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Author: Matt Birch

LeBron James responds to Laura Ingraham’s jab on Instagram

LeBron James wasted no time in responding to FOX News anchor Laura Ingraham, which came as a surprise to no one. James has been known to start fires and then play the victim — making it look as if he took the high road, even though he was the one that stirred the pot in the first place. That’s what happened on Friday night, when he took to Instagram and responded to Ingraham — who told the Cavs star to “shut up and dribble” — via a post that displayed the following: “I am more than an athlete” it read....

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Greg Hardy KOs opponent 14 seconds into LFA debut

It didn’t take long for former Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy to take care of business in his most recent bout on Friday night, as he improved to 3-0 in his amateur MMA career with a first-round knockout in his first-ever Legacy Fighting Alliance fight. Hardy was aggressive from the getgo in Friday’s heavyweight bout against Ryan Chester at LFA 33 — a script he has followed in each of his three career fights. He began with a flurry of punches — some of which landed — and then eventually dropped Chester with a brutal right-handed...

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ESPN willing to ‘back up the truck’ for Peyton Manning, but FOX wants in as well

Former Colts/Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had one of the highest football IQs of any NFL quarterback, and he’ll likely be a great fit in the booth calling games. As it turns out, there’s a huge opening for “Monday Night Football,” with Jon Gruden having departed to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. Saying ESPN is interested in filling the void with Manning is an understatement, as Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported that the Worldwide Leader is willing to “back up the truck” to land the five-time MVP. But they’re not alone, and there’ll be...

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Giannis Antetokounmpo wants to train with Kobe Bryant in offseason

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has the physical attributes and skill set to potentially develop into one of the most dominant big men the game has ever seen. He just needs the proper coaching and training to take his game to the next level. It appears as if he’s willing to put in work during the offseason to develop into a superstar, and wants to do so with one particular Lakers legend. Antetokounmpo recently revealed that he wants to work out with Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles during the offseason, in a conversation with ESPN’s Eric Nehm. “When I go...

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LOOK: Francisco Lindor now looks like Cisqo amid new haircut

Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has a new look ahead of the 2018 MLB season. Lindor recently cut his hair short, which would’ve been enough for many players, but he didn’t stop there. The Indians star also elected to dye his hair silver, which this video clip shows. Ooohhh ooohhh the curls are in trouble pic.twitter.com/dcuNZwknIb — Francisco Lindor (@Lindor12BC) February 15, 2018 Fans were excited to see the final product, and Lindor seemed happy to show off the new hairdo at spring training. Fran-Sisqó Lindor is in the building. pic.twitter.com/M8QE2AFl5E — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 16, 2018 Lindor now...

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LeBron James skewered by FOX News anchor over Donald Trump comments

A FOX News anchor was extremely critical of LeBron James over his recent comments about President Donald Trump. James stated that the POTUS “really doesn’t give a f— about the people.” Whether he’s right or wrong, he’s entitled to his opinion, and he used his large audience to relay it to the public, as athletes sometimes do. FOX News anchor Laura Ingraham didn’t take long to respond to James, which she did on Thursday night, and she didn’t mince words, either. Ingraham said James should “shut up and dribble,” and indicated that he should refrain from weighing in about...

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Serena Williams surprises young girls with ‘Black Panther’ premiere

Tennis star Serena Williams brightened the day for a group of young girls on Thursday with a private screening of the hottest movie out right now. Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, invited roughly 40 young girls who are members of Black Girls Code, a youth group based in San Francisco, to a private screening of “Black Panther.” Not only that, Williams surprised them, as they had no idea she was going to show up and watch with them. The tennis star posted a video showing her surprising the young girls on Instagram Live. “I love you, Serena!” one...

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Kyrie Irving admits he regrets flat earth comments on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Celtics star Kyrie Irving has been blasted to no end regarding his previous comments about the earth being flat, and he really wishes he could take the comments back. Irving appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Thursday night, and he made sure to use the big stage to get the word out about him not really believing the earth is flat. “You know I’ve always tried to take that statement back,” Irving said. “On that podcast I was really like man what’s going on within our world and just a whole bunch of truth and conspiracy and I was like,...

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Nick Foles still hasn’t spoken with Tom Brady after handshake snub

Tom Brady never even bothered to shake Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles’ hand after his team lost 41-33 in Super Bowl LII. One would think that Brady, who has won five rings over the course of his career, could have humbled himself enough to congratulate his counterpart, especially for as well as Foles played in the game. But he didn’t. Foles was recently asked about it on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and he actually stated that Brady still hasn’t contacted him since the big game. “I haven’t heard from him yet,” Foles said. “I know he’s busy. I know he’s...

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Watch ‘The Mountain’ deadlift over 1,000 pounds in epic video

Hafthor Bjornsson , who plays the role of “The Mountain” on HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, is the perfect candidate for that particular character. Bjornsson, who weighs 397 pounds, is an extremely large man, who can lift insane amounts of weight. He showed that in a recent Instagram post, which showed him deadlifting 1,003 (!) pounds. There was a lot of grunting and yelling, but he accomplished the amazing feat, and you can watch him do it in the video below. Hafpór Björnsson aka The Mountain from Game of Thrones deadlifting 455lg/1003lbs pic.twitter.com/mSLnAtGTP3 — Kalani Lua (@klua11) February 15, 2018 It’s hard not...

