Video emerges of Eagles' Dallas Goedert getting sucker punched at restaurant

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    Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert is "fine" after getting sucker punched at a restaurant, ESPN reports.

    Mitchell Republic has more details on the incident:

    Police were called to The Zoo Bar in Aberdeen just after 1 a.m. on a report of "people busting glasses and have busted heads," according to archived local police scanner traffic reviewed by Forum News Service. Police radioed in shortly after from the scene to run Goedert's ID, and those of two other men.  

    Mitchell Republic also reports an "ambulance was called for what was identified as a 24-year-old male who was unconscious but breathing." The publication could not report if that person was Goedert. NJ.com reports Goedert was "evaluated at a hospital as a precaution."

    NJ.com also adds Goedert was at the restaurant with his family.  ESPN reported a suspect was arrested in the aftermath.

    Video of the altercation leaked online later.

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    NFL picks, predictions against spread Week 15: Chiefs clip Saints in Super Bowl teaser; Browns rebound; Seahawks roll

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    Chiefs vs. Saints odds, prediction, betting trends for NFL Week 15 game

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    When the Chiefs (12-1) march in to New Orleans to battle the Saints (10-3) on CBS' national game in Week 15 (4:25 p.m. ET), the race for the top playoff seeds in the AFC and the NFC will be on the line.

    Kansas City is trying to stay a game ahead of Pittsburgh, which plays on Monday. New Orleans is trying to keep pace with Green Bay, which won on Saturday.

    The Chiefs have a red-hot Patrick Mahomes about to secure his second NFL regular-season MVP award in three seasons. The Saints will be getting Drew Brees back at quarterback to duel him, instead of dual-threat supersub Taysom Hill.

    Here's everything to know about betting on Chiefs夜网论坛 vs. Saints, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for the NFL's Week 15 game.

    Chiefs vs. Saints odds

      Spread: Chiefs by 3Over/under: 52.5Moneyline: Chiefs -159, Saints +139

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    NFL playoff picture: Projecting the seeds & matchups for AFC, NFC brackets after Week 16

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    It's crunch time when it comes to the NFL playoff picture. Week 16 isn't quite the final minute in the fourth quarter, but the league is making its turn into the home stretch, for sure.

    There's nothing assured about seeding entering the week, except for knowing that the NFC East champion will be the No. 4 seed in the NFC. Beyond that, plenty is still up for grabs. Sporting News makes game picks every week, and we're using them this week to determine how things might shake out in the final AFC and NFC standings. 

    Our safe projection for Week 16 came through, as the Chiefs locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a win over the Falcons. The top seed in each conference is more important than ever this year, since with an expanded playoff field, that's the only spot that gets a first-round bye. 

    There's also as much intrigue as ever at the bottom of the playoff picture, where there's now a seventh postseason berth to compete for in each conference. For the teams on the outside looking in, it ain't over 'till it's over. 

    MORE: NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Week 16

    NFL playoff picture: AFC projections

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    Super Bowl 55 props: Five of the oddest cross-sport wagers available

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    Super Bowl bettors will need every bit of time between now and the evening of Super Bowl 55 to analyze all the propositions that Las Vegas sportsbooks are offering. The Superbook at the Westgate released its set Thursday night: 32 pages of wagering options that go way beyond the standard point spread, moneyline and over/under. (The Las Vegas Sun published the whole card.)

    There's the standard fare, such as alternate point spreads, head-to-head matchups and who will score first. And then there's the oddball stuff, specifically the cross-sport matchups. 

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    Books have noticed how popular such wagers have become, and this year, the Superbook mixed football with basketball, soccer, hockey, golf, tennis and even rugby to produce a mind-blowing set of props. Some of them even involve future bets. 

    Here are five examples of the oddest of the odds, with some free SN handicapping thrown in:

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    NBA Playoffs: Russell Westbrook's brother calls for new Thunder coach

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    OKC Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook's brother Ray is watching the 2014 NBA Playoffs just like the rest of us. Nowadays, part of watching the game is making comments on social media. 

    The difference is that Ray's tweets garner attention because he has the ear of one of the team's best players. There have been rumors that Thunder coach Scott Brooks was on thin ice, and Ray tweeted on夜网论坛 that subject. 

    With Oklahoma City struggling, he tweeted that the team needed a new coach. The team would mount a comeback to tie the game at 85 and force overtime with his brother Russell playing a large part in that. 

