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Mavericks issue statement in response to SI article on uncomfortable workplace  

The Dallas Mavericks have reacted swiftly and strongly to an article from Sports Illustrated that detailed several examples of how uncomfortable of a work environment they harbored the past two decades. SI published an article on Tuesday night by Jon Wertheim and Jessica Luther titled “Inside the Corrosive Workplace of the Dallas Mavericks.” The article centers mostly on the team’s former president and CEO for nearly 20 years, Terdema Ussery. The article begins with a strong e

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2018-02-21 05:22:42

Figure skater Karen Chen reveals advice she got from Kristi Yamaguchi  

As she competes in the women’s singles event this week, Karen Chen is carrying with her the advice of one of the true legends of the sport. In a feature this week by Scott M. Reid of the OC Register, the American figure skater revealed that former Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi has been serving as her mentor and gave her advice before the PyeongChang Games. “We both had matcha green tea lattes," said Chen of their meeting for coffee in Fremont, Calif. before her departure for S...

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2018-02-21 05:20:50

Former 76ers GM Sam Hinkie routinely contacted by NBA execs for advice  

Sam Hinkie has been out of a job for almost two years now, but his sage advice is still very much in demand apparently. Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher reported on Tuesday that NBA owners and executives routinely contact the former Philadelphia 76ers GM for advice. Per Bucher: Sources both close to Hinkie and around the league said owners and executives routinely reach out to him for counsel. Several basketball operations vice presidents and owners said they would hire him, but they wouldn&#

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2018-02-21 04:20:41

Mikaela Shiffrin congratulates ‘GOAT’ Lindsey Vonn on bronze medal  

There was some love shared between Team USA skiers on Wednesday in PyeongChang. Lindsey Vonn won a bronze medal in the women’s downhill event in what she has said will be her final time competing in the event at the Olympics. According to NBC Sports, at 33, Vonn is the oldest alpine skier to win a medal at the Winter Olympics. That wasn’t lost on Mikaela Shiffrin, who tweeted her congratulations to all of the Americans in the event, especially Vonn, whom she called the “GOAT&

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2018-02-21 04:11:21

Lindsey Vonn tears up during emotional interview  

Lindsey Vonn teared up during one heck of an emotional interview after her run in the downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Wednesday. Vonn entered the race knowing that it was likely to be her final downhill ever at the Olympics. She knew immediately after her run that she was not going to win gold, and she was hoping her time would be good enough to get her the silver medal. She ended up with the bronze. During an interview with NBC’s Heather Cox after most of the competitors had gone

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2018-02-21 03:36:36

Lindsey Vonn: Sofia Goggia was in downhill  

Lindsey Vonn may not have won gold in what she expects will be her last downhill ever at the Olympics, but she still managed to be complimentary about her opponents. Vonn praised her friend, Sofia Goggia, for putting together a top time in the event. “I think I skied really well and I think Sofia is untouchable today,” Vonn said in an interview with NBC’s Heather Cox after her run. Italy’s Goggia finished with a time of 1:39.22. Vonn was 0.47 seconds behind, which placed

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2018-02-21 03:06:35

Ryan Shazier still aiming for Hall of Fame despite injury  

Suffering a serious spine injury has not changed Ryan Shazier’s goal of making the Hall of Fame. Shazier joined his Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Roosevelt Nix on his podcast that was released on Tuesday. In their conversation, the two talked about Shazier’s recovery from a serious injury suffered during a Monday night game against the Bengals on Dec. 4. Shazier told Nix that he is doing two hours of rehab, five days a week, and that doctors and therapists are raving about the pro

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2018-02-21 02:42:46

Ole Miss apparel store files lawsuit against Dan Mullen, NCAA  

Rebel Rags, an apparel store specializing in Ole Miss gear, has filed a lawsuit against Dan Mullen, the NCAA and many other figures. SI’s Bruce Feldman reported on Tuesday about Rebel Rags’ lawsuit. The Clarion Ledger’s Antonio Morales says there are seven defendants in the case: Mullen, Mississippi State’s former football coach, Scott Stricklin, the former Bulldogs AD, the NCAA, and NCAA investigator Mike Sheridan. Also named as defendants are Mississippi State footbal

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2018-02-21 02:08:50

Report: Rays expected to keep Kiermaier, Archer despite fire sale  

The Tampa Bay Rays are expected to keep Kevin Kiermaier and Chris Archer despite recently removing familiar names from their roster. Over the weekend, the Rays made moves that cleared a couple of the team’s higher-paid players from the roster. On Saturday, outfielder Corey Dickerson was designated for assignment following a trade for CJ Cron. The same night, starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi was traded to the Twins. Another domino fell on Tuesday with Steven Souza Jr. being traded to the Dia

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2018-02-21 01:34:26

Jarvis Landry reportedly will receive franchise tag from Dolphins  

The Miami Dolphins are expected to use their franchise tag on wide receiver Jarvis Landry, according to reports. The Palm Beach Post’s Joe Schad reported the news about Landry and the Dolphins Tuesday. The franchise tag will pay Landry around $16 million next season if he signs his tender. The Dolphins also have DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills at wide receiver, so some were expecting Landry to become a free agent and even opposing players were recruiting him. It seems as if Miami does no

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2018-02-21 01:15:46

Mike Gundy clowns Texas A&M TE coach Tim Brewster over tweets  

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy had a funny reaction to Tim Brewster’s recent anti-Big 12 tweets. Brewster, who is a tight ends coach on Jimbo Fisher’s Texas A&M staff, recently tooted the horn of the SEC with a couple of his tweets: Let's keep it real…The greatest stage in College Football is the #SEC#NothinButFacts!! — Tim Brewster (@TimBrewster) February 18, 2018 To say that the Big 12 is even on the same planet w the #SEC is straight crazy. The elite p...