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Baker Mayfield reveals which NFL QB he’d most like to learn from

Reigning Heisman Trophy winner and Oklahoma product Baker Mayfield has been drawing comparisons to Saints quarterback Drew Brees, due to his height and throwing mechanics, ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft. But that’s not the NFL quarterback he’d most like to learn from. Mayfield, who could end up being the first player taken in the draft, was recently asked which NFL quarterback’s brain he’d most like to pick (aside from Brett Favre and Michael Vick), if given the opportunity. The 22-year-old chose a player who is nearly double his age, and provided a wise answer to the question. “Tom...

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Fans toss Winnie-the-Pooh bears onto ice to applaud Japanese skater

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu destroyed the rest of the field in the men’s figure skating short program on Friday, finishing with a 111.68. He won the gold medal in Sochi, and is on track to win another one in Pyeongchang. The next closest competitor to him is Spain’s Javier Fernandez, who scored a 107.58. Hanyu’s performance was stellar, but the unorthodox method by which fans showed love for him after he finished was even better. Fans tossed Winnie-the-Pooh bears onto the ice after Hanyu completed his routine, which certainly wasn’t what viewers expected would happen. Yuzuru Hanyu makes it RAIN...

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Nikola Jokic records fastest triple-double in NBA history

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is one of the NBA’s rising stars, and he showed that in Thursday’s 134-123 win over the Bucks, when he recorded a triple-double in a ridiculously short amount of time. Remarkably, Jokic recorded a triple-double before the halftime break, as he accomplished the feat with 1:54 remaining in the second quarter. It was the fastest an NBA player has ever done the deed, as it took him only 14:33 of playing time. Nikola Jokic just recorded the fastest triple-double in NBA history (14:33). Previous record was 17 minutes back in 1955 by Jim Tucker. —...

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Jimmy Butler rejects two Lakers players at rim on same play

Jimmy Butler isn’t known as a rim protector, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s incapable of doing it. The Timberwolves star showed that in Thursday’s game against the Lakers, when he denied not one, but two Lakers on the same play. It happened with just over one minute remaining in the contest, with the Lakers trailing by six points, looking to chip away at their opponent’s lead. Butler had other plans, though. Isaiah Thomas found a wide-open Julius Randle just a few feet from the basket, and it appeared as if the Lakers forward had an easy dunk. Butler,...

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Arizona cheerleader ejected from game for heckling Arizona State players

It’s always entertaining when Arizona and Arizona State square off on the basketball court or football field, as fans and players alike tend to always get into the spirit of the games. The rivalry between the two schools is one of the best in all of college sports. Fans, however, sometimes take things a bit too far, which was the case during Thursday’s game at Wells Fargo Arena, when a cheerleader for the visiting team apparently crossed the line. The cheerleader was apparently heckling Arizona State players, and an official eventually decided he had had enough when a Sun Devils...

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Mikaela Shiffrin threw up before first slalom run in Olympics

Expectations were high for Mikaela Shiffrin in her first women’s slalom run on Friday, given what she did in the giant slalom competition, but things didn’t go all that well — from start to finish. Shiffrin finished with a time of 49.37, which is .48 behind the leader, Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener. The American star currently sits in fourth place, and has some ground to make up. It didn’t go well from the start, though, as Shiffrin admitted she puked before the race even began. Many believed that her throwing up was due to nerves, but she indicated otherwise. “It almost...

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Anthony Rizzo delivers powerful speech at vigil for Florida school shooting victims

Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where Wednesday’s shooting occurred, so the tragedy really hit home for him. Rizzo, who was born in Parkland, attended MSDHS from 2004-07, and was selected by the Red Sox in the draft that same year. As such, he attended a vigil for those that were affected by the shooting, and delivered a powerful speech at the podium while there. “While i don’t have all the answers, I know that something has to change,” Rizzo said. The Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo, a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,...

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American figure skater Vincent Zhou lands first-ever quad lutz in Olympics

Vincent Zhou is only 17 years of age, but he managed to nail a jump that no figure skater in Olympic history had ever been able to pull off. Zhou, who is the youngest American competing in any event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, showed that age is just a number. He was confident enough to attempt a quad lutz in his short program, and he landed it perfectly. HISTORY. Vincent Zhou, the youngest member of Team USA, lands the first quad Lutz at the #WinterOlympics. https://t.co/cyopV7k12F pic.twitter.com/EUx1R66te1 — NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 16, 2018 For reference, a quad lutz entails jumping...

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JuJu Smith-Schuster makes good on promise to his mom, goes back to school

Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had some unfinished business after the season ended, and he’s now taking care of it. Smith-Schuster spent three years at USC, but elected to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft, rather than staying for his senior season. His mother, however, wanted to make sure that he eventually went back and got his degree. And now, even after turning in one of the best seasons ever by a rookie receiver, Smith-Schuster is doing exactly that. He posted a photo showing him sitting in class at USC — in a Steelers jersey, no less. Told my mom...

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Charles Barkley tells a tale about being drunk in NBA game

NBA fans have heard about past players — such as Stephen Jackson — playing in games while being high on cannabis. Former NBA great Charles Barkley recently admitted that he once appeared in a game while being “blasted” — but on alcohol. Barkley recently appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and told a hilarious story about playing in a game while drunk. The “Inside the NBA” analyst revealed that the circumstance arose because he had been (mistakenly) informed about being traded from the Sixers to the Lakers. “I was so excited, so me and my boys went out to celebrate...

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