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    Pat Riley thought LeBron James was returning to Miami

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    MIAMI — One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.

    And James never made him think otherwise, Riley said — until roughly the same moment that the entire world was made aware of his plan to go home.

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    Riley made that revelation Wednesday, shortly after the Heat completed the signing of Chris Bosh to a $118 million, five-year contract and essentially wrapped up their roster-rebuilding project for next season, the first of the post-LeBron era in Miami.

    The Heat have 12 players locked in for next season, Bosh and Dwyane Wade foremost among them, and Riley expects the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions to compete once again this coming year. But much of his first session offering in-depth remarks about free agency revolved, predictably, about James — the MVP who got away.

    "I went into it with the thought and the notion that he was coming back and I was selling that to players," Riley said. "I believed that firmly so I was selling that to players. And that's the only way I went into it. I let him know that. . He never said to me, 'No, don't do that.'"

    Riley, however, noted that he did not feel misled by James during free agency.

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    Derrick Rose expects to play in Team USA's Friday game

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    Derrick Rose participated in non-contact practice on Thursday and said he plans to play in USA Basketball's Friday exhibition game against Puerto Rico, according to ESPN.com. 

    Rose put a scare into many when he missed consecutive days of practice and sat out Team USA's Wednesday exhibition against the Dominican Republic. 

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    "I'm feeling good," Rose said. "I'm gonna give it a go tomorrow and see how it goes, and I'm just trying to stay positive until then."

    While there were reports that Rose experienced knee soreness, he and Team USA maintained his time away from the basketball court was about rest. Rose echoed that statement on Thursday. 

    "I could've played, but there's no point when you can get a little bit more rest, so that's all I'm trying to do," Rose said.

    Any rest Rose can get at this time is valuable going forward. Once the FIBA Basketball World Cup starts, Team USA plays five group games over the course of six days. How he proceeds at that time is unkown, but Rose said he wants to play.

    "If I can play, I'm gonna play — no matter when it is or how many games it is," Rose said. "If I'm healthy enough to play, I'm gonna play. I'm not worried about that. With all the training that I've done in the past, I think that I'm prepared for it. It's just that right now I'm trying to get my legs under me a little bit more, and[......]

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    Mavs' Richard Jefferson goes undercover with FBI to track down stolen $2 million

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    Richard Jefferson has been an ageless wonder since signing with the Mavericks as a depth addition in the NBA offseason. When he's not coming off the bench this season, the 34-year-old apparently has been trying his hand as an FBI operative during his downtime.

    Well, sort of. 

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    Jefferson recently aided the FBI in an investigation into his former business manager, according to documents obtained by TMZ. After the Mavs forward reported that he was suspicious Ted Kritza had stolen $2 million from his personal bank credit line, Jefferson recorded a phone conversation with his former associate, who “confessed to wrong-doing," the report said.

    The recording of the alleged confession is now in FBI possession.

    Kritza did not immediately return requests for comment by TMZ.

    Jefferson started his NBA 夜网论坛career with the Nets in 2001 and played seven seasons there. He's bounced around the league since, with stops in Milwaukee, Golden State and San Antonio.

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    Andre Iguodala's highlight-reel performance includes 3-pointer with only one shoe on

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    With Steph Curry holding the MVP trophy, and Klay Thompson entrenched as the superstar sidekick, it's not hard for people to forget about Warriors forward Andre Iguodala. But the 31-year-old veteran still has elite athleticism.

    In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Iguodala showed off his wide variety of skills.

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    He crossed up LeBron.

    He stripped LeBron, then finished with a huge dunk.

    He夜网论坛 sank a 3-pointer with only one shoe on.

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    Not a bad way to make your first NBA Finals appearance.

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    Chris Paul's son has a sweet golf swing

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    Chris Paul is known for his smooth stroke on his jump shot which has helped him become arguably the league's best point guard, when healthy, and an eight-time all-star, but his proge夜网论坛ny might take up another round ball. 

    Chris Paul's son, a star in his own right, especially on social media, has a solid golf swing. Check my man out. 

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    Little Chris resides in California. We hear Tiger Woods could use some help. 

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    Lakers sign comical cancer patient to one-day contract

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    The Lakers need some help this season. While they probably won't find it on the court, they at least received some comic relief from their latest signee.

