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Frank Vogel was fired by Lakers in part due to inability to maximize Russell Westbrook, per report
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Frank Vogel was fired by Lakers in part due to inability to maximize Russell Westbrook, per report

usatsi Among the culprits for this disappointing Los Angeles Lakers season, Frank Vogel ranks near the bottom of most lists. While his performance was far from flawless, the general consensus is that he should not be blamed for the disastrous roster his front office put around him. It was not his idea, after all, to trade for Russell Westbrook. He didn't decide to build a team with 10 minimum-salary players. Yet he is now drawing the blame for it. He was fired soon after the season ended...
WWE WrestleMania 38 stage reveal: Mammoth display features many massive stars inside AT&T Stadium
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WWE WrestleMania 38 stage reveal: Mammoth display features many massive stars inside AT&T Stadium

Screengrab WrestleMania 38 is finally here. After weeks and weeks of buildup, the massive spectacle is set to go down from AT&T Stadium on Saturday and Sunday night with just about every superstar on the roster in action. As has become tradition with the annual event, WWE pulled out all the stops to create an elaborate set for the event. Last year's spectacle in Tampa, Florida, featured the giant pirate ship inside Raymond James Stadium decked out in WrestleMania-themed gear.This yea...
Showtime Boxing schedule 2022: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas, Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero on tap
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Showtime Boxing schedule 2022: Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas, Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero on tap

Showtime On Tuesday, Showtime unveiled their boxing schedule for the coming months and it is loaded with big stars and championship contests. Both Charlo twins, Gervonta "Tank" Davis and Errol Spence Jr. will all be in action in huge clashes through the coming spring and summer months.The schedule kicks into overdrive on April 16 when WBC and IBF welterweight champion Spence takes on WBA champion Yordenis Ugas in a Showtime pay-per-view main event from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texa...
Chris Ballard suggests Colts might’ve cut or traded Carson Wentz even if they made the playoffs in 2021
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Chris Ballard suggests Colts might’ve cut or traded Carson Wentz even if they made the playoffs in 2021

The Colts wasted no time washing their hands of the 2021 Carson Wentz trade, dealing the quarterback to the Commanders this offseason, just one year after acquiring the former Eagles standout in a swap of draft picks. All indications are that Wentz's abrupt fall out of favor in Indianapolis stemmed from the Colts' poor regular-season finish, when the team failed to clinch a playoff berth despite back-to-back chances to close the year. Even if Indy had made the postseason, however, general manager Chris Ballard believes Wentz may very well have been tra...
Clippers’ Robert Covington agrees to two-year, $24 million extension
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Clippers’ Robert Covington agrees to two-year, $24 million extension

Getty Images While the NBA playoffs are in full swing, the Los Angeles Clippers are already busy making roster moves ahead of next season after getting bounced in the play-in tournament by the New Orleans Pelicans. L.A. is signing forward Robert Covington to a two-year, $24 million contract extension, his agent Andrew Morrison confirmed to ESPN.Covington was set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but the league's collective bargaining agreement allows him to re-sign for a maxi...
LOOK: Logan Paul wins at WrestleMania 38, defeating Rey Mysterio in tag team match
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LOOK: Logan Paul wins at WrestleMania 38, defeating Rey Mysterio in tag team match

WWE Logan Paul made his professional wrestling debut at WrestleMania 38 and succeeded in defeating the legendary Rey Mysterio. Paul teamed with The Miz to take on the father-son duo of Rey and Dominick Mysterio in a tag team match.Paul continued in the footsteps of Bad Bunny, Pat McAfee and Stephen Amell by delivering the goods in a celebrity crossover match. The social media superstar relished in the chorus of boos from fans at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday night....
Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol: Fight card, odds, location, PPV price, date, start time, complete guide
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Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol: Fight card, odds, location, PPV price, date, start time, complete guide

Matchroom Boxing Canelo Alvarez is back. The Mexican superstar is ready to once again compete on Cinco de Mayo weekend when he moves up in weight to battle WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol on Saturday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.Alvarez continues to test himself against the top champions in weight classes well above his natural weight. He unified all four belts at 168 pounds last fall when he stopped Caleb Plant after also finishing two of the other three titleh...
Magic Johnson joining bid for Denver Broncos: NBA legend teams up with 76ers co-owner to try and purchase team
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Magic Johnson joining bid for Denver Broncos: NBA legend teams up with 76ers co-owner to try and purchase team

USATSI Magic Johnson made jaw-dropping assists look routine during his legendary career with the Lakers. Now, the Hall of Fame point guard is looking to do so in terms of sports ownership. Johnson has partnered with Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Josh Harris to bid for the Denver Broncos, according to Sportico. The Bowlen family, which owned the Broncos for 38 years, put the team up for sale earlier this offseason. Johnson, 62, is currently a part-owner of MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers and the ...
Ben Simmons injury update: Nets star undergoes back surgery; expected to be ready for training camp
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Ben Simmons injury update: Nets star undergoes back surgery; expected to be ready for training camp

usatsi The Brooklyn Nets traded for Ben Simmons with the hope that he would help bring them closer to winning a championship. Now they are just hoping he can actually get on the court at some point. After Simmons was seemingly slated to return in Game 4 of Brooklyn's first-round series vs. Boston, which would've been his Nets and season debut, he was surprisingly ruled out after he informed team officials that the herniated disc in his back had turned up sore after a workout. Unfortunate...
2022 WWE WrestleMania 38 results: Ronda Rousey loses to Charlotte Flair, snapping undefeated singles streak
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2022 WWE WrestleMania 38 results: Ronda Rousey loses to Charlotte Flair, snapping undefeated singles streak

WWE Charlotte Flair is still your SmackDown Women's champion. Flair overcame Ronda Rousey in the penultimate segment presented on Night 1 of WWE WrestleMania 38, taking place inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Rousey, competing in her first singles match in three years, showed signs of rust but also used her signature style to create a combat-heavy atmosphere against the more polished Flair.The extended title match featured plenty of momentum swings as each competitor exerted t...