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Heat's Bam Adebayo Worried over NBA Return 'Because We Have to Touch Each Other'

Heat's Bam Adebayo Worried over NBA Return 'Because We Have to Touch Each Other'

The is in the thick of negotiations to resume the 2019-20 season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Miami Heat All-Star center has concerns."Some players like Steve Nash used to lick his hands," Adebayo told the. "Some people still have that in their routine. Some people wipe the sweat off their face and put it on the ball. It's going to be weird how they try to control it, because we have to touch each other. And then you have to worry about the family members that we may be touching."The league is reportedly working through health and safety protocols before finalizing a plan to return...

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Max Scherzer: MLBPA Has 'No Reason' to Keep Talking Compensation with MLB

Max Scherzer: MLBPA Has 'No Reason' to Keep Talking Compensation with MLB

"After discussing the latest developments with the rest of the players there's no reason to engage with in any further compensation reductions. We have previously negotiated a pay cut in the version of prorated salaries, and there's no justification to accept a 2nd pay cut based upon the current information the union has received."Max Scherzer https://t.co/nWKtqGSQo4 of MLB Network reported players were "pretty galvanized" in a call Wednesday and saw the league's proposal as "disappointing" and "disrespectful." According to ESPN's , the players intend on countering the proposal by the end...

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Predicting the Biggest Trades Still to Go Down in 2020 NFL Offseason

Predicting the Biggest Trades Still to Go Down in 2020 NFL Offseason

0 of 6The trade market isn't going to slow down despite the usual crawl during the summer months. While some of the obvious trade candidates like Trent Williams have finally changed teams, the post-draft market still boasts plenty of big names, ranging from elite pass-rushers and defenders to surprises on both sides of the ball. These players' current teams have salary-cap or other reasons to move on, while potential trade partners have a serious need or sometimes seek out the luxury of adding more talent while engaged in win-now mode. These are the biggest trades that could light up the...

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Report: MLB Offers Players Sliding Pay Scale in Return-to-Play Proposal

Report: MLB Offers Players Sliding Pay Scale in Return-to-Play Proposal

Major League Baseball owners reportedly approved a plan Tuesday that includes a sliding-scale compensation idea that would see the highest-earning players take the biggest pay cuts while the lowest earners would receive closer to full pay if the 2020 season takes place amid the coronavirus pandemic. of USA Today reported the proposal, which would need approval from the MLB Players Association, is a shift from the owners' previous stance of a 50-50 revenue share.Jon Heyman of MLB Network noted the proposal would impact certain players more than others:Jon Heyman MLB has conveyed its first...

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Dark-Horse NFL MVP Candidates Who Could Steal Spotlight from Mahomes, Lamar

Dark-Horse NFL MVP Candidates Who Could Steal Spotlight from Mahomes, Lamar

0 of 6The NFL MVP award has been a refreshing point of discussion over the past few seasons. Onlookers have seen the next wave of superstars take over. Past winners like , and Tom Brady have given way to Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson over the last two seasons. So the question is simple: Who's next?If the budding trend of unexpected winners continues into 2020, several candidates could steal the crown while pushing aside Mahomes and Jackson. Whether it's another upward-swinging star, returning veteran or a shocking non-quarterback (the last non-QB win was 2012), several players sit in...

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Knicks Rumors: LaMelo Ball 'Unequivocally' Top-Rated PG on NY's NBA Draft Board

Knicks Rumors: LaMelo Ball 'Unequivocally' Top-Rated PG on NY's NBA Draft Board

If the target a point guard in the 2020 NBA Draft, will reportedly be their preferred choice. Per of the New York Post, Ball is "Berman noted that Knicks officials believe Ball "The Knicks have tried to find a true point guard for years with no success. Frank Ntilikina is a strong defensive player, but he owns a 36.6 shooting percentage in 178 games since being drafted No. 8 overall in 2017. Dennis Smith Jr., who was acquired from the Dallas Mavericks in the Kristaps Porzingis trade, is averaging a career-low 5.5 points per game and shooting 34.1 percent from the field in 34 games this...

