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  • Report: Kevin Durant told Russell Westbrook he’d re-sign with the Thunder

    Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Kevin Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans’ first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor. What a performance for Golden State’s latest big star to help lead the U.S. Olympic team past China 107-57 on Tuesday night for a third dominant victory in as many exhibition games. Durant, who finalized his two-year contract with the Warriors on July 8, scored all 13 of his points during a 13 1/2-minute span of the first half while playing his first game at his new home, Oracle Arena. Booed in Los Angeles a couple days back, Durant received a far more friendly reception in the Bay Area he will now call home.

    ProBasketballTalk
  • How former Steelers RB/WR Greg Hawthorne regrets requesting a trade out of Pittsburgh to this day

    Coming onto the Pittsburgh Steelers team in 1979 couldn't be easy. Being the team's first round draft pick on that team had to be even more difficult. That is what former Steelers running back and wide receiver Greg Hawthorne had to deal with upon joining the team in 1979. He stayed with the team before requesting a trade in 1983. He talks about this and more in our latest interview with a Steelers great. The Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin covers all Pittsburgh sports via our free daily newsletter. & offers exclusive interviews with hundreds of former Steelers and other area sports and media stars. To receive the free daily newsletter email us at Pittsburghsportsdailybulletin@gmail.com - also

    Behind the Steel Curtain
  • 2016 Federal Rebate Pays Off Your Mortgage

    2016 Federal Rebate Pays Off Your Mortgage

    If you haven't missed a mortgage payment in 3 years and owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

    EasyLoan
  • Cavaliers center is retiring after one season in the NBA, and he is going out a champion

    In the midst of the Cleveland Cavaliers' historic championship win, Sasha Kaun was definitely lost in the middle of all of the excitement. To be fair, Kaun spent the previous seven seasons with CSKA Moscow, winning five Russian League titles and five VTB United League titles as well as a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.

    Business Insider
  • 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

    CBS Sports
  • How Venus Williams Quietly Became a Successful Entrepreneur (and Why She Can't Go to Movies)

    Unless you've been living totally off the grid for the past twenty-two years, you know Venus Williams: ranked the world's #1 tennis player on three separate occasions; winner of 7 Grand Slam singles titles; winner of 14 Grand Slam doubles championships; 4-time Olympic gold medalist... I could go on and on. What you probably don't know is that Venus has quietly crafted a successful career as an entrepreneur, launching her active wear brand EleVen, a clothing company that makes tennis clothing and performance women's clothing for yoga, fitness, running and dance. Venus has never felt she should just focus on tennis: she can be a tennis player and a student and a designer and an entrepreneur.

    Inc Magazine
  • 21 Signs You Might Have Cancer

    21 Signs You Might Have Cancer

    Know these warning signs. The earlier you catch cancer, the better your chances of survival.

    Your Health News
  • Rory McIlroy rips 345-yard bomb during long drive contest and still loses

    An early disappointment for Rory McIlroy at the 2016 PGA Championship, but thankfully for him, it was all in good fun. Arriving on the tee ahead of the competition’s annual long drive contest early on Tuesday, Rory smashed a 345 drive that looked a virtual certainty to win the contest. Indeed, he was leading for most of the day. But then a dramatic twist to the story. More than six hours later, South Korean player An Byeong Hun snuck a drive 347 yards — just two yards past McIlroy’s — to snatch the prize from Rory’s hands in the final moments. Tough break. Rory spoke to ESPN about it afterwards: “I’m a little bit gutted,” McIlroy said with a smile. “That would have been a mini victory this week

    For The Win
  • Blue Jays walk off on wild pitch

    Devon Travis breaks for home on a wild pitch by Paul Clemens and scores the game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th for a walk-off win

    MLB.com
  • Dion Waiters explains decision to sign with the Heat in an Instagram post

    On Monday, Dion Waiters agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million deal with the Heat, far less than most people thought he would get as one of the few significant free agents still on the market. Tuesday afternoon, he posted an explanation on Instagram for his deal. Here’s what he said: I didn’t do it for the money… I did it for the opportunity to go out & ball & have fun. Everything else will take care of its self!!! I just felt like it was the best situation for me…& my family. I could have waited & got wat I wanted. But I rather be happy then miserable at the end of the day!!! Meaning Yu can have everything & still not be happy… #heatnation let’s get it!!! #provethemwrong #stamped #Philly It seems

