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Charles Barkley has no love for ex-agent: ‘I’d blow his damn brains out’

When Charles Barkley gets on a roll, the former NBA superstar-turned-analyst of course can be frequently provocative, often controversial and sometimes downright outrageous. Count the vitriolic comments about his former agent, Lance Luchnick, all of those things if not more. The outspoken analyst made an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Friday morning, and brought up his...
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Report: Tristan Thompson may be setting sights on Toronto in 2016

Reports and speculation are beginning to surface that if Tristan Thompson ends up playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year, $6.9 million qualifying offer, he and his agent could be setting their sights on heading to the Toronto Raptors in 2016. Several factors come into play regarding how Thompson could end up in Canada, beginning with the fact that the 24-year-old was...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper doesn’t seem to care if Nationals make playoffs

To hear it from Bryce Harper, it doesn’t matter much if the Washington Nationals make the playoffs or not. In fact, he doesn’t particularly seem to care. Or that’s at least how it sounded when the superstar slugger was asked to weigh in on the plight that the struggling and sputtering Nationals find themselves in as the division rival New York Mets continue to distance themselves...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets QB Petty draws ire from New Yorkers over taste in pizza

Usually, when the sensitive denizens of social media get all up in arms and in an uproar over a tweet from an athlete, it can often revolve around a tasteless tweet, not a tweet about taste. But that wasn’t the case when New York Jets rookie quarterback Bryce Petty incurred the wrath of New Yorkers left offended by his taste in pizza. Petty took to Twitter on Thursday night...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer gave pricey gifts to catchers on no-hitter, one-hitter

Max Scherzer has enjoyed a pretty successful season in his first year with the Washington Nationals, a campaign highlighted by incredible back-to-back starts in June that saw the ace pitch a one-hitter and then a no-hitter. Scherzer went out of his way recently to express gratitude to the guys who sat behind the plate and played a significant part in his consecutive, dominant...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr is the new hair of Head & Shoulders

With Troy Polamalu riding off into the retirement sunset, Procter & Gamble need a new face — er, hair — to be the NFL representative of Head & Shoulders. Given the fascination with his hair, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was a perfect fit. “I don’t think my hair is as good as Troy’s,” Beckham, who rocks a unique two-toned, black-and-blonde...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Segway cameraman apologizes for running down Usain Bolt

One of the bigger stories this week in the world of sports world that became an absolute phenomenon was how world-class sprinter Usain Bolt wasn’t run down by one of his opponents during a race but instead was run over by a cameraman riding on a Segway after one. And the suddenly infamous media member wants everyone to know how sorry he is for inadvertently knocking over the...
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Nick Mangold assists cops in car burglary crime wave

A 911 call placed by New York Jets offensive lineman Nick Mangold helped police apprehend five suspects believed to be responsible for a outbreak of car burglaries that had totaled nearly 40 break-ins, reports TMZ. Mangold reportedly was awoken Sunday night in his Chatham, N.J., home by his car alarm. Upon going down to inspect the situation in his garage and finding the door...
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Coughlin treats training camp-weary Giants to ‘spa day’

Tom Coughlin didn’t technically characterize the events at training camp Thursday as a “spa day,” although that shouldn’t be surprising. But that does not mean what the old-school New York Giants head coach didn’t come off as such to some of his players. After all, switching up the day’s itinerary to involve activities that gave his weary players a chance to rest, relax...
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Wilson: Comments about miracle water ‘perceived wrong’

Comments made by Russell Wilson in a Rolling Stone interview that implied a concussion he suffered was cured by Reliant Recovery Water — a product he happens to endorse — ignited a media firestorm Wednesday that even the apparent miracle water would be able to extinguish. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback on Thursday attempted to clarify the comments touting the restorative...
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RG3 on beating he took in preseason game: ‘I just work here, man’

Robert Griffin III did his best to avoid saying anything of any consequence when asked Thursday to share his thoughts regarding how he was left in to be bruised, battered and beaten during last week’s preseason tilt against the Detroit Lions. The Washington Redskins quarterback, who ultimately suffered a concussion in the game, appeared to play the role of good soldier — seemingly...
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Kyrie Irving might not suit up for Cavaliers until January

The fractured left kneecap Kyrie Irving suffered during Game 1 of the NBA Finals obviously derailed the Cleveland Cavaliers’ championship aspirations as the injury-depleted team couldn’t keep up with the Golden State Warriors, losing in six games. It appears the surgery needed to repair the damage done could have a significant impact on Cleveland’s hopes to get off to a good...
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Joe Theismann on RG3: ‘It’s time for Robert to be quiet’

