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We checked out those weird offseason workouts you’ve seen on Instagram

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETKelly CohenESPN Watching professional athletes work out is guaranteed entertainment. That's one reason they post videos of themselves grinding away in the gym on social media: They know we'll watch.Add in water, sand, ropes, stability balls or strobe glasses, and you'll be sitting there on your couch with your mouth agape, wondering, "How the heck is he doing that? Why is he doing that? I really need
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Big questions for the NBA’s new title contender tiers

[ad_1] Thanks to a wild summer featuring a slew of superstars switching teams, the NBA is a very different place than it was just one year ago. Just ask the Las Vegas sportsbooks.Last season, the top of the futures board included an odds-on favorite in the Golden State Warriors, plus outside contenders in the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets. But all of those teams have tumbled down the board, and
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New move will look like a travel; it’s not

[ad_1] James Harden says he tries to come up with something innovative every offseason, something more creative than his latest move.Two years ago, Harden perfected the step-back jumper. Last summer, the Houston Rockets guard then perfected the side step-back jumper. In a Q&A session Friday with young fans at a promotional event attended by local Houston media, Harden said he will be working on yet another move this summer, and
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New move will look like a travel; it’s not

[ad_1] James Harden says he tries to come up with something innovative every offseason, something more creative than his latest move.Two years ago, Harden perfected the step-back. Last summer the Houston Rockets guard then perfected the side step-back.In a Q&A session Friday with young fans at a promotional event attended by local Houston media, Harden said he will be working on an another move this summer and it will "look
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Harden passes on World Cup to focus on Rockets

[ad_1] James Harden has decided to withdraw from playing with the U.S. National Team at this summer's FIBA World Cup in China.Harden is the second top player to pull out of a previous commitment to Team USA in the past week, joining Anthony Davis.Harden told the Houston Chronicle on Friday that he has informed coach Gregg Popovich of his decision and that he'd use the extra time to focus on
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Nelson Mandela Day – Madiba and his connection to sport

[ad_1] This story was originally published on 18 July 2018, on what would have been Madiba's 100th birthday, and has been updated.South African icon Nelson Mandela, who was born 101 years ago today, was well known for his love of boxing, but he was a fan of anything that brought sports fans together.There are many photos of him grinning from ear to ear, with obvious joy, as he celebrated the
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NBA star Harden buys stake in MLS’ Dynamo

[ad_1] James Harden has joined the Dynamo's ownership group. Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty ImagesHouston Rockets superstar James Harden has purchased a minority stake in the investment group that controls MLS' Houston Dynamo, the NWSL's Houston Dash and BBVA Stadium, the Dynamo announced on Thursday."I'm very excited about the opportunity to join the ownership group of the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash and proud to be a part of a club
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Source — Raptors’ Lowry has surgery on thumb

[ad_1] Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry had a procedure to repair a tendon injury in his left thumb, a league source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday.Lowry hopes to be ready for USA Basketball training camp and the FIBA World Cup later in the summer.During the playoffs, Lowry acknowledged that the injury on his non-shooting hand was affecting his play and said he planned to take care of it
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Thunder attempts to move Paul stall

[ad_1] Oklahoma City's discussions to move nine-time All-Star guard Chris Paul to a new destination are parked and an increasing expectation exists that he will start the season with the Thunder, league sources tell ESPN.Oklahoma City has been working with Paul and his representatives on finding a trade, but nothing is materializing so deep into summer free agency, sources said. Both sides believe there are benefits to Paul, 34, playing