Steph Curry Takes in Liverpool Win, Hangs with Trent Alexander-Arnold

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Golden State Warriors star of stars Steph Curry is certainly enjoying the NBA offseason. He was in two different European capitals this weekend, visiting with his soccer superstar buddies. After hanging out with Neymar in Paris, the world’s greatest basketball sharpshooter was in London to see Liverpool defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.

Steph Curry visited his friend, Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, and they had some fun with shoes and shirts. Take a look at the tweets:

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April Ross, Chase Budinger Headline AVP Gold Series Championships Chicago

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Labor Day weekend is coming up which means we say goodbye to summer (sort of), and thus many of us in Chicago will head to the beach one last time. We never need an excuse to go to the beach in the city by the lake, but this weekend we’ll have added motivation to get there as the AVP Gold Series Championships arrives comes to Oak Street Beach.

Chicago, interestingly enough has hosted more professional beach volleyball tournaments than any city not in California. The competition, which begins tomorrow and runs until Sunday, showcases the world’s top professional beach volleyball players with a postcard backdrop.

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Sacramento Kings Fund Tech Education Scholarships with Ethereum Mining

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By Sean McDiarmind

The crypto world has now expanded into yet another unexpected arena — it has touched the world of professional sports teams. The Sacramento Kings, have announced that they plan to begin mining cryptocurrency through a partnership with MiningStore.com, a leading provider of crypto mining hardware.

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Ex-United Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic Pokes Fun at Lebron James Owning Liverpool

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Internationally well known athletic superstars Lebron James and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both currently ply their trade in the city of Los Angeles. So while they’re both as Hollywood as it gets, they will still be on opposite sides in the big International Champions Cup match on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Manchester United and Liverpool will bring their bitter rivalry (sort or kind of, this is just a friendly, which will feature squads with most obscure players and few stars) to The Big House this weekend, and it’s possible the match could break the USA record for single soccer game attendance.

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2018 NBA Mock Draft 6-21-18 Final Edition

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Welcome to our fourth version of our 2018 NBA Mock Draft. It’s the first edition post lottery. For more on a given prospect, click his name where hyper-linked, and that will take you to an in-depth feature piece on said player. Team needs were sometimes, but not always taken into account, and the order was derived from Tankathon, who we linked here.

You may not agree with the picks in this 2018 NBA mock draft, and yes, somebody will get left out, but you can air your grievances in the comments section. Just keep it all above board.

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John Calipari on Kentucky Wildcats NBA Draft Prospectus (Audio)

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For Kentucky Wildcats Coach John Calipari, the NBA Draft is like his Christmas and five graduation parties rolled into one. Like every draft during the Coach Cal era, the Kentucky Wildcats will have a very significant presence. Five Kentucky Wildcats are eligible for this NBA Draft: Hamidou Diallo, Wenyen Gabriel, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox and Jarred Vanderbilt.

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Kendall Gill on the Chicago Bulls NBA Draft, Illini Hoops (EXCLUSIVE)

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Fighting Illini legend and former Chicago Bull Kendall Gill just turned 50 a couple weeks ago, but he’s in as phenomenal physical shape as he’s ever been. Boxing is a big reason why, and Gill was going to box the day after we caught up to him- at the second annual Illini Athletics Hall of Fame gala. If you’re into boxing, and need a new heavy bag, see more about them at this product review site. Boxing is one of the best cardio activities that one can partake in. 

 “It’s one of my main workouts, it keeps me in good shape,” Gill told The Sports Bank during our exclusive interview, conducted at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

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NBA, Illini Legend Deron Williams on His Present, Future (EXCLUSIVE)

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Illini legend and three time NBA All-Star Deron Williams walked up the orange carpet with his wife Amy Friday night at the second annual Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame Gala at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

D. Will was a part of the inaugural Hall of Fame class but was unable to attend last year’s gala as he was just coming off a NBA Finals appearance with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Williams couldn’t pass up this opportunity again, especially when you consider the manner in which he was invited.

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Isaac Haas Accused of Knowingly Spreading STDs; Sued for $1M

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If you’ve ever had a detailed conversation with Isaac Haas, then you would agree that he is essentially the last person you would expect to be implicated in a story like this. The 7’2″ former Purdue Boilermakers center is being sued for $1,000,000 in civil court by his former sexual partner, Alyssa Chambers. The suit, filed yesterday, accuses Haas of lying about his having contracted sexually transmitted diseases, and therefore knowingly infecting others.

Isaac Haas has yet to comment publicly on these allegations. Purdue University and Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter declined the opportunity to comment publicly.

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Arizona’s Deandre Ayton Faces Ridicule En Route to March Madness

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During the PAC 12 tournament, Deandre Ayton walked into chants of “100,000” from the opposing student section. Sweating through the court, Ayton seemed to only be playing better despite the banter from the opposing fans. Knocking down free throws and swishing long bombs effortlessly across his 7’1″ frame. The “100,000” chants, represent the alleged amount paid to Deandre Ayton in exchange for bringing his talents to the University of Arizona.

A more lengthily investigation will surely be conducted by the NCAA, but as of now, allegations have drawn ridicule to students mentioned in the reports.

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Steve Kerr, Rep. Ro Khanna Advancing the Gun Reform Conversation (Exclusive)

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Steve Kerr is so much more than the championship Head Coach of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. He’s a very politically activated citizen, one who often utilizes the massive public platforms at his disposal to further his express his views on the issues. Gun reform is one of the most critical issues facing our country, and Kerr will join Rep. Ro Khanna (D-17) today to lead a town hall style discussion on gun violence in America with high school students from seven different schools across California’s 17th district.

The event, which is expected to be attended by 2,000 people, will take place at Newark Memorial High School in the events center starting at 3:45pm PT on Monday, 3/12.

It will also be live-streamed on Rep. Khanna’s official Facebook page.

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Mo Wagner Could Ring Cycle His Way into the NBA Draft

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Mo Wagner might be the only true NBA Draft hopes for the B1G outside of East Lansing; at least this year. Certainly so for the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft.

In Jaren Jackson, Michigan State has a sure fire lottery pick. In Miles Bridges, they have a likely late lottery/mid first round prospect. Beyond that, it’s pretty much only Mr. Moritz Wagner who possesses any potential to crack the first round. After him, Vince Edwards at Purdue could be a second round pick, ditto for Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ and Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop.

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