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The mascot for the San Antonio Spurs performs with a young fan against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 19, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Overeem thinks McGregor is lying about his pay

    LOS ANGELES — Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid boxer of all time, banking hundreds of millions in fight purses. Conor McGregor is behind Mayweather in numbers of zeroes, but is doing well in his own right in MMA, saying he has made more than $10 million for his last two UFC fights. There's no doubt those two men are making bank. Just how much, though, Alistair Overeem isn't sure. The UFC heavyweight thinks both Mayweather and McGregor are fudging the numbers — he doesn't believe they're making as much as they say they are. "My answer to that, to Mayweather and to Conor, let me see some bank statements," Overeem said Monday at a media lunch in Downtown LA. "You can talk, you can say it, you

    MMA Fighting
  • Shaq and Jason Williams' sons showed off their hoop skills at Shaq's house

    Shaq’s son, Shareef O’Neal, and Jason Williams’ son, Jaxon Williams, played basketball together, along with other high school ballers Nassir Little and Ronaldo Segu. Home Team Hoops was there at Shaq’s house to put together a video of the session. Shareef got in some monster dunks on Jaxon, and Jaxon pulled some moves as slick as his dad’s on Shareef. All four of the players were smiling throughout the video — four talented ballplayers in one gym is fun!

    For The Win
  • Cowboys will seek veteran backup to Dak Prescott, so who makes sense?

    The Dallas Cowboys say they’ll look for veteran quarterback help to back up Dak Prescott while Tony Romo is out. Prescott will be a Week 1 starter after Romo was knocked out of the Cowboys’ preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks with a broken bone in his back. It’s not known how much time Romo will miss, but estimates say it could be half the season.

    Shutdown Corner
  • We Can Finally Judge CM Punk's Striking Ability With This Fresh Training Footage

    A year and a half after announcing he had signed a deal with the UFC, former WWE superstar CM Punk is finally about to step into the Octagon. People were pretty skeptical when Punk made his announcement and started training under Duke Roufus, whose camp features other UFC stars like the Pettis brothers and Eric Koch. The nicest thing we could say coming out of that is that Punk isn’t bad at eating punches to the face. Unfortunately for him, that’s only one skill of about 60 skills you need to survive in the UFC.

    UPROXX
  • Jets are open to trading one of their backup quarterbacks

    The Jets have had discussions with other teams about trading Geno Smith or Bryce Petty, reports Manish Mehta of the Daily News. Mehta notes that there is "soft interest" in Smith around the league and that the calls the Jets have taken are part of a routine process in advance of final cuts. Smith served as the primary backup for starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick during Saturday night's preseason game against the Giants. The Jets have suggested they could potentially carry four quarterbacks, including rookie Christian Hackenberg. I'm sure anything going on behind the scenes could be classed as "due diligence" at this stage. For now, the main immediate priority is complying with the roster rules while

    SNY
  • John Wall isn't 'watching' the money Bradley Beal and James Harden make

    NBA players have always chafed at either perceived or legitimate inequalities in yearly payroll. Wall is about to enter the third year of a five-year, $80 million (then-“maximum”) contract extension he signed in 2013.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Rickie Fowler's Chance to Lock Up Automatic Ryder Cup Spot Slips Away

    Fowler led The Barclays after 54 holes and was on the verge of locking up a top-eight automatic qualifying spot for the Ryder Cup on his own, but a disastrous back nine at Bethpage Black keeps him on the outside looking in.

    Golf
  • Tony Stewart on Colin Kaepernick: 'idiot'

    "All lives matter," Rice tweeted. "So much going on in this world today. Can we all just get along! Colin, I respect your stance but don't disrespect the Flag." Kaepernick's former head coach, Jim Harbaugh, also spoke out Monday, saying at a Michigan football news conference, "I acknowledge his right to do that, but I don't respect the motivation or the action." Later, the Wolverines head coach went on Twitter to clarify his remarks. "I apologize for misspeaking my true sentiments," he said. "To clarify, I support Colin's motivation. It's his method of action that I take exception to." Rodney Harrison on Kaepernick 'He's not black' On Tuesday, former NFL player and current NBC football analyst

    CNN
  • Triple H Will Cement Seth Rollins As WWE's Top Babyface, Kevin Owens As Top Heel

    Triple H cost Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns the WWE Universal Championship on Raw, laying both superstars out with pedigrees and allowing Kevin Owens to win the title in a Fatal 4-Way match that also included Big Cass. Not even the craziest theories predicted a Triple H return during the bout, but oh yes, it happened. After the disappointing injury to Finn Balor at SummerSlam caused WWE to reshuffle most of its major plans, the company needed something big for this week’s Raw, something that would turn the negative of Balor’s injury into a positive for someone else. Prior to Raw, Rollins was clearly positioned as the top heel on Raw and really in all of WWE while Owens was teetering on the cusp of the main event picture, though he’d never been fully inducted into it.

