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Colts GM: Andrew Luck ready for training camp  

The Indianapolis Colts are revealing a major development on the Andrew Luck front. Speaking with the media on Friday, Colts GM Chris Ballard said that Luck was “good to go” for training camp, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. While Ballard did say that Luck will have no limitations while out there, he added that Luck will not throw for seven days straight. The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback has long been rehabbing his surgically-repaired right shoulder and missed the entire

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2018-07-20 18:40:15

Magic Johnson threw shade at LaVar Ball during interview  

Magic Johnson may not be getting free Big Baller Brand merch any time soon. The Lakers president of basketball operations was a guest on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” earlier this week. During the appearance, Johnson was asked by Kimmel if he consulted with LaVar Ball before taking a meeting with LeBron James. Johnson replied by laughing hysterically at the mention of Ball’s name and quipping to Kimmel, “I would’ve called you before I called LaVar Ball.” M

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2018-07-20 18:30:58

Report: Braves among teams interested in Zach Britton  

Zach Britton has looked sharp in his last several outings with the Baltimore Orioles, and teams are showing an increasing interest in the left-hander heading into the trade deadline. The Atlanta Braves are reportedly one of those teams. According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Braves are searching for bullpen help and have expressed interest in Britton. The #Braves have talked to the #Orioles about Zach Britton, so you can add them to the list of teams in the mix. Atlanta needs bullpen he

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2018-07-20 16:12:25

Mavericks dealing with yet another bizarre free agency situation  

The Dallas Mavericks seem to have issues in free agency that most other teams either don’t have to deal with or are able to keep under wraps, and it sounds like it is happening again. The Mavs seemed to be making progress all week toward a new contract with point guard Yogi Ferrell, and multiple NBA reporters said Thursday that the two sides had agreed to a two-year deal worth somewhere around $5 million. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports noted that Ferrell had been promised a backup shootin

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2018-07-20 15:58:41

Lance McCullers calls out MLB for failing to market star players  

Major League Baseball has been trying to find ways to offset declining attendance and television ratings for quite some time, and one star pitcher thinks he knows what the league’s biggest issue is. In his weekly appearance on Sports 610 Radio Thursday, Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers was highly critical of MLB for being the “worst marketed league” of the major sports in America. “We have the worst marketed league, in my opinion…of the three major sports, in

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2018-07-20 15:33:35

Mitchell Trubisky makes LeBron reference when talking social media hiatus  

Mitchell Trubisky has already grown tired of listening to critics on social media after just one NFL season, so he has decided to take a page out of the LeBron James handbook to eliminate that negativity from his life. While speaking with reporters on Thursday, Trubisky indicated that he is frustrated with all the naysayers doubting the Chicago Bears. “I’m tired of it all, all the doubts, all the comparisons,” he said, per ESPN’s Emily Kaplan. “I’m ready for

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2018-07-20 14:44:59

Ex-UFC fighter War Machine reportedly engaged to prison pen pal  

War Machine has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance for being released until he is 71, but that is apparently not going to stop the former UFC fighter from getting married to a woman he met while behind bars. War Machine, whose real name is Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, was sentenced to life in prison last year for attacking his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and a man she was with at the time back in 2014. His charges included assault, kidnapping, strangulation, coercion and trying to dis

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2018-07-20 13:46:33

Report: Julian Edelman will not pursue any further suspension appeal  

Julian Edelman had the appeal of his four-game suspension denied earlier this month, and the New England Patriots receiver is reportedly not planning to pursue other avenues in which he can have the ban overturned. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Edelman has no plans to take his case to federal court the way Tom Brady did with his four-game suspension in the Deflategate scandal. Instead, the 33-year-old is focusing all his time and energy on being ready for Week 5. #Patriots WR Juli

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2018-07-20 13:18:47

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball each scored 48 points in JBA game  

If you want to see the Ball brothers score a ton of points by taking an absurd amount of shots, the Junior Basketball Association is the league you have been waiting for. Thursday night’s game between Los Angeles and Atlanta featured almost as much scoring as an NBA All-Star Game, and LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball combined for almost 100 points on 89 shots. They dropped 48 each, with LiAngelo converting 19-of-54 shots including 5-of-24 from three-point range. Final Los Angeles 170Atlanta 123

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2018-07-20 11:49:19

Manny Pacquiao was hospitalized week before fight with heart issue  

Manny Pacquiao was hospitalized a week before his fight with Lucas Matthysse with a heart issue, according to a report.’s Aquiles Z. Zonio reported on Thursday that Pac-Man was quietly taken to the hospital on July 8, a week before his fight against Matthysse. Pacquiao underwent testing, including an angiogram that revealed an inborn hearth ailment. Doctors did not want Pacquiao to fight Matthysse after the condition was discovered, so the Filipino boxer and politician sign

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2018-07-20 04:44:06

Jose Ramirez had tough question for new teammate Brad Hand  

Jose Ramirez had nothing but the tough questions for his newest teammate. Ramirez’s Cleveland Indians acquired Brad Hand in a trade with the San Diego Padres on Thursday. The reliever tweeted his excitement about heading to the Indians. Excited to join Cleveland! Can't wait to get the second half started and meet all the boys! #RallyTogether — Brad Hand (@bhand22) July 19, 2018 In response, Ramirez just wanted to know whether Hand plays the classic video game “Mario Kart.&...

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2018-07-20 04:28:12

James Harrison: Patriots’ coaching is better than Steelers’  

James Harrison said some things during an interview on Thursday that won’t sit well with Pittsburgh Steelers fans. Harrison, who played his entire career with the Steelers before joining the Patriots midway through last season, says New England’s coaching is better than Pittsburgh’s. Harrison made his comments during an appearance on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.” "The only thing that's really opposite is that in New England, it's more regimented, it's more...

