• Clinton Portis says he was ready to commit murder after being scammed out of his NFL fortune
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    Clinton Portis says he was ready to commit murder after being scammed out of his NFL fortune

    Clinton Portis was a fun guy to be around during his days as a star NFL running back. He had several luxury homes and was always quick to pick up the tab for an expensive meal. And those hilarious costumes he wore and crazy personae he assumed during postgame interviews were classic. But just a year or so after his 2012 retirement, that same guy found himself in his parked car with a loaded gun for several late nights and early mornings in a row, waiting to commit murder. “It wasn’t no ’beat up,’” Portis, 35, said of his malevolent intentions in a Sports Illustrated feature published Wednesday. “It was ‘kill.’” Portis lived a lavish lifestyle during his NFL days, but the former Denver Broncos

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    Report: Favoritism for Austin Rivers led Chris Paul to “despise” Doc Rivers

    If Chris Paul trusted Doc Rivers to build and coach a contender with the Clippers, he would not have been laying the groundwork with other teams in advance of free agency, then ultimately telling the Clippers he was headed to the Rockets and they should make a trade to send him there. Long-time Los Angeles-based broadcaster and current ESPN anchor Michael Eaves — who used to do the Clippers pre- and post-games shows on Fox Sports in L.A. — gave up the details on his Facebook page. Paul’s relationship with Doc Rivers started to deteriorate rapidly after the Clippers acquired Austin Rivers.

  • Tim Tebow hits home run in second game after being promoted
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    Tim Tebow hits home run in second game after being promoted

    Tebow Mania is only growing after the lefty went deep on Wednesday.