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  • Carmelo and Kobe decided they wouldn’t work as teammates

    New York Post "It’s a good thing Carmelo Anthony didn’t join the Lakers and bank on the health of buddy Kobe Bryant. Bryant is now sidelined for nine months after tearing the rotator cuff in his left shoulder and will miss Super Bowl Sunday’s not-so-glamorous Knicks-Lakers matchup, which was removed from..." January 31

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: 2 names to watch for the Orlando job - Scott Skiles & Mark Jackson

  • Blazers' Damian Lillard responds to not being named an All-Star "With DeMarcus Cousins being named as Kobe Bryant's injury replacement for the 2015 All-Star Game in New York, that still leaves Portland Trail Blazers' point guard Damian Lillard on the outside looking in. Lillard was one of the toasts of All-Star weekend in New Orleans a year ago when he..." January 30

  • Report: Scott Skiles believed to be candidate to replace Jacque Vaughn with Magic

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Magic haven’t fired Jacque Vaughn. Yet. But it seems so imminent, rumors are already swirling about Orlando’s next permanent coach. Chris Broussard of ESPN: several league executives have speculated that former Magic player Scott Skiles could be a front-runner for the job. Maybe..." January 30

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    #Kings DeMarcus Cousins named by #NBA Commish Adam Silver as all-star replacement for injured #Lakers Kobe Bryant. #rightcall

  • Pete Carroll: Seahawks leaving baby decision up to Richard Sherman for Super Bowl

    Yahoo! Sports "Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the decision will be up to cornerback Richard Sherman, whose girlfriend is expecting the birth of their baby boy any day now, whether or not he plays in Super Bowl XLIX. "Whenever our players have a personal or family issue that comes up, it's..." January 31

  • Kam Chancellor leaves practice with knee wrapped, probable for Super Bowl XLIX

    The Score "Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor missed the final play of practice Friday after falling awkwardly near the goal line. Chancellor left practice with his knee wrapped, according to Peter King's practice report." January 31

  • Jimmy Graham says current plan is no shoulder surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Before the Pro Bowl, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said his participation in the annual all-star game will help determine whether he needs surgery on the shoulder he injured early in the regular season. After the Pro Bowl, Graham told PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio that the current plan is to..." January 31

  • Cards confident Fitzgerald deal to be worked out soon "The Arizona Cardinals want Larry Fitzgerald back. Larry Fitzgerald wants to remain in the desert. None of this is new. However, team President Michael Bidwill said Friday on NFL Network's Super Bowl Live that he's confident a deal will be worked out, and soon. "Well last year, we made some..." January 31

  • Broncos' Manning expects to decide soon "Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said Friday he hasn't made up his mind about playing in 2015 but hopes to know soon. "I'm still trying to take some time to evaluate some things," Manning said after receiving the Bart Starr Award in Phoenix. "I'm not interested in making this a..." January 31

  • Joba Chamberlain is being pretty choosy

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports that Joba Chamberlain “has rejected multiple offers from teams he did not want to join.” Which, while he was decent enough in lower leverage situations last year, is somewhat surprising considering he’s, you know, Joba Chamberlain." January 30

  • 22h
    Mike Wilner @Wilnerness590

    #Bluejays won't be signing Ronald Belisario - sides got very close, but deal has fallen through. The reliever remains a free agent. #Jays

  • Orioles' Duquette: 'I'm not used to being a trade rumor'

    The Score "Dan Duquette, the executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles, discussed Thursday the atypical offseason he's endured, wherein the Blue Jays reportedly tried to pry him away from Baltimore for a loftier position in Toronto. "It's been interesting," Duquette told Eduardo A. Encina of the..." January 30

  • Phillies sign veteran pitcher Billingsley "Many of the Phillies' offseason moves, via trade and free agency, have addressed starting pitching. They added another arm to the mix Thursday when they signed veteran righthander Chad Billingsley to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Billingsley, 30, has not pitched since 2013 after undergoing..." January 30

  • Parking, rats among problems Wrigley Field neighbors cite in renovation

    Chicago Tribune "The sounds form a cacophony of construction — jackhammers' percussive pelting, the persistent beeping of vehicles in reverse and the shrill whine of buzz saws. Meanwhile, the sights are not exactly picturesque — the gray concrete trucks, the forklifts transporting material safely across mounds..." January 30

  • Rebuilding Maple Leafs need to get value in a Dion Phaneuf trade

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs are getting a taste of life without Dion. So far, in two games, it’s no better. Maybe worse, depending on your point-of-view. This, of course, won’t satisfy the legions who believe Phaneuf, the Leaf captain, is the cause of all woes on this hockey club. Those folks believe..." January 31

  • Blue Jackets: Nathan Horton's improvement allows for some optimism

    Columbus Dispatch "It’s way too early to say if Nathan Horton is on the road to a full recovery from his debilitating back condition, the Blue Jackets cautioned. But Horton’s presence at the morning skate on Thursday and his general outlook and attitude when he lunched with members of the front office this week..." January 31

  • Coyotes GM Maloney says 'everybody up for grabs' "Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney has made an honest appraisal of his team and has decided it's time for the Coyotes to make some changes to the roster. "Where we're at, we have to look at everybody and everything," Maloney said Friday during an appearance on TSN 1200 in Ottawa...." January 31

  • Are Rangers showcasing John Moore to trade for a rental?

