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WATCH: LeBron James Enters TD Garden, Casually Reads ‘The Godfather’ Before Celtics-Cavs

WATCH: LeBron James Enters TD Garden, Casually Reads ‘The Godfather’ Before Celtics-Cavs

BOSTON — LeBron James is a basketball player by trade. But he’d also like you to know he’s a scholarly fellow who enjoys a good book now and then. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward made that quite clear Wednesday night before his team’s matchup with the Celtics in Boston.

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Trinity High School Transgender Wrestler Booed After Winning Female Competition He Didn’t Want to Be In

Trinity High School Transgender Wrestler Booed After Winning Female Competition He Didn’t Want to Be In

Mack Beggs, 17, who is transitioning from female to male, had wanted to compete against other boys in the Texas state championship. But officials refused to allow it because state sport regulations require athletes to wrestle according to their gender at birth.

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Patient Deontay Wilder Retains WBC Belt With TKO of Gerald Washington

Patient Deontay Wilder Retains WBC Belt With TKO of Gerald Washington

Deontay Wilder patiently waited for an opening, and got it early in the fifth round. Defending his WBC heavyeweight championship for the fifth time, Wilder scored a technical knockout of Gerald Washington in the main event of Saturday's nationally televised Premier Boxing Champions event at Legacy Arena in Birmingham.

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Lakers Fire GM Mitch Kupchak, Name Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations

Lakers Fire GM Mitch Kupchak, Name Magic Johnson President of Basketball Operations

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss announced today that the team has named Earvin "Magic" Johnson as President of Basketball Operations. In addition, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. Furthermore, Jim Buss will no longer hold his role as Lakers Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.

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Sacramento Kings Agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

Sacramento Kings Agree to trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS — In a blockbuster deal that came with dramatic timing, the New Orleans Pelicans landed DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi from the Sacramento Kings Sunday for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and a first and second round pick in 2017, according to a person familiar with the trade.

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Knicks Owner James Dolan Bans Charles Oakley from Madison Square Garden For Life

Knicks Owner James Dolan Bans Charles Oakley from Madison Square Garden For Life

In the days since the stunning altercation between Charles Oakley and multiple security guards at Madison Square Garden that resulted in the fan-favorite former New York Knicks power forward getting arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one count of trespassing — an incident that has led many NBA players and New York fans to question why the Knicks would treat one of their legends with such disrespect — many observers have suggested that the best way out of what has become a PR nightmare for the Knicks organization would be for owner James L. Dolan to make nice with the beloved enforcer and find a graceful way to welcome him back into the fold.

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