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As expected, Clippers reportedly sign Joakim Noah for restart

This was expected. The Clippers signed Joakim Noah to a 10-day contract just two days before the NBA was shut down, and there have been reports they planned to bring him to Orlando. They are — the Clippers and Noah have reached a deal, This is a solid pickup for the Clippers, bringing quality frontcourt […]

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Jim Harbaugh to take 10% pay cut at Michigan starting Aug. 1

Go ahead and add the Michigan football coach taking one for the team. Or school, as the case may be. In April, it was reported that U-M athletic director Warde Manuel would be taking a five-percent pay cut. Monday, the school confirmed that Manuel will actually be taking a 10-percent cut in pay. Additionally, other […]

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Farhan Zaidi on politician who mocked George Floyd, masks: ‘F**k that guy’

On Wednesday a member of the Scottsdale, Arizona City Council named Guy Phillips appeared at “an anti-mask rally.” Which, despite Arizona now experiencing the worst COVID-19 outbreak on the planet, is somehow a thing. Philips wore a black mask as he walked up to the microphone, pretended he was gasping for air and said, “I […]

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Giants to put cardboard photo cutouts of fans in stands at Oracle Park

San Francisco Giants sent a letter to season-ticket holders last night informing them that they can submit an image of themselves to be part of the “Giants Fan Cutout Program” which “allows you to be at Oracle Park even when you’re home watching the game.” Which is to say, cardboard cutouts with fans’ photos pasted […]

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Andrew Toles arrested after being found sleeping behind a building at an airport

This is a sad and somewhat disturbing story: the Miami Herald reports that Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was arrested for trespassing after being found sleeping behind a building at Key West International Airport. Per the police report, Toles was asked to simply leave the area without being arrested, would not do so, and was subsequently […]

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Adrian Peterson: It’s disrespectful how NFL teams value running backs

Adrian Peterson re-set the running back market when he signed a seven-year, $96 million contract with the Vikings in 2011. Even though the salary cap has increased by 65 percent since then, running back salaries have barely budged, as NFL teams have devoted all that salary growth to other positions. Peterson doesn’t like that. “It’s […]

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DeMaurice Smith: Tom Brady workouts “not in the best interest of player safety”

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has continued to flout the NFLPA’s suggestions about offseason workouts. And the head of the union made it clear he’s not thrilled with Brady’s decision, for reasons that go beyond the players who are putting themselves at risk by gathering in one of the country’s biggest COVID-19 hotspots. “Those practices are […]