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Feb 23

Defender gets worst surprise after Zion Williamson dunk

Duke commit Zion Williamson is unbelievably athletic. He can get up for insane blocks and impressive dunks. It’s no surprise when his opponents choose not to jump when he leaves the ground for a slam. However, one unlucky high school player was still humiliated after a dunk he didn’t even try

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Feb 23

Larry Nance Jr. ‘excited’ to wear his dad’s retired No. 22 with Cavs

When Larry Nance Sr. found out that his son was traded from the Lakers to the Cavaliers, he called the Cavs and asked them to let his son wear his No. 22 that the team retired in 1995. Larry Nance Jr. refused to wear it and went with No. 24. However, o…

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Feb 23

Antetokounmpo said Embiid tried to recruit him

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo met with reporters on Wednesday after his All-Star Game weekend in Los Angeles. For Antetokounmpo, his second All-Star appearance was an opportunity to connect with the biggest stars in the NBA. He told the Milwaukee…

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Feb 23

Karl Malone hilariously pranked Anthony Davis

Basketball Hall of Famer Karl Malone dressed up as “Sam the Maintenance Man” for an amazing prank by Red Bull. Malone put on the costume and successfully annoyed five-time All-Star Anthony Davis during a commercial shoot. The Pelicans star didn’t recognize Malone at all – he even asked

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Feb 22

With Cozart joining Angels infield, the defense never rests

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels are all about defense. And by signing Zack Cozart, an All-Star shortstop with Cincinnati last year, to a three-year $38 million deal in the offseason they might now have baseball’s best defensive infield. For the Angels, Cozart will play third base. He joins

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Feb 22

Kevin Harvick seeks to cash in on missed opportunities at Atlanta

USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Hembree previews the upcoming race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With only one career victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway — in his very first start there — you might think the track was not on Kevin Harvick’s list of favorite places to race. You would be wrong. Considering his

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Feb 22

James Winchester is trying to recruit Aaron Colvin to the Chiefs

The Chiefs have already added two cornerbacks before the start of free agency — Kendall Fuller and David Amerson — but do they have room for a third? Chiefs long snapper James Winchester hopes so. A recent report surfaced saying Jaguars cornerback Aaro…

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Feb 22

Why former President Barack Obama is speaking at Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt and Sam Amick break down the biggest story lines as the NBA season marches towards the playoffs. BOSTON – Daryl Morey has been geeked about guests before. Landing Phil Jackson as a Sloan Sports Conference speaker was a big deal for the Houston Rockets general manager

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Feb 22

Larry Nance Jr. says his mom tried to get him to move into basement

One of the coolest things about Larry Nance Jr. being traded from the Lakers to the Cavaliers was that he was going home to a team that retired his dad’s jersey. But this week, Nance revealed, while laughing, that his family also made it tough to return home. The 25-year-old told reporters that his

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Feb 22

How the Bucks created NBA’s rowdiest fan section

The Golden State Warriors were undefeated and headed to Milwaukee for a December game. At The Bradley Center, the Bucks were already calling their shot, as team staffers set out green T-shirts that read, simply, "24-1." It was absurd. The War…

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Feb 22

Pirates acquire Corey Dickerson from Rays for Daniel Hudson and minor leaguer

SportsPulse: The Yankees and Red Sox look loaded heading into the season, but who will come out on top? PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have traded All-Star designated hitter Corey Dickerson to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for relief p…

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Feb 22

Rays deal Dickerson to Pirates for Hudson and minor leaguer

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have traded All-Star designated hitter Corey Dickerson to Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for relief pitcher Daniel Hudson, minor league infielder Tristan Gray and cash. The 28-year-old Dickerson was design…

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Feb 22

Anthony Davis’ latest comments do not bode well for the Pelicans

Anthony Davis is a rare commodity in the NBA: A true franchise player who could be the best player on a championship team. There are only a handful of players like that in the league, so when a team gets one, they should do everything in their power to hold on to them. Based on Davis’ comments during

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Feb 22

NASCAR Cup drivers head to Atlanta without burden — or aid — of plate racing

USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Hembree previews the upcoming race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. HAMPTON, Ga. — Now the “real” racing begins. After an eventful Daytona 500 full of crashes and emotion, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rolls on to suburban Atlanta this weekend for Sunday’s Folds of Honor

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Feb 22

Dale Jr. praises Wallace for ‘driving like a veteran’

Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he saw something in rookie NASCAR driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. at last weekend’s Daytona 500 that he’s never seen before. He said that was probably the most pressure he’s ever seen on a driver, and he praised Wallace for handling it like a pro. Earnhardt

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Feb 22

Dale Jr. praises Wallace for ‘driving like a veteran’

Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he saw something in rookie NASCAR driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. at last weekend’s Daytona 500 that he’s never seen before. He said that was probably the most pressure he’s ever seen on a driver, and he praised Wallace for handling it like a pro. Earnhardt

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