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Police helped Rangers' top prospect Joey Gallo get to game on time

    Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo was called up to the major leagues Tuesday and inserted into the starting lineup while he was still miles away from the ballpark fighting his way through traffic hoping to make it to the game on time. The Rangers

    Big League Stew
  • The Tim Lincecum experiment is the most depressing story in baseball

    I’m not sure exactly when I started hoping the Giants would sign Tim Lincecum. Maybe it was when Jake Peavy was lit up by the Mets, or maybe it was when he couldn’t get out of the second inning against the Cubs. Maybe it was when Matt Cain got hurt, with the Giants resorting to Albert Suarez, a spring afterthought. But I was on board. My exact words might have been, "Can’t hurt!" Those words were not accurate. Lincecum is officially the saddest story in baseball right now. After allowing one run in six innings for his first start, Lincecum has thrown 24 innings over six starts, allowing 50 hits, nine home runs, and 30 runs. That’s not a typo — more than two hits per inning and about a home run

    McCovey Chronicles
  • 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

    ProBasketballTalk
  • Federal Stimulus Package To Payoff Your Mortgage

    Federal Stimulus Package To Payoff Your Mortgage

    Before you pay your next mortgage you need to see this. Millions of homeowners are stunned and banks are shocked. Do this before it expires.

    The RateMarketPlace
  • Ex-NFL QB Marcus Vick -- Insane Police Video ... Running from Cops, Captured at Gunpoint (VIDEO)

    TMZ Sports has obtained insane footage of ex-NFL quarterback Marcus Vick -- Michael Vick's brother -- literally running from cops during an incident back in April ... before being captured at gunpoint.  It all started at a gym in Newport News, Virginia -- when cops were questioning the 32-year-old about a warrant out for his arrest stemming from a civil case.  Vick spoke with cops for nearly 10 minutes before suddenly deciding to make a run for it -- shoving 2 cops out of the way, breaking tackles -- and SPRINTING down the street.  Cops gave chase ... but Vick is WAYYYYYYY FASTER (he ran a 4.42 in the 40 at the 2006 NFL Combine).  It seemed like he was going to get away -- but the cops stayed

    TMZ
  • Adam Clendening feels he is a good fit in the Rangers system

    Adam Clendening said that he has been interested in joining the Rangers ever since he knew he wasn't going to return to the Oilers this season. (NYR) He said that he knows the Rangers needed a player like him "who can move the puck from the back end and has a good shot." (NYR) Clendening said that the Rangers were interested "right away" and figured it would be a good fit. (NYR) He said that Alain Vigneault's style of play fits how he likes to play, making plays, joining the rush, moving the puck quickly, and anticipates it working out "pretty well." (NYR) Asked to describe his game, Clendening said that he is a "good puck moving defenseman" who can be a PP QB, makes a good first post, plays

    SNY
  • Chris Sale doesn’t regret protesting wearing White Sox retro uniform

    White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched from Saturday night’s start against the Tigers due to a confrontation he had with White Sox coaches and front office staff over the 1976 retro uniforms the club was to wear. Sale used a knife to cut up his uniform as well as the uniforms of some other players, protesting the club’s decision to wear them. The White Sox suspended Sale five games “for violating team rules, for insubordination, and for destroying team equipment.” Sale spoke about the incident for the first time, as MLB.com’s Scott Merkin reports. The lefty apologized to fans who came to see him pitch and said he regrets “not being there for my guys,” referring to the bullpen, which had to cover

    HardballTalk
  • $649: Thailand 4-Star Trip w/Air

    $649: Thailand 4-Star Trip w/Air

    This is on of the most popular Travelzoo deals ever. The best part: We negotiated an even lower price this time around.* Sale ends 8/5.

