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Reebok Breakout Classic Day 1 Notebook

From Sway to Shaq, the stars were out yesterday for Day 1 of the Reebok Breakout Classic that brings out the best high school basketball talent and D1 college coaches. The games started at 5:00 pm on Wednesday being played on both courts 1 and 2. On court 1, where TSL was situated, Pennsylvania and New Jersey was well represented. At 5:00 pm game on court 1, Team 1 (MMG) took on...
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Germany-Brazil Tactical Preview

This is a matchup between two teams who were, well… expected to get here. Brazil was the favorite to win the tournament, going at 5-2 odds in Vegas and the most likely team to win in Nate Silver’s model. Germany was widely considered one of the three favorites, at 5-1 in Vegas, and third to win in Nate Silver’s model. Only Argentina, on the other side of the bracket, had better...
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The Olympics to Boston? Please, no.

Don’t get me wrong: I love watching the Olympics. Winning a medal at one of the Games is unparalleled in athletic competition. They are the ultimate source of national pride in the sporting world. Just do not bring the Games to Boston. The US Olympic Committee has tabbed Boston as one of four American cities as a candidate for the 2024 Summer Olympics, along with San Francisco...
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Report: Carmelo Anthony may be delaying decision to see if he can join LeBron James

Many people expected Carmelo Anthony to make his decision yesterday between the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, and Los Angeles Lakers. That hasn’t happened yet because there is word going around that Anthony could be waiting to see what happens in Miami with the Big 3. Here is more from ESPN.com’s Marc Stein: Popular question raised by last five teams I’ve talked to: Is Melo...
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Report: Danny Ainge working on trade to bring Kevin Love to Boston

Despite, the rumors that you have heard about Kevin Love, Carmelo Anthony, and Kobe Bryant all working out together at UCLA don’t expect Love to be in the purple and gold next season. You could possibly be seeing him in green and white next season with the Boston Celtics as Danny Ainge has been persistent on trading for the big man. According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe...
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The Time is Now to Hand Sturridge Liverpool Keys

During the 2014 World Cup, a lot of issues were on a lot of people’s minds. Americans were wondering how their squad would get out of the group stage — which they ultimately did thanks to an underwhelming Portugal squad. (Say what you want about that last statement. I challenge you to find one soccer head that didn’t have Germany and Portugal coming out of that. I’m not “un...
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Report: Miami Heat inquired about adding Lance Stephenson

Just looking at the title, you would be surprised to know that the Miami Heat inquired about adding the likes of Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson. Stephenson, who gave the Heat so much trouble in the Eastern Conference Finals on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, also gave LeBron James fits on the mental side of the game. But that still didn’t stop the Heat from...
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Diversity in Sports: NBA Sets A Great Example For Other Pro Sports Leagues To Follow

Richard Lapchick, the current director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida, released the 2014 Racial and Gender Report Card indicating that the National Basketball Association continues to remain the leader of professional sports for diversity in sports business. Since diversity is a product of racial, gender and ethnic...
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Report: Knicks, Sixers talking Amar’e Stoudamire trade

Hold up the phones! The New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers are talking about a possible trade involving Amar’e Stoudamire and Iman Shumpert. Now, let’s get this straight right now. Phil Jackson contacted the Sixers not Sam Hinkie contacting the Knicks. The Sixers have had many discussions since last week involving teams trying to get rid of big contracts such as the Houston...
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Report: Kyrie Irving makes recruiting pitch to LeBron James

With the wild, wild west of NBA free agency still going, America is wondering where LeBron James will be playing at next season. Many people are speculating that LeBron could be going either to the Cleveland Cavaliers or back to the Miami Heat. To help bring James back to Cleveland, Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has got involved in the recruiting process according to Sam Amico...
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Report: Boston Celtics also interested in Lance Stephenson

Mr. Born Ready himself Lance Stephenson did not like the Indiana Pacers offer a five-year, $44 million contract when free agency hit. With that being said, Stephenson is still out on the open market possibly looking for a new home. The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers have expressed interest in the young guard if they strike out on big time free agents but now the Boston Celtics...
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Report: Boris Diaw re-signs with San Antonio Spurs for three years

The point forward himself, Boris Diaw will be donning the black and silver once again for the San Antonio Spurs. Diaw, who was one of the key pieces for the Spurs as they won the NBA championship in June, got paid like a champ. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Boris Diaw has reached an agreement on a three-year, $22 million deal. Free agent Boris Diaw has reached...
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Report: Indiana Pacers “quietly” shopping Rob Hibbert

