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Rockets GM Daryl Morey defends ‘polarizing’ James Harden

James Harden is the NBA’s version of an enigma wrapped in a riddle. Obviously one of the most gifted offensive players in the NBA, the Houston Rockets superstar’s renowned deficiencies on the defensive endof the court -- along with his inability to make his teammates better -- has prompted as many differing opinions about him as his impressive points-per-game average. ...
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Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas growing mustaches for FedEx Cup (pic)

The currently scraggly hair sprouting on the upper lips of Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas won’t make anyone forget NHL playoff beards, but the two PGA Tour golfers are doing the best they can to build some camaraderie or something by growing mustaches for the upcoming FedEx Cup Playoffs. Who wears it better? #FedExCup #Playoffs via @RickieFowler pic.twitter.com/gZcfsE902j ...
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Cleveland-area farm celebrates Cavaliers title with corn maze

With autumn quickly approaching, it’s becoming that time of the year for the popular sports-themed corn mazes to artistically carve up rural farmlands all across America. And a maze in a cornfield located about half-hour outside of Cleveland celebrates how the Cavaliers finally ended the region’s decades-long championship drought in major professional sports. Mapleside Farms...
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Alex Rodriguez to embark upon a motivational speaking career?

Alex Rodriguez appears ready to move on from the world of baseball — to a certain extent — and embark upon a career in motivational speaking. The former slugger recently signed on with Greater Talent Agency, an organization that coordinates appearances by high-profile individuals on the motivational speech circuit. The presumably former ballplayer’s bio on the agency...
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Cowboys fan LeBron praises Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz

LeBron James is a longtime Dallas Cowboys fan, so the fact he recently sang the praises of two New York Giants wide receivers certainly is an interesting development. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar took to Instagram Tuesday to issue two separate posts to articulate his admiration for Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz. A video posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Aug...
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LeBron James: Ultimate Warrior shirt wasn’t a shot at Golden State

When LeBron James triumphantly stepped off the plane in Ohio after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors, much was made of how he was wearing an Ultimate Warrior shirt. Many believed James’ decision to don said shirt was his way of taking a not-so-subtle shot at the vanquished Warriors. But James recently explained that...
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Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

The Minnesota Wild, after courting fan opinion, have announced that Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” as the team’s official goal song in tribute to the recently departed and beloved local music icon. The Wild have been using Joe Satriani’s “Crowd Chant” to get Wild fans at Xcel Energy Center pumped up for years, but when the team played the Prince classic during Game...
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Tom Brady’s $50 vegan snack pack boxes sell out in one day

Tom Brady’s fitness company TB12 either grossly underestimated expected demand for its new vegan snack packs or the product has been selling like absolute hotcakes, as it has been reported that “TB12 Snacks” already have sold out. It was announced on Monday by TB12, per a boston.com report, that the “raw, vegan, organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free” snacks were on...
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Josh Norman blasts ‘horrible’ Roger Goodell, takes shot at NFLPA

Josh Norman didn’t mince his words in any way during a recent interview with ESPN The Magazine, upping the ante with his feud with Odell Beckham Jr. while also taking potshots at the NFL, the NFLPA and even commissioner Roger Goodell. The Washington Redskins, showing no shortage of confidence, also proclaimed himself the “best cornerback on Earth.” Regarding his ongoing...
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Ricky Rubio eager to mentor T’Wolves rookie Kris Dunn

Minnesota Timberwolves star Ricky Rubio insists he’s eager to mentor Kris Dunn, despite how the arrival of the rookie point guard ultimately will marginalize his position with the only NBA organization he’s ever known. Whispers about Rubio being on the block have gone back as far as the NBA trade deadline last season. But when the Timberwolves drafted Dunn with the No. 5 overall...
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Klay Thompson already tired of talking about Warriors ‘superteam’

Klay Thompson has a long road ahead of him as it pertains to dealing with the media given he’s admitted he’s already tired of fielding questions about the Golden State Warriors assembling a “superteam” with the addition of Kevin Durant. The Warriors are coming off a league-record 73-win regular season and with the addition of Durant, a repeat appearance in the NBA Finals...
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Noah Syndergaard calls out MLB Shop site for misspelling name

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has had to once again point out how even people who should know how to spell his unique last name can’t seem to get it right. This time around, the egregious spelling gaffe could be found on the Mets page on MLB Shop’s official website. Syndergaard took to Twitter to post a screengrab of the error, which had his last name spelled “SYNEDRGAARD”...
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Blake Bortles, Jags using Kate Upton, Beyonce for ho-huddle calls

