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  • LeBron James will let fans decide if he returns to the chalk toss

    ESPN.com "It is still a toss-up as to whether LeBron James will bring his pregame chalk toss ritual back in Cleveland this season. "I may," James said Friday when asked if he has thought about resuming his patented powder poof. "I'm going to let the fans decide and see what they think. If they want me..." October 24

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    Stefan Bondy @nydninternets

    Nets announce they've traded Marquis Teague and the 2019 second round pick to the Sixers for Casper Ware, a player they will soon release.

  • Byron Scott says Lakers may need to trade for point guard

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers have their final preseason game Friday night, hosting the Sacramento Kings, and we’re going to see something that seemed impossible when camp opened but appears headed to become a regular season reality. Ronnie Price will start at the point, and Jeremy Lin will come off the..." October 24

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    Art Garcia @ArtGarcia92

    Houston Rockets awarded Earl Clark on waiver claim. How's that for breaking news?

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Keep eye on Tobias Harris. Won't sign ext w/Orlando b4 10/31. Restricted FA next summer. Nike deal gives him upgrade if he in LA, NY or CHI

  • Gambling blocked at Monmouth Park

    ESPN.com "A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack's hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend. After a wild week of rapid-fire legal filings, Judge Michael Shipp ruled the..." October 24

  • Nick Fairley wants to sign long-term deal with Detroit Lions, not thinking about free agency

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions took a gamble when they declined to pick up Nick Fairley's modestly priced option for 2015. And that gamble appears to have paid off, at least for a year. Fairley hired a personal chef, dropped more than 20 pounds and is playing some of the best and most consistent football..." October 24

  • How Sanders went from near-Patriot to Broncos weapon

    CSN New England "Another week, another Broncos win and -- for Patriots observers -- another head-shaking performance by wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Through seven games as a Bronco, Sanders has 47 catches and four touchdowns. Three of his four touchdowns came in prime time Thursday night against the..." October 24

  • Johnny Manziel: LeBron 'checking in'

    ESPN.com "Johnny Manziel plans to attend the Cleveland Cavaliers' home opener Thursday against the New York Knicks to support friend LeBron James, who keeps in touch with the Browns quarterback. Manziel is still the Browns' backup to Brian Hoyer, who's led Cleveland to a 3-3 record. "He's done a good..." October 24

  • Larry Fitzgerald: Lack of touches is a “champagne problem”

    Pro Football Talk "Larry Fitzgerald has piled up a lot of stats for a lot of mediocre teams. So now that he’s not getting as many stats for a good one, he’s not going to complain, at least out loud. While it’s clear that the Cardinals wide receiver isn’t getting the ball as much as he might prefer, it’s also..." October 24

  • Friedman reiterates Don Mattingly 'will be our manager next season'

    CBSSports.com "Earlier on Friday, the Rays announced manager Joe Maddon had opted out of his contract and is leaving the organization, effective immediately. As soon as that happened, there was speculation he would follow ex-Rays GM Andrew Friedman to the Dodgers. Friedman, now the president of baseball..." October 24

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Heard Maddon seeking 5-yr, $25M range #Mets never going there for $ reasons. Also not sure Alderson believes mgrs should earn at that level

  • Andrew Friedman got $35 million to leave the Rays for the Dodgers … and he might be underpaid

    Hardball Talk "Everyone figured the Dodgers must have shelled out a ton of money to lure Andrew Friedman away from the Rays and now Buster Olney has the details: $35 million over five years. That’s obviously a ton of money, but $7 million per season means almost nothing to a Dodgers team with a $240 million..." October 24

  • Victor Martinez likely to pursue four-year deal after monster season

    CBSSports.com "Tigers star designated hitter Victor Martinez will try to capitalize on a monster season with a four-year deal as a free agent, according to sources. The Tigers will extend the qualifying offer to the switch-hitting Martinez, according to people familair with their plans, but he will decline..." October 24

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    Covers @Covers

    Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Tampa Bay Rays. Will leave team immediately. pic.twitter.com/3DcKRblAJD

  • Senators asking fans to wear red

    ESPN.com "The Ottawa Senators will hold a moment of silence for soldier Nathan Cirillo, who was killed in Wednesday's shootings in the Canadian capital, before Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils. The team also is asking fans to support the military by wearing red and is planning a special..." October 24

