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Marian Gaborik’s girlfriend struck in face by puck at Kings game

Marian Gaborik labeled girlfriend Ivana Surovcova a “warrior” after taking a puck to the face during the Los Angeles Kings’ 5-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night at Staples Center.Surovcova, a professional dancer from Gaborik’s native Slovakia, was seated behind the Kings bench when a puck flew into the crowd, striking her in the face.Via a Puck Daddy reader’s firsthand...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Klay Thompson to defend Three-Point Contest title

Klay Thompson will attempt to make it two in a row by defending his 2016 3-point contest title during 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend on Feb. 18, sources say per a report from ESPN’s Chris Haynes. Thompson’s Golden State Warriors backcourt partner, Stephen Curry, however, remains undecided.In last year’s contest, Thompson’s electrifying final round produced 27 points, outpacing Curry,...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

NFLPA: Tom Brady leads NFL players in total merchandise sales

Tom Brady was the top seller among all NFL players when it comes to total merchandise sales for the period from March through November 2016, according to a release Thursday from the NFL Players Association.Interestingly, the time period where Brady topped total merchandise sales overlaps with the latter stages of the lengthy Deflategate appeal process and the New England Patriots...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley refuses to apologize to LeBron James for criticism

Charles Barkley doubled-down on his defense of his criticism last week of LeBron James, adding there’s no way he’s going to reach out to the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar to apologize.The outspoken NBA on TNT analyst again discussed the situation Wednesday with Mike Wise of The Undefeated. Barkley was asked if it wouldn’t be best for all parties for him to reach out to James and...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL praises Odell Beckham Jr.’s ‘professionalism’ at Pro Bowl

Odell Beckham Jr. was praised for his “professionalism” at the Pro Bowl in a letter written by NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent obtained by ESPN.The enigmatic New York Giants wide receiver is among the NFL’s most popular players yet also has at times drawn negative attention due to his antics both on and off the field, which often serve as a distraction for the Giants.But...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Goodell on avoiding Patriots: ‘If I’m invited back to Foxboro, I’ll come’

Roger Goodell held his annual Super Bowl Week press conference in Houston on Wednesday. Not surprisingly, part of the Q&A revolved around his perceptively fractured relationship with the New England Patriots, who of course face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Super Bowl LI.The NFL commissioner once again tried to bury the Deflategate drama for good, saying the league has “moved...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Ear-blowing incident aside, LeBron James endorses Lance Stephenson tryout

The Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday will hold a tryout during which Lance Stephenson, Mario Chalmers, Kirk Hinrich and Jordan Farmar will work out for the team.Whether or not the tryout is the organization’s way of acquiescing to LeBron James’ expletive-ridden complaints last week concerning the depth of the team’s roster is unknown, but the superstar made note of a shared history...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Jordan Peele shouts out Illinois St. recruit Kobe Buffalomeat

One of the biggest days of the college football offseason, National Signing Day, was in full swing on Wednesday when the Illinois State Redbirds announced that a highly touted offensive lineman out of Lawrence, Kan., had joined the program’s 2017 recruit class.While that on some level is sufficient to warrant celebration on Illinois State’s behalf, it’s the young man’s incredibly...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Carson Palmer denies report, says, ‘My house in Arizona is not on the market’

Carson Palmer has dismissed a report stating he had put his Arizona home on the market, pulled his kids out of school and moved out of state, with the assumption being his time with the Arizona Cardinals one way or the other was at an end. Not so, says Palmer himself. The veteran signal-caller has issued a statement via the Cardinals organization denying all components of the original...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones on Tony Romo: If I can make everyone happy, I should be president

The Dallas Cowboys organization stands at a crossroads of sorts with the unceremonious end to the Tony Romo Era and the ushering in of the Age of Dak Prescott. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones clearly recognizes the uncomfortable complexity of the task at hand. And Jones joked that if he can orchestrate a resolution that keeps everyone happy he should be president.“Whatever...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony addresses his cryptic tweet, talks LeBron drama

Carmelo Anthony has had plenty to say in recent weeks as his future with the New York Knicks organization hangs in the balance. The superstar continued that trend this week by discussing a cryptic tweet he posted on Tuesday as well as LeBron James’ epic takedown of Charles Barkley.Shortly after Anthony mentioned the decision on whether or not he will waive his no-trade clause depends...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade backs LeBron James in feud with Charles Barkley

Dwyane Wade not surprisingly is siding with LeBron James in his longtime pal’s recently ignited feud with NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley, saying, “I like that ‘Bron called him out.” Wade spoke at length about the events spawned by James firing back at Barkley with a blistering screed after the analyst portrayed his complaints about the Cleveland Cavaliers front office as “whiny...
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January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Buster Posey honors memory of Navy SEAL killed in Yemen

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey on Monday night took to Instagram to post a heartfelt tribute to Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL who died over the weekend in Yemen.Owens was killed during an intelligence-gathering raid on al Qaeda militants when his aircraft experienced a “hard landing,” according to Pentagon officials per an NBC News report.Posey...
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January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh celebrates signing recruit by jumping into pool fully-clothed

