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Aly Raisman blasts USA Gymnastics: ‘I don’t think they care’ about sexual abuse allegations

The Sports Daily Aly Raisman blasts USA Gymnastics: ‘I don’t think they care’ about sexual abuse allegations Troubling details continue to emerge regarding ex-USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar and the victims he is accused of sexually abusing. Simone Biles recently came out and said that she, too was abused. Biles was added to the long list of more than 140 women and girls who have stated they were abused under the pretense that they were receiving treatment. Biles isn’t the only member of the U.S. national gymnastics team who has weighed in about Nassar, as Aly Raisman has been outspoken as well. Raisman...

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Sean Payton seen mocking Vikings fans with ‘Skol’ clap

The Sports Daily Sean Payton seen mocking Vikings fans with ‘Skol’ clap Saints head coach Sean Payton attempted to poke fun at the Vikings late in Saturday’s divisional-round game against the Vikings, and it backfired big-time. Payton was seen doing the Vikings’ ‘Skol’ clap after the team kicked what could have been the game-winning field goal with 25 seconds remaining, which you can see below. And here’s Sean Payton doing the skol chant in gif form: pic.twitter.com/6jsKXMvQzZ — xtina (@cyvonne1229) January 16, 2018 It’s not the first time Payton has done something of that nature. He taunted Devonta Freeman...

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Eagles fan arrested for punching police horse after being ejected from stadium

The Sports Daily Eagles fan arrested for punching police horse after being ejected from stadium Eagles fans are known for going to great lengths to defend their home field and support their team, but one particular fan did something that wasn’t in the spirit of competition during Saturday’s divisional-round game against the Falcons, and he paid for it. 22-year-old Taylor Hendricks was ejected from the game at Lincoln Financial Field for being intoxicated and not having a ticket, according to Tom Schad of USA Today. That type of thing happens at games, and is nothing new. What happened afterward was...

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Chris Paul shades Blake Griffin in praising Lou Williams

The Sports Daily Chris Paul shades Blake Griffin in praising Lou Williams It was expected that the Clippers would be Blake Griffin’s team after Chris Paul was traded to the Rockets over the summer. The veteran point guard was the leader of the team, and the offense went through him. Griffin has put up solid numbers this season, averaging 22.4 points per game, but only 7.6 rebounds. He hasn’t been the dominant force in the paint that he needs to be to take over games, and it doesn’t appear that he brings the same level of leadership that Paul did...

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Internet cracks up over Rockets using Clint Capela as decoy to enter Clippers locker room

The Sports Daily Internet cracks up over Rockets using Clint Capela as decoy to enter Clippers locker room There were 11 NBA games played on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but none of them were as intense as the final matchup that took place. It was almost as if the Clippers and Rockets saved the best for last, in Chris Paul’s first game against his former team at Staples Center. The contest did not disappoint — in fact, it exceeded expectations. Paul received a video tribute in the first quarter of the game, during a break in the action, but...

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Rockets players pushed into Clippers locker room to confront Blake Griffin, Austin Rivers

The Sports Daily Rockets players pushed into Clippers locker room to confront Blake Griffin, Austin Rivers Chris Paul’s triumphant return to Staples Center did not go without incident. The Rockets point guard was treated to a video tribute during the game, but that didn’t stop tensions from escalating late in the game. Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni and Clippers big man Blake Griffin got into a heated altercation with less than four minutes remaining in the game, which resulted in each getting assessed a technical foul. Griffin was later ejected, along with Trevor Ariza, as the two were seen having...

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Mike D’Antoni, Blake Griffin get into heated altercation during game

The Sports Daily Mike D’Antoni, Blake Griffin get into heated altercation during game Things got chippy late in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game between the Clippers and Rockets at Staples Center. It happened with under four minutes remaining in the game, when Blake Griffin was backing down Chris Paul — clearly attempting to exploit a big mismatch. Griffin spun off Paul, toward the basket, and was then fouled by CP3. Griffin laid the ball up and in, for a three-point play opportunity. Griffin, along with a few other players, made his way toward the Rockets bench afterward, when the...

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Watch wrestling star Braun Strowman flip a semi truck on ‘WWE Raw’

The Sports Daily Watch wrestling star Braun Strowman flip a semi truck on ‘WWE Raw’ Former-strongman-now-wrestler Braun Strowman is known for his physical abilities, and he showed that on the most recent edition of “WWE Raw” on Monday night. Kurt Angle informed Strowman that he was fired during the show, and had him escorted out of the arena by security. That didn’t go over well with Strowman, who reacted by flipping a semi truck cab on the way out. MONSTER.#RAW @BraunStrowman pic.twitter.com/CXWp6bxYdq — WWE (@WWE) January 16, 2018 After watching that display of strength, we vow to never get on...

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Chris Paul nutmegs Clippers player with slick dribbles

The Sports Daily Chris Paul nutmegs Clippers player with slick dribbles Rockets point guard Chris Paul returned to Staples Center for the first time since being traded and squared off against his former team on Monday night. Aside from wearing a different jersey, it was almost as if he had never left. CP3 showed off his sick handles that he’s been known for over the years, and even managed to nutmeg Clippers guard Milos Teodosic on one particular play. Check out how Paul dribbled the ball right through Teodosic’s legs and then blew by him. Paul taught the rookie point guard a...

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Carmelo Anthony is ‘done with the refs’ after Russell Westbrook’s ejection

The Sports Daily Carmelo Anthony is ‘done with the refs’ after Russell Westbrook’s ejection Russell Westbrook didn’t speak to reporters after being ejected late in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game against the Kings, but teammate Carmelo Anthony managed to share a few words about the officiating in the game. Westbrook was ejected for arguing with an official, after receiving two technicals in the span of roughly five seconds. The dissent stemmed from when the Thunder guard appeared to have been fouled twice on the same play after driving the lane, but was called for traveling. Westbrook then gave...

