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Kawhi Leonard drains game-winner, sinks Magic

We’re witnessing the passing of the torch in San Antonio, and Wednesday night’s game featured just another example of that. With the Spurs and Magic tied at 96-96 and just seconds remaining, San Antonio looked to its closer. But it wasn’t Tony Parker, no, it was their new closer, Kawhi Leonard. Kawhi. So. Clutch. pic.twitter.com/jKx53SScsM — San […]

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D’Angelo Russell drilled in groin by LeBron James pass

Pray for Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell, because the second overall pick of this year’s draft is probably icing his man region right now. Russell was the unfortunate recipient of a pass from LeBron James during Wednesday night’s game. He stepped into the passing lane in an attempt to force a turnover, and that’s […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 01:  Damian Lillard #22 of the 2014 USA Basketball Men's National Team passes the ball during a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Damian Lillard added as a finalist for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team

When USA Basketball announced the 30 finalists for the 2016 Olympic team in January, Damian Lillard was not one of them. But after a phone call to Director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo, the Portland Trail Blazers’ star point guard was added to the list of finalists on Wednesday. “I recently received a call from Damian, […]

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 6:  Josh Morgan #84 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up prior to their NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 6, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 20-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Free-agent WR Josh Morgan accidentally shot himself, charged with crime

Free-agent wide receiver Josh Morgan, who spent seven seasons in the league with the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears, accidentally shot himself last month, and then was charged with a crime, TMZ Sports reported Wednesday. Police in Virginia responded to a report of a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound around 9 […]

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Heat interested in Kings’ 3-point specialist Omri Casspi

At 32.3 percent, the Miami Heat have the third-worst 3-point field goal percentage in the NBA, and therefore could use another shooter on the perimeter. One of the options Miami has reportedly explored is trading for Sacramento Kings long-range specialist Omri Casspi, per Ethan J. Skolnick of the Miami Herald. As of Wednesday, Casspi is […]

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 17:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat and the Eastern Conference and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference on the court during the 2013 NBA All-Star game at the Toyota Center on February 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Lakers and Cavaliers discussed Kobe Bryant-LeBron James trade in 2007

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James came up in trade discussions between the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2007. Bryant, on the cusp of winning an MVP but frustrated with the direction of the Lakers, wasn’t a stranger to seeing his name come up in trade rumors. James was, especially after leading the […]

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Top 5 takeaways from 2015 NFL Playoffs

The Denver Broncos’ win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 capped off a postseason that included some unbelievable finishes, the ascendancy of the NFL’s new MVP, a dominant run of defense and potentially the final game of one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history. Here are the top five takeaways from the NFL’s 2015 postseason: […]

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Michael Oher slid backwards during play in Super Bowl 50

Panthers left tackle Michael Oher has gone from the inspiration of a movie to a potential punchline on social media. Several players had to change their shoes during Super Bowl 50 because of the footing on the field at Levi’s Stadium. But on this play the subject of “The Blind Side” literally slid backwards trying to block […]

the New York Knicks the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on December 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 99-78.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Magic interested in Blake Griffin Trade?

It almost seems a matter of time before the Los Angeles Clippers ship Blake Griffin away, though most might not have considered the Orlando Magic as one of the teams willing to give up a boatload of assets to bring on the embattled forward. Those unconvinced might want to reconsider. Though the Magic seem to […]

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos passes the ball against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Could Brock Osweiler be Browns’ solution at QB?

It’s not out of the realm of possibility that Brock Osweiler could be a Cleveland Brown in 2016, according to Peter King. New Browns coach Hue Jackson might be interested in the free agent quarterback, King wrote in The MMQB. Of course as King said this is just at the “buzz” stage. If Peyton Manning […]

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 22: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions watches the action from the sidelines during the second quarter of thre game against the New York Giants at Ford Field on December 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lynn Swann: Calvin Johnson not a Hall of Famer

If Calvin Johnson decides to retire this offseason, he will have retired at age 30 like Lynn Swann. The Hall of Fame receiver, however, says that the similarities should end there. According to Swann, Johnson’s accomplishments wouldn’t be enough to get him into the Hall of Fame. “I would think that it would be difficult for Calvin Johnson […]

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Gregg Popovich doesn’t care about election results

Don’t bother informing San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich about election results during games, because he really doesn’t give a damn about them. TNT reporter David Aldridge learned that lesson during Tuesday night’s game against the Heat. He first asked Pop how the game was going after one quarter of play, and was given […]

