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  • Kobe expected to be out 9 months following rotator cuff surgery

    The Score "Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder and is expected to need nine months to make a full recovery. Bryant underwent the approximately two-hour procedure at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los..." January 29

  • George Gervin does not feel Klay Thompson broke his record

    Larry Brown Sports "Klay Thompson may have set an NBA record last week by scoring 37 points in a quarter, but George Gervin does not feel that his record was broken. Gervin, along with Carmelo Anthony, was the previous record holder with 33 points scored in a quarter. The big difference is that Gervin accomplished..." January 29

  • LeBron James out Wednesday vs. Blazers with wrist injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers have finally gotten rolling as of late, winning six straight and beginning to look like the juggernaut of a team that many projected before the season began. But Cleveland only looks that way when LeBron James is in the lineup — and he won’t be on Wednesday for a home contest..." January 28

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Dr. ElAttrache: “I expect Kobe to make a full recovery and if all goes as expected, he should be ready for the start of the season."

  • Wade expected to miss extended time

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Based on initial examinations, the Miami Heat are expecting to be without guard Dwyane Wade for an extended period after he was sidelined in the second half of Tuesday's 109-102 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks with a strained right hamstring. Wade took treatment Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena,..." January 28

  • Ravens' Will Hill has active warrant for failure to pay child support in New Jersey

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens free safety Will Hill is in trouble with the law again. A warrant for his arrest has been issued by New Jersey authorities due to Hill allegedly failing to pay $16,588.18 in back child support to his baby's mother, according to Hudson County, N.J. law enforcement officials. The arrest..." January 29

  • Revis, Patriots not talking extension yet

    Pro Football Talk "In March, the $20 million in 2015 compensation due and owing to Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis becomes fully guaranteed. If the Patriots can’t work out with Revis a new deal before then, they’ll have to decide whether to pay the money or to cut him. Per a league source, negotiations have..." January 29

  • Richard Sherman expected to become a father in the next week

    The Score "Richard Sherman has more on his mind than just the Super Bowl. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback and his girlfriend are expecting to welcome their son into the world sometime in the next week. Sherman isn't thinking about the possibility the baby could be born Sunday. Not yet, anyway." January 29

  • The Colts suspension of Trent Richardson voids over $3.1 million

    Waiting For Next Year "The tale of Trent Richardson gets stranger by the day. No, I’m not talking about him getting traded or his continual disappointment between the lines on an NFL field. I’m talking about his very standing in the league and with his current team, the Indianapolis Colts. Trent Richardson missed the..." January 29

  • Dansby: 'Without a doubt' Manziel can lead Browns

    NFL.com "Joe Haden hasn't given up on Johnny Manziel. The Browns cornerback told Around the NFL on Wednesday that Cleveland's first-round passer can still emerge as the long-term solution under center. "I feel like he could be. He could be," Haden said. "Rookie seasons, they go however, but I think..." January 28

  • Giants release Marco Scutaro

    Sporting News "The Giants on Wednesday released veteran infielder Marco Scutaro, who is attempting to come back from offseason back surgery. Scutaro was designated for assignment Jan. 21 to make room for newly signed outfielder Norichika Aoki on the 40-man roster. A month earlier, Scutaro underwent surgery to..." January 29

  • Garrett Richards’ arbitration hearing set for February 11

    Hardball Talk "According to beat writer Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, an arbitration hearing for Angels starter Garrett Richards has been scheduled for February 11. Teams and players usually come to terms before hearings are needed — thus avoiding any drama — but Richards is a complicated case." January 29

  • Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka says elbow feels good, per report

    Newark Star-Ledger "Masahiro Tanaka says his elbow feels just fine as the 26-year-old ace readies for spring training, according to a report from the Japan Times. Tanaka worked out with his old team, Japan's Rakuten Golden Eagles, last week and reported no pain his the elbow, the report said. The elbow has a..." January 28

  • White Sox Sign Gordon Beckham, Designate Dayan Viciedo For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced that they have signed infielder Gordon Beckham to a one-year, $2MM contract and designated outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment in order to clear a space on the 40-man roster. Earlier today, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo tweeted that a reunion between the Sox and Beckham was..." January 28

  • Angels Avoid Arbitration With David Freese

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have avoided arbitration with third baseman David Freese, Mike Perchick of WAPT tweets. Freese will earn $6.425MM in his final season of arbitration eligibility, MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports on Twitter. That settlement amount represents the exact mid-point between the player and..." January 28

  • Sources: Jack Johnson's Parents Also Screwed Over His Grandfather

    Deadspin.com "Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson's parents have left their son with a mountain of debt, but this apparently wasn't the first time Jack Sr. and Tina Johnson took advantage of a family member. According to two sources with knowledge of the transaction, Johnson's parents secretly seized..." January 29

  • NHL trade deadline: 7 Canadian-based players who may be moved

    CBC Sports "A year ago, the NHL’s seven Canadian teams were involved in 16 deals in the five weeks leading up to the March 5 trade deadline. Edmonton and Montreal led the way with five moves apiece, with Thomas Vanek the most notable player changing uniforms when he was dealt from the Canadiens to the New..." January 28

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston said Sidney Crosby will play tonight. He missed Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury.

