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LeBron Wants Carmelo, Derrick Henry Puts On Show, Tebow One Injury Away

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Sources say LeBron James is interested in Carmelo Anthony joining him on the Lakers. At 34 years old, Anthony has been sitting out the season after the Houston Rockets let him go (while still paying his league minimum salary of $2.4 million). We won’t know if LeBron and the Lakers are serious until after December 15th, however, as Anthony can’t be traded until then.

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry put on a show Thursday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars scoring 4 touchdowns, rushing for 238 yards and thrilling everyone with a record-tying 99-yard touchdown run. Henry tied Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett from the Dallas Cowboys for the longest run in NFL history. Titans 30, Jaguars 9.

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Former Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow may play in the Majors this season according to recently hired New York Mets manager Brodie Van Wagenen. Tebow will begin the season with the Class AAA team, but if there’s an injury to the starting lineup, Wagenen thinks Tebow has a chance of stepping up. Prior to becoming the Mets manager, Wagenen was co-head of baseball at Creative Arts Agency and represented Tebow.

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Walmart Customers Get Early Present, USA Gymnastics Files Bankruptcy, Westbrook And George Big Night

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The New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson gave a number of Walmart customers an early Holiday present when she paid off 400 layaway items. The total for all the items came to $93,502. Gayle is the sole owner of the Saints and Pelicans franchises after her husband, Tom Benson, passed away last March. The Walmart store owner said, “It’s a good thing for the community. It’s a good thing for the store.”

GYMNASTICS

USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday thereby allowing it some time to figure out how to pay off all the lawsuits it still owes for the way it handled the allegations against longtime physician Larry Nasser and the 350 girls he molested.

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook passed former NBA star (and former Nets coach) Jason Kidd for his 108th career triple-double. He’s now 3rd in NBA history. On the same night, Thunder’s Paul George scored 47 points for a dramatic comeback win over the Brooklyn Nets. Thunder 114, Nets 112.

 

 

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NHL Expansion Team In Seattle, Redskins No Kaep, Fultz Has TOS

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The NHL is adding an expansion team in Seattle. With this addition, the League will now consist of 32 franchises. The group is co-owned by David Bonderman, the founding partner of TPG Capital (formerly Texas Pacific Group).  The Seattle franchise will be ready to compete in the 2021-22 season.

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The Washington Redskins have lost two quarterbacks to injuries in the past few weeks and have a somewhat shaky Mark Sanchez now at the helm. The team is still in the playoff mix so considering some other quarterback options, but according to coach Jay Gruden, Colin Kaepernick is not part of the discussion. Kaepernick is still pursuing a collusion case against the NFL and has been unsigned since 2016.

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Philadelphia 76ers Markelle Fultz, the #1 overall pick in the 2017 draft, announced he has Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) which, according to his agent, “affects nerves between the neck and shoulder resulting in abnormal functional movement and range of motion, thus severely limiting Markelle’s ability to shoot a basketball.” Fultz will begin physical therapy and is expected to miss 3-6 weeks. Many critics believed Fultz’s shooting issues were psychological, but with this new diagnosis, it appears Fultz really has some physical issues and can hopefully get healthy soon.

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Cooper Puts On Show For Dallas Win, Powerful Chicago D Wins, Saints 10th Straight Victory, Irving “bleeps” Thanksgiving

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The highlight of the Thanksgiving day NFL games featured newly acquired Dallas Cowboy receiver Amari Cooper (traded a few weeks ago for a first round pick from the Oakland Raiders) putting on a show and helping his team win over their rival Washington Redskins. Cooper finished the game with eight receptions, 180 yards and two touchdowns. Cowboys 31, Redskins 23

The Chicago Bears had a short week playing late last Sunday and then again yesterday. Thanks to a powerful defense, the Bears beat the Detroit Lions. The Bears lead the League in turnover margins this season and now have a 5-game win streak as a reward.  Bears 23, Lions 16.

In the late game on Thursday, the New Orleans Saints easily shut down the Atlanta Falcons for their 10th straight victory. The Saints defense should be credited with never letting the Falcons find their rhythm forcing fumbles and causing sacks. According to Saints defense end Camearon Jordan, “I do love the way that we played today. I do love the four turnovers. I do love the sacks. I do love the pressures. I do love the quarterback hits. For all terms and purposes, we had our Thanksgiving.” Saints 31, Falcons 17.

