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Luke Walton criticizes Knicks over treatment of Phil Jackson

Luke Walton on Tuesday criticized the New York Knicks organization over its treatment of Phil Jackson, saying he wasn’t “in favor” of his mentor’s firing this past offseason.“I don’t know all the details of what was going on here, obviously, but a mentor to me like that and someone that means as much to me as Phil does, I’m not in favor of it happening,” Walton said before his Lakers...
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Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension aided Dak Prescott’s development

Jerry Jones said this week that Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension may have come with one positive in that it helped usher along Dak Prescott’s development as a quarterback.Elliott will serve the final game of his six-game suspension in Week 15, sitting out the Cowboys’ Sunday night showdown with the Oakland Raiders. After dropping the first three games with their top running back out...
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Shaq’s Instagram challenge: Name better NBA duo than he and Kobe

Shaquille O’Neal took to Instagram on Tuesday to challenge pro basketball heads on social media to come up with an NBA duo that could beat he and Kobe Bryant in a game of 2-on-2, presumably from their heyday as Los Angeles Lakers teammates. “The question was asked Name a duo that could beat SHAQ AND KOBE in a two on two matchup,” Shaq writes in the post. “Well I’m waiting. Don’t...
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Lonzo Ball has bizarre reason why ‘Star Wars’ theme isn’t a song

Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball probably is not making plans to catch “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” this weekend if his thoughts on the beloved film series’ iconic theme song is any indication. Nor can it be said that Ball has much insight on what makes a piece of music, you know, a song. Ball was taking part in practice this week when the “Star Wars” theme began being...
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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade discuss Banana Boat

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade at long last have delved more deeply into the story behind the photograph of their infamous Banana Boat ride a few years back. The image has followed the two Cleveland Cavaliers teammates, as well as Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony, even though the latter wasn't even part of the image.It all started out when the four pals took an offseason vacation to...
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Lindsey Vonn on backlash to Trump comments: ‘People are hoping I break my neck’

Lindsey Vonn has again weighed in on her controversial remarks about how she would “absolutely not” accept an invitation from Donald Trump to visit the White House, this time on social media. The claims the Olympic skiing icon makes about how some people have reacted to them are disturbing.Vonn on Tuesday morning took to Instagram to post a lengthy commentary about the fallout from...
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Trump upset over how Brady has 'distanced himself'?

Donald Trump has long touted his friendship with Tom Brady and reportedly is disappointed with how the New England Patriots superstar quarterback has “distanced himself” in the past year.Trump not only has professed strong ties with Brady, he’s also boasted about his friendship with Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who reportedly gave the President a Super Bowl LI ring earlier this year...
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Noah Syndergaard appears to indicate split with girlfriend

Noah Syndergaard appeared to indicate with a tweet this week that his relationship with Alexandra Cooper is no more.The New York Mets pitcher on Monday evening tweeted out an image in which his relationship status is being updated to “single” along with a message reading, “Baseball is my significant other.” Syndergaard and Cooper, a former star soccer player at Boston University...
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Eagles reportedly have no interest in Colin Kaepernick

The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly have no interest in signing free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the wake of the devastating news that Carson Wentz is out for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee.Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reports a league source indicated the Eagles have not shown any interest in Kaepernick, nor is the team expected to do so going forward. The...
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NBC Sports Chicago graphic spoofs Portis-Mirotic brawl

NBC Sports Chicago used a graphic to poke fun over how Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic led the Chicago Bulls to a surprising 108-85 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night in light of their ugly practice brawl back in October.Mirotic suffered facial fractures and a concussion in a fight during an Oct. 17 practice with Portis. The violent skirmish resulted in Portis being...
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Brady: Patriots eager to move on from bad loss to Dolphins

The New England Patriots suffered an ugly loss to the Miami Dolphins on “Monday Night Football,” losing by a score of 27-20. Tom Brady on Tuesday morning insisted both he and the Patriots are eager to turn the page and move on from the uncharacteristic setback.And with a critical showdown coming Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, moving on quickly obviously takes on much more...
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Justin Verlander, Kate Upton share photos, details of wedding

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton this week released details and photographs of their Nov. 4 wedding, which came just days after the Houston Astros won the World Series. The super-couple jetted off to Tuscany, Italy following the Astros’ Game 7 win on Nov. 1 for their nuptials. The sudden departure for the big day meant Verlander missed the Astros’ championship parade in Houston, something...
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Roger Goodell: Colin Kaepernick not being blackballed by NFL

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday disputed the notion that Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the league and its owners.“Each and every club’s got to make those decisions. … They make those decisions based on a lot of factors that are best for their football team,” Goodell said during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” when asked if Kaepernick should be playing in the...
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Yankees’ scouting report on high school-aged Derek Jeter sells for $102K

