Report: RFA Otto Porter reaches offer-sheet agreement with Nets

Washington Wizards restricted free agent Otto Porter Jr. has reportedly reached an agreement on a four-year, $ 106-million deal with the Brooklyn Nets, sources told The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

The Wizards have the opportunity to match Brooklyn's offer by 11:59 p.m. ET on Saturday night, per Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.

Throughout the offseason, the Wizards have maintained their intention to match any offer Porter were to receive.

Porter was reportedly set to meet with the Utah Jazz prior to this development; whether he still intends to take that meeting is unknown at this time.

Should the Wizards indeed match Brooklyn’s offer, Washington’s salary commitments would total $ 123 million and $ 121 million over the next two years, reports Bobby Marks of ESPN. Those figures would push them into the league’s luxury tax.

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Mauer reaches base 7 times during MLB’s longest game of season

Well, at least Joe Mauer benefited from a six-hour, 26-minute game in which the Minnesota Twins lost to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

Mauer reached base a career-high seven times during the 15-inning affair (which was the longest MLB game this season by time, not innings), but it wasn't enough, as the Twins fell 8-6 to the Rays thanks to 15th-inning home runs from Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison.

The 34-year-old Mauer went 4-for-5 with three walks and two runs scored, and became the first Twins player to reach base seven times in a game since Rod Carew achieved the feat in 1972 during a 22-inning contest, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Mauer had actually reached base safely in seven consecutive appearances before he struck out swinging against Erasmo Ramirez in the 15th.

The 2009 American League MVP, Mauer bumped his average up to .283 with his fine day at the plate, while his OPS reached .771.

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Kim Kardashian Reaches Instagram Milestone, Sharing Shocking Pics

Kim Kardashian really is a changed woman.

And this is very bad news for horny young men around the globe.

Just over two years ago, Kardashian crossed the 27 million follower mark on Instagram and celebrated with a seductive photograph of herself in bed.

“27 mil!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! I love you all!!!!!” Kim captioned the very sexy snapshot in February of 2015.

When her follower count subsequently climbed to 42 million, Kardashian dropped a MASSIVE cleavage selfie on fans in recognization of the achievement.

When she hit 45 million not long afterward?

You guessed it: more cleavage!

But that was before Kim was a mother of two.

It was before she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris this past October and forced to truly re-evaluate nearly every aspect of her life.

Kardashian has understandably become far more guarded since this incident and, by extension, far more clothed.

Earlier this week, she accomplished a true Instagram feat, becoming just the sixth person to reach 100 million followers.

However, she didn’t strip down in celebration. She didn’t show off her boobs. She chose to show off her family instead.

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“I CAN’T BELIEVE I’VE REACHED 100 MILLION FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM, THANKS TO YOU GUYS!!!” she wrote as a caption to the above family portrait on her official website.


On Instagram itself, meanwhile, Kardashian not only didn’t reward followers with a new naked selfie.

She didn’t even feature a new picture of herself!

She went with the following image of daughter North West and wrote as another caption:

“She has no clue what 100 million followers means but she’s excited cause i’m excited lol thanks for the follows and the love.”

This brand new Kim Kardashian is probably good for the reality star’s mental health.

But is it good for her future as an actual reality star? Can a buttoned-up, responsible, conservative, more private Kim Kardashian remain a legitimate A-Lister?

No. Not if the failing ratings for Keeping Up with the Kardashians are any indication.

After the aforementioned robbery in Paris, Kim stepped fully away from the spotlight.

She didn’t share anything at all on social media and she didn’t go out in public.

Following several weeks of being on a self-imposed lockdown, however, Kim re-emerged little by little, posting various pictures of her husband and children at home.

“It was time for Kim to get back on social media and back to work,” an insider told Entertainment Weekly in January, explaining:

“That is a huge part of her career. She has obligations to support her family and has an entire team working for her. It was time to get back to normal.”

Well, not normal.

Normal would have previously meant a Kim Kardashian nude spread in honor of this social media milestone. 

The new Kim Kardashian normal is a portrait of her loved ones.

We’re sorry, fellas. But you had to know this day was coming sooner or later, robbery or no robbery.

As for where Kardashian stands in the grand scheme of Instagram, she still has a ways to go before she can threaten Selena Gomez as the most popular user.

That singer is the most followed person on the platform by far, with approximately 120 million fans.

