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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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Russell Westbrook again insists the basketball is his only friend

Russell Westbrook has doubled-down on his previous claim that comes playoff time, the basketball is his only friend.“I think y’all misunderstood what I was saying,” Westbrook told reporters Tuesday at Thunder practice, via Ball Don’t Lie. “Y’all didn’t understand the importance of what I was saying. Y’all think it’s a joke or some (expletive). This is a serious...
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FBI returns Super Bowl 50 helmet to Von Miller

Von Miller on Wednesday was finally reunited with his helmet from Super Bowl 50 at the Denver Broncos’ training facility.FBI agents Brian Schmitt, Melissa Tallman and Clint Judd were on-hand to present Miller with the prized piece of memorabilia. The Broncos tweeted out a photograph of the moment. It was confirmed last month that Miller’s helmet, worn during the Broncos’ 24...
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Brad Stevens: ‘Unacceptable’ if Marcus Smart made obscene gesture

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens on Wednesday said it’s “unacceptable” if Marcus Smart did in fact make an obscene gesture during Tuesday’s Game 2 loss to the Chicago Bulls.Smart appeared to make the alleged obscene gesture following a missed three-pointer about midway through the fourth quarter. As Smart made his way back on defense, he extended his right hand and...
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Mike Trout victimized in prank by Astros mascot Orbit

Mike Trout became a victim of shenanigans courtesy of Orbit, the mascot of the Houston Astros, ahead of Tuesday’s game at Minute Maid Park.And to the Los Angeles Angels slugger’s credit, he had a great sense of humor about it, laughing with Orbit upon learning he’d been played as a victim to a funny prank.Orbit approached Trout on the field before the game and under the auspices...
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Report: Kevin Durant ‘doubtful’ for Game 2 against Blazers

Kevin Durant’s questionable status for the Golden State Warriors’ Game 2 showdown with the Portland Trail Blazers reportedly has been downgraded to doubtful.The Warriors have been preparing for the possibility of Durant not playing due to a strained calf. A tweet from USA Today’s Sam Amick seems to confirm it’s a long shot for the superstar to suit up Wednesday night. ESPN’s...
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Lane Kiffin ‘not really big on humiliating assistant coaches’

Lane Kiffin spent three years on Nick Saban’s staff as offensive coordinator of the Alabama Crimson Tide. While the new Florida Atlantic Owls head coach obviously learned a thing or two from Saban, Kiffin seems to not agree with his former boss’ habit of “humiliating assistant coaches.”Kiffin famously and publicly was on the receiving end of several Saban tirades during his...
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David Fizdale fined $30,000 by NBA for criticizing officials

Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale has been fined $30,000 by the NBA for “public criticism of the officiating” following Monday’s 96-82 Game 2 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center.The fine was announced Wednesday morning by Kiki VanDeWeghe, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.Fizdale didn’t hold back in blasting the officiating in the Game...
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J.J. Watt: Brother T.J. Watt ‘farther along than I was’ at his age

J.J. Watt offered up some high praise for T.J. Watt, saying his younger brother and fellow former Wisconsin Badger standout is “a lot better player than I was” at his age. The Houston Texans superstar acknowledged while he and his younger brother share some similarities as football players, there are some differences between the two. But the elder Watt brother made the distinctions...
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Report: Kurt Rambis ‘beyond unpopular’ among Knicks players

Another day, another unflattering report concerning the seemingly perpetual dysfunction of the New York Knicks organization.On the heels of Knicks president Phil Jackson recently saying Carmelo Anthony is better off leaving the team and Kristaps Porzingis blowing off his exit meeting with team brass comes a report suggesting assistant coach Kurt Rambis isn’t well-liked among Knicks...
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Chris Paul denies ‘homer’ talk about Jazz fans was a criticism

Los Angeles Clippers evened up their first-round series with the Utah Jazz at one apiece courtesy of Tuesday’s 99-91 home-court victory. And with the series set to change venues and head to Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City for Friday’s Game 3, Chris Paul is denying comments about Jazz fans should be construed as criticism.Paul had previously referred to passionate Jazz...
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Base from Game 7 of 2016 World Series sells at auction for $101,237

Several prized pieces of memorabilia from the 2016 World Series sold for big money at auction, with the base where the final out was recorded in the Chicago Cubs’ Game 7 triumph over the Cleveland Indians netting over $100,000.The auctions, featuring items authenticated by Major League Baseball and held on its own website, closed Monday night. The big item turned out to be the...
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