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Ray Allen calls out hating Celtics fans in birthday Instagram post

Ray Allen took time out of his day Thursday to respond to social media haters, mostly Boston Celtics fans, who issued vitriolic comments on an Instagram post that was published in honor of his 42nd birthday.Allen of course spurned a contract offer from Boston in 2012 to sign a three-year deal with the Miami Heat, something that was seen as traitorous by Celtics fans. And the fact...
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Detroit Lions hire Barry Sanders as brand ambassador

Barry Sanders is once again officially a member of the Detroit Lions organization almost 18 years after his sudden retirement.While Sanders has become a bigger presence with the Lions in recent years, the team announced it has hired the Hall of Famer to serve in the capacity of team ambassador.“We’ve thankfully, the last couple years, had an unofficial relationship with him,”...
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Dez Bryant on Ezekiel Elliott drama: It’s a ‘steppingstone’

Dez Bryant came out in support of Dallas Cowboys teammate Ezekiel Elliott, saying the young running back can overcome the bumpy start to an NFL career plagued by off-the-field drama, up to and including an incident over the weekend at a Dallas bar.Bryant made the encouraging comments about Elliott at a barbecue in his hometown of Lufkin, Texas, where 3,000 people reportedly were...
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Parole board member at O.J. Simpson hearing purposely wore Chiefs tie

The Nevada Board of Parole commissioner who became an instant Internet sensation by wearing a Kansas City Chiefs tie to O.J. Simpson’s ultimately successful hearing on Thursday admits he wore the NFL-themed accessory on purpose. Adam Endel told The Kansas City Star’s Sam Mellinger that the deliberate wardrobe choice  didn’t cause him any concern as to how it would be taken...
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Jason Pierre-Paul reacts to Dak Prescott’s division title guarantee

Jason Pierre-Paul on Thursday night reacted to Dak Prescott’s guarantee that the Dallas Cowboys will successfully defend last season’s NFC East title by winning the division again in 2017. But perhaps surprisingly, the New York Giants defensive end didn’t take much offense to the Cowboys signal-caller’s bold proclamation.“I don’t condone stuff like that, but he should...
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Lexi Thompson jokes about new LPGA dress code on Instagram

Lexi Thompson humorously mocked new policies in the LPGA dress code by posting a brilliant photo on social media.Thompson, the No. 3 female golfer in the world, took to Instagram to post a photograph of her in really old school women’s golf gear. The pic comes from a 2016 photo shoot that hailed golf’s return to the Olympics after a century-plus absence. “Got my new #LPGA dress...
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Aaron Judge plays catch with young Mariners fan at Safeco

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge made the day of a young baseball fan by having a catch with him during Thursday’s 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.The Yankees superstar slugger was warming up ahead of the bottom of the ninth when he spotted the young Mariners fan sporting a glove in the right field seats.“I had some extra time and I saw a kid with...
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Did LeBron troll the world with Ben Simmons birthday tweet?

The Internet was whipped up into a veritable frenzy earlier this week when Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons shot out a cryptic tweet directed at LeBron James. And now it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is perhaps engaging in some social media chicanery in light of it all.Simmons turned 21 Thursday and received tweeted well wishes from the 76ers organization and...
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Lindsey Vonn sets record straight on Aaron Rodgers rumors

Lindsey Vonn sought to clarify that she is nothing more than friends with Aaron Rodgers after rumors started that the two may be an item.The whole situation began to evolve after it was noticed Vonn was making several comments on photos Rodgers posted to his Instagram account. In one recent post, Vonn left the comment “Wow you are short” on a photo of Rodgers posing alongside...
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Stephon Marbury set to play ‘last and final season’ in China

Stephon Marbury announced earlier this week on social media that he will suit up for a “last and final season” in the Chinese Basketball Association before retiring from professional basketball for good. But it won’t be with the Beijing Ducks, the CBA team where Marbury won three championships on his way to becoming a sports icon in Asia.Instead, Marbury announced in an Instagram...
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Ice Cube already recruiting Paul Pierce to join BIG3

Paul Pierce is only days into his NBA retirement, officially speaking, and there’s already a standing offer for him to play basketball..BIG3 founder Ice Cube took to Twitter Wednesday night to issue his initial recruiting pitch to Pierce. As noted by Ice Cube, Pierce signed a symbolic, one-day contract earlier this week so he could officially retire as a member of the Boston Celtics...
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Timberwolves working on extension for Andrew Wiggins

The Minnesota Timberwolves, after making several big splashes this offseason as the organization significantly upgraded its roster, has set its sights on signing Andrew Wiggins to a long-term extension.“We’re working on it right now,” Wolves coach/president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau said Wednesday, via Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.The contract is expected to...
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Marshawn Lynch prevents Oakland restaurant closing by buying it

