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Yoan Moncada’s toddler son already a bat-flipping prodigy (vid)

Yoan Moncada may be the top prospect in the Chicago White Sox organization, but when it comes to bat-flipping prowess? There’s no chance of Moncada holding a candle to his son’s serious bat-flip skills. The craziest part? Young Robinson Moncado is all of two-and-a-half years old. Robinson, who already has his own social media presence — what a world — had footage of his first...
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Russell Westbrook avoids Kevin Durant questions with fashion talk

How things ultimately play out between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook while the two share the same bench as Western Conference teammates is arguably the most interesting subplot of 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend. Kevin Durant already briefly addressed it, so it makes sense for Russell Westbrook to do the same.Unless Westbrook doesn’t feel like it, of course.During a media availability...
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Andrew McCutchen Googled himself to keep up on trade talk

Andrew McCutchen admits in an essay written for The Players’ Tribune that he took to Googling himself to stay apprised of all the trade talk swirling around him this past offseason.In a piece fittingly entitled, “Dear Pittsburgh,” as it’s a tribute to the only MLB town he’s known and its fans, McCutchen lays out his Pirates career, from his earliest days in the organization...
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Joel Embiid once contemplated retirement while in 'a dark place'

Joel Embiid has revealed his first two injury-plagued seasons were so trying at times he actually contemplated retirement. Given the rocky road the Philadelphia 76ers budding young superstar had to navigate in his first two seasons, perhaps that revelation shouldn't be all that surprising.Before even being drafted third-overall by the Sixers in the 2014 NBA Draft, Embiid underwent...
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Phillies fire back at Chris Christie for slam with ‘bridge’ tweet

New Jersey governor Chris Christie on Wednesday made some insulting and sarcastic comments about the Philadelphia Phillies, Citizens Bank Park and the team’s fans. The trash talk certainly riled up the baseball-loving populace of the City of Brotherly Love. And now, the Phillies have exacted their revenge.Christie, an unabashed New York Mets fan, pulled off his anti-Phillies hit...
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Stephen Curry trolls himself over meme’d All-Star photoshoot

The Golden State Warriors have found themselves at the center of a hilarious meme outbreak thanks to a photoshoot celebrating the team’s four All-Stars. But it looks like Stephen Curry may have gotten the last laugh.The Internet went wild Thursday evening over the photos of Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Curry after the Warriors posted them to Twitter. The case...
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Draymond Green: Criticism of James Dolan ‘came off the wrong way’

Draymond Green is walking back a bit his criticism of New York Knicks owner James Dolan, insisting some his most inflammatory rhetoric “came off the wrong way.” Green made headlines earlier this week by suggesting on his “Dray Day” podcast on Uninterrupted that Dolan exhibited a “slave master mentality” in his handling of Charles Oakley. “Number one, I never said James...
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Chris Long tweets back at critics of him skipping Pats’ White House visit

Chris Long is one of a handful of New England Patriots players — six in all — who intend to skip a visit to the White House to celebrate the team’s Super Bowl LI victory.The veteran defensive end has been among the most vocal Patriots players in defending the decision. And Long continued to do so on Thursday night on social media.Long tweeted that he "heard it all this week...
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Kevin Durant downplays Russell Westbrook angle at All-Star Game

Perhaps the most intriguing subplot of 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend is how things will play out between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook while sharing the same bench as Western Conference teammates.To hear it from Durant, there’s not going to be any kind of drama, or at least that’s his prediction.Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will all play in Sunday’s...
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Charles Barkley trolled with unflattering All-Star emoji, rips social media

The NBA have introduced custom Twitter emojis for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Every player on both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference squads have their own custom emoji, which will allow fans on social media to amuse themselves throughout All-Star Weekend.The NBA introduced the player emojis in a series of tweets on Thursday night, announcing they were live on Twitter...
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Mike Trout shares insane workout video ahead of spring training

This just in. Mike Trout puts himself through inordinately more grueling workout routines than those performed by mere mortals.The Los Angeles Angeles slugger shared a video from a grueling workout that was evidently a sadistic sendoff from his trainer before he departed for spring training. As mentioned, most regular folks — and perhaps even Trout’s fellow major leaguers ...
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Atlanta brewery cracks Deflategate joke while settling Super Bowl bet

Proving Deflategate may be gone but never forgotten, an Atlanta brewery managed to sneak in a joke about feeling “deflated” while settling a Super Bowl bet.SweetWater Brewery made a wager with Boston-based Samuel Adams regarding the outcome of Super Bowl LI. Once the hometown Atlanta Falcons blew a 25-point lead to lose to the New England Patriots in mind-boggling fashion, SweetWater...
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Steve Kerr talks pairing Durant, Westbrook at All-Star Game

