Newsday "Anyone who thought Adam Silver was just idly daydreaming last year when he began openly advocating legalized sports betting was set straight when the NBA visited New York for All-Star Weekend last month. The still new-ish commissioner used the powerful forum of the league's annual Technology..." March 03
DeMarcus Cousins has now been upgraded to probable. Sounds like he’s a go against the Knicks tonight.
Taj Gibson still in a walking boot. Out at least a week and could be 2.
Palm Beach Post "Hassan Whiteside’s temper got the best of him tonight and resulted in an ejected for retaliating against Phoenix center Alex Len. The fallout might be even worse for Miami, which likely will hear from the NBA about potential additional punishment. Whiteside got tossed with 4:26 left in the..." March 03
Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks have signed center Bernard James for the remainder of the season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. James (6-10, 235) was originally signed to his first of two 10-day contracts on Feb. 11. Since joining the Mavericks, he has averaged 4.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and..." March 03
ESPN.com "At least 10 former Chicago Bears staffers from the Lovie Smith and Marc Trestman regimes said recently they believe the team can't consistently compete for championships as long as it fields a lineup with Jay Cutler under center. That sentiment might explain why head coach John Fox and general..." March 03
Jameis Winston in Tampa today as part of a 3-day visit w/ Buccaneers, per sources. Visit centers around owners, said to be "Glazer-centric."
ESPN.com "It didn't take long after Kyle Orton replaced EJ Manuel last season for the rest of the offense to notice the difference in the huddle. "We just had a different approach to practice. [Orton] demands what he wants out of us," Sammy Watkins said in October, after one practice with Orton. "He's..." March 03
Dallas Morning News "A Super Bowl seating fiasco in 2011 was fueled by an NFL and Dallas Cowboys “obsession” with breaking the championship attendance record, an attorney representing displaced ticketholders said Monday in federal court in Dallas. Attorney Michael Avenatti told jurors in his opening statement that..." March 03
NFL.com "The Eagles have released cornerback Cary Williams, the team announced Tuesday. Williams, 30, was signed by the Eagles as a free agent in 2013. He started all 32 games for the Eagles over the last two seasons, recording five interceptions. Before joining the Eagles, Williams entered the..." March 03
According to #Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, club hasn't finalized contract for K-Rod and there is no guess on arrival from Venezuela.
New York Post "The Matt Harvey Plan is in place. If all goes well the rest of spring training, the Mets want the Comeback Kid to pitch in Washington against the Nationals — but not the season opener. Game 3 is likely and then he will make his Citi Field comeback in the Mets’ second home game of the season, a..." March 03
Victor Martinez is confident he remains on track to play opening day. Would like two weeks of at-bats if possible.
Hardball Talk "Dodgers manager Don Mattingly announced that new shortstop Jimmy Rollins will be the team’s leadoff hitter, explaining: “We don’t truly have anyone else who fits in that role.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but whatever. Rollins fits the old stereotype of a leadoff hitter because he’s a..." March 03
Yahoo! Sports "Generally speaking, it bodes poorly when a team’s success going into a season depends upon contingencies. And yet here stand the New York Yankees, who have a bunch of ifs to show for their $215 million. As in: If CC Sabathia’s chronically degenerative knee holds up … and if Michael Pineda can make..." March 03
The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel stood up for captain Dion Phaneuf on Tuesday, telling reporters the defenseman is not to blame for the team's struggles. "It's not his fault," Kessel said Tuesday. "Why he does he get the blame?" Phaneuf and Kessel were not dealt by the club prior to..." March 03
Sportsnet.ca "One reason Dion Phaneuf was not traded to the Detroit Red Wings on Monday was because the Toronto Maple Leafs’ asking price was too high. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the only team Phaneuf – who has a modified no-trade clause – had on his list that was a realistic trade partner with..." March 03
ESPN.com "Well, it certainly wasn't for a lack of trying on the part of Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. When you talk to other teams around the league, what they say is that nobody was on the phone more than Chiarelli in the two weeks leading up to Monday's deadline, trying all he could to get the..." March 03
CSN New England "Brett Connolly is pretty excited to get a new start in his NHL career. The 22-year-old former sixth overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft has made it to the NHL, but never really blew up on the scene for the Tampa Bay Lightning team that originally drafted him. He had 12 goals this season for..." March 03