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2018-07-20 03:37:48

Cubs acquire Jesse Chavez in trade with Rangers  

The Chicago Cubs have added another relief pitcher to their bullpen. Chicago acquired pitcher Jesse Chavez in a trade with the Texas Rangers on Thursday. The Cubs dealt minor league lefty Tyler Thomas in return. The #Cubs tonight acquired RHP Jesse Chavez from the Texas Rangers for minor league LHP Tyler Thomas. — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 20, 2018 Chavez has spent time during his career as both a starter and reliever. He’s been working exclusively as a

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2018-07-20 03:06:14

Top Royals prospect hurt himself getting out of bed  

Kansas City Royals players seem to keep finding the oddest ways to injure themselves this season, even their minor leaguers. According to a report by Maria Torres of the Kansas City Star on Thursday, top Royals prospect Bubba Starling dislocated his left index finger as he stumbled getting out of bed. Starling, who had been recovering from an oblique injury for the last two months, had to undergo surgery on the finger, which was said to be “completely bent backwards.” His return to

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2018-07-20 01:23:43

Dennis Schroder seemingly approves of trade to Thunder  

Dennis Schroder appears to be pleased with the idea of soon suiting up for the Oklahoma City Thunder. On Thursday, the Thunder and Atlanta Hawks agreed to a trade that would send Schroder to Oklahoma City and Carmelo Anthony to Atlanta, who will reportedly waive the veteran forward. For Anthony, it presents the opportunity to be a free agent and sign with the team of his choice. Schroder will get to team up with Russell Westbrook and Paul George for a team that finished fourth in the Western Co

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2018-07-20 01:13:21

Marcus Smart hints at Celtics championship after re-signing  

Marcus Smart sounds pretty excited about re-signing with the Boston Celtics. Smart, who agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal to return to Boston, took to Twitter on Thursday to post a photo of himself signing his new contract with Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, GM Danny Ainge, and agent Happy Walters in the background. The tweet also included 17 trophy emojis in the shape of the number 17 (which is the number of championships that the Celtics have won) with another trophy emoji next to it, hin

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2018-07-20 00:53:23

Malik Jackson predicts Jaguars will go 16-0  

Malik Jackson is not worried about burning himself on the hot take stove. Speaking with TMZ Sports earlier this week, the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle predicted an undefeated season for the team in 2018. “I think we’re going 16-0,” he said. “I’m calling it, 16-0. I don’t think anybody can beat us as long as we stay healthy and do what we supposed to do. Nobody had us last year, and we went to the AFC Championship Game, and we were this close. I think

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2018-07-20 00:29:54

Lance Stephenson was surprised, upset about Pacers declining his option  

Though he has now joined LeBron James and the Merry Pranksters in LA, Lance Stephenson is admitting that his Indiana Pacers exit was less than ideal. In an interview with Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports that ran on Thursday, the Lakers swingman opened up about Indiana’s decision this summer to decline his team option for the 2018-19 NBA season. “Ah, man. I never … I was even surprised when they declined my option,” said Stephenson. “Just to be a free agent again this y...

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2018-07-19 23:48:09

Shohei Ohtani cleared to begin throwing, could pitch again this season  

Shohei Ohtani has already returned to the Los Angeles Angels lineup as a hitter, and now seeing him on the mound again may not be too far off either. The Angels announced on Thursday that the rookie star has been medically cleared to begin a throwing program after showing continued improvement in the healing of his elbow ligament, per Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports. That means that Ohtani could possibly pitch again this season. Shohei Ohtani may pitch again this year, after all. The #Ange

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2018-07-19 23:03:59

Nats players reportedly voicing concerns about manager’s handling of pitching staff  

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez appears to share at least one major weakness with his predecessor Dusty Baker. Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reported on Thursday that Nats players have expressed concerns about Martinez’s management of the pitching staff. Per Janes: Martinez's ability to handle a pitching staff emerged as the primary concern in the Nationals clubhouse in the first part of this season, according to on- and off-the-record conversations with players and th...

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2018-07-19 22:17:29

Report: Raptors have had all ‘positive’ conversations with Kawhi Leonard  

Kawhi Leonard may have every intention of leaving the Toronto Raptors after one season, but that does not mean he is planning to be a malcontent during what will likely be a brief tenure with the team. When word first surfaced that Leonard had been traded to Toronto early Wednesday morning, numerous NBA reporters were told the star forward has no interest in playing for the Raptors and is unhappy about the trade. However, Michael Grange of Rogers Sportsnet reports that Leonard and his agent spo

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2018-07-19 21:52:24

Manny Machado’s jersey number with Dodgers a tribute to Orioles legend?  

Manny Machado may no longer be with the Baltimore Orioles, but it sounds like he will still be keeping the team close to heart. Los Angeles Dodgers analyst (and former player) Jerry Hairston Jr relayed on Thursday that Machado will be wearing the No. 8 jersey with the Dodgers. Hairston also indicated that it was a tribute to Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. Manny will be wearing #8. As a former #Orioles player love the tribute to Cal Ripken. #Dodgers — Jerry Hairston

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2018-07-19 21:05:58

Report: Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks, will be waived  

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a deal that will send Carmelo Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks, but the star forward won’t be spending any time with his new team. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder have traded Anthony and a 2022 first-round pick in exchange for veteran point guard Dennis Schroder and big man Mike Muscala. The Hawks plan to waive Anthony, and the Houston Rockets are still the favorite to sign him. Oklahoma City has agreed to trade Carmelo Antho

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2018-07-19 20:47:42

Michael Porter Jr out indefinitely after undergoing spine surgery  

Michael Porter Jr. slid all the way to the No. 14 overall pick in the NBA Draft despite being one of the most talented players in the country, and it is quite clear now that his health is the reason for that. The Denver Nuggets announced on Thursday that Porter will be out indefinitely after he underwent surgery of the lumbar spine. It is not the first surgery the former Missouri star has had on his back. Porter played in only parts of three games at Missouri last season after he injured his ba

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2018-07-19 18:41:04

Top NBA reporter Shams Charania expected to join The Athletic  

Shams Charania has rapidly emerged as one of the best NBA reporters in the country since his friend and mentor Adrian Wojnarowski left Yahoo Sports, and Charania will reportedly be the next big name to leave the media company. Yahoo Sports GM Geoff Reiss confirmed in a statement to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post this week that Charania could not agree to financial terms with his current employer, and he will be leaving when his contract expires. On Thursday, Marchand reported that Charani

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2018-07-19 17:42:44

Accomplished sportswriter takes ruthless shot at Dwight Howard  

Dwight Howard has more critics than the average NBA star, but it would appear one award-winning sportswriter thinks less of him than just about anyone who has ever seen the big man play. Bob Ryan, a former Boston Globe writer who retired from the profession after 44 years in 2012, took to Twitter on Thursday in an attempt to illustrate just how useless he believes Howard is. If I had to play a basketball game for my life tonight, and the only center available was Dwight Howard, I'd play with...

