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Chris Coghlan goes airborne to avoid tag, scores run (Video)

Chris Coghlan went full Willie Mays Hayes to score a run for the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Coghlan walked with one out in the 7th inning of Toronto’s clash with the Cardinals. Kevin Pillar drove a ball to deep right off the wall, which had Coghlan motoring around the bases. By the time he got towards home, Yadier Molina was waiting as the throw from right was up the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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5 players making a mistake by leaving school early for NBA Draft

It’s difficult to begrudge any young player who chooses to forego additional time playing as an amateur when they could cash in on their talents by heading to the pros. Judging the financial standing of any young man or the motivation behind his decision to turn pro can get dicey. Making the choice to begin playing professionally is a huge proposition, and the timing of that decision...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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The Rockets are offering $1 beers to boost playoff attendance

Somehow, the Houston Rockets are still having attendance problems not only in a playoff series, but in a playoff series that features the two favorites for MVP going head-to-head. The Rockets were in the bottom-10 in attendance during the regular season, despite winning 55 games to grab the No. 3 seed in the highly competitive Western Conference. Here’s how the crowd looked shortly...
Via The Comeback
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2017 NFL Draft Preview: Three pre-draft hot takes

The 2017 NFL Draft is set to go underway in Philadelphia this weekend. With the NCAA’s best talent assembled in Philly, the drama at the top of the draft appears non-existent this year with Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett in place atop the draft board for the Cleveland Browns. That doesn’t mean the weekend will be devoid of drama and unpredictability over the course of the proceedings...
Via This Given Sunday
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Report: Rajon Rondo will try to play in Game 5

Rajon Rondo will try to play in Game 5 of the Chicago Bulls’ playoff series with the Boston Celtics, according to a report.Rondo injured his thumb during Game 2 of the Bulls’ series and has missed the last two games, both losses for Chicago. He was initially expected to miss a few weeks with a fractured thumb, but the point guard had his cast removed and was seen attempting some...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Study suggests Topgolf isn’t hurting regular golf courses, it’s helping to grow the game

People have long been sounding the alarm for golf’s future as a recreational activity, and with good reason. It’s a very expensive pursuit, full of private clubs that have all-too restrictive policies, including some that still discriminate based on gender. (And, given the economic factors involved, it’s reasonable to view some as discriminating based on plenty of other factors...
Via The Comeback
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Potential No. 1 pick hits four home runs in same game

On the same day that SI put a high school baseball player on its cover, a top college prospect reminded everyone why he should still be in the mix to be the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming MLB draft.Brendan McKay, a junior for Louisville, clubbed four home runs and drove in 9 during the Cardinals’ 14-4 win over Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday. McKay hit a pair of 2-run home runs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Deshaun Watson: I’m chasing Tom Brady, I’m going for six

If there’s one thing quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft class don’t lack, it’s confidence. After former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer compared himself to Tom Brady and Cam Newton, yet another soon-to-be rookie signal caller is setting high expectations for his career.Fresh off leading his former Clemson team to a national championship, Deshaun Watson aims to win six...
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Rockets owner leaves seat during Game 5 to complain to referee about no-call

Mark Cuban apparently isn’t the only passionate basketball owner in Texas.Calvin Watkins reports that Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander left his courtside seat during Game 5 between his team and the Oklahoma City Thunder to complain to referee Bill Kennedy about a perceived no-call. Here is video of the incident: Houston entered play on Tuesday holding a 3-1 lead in the first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Jose Altuve leaves game after scary outfield collision

Jose Altuve was removed from Tuesday’s game between the Indians and Astros after a scary collision in the outfield with Teoscar Hernandez.In the bottom of the eighth inning, Altuve and Hernandez were both tracking a shallow fly ball off the bat of Yan Gomes when the two collided, leaving both men on the ground in discomfort. Here are a couple of videos from different angles. Altuve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: Astros teammates forced from game after violent collision

It’s something you never want to see on a baseball field. Two teammates making a play for the same ball, going full-steam ahead in opposite directions. Then, in an instant, the two collide with a force the human body should not have to endure. That’s exactly what happened when Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and outfielder Teoscar Hernandez collided after Cleveland...
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Mariners breakout star leaves game with strained oblique

Mariners breakout star Mitch Haniger encountered some bad luck on Tuesday.The Seattle outfielder suffered a strained oblique during his team’s game against the Detroit Tigers. He appeared to hurt himself on a swing that produced a single in the third, as he was lifted for a pinch runner.Haniger had been one of the most productive players in baseball prior to his injury. He was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Stanley Cup Playoffs: The West is full of surprises

