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LeBron James calls out MLB commissioner Rob Manfred over Astros cheating scandal: ‘You need to fix this’

LeBron James calls out MLB commissioner Rob Manfred over Astros cheating scandal: 'You need to fix this' LeBron James is no stranger to weighing in on important and noteworthy topics that impact the world at large, even if those topics pertain to a sport that he doesn't play. His latest foray into cross-league commentary happened Tuesday when he tweeted out his thoughts about how MLB handled the Astros' cheating scandal. His main concern: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred did not do enough to take into account how the league's players would feel about the punishments handed out. James wrote that Manfred needs to "fix this for the sake of sports." Here are his full comments on the matter, including a sensationally long hashtag: Listen I know I don’t play baseball but I am in Sports and I know if someone cheated me out of winning the title and I found out about it I would be F*^king irate! I mean like uncontrollable about what I would/could do! Listen here baseba..

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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred apologizes for referring to World Series trophy as ‘a piece of metal’

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred apologizes for referring to World Series trophy as 'a piece of metal'Manfred owned up to one mistake prior to a Tuesday press conference On Tuesday, for the second time in three days, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred met with the media for a press conference that centered around the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. Unsurprisingly, one of the highlights (a relative term) involved comments Manfred made on Sunday, when he referred to the World Series trophy (appropriately named the Commissioner's Trophy) as a "piece of metal" in an interview with ESPN. Manfred was explaining why he thought stripping the Astros of their 2017 title was a "futile act." Here is his full quotation: "The idea of an asterisk or asking for a piece of metal back seems like a futile act. People will always know something was different about the 2017 season, and whether we made that decision right or wrong, we undertook a thorough investigation, and h..

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Clippers expected to sign Reggie Jackson after veteran point guard finalizes buyout with Pistons, per report

Clippers expected to sign Reggie Jackson after veteran point guard finalizes buyout with Pistons, per reportJackson will give the Clippers another playmaker in the second unit Remember Reggie Jackson? After signing a huge contract with the Detroit Pistons back in 2015, injuries and the general state of that franchise has turned the veteran point guard into something of an afterthought. But all of that should change now that he's reportedly on his way to a contender -- and one that plays in the Staples Center at that. Jackson is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers after he finalized a buyout agreement with the Pistons on Tuesday, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Jackson was completing the final season of a five-year, $80 million contract with the Pistons. The Pistons and Jackson's agent, Aaron Mintz of CAA Sports, completed the buyout terms earlier Tuesday before reaching an agreement with the Clippers on Tuesday afternoon. Jackson has been..

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Greg Olsen joins Seahawks on $7 million deal, giving Russell Wilson new offensive weapon

Greg Olsen joins Seahawks on $7 million deal, giving Russell Wilson new offensive weaponThe three-time Pro Bowler has found a new home Greg Olsen has found a new home. On Tuesday, CBS Sports insider Jonathan Jones confirmed a report that the former Panthers tight end will sign a one-year, $7 million deal with the Seahawks. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Olsen, who will receive $5.5 million guaranteed, strongly considered signing with the Bills and Redskins but ultimately decided that the prospect of playing with Russell Wilson was too good to pass up. The 31st overall pick in the 2007 draft, Olsen developed into a quality starting tight end with the Bears, helping Chicago advance to the NFC Championship Game during his final season with the team. Olsen had even more success with the Panthers, earning three consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 2014-16. Olsen played a pivotal role in the Panthers' run of three straight NFC South division titles from 2011-13. He was also a big part..

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NFL Free Agency 2020: Ranking the 100 best free agents, where do Dak Prescott and Tom Brady land?

NFL Free Agency 2020: Ranking the 100 best free agents, where do Dak Prescott and Tom Brady land?It's time to rank the top 100 players who could be available on the free-agent market NFL free agency is sometimes considered fool's gold in league circles. Paying big-dollar deals rarely works out, which is why teams are sometimes hesitant to spend. Draft, develop and keep your own is the desired way to build a team, but that doesn't always work, which means supplementing the roster can be mandatory in free agency. This year's period begins March 18, and while fool's gold might be how some consider free-agent classes, this one is different. There should be a lot of talent in this pending market – depending on how franchise tags go in the coming weeks – and much of it is young, improving talent. With a target age of 26 or 27 for potential free agents, this class is loaded with those players. It is a deep class of quarterbacks, defensive linemen and some good o..

