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May 17, 2021

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Takeaways From WWE’s Wrestlemania Backlash

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NBA Play-In Tournament Schedule Announced

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Salvador As the regular season comes to a close, the NBA play-in tournament is set and features a return of some old rivals. For the play-in tourney, seeds seven through 10 will compete in a two-round tournament that will......

Kyrie Irving Joins Exclusive 50-40-90 Shooting Club

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe Nets star Kyrie Irving needed to be near perfect on Sunday in order to join some exclusive NBA company. In 29 minutes of game action, he was just that. Irving was perfect on three three-point attempts, raising his......

Rapper J. Cole Makes Basketball Debut in Africa League

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Former FCS Player Victim of Cruel NFL Tryout Prank

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Juantarius Bryant received the text every undrafted free agent dreams about. He was invited to Georgia to try out for the Falcons after the team’s defensive coordinator, Dean Pees, had texted him the invite—or so he thought.  When the former Austin Peay cornerback showed up to the first day of......

‘SNL’ Spoofs MJ’s Killer Instinct in ‘The Last Dance’ Clip

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe There’s an old gambling idiom about losing your shirt on a bad bet. But to my knowledge, there’s no saying about losing your pants, glasses or hair as part of an epic cold streak. That’s what happens when......

Stephen Curry Wins His Second Scoring Title at 33

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Salvador Warriors point guard Steph Curry clinched his second career scoring title on Sunday against the Grizzlies to cap off a historic year and put himself in some elite company.  Curry, who won his first scoring title in 2016,......

Suárez Winner Keeps Atlético Atop La Liga Ahead of Final Day

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum Two moments of brilliance in the final 10 minutes of Atlético Madrid’s dramatic comeback win over Osasuna gave Diego Simeone’s league-leading side control over its own destiny heading into La Liga’s final weekend.  Trailing 1-0 against Osasuna and......

Goalkeeper Heads in Last-Second Goal for Liverpool Win

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum In one of the most remarkable match-winners in recent memory, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson made Premier League history, and may have saved the storied club’s season with his 95th-minute headed goal. With a languid Liverpool tied at one against......

Webber, Bosh, Pierce Highlight 2021 HOF Class

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum After an eight-year wait, Chris Webber has been voted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, joining fellow NBA standouts Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh and Ben Wallace. Pierce and Bosh were elected in their first year on the ballot,......

Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Colorado’s Josh Fuentes & Yonathan Daza Swinging Hot

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Shawn Childs Weekly Waiver Wire Report Note: My waiver wire report digs a little deeper and is slanted toward high-stakes leagues (15 teams) Catcher Dalton Varsho, ARI I’m going to kick the Varsho tires one more time as I’m sure......

Pujols Joining Dodgers is One Last Shot at Proper Exit

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe In the end, it turns out Albert Pujols would not have to find a new home—just a new place to go to work for the next five or six months. Pujols’s decision to reportedly sign with the Dodgers......

UFC 262 Live Blog: Results, Highlights and Analysis

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Justin Barrasso FEATHERWEIGHT FIGHT: SHANE BURGOS VS. EDSON BARBOZA — 10:18 PM ET In a spectacular performance, Edson Barboza turned back the clock with a throwback TKO victory against Shane Burgos. This was everything an opening bout is supposed to......

Cloud Over Baffert’s Barn Continues to Linger After Loss

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde The highlight of Bob Baffert’s weekend was an absence of positive drug tests for his horses. Whether it’s coincidence or not, all four of the star trainer’s runners at Pimlico Race Course who passed those tests also lost.......

Rombauer Wins 2021 Preakness Stakes

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman Mike McCarthy’s Rombauer trotted away victorious on Saturday after snagging first in 146th running of the Preakness Stakes.  The racehorse, ridden by Flavien Prat, finished just ahead of Midnight Bourbon at Pimlico Race Course, and subsequently ended Medina Spirit’s bid......

Van Dam: ‘I Never Knew People Would Be Inspired By Me’

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Justin Barrasso The trailblazing journey of Rob Van Dam is detailed on the WWE Network this weekend, as a special episode of WWE Icons airs this Sunday. Van Dam spent an entire career battling against the demand for conformity. His......

Report: Albert Pujols to Sign With Dodgers

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Salvador Future Hall of Fame first baseman Albert Pujols is in agreement with the Dodgers and will sign with them for the remainder of the season, according to The Los Angeles Times’s Jorge Castillo. The deal will reportedly not be......

Packers Sign Second Quarterback in Three Days

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Leicester Finds FA Cup Glory in Emotional Win Over Chelsea

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Wilson There’s supposed to be no place for sentiment in football—a lesson Brendan Rodgers very nearly learned in the most painful way. With nine minutes remaining he sent on Wes Morgan, the 37-year-old former captain who hadn’t played since......

LeBron James to Return From Sprained Ankle vs. Pacers

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson Lakes forward LeBron James will return to the lineup on Saturday against the Pacers. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said that James will not have a minutes restriction but that the team will be responsible. The four-time NBA champ......

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