Thomas winked at LeBron with 'Arthur' Instagram  [LINK]
The Cleveland Cavaliers came away with a hard-fought 104-101 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night, a game that included a scuffle and some nasty postgame trash talk. But the most important thing is the Cavs are winners of two straight after starting 5-7. And that's where Isaiah Thomas - who... [Read More]
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Fights in 3 games show how senseless NFL fisticuffs can be  [LINK]
Most every NFL player knows that a quick way to get ushered to the sidelines — or beyond — is participating in a fight. Yet in three games Sunday, punches were thrown. No, not the variety that Deontay Wilder used to score a first-round knockout the previous night. Enough flying fists and... [Read More]
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Lonzo Ball held scoreless in Lakers' loss to Blazers  [LINK]
Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball was held scoreless in his team's 113-110 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night. Ball, who had never been held scoreless in his lone season at UCLA, went 0 for 2 from the floor, didn't go to the free-throw line and tallied four assists... [Read More]
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Bucks' Jason Kidd likens Russell Westbrook to Mike Tyson  [LINK]
In his heyday, Jason Kidd was the best point guard in the game with eyes-in-the-back-of-his-head passing and one of the only NBA players capable of tallying a triple-double on any given night.   Now the coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, Kidd is blown away by the explosiveness of the game's reigning... [Read More]
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Butker's 5 FGs instrumental in Chiefs' win over Denver  [LINK]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Harrison Butker's five field goals were instrumental to the Kansas City Chiefs' 29-19 victory over the Denver Broncos, especially the way the rest of their offense was faltering. Don't think he felt any pressure, though. "When I'm out there, it's really... [Read More]
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Why Golden State Warriors fans shouldn't panic after slow start  [LINK]
When you're the defending champions – let alone a team like the Golden State Warriors that has won 84.1% of its games in the past three regular seasons – there's always a silver lining in late October. And so it goes for this 'Super Villains' squad, even if a Sunday night loss to the... [Read More]
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Why Golden State Warriors fans shouldn't panic after slow start  [LINK]
When you're the defending champions – let alone a team like the Golden State Warriors that has won 84.1% of its games in the past three regular seasons – there's always a silver lining in late October. And so it goes for this 'Super Villains' squad, even if a Sunday night loss to the... [Read More]
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Why Golden State Warriors fans shouldn't panic after slow start  [LINK]
When you're the defending champions – let alone a team like the Golden State Warriors that has won 84.1% of its games in the past three regular seasons – there's always a silver lining in late October. And so it goes for this 'Super Villains' squad, even if a Sunday night loss to the... [Read More]
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Draymond Green's angry message for NBA  [LINK]
Draymond Green and Bradley Beal were both ejected in the second quarter of Friday's Wizards-Warriors game following an on-court altercation that left Green with a shredded jersey. Just before halftime, Beal drove to the basket and was blocked by Green, who then boxed out Beal as the play continued... [Read More]
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Why Celtics can contend after Hayward's injury  [LINK]
It seemed like in one horrifying moment, the Boston Celtics' dreams of a trip to the NBA Finals were dashed when Gordon Hayward fractured his ankle and tibia in the regular-season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Losing a potential 20 ppg scorer coming off his first All-Star season for what... [Read More]
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Receiver River Cracraft says he's signed with Broncos  [LINK]
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former Washington State slot receiver River Cracraft tweeted Tuesday that he's joined the injury-ravaged Denver Broncos, who lost Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie to ankle injuries last weekend. Cracraft caught 218 passes for 2,701 yards and 20 touchdowns over four ... [Read More]
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Ben Roethlisberger Is the Most Evolved QB of His Generation  [LINK]
The MMQB's Andy Benoit breaks down Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers game film to see how the quarterback has transformed himself.... [Read More]
