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The proud and storied Puerto Rico national basketball team has no practice court and little funding in the wake of Hurricane Marias devastation, but it remains undaunted and determined to recruit a prodigal son to wear the island nations uniform. If Carmelo Anthony wants a new team, Puerto Rico has a No. 15 jersey awaiting him. Anthony and the Houston Rockets are parting ways, leaving the 10-time All-Star searching for a landing spot in the NBA once the franchise waives him. For Puerto Rico, an association with Anthony, 34, and its national team could go a long way for the beleaguered island. Officials want Anthony to know: Theres an open invitation. With his connection to Puerto Rico, his NBA stardom and his experiences, our fans would love it, said Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea, who has been a cornerstone of the national team and a tireless advocate in Puerto Ricos relief efforts. We tried a bunch to...
HOUSTON -- All-American defensive tackle Ed Oliver got into a heated discussion with Houston coach Major Applewhite just before halftime of the Cougars game against Tulane on Thursday night. Applewhite approached Oliver, who has missed four consecutive games with an injured knee, on the Houston sideline before halftime and removed the linemans jacket off of his shoulder. Oliver could then be seen shouting at Applewhite as the team walked toward its locker room at halftime. ESPNs Laura Rutledge reported that Applewhite confirmed the dispute was about Oliver wearing a long, black jacket on the sideline. Applewhite told Oliver, who is in street clothes while inactive for the game, that the jackets were reserved for active players only. Oliver was restrained byHouston director of sports performance Rod Grace while shouting at Applewhite on the way to the tunnel. Oliver, who last season became the first underclassman to win the Outland Trophy as the nations...
Ahead of this weeks UCLA- USCrivalry game,a well-known UCLA statue was vandalized with red and yellow paint, according to school police. Sometime this week, vandals broke into a wooden box intended to protect the Bruin Bear, a focal point on campus, and spray-painted USC colors on the body and foundation of the statue, UCLA police lieutenant Kevin Kilgore said. The only thing we have determined is that someone pried the wooden box open that the bear hibernates in this time of year, Kilgore said, referring to the standard rivalry-week security. The Bruin Bear is one of a few landmarks on campus that received extra protection in the days leading up to the USC game. Across town, USC wraps Tommy Trojan, a statue and one of the schools most famous landmarks, in duct tape before playing UCLA. Earlier this week, USC athletic director Lynn Swann delivered cookies and hot chocolate to the USC students protecting their statues. ...
The car used by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James as a high school senior is headed to the auction block. The 2003 Hummer H2 will go up for auction by Goldin Auctions on Monday, and the car will be sold on Dec. 8. Goldin Auctions president Ken Goldin said he feels the car is definitely a six figure piece. The car became the subject of an investigation by Ohio basketball officials before documentation cleared questions of LeBrons eligibility when it became apparent that his mother Gloria took out a $50,000 loan to pay for the car. She had given it to him for his 18th birthday. The car was bought in 2013 for an undisclosed sum. It has been displayed at the Greater Cleveland Auction since. The Kelley Blue Book value of the car is only worth about $18,000, though that doesnt account for the custom sound system and TVs that James had installed. Just last month, Walter Paytons 1979 Porsche was sold in Chicago for...
Patrick Mahomes might have ketchup for life if hes able to set a single-season record with 57 touchdown passes this season. Heinz Ketchup, which has used 57 varieties in its advertising, tweeted the promise to Mahomes on Thursday after the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback told ESPNs Seth Wickersham of his love of the condiment, even putting it on steak. ESPN has reached out to Heinz for further comment. Mahomes has 31 touchdown passes this season, already setting the Chiefs single-season franchise record through 10 games. Peyton Manning holds the NFLs single-season record for touchdown passes with 55 in the 2013 season. Mahomes told reporters Thursday that hed be willing to share the wealth if he were to receive ketchup for life. Im not opposed to it, he said, when asked if hed want ketchup for life. If it happens and I get ketchup for life, Ill be sure to share it with some of the offensive linemen. Mahomes...
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While Kevin Durant was quick to shut down a reporters question about his incident with Draymond Green, Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged the team is banged up spiritually after a tumultuous week.
Carmelo Anthonys brief stop with the Houston Rockets is over. Sources told ESPN the Rockets have no plans to waive him and will continue to allow his representatives to look for a landing spot.
All-American defensive tackle Ed Oliver got into a heated discussion with Houston coach Major Applewhite just before halftime of the Cougars game against Tulane on Thursday night.
Vandals broke into a wooden box intended to protect the Bruin Bear and spray-painted USC colors on the body and foundation of the statue ahead of this weeks rivalry game.
Miami Heat star Hassan Whiteside reportedly had a $50,000 rifle stolen from him over the summer.
Earlham College has suspended its football program after a fifth consecutive winless season and a Division III record 53 straight losses.
The Los Angeles Rams raised $1.1 million for victims of the wildfires in California, according to multiple reports.
After poor field conditions forced the NFL to scuttle a much-anticipated game set for Mexico City next week, two major airlines said they would waive change fees for football fans who must now travel to Los Angeles to see the contest.
A small Division III school in Massachusetts made headlines Wednesday and suddenly became the talk of the college basketball world -- all for the wrong reason.
Outfielder Bryce Harper, seeking a deal in excess of $300 million for more than 10 years, has been with the Nationals since they signed him in 2010.
Christian McCaffrey enters this weekends game against the Lions leading the Panthers in rushing yards, receptions and touchdowns.
Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines has a unique post-football plan: He wants to own and operate several Bojangles restaurants.
Owner John Middleton and the Phillies have plenty of salary wiggle room to score big wins in free-agent market - like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.
Ed Oliver, an All-American DT and top NFL draft prospect, got into a heated argument with Houston coach Major Applewhite during Thursdays game.
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