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Kevin Durant opens up about friendship with Russell Westbrook

Kevin Durant was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday night. And to no surprise, his Thunder teammate and close friend, Russell Westbrook presented him. Ahead of his induction, Durant sat down earlier this week with newsOK.com’s Anthony Slater for a lengthy interview in which he discussed at-length his friendship with Westbrook. Slater notes that Durant has been...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper on haters in opposing ballparks: ‘I enjoy getting booed’

Bryce Harper is one of the most polarizing players in Major League Baseball. Despite putting up phenomenal numbers throughout his baseball career at every level, the Washington Nationals slugger nevertheless has plenty of detractors who attempt to deride his on-field accomplishments. And fans in opposing ballparks relish the opportunity to boo the sometimes-brash but consistently...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson: Dating Ciara, big contract not source of struggles

Russell Wilson had a whirlwind offseason that not only involved signing a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks but also saw him begin dating pop star Ciara. But the struggling quarterback insists neither the new contract nor the new romance is the source of his struggles on the field. The Seahawks signal-caller denied that the mega-deal has added...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kirk Cousins knows he lacks the dance moves of Cam Newton

One of the biggest talkers of the week in the NFL is the controversy stemming from Cam Newton’s extended “dab” dance last Sunday. With the Washington Redskins set to visit Bank of America Stadium Sunday for a showdown with Carolina Panthers, Kirk Cousins was asked about Newton’s dance skills and how his moves stack up in comparison. The Redskins quarterback acknowledged...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron says Cavs need to own poor play to get better

LeBron James did his best on Thursday to downplay the team’s current two-game losing streak. But he also acknowledged that if the team is to reach the heights of success expected of them, it’s going to take hard work and better play. “I’m not sitting up here saying it’s Armageddon or anything like that,” James said at shootaround Thursday ahead of the Cavs’ match-up...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook donates 850 meals to Oklahoma City kids

Russell Westbrook, in conjunction with his Why Not? Foundation, served up 850 Thanksgiving meals on Tuesday to members of the Oklahoma City chapter of the Boys & Girls Club. The Thunder superstar — who was accompanied by his wife Nina — not only provided the food but took part in serving up the meals to the kids. Russell Westbrook: "My duty and who I am as a person...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis pleased with success translating to Twitter fame

Fresh off a 29-point, 11-rebound performance that further raised his already-blossoming national profile, New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis acknowledged one of the many benefits from his rapidly rising-star status is it’s tremendous impact of his popularity on social media. The 19-year-old phenom from Latvia increased his Twitter base by an astounding 15,000 followers...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers appreciates mention by ‘big Bear fan’ Obama

President Barack Obama likened himself to Aaron Rodgers “in the pocket” to characterize how he approaches running the country. The Green Bay Packers quarterback indicated he was flattered by the complimentary reference, especially considering how Obama is such a huge fan of the rival Chicago Bears. “Well, I know that’s probably tough for him because he’s a big Bear fan...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III playing role of Cam Newton on Redskins’ scout team

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden revealed that Robert Griffin III is playing the role of Cam Newton ahead of the Sunday’s showdown with the 9-0 Carolina Panthers. Gruden was asked if RG3 is helping the team prepare for the big-armed, big-bodied Newton. “Yeah, a little bit,” he said, via Eye on Football. “He’s doing some of that, which is good, but, you know...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan on Patriots: 'They’re gonna win the division'

Rex Ryan is a straight-shooter of the highest order, but his recent comments will nevertheless catch a lot of people off-guard. The Buffalo Bills head coach essentially conceded the AFC East division title to the undefeated New England Patriots ahead of the teams' showdown on Monday night. But almost in the same breath, the outspoken, often-overconfident coach denied ever doing...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings unveil design for ‘showstopper’ ship outside new stadium (pic)

The Minnesota Vikings will move into their new $1.1 billion stadium in downtown Minneapolis next season and this week unveiled a design for a Viking ship that will sit outside the state-of-the-art facility that team officials are billing as a “showstopper.” Funded privately, the massive ship will be erected near the five pivoting glass doors of U.S. Bank Stadium and unlike the...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Barkley: ‘Analytics geek’ Daryl Morey ‘screwed’ Kevin McHale

Charles Barkley, not known to mince words when expressing his opinion, didn’t hold back while blasting Daryl Morey over the sudden dismissal of Kevin McHale, suggesting the Houston Rockets general manager fired the head coach in an effort at “covering his own ass.” Barkley, appearing on Colin Cowherd’s radio program Wednesday, acknowledged he and Morey have had their beefs...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich rips movement to get school named after him

