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WATCH: Dellavedova tries to take Beal’s head off, says he was trying “to hold him up.”

There’s nothing subtle about the way Milwaukee Bucks point guard Matthew Dellavedova gets into his opponent’s heads. He does so by physically trying to remove their heads. Take Saturday, for example when Delly Defense was ejected for this play on Bradley Beal. A play he said he was simply trying “to hold him up.”   […]

LaVar Ball says Walton has lost Lakers; coaches react

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle responded angrily Sunday after LaVar Ball’s claim that the Los Angeles Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton. Ball, the outspoken father of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, made his latest outlandish statement to ESPN for a story published Sunday. He said Walton is too young to […]

Ngakoue says Incognito used weak racist slurs during game

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue says Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito used “weak racist slurs” during their playoff game Sunday. Ngakoue voiced his complaint on Twitter, calling out Incognito by his No. 64 jersey. Ngakoue wrote: “Great win today! And 64, you goin have to come harder than some weak […]

The NFL needs a playoff committee

The NFL needs a playoff committee. I’ll just lob that out there. It’s a weird time to live in Wisconsin. In the sports world, anyway. It’s still cold as F. The Badgers just lost to Rutgers. Rutgers? The Packers aren’t in the playoffs. And the Bucks have the most popular player in the NBA. What? […]

Antetokounmpo leads NBA in all-star voting

If you had to guess who was the leading vote getter so far for the NBA all-star game, the answer would most likely be LeBron James or Steph Curry. Those answers would both be wrong. Right now, the honor goes to Milwaukee Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. The 23-year-old was the franchise’s first all-star starter […]

Could an NHL expansion team from Vegas win a Stanley Cup in first year?

The Vegas Golden Knights are off to the best start for an expansion team in NHL history After talking to Jason Pothier from SinBin.Vegas, a Las Vegas based website dedicated solely to the Golden Knights, I believe there are three reasons to think the Vegas squad, as currently constructed, can win a Stanley Cup in […]

Gary Payton regrets trash-talking, after meeting Jordan on court for first time

The NBA is at the height of popularity and stardom. Even a lot of the terrible teams give you a reason to watch. There hasn’t been more superstars. But, there is still nothing better than a Michael Jordan story. Gary Payton recently wrote about his time with the Seattle Supersonics for the Player’s Tribune, including […]

HUSTLE: Even LeBron does it

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MVP season continues, as Giannis leads Bucks surprising Pacers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A teammate asked Giannis Antetokounmpo how he felt after a game in which the Milwaukee Bucks star secured his 18th double-double of the season. “Good rest,” said Antetokounmpo, shrugging his shoulders as he reached his locker. Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 10 rebounds before getting a well-earned break in the fourth quarter, […]

Legit gripes? Maybe, but no change to college playoff format

ATLANTA (AP) — Unlike the Bowl Championship Series, the College Football Playoff was built to withstand criticism instead of shifting to respond to yearly griping. That structure is standing strong despite some blowback. Two Southeastern Conference teams playing for the championship on Monday night in Atlanta? Not a problem. Two Power Five conferences left out […]
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