When it comes to Joe Theismann’s public statements regarding Robert Griffin III, first he giveth, then he taketh away. Days after coming to defense of the Washington Redskins quarterback — in a manner of speaking — Theismann suggested it might be a good time for Griffin, who has been trying to say all the right things (but failing to do so), to take a break from talking...
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Floyd Mayweather says Ronda Rousey ‘will never be at my status’

The prolonged war of words between Floyd Mayweather and Ronda Rousey, unquestioned champions and superstars in their respective sports, has entered its next round of a knock-down, drag-out bout with the boxer firing back at the UFC champ over comments she made about making “2-3 times more than he does per second.” Rousey, who routinely dispatches of her opponents with relative...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

103-year-old woman throws out first pitch before Rangers game (video)

Meet Lucille Fleming. She is a 103-year-old Texas Rangers fan who threw out the ceremonial first pitch earlier this week before one of her favorite team’s games. All told, keeping her centenarian status, Miss Fleming did a pretty admirable job of it to boot. Certainly impressive, although a Seattle Mariners fan did throw out a ceremonial first pitch on her 108th birthday earlier...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter rickrolled readers in debut Players’ Tribune post

One of Derek Jeter’s first of many post-retirement endeavors was to unveil The Players’ Tribune, a website which has the stated goal of allowing athletes to express themselves freely, unfettered and unedited (well, save for just a tinge — or a lot — of editing, apparently). The so-called editorial freedom has attracted the likes of Russell Wilson, Blake Griffin and Kevin...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton praises 'inspiring' Verlander after near no-hitter

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander came oh-so-close to notching his third-career no-hitter Wednesday night, but suffered understandable heartbreak when Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta led off the ninth inning with a double. Verlander of course must be disappointed over how things played out, but still should be encouraged with his dominant performance in light of...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

AC/DC sell Jets-inspired jerseys at MetLife Stadium concert

AC/DC hit the stage at MetLife Stadium for a concert Wednesday, and fans in attendance who also hold allegiances to the New York Jets were afforded to the opportunity to pay tribute to both the seminal rock band and their favorite NFL team … so long as they paid dearly for it. The unique rock concert memorabilia is modeled after the Jets’ green jersey and features the band’s...
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Report: Marshawn Lynch settles $75,000 fine for avoiding media

Marshawn Lynch and the NFL reportedly have reached a settlement regarding the $75,000 fine he was assessed due to his refusal to speak with the media after the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Championship Game, per Ian Rapoport. An appeal hearing, scheduled for this week, has been canceled. Interestingly, the fine had not been previously reported nor disclosed...
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Report: Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista ends Sportsnet boycott

On the same day a report confirmed that Jose Bautista was in the midst of a months-long boycott of Sportsnet, subsequent statements from the Toronto Blue Jays slugger indicate that he has ended his interview embargo related to the team’s television broadcast partner. Bautista made his lifting of the boycott known to the Toronto Star’s Richard Griffin prior to Wednesday’s...
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Russell Wilson: ‘Recovery Water’ healed NFC title game head injury

Russell Wilson, one of the most compelling players in the NFL, is the subject of a lengthy profile in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. And in the piece among other assorted interesting tidbits about the Seattle Seahawks quarterback is his claim that something called “Recovery Water” aided in his quick recovery from a head injury last season. Entitled “Russell Wilson:...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

ODB vows to ‘turn the other cheek’ if defenses target him

Odell Beckham Jr. understands his phenomenal rookie season and rapid ascension to NFL superstar will have opposing defenses targeting him in more ways than one. But the New York Giants wide receiver vowed it would have no effect on the way he plays or approaches the game. More specifically, Beckham says he intends to “turn the other cheek” should such a scenario play out....
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Brandon Marshall calls out Cris Carter for ‘fall guy’ comments

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall became the latest person to come out against controversial comments made by  Cris Carter when the Hall of Fame wide receiver addressed young players at a 2014 NFC rookie symposium. Carter during his comments advised players to find a “fall guy” in their crew to take the rap should they run afoul of the law. “If you all got a...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks reliever tabs Slider the Hamster as team mascot (vid)

The Arizona Diamondbacks already boast a praying mantis as an unofficial team mascot, but if it were up to reliever Josh Collmenter, his hamster — who amusingly goes by the name Slider — also is worthy of consideration. Collmenter brought Slider along on Tuesday to the ballpark and video was posted by AZCentral.com reporter Zach Buchanan — who filed a report on the hamster...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rousey blasts Mayweather, suggests he’s illiterate

The war of words between Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather may go on in perpetuity of the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion has anything to say about it. After the boxing champ appeared to make an effort to settle their long-running beef last month, Rousey came out firing when confronted by a TMZ camera crew while out walking her dog, seizing the opportunity to blast Mayweather...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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