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Sept 4 (The Sports Xchange) - Jason Kidd will not only coach the Brooklyn Nets, but he'll own a stake in the team as well, according to a report.

Kidd is buying half of Jay Z's minority share of the team for about $500,000, the New York Post reported Wednesday. Jay Z's stake in the franchise is about 1.6 percent, which means Kidd would own less than 1 percent.

With Jay Z founding Roc Nation Sports and becoming a licensed sports agent earlier this year, he had to sell his small portion of the team due to NBA rules. The rest of Jay Z's shares were sold to an existing minority owner who was not named, the Post reported.

Russian Mikhail Prokhorov is the majority owner of the Nets, who are valued at approximately $600 million. He bought the team in 2009 and holds 80 percent of the shares.

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After missing the 2012-13 NBA season because of a heart condition, Channing Frye says doctors have cleared him to return to the court.

Frye was diagnosed with an enlarged heart that prevented him from doing any cardio workouts, leaving him uncertain that he would be allowed to play basketball again. But he resumed exercising a few months ago and now is ready to play.

Frye, who received his salary last year through insurance and is due to make $6.4 million this season, now has to wait for the team to clear him to return.

The 6-foot-11 forward-center has career averages of 9.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game with the New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers and Suns. The 30-year-old averaged 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds during the 2011-12 season for the Suns. (Editing by Frank Pingue)

  • Ryan Miller slams goaltending equipment criticism: 'I’m inside the rules'

    Vancouver Canucks netminder Ryan Miller still has hard feelings over how he has been portrayed in the debate over the size of goaltending equipment. Last season, TSN’s Ray Ferraro pointed out how Miller and Carey Price wear the same size pant even though Price is much heavier than the 168-pound Miller.

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  • Fifth USGP win draws Hamilton level with Schumacher’s record

    Lewis Hamilton drew level with Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher for the most United States Grand Prix victories by taking his fifth win on Sunday in Austin, Texas. He’s the third driver overall to do so, with Ayrton Senna having also won five times in the U.S. – albeit only two of them in the USGP title in Phoenix. He also won three Detroit Grands Prix from 1986 through 1988. Hamilton won his first grand prix on American soil back in 2007 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and had won three of the four races held at the Circuit of The Americas since 2012 heading into the Austin weekend. A perfect start saw Hamilton forge an early lead over Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Mercedes teammate Nico

  • Mets expect starting pitchers to be healthy by Spring Training

    Team doctors are telling the Mets that Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Matt Harvey should all be 100 percent healthy at the start of next season, ESPN's Buster Olney reported this past weekend.

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  • Chelsea rout Manchester United 4-0 to ruin Jose Mourinho's return (Video)

    Jose Mourinho accomplished something on Sunday that he was incapable of doing last season as Chelsea manager: motivate Chelsea’s players. The return of the Special One to Stamford Bridge – for the first time since being fired last December – was all the inspiration the Blues needed as they rampaged to a 4-0 Premier League victory over Mourinho’s listless Manchester United. It took just 30 seconds for Chelsea to grab the lead.

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  • Disastrous Break, Quadruple Bogey Derails PGA Tour Player's Chance at Win

    (c) 2016 Time Inc. Justin Thomas Defends Title at CIMB Classic Justin Thomas battled back from a four-shot deficit during the final round of the 2016 CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lampur to successfully defend his 2015 title.Anirban Lahiri had one of the

  • Gilbert Arenas -- My $111 Mil NBA Contract Is Up ... I Can't Afford Private School

    Gilbert Arenas' infamous $111 MILLION contract with the Washington Wizards is finally about to expire ... and Gilbert says he will be so poor, he won't be able to afford private school for his kids.  Gilbert signed the 6-year guaranteed contract back in 2008 -- but according to new court filings in his family law case, obtained by TMZ Sports, Arenas will get his last installment on October 31st (the contract was paid out over 8 years). It was good while it lasted ... and Gilbert knew it when he spoke to our photog about the contract in 2013. The problem, Arenas says ... is now that he's no longer getting NBA checks, he'll only earn $169,895 per year in investment income ... not enough to live

  • Joe Gibbs Racing shows why being conservative works in the Chase

    Maybe Talladega was the “lay up” race of the third round? Joe Gibbs Racing’s four cars represent half of the eight drivers advancing to the third round of the Chase. Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth entered Sunday’s race with hefty points advantages over ninth place.