Gregg Popovich has left an indelible mark upon the city of San Antonio during his wildly successful tenure as head coach of the Spurs, and one of the town's residents has created a formal petition requesting that a local high school change its name to properly pay tribute to the NBA head coach. And Popovich doesn’t like it one bit. “You’ve got to be kidding me,” he said...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Newton says celebrations take him to ‘happy place’

The fallout of Cam Newton’s extended celebratory touchdown dance in the Carolina Panthers’ 27-10 win over the Tennessee Titans last Sunday continued into another day as the quarterback was asked Wednesday about the controversy stemming from it. Simply put, Newton, who said he meant no disrespect with his dancing — although several Titans players certainly were offended ...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Hardy hosting post-Thanksgiving game party

After the Dallas Cowboys finish up their annual Thanksgiving Day game next week against the Carolina Panthers, Greg Hardy — along with “teammates” — will host a Turkey Day bash at TBD Club, a trendy Dallas nightspot. The event is being billed as a “Welcome to Dallas” party, presumably meaning its intent is to celebrate Hardy’s arrival in town. Given that the defensive...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Cris Carter: White wide receivers don’t get enough credit

Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter suggested that white players who excel at the position he played do not get the credit they deserve for their talent and athleticism. The ESPN analyst was making an appearance on “Mike & Mike” Wednesday when he made the point that white wide receivers are generally viewed as products of a system or benefactors of a talented quarterback...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Pierre-Paul contacts young fan who had fingers amputated

If there’s one person who knows what Seamus Bohannon, an 11-year-old boy from Folsom, Pa., is going through, it’s Jason Pierre-Paul. Bohannon recently had parts of two of his fingers amputated after he got his hand entangled in a bike chain earlier this month. The youngster’s plastic surgeon suggested he look up the story of the New York Giants superstar, who lost his right...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Dalton: Reaction to J.J. Watt’s comment ‘not warranted’

Andy Dalton admits he overreacted to J.J. Watt’s sly slight following the Cincinnati Bengals’ disappointing 10-6 loss to the Houston Texans on Monday night, saying his response “wasn’t warranted” and that “there’s no feud” between himself and the superstar defensive lineman. “What I did wrong is that I responded to what somebody said that he said,” Dalton said...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers fans blame Olivia Munn for Aaron Rodgers’ struggles

At least a handful of conspiracy-loving Green Bay Packers fans have found their scapegoat for not only Aaron Rodgers’ struggles, but the team’s three-game losing streak as well: Olivia Munn, the star quarterback’s longtime actress girlfriend. The online comments section of an article about the Packers on the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s website was chock-full of theories...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Roethlisberger gives signed cleats to young cancer survivor

Ben Roethlisberger helped provide a “real happy ending” to a young fan’s successful battle with cancer by giving the boy a pretty great piece of memorabilia during a meet-and-greet at the Pittsburgh Steelers facilities last week. Carson Boyle, 9, got a chance to visit his favorite football player courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Hailing from Minersville, Pa., the...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Student teased over shoes given pair of LeBrons by classmate (vid)

A young student who was being bullied and teased by his peers over his shoes was presented with a brand-new pair of Nike LeBrons by a fellow classmate. The video, posted to Facebook, of the youngster giving the bullied boy the shoes certainly is one of the nicest, heartwarming things you’ll see all day. OK that was a grown up move… Kids was getting bullied and ragged on...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones tempers talk of signing Greg Hardy to extension

Comments made on Tuesday by Jerry Jones during his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan indicates the Dallas Cowboys owner may not be as eager to sign Greg Hardy to a contract extension as he previously suggested. “Greg knows what’s expected and nobody is more aware of the scrutiny and nobody is more aware, now ever more so, of what we expect of him,” Jones said, via the...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel vows not to be an ’embarrassment’ to Browns

The Cleveland Browns (2-8) announced on Tuesday that Johnny Manziel would be the team’s starting quarterback for the balance of the 2015 NFL season, meaning the second-year signal-caller will at last be given an opportunity to prove he was deserving of a first-round selection. And in return, he vowed not to do anything to bring shame to the Browns organization. Manziel told...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys cut Brandon Weeden, clear way for ‘razor sharp’ Tony Romo

The Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday released Brandon Weeden to make room for Tony Romo’s return to the active roster and all but assuring that the veteran signal-caller will be ready to go Sunday for a showdown with the Miami Dolphins. Romo, out since suffering a broken clavicle in a Week 2 win over the Philadelphia Eagles — the last game in which the 2-7 Cowboys notched a victory...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rex: ‘It would be fun’ to add brother to Bills coaching staff

Given that Rob Ryan is now out of a job after the New Orleans Saints relieved him of his defensive coordinator duties with the team Monday, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, admitted he’s intrigued by the notion of adding his twin brother to the team’s coaching staff. Although he did stop well short of actually stating he intends to do so, but added a “never say never...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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