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"Amar’e Stoudemire has decided to call it a career, announcing his retirement today after signing a ceremonial contract with the Knicks, the team..." Read More
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  • Why Russell Westbrook must decide his long-term future with the Thunder a year early

    SB Nation "As soon as Kevin Durant decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, much of the attention in Oklahoma City turned to the future of Russell Westbrook. We've seen much speculation and many trade rumors in the weeks since Durant's momentous decision, but the star point..." July 27

  • Does Louisiana have to put up money for the NBA All-Star Game? Not yet.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Louisiana hasn't been asked to chip in money for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game yet. Attracting such events usually requires the state to put up some money, but Gov. John Bel Edwards' staff said the NBA hasn't requested any funding at this point. The bidding process for this NBA All-Star Game..." July 27

  • Kendall Jenner And Jordan Clarkson Living Together?

    The Big Lead "Kendall Jenner and Jordan Clarkson were “casually dating” just a few weeks ago, but now things have reportedly gone to another level. OK! is reporting the pair is now living together in Jenner’s mansion. A source told OK! the following: “Kendall and Jordan are officially ‘casually..." July 27

  • Report: Paul Pierce will return to Clippers next season

    SI "Former All-Star forward Paul Pierce will return to the Clippers next season, reports Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Pierce, who will turn 39 before the start of the regular season, is under contract with Los Angeles for two more years. He signed a three-year, $10 million deal before last..." July 27

  • Andrea Bargnani signs with Spanish club Baskonia

    The Score "Andrea Bargnani is done exploring the NBA's Atlantic Division and is ready to return to Europe. The 30-year-old Italian signed with Spanish club Saski Baskonia on a two-year deal that reportedly has both a team and player option. Bargnani is looking for a fresh start in the Euroleague, where..." July 26

  • Colin Kaepernick cleared by his doctor for camp

    NFL.com "Colin Kaepernick is healthy just in time for his training-camp battle with Blaine Gabbert. For the first time since undergoing three surgeries, Kaepernick received medical clearance from his Colorado doctor to practice, sources with knowledge of the situation told NFL Media Insider Ian..." July 27

  • Jets Signing Veteran RB Bernard Pierce

    NFL Trade Rumors "Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Jets are signing veteran RB Bernard Pierce to a contract on Wednesday. It’s worth mentioning that Pierce is suspended for the first two games of the 2016 season. The Jets currently have Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, Khiry Robinson, Zac..." July 27

  • Ezekiel Elliott Accuser Takes Case to City Attorney ... Investigation Under Way

    TMZ "Ezekiel Elliott's not out of the woods yet ... because his accuser in the domestic violence case has gone to the city prosecutor -- which has launched a full investigation into her allegations. We broke the story ... Elliott's ex-girlfriend told police the Dallas Cowboys running back struck..." July 27

  • The NFL is finally going to do something about its garbage field conditions

    SB Nation "The league and the union are getting tough on field conditions, and it's about damn time. Tucked away in the league's announcement about tougher concussion rules was another piece of news aimed at player safety. The NFL and the NFLPA are creating a joint committee to monitor field conditions. The..." July 27

  • NFL insider suggests Eagles might consider acquiring Browns receiver

    Bleeding Green Nation "On Monday, it was revealed that Browns receiver Josh Gordon will be reinstated to the NFL this year after he serves a four-game suspension to start the 2016 season. There has since been speculation if Cleveland will keep Gordon or trade him in order to move on and get something for him in return..." July 27

  • Aroldis Chapman Says He Doesn't Remember Agreeing To Cubs Off-Field Expectations

    The Big Lead "Aroldis Chapman was traded to the Chicago Cubs on Monday and the organization immediately released a statement claiming the closer had agreed to abide by certain off-field expectations. On Tuesday, Chapman claimed he was tired and has no memory of agreeing to such requirements." July 27

  • Kershaw: 'There is a lot of gray area' in rehab process

    Los Angeles Times "Clayton Kershaw did not shed much light on his recovery from a herniated disk in his lower back Tuesday, offering few details about his setback after a July 16 simulated game or any timetable for his return. While the Dodgers ace said his goal is “to make it back to have an impact on this..." July 27

  • MLB warns Puig of fine if he wears Scully cleats again

    The Score "The fashion police have come to Dodger Stadium. Yasiel Puig received a letter from Major League Baseball warning him of a $5,000 fine should he wear his Vin Scully-tribute cleats during a game again, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. The Cuban slugger wore the cleats,..." July 27

  • Reds “Picking Up The Pace” On Jay Bruce Trade Talks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have “picked up the pace” on trade talks surrounding slugging right fielder Jay Bruce and are talking to “at least” four teams, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick (Twitter link). Cincinnati is seeking a top prospect in exchange for Bruce, who is in the midst of an outstanding rebound..." July 27

  • Mariners acquire reliever Drew Storen and cash from the Blue Jays in exchange for Joaquin Benoit

    Seattle Times "The Mariners and Blue Jays swapped struggling veteran relievers in the hopes that a new team and new location might find the success that has escaped each of them season. Following the Mariners’ 7-4 win in Pittsburgh, reliever Joaquin Benoit packed his things in the visitors clubhouse at PNC..." July 27

