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  • LeBron James: 'Violence is not the answer' "With another case garnering national interest involving a white police officer taking the lives of African-American citizens occurring in LeBron James' home state, the Cleveland Cavaliers star found himself addressing more than just basketball after practice Saturday. Earlier in the day,..." May 24

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says The Q needs upgrades to land All-Star Weekend

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the only thing that would prevent the city of Cleveland from hosting an NBA All-Star game is failing to make improvements to Quicken Loans Arena. "They've expressed interest in it and we're waiting for them to get the additional work done on the building,"..." May 24

  • Rockets’ situation epitomizes ‘win or go home’ cliché

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets are down to the oldest, most desperate of clichés: Win one game or go home. But even a single victory, Rockets guard Jason Terry said in the wake of Houston’s Game 3 blowout loss, is a challenge for this team at this time. The Rockets face more elemental challenges, he said, if they..." May 24

  • Warriors file to dismiss suit accusing them of rigging resale market "The Golden State Warriors are taking care of business on the court in the Western Conference Finals, but the team is also focused on taking care of business in court. The Warriors responded on Friday to a lawsuit brought against the team and Ticketmaster by ticket resale site StubHub, accusing..." May 24

  • Sixers will go for best player, not best fit "The 76ers' reasoning makes sense. It's hard to build around a cornerstone if you're not completely certain he's the cornerstone you want to build around. That's the reason they'll prefer the best player available over need in the June 25 NBA draft. They probably won't have to worry about..." May 24

  • John Madden: Pete Carroll will be 'tormented' forever by Super Bowl "John Madden has been there for both wins and losses as a head coach in the NFL. So, when he talks about the challenges that come with heartbreaking results, there's a good chance his assessment is spot on. That might not be good news for Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. In an interview with..." May 24

  • Bartu’s two-game suspension lifted

    Atlanta Falcons Blog "Falcons linebacker Joplo Bartu had a two-game suspension lifted, but was fined $50,000 by the league, according to league-outlet NFL Media. Bartu had a driving under the influence no contest plea in 2014. He reportedly received a two-day suspended sentence and 12 months of probation, along..." May 24

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    Even with his looming 1-game suspension, the #Bills hope to lock up star DT Marcell Dareus to a contract extension, hopefully prior to camp

  • Marcus Mariota ranked 39th most marketable athlete "During a six-year downturn with no playoff appearances that bottomed out with last year’s 2-14 season, the Tennessee Titans haven’t had much to market. Now they’ve got the 39th most marketable athlete in the world, according to SportsPro. On their list of the most marketable athletes,..." May 24

  • Patriots fans to hold 'Free Tom Brady' stadium rally "New England Patriots fans will hold a rally on Sunday in support of beloved quarterback Tom Brady, who is fighting his four-game suspension stemming from Deflategate. The "Free Tom Brady" rally is scheduled to take place Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m...." May 24

  • The Marlins had interest in Jonathan Papelbon before firing Mike Redmond

    Hardball Talk "Marlins closer Steve Cishek blew four of his first seven save chances, part of the reason why the Marlins got off to a 16-22 start under manager Mike Redmond before he was fired on May 17. Things haven’t gone much better since then, as the Marlins entered Saturday’s game against the Orioles on an..." May 24

  • Rockies GM: Walt Weiss' job is secure

    Denver Post "Walt Weiss wore a finger on his chest in the cold air at Coors Field last week after he stepped between his catcher, Nick Hundley, and first-base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. The umpire ejected Hundley for arguing a check-swing strike. And Wendelstedt was browbeating Weiss, wagging his finger..." May 24

  • Setback may mean Devin Mesoraco's year is over

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Catcher Devin Mesoraco's latest setback may mean his season is over. Mesoraco hasn't been able to catch since April 12 because of an impingement in his left hip. He tested the hip Friday. Mesoraco did 15 squats, gave signs and tried to get in a catching stance. "It was very difficult," he..." May 24

  • Matusz ejected for foreign substance on arm "After getting two quick outs in the bottom of the 12th inning on Saturday night, Orioles reliever Brian Matusz had his arm checked by umpires for a foreign substance and was ejected from Baltimore's 13-inning, 1-0 loss. "We're not going to address the issue right now," Matusz said. "Obviously I..." May 24

  • Padres claim left-hander Eury De La Rosa

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres made a waiver claim Saturday, acquiring left-handed reliever Eury De La Rosa from the Dodgers. To clear a spot for De La Rosa on their 40-man roster, they transferred right-hander Josh Johnson to the 60-day disabled list. De La Rosa, whom the Dodgers designated for assignment..." May 24

  • Dan Bylsma to meet with Buffalo Sabres this week "The Buffalo Sabres’ coaching search is moving forward after the club fell short on landing high-profile candidate Mike Babcock. The Sabres reportedly received permission to speak with Dan Bylsma and the club will visit with the former Pittsburgh Penguins bench boss later this week, according to..." May 24

  • Deadline looms for Sobotka

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The common reaction a year ago when reports surfaced that Vladimir Sobotka was leaving the Blues to play in the Kontinental Hockey League was that he was bluffing. Sobotka and the Blues were at an impasse in contract negotiations, and because he was a restricted free agent the club held his..." May 24

  • Penguins looking to acquire first round pick

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s expected to be the deepest draft in over a decade so there’s no surprise the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to get themselves a first round pick. GM Jim Rutherford dealt the Pens’ first round selection, which would’ve been 16th overall, to the Edmonton Oilers along with Rob Klinkhammer..." May 24

