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  • Colin Kaepernick Selling San Jose Home; Is He Parting Ways From 49ers?

    Black Sports Online "Colin Kaepernick’s San Jose home is now up for grabs but the biggest thing from this is will he be making an exit from the 49ers? If you’re looking to buy a home somewhere in San Jose, California, 49ers Colin Kaepernick’s house is on the market. Can you afford to spend $2.89 million dollars on..." December 03

  • Le'Veon Bell ponders switching positions to receiver

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Steeler Rod Woodson transitioned from cornerback to safety and extended his career. Plenty of other corners have done the same over the years. But could a running back do the same by transitioning to receiver? Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell didn’t..." December 03

  • Jarran Reed denies spitting in the face of Buccaneers player

    Seattle Times "Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed on Friday denied an allegation from Tampa Bay center Joe Hawley that Reed spit in his face during Sunday’s 14-5 loss to the Buccaneers. Hawley made the claim during his radio show Thursday night on 620-WDAE, and according to TampaBay.com said: “They were..." December 03

  • Man who killed Joe McKnight previously cited for battery at same intersection

    The Advocate "The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said Ronald Gasser was issued a misdemeanor summons for simple battery on Feb. 20, 2006, after an incident that began about 3:30 p.m. on Holiday Drive in Algiers and ended at Holmes Boulevard and Behrman Highway in Terrytown, the same intersection where..." December 03

  • Antonio Brown wants to be called “Ronald” now, for a “top-secret” reason

    The Comeback "Apparently, Steelers’ receiver Antonio Brown wants to be addressed as “Ronald” now. When asked about his special cleats for the NFL’s week allowing players to express themselves via their footwear, Brown dropped this on the assembled media. You should all be very confused with the situation,..." December 03

  • New faces help Spurs continue unparalleled success

    Yardbarker "This isn’t a transitional year for the San Antonio Spurs. They’ve moved past the Tim Duncan era, but all of the work needed to make a smooth transition was completed in the years leading up to his retirement. The team brought in Kawhi Leonard via the draft, LaMarcus Aldridge via free agency and..." December 03

  • Isaiah Thomas: Celtics offense is 'fool's gold'

    Boston Herald "The Celtics have had difficulty with their transition offense early this season, but late on Wednesday night, Isaiah Thomas decided to run a fast break. While coach Brad Stevens was down the hall answering for the Celts’ 121-114 loss to the Pistons, Thomas took the opportunity to clean up and..." December 03

  • James Jones says he plans to retire after next season, his 15th in NBA

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James has made it clear James Jones has a place on his team as long as he wants to keep playing. Jones has now decided when that will be. Jones told the Beacon Journal he will retire after next season, which will be his 15th in the NBA. His ultimate dream is to ride off following three..." December 03

  • Kobe selling ugly Christmas sweaters for charity

    Bleacher Report "Kobe Bryant is giving his fans something to wear to the office holiday party this year, and also giving back in the process. Over the next few days, Bryant is selling "Merry Swishmas" sweaters that feature Kobe in your choice of a No. 24 or No. 8 jersey, draped in Santa gear. " December 03

  • Sources: Nets sign Donatas Motiejunas to 4-year, $37M offer sheet

    ESPN "The Brooklyn Nets have signed restricted free-agent forward Donatas Motiejunas to a four-year offer sheet worth $37 million, according to league sources. The Houston Rockets have three days to match the offer ‎or else Motiejunas can join the Nets. ‎The Nets have been discussing the move..." December 03

  • Yankees GM wants to 'hit the ground running' at winter meetings

    New York Post "The Airlander that is the Yankees finds itself in a holding pattern. The Hot Stove League will have to wait a little longer. Brian Cashman said Friday morning he had alerted a host of agents representing available players, as well as executives of other teams with whom he had engaged in trade..." December 03

  • Jones: Buck should have used Britton in WC Game

    MLB.com "Perhaps because Adam Jones considers Buck Showalter one of his best friends in baseball, the Orioles' center fielder felt he could be candid about the manager's much-scrutinized decision not to deploy Zach Britton in the American League Wild Card Game against the Blue Jays this past..." December 03

  • Winter meetings shopping guide: Let's make a deal in D.C.

    ESPN "So now that we've got that pesky little labor snafu out of the way, let baseball's real offseason fun begin. And by that, of course, we mean: Bring on the winter meetings! They will come roaring at us from the shores of the Potomac River, starting Sunday. And when you consider all the..." December 03

  • Nationals, Pirates Still Discussing Andrew McCutchen Scenarios

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals and Pirates re continuing to discuss “a lot of different angles” that would result in outfielder Andrew McCutchen landing in D.C., according to ESPN.com’s Jim Bowden (via Twitter). He notes that the information came from a source in the Pittsburgh organization. There had been some..." December 03

  • Brett Lawrie will take a pay cut to avoid arbitration with White Sox

    Hardball Talk "Infielder Brett Lawrie successfully avoided arbitration and signed a one-year contract with the White Sox on Friday, per a team announcement. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman added that the deal was for $3.5 million, significantly lower than the $4.125 million Lawrie was paid by the White Sox in..." December 03

  • Boudreau on Johnny Hockey Slashgate: Flames "making mountains out of molehills"

