Month: July 2017

Amar’e Stoudemire says he’d ‘shower across the street’ if he had a gay teammate

Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire may receive some backlash for the homophobic comments he made Tuesday. The 34-year-old, who is playing professional basketball in Israel, was asked by Walla Sport whether he would have a problem with a gay teammate. “I’m going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner,” Stoudemire said. “And I’m going to drive [and] take a different route to the gym.” When asked by a reporter whether he really meant what he said, Stoudemire replied, “There’s always a truth within a joke.” Celtics: Given this accepted trade, it’s clear the asset-rich Celtics just decided to not go after Cousins. They could have easily topped this offer. Some fans in Boston will not be pleased by that, but the opportunity cost going after Cousins at the expense of another star is real for them. Also, the fit with Al Horford raises more questions than the one with Davis. Overall, that […]

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Astros hold funeral service for Carlos Beltran’s glove

The Astros bidded farewell to an old friend Monday at Minute Maid Park — Carlos Beltran’s glove. Game Rob Gronkowski Jersey Game P.J. Hairston Jersey Beltran, a three-time Gold Glove winning outfielder, hasn’t played his fielding position since May 16 due to a stacked Astros roster and his aging 40-year-old body. Led by Brian McCann, his Astros teammates jokingly put Beltran’s glove out of its misery before their matchup with the Mariners. Beltran was with the Astros in 2004 and rejoined the team this year after spending last season between the Yankees and Rangers. He has played just nine games in the outfield this season, but continues to see time at designated hitter despite batting .231/.289/.408 for the American League leaders. Perhaps McCann should lead a resurrection of Beltran’s bat next. Chase Headley was the starting third baseman for the Yankees in Tuesday’s game in Minnesota. Headley is a versatile player and could be moved around as Frazier settles in […]

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LaVar Ball, Joel Embiid escalate feud with pettiness, F-bombs

Elite Jaden Schwartz Jersey LaVar Ball is in the middle of yet another feud with an NBA player — this time with 76ers center Joel Embiid — and it’s just as petty and stupid as you’d expect. It’s no secret the Nationals need help with their bullpen. Koda Glover and Shawn Kelley are both on the DL, and they had failed to nail down the closer’s role. Both the Indians and Cubs proved last year that an elite bullpen is essential to a long playoff run. Elite Earl Thomas III Jersey The Nationals boast one of the strongest rotations in baseball. Reigning NL Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg are the headliners, but Gio Gonzalez is quietly enjoying one of the best years of his career as well. The bad luck plaguing the Nationals in the health department has not yet affected them in the wins and loses category, but there are obvious holes to fill before […]

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Richard Jefferson talks smack with Steph Curry, Andre Iguodala at Kent Bazemore’s wedding

The NBA offseason continues to find new ways to entertain basketball fans. Game Youth Tim Hardaway Jersey Hawks wing Kent Bazemore got married on Saturday and several prominent NBA players were in attendance, including some of his former Warriors teammates. Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson was seated at the same table as Warriors players Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala, and the trio exchanged some friendly banter that was captured on Jefferson’s Snapchat account. Curry and Iguodala bragged about Golden State’s latest NBA championship, which gave the Warriors a 2-1 edge over the Cavaliers in the last three NBA Finals, while Jefferson was quick to point out he’s 1-1 against the Warriors in the Finals. Jefferson better hope the Cavaliers win another title next year if he wants to have any chance of winning that argument against Curry and Iguodala in the future. Game Youth Mason Foster Jersey As far as what this deal actually is, though, I’m not a huge fan. […]

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Heat coach Erik Spoelstra remembers the practice well.

“That’s what we need him to do,” star guard Isaiah Thomas said. “He’s a hell of a player. Even the stat sheet doesn’t explain how good of a player he is sometimes where he’s not scoring or rebounding, he’s doing a lot of things to help out everybody else on this team whether he helps on defense, whether that be making the right play on offense, he’s a complete basketball player. When he plays like he did tonight, especially in the second half, nine times out of 10 we usually win those games.” If Horford had his faults during the regular season, he is playing past them now. He is one of the few players on the Celtics’ roster with extensive playoff experience; he reached the conference finals two years ago and was part of a Hawks team that beat the Celtics last year to advance to the second round. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra remembers the practice well. It was […]

