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Rajon Rondo rides the pine on his own bobblehead night

The Chicago Bulls on Monday night held Rajon Rondo Bobblehead Night at United Center. And the disgruntled point guard recorded his fifth-consecutive DNP-CD to help celebrate the event. It's Rajon Rondo bobblehead night at United Center. This might be his only moment out of warmup togs, though, vs. OKC. pic.twitter.com/IO1COFNvQW — Steve Aschburner (@AschNBA) January 9, 2017...
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January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

LeBron James on Cavaliers: ‘We got to get a point guard’

LeBron James on Friday proclaimed the Cleveland Cavaliers shouldn't be done wheeling and dealing after acquiring Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks. In the superstar's eyes, there's one position still in desperate need of an upgrade. "We still got a couple more things we need to do," James said at Cavs shootaround ahead of Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets, via ESPN's...
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January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh eatery won’t serve fish because Steelers play the Dolphins

It’s not at all uncommon for a local restaurant in a sports town to alter its menu in a snarky manner ahead of a big game due to some inherent quality of an upcoming opponent. The move may be inspired by an iconic food from the opponent’s hometown or the team name. That said, such antics are usually a whimsical way for a restaurant to drum up business while supporting the local...
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January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Rockies, Reds engage in epic virtual snowball fight on Twitter

Major League Baseball in many respects is in a purgatorial dead zone of sorts during the winter months. Sure, there are plenty of goings-on with free agency signings, trades and the like to keep fans engaged. But once January hits things have quieted down substantially in the wake of the initial frenzy and the waiting game begins for pitchers and catchers to report for spring training...
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January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

KG burns Barkley over calling him ‘borderline Hall of Famer’

Kevin Garnett is carving out a nice little NBA niche for himself post-retirement thanks to “Area 21,” his no-holds-barred show frequently featured on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” For Thursday’s edition, KG welcomed the iconic Gary Payton into his basketball-themed man cave, during which a fantastic interaction occurred with the “Inside the NBA” studio crew, primarily between KG and...
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January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Steve Nash: Durant joining Warriors 'same thing LeBron did'

Steve Nash believes Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors is no different than what LeBron James did by taking his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat … and then made a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nash currently serves as a part-time consultant with the Warriors and has been pals and workout buddies with Durant going back to March 2015. So there’s...
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January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Toledo Walleye to wear 'Rocky'-inspired uniforms

The Toledo Walleye will don very special uniforms for their game against the Brampton Beast on Saturday night. And while the ECHL-leading Walleye (49 points) aren’t an underdog by any means, the team hopes to bring that spirit into the bout by wearing a uniform inspired by none other than Rocky Balboa. As part of “Rocky Tribute Night,” the Walleye will be wearing sweaters that...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Harper, Yankees prospect have great Twitter exchange on hair

When it comes to having great hair, few major leaguers can compare to Bryce Harper. But it appears the time has arrived when a young up-and-comer challenges the Washington Nationals slugger over who has Major League Baseball's best hair. And that cocky young buck is Clint Frazier, the highly touted New York Yankees prospect. Frazier, acquired by the Yankees in the deal that shipped...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade: Rajon Rondo has been ‘very professional’ amid turmoil

Rajon Rondo was listed in the Chicago Bulls’ box score as a “DNP- Coach’s Decision” for the third consecutive game following Wednesday’s 106-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite Rondo being relegated to a relative non-entity in the Bulls’ rotation, Dwyane Wade praised his teammate for being “very professional” amid the perplexing turmoil. “You don’t expect him to be jolly...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Brady’s new sleepwear ‘engineered with TB12 Recovery Technology’

Tom Brady is as brilliant an entrepreneur off the field as he is a phenomenal quarterback on it. And the latest evidence of that comes from a new line of high-end sleepwear from Under Armour with a marketing campaign starring the New England Patriots signal-caller. Not only that, the “Athlete Recovery Sleepwear” purportedly is “engineered with TB12 Recovery Technology,” whatever...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Spokesman: Alex Rodriguez has no plans to play in 2017

Alex Rodriguez has not yet officially retired but comments from his spokesman this week indicate the slugger has no intention of playing baseball in 2017. Instead, it appears A-Rod will remain in his agreed-upon special advisory role with the New York Yankees organization. “Nothing new, status quo,” Rodriguez’s spokesman, Ron Berkowitz, said, via NJ.com. “As of now, nothing has...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard on booing along with Magic fans: ‘It’s all good’

Dwight Howard on Wednesday night made another trip back to Florida to play against his former team, the Orlando Magic, this time with his hometown Atlanta Hawks. Howard’s exodus out of Orlando obviously wasn’t a pretty one so it should come as no surprise that the Magic fans don't hold the center in high regard. The bitterness Magic fans still harbor toward Howard prompted the...
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January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Nick Young’s hip-thrust pre-celebration delivered by God in dream