Ever since Peyton Manning started getting noticed for yelling “Omaha!” as he surveyed NFL defenses, fans have become fascinated with the often-oddball terms quarterbacks use when making calls at the line of scrimmage. Blake Bortles recently revealed how the Jacksonville Jaguars have gotten into the odd-call game when the team runs its no-huddle offense. But instead of shouting...
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Devils teammates want goalie to wear Seinfeld-themed pads

New Jersey Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid is part of a contest where fans have the opportunity to custom design his equipment for the 2016-17 NHL season. While submissions are still being accepted, it may not be worth the time or effort. Why? Because Devils center Adam Henrique may have come up with such a fantastic concept that it’s unlikely to be outdone. As most pop culture...
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Bumgarner gives up grand slam, hits HR in same inning

Madison Bumgarner without question is one of better slugging pitchers in Major League Baseball in recent history, if not the very best. The San Francisco Giants ace’s prowess at the plate was on full display during Thursday’s 10-7 win over the New York Mets, although it probably didn’t play out they way Bumgarner would have scripted it. Bumgarner was in the midst of a rough...
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British reporter befuddled by couple ‘having a hug’ on Rio beach (vid)

Live remote dispatches from television news reporters have a long and sordid history of going off the rails due to the antics, actions and behavior of bystanders. BBC journalist Dan Walker learned that lesson firsthand during a report from the Summer Olympics this week where the Rio’s spectacular sand and sea served as the backdrop. Oh, and one more thing was in frame as Walker...
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Alabama fans fire back at USC t-shirt taunt with O.J. Simpson tee

News surfaced earlier this week that the USC Bookstore was selling shirts that mocked the Alabama Crimson Tide ahead of the Trojans’ Sept. 3 showdown with the defending national champions. Not surprisingly, Alabama backers weren’t going to take such a slight in stride without a response. The shirt selling at the USC Bookstore bears the message, “Roll Tears Roll,” which...
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Seattle college offering class for bandwagon Seahawks fans

Green River College, a community college about 25 miles outside of Seattle, is offering a course that helps explain the game of football to fans who recently jumped on the Seahawks’ bandwagon. Oh. My. Gosh. You guys. This, uh, this is a *real* course being offered at a Seattle area community college. pic.twitter.com/4pHXpPAPjZ — Seattle Faithful (@SeattleFaithful) August...
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Zimmer on sitting Bridgewater: ‘Because I wanted to’

One of the stranger developments from Thursday's NFL preseason action was when the Minnesota Vikings sent out backup Shaun Hill to start the game against the Seattle Seahawks, not Teddy Bridgewater. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was conspicuously vague with the media Thursday night when asked after the game why he decided to sit Bridgewater in the team’s second preseason game...
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Report: Alex Rodriguez a ‘long shot’ to play in 2017

Ever since Alex Rodriguez played his last game for the New York Yankees organization last Friday, speculation has run rampant about his future. The debate over whether or not A-Rod has in fact played in his last game has been fueled partly by how he has never used the word “retire” or some variation of it in the days that followed. Rodriguez’s publicist did put the kibosh...
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Jeff Henderson shares promised gold medal with ailing mother

Jeff Henderson by the narrowest of margins won the gold medal in the long jump last Saturday at the Rio Olympics, making a good on a promise to his mother, who is battling Alzheimer’s. Henderson returned home to McAlmont, Ark., earlier this week and in a touching moment, was able to share his gold medal with his mother during a visit to his boyhood home. It was an emotional...
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Josh Norman flattered by Odell Beckham Jr.’s continued talk

Both Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr. have attempted at various points since their infamous brawl last season to put an end to their feud. Despite their apparent best efforts, the bad blood and trash talk persisted throughout the offseason. With the two former combatants residing in the same division it appears that the new Washington Redskins cornerback finally is prepared to...
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Pole vaulter breaks silence on embarrassing disqualification

Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita became an unfortunately comedic footnote to the Rio Olympics when footage surfaced that appeared to show his manhood was the primary cause of his disqualification. And now he’s trying to clear the air, denying the alleged circumstances that caused things to go so awry in his Olympic experience. As Ogita attempted to clear the bar set at 5...
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Dez Bryant feeling great at camp: ‘My confidence is sky high’

Dez Bryant is making it clear that after a disappointing, injury-plagued 2015 campaign, he’s ready to roll in 2016. The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver was asked Wednesday if this year’s edition of training camp is the best he’s had in his seven-year career. “Hell yeah,” Bryant replied, via The Dallas Morning News. “My mind is right. My confidence is sky high right now...
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Michigan's Jake Butt welcomes jokes about humorous surname

Jake Butt insists he doesn’t mind that his surname often makes him the butt of jokes. In fact, instead of trying to avoid it, he has a radically different approach: Bring it on, as there's not a taunt, wisecrack or snarky comment he hasn’t heard. Butt has become so used to it over the years that the Michigan Wolverines tight end — get it? — actually welcomes the kidding...
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