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  • Whiteside announces max deal with Heat via Snapchat, Will Smith

    Hassan Whiteside affects both ends of the floor. It is also about money — huge, heaping, gleaming piles of cash — and early Friday morning, Whiteside found the situation and the scratch in the same place he put himself on the NBA map over the past 18 months.

    Ball Don't Lie16 mins ago
  • Two home run balls slipped through this fan's fingers

    If you barely missed catching a home run at a baseball game, you’d think about it for awhile, right? How the ball was just inches from your fingers, and if you’d been positioned to the right or the left just a little bit, you would have caught it. One fan doesn’t have to imagine, because it…

    Big League Stew51 mins ago
    Fri, Jul 1
    10:10 PM EDT
    Baltimore at Seattle
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  • Pistons fire quickly, nearing deal with Andre Drummond and adding Ish Smith

    Andre Drummond dressed to impress, and it appears to have worked. The Detroit Pistons are making moves, both expected and unexpected. Head coach and team president Stan Van Gundy acted quickly in the opening 24 hours of NBA free agency, nearing a deal to keep restricted free-agent center Andre…

    Ball Don't Lie57 mins ago
  • Colorado State dismisses 2-year starter Preston Hodges

    A veteran of Colorado State’s secondary is no longer with the team. According to the Loveland Reporter Herald, Rams senior defensive back Preston Hodges was dismissed from the team after being ruled academically ineligible. Hodges has been a starter for CSU since arriving in Fort Collins in 2014…

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  • Nike outfitting BYU QB Taysom Hill with a custom shoe

    Taysom Hill’s return to the field for BYU in 2015 was short-lived. Two quarters into that comeback, Hill was injured again, suffering a Lisfranc fracture in his foot in the season opener at Nebraska, ending his season. Nine months and a medical redshirt later, Hill said Thursday at BYU media day…

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  • Puck Daddy's NHL 2016 Free Agent Frenzy Chatterbox!

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  • Huge DeRozan deal solidifies Raptors' return to relevance

    Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, left, controls the ball as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James defends during the first half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 27, 2016, in Toronto. The Toronto Raptors had the franchise’s best-ever season in 2015-16,…

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  • Mets come back to beat Cubs, come away with much-needed win

    The Chicago Cubs jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a two-run home run by Kris Bryant in the first inning and Javier Baez made it 3-0 with solo blast in the sixth. It looked like the Cubs were in control and would stroll to an easy win and hand the Mets, who had just been swept by the Nationals,…

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    Fri, Jul 1
    7:10 PM EDT
    Chi Cubs at NY Mets
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  • Timofey Mozgov is the first big hire of the NBA's crazy free agent season

    Timofey’s summer vacation has been fun, thus far. (Getty Images) [Follow Dunks Don’t Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball]

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  • Aaron Ekblad, Panthers agree on massive 8-year extension

    Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad is entering the last year of his rookie deal, with a Calder Trophy to his credit and having established himself as a franchise player. According to Jimmy Murphy of Dirty Water Media and confirmed by George Richards of the Miami Herald, Ekblad will sign an…

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  • Ex-Colts WR Duron Carter, Cris' son, knocks down opposing coach after TD

    Rule number one in football, even if it’s unwritten: You can’t hit the other team’s coach. Wide receiver Duron Carter, son of Hall of Fame wideout Cris Carter, broke that rule Thursday night in a CFL game. The Montreal Alouettes wideout, who was on the Indianapolis Colts’ roster last year, had…

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  • Ex-TCU QB Trevone Boykin avoids jail time

    Former TCU star Trevone Boykin is now with the Seattle Seahawks. Boykin, now with the Seattle Seahawks, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge in Bexar County (Texas) Court Thursday and was sentenced to one year of probation. According to the San Antonio Express-News, Boykin, who…

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  • Podcast: Lenny Dykstra on steroids, jail and his new tell-all book

    Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has lived an … uh … interesting life. At some point, he realized this and decided to put all his stories together in one place. Dykstra appeared on this week’s StewPod to discuss some of those subjects and promote his new…

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  • Social Hour: More bad news for Baylor, the return of Taysom Hill

    West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard (3) is pulled down by Baylor defensive end Brian Nance (15), left and Beau Blackshear, right, in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct 17, 2015, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

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  • Coastal Carolina MLB alum goes wild over championship win

    Rays PLAYER Taylor Motter celebrates Coastal Carolina’s College World Series win. You can bet no one in Major League Baseball was happier to watch the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers win the College World Series than Tampa Bay Rays utility player Taylor Motter. Motter is the only player on an…

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  • NBA and Hornets do not support new version of N.C. 'bathroom law'

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (left) and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan pose for a photo during a June 23, 2015, news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. The NBA has spent much of the spring and early summer engaged in one of the more notable…

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  • Can Shea Weber's 'John Wayne type' style succeed in Montreal?

    It’s hard to gauge emotion from Shea Weber’s face. “I really regard him as a John Wayne type,” longtime Nashville Predators play-by-play voice Peter Weber said. This ability to stay level and even has helped Shea Weber become one of the top defensemen in the NHL since 2005-06, his first year in…

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  • Coastal Carolina coach fights back tears after College World Series win

    Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore celebrates his College World Series win. Coastal Carolina captured the College World Series crown Thursday, underdogs until the very last out. Not only was it Coastal Carolina’s first baseball championship, it was the school’s first championship in any sport.

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