Mavs' Cuban fined $600K for tanking comments - 30分前  ESPN

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined $600,000 by the league for saying that it would be best if his team lost this season.
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LeBron James Says He's Against Changing the NBA Playoff Format - 47分前  Bleacher Report

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is not in favor of the NBA potentially changing its playoff format by seeding all 16 teams based on record and eliminating the conference format. James told reporters he would "disagree" with changing the current postseason structure because the NBA has had "dominant conferences throughout time," via Basketball Insiders' Spencer Davies: NBA commissioner Adam Silvertold reportersduring All-Star weekend the league will look into playoff formatting because they "would like to have a format where your two best teams are ultimately going to meet in the Finals....more
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Real Madrid Defeat Leganes 3-1 Despite Resting Cristiano Ronaldo - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Real Madrid came back from a goal down and raved to a 3-1 win over Leganes on Wednesday to move back up to third in La Liga, though they remain 14 points off leaders Barcelona. Los Blancos went down to an early strike from Unai Bustinza but hit back through Lucas Vazquez, Casemiro and Sergio Ramos to collect all three points on offer. Real have now won their last four matches in succession and have earned some revenge over Leganes after the same opponent dumped them out of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals in January. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story a...more
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Cuban: 'Horrible mistake' to keep ex-employee - 1時間前  ESPN

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told ESPN that he regrets keeping former employee Earl K. Sneed on staff after two separate domestic violence incidents. "I made the decision ... in hindsight, I would probably do it differently," he said.
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Nadal Has Done This Better Than Everyone - 1時間前  ATP World Tour

On the surface, the serve is the ultimate weapon in our sport. It’s the hardest hit shot, and is the driving force behind the most common rally length in matches – a rally of just one shot. The serve went in, but the return didn’t come back in play. That rally length happens way more than anything else, right around 30 per cent of total points. It creates the greatest paradox in our sport – the practice court is overflowing with forehands and backhands, but the rally length that dominates the match court contains only a serve and a return. [ALSO LIKE] See Nadal's servin...more
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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino Won't Receive FA Charge for Alleged Racial Slur - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

The English Football Association revealed it won't take any disciplinary action against Roberto Firmino, following an investigation into allegations the Liverpool striker used a racial slur toward Everton's Mason Holgate during an FA Cup third-round tie at Anfield back in January. An official statement on the FA's website said the governing body does not consider the evidence examined "sufficient to raise a charge against Firmino." This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the n...more
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JJ Redick Says Chinese Racial Slur Was an Accident: 'That's Not a Word I Use' - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick has issued an apology for using a racial slur in a video featuring various NBA players wishing Chinese fans a happy new year. Redick said it was a "very unfortunate mishap" and "not a word I use" before explaining what caused him to use the slur, via Keith Pompey of thePhiladelphia Inquirer: In the video posted on YouTube, Redick appears to say that he would like to "wish all the NBA chink fans of China a very happy Chinese New Year": Redick previouslyposteda written apology on Twitter for the comment. "It came out the wrong way," he wrote in the tweet. "A...more
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From South London to South Philly: 'No One Likes Us, We Don't Care' - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

Eagles center Jason Kelce's speech at the team's Super Bowl parade in Philadelphia was unforgettable.While donning a feathered Mummers costume, he went full Ric Flair, bashing the national media that doubted his team and using colorful language that made the team officials sharing the stage with him blush. At the end of his electric four-and-a-half-minute rant, a hoarse Kelce led the massive crowd in singing a song popularized by fans of the city's Major League Soccer team, the Philadelphia Union. He said he'd heard it for the first time earlier that day, while pounding beers with fans along ...more
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Andrew Jones Talks Leukemia Diagnosis: 'I'm Going to Be Back Soon' - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Andrew Jones, who is undergoing treatment for leukemia,expressed confidence Tuesday that he will soon be well enough to play. As seen in the following video courtesy of Lonestar Sports Network, Jones is optimistic about his prospects: Per Brian Davis of theAustin American-Statesman, Jones discussed a recent video he tweeted of himself dancing while brushing his teeth, saying, "I just wanted to show that I’m not just in the hospital doing bad. I wanted to show people the improvements I've been making and that everything's going to be good, and I'm going to...more
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North Korean Speedskater Appears to Try to Trip Opponent Before Being DQ'd - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

A photo from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, appears to show North Korean short-track speedskater Kwang Bom Jong attempting to trip Japanese opponent Ryosuke Sakazume. Newsweek provided a look at the incident in question from the 500-meter competition: On Tuesday, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports noted Sakazume downplayed the situation. "I believe it was unintentional," he said. "His hand happened to be by my skate as he fell down." After the first crash during Tuesday's preliminary heat, Jong got disqualified for pushing off Sakazume during the second run after a restart. Ja...more
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Mark Cuban Fined $600,000 by NBA for Public Comments on Tanking - 35分前  Bleacher Report