After getting the number one seed in the NBA playoffs and quietly bowing out of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Indiana Pacers are a team that desperately needs a makeover. That makeover could start by possibly trading big man Roy Hibbert but here’s the catch. Hibbert is owed $30.4 million over the next two seasons. What team would want to take on that kind of salary plus a...
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Report: Chris Bosh has interest in Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks

The longer the Big 3 in Miami wait to make a decision, the more we speculate on where they will go. Will they stay in Miami or will they go their separate ways? Everybody is saying that the ball is in Lebron James’ court and whatever he does will shape not only Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade’s free agency but the rest of the NBA. If James decides to leave South Beach, then there...
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Report: Lakers are serious contenders for Carmelo Anthony

Remember on ESPN on Thursday, they showed a happy Carmelo Anthony leaving his meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers. Well, there might be a reason that Melo left happy on Thursday. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Lakers have moved into serious contention for Melo’s services. But where there is smoke, there is fire, here is more from Woj. As one source in process...
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Five Players to Watch in the NBA Summer League

For those of us still hung over on patriotism from the World Cup and the 4th of July, we can all relax and take in a fix of the basketball that we have so desperately missed ever since the Finals ended. (Still mad at you Spurs!) The Summer League officially kicks off with the ten teams participating being the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, Brooklyn...
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Giroux In The Clink, Vinny Still Here, Hextall Avoids Big Signings

  Pretty eventful week so far for the Flyers, despite not throwing ridiculous gobs of cash at any of the big name Free Agents. They didn’t do this because, well, they really can’t afford to. That’s not to say it wasn’t the right idea anyway, given the cap mess Paul Homgren left new Flyers General Manage Ron Hextall. It was smart regardless of the cap room on Ron’s part...
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Report: Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki agree to three-year, $30 million deal

If you didn’t know, Dirk Nowitzki is a free agent but it was never no doubt that he was leaving the Dallas Mavericks. You might be asking yourself why it took Dirk so long to sign his new deal, well the Mavericks are also in the hunt for Carmelo Anthony. Melo met with Mark Cuban and the Mavericks last night but nothing really came out of the meeting. Which leads to today as according...
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Report: Indiana Pacers interested in multi-team deal with Boston Celtics

Let the NBA trade rumor mill continue to churn as NBA free agency continues. In this latest trade rumor, the Indiana Pacers are trying to pull the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns together in a multi-team deal. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, there are whispers out there that the Pacers trying to get a deal together that involves Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. Whispers are already...
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Cliff Lee to begin rehab assignment with Single-A Clearwater

Despite all the bad news that is surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies, they got some encouraging news today about starting pitcher Cliff Lee. According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, Cliff Lee will begin a rehab assignment with Clearwater on Sunday. This is encouraging news as Lee threw 60 pitches in a three inning simulated game on Tuesday afternoon with no trouble at all. Lee is...
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Phillies reliever Mike Adams moved to the 60-day disabled list

If the Philadelphia Phillies had any chance of trading reliever Mike Adams at the trade deadline that has slowly went away.  According to CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury, Adams, who is currently rehabbing will now be moved to the 60-day disabled list. Mike Adams has been transferred to 60 day DL, which puts him out until at least early August — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) July...
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Philadelphia 76ers believe Joel Embiid’s foot stress fracture is a one time thing

Last Thursday, many Philadelphia 76ers fans were in disbelief that the team went and selected Kansas center Joel Embiid. Many thought, that they would go with Dante Exum at that selection or trade up. Well, the Sixers went with Embiid and what came with him were his injury concerns. Embiid, who had a back injury which derailed his chances of playing in the NCAA Tournament suffered...
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Report: LeBron James wants a max salary on a short-term contract

The news we have all been waiting for since NBA Free Agency opened up at 12:01 Tuesday morning. No, the Big 3 have not signed their deals yet but we could be getting an indication on what kind of deals they could be signing. According to John Canzano of The Oregonian, LeBron James wants a short-term deal at max money. This is shocking because we thought that LBJ might go for the...
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Could A.J. Burnett be on the move before the MLB Trade Deadline?

It is no secret that the Philadelphia Phillies are falling slowly out of the NL East division and NL Wild Card race. With that much being known, the Phillies could end up being sellers at the trade deadline on July 31. According to Josh Perrotto of USA TODAY, the Pittsburgh Pirates will devote their time towards acquiring one starting pitcher and reliever as they believe they are...
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MLS’ Impact on The World Cup

The growth of soccer is continually measured in four year increments; the success of the national team is often a reflection on the success of the domestic league. A better MLS makes for a better and deeper national team, that much is proven. The MLS quality and popularity is improving but is still not world class and still has a strong amount of naysayers. Since USMNT is MLS driven...
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