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Aaron Judge's GF Samantha Bracksieck Name-Drops Yankees OF in DUI Arrest Video

Aaron Judge's GF Samantha Bracksieck Name-Drops Yankees OF in DUI Arrest Video

New York Yankees outfielder 's girlfriend, Samantha Bracksieck, brought up the All-Star slugger multiple times during a traffic stop in February.As seen in the following video obtained by , Bracksieck made several references to Judge during the traffic stop, which ended with her getting arrested:Bracksieck also told police: ‘Do you know who my boyfriend is?’Will Kershaw or Scherzer go No. 1 in our re-draft? 👉

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Trade Packages to Land Nets Their Kyrie-KD-Bradley Beal Big 3

Trade Packages to Land Nets Their Kyrie-KD-Bradley Beal Big 3

Help may be on the way to Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. And if it comes in the form of Bradley Beal, Brooklyn will have one of the game's most talented Big Threes."Immersed in their championship window, the Brooklyn Nets are in the market for a third star and have internally discussed avenues of acquiring Wizards guard Bradley Beal," wrote for the Daily News. "It's unclear whether Beal will become available, though his circumstances have prompted speculation. The two-way guard is among the league's highest-paid players and on a Wizards team with a low ceiling."If...

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Bryce Harper on Blake Snell's MLB Salary Comments: 'He's Speaking the Truth'

Bryce Harper on Blake Snell's MLB Salary Comments: 'He's Speaking the Truth'

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell was blunt in he would sit out the season if pushes for revenue sharing that would restrict his salary even further in 2020. Philadelphia Phillies star understands exactly where he's coming from.   While playing Fortnite on Twitch with teammate Bryson Stott, Harper was appreciative of the hurler speaking out."I love Snell," Harper said (h/t ). "That's my guy. ... He's speaking the truth, bro. I ain't mad at him. Somebody's got to say it. At least he manned up and said it."During his own live stream earlier this week, Snell was adamant players were being...

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Reds' Trevor Bauer Rips MLB's 'Laughable' Return to Play Proposal

Reds' Trevor Bauer Rips MLB's 'Laughable' Return to Play Proposal

starting pitcher isn't interested in returning to play during the COVID-19 pandemic under Major League Baseball's current proposal. On Wednesday, he called the plan "laughable": Trevor Bauer My reaction to the @Mlb return to play proposal. It’s laughable. @AgentRachelLuba makes some very good points here regarding the proposed revenue split and the problems with it. https://t.co/2CBH1FlRyKBauer has been critical of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in the past, that many of the commissioner's decisions have contributed to baseball "losing popularity, especially amongst young people." "As the...

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Who Ya Got: All-Time Los Angeles Lakers or All-Time Golden State Warriors?

Who Ya Got: All-Time Los Angeles Lakers or All-Time Golden State Warriors?

The state of California has been richly blessed with professional basketball talent.Just think of the all-timers who spent prime years playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State (or San Francisco) Warriors.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West, Magic Johnson, , , , and Rick Barry are just a handful who come to mind. Wilt Chamberlain played for both the Warriors and Lakers. And there are arguments to make that list even longer.So, in an unprecedented era in which live sports have been almost entirely shut down, it's natural to wonder how those two California powerhouses, led by...

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Yankees News: Aaron Judge 'Champing at the Bit' to Return from Rib Injury

Yankees News: Aaron Judge 'Champing at the Bit' to Return from Rib Injury

slugger Aaron Judge is "champing at the bit" to get some swings in as he recovers from a fractured rib, according to Yankees hitting coach .Thames appeared on the Yes Network on Thursday and spoke about Judge, among other topics (3:45 mark):Bryan Hoch Aaron Judge hasn’t resumed swinging a bat, but Thames said, “When the doctors turn him loose, he’ll be ready. He’s champing at the bit to get out there.” https://t.co/ExaWf877HEJudge, 28, missed time in February and March during spring training with the injury, which isto have happened in September. But earlier in May, manager Aaron Boone...

