CBSSports.com "The NBA lottery and first round order is set. The NBA held random drawings on Friday to determine tiebreakers for the 2014 NBA Lottery and Draft order. Here are the results: · Utah (25-57) won a tiebreaker with Boston. · Brooklyn (44-38) won a tiebreaker with Washington. · Chicago (48-34)..." April 18
Kupchak on Gasol: "Absolutely he's a priority. If you look at the free agents, there probably isn't anyone as good as Pau on the board."
CBSSports.com "A lot of NBA players have tried their hands at documentaries. Chris Bosh had one or his 2010 free agency that to my knowledge never reached the light of day. Dwight Howard has done them. Carmelo Anthony. Amar'e Stoudemire, but all on personal levels, never with a big production. Steve Nash..." April 18
Joakim Noah excused from practice for personal reasons. Thibodeau says he's in New York for "bereavement." Should be back Saturday.
I'm told Lakers plan to keep Marshall. Pretty cheap team option (around $915,000)
Fansided "There was a rumor floating around that former MLB slugger Manny Ramirez was signing with independent league Bridgeport Bluefish. Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors says that’s not true, and that any rumor involving Ramirez and an indy ball team aren’t true. The 41-year old is only considering minor..." April 18
Sources: Hanrahan not yet negotiating with teams. Expected to take offers early next week. Some clubs requesting medicals.
MLB Daily Dish "Veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia is close to signing with an undisclosed team in Asia, according to major league sources. It is currently unclear which country the 37-year old will be heading to, but it appears as though he will be leaving the U.S. after being released by the Braves at the end..." April 18
Baltimore Sun "Orioles reliever Brian Matusz remembers laughing when he opened the piece of fan mail in Sarasota, Fla., last month. He immediately showed the contents of the manila envelope to Orioles head athletic trainer Richie Bancells before informing manager Buck Showalter. "I'm like, Richie, can you..." April 18
Newark Star-Ledger "Carlos Beltran's going to sleep on it. That is, if he can actually sleep. Beltran said he'll see how he feels Friday morning before telling manager Joe Girardi whether he can play after his scary tumble over a Tropicana Field wall in the Yankees' 10-2 win over the Rays Thursday..." April 18
ESPN.com "In his first public statements about the death of Pat Tillman, the former NFL player turned Army Ranger, one of the fellow Rangers involved in the 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" he has lived for 10 years with the thought that he might have fired the..." April 18
Pro Football Talk "The meeting between former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning and current Alabama coach Nick Saban will raise plenty of eyebrows among Volunteers fans who voluntarily wear on Saturdays in the fall an objectively unattractive shade of orange. The session also should raise some eyebrows at 345..." April 18
ESPN.com "Starting outside linebacker Russell Allen was among four players the Jacksonville Jaguars released on Thursday afternoon. The team also cut receiver Jabin Sambrano, defensive end Will Pericak, and defensive end D'Aundre Reed. The 27-year-old Allen started 29 games over the past two seasons..." April 18
Montreal Alouettes GM Jim Popp on The Opening Drive: "Signing Chad is not a publicity stunt. We are a winning org. and want to win"
49ers are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith's contract, per league source.
Chicago Tribune "Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville apologized Friday for an obscene gesture he made during the second overtime of the Hawks' 4-3 loss to the Blues in Game 1 of the playoffs on Thursday night. "I was definitely excited and disappointed at the call," Quenneville said. "I apologize for my..." April 18
Newsday "The Islanders will select fifth in the 2014 NHL draft after the league's draft lottery was conducted Tuesday night -- unless general manager Garth Snow decides to send that pick to the Sabres to complete the Thomas Vanek trade. The Florida Panthers, who had the second-best percentage to win..." April 18
From Hitchcock, Oshie is out for Game 2 unless he hears otherwise, but Bouwmeester, who did return for OT3 last night, will play Saturday.
The NHL is looking into the gesture made by #Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville during last night's loss to the Blues. No action taken yet.