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Warriors stuck without hot water in locker room after beating Cavs

The Sports Daily Warriors stuck without hot water in locker room after beating Cavs The Warriors took care of business in their game against the Cavs on Monday night, dominating the second half en route to a 118-108 victory at Quicken Loans Arena. It was a hot shooting performance for them, as Golden State shot 48.2 percent from the field in the game. Unfortunately for the Warriors players, they were forced to leave their heat on the court, as it got quite chilly when they were attempting to shower off in the locker room. The Warriors players complained about the...

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Chris Paul gets standing ovation from Clippers fans after tribute video shown

The Sports Daily Chris Paul gets standing ovation from Clippers fans after tribute video shown Rockets point guard Chris Paul returned to Staples Center to square off against his former team on Monday night, and Clippers fans gave him a nice ovation at one point during the game. Paul, who played for the Clippers for six seasons until being traded to the Rockets during the offseason, was the team’s leader during his tenure in Los Angeles. CP3 was cheered when his name was announced during player introductions, although there were a few boos mixed in as well. The latter picked...

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Russell Westbrook ejected from game for arguing with official

The Sports Daily Russell Westbrook ejected from game for arguing with official Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook let an official know how he felt about a non-call in Monday’s game against the Kings, and he paid for it. It happened after Westbrook drove the lane late in the fourth quarter of the game, and appeared to receive a shot to the face from De’Aaron Fox, who was attempting to slap the ball out of the Thunder guard’s hands. Westbrook also took some body contact from Willie Cauley-Stein, yet was somehow called for traveling. Westbrook got up off the floor...

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Young kid steals show at Warriors-Cavs game with slick dance moves

The Sports Daily Young kid steals show at Warriors-Cavs game with slick dance moves The Cavs and Warriors squared off on the court and treated fans to yet another thrilling matchup on Monday night, but it was a young boy who really stole the show. Tavaris Jones took the court at halftime to show off his dance moves, and NBA fans everywhere were in awe as they watched him do his thing. Check out this video clip which shows Jones popping and locking all over the court. Tavaris Jones brought the energy during halftime of @cavs x @warriors! Tune in...

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Chicago newspaper throws shade at Aaron Rodgers in tweet

The Sports Daily Chicago newspaper throws shade at Aaron Rodgers in tweet Packers All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers has had his way with the Chicago Bears over the years. Rodgers is 16-4 against the Bears in his career, and has helped his team win seven of the last eight meetings between the two NFC North rivals. His dominance over the Bears could be why the Chicago Tribune elected to throw some shade in his direction on Monday. The newspaper was teasing an article that announced Rodgers and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick are officially dating on Twitter, and did so by attempting...

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Kevin Durant dunked so hard LeBron James moved out of the way

The Sports Daily Kevin Durant dunked so hard LeBron James moved out of the way LeBron James  made a business decision when he saw Kevin Durant approaching during Monday night’s game, and was probably smart to do so. The Warriors had a two-on-one opportunity after a steal, with James serving as the lone man back on defense. Durant came flying down the lane with the ball — determined to score. James knows what Durant is capable of, so he elected to just move out of KD’s way. Durant then threw down a powerful dunk. It’s hard to fault James for...

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Tyronn Lue believes Cavs are the best team in Eastern Conference

The Sports Daily Tyronn Lue believes Cavs are the best team in Eastern Conference The Cavs are reeling — having lost seven of their last nine games heading into Monday’s matchup with the Warriors — but head coach Tyronn Lue is remaining positive about the team’s outlook. Not only that, Lue believes the Cavs are still the best team in the Eastern Conference, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. Reporter: “Do you still feel like you’re the best team in the East?” Ty Lue: “Yes.” Reporter: “Why?” Lue: “Because we got the best player in the world.” … Lue later added,...

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Jon Gruden once predicted Case Keenum would get his chance to shine

The Sports Daily Jon Gruden once predicted Case Keenum would get his chance to shine Jon Gruden has left the booth as ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” broadcaster, and will return to the football field as the head coach of the Raiders. And even though he may be leaving it behind, Gruden was extremely successful as both a broadcaster and an analyst. He provided some intelligent conversations and film breakdowns with quarterbacks over the years in his famous “Gruden’s QB Camp” series, which once included a sit-down with Vikings quarterback Case Keenum ahead of the 2012 NFL Draft. Gruden told Keenum he...

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LaMelo Ball fails miserably on alley-oop to himself

The Sports Daily LaMelo Ball fails miserably on alley-oop to himself LaMelo Ball attempted to make a highlight-reel play in the second Big Baller Brand Challenge game in Lithuania on Monday, and ended up failing in a big way. Ball got behind the defense and was all alone for what looked like an easy bucket, but he flubbed it by showing off. The 16-year-old threw the ball off the backboard in an apparent alley-oop attempt to himself, but it ended up deflecting off his hand as he attempted to slam it home. Ball wasn’t even close to pulling this one...

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Andrew McCutchen posts farewell message thanking Pirates fans

The Sports Daily Andrew McCutchen posts farewell message thanking Pirates fans Andrew McCutchen has spent the entirety of his eight-year MLB career with the Pirates — until Monday, that is. McCutchen was traded to the Giants on Monday, and the Pirates will now have a huge void to fill in the outfield. The 2013 National League MVP posted a farewell message to fans on Monday evening, thanking them for their support over the years. Pittsburgh.My Home.My Fans.My City. The placed that raised me and helped mold me into the man I am today. You will 4ever be in my heart.A...

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