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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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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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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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Joey Gallo could be MLB’s next homer-launching phenomenon, teammates say

No one ever doubted that Joey Gallo could hit for power. The Rangers’ infielder/outfielder has been touted as a hitter with mammoth power potential ever since he was drafted in the first round of the 2012 draft. What he has yet to develop is his ability to cut down on strikeouts and make consistent contact. When that happens, teammates say, look out. I am excited about Marcus Mariota and the young talent he is, Decker said, via the team’s website. He’s a big guy, and he throws a great ball. He is very accurate, and he uses his feet and gets out of the pocket and throws. He’s a talent, but I also like the way he carries himself. He is very stoic, and he seems very humble. I hear he’s a real football junkie who wants to be great, and that’s so important. Limited Mens Mel Blount Jersey The veteran wide receiver signed a one-year deal with the Titans […]

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Curry is fully healthy and the Warriors’ earned plenty of rest

If nothing else, fatigue was a factor for Curry in last year’s Finals. The Warriors fought hard in the regular season to achieve the 73-win season and ended up going to a seven-game series against the Thunder and then a seven-game Finals with the Cavs. That’s a lot of effort expended, especially considering Curry was just coming off of an injury. Game Mens Curtis Samuel Jersey Now, Curry is fully healthy and the Warriors’ earned plenty of rest. By the time Game 1 starts, the Warriors will have played just 19 games in the last 63 days. The rest has benefited the guard as he’s been on fire this postseason, averaging 28.6 points while shooting 50 percent from the field, 43 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the free-throw line. Oh yeah, and he’s averaging 5.6 assists and 5.5 rebounds as well. Kevin Love also struggled from 3-point range, drilling just 1 of 7 from deep. He scored […]

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Lamar Odom’s daughter speaks out about dad’s terrifying overdose

For the first time, Lamar Odom’s daughter has spoken about her perspective on his drug overdose and how she has dealt with her father’s addiction. Destiny Odom, 18, said her first thought upon hearing her father was unconscious in the hospital after overdosing in a Las Vegas brothel was that he was going to die. “It was a school night when I found out,” Destiny told People Magazine of the October 2015 incident. “We all thought that he was, that this was it for him and he was going to pass away. But, life is so crazy.” Yes, we double-checked to make sure the tweet came from the real Woj’s account, not one of the countless imposters that turn up this time of year. Then again, some of the fake Woj Twitter accounts could come up with better trade scenarios for the Lakers than the one they reportedly agreed to Tuesday night. Mozgov just finished the first season of a […]

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