NBA Postseason Rankings Set, Carmelo Meets With Jackson, Marshawn’s Airport Fiasco

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The NBA regular season ended Wednesday night the and the playoff seeds are set. The Boston Celtics secured the #1 seed while the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the #2 seed in the East. The Golden State Warriors had the #1 seed wrapped up in the West for awhile now with the San Antonia Spurs grabbing the #2 seed. The post-season begins this weekend. For more on the matchups, click here.

Now that the New York Knicks season is over, rumors continue to fly on whether the organization will trade Carmelo Anthony. Anthony has two years left on his $124 million 5 year contract. Carmelo will meet with coach Phil Jackson to discuss options, but admitted it was “hard to trust” Jackson because he was openly critical of him this season. He said, “If somebody was talking bad about you indirectly at your job, what would you do? You would feel a certain way. You would want that person to come straightforward with you.”

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Everyone knows of the United Airlines fiasco this past week, but Marshawn Lynch had his own airport pr disaster when he slapped a phone out of a teenagers hand trying to get an autograph from him. To make matters even worse, he walked back to the teenagers and spit at them. For a guy trying to end his retirement and get hired by a new team (the Oakland Raiders), disrespecting fans is not exactly the best way to ingratiate yourself to management.

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UNC Should Get Death Penalty According To Loh, Romo Suits Up For Mavs, Cespedes Belts 3HR’s

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The University of Maryland President, Wallace Loh, commented recently on NCAA’s  3 year investigation of the University of North Carolina for an academic scandal. Loh said, “For the things that happened in North Carolina, it’s abysmal. I would think that this would lead to the implementation of the death penalty by the NCAA. But I’m not in charge of that.” The NCAA investigation is looking into over 3000 (mostly student athletes) from UNC taking “no-show” classes and getting good grades. No word on when the investigation will conclude or what the consequences could be.

Newly retired Dallas QB Tony Romo suited up and hung out on the bench with the Dallas Mavericks in their Tuesday night game against the Denver Nuggets. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wanted to sign Romo to a one-day contract so Romo could come off the bench and play in the game, but NBA Commissioner Adam Sliver wouldn’t allow it. Romo made some shots with the team during warmups and couldn’t have looked happier!

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Yoenis Cespedes and the NY Mets had a great night Tuesday when Cespedes belted in three home runs, becoming the only player in franchise history to have two three home-run games (the first was in August of 2015). The Mets came away with a big 14-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

 

 

 

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Kings Hire Robitaille As President And Blake As GM/VP, Cavs Lose In OT, NFL Players Fined For Wrestling

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The Los Angeles Kings fired their coach and President/GM on Monday after another losing season. Hall of Famer and Kings’ royalty Luc Robitaille will take over as the new team President. The Kings love Robitaille. They even built a bronze statue of him (along with Wayne Gretzky) near the entrance to the Staples Center where they play. Fellow Hall of Famer, Rob Blake will become the new Vice President/GM.

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With an overtime loss to the Miami Heat on Monday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers are now one game behind the Boston Celtics for the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference.  What’s got to be even more upsetting to the team is it’s the second time in a row they’ve blown a 4th quarter lead. On Sunday, the Cavs blew a huge 26-point lead to lose to the Atlanta Hawks.  The Heat breathed a sigh of relief as the win kept their postseason hopes alive. They are currently tied with the Chicago Bulls for the 8th seed in the East. Heat 124, Cavs 121.

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The NFL has a strict policy of no gambling, which is why a number of NFL players are in trouble for participating in a “Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship” in Las Vegas over the weekend.  Among the players fined are: Kenny Stills (Dolphins), James Harrison (Steelers), Navorro Bowman (49ers), Patrick Chung (Patriots), and Lucky Whitehead (Cowboys).

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Sergio Garcia Wins Masters, Westbrook Makes History, Durant Back, No Room For Pats 5th Banner

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After 73 Majors without a victory, Sergio Garcia won the Masters in a drama filled afternoon. Garcia and Justin Rose were tied heading into a sudden death round on the 18th hole, where Garcia pulled it out to win his first career Major and the coveted Green Jacket.  Congrats Sergio!