Jim Harbaugh landed yet another highly prized recruit this week by convincing four-star wide receiver Oliver Martin to join the Michigan Wolverines football program. And Harbaugh, as he is wont to do, did some patented Harbaugh-like stuff to celebrate.The fiery Wolverines head coach, joined by assistant Pep Hamilton, revealed Martin’s commitment in a video posted to Twitter by 247Sports...
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January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs announce a ‘Wrigley Field Seat Sale’

The Chicago Cubs have announced a limited number of seats left unused due to recent Wrigley Field renovations are available for purchase. Dubbed the “Wrigley Field Seat Sale,” the details of how Cubs fans can drop a big chunk of change for a piece of historic memorabilia from the iconic ballpark are as follows, per the team’s site. As part of our ongoing effort to restore and modernize...
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January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

LeBron James posts cryptic tweet after Charles Barkley rant

LeBron James took to social media early Tuesday morning to post a cryptic tweet in the wake of blistering comments made in response to criticism from Charles Barkley.The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar continued an already drama-filled past week by calling out the NBA on TNT analyst as a “hater" while eviscerating Barkley over his arguably unsavory past.“I’m not going to let him disrespect...
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January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Commissioner Rob Manfred meets with Indians about Chief Wahoo logo

Commissioner Rob Manfred on Friday met with members of Cleveland Indians ownership to discuss the team’s Chief Wahoo logo.The meeting occurred shortly before Manfred officially announced the Indians will host the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field.As to the nature of the meeting with Indians owner Paul Dolan and minority owner John Sherman, Manfred wasn’t about to make any...
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January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

John Tortorella skipping NHL All-Star Game to tend to ailing family dog

John Tortorella was not behind the bench for the Columbus Blue Jackets' 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday night for what the team deemed a “family emergency” in a statement.It has been announced Tortorella also will not serve as coach of the Metropolitan Division at the 2017 NHL All-Star Game, either. With all the uncertainty surrounding his unexpected absence, Tortorella...
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January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler claim to have no issues with Rajon Rondo

Chicago Bulls teammates Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler on Friday both took the high road when reacting to Rajon Rondo’s explosive criticism of the team’s “veterans” in a fiery Instagram post.The Bulls’ morning shootaround ahead of Friday’s game against the Miami Heat was briefly delayed for a team meeting, which presumably included a discussion of Rando’s social media musings. Afterward...
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January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

LeBron James tight-lipped on relationship with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert

LeBron James on Friday wasn’t inclined to discuss in any detail his relationship with Cleveland Cavaliers own Dan Gilbert amid reports the two are butting heads over that state of the team, specifically concerning payroll.A tight-lipped James suggested after Cavs shootaround that his relationship with Gilbert isn’t any more important than the ones the owner has with the rest of the...
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January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Rhode Island business' mural subtly but brilliantly trolls Roger Goodell

It goes without saying that the New England Patriots organization and Roger Goodell aren’t on the best terms right now. A years-long battle over supposedly underinflated footballs — not to mention the residual four-game suspension of Tom Brady — will have that impact.And Patriots fans? To say they have a deep-seated hostility for the NFL commissioner wouldn’t give justice to the...
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January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine on skipping dunk contest: ‘No reason to go back’

Zach LaVine broke the disappointing news Thursday that he’s passing on the opportunity to defend his back-to-back Slam Dunk Contest titles at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game next month in New Orleans. To hear it from the gravity-defying Minnesota Timberwolves guard, there’s really no reason for him to even bother.“I feel like I’ve accomplished everything I could in the dunk test,” LaVine...
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January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant honored by landing coveted 2017 Topps Card No. 1

Chicago Cubs superstar Kris Bryant has earned yet another honorable accolade in his brilliant yet young baseball career: Landing the coveted Card No. 1 in the upcoming 2017 Topps baseball-card set. Bryant snagged Card No. 1 courtesy of week-long online vote held in October after being named to a list of 16 finalists. It was the second time Topps has held an online vote of this nature...
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January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant defends 'extremely misunderstood’ Odell Beckham Jr.

Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr. happen to be very close friends off the field. With the New York Giants wide receiver being subjected to his fair share of criticism of late, Bryant felt compelled to stick up for his pal, calling Beckham “extremely misunderstood.”Both Bryant and Beckham are in Orlando for the Pro Bowl and the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver took a moment to go to bat...
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January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Basketball player’s eyeball pops out in New Zealand pro game

A grisly scene played out during a National Basketball League in New Zealand when New Zealand Breakers forward Akil Mitchell suffered a grotesque injury when his eyeball popped out during a play. The frightening scene played out late in the fourth quarter of the Breakers’ 94-81 NBL loss to Cairns Taipans on Thursday. Mitchell was inadvertently poked in the eye by Taipans centre Nnanna...
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January 26, 2017  |  Discuss
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