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Kevin Durant, 3,459 kids set Guinness record for largest basketball lesson

Kevin Durant, with the help of 3,459 Indian children, set a new Guinness World record for the world’s largest basketball lesson (multiple venues) ever. Durant paid a visit this week to The NBA Academy India which opened in May as part of the league’s ongoing effort to further globalize the game.To set the record, a large portion of the nearly 3,500 kids were in attendance onsite...
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Paul Molitor’s future with Twins remains uncertain after season

Paul Molitor is presiding over a respectable turnaround for the Minnesota Twins this season after the organization bottomed out with 59-103 campaign in 2016. But the manager’s future nevertheless remains the definition of uncertain.The Twins (49-51), despite their many shortcomings, surprisingly remain on the fringes of playoff contention. Even with the relative success of the...
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Did LaVar Ball get female referee removed from AAU game?

LaVar Ball appeared to have a female referee removed from a game after threatening to pull his Big Baller Brand AAU team off the court.The incident occurred Friday morning after the referee assessed Ball a technical foul during the first half of his team’s game against Team BBC at the Adidas Summer Championships. Ball then pointed at her and reportedly said, “We need to get someone...
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Did Open Championship patron pick up Rory McIlroy’s lost ball?

Video has surfaced that appears to show a patron during the final round at The Open Championship on Sunday making off with a Rory McIlroy lost ball. And by doing so, if the ball in question was in fact McIlroy’s, it may have cost the superstar a whopping $203,000 in winnings.The incident played out following a wayward tee shot from McIlroy on Royal Birkdale’s 15th hole. After...
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Rob Gronkowski working on TD celebrations at Pats camp

Rob Gronkowski continues to practice without any limitations as the New England Patriots open training camp this week. Not surprisingly, Gronk is devoting at least some time on the practice field on touchdown celebrations.Gronkowski made it to the end zone on three occasions during Thursday’s practice sessions, and each time he appeared to test out some possible after-TD antics...
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Nats praise ‘Rufus the Rally Pigeon’ in wake of homer barrage

A pigeon has become an Internet sensation after setting up shop behind home plate during the Washington Nationals’ home run barrage during Thursday’s game. And now, said bird has been dubbed “Rufus the Rally Pigeon” by the team.The Nationals hit four consecutive homers during the third inning — and five in six plate appearances — during a 15-2 blowout victory over the...
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Kevin Durant weighs in on Kyrie Irving saga from India

Not even being half a world away could prevent Kevin Durant from being confronted with questions about the perpetually evolving drama surrounding Kyrie Irving.The Golden State Warriors superstar, during an appearance at the NBA Academy India in Noida, addressed Irving’s demand for a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, a seismic development that has taken the NBA offseason by storm...
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Kirk Cousins on Redskins: ‘We’re all in a good place right now’

Kirk Cousins will play for the Washington Redskins under the franchise tag for the second time in as many seasons. Despite the uncertain future — not to mention rumblings this past offseason of a rift between involved parties — Cousins insists he and the Redskins are “in a good place right now.”Cousins addressed playing consecutive seasons on one-year deals on Thursday as...
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Antonio Brown to roll into Steelers camp in 1931 Rolls-Royce

Antonio Brown for the third year in a row made a grand entrance at Pittsburgh Steelers training camp by rolling up in a Rolls-Royce. And this time, the wide receiver went into the wayback machine for his luxury ride.With players reporting for camp Thursday afternoon, it has been reported that Brown’s vehicle of choice for training camp this season is a 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom...
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Jags trolled mercilessly on Twitter after ill-fated GIF request

The Jacksonville Jaguars were hailed last summer as an up-and-coming team poised to do great things in the season that followed. Of course, things didn't play out as planned or expected, as a 5-11 record served as deflating disappointment.Once again, there is great hope that under the new regime of executive vice president for football operations Tom Coughlin and new head coach Doug...
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Teddy Bridgewater on NFL future: ‘I’m in it for the long haul’

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on Thursday addressed the media for the first time since suffering a catastrophic knee injury during an Aug. 30 training camp practice last summer in a non-contact drill.The Vikings, as expected, officially put Bridgewater on the PUP list this week. But from the way Bridgewater is attacking his rehab — as evidenced by social media...
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Bill Belichick already in midseason form with ‘InstaFace’ talk

Bill Belichick has a peculiar and amusing habit of erroneously referring to social media platforms by comically incorrect names.Whether it’s by saying InstaFace, SnapFace, MyFace or InstaChat, among others, the New England Patriots head coach makes it clear he holds social media in little regard. Whether the gaffes are intentional or not is unclear … although it’s presumably...
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Pats D.C. won’t discuss Roger Goodell clown shirt