And then there were eight: the crop of NHL teams that survived the bloodbath that was Round 1 in order to advance to the conference semifinals. First, the four that survived the Western Conference melee. Unlike the contingent on the Atlantic coast, the Western Conference got itself set relatively quickly. Two of the advanced teams swept their first round competition, and one got...
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Allen Iverson has savage response to Tim Hardaway’s crossover claim

Allen Iverson has been retired for the last three-and-a-half years, but he definitely hasn’t lost his killer instinct.In an interview with Jonathan Abrams of Bleacher Report that was published Tuesday, the former MVP had this cold-blooded response to Tim Hardaway’s recent comments that Iverson carried the ball and that he, not Iverson, had the original crossover move, per Sopan...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: ‘Scuttlebutt’ the 49ers could select Leonard Fournette at No. 2

Rumors that the San Francisco 49ers could be considering Leonard Fournette at No. 2 overall continue to persist. Following up on a report from last week that the 49ers were “seriously considering” making Fournette their selection with the second pick of the draft, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune continued to perpetuate that notion. “Scuttlebutt in league circles Monday night...
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Patrice Bergeron apparently played the whole season with a sports hernia

We’re about to add a bit more gas to the “hockey players are the toughest in sports” fire. If you’re tired of hearing about that, turn away now.Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins reportedly played through a sports hernia all season and now may require surgery to correct it. You read that correctly. While news is coming out around the league about injuries in the playoffs...
Via The Comeback
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Daryl Washington reinstated by NFL after three-year suspension

After last playing in an NFL game in 2013, Daryl Washington has been reinstated by the league on a conditional basis. In May 2014, Washington was suspended for the entire upcoming season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season for the same reason. That same year, he was also arrested for assaulting a former girlfriend...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Eddie Jackson has screw removed from broken leg

Former Alabama safety Eddie Jackson recently underwent a procedure on his surgically-repaired leg, according to a report. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says Jackson had a screw removed from his leg because it was causing discomfort. Jackson suffered the fractured leg last October during Alabama’s game against Texas A&M and missed the rest of the season. He was a highly-regarded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Elijah Stewart blasts false draft report as trash

Elijah Stewart blasted a reporter for sharing false information about why he did not enter the NBA Draft.Stewart, who averaged 12.3 points per game as a junior this season for USC, was weighing his draft options. He ultimately decided not to test the waters and chose to return to school.There were some questions about what happened with Stewart, whom many were expecting to test the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Rockets enter Toyota Center for Game 5 dressed in funeral attire

The Houston Rockets hold a 3-1 series lead against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the team is looking to eliminate its opponent on Tuesday night. Houston has a great opportunity to do so, being that Game 5 is set to tip off at the Toyota Center, with the home crowd giving its support. We’re willing to bet they’ll be making their presence felt, as the Rockets announced a promo...
Via The Sports Daily
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Fred Hoiberg: Rajon Rondo ‘longshot’ to return during Celtics series

Rajon Rondo, ruled out of Game 5, is gunning hard to work through his thumb injury and make it back into the series against the Boston Celtics.However, based on what Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg has said, it’s going to take a minor miracle for Rondo to play at all the rest of the first round. “This is honestly the first time he has touched a basketball with that right...
Via Sportsnaut
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Blazers GM roasts reporter for suggesting culture is a problem

When the clock struck zero in the fourth quarter Monday night in Portland, it was readily apparent that the Blazers were out-classed by their Western Conference counterparts.The Golden State Warriors held a 28-point first quarter lead in a game that reminded most of us what it was like to play NBA2K with cheat codes.When all was said and done, Golden State handed Portland a 25-point...
Via Sportsnaut
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Gregg Popovich is awesome, leaves $5,000 tip on $800 bill at a Memphis restaurant

Can San Antonio Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich get any cooler? For most people, that answer would be no, but when you’re as cool as Gregg Popovich, the ceiling is unlimited. The latest round of Pop news comes to us via Reddit, where someone uploaded a receipt from Memphis eatery McEwen’s on Monroe. That establishment is described thusly: Sophisticated room with exposed...
Via The Comeback
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MLB players have launched a social media app that is basically baseball-only Twitter

The Major League Baseball Players Association last week announced a new baseball-themed social media platform that’s supposed to revolutionize player-fan engagement. The site is called “Infield Chatter,” and, according to a press release, it will facilitate easy interaction between the more than guys in uniform and the fans at home. Here’s how Twins pitcher Hector Santiago...
Via Awful Announcing
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Gregg Popovich leaves $5K tip at Memphis restaurant (PHOTO)

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich showed what type of person he is over the weekend. Popovich went out to eat in Memphis on Friday night, in between Games 3 and 4. We all know there’s a lot of great eats in the city, and Pop elected to hit up McEwens on Monroe, which has phenomenal food. And, most importantly, they boast a “long wine list,” which probably resonated with the Spurs...
Via The Sports Daily
3 hours ago  |  Discuss
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