    Forbes
  • Carlos Beltran's miraculous hair growth inspires Rangers in win

    With a little over a month to go in the regular season, the Texas Rangers have put themselves in exceptional shape to compete for a World Series title. At 77-54, the club holds an 8.5 game lead in the American League West, and midseason additions of Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran have strengthened an already solid lineup. The benefit of bringing in a 19-year veteran like Beltran is that he can find a way to inspire his teammates even when he’s not in the lineup.

    Big League Stew
  • Adrian Beltre turned his helmet backwards before facing switch-pitcher Pat Venditte

    Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has a great sense of humor except when someone touches the top of his head. This time, we’ve got a funny Beltre moment involving the top of his head. It also involves Pat Venditte, the famous ambidextrous “switch-pitcher” now throwing for the Seattle Mariners. Venditte took the mound in the fifth inning on Monday, and Beltre had this reaction: It’s a reminder that before Venditte made it to the majors, there was some confusion about just what batters could and couldn’t do during at-bats to switch sides like him: When Venditte pitches, funny things happen.

    For The Win
  • Panthers acquire Browns punter who dogged it on touchdown return

    The Cleveland Browns traded punter Andy Lee to the Carolina Panthers, but this isn’t your everyday punter trade. First of all, the timing is fascinating. Not on the Panthers’ end; their expected punter, Mike Scifres, suffered a knee injury against the

    Shutdown Corner
  • NHL says it isn’t bothered by Coyotes’ salary cap methods

    Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka is deftly playing the system when it comes to the salary cap to the point that some might accuse him of exploiting loopholes. If the NHL bristles as such tactics, they’re at least not showing it in public. In taking on the absolutely dead money of Chris Pronger and Pavel Datsyuk along with the possibly dead money of Dave Bolland, the Coyotes are getting to the cap floor while saving money in the actual cash they’re dishing out. The Score’s Ian MacLaren succinctly explains the savings they’re enjoying thanks to these clever trades: That’s how the league is viewing Arizona taking on the salaries of Chris Pronger, Pavel Datsyuk and Dave Bolland. The cap hits amount

    ProHockeyTalk
  • Nebraska transfer Andrew White commits to Syracuse

    Nebraska transfer Andrew White has committed to Syracuse, he announced Sunday.

    Sports Illustrated
  • Joel Embiid feels '100 percent,’ is on track to play for 76ers in preseason

    Joel Embiid has fun with Nerlens Noel during warm ups prior to a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan. 10, 2016. At long last, from the sound of things, fans of the Philadelphia 76ers might this season — possibly, potentially, with a little bit of luck, maybe — actually get a look at that rarest and most imagination-captivating of theoretical beings: a fully healthy Joel Embiid. The 7-foot-2 Cameroonian prospect, whom the Sixers selected out of Kansas with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft despite pre-draft fractures in his lower back and foot, was front and center during the Sixers’ Beach Bash in Avalon, N.J., this weekend.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Ryder Cup 2016: U.S. Team Almost Set, But Now the Hard Part Begins

    (c) 2016 Time Inc. Patrick Reed Wins Barclays, Secures Ryder Cup Spot Patrick Reed was a shot behind Rickie Fowler after 54 holes but rallied to win The Barclays to open the FedEx Cup playoffs.Two things about the Ryder Cup: One, Your team, whichever

    Golf
  • Phil Jackson says his goal for Knicks last season was 35 wins

    Phil Jackson predicted the playoffs for the Knicks in 2014-15, and he’s again drumming up postseason buzz for 2016-17. Between, he was much more cautious. The Knicks president didn’t make any bold proclamations entering last season. But, somewhat after

    NBC Sports
  • Bubble Watch: Larson's win changes complexion of race for final Chase spots

    Ryan Newman is now outside of the Chase with two races to go before it begins (Getty Imags). The fight for the final few Chase spots looks a whole hell of a lot different after Kyle Larson’s victory Sunday at Michigan than it did entering the race. Larson, who was outside of the Chase via points standings before the race began, became the 13th Sprint Cup winner in 2016.