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2018-02-21 01:08:01

Padres co-owner: Wil Myers does not want to be clubhouse leader  

The San Diego Padres just landed one former All-Star, and they’re hoping that will help their other All-Star transition into a role in which he will be more comfortable. The team held an introductory press conference at camp on Tuesday for first baseman Eric Hosmer, who just signed an eight-year, $144 million contract with them. At the conference, Padres co-owner Ron Fowler praised Hosmer’s leadership ability but made some interesting comments about that of Wil Myers. “We̵

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2018-02-21 00:15:33

Norwegian curlers want medal ceremony after being ‘robbed’  

The Norwegian curling team that finished fourth in mixed doubles in the Winter Olympics want a medal ceremony after being “robbed” by the Russian team that beat them. Norway’s team of Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten lost the bronze medal match to the Olympic Athlete from Russia team of Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnitskiy 8-4 at the Gangneung Curling Centre last week. Things changed though after Krushelnitskiy tested positive for banned substance meldonium

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2018-02-21 00:09:30

Malik Monk involved in car accident, cited for careless driving  

Malik Monk banged up his car in an accident this week, and police determined that the Charlotte Hornets rookie was at fault for the crash because of the way he was driving. According to police documents obtained by TMZ, Monk was driving near the University of Arkansas campus early Sunday morning when his 2002 Lexus went off the road and crashed into a gate. The car needed to be towed to a nearby impound lot, and police ended up citing Monk with careless driving and not having proof of insurance

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2018-02-20 19:54:25

David Price warns JD Martinez that fans in Boston will boo him  

David Price and J.D. Martinez were teammates for a short time with the Tigers, and Red Sox fans might be surprised to hear that Price helped bring the slugger to Boston. But those fans probably won’t be shocked to learn what Price said about them and the way they treat their players. In an interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Price once again spoke about how difficult it is to play for the Red Sox. It’s no secret that the left-hander has struggled to get along with the media

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2018-02-20 19:17:17

Twitter reacts to Louisville having to vacate 2013 national title  

The NCAA announced on Tuesday that the Louisville men’s basketball will be forced to vacate 123 victories from 2012-2015, including its 2013 national championship. The sanctions stem from an investigation into a sex scandal that took place at the university in which strippers were hired to dance and perform sex acts for recruits. The NCAA ruled that the violations resulted in players participating in games while ineligible, and Louisville’s appeal was denied. With the ruling, Louisv

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2018-02-20 17:48:55

Christian Yelich: ‘Everything changed’ for Marlins after Jose Fernandez’s death  

The Miami Marlins have not reached the postseason since 2003, but one of their former up and coming stars believes all of that was about to change before tragedy struck the organization in September of 2016. Christian Yelich, who was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers this offseason after five years in Miami, told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick this week that things went into a tailspin for the Marlins after Jose Fernandez tragically lost his life in a boating accident. “From talking to the guy

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2018-02-20 17:27:04

Doug Martin released by Buccaneers  

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on from Doug Martin after the running back’s tumultuous 2017 season. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs informed Martin on Tuesday that he has been released. The move will save them $6.75 million against the salary cap heading into the 2018 season. Doug Martin, a two-time Pro Bowl running back, was released by Tampa Bay Tuesday, a move that was expected after he failed to rush for less than 500 yards in four of the past five seas

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2018-02-20 16:24:13

Report: Michael Jordan looking to bring Mitch Kupchak to Hornets  

There has been talk for a while now that Mitch Kupchak could land another front office job with an NBA team after he was fired by the Los Angeles Lakers last year, and it appears his most likely landing spot has been established. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Charlotte Hornets are unlikely to bring back general manager Rich Cho next season, and team owner Michael Jordan has his sights set on Kupchak. Jordan is said to be interested in having the 63-year-old partner with assis

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2018-02-20 16:16:04

Ex-NFL RB Silas Redd trying to make it as pro rugby player  

Silas Redd was never able to make his NFL career work after he signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2014, but the former USC running back still has every intention of being a professional athlete. Hopefully, he finds more success on the rugby pitch. Redd, who appeared in 15 games for the Redskins, recently signed a contract with the Ipswich Jets of the Australian Queensland Cup. His ultimate goal is to play in the highest level of the National Rugby League, and he t

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2018-02-20 15:31:47

Figure skater Scott Moir jabs Brett Favre with retirement talk  

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won their second Olympic gold medal in ice dancing on Tuesday with a record-setting performance, and it appears as though it will be the figure skating duo’s last. But in the interest of not sounding like Brett Favre, they don’t want to announce anything just yet. After he and Virtue brought down the house with their incredible free dance, Moir took a lighthearted swipe at Favre when asked if we will see the pair again in 2022. Moir: I don't think we

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2018-02-20 14:20:50

Report: Mikhail Prokhorov backing lawsuit against Russian doping whistleblower  

The Russian government is still intent on attacking the credibility of the man who exposed the country’s elaborate doping program, and Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is reportedly one of the people who is providing financial backing. According to a report from Tariq Panja of the New York Times, Prokhorov is helping fund a defamation lawsuit against Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, whose uncovering of Russia’s state-sponsored doping program resulted in the country being banned from the

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2018-02-20 13:38:58

Skier Joel Gisler has horrific crash in halfpipe  

Swiss free skier Joel Gisler suffered a nasty fall during his run in the men’s halpipe qualifications at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday. Gisler had just dropped into the halfpipe and was approaching his first maneuver backwards. As he tried to land, he hit the top of the halfpipe and tumbled down towards the center. how do people not die in this sport — Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) February 20, 2018 GOOD LORD — nick (@nick

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2018-02-20 05:53:30

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu needed painkillers to make it through gold-medal performance  

Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu won gold over the weekend in the men’s singles competition, and what made his performance even more impressive is that he apparently did it on one leg in a sense. Hanyu, who won the hearts of many in PyeongChang with his brilliance on the ice and his devoted, Winnie-the-Pooh-tossing supporters, told reporters on Sunday that he needed painkillers to make it through the competition. The 23-year-old was nursing an ankle injury that had not yet fully healed

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2018-02-20 05:36:57

Chiefs OL petitioning NFL to add ‘M.D.’ to his jersey  

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is proving himself to be a true Renaissance man. The Kansas City Chiefs right guard, who is currently in PyeongChang covering the Olympics for an outlet in his native Canada, spoke to Aaron Rose of the Kansas City Star in an interview that ran over the weekend. In the interview, Duvernay-Tardif revealed that he plans to become the first NFL player to take the field as a physician next season and wants his jersey to reflect it as such. “I want to put Duvernay-Tardif

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2018-02-20 04:59:52

Eric Hosmer to wear new jersey number as tribute to late teammate  

Eric Hosmer will be wearing a different jersey number in the upcoming season, and his new one includes a tribute. Hosmer has worn No. 35 throughout his MLB career with the Kansas City Royals. But that jersey is retired by his new team, the San Diego Padres, in honor of former Cy Young Award winner Randy Jones. According to’s AJ Cassavell, Hosmer will wear jersey No. 30 with the Padres as a tribute to his late teammate, Yordano Ventura. I'm told Eric Hosmer will wear No. 30 to

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2018-02-20 04:42:28

10 teams capable of busting your bracket this March  

Despite following college basketball as closely as possible, even I am amazed by how little of the season remains before postseason play takes over. Teams are already celebrating Senior Night and jockeying for seeding in conference tournaments. Every team’s resume and spot on the bubble is starting to come into focus with March just days away on the calendar. You can nearly smell the NCAA Tournament coing, meaning it is no longer too early to start peaking for Cinderellas and surprises.