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Russell Westbrook made history on Sunday with his 42nd triple-double breaking Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson’s record for a season.  Westbrook got a standing ovation immediately after this historic feat, but he didn’t let up as the Oklahoma City Thunder still needed to beat the Denver Nuggets, which they did with his buzzer beater shot giving OKC a 106-105 victory.

Kevin Durant was back on Saturday night for the Golden State Warriors. Durant went down 6 weeks ago and many thought he’d be out for the season. It turns out it was a grade 2 MCL sprain and Durant is back for the playoffs and looks like he didn’t miss a beat. Warriors 123, New Orleans Pelicans 101.

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If there weren’t enough reasons for Patriots haters to continue to hate, now they have one more. The New England Patriots can’t seem to find room in Gillette Stadium to fit their 5th Super Bowl Championship banner. When the stadium was built in 2002, they only had one banner, and no one could have imagined Tom Brady and Bill Belichick would add 4 more titles in such a short amount of time.  This is clearly a good problem to have!

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Tebow Hits Homer In Minor League Debut, LaVar Ball Says White Guys Foot Speed Too Slow, DJ Misses Masters

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Tim Tebow mesmerized the crowd with a 2-run homer in his first official at-bat in the minor leagues. The former Heisman trophy winner and NFL QB, Tebow is playing for the Mets’ A team in hopes of making it to the Majors. Tebow hasn’t played baseball since high school, but has been working hard with a great attitude and fans are certainly behind him.

 

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LaVar Ball is making news again. Two weeks after UCLA (his son Lonzo’s team) lost in the NCAA Sweet 16 round, he told the Orange County Register, “Realistically you can’t win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow.” Lonzo is projected to go high in the NBA draft, but some are worried about LaVar’s influence and outspokenness.

 

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Unfortunately current #1 player Dustin Johnson is missing The Masters due to a freakish accident on Wednesday. He was walking down the stairs, slipped and landed on his back. It looked like he might actually tee-off yesterday, but then felt too stiff in his back to compete so at the last minute withdrew from the tournament.

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Warriors Clinch #1 Seed, Westbrook Shy Of History, Masters Begins Today

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With 42 points from Steph Curry and a 120-111 win over the Phoenix Suns, the Golden State Warriors secured the #1 seed in the West, and for the third straight time, the best record in the NBA. Fans are excited the injured Kevin Durant plans to return to play on Saturday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Russell Westbrook was one rebound shy of securing his 42nd triple-double for the season. He had 45 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds in a 103-100 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, but needed that extra rebound to make history. He’ll try again Friday night agains the Phoenix Suns to break the NBA record held by Oscar Robertson

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The first of the four major golf tournaments begins today. The Masters is the only one of the 4 Bigs that is played at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club.  The winner of the Masters gets to wear the coveted Green blazer. Click here for everything you need to know to follow the Master.

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Romo To Replace Simms On CBS, Amazon $50 Mill Livestream Deal, Westbrook’s 41st Triple-Double

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Former Dallas Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo is officially leaving the game and will replace Phil Simms as a color analyst on CBS. Romo commented on the transition to broadcasting saying, “I don’t think it’s going to be easy. I expect it to be difficult, [but] no different than when I came into the NFL to be a quarterback.”

Amazon signed a $50 million dollar deal with the NFL to livestream Thursday night football games this season. Amazon prime members will have exclusive access to these games.

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OKC’s Russell Westbrook scored his 41st triple-double of the season, tying Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson. On Westbrook’s historic night, the OKC Thunder dominated the Milwaukee Bucks posting a 110-79 win.

