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Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike Brown

EL SEGUNDO, CA - MAY 31: Mike Brown, (L) the new head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, laughs with team owner Jerry Buss after Brown's introductory news conference at the team's training facility on May 31, 2011 in El Segundo, California. Brown replaces Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who retired at the end of this season. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
  • Tom Wilhelmsen kicks all of the Pirates out of his bar after they refuse to pay tab

    Baseball, like all sports, is a team game. Baseball, like other sports, can sometimes be taken over by just one player who wills their squad to victory. For the Seattle Mariners, for so many years, that player was Felix Hernandez, who would put the team on his back and try and drag them kicking and screaming to a 1-0 victory. Saying Happy Felix Day doesn’t ring necessarily as loudly and as enthusiastically as it once used to. Don’t get me wrong, I still love seeing the King take the mound, but he is a different King this year. And from the get go of the game, it looked like he was going to be a bad king who needs to be overthrown. The Pirates jumped out to a quick and tidy three run lead in the

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  • Aaron Rodgers reveals the true meaning of Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' call

    Thanks to Aaron Rodgers, the mystery of Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' call has finally been solved. For years, football fans everywhere have tried to solve the riddle of the 'Omaha' call, only to come up empty. The frustration has finally come to an end though because Rodgers spilled the beans during a recent appearance on the HBO show Any Given Wednesday. During the interview, host Bill Simmons asked Rodgers who he tries to emulate at the quarterback position. The Packers quarterback mentioned that he'll occasionally watch film on guys like Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady. During an extra segment after the show, Rodgers went into even more detail on what he likes about Manning "I like watching

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  • Early-enrollee Ole Miss DE arrested on domestic violence charge

    Freshman defensive end Charles Wiley was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge Monday. Per the site, booking logs from the Lafayette County Detention Center showed Wiley was booked at 6:15 p.m. Monday. “We are aware of the situation and recognize the proper authorities are responsible for the matter,” Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement.

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  • Pirates fan makes a perfect barehanded grab

    On Sunday at PNC Park, one Pittsburgh Pirates fan performed a public service for everyone watching. On the 3-2 pitch, catcher Elias Diaz hit the ball foul, and it careened toward the stands on the first base side. It sailed over the Phillies’ dugout, and it was headed right for a Pirates fan sitting with his son.

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  • Did Red Wings overpay Danny DeKeyser with 6-year deal?

    The Detroit Red Wings signed 26-year-old defenseman Danny DeKeyser to a six-year, $30-million deal on Tuesday that carries a $5 million cap hit. Did the Red Wings overpay here? DeKeyser, 26, has established himself as a top-four regular since being signed out of university in the spring of 2013.

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  • Rudy Gay: Kings aren’t handling trade rumors right way

    Rudy Gay has come up again and again in trade rumors. The Kings forward doesn’t seem thrilled with that. Gay, in a Q&A with Blake Ellington of Sactown Royalty: You mentioned people are wondering if you are going to be here next season. I imagine you are like most of the guys in the league and try not to pay attention to that stuff, but do you pay attention to trade rumors and does it bother you? I mean it’s been pretty loud as of late so it’s hard not to pay attention to it. I think it just goes to, I don’t know, I think there’s always ways to do things and in this situation I don’t think it’s going about the right way. No matter what your intentions to do with your players, I would think the

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  • Brett Favre picked a rare but familiar Hall of Fame presenter

    After a 20-year career with four NFL teams, Brett Favre certainly had many options for his presenter for his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in August. Brett Favre and wife Deanna have been through tough times, but she’s presenting him at the Hall of Fame . Favre chose his wife, Deanna, to present him at the induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 6.

