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Sanu: Halftime show played role in Super Bowl collapse

The Atlanta Falcons inexplicably blew a 25-point lead to lose 34-28 in overtime to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. While there obviously were a multitude of factors that contributed to the historic meltdown, one Falcons player is placing some of the blame on one thing in particular:Lady Gaga’s halftime show.Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu on Friday joined NFL Network...
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LeBron reverses course, says he ‘always felt good’ about Cavs

What a difference a month can make.LeBron James arguably contradicted himself by saying Thursday that he’s “always felt good” about the direction and makeup of the Cleveland Cavaliers this season.James of course created a firestorm in late January by putting the Cavs front office on blast, seemingly without provocation. In a post-game tirade following the team’s fifth loss...
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Jimmy Butler on state of Bulls: ‘I just want to win at all costs’

Jimmy Butler is still a member of the Chicago Bulls despite rumors swirling he could have been shipped out of town ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.With the dust still settling post-deadline, Butler now finds himself on a squad without Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott and three new teammates. Despite the roster shakeup and uncertainty about how the new-look Bulls will proceed...
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Brooks Koepka meltdown includes whiff, stomping head off driver

Brooks Koepka was in full meltdown mode during Friday’s second round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. And it only required horrible misplays on consecutive holes to establish that as undeniable fact.To make matters worse, Koepka’s epic meltdown occurred on the first two holes of his second round.Teeing off on No. 10 on The Champion Course at PGA National Resort...
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Tony Romo takes great shot at Jimmy Kimmel ahead of Oscars

Tony Romo’s NFL future may be hanging in the balance this offseason, but that doesn’t mean the quarterback has lost his sense of humor.Jimmy Kimmel, a pal of Romo’s, will serve as host the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday. As the late-night talk show star was participating in an interview with E! News, who else but Romo pops in via video chat to dispense an unflattering pep talk...
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Ricky Rubio opens up about ‘tough’ buildup to trade deadline

Ricky Rubio was at the center of rampant trade speculation in the days leading up to an NBA trade deadline for the second season in a row. This year, however, the sixth-year Minnesota Timberwolves point guard insists “felt a little different.”The trade rumor that generated the most buzz involving Rubio was a straight-up exchange with the New York Knicks for fellow point guard...
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Doc Rivers: Chris Paul ‘iffy’ to return Friday against Spurs

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers says Chris Paul is “iffy” to make his return to the court for Friday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.Paul has missed the Clippers’ last 14 games after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. The point guard last played in a Jan. 16 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. While Paul has been medically...
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Josh Hamilton's knee okay, says 'confidence hasn’t wavered at all’

Josh Hamilton insists there’s no discouragement whatsoever over a recent setback involving his surgically repaired left knee.The Texas Rangers veteran returned to Houston after leaving camp on Wednesday to have the knee examined by Dr. Walt Lowe, who performed his ACL reconstructive surgery on Hamilton’s left knee last summer.Hamilton, on a minor league contract, returned to...
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Terry Francona admits health may impact how long he’ll manage

Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona recently admitted health issues may cut short his managerial career.Francona obviously has enjoyed a sterling career over 17 seasons managing the Indians, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. But he also has experienced his fair share of health issues.As noted by Hardball Talk’s Craig Calcaterra, chest pains and an elevated heart rate...
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Charles Oakley to attend Knicks game, just not at the Garden

Charles Oakley will be in attendance for an upcoming New York Knicks game. It just won’t be at Madison Square Garden.Oakley hinted on Twitter about attending Wednesday’s game between the Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers at Quick Loans Arena. Oakley later confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman he would in fact be in Cleveland for the Knicks-Cavs tilt, according to a tweet from ESPN’s...
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Kate Upton reveals Justin Verlander’s gameday lovemaking rules

Kate Upton is making the media rounds after recently becoming a covergirl yet again for the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. To no surprise, her long-term relationship with Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has been brought up on a few occasions.But what may be surprising is just how revealing Upton was during a recent interview about her longtime beau.During an appearance...
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Vince Young attempting to trademark ‘Make Vince Great Again’