New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia on Wednesday indicated that it’s time to put all discussions related to his infamous Roger Goodell shirt in the past.Patricia made waves when spotted wearing a shirt portraying the NFL commissioner as a clown, down to the patented red nose, when stepping off a plane at Logan Airport following the Patriots’ Super Bowl LI...
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Bryce Harper blames ejection, meltdown on pregame playlist

Bryce Harper just might want to remove tunes from Chance the Rapper and Logic from his pregame playlist. In fact, the Washington Nationals slugger admitted as much in light of his histrionics after getting ejected during Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.Harper suffered a complete meltdown after his ejection by home plate umpire Chris Segal after arguing balls and strikes...
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LeBron James ‘remains deeply committed’ to Cavs, GM says

LeBron James, despite some signs indicating otherwise, “remains deeply committed” to the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, so says new team general manager Koby Altman.It’s been a tumultuous offseason to say the least for the Cleveland Cavaliers. And things arguably went off the rails over the past week in light of Kyrie Irving’s demand for a trade going public. The drama...
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Father catches son’s home run hit with surprise birthday bat

Just about a year ago exactly a video went viral that showed a father surprising his son with a new bat after pretending he forgot his son’s birthday. It made for an emotional scene, to say the least, as the youngster was overwhelmed by the surprise gift. The original full video of the touching scene has since been deleted. But in it, the father, Devon Fowler, says to his son Braheim...
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Tom Brady tops QBs in Madden NFL 18 with perfect 99 rating

Yet another accolade for Tom Brady has arrived via the announcement he tops all quarterbacks with a perfect 99 rating in Madden NFL 18. EA Sports had a little fun with Brady’s top-notch rating when explaining the reasoning behind the 99.Wait, do you hear that? That’s the silence of Brady’s critics. He’s the G.O.A.T. You get to be named that after winning five Super Bowl rings...
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Gophers coach P.J. Fleck reads mean tweets about himself

P.J. Fleck burst onto the national scene with his patented unbridled enthusiasm after being hired in January as the new head football coach of the Minnesota Golden Gophers.Fleck of course fostered a reputation for being an over-the-top ball of dynamic energy while coaching Western Michigan to national prominence. And if anyone thought the 36-year-old was going to tone down his shtick...
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Bill Belichick blows off Patriots’ perfect season chatter

Bill Belichick isn't interested in lending credence to recent chatter about the New England Patriots conceivably embarking on a quest for a perfect season ... or even addressing it, for that matter. Not that such a response to the 19-0 hype from the stoic and curmudgeonly head coach should come as a shock to anyone familiar with his antagonism concerning such potential distractions...
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Is there really such a thing as a Cubs World Series baby boom?

It has been nearly nine months since the Chicago Cubs broke a 108-year championship drought with a thrilling victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 on Nov. 2 to claim a World Series title.And now, based purely on anecdotal evidence, some in the Chicago medical community believe some Cubs-loving couples celebrated the championship in their own private way. And that has resulted...
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Report: Kyrie Irving spoke with Justin Bieber pastor before trade request

Just when we thought the Kyrie Irving saga couldn’t get any stranger, a Justin Bieber angle, of all things, emerges.The story goes, as relayed by TMZ, that Irving met with pastor Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church prior to demanding a trade earlier this month from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lentz’s name may be familiar to some as he was the very same pastor Bieber reportedly met with...
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Kris Bryant on ejection: ‘I had to stick up for myself’

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was ejected for the first time in his major league career during Tuesday’s 7-2 victory at Wrigley Field over the crosstown Chicago White Sox. Bryant’s ejection occurred during the fourth inning after arguing a questionable third-strike call by umpire Lance Barksdale. After the game, Bryant, normally not one prone to such confrontations...
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Jordan Spieth drinks out of Claret Jug onstage at Dallas concert

The Jordan Spieth victory tour following his dramatic win at The Open Championship last weekend continued in his hometown of Dallas Tuesday night. And the 23-year-old Texan fit right in while strolling onstage during Randy Rogers’ and Wade Bowen’s “Hold My Beer Tour” show at the House of Blues.After showcasing the Claret Jug, Spieth and the country music crooners took turns...
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Report: Jones ’emotional’ while discussing Whitehead situation

The Lucky Whitehead saga appears to have the Dallas Cowboys organization in full-on damage control mode. There obviously are myriad details and developments that need to be unpacked to fully analyze the entire situation, but the fact is the Cowboys are facing yet another PR disaster with the decision to cut loose the wide receiver.The controversy the Cowboys organization finds itself...
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Was Kyrie mocking LeBron with ‘Coming Home’ Snapchat?

The Kyrie Irving trade demand saga is practically going off the rails at this point, with each report and social media musing from relevant parties being parsed, interpreted and analyzed.It has now reached the point, apparently, where a seemingly innocuous Snapchat story from Irving gives rise to speculation that he may be mocking LeBron James in it.Irving, who has been on a goodwill...
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