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  • LeBron once again has to carry this team
    The Cavs superstar did everything in his power to push Cleveland past Indiana, yet it was barely enough. And that could prove to be a problem. More

  • Michigan LB appears to threaten Jim Harbaugh with violence in series of disturbing tweets
    In a bizarre — and wholly disturbing — development, one Michigan football player appears to have threatened violence against his head coach. A series of tweets from Elysee Mbem-Bosse Monday night indicated that he was having some type of unspecified family crisis and “was suspended for going to take care of my family.” One of the tweets mentioned @CoachJim4UM, the Twitter account of U-M head football coach Jim Harbaugh; another tweet stated that “Michigan is open carry. Let’s not forget.” “Let’s not have a murder case On your hands,” the Wolverines linebacker ominously wrote. While Mbem-Bosse subsequently deleted all of the tweets — and made his account private — one Reddit user saved the aforementioned More

  • Lakers News: Kevin McHale's Clothesline Of Kurt Rambis In 1984 NBA Finals Was Moment Denzel Washington Decided To Buy Season Tickets
    No franchise in sports has the amount of celebrity fans that the Los Angeles Lakers can boast. Jack Nicholson is the longest-tenured and tends to get the most attention, but actor Denzel Washington is right there among the most esteemed Lakers fans. At every big game and moment, be it at the Great Western Forum or Staples Center, you can pretty much guarantee Washington will be there. Particularly if the Lakers are playing a marquee game against the Boston Celtics. Washington has been a season ticket holder for more than 30 years now and during an appearance on “Inside the NBA”, he revealed Kevin McHale’s clothesline of Kurt Rambis in Game 4 of the 1984 NBA Finals was the minute he decided to More

  • Extortion, Warriors chaos: Behind Knicks’ Mark Jackson red flags
    If Knicks brass has read “Betaball,’’ there are enough red flags about coaching candidate Mark Jackson to stop a NASCAR race. The recently released book detailing the making of the Warriors dynasty painted a bleak picture of Jackson being too resistant to analytics, mismanaging his coaching staff, making an ill-timed, anti-gay remark and harboring a distant relationship with the Warriors’ front office, among other failings. “The deciding factor will be if he’s mellowed out a bit, if he learned from the situation where he can bend but not break,’’ Malinowski told The Post. Jackson, who hasn’t coached in the NBA since being fired in May 2014, will interview for the Knicks’ head coaching job Wednesday in Los Angeles. More

  • Just one QB spared in scout’s scathing draft take: ‘Cow on ice’
    Take this quarterback class, please. Oh, there is no doubt come the night of April 26, they will come rolling off the board, early and often, with Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen hearing their names called out in the first handfuls of picks. The Browns will take one. So will the Jets. The Giants? Probably not. Perhaps the Broncos go quarterback at No. 5. The Bills are desperately trying to move up from No. 12 to get one of them. Are all these guys worth the tumult and shouting? Are any of them? “I wouldn’t give you a nickel for a couple of those quarterbacks that everybody is slobbering all over themselves about and could go in the top five,” Dan Shonka told The Post. “It More

  • Jabari Parker’s jealous Bucks end could be nearing
    Jabari Parker is sinking the Bucks on the court — and that may not even be the team’s biggest hangup. Beyond Parker’s disastrous start to the playoffs, the Bucks seem to just about have had it with his attitude, which apparently includes a jealousy of franchise star Giannis Antetokounmpo. After the Bucks’ 120-106 blowout loss to the Celtics in Game 2 Tuesday night, Yahoo Sports reported that the Bucks are frustrated with Parker’s immaturity, particularly in two sectors — his concern for his few touches in the Bucks’ playing scheme and the “unhealthy dose of jealousy” Parker has developed since the Greek Freak’s astronomic rise to stardom. It’s an interesting turn for Parker, once considered to More

  • LeBron James responds to death of Gregg Popovich's wife in live postgame interview
    The news of the death of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s wife Erin Popovich broke during Wednesday’s playoff game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers. While the news spread quickly, it apparently did not make its way into the Cavaliers locker room during the game. LeBron James had a big night in the Cavs’ 100-97 win over the Pacers and joined TNT sideline reporter Allie LaForce for the postgame interview. More