  • Petr Mrazek inks two year extension with Red Wings

    Today's Slapshot "The Detroit Red Wings and goaltender Petr Mrazek sat fairly far apart in negotiations when the two sides submitted their asks to arbitration earlier this week. Now, though, it seems that the parties have come to terms ahead of an arbitration settlement. It was announced on Wednesday morning..." July 27

  • Predators Sign Jarnkrok to a Six-Year Contract

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract. The contract will pay him $1.7 million in 2016-17, $1.8 million in 2017-18, $2.1 million in 2018-19, $2.2 million in..." July 27

  • Senators lock up Mike Hoffman with 4-year, $20.75M deal

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with forward Mike Hoffman, signing the 26-year-old sniper to a four-year, $20.75-million contract. Hoffman’s deal carries an average annual value of $5,187,500 against the salary cap. He was scheduled for an August 4 arbitration hearing. " July 27

  • Carolina Hurricanes sign Bill Peters to two-year contract extension

    Canes Country "With most of the team’s free agents now under contract for next season, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis turned his attention Wednesday to extending the contract of the man behind the bench. The team announced Wednesday morning that coach Bill Peters has signed a two-year..." July 27

  • Will things really work out swell for Barrie & Avs?

    Edmonton Journal "This in from reporter Adrian Dater of Bleacher Report, a long-time chronicler of the Colorado Avs, who writes that the July 29 arbitration hearing between Tyson Barrie and the Colorado Avs just might be a “welcome relief” for both sides. “The Avs, an NHL source told me, aren’t sweating the..." July 27

  • Jonah Bolden gives up final two years at UCLA to play professionally

    Los Angeles Times "UCLA’s men’s basketball team suffered another defection Tuesday when the school announced that power forward Jonah Bolden had opted to play professionally and would surrender his final two years of eligibility. The 6-foot-10 Bolden becomes the second Bruin to leave the program this summer after..." July 27

  • Former Southern Miss forward Jonathan Mills shot and killed in Chicago

    Chicago Tribune "A former North Lawndale College Prep basketball standout was shot and killed Monday afternoon, not far from where he played and helped his team win the Public League title in 2009, according to police and his former coach. Jonathan Mills, 26, suffered several gunshot wounds around 1:30 p.m. in..." July 26

  • 4-star forward Chuma Okeke commits to Auburn, Tigers now have No. 1 basketball class

    Alabama "Auburn added its third impact recruit in the class of 2017 as forward Chuma Okeke pledged to the Tigers, according to multiple reports. Okeke, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward from Westlake High School in Fairburn, Ga., is the nation's No. 57 overall recruit and No. 7 player in Georgia according..." July 25

  • Former Seton Hall guard gives up pro ball for firefighting career

    The Score "Derrick Gordon had a successful college basketball career throughout his time at Western Kentucky, UMass, and Seton Hall, but has opted against a professional career overseas to become a firefighter. The 6-foot-3 guard, who averaged 8.0 points for the Pirates in 2015-16, announced on Twitter..." July 24

  • Details on Kentucky Getting Hit With ‘NCAA Violation’ Because of Drake

    Black Sports Online "This is just stupid, because Drake can and always ends up taking a picture with some of college basketballs top young stars. The NCAA officially hit Kentucky with a secondary violation for his involvement with the university — after the POWERS that be deemed it an “unfair” advantage for the..." July 23

  • Mississippi State's Jeffery Simmons pleads no contest to assault

    The Score "The case against Mississippi State recruit Jeffery Simmons seems to have come to an end. The four-star defensive end pleaded no contest to a charge of simple assault Tuesday, according to Royce Swayze of The Clarion-Ledger. Simmons was also found guilty of malicious mischief related to a March..." July 27

  • Terrelle Pryor can visit Ohio State as five-year ban comes to a close

    The Comeback "Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s five-year disassociation ban from the school expired Tuesday, meaning Pryor can now return to and associate with his alma mater. Pryor was given a notice by Buckeyes’ athletic director Gene Smith on July 26, 2011 saying the school could not..." July 26

  • Iowa State recruit shrugs off being hit by a car, receives 103 stitches

    The Score "For all those out there who want to be known as being tough, Iowa State recruit Chase Allen just laid down the gauntlet. The incoming tight end was struck by a car Thursday night outside of the Iowa State practice facility in Ames, Iowa, according to Rance Burger of the Springfield..." July 26

  • Father of injured LSU kicker says fire saved his son's life

    The Advocate "The fire saved Colby Delahoussaye’s life. Flames that scorched the LSU kicker’s left thigh woke him from an unconscious state, leading to his escape from Saturday night’s fiery car crash, which left two dead. “All he remembers is that the fire was burning his leg and that woke him up,” said..." July 26

  • Miami Lands 4-Star Defensive End Deonte “DJ” Johnson

    CBS Miami "The University of Miami just made a big splash in recruiting. 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end Deonte “DJ” Johnson committed to the University of Miami Monday evening – joining the Hurricanes 2017 recruiting class." July 26