The original scouting report prepared on Derek Jeter for the New York Yankees when he was a high school phenom has sold for $102,000 at auction.The report, written by scout Dick Grouch in April 1992, touted Jeter’s remarkable upside as a potential generational talent when he was a senior high school baseball standout in Kalamazoo, Mich. Heritage Auctions, the outfit behind the auction...
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LeBron James tweets out support to bullying victim Keaton Jones

LeBron James has joined the litany of superstar athletes, actors, musicians, politicians and countless others who have tweeted out support to bullying victim Keaton Jones. The young Tennessee boy is receiving a widespread and inspirational amount of support in light of a video his mother posted to Facebook on Friday. In it, the middle schooler tearfully shares the heartbreaking details...
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Steelers announce Ryan Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery

The Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday announced via a joint statement from UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) Neurosurgeons and team physicians that linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery on Wednesday night. Shazier originally was hospitalized at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center following a frightening spinal injury during the first quarter...
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LeBron James roasts ‘bum’ Chicago heckler with great taunt

A heckler in attendance at Monday’s Chicago Bulls-Cleveland Cavaliers tilt at United Center learned a tough lesson concerning how LeBron James can shut down a wiseacre as well as he can an opponent on the court.The incident occurred at some point during the game when James was taking a breather on the bench during the Cavs’ relatively easy 113-91 victory over the Bulls. A guy with...
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DeMarcus Cousins: Flopping is ruining the ‘competitive spirit of basketball’

DeMarcus Cousins on Wednesday night bemoaned how flopping is ruining the “competitive spirit of basketball” following the New Orleans Pelicans’ 123-114 victory over the Denver Nuggets. The source of Cousins’s ire — and it is not the first time he’s railed against flopping — appears to be how Mason Plumlee attempted but failed to draw a foul on him late in the fourth quarter with...
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Former MLB pitcher Anthony Reyes battling California wildfires

Former MLB pitcher Anthony Reyes, now a firefighter, is among the many brave souls on the front lines battling the horrendous wildfires presently plaguing southern California. After spending parts of five seasons playing for the St. Louis Cardinals — where he helped deliver a World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers in 2006 — and Cleveland Indians, Reyes, a California native...
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LaVar Ball: Sons LiAngelo, LaMelo have signed with agent

LaVar Ball on Thursday announced that sons LiAngelo and LaMelo have signed with agent Harrison Gaines — who also represents his third son, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo — with the goal for two to play professionally overseas.“I don’t care about the money,” LaVar told ESPN Thursday morning. “I want them to go somewhere where they will play them together on the court at the same...
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Enes Kanter tweets about store misspelling ‘SANTA’ as ‘SATAN’ in display

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter took to social media this week to point out an absolutely dreadful mistake in a store’s display that inexplicably was not noticed and makes for a real demonic downer during the holiday season. Kanter on Wednesday posted a photograph on Twitter of a holiday display in which “SANTA” is misspelled as “SATAN” in oversized children’s building blocks...
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Browns ‘Perfect Season’ parade hits fundraising goal with donation from Excedrin

The fundraising goal by a Cleveland Browns fan to raise money for a parade should the currently 0-12 team complete a “perfect season” has been reached thanks to a sizeable donation from … Excedrin?Long-suffering Browns fan Chris McNeil launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for his planned parade should the team go 0-16. The goal of $10,000 appeared to be a long shot for some time...
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Teacher uses Brady photo to slow drivers in school zone

A Boston elementary schoolteacher came up with an unorthodox but effective way to get speeding drivers to slow down in a nearby school zone: placing a photograph of local icon Tom Brady smack dab in the middle of a crosswalk.Sam Balto, who teaches physical education at Ellis Elementary School, recently reached his wit’s end with drivers ignoring the 20-mph speed limit on a street...
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Genie Bouchard reconnects with Super Bowl LI Twitter bet date

Tennis star Genie Bouchard took to social media on Wednesday to alert her fans that she recently spent some time hanging out with John Goehrke, the guy who amazingly won a date with her courtesy of a Super Bowl LI bet waged on Twitter. Bouchard posted a pic of the “couple” on Instagram with a message that read, “Look who came to visit me!” The wager — and subsequent date — was greeted...
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Mike Trout leaves his bobblehead for Eagles players in lockers at Angel Stadium

The Philadelphia Eagles are practicing at Angel Stadium this week ahead of Week 14 road showdown with Los Angeles Rams. And Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout welcomed Eagles players to his ballpark by leaving bobbleheads and a welcome note in their lockers. The Eagles elected to remain on the West Coast following last week’s setback against the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field...
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