LOUISVILLE, KY - FEBRUARY 01:  Roy Williams the head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts to an officals call during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at KFC YUM! Center on February 1, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Roy Williams collapses during game after arguing with refs

UNC head coach Roy Williams was involved in a scary moment during Tuesday night’s game against Boston College. Williams was upset about a call and he let the refs know about it. He then tried to huddle up his team and briefly collapsed. It’s not the first time Williams has had an issue with vertigo, […]

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Kristaps Porzingis leaves Jared Dudley in the dust, throws down hammer

New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis made Jared Dudley look silly in Tuesday night’s game. Dudley probably should’ve read the scouting report before the Eastern Conference matchup, and maybe that would’ve helped him better prepare for Porzingis’ vicious spin move. Or maybe the Knicks rookie is so explosive that it wouldn’t have mattered. Regardless, […]

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Hassan Whiteside elbows Boban Marjanovic, gets ejected

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was ejected from Tuesday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, but he probably shouldn’t have been. Whiteside and Spurs big man Boban Marjanovic were fighting for a rebound when the Heat center swung an elbow to get some space. That’s understandable, given that Marjanovic stands at seven-foot-three and weighs […]

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Carmelo Anthony puts faith in Knicks, won’t waive no-trade clause

It’s a well-known fact that New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract, which reserves him the right to choose if he wants to be traded or not. On Monday, the Knicks fired Derek Fisher, replacing him with interim coach Kurt Rambis for the remainder of the season. The Knicks have lost nine […]

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 3: Outside linebacker Julius Peppers #56 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after a sack during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 3, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)

Packers expect Julius Peppers to return for 2016 season

The Green Bay Packers aren’t expecting outside linebacker Julius Peppers to join the growing list of big names retiring from the NFL this offseason. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers are “operating under the assumption” that Peppers—who turned 36 years old in January—will return for his 15th NFL season in 2016. The former No. 2 […]

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 22:  Jeff Teague #0 and Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks react in the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Hawks open to trading Al Horford, Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver

This time last year, the Atlanta Hawks were 43-11 and leading the Eastern Conference. Today the Hawks are 30-24 and in fifth place, 8.5 games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for first place. This season’s team is a fringe contender, compared to the Hawks of 2014-15 when they went 60-22 and made it all the way to the […]

in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 24, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.

Tom Brady says he’s not among the greatest QBs ever

What more does Tom Brady need to be satisfied? Despite being one of only three quarterbacks to win four Super Bowls, Brady told Jim Gray of Westwood One Radio, via ESPN.com, that he doesn’t belong on the list of the greatest all-time quarterbacks. Brady, Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw are the only quarterbacks who have […]

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Conan O’Brien goes all Cam Newton in fake press conference

Cam Newton’s sulky post-Super Bowl press conference is comedy gold. Conan O’Brien purposely told a lame joke on his show Monday night and held a Newton-inspired post-joke press conference, hoodie and all. Everyone is going to jump on O’Brien for being a sore loser, but maybe he left the press conference because he heard Jimmy […]

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 10: Head coach Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers yells at a referee during a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 10, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Phil Jackson reunion with Lakers possible?

Would Phil Jackson ditch the New York Knicks to return home with the Los Angeles Lakers? It might not be as outlandish as some would think. The Knicks are in a world of hurt right now, having canned head coach Derek Fisher after falling well out of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference by […]

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 22:  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium on October 22, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Joe Namath: Jets should take a look at Colin Kaepernick

When Joe Namath opens his mouth, particularly when the words coming out of that mouth pertain to the Jets’ quarterback situation, it’s news. The only Jets quarterback to win or even play in a Super Bowl told The New York Daily News that Colin Kaepernick should be on the Jets’ radar. The newspaper reported last […]

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 11:  David Lee #42 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors at TD Garden on December 11, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Celtics might struggle to find David Lee trade partner

It seems the Boston Celtics and Danny Ainge have to stare a harsh reality of the NBA trade deadline in the face—few teams want to trade for a player the rest of the Association knows will hit the market anyway. This refers to David Lee, of course. Lee joined the Celtics this year because he […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 31:  Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder waits on the court in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Six of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 31, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Knicks have ‘real chance’ at Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook would look good in New York Knicks blue next to Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. Nobody would debate such a statement outside of Oklahoma City. It doesn’t sound like it is wildly out of the realm of possibility, either, not with the Knicks in need of a superstar point guard and New York […]

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