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Kyrie Irving Trade To Celtics For Isaiah Thomas, ESPN’s Robert Lee Relocated

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It was no surprise the Cavaliers point guard, Kyrie Irving, wanted out of Cleveland, but the trade with the Boston Celtics appeared lopsided to many sports fans. The Celtics gave up Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the Brooklyn Nets 2018 first round pick for Kyrie. LeBron James took to social media to express his appreciation of his time with Irving and said, “That’s the only way to be to the kid! Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together Young Gode”.  LeBron and Irving will face each other early on when the Celtics head to Cleveland on October 17th for the first game of the NBA regular season.

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With the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA, ESPN was concerned for their broadcaster Robert Lee, who shares a similar name to the Confederate General Robert E. Lee, whose statue was removed this month. ESPN apparently consulted with their broadcaster and asked if he’d prefer to be relocated from covering the Virginia-William and Mary game, and Lee agreed. ESPN explained the decision by saying, “We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.”

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Cavs Big 3 Not Playing In Memphis, Wake Forest Scandal

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The Cleveland Cavaliers play the Memphis Grizzlies tonight, but don’t expect to see their three big stars, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.  After the Cavs beat the Grizzlies at home 103-86 on Tuesday, Coach Tyronn Lue announced his Big Three needed some rest and would not travel to Memphis for the game tonight. The players are taking a bit of heat for not joining the team and disappointing fans who bought tickets intending to see the stars, but LeBron fired back stating, “My coach wants me to rest. I don’t buck my coach.  I’ve been in this league 14 years. I shouldn’t have to explain me sitting out a game or not playing games.”

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wake-forest-2Tommy Elrod, a former Wake Forest football player, football coach then radio announcer, is under investigation for providing game plans to the teams’ opponents.  Elrod was fired as a coach in 2013 then took a job as the University radio announcer, giving him access to the team’s game plans.  The University sent out a statement saying,  “Based on emails, text messages and phone records,  Elrod provided or attempted to provide confidential and proprietary game preparation on multiple occasions.” The university believes Elrod began to betray his alma mater back in 2014. It’s not clear if Elrod accepted money for the information he provided or if he was just bitter for his firing in 2013.

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Cavs Dominate Warriors And Force A Game 7

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LeBron JamesThe Cleveland Cavaliers dominated the Golden State Warriors all night long, clinching a victory that forces what’s sure to be an entertaining game 7. For the second game in a row, LeBron James racked up 41 points to help bail the Cavs out from the threat of elimination. With James and Kyrie Irving heading the charge, the Cavs took the lead out of the gate and never let it up.

Steph Curry was fierce and determined, but it wasn’t enough. He ended up scoring 30 points, then fouled out in the last six minutes of the game. Immediately after fouling out, a frustrated Curry threw his mouthpiece, hitting a fan, and was ejected from the game. Let’s hope the fan held onto the mouthguard, as it’s probably worth a pretty penny. This was the first time Curry has fouled out since December 2013. Cleveland 115, Golden State 101

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Cavs Advance To NBA Finals, Warriors Force Game 7 Monday Agst Thunder, Rookie Rossi Wins Indy 500

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LeBron JamesThe Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals for the second consecutive season with their win over the Toronto Raptors Friday night. LeBron James will be competing in his 6th finals (4 with Miami and 2 with the Cavs). In game 6 on Friday, LeBron scored 33 points (first time over 30 points in this postseason), Kyrie Irving added 30 and Kevin Love posted 20 points in a 113-87 win. The Cavs will take on either the winner of Monday’s game 7 between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In the Western Conference Finals, OKC lost a game 6 home court advantage to the Golden State Warriors to tie the series 3-3. With an inspired performance from Klay Thompson (41 points and a playoff record of 11 3-pointers) the Warriors came back in the 4th quarter from a 7 point deficit with only 5 minutes to go. Watch Monday night at 9:00 pm ET on TNT to see which team will face the Cavs in the Finals! And if you were looking for floor seats, 2 were sold for $29k each (that’s $29,000!!!) Warriors 108, OKC 101.

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In the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, 24 year old rookie Alexander Rossi won the big race. He passed the finish line while running on fumes. In fact he didn’t have enough gas to get to the Victory Circle so had to be towed. Rossi is only the 10th rookie to win this historic race.

 

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76ers 1st Pick In NBA Draft, Cavs Demolish Raptors, Bad News For Crimson Tide, Madden Helps Petty

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76ersThe Philadelphia 76ers secured the first pick in the NBA lottery. After three losing seasons, the 76ers have been mocked for deliberately tanking their seasons in order to get top prospects in the draft. Regardless of what you believe they did the past few years, the Sixers now have a chance to truly rebuild. The top prospects in this years’ draft are Duke’s Brandon Ingram or LSU’s Ben Simmons. The Los Angeles Lakers will pick 2nd and the Boston Celitcs pick 3rd. The NBA draft will take place on June 23rd in NYC.

In the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers demolished the Toronto Raptors by 31 points. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving put on a show with 27 and 24 points respectively. According to ESPN’s Power Index, the Cavs have a 78% chance to win the series.  Cavs 115, Raptors 84.

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In some very bad news for Alabama fans, all SEC left tackle and the anchor for the team, Cam Robinson, with fellow teammate Hootie Jones, were arrested for drug charges and possession of a stolen firearm. More details to come but if Robinson is arrested, the Crimson Tide will be in a tough position to repeat as Champions next season.

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The twitter world is a buzz commenting on NY Jets QB Bryce Petty (who is competing for the #1 spot this season) noticing how the video game, Madden, has improved his game. As Petty stated,  “Just watching film, I’m seeing things. I played Madden the other day, and it’s not just picking run plays anymore. It’s like, ‘Oh, they’ve got an under front (on defense).’ You start picking up things differently. That’s exciting for me.” While maybe it’s true on some level, it’s probably not the best thing to say if you want to be taken seriously.

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