  • 2018 NFL Mock Draft: Baker Mayfield second QB drafted, Saquon Barkley falls out of top 10
    We're closing in on the one week mark until the 2018 NFL Draft, and it's entirely possible that this draft becomes the most bonkers draft we've seen in years. The NFL offseason has been wild, full of trades all over the place and just generally insane. Expect it to continue in the draft. In fact, most everyone who does a mock draft has been throwing trades in, even though that's something you don't often see. It's just that obvious teams will be flying all over the place in order to make moves for quarterbacks. In the latest version of my mock draft, which I suppose is my next-to-last mock, I tested out an idea that Pete Prisco mentioned on the Pick Six Podcast (subscribe on iTunes here to get More

  • Erin Popovich, wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, dies at 67
    Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, has died, the team announced Wednesday evening. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed her death in a team statement. Further details were not immediately available. "We mourn the loss of Erin," Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a team statement. "She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor to all of us." The team said Gregg and Erin Popovich had been married for four decades and "were blessed with two children and two grandchildren." The couple met at the Air Force Academy in the 1970s when Gregg was an assistant coach for the Falcons. Erin's father, Jim Conboy, was Air Force's More

  • Joey Gallo's career as a catcher ended because a young Bryce Harper once made him cry
    We'll let Gallo take over the storytelling from here. Gallo: "There was one game we were playing in Vegas, and he just struck out to end the inning and I could see he was pretty upset. So, I'm like, 'Oh, ok. Here we go.' You know? And I didn't really know what I was doing behind there. I was just able, had the ability to catch a guy throwing hard." "I think first pitch is wild, next pitch comes in - he's not even looking when he's throwing. His head's snapping the other way. [Throws the next pitch] right in the dirt, and I try to just scoop it - no idea what I'm actually doing trying to block. Hits me in the ribs. Take my helmet off, I'm crying, coming out of the game, coach comes up to me, takes More

  • Ex-Patriots linebacker shares his own Malcolm Butler-type story
    Retired New England Patriots linebacker and former Atlanta Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox had his own Malcolm Butler moment. Butler was infamously benched for Super Bowl LII. Despite playing 97 percent of the team’s regular season defensive snaps, Butler logged zero snaps on defense in the Super Bowl. To some degree, Cox can empathize. “I can remember playing for [Belichick] in 2001,” Cox said Monday on FOX Sports, “and him coming to me on Monday and saying, ‘You’re not playing this weekend.’ And I’m having a fit, ‘Why am I not playing?’ He said, ‘Name which running back you can cover man-to-man and which tight end you can cover.’ I said, ‘None.’ He said, ‘That’s my point.’ Can’t argue More

  • 2018 NFL MOCK DRAFT: What the experts are predicting for the first-round
    We are about a week from the 2018 NFL Draft, but the combine is now history, players and teams are jockeying for position, and experts have weighed in on who they think will be drafted by each team in the first round. We surveyed 13 NFL Draft experts who have released mock drafts recently to get a sense for which players teams might be considering with all 32 first-round picks. With so many experts projecting trades in the first round, it is difficult to pinpoint a consensus draft order, but we can get a sense of where each player might end up and how early they might hear their name called. The experts: ESPN's Mel Kiper, ESPN's Todd McShay, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks, NFL.com's Chad Reuter, NFL.com's More

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Arduous Free Throw Routine Actually Is A Violation
    “Man … Giannis Antetokounmpo really takes his time at the free throw line, huh?” That thought may have crossed your mind Sunday while you watched Game 1 of the Boston Celtics’ first-round NBA playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks (assuming you can pronounce his last name, of course). And if it did, well, you’re onto something. The NBA on Monday released its “Last Two Minute Report” from Sunday’s game, examining which calls the officials got right and wrong. The main takeaway was an incorrect offensive foul call on Antetokounmpo with 1:33 remaining in the fourth quarter, a crucial mistake considering the Bucks star fouled out with 13 seconds left in overtime of the Celtics’ eventual 113-107 More

  • Report: Tanking NBA owner caught 'berating' coach for team's late-season win
    Tanking is the NBA’s biggest open secret. Franchise players are the league’s most valuable assets, and losing games is the best way to land a whale. Teams that come out of the All-Star break with no playoff hopes have every incentive to lose games. This More

  • Possible moves the Warriors could make this offseason
    Last week, Patrick Murray wrote about how the 2018 NBA Playoffs could dictate what the Golden State Warriors do this offseason as well as the implications of Quinn Cook’s new contract. As Patrick notes, if something goes awry, and the Warriors fall severely short in the playoffs, I wouldn’t put it past GM Bob Myers to at least think about making radical changes to the roster. Names like LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Kawhi Leonard could be thrown around in trade rumors. You can expect Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green to be on the team next year. But today we’re gonna talk a bit more about the outlook for the veterans. Kevin Durant has a player option for next year, More

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