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2018-02-20 04:05:44

Texas coaches to wear Kevin Durant gear while recruiting  

University of Texas football coaches will soon be sporting Kevin Durant-branded Nike gear when they hit the road for recruiting trips. Durant may have only spent one season at Texas, but his impact continues to be felt around campus. In the past, Durant has hooked up the men’s basketball team with versions of his signature sneakers in colorways that match Longhorns’ uniforms. Now, football coaches will wear gear with Durant’s initials as well. On Monday, the Twitter account f

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2018-02-20 03:45:11

Madison Chock, Evan Bates fall during free dance  

Madison Chock and Evan Bates had a disappointing performance in their free dance on Tuesday at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Chock and Bates got their skates tangled midway through their program and ended up falling to the ice. Despite knowing that they would receive a deduction and likely be out of medal contention, the two bounced back to complete their program. Devastated. That fall. Chock/Bates #DancingOnIce — (@bonnevivante) February 20, 2018 The

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2018-02-20 03:37:01

Jackie Bradley Jr reportedly unlikely to be traded despite Martinez signing  

The Boston Red Sox adding JD Martinez does not necessarily mean that they will be trading Jackie Bradley Jr. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported on Monday night that Boston is unlikely to trade Bradley Jr.: Jackie Bradley Jr. is unlikely to be traded following the J.D. Martinez signing, sources say. #RedSox are inclined to preserve their offensive depth. @MLBNetwork @MLB — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 20, 2018 Signing Martinez gives Boston a crowd at DH and outfield. They have A

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2018-02-20 03:13:22

Steven Adams accepts fan’s prom proposal three years late  

Steven Adams’ life motto may just be “Better late than never.” The Oklahoma City Thunder big man did a solid for a female fan on Monday by accepting her Twitter prom proposal … that she sent over three years ago. Hey @RealStevenAdams if I get 1,000 retweets will you go to my law school's prom with me?! #FunakiProm — Lo (@itsloyo) January 27, 2015 Absolutely — Steven Adams (@RealStevenAdams) February 19, 2018 Needless to say,

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2018-02-20 03:01:14

Maddie Bowman breaks helmet after falling in halfpipe  

Maddie Bowman received medical attention after falling during the finals of the women’s freeski halfpipe on Tuesday in PyeongChang. Bowman got three runs in the halfpipe and fell after attempting the same trick all three times. She was unable to complete the 900 she was attempting, and she ended up falling so hard in her final run that the top of her helmet came off. American Maddie Bowman took a hard fall on the final hit of her third run of ski halfpipe finals, hitting the back of her

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2018-02-20 02:59:14

Bill Polian places incredibly high trade value on Nick Foles  

The Philadelphia Eagles have likely already received some trade inquiries regarding Nick Foles, but one Hall of Fame NFL executive does not think the team should deal its backup quarterback unless they are blown away by an offer. How blown away are we talking? In a segment on ESPN’s “NFL Live” Monday, Polian said he thinks the starting negotiation in trade talks for Foles should be two first-round draft picks and two second-rounders. Bill Polian said on ESPN's NFL Live that...

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2018-02-19 19:29:24

Kevin Kiermaier slams Rays’ roster moves  

The Tampa Bay Rays’ recent moves have not gone down well with a key member of the team. Outfielder Kevin Kiermaier made no secret of his displeasure on Monday, admitting that he didn’t get what the Rays were doing after trading pitcher Jake Odorizzi and designating outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment. “I am 100 percent frustrated and very upset with the moves. No beating around the bush,” Kiermaier said, via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. “It’s one

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2018-02-19 18:28:17

Twitter has mixed reaction to Elizabeth Swaney’s puzzling halfpipe run  

Elizabeth Swaney is likely the least skilled athlete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, but the American who represented Hungary in PyeongChang has quickly become one of the most polarizing stories. On Monday, Swaney was one of 24 skiers who took part in the women’s freestyle halfpipe event. The 33-year-old finished dead last, and it’s easy to see why when you watch her run: Here was Elizabeth Swaney's…interesting run down the half pipe in the women's Freestyle Skiing #Wint

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2018-02-19 18:04:38

MLB to limit mound visits from players and coaches in 2018  

Major League Baseball is limiting the amount of mound visits for players and coaches in the 2018 season. According to new pace of play rules released Monday, each team will be entitled to six mound visits from players, coaches, or the manager during a nine-inning game, with an additional mound visit allowed for each extra inning. Visits for an injury and pitching changes will not count against that total, and exceptions can be made if the pitcher and catcher are crossed up. Rule change No. 1 f

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2018-02-19 17:38:00

Jeremy Lin defends JJ Redick over perceived racial slur  

JJ Redick insists that he did not intentionally use a racial slur toward Chinese people when he took part in a recent video celebrating the Chinese New Year, and the first American-born Chinese player to ever play in the NBA believes him. Shortly after Redick issued an apology on Sunday, Jeremy Lin defended the 76ers guard on Twitter. wanted to address this… — Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) February 19, 2018 The video in question featured several NBA players wishin

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2018-02-19 16:54:16

Mikaela Shiffrin’s boyfriend sent home from Olympics after post-race remarks  

French alpine skier Mathieu Faivre, the boyfriend of Mikaela Shiffrin, was sent home from the Olympics by France after controversial comments following his race. Faivre finished seventh in the men’s giant slalom race on Sunday, with three of his French teammates finishing ahead of him. That was of little consolation to Faivre, who, according to the BBC, told reporters that he was “disgusted with the result.” “I’m here to race for myself only,” Faivre said. &#

