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Astros focus on Dusty Baker in managerial search

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Chavez The Astros are focusing on Dusty Baker in their managerial search, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. ESPN reports a deal has yet to be finalized between the two sides. Earlier on Tuesday, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported Baker had been......
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Kobe Bryant death: Kevin Durant says ‘it’s hard to keep going’

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Ed Belfour arrested after disorderly incident at Kentucky hotel

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Israel Folau: Wigan announces Pride Day after Catalan Dragons signing

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Dan Gartland John Davidson/INPHO/Shutterstock Australian rugby player Israel Folau, whose contract was terminated by Rugby Australia in May over repeated anti-LGBTQ remarks made on social media, has signed with French club Catalan Dragons of the Super League, the team announced......
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Kobe Bryant’s jersey number informally retired by Spencer Dinwiddie, others

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcwMDMxMTY3NTc0MTIzODk3/kobe-prayer-hands.jpg Avery Yang Spencer Dinwiddie and “multiple” other NBA players are planning on changing their jersey numbers in order to informally retire Kobe Bryant’s old Nos. 8 and 24, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.  Dinwiddie has changed his jersey number from 8 to 26. Jersey changes typically take a......
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Coronavirus threat postpones Miami (Ohio) basketball games

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College basketball player scores 81 points in memory of Kobe Bryant

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcwMDY2NzY1ODczNjg1ODgx/zid-powell-kobe-braynt-tribute.jpg Chris Chavez Community College of Beaver County freshman guard Yazid Powell scored 81 points in his school’s 147–61 victory over Butler County Community College as a tribute to Kobe Bryant. The Lakers legend and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine passengers killed in a helicopter crash in California......
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Antonio Brown freed of house arrest, GPS ankle monitor by judge

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Joe Montana advises Tom Brady to stay with Patriots

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcwMDY1ODY5Mjk5MjYzMDQ5/joe-montana-tom-brady-free-agency-advice.jpg Jenna West Tom Brady has the chance to become a free agent for the first time in his 20-year career, but Joe Montana has some words of advice for the Patriots quarterback before he makes any decisions. In an interview with NFL.com’s Michael Silver, Montana shared from his own......
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Maryland high school basketball player makes 85-foot shot (video)

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcwMDY0OTM5NzA3NDA5Nzg1/maryland-high-school-basketball-buzzer-beater.jpg Dan Gartland @NorthernHSHoops/Twitter You can’t hit a shot on a basketball court from much farther away than the game-winner this high school player in Maryland hit on Monday night. Northern High (Owings, Md.) and McDonough High (Pomfret, Md.) were tied at 55 in the final seconds of the game.......
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Tom Brady sends Jimmy Garoppolo advice before Super Bowl

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcwMDY0OTYyMjU1ODU3MDE3/jimmy-garoppolo-tom-brady-super-bowl-advice.jpg Jenna West Tom Brady took time out of his presumably busy offseason schedule to send some friendly advice to Jimmy Garoppolo ahead of Super Bowl LIV. During Super Bowl LIV Opening Night on Monday, NFL Network’s Michael Irvin asked Garoppolo if Brady had any advice for his former backup.......
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NFL-affiliated Twitter accounts hacked, league cooperating with police

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Avery Yang Several NFL-affiliated Twitter accounts were hacked on Monday and the league is now cooperating with law enforcement, the NFL announced in a statement on Tuesday. “On Monday, the NFL cybersecurity department became aware of a breach of a......
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Michael Strahan: Giants legend says team will retire his jersey

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman At Eli Manning’s retirement press conference last Friday, New York Giants president and co-owner John Mara announced the team’s plan to induct the two-time Super Bowl winner into the Giants Ring of Honor, stating that no Giants player......
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Kobe Bryant death: LeBron James promises to continue Kobe’s legacy in tribute post

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman On Monday night, Lakers star LeBron James reflected on Kobe Bryant’s sudden death and No. 24’s legacy “I’m Not Ready but here I go. Man I sitting here trying to write something for this post but every time......
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Kobe Sneaker Tributes: Luka Doncic, Breanna Stewart Among Players Honoring Bryant

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Here are some of the Kobe-related tributes displayed on sneakers from Monday night’s basketball games. Monday night’s basketball action saw countless players pay tribute to the sudden death of Kobe Bryant and the other eight victims of Sunday’s......
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Kobe Bryant dead: Tributes, reactions during Monday’s NBA action

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Ahead of the Detroit Pistons’ Monday night matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pistons warmed up wearing jerseys with the Nos. 8 and 24, and the name “Bryant” displayed on the back. The jerseys were the first of......
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Kobe Bryant death: UConn pays tribute to Kobe, GiGi ahead of Team USA game

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTcwMDUwMTgwNTg5MDM3MTI5/uconn-women.jpg Ben Pickman Ahead of UConn’s Monday night exhibition against Team USA, the Huskies paid tribute to the death Kobe Bryant, Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna and the other seven people who died in Sunday’s helicopter crash.  Gianna, known by many as GiGi, told her father she wanted to play for......
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Kobe Bryant dead: Tracy McGrady brought to tears, relays haunting story

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman The sudden death of Kobe Bryant produced a wave of shock throughout the sports world. On Monday, one of Bryant’s biggest competitors, Tracy McGrady, was brought to tears discussing his legacy on ESPN’s “The Jump.” “I’m devastated, just......
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Kobe Bryant dead: LeBron had a final phone call with Kobe Saturday night

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman LeBron James and Kobe Bryant shared a phone call late Saturday night after James passed Bryant for third on the NBA all-time scoring list, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.  According to Charania, several Lakers players listened in......
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NBA postpones Lakers vs Clippers game after Kobe Bryant’s death

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman The NBA has postponed Tuesday’s Lakers–Clippers game in the aftermath of Kobe Bryant’s death, the league announced Monday night.  “The decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of......

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