She is followed by: Ariana Grande at 105 million; Taylor Swift at 102 million; Beyonce and Cristiano Ronaldo, both at 101 million; and then Kim.

Kardashian is a solid 20 million followers ahead of the next person in her family, however, although we could actually see Kylie Jenner catching up someday.

She has her own reality show coming out and she remains very open to taking nearly everything off on a weekly basis.

That’s a tough combination. It’s one Kim can’t really compete with these days.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on both Instagram accounts to see if Kylie can someday usurp her sibling. Stay tuned!

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Ex-Western Michigan football player reaches plea deal in armed robbery case

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A former Western Michigan University football player has reached an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to armed robbery.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports 19-year-old Bryson White of Mason, Ohio, entered the plea Friday. Court documents say prosecutors dropped charges of home invasion and larceny and won't pursue a firearm charge.

A sentencing agreement calls for White to serve 38 months to 15 years in prison. His sentencing is set for July 3 in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court.

Co-defendant Ronald George of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty in March to armed robbery. He’s due to be sentenced May 22.

White and George were accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint last August after planning to smoke marijuana with her. The two were dismissed from the football team following their arrests.

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Joe Johnson reaches 20,000-point plateau

Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson reached the 20,000-point plateau on Saturday with 13 points against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Johnson becomes the 42nd player in NBA history to reach that mark.

The 35-year-old entered the game with 19,993 points across his 15-year career split between Boston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Miami, and Utah. He hit his mark with a corner three courtesy of a drive-and-kick feed from Gordon Hayward.

Related: Gasol’s, Johnson’s pursuits of 20k shouldn’t be buried

Johnson's achievement stands as a testament to his consistency.

Iso Joe only posted one season with over 25 points per game, but the 6-foot-7 swingman piled his points by remaining remarkably durable throughout his lengthy career.

Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzki, and LeBron James are the only other active players in the 20K-point club.

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Watch: Jones reaches over center-field wall to rob Machado of HR

Adam Jones is going to let Manny Machado hear about this one when the World Baseball Classic is over.

During the seventh inning of Saturday's winner-take-all game between the United States and Dominican Republic, Jones leaped up at the wall to rob Machado of a sure home run to preserve the American's 4-2 lead.

Machado could only look on in amazement and tip his cap to his Baltimore Orioles teammate.

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Antonio Brown reaches over Weddle, Mosley for division-winning TD

What a game. What a finish.

Antonio Brown capped off a classic Pittsburgh SteelersBaltimore Ravens rivalry game on Sunday with one of the most clutch plays he’ll make in all of his career.

With the clock ticking under 10 seconds and no timeouts to use, Brown caught a pass over the middle and bullied his way through two of the Ravens’ best defenders – Eric Weddle and C.J. Mosley – to score a 4-yard touchdown. The win gave the Steelers their first division title since 2014.

The game started slow with the Steelers carrying a 7-6 lead into halftime, but exploded in the fourth quarter. Le'Veon Bell notched touchdowns on back-to-back drives, giving Pittsburgh a 24-20 lead late in the final frame.

Watch: Le’Veon Bell shows off speed, vision outrunning Ravens for TD

The Ravens surged down the field on a 75-yard, 14-play drive finished off by a powerful touchdown run by fullback Kyle Juszczyk, leaving the Steelers with 1:18 for their game-winning drive. The loss eliminated Baltimore from playoff contention, meaning the Ravens will miss the postseason in consecutive years for the first time since 2004 and 2005.

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Lane Kiffin reaches out to FAU fans, urges ticket sales

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lane Kiffin is already busy trying to sell some Florida Atlantic tickets.

FAU’s new football coach released an open letter to the Florida Atlantic community Friday night, announcing that he will personally make a donation to a university scholarship fund for every season ticket sold.

Anyone who buys one will also get an autographed photo, Kiffin wrote.

”I am honored to be here as your head coach,” Kiffin wrote. ”As soon as news of our partnership broke, people asked me why I would go to FAU.”

Kiffin then offered his answer, saying he wants ”to do it better than it’s ever been done before.”

”The potential of this program and the excellence of this university and community is what will make it possible,” Kiffin wrote. ”A gentleman familiar to us all, Howard Schnellenberger, phrased it best when he coined it `Football in Paradise.”’

FAU has struggled with attendance in recent years. Its last home game this season had an announced attendance of just under 6,000.

Kiffin was introduced Tuesday as FAU's coach. He will remain the offensive coordinator at Alabama through the College Football Playoff.

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