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Fans may never forgive Pirates for trading Andrew McCutchen

1:08 PM ET Within minutes after former MVP Andrew McCutchen received the phone call late Monday afternoon that he was no longer a member of the Pirates, reports emerged that Pittsburgh has a multiyear agreement in place with talented closer Felipe Rivero. The sequence of events had all the look of a stage-managed leak, as if somebody within the Pirates organization was trying to...

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Thunder Buddies podcast: Westbrook tossed as OKC avoids a loss – NewsOK.com

Russell Westbrook was ejected late in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game. [PHOTO BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN] Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studios’ highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted,’ but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of the Thunder. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer Apple Podcasts...

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There’s Still a Kevin Durant-Sized Gap Between the Cavaliers and Warriors – Sports Illustrated

Cleveland was locked in from the opening tip against Golden State on Monday night. Players were flying around on defense. LeBron James scored 16 points in the opening quarter. And the fans helped create an atmosphere not unlike a playoff game. None of it mattered. The Warriors still left with a double-digit win, completing a season sweep of the Cavaliers with a 118–108 victory....

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Shock factor still hasn’t worn off for Vikings one day after stunning victory over Saints – ESPN

11:21 PM ET EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Adam Thielen was drained mentally, physically and emotionally. Being on the field for one of the greatest plays in Minnesota Vikings history and seeing the replay hundreds of times of Case Keenum‘s 61-yard pass to Stefon Diggs for the first walk-off touchdown in the fourth quarter of an NFL postseason game, the receiver needed more than just...

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Simone Biles, four-time Olympic gold medalist, alleges Larry Nassar sexually abused her – USA TODAY

CLOSE Over 140 women have accused Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. USA TODAY Sports Simone Biles revealed in a post Monday she was a victim of sexual abuse.(Photo: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports)   Corrections and clarifications: In a previous version of this story, the court in which former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar will appear this week was misidentified. Nassar will appear in...

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Pirates trade Andrew McCutchen to Giants, impacting offseason plans for Yankees and Mets – New York Daily News

Earlier this offseason, the following scenario seemed plausible: Shohei Otani to the Yankees and Giancarlo Stanton to the Giants. But neither of those moves happened. Otani quickly passed on the Bombers, ultimately ending up in LA with the Angels. That led Brian Cashman to pursue Stanton, who invoked his no-trade clause on a deal to San Francisco (along with the Cardinals) before...

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Danica Patrick confirms she’s dating Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers – USA TODAY

CLOSE A group of NASCAR drivers discuss the accomplishments of Danica Patrick. USA TODAY Sports FILE – In this July 30, 2015, file photo, Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, left, smiles during NFL football training camp in Green Bay, Wis.; and in this May 23, 2015, file photo, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick waits by her car in Charlotte, N.C. Patrick, a noted Chicago Bears...

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Pat Shurmur expected to be hired as Giants next coach – USA TODAY

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports NFL insider Jarrett Bell attempts to put into words the unbelievable finish in Minnesota, and how important situational football meant in a weekend of classic games. USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur prior to the game against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium.(Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn, USA TODAY Sports) Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur’s most...

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