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2018-07-19 16:41:10

Padres trade two relief pitchers to Indians  

The Cleveland Indians are one of several teams that are in need of bullpen help as we inch closer to the July 31 trade deadline, and they managed to acquire some on Thursday. According to Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray of The Athletic, the San Diego Padres have traded relief pitchers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber to Cleveland. Brad Hand to #Indians, sources tell me and @ByRobertMurray. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 19, 2018 Source: #Indians acquiring Adam Cimber from #Padres along

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2018-07-19 15:18:37

USC WR arrested for domestic violence for second time in five months  

Joseph Lewis was one of the highest-rated wide receiver recruits in the country when he joined USC last year, but his career is in danger of falling apart before it ever got started now that he has once again been arrested for domestic violence. According to a report from TMZ, Lewis was taken into custody on Wednesday night following a physical altercation with a woman. The victim reportedly fled the home where the incident took place and called police, and police came to the house and arrested

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2018-07-19 14:56:12

Jimmy Garoppolo spotted on date with adult film star  

Jimmy Garoppolo has quickly grown accustomed to the Hollywood lifestyle now that he’s a starting quarterback for a team based in California. And by that, we mean the paparazzi are spotting him on fancy dates with porn stars. TMZ shared a brief video on Thursday that showed Garoppolo at a restaurant in Beverly Hills with adult film star Kiara Mia. The two were shown toasting wine at the table before getting into a car together, and Garoppolo had a big smile on his face. As some on social m

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2018-07-19 14:45:30

Marcus Smart reportedly agrees to four-year deal with Celtics  

The contract negotiations between Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics did not get off to the best start this offseason, but in the end the two sides were able to come to an agreement. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports that Smart will sign a four-year, $52 million deal with Boston. Restricted free agent Marcus Smart has agreed to a four-year, $52M deal to return to the Boston Celtics, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 19, 2018 The contract seem

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2018-07-19 14:26:29

Report: Teams have increasing interest in Zach Britton  

The Baltimore Orioles have already made the biggest trade of the MLB season by sending Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and they may not be done dealing away their major assets. Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said Wednesday that teams are showing an increased interest in Zach Britton as the relief pitcher continues to regain his velocity. Duquette said clubs more interested now in Britton as he's regained velo. Teams have renewed their interest, #Orioles not as far down the

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2018-07-19 13:48:08

Kawhi Leonard also seemingly has interest in Brooklyn Nets  

Despite the Toronto Raptors’ trade for Kawhi Leonard, the Los Angeles Lakers are still the favorites to land the former Finals MVP when he becomes a free agent next summer. However, one dark horse team may be emerging. In an appearance Wednesday on the “Back to Back Podcast” following Leonard’s move to the Raptors, Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star indicated that the Brooklyn Nets may be on Leonard’s radar for 2019 in addition to LA. "One thing I was told last nig...

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2018-07-19 13:40:45

Orioles make the best of mismanaged Manny Machado situation  

The Baltimore Orioles made the best of a poorly managed situation by receiving five prospects in exchange for Manny Machado. After listening to offers from several teams for several weeks, the Orioles decided on a five-player trade package from the Dodgers. No major league players were included. However, given the circumstances, Baltimore came away with promising young talent. But the way the Orioles allowed the whole process to drag out was a reflection of mismanagement. It’s been no se

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2018-07-19 12:50:42

Drake bids farewell to DeMar DeRozan  

Drake bid farewell to Toronto Raptors franchise legend DeMar DeRozan via an Instagram post on Wednesday. Drake, who is a Toronto native and franchise ambassador for the Raptors, sent the following note as his caption: “To my brother @demar_derozan I want to say 10 million thank you's on behalf of YOUR city. You are a fixture in Toronto forever and you gave everything you had. Through your leadership we had the most exciting years in franchise history. I am grateful to have witnessed you...

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2018-07-19 04:16:01

Kenley Jansen offers to pay teammate to give up No. 13 jersey to Machado  

Kenley Jansen is doing his best to roll out the welcome mat for newest Los Angeles Dodger Manny Machado. Addressing reporters on Wednesday after Machado was officially acquired from the Baltimore Orioles, the Dodgers reliever said that he had already offered to pay infielder Max Muncy to give up his No. 13 jersey to Machado, per Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports. LA #Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has already volunteered to pay teammate Max Muncy a nice tip for giving up his No. 13 jersey to n

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2018-07-19 04:08:31

Mike Trout responds to flap with commissioner  

Now Mike Trout himself has weighed in on the mini-controversy about him and Commissioner Rob Manfred. On Tuesday, Manfred talked about the league not marketing its stars better and said that Trout was partially to blame for the issue because of a lack of interest. "Mike's a great, great player and a really nice person, but he's made certain decisions about what he wants to do and what he doesn't want to do, and how he wants to spend his free time and how he doesn't want to spend his f...