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  • Heat guard had an amazing, gross reaction to $50M contract offer

    A great many sports fans, whether die-hard NBA followers or casual observers, experienced pretty serious sticker shock during the opening days of free agency, as players who aren’t exactly household names (well, outside of Russia) started signing deals eight-figure deals that dwarf the top paydays of some of the greatest NBA players of even the very recent past. Nets general manager Sean Marks made the lucrative offer, which included “poison-pill” guarantees of $18.8 million and $19.6 million in the final two years of the deal, in hopes that the Heat — who picked up the undrafted Fresno State product in the summer of 2014, added him to their D-League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, and helped develop him into a versatile young backcourt piece for the senior club — would be too cap-strapped down the line after maxing out center Hassan Whiteside, and too wrapped up with their pursuit of top free agent Kevin Durant and attempts to re-sign franchise legend Dwyane Wade, to exercise their rights in restricted free agency and match the offer sheet.

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  • Funniest Photos in Golf: RBC Canadian Open

    Each week, we bring you the funniest and most entertaining photos from around the golf world. Last week, players headed to Oakville, Ontario to compete in the RBC Canadian Open. 

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  • Ronaldo shows no sign of injury while hanging with Conor McGregor

    Cristiano Ronaldo may not be ready for the UEFA Super Cup, but he’s no longer limping around. To explore the Real Madrid superstar’s Instagram is to see Ronaldo, sometimes clothed, hanging out with celebrities. In the last couple weeks we’ve seen him with Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, and now his “bro” Conor McGregor. Wait, what? Yeah, Ronaldo is friends with the MMA star, and showed no ill form (and no brace of any kind) in several posed photos with McGregor. Although admittedly, McGregor’s IG game is a bit better: The Irish fighter posted a photo of himself sunning in his briefs with the caption, “I’m gonna get him on the Forbes list by next year. But I’m gonna get him on the tan by next week.”

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  • Matt Kenseth turns in a ‘respectable Sunday’ with second-place finish

    Matt Kenseth was in position to win his first race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon, but he couldn’t keep up with teammate Kyle Busch. As Busch drove away to his second consecutive Brickyard win, it was Kenseth who followed him across the finish line. Although Joe Gibbs Racing had brought a fleet of fast cars, Kenseth was unable to overtake Busch for the race lead. “It didn’t seem like it,” Kenseth said of whether he had anything for Busch. “We never got in front of him all day, and the clean air is always really big here.” Sunday was the third time in 17 Indianapolis starts that Kenseth finished second. More importantly, it was a nice recovery for the No. 20 Dollar General

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  • Iowa State DB Nigel Tribune arrested for OWI

    Iowa State dB Nigel Tribune (34) has started 26 games in three seasons. A starter on Iowa State’s defense was arrested over the weekend. According to the Des Moines Register, defensive back Nigel Tribune was booked for OWI early Sunday morning in Ames.

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  • Team Sky: Culture of winning

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  • Bettman condemns CTE ‘fear-mongering’ in letter to U.S. Senator

    GETTY IMAGES Back in June, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. He wanted to know why the League had been “dismissive and disappointing” in its reaction to an NFL official linking concussions with chronic

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  • Giants balldude gets a hard reminder that baseball isn’t easy

    During Monday night’s contest between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds, a Giants balldude had an experience that many infielders can relate to. It was the top of the eighth inning, and Adam Duvall was batting for the Reds. The balldude (who the Giants announcers identified as Paul Robinson) ran after it, covering his head with his arms as he went.

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  • Upset over contract status, Chiefs' Eric Berry won't report to camp

    In the days leading up to the July 15 deadline for teams to sign their designated franchise players, the Kansas City Chiefs and safety Eric Berry were reportedly “miles apart” on a deal. Since Berry has not signed his franchise tag, and is therefore not under contract, he cannot be fined by the club. Berry’s recent battle with Hodgkin’s disease played a role in negotiations, with NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reporting that the Chiefs wanted Berry to pay for a disability insurance policy that would have named the team as beneficiary.

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  • Rudy Gay has 'no idea' what the Sacramento Kings are doing

    Rudy Gay’s no stranger to trade rumors. The latest round of rumors came a couple of weeks back courtesy of ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, who reported that the Sacramento Kings “are actively seeking to move Gay as well as big man Kosta Koufos and guard Ben McLemore” as they look to shuffle up their roster in pursuit of better results — like, say, a .500 record and outside shot at the West’s No. 8 seed — for what feels like the umpteenth year in a row.