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You can’t blame the lack of attempts on Isaiah Thomas

The Celtics have reason to believe they can turn this series around. The team needs to crash the boards to compete, but it also must do a better job creating contact and drawing fouls. Womens Glover Quin Jersey Boston has reached the line 19 times in each of the first two games, four below its season average, and is converting at the line at a dismal 65.8 percent. The Celtics were third in the NBA during the regular season at 80.7 percent. You can’t blame the lack of attempts on Isaiah Thomas, as the star point guard has accounted for nearly two-thirds of the Celtics’ trips to the line, but he does need to convert at a higher rate than 68 percent (17 of 25). Also, Boston needs to see fewer 3-point attempts from Marcus Smart. Though he knocked down 3 of 7 in Game 1, the 29 percent deep-ball shooter came back to Earth in Game 2, missing three […]

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The upcoming series between the Celtics and Cavaliers could be a classic.

Authentic Youth Brian Roberts Jersey For the better part of two seasons, Boston fans have been clamoring for the Celtics to ship some of their draft picks and young prospects away for a star or two. Other than signing Al Horford this offseason, the Celtics have largely been quiet, deciding not to trade for the likes of Kevin Love, Jimmy Butler or Paul George. The upcoming series between the Celtics and Cavaliers could be a classic. Boston will bring the underdog vibe with solid, but unheralded players. Cleveland, on the other hand, will have LeBron James and his usual suspects helping him try to repeat as champions. The matchup between Thomas and Kyrie Irving will be an interesting one. Both players have the capability to get to the basket, shoot or dish. Neither are particularly great on defense, but Irving has a significant size advantage. Authentic Youth Dave Keon Jersey That matchup could go a long way in deciding who […]

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He recently gave us a taste of his glory days at the inaugural game of the American Flag Football League

Dramatic finishes to get into the end zone were always fun by Vick too — so of course The Michael Vick Experience had one. Though Vick never quite flipped like that. At the end of the ride, Vick’s hologram pops back up impressed with the play and says, That’s not in the playbook, but it should be. He recently gave us a taste of his glory days at the inaugural game of the American Flag Football League — except he threw for eight touchdowns. That’s not the signature Vick we miss, but it was cool to see him on the gridiron again slinging the pill. Vick was unlike anything we had ever seen in the NFL. He terrorized teams with his blazing speed and video-game like ability to stop on a dime and change direction. There wasn’t an obstacle that Vick couldn’t finesse his way around, and NFL fans couldn’t wait until Sunday to get another taste. Limited Youth A.Q. […]

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Jazz bringing back Joe Ingles on four-year deal, report says

There is no guarantee Gordon Hayward will return to the Jazz for the 2017-18 season, but if he does, Joe Ingles will be there with him. Ingles will re-sign with the Jazz, agreeing Saturday to a four-year deal, according to ESPN. The 29-year-old swing player, who is one of Hayward’s closest friends, averaged 7.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists this past season. As for Hayward, he met with the Heat Saturday and is not expected to make a decision on where he will go until next week. Another survivor at the expense of his head coach, operating in a new, demanding L.A. market. Now that Jeff Fisher isn’t around to kick around anymore, the spotlight shines brighter on Snead’s shortcomings. The vaunted Robert Griffin III trade did almost nothing for the Rams. Sean McVay is a big leap at head coach, and Jared Goff needs to start showing he’s worth the top pick (and the trade that brought him […]

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Don’t expect NFL to change May 16 Rule anytime soon: ‘There’s a lot of factors’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When Panthers rookie Christian McCaffrey spoke to media Thursday after his first minicamp practice as an NFL running back, he said he would be in favor of changing the rule that prohibited him from participating in offseason workouts until his college, Stanford, ended its school year. Kids Alan Branch Jersey Tom Savage Limited Jersey About 24 hours later at a Charlotte hotel located 1.4 miles southeast of Bank of America Stadium, NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent explained why McCaffrey and those who agree with the 21-year-old won’t be getting what they want anytime soon. I’ve always wanted to be an All-Star, wanted to be a dude that can help lead the team, LaVine said. At Minnesota, it was us three young guys and we were all building each other up. Andrew and Karl were No. 1 picks, so this might be the first time that I get really more of the center stage. It’s going to […]

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