    Yitzi Teichman, 18, was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year and when he was approached by Make-A-Wish Foundation, he didn't have to think long about what his wish would be. He wanted to be a Laker.

    When the moment came to fruition, Teichman's light-hearted personality shined through and will surely inspire the masses. If a teenager going through something so difficult can remain positive and keep a sense of humor, we have no reason to not do the same.

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    Teichman got to spend the day with the team and sat on the bench while the Lakers lost to the Hornets, but it was his press conference that really stole the show.

    "I wanted to be a Laker," Teichman told the media. "I didn't have much other shot considering my height, so it was either you have to be good at basketball or get cancer. I went with the cancer route. Now I'm a La夜网论坛ker and I'm happy to be here."

    This kid's outlook is so encouraging.

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    Tyronn Lue says he stopped a Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony fight

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    Before taking over as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tyronn Lue was best known for being stepped over by Allen Iverson. But the two-time NBA champ may have stopped a fight between two future Hall of Fame players.

    Lue spent 11 years in the NBA as a player before joining the Boston Celtics as an assistant coach in 2009. He recently recalled a story from his days as a Boston assistant when he says he stopped a fight between Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony after a heated Knicks-Celtics game in 2013.

    MORE: Ranking the best NBA player at every age

    "It's just something that escalated on the court and it became a big ordeal on the floor. They were about to fight," Lue told ESPN.com. "And then after the game, I just got wind that Carmelo was in the tunnel waiting on KG."

    Anthony reportedly approached Garnett following the January game, in which the two men had words, flanked by a group of friends. Lue said that though Anthony claimed he only wanted to talk, he sensed that things could escalate quickly. So Lue says he stepped in bet[......]

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    Obama refuses to deplane until Game 7 is over

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    It took until Game 7, but basketball fans finally got a game that went down to the wire in the NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors.  And being the hoops head that he is, President Barack Obama wasn’t about to miss the ending of Cleveland’s 93-89 victory.

    MORE: Shut up, LeBron haters | How the Cavs came up clutch

    Returning from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico and Yosemite National Park in California — a trip to encourage people to visit national parks — Obama and his family landed at Joint Base Andrews on Sunday night at 10:19 p.m. ET, when there were less than two minutes left in Game 7. 

    They weren’t quick to deplane Air Force One, with the White House confirming to reporters that Obama spent an extra 10 minutes on board to watch the end of the game.

    Sorry Lakers fans, DeRozan remains focused on Raptors

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    DeMar DeRozan will not meet with the Lakers or any other team besides Toronto when NBA free agency opens July 1, according to an ESPN.com report. DeRozan, an unrestricted free agent, is focused on re-signing with the Raptors and will consider other teams only if negotiations break down with the Raptors.

    MORE: Could Raptors let DeRozan walk? | Team USA roster, projected depth chart

    The report is consistent with what DeRozan said the day after Toronto was eliminated from the NBA Playoffs by the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals.

    "My mindset has always been Toronto," DeRozan said then. "I've always preached it. I was passionate about it when we were losing, when we were terrible. I said I was going to stick through this whole thing, and I want to be that guy who brings this organization to where it is now. I definitely don't want to switch that up after we win."

    The Raptors won a franchise-high 56 games this past season, good for the No. 2 seed in the East.

    Toronto has maintained that bringing back DeRozan — who led the team in scoring in 2015-16 with 23.5 points per game — is its top offseason priority.   

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    Twitter remembers Tim Duncan for greatness, bad fashion sense

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    Tim Duncan’s career is over, and while many fans may not appreciate him as much as they should, his fellow players do.

    Reaction from around the sports world poured in Monday via social media after the Spurs announced the five-time NBA champion’s retirement.

    MORE: Best photos of Duncan

    The Spurs tweeted a sendoff video, remembering the man who helped turn their franchise into one of the best in sports for nearly two decades.

    Shaquille O'Neal, one of his biggest rivals, was quick to pay his respect, calling him "unbreakable."

    “A powerful example of commitment, class, competitive spirit,” former teammate and current Alabama head coach Avery Johnson said of Duncan. "Championship integrity, on and off the floor, he was a selfless superstar, great teammate and always put winning above individual accolades.”

    MORE: Why we can't wait for Tim Duncan's retirement press conference

    He was also remembered as a fashion icon, of sorts.