    Travelzoo®
  • 10 Things I Think About the 2016 Seattle Seahawks

    The MMQB's Andy Benoit spotlights Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback Russell Wilson. 1. Russell Wilson is the NFL’s most fascinating case study entering this season, his fifth as a pro. For his first three and a half seasons, Wilson was a sandlot style player who would abandon clean pockets in hopes of making a magical play out of structure. The results were good and bad. Wilson worked receivers open late in the down, but he also left a lot of open receivers on the field in the first place. Then, in late 2015, Wilson suddenly matured. Between Weeks 11 and 15, he threw 21 touchdowns versus just one interception while completing 69 percent of his passes to post a rating of 131.2. Operating

    SI.com
  • Pat Summitt's house for sale

    KNOXVILLE — The sprawling home where the late legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt lived and entertained is listed for sale at $1.225 million. The house sits on a private cul de sac at 3720 River Trace Lane off Alcoa Highway in Blount County. Sharon Bailey is the listed agent. Here is a tour of the home via a Realty Executives Associates feature. The home features huge decks, a lakeside dock, pool and pool house, along with 260 feet of water frontage, according to the advertisement. Bailey said Summitt bought an existing rancher on the site and added to it. She also built separate entertaining space and a "bunkhouse" that could sleep a dozen.

    The Tennessean
  • Manny Pacquiao warned to avoid 'young Floyd Mayweather' Terence Crawford in comeback fight

    Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach will to try to ensure his fighter does not trade punches with Terence Crawford when he returns to the ring later this year. Just months after announcing his retirement from boxing, Pacquiao will make a comeback on 5 November in a bout with Crawford, Jesse Vargas, Danny Garcia and Adrien Broner some of the names considered for the fight. Crawford, 28, who unified the super-lightweight titles with an impressive victory over Viktor Postol, was named as a possible opponent by Pacquiao's promoter and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.

    International Business Times Sport
  • 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. 

    Golf
  • Pirates back to their winning ways after June swoon

    For a while there, things looked bleak for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After many years of futility, the Pirates have become one of the best franchises in the game. On top of that, there were suggestions the team might be better off trading superstar outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

    Big League Stew
  • Reserve Ohio State DL Dylan Thompson academically ineligible for the fall

    “Do something. And underline that. Do something.” Those were the words of Urban Meyer back in May when discussing the status of Dylan Thompson with his Ohio State football program.  Fastforward two months, and Thompson did indeed do something, albeit it’s a something that’s not even remotely positive. At the Big Ten Media Days Tuesday, the OSU head coach announced that Thompson is academically ineligible for the fall semester.  That means the defensive lineman likely won’t play at all in 2016, and it could mean it’s the end of the road for the player in Columbus. Thompson came to the Buckeyes as a three-star 2014 signee, rated as the No. 21 strongside defensive end in the country and the No.

    NBC Sports: CollegeFootballTalk
  • Chapman has trouble remembering convo with Cubs management about off-field behavior

    CHICAGO — Star closer Aroldis Chapman joined the Cubs on Tuesday, arriving to a mixed reaction in Chicago and saying he couldn’t remember what management told him about off-field expectations and behavior. After Chapman’s awkward introductory news conference, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein insisted Chapman understands what the Cubs expect of him after an offseason domestic violence incident. When the Cubs announced the trade with the New York Yankees on Monday, the team released a statement from Chairman Tom Ricketts saying they were aware of his 29-game suspension to begin the season under Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy. Ricketts said he and Epstein

    HardballTalk
  • Guardiola exiles overweight Manchester City players from squad

    Manchester City players will need to adhere to new coach Pep Guardiola’s strict fitness demands if they are to work their way into his first team plans this season. The Catalan tactician, who replaced Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium this summer, is known for whipping his sides into top condition in order to play his energetic brand of football, and has already issued an ultimatum to members of his newly inherited squad. The Citizens are currently in China preparing for the new season, and left-back Gael Clichy has revealed that they have been told in no uncertain terms that unfit players will not be allowed to train with the rest of the squad.

    GazzettaWorld
  • Is this the reason Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell missed his drug test?

    Bell is still going through the appeal process. Under the rules, missing a test is the same as failing a test in the league’s eyes, which is why Bell finds himself in hot water. Could a cell phone be at the root of Bell’s problem?

    Shutdown Corner
  • 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.

    Puck Daddy