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Rajon Rondo's post-playing career plans? NBA head coach

Rajon Rondo has said he wants to continue playing in the NBA for "six or seven more years." But once it's all said and done and his pro basketball career is at its end? The Chicago Bulls guard has been preparing for some time now for his next professional endeavor. “I absolutely want to coach,” Rondo said in the Bulls locker room following Tuesday’s 99-98 loss to the Dallas...
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LeBron James Jr. amazes in yet another highlight video

Another highlight video documenting the mind-blowing on-court exploits of one LeBron James Jr. recently hit the Internet. Put plainly, this impressive prodigy is on is way to following in the footsteps of his Cleveland Cavaliers superstar father. And he’s only 12. Granted, a highlight video by its nature can be a bit misleading. But this most recent mixtape celebrates there’s...
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Joel Embiid’s minute limit will be enforced for rest of season

The Philadelphia 76ers made it clear there are no immediate plans to lift the minutes limit set for Joel Embiid. Further, the plan going forward is to keep that limit enforced for the balance of the season, despite the center making significant progress in his on-court development and recovery from seasons-robbing injuries. Embiid, after averaging around 23 minutes per game at the...
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Tim Duncan stars in fantastic ad for new cereal ‘Slam Duncan O’s’

One doesn’t generally think of Tim Duncan when it comes to charismatic pitchmen. But when the time came for a local Texas grocery chain to promote a new cereal celebrating the recently retired San Antonio Spurs star, it made perfect sense to capitalize on Duncan’s unassuming and low-key personality by having him star in a absolutely fantastic commercial. H-E-B Grocery Stores...
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Big Ben reacts to Julian Edelman's criticism of Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger wasn't about to allow Julian Edelman to criticize the Pittsburgh Steelers organization without firing back a response. And the Steelers signal-caller cited the franchise's esteemed championship pedigree to react to the New England Patriots wide receiver's comments. Edelman started things by making an unflattering comment about the Steelers in the wake of the...
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Brian Cashman mum on pursuit of Bryce Harper in 2018

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wisely sidestepped an inquiry during a fan forum about the impressive free agent class slated to arrive following the 2018 season. A fan at the event held Tuesday night at the Times Square Hard Rock Cafe asked specifically if the Yankees will pursue the likes of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Smiling — and showing awareness of...
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'Madden' Twitter account takes brutal shot at Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones refused to shut the door on the Tony Romo Era in comments made Tuesday. Any scenario where Tony Romo could return next season? Jerry Jones: "There are several cards to be played. There's been no decision made." — Jon Machota (@jonmachota) January 17, 2017 In fact, Jones even stated there’s still a good chance Romo might...
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Is the NBA considering pulling the plug on sleeved jerseys?

The NBA reportedly is considering putting an end to the era of sleeved jerseys, a uniform style that has been derided by players and fans alike. With the NBA’s partnership with Adidas as the NBA' exclusive apparel provider coming to an end and Nike taking control beginning with the 2017-18 season, it appears the time may be right to pull the plug on the much-maligned sleeved...
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Ovechkin on being a Russian living in D.C.: ‘I’m neutral’

Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin credits remaining in the middle of the road politically speaking for the ability to navigate playing in the nation’s capital while being a native-born Russian, especially in light of the currently contentious political climate. The relationship between the United States and Russia are dropping to Cold War levels given the recent...
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Brent Burns, Joe Thornton and their beards star in great Sharks spot (vid)

Brent Burns and Joe Thornton aren’t only San Jose Sharks teammates, they’re beard brothers. The two superstars boast the fantastically long and unkempt beards in NHL history, something that’s made the instantly recognizable both on and off the ice. The beards of Burns and Thornton take center stage in a delightful ad promoting the latter’s upcoming “Joe Thornton Chia...
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Ravens owner: Too many commercials during NFL broadcasts

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti believes there’s a relatively simple solution to solve the ratings woes suffered by the NFL this past season: Reduce the “absurd” amount of commercials and breaks in the action. “It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that nobody wants to see two minutes of commercials, come back, kick the ball and then go to a minute-and-a-half...
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Famous Boston duckling statues decked out in Patriots gear (pic)

The beloved mother duck and duckling statues located in the Boston Public Garden have been accessorized for the New England Patriots’ postseason push. In what has become something of a Boston sports postseason tradition, the iconic bronze sculptures, nine in all, have been outfitted in Patriots gear. The ducks in the Public Garden are ready for Saturday! @FOPG @universalhub...
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Wild mascot beats Blackhawks mascot with bat on 'birthday'

Thursday night marked the apparent birthday of Nordy, the Minnesota Wild’s beloved mascot. To celebrate the event, mascots from several other NHL teams made the trip to Xcel Energy Center for their colleague’s special day. And how do NHL mascots celebrate birthdays, you ask? By allowing the birthday mascot to beat a rival mascot senseless with a bat, apparently, with the victim...
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Whiteside: All-Star fan voting 'more of a popularity thing’