NHL.com "Colorado Avalanche forwards Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog each have been fined the maximum amounts allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement for their respective actions during the final seconds of NHL Game No. 930 in Denver on Saturday, February 28, the National Hockey League's..." March 03
Bleacher Report "I am staring at Matt Sandusky. Matt Sandusky is staring at me. Holding grapes. Plastic grapes. As Sandusky gazes my way, the faux produce twirls beneath the fleshy fingers of his right hand, an odd vision when one takes into account the man's size (approximately 6'0", 215 lbs) and..." March 03
SI - College Football "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Friday that rising sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson is "way ahead" on his recovery from knee surgery, according to Larry Williams of TigerIllustrated.com. Watson did not play in Clemson's 40-6 win over Oklahoma in the Citrus Bowl after undergoing surgery to..." March 01
Raleigh News & Observer "Michael Waddell had a low grade point average, no entrance exam score and was months past the deadline when an athletic official sought to have the football player admitted to UNC’s graduate school in fall 2003. John Blanchard, then a senior associate athletic director, made the request after..." March 01
College Spun "Alabama football certainly is not down – the Crimson Tide were the No. 1 seed in this past year’s College Football Playoff before losing to Ohio State. But the program has gone two years without winning the national title, so it’s fair to say that Alabama is no longer a “dynasty” in the true sense..." March 01
Frogs O' War "The former TCU wide receiver is set to graduate in May. Earlier today, former TCU wide receiver Cam White tweeted that upon graduation from TCU, he would be headed to Rutgers to finish out his collegiate football career. White did not play for TCU in 2014 due to concussions suffered in..." March 01
ESPN.com "Seven players were ejected in overtime of Texas' 61-59 win over No. 14 Baylor on Monday night, after they left their respective benches to join a shoving match between two opposing players. Baylor players John Heard, Ishmail Wainright and Johnathan Motley and Texas players Kendal Yancy, Connor..." March 03
The Chronicle "Rasheed Sulaimon's dismissal from the Duke basketball program is clouded by allegations of sexual assault, which surfaced nearly a year before he was released from the team in January. Multiple sources close to the situation have confirmed that members of the athletic department were made aware of..." March 02
SI.com "The attorney helping Kansas forward Cliff Alexander navigate an NCAA eligibility issue couldn’t offer many specifics about the enigmatic freshman's predicament. Nor could Arthur McAfee shed light on how far along the investigation is. Nor could the former NCAA enforcement representative offer a..." March 01
College Basketball Talk "With their three best perimeter players in junior Tyrone Wallace and sophomores Jabari Bird and Jordan Mathews having eligibility remaining beyond this season, and Georgetown transfer Stephen Domingo becoming eligible next season, California won’t lack for options in that area in 2015-16. Sunday..." March 01
Kansas.com "Kansas State landed a commitment from a point guard Sunday morning. Kamau Stokes, a three-star recruit, orally committed to the Wildcats after attending their 70-69 victory over Iowa State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. He sat behind K-State’s bench dressed head to toe in K-State..." March 01
The Telegraph "Brad Friedel and Robert Green are the shock names on the contingency plan Chelsea are drawing up for life without goalkeeper Petr Cech. Cech collected his 12th Chelsea winners’ medal on Sunday after he was preferred to Thibaut Courtois for the Capital One Cup final victory over Tottenham..." March 03
Daily Mail "John Terry is going to cause Chelsea a huge problem in the future and the cost to fix it will be enormous. There will come a point one day when Jose Mourinho is no longer able to rely on his captain and, privately, he will be dreading when that time comes. The term to describe Terry’s influence..." March 03
Daily Star "Beckham, who is the son of former England international David, is currently playing for Arsenal's Under-18's side. However, the 15-year-old, who joined Arsenal's academy last year, is set to be released by the Gunners at the end of the season. Numerous Premier League clubs are understood to..." March 03
Manchester Evening News "Manchester United target Memphis Depay 'has the option' to leave PSV Eindhoven in the summer, according to the club. Depay was part of Louis van Gaal's Holland squad at the World Cup and has been linked with moves to United and Tottenham. PSV have so far managed to keep hold of the..." March 03
Daily Star "Icardi, 22, has been in stunning form for Roberto Mancini's side this season, scoring 14 goals in 25 league appearances. His impressive performances for the Nerazzzuri has seen him attract interest from a host of Europe's top clubs, including Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and..." March 03