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Report: MLBPA 'Livid' After Leaked Email About Negotiations in Wage Fight

Report: MLBPA 'Livid' After Leaked Email About Negotiations in Wage Fight

The MLB Players Association reportedly believes MLB and team owners are using underhanded tactics in order to sway public support as the two sides remain at an impasse over player salaries during the COVID-19 pandemic. MLB Network's reported Thursday the MLBPA wrote in an internal memo it is "livid" over the leak of an email reported on by the New York Post's .According to Sherman, the email addressed how much players would be compensated during a regular season staged without fans in attendance:"The Post, however, has obtained a March 26 email from an MLB lawyer to top league officials...

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Mike Trout Rookie Card Sells for Record-Breaking $900K at Auction

Mike Trout Rookie Card Sells for Record-Breaking $900K at Auction

didn't sign a $1 million deal with the until 2014. His rookie card nearly cost that much alone Wednesday. Trout's autographed Bowman Draft Chrome Prospect card sold for a record $900,000 via Goldin Auctions, which was the highest price for a modern-day baseball card, . It also tied the record for the most expensive modern card ever, as a Michael Jordan-LeBron James trading card for $900,000 in February.Through nine MLB seasons, Trout has been named an All-Star eight times, an AL MVP three times and a Silver Slugger seven times. He won Rookie of the Year in 2012 while leading the in stolen...

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Shaquille O'Neal: Ranking Each of His 8 Postseasons with the Lakers

Shaquille O'Neal: Ranking Each of His 8 Postseasons with the Lakers

0 of 8This article will rank Shaquille O’Neal’s eight postseasons with the .Shaq provided Lakers fans with eight memorable seasons, helping the team win three straight championships between 2000-2002.Shaq played the best basketball of his illustrious career during his eight postseasons with the Lakers, so ranking them was no easy task.So, let’s go to the power rankings and see which one of Shaq’s playoff runs with the Lakers I chose as the best of the best.1 of 8The Los Angeles Lakers laid an egg during the 1999 postseason. The team was embarrassingly swept by the in the conference...

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Paul Pierce: LBJ Isn’t Top 5 👀

Paul Pierce: LBJ Isn’t Top 5 👀

The Truth explains why LeBron isn't in his all-time NBA top-fiveNBA Central Paul Pierce says LeBron James isn’t a top 5 player of all time 🤨(🎥 ESPN) https://t.co/xRT29gZIz8

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Glazer: Taysom Hill Will Be 'The Guy' at QB for Saints After Drew Brees Retires

Glazer: Taysom Hill Will Be 'The Guy' at QB for Saints After Drew Brees Retires

When the signed to a two-year extension last month, it was an indication the team believes he can be an option at quarterback if retires after 2020. Per The Athletic's , head coach Sean Payton believes in Hill's ability to lead the offense when Brees decides to hang up his cleats:"No smokescreen, he's the guy. Sean Payton loves him but it's not just him, the whole team loves him, not just Sean Payton. Watch a Saints game. When he's in the game, watch the other players on the sideline, watch their reaction. They all get up and stand on the sidelines to watch him. I think Sean was always...

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Spike Lee Tried to Meet with Zion Williamson for 'He Got Game 2' Before COVID-19

Spike Lee Tried to Meet with Zion Williamson for 'He Got Game 2' Before COVID-19

Not only do Spike Lee and Ray Allen appear on board for He Got Game 2, could join the project as well.The director and star of He Got Game discussed the production on The Encore with Sage Steele (starts at 37:00):Jordan Tune in now to watch The Encore, hosted by @SageSteele with this week's guests @SpikeLeeJoint and Ray Allen as they discuss the #TheLastDance finale. #JUMPMANhttps://t.co/w2W0wL3QuDLee said he "He added Denzel is not interested in a sequel, but a film could definitely be on the way.We finish off our re-draft series by fixing the latest draft ⬇️LeBron and Adam Sandler teaming...

