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  • Brad Stevens insists he won’t leave Celtics for a college job

    Pro Basketball Talk "Practically since the minute he left Butler University to take the Boston Celtics head coaching job, there have been rumors and speculation about what Brad Stevens is going to do next. He signed a six-year contract with the Celtics, but reports have surfaced over the past 18 months that Stevens..." December 21

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    I'm told NBA is not punishing Nick Young with any suspension for his flagrant foul 2 in Friday's game vs OKC. So he will suit up today

  • Robin Lopez responds perfectly to rumors of dating Khloe Kardashian "The life of an NBA athlete can be bizarre and when you're Portland Trail Blazers' center Robin Lopez, you welcome the bizarre. He's the latest professional athlete to be rumored to dating a Kardashian sister -- this time being Khloe Kardashian. She was previously married to Lamar Odom and once..." December 21

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Lance Stephenson out at least through Christmas.

  • Cam Newton rips “classless” fans who cheered Manziel injury

    Pro Football Talk "Cam Newton said he liked the support he heard from the home fans Sunday. But he didn’t like the ones who cheered when Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel went down with a hamstring injury. Newton said he thought it was “classless,” when some fans cheered as Manziel was being tended to by..." December 21

  • Johnny Manziel (hammy) exits game "Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers late in the first half with a hamstring injury and his return is questionable. Brian Hoyer took over at quarterback and started the second half. Manziel emerged after halftime with the towel over his..." December 21

  • Dolphins owner Stephen Ross: Joe Philbin will coach team in 2015 "Good news: The Dolphins won a virtually meaningless late-December game, which is more than we can say during Weeks 16 and 17 of the 2013 season. The win came on a bizarre blocked punt. Better news: Joe Philbin will be coaching the Dolphins in 2015! Owner Stephen Ross, who has been linked to Jim..." December 21

  • Mike Shanahan doesn’t rule out a return to coaching in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "A late-season leak to ESPN in 2013 made his plans clear for 2014. A late-season appearance on ESPN in 2014 is showing Mike Shanahan’s hand for 2015. In a sit-down with Sunday NFL Countdown host Chris Berman, the former Raiders, Broncos, and Washington coach didn’t rule out returning to the..." December 21

  • D-Jax critiques former team after win "The satisfaction leaped from his comments, the once-spurned receiver burning his former team -- first on the field, then with his words. The Redskins' DeSean Jackson finished with four catches for 126 yards against the Eagles -- as well as the last word. In two games against Philadelphia..." December 21

  • Giants, Red Sox still in the picture for James Shields

    Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that the Giants and Red Sox are still “in the picture” for free agent starter James Shields, adding that the Yankees are another possible suitor. According to Cafardo’s source, Shields is expected to fetch five years and around $110 million. It was..." December 21

  • San Diego has talked about Hamels trade "The Padres have had discussions about trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels with new outfielder Wil Myers as potential bait, according to a baseball source. The Padres have been baseball’s busiest team since the Winter Meetings ended in San Diego earlier this month, acquiring three starting..." December 21

  • Will MLB, Cuba be able to play ball?

    Boston Globe "How the new diplomatic relationship between the United States and Cuba will affect baseball, no one really knows. There’s been a lot of speculation. Mostly positive. And that’s the way it should be. But what doesn’t make sense is that Cuba, which loves baseball, will suddenly become like the..." December 21

  • Ryan Howard trade rumors: Ruben Amaro Jr. says it would be best if Phillies move on from first baseman

    Newark Star-Ledger "In the immediate aftermath of the Phillies finalizing a trade sending shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, it doesn't appear that the organization is anywhere close to being finished wheeling and dealing. The next veteran out the door could very well be former MVP first baseman..." December 21

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • Eakins could head back to Toronto

    Pro Hockey Talk "Recently fired Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins could be headed back to the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. During Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday, Sportsnet’s Damien Cox reported Eakins, who served a number of roles in the Leafs’ organization prior to joining the Oilers, could be headed..." December 21

  • Ex-Penguins defenseman Niskanen still miffed by coaches' firings

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen remains miffed at how the Penguins handled last offseason's coaching changes, and he made no secret of it. “The organization can say whatever it wants, that it wasn't sure what it wanted to do, all that stuff,” he said. “But it was (bull). “It's..." December 21

  • 95 percent chance Varlamov will return Tuesday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calvin Pickard is set to make his sixth straight start for Colorado on Sunday, but Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said there’s a 95 percent chance Semyon Varlamov (groin) will be back between the pipes on Tuesday, per the Denver Post’s Mike Chambers. Varlamov’s groin injury has been an ongoing..." December 21

  • Could Malkin be the next player to be fined for diving?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nashville Predators forward James Neal was the first player to be fined and publicly named under the league’s new diving rules; however, he certainly won’t be the last. Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was penalized twice for embellishment in Saturday’s 3-1 win over the Florida..." December 21

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    Dan Rosen @drosennhl

    Carolina coach Bill Peters says Jordan Staal (leg) is real close, and don't be surprised if he returns Dec. 29 against Montreal.