One of the more compelling story lines that will play out over NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans is how Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook interact as Western Conference teammates.Perhaps even more than that, it will be interesting to see how Steve Kerr, who will handle coaching duties for the West squad, will deal with Durant and Westbrook during Sunday’s marquee game.Will the...
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Patriots fan gets Tom Brady portrait tattooed on his backside

A clearly devoted New England Patriots fan recently celebrated the team’s Super Bowl LI triumph by getting a tattoo. While the notion that a fan would get a celebratory tattoo doesn’t seem all that strange, it’s where the fan got said tattoo that makes for such a bizarre story.Boston Barber & Tattoo Co. had several visitors seeking tattoos on the day of the Patriots’...
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Le’Veon Bell announces release date for upcoming rap album

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is about to hit the big time with his budding music career with the release of a full-length rap album.Bell took to Twitter Wednesday to announce the news that “Post-Interview” will drop on March 1. The new album comes on the one-year anniversary of his mixtape “The Interview.”Bell has been pursuing his music career on the side...
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D-backs pitcher has great theory behind not shaving in months

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Archie Bradley showed up for spring training this week sporting a burly, unkempt beard. While many players can get lax on assorted grooming responsibilities during the offseason, Bradley has a much more inspired reason for doing so.Bradley, 24, is about to embark upon his third season at the big-league level with the Diamondbacks. After posting...
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Tyronn Lue walks back talk about playing an injured Kevin Love

Tyronn Lue on Wednesday night backtracked on previous comments about Kevin Love playing last despite being injured. The Cleveland Cavaliers head coach claims he misinterpreted a question before Wednesday’s 113-104 victory over the Indiana Pacers and that led to the confusion.Lue was asked before the game when he learned Love was injured.“He was already heading for surgery. It...
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Adrian Peterson raises eyebrows with tweet about Giants

Adrian Peterson probably raised a few eyebrows Wednesday evening by shooting off an arguably cryptic tweet about the New York Giants.The Minnesota Vikings running back took to social media to muse upon the “interesting moves” the Giants have been making this offseason. Peterson, 31, is unlikely at this stage to return to the Vikings next season, at least with the current $18...
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Report: Charles Oakley backing off expectations of James Dolan

Charles Oakley reportedly has had a change of heart concerning what he expects out of the New York Knicks organization and owner James Dolan to make peace.A person close to Oakley believes the former Knicks star doesn't necessarily need a public apology from Dolan, according to a New York Post report. Instead, Oakley only hopes the Knicks will issue a statement of apology to him...
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NBA confirms Carmelo Anthony will replace Kevin Love at All-Star Game

The NBA has officially announced that Carmelo Anthony will replace the injured Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love on the Eastern Conference roster at the All-Star Game. The New Your Knicks superstar finds himself in yet another All-Star Game after a slot was opened up when Love underwent  arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday morning. The Cavs star is expected to miss...
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Donald Trump declined ESPN invite to fill out NCAA Tourney bracket

President Donald Trump will not continue the tradition started by Barack Obama of filling out an NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket on ESPN airwaves, reports The Washington Post.ESPN reportedly reached out to the White House to gauge Trump’s potential interest in filling out a bracket on-camera as Obama did throughout his presidency. That invite was declined.“We expressed...
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Mike Mularkey says Marcus Mariota ‘right on schedule’ with rehab

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey on Wednesday indicated Marcus Mariota is “on schedule” in his rehab after suffering a broken fibula late last season. But Mularkey stressed the Titans will be “overly cautious” not to push their franchise quarterback too hard. It’s expected that Mariota will miss most of the Titans’ offseason program as he rehabilitates from the...
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Hassan Whiteside gives $25K cash to James Johnson to pay fine

Hassan Whiteside proved to be a man of his word by ponying up the money to pay Miami Heat teammate James Johnson’s $25,000 fine. And Whiteside did so in a flashy manner by producing the needed funds in cash.Whiteside felt himself indebted to his teammate in light of the fact Johnson was fined for coming to his defense.The incident in question occurred during the Heat’s 116-93...
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Jahlil Okafor ‘trying to focus on playing basketball’ amid trade rumors

Jahlil Okafor has rejoined the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of Wednesday’s match-up with the Boston Celtics after not traveling with the team for its past two games amid persistent trade rumors. And now that Okafor is back with the team, the second-year player is doing his best to ignore all the rampant speculation.“I’m just trying to focus on playing basketball,” Okafor said...
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Mike Gundy dons wrestling singlet to promote Oklahoma St. match

The No. 1-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys wrestling program has a huge showdown with the No. 2 Penn State Nittany Lions this weekend, so the team enlisted the services of head football coach Mike Gundy to spread the word.Given Gundy’s larger-than-life personality — the guy rocks a hairstyle dubbed “The Gundy Mullet” after all — it should come as no surprise that the football...
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