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Jim Harbaugh takes pickup basketball games way too seriously

It’s a well-established fact that Jim Harbaugh is about as colorful and competitive as they come, perhaps even to a somewhat troubling degree. But a recent yarn spun by brother John Harbaugh establishes that the fiery Michigan Wolverines head football coach is incapable of flipping off the competitive switch, even when it involves playing games with children.The Baltimore Ravens...
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Terry Collins explains giving chances to Tim Tebow

New York Mets manager Terry Collins explained this week why Tim Tebow keeps getting chances to play in major league-level spring training games, despite the fact the 29-year-old prospect is arguably ill-equipped to do so.Collins on Monday played Tebow with the Mets big leaguers for the third time. While Tebow did get his first hit and made a nice play in the field, the decision to...
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Andre Iguodala regrets, won’t apologize for racially charged comments

The NBA on Monday announced that Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was fined $10,000 for “making inappropriate comments during a postgame media interview” last Friday.While Iguodala expressed regret for making the comments shortly after the fine was announced, he refused to apologize for making them.The comments from Iguodala that sparked the controversy came after...
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Barkley criticizes Trump for not doing NCAA Tourney bracket

Charles Barkley not surprisingly has some strong opinions on Donald Trump, as is often the case with most everything when it comes to the outspoken NBA analyst. Even less surprising, Barkley hasn’t held back in expressing said opinions, as he is wont to do concerning matters inside and outside the world of basketball.Barkley was critical of Trump throughout the campaign and continues...
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Penguins fan uses spare ticket to take homeless man to game

A Pittsburgh Penguins fan was on his way to last Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at PPG Paints Arena when a homeless man named Rob asked him for some money. What happened next is nothing short of heartwarming.Jimmy Mains, a police officer in Rankin, Pa., realized he had no cash, but had a spare ticket for the game. So, instead of leaving Rob empty-handed and on the...
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Shaq fires back at Kevin Durant over trash talk, criticism

Shaquille O’Neal finally has fired back at Kevin Durant over criticism levied at him by the Golden State Warriors superstar. And the NBA legend certainly didn’t pull any punches, saying Durant lacks the championship pedigree to judge him.The burgeoning feud between the two stars started when Durant called out O’Neal for his threats on Warriors teammate JaVale McGee on Twitter...
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Jay Bruce: Tebow ‘so far behind on the nuances of the game’

Tim Tebow’s major-league debut at spring training Wednesday was inauspicious at best, an utter disaster at worst. One of Tebow’s New York Mets teammates, in reaction to his underwhelming performance, put it plainly when explaining what exactly went wrong.“He’s so far behind on the nuances of the game,” said Mets outfielder Jay Bruce, via ESPN’s Scott Lauber. “It’s...
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Clint Frazier accepts fate and Yankee policy, gets a haircut

New York Yankees prospect Clint Frazier, whose long and curly red hair ran afoul of team policy, finally accepted the inevitable and succumbed to a serious grooming session on Friday morning.Frazier, 22, knew the day would come sooner rather than later, so when a barber was brought in to George M. Steinbrenner Field complex, the power-hitting prospect accepted his fate and went under...
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Dirk Nowitzki gets 30,000 cans of beer for career milestone

Dirk Nowitzki on Tuesday scored his 30,000th career point in the Dallas Mavericks’ 122-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. And some comments he made after the game evidently earned him some sudsy rewards with which he and thousands of others can wet their whistles.Nowitzki needed only 20 points Tuesday — he scored 25 in the win — to become only the sixth NBA player to...
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CJ McCollum: T’Wolves should have had to forfeit postponed game

The Minnesota Timberwolves-Portland Trail Blazers game that was postponed earlier this week due to unsafe playing conditions at Target Center has been officially rescheduled. And Blazers guard CJ McCollum isn’t happy about it one bit.The Timberwolves, along with the Trail Blazers, made the announcement via Twitter that the game would be made up on April 3, a scheduled off-night...
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Harden breaks single-season turnover record held by … himself

James Harden, with six turnovers in the Houston Rockets’ 115-108 loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, broke the NBA’s single-season turnover record, one held by … himself. With those turnovers in Wednesday’s loss, Harden, who otherwise is enjoying an MVP-caliber campaign, has 376 turnovers on the season with 17 games remaining. Last season when he broke the record, Harden...
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Michigan wears practice uniforms in game due to scary plane mishap

The Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team was involved in a scary incident Wednesday when its plane slid off the runway after aborting an attempted takeoff in high winds when departing for D.C. and the Big Ten Tournament. While everyone walked away shaken but unscathed, there was one unfortunate result of the incident: The Wolverines somehow ended up without their game uniforms...
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Pirates, Cardinals to play in ‘Little League Classic’ in August