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2018-02-19 16:39:43

Report: Royals only offered Eric Hosmer five-year deal  

The Kansas City Royals wanted Eric Hosmer back, but it’s quite clear why he ended up leaving the organization. According to Robert Murray of FanRag Sports, the Royals’ front office was serious about bringing Hosmer back, but ownership was less so. Subsequently, the team’s offer to Hosmer was for five years and around $100 million. It’s easy to see why this didn’t get it done, particularly with the San Diego Padres willing to guarantee Hosmer eight years for more mo

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2018-02-19 16:20:13

Report: Jets will pay ‘whatever it takes’ to land Kirk Cousins  

The New York Jets need a quarterback, and they’re willing to make a big commitment to the best one on the potential free agent market. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, the Jets will pay “whatever it takes” to land Kirk Cousins on the market. The challenge will be convincing Cousins that they can build a high-level roster around him so that he will have a chance to fulfill his championship ambitions. Cimini notes that Cousins is pretty much the only plan for the Jets, and they

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2018-02-19 16:04:08

Gus Kenworthy happy NBC televised him kissing boyfriend  

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy failed to take home a medal in the freestyle event over the weekend, but his experience in PyeongChang seems as though it was very fulfilling. After he failed to match or improve upon the silver medal he won at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Kenworthy was shown on NBC’s television coverage kissing his boyfriend, Matt Wilkas. Kenworthy didn’t realize the moment was televised until the following day, and he was glad that it was. Didn't realize this moment wa

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2018-02-19 15:44:47

Peter King believes Kirk Cousins will end up with Broncos  

Kirk Cousins is going to have plenty of suitors if the Washington Redskins let him hit free agency next month, but one team continues to come up as the most likely destination for the 29-year-old quarterback. The Denver Broncos have seemingly been a quarterback away from contending for a Super Bowl again since Peyton Manning retired after the 2015 season. It would make sense for them to make a big push to sign Cousins, and Peter King of The MMQB expects John Elway to do just that. GM John Elway

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2018-02-19 15:10:40

Nate Diaz nearly lights a blunt during UFC Fight Night  

Nate Diaz further endeared himself to his fans with his on-camera behavior when shown on TV during FS1’s telecast of “UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros” on Sunday night in Austin. The rebellious fighter was shown on TV during the fight card and showed off his typical bad-boy side. He reached for his pocket, grabbed a blunt, put it in his mouth, and raised his lighter as if to begin smoking inside the building: Nate Diaz says "it's lit" &mdash

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2018-02-19 05:48:26

JJ Redick apologizes for perceived racial slur  

JJ Redick is issuing a mea culpa after uttering a perceived racial slur. In a post to his official Twitter page on Sunday, the Philadelphia 76ers guard apologized after he appeared to use a derogatory term for Chinese people in a Chinese New Year-themed video. In his statement, Redick said that he meant to say “NBA Chinese fans” but tried to change it mid-sentence to “NBA fans in China,” which resulted in an unfortunate tongue slip. Please read. Thank you. pic.twitter.

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2018-02-19 05:45:27

French skater Gabriella Papadakis has major wardrobe malfunction  

French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis had a major wardrobe malfunction during her short dance program at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday. Papadakis was wearing a halter top of sorts, and her partner, Guillaume Cizeron, seemed to unhook the top of the dress towards the beginning of the program. Unfortunately, Papadakis ended up worrying about her top coming off and exposing her left breast throughout the rest of her dance program. On a handful of occasions, Papadakis’ breast was actuall

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2018-02-19 04:39:45

New format finally leads to competitive NBA All-Star Game  

The NBA has finally hit upon an All-Star Game format that works. This year’s All-Star Game featured the top two vote receivers — LeBron James and Stephen Curry — serving as captains of separate teams. The two chose their teams in a draft, and the sides competed against each other on Sunday, rather than the more traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format. The new style led to a competitive, exciting finish where guys were serious about winning. Though a good p

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2018-02-19 04:28:35

Joey Votto cracks great joke upon arriving at spring training  

Joey Votto certainly did not lose his sense of humor over the offseason. Votto reported to the Cincinnati Reds’ spring training in Arizona on Sunday, and he spoke with the media. He was sure to open up his session with a joke about getting fatter over the offseason. Joey Votto is here and talked about his offseason goals. "I tried to get fatter. I succeeded at that apparently. We did all the testing and I am fatter." — Zach Buchanan (@ZachENQ) February 18, 2018 Jokes aside, ther...

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2018-02-19 04:07:42

Padres’ Hunter Renfroe reportedly receiving trade interest  

Trade interest in Hunter Renfroe apparently is picking up now that the San Diego Padres have signed Eric Hosmer. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported on Sunday night that teams have shown interest in Renfroe: Trade interest in Hunter Renfroe has picked up since #Padres reached agreement with Eric Hosmer, sources say. #Braves are known to be looking for an outfielder. @MLB @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 19, 2018 Renfroe, 26, was the No. 13 overall pick by the Padres in

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2018-02-19 03:51:51

Mikaela Shiffrin not sure if she will compete in downhill  

Mikaela Shiffrin says she still is not sure whether she will compete in the women’s downhill skiing event at the 2018 Winter Olympics on PyeongChang. Shiffrin on Monday went through her second training run in the downhill and had a time of 1:41.55. Afterwards, she told NBC that she still was not sure if she would compete in the event, which is on Wednesday. “I want to, for sure. But I’m kind of going to see how it goes tomorrow because I definitely want to pick up my speed in

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2018-02-19 03:33:43

Draymond Green could not help but laugh during Fergie’s national anthem  

Fergie sang the national anthem prior to Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles, and there was one thing she succeeded in: getting everyone to agree that her rendition was terrible. Multiple players and others shown by TNT were seen having bizarre reactions to Fergie’s performance. Draymond Green represented the common feeling when he couldn’t help but laugh: Literally dying at these reactions. Fergie with the worst rendition ever. Embiid &mdash