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  • Wow! A.J. Green makes an unbelievable catch on a Hail Mary

    Hail Marys are always pretty cool, but Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green made one of the greatest catches you’ll see on one. At the end of the first half, Andy Dalton heaved one to the end zone. It was the same scrum in the end zone we’ve seen for most other Hail Mary throws, with everyone going up at once.

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  • Cubs Fan Hillary Clinton Railed in Hostile Ads During NLCS Game

    Hillary Clinton was among ecstatic fans celebrating Saturday night when the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1945, breaking a decades-long curse. However, the appreciation between Clinton

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  • NHL leader in ice time? Dustin Byfuglien, of course

    To that end: After five games, Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets is leading the NHL in average ice time at 29:20 over 149 shifts. Keep in mind the Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs games were actually overtime affairs.

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  • Forde's Fab Four: Who replaces Ohio State?

    The big playoff news from the weekend was Ohio State’s upset loss at Penn State, which boots the Buckeyes out of the bracket but not out of contention. If Ohio State wins out, it almost assuredly will be a playoff team – but in order to win out it will have to jump-start an offense that has been held to its three lowest yardage totals of the season in the past three weeks. Against the Nittany Lions, Ohio State averaged a season-low 4.98 yards per play.

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  • Jenrry Mejia still a member of Mets organization

    RHP Jenrry Mejia is still a member of the Mets organization, notes Adam Rubin of ESPN. The Mets can release him if they choose, but he's currently costing the team nothing, adds Rubin.

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  • Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool title talk: “I don’t care”

    After Liverpool beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Saturday at Anfield and Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United all dropped points this weekend, plenty of people are talking up Liverpool’s chances of winning the Premier League title this season. With nine games of the season gone, Liverpool sit joint-top with Arsenal and Man City on 20 points with Chelsea and Tottenham just behind them on 19 points.

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  • P.K. Subban clearly had a blast as Titans’ 12th man

    When P.K. Subban shows up at your event, you expect to be entertained. And he basically always delivers. His trend of delighting Nashville Predators fans continued on Sunday, as he made a glorious appearance as the Tennessee Titans’ “12th Man.” If you close your eyes and picture a scene, you probably wouldn’t be that far off; it still doesn’t make this any less fantastic. (Even if the Titans eventually dropped a 34-26 loss to the Colts.) The photo he posted on his personal Twitter account was great: This GIF of him using a sword feels like it will get some mileage on Twitter. After totally convincing other people about your sports/political/hot-dog-being-a-sandwich opinion, and then drop the

  • Byron Scott thinks he'd still be Laker coach had Jim Buss done 'a great job'

    Byron Scott is a different type of cat. The former Nets, New Orleans, Cavaliers and Lakers coach does not have the shiniest track record in spite of making two NBA Finals as lead coach and winning the NBA’s Coach of the Year award in 2008, and he turned his legacy into a complete hash of things during that disastrous two year run with Los Angeles between 2014-16. Charged with making life prettier for the team’s local television viewers during the final two seasons of Kobe Bryant’s career while developing some semblance of a youth movement on the side, Scott failed miserably with both tasks.

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  • NFL Power Rankings - Seahawks stay put

    Yahoo Sports' Frank Schwab explains why there's still plenty of potential for the Seattle Seahawks once they get healthy.

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  • Giants still in last place in division despite win over Rams, 4-3 record

    The New York Giants may have turned their season around the past two weeks with two hard-fought victories, but they are still on the bottom looking up in the suddenly competitive NFC East. The frontrunning Dallas Cowboys (5-1) remained alone in first place after a bye week; the Philadelphia Eagles stunned the previously-undefeated Minnesota Vikings, 21-10, at home to improve to 4-2 and move to second place; and the Washington Redskins fell in the final seconds to the Lions in Detroit, 20-17, to fall to 4-3 on the year. With a little over half the season remaining, only a few division games have been played. The Eagles, who play Dallas next week, have only played one game in the division thus far.

  • Kirk Cousins' Hilarious Handoff Gaffe Has Given Us The Nutfumble

    Kirk Cousins remains one of the most fascinatingly inconsistent quarterbacks in the NFL. Cousins went back to hand off to Matt Jones when he got his foot stepped on by an offensive lineman. Not really his fault! But Cousins’ desperation handoff to Jones was a bit of brilliant physical comedy that isn’t easy to forget.