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2018-07-19 03:50:54

Report: Falcons will not give Julio Jones a raise  

Julio Jones may not be getting what he wants from the Atlanta Falcons. The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz reported on Wednesday night that the Falcons told Jones that they will not be restructuring his contract to give him a raise for this season. Here’s what Schultz said: The Falcons have informed Julio Jones that they have no plans to give him the raise that he is seeking before the 2018 season, but they maintain hope that Jones will report to training camp on time next week, The Athlet

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2018-07-19 03:40:12

Orioles modernizing team with sweeping changes  

The Baltimore Orioles appear set to undergo sweeping philosophical changes as they embark on a rebuilding process. On Wednesday, the Orioles announced their trade of Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers, ending months of speculation surrounding the talented shortstop. After Machado declared his intention to test the free agent market following this season, Baltimore was faced with trading him or watching him walk away without getting anything in return for him. The Orioles opted for the for

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2018-07-19 02:40:29

Watch: Jim Kelly delivers powerful speech at ESPYs  

Jim Kelly delivered a powerful acceptance speech at the ESPYs in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The former Buffalo Bills quarterback is the recipient of this year’s Jimmy V Award for perseverance. He was introduced by his former 1983 draft colleagues Dan Marino and John Elway, and then he spoke. Kelly mostly talked about how he’s lived by the “Four Fs”, which consist of fun, faith, family and fans. Towards the end of his speech he gave a particularly powerful message ab

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2018-07-19 02:28:12

Missouri QB questions Tom Herman’s maturity over 2017 incident  

Missouri quarterback Drew Lock appeared to question the maturity of Texas coach Tom Herman over a 2017 incident involving them. During last year’s bowl game between the teams, Herman was seen on camera mocking Lock’s touchdown celebration. Lock pretends to put on a backpack as his celebration, which is his way of “securing the bag.” Herman mocked it while his Longhorns were up late in the game. Tom Herman appears to be mocking Missour QB Drew Lock's celebration. pic.t...

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2018-07-19 01:42:07

NBA reporter Shams Charania leaving Yahoo Sports  

Shams Charania may soon be dropping his #Shamswows for another media outlet. Charania’s contract with Yahoo Sports is expiring this summer, and the outlet confirmed that the NBA reporter will not be back with them. "Yes, we can confirm Shams' departure for later this summer,” Yahoo’s Geoff Reiss said in a statement, via Awful Announcing. “We take pride in how far Shams has come in his 3 years at Yahoo Sports. He has been a great member of our Yahoo Sports team, break...

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2018-07-19 00:15:10

Baker Mayfield: Biggest adjustment is calling plays  

Baker Mayfield has a long adjustment period ahead of him as he embarks upon his NFL career. The former Oklahoma Sooners star had an excellent college career and parlayed that into becoming the No. 1 pick in the draft this year. Though many top picks are expected to play and produce immediately, the Cleveland Browns are expected to take things slowly with Mayfield, who acknowledges he has to make some adjustments. Mayfield was at the ESPYs in Los Angeles on Wednesday and talked about what adjus

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2018-07-19 00:04:58

Manny Machado officially traded to Dodgers  

The Manny Machado trade is finally official. Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers by the Baltimore Orioles for five players. The players include: Yusniel Diaz, Rylan Bannon, Dean Kremer, Zach Pop and Breyvic Valera. In exchange for Manny Machado, the #Orioles are getting the following #Dodgers prospects:4. Yusniel Diaz (No. 84 in @MLB)27. Rylan Bannon28. Dean KremerRHP Zach Pop2B Breyvic ValeraScouting reports, tool grades, video, stats & more: — MLB Pipe

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2018-07-18 23:53:17

Angels rebuke commissioner, defend Mike Trout  

The Los Angeles Angels are not happy with commissioner Rob Manfred’s recent comments about Mike Trout, and they’re not even bothering to hide it. On Tuesday, Manfred responded to criticism of MLB failing to properly market its stars by pointing out that players have to be actively engaged in marketing themselves if they want to be household names, and that Trout has chosen not to do that. “Mike’s a great, great player and a really nice person, but he’s made certain

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2018-07-18 21:52:25

Maverick Carter: LeBron has looked into owning football team  

It’s no secret that LeBron James wants to own an NBA team after his playing days are over, but that doesn’t appear to be the only sport he has an interest in. According to James’s business partner Maverick Carter, the Los Angeles Lakers forward has already looked into football ownership as well as part of his future plans. “He does like football and he’s looked at football ownership, so he’ll be owning a basketball team and running it,” Carter told Vari

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2018-07-18 21:39:06

Report: Players upset by Raptors’ lack of recognition of DeMar DeRozan  

The abrupt Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade isn’t going down well with anyone, including on the Toronto side. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, some players have taken note of the fact that the Raptors did nothing to recognize DeRozan’s contributions to the organization in their statement after trading him to the Spurs for Leonard. What hasn't gone unnoticed by some players is how there is no statement in the Raptors' press release thanking DeMar DeRozan for his contribut...

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2018-07-18 20:35:50

Report: Manny Machado trade may have hit snag  

Manny Machado’s trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers may not quite be as done as it looked. According to MLB Network Radio’s Steve Phillips, at least one of the prospects the Baltimore Orioles would be slated to receive from the Dodgers could have issues with their physical, potentially holding up any deal. Possible snag in Machado deal to Dodgers. Sources indicate that one or more of prospects coming to #Orioles have some issues in their physicals. Surprise surprise. May open door f

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2018-07-18 19:49:34

Report: Earl Thomas-to-Cowboys chatter overblown  

It sounds like there is more smoke than fire to the rumors linking the Dallas Cowboys to an Earl Thomas trade. According to Calvin Watkins of The Athletic, a Cowboys source said that talk of a Thomas trade is mostly “media hype” with neither the Cowboys or the Seattle Seahawks particularly eager to compromise. So what's the deal with Earl Thomas and the Cowboys? A team official tells @TheAthleticDFW: "It's a lot of media hype. Seattle not giving him away and we're not overp...