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John Beilein, Cavaliers expected to part ways as early as Wednesday, per report

John Beilein, Cavaliers expected to part ways as early as Wednesday, per reportCleveland would reportedly elevate JB Bickerstaff from associate head coach to head coach John Beilein's first season coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers has gone about as poorly as it possibly could so far. With a dismal 14-40 record, the Cavaliers are currently in the Eastern Conference's basement, and several veterans, including 2016 champions Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson, have reportedly tried to orchestrate midseason exits. Now, after reports surfaced that the Cavaliers would be unlikely to bring him back next season, Beilein is in advanced talks with Cleveland about parting ways with the team, per The Athletic's Shams Charania, Jason Lloyd and Kelsey Russo. Beilein and the team discussed potentially stepping down during the All-Star Break, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and while he had four years remaining on his contract, the former Michigan coach is expected to walk a..

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With Drew Brees coming back, Taysom Hill says he’s in no hurry to leave New Orleans, but doesn’t rule it out

With Drew Brees coming back, Taysom Hill says he's in no hurry to leave New Orleans, but doesn't rule it outWill there be another team that is as high on Hill as the Saints are? The first domino of the 2020 quarterback carousel fell on Tuesday, as Drew Brees announced that he would return next season to give it another go with the New Orleans Saints. While the fans down in Louisiana can now rest easy about who the starting quarterback will be next season, Brees' decision also affects the two other quarterbacks on roster. Taysom Hill and Teddy Bridgewater could end up on different teams in 2020 -- the former being a restricted free agent while the latter is an unrestricted free agent. Last month, a report surfaced that the Saints wanted to pass the torch to Hill instead of Bridgewater, and that was going to happen this season if Brees decided to retire. Now that the NFL's all-time leading passer is back, Hill will either have to put his franchise quarterback dreams..

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2020 NBA buyout tracker: Reggie Jackson plans to join Clippers after agreement to leave Pistons, per report

2020 NBA buyout tracker: Reggie Jackson plans to join Clippers after agreement to leave Pistons, per reportKeep up with the latest player movement around the league The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, but that doesn't mean that transactions are done for the season. It's buyout time, where bad teams will cut ties with players, usually veterans in the final year of their contract, allowing them to enter free agency. The team gets to save some money via the buyout, while the player gets to join a contender for the playoff run. It didn't take long for the action to get underway this season, with Marvin Williams reportedly agreeing to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks just a day after the Feb. 6 trade deadline. Furthermore, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist joined up with the Dallas Mavericks, while both Jeff Green and DeMarre Carroll will reportedly be heading to Houston to bolster the Rockets' small-ball attack. As for Darren Collison, the veteran point guard will reportedly..

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2020 NHL Trade Deadline tracker: Things to know, dates, timeline, ranking key targets

2020 NHL Trade Deadline tracker: Things to know, dates, timeline, ranking key targetsTeams that could be active around the Feb. 24 trade deadline With the NHL All-Star break in the rearview mirror, the unofficial second half of the season is upon us. That typically means eyes start shifting toward the playoffs or, if your team is less fortunate, the NHL Draft lottery odds. But before we can start looking past the conclusion of the regular season, it's important to consider what may happen around the league's annual trade deadline. Teams in the hunt can make key additions and improvements to reinforce their case for the Stanley Cup this spring, while those who are essentially waving the white flag on this season can ship players out of town in exchange for picks or prospects that better serve a long-term vision. When is the deadline?This year's NHL trade deadline cutoff will be be on Monday, Feb. 24th at 3 p.m. ET. All teams looking to trade players will have to file ..

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Capitals land Brenden Dillon in trade with Sharks

Capitals land Brenden Dillon in trade with SharksThe Caps look to bolster the blue line ahead of their playoff push The onslaught of pre-deadline deals continues in the NHL. The Washington Capitals and San Jose Sharks are the latest to jump in on the early activity, as the two teams reached an agreement on Tuesday tol send defenseman Brenden Dillon to Washington. The Sharks agreed to trade Dillon to the Capitals in exchange for a second-round pick in 2020 and a conditional third-round pick in 2021. The second-round pick originally belonged to the Colorado Avalanche, who dealt the selection to the Capitals last summer in the trade that brought Andre Burakovsky to Colorado. On the condition that the Caps win the Stanley Cup this season, the third-round pick in 2021 will become a third-round pick in 2020 (which originally belonged to Arizona). As part of the deal, the Sharks will retain half of Dillon's $3.27 million cap hit this season. The defenseman is set to become an unrestric..

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