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National anthem protests don't appear to be hurting NFL ticket sales  [LINK]
It's still early in the process to get a full grasp of how the NFL national anthem protests are going to affect the league, but it certainly has been something that sparked conversation. President Trump's base of supporters and those who take offense to players who take a knee during the anthem... [Read More]
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Snaps of the week: Lebron, Wade together again  [LINK]
Welcome to For The Win's weekly Snapchat/Instagram Story roundup where we watch a bunch of Snaps/IG Stories from around the sports world and collect the best/funniest/most entertaining ones here for you to enjoy. This week's roundup starts with Bryce Harper's incredible Game of Thrones costume... [Read More]
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Dallas Cowboys' pre-anthem compromise was classic Jerry Jones  [LINK]
Leave it to the Dallas Cowboys to add a new twist to pregame demonstrations. With flamboyant owner Jerry Jones in the mix, the Cowboys briefly knelt as a collective unit in the middle of the field before the national anthem Monday night — a nod to the peaceful protests for racial equality that... [Read More]
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Dallas Cowboys' pre-anthem compromise was classic Jerry Jones  [LINK]
Leave it to the Dallas Cowboys to add a new twist to pregame demonstrations. With flamboyant owner Jerry Jones in the mix, the Cowboys briefly knelt as a collective unit in the middle of the field before the national anthem Monday night — a nod to the peaceful protests for racial equality that... [Read More]
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Paul George: Thunder have 'proven everything' thus far, could offer long-term home  [LINK]
Sunset is still a few hours away in this gated neighborhood 20 minutes north of downtown Oklahoma City, and resident fisherman Paul George is already angling for his second trip of the day. All around him there's nonstop debate about his basketball future, about the Oklahoma City Thunder and whether... [Read More]
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Paul George: Thunder have 'proven everything' thus far, could offer long-term home  [LINK]
Sunset is still a few hours away in this gated neighborhood 20 minutes north of downtown Oklahoma City, and resident fisherman Paul George is already angling for his second trip of the day. All around him there's nonstop debate about his basketball future, about the Oklahoma City Thunder and whether... [Read More]
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Paul George on Carmelo Anthony trade to Thunder: 'This feels like a championship team'  [LINK]
OKLAHOMA CITY – As Paul George sat back in his dining room chair on Saturday afternoon, a gray Nike shirt on his back and the Carmelo Anthony trade on his mind, he pondered what it all meant for an Oklahoma City Thunder team that has recovered so nicely from the loss of Kevin Durant last summer. “This... [Read More]
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Paul George on Carmelo Anthony trade to Thunder: 'This feels like a championship team'  [LINK]
OKLAHOMA CITY – As Paul George sat back in his dining room chair on Saturday afternoon, a gray Nike shirt on his back and the Carmelo Anthony trade on his mind, he pondered what it all meant for an Oklahoma City Thunder team that has recovered so nicely from the loss of Kevin Durant last summer. “This... [Read More]
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'NBA 2K' glitch has Green sitting on Durant's lap  [LINK]
Video game glitches are the best, and now that we've got NBA 2K18 in our hands, they're starting to trickle in. This is one unearthed by someone on Reddit, and it's pretty great: KD and Draymond getting a little too comfortable from NBA2k Yup, that's Draymond Green sitting on Kevin Durant... [Read More]
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Bill Belichick loves talking about punters  [LINK]
Getting something halfway decent out of Bill Belichick at press conference is nearly impossible. But there's an exception: Ask him about punters. I'm serious. Look at what he said on Wednesday: That's an incredible set of quotes. And it's hardly the first time Belichick has talked at... [Read More]
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Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina got goosebumps at MSG  [LINK]
New York Knicks first-round pick Frank Ntilikina is in awe of the historic arena he will now call home. [Read More]
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Why you should bet on Warriors to miss playoffs  [LINK]
When I think about betting advice, there's one guy I trust: Kevin from The Office. Yeah, that's right. This guy: Chris Haston NBC Seriously! Remember what he said in Season 3? "If anyone gives you 10,000 to one on anything, you take it. If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I am going to... [Read More]
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