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2018-07-18 19:16:25

Titans Pro Bowler says he will still protest during anthem, accept fine  

Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey said he would continue to protest injustice during the national anthem, even if it means a fine. At an NFL event in London, Casey said he was not going to let the league dictate what he would do, and would continue raising his fist at the end of the anthem in protest. “I’m going to take a fine this year, why not?” Casey said, via Motez Bishara of CNN. “I’m going to protest during the flag. That’s what

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2018-07-18 18:36:46

Ener Kanter takes harsh shot at Kawhi Leonard after trade  

Players across the NBA were stunned on Wednesday morning when the San Antonio Spurs agreed to a deal that will send Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, but few had as strong of an opinion about the trade as Enes Kanter. Most would argue that Leonard is the best player in the trade when healthy, but Kanter disagrees. As far as the New York Knicks big man is concerned, the Raptors are giving DeRozan away for “nothing.” Mad respect for @DeMar_DeRozana c

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2018-07-18 18:00:48

Prominent college football coach makes wild claims about future of sport  

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora certainly made some bold comments on the state of the sport on Wednesday. Speaking at the ACC’s media day, Fedora bemoaned the fact that football is “under attack,” worried that its decline would ruin the country, and cast doubt on links between the sport and CTE in a series of rather bizarre comments. Larry Fedora: "Our game is under attack … I fear that the game will be pushed so far from what we know that we won't recogn...

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2018-07-18 17:26:14

Spurs’ statements are not very kind to Kawhi Leonard  

You don’t have to read between the lines to deduce that the San Antonio Spurs aren’t exactly sorry to see the back of Kawhi Leonard. In their various statements announcing Wednesday’s major trade that sees Leonard move to the Toronto Raptors, it certainly looked like the Spurs were doing the bare minimum to recognize Leonard on his way out the door. First, there were the graphics from the team’s official Twitter account, which looked to give the other player moved in the

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2018-07-18 17:04:15

Report: Kawhi Leonard could sit out entire season with Raptors  

Kawhi Leonard is said to have no interest in playing for the Raptors, and the star forward could reportedly go to extreme measures to make his new team regret acquiring him in a trade. According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, Leonard is so adamant about not playing for the Raptors that he may consider sitting out the entire 2018-2019 season. And, league sources told Sporting News, Leonard has no interest in playing for the Raptors. There have been indications that he would sit out the en

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2018-07-18 16:42:34

Brewers, MLB release statements on Josh Hader’s offensive tweets  

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader saw his reputation take a massive hit during the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night when some of his offensive tweets from years ago began surfacing, but he will not face disciplinary action from the league. Major League Baseball released a statement on Wednesday addressing Hader’s tweets, and commissioner Rob Manfred said the left-hander took the “necessary step of expressing remorse” but that he will be required to attend sensitivity

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2018-07-18 16:29:47

Las Vegas odds see big shift after Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade  

With legitimate questions swirling about Kawhi Leonard’s health and his level of commitment to playing for any team other than the Los Angeles Lakers, many have wondered if the Toronto Raptors gained anything by sending DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio as part of a package to acquire Leonard. But as far as Las Vegas is concerned, one team clearly won the trade. Before they dealt Leonard, the Spurs had 80-1 odds at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook to win next year’s NBA Finals. Even with

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2018-07-18 16:18:22

Report: Celtics ‘seriously engaged’ in contract talks with Marcus Smart  

Marcus Smart has been unhappy with the lack of communication from the Boston Celtics this offseason regarding his contract situation, but it sounds like the two sides are finally starting to make some progress. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Celtics are now “seriously engaged in contract talks” with Smart’s agent and are believed to be discussing a four-year deal. Celtics GM Danny Ainge and Happy Walters, the agent for restricted free agent guard Marcus Smar

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2018-07-18 16:04:07

Barry Sanders statue at Oklahoma State is ‘in the works’  

Before he became a legend with the Detroit Lions, Barry Sanders was one of the greatest college football players the sport had ever seen. Oklahoma State takes great pride in the success he had with the school in the late-1980s, and the Cowboys are planning to showcase that in a big way. While speaking with reporters at Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy revealed that the university is planning to dedicate a statue to Sanders in the near future. "It’s in t...

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2018-07-18 15:54:46

Darrelle Revis announces retirement from NFL  

After 11 seasons that featured seven Pro Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl championship, Darrelle Revis has decided to call it a career. Revis released a statement on Instagram Wednesday announcing that he is retiring from the NFL. A post shared by Darrelle Revis (@darrellerevis) on Jul 18, 2018 at 7:45am PDT Revis is one of the best cornerbacks to ever play, and he will likely be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. His best seasons were in his first stint with the New York Jets, though h

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2018-07-18 14:57:51

Josh Hader apologizes for old, offensive tweets  

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader apologized on Tuesday night after old tweets of his began to surface. The tweets from Hader mostly came from 2011-12 and included him quoting offensive rap lyrics, as well as a few homophobic quotes, such as “gay people freak me out.” Knowing full well that the tweets began circulating during the All-Star Game, Hader was prepared to answer for them after the game. He apologized, saying he was “young, immature and stupid” when h

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2018-07-18 04:33:29

Fans turn on Josh Hader after tweets emerge during All-Star Game  

Several old tweets sent by Josh Hader began circulating during the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, causing a ripple effect. The Milwaukee Brewers reliever has his Twitter account set to private, but nevertheless, some tweets he had sent gained attention. The tweets were from 2011-2012 and contained content offensive to many. One tweet said “I hate gay people.” Another said, “I need a b—- that can f—, cook, clean right.” Another included the N-word. With the e

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2018-07-18 04:22:14

All-Star Game brought back terrible memories for Dodgers fans  

The ending of Tuesday night’s All-Star Game brought back some terrible memories for Los Angeles Dodgers fans. The NL All-Star team rallied to tie the All-Star Game thanks to a 2-run home run from Scooter Gennett in the bottom of the ninth, which sent things to extras. But the tie game didn’t last long. Houston Astros sluggers Alex Bregman and George Springer teed off on Dodgers reliever Ross Stripling for back-to-back homers to start the 10th. Twitter — and Dodgers fans —

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2018-07-18 04:05:58

Watch: Lakers’ Josh Hart fumes after Summer League ejection  

Josh Hart’s competitive fire was certainly on full display during Tuesday’s Summer League contest. The Los Angeles Lakers guard was assessed two technical fouls and ejected from the championship game against the Portland Trail Blazers after saying something in the fourth quarter to referee Tyler Ford that Ford did not like. Hart then appeared to call Ford a “b—h a– motherf—er.” Josh Hart gets ejected out of the Summer League finals game

