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Magic still struggling on the defensive end

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The Orlando Magic has lost three games in a row and five out of six. The latest was a highly disappointing 120-115 setback on Monday night at the hands of the Sacramento Kings, a team that had lost their previous eight games. Orlando has now lost 44 of their 68 games this season after being a competitive 15-18 in December. The calendar is now midway into March, and the last time the team won back-to-back games was around Christmas time.…

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NBA figures turning up rhetoric on Donald Trump

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It is safe to say President Donald Trump has a few detractors. Many of his supporters tend to keep their views to themselves, but those opposed to him, especially those in the entertainment world, often have a lot to say. Sports figures, including those aligned with the NBA, are beginning to share their views. Players such as LeBron James make no secret of their disdain for the 45th President. Some coaches and owners are joining the forum. Steve Kerr and…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.3.16 – The Tampa Bay Rays long, bad 2016 comes to an end

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We’ve had Brexit and Donald Trump; now we have the nation of Colombia rejecting a landmark peace agreement between the government and the former rebel group FARC — a deal that took over four years to negotiate and would have formally ended five decades of war. Who can predict anything with accuracy these days? Closer to home, for the second straight Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their game extended more than an hour over lightning strikes. Coincidentally, it was their second straight 4:05…

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Kevin Durant announce he will join Golden State Warriors

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Kevin Durant is joining All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson with the Golden State Warriors. Durant announced his decision Monday morning on The Players’ Tribune Monday morning. He can’t officially sign until July 7. His decision has been the most highly anticipated move of the summer. The 2014 MVP and four-time scoring champion led the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA Finals in 2012, and to the Western Conference finals in four of the past six years – and he’s…

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LeBron James and Dustin Johnson flip the script

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One year ago LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers were the talk of the sports world for the wrong reasons. So was pro golfer Dustin Johnson. On June 16, 2015 James and his crippled Cavaliers fell to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. On Father’s Day, 2015 Johnson three-putted the 18th green and lost the U.S. Open title to Jordan Spieth. Today, James, the Cavs and Johnson are all “trending,” but this year they are happy about that.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.17.16 — “Weiner” comes to Tampa

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Here’s something you don’t hear very often — if you’re intending on attending tonight’s Tampa Bay Rays — San Francisco Giants game at Tropicana Field, you better already have a ticket. The team announced earlier this week that they would make all open seats for the game available for their annual Pride Night for just $5, with all the proceeds going to the Pulse Victims Fund. And the team announced yesterday that the game is sold-out, with “around 40,000” fans…

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Record ratings likely on tap for NBA Finals

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For those who missed it, the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder just completed an NBA playoff series for the ages. There was one highlight after another. TNT earned their highest rating for any program ever as the Warriors completed a rare comeback from a three-games-to-one deficit. Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry is a big reason for the interest. Curry has the talent to turn curiosity into television viewers. When combined with an almost equally deadly…

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