When Jay-Z decided to sell his small stake in the Brooklyn Nets to start up a full-fledged sports representation agency, many knew athletes would be unable to resist the temptation of aligning themselves with the famous rapper. Jay-Z once famously boasted : “I can sell water to a well.” The speed of which his agency has collected talent shows it wasn’t baseless bluffing.


Sources confirmed on Sunday that the Los Angeles Clippers will sign Doc Rivers to a three-year contract worth $21 million. The Boston Celtics, who agreed to release Rivers from the remaining three years and $21 million remaining on his current contract, will receive a 2015 first-round draft pick as compensation in the deal.

 While some thought that the league would block the deal, the NBA has approved the Clippers’ acquisition of Rivers. With the league’s approval, the official announcement of the deal is currently in the hands of the two teams.


Massachusetts State Police set up a tent near New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s North Attleborough home Monday morning. They searched nearby waters for evidence connected to the Odin Lloyd homicide investigation. At least six officers were present, with some dressed in full scuba gear and carrying metal detectors.

State Police arrived at Hernandez’s home early Saturday afternoon and began searching inside and around the property. Nearly four hours later, law enforcement officials exited Hernandez’s home carrying what appeared to be multiple evidence bags. The officials loaded into an unmarked vehicle that then left. The remaining authorities at the home departed shortly thereafter.


The last game Toyelle Wilson coached for Prairie View A&M was against Baylor in the NCAA Tournament. The next game she coaches will be as a coach of those same Lady Bears.

Wilson has accepted a position as an assistant coach at Baylor, according to a source close to the team. She has guided Prairie View to the NCAA Tournament via Southwest Athletic Conference Tournament titles in all three of her seasons as head coach.


Johnny Manziel has been no stranger to the media. He’s had his ups and downs with both good and bad press. The latest eyebrow-raising event occurred at 1:38 Sunday morning, when Manziel apparently posted on his Twitter account to about 350,000 followers, “(Expletive) like tonight is a reason why I can’t wait to leave college station…whenever it may be.”

Manziel is eligible for the NFL draft following this season, and all indications are that he’s going to take full advantage of the opportunity. He took all online courses during the past spring semester to avoid hassles on campus, although, like many 20 years olds, he’s a regular on the night scene. Unlike many 20 year olds, he is a frequent court side guest at many marquee NBA games.


A Facebook user says: “The writer for Scandal must be directing these NBA Finals.” With a clutch three-point shot from Ray Allen to send game 6 into overtime, Lebron James and the Miami Heat edge the San Antonio Spurs to force game 7.

Neither team has yet to win back to back games in this series, yet the Heat must do so to win the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy.


With the Sacramento Kings continuing their general manager search, a most-unexpected candidate has been revealed. The candidate is former Kings player and TNT commentator Kenny Smith.  

Smith told USA TODAY Sports on Sunday night that he has been in discussions with new owner Vivek Ranadive. Longtime general manager Geoff Petrie has been told that he will not be re-signed after his contract expires later this month, and Smith is clearly hoping to be part of the new regime.


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