If you are going to intentionally tank in the NBA, don't admit it publicly. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined $600,000 by the league for his comments about tanking, according to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated. On the House Call with Dr. J podcast Monday, Cuban said he told players at a dinner that "losing is our best option," via Scott Gleeson of USA Today. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in thenew B/R app. Get the app and get the game.
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Mark Cuban: Not Firing Reporter After Domestic Violence a 'Horrible Mistake' - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took sole responsibility for not firingMavericks.com reporterEarl K. Sneed followingtwo domestic violence incidents, according toTim MacMahon of ESPN.com by calling it a "horrible mistake." "I want to be clear, I'm not putting the blame on anybody else," Cuban said. "It came down to my final decision that I made." Cuban continued: "It was bad, but we made a mistake about the whole thing and didn't pursue what happened with the police after the fact. So we got it mostly from Earl's perspective, and because we didn't dig in with the details—and obviously i...more
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How Milan Propelled Chung To The Australian Open SF - 1時間前  ATP World Tour

Without Hyeon Chung's breakout in Milan last November, would the 21-year-old have made South Korean history and reached the Australian Open semi-finals? Before the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, Chung had made only one semi-final in his career (2017 Munich). Winning back-to-back-to-back-to-back matches was not something he did with ease. Then the Next Gen ATP Finals happened, and everything changed, says Neville Godwin, Chung's coach since December. In Milan, Chung blitzed through the draw, winning five consecutive matches for the first time in his career. Sure, the rules were different, but th...more
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Ronda Rousey to Be Inducted into International Sports Hall of Fame - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Former UFC women's bantamweight champion and Olympic judo bronze medalist Ronda Rousey will be inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame during a March 3 ceremony. Damon Martin of UFC.com passed along the news Wednesday. ISHOF chairman Robert Goldmanannouncedthe 2018 class also includes former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten,The Amazing Racehost and bungee jumper Phil Keoghan and world powerlifting champions Dr. Terry Todd and Dr. Jan Todd. Rousey was one of the most dominant athletes in sports during her rise to superstardom in the UFC. The California native won her first 12 MMA...more
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Raiders Rumors: Free Agent Vontae Davis Visits Oakland After Meeting with 49ers - 1時間前  Bleacher Report

Cornerback Vontae Davis' free-agent tour reportedly has taken him through California this week for a meeting with the Oakland Raiders. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Davis is meeting with the Raiders on Wednesday after previously visiting with the San Francisco 49ers. Davis was released by the Indianapolis Colts last November after he was benched for a Week 9 game against the Houston Texans. "It should be more about the respect,"hetold reportersafter his demotion."I'm a professional. I've been in [the NFL] long enough. When I look at the situation, I feel like there was no respect. Knowing Ch...more
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Mahut Edges #NextGenATP Tsitsipas In Marseille - 2時間前  ATP World Tour

Nicolas Mahut began his 12th Open 13 Provence campaign with a win on Wednesday, beating #NextGenATP Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 7-6(4). The Frenchman, who has reached the quarter-finals on two occasions in Marseille (2008, 2014), dropped just three points behind his serve in the 86-minute encounter to set up a second-round meeting with sixth seed Gilles Muller. The 36-year-old came in to the tournament having lifted the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament doubles title last week in Rotterdam, and spoke of the benefits of arriving to this week’s event in good form. “[I am] happy with...more
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Kevin Love Says He Will Return from Hand Injury to Cavaliers in 'About a Month' - 2時間前  Bleacher Report

Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love estimated on Tuesday that he was about a month away from returning to the court. "I'm probably about two weeks out from getting this movable cast off for good, and then from there about a few weeks after that before I get back," Love told Kurt Helin of NBCSports.com. "So I have a good amount of time, about a month." This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in thenew B/R app. Get the app and get the game.
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NBC Olympics Schedule 2018: Wednesday Prime-Time TV, Live-Stream Info - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

The lack of NHL players in the 2018 Winter Olympic hockey tournament may disappoint fans because the quality of play they are seeing in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is not the same as it has been in previous competitions. However, if fans want to see the best players in the world competing against their biggest rivals, all they have to do is switch their attention to the women's hockey tournament. The United States and Canada, the two best teams in the world, will square off once again for the gold medal in Olympic hockey. Those two teams will meet at 11:10 p.m. ET, and it could be one of the mos...more
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Chelsea Transfer News: Thibaut Courtois Drops Real Madrid Hint - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

Thibaut Courtois has fuelled rumours he could leave Chelsea for Real Madrid by saying his agent would "listen" if the Spanish giants made an approach. Courtois revealed his agent is discussing a new contract with Chelsea, but those discussions wouldn't prevent them from considering Real, per Sky Sports: "I do not think (Real Madrid president) Florentino Perez calls me, he will call my agent and he will listen to him." Chelsea' No. 1 also discussed previous comments he'd made about his affinity for life in the Spanish capital and how it relates to his career at Stamford Bridge: "I'm not clear a...more
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Saints, Pelicans Owner Tom Benson Hospitalized with Flu Symptoms - 3時間前  Bleacher Report

Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, has been hospitalized with flu symptoms. The Saints issued a statement Wednesday announcing Benson was admitted toOchsner Medical Center: "Saints and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson was recently admitted to Ochsner Medical Center. He is currently being treated for flu symptoms and is resting comfortably. "Mr. Benson, who turned 90 in July, has been admitted into the Intensive Care Unit and is receiving the standard, excellent and world-class care that all patients who enter Ochsner Medical Center receive. "Mrs. Benson requests and...more
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