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LeBron: Didn't see Cavs reaching Finals at start of season

By Jason Rowan LeBron James was brutally honest during his post-game comments Tuesday night regarding what he envisioned as the prospects for his first season back with the Cleveland Cavaliers. To put it bluntly, he held out little hope that the team would be in the position it finds itself: Poised for an appearance in the NBA Finals. ”Could I have foreseen this at the beginning...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper have known each other since Vegas youth baseball

They may be about a year apart in age, but Kris Bryant and Bryce Harper have been quite familiar with each other since their days of playing youth baseball in Las Vegas. With the two facing off for the first time in the big leagues in a three-game set between the Chicago Cubs and Washington...Read More The post Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper have known each other since Vegas youth baseball...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Kyrgios talks sex before tourneys, dating female players

By Jason Rowan Nick Kyrgios, a 20-year-old rising tennis star from Australia, is remarkably outspoken, even cocky. So perhaps his comments during a recent magazine interview about his apparently active sex life while on tour shouldn’t be all that surprising. When asked about if he chooses to abstain from sexual activity ahead of matches to maintain a competitive edge, Kyrgios...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston mayor's office weighs in on Kaepernick Instagram post

By Jason Rowan Colin Kaepernick has apologized for a truly ill-advised Instagram post in which he inexplicably made light of the damage being wreaked upon the Houston area due to massive flooding that has killed an estimated 17 people, injured scores of others and left the region in a state of devastation. But to hear it from the Houston mayor’s office, there’s plenty more...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll: Communication with Russell Wilson is ‘great’

By Jason Rowan Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll appeared to make an encouraging comment about the protracted contract negotiations between the team and quarterback Russell Wilson before clarifying his words and leaving the exact progress the parties have made quite unclear. Carroll, not addressing any specifics, indicated things were progressing to the point that the sides...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez on Madison Bumgarner’s stare-down: ‘He’s not my dad’ (vid)

Carlos Gomez and Madison Bumgarner shared a tense moment during a third-inning at-bat in Tuesday’s game, one that Gomez didn’t take too kindly to, expressing as much after the game. After the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder fouled off a fastball on an 0-1 count from the San Francisco Giants ace, he yelled at himself in frustration....Read More The post Carlos Gomez on Madison Bumgarner’s...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians players shave heads to support teammate Mike Aviles’ daughter (pic)

Members of the Cleveland Indians have shaved their heads to show support for infielder Mike Aviles and his ailing daughter. Four-year-old Adriana Aviles was diagnosed with leukemia in early May and Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis indicated it’s the least the team could do to demonstrate to the Aviles family that his teammates are thinking...Read More The post Indians players...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson expected to attend 'Adrian Peterson Day'

By Jason Rowan While Adrian Peterson is putting on a very public display by refusing to attend OTAs this week with the Minnesota Vikings, a family source indicated the disgruntled running back plans to attend the annual “Adrian Peterson Day” on June 13 in his hometown of Palestine, Texas. “Adrian will be there; that’s the plan,” Kenneth Abrams, a family friend, told...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaq once threatened to murder Kobe Bryant

By Jason Rowan It’s long been known that despite all the on-court successes the two enjoyed as Los Angeles Lakers teammates, the relationship between Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant was tenuous at best, contentious at worst. In a comprehensive and fascinating oral history put together by Bleacher Report NBA senior writer Ric Bucher, the combustible alliance between the two...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon unhappy over Cubs’ ‘awkward schedule’

By Jason Rowan Joe Maddon on Monday expressed some dissatisfaction over the fact the Chicago Cubs had a day game on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks only to travel back home for an early afternoon home game on Memorial Day against the Washington Nationals. “I don’t understand why [the] Memorial game has to be played during the day,” Maddon said ahead of Monday...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

D’Angelo Russell’s Charles Barkley-like swing yields one-yard drive (video)

D’Angelo Russell obviously is an incredibly talented basketball player — the Ohio State Buckeyes product in all likelihood be one of the first five players taken in the 2015 NBA Draft — but when it comes to the difficult game of golf, his skills (or lack thereof) are downright Charles Barkley-ian. Russell recently attempted to...Read More The post D’Angelo Russell’s Charles...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. rips fans who ‘don’t understand the game’

With the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at 19-28 and arguably seem destined for a third straight losing season, talk has turned away from the team enjoying success this summer to its plans at trading away expendable players, including Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley and giving young prospects an opportunity to develop at...Read More The post Phillies GM...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper: ‘I still believe (Mike) Trout is the best player in the game’