    From The Marbles
  • Young fan cries tears of joy after getting Mike Trout's autograph

    One young Los Angeles Angels fan cried tears of joy after getting an autograph from superstar outfielder Mike Trout. Trout is out before the start of Sunday’s game signing autographs for some young fans. It’s tough to know exactly what the kid says to Trout, but strong lip readers at home can make out the phrase “my favorite player.” After getting his ball signed, the kid triumphantly raises his hands as he runs over and embraces his dad.

    Big League Stew
  • Jamal Crawford tricked defender with a sweet fake behind-the-back crossover

    Jamal Crawford went crazy at the Seattle Pro-Am again. The 36-year-old NBA vet sent one defender flying to the floor, and he made another angry as he shook him with a fake behind-the-back crossover. Ballislife shared clips of the two slick moves. Here’s the behind-the-back fake. It appears that the guy on defense was convinced Crawford carried the ball over or did something illegal. It looked fine to me — in fact, it looked awesome. They don’t call him J. Crossover for nothing. Here’s the stop and fake that sent a defender sliding. Notice how Crawford looks back at the man on the floor, pulls up for a jumper, then gets the and-one. It’s too easy. If you still want to see more highlights, you’re

    For The Win
  • Former Nevada coach Chris Ault weighs in on Colin Kaepernick

    JANUARY 09: Dontay Moch #55 and Colin Kaepernick #10 of the Nevada Wolf Pack hold up the trophy after they beat Boston College in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park on January 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the national anthem prior to the San Francisco 49ers’ first three preseason games seems to have prompted everyone to voice his or her opinion about the former Nevada quarterback’s protest, including his former college coach. Chris Ault, a Hall of Fame coach who spent four years with Kaepernick at Nevada, penned a letter to the Reno Gazette-Journal on Monday expressing his dismay in Kaepernick’s actions.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Bryan Stork fails physical, canceling trade from New England to Washington

    In case you’ve forgotten, since it came before Colin Kaepernick and Tony Romo: last Wednesday morning, news came that the New England Patriots were releasing center Bryan Stork, who started Super Bowl XLIX for the team as a rookie. Not long after that, however, former Washington tight end Chris Cooley, who is now a radio broadcaster in the area, tweeted that Stork had decided to retire.

    Shutdown Corner
  • Orioles trying to make trades, Yankees acting as obstacle in waivers

    Losing ground in the divisional race, the Orioles are looking for waiver wire trades according to a report from Buster Olney (ESPN Insider). Unfortunately for them though, the Yankees have “been aggressive in making [waiver] claims” which has limited the Orioles’ ability. With just three days remaining for the Orioles to add players to their roster who would be able to play in the postseason, the scramble is on. However, the Yankees—who are lower in the standings—have priority on waiver claims. That means that any player put on waivers—including revocable ones—must first pass through every team lower in the standings than the Orioles in order for the Orioles to be able to work out a deal. The

    MLB Daily Dish
  • J. R. Smith Caps Off Best Summer Ever with a New Good Dog

    J. R. Smith continues to have the best summer ever. After playing a huge role in the Cavaliers’ upset of the Golden State Warriors (who blew a 3-1 lead, by the way), J.R. refused to wear a shirt for what felt like weeks. He turned his shirtlessness into money. And all signs point to him getting a lucrative deal from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Throw in the fact that he got married this off-season, and it's clear that it's a good time to be J. R. Smith. It seemed like things couldn't possibly get better, but then J.R. went and made an announcement on Uninterrupted.

    GQ
  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Washington Capitals

    What can be said for the Capitals 1993-94 team calendar that hasn’t already been said about a JCPenney’s catalog from the 1990s? Rather than just go with the usual in-game action shot (or more recently snuggling up to dogs), the Caps took a hard-left when it came to the calendar and put the players in forced comfortable setting, like when you’re at a family reunion trying to care about the story of your third cousin’s Lasik surgery. While I don’t doubt the Caps went out and about to places in Baltimore and DC to spend their off-days, I do know for a fact Randy Burridge does hang out on above the right field scoreboard at Camden Yards as that was his assigned section for selling peanuts on game nights.

    Puck Daddy