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2018-02-19 03:00:35

Lindsey Vonn is playing mind games with her opponents  

Lindsey Vonn didn’t become an Olympic gold medalist simply by being a good skier; she also knows how to win the mental game with her opponents. The American skier practiced on Monday in PyeongChang in the women’s downhill event and had a good run, but she intentionally tried to make herself worse. That was a strategic move by the 33-year-old. “I was trying to slow myself down,” Vonn told NBC’s Heather Cox when asked why she held her hands up as she approached the

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2018-02-19 02:41:49

Anthony Davis starts All-Star Game wearing DeMarcus Cousins’ jersey  

Anthony Davis started the NBA All-Star Game wearing the jersey of injured Pelicans teammate DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins was selected to play in his fourth consecutive All-Star Game. However, he was unable to take part due to injury. Late last month, during a game between the Pelicans and Rockets, Cousins suffered a torn Achilles, bringing his season to an abrupt end. Cousins was in attendance at Staples Center to watch Sunday’s game. When it began, Davis took the floor wearing Cousins’

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2018-02-19 02:04:09

Tom Brady Super Bowl ring fetches big money at auction  

A Super Bowl ring given to a member of Tom Brady’s family fetched nearly $350,000 at an auction Sunday morning, making it one of the most valuable pieces of recent sports memorabilia ever sold. The ring was a family version of the one Brady received for winning Super Bowl LI, meaning it has 265 diamonds instead of the standard 283 and is ten percent smaller than the version Brady himself received. Valued by its maker Jostens for $29,700, the ring sold for $344,927, according to ESPN’

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2018-02-19 00:52:20

Brian Cushing to be released by Texans  

The Texans will reportedly be moving on from veteran linebacker Brian Cushing. Houston played the majority of last season without Cushing, who was suspended 10 games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. During his absence, the emergence of other players made Cushing expendable, according to John McClain of The Houston Chronicle, who reports the Texans will release Cushing prior to the start of the new league year. The Texans have told ILB Brian Cushing that he&#

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2018-02-19 00:48:05

Evan Longoria feels ‘sorry’ for Rays fans after latest moves  

The Tampa Bay Rays are cutting costs again, and for the first time, Evan Longoria is watching from afar and feeling sympathetic. Longoria, who was traded to the San Francisco Giants earlier on the offseason, said he felt “sorry” for Rays fans after they traded pitcher Jake Odorizzi and designated outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment, likely with the intent to trade him. Evan Longoria on the Rays moves, including dumping Corey Dickerson: "I just kind of feel sorry for the Ray...

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2018-02-18 23:49:11

Mirai Nagasu used Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn as inspiration after Olympic snub  

U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu was left off the 2014 Olympic team, but she didn’t let that keep her down. In a press conference, Nagasu admitted that it was “heartbreaking” to be left off the 2014 team after competing as a 16-year-old at Vancouver in 2010, but that she looked to other American Olympians for inspiration to get back. “I am not a fade-away person,” Nagasu said, via NBC Olympics. “Most athletes are not that way. In the history of sport in genera

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2018-02-18 23:19:37

Vikings expected to be in the mix for AJ McCarron  

AJ McCarron has never been a starting quarterback in the NFL, but the 27-year-old is expected to be pursued like one now that he has won his grievance against the Bengals and will become a free agent. Several teams are expected to have interest in McCarron, including one that has some tough decisions to make with its own quarterbacks. Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press expects the Vikings to have interest in McCarron if they choose to let Case Keenum walk in free agency. Minnesota is

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2018-02-18 22:57:45

Report: Kirk Cousins will file grievance if Redskins tag him  

The Washington Redskins may use their franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins, but he wouldn’t be having it if they did. According to Kimberley A. Martin of the Washington Post, sources close to Cousins have made it known that he’ll file a grievance against the team through the NFLPA if the team takes action. Many in the league see a potential tagging of Cousins as a petty move by Washington, as the team would have no intention of keeping him. Cousins would likely cite the team

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2018-02-18 19:42:46

American ice dancer Madison Hubbell has mom make her costumes  

American ice dancer Madison Hubbell will compete for a medal next week in a costume designed specifically for her — by her own mother. Hubbell’s mother Susan went to college for fashion design, and the ice dancer has insisted that her mother handle her costumes since she started in the sport at age five. “There are people who make really amazing costumes, and as you can imagine they’re very expensive, so it’s not really rare for moms to make costumes for little gir

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2018-02-18 19:02:10

Chloe Kim sends great tweet about her newfound fame  

Chloe Kim went from really, really good snowboarder to Olympic legend overnight, and naturally people are now coming out of the woodwork to congratulate the gold medalist. But if you weren’t nice to her before, Kim doesn’t want to hear from you now. On Saturday, Kim sent a hilarious tweet about people who were mean to her when she was in kindergarten trying to be her “bestie” now that she’s taking home some hardware. People acting like my bestie after the Olympics

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2018-02-18 18:44:54

Report: ‘No indication’ Royals are trying to re-sign Mike Moustakas  

With Eric Hosmer headed to the San Diego Padres, there has been some speculation that the Kansas City Royals could try to bring back third baseman Mike Moustakas instead. However, there is no real indication that’s going to happen, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney, who reported Sunday that the Royals have yet to make any real effort to retain Moustakas. The Royals tried to re-sign Eric Hosmer, and it didn't work out. There has been no indication to date they are interested in re-...

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2018-02-18 17:46:34

Report: Browns may bring back Terrelle Pryor  

The Cleveland Browns may bring back a familiar face next season to help bolster their offense. According to Mary Kay Cabot of, free agent wide receiver Terrelle Pryor “will be on the Browns’ radar” this offseason. Cabot notes that Pryor never particularly wanted to leave Cleveland in the first place, and with his replacement Kenny Britt already out the door, the Browns would easily be able to accommodate him on the roster. Pryor bet on himself by taking a one-yea

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2018-02-18 17:37:59

Hundreds show up to Lonzo Ball’s $199 autograph session  

Lonzo Ball may not be taking part in his first ever NBA All-Star Game this weekend, but the rookie point guard and his family appear to have come up with an indirect way to profit off of the event. Last week, Ball announced that he would be hosting an autograph session at the Puente Hills Mall in City of Industry, Calif., during All-Star weekend. In true Big Baller Brand fashion, Lonzo charged $199 a pop for autographs. While that may sound like an insane amount of money for a rookie who has no