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2018-07-18 04:05:47

Mike Gundy thinks CFP is unfair to Group of 5 teams  

Mike Gundy is standing up for the little guy because he does not think the College Football Playoff system is fair. Gundy spoke at Big 12’s media day on Tuesday and said he prefers an 8-team playoff. He has a specific structure in mind that would give spots to the Power 5 conference champions, two at-large berths, and one spot to a Group of 5 team. He wants the Group of 5 to be represented to make things more “fair” to them. Mike Gundy said he prefers an 8-team @CFBPlayoff (

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2018-07-18 03:41:24

Magic Johnson thinks Lakers will get off to slow start  

The start of the NBA season is still over three months away, but Magic Johnson is already trying to temper expectations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Guesting on the ESPN broadcast during his team’s Summer League championship game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, the Lakers president of basketball operations said that he was expecting a slow start to the coming season, according to Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll. "I think we're going to start off slow"- Magic,

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2018-07-18 03:39:47

Watch: Jean Segura takes advantage of error with tie-breaking home run  

Jean Segura took advantage of an error in the All-Star Game to deliver a big blow. The Seattle Mariners shortstop was facing Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader in the top of the eighth inning and hit a foul pop up towards the first base dugout. Joey Votto went over to try and make the play, but he was unable to haul it in, giving Segura a second life. He knew just what to do with it and smacked a 3-run home run to break a 2-2 tie. JEAN SEGURA FOR THE LEAD. The @Mariners' star CRUSHES a

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2018-07-18 03:22:06

Watch: Francisco Lindor busts out push-ups during All-Star Game  

Francisco Lindor is one of the most fun personalities in MLB, and he gave fans a glimpse of that during Tuesday’s All-Star Game. The Cleveland Indians shortstop flew out to center in the sixth inning of the game and then got a little weird afterwards. He was seen doing push-ups in the field: No one has more fun on the diamond than @Lindor12BC. #AllStarGame pres. by @Mastercard — MLB (@MLB) July 18, 2018 Lindor then joined FOX’s broadcasting crew d

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2018-07-18 03:09:55

Watch: Luis Severino catches Aaron Judge’s home run during All-Star Game  

A home run hit by Aaron Judge during this year’s MLB All-Star Game was caught by one of his teammates on the New York Yankees. During the top of the second inning, Aaron Judge sent a 95 mph pitch from Max Scherzer over the wall in left field for a solo home run. Waiting for the ball when it came down was Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino. It's the #AllStarGame, you better #AllRise. A post shared by MLB (@mlb) on Jul 17, 2018 at 5:59pm PDT Severino came in to pitch the

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2018-07-18 02:05:30

Everyone made the same joke about Machado-Kemp selfie  

Everyone was thinking the same thing when Manny Machado and Matt Kemp took a selfie together during Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Kemp doubled during the bottom of the second inning of the All-Star Game at Nationals Park. That put him nearby Machado, who was playing shortstop for the AL squad. The two even snapped a selfie together, leading everyone to crack a joke about them being future teammates. Future teammates? — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 18, 201

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2018-07-18 01:15:18

Max Scherzer threw his hardest pitches of season during All-Star Game  

Max Scherzer had the adrenaline flowing during his outing in this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday. Scherzer was selected by National League manager Dave Roberts to start the game, which was held in Scherzer’s home ballpark. The three-time Cy Young Award winner recorded strikeouts of Mookie Betts and Jose Altuve in the first inning. During the top half of the frame, Scherzer actually threw his four fastest pitches of the 2018 season. Scherzer threw his four fas

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2018-07-18 01:07:13

Bryce Harper not planning to do Home Run Derby again  

Bryce Harper participated in the Home Run Derby at his home park on Monday night, and things really could not have gone much better. Harper reached the finals of the competition and then beat Kyle Schwarber in thrilling fashion with a walk-off home run in bonus time. Although Harper is one of the best power hitters and most popular players in the game, it was only his second time participating in the derby. It took the competition being at his home park for him to enter. And now that he’

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2018-07-18 00:16:32

Orioles only expected to receive prospects from Dodgers in Machado trade  

The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to be in the driver’s seat to land Manny Machado in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, and some details about a deal are emerging. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Tuesday about the deal and said that the Dodgers are “increasingly likely” to land Machado. #Dodgers increasingly likely to land Machado, sources tell The Athletic. Barring last-minute snag, several of interested teams expect that outcome. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_

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2018-07-17 23:31:12

Dabo Swinney would love to see Kelly Bryant win starting job  

Clemson has an open competition for its starting quarterback position, which means last year’s starter Kelly Bryant has to earn the position. Apparently Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney would love to see that happen. Swinney talked with The Post and Courier’s Grace Raynor Tuesday and said that he would love to see Bryant win the job. Dabo says he would love to see Kelly go win the QB job. Says nobody works harder than him, but last year doesn't matter. He's gotta earn it and

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2018-07-17 23:18:41

Talk of National League adding the DH ‘gaining momentum’  

MLB has been considering multiple rule changes to make the game more fan-friendly, and one such change could be adding the DH to the National League. MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said on Tuesday that adding a designated hitter to the NL is “gaining momentum.” Designated hitter in the National league is "gaining momentum," Tony Clark says. Paul Revere rides again.The DH is coming.The DH is coming.The DH is coming.#stlcards #MLB — Derrick Goold (@dgoold) July 17, 20...

