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Report: J.R. Smith Suspended 5 Games After Drug Test Comes Back…

Report: J.R. Smith Suspended 5 Games After Drug Test Comes Back Positive For Cannabis

dimemag.com Updated Sep 6, 2013
As first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, J.R. Smith has been suspended by the NBA for five games without pay after violating the league’s anti-drug policy with a positive drug test showing cannabis in his system. The suspension was hand…
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  • Timberwolves hire Newton as general manager

    Timberwolves hire Newton as general manager

    CNNSI.com Sep 6, 2013
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves hired former Washington Wizards executive Milt Newton as general manager Friday, with new president of basketball operations Flip Saunders tabbing a familiar face to help him reshape the franchise's front o…
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  • Knicks' Smith suspended 5 games by NBA

    Knicks' Smith suspended 5 games by NBA

    ESPN.com nba.com Sep 6, 2013
    Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the league's anti-drug program, the league announced Friday.
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  • Star NBA Rookies Show Out During Surprise Dunk Contest

    Star NBA Rookies Show Out During Surprise Dunk Contest

    dimemag.com Sep 6, 2013
    Yesterday, adidas announced the latest additions to their basketball roster, rookies Ben McLemore (Sacramento Kings), Steven Adams (Oklahoma City Thunder), Shabazz Muhammad (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tony Snell (Chicago Bulls), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York…
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  • 76ers’ Royce White ‘vehemently denies’ allegations of domestic …

    76ers’ Royce White ‘vehemently denies’ allegations of domestic violence against ex-girlfriend

    yahoo.com Sep 6, 2013
    One day after TMZ reported that police are investigating Royce White for "allegedly beating up" former girlfriend Tania Mehra, the Philadelphia 76ers forward issued a statement through his lawyer categorically denying the claims. TMZ reported …
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  • Valanciunas, Lithuania edge Latvia at Euros

    Valanciunas, Lithuania edge Latvia at Euros

    ESPN.com Sep 6, 2013
    Jonas Valanciunas had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead Lithuania past Baltic neighbor Latvia 67-59 at the European basketball championship on Friday.
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  • Soon-To-Be Hall of Famer Bernard King Talks About His Classic 1…

    Soon-To-Be Hall of Famer Bernard King Talks About His Classic 1984 Series Against The Pistons

    dimemag.com Sep 6, 2013
    Joining Gary Payton on this upcoming Hall of Fame induction weekend is former Knicks and Bullets star, Bernard King. The King of New York in the mid-80′s, Bernard was raised in Brooklyn’s tough Fort Greene housing projects before starring under the brig…
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  • Gift of gab an unmistakable part of Payton's HOF legacy

    Gift of gab an unmistakable part of Payton's HOF legacy

    CNNSI.com Sep 6, 2013
    Gary Payton enters the Hall of Fame as one of the best point guards ever, but his transcendent trash-talking will also go down in history.
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  • First J.R. Smith, now Udirh: Knicks set for Finals

    First J.R. Smith, now Udirh: Knicks set for Finals

    CNNSI.com Sep 6, 2013
    First J.R. Smith, now Udirh: Knicks set for Finals
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  • Bobcats ink ex-Orange star Southerland to deal

    Bobcats ink ex-Orange star Southerland to deal

    CNNSI.com Sep 6, 2013
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Bobcats announced they've signed undrafted free agent forward James Southerland from Syracuse.
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  • Video - Knicks' Smith Suspended 5 Games 02:43

    Knicks' Smith Suspended 5 Games

    Sep 6
    Ian Begley discusses the five-game suspension of Knicks guard J.R. Smith for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program.

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    Sep 6
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    Sep 6
    The Sports Guy finishes up his look at the 2013 NFL season by ranking the teams in the National Football Conference.