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2018-02-18 17:29:36

Floyd Mayweather Sr. indicates Floyd Mayweather Jr. is training for UFC  

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has given several hints that he is considering at least one mixed martial arts fight, and the undefeated boxer’s father believes things are heading in that direction. In a recent interview with Amer Abdallah for Mayweather’s YouTube channel, Floyd Mayweather Sr. was asked if the hype surrounding his son fighting in the UFC is real. “The way I see it, I have to believe that this is where it’s going,” Mayweather Sr. said. “The way it looks,

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2018-02-18 16:20:54

Canadian hockey fans embrace the way ‘South Park’ mocked them  

A group of fans from Canada showcased their sense of humor on Sunday during their country’s hockey game against the Czech Republic, and fans of “South Park” will love it. We won’t get into the entire backstory, but the Canadian fans had custom jerseys that made reference to the popular “South Park” characters Terrance and Phillip — specifically in an episode called “Canada on Strike.” In it, Canadians who decide to go on strike against the r

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2018-02-18 15:27:00

Skier McRae Williams dislocated his shoulder mid-run and popped it back in  

American freestyle skier McRae Williams failed to medal in his competition on Sunday, but it certainly was not due to a lack of effort. Williams told USA Today’s Rachel Axon that he dislocated his shoulder mid-run in the men’s slopestyle event and popped it back in as he was still going. McRae Williams said he dislocated his shoulder mid-run and popped it back in during the run. He injured his MCL at X Games and tore his calf muscle in practice here. Will tape it all up and compete

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2018-02-18 14:45:06

10 takeaways from the first week of 2018 Winter Olympics  

We’rea week into the 2018 Winter Olympics, and we’ve already learned a lot about the field this year. There have been a number of remarkable performances from countries and individual athletes alike, and while there’s a long way to go, we can still celebrate the accomplishments so far. Here are ten big takeaways from the 2018 Winter Olympics thus far. 1) Norway remains the class of the Winter Olympics Norway has a rich history of success at the Winter Olympics, and 2018 is sha

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2018-02-18 14:15:49

Danny Garcia tells Shawn Porter ‘get the f— out of here!’  

Danny Garcia created some fireworks during his knockout win over Brandon Rios on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and the fireworks continued in the ring even after the fight. The 29-year-old from Philadelphia ran his record to 34-1 after his 9th-round TKO of Rios on this huge shot: BOOM. Fight is over. @DannySwift is victorious in the 9th. #GarciaRios — SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) February 18, 2018 The referee stopped the fight after det

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2018-02-18 06:43:56

LaMarcus Aldridge does not know if Kawhi Leonard will return after All-Star break  

Kawhi Leonard remains out with his quad injury, and even his teammates are unsure about his status. LaMarcus Aldridge was asked on Saturday by the San Antonio News-Express’ Tom Orsborn whether he was confident Leonard would return after the All-Star break, and he did not offer much. Asked LA if he's confident Kawhi will be back after the break: "Uh, I don't know. I don't have anything to say." — Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) February 18, 2018 Leonard did not make his season d...

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2018-02-18 05:43:28

Dennis Smith Jr calls out judges’ scoring in Dunk Contest  

Dennis Smith Jr came up short in Saturday night’s Slam Dunk Contest, and he had a few choice words for the judges’ scores afterwards. The Dallas Mavericks rookie failed to advance to the championship round in the competition and took to social media roughly an hour after it ended. In a tweet, Smith pointed to the fact that a double-pump dunk of his barely got a better score than a literal non-dunk by fellow participant Victor Oladipo. @Dennis1SmithJr Double pump= 39@VicOladipo No d

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2018-02-18 05:34:49

Kevin Love does not mind being fall guy if Cavs are winning  

Kevin Love has become somewhat of a punching bag in Cleveland over the past month, but he says he doesn’t mind that treatment … under one condition. The former Bruin attended UCLA’s basketball game against Oregon on Saturday night in Los Angeles and even joined ESPN’s broadcast of the game with Dave Pasch and Bill Walton. While appearing as a guest on ESPN, Walton asked Love about getting all the blame for the Cavaliers. “So long as we win, I don’t mind being

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2018-02-18 05:14:57

Eric Hosmer agrees to eight-year deal with Padres  

The free agent market is coming along slowly but surely, and Eric Hosmer is the latest big domino to fall. Hosmer agreed to an eight-year deal with the San Diego Padres, the Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee reported on Saturday night. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi says the deal calls for an opt out after the fifth year. Scott Miller later reported Hosmer is set to make $20 million per season for the first five years, then $13 million per season after that. Oh, and Hosmer gets a $5 million sig

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2018-02-18 04:31:36

Steph Curry hints he may be involved in bid to buy Carolina Panthers  

Steph Curry hinted on Saturday that he may have involvement in a bid to buy the Carolina Panthers. Curry was asked by the Charlotte Observer’s Katherine Peralta at NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles whether he has any involvement in buying the Panthers. Peralta says Curry was pretty quiet on the subject and that he hinted he may have something going. "It's ongoing. I'll just leave it at that for now. It's ongoing," Curry said, via Peralta. Peralta also speculated that Curry may...

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2018-02-18 03:55:20

Danny Garcia vs Brandon Rios live blog  

Las Vegas – Danny Garcia and Brandon Rios are meeting on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay, and LBS is on the scene. Garcia is 33-1 and lost to Keith Thurman last March. Rios is 34-3-1 and has lost three of his last six fights, including defeats to Mike Alvarado, Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley. We will be providing coverage of the main event with analysis from ringside combat reporter Arsen Dadyan. Keep refreshing the post for commentary and updates as the event continues.