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  • In case you missed it on Monday, presented by Citi

    The Nationals were off, the Mets were rained out and the Marlins lost to the Phillies... A rumored deal between the Mets and the Brewers for catcher Jonathan Lucroy was dead on arrival, according to Mets GM Sandy Alderson Read more Alderson discussed how the team might approach the trade deadline Read more Triple-A LH reliever Sean Gilmartin was placed on the DL in Las Vegas Read more What's on tap for Tuesday, July 26 The Mets will play a straight doubleheader against the Cardinals at Citi Field, beginning at 4:10 p.m. Noah Syndergaard (2.43 ERA, 1.10 WHIP) gets the start in Game 1 against Carlos Martinez (2.83 ERA, 1.13 WHIP). For every Mets home run hit at Citi Field® this season,

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  • The World's First Pokémon Trainer to Catch 'Em All Reveals His Poké-Hunting Secrets

    From CosmopolitanDo you remember a time before Pokémon Go? A time when our lives were dictated by anything other than (Poké) balls, (Zu) bats, and (incu-) 'bators? I don't. And probably neither does tacotuesday123, an Imgur user who posted his or her

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  • Ex-Cavalier Sasha Kaun retires

    Accompanying their signing of Chris Andersen, the Cavaliers paid Philadelphia to take Sasha Kaun. Cleveland, facing a steep luxury tax, didn’t want to pay both big men. It was cheaper to send the 76ers cash and have them waive Kaun rather than the Cavs doing it themselves. But perhaps the Cavaliers could’ve just waited out Kaun. Gary Bedore of the Lawrence Journal-World: Sasha Kaun, one of only two Kansas University basketball players, along with Hall of Famer Clyde Lovellette, to win an NCAA title (2008), NBA title (2016) and medal in the Olympic Games (2012 bronze), has decided to retire from pro ball at the age of 31. “I was very blessed and fortunate to play as long as I have. I had a great

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  • Raikkonen secures Driver of the Day honors in Hungary

    Kimi Raikkonen has captured the vote for F1’s Driver of the Day award, following his efforts to come from 14th to sixth place in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix, and with the fastest lap of the race in the process. The Ferrari driver missed Q3 for the first time all season but atoned nicely in the race at a track where passing is usually at a premium. Raikkonen’s battle with Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen was one of the race highlights, the Dutchman defending aggressively – perhaps too much so – against Raikkonen’s advances. But with no penalty assessed and no warning issued, Verstappen ended ahead in the battle for fifth. “I think it was very questionable, but it’s not my decision to decide,”

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  • Buffalo Bills’ star cornerback Stephon Gilmore taking a calculated risk

    Not getting the new contract he desired, Buffalo Bills’ star cornerback Stephon Gilmore is taking an unusual route entering training camp. Speaking to one of ESPN’s insider’s, Gilmore revealed that he would not be holding-out through the team’s training camp and preseason. “I’m planning to go out to training camp.

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  • Flyers re-sign Brayden Schenn to four-year contract

    The Philadelphia Flyers and young forward Brayden Schenn avoided salary arbitration and came to terms on a four-year contract. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the average annual value of Schenn’s contract with the Flyers is worth $5.125 million. The 24-year-old Schenn was one of the bigger names on the salary arbitration list this offseason.

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  • Mostly MLB Notes: Lance McCullers and a look around the league

    Lance McCullers’ .382 BABIP is easily the highest in baseball (despite Houston fielding a strong defense), and his 25.7 Hard% ranks No. 135 (sandwiched between Johnny Cueto and Felix Hernandez and just behind Jake Arrieta). The top-four pitchers in this stat are Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Noah Syndergaard and Jose Fernandez, so it’s a fairly strong suggestion McCullers is due for a strong final couple of months to the season.

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  • 49ers RT Anthony Davis files for reinstatement after season-long retirement

    Anthony Davis wants to return to the league. Davis’ retirement at age 25 now looks like more of a sabbatical, as the 2010 first-round pick said Monday he is returning to football. After dropping hints of his return on social media, Davis made it official, tweeting Monday that he sent his official reinstatement letter to the NFL and the 49ers.

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