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2018-07-17 22:41:55

Roy Hibbert closing door on his NBA career  

After nine seasons in the NBA and over $70 million in total earnings, Roy Hibbert appears to be calling it a career. Speaking with TMZ Sports earlier this week, the seven-footer was asked if he still wanted to play. “I’m good on right now, man. I’m good,” Hibbert replied. “It’s just that it’s time to move on sometimes.” If this is indeed the end for Hibbert, who is still only 31 years old, he retires as a two-time All-Star and one-time All-Defensi

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2018-07-17 21:40:20

Nolan Arenado fuels speculation about future by wearing California hat  

Nolan Arenado can’t become a free agent until after the 2019 season, but some are already getting a head start on the hysteria. The Colorado Rockies third baseman wore a “California Republic” hat to All-Star festivities on Tuesday, leading to a bit of speculation about his future. Nolan, what are you trying to tell us about your future plans — Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) July 17, 2018 Granted the four-time All-Star is a native of California

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2018-07-17 20:15:03

Report: Aaron Donald expects new contract from Rams before training camp  

The Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday announced that they have signed wide receiver Brandin Cooks to a five-year extension, and many were surprised that a player who has yet to play a snap with the team got a new contract before star defensive lineman Aaron Donald did. But behind closed doors, it’s possible the Rams have informed Donald that his pay day is coming in the very near future. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Donald has told people close to him that he anticipates signing

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2018-07-17 19:59:15

Brandin Cooks signs five-year extension with Rams  

The Los Angeles Rams traded a first-round pick for Brandin Cooks prior to the NFL Draft earlier this year, and they clearly were not thinking of the star wide receiver as a rental player when they made the deal. On Tuesday, the Rams announced that they have signed Cooks to a five-year contract extension, which will keep him under contract with the team through 2023. "Brandin Cooks has shown himself to be a class act on and off the field since the first day he joined our team," head coach Se...

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2018-07-17 19:11:42

Cowboys DE Randy Gregory reinstated by NFL  

The Dallas Cowboys will be getting some immediate help on their defensive line heading into the 2018 season, as defensive end Randy Gregory was reinstated by the NFL on Tuesday. Gregory’s lawyer confirmed the news. #Cowboys pass-rusher Randy Gregory's petition for reinstatement was not opposed, according to lawyer Daniel Moskowitz. He's back. "I've never been more proud of any individual in my life. I'm very excited for Randy and his daughter and the rest of the his family." &m...

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2018-07-17 19:01:12

Le’Veon Bell’s agent confirms RB will skip training camp, play Week 1  

Le’Veon Bell will not take part in training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the second consecutive year this summer, but the star running back has no plans to stretch his holdout into the regular season. There has been some talk about Bell potentially sitting out the first several weeks of the regular season to protect himself from a serious injury, but his agent confirmed on Tuesday that Bell will be ready to play in Week 1. Q: Le'Veon will take the same approach as last year&

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2018-07-17 17:38:40

Report: Orioles expected to trade Manny Machado to Dodgers  

The Manny Machado sweepstakes are seemingly about to come to an end, and the Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to come out on top. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Orioles will trade Machado to the Dodgers on Wednesday “barring a last minute snag.” However, it should be noted that the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers are said to still be in contact with the Orioles, so it sounds as if Baltimore is leaving open the possibility that one of those teams ups its of

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2018-07-17 16:46:27

Le’Veon Bell reportedly not planning to skip regular season games  

Le’Veon Bell is set to play a second consecutive year under the franchise tag after he and the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to reach an agreement on a long-term extension, and there has been some talk about him potentially sitting out regular season games. As of now, it does not appear the star running back is considering that. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Bell is planning to skip training camp like he did last summer but be ready for Week 1. I'm told Le'Veon Bell's tenta...

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2018-07-17 16:31:26

Report: Kawhi Leonard ‘seriously considering’ attending USA Basketball minicamp  

Kawhi Leonard has made it clear that he does not want to play for the San Antonio Spurs next season, but he still may be willing to work out for a national audience under the watch of his current head coach. Leonard is listed as one of the 35 players who were invited to USA Basketball’s minicamp in Las Vegas next week, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne reported on Tuesday that he is “seriously considering” taking part. That would be somewhat surprising g

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2018-07-17 16:21:45

Watch: Phil Mickelson hits terrifying flop shot over fan  

Phil Mickelson is a master with his wedges who has pulled off some incredible trick shots over the years, and one fan trusts the golf Hall of Famer so much that he was willing to put his nose on the line — literally. At a practice event ahead of The Open Championship on Tuesday, Mickelson had a fan stand no more than two feet in front of him and somehow flopped a shot right over the guy’s head. Retweet if you'd let Phil flop it over you from a tight lie two feet in front of tour ...

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2018-07-17 16:05:06

Manny Pacquiao interested in rematch against Floyd Mayweather  

It has been more than three years since Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally squared off in a match that seemed like it would never actually take place, and Pacquiao is ready to do it all over again. Pacquiao picked up his 60th career win and captured the WBA welterweight title when he defeated Lucas Matthysse by TKO on Sunday, and he said he is very open to defending the belt against Mayweather. “Mayweather? If he decides to go back to boxing then that is the time we are going

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2018-07-17 15:49:56

LeSean McCoy’s girlfriend reportedly moves out of house  

LeSean McCoy’s girlfriend Delicia Cordon had been staying at a house owned by the NFL star for an extended period of time, but she has decided to move out after she was violently attacked earlier this month. According to TMZ, Cordon moved out of the Alpharetta, Ga., home less than a week after a masked man broke in, pistol whipped her and robbed her. She is reportedly moving to a home she considers more safe and has hired private security. A previous report from TMZ indicated McCoy had go

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2018-07-17 14:34:41

Report: Rob Gronkowski will not hold out from training camp  

There has been no word about a new contract agreement between Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots, but the star tight end apparently intends to show up to work next week with or without a restructured deal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Gronkowski plans to report to the Patriots when training camp begins on July 25. In a year in which there is the potential for some notable training camp holdouts, Patriots' TE Rob Gronkowski will not be one. Gronkowski is expected to report...

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2018-07-17 13:42:45

Tim Hardaway Jr opens up about nearly quitting basketball  

Tim Hardaway Jr earned a massive contract from the New York Knicks last summer, but he almost walked away from the game entirely before doing so. In an interview with Barbara Barker of Newsday that ran on Monday, the Knicks guard opened up about how he nearly quit basketball following a particularly rough night while on assignment in the G League in 2015-16. “I was second-guessing myself at the time, thinking about if I really wanted to play," Hardaway was quoted as saying. "It was a ...