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Boston Celtics’ guard Kyrie Irving apologized for using profanity when describing the Thanksgiving holiday. After losing to the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, a reporter wished Irving a Happy Thanksgiving. Irving replied, “bleep” Thanksgiving. Irving apologized later saying “I spoke w/ frustration after last nights game and spoke words that shouldn’t be in a professional setting no matter what. Meant no disrespect to the Holiday and those who celebrate it respectfully. I’m grateful for the time We all can share with our families. We are always ONE.” According to reports, Irving’s frustration with the holiday is due to his Native American Heritage.

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Cavs Part With Smith After Tanking Comment, NFL Lineup For Turkey Day

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33-year-old shooting guard JR Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to part ways. Smith is not having a great season with the Cavs and has had disagreements with the front office, but after he told the Athletic he believes the team is purposely tanking their season, he sealed his fate. He said, “I don’t think the goal is to win. The goal isn’t to go out there and try to get as many wins as you can. I think the goal is to develop and lose to get lottery picks. I think that was always the plan.”

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Here’s the NFL lineup for Turkey Day! Enjoy!

12:30 pm-Chicago Bears (7-3) at Detroit Lions (4-6)

4:30 pm-Washington Redskins (6-4) at Dallas Cowboys (5-5)

8:20 pm-Atlanta Falcons (4-6)  and New Orleans Saints (9-1)

 

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Packers Lose To Seahawks On TNF, Mahomes Ketchup For Life, Anthony No Longer Rocket

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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has been taking the heat for his team’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night. The Packers had the chance to put the game away, but failed to convert on a number of occasions (many blaming McCarthy for bad calls) and are now 4-5-1 on the season. Seahawks 24, Packers 21.

Patrick Mahomes, the celebrated Kansas City Chiefs quarterback who is having a remarkable season, told ESPN recently that he loves ketchup but now that he’s famous, is embarrassed to order it (especially when he’s eating steak). Heinz Ketchup responded by offering Mahomes a lifetime supply if he scores 57 touchdowns this season (which would also mean he’d be breaking Peyton Manning’s record of scoring 55 throwing TD’s and one running in a season).  Mahomes has been on a roll this year and is widely considered the top contender for MVP.

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Carmelo Anthony’s brief stint with the Houston Rockets is officially over. Anthony was signed as a free agent this summer, played poorly in 10 games, and is now looking for a new home. Rockets GM said, “Carmelo had a tremendous approach during his time with the Rockets and accepted every role head coach Mike D’Antoni gave him. The fit we envisioned when Carmelo chose to sign with the Rockets has not materialized, therefore we thought it was best to move on as any other outcome would have been unfair to him.” No word yet on which team will pick him up.

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DeGrom And Blake Snell Win Cy Young, LeBron Passes Chamberlain, Rajon Fractured Hand

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New York Mets pitcher Jacob DeGrom beat out Matt Scherzer (who has won 3 times already) to win his first National League Cy Young Award. DeGrom had a 1.70 ERA and almost unanimously won the award with 29 of 30 first place votes. Tampa Bay Rays’ Blake Snell won the coveted award for the American League, edging out Houston Astros Justin Verlander. Verlander also finished in second place in 2016 (and Major League Baseball got a lashing on twitter from his now wife Kate Upton who was upset because two writers didn’t even have Verlander on their ballot).

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LeBron James made history Wednesday night by passing Wilt Chamberlain on the all-time scoring list. LeBron now has 31,425 career points. LeBron recorded 44 points in the game and will donate the game jersey and ball to the I Promise School in Akro, Ohio.  Even though it was an historic night for LeBron, and the Lakers got the win over the Portland Trailblazers, the team also learned when they returned to the locker room that their backup point guard, Rajon Rondo, will be out for the next several weeks due to a fractured hand. No word yet on whether he’ll require surgery. Lakers 126, Trailblazers 117.