    New York Post "Alain Vigneault, coach of the Rangers, said it was pretty much business as usual inserting John Moore into Thursday’s lineup against the Canadiens in favor of Matt Hunwick, and maybe it was. Maybe, after five straight games and 11 of the previous 17 for which Moore sat as a healthy scratch, it..." January 31

  • NHL teams can expect salary cap woes if Canadian dollar keeps falling "On a day when one of the game’s all-time greats formally announced his retirement, the plummeting exchange rate for the Canadian dollar probably isn’t the sexiest topic to tackle. But just like Martin Brodeur, who is staying on in a management role with the Blues, this situation isn’t going..." January 30

  • Report: Four-Star DB De-Commits From Ohio State, Will Not Sign With Buckeyes

    College Spun "Norland cornerback Carlton Davis committed to Ohio State in August, but had been entertaining Auburn heavily of late, officially visiting the Tigers last weekend and hosting several AU staffers at his home Tuesday. This morning, a report emerged from 247Sports’ Alex Gleitman that Davis reneged..." January 31

  • LSU Kevin Steele to get two-year contract for $1M a year; salary a big drop from John Chavis’ deal

    The Advocate "New LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele has been offered a two-year contract paying him $1 million per year. Steele’s contract was released Monday afternoon and is expected to be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday. Steele’s salary is $300,000 less than what his..." January 31

  • Ezekiel Elliott tops, OSU QB trio among early Heisman favorites

    College Football Talk "If you thought the third-string quarterback who helped propel Ohio State to a three-win postseason run that culminated in a national championship, and who eschewed early entry into the NFL draft, would be the current Heisman front-runner, you’d be wrong. Instead, it’s his backfield mate Ezekiel..." January 30

  • Iowa's Tevaun Smith tops Odell Beckham's one-handed catch record

    SI - College Football "One day after New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. set a world record for the most one-handed catches in one minute, Iowa receiver Tevaun Smith topped it. In one minute, Beckham caught 33 passes one-handed from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Thursday in an event televised by..." January 30

  • LSU lands a huge, surprise commitment from 5-star OL Chidi Valentine-Okeke

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In what can only be labeled as a surprise announcement, Georgia offensive lineman Chidi Valentine-Okeke declared for LSU on Thursday morning. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound prospect picked LSU over Alabama and Auburn. LSU head coach Les Miles and offensive line coach Jeff Grimes had an in-home visit..." January 30

  • Duke dismisses junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon "Duke has dismissed guard Rasheed Sulaimon, the school announced on Thursday. Over 20 games this season, Sulaimon has averaged 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists. The junior was shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 40.4 percent from three-point range. His playing time has decreased..." January 30

  • Ohio State basketball gets commitment from prep school guard JaQuan Lyle

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Ohio State basketball team picked up a commitment from 2015 prep school guard JaQuan Lyle after Thursday night's win over Maryland. A source close to the situation confirmed the news to Lyle was in Columbus on a visit and attended the Buckeyes' game on Thursday. Once an..." January 30

  • Bradley coach apologizes, says discipline for 3 men's basketball players forthcoming

    Peoria Journal-Star "Three Bradley men’s basketball players face disciplinary action for their roles in an early Thursday morning disturbance at Big Al’s strip club that saw leading scorer Warren Jones arrested for using an older teammate’s identification card. He was also cited for underage drinking. Teammates..." January 30

  • Leland King, Brown’s leading scorer, leaving hoop team

    Providence Journal "Brown sophomore forward Leland King has decided to leave the men’s basketball program for personal reasons, according to Bears basketball coach Mike Martin. “Leland has been a valuable member of the Brown basketball program for the last year-and-a half and will be missed by his teammates and..." January 30

  • Reports: Two Southern Miss players ruled ineligible by NCAA

    College Basketball Talk "Two players on Southern Miss have been declared ineligible as the fallout from an investigation into the program continues to spread, according to multiple reports. WHLT in Hattiesburg broke the news that Rasham Suarez and Jeremiah Eason were declared ineligible by the NCAA, who has been in..." January 30

  • Mattia Destro says thanks to Roma as he prepares for AC Milan challenge

    ESPN FC "Mattia Destro has taken to Facebook to announce that he is on his way to AC Milan. The Roma striker is set to sign a contract with Milan on Thursday evening, joining on loan for the rest of the season with a view to a permanent move in the summer. Destro, 23, said he had decided to accept an..." January 30

  • Huge boost for Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal as rival pulls out of £20m Marco Reus race

    The Express "Bayern had been trailing Reus, 25, since the summer and appeared ready to pluck the Germany ace away from Borussia Dortmund. The Munich club already boast former Dortmund players Roberto Lewandowski and Mario Gotze and were expected to beat the Premier League threesome to Reus. However,..." January 30

  • Andre Schurrle to have Wolfsburg medical as Chelsea star closes in on £27m transfer

    Daily Mail "Andre Schurrle's move to Wolfsburg continues to gather pace as the forward will have a medical at the club on Friday. The 24-year-old has agreed personal terms to return to Germany and is now awaiting for Chelsea to agree a fee to sell him the Bundesliga side. Sportsmail understands that the..." January 30

  • Liverpool move to sign and loan Danny Ings would breach rules

    The Guardian "Liverpool will have to wait until the summer to attempt to sign Danny Ings after Burnley pointed out their proposed January loan deal would contravene Premier League rules. The Anfield club inquired about signing the 22-year-old striker before Monday’s transfer deadline and loaning him back to..." January 30

  • Alexis Sanchez an injury concern for Arsenal

    Pro Soccer Talk "The man who has been involved in more goals than any player this season in the Premier League may be missing for Arsenal this weekend. Alexis Sanchez is struggling with a hamstring injury, as the 26-year-old Chilean attacker will be a last-minute decision for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger." January 30