Vince Young’s recent announcement he was attempting a comeback not surprisingly was met with some confusion. The fact alone the former quarterback last played a snap in the NFL in 2011 — not to mention he’s nearing 34 years of age — makes the development a curious one.Regardless how things play out with Young’s arguably ill-fated comeback attempt, it appears he’s at least...
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Draymond Green video game highlights his groin-shot past

A new basketball video game featuring Draymond Green — presumably without his endorsement — includes some quirky basketball gameplay. But more interestingly, the game also celebrates the Golden State Warriors star’s penchant for infamously flailing his legs, which often resulted in some below-the-belt action on opponents.The new video game, cleverly entitled,”Draymond Green’s...
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Report: David Ortiz could join Red Sox broadcast team this season

The options seemingly are endless for David Ortiz as he considers myriad post-retirement options. And comments from Boston Red Sox president Sam Kennedy indicate Ortiz’s first job may be a role on the Boston Red Sox broadcast team.Kennedy discussed the retired icon’s future during an interview this week on Boston Herald Radio. While nothing is set in stone, Kennedy, who previously...
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Report: Jay Cutler said to be considering retirement

Amid rumors regarding what the Chicago Bears are going to do with Jay Cutler, reports suggest the quarterback may make speculation concerning his NFL future a moot point.NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Wednesday on “NFL Total Access” the 33-year-old Cutler may be considering retirement.“(He’s) one of several veterans who are still considering whether they want to play,...
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Terry Collins jokes about Steven Matz’s bull shark encounter

Conventional wisdom would suggest the New York Mets organization couldn’t have been too happy about Steven Matz’s recent fishing excursion when he got up close and personal with a gigantic bull shark.But to hear it from Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and skipper Terry Collins — not to mention some social media activity from the team — the potentially dangerous encounter...
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Colby Rasmus shaves off fantastic beard days after its debut

Colby Rasmus arguably was sporting the finest — or at least most outrageous — outcropping of facial hair in all of MLB spring training … until he shockingly and sadly shaved it all off.The Tampa Bay Rays outfielder showed up to camp with one incredibly unique beard. Foregoing the mustache, Rasmus’ wild facial hair resembled Abraham Lincoln's … or perhaps Mose Schrute's...
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Kristaps Porzingis makes eyes for model on Instagram

Kristaps Porzingis typically tries to keep his personal life private, but the New York Knicks budding superstar has outed himself as a big fan of Instagram model Abigail Ratchford.How? By dropping into the comments section of a Ratchford Instagram post, something that didn’t go unnoticed for very long.It all started when Ratchford, who is known beyond social media for her work...
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Lions long-snapper Jimmy Landes snaps football underneath camel (vid)

Detroit Lions long-snapper Jimmy Landes created considerable attention for himself on social media by creating a trick-snap video during his college career. Now, Landes has released another interesting video showcasing his talents. The exotic locale only heightens the impressiveness, as does the nature of said trick. Landes, currently on vacation in Jordan, posted video this week...
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Yankees dramatically increase ticket prices for Derek Jeter Night

The New York Yankees will hold Derek Jeter Night on Mother’s Day, May 14. And if fans want to be the ballpark for the momentous event, it’s going to cost them.The highly anticipated pregame event, where Jeter will have his No. 2 jersey retired and be enshrined in Monument Park, has prompted the Yankees to dramatically inflate ticket prices for the evening tilt against the Houston...
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Mets pitcher Steven Matz hooks gigantic shark on fishing trip (pic)

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz now has a whopper of a fishing tale to tell his teammates during spring training. With Mets camp kicking into high gear, the left-hander nevertheless managed to spend some free time fishing off the Florida coast. And to say Matz hooked a monster fish during the outing would be an understatement, as he posted evidence to Twitter that he landed a sizeable...
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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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