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Finally, after being in Calgary for a month, the Wild and the Flames play tonight. Russo multi-media today: Sirius/XM Radio at 2:33 p.m. CT, NHL Network at 3:05 p.m. CT, KFAN at 5:15 p.m. CT and then Fox Sports North +++++++++++ during the pregame show and first intermission. Devan Dubnyk..." December 03

  • Gudbranson downplays sincerity of threat to Leafs' Martin

    Vancouver Sun "It is not true that the National Hockey League is unconcerned about player safety. After the Vancouver Canucks’ nasty game against the Toronto Maple Leafs four weeks ago, the NHL took a stance on homicide. Apparently, the league is against it. “Matt Martin is dead!” Canuck defencemen Erik..." December 03

  • Senators eyeing TD Place Stadium as 2017 outdoor game venue

    Ottawa Citizen "Eugene Melnyk has already given the green light to an outdoor game at TD Place. It’s now in the hands of the NHL, the city of Ottawa and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group to make it a reality. While sources confirmed a report the league has reached out to OSEG and the city to begin..." December 03

  • Islanders owners seeking big-name executive, source says

    Newsday "Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky have not said anything publicly during the Islanders’ dismal start to the owners’ first season in charge. But they have been busy. Newsday has learned that Malkin and Ledecky have been meeting since the summer with a number of people in the hockey world, from former..." December 03

  • Lightning's slide worries Yzerman

    Tampa Bay Times "If you’re a concerned Lightning fan, you’ve got company. It’s frustrating to players and coaches that Tampa Bay, a preseason Stanley Cup favorite, is playing mediocre hockey as the calendar flips to December. So you can imagine how the struggles are sitting with the Hall of Fame player who..." December 03

  • Mark Helfrich talked to Chip Kelly about an Oregon return

    Pro Football Talk "After Oregon fired coach Mark Helfrich, 49ers coach Chip Kelly insisted he’s not interested in returning to the place where he had his greatest coaching success. But the topic has been discussed. Helfrich himself said on ESPN Radio that he talked to Kelly about the possibility that Kelly would..." December 03

  • Wyoming gives head football coach Craig Bohl 7-year contract extension

    Billings Gazette "On the eve of his team hosting the Mountain West Conference Championship game, Craig Bohl signed a seven-year contract extension to remain as head coach for the University of Wyoming football program. Completing his third year, Bohl has led the Cowboys to the league title game and 8-4 record...." December 03

  • Report: Lane Kiffin to interview for Houston job after SEC title game

    College Football Talk "Earlier in the week it was reported that Lane Kiffin was in the mix to fill the head coaching vacancy at Houston. Come Sunday, or shortly thereafter, the Alabama offensive coordinator may be taking the next step in returning to lead his own college football program. Citing multiple unnamed..." December 02

  • 5-Star LB Baron Browning Announces Commitment To Ohio State

    The Spun "Browning also had offers from Alabama, Texas, Florida State, and many more big time programs. The linebacker is from Texas, as noted in his commitment tweet. Rather than stay home and commit to Texas, which now has Tom Herman as its head coach, Browning decided it was time to “spread his wings”..." December 02

  • Nation’s No. 2 ILB Anthony Hines commits to Aggies

    SEC Country "Texas A&M’s recruiting efforts have received a big boost. Four-star inside linebacker Anthony Hines committed to the Aggies on Friday, choosing Texas A&M over Florida, Ohio State, TCU, Penn State and UCLA. The Plano (Texas) East High School product reports offers from 90 programs, and is..." December 02

  • In fight to avoid Big Sick Nation, Kentucky cleans out facilities

    ESPN "Kentucky coach John Calipari gave his players large bottles of hand sanitizer and had the team's facilities and dorm rooms scrubbed this week to deal with a cold bug that affected some members of the program, the coach said Friday. "Each of them have [hand sanitizer] in the room," Calipari..." December 02

  • Indiana says OG Anunoby “out indefinitely”

    Inside The Hall "Indiana sophomore forward OG Anunoby will be out indefinitely after suffering a sprained ankle in Wednesday’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge win over North Carolina, the school announced Thursday night. The 6-foot-8 sophomore scored a team-high 16 points in IU’s 76-67 win over the No. 3 Tar Heels, but..." December 02

  • Northwestern sophomore undergoes surgery

    College Basketball Talk "Northwestern sophomore center Dererk Pardon underwent surgery on his right hand on Thursday, the school announced. Pardon injured his hand in the second half of Monday night’s 65-58 win over Wake Forest in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The program will reevaluate him at the end of of this month,..." December 02

  • USC's Boatwright out 6 weeks with MCL sprain

    L.A. Daily News "USC forward Bennie Boatwright was diagnosed Thursday with a Grade II sprain in the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Boatwright underwent an MRI earlier in the day. He is expected to miss six weeks, a setback that would put him out for 10 games, including the first four of Pac-12..." December 02

  • Michigan State's Miles Bridges out at least two weeks with ankle injury

    Michigan Live "Michigan State freshman forward Miles Bridges will miss at least two weeks with an ankle injury, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said on Thursday. Izzo said he's not sure of the exact nature of the injury, but said that Bridges had X-rays and does not have any broken bones. He will sit out "at..." December 02