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David Geffen: Business Magnate Interested In Buying LA Clippers

Buyers have been showing their interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers after Adam Silver, the NBA Commissioner, said that he is pushing for the team’s sale and is also urging league owners to push for the sale as well. The news came out following the lifetime NBA ban of the team’s owner Donald Sterling. The lifetime ban was a …

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Michelle Beadle Heads To A Minnesota Prom

Michelle Beadle attended a very special event this weekend, and was able to add a new title to her resume … 2014 prom date! Beadle, who is a sports reporter for ESPN and co-host of SportsNation on ESPN2, agreed to go to prom with Jack “Jabs” Jablonski when he asked her to be his date during a radio interview back …

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Maria Sharapova Wins Third Consecutive Grand Prix

Pro tennis player Maria Sharapova won her third consecutive Porsche Grand Prix tennis title this Sunday in Stuttgart, Germany. Maria was behind but surged ahead to defeat Ana Ivanovic, a former No. 1 as well. Sharapova defeated Ivanovic with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Maria, the defending champion, cruised through the semi-finals, beating out Sara Errani, 6-1, 6-2 in a 59-minute …

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Angola Prison Rodeo Marks 50th Anniversary

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of Louisiana’s Angola Prison Rodeo, drawing thousands of spectators into the detention center complex. The rodeo, called “the wildest show in the South,” draws in funds for religious and educational programs for prisoners, with each springtime event raising roughly $450,000. The Angola Prison Rodeo commenced in 1964 as a recreational activity for the inmates …

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Mako Shark Landed in Gulf May Break Record

Ernie Polk and his cousin Joey Polk landed a shortfin Mako shark off the Floridian Gulf Coast while surfcasting Tuesday, and the fish might be a world record catch. The two spent over an an hour reeling in the 11-foot-long, 805 pound beast directly onto shore, and didn’t disclose the exact location to ward off other fishermen. Ernie Polk commented …

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Yosemite Climber Falls 30 Feet from Rock Face

A 26-year-old male rock climber fell roughly 30 feet from a granite rock face at Yosemite National Park’s Cathedral range Sunday, and was airlifted out after sustaining severe injuries. The unidentified hiker from Palo Alto, California had been trekking with three others, before falling onto a rock bench approximately 1,000 feet up. Officer Andrea Brown, of the California Highway Patrol’s …

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Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies at 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a former middleweight boxer best known for having been wrongfully convicted for a shooting murder, passed away at his Toronto home Sunday morning. He was 76. Carter had spent almost 20 years in prison after being convicted of a triple homicide that occurred at the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey in 1966. The conviction …

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2014 NBA Mock Draft Version 1.0 Is In

NBA teams who are looking to rebuild their lineup have a lot of work in store for them. The upcoming June 26 draft is a chance to change their rosters. Picking players with huge potential can be tricky and the process takes time. Individual strengths and weaknesses of players will still be assessed for the coming months, but SI.com has …

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NBA Playoffs: We Love These Amazing Games!

Exciting weekend for the NBA playoff race, and today promises to add to the suspense. This weekend proved to be a roller coaster for the Miami Heat; they defeat the Pacers to win their number one position back on Friday, then lose to the Atlanta Hawks who needed that win to clinch the eighth spot on Saturday. As of today, …

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Mitch Kupchak Contract Extended as Lakers GM

Mitch Kupchak, general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, which was revealed during a 145-130 loss to the Houston Rockets Tuesday night. Kupchak had one year remaining on his previous contract with the Lakers, and the details of his amended contract haven’t been released. Since taking over for Jerry West in 2000, Kupchak …

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Abby Wambach Says Players Not Behind Coach’s Firing

After U.S women’s national team (USWNT) coach Tom Sermanni was unexpectedly fired, many, including Sermanni, were searching for answers on why he was handed his pink slip after the USWNT beat China in an exhibition game in Denver on Sunday USWNT forward Abby Wambach spoke out on Tuesday about Sermanni’s firing, saying players were not behind it. Not long after …

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Dirk Nowitzki: Breaking Records and Not Done Yet

BleacherReport reports to us that Dirk Nowitzki contributed 27 points to the Mavericks’ 107-95 win over the Lakers this past Friday to pass longtime scoring leader Dominique Wilkins for the 11th place in the NBA scoring list. Wilkins ended his career with 26,668 points, while Nowitzki hit 26,678 at the game’s end with more games in the season. At 35, …

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