  • Kaepernick doesn’t think anthem protests affect ratings

    Commissioner Roger Goodell and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick likely don’t agree on much. But here’s one thing on which they occupy the same page: They believe the 2016 drop in TV ratings has nothing to do with the ongoing national anthem protests. “I don’t know much about ratings and how they are affected and all of those things,” Kaepernick said after Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers, via Andy Furillo of the Sacramento Bee. “But I don’t understand why ratings would go down, fighting for justice for people, to try to stop oppression, especially in a league that is predominantly black.” Goodell was blunt and concise last week when asked about the potential connection by reporters: “That it’s

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  • Syracuse football wins, surviving late rally from Boston College

    Syracuse almost went 1-1 on Saturday, but managed to beat Boston College and not themselves. The Orange (4-4, 2-2 ACC) tried their darnedest to submarine their own efforts by turning the ball over three times, giving up five sacks, and committing 16 penalties, but managed to pull out a 28-20 win over BC on a soggy, breezy day in Chestnut Hill. The defeat extended the Eagles' (3-4, 0-4) ACC losing streak to a dozen while snapping SU's streak of eight straight conference losses on the road. The school-record 16 infractions included a half dozen flags for false starts by the Syracuse offense. Fortunately, there were some positive notations made by the Orange in their own record book.

  • World Series umpiring crew announced. Hi, Joe West!

    Major League Baseball has announced the umpiring crew for the World Series. John Hirschbeck is the crew chief. It’s his fifth World Series assignment, third as a crew chief. A surprising name on the crew is Joe West. It’ll be his sixth World Series overall, but first since 2012. There had been chatter for several years that Major League Baseball was making a more concerted effort to get its best umpires into the World Series more often while minimizing the appearances of its weakest umpires. Most assumed West’s absence from the Fall Classic in recent years, despite his seniority, was a function of that. Maybe they’re still making merit a priority and maybe West has just improved? I’ll leave that

  • Curt Schilling's Donald Trump Rally Was Really Sad

    The Red Sox legend doesn't have the draw that he used to. We're currently in the midst of October baseball. This time of year used to belong to Curt Schilling. The Red Sox great is a three time World Series champion (once with the Arizona Diamondbacks as well) and delivered postseason performances that were beyond great. They were mythic. I mean, remember the "bloody sock"? But we're a long way away from 2004 and October clearly no longer belongs to Schilling. No, Schilling is no longer thought of as the tough as nails guy who helped deliver the Boston Red Sox their first World Series title in 86 years. No, now he's better known for being a crazy troll who likes to post insane memes online. He

  • Report: Tom Herman to Texas is ‘all but official’

    Houston suffered a stunning loss on Saturday that sent the team tumbling out of the top 25, but that apparently has had no effect on a major program being interested in its head coach. In fact, a report on Monday claimed Tom Herman becoming the next head coach at Texas is essentially a done deal. Houston had an outside chance at making the BCS Playoff if the team ran the table, but a loss to Navy earlier this month all but eliminated those hopes. Then on Saturday, the Cougars were dominated by SMU, 38-16. In his first season as the head coach at Houston last year, Herman led the Cougars to a 13-1 record, which was a significant improvement over the team’s 8-5 record the season before. The former

  • Column: Finally! A Cubs Team That Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts

    Grown men didn't weep. Maybe because anyone old enough to actually remember the last time the Chicago Cubs made it to the World Series would be at least 71 and know enough to stay home instead of parking himself in the middle of the pandemonium that engulfed Wrigley Field late Saturday. Not so 78-year-old Billy Williams, a Hall of Famer and Cubs' mainstay through the 1960s and '70s. This was a moment he had to see for himself. "I think about the guys I played with who never got to see this," Williams began. "Especially Ernie Banks and (Ron) Santo. Man, we tried so hard for so many years and now they're gone. ... And I can't tell you how long these fans stuck with us or how many times I heard

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  • NFL won't have a stranger game this season than the Cardinals-Seahawks tie

    There won’t be a weirder game on Sunday night this NFL season. There won’t be a weirder one on Thursday night, Monday night, Sunday afternoon or any other time the NFL wants to play, either. Each team missed a chip shot field goal in the final minutes of overtime when the game seemed to be over.

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