  • FSU clears Jameis Winston in Code of Conduct case

    Pro Football Talk "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston didn’t face prosecution in the wake of sexual assault accusations made in 2012. He also will not face any discipline from Florida State. Winston’s lawyer, David Cornwell, has published via Twitter the conclusion of the in-house proceedings: “In sum,..." December 21

  • David Shaw planning to stay put "Any NFL team hoping to make a major run at Stanford head coach David Shaw will, in all probability, come away disappointed, sources tell ESPN. Despite being viewed as perhaps the top coaching candidate in the college ranks, Shaw has told people he plans to remain at Stanford, where he loves..." December 21

  • Michael Vick: Jameis Winston is 'future of the NFL'

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "When Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston does make it to the NFL, he will already have the support of Jets quarterback Michael Vick. Despite Winston's troubles away from the field, Vick believes Winston will be the league's next big star. "I think he's the future of the NFL," Vick said,..." December 21

  • Report: Ohio St. co-DC Chris Ash interviews for Colorado St. vacancy

    College Football Talk "Ohio State has already lost its offensive coordinator to a head coaching job. Could a coordinator on the other side of the ball be next? According to Brett McMurphy of, OSU co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash interviewed for the head-coaching vacancy at Colorado State. Former USC..." December 21

  • 5-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack announces his top 2 schools

    The Score "After decommiting from Texas A&M on Friday, five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack has announced which schools he's considering playing at next season. " December 20

  • Wake Forest guard Mitchell Wilbekin suspended "Wake Forest freshman guard Mitchell Wilbekin has been suspended for up to six games due to an NCAA violation, the program announced Saturday, when Wilbekin will miss the Demon Deacons' game against Florida. The university will appeal the suspension. "We believe in Mitchell Wilbekin," Wake..." December 21

  • Adidas sends Wisconsin warm ups with Cincinnati's logo

    Sporting News - NCAAB "There are a lot of college basketball teams that wear red, but you would think their equipment sponsors can tell the difference between them. " December 20

  • Senior guard Jordan Gathers leaves St. Bonaventure

    Buffalo News "Senior guard Jordan Gathers has announced that he is leaving St. Bonaventure University and will not return to the basketball program, the school announced today. Gathers had not played this season while continuing to recuperate from hip surgery performed in June. He recently completed the..." December 20

  • SMU forward Markus Kennedy academically cleared "SMU junior forward Markus Kennedy has been academically cleared to play, the Mustangs' coaching staff told ESPN. Kennedy was SMU's second-leading scorer last season, averaging 12.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while shooting 53.4 percent from the floor. He has not played this season after..." December 20

  • VCU transfer Antravious Simmons to join Florida Gulf Coast

    The Score "Ex-VCU forward Antravious Simmons has transferred to Florida Gulf Coast University, the school announced Friday. The 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman will be eligible to play next season, following the completion of the fall 2015 semester. "We're excited about Antravious joining the program," FGCU..." December 20

  • Gareth Bale gives green light to record-breaking Manchester United move

    The Express "Sunday Express Sport can reveal that the Wales international has been made aware of the Old Trafford interest and their commitment to smashing their club transfer record for the £80 million valued forward. As we reported last week the club’s owners the Glazers want to go down the Galacticos..." December 21

  • Manchester United ‘to make £50m transfer offer for Edinson Cavani’

    Metro "Manchester United are set to make a £50million offer for PSG striker Edinson Cavani, with Louis van Gaal desperate to do a deal. Cavani has emerged as a target for a number of Premier League clubs in the last few months, and looks certain to leave PSG in the new year." December 21

  • Manchester United plot £80m TRIPLE swoop in January

    Daily Star "The Red Devils are confident of completing three deals in the window that will amount to a staggering £80m. Benfica pair Enzo Perez and Nicolas Gaitan are said to be close to agreeing moves while Roma's Kevin Strootman is their No.1 target. " December 21

  • Liverpool to battle Tottenham for former Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain

    Daily Star "Liverpool and Tottenham are set to scrap it out for the Argentinian striker when the window opens. Reports from Italy suggest the striker is not happy at Napoli and is ready for a change of scenery. His spot in the Napoli line up has been under pressure since the emergence of Duvan Zapata..." December 21

  • Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal's £40m Brazilian battle with Barcelona

    The Express "CHELSEA, Manchester United and Arsenal have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Brazilian youngsters Gabriel Barbosa and Malcolm Silva. According to reports in Spain, the two attackers are set to join an elite European side next summer after impressing in their home country. Barbosa, 18,..." December 21