DeRozan uses relationship analogy to explain Raptors’ ups and downs

Aside from the brilliant emergence of Norman Powell, the Toronto Raptors can thank a “heated film session” for their resurgence over the last two games.

A 27-point blowout in Game 3 left the Raptors searching for answers, and the team was able to hash out its problems in a spirited meeting the following day. That paved the way for two wins by 11 and 25 points to seize the reins away from the Milwaukee Bucks.

Battling ups and downs is perfectly natural in all walks of life, DeRozan explained to reporters on Tuesday, drawing an analogy to being in a relationship.

"Not to be all personal, but do you have a significant other?" DeRozan asked. "Y'all argue, right? The next day you say, 'Baby let me take you out to a nice dinner.' You have a great evening, a great day, and time after that be smooth until the next roller coaster.

“It happens. We together more than our own families … there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just part of the game. It’s something we build from and we respond from it. So it’s never nothing too serious that you guys, the media, may make of it. Sometimes it’s just needed.”

DeRozan’s sentiments echoed those of DeMarre Carroll, who also argued that laying out all the cards had a positive influence on the team.

“A lot of times when you get in a heated film session, it can go one of two ways – it can go bad or it could go good. I feel like we came together, we saw the problem and we just try to keep building from this,” Carroll said.

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Say What? NY-Based Designer Uses Photos Of Real Couples Having Real Graphic Smash Sessions In New Campaign

Designer Uses Real Sex In Ad Campaign

Well, that’s one way to sell fashion

To show off its Spring/Summer 2017 collection, New York-based brand Eckhaus Latta shot real-life couples having actual sex — really. And this isn’t some artistically implied stuff…it’s the real hardcore business. The whole campaign actually teeters edge of porn, but the really explicit parts — basically all the peens and poons and…other stuff — are all blurred out. Artsy.

Still, you can pretty much forget about us showing you any of the ads here directly. But if you want to seem you can click HERE.

Freaky isht indeed. We’re not sure how that’s supposed to make us want to buy their clothes when they barely have any on in the first place…but we’re not advertising experts over here, by a longshot.

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Pasco County Deputy Uses His Taser On Drug Suspect Who Tries To Flee!

Video captures a Pasco County deputy using a Taser Wednesday night to stop a drug suspect fleeing a traffic stop. Crews for the Spike TV show “Cops” were filming a segment as a deputy’s body camera documented the arrest, which occurred around 11:50 p.m. Cameron Ajax Jones, 34, of Hudson, is charged with possession of heroin with intent to sell, and possession of methamphetamine. The deputy had pulled over a Toyota Prius after it ran a stop sign and saw that there were hypodermic needles in the car. Posted By Persist

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Utah’s Kyle Whittingham uses skiing to cleanse soul

Many of Kyle Whittingham’s counterparts choose golf to relax in the offseason, but the Utah head coach prefers something a little more fast paced.

Whittingham is an avid skier which is an important part his offseason routine, he told ESPN's Chantel Jenning.

"It cleanses my soul," Whittingham said. "There’s nothing like being up on the mountain, just being up there. Combine that with the exhilaration of skiing down the mountain, being able to go fast. I don’t know how to describe it. It just gives you a rush."

After skiing casually in high school, the 57-year-old now skis roughly 30-40 times a year and can get up to speeds of 73.1 mph.

"The geometry of the sport is forward," Whittingham said. "Everything forward. Hands forward. Knees forward. You don’t want to be in the backseat. That’s the biggest thing that separates the average to intermediate skier to the next level – being able to keep everything downhill. Your chest facing downhill. Keeping everything forward."

Coaches typically agonize over losses during a football season, but there is a sense of peace for Whittingham when he’s on the slopes.

“There’s no such day as a bad day on the mountain,” he said.

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Watch: Carrasco explains why he uses microwave to loosen up glove

Carlos "Cookie" Carrasco is an interesting guy and an even better pitcher, so it's not particularly surprising that he takes a more innovative approach to loosening up his glove.

"It's really great. Every year, you know, every time when those guys send me an email (saying) 'you have to get ready your glove,' I get really excited, you know I start to build up my glove" Carrasco said. "I just put it in the microwave for a little bit. That's right, put it in the microwave, get it soft. Ya, just get it soft, and that's what I do for the last two years."

Hey, whatever works.

The Cleveland Indians right-hander has been one of the American League's better starters since his emergence in 2014, combining to a 3.22 ERA, a 3.00 FIP, and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

(Video courtesy: MLB.com)

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He’s Good: Watch As Girlfriend Uses Her Boot To Keep A Thirsty Bird Off Her Boo [Video]

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This snippet has been making the rounds on social media, and judging from the comment section, it seems like this is the same move a lot of you ladies would have made. We aren’t sure exactly what kind of weird charity auction this was or why orange pants up here made a beeline for a man with a woman blatantly draped over him…but we do know homegirl CLEARLY wasn’t here for it.

She may have made the right move too, since the look in her man’s eyes suggest he was fighting temptation with all his might as he locked eyes with the auction goods…

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Avila hopes team uses Ilitch’s death as ‘rallying cry’

Following the death of Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch, catcher Alex Avila is hoping the team is motivated as a new season rapidly approaches.

"(Ilitch's death) was definitely shocking," Avila said, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com. "I mean, even when you know something is inevitable, something like that, somebody passing away, someone that you know, there's no way to prepare for that. And I know a lot of people over the past few days have had heavy hearts.

"Hopefully it maybe could be a bit of a rallying cry for this team as well, going into this year. Being a part of the team for many years, winning four straight division championships, always trying to get him that title and not being able to, I know it doesn't sit well with a lot of guys in the clubhouse."

The catcher's relationship with Ilitch goes back to Avila's high school days when he was around the organization often due to his father Al's involvement in the Tigers front office.

Fellow catcher James McCann echoed Avila's comments on Illitch's relationship with members of the team, and said he regrets not being able to capture a title with the team in the late owner's honor.

"Last Tiger Fest, my flight got canceled and there was a (Detroit) Red Wings game, so we actually got tickets to go over there. He had me come up to the owners' box and hang out with him for the entire game," McCann said.

"Just the type of person that he was, the impact that he had on so many people, directly and indirectly, honestly it makes you feel bad that we never got him a World Series ring that he wanted so bad."

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