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Derek Jeter has great reaction to Ichiro’s first home run (Video)

Ichiro Suzuki on Friday blasted his first home run of the season and first dinger in nearly 11 months. Nobody had a better reaction to the jack than teammate Derek Jeter.

After Ichiro cleared the bases with a 3-run shot off Mark Buehrle to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead over the Blue Jays, Jeter was waiting at the top step to congratulate him. Jeter sort of gave him the quiet treatment, but then he quickly broke out of it with all sorts of enthusiasm.

That was precious.

Ichiro should get a picture of this look and throw it on a T-shirt and begin a battle with Jetes:

Derek Jeter face reaction

And below is a Vine of just the Jeter reaction:

H/T Jimmy Traina

Joel Embiid’s date with Rihanna looked like a lot of fun

Rihanna Joel Embiid jersey

Joel Embiid moved on from Kim Kardashian and has been pursuing Rihanna over Twitter lately. It’s a win-win situation for Embiid. If he gets a positive response, he could end up going out on a date with Rihanna. If he doesn’t, at least he’s building a following with some funny tweets.

Take for instance this tweet/photo he sent on Thursday night. This was taken during Embiid’s “date” with Rihanna:

Seriously, how can you not root for the “Johanna” union after seeing that?

Embiid did manage to score a Twitter follow from Rihanna, so the guy is definitely winning for now. He did send some more tweets about his pursuit of Ri-Ri:

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Drew Brees wants to play until he’s 45 years old

Drew BreesDon’t expect some of today’s top quarterbacks to pass the torch onto the up-and-comers any time soon.

Drew Brees said Friday that he believes he can continue playing for another 10 years and that playing until he’s 45 is a realistic possibility.

“No doubt. There’s no question,” Brees said Friday via NFL.com. “I’m not getting ahead myself, like it’s a pipe dream, at 45. I understand the challenges that come along with that. But why not? If I can stay healthy, and I’m having fun and playing at a high level, why wouldn’t I wanna do that? The biggest challenge is physically, the maintenance, the recovery, the way you train. You gotta hope that you stay healthy, but why not?”

Brees explained that being able to play until he’s 45 is about having the right mindset. He cited guys like Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as evidence that quarterbacks can play at a high level. Brady has also recently said he plans to play past the age of 40.

If Brees does play another 10 seasons, you figure he’d be able to break some of Brett Favre’s records. The Saints quarterback is fifth all time in passing yards and fourth in passing touchdowns. The only problem is he might still be chasing Peyton Manning, who is close to Favre on the charts.

Bud Black is sporting a black eye

Bud Black black eye

Bud Black was sporting quite the shiner during the San Diego Padres’ last few games.

A few fans noticed that Black’s right eye was swollen and discolored and they tweeted the photos.

Unsurprisingly, nobody from the media (that we saw) has said anything about why Black has the black eye. Maybe they were too perplexed by the wordplay.

Browns reportedly ‘alarmed’ by Johnny Manziel’s behavior, alleged cocaine picture

Johnny Manziel rolling bill bathroom money

The Cleveland Browns have been “alarmed” by some of Johnny Manziel’s behavior and the rookie is losing ground in the starting quarterback race, according to a report.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Northeast Ohio Media Group says the Browns feel deceived by Manziel, who told them he would leave behind his frat-boy ways from college if the team drafted him. Instead, he’s been out partying frequently since being drafted, spending weekends in Las Vegas, LA, Houston and other cities.

Cabot says the photo of Manziel with a rolled-up bill in a Las Vegas bathroom — a photo that implies potential cocaine use — is just one thing that has the team concerned. But that’s not the only reason the Browns are supposedly worried.

Here’s what Cabot writes:

Manziel regressed in practice after the first week of organized team activities, and some in the organization attributed it to too much jet-setting and not enough dedication to the playbook.

Team officials had bought into Manziel’s pre-draft promises to tone down the partying and leave his frat-boy lifestyle back in College Station, Texas, and they’ve been stunned by his non-stop antics, sources said.

Manziel has stood up to some of the criticism about him traveling/partying by saying he could study his playbook while also enjoying himself. Some with the Browns apparently feel otherwise.

[Related - Mike Pettine: I told Johnny Manziel to have fun in Las Vegas]

Cleveland head coach Mike Pettine has plans to announce a starting quarterback by Week 3 of the preseason. Brian Hoyer will end up being the starter in all likelihood; Pettine has said Hoyer is the team’s starter for now.

Though the Browns have concerns about Manziel’s behavior, the rookie supposedly has been working hard. He’s been working out and practicing with his private quarterback coach George Whitfield, according to Cabot’s report. There is also the belief that he will be more focused and plugged-in now that camp has started.

I find the timing of this report extremely interesting. The Browns went from supporting Manziel and defending his behavior to now saying Hoyer is the starter. Is it possible they also let this story out because they’re trying to scare Manziel straight? It’s not a stretch for me to believe that could be the case.

Stephen A. Smith addresses controversial domestic violence comments (Video)

Stephen A SmithStephen A. Smith created a firestorm with his comments about domestic violence on ESPN’s “First Take” Friday and was moved to clarify his point via Twitter.

During a discussion with co-host Skip Bayless about domestic violence in light of the Ray Rice suspension, Smith, while emphasizing that there is never an excuse for a man hitting a woman and that those who do deserve to be in jail, said he wants women to also work on doing what they can to avoid provoking violent situations.

“Let’s make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions … let’s try to make sure that we can do our part in making sure that doesn’t happen,” Smith said of the message he wants women to heed.

“Now you got some dudes that are just horrible that are going to do it anyway — and there’s never an excuse to put your hands on a woman. But domestic violence with men putting their hands on women is obviously a very real issue in our society. And I think just talking about what guys shouldn’t do … we gotta also make sure that you can do your part to make sure it doesn’t happen.”

Smith’s comments sparked outrage among many, including prominent ESPN host Michelle Beadle.

Here’s what Beadle tweeted after hearing Smith’s comments:

Smith, feeling his point was lost and that his message was distorted, felt the need to clarify his point via Twitter. Here’s what he said:

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Carmelo Anthony explains why he chose to re-sign with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony glazed donut face

Carmelo Anthony had no shortage of suitors in free agency, but the high-scoring forward decided to re-sign with the New York Knicks. Anthony says that is because he believes the Knicks are close to competing for a title and far from the rebuilding mode many believe they’re in.

“I want to win. I don’t care about the money,” Anthony told ESPN.com. “I believe Phil (Jackson) will do what he has to do to take care of that.

“I don’t think we’re that far away,” he added. “People use ‘rebuilding’ too loosely.”

While the Knicks were an embarrassing 37-45 last season, they were competitive the previous season and went 54-28 while reaching the conference semis. Maybe ‘Melo figures that having a new coach, new system and some new players will help them become winners again.

Anthony also said his free agency decision was hard to make and that he was strongly considering the Bulls.

“I was flip-flopping,” he admitted. “It was hard. It was Chicago, but then after I met with L.A., it was L.A. But it came back to Chicago — and was pretty much always Chicago or New York. That’s a situation where I could have walked in now to an opportunity to compete for the next however many years.”

Based on Anthony’s comments, that report saying the Lakers were in the mix for him was accurate.

The Knicks will have somewhat of a different roster after trading Ray Felton and Tyson Chandler to the Mavericks for Jose Calderon, Sam Dalembert, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington. They also drafted Cleanthony Early. The changes led ‘Melo to say it feels like the Knicks have a new team.