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North Carolina 2017 National Champs, Patrick Ewing Heading To Georgetown, Tony Romo Retiring

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March Madness is officially over, and North Carolina is the 2017 National Champions! The North Carolina vs Gonzaga matchup stayed close until the final seconds where the players were on the ground scrambling over possession of the ball. North Carolina’s Kennedy Meeks was awarded the ball, but apparently the ref missed the fact that Meeks had his hand out of bounds thereby giving Gonzaga possession of the ball. With 26 seconds to go and down by one point, that call could have made a difference. The Tar Heels were devastated last year when they lost in a buzzer-beater to Villanova.  They redeemed themselves this year, and with a 71-65 win, North Carolina marks its 6th National Championship. Congratulations to North Carolina and Congratulations to Joel Barry II for earning the Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament. For a recap of all the highs and lows of the tournament, watch the “One Shining Moment” video (a montage posted at the end of every tournament for the last 30 years).

Georgetown University hired NBA Hall of Famer, Patrick Ewing, as their new Head Coach.  Ewing played 4 years for Georgetown and reports he’s happy to return to his alma mater.

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Tony Romo will be released from the Dallas Cowboys and will reportedly leave football to pursue broadcasting opportunities.

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South Carolina Wins Women’s NCAA Title, Gonzaga and North Carolina Face Off Tonight, TV Viewer Changes Outcome In Golf

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It was bound to happen eventually and on Friday it did. The mighty UConn women’s basketball team finally lost. After an historic 111 win streak, UConn lost to Mississippi State in an exciting buzzer beater sending Mississippi State to the Finals. On Sunday, South Carolina ended Missisissippi State’s euphoria with a big 67-55 win to bring home the NCAA Title. All eyes were on South Carolina’s coach Dawn Staley as the NCAA Title eluded her when she was a college player. It was also South Carolina’s first NCAA Title. Congrats.

In the men’s Final Four tourney, #1 Gonzaga beat South Carolina on Saturday and #1 North Carolina beat Oregon. The two #1’s will face each other Monday night in the NCAA Finals. This is Gonzaga’s first appearance ever in a National Title Game. The excitement starts at 9:20 pm tonight.

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In an odd twist over the weekend, 22 year old Lexi Thompson lost her 3 shot lead in the ANA Inspiration tournament on Sunday after a TV viewer sent in a video complaint showing her misplace a ball by 1 inch on the 17th green.  On Sunday, officials approached Thompson with the news that she was penalized 2 points for the misplaced ball and another 2 point stroke penalty for improperly signing her scorecard. Incredibly, she didn’t let the news rattle her, but it wasn’t enough for her to win. Social media erupted with fans expressing their outrage that a TV viewer could weigh in and change the course of a tournament. Even Tiger Woods wrote on Twitter, “Viewers at home should not be officials wearing stripes.”

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Cavs Lose Again, Final Four Weekend Lineup, Monster Energy Girls Video

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The Cleveland Cavaliers lost again Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls, their 5th loss in 7 games. The Team is now 1/2 game behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference. Kyrie Irving wasn’t shy in expressing his opinion of the Team’s mental state after the game, “To be perfectly honest, we’re probably all over the place. It’s no time to kind of back up into the wall and panic. I’m not panicking and I don’t think anyone in this locker room should panic. We’re going to be just fine. It’s ugly right now. It’s real, real ugly. But we’ll get out of this, we’ll be fine.”

Big weekend of college basketball. The NCAA Women’s Final Four begins at 7:30 pm Friday night featuring South Carolina vs Stanford then at 10:00 pm Connecticut vs Mississippi State.

On Saturday night, the men’s Final Four features South Carolina vs Gonzaga at 6:09 pm followed by Oregon vs North Carolina at 8:49 pm.

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Nascar season is underway and the talk so far has been of the “Monster Energy Girls” inappropriate outfits. Critics of the girls called their outfits inappropriate for a family event and took to social media calling them “hookers”.  Monster Energy put together a video in order to give the girls a platform to explain their presence at the track.  Not sure if the video hurt or helped the girls, but Monster Energy (the title sponsor of the NASCAR series) is sure getting a lot of play from all the attention.

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