  • NHL Legend Mike Bossy My Super Rare Puck Is On eBay And I Want It Back!! "NY Islanders Hall of Famer Mike Bossy is eyeing a legendary NHL puck on eBay, but refuses to pay a dime -- 'cause in his mind he's the rightful owner, and he's pissed someone's trying to sell it off. Here's the deal ... in 1981, Bossy scored 50 goals in 50 games -- a feat only accomplished by..." May 24

  • Ducks score 2nd-fastest three goals in playoff history "The top line of the Chicago Blackhawks dominated the early part of the third period Saturday and scored twice to give them a two-goal lead at 7:38. But by the time Jonathan Toews, Brandon Saad and Marian Hossa returned to the ice for another shift, the Blackhawks were losing. Chicago managed..." May 24

  • Freshman QB Austin Kafentzis transfers before playing a down at UW

    The Deseret News "Former Jordan High quarterback Austin Kafentzis has left the University of Wisconsin after one spring camp with the Badgers and will transfer, according to multiple reports from Madison, Wisconsin. Evan Flood of 247 Sports first reported the news Friday evening. Wisconsin State Journal writer..." May 24

  • Defense sells four-star safety Kenney Lyke on MSU

    Detroit News "Spring continues to be the perfect time of year for Michigan State football recruiting as the Spartans added their 13th commitment for the 2016 class on Friday when Palatine (Ill.) Fremd safety Kenney Lyke announced he would attend Michigan State. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound four-star prospect had..." May 24

  • Jim Mora on Not Targeting Everett Golson: ‘I Don’t Want Mercenaries’

    Black Sports Online "Everett Golson, ended up being the biggest grad transfer of the year, landing at FSU. Golson will play immediately at FSU, one of 10 schools on a list submitted to Notre Dame’s compliance department as his potential destinations. That list also included via ESPN Alabama, South Carolina and..." May 23

  • Florida State LB Matthew Thomas expected to miss 3-4 months

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "It looks like Florida State’s injury woes from the spring could carry over into the fall. According to Noles247, Seminoles linebacker Matthew Thomas will be out another three or four months due to a shoulder injury. Thomas, a redshirt sophomore, missed most of spring practice after having..." May 23

  • Army, Navy have no plans to move game for College Football Playoff schedule

    USA Today "Army and Navy do not plan to change the date of their traditional end-of-season meeting to accommodate the final College Football Playoff rankings, which for the next four seasons are set to be unveiled before the service academies' annual matchup. "We have no intention of moving it. None,"..." May 23

  • UNC receives notice of allegations "The NCAA has sent North Carolina a notice of allegations pertaining to questions about possible academic irregularities, a source told on Friday. UNC subsequently confirmed the news. Chancellor Carol L. Folt and AD Bubba Cunningham released this statement: "We take these..." May 24

  • Rashad Muhammad transferring from San Jose State

    College Basketball Talk "San Jose State leading scorer Rashad Muhammad has decided to transfer. Muhammad is the younger brother of Minnesota Timberwolves guard Shabazz Muhammad. Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported the news early on Saturday morning. The 6-foot-6 sophomore averaged 13.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. " May 24

  • Nevada lands Brown transfer Leland King

    The Score "Leland King has found a new home. Nevada has added the former Brown forward to the Wolfpack. King will sit out the 2015-16 season because of NCAA transfer rules." May 24

  • UNC basketball’s biggest threat to title hopes could be postseason ban

    Yahoo! Sports "North Carolina is expected to be a prime contender for the 2016 men’s basketball national championship. Some outlets have the Tar Heels ranked No. 1 in their early Top 25s. But after the school received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Friday, the question becomes this: Will the..." May 23

  • Maryland, UK, UNC co-favorites for national title "Maryland is one of the favorites to win the 2016 men's basketball national championship, according to a Las Vegas sportsbook, only one year removed from joining the Big Ten from the ACC. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the Terps pegged as a 7-1 co-favorite to win the title, along with..." May 23

  • Liverpool to pay QPR £10m if they sell Raheem Sterling

    The Telegraph "Queens Park Rangers will make a windfall of up to £10million if Liverpool sell Raheem Sterling. Liverpool are adamant that they will reject any offers they receive for the winger, who has two years left on his current contract, despite his agent Aidy Ward declaring Sterling intends to leave the..." May 24

  • Iker Casillas says Real Madrid should sign David de Gea from Man United even it costs him his place in the team

    Daily Mail "Iker Casillas believes Real Madrid should sign David de Gea from Manchester United - even if it spells the end of his Bernabeu career. De Gea has been strongly linked with a move back to his homeland after failing to agree a new contact at Old Trafford and the deal is expected to be pushed..." May 24

  • Sherwood ‘convinced’ Liverpool target wants to stay at Aston Villa

    talkSport "Tim Sherwood is "convinced" star striker and Liverpool target Christian Benteke wants to stay at Aston Villa next season. Speculation over Benteke's future remains rife despite his agent recently pledging his commitment to the club. The Belgian forward tried to leave two summers ago, when he..." May 24

  • PSG places €125 million bid for Cristiano Ronaldo, report says

    Sporting News "French giant and recent League 1 champion Paris Saint-Germain has submitted a €125 million ($137.6 million) bid for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, according to ESPN FC. The number seems staggering for a player fresh off his 30th birthday, and one who has stated that he'd like to see out..." May 24

  • Report: Ancelotti already knows he’s likely been sacked by Real Madrid

    Pro Soccer Talk "According to a report in AS, Carlo Ancelotti has already been indirectly informed that he will likely be relieved of his duties at Real Madrid following their season-ending match against Getafe at the Bernabeu. The report says that club president Florentino Perez met with Ancelotti’s agent..." May 24