Nick Young again demonstrated why he goes by the “Swaggy P” moniker with a pre-celebration for the ages during the Los Angeles Lakers’ 116-102 victory over Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. Young, after launching up a three but before the ball finding the bottom of the net, engaged in a frenetic act of demonstrative pelvic thrusts. Young’s three-pointer from up top ultimately...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant explains why he’s now more open with the media

Kevin Durant has become much more honest and open with the media since signing with the Golden State Warriors this past offseason. While many attributed this change to Durant reacting to the backlash over his decision to spurn the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Warriors — something he said “hurt” — it appears there is much more to it. Durant recently took part in a Q&A...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Cam Newton pens heartfelt letter to son for first birthday

Cam Newton mentioned a few weeks ago he was planning to do something special for his son Chosen’s first birthday. On Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers quarterback delivered on that plan. Newton penned a heartfelt letter to Chosen, whose birthday is Dec. 24, and read it aloud in a touching video posted on Twitter by The Players’ Tribune. The footage opens with video of Newton in...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid points out the Sixers are ‘Undefeated in 2017’

The Philadelphia 76ers narrowly snatched victory from the jaws of humiliating defeat on Tuesday night, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves by a score of 93-91 at Wells Fargo Center. But the victory came after the Sixers blew a 26-point lead early on in the third quarter by allowing the T’Wolves to stage a furious comeback. The improbable almost became reality when a Ricky Rubio...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

New D.A. in Texas county sworn in wearing Cowboys jersey (pics)

Mark Gonzalez, the new district attorney for Texas’ Nueces County, was sworn in during a private ceremony this week. What made the routine process so interesting is that Gonzalez elected to do so why wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey, a Cole Beasley one to be specific. Gonzalez took to Twitter to document the momentous moment. Got sworn in as the new DA!! Representing @dallascowboys...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Tracy Claeys delivers frigid shot at Minnesota after firing

Tracy Claeys on Tuesday was officially fired as head coach of the Minnesota Gophers and the fallout from the decision is still being absorbed and examined not only at the university but in the world of college football as well. Athletic director Mark Coyle said the decision was based upon, per an AP report, the need to “address challenges in recruiting, ticket sales and the culture...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Odell Beckham Jr. defends Miami trip: ‘I’m a grown man’

Odell Beckham Jr. came forward to defend a trip to Miami along with a handful of his New York Giants teammates, saying there was nothing wrong with the off-day sojourn. Much of the criticism of Beckham and Victor Cruz, Sterling Shepard and Roger Lewis centered on how the players arguably would have been better served preparing for next Sunday's Wild Card Weekend showdown with...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino had ‘a lot of fun’ on John Calipari’s podcast

The intense coaching rivalry between Rick Pitino and John Calipari has been well documented over the years. That is what made the news that Pitino made an appearance on the Kentucky Wildcats head coach’s podcast so utterly shocking. But perhaps most surprising? Pitino said he and Calipari had “a lot of fun” during the recent 40-minute chat. Although the fact that the Louisville...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

First baby born in 2017 at Chicago hospital named ‘Wrigley’

The Chicago Cubs of course broke a championship drought this past fall that spanned generations by winning their first World Series in 108 years. So it probably should not be all that surprising the first baby born in a Chicago-area hospital once the calendar rolled over to 2017 was named in honor of the Cubbies. The Cubs-loving parents of Chicago’s first New Year baby named their...
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January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Recruit says Jim Harbaugh owns a chocolate milk machine

Aubrey Solomon, a highly touted defensive tackle recruit out of Georgia, revealed recently that Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh owns a chocolate milk machine. Solomon, ranked as a five-star prospect by 247Sports, was asked following Monday’s practice ahead of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday a funny story about Harbaugh. While Solomon admitted to not having...
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January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday moved by LeBron James’ gesture of support

LeBron James took time just before Monday’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans to offer some encouragement to Jrue Holiday. The Pelicans point guard has been dealing with some unimaginable off-court issues this season, as his wife Lauren underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor, only weeks after giving birth to the couple’s first child. Holiday...
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January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

McAdoo on plan to stop Rodgers: ‘I don’t have any Kryptonite’

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo jokingly observed how there really isn’t any way to stop Aaron Rodgers by likening the Green Bay Packers quarterback to Superman. McAdoo knows a thing or two about Rodgers after serving as Packers quarterbacks coach in 2012 and 2013. And with the Giants preparing for a wild-card round showdown with the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, McAdoo...
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January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Bowles: Blaming poor chemistry for losing a ‘bad excuse’

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles doesn’t believe poor locker room chemistry played a role in the team’s disappointing 5-11 season, despite a handful of players making that assertion. Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa has stated issues in the locker room “didn’t help us. Veteran cornerback Darrelle Revis added that a fight between Sheldon Richardson and Brandon Marshall cast...
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January 03, 2017  |  Discuss
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