  • Las Vegas could be the new home of an NHL team

    New York Post "Billionaire William Foley is betting hockey will sell in Sin City . Foley is in advanced talks with the NHL about bringing the first major league sports franchise to Las Vegas, The Post has learned. “He’s the real deal,” a source said. “He has deep pockets. His goal is to bring an NHL..." October 24

  • Roy ‘not nervous about Xs and Os,’ says slumping Avs need to be better individually

    Pro Hockey Talk "At 1-4-2 and still without a win at home, the Colorado Avalanche have a lot riding on tonight’s game against Vancouver at the Pepsi Center. At least that’s the impression Patrick Roy is giving, anyway. From the Denver Post: Patrick Roy really wants this game tonight, and he really wants his..." October 24

  • Report: Chara to Miss 4-6 Weeks With Ligament Damage In Knee

    Boston "The Bruins are about to get a taste of what it's like to live without their most indispensable player. According to Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston, Zdeno Chara, who left Thursday night's loss to the Islanders in the first period after a huge, open ice hit of Islanders' captain John Tavares, is out..." October 24

  • BizNasty signs with the Devils (the ones in Wales)

    Pro Hockey Talk "Paul Bissonnette is off to Wales, where he will probably find a good time or two. The Twitter star, and occasional hockey enforcer, has apparently signed on with the Cardiff Devils of the British Elite Ice Hockey League. Bissonnette played for the Devils during the lockout, scoring six times..." October 24

  • Csont'e York also must pay $2K

    ESPN.com "Former Michigan wide receiver Csont'e York was sentenced to seven days in jail after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and assault and battery charges a month ago. York broke a man's jaw and knocked him unconscious when he punched him outside an Ann Arbor bar on July 18. York was suspended..." October 24

  • UNC’s Elijah Hood again listed as doubtful

    College Football Talk "For the second consecutive game, it appears North Carolina will be sans one of the most productive members of its backfield. On its weekly injury report, UNC lists running back Elijah Hood as doubtful for Saturday’s game against Virginia. Thus far, the nature of Hood’s injury hasn’t been..." October 24

  • UNC should get death penalty in academic fraud case, but it won't

    CBSSports.com "North Carolina has been disgraced. Unfortunately for everyone involved, it's not going to end with mere embarrassment. Not if you believe that some shred of the NCAA Manual matters to anyone anymore. Not if you believe in the collegiate model that says education should have at least a smidge to..." October 24

  • Retired judge to conduct FSU hearing

    ESPN.com "Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situation confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday. Winston, the..." October 24

  • Report: SMU ‘floating $4 million annually’ to entice Mack Brown

    College Football Talk "If SMU fails to land Mack Brown as its next head coach, it won’t be for lack of trying. Or financial incentive. In a piece detailing just who may emerge as legitimate candidates for the Mustangs job opened by June Jones’ abrupt retirement two games into the 2014 season, Dallas Morning News..." October 24

  • Florida prep wing Eric Turner decommits from Wyoming

    Casper Star-Tribune "Wyoming's 2015 men's basketball signing class got a little bit smaller on Wednesday, when 6-foot-5, 195-pound wing Eric Turner decided to revoke his verbal commitment. Turner told the Star-Tribune on Tuesday night that he is still considering Wyoming, but wanted to take time to re-evaluate his..." October 25

  • Four-star LaGerald Vick commits to SMU

    Bowling Green Daily News "One of Western Kentucky's most high-profile targets is off the board and planning to reclassify. Four-star 2015 shooting guard LaGerald Vick committed to SMU on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Those same reports say Vick plans to reclassify to the class of 2016 and attend prep school..." October 23

  • 7-footer Josh Sharma Commits To Stanford

    Real GM Basketball "Josh Sharma has given Stanford a commitment for the 2015 class. Sharma is Stanford's third four-star recruit and is a seven-footer, who is ranked No. 83 in the country. “Josh is still a few years away from being a major contributor in the Pac-12, but he’s developed nicely over the last 12..." October 23

  • Butler coach remains on leave of absence

    ESPN.com "The only thing the Butler Bulldogs basketball staff and program know for sure is that the season will start Nov. 15. Beyond that, everything is in limbo as coach Brandon Miller will continue to be out on a medical leave of absence for the foreseeable future. "We have no timetable," athletic..." October 23

  • Two Memphis players to miss practice time for health reasons

    College Basketball Talk "It isn’t uncommon for players to pick up some bumps and bruises during preseason practices, with the hope being that any medical issues that may arise don’t turn out to be serious. Count Memphis among the teams who are currently dealing with this, as it was reported Wednesday that two players are..." October 23