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"Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic. He was 25. Dominican national police colonel Jacobo..." Read More
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  • Colts pursued Sean Payton but couldn't reach a deal with the Saints

    CBS Sports "For the second straight offseason there were backchannel communications between the Colts and Saints about a possible trade of Sean Payton, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, though the talks ultimately broke down over draft-pick compensation. While neither ownership group..." January 22

  • Jonathan Kraft throws tremendous shade Ryan Grigson’s way

    Sportsnaut "Let it never be said Jonathan Kraft doesn’t know how to hold a grudge. The New England Patriots owner’s son was asked about Ryan Grigson being fired Sunday before his team hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. Specifically, he was asked how the former Indianapolis Colts..." January 22

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • Redskins players in dark about future of Kirk Cousins

    Sportsnaut "If you’re a Washington Redskins fan and have no idea what the team will do with free agent Kirk Cousins, join the club. The players don’t either. In a podcast with CSN Mid-Atlantic’s JP Finlay, Washington defensive lineman A.J. Francis shared that the team is out of the loop. “No one outside..." January 22

  • Bulls shopping Rajon Rondo, Nikola Mirotic as trade deadline apporaches

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chicago’s front office chose to make quick-fix, treading water moves this summer. They wisely traded Derrick Rose and kept Jimmy Butler as a franchise cornerstone, but when the possibility of getting Dwyane Wade became a reality they decided to push to win more now, adding Rajon Rondo to the mix...." January 22

  • Ty Lawson compares ref to SpongeBob character on Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "DeMarcus Cousins isn’t the only Sacramento King going after referees. In a post to his Instagram account on Sunday, Kings guard Ty Lawson appeared to compare NBA official Michael Smith to a character from the animated TV show SpongeBob Squarepants. The above character was featured in a..." January 22

  • Kings Forward Rudy Gay to Undergo Surgery on Ruptured Achilles Monday

    NBC Bay Area "Kings forward Rudy Gay will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon on Monday, Jan. 23 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley. Gay suffered the injury during third quarter play of Wednesday night's..." January 22

  • Clippers big man Blake Griffin says he's ready to return; eyeing Warriors game?

    CBS Sports "Blake Griffin is ready to rejoin the Clippers, and just in time. Griffin has been out since mid-December after having knee surgery. He told reporters Saturday before the Clippers got worked by the Nuggets without Griffin and Chris Paul that he's finally ready to return to action, saying he..." January 22

  • Bucks' Jabari Parker comes off bench as punishment

    ESPN "Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker did not start in Saturday's road loss to the Miami Heat for violating a team rule that prohibits disclosing locker room discourse to the media, league sources told ESPN. Bucks coach Jason Kidd refused to elaborate on what team rule Parker defiled. Rookie..." January 22

  • Commissioner Manfred on deaths of Ventura, Marte: 'Today is a very sad day'

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Sunday, news broke that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former Cleveland Indians third baseman Andy Marte had died in separate car accidents. Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has since issued a statement concerning both: "Today is a very sad day for..." January 22

  • MLB players pay tribute to Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte

    Fox Sports "Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed Sunday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Ventura, who made his MLB debut in 2013 and won 38 games for the Royals, was just 25. The accident occured just hours after former Braves, Indians and Diamondbacks infielder Andy Marte was..." January 22

  • Pedro Martinez thinks David Ortiz will return to Red Sox

    Larry Brown Sports "David Ortiz is retired, at least for now, but a former Boston Red Sox teammate doesn’t think that will last. Pedro Martinez told WEEI’s “Trenni & Tomase” that he won’t believe Ortiz is retired until he sees the slugger sit out an entire season. “David says he’s retired,” Martinez said, via..." January 22

  • Like David Price, Pedro Martinez has faced hate from fans

    Boston Herald "Even the most recent Red Sox Hall of Famer, Pedro Martinez, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time and widely beloved, has heard it. He thinks everyone has. Martinez has walked in David Price's shoes as a newcomer in Boston with gigantic expectations. And Martinez, who's from the Dominican..." January 22

  • Sale 'blown away' by Red Sox fans' welcome

    MLB.com "Chris Sale figured he probably had to win some games for his new team before the knowledgeable and passionate Red Sox fans treated him like one of their own. It turns out he was wrong. The lefty has spent the last two days at the team's annual Winter Weekend convention at Foxwoods somewhat..." January 22

  • Jets’ Patrik Laine cleared for full-contact practice

    Sportsnet "Patrik Laine took another step toward returning to action on Sunday. Laine participated in his first full-contact practice with the Winnipeg Jets since being diagnosed with a concussion on Jan. 7. He had resumed skating with the team on Wednesday but Sunday’s practice was his first without the..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Edmonton Oilers still keen on idea of trading for St. Louis Blues defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk

    Edmonton Journal "Kevin Shattenkirk to the Edmonton Oilers? We’ve been banging that drum about the St. Louis Blues defenceman for two years now, so it’s not a stop-the-presses story that the Oilers are still very keen on the right-shot, offensive blueliner who’s set to become an unrestricted free-agent as a..." January 22

  • Hanzal, Stone most likely to be dealt at trade deadline

    Arizona Sports "Martin Hanzal and Michael Stone are the players most often mentioned when the NHL’s trade deadline talk turns to the Coyotes. Here’s another reason to believe both will be dealt by March 1: A league source said the Coyotes and those players’ agent, Craig Oster, have not discussed terms of a new..." January 22

  • Blackhawks interested in adding veteran defenseman

    The Athletic "The Blackhawks may be searching for more than a top-line left winger at the trade deadline. They’re also inquiring about a veteran defenseman, according to a league source. “They’re looking for a forward and veteran defenseman,” the source said. “They need help back there.” The Blackhawks..." January 22

  • Oregon firing David Reaves after DUI arrest

    Larry Brown Sports "David Reaves was just officially hired by Oregon as co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach last week, but he is losing his job after a DUI arrest. Reaves was arrested for DUI early Sunday morning and also charged with reckless driving and reckless endangerment. He was pulled over by..." January 22

  • Jim Harbaugh could take Michigan to Italy for final week of spring practice

    Sportsnaut "Never doubt that Jim Harbaugh has a trick up his sleeve when it comes to recruiting tactics at the University of Michigan. As the NCAA cracks down on one aspect of Harbaugh’s tactics to prohibit hosting off-campus practices during vacation periods like spring break, Harbaugh and Co. have been..." January 22

  • Tennessee hires firm for AD search; Peyton Manning on search committee

    USA Today "The University of Tennessee announced Friday it has awarded a contract to Turnkey Sports and Entertainment to assist Chancellor-Elect Beverly Davenport in the search for the university’s new athletic director. Tennessee also announced the search committee to advise Davenport throughout the..." January 21

  • ​Virginia Tech lands top safety recruit Devon Hunter

    Sporting News - NCAAF "While Hunter was thought to be leaning heavily toward staying in his home state and attending Virginia Tech, he was also considering Florida, Auburn, Alabama, North Carolina and Mississippi, according to the report. He had more than 30 offers. A 6-foot-1, 205-pound five-star senior, Hunter..." January 21

  • Oregon players reportedly released from hospital after intense team workouts

    Fox Sports - College Football "The three Oregon Ducks football players who were hospitalized earlier this week all are healthy and out of the hospital, according to The Oregonian. Offensive lineman Sam Poutasi and tight end Cam McCormick were released from the hospital Friday. Offensive lineman Doug Brenner was released..." January 21

  • Hoosiers forward OG Anunoby slated for knee surgery, done for season

    ESPN "Indiana sophomore forward OG Anunoby will miss the rest of the season, according to a statement released by the team on Friday. "It has been determined that OG Anunoby will undergo surgery on his right knee and will miss the remainder of the season. He is expected to make a complete recovery,"..." January 21

  • Arizona guard Allonzo Trier cleared to play Saturday against UCLA

    CBS Sports "Arizona guard Allonzo Trier has been cleared by the NCAA and will be available on Saturday for the Wildcats against No. 3 UCLA, the school announced Friday. Trier, a 6-foot-5 guard, has not played in any of the teams 19 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. He filed for..." January 21

  • Ole Miss' Brooks released from hospital following seizure

    SEC Country "Here’s positive news regarding Ole Miss guard Rasheed Brooks. ESPN’s Andy Katz reported that Brooks was released from the hospital Thursday night, two days after Brooks suffered a seizure during the Rebels’ game against Tennessee. A stretcher was required to remove Brooks from the court. He..." January 20

  • Oregon wins 15th straight, but star Dillon Brooks leaves with lower-leg injury

    CBS Sports "Oregon, which tied a school record for most consecutive wins at 15 on Thursday night, may have taken on a Pyrrhic victory in the process. The 11th-ranked, 17-2 Ducks cruised past Cal, 86-63, but lost star player and preseason All-American Dillon Brooks in the process. After putting 10 points to..." January 20

  • Minnesota lands 4-star C Daniel Oturu for 2018 class

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "With a big smile, Woodbury native Daniel Oturu donned a maroon-and-gold Gophers hat at Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday afternoon, signaling his commitment to play basketball at the U and continuing the in-state recruiting momentum for Richard Pitino’s program. Sixteen months after Pitino landed..." January 20