LiAngelo Ball LaMelo Ball

Sports dad LaVar Ball is shipping his sons LiAngelo, left, and LaMelo off to Lithunia to play for a pro basketball team. LaVar announced the decision on Instagram.com last night.

"LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are Officially Professional Basketball Players," he wrote under images of his sons signing pro contracts.

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jacob york ezekiel elliott

Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is the first client to sign with Jacob York's newly-launched Electric Republic Sports management division. Electric Republic Sports also announced they have partnered with 5th Down Management to co-manage their first client.

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Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys

A video that is described as "horrific" may be the catalyst that ends NFL star Dez Bryant's storied football career. The video, featuring Bryant allegedly delivering a Ray Rice-style beat down on a female, is set to be released today, according to Terez Owens.

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Ray and Janay Rice

A quick thinking paparazzi apparently ordered flowers to be delivered to the Baltimore home of former NFL player Ray Rice on Tuesday. The photog snapped shots of the embattled couple as they answered the door to accept the flowers.

The exclusive photos were published in today's NY Post.

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Janay Rice tweets

Ray Rice's long-suffering wife Janay Rice is a trending topic on social media giant Twitter.com. Janay posted a response on her private Instagram page blaming the media and public opinion for her husband's indefinite suspension from the NFL on Monday.

Typical of most women who suffer from battered women syndrome, Janay wrote: "No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted [opinions] has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing."

Janay's statement didn't go over so well with women on social media, who criticized her harshly for staying and defending her abuser.

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Ray Rice and Janay Palmer

Ray Rice's long-suffering wife Janay Palmer responded to his termination from the Baltimore Ravens in typical battered woman fashion -- by blaming others for his downfall.

Palmer, 26, posted a message on her private Instagram account on Monday, just hours after Rice's contract was terminated.

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Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson, who is contemplating making a run for president in 2016, has taken sides in the controversy over the termination of Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice.

In an interview with Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show”, Carson urged viewers not to “jump on the bandwagon of demonizing this guy.”

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Michael Sam Oprah

When Dallas Cowboys owner and president Jerry Jones announced he would sign gay football player Michael Sam to the Cowboys practice squad, many observers believed it was a football decision. Now we know it wasn't.

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Moving trucks spotted outside LeBron home

The rumors are true: Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is taking his talents back home to Akron, Ohio.

Several moving trucks were spotted outside King Jame's contemporary home in Miami. LeBron will announce his decision today to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers who drafted him with the #1 pick in 2003. The "Decision Pt. 2" will be announced on his personal website, Lebronjames.com.

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Lamar Odom

NY Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson signed formerly disgraced NBA player Lamar Odom to a non-guaranteed contract.

The former Dallas Maverick didn't play in the NBA last year due to ongoing drug and personal issues. The 34-year-old NY native played in Spain until he was sidelined by a back injury.

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Desean Jackson

Last night Washington Redskins' newly signed wide receiver Desean Jackson celebrated his new contract in D.C. with DeAngelo Hall by popping a $20,000 bottle of Moet Nectar Imperial Rose' Leopard Edition at The Huxley. Jackson signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Redskins which includes a $5 million signing bonus. Jackson was unceremoniously dropped by the Philadelphia Eagles 2 weeks ago. He signed a five-year, $51 million contract with Philly in 2012, which included $16 million guaranteed. So he could afford to buy $20K bottles for everyone at the party last night.
Photo: The Huxley

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Jay Z and Robinson Cano

Rapper Jay Z's amateurish foray into the world of professional sports management almost cost his client, Robinson Cano, a deal with the Seattle Mariners, NJ.com reports.

The NY Yankees second baseman signed a 10-year deal with the Mariners worth $240 million, ending his employment with the Yankees. But talks between the star and his new team broke down late Thursday when Jay Z showed up making absurd demands for a 10th year at $255 million, according to the NY Daily News.

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Jay Z and Robinson Cano

Remember years ago when a sports writer outed Jay Z for shacking up with former Kansas City running back Larry Johnson in a posh condo? Well, Jay Z might be at it again.

According to multiple reports, Jigga is under investigation for gifting New York Yankees star second baseman Robinson Cano with an expensive wristwatch for his birthday. Jay Z signed the 31-year-old star to his Roc Nation Sports agency earlier this year. Now he is under investigation for violating league rules.

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Jay Z is now officially a licensed NBA agent

Rap mogul Jay Z has all the right connections. The self-professed "business, man" is now licensed by the NBA to represent NBA athletes, according to a report on ESPN. The news was first reported by Sports Business Journal.

Jay Z, who has zero experience as a sports manager, signed NY Yankee Robinson Cano and NY Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz after forming Roc Nation sports management agency with his business partner Juan Perez (pictured left). He later signed WNBA player Skylar Diggins. But professional athletes are not rappers, and insiders are questioning whether Jay Z has the skills to negotiate major sports contracts and endorsements for his clients.

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