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was bumped out of the top-10 Eastern Conference frontcourt players in this week’s update of All-Star Game fan voting, with Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson taking his place. And Whiteside doesn’t seem too happy about it. “I really don’t even want to talk about,” Whiteside told reporters after Heat practice, via the Sun-Sentinel...
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Mets GM: Tim Tebow will ‘be around’ at’ big-league camp

The New York Mets earlier this week announced the minor-league players who received an invite to the team’s big-league spring training camp. Perhaps not surprisingly, Tim Tebow’s name wasn’t on the list. But that doesn’t mean the 29-year-old prospect won’t see some action at the major league level during spring training, so says Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. ...
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Patrik Laine’s mom helps plan birthday surprise for young Jets fan (pics)

A young Winnipeg Jets fan got quite the birthday surprise recently when Patrik Laine showed up at his house bearing gifts. And the young fan, Lucas Bydak, has Laine’s mother to thank for all of it. It all started when Laine’s mom, Tuija, came across a tweet from Lucas’ uncle highlighting the boy’s letter in which he invited Laine, his favorite Jets player, to his eighth...
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Smith shares photo of daughter born five months premature

J.R. Smith and wife Jewel Harris recently revealed their daughter Dakota was born five months premature earlier this month and weighed only one pound at birth. The Cleveland Cavaliers star and Harris made the heartbreaking announcement in a video posted to Twitter via LeBron James’ Uninterrupted online platform. .@TheRealJRSmith and his wife share difficult family news. pic...
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Derrick Rose hopes going AWOL doesn’t doom future with Knicks

Derrick Rose expressed hope that his decision to go AWOL earlier this week doesn’t negatively impact his future with the New York Knicks organization. Rose disappeared without notice ahead of Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. He returned to the Knicks Tuesday and was fined $200,000 for skipping out on the team. Rose said upon his return his unexcused absence...
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Hurricanes prank Ryan Murphy by filling his car with packing peanuts (vid)

Ryan Murphy may have nothing but love for his Carolina Hurricanes teammates in a general sense, but there’s a good chance he’s not too happy with them right now. The Hurricanes defenseman was on the receiving end of delightfully messy prank that involved his teammates filling up his BMW with an absurd amount of packing peanuts. From the front seat to the back seat and even the...
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Brock Osweiler hopes to ‘write a great ending’ to Texans’ season

Brock Osweiler hopes to turn the page on a nightmarish start to his Houston Texans career by writing “a great ending” to it in the playoffs, starting with Saturday’s divisional-round match-up with the New England Patriots. Osweiler arguably had his best game as a Texan in last weekend’s 27-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders. While Osweiler only went a pedestrian 14-of...
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Taj Gibson on former teammate Derrick Rose: 'Awesome dude’

With all the turmoil and drama surrounding Derrick Rose going AWOL earlier this week and the subsequent fallout from his disappearance, at least the New York Knicks point guard can count on one of his former teammates to go to bat for him. Rose and the Knicks face his former Chicago Bulls squad on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Taj Gibson, Rose’s teammate on the Bulls...
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Miami Heat team plane skids on ice while taxiing at Milwaukee airport

The Miami Heat team plane lost traction on some ice buildup and skidded while taxiing during wintry conditions  at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport on Wednesday night. But it appears to only have been a minor incident and no injuries were reported. BREAKING: A charter plane carrying the Miami Heat slid on ice while taxi-ing at Milwaukee’s airport. No one...
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Erin Andrews bawled ‘like a child’ over Jarret Stoll’s proposal

Self-described “huge Disney World/Disneyland girl” Erin Andrews admitted she was overcome with emotion over longtime beau and former NHL star Jarret Stoll’s proposal at “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Andrews and Stoll have been dating in December 2012, so the apparently romantic proposal arguably was a long time coming, which may have something to do with Andrews’...
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D’Angelo Russell reacts to bats interrupting Lakers practice

The Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday were trying to get in some practice on the road at AT&T Center ahead of Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs when some bats buzzing around the building sent players scrambling. Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell weighed in on the creepy situation and managed to sneak in a great reference about Spurs star Manu Ginobili in the process...
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Aikman ‘could not care less’ about Packers fans’ petition

Troy Aikman said he “could not care less” about a petition from Green Bay Packers fans calling for him and Joe Buck to be banned from calling the team’s games. Packers fan Andrew Dorff, of Brookfield, Wisc., launched a petition, entitled, “Get Troy Aikman and Joe Buck banned from announcing Green Bay Packer’s [sic] games” on Change.org. It reads as follows: This...
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