...
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Trump blasts photos depicting Patriots’ White House turnout

The New England Patriots on Wednesday paid a visit to the White House, as is the custom for reigning Super Bowl champions. A prevailing story line heading into the annual tradition was how several Patriots players were declining the invite in presumptive protest of Donald Trump (more on that here).And the President attempted to dispel that belief on social media.Trump on Thursday...
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