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Rockets' Trevor Ariza DMs Twitter Troll on Planning to Fight Him (Photos)

May 01, 2016

This is a pretty interesting story involving Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza and fan Terry Lee, via BSO

Lee threatened to "pull up" on Ariza for his poor shot selection, which led to Ariza encouraging him to do so:

The season is now over for the Rockets after they lost to the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Apparently, Ariza remembered this fan's tweets, and he decided to DM him.

Lee provides more screenshots of the DM conversation below:

It doesn't seem like Ariza has had the chance to pull up on Lee yet, being that he is in California right now. However, he did write a few things on Twitter Sunday.

Take a look:

We'll see if anything progresses.

-- Josh Dhani

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Boxing Rumors: Floyd Mayweather on If He'd Fight GGG if He Unretires (Video)

May 01, 2016

Floyd Mayweather was asked about coming out of retirement on Showtime on Saturday night. Mayweather revealed what it would take, and he was then asked on possible fighters he would face.

One person that many have been talking about is Gennady Golovkin, aka "GGG." He has absolutely dominated everyone he's faced, and many feel like a fight with him and Mayweather would be epic.

Mayweather, however, explains why he wouldn't fight GGG in the video below:

Maybe he can fight Adrien Broner?

-- Josh Dhani

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Boxing Rumors: Floyd Mayweather on What It'd Take to Fight Again (Video)

May 01, 2016

Floyd Mayweather spoke with Showtime on Saturday night, and was asked—to no one's surprise—on a possible comeback to the ring.

Mayweather is 49-0 for his career, and many feel like it'd be right to finish it a nice 50-0 record. Mayweather revealed what it would take to get back into the ring, which it includes having a nine-figure payday.

See more of what he had to say below:

-- Josh Dhani

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Tom Thibodeau Becomes President and Coach of Timberwolves

April 20, 2016

Tom Thibodeau is finalizing a five-year deal to become president of basketball operations and head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told The Vertical.

San Antonio Spurs assistant general manager Scott Layden is working on a deal to join Thibodeau as general manager as well according to the report.

Thibodeau, 58, had clashes with Chicago management in his successful five-year run with the Bulls and embraced a Minnesota management model based upon Stan Van Gundy’s setup with general manager Jeff Bower in Detroit.

Thibodeau has a strong relationship with Timberwolves’ legend Kevin Garnett, who plans to play another season with the team. Garnett has had aspirations of joining the team’s ownership group upon retirement. Thibodeau and Garnett were part of Boston’s 2008 NBA championship team.

Layden has previously been the general manager for the Utah Jazz and New York Knicks.

Thibodeau emerged as the frontrunner in pursuit of the job in recent days, selling owner Glen Taylor on success and playoff basketball. A roster that includes Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio and Karl-Anthony Towns was a selling point as well.

Jeff Van Gundy was among the finalists for the job.

-- Glenn Erby

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NFL Draft 2016: Eagles Acquire No. 2 Pick in Trade With Browns

April 20, 2016

Even with Sam Bradford in tow, the Philadelphia Eagles apparently will draft a quarterback after agreeing to a trade with the Cleveland Browns for the No. 2 overall pick.

-- Glenn Erby

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NFL Randomly Drug Tested Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell on 4/20

April 20, 2016

The NFL is hilarious for this, but I’m sure Le'Veon Bell wasn’t the only person to get that random.

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Syracuse Legend Pearl Washington Passes Away at Age 52

April 20, 2016

Syracuse legend Pearl Washington passed away at age 52, his family announced on Wednesday. Washington passed away due to a brain tumor diagnosed in 2005.

Washington was one of the all-time great players to ever play for the Orange. 

“There is no better guy and there’s nobody that has meant more to our basketball program than Dwayne Washington,” head coach Jim Boeheim said after the win over Georgia Tech in January.

Pearl ranks fourth in program history with 631 assists, including a freshman record 199. He is fifth in Syracuse history with 220 steals.

-- Glenn Erby

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NFL Draft 2016 Rumors: Browns Shopping No. 2 Pick, Eagles Interested

April 20, 2016

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly looking to trade out of the second pick in next week’s NFL Draft and are diligently working the phones hoping to land a trade partner.

According to a report by Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the Philadelphia Eagles, appear to be a willing trade partner.

One likely trade partner, the source said, is the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 8, who were the runner-ups to the Rams in the sweepstakes to move up to No. 1 with the Titans.

NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington first reported Tuesday that Executive Vice President Sashi Brown is making calls in the top 10 to gauge the market for the No. 2 pick.

The draft game changed last week week when the Rams traded up to No. 1 with the Titans to take one of the top two quarterbacks, Carson Wentz or Jared Goff. Since that time, speculation has mounted that the Browns will try to get a similar haul for the right to choose the quarterback the Rams leave on the board.

The Titans dealt the top pick in the draft along with their fourth (No. 113) and sixth-round (177) picks to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for their first-round (15), both of their second round (43 and 45) and third-round selection (76) in 2016 along with a first and a third next year.

-- Glenn Erby

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NFL Draft 2016 Rumors: Sam Bradford Not Worried About Eagles Targeting QB

April 20, 2016
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Sam Bradford has his money and for now he’s the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, so why should he be worried?

Bradford is signed for the next two seasons, with $18 million of his $22 million guaranteed coming this year, meaning the Eagles can move on from Bradford after selecting a quarterback.

“It’s not the first time I’ve gone through a situation like this. I think I learned a long time ago to not worry about anything that I can’t control. I have no control over that,” Bradford said Tuesday, when asked about speculation that the Eagles might trade up in the draft to get a potential franchise quarterback.

“If it happens, then it’s something that I’ll deal with when it happens. But if it doesn’t happen, then there’s really not a lot of sense in wasting time and thought and energy on that."

Bradford said he hasn’t asked Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman or head coach Doug Pederson about their draft day plans, and doesn’t plan too.

-- Glenn Erby

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UFC Rumors: Conor McGregor Wanted $10M for UFC 200 Fight

April 19, 2016

I knew this was a money heist by Conor McGregor!

He may have been scared of the fight, but sources say McGregor is demanding $10 million for his UFC 200 rematch with Nate Diaz.

UFC 200 is scheduled to take place on July 9 in Las Vegas, but McGregor tweeted out he was retiring from MMA on Tuesday morning.

The UFC then responded by pulling McGregor from UFC 200.

-- Glenn Erby

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