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2018-02-18 03:42:36

Victor Oladipo gets assist from Chadwick Boseman on ‘Black Panther’ dunk  

Victor Oladipo went Hollywood while in Los Angeles for the Slam Dunk contest. The Indiana Pacers guard performed a cool “Black Panther” dunk for his second dunk in the contest. Actor Chadwick Boseman, who plays the titular superhero in the Marvel movie “Black Panther”, was sitting courtside for the dunk contest at Staples Center on Saturday night. Oladipo came over to Boseman and was given a Black Panther mask to wear. Oladipo put on the mask and attempted a dunk. He m

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2018-02-18 03:10:43

Twins acquire Jake Odorizzi in trade with Rays  

The Minnesota Twins may have missed out on Yu Darvish in free agency, but they have managed to upgrade their starting rotation this offseason. The Twins acquired pitcher Jake Odorizzi in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night, as first reported by the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan says Jermaine Palacios is going back to the Rays as part of the deal. Odorizzi has long been on the trade market, with several teams showing interest in him. The 27-year-old

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2018-02-18 02:58:27

Ty Lue, Kyle Lowry attend Al Harrington’s cannabis brand launch  

The launch party for an Al Harrington cannabis products brands was a star-studded affair. Harrington, a former 16-year NBA player, launched the third of his cannabis-related brands during a star-studded affair in Beverly Hills on Friday night. According to Weed News, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Ty Lue and Toronto Raptors all-star Kyle Lowry were among the people in attendance. Lue and Harrington were teammates on the Atlanta Hawks. Current Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, as well as former NBA play

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2018-02-18 02:44:22

Rays drop All-Star Corey Dickerson after trading for CJ Cron  

The Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays made a trade on Saturday that led to a head-scratching move. The Angels traded first baseman/DH C.J. Cron to the Rays for a player to be named. To make room for Cron, Tampa Bay designated outfielder/DH Corey Dickerson for assignment. In case you don’t actually believe the news — and we didn’t at first — here’s the Rays’ official Twitter account to confirm things: We have acquired 1B CJ Cron from the Angels for a PTBN

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2018-02-18 02:06:27

Russia’s Ilya Kovalchuk throws shade at US after hockey win  

Ilya Kovalchuk threw some shade at the United States after Russia’s 4-0 win in Group A play at the Winter Olympics on Saturday. Russia — competing as the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” during the Games — got two goals from Kovalchuk to solidify their win. Afterwards, he had some words for the U.S. Full Kovalchuk quote: "After the last game in Sochi, I think you guys are still showing the highlights of Oshie scoring those shootouts, right? So hopefully you're gon...

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2018-02-18 01:36:40

Kevin Durant blames himself for All-Star Game awkwardness with Russell Westbrook  

Kevin Durant blamed himself for the awkwardness with his former teammate Russell Westbrook at last year’s All-Star Game. Durant spoke with the media on Saturday at NBA All-Star Weekend. He was asked by KFOR’s Nikki Kay about his relationship with Westbrook this weekend compared to the All-Star Game last year. Durant acknowledged they’re doing better and that things were awkward last year in large part due to his mentality. “I just got out of my own head and got out of my

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2018-02-18 00:30:13

Trae Young blames struggles on opposition scrutiny  

After a blistering start to the season, both Trae Young and the Oklahoma Sooners have come back down to earth. After a 14-2 start to the season, the Sooners have lost eight of their last 10 and five in a row, dropping a 77-66 decision to Texas on Saturday. Young has kept his average up over 25 points per game during that span, but he’s been shooting about 21 times per game to put up those numbers. By comparison, he was averaging 30.1 points on 19 field goal attempts per game over his firs

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2018-02-18 00:04:04

Gus Kenworthy freaks out after getting tweet from Britney Spears  

Gus Kenworthy received a tweet of support from Britney Spears on Saturday and completed lost his mind. The popular singer sent the following tweet to Kenworthy, which references lyrics from her song, “Gimme More.” So proud of #TeamUSA!! Hey @guskenworthy, gimme, gimme more on the slopes today!! #ItsGusBitch — Britney Spears (@britneyspears) February 17, 2018 Kenworthy saw the tweet Sunday in PyeongChang and freaked out. Oh. My. God. Was really not prepared to wake up to

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2018-02-17 23:55:18

Manny Machado downplays significance of offseason trade talks  

Baltimore Orioles shortstop isn’t offended that the Baltimore Orioles checked out the trade market for him during the offseason. Machado, who is entering the final season of his contract, was shopped by the Orioles over the winter, but nothing came of it and he’s back in camp with the Orioles. He says it wasn’t a big deal, and was only natural for Baltimore to check out the market. “I knew from the get-go, I know there’s a business part of it,” Machado said,

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2018-02-17 18:38:01

Ester Ledecka celebrates surprise super-G win with KFC  

What would you do if you walked off with one of the more surprising gold medal wins of the Winter Olympics? For Czech skier/snowboarder Ester Ledecka, the answer was to hit up a KFC near the Olympic snowboard course. Here's how Ester Ledecka celebrated the biggest upset at the #Olympics … by eating some @kfc with gold medal in tow. — Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) February 17, 2018 Ledecka was mostly keeping to herself, offering up...

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2018-02-17 17:17:03

Roger Federer cracks funny joke after reaching No. 1 ranking  

Roger Federer is the No. 1 men’s tennis player in the world again for the first time since 2012. Not only that, but the Swiss icon’s ascent to the top makes him the oldest No. 1 in history, as the 36-year-old surpassed Andre Agassi, who was No. 1 in the world in 2003 at the age of 33. That fact prompted Federer to offer up a funny tweet about his achievement. Apparently I’m the oldest tennis player with a # ranking. Somebody might have mentioned that to me already but I had a

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2018-02-17 17:04:35

Laura Ingraham invites LeBron James on her show  

LeBron James now has a standing invite to Fox News if he wants it. After Fox News host Laura Ingraham suggested that James “shut up and dribble” instead of offering political opinions, James responded with a defiant message on social media. #wewillnotshutupanddribble — LeBron James (@KingJames) February 17, 2018 In response, Ingraham extended an invite to James to appear on her show. Hey King, Come play on my Court next week. You're invited on the ...

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2018-02-17 16:54:24

Larry Nance Jr reveals his father’s advice for Dunk Contest  

Larry Nance Jr will be competing in the Slam Dunk Contest on NBA All-Star Saturday Night, and he is more than happy to receive some guidance from his old man, who won the contest back in 1984. In an interview with Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal that was published over the weekend, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward-center revealed the advice that he got from father Larry Nance Sr for the Dunk Contest. “Make the first one,” Junior says that Senior told him. “I don't ...