Major League Baseball is sending the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals in August to Williamsport, Pa., to play a game right in the midst of the all Little League World Series action in town. Dubbed the “Little League Classic,” the game will be held on Aug. 20. The game obviously won’t be held at Howard J. Lamade Stadium, the main ballpark in the Little League World...
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J.R. Smith: Daughter born five months premature 'doing good'

It’s been a challenging season for J.R. Smith on the court, as a thumb injury has kept him out of the lineup since December. But given what the Cleveland Cavaliers star has been going through away from the game, his injury woes probably feel trivial.Smith and wife Jewel Harris revealed earlier this year that their daughter Dakota was born five months premature on Jan. 7 and weighed...
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Baby race held at halftime of Big Ten Tournament game

The halftime entertainment during Wednesday’s Rutgers-Ohio State showdown at the Big Ten Tournament featured an impressive lineup of Diaper Dandies. Literally.The race, featuring an adorable lineup of babies all the way around, started at one free throw line on the Verizon Center court with the finish line landing just beyond center court.On your mark, get set, crawl. Not to belabor...
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Brad Stevens: Isaiah Thomas sent ‘long text’ to explain outburst

It appears Isaiah Thomas’ critical comments about Brad Stevens’ lineup “experimenting” have all but been forgotten, so says the Boston Celtics head coach himself.An extremely frustrated Thomas vented in the locker room after Monday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, one in which the Celtics blew a double-digit lead. It was a setback that followed a brutal loss to the Phoenix...
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Rob Gronkowski hears ‘Chug it!’ chants from schoolchildren

Rob Gronkowski is well-known for his many charitable endeavors and the New England Patriots tight end was back at on Tuesday. He has also cultivated a party-hearty reputation. Both aspects of his personality recently inspired some elementary schoolchildren, albeit in a potentially awkward way.Gronkowski made an appearance this week at Sheffield Elementary in Turners Falls, Mass....
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High school player uncorks bat-flip that nearly reaches orbit

Bat-flipping entered the national baseball dialogue to a significant degree when Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista unleashed the “Bat-Flip Heard ‘Round the World” during the 2015 postseason.But Joey Bats has nothing on Dakota Limon, a ballplayer at Austin High School in Texas. The slugger absolutely uncorked a ridiculous bat-flip after going yard in a recent game. Oof...
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LeBron honors wife Savannah on International Women’s Day

LeBron James continued to publicly praise wife Savannah with a heartfelt Instagram post hours before the start of Wednesday’s International Women’s Day.The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar posted a photograph Tuesday night of the couple taken earlier this week at a charity event in Akron. The post praises Savannah as someone who embodies the “spirit of the modern woman.” ...
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Would Bryce Harper shave beard, keep hair trimmed to join Yankees?

The possibility of Bryce Harper joining the New York Yankees has long titillated a lot of baseball fans, or at least piqued the interest of many. The Washington Nationals slugger, for what it's worth, has never shied away from the fact he grew up a Yankees fan.And while it seems trivial, almost absurd, recent developments in the Yankees organization beg one curious question: Would...
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Michael Jordan’s private jet gets sneaker print-themed paint job

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Michael Jordan flies in style. And now, MJ takes to the sky in a private jet that resembles an airborne version of one his iconic shoes thanks to a new paint job.Photos have surfaced recently of Jordan’s G550 jet bearing a new “elephant print” design theme that mimics a Jordan Brand sneaker style.Steelworks Unlimited owner and...
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Is CC Sabathia rebelling against Yankees’ facial hair policy?

C.C. Sabathia on Tuesday made his spring training debut, throwing two scoreless innings in the New York Yankees’ 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. But it was the pitcher’s facial hair that turned out to be the major talker afterward. The way Sabathia was sporting his facial hair is in violation of the Yankees’ strict policy the prohibits facial hair below the lip, not to...
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Kyle Lowry to critics of wrist surgery timing: ‘Come say it to my face’

Kyle Lowry has been criticized for the timing of his wrist surgery last week due in large part to the events that preceded it. Now the Toronto Raptors guard is firing back.Lowry underwent wrist surgery on Feb. 28 to remove “loose bodies” from his right wrist and the hope is he will be back come playoff time.What prompted the controversy is how Lowry participated in NBA All-Star...
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Noah Syndergaard claims to have no issue with bat-flipping

Noah Syndergaard has a reputation as a fierce competitor when he takes the mound. But the New York Mets pitcher insists he has no issues whatsoever with a slugger celebrating a home run with a bat-flip. When asked about bat-flipping in the context of Bryce Harper’s “Make Baseball Fun Again” mantra, Syndergaard weighed in on perhaps the most infamous bat-flip in major league...
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Joe Maddon, Cubs bemoan MLB’s new hazing policies

Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs were among the zaniest MLB teams when it came to the practice of rookie hazing.And now that the new collective bargaining agreement includes a "Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy" that prohibits forcing rookies to wear anything resembling clothing for another gender, among other restrictions? The Cubs are crying foul.In light of the new limits set...
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