Bryce Harper is enjoying an absolutely torrid month of May at the plate. So scorching-hot is the Washington Nationals outfielder that a teammate jokingly acted as if he was afraid to touch him, lest they get burned. But to hear it from the 22-year-old who seemingly is taking the next step in a career destined...Read More The post Bryce Harper: ‘I still believe (Mike) Trout is the...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Wilson skipped OTAs to attend funeral with Graham

By Jason Rowan The news that Russell Wilson would be absent from the Seattle Seahawks OTA session on Tuesday may not be as significant as many would suspect as sources tell Pro Football Talk that the quarterback’s absence doesn’t have anything to do with protracted contract negotiations but a much nobler reason entirely. A league source reportedly informed PFT that Wilson...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson reportedly has considered retirement

By Jason Rowan While it would be a shocking development to say the least, those with knowledge of the situation say that Adrian Peterson on many occasions has considered retirement from the NFL as opposed to returning to play for the Minnesota Vikings. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports that “some who have talked to Peterson with regularity” ever since his child...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron gives praise to teammate Tristan Thompson

"Tristan will probably be a Cavalier his whole career. There's no reason why he shouldn't be." - LeBron pic.twitter.com/Xfjd0cIMkZ — CBS Sports NBA (@CBSSportsNBA) May 25, 2015 Tristan Thompson has done a yeoman’s job of filling in for Kevin Love since the Cavaliers forward suffered a postseason-ending shoulder injury during the team’s first-round series against the Boston...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard hangs with fans left stranded by Houston storm

By Jason Rowan Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets avoided a series sweep at the hands of the Golden State Warriors on Monday, winning Game 4 by a score of 128-115. Both fans and the Rockets center remained inside the Toyota Center for several hours after the game, but not to savor a victory that staved of postseason elimination. The area of Houston was hit with a massive spring...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers try to clear their heads ahead of Game 4 by seeing ‘Entourage’

After winning Game 1 at home in its Eastern Conference Finals series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the New York Rangers have stumbled, getting blown out at home 6-2 on Monday and then suffering a heartbreaking 6-5 overtime loss at Amalie Arena on Wednesday. With a dire need to get things back on track, clear...Read More The post Rangers try to clear their heads ahead of Game 4 by...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays affiliate removes any mention of ‘A-Rod Juice Box Night’ (photo)

Alex Rodriguez arguably has been saying and doing all the right things in his return to Major League Baseball after serving a season in exile. And while for some it may be easy to forgive and forget, there are others who insist Rodriguez’s sordid history makes him an individual unworthy and undeserving of even a...Read More The post Rays affiliate removes any mention of ‘A-Rod...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant indicated next season will be his last

Los Angels Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak indicated on Thursday during an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio that Kobe Bryant has intimated that the 2015-16 NBA season will be his last go-round before he strolls off into the sunset. “He has indicated to me that this is it,” Kupchak said, via an ESPN report. Bryant...Read More The post Lakers GM says Kobe Bryant indicated next...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy preaches self-control after latest club-throwing meltdown (video)

Rory McIlroy quickly is developing the unflattering reputation as pro golf’s resident club-chucker. For the second time in recent months, a visibly frustrated McIlroy was spotted angrily throwing a club after being left disgusted with a wayward shot. The latest club-tossing incident occurred during the opening round of the BMW PGA Championship in Surrey, England....Read More The...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron James expresses interest in acting, aspires to portray Batman

LeBron James took some time away from his relentless focus on the NBA Playoffs to reveal in an interview with TNT’s Rachel Nichols that since he was a young boy, he always had aspirations to become an actor. Obviously, the entire process of turning into the “Best Basketball Player on the Planet” kind of got...Read More The post LeBron James expresses interest in acting, aspires...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry zings media over deadlines amid controversy with daughter

Basking in the afterglow of a thrilling 99-98 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry were in a jovial mood. The frivolity of the environment allowed the comedy duo to razz the media over the swirling and arguably silly controversy surrounding how Curry...Read More The post Stephen Curry zings media...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Watson approves? Pirates mistakenly offer fans a ‘sexual’ donut (pic)

The Pittsburgh Pirates had nothing but the best intentions in mind when a post to its Instagram account announced Friday morning that the team’s fans were in line for some free tickets and a special Pirates-themed donut if they dropped by an area Dunkin’ Donuts. Something, obviously, went awry, as instead of the message indicating...Read More The post Randy Watson approves?...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant tries to solve riddle of defending Stephen Curry

Figuring out how to stop Stephen Curry when his offensive game is humming and his jump shot is clicking is like trying to unravel a mystery wrapped inside a conundrum knotted up in an enigma. Kobe Bryant, a mere spectator to the NBA Playoffs — as the Los Angeles Lakers have been the past two...Read More The post Kobe Bryant tries to solve riddle of defending Stephen Curry appeared...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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