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2018-02-17 14:30:40

Czech skier Ester Ledecka gets shoutout from Katie Ledecky after surprise gold  

Katie Ledecky is sending some love from one similarly-named Olympic gold medalist to another. Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecka shocked everyone on Saturday by winning a surprise gold medal in the women’s super-G alpine skiing competition. The dual-sport athlete beat out Austrian skier Anna Veith by a mere 0.01 seconds. You'd be shocked, too. Ester Ledecka, a world champion SNOWBOARDER, shocks the field to win a surprise-gold by 0.01 in alpine skiing women's super-G! #WinterOlympi

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2018-02-17 14:15:00

Fans upset with judges in Matt Mitrione-Roy Nelson fight  

The fans in attendance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut were not happy with the judges for the result of the Matt Mitrione-Roy Nelson fight at Bellator 194 on Friday night. Mitrione won the fight by majority decision, with the judges scoring the fight 28-28, 29-28 and 29-28 in favor of Mitrione. After the result was announced, fans could be heard booing: Mitrione gets majority decision, boos erupt #bellator194 — Well, well it's the Big Show! Yes it'

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2018-02-17 05:53:51

Lindsey Vonn ridiculed by Trump supporters after blunder  

Hopefully Lindsey Vonn did not look at her Twitter mentions after her disappointing performance in the super-G at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang on Saturday. Vonn was the first skier out of the gate in the super-G and was putting together a really good run until the end when she had a bobble and veered off the course. She ended up tied for sixth, 0.38 behind the winner, and out of medal contention. Though many Americans were bummed for Vonn, there was a segment of the viewing population t

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2018-02-17 05:34:36

NBC misses surprise gold medal run after switching to figure skating  

NBC had some rough luck while airing the Olympic Games on Friday night. NBC primarily showed the women’s super-G alpine skiing event, which featured Lindsey Vonn — the biggest American female athlete at the Olympics. Vonn was first out of the gate and made a mistake, which led to her time being surpassed pretty quickly. After the first 19 skiers had gone, NBC had essentially said that Austrian Anna Veith’s time would make her the gold medal winner, and they cut away to figur

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2018-02-17 04:58:12

Lindsey Vonn after bobble in super-G  

Lindsey Vonn returned to the slopes at the Olympics for the first time since 2010, and her first event did not go as hoped. Vonn competed in the super-G in South Korea on Saturday and was first to go down the course. She was doing great until the end when she had a bobble and skidded off the course. The mistake was enough to keep her out of medal contention. After the race, Vonn acknowledged she was “disappointed” but maintained a positive attitude. “I gave it everything I h

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2018-02-17 04:39:30

Phil Kessel does not care about scoring title because ‘I have two Cups’  

Phil Kessel is in the mix for the Art Ross Trophy, but he doesn’t seem to care too much about it. Kessel was asked Friday whether he has been following the points race in the NHL. He gave a pretty awesome answer. "I got two Cups," Kessel said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Doesn't really matter." How do you not love that? Kessel has scored 24 goals this season and recorded 66 points. He entered Friday tied with teammate Evgeni Malkin for fourth in the league in points, thoug...

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2018-02-17 03:04:15

Tongan Pita Taufatofua only trained for three months before competing in Olympics  

Sometimes just showing up and competing is a victory in itself. That is certainly the case for Pita Taufatofua. Taufatofua has become a famous Olympics figure and internet sensation. At the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, he served as Tonga’s flag bearer (going shirtless and oiled up) and competed in taekwondo. For the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, Taufatofua also went shirtless as his country’s flag bearer. Even more amazingly, he competed in the 15km cross-country skiing event. Acco

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2018-02-17 02:27:54

Steph Curry: All Star draft will ‘definitely’ be on TV next year  

At least two NBA players want the league to televise the All-Star draft next year, and one says the league “definitely” will do so. Steph Curry and LeBron James got to serve as captains and pick their All-Star teams in a draft format. The Golden State Warriors star thinks the draft would be “amazing” to watch on TV and that the league will “definitely” televise it. “I think the draft itself would be amazing on TV just to hear the back-and-forth between

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2018-02-17 01:57:49

Kobe Bryant says Lakers should not have to recruit stars  

Kobe Bryant has heard all that talk about the Los Angeles Lakers having to recruit players, but he thinks the Laker mystique should be enough to bring in the big names. In an interview with ESPN’s Jalen Rose, Bryant scoffed at the notion of being asked to help recruit players to the Lakers, stating that the true greats didn’t need to be sold on the organization. “You know, the thing about this franchise is that you shouldn’t need recruiting to come in it,” Bryant s

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2018-02-17 00:32:08

Kevin Love cracks perfect joke about his clothing line  

Kevin Love certainly seems to have a sense of humor about the issues he has been facing. Love was a guest on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Friday and talked about his clothing line with Banana Republic. Love noted that some of the clothes were for the fall season, and that’s when things got funny. Kevin Love keeps it 100 — NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 16, 2018 It’s not lost on Love that he’s been regarded as the fall guy for th

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2018-02-16 23:37:39

Lane Johnson still reveling in hate from Patriots fans  

The ever-outspoken Lane Johnson is definitely not backing down from his criticism of the New England Patriots, even now that it’s been nearly two weeks since the Super Bowl. The Eagles’ offensive tackle has been talking about the Patriots for weeks now, famously calling them a “fear-based organization” and hinted that playing for New England was “miserable.” Johnson isn’t backing down from that, even after several former Patriots contested his remarks.

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2018-02-16 23:35:50

Chloe Kim well-positioned to capitalize on endorsement deals  

One of the biggest breakout stars of the 2018 Winter Olympics has been Chloe Kim. The 17-year-old snowboarder won gold in the women’s halfpipe earlier during the week, and her humorous and friendly personality have endeared her to fans. Olympic champions tend to have the opportunity to score endorsement deals, and Kim is uniquely well-positioned in that regard. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, all of Kim’s current endorsement deals will expire this spring when she turns 18 (

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2018-02-16 23:28:13

Mikaela Shiffrin acknowledges slalom performance was ‘big disappointment’  

In what was supposed to be her best event, U.S. skiier Mikaela Shiffrin finished fourth in the women’s slalom event — a finish that she openly admitted was a huge disappointment. Shiffrin was regarded as a heavy favorite to win gold, but finished four-tenths of a second off the pace, and her time wasn’t even good enough for the podium. The 22-year-old admitted that her own expectations weighed heavily on her. “I think it’s more my own expectations, knowing the magn

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2018-02-16 22:51:04

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