Marshawn Lynch’s celebrated return to the NFL to play for his hometown Oakland Raiders continues to be one of the better story lines of the offseason.And now comes word that Lynch has stepped up to prevent a landmark Oakland-area restaurant from closing by purchasing it.FOX 2 KTVU reports that Lynch has agreed to take over the operation of Scend’s Restaurant and Bar, a popular...
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Syndergaard's Thor bobblehead features awkward Mjölnir

The New York Mets on Saturday will hold Noah Syndergaard as Thor Bobblehead Night at Citi Field. The first 15,000 fans through the gates will receive the aforementioned bobblehead in a promotion fittingly sponsored by Marvel. Given the injured Mets ace’s uses the Norse god’s name as his moniker (here and here), it makes perfect sense to depict on-the-mend pitcher as Thor.It also...
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Bartolo Colon considering retirement after debut with Twins

Bartolo Colon has told ESPN's Marly Rivera that he is contemplating retirement following his debut with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.Colon, 44, took the loss in the Twins' 6-3 setback against the New York Yankees, going four innings and surrendering four earned runs on eight hits.The veteran pitcher is currently scheduled to start for the Twins against the Los Angeles Dodgers...
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Marshawn Lynch owns entire West Coast in jersey sales

Marshawn Lynch’s celebrated return from retirement to play for his hometown Oakland Raiders has been a fascinating story this NFL offseason. And it looks like Lynch’s pro football homecoming is translating into enormous jersey sales, not only in the Oakland area but the entire West Coast as well.According to data provided by NFL Shop, via ESPN, Lynch has the best-selling jersey...
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Jerome Bettis blames Cowboys locker room for Ezekiel Elliott’s issues

Ezekiel Elliott is facing an avalanche of controversy this week primarily stemming from his alleged role in an altercation at a Dallas bar Sunday night.But the problems don’t end there for the Dallas Cowboys running back. He also remains under NFL investigation for an alleged domestic violent incident in 2016, something that could very well end in a suspension, especially in light...
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Terry Collins, Jacob deGrom downplay Mets trade rumors

The New York Mets (41-50, 15 games out in the NL East) very well could be sellers leading up to the July 31 MLB trade deadline. But even if that’s the case, Mets skipper Terry Collins is attempting to keep the clubhouse together by pointing out that until a deal is made, every player on the roster should be committed to the organization, saying, “You’re a New York Met until...
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Gigantic gator takes casual stroll on Florida golf course

Spotting an alligator on a golf course in Florida obviously isn’t a new phenomenon in any sense. In fact, it appears due to several contributing environmental factors that it will become much more commonplace in the years to come.But when a gator of utter enormity is spotted casually strolling around a course, it merits noting.That is just what occurred recently at Osprey Point...
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Ice Cube shuts down Terrell Owens’ appeal to play in BIG3

Terrell Owens recently stated his case as to why he should be a player in the BIG3. But Ice Cube, the fledgling 3-on-3 hoops league’s founder, isn’t interested.Owens without question remains a freakish athlete at the age of 43 and actually played some college basketball. In fact, Owens recently expressed some semblance of regret about choosing football over basketball.The former...
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Odell Beckham Jr. agrees to meet young cancer-stricken fan

Odell Beckham Jr. has responded to a desperate social media plea begging him to take time to meet a young superfan who is battling cancer. While nothing is set in stone, the New York Giants superstar wide receiver agreed in a tweet to try to make the meeting happen.It all started when Texas radio personality Tommy Joe of “The Hacker Morning Show" (96.9 KISS FM) took to Facebook...
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LeBron James' cryptic Miami pics on Instagram mean nothing

LeBron James has long demonstrated a mastery of posting cryptic messages on social media that may mean something significant or more likely nothing at all. Either way, it always prompts rampant speculation and amateurish psychoanalysis. And the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar was recently back at it with his cryptic ways.James took to Instagram to post two photos from Miami in which...
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Giants head coach Ben McAdoo shows off stylish makeover

Ben McAdoo may be a talented football mind but his sense of style has been widely panned ever since he took over as head coach of the New York Giants ahead of last season. And it appears being criticized for his lack of style on several occasions has inspired McAdoo to undergo a major stylistic transformation over this past offseason.The latest example of McAdoo’s metamorphosis...
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Cover star Kyrie Irving not happy with his 'NBA 2K18' rating

It appears the fact that Kyrie Irving is the cover athlete on “NBA 2K18” didn’t quite provide the benefit to his player rating as he expected or hoped.The official social media accounts of “NBA 2K18” have been documenting player reactions to their respective ratings as part of the roll-out for the latest incarnation of the long-running video game series. A video of Irving...
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Andre Johnson named first inductee of Texans Ring of Honor

The Houston Texans on Tuesday revealed the first member of its Ring of Honor, announcing that Andre Johnson will be enshrined during a halftime ceremony at a Nov. 19 game against the Arizona Cardinals. Via a press release on the Texans’ official site:Coinciding with the Homecoming Game presented by Palais Royal on Sunday, Nov. 19 against the Arizona Cardinals, the Texans will induct...
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