 

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Le’Veon Bell Forfeits Franchise Tag, Draymond Suspended For Game, Fans Upset Over Serena Cover

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The wait is over and Pittsburgh running back  Le’Veon Bell will officially not be a Steeler this year.  When he didn’t report to headquarters by the deadline on Tuesday 4:00 pm ET, he forfeited his franchise tag and $14.5 million salary (not including the $8.5 million he already gave up by not showing up at for the beginning part of the season). For a full recap of why Bell held out and what his options are now, click here.

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The Golden State Warriors suspended Draymond Green for a game without pay (around $120k) for yelling expletives at his teammate Kevin Durant. The situation got tense when Green refused to pass the ball to Durant then turned the ball over causing the game to go into overtime. At this point the players and coaches are minimizing the incident and claiming there are no long term issues with team chemistry.  In an interview, Green said, “What happened, happened. We’re trying to move on, we’re just trying to play basketball.”

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Serena Williams graced one of the covers of GQ’s Man of the Year issues with the word “Man”crossed out and “Woman” written in. Her fans were upset though because the word woman was placed in quotes. Serena has been accused by critics of appearing to “manly” and even using drugs to make her more muscular. Serena has said in response, “I just work hard and I was born with this badass body and proud of it.” According to GQ, the quotes weren’t meant as a slight. Apparently the designer uses quotes as part of his branding and past collaborations with Serena.

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Roethlisberger On Fire Thursday Night, 7-Year Old Writes Scathing Letter To Jerry Jones, Wade And Union Welcome Baby

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was on fire Thursday night demolishing the Carolina Panthers 52-21 with 328 yards and 5 touchdowns. With the win, the Steelers are on a five game win streak.

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett still has a job even though the team is struggling. The pressure, however, is still on owner Jerry Jones to reconsider firing him or make some other drastic changes. A 7-year old boy even got in the action by writing a scathing letter to Jones explaining his disappointment in the team. The boy’s mom thought the letter was hillarious so posted it to Facebook and it’s making the rounds. Here’s what the boy said:

“Dear Mr. Jones, My name is Rylan Wood. I am a 7-year-old 2nd grade student in Mansfield, Texas. My family has been Dallas Cowboys fans since the team was started. I have a lot of Cowboy gear and I have met ‘Zeke, Taco, Jason Witten and two other players who play on other teams.

You have made my mom very mad because WE SUCK! Every game day she is yelling at the TV and turns off the game. We are wanting to believe in the boys but its hard. I hope ‘Coach Garrett’ is clapping if this letter gets to you. See what happens when Dez X is gone?? The cheerleaders are better than the team this year. I do not want to hurt your feelings. Thank you, Rylan”

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Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade and wife actress Gabrielle Union welcomed a baby girl on Thursda via surrogate. After 16 years in the League, this is Wade’s last year on the court as he wants to spend more time with his family.

 

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DJ Durkin Fired 24 Hrs After Reinstatement, Butler Sits While Rose Scores 50

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One day after the University of Maryland Board of Regents announced they were re-instating head football coach DJ Durkin, the President of the school Wallace Loh, fired him.  Durkin was blamed for Jordan McNair’s death. McNair was an offensive lineman who collapsed on the practice field after suffering from heatstroke and seizures.  According to reports, Durkin created a “toxic environment” for the team. There was a tremendous backlash from the players, the faculty and political leaders when it was announced Durkin was returning.  Jordan’s father Marty McNair said he was relieved for his family and for the teammates. He said, “This could have happened to anybody’s child. I think that was the relatable experience for everyone. We don’t send our children away to be bullied, to be called names, to feel inferior. We send our young people away to be developed as young people and have fun while they’re doing it.”

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Jimmy Butler did not play in the Minnesota Timberwolves matchup against the Utah Jazz Wednesday night (saying his body was hurting), but thankfully veteran and former MVP Derrick Rose stunned the crowd with an exciting career-high 50 points. After the game, an emotional Rose said, “(It means) everything. I work my ass off. I’m doing anything just to win. I play my heart out. My teammates told me before the game to just play my game and tonight was a hell of a night.” Butler is receiving a lot of backlash for sitting out the game and focusing on himself and not what’s best for the team. Timberwolves, 128, Jazz 125.

 

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