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Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Nets’ Reggie Evans first to get NBA flopping fine 11.22.12 at 7:45 am ET
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‘™¦ Nets forward Reggie Evans became the first NBA player to be fined by the league for flopping when he was hit with a $5,000 penalty Wednesday. Evans picked up his second flopping violation of the season during Tuesday night’s 95-90 loss to the Lakers. His first one came against the Celtics last Thursday in Brooklyn’s 102-97 victory.

Tweeted Evans: Feel like the FEDS looking at the Boi. #iaintlyin!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joked Warriors coach Mark Jackson: ‘€œCongratulations to Reggie. He’€™ll go down in history. For $5,000, [to get] a place in history? That’€™s not bad. That’€™s not bad at all.’€

He’s the flop against the Lakers.

And here’s his dive vs. the Celtics.

‘™¦ As if Marlins ownership isn’t getting enough flak for trading away the majority of its talent, now pitcher Mark Buehrle is taking a parting shot at the team. Buehrle insists he and shortstop Jose Reyes, who both were sent to the Blue Jays, had been told they would not be traded for at least several seasons after they signed long-term deals with the club last year.

“I’m upset with how things turned out in Miami,” Buehrle said in a statement through his agent. “Just like the fans in South Florida, I was lied to on multiple occasions. But I’m putting it behind me and looking forward to moving on with my career.”

Marlins president Larry Beinfest responded by saying that he made no such promise and did not know of anyone else in the front office who did. The team has not given a full no-trade clause since the current ownership team led by Jeffrey Loria took over in 2002.

‘™¦ According to a Nielsen survey, more Americans would prefer Tim Tebow as a Thanksgiving dinner guest than President Barack Obama. Tebow was chosen by 23 percent of individuals, while Obama received just 5 percent (although it should be noted that Obama was not on the ballot and had to be written in). Big Bird tied with Tebow.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Nov. 22, 1979, which Bruin recorded his eighth career hat trick in a 7-4 victory over the Nordiques?

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Report: 80-year-old Jack McKeon to take over as Marlins’ interim manager 06.20.11 at 1:25 pm ET
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Multiple sources told ESPN The Magazine’€™s Buster Olney that 80-year-old Jack McKeon will take over as interim manager of the Marlins.

McKeon would take over due to Edwin Rodriguez‘€™s resignation following a 10-game Florida losing streak that is part of a 1-18 June for the Marlins.

“It’s been extremely frustrating for everyone,” Florida president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said. “I think everyone here knows what is going on — the way we’ve played, the way we’ve performed. It’s tough on everyone, especially [Rodriguez].’€

McKeon also took over the team midseason in 2003, managing the Marlins to their second World Series title and winning National League Manager of the Year. McKeon had a record of 1011-940 in 15 seasons as a manger before retiring in 2005.

Rodriguez was in his first full year with the Marlins, having taken as interim manager on June 23, 2010, after Fredi Gonzalez was fired. He was named permanent manager on June 28, becoming the first Puerto Rican-born manager in MLB history.

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