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2018-07-17 04:11:52

Twitter reacts to Collin Sexton’s intense Summer League defense  

It may just be Summer League, but don’t tell Collin Sexton that. During the Cleveland Cavaliers’ semifinal game against the LA Lakers in Las Vegas on Monday, the Cavs rookie put on an impassioned display on the final defensive possession of regulation. Guarding Lakers guard Josh Hart in isolation with the score tied at 98 and just seconds to go, Sexton got into an intense stance with his arms out in front and bared his teeth at his opponent. I thought i had seen it all and then i w

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2018-07-17 03:45:28

Kyle Schwarber shouts out Bryce Harper on Twitter after HR Derby loss  

Kyle Schwarber was gracious in defeat after losing in the finals of the Home Run Derby on Monday night at Nationals Park. The Chicago Cubs slugger lost to Bryce Harper, who rallied from down 18-9 to hit nine homers in 10 swings over the final 55 seconds. Harper then hit a walk-off homer to win it during the 30-second bonus time period, 19-18. After losing the competition, Schwarber sent out the following tweet crediting Harper for putting on a “show.” What a show by @Bharper3407!

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2018-07-17 03:43:06

10 college football teams on the rise entering the 2018 season  

College football’s landscape changes virtually every offseason between recruiting and the coaching carousel, and this one was no different. As such, there are a number of programs who haven’t been as successful as they’d have liked who are on the way up now. Some of these squads put the building blocks in place last season and are looking to take another step forward in 2018. Others have made major coaching changes, and the new hires should propel them forward. Whatever the ca

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2018-07-17 03:29:50

Report: Phillies close to acquiring Manny Machado in trade  

Manny Machado may have a new team by the time the All-Star break is over, and his new home could be in the NL East. Multiple reporters said on Monday that the Philadelphia Phillies were close to acquiring Machado in a trade. Multiple sources say #orioles don't have deal done with #phillies for Machado. #dodgers and #brewers also still involved. Told "very close" but nothing has been agreed upon yet — Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) July 16, 2018’s Jon Morosi says that the ...

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2018-07-17 03:17:46

Report: Jay Ajayi could see much higher workload in 2018  

The Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl-winning offense may be seeing a fairly decent makeover beyond just the reintegration of Carson Wentz. Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice reported over the weekend that there is a good chance running back Jay Ajayi could see a “much higher” workload in 2018. Ajayi, 25, was acquired by the Eagles from the Miami Dolphins in the middle of the 2017 season. He would rush for 408 yards and a touchdown in seven regular season games for them plus another 1

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2018-07-17 02:39:27

Alex Rodriguez: Bryce Harper ‘pissing off’ a lot of people over hustle  

Alex Rodriguez says that Bryce Harper is “pissing off” a lot of people over his lack of hustle. A-Rod joined “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Monday and talked about Harper, who is in the spotlight this week because his Washington Nationals are hosting the All-Star Game and festivities. Harper is a big topic of conversation due to his status as an upcoming free agent. Rodriguez told Cowherd that Harper is hurting his free agent value with his hustle issues and low battin

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2018-07-17 01:39:40

LeBron James met with Luke Walton at summer league  

When LeBron chose to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency, much was made about him supposedly making the decision without really consulting with head coach Luke Walton. In fact, one report said James had “zero contact” with Walton. James clearly didn’t think Walton presence was an issue, and after meeting with the coach in Las Vegas on Sunday, the two seem to be on the same page. Walton told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that he views many of LeBron’s qualitie

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2018-07-17 01:04:39

Oregon State athletics suspend partnership with Papa John’s  

The hits keep on coming for Papa John’s Pizza. Oregon State Athletics announced on Monday that they have suspended their relationship with sponsor Papa John’s. Their decision is due to what they called “derogatory and insensitive comments” made by the pizza chain’s founder, John Schnatter. Oregon State has suspended its sponsor relationship with @PapaJohns — John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) July 16, 2018 News emerged last week that

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2018-07-17 00:33:30

Report: 76ers turned down by Rockets GM Daryl Morey  

Daryl Morey will not be leaving the Houston Rockets for the Philadelphia 76ers. The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported on Monday that Morey rebuffed the Sixers’ interest in him for their GM job. The Philadelphia 76ers have been rebuffed in their attempt to hire away Houston's Daryl Morey to take over as their new general manager, @NYTSports has learned — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 16, 2018 Philly has a very attractive position given all the young talent on the team

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2018-07-16 23:04:21

Bryce Harper acknowledges he may not be with Nationals much longer  

Bryce Harper warned reporters prior to the season that he is not going to answer any questions about his contract situation or impending free agency, but he made a very brief exception in advance of the Home Run Derby on Monday. When asked if he believes there is a possibility he could have just months remaining with the Washington Nationals, Harper said that is stating the obvious. Bryce Harper on possibly playing elsewhere next season: "That's always a possibility. I think that everybody

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2018-07-16 22:46:49

Padres expect to bring back old uniform colors starting in 2020  

The San Diego Padres are having a season to forget in 2018, so now seems like as good a time as any to explore the possibility of some rebranding. The team is doing just that, and the end result could be some very different uniforms. In the latest episode of Jesse Agler’s “Beyond the Booth” podcast, Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler indicated that he expects the team’s old colors — predominantly brown — to become their new colors beginning in 2020. Fowler

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2018-07-16 18:36:20

MLB All-Star starting pitchers are rematch of 2017  

For the second consecutive year, the Major League Baseball All-Star game will feature the same two starting pitchers. It was announced Monday that Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale would start the game for the American League, while Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer would get the nod for the National League. It will be the second consecutive year the two start the All-Star Game against each other. Max Scherzer and Chris Sale will start the All-Star Game. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassa

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2018-07-16 18:18:56

France World Cup star randomly shouts out Derrick Rose  

Perhaps Derrick Rose served as something of an inspiration for one member of the World Cup-winning France squad. During a Fox Sports interview with midfielder Paul Pogba, French teammate Antoine Griezmann wandered into the shot and was given an opportunity to deliver a message in English. The forward, who scored in the final, went with a simple one: he just loves Derrick Rose. Shoutout to Derrick Rose — Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) July 16, 2018 There is no elabor

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2018-07-16 17:41:41

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