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  • Dwyane Wade Fires Back at Jimmy Butler After Thirsty Gabrielle Union Comment

    Complex "While we wait to see whether Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat will agree to a contract, or if the all-time great two-guard will retire, here's some hilarious, unrelated D-Wade news—because during the basketball-barren summer months, hoops junkies enjoy every bit of news we can get our..." August 17

  • Rockets To Sign Bruno Caboclo

    Sportsnet "Bruno Caboclo has reached a deal with the Houston Rockets, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. An Exhibit 10 deal is an NBA contract worth a minimum salary and no bonuses, but gives a team the flexibility to convert the contract into a two-way contract, which would then tie..." August 17

  • Lakers' Magic Johnson says Warriors 'don't keep me up at night;' looks forward to the competition

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" again recently, but don't worry, Lakers fans. He didn't do any tampering this time.  He did, however, talk about another team -- the Golden State Warriors. Unsurprisingly, Magic said he's..." August 17

  • Curry explains trash talk with LeBron in Game 1 of Finals

    The Score "This year's NBA Finals tilt between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers already feels like ancient history. But after having more than two months to reflect on the events of his team's emphatic sweep, Stephen Curry was able to elucidate one of the series' forgotten..." August 17

  • Tarik Black Signs Overseas

    Hoops Rumors "Tarik Black has agreed to a one-year contract with Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reports (Twitter link). The financial terms of the agreement have not yet been reported. " August 17

  • Russell Wilson on Earl Thomas' holdout: Football 'isn't just fun and games'

    USA Today "The Seattle Seahawks are gearing up for their second preseason game, and they are doing so without starting safety Earl Thomas. Thomas continues his holdout for a trade or a contract extension after his absence from all offseason team activities. The safety was a no-show for the..." August 17

  • 3 teams that should trade for Teddy Bridgewater

    The Score "Teddy's back. The New York Jets quarterback impressed again in his second appearance of the preseason, completing 10 of his 15 passes for 127 yards with a touchdown and an interception Thursday night. Stats aside, Bridgewater looked poised, confident, and calculating - the..." August 17

  • Doug Baldwin running again, expected to be ready for Week 1

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin is working his way back from a knee injury that’s kept him out of commission throughout training camp. Pete Carroll told reporters on Friday that Baldwin has resumed running and that he expects him to be ready for the team’s first..." August 17

  • Helicopter flyover at Lambeau Field had cops 'scrambling'

    ESPN "When a pair of helicopters flew over Lambeau Field early in the first quarter of Thursday's preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, it seemed a little late for the traditional flyover. That's because it was unplanned and..." August 17

  • ESPN Not Airing National Anthem on 'Monday Night Football'

    TMZ "The President of ESPN says the network will NOT air the national anthem -- and the drama that goes along with it -- during the 2018 season of "Monday Night Football."  "We generally have not broadcasted the anthem and I don't think that will change this..." August 17

  • Reds manager furious that Nats' Madson intentionally hit now-injured Votto

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The juxtaposition was hard to miss. One day after Miami pitcher Jose Urena was suspended six games for hitting Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch, Joey Votto went on the disabled list with the lingering effects of getting hit by Washington reliever Ryan Madson on Aug...." August 17

  • MLB GM Predicts Bryce Harper Will Leave Nationals, Sign with Phillies

    Bleacher Report "At least one MLB general manager believes Washington Nationalssuperstar outfielder Bryce Harper will leave the organization as a free agent this offseason to sign with the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies. On Thursday, Jon Heyman of Fancred..." August 17

  • Dusty Baker drops truth bombs

    Hardball Talk "Dusty Baker was fired last offseason despite leading the Nationals to 95 and 97-win seasons. This was not new for him. Cincinnati let him go after taking a miserable Reds team to back-to-back 90+ win seasons — three in the space of four years — and making it to the playoffs in his..." August 17

  • Why Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña Jr. both deserve Rookie of the Year

    Sportsnaut "On a yearly basis, award races in MLB fluctuate between being extremely competitive to landslides. This season’s Rookie of the Year race in the National League between Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. is extremely..." August 17

  • Reds Place Joey Votto On Disabled List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced this afternoon that they’ve placed first baseman Joey Votto on the 10-day disabled list due to a right knee contusion. Votto, of course, was hit near that knee by Ryan Madson last week in what many believed to be an intentional plunking. A pair of..." August 17

  • Ellis says he took less to allow Predators to keep core together

    The Score "Ryan Ellis had more than just his own interests in mind when he agreed to an eight-year, $50-million contract extension earlier this week. "I'm getting paid more than enough to play hockey," the Nashville Predators defenseman told reporters Thursday. "It was just..." August 17

  • Influx Of Foreign Talent A Trend In 2018 Off-Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the NHL free agent market remains flush with talented veteran players, some now beginning to depart for Europe without any leads around the league, NHL teams have quietly imported a fair amount of foreign talent this off-season. While few of these players are stars or even surefire..." August 17

  • Maple Leafs RFA William Nylander still in no rush to sign new deal

    Sportsnet "When fellow 2018 restricted free agent Dylan Larkin signed his five-year, $30.5-million contract to remain with the Detroit Red Wings there was a sense that Toronto Maple LeafsRFA William Nylander’s new deal would be soon to follow. According to the..." August 17