Sports Business Daily "Philadelphia attorney and hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway is no longer alone in his pursuit of the Islanders. According to a financial industry source, Islanders Owner Charles Wang has received interest in his team from at least two other potential buyers. "The Islanders are a year away..." April 18
USA Today "As a federal investigation into the handling of sexual assaults at Florida State is being conducted, the future of star quarterback Jameis Winston is in question. A state attorney's investigation concluded in December there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against Winston, who..." April 18
CBSSports.com "The revolving door of transfer quarterbacks continues to spin, especially at TCU where the Horned Frogs have both lost and added a signal caller in the span of one week. Former Texas A&M quarterback Matt Joeckel confirmed his plans to finish his career at TCU via Twitter on Thursday night...." April 18
Pro Football Talk "It’s not uncommon for coaches to pick the brains of one another in the offseason. But Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning joined the loop, putting at risk his God-like status in the state of Tennessee. According to Alex Scarborough of ESPN.com, Manning and Broncos offensive coordinator Adam..." April 18
Michigan Live "Mark Dantonio has spent the past month challenging his Michigan State football team on the practice field. The Spartans head coach has now turned his attention to the Michigan State fan base. "I want to see 50,000 at the Green and White game,'' Dantonio said. "I think that's where this..." April 18
CBSSports.com "Earlier this month Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury was toying with the idea of possibly playing in Texas Tech's spring game. Now he may have to seriously consider playing for the team this fall. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that walk-on quarterbacks Tanner Tausch and Mike Richardson..." April 18
ESPN.com "One day after freshman star Jabari Parker officially left for the NBA, fellow Duke forward Rodney Hood did the same. The 6-foot-8 Hood, who played just one season in Durham after transferring from Mississippi State, is considered a definitive first-rounder by many NBA executives and could wind..." April 18
Fansided "Frank Haith left the Missouri Tigers after three seasons to take the head coaching job with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane yesterday in a move that came as a rather large surprise. The even bigger surprise came today when it was revealed just how he notified Missouri athletic director Mike Alden that..." April 18
CBSSports.com "The spawn of an all-time basketball great is headed to Gonzaga. The school has announced the signing of Domantas Sabonis, son of Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis. Domantas previously played with Spain's Unicaja Málaga team. He is 17, a 6-foot-10 tweener forward and considered one of the better..." April 18
College Basketball Talk "When it was announced that forward Cole Huff would be leaving the Nevada program, what stuck out was the restrictions the school placed on Huff. Huff was prohibited from transferring to any Mountain West, Pac-12 or WCC institution, as well as any team on its 2014-15 non-conference..." April 18
College Basketball Talk "An issue that has popped up in recent years has been that of the graduate transfer, with athletes who have completed their undergraduate coursework at one school using their final year of eligibility at another institution while taking graduate courses. For those in favor of the rule that allows..." April 18
The Express "The Mexico international's agent has previously revealed an approach from AC Milan, but Liverpool are likely to rival any bid for his services. The Reds are in search for another keeper - with Pepe Reina likely to leave in the summer - to challenge number one Simon Mignolet. The..." April 18
Daily Mail "Bayern Munich are showing an interest in Aston Villa prospect Easah Suliman. The defender, 16, has captained England at Under 17 level and impressed Bayern's scouts playing in the FA Youth Cup. Suliman, who is from Hall Green in Birmingham, has been with Villa since he was eight years old..." April 18
The Guardian "Alan Pardew hopes Loïc Rémy and Mathieu Debuchy will be fit to return to Newcastle United's first team for a game which could yet define his future. After losing four successive matches – not to mention eight of their past 11 fixtures – many Newcastle fans are calling for the manager's head and he..." April 18
Metro "Arsene Wenger is on the lookout for a new right-back, with Bacary Sagna looking increasingly likely to depart the Emirates Stadium when his contract expires. And despite links with the likes of Lukasz Piszczek and Daryl Janmaat, Arsenal seem to have made 23-year-old Jung a key..." April 18
TheScore.com "Barcelona have endured a tumultuous spell over the last two weeks. And that would be putting it lightly. The Catalan giants have seen their Champions League campaign come to an end at the quarterfinal stage at the hands of Atletico Madrid, while also dropping four points off the pace in the La..." April 18