It’s FanDuel NBA Wednesday with Game 2 of the second round of the playoffs. The entry fee for the $250k NBA Shot is $3 with $20,000 going to first place.
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There are two playoff games being played Wednesday in the NBA.
Game 2 – Wednesday, May 6
Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Game 2 – Wednesday, May 6
Los Angeles Clippers at Houston, 9:30 p...
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace says he’s the NFL’s fastest player, and he’d be willing to race any challengers to prove it.
“Without a doubt, I’m the fastest player in the NFL,” Wallace told the Pioneer Press on Tuesday. “If somebody feels foggy about that, we can [race]. I’m never going to back down from competition.”
The 28-year-old Wallace...
The Kansas City Chiefs announced that four players had been released on Tuesday, including quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
With Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray on the roster, the Chiefs didn’t need Pryor, who completed just 56.3 percent of his throws over 16 appearances in Oakland.
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Dallas Cowboys second round pick Randy Gregory blames his off the field concerns on immaturity and stubbornness, not smoking marijuana.
Gregory, wh had 17.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss in two seasons at Nebraska, failed a drug test at the scouting combine in February.
“That’s something I’ve definitely been working on and something I can definitely fix,” Gregory...
Chris Matthews went from an unknown to a somebody in the biggest game of the year, and now he’s expected to be the “big receiver” in the Seahawks offense.
The six-foot-five, 218-pound wide receiver exploded in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots, recording the first four catches of his career for a game-high 109 yards and a touchdown.
The Seahawks acquired...
The Arizona Cardinals are losing a tight end to retirement for the second straight year.
John Carlson, who signed as a free agent before the 2014 season, called it a career Tuesday. He had 33 receptions for 350 yards and a touchdown in 16 games last season.
Last season, veteran tight end Jake Ballard retired in the middle of training camp.
“After much thought and consideration...
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The Oklahoma City Thunder are fresh off of hiring former Florida Gators head basketball coach Billy Donovan to their same position. It is going to be strange to see the Thunder playing without Scott Brooks coaching them, but this was a move that Kevin Durant was very much behind. Unfortunately, Russell Westbrook is upset that the Thunder did not consult...
With the 2015 season in full swing, new teams are hitting their stride, pushing aside expectations and criticisms alike. Please, raise your hand if you had the Houston Astros sitting in the top two after a month of play. So where does the power stack up in Major League Baseball? Check out this week’s MLB Power Rankings to find out.
The Top 10
1. St. Louis Cardinals (19-6)...
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After securing the only real upset of this year’s NBA Playoffs with an opening-round sweep of the Toronto Raptors, you’d think that the obvious luxuries offered by a week of rest and relaxation before beginning the next round would be more than enough to disrupt the early post-season success that’s found the Washington Wizards.
But instead of...
The Cleveland Cavaliers had eight days of rest between the first round and the second round of the NBA playoffs and it showed Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Chicago Bulls.
The Cavaliers are starting the series with a one game deficit after a 99-92 loss in a game they never led.
“For us, we had a bad start obviously and we can’t...
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During Tiger Woods’ press conference at the Players Championship on Tuesday he gave one of his most human answers when he talked about the month of May.
His father, Earl Woods, passed away on May 3rd in 2006, and now, he’s dealing with a break-up after he and Lindsey Vonn decided to end their three-year relationship.
“This three-day stretch...
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The Chicago Bears reportedly included Jay Cutler in a deal to acquire the No. 2 pick in the draft from the Tennessee Titans, but the Titans wouldn’t budge.
The Bears had their sights set on quarterback Marcus Mariota, but once he was off the board, the Bears declined to use any of their six picks on a different QB.
“It never locked in to where...
The New England Patriots, who drafted a cornerback in the seventh round, will release Alfonzo Dennard, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
The #Patriots are releasing CB Alfonzo Dennard, who they drafted in 2012, source said. He had 4 starts this year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 5, 2015
Dennard was a seventh-round pick in 2012 and played in six games last season...
Wide receiver Sammie Coates was so excited that he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers that he texted quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to tell him how anxious he is to get to work with him.
“He is one of the greatest quarterbacks in the game,” said Coates to Steelers.com. “To be a wide receiver for him is going to be real big. I am going to work my butt off for him to...
It’s FanDuel NBA Tuesday with Game 2 of the second round of the playoffs. The entry fee for the $250k NBA Shot is $3 with $20,000 going to first place.
NBA Shot 2 dollar entry
There are two playoff games being played Tuesday in the NBA.
Game 2 – Tuesday, May 5
Washington at Atlanta, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 2 – Tuesday, May 5
Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (TNT...
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Manny Pacquiao will undergo surgery this week to correct a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, reports ESPN.
“We have an MRI scan that confirms he has a rotator cuff tear. He has a significant tear,” said orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
ElAttrache said Pacquiao will be out of action between nine months and a year.
The Houston Texans and defensive end Whitney Mercilus agreed to a four-year deal worth $26 million with $10.5 million guaranteed, reports ESPN’s Tania Ganguli and NFL Networks’ Ian Rapoport.
Mercilus’s four-year extension is for $26 million. He’s under contract until 2019. #Texans
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) May 4, 2015
For the #Texans and DE Whitney Mercilus...
Sports can be an escape from the rest of the world, but more often that we might realize, they are just a reflection of it. This past week showed us a bit of that, particularly with the Wednesday afternoon game between the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles. The stands were empty because the game had been closed to the public after cancelled games on Monday and Tuesday due...
The New Jersey Devils announced Monday that Ray Shero will be the new general manager.
The announcement was made by team president Lou Lamoriello, who had served as GM since 1987.
“Ray is well respected throughout the hockey industry and knows what it takes to win,” Lamoriello said in comments tweeted by the Devils. “His 22 seasons of NHL front-office experience will be...
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San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller has been charged with misdemeanor vandalism stemming from an incident on March 5.
Miller 27, was origianlly arrested on charges of misdemeanor spousal battery after his girlfriend told police he pushed her to the ground and smashed her cell phone. In a later interview, however, the girlfriend said there was...
While Manny Pacquiao had Jimmy Kimmel accompany him to the ring, Floyd Mayweather had Justin Bieber and the King from Burger King.
Before Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision on Saturday night, he walked to the ring with the King by his side.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Burger King paid more than $1 million for the mascot’s role.
ICYMI: Burger King...
With free agency and the NFL draft complete, Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is excited about the direction his team is heading toward the start of the 2015 season.
“Our free agency was sound and solid and we acquired some really good players, strengthened our team, made it more competitive, and then we feel like we come out of this draft weekend feeling good about the...
The Green Bay Packers declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Nick Perry’s contract on Sunday, which means the first-round pick in 2012 will become a free agent after this season.
The Packers and Perry can work out a contract extension before next March, but the linebacker is in a a prove-it-or-lose-it year.
If the Packers picked up the option, Perry’s rookie contract...
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Jay Ajayi could end up being one of the most talented running backs that was taken in the 2015 NFL Draft, but there is also a chance that he could end up being a bust. His knee problems are well documented, and he ended up falling to the fifth round after some projections had him going as a second or third round pick earlier in the draft process.
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The Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has won the 2014-15 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award, the NBA announced today.
The 6-3 guard becomes the second Warriors player to win the award, joining Wilt Chamberlain.
Curry totaled 1,198 points, including 100 of 130 first-place votes, from a panel of 129 sportswriters and broadcasters.