  • Bryan Berard Suing NHL for Not Protecting Him from Brain Injuries During Career

    Bleacher Report "Former hockey star Bryan Berard has filed a lawsuit against the NHL for failing to protect him from brain injuries during his career, according to TMZ Sports. "The time has come for the NHL to not only care for those former players on whose backs and..." August 17

  • Kris Versteeg Expected To Sign In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The market for veteran NHL players hasn’t really materialized, and several have found their way overseas already. Tommy Wingels and Lance Bouma both signed in Switzerland, Toby Enstrom is eyeing a return to Sweden and Paul Postma ended up in the..." August 17

  • Luka Modric: Real Madrid report Inter Milan over alleged illegal approach

    BBC "Real Madrid have reported Inter Milan to Fifa over an alleged illegal approach for midfielder Luka Modric. The 32-year-old Croat, who captained his country to the World Cup final and was named player of the tournament, has been linked with a move to Serie A. Real president..." August 17

  • Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne out for three months with knee injury

    Sky Sports "Kevin De Bruyne will be out for three months due to a knee injury but will not require surgery, Manchester City have confirmed. The midfielder damaged the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) in his right knee during a training session on Wednesday. Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva..." August 17

  • Jose Mourinho defends Paul Pogba, denies rift

    Pro Soccer Talk "Jose Mourinho has denied he’s fallen out with Paul Pogba at Manchester United. Following Pogba’s Man of the Match display as United’s captain in their 2-1 win against Leicester City to open the weekend, the French midfielder said he would be fined if he..." August 17

  • Official: Juventus sign promising Arsenal striker

    Calciomercato "Juventus have completed the signing of Arsenal striker Stephy Alvaro Mavididi. The Italian FA has confirmed that the player has swapped the Gunners with the Old Lady. ?Mavididi is now under contract with the Serie A giants but will play for the club’s reserves team in Lega..." August 17

  • Ex-Teammate Predicts Neymar to Real Madrid

    AS "Neymar is likely to join Real Madrid if he decides to return to LaLiga from Paris Saint-Germain, ex-team-mate Yuri Berchiche has said. The Brazil star continues to be linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, though he has insisted he is happy in France and..." August 17

  • Zach Smith Took Lewd Photos at White House, Had Sex With Staffer at OSU

    SI "Former Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith reportedly took lewd photos at the White House and had sex with a university staffer on campus in 2015, according to Stadium's Brett McMurphy. Smith photographed his penis multiple times while at the White House in April 2015..." August 17

  • Indiana transfer Taysir Mack granted immediate eligibility at Pitt

    College Football Talk "Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt football program had been holding out hope for months that they would have a new offensive toy at their disposal sooner than expected.  Friday, that hope morphed into reality. In a tweet posted to its Twitter account just a short time ago, the..." August 17

  • Alabama OL Matt Womack suffers foot injury at Thursday practice

    247 Sports "  Alabama offensive tackle Matt Womack cracked a bone in his previously-broken foot at Thursday’s practice and will undergo surgery to repair it, BamaOnLine has learned. He is expected to miss roughly six weeks with the injury. This is the same..." August 17

  • Urban Meyer investigation could go past initial timetable

    The Score "Ohio State's investigation into how head coach Urban Meyer handled domestic violence complaints against an assistant in 2015 could extend beyond the school's initial two-week timetable, university president Michael Drake said Thursday. "That's the projected..." August 17

  • Dan Mullen still undecided on Florida’s starting quarterback

    Palm Beach Post "Florida coach Dan Mullen appears closer to knowing who his starting quarterback is going to be in the aftermath of the Gators’ first preseason scrimmage Monday night in The Swamp. By the end of the next scrimmage, which is Sunday, he may know for sure. But that doesn’t..." August 17

  • R.J. Barrett not concerning himself with NBA Draft decision until after freshman season at Duke

    Clutch Points "The Duke Blue Devils are going to be appointment viewing this upcoming season because of the incredible amount of talent on the roster. College basketball better be ready for Cam Reddish, Zion Williamson, and R.J. Barrett at the same time. Barrett is currently the top..." August 17

  • WVU Hoops Forward Arrested, Charged With Assault

    247 Sports "West Virginia forward Wesley Harris has been charged with two misdemeanor accounts of battery and destruction of property, EerSports has learned. Public records at the Monongalia Magistrate Court confirmed the news and provided more details. According to the..." August 17

  • Five-star 2019 forward Armando Bacot verbally commits to North Carolina

    Bleacher Report "North Carolina's future got a little brighter Thursday when highly touted class of 2019 recruit Armando Bacot committed to play college basketball in Chapel Hill.  Bacot announced his decision via a unique video on Twitter. The center is considered a..." August 16

  • Duke's O'Connell out with broken facial bone

    CBS Sports "Duke sophomore guard Alex O'Connell was hospitalized on Wednesday night after suffering an eye injury three minutes into Duke's first of three preseason exhibition games in Canada. O'Connell was one of five starters that helped Duke build an early lead against Ryerson, but..." August 16

  • Judge dismisses Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas

    Louisville Courier-Journal "A federal judge dismissed Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas on Tuesday, siding with the apparel company's claim that arbitration is required out of court.  Pitino, the former University of Louisville men's basketball coach, filed a federal lawsuit in October..." August 15