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Michael Jordan Autographed Pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s Sell for $560K at Auction

Michael Jordan Autographed Pair of Nike Air Jordan 1s Sell for $560K at Auction

A game-worn Air Jordan 1s from 1985 sold at a for $560,000 on Sunday. As Sotheby's , the shoes were a Player Sample and were "custom-made for Jordan in sizes 13 and 13.5. Among the most valuable pairs of sneakers in history, these Air Jordan 1s are in remarkable condition, and were exclusively crafted for Jordan—featuring supple leather and a unique cut that was specific to MJ."Jordan's sneaker line with Nike changed the shoe game forever, becoming arguably the most iconic sneaker line in the world. Jordan 1s remain a staple of any shoe aficionado's collection to this day. The pair that...

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Bryce Harper Reveals Idea for Revised 2020 MLB Season and World Series Playoffs

Bryce Harper Reveals Idea for Revised 2020 MLB Season and World Series Playoffs

With no baseball games going on right now because of the coronavirus pandemic, star has been spending his time coming up with ideas for a revised 2020 schedule. In an , Harper's idea involves an NBA-like split, with east and west leagues replacing the American and National Leagues, a 135-game regular season from July 1-Nov. 15 and a 10-team round-robin playoff format held at a single location leading to the World Series:"10 teams round robin format College World Series kinda style at the new Texas Stadium or whatever stadium/ stadiums are best. 3 game series. You win the series you move on....

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Report: MLB to Hold 2020 Draft Remotely amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Report: MLB to Hold 2020 Draft Remotely amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Major League Baseball has informed all 30 teams that its 2020 draft will be held remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a memo from the league obtained by ESPN's , teams will do their drafting by video conference and aren't permitted to have draft rooms. Passan noted the memo did say this could change as the draft date approaches. According to, the memo states the head of baseball operations for each team will be sent a video IT and be shown on camera with no audio throughout the draft. The setup will be similar to what the NFL used in April for its 2020 draft, which featured clips of...

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Rob Manfred Talks MLB's Return to Play Proposal, COVID-19 Testing, More

Rob Manfred Talks MLB's Return to Play Proposal, COVID-19 Testing, More

MLB Commissioner went on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 and discussed numerous topics related to the league's potential return in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including testing, the owners' return-to-play proposal and more.  In regards to testing, Manfred said the plan is to test players multiple times per week.Anderson Cooper 360° “All of our players would be tested multiple times a week” for coronavirus, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says on the efforts to bring baseball back. “That testing would be supplemented less frequently by antibody testing as well.”#CNNTownHallhttps://t.co/zU95g1FwYr...

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1 Course-Changing Trade Every NBA Team Could Actually Make

1 Course-Changing Trade Every NBA Team Could Actually Make

0 of 14With more time than ever for front offices to evaluate their rosters, coupled with weaker than usual draft and free-agency classes, we could be heading toward an offseason with a higher volume of trades.We're also getting a clear picture of who will be picking at the top of the draft. With teams like the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks destined to land a top pick, both could be looking to trade their prized rookies for stars.Forget the little deals. Here are trade ideas for all 30 teams that would significantly change the course of their franchises.1 of 14Spurs Receive: PG...

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Report: NBA Switches to Wilson for Game Ball After Spalding Contract Expires

Report: NBA Switches to Wilson for Game Ball After Spalding Contract Expires

The 's partnership with Spalding will reportedly come to an end after the 2020-21 season. Per Yahoo Sports' , Wilson is set to become an exclusive partner with the league and will produce game balls for the NBA, Haynes noted the NBA and Spalding, which has made official game balls for the league since 1983, agreed to a mutual parting of ways. A player advisory board will be named to offer suggestions about the new Wilson ball, which is expected to keep the same leather and specifications from the current model. "@Jonwass ranks his top 50 prospects with all their pros and cons ⬇️Markelle...

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Report: MLB Season Wouldn't Be Shut Down with Positive COVID-19 Test Result

Report: MLB Season Wouldn't Be Shut Down with Positive COVID-19 Test Result

The plan calls for social distancing measures and those around the game to avoid crowded scenarios outside of the field, but "the apparent goal is to be able to quickly spot and interrupt any contagion, thereby mitigating how many people get sick, not to prevent any single one of them from getting the virus while at work."Tim Beckham went No. 1 IRL but not in our re-draft ➡️

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