  • The NHL's greatest bromance has officially ended

    USA Today "With Mike Richards officially clearing waivers, we might be seeing the last phase in one of hockey’s most epic bromances. Richards will report to the AHL Manchester Monarchs on Wednesday and it’s almost certain that his playing days with best bud Jeff Carter are over. A once potent forward,..." January 28

  • Penguins pull game program that misspelled Sidney Crosby’s name

    Yahoo! Sports "Seriously. You had ONE JOB. At the risk of throwing a stone in a glass house – and acknowledging that our own adventures in editing can sometimes read like a junior jumble puzzle – the editors of the official game program of the Pittsburgh Penguins made a rather egregious error on their cover..." January 28

  • Jim Harbaugh Is After 2016′s No. 1 Quarterback, Georgia Commit Jacob Eason

    College Spun "Five-star quarterback Jacob Eason is rated as the class of 2016′s top pro style quarterback, and the college football’s biggest name new coach is going to try and flip him. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh took a trip out to Washington to meet with Eason, who committed to Georgia back in July. " January 29

  • Four-star WR says he wore Vols gear during Auburn visit, denies pot rumors

    College Football Talk "Don’t you just love the wonderful world of college football recruiting, especially when it comes to the SEC (or the Big Ten)? Four-star 2015 wide receiver Preston Williams has been a verbal commit to Tennessee for the last four months but has still taken visits to, among other places, Georgia..." January 29

  • Could Oregon replace Marcus Mariota with FCS star Vernon Adams?

    SB Nation "The Oregon Ducks face a huge void with the departure of Marcus Mariota to the NFL, but their replacement may be visiting Eugene this weekend, according to Duck Territory. Eastern Washington star quarterback Vernon Adams is eligible to transfer and play immediately as a graduate student, and could..." January 29

  • Jimbo Fisher contract extension with Florida State details

    Tomahawk Nation "The coach will now be taking home $5M annually. Florida State released the details of Jimbo Fisher's recent contract extension. Fisher is 58-11 as head coach of the Florida State Seminoles, winning four division titles, three ACC titles and a National Championship. He is 13-2 against rivals..." January 29

  • Kentucky trio reportedly involved in bar fight with FCS player

    College Football Talk "Three Kentucky football players who found themselves on the wrong side of the law last year may have done the same to start out the new year. The father of Eastern Kentucky lineman Colton Scurry told the Louisville Courier-Journal Tuesday that his son sustained multiple facial fractures during..." January 28

  • Syracuse basketball forward Chris McCullough plans to have knee surgery later this week

    Syracuse.com "Chris McCullough left the Syracuse University practice facility this afternoon destined for home and a date with a New York City surgeon. McCullough, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament on Jan. 11 during a Carrier Dome game vs. Florida State, is hoping to have surgery on Friday, he and his..." January 29

  • Report: Stanford’s Reid Travis to return on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Reid Travis will be returning to the Stanford lineup on Wednesday night, according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle. Travis is a 6-foot-7 power forward that was a top 40 recruit this season. He’s been out of action since December 29th as he’s dealt with a stress fracture in his..." January 28

  • D'Angelo Russell's success surprising everyone but himself

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The recruiting process had been going on for a while, and it had long been established that D’Angelo Russell and Ohio State were going to have a future together. He was heading back to prep school in Florida from his home in Louisville, and Buckeyes coach Thad Matta asked Russell to let him know..." January 28

  • UCLA F Jonah Bolden Is Now Eligible to Practice for Bruins

    Bruins Nation "Player sends out a tweet announcing that he is now eligible to join the team. After a terrible weekend in Oregon, the UCLA Men's Basketball team got some news today as freshman Forward Jonah Bolden has been given permission to start practicing with the team." January 28

  • BYU coach Rose says Austin could miss rest of season

    Salt Lake Tribune "If Saturday's 77-74 loss to San Diego proved anything, it is that BYU sorely misses 6-foot-11 forward Nate Austin, who has been sidelined since Dec. 10 with a hamstring injury. The Cougars did get some offensive contributions from Luke Worthington and Corbin Kaufusi, but were torched inside..." January 28

  • Costa set to miss City match after FA charge

    The Telegraph "Diego Costa is set to miss Chelsea’s vital Premier League clash with title rivals Manchester City after being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association. Striker Costa appeared to stamp on Emre Can in Chelsea’s Capital One Cup semi-final second-leg success over Liverpool and is..." January 28

  • Ronaldo gets two-game ban, available for Atletico vs. Real Madrid

    ESPN FC "Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-game ban for kicking out at an opponent during Real Madrid's 2-1 La Liga win at Cordoba at the weekend. This means Ronaldo will miss Madrid's upcoming home games against Real Sociedad on Saturday and Sevilla next Wednesday, but be free to return for Feb...." January 28

  • DONE DEAL: Arsenal finally CONFIRM £13.4m ace Gabriel Paulista as second January signing

    Daily Star "The Gunners have finally sealed the deal after the uncapped Brazilian passed a medical and granted a work permit. He is expected to provide cover for first-choice central defensive pairing Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker. In a further boost to the club, changes in the exchange rate..." January 28

  • Wilfried Zaha will cost Crystal Palace £10m to bring back Manchester United winger

    Daily Mail "It will cost Crystal Palace £10million for them to convert Wilfried Zaha's loan switch from Manchester United into a permanent one. The 22-year-old left Selhurst Park in January 2013 but has returned to his former club on loan after failing to make an impression under both David Moyes and..." January 28

  • Liverpool are closing in on a £14m deal for PSG attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi

    The Express "The Argentina international looks certain to leave the Parc des Princes after being left out of Laurent Blanc's winter training squad. Lavezzi's most recent appearance for PSG was a five-minute cameo in the 1-0 win over Saint-Etienne, and the former Napoli man is said to be furious over his..." January 28