Raptors and Kings are near agreement on a deal centered on Rudy Gay, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Boston Herald "Jordan Crawford went for 23 points in just three quarters as the Celtics rolled over the Knicks, 114-73, this afternoon for their third straight victory and fourth in the last five games. Crawford was able to sit out the final period as the Celts mopped up their easiest win of the season. Jared..." December 08
Both Dwyane Wade (rest) and Michael Beasley (left hamstring strain) will miss tonight's #HEATgame vs Detroit.
McHale says he expects Parsons to play once again. Also said he thinks J-Lin could return Thursday vs blazers.
Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA changed the way they categorize players for All-Star voting purposes last season, eliminating the center position (and all others) from the ballot entirely and replacing those with either a frontcourt or backcourt player distinction. While it won’t affect superstar big men like Roy..." December 08
CSN New England "You'd think a potential season-ending injury to Rob Gronkowski would cast a shadow over anything that happened in Sunday's Patriots-Browns game. You'd think. And then Tom Brady stepped forward. The loss of Gronk -- who was carted off the field in the third quarter with what appears to be..." December 08
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "At a freezing Lambeau Field — the wind chill dipping below zero — the Green Bay Packers found a way to win without Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay overcame a zany first-half deflection for a touchdown to grit out a 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Flynn was much better this start at..." December 08
Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used big plays on offense and a stifling defensive effort to ease past the Buffalo Bills, 27-6, Sunday afternoon at Raymond James Stadium. It was the third win in four games for the Bucs (4-9), who built a 24-3 halftime lead behind the running of RB Bobby Rainey and..." December 08
Kansas City Star "The Chiefs got their mojo back on Sunday. The Chiefs, taking advantage of a seemingly uninterested Washington team, snapped a three-game losing streak with a 45-10 win at FedExField. Despite the victory, the Chiefs, 10-3, will have to wait another week to clinch a playoff spot because Miami,..." December 08
Miami Herald "A two-game Dolphins winning streak in December? Snow way. Up in frigid Western Pennsylvania, Ryan Tannehill rallied the Dolphins past the Steelers, throwing for a late touchdown pass to lift Miami to a 34-28 victory. Tannehill connected with Charles Clay for a 12-yard go-ahead touchdown..." December 08
Hardball Talk "Brett Gardner trade rumors are all the rage at the moment, but he’s not the only Yankees outfielder on the block. This comes from beat writer Chad Jennings of New York’s Journal News: According to one rival executive, the Yankees have also mentioned Ichiro Suzuki’s name in trade talks. There’s..." December 08
SB Nation "Free agent outfielder Raul Ibanez is drawing interest from several major league clubs including the Yankees, Rockies and Braves, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman reports that Ibanez is expected to sign at the Winter Meetings, which start on Monday. The 41-year old..." December 08
#royals will try again to beat yanks on omar infante. should be strong market. also an uphill battle for kc.
CSN Chicago "The Cubs won’t be looking to make a big splash as they head into Orlando for the winter meetings. Robinson Cano is a Seattle Mariner. Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran are New York Yankees. Masahiro Tanaka's future is still up in the air. Theo Epstein is confident in the plan. As new..." December 08
New York Post "The Yankees already have given their outfield a significant makeover, and they may not be done yet. Now that Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury have agreed to deals to come to The Bronx, Brett Gardner has drawn interest from other teams looking to pry him away from the Yankees. With..." December 08
CBSSports.com "Philadelphia Flyers forward Vincent Lecavalier has been out for the past week already but he's going to miss a lot more time. Lecavalier suffered a non-displaced fracture in his lower back and is going to miss 3-4 weeks. He was travelling with the team but the Flyers sent him back to..." December 08
Pro Hockey Talk "Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick has missed almost a month with a Grade 2 groin strain and isn’t expected to return anytime soon. The good news is that he’s moving in the right direction. “I’m working out. I haven’t started skating yet, but that’s the next step. Hopefully within the next..." December 08
SB Nation "Boston called up Matt Fraser and Ryan Spooner from the AHL. The casualties from Saturday's roughhousing match in Boston keep piling up. The latest is Bruins forward Chris Kelly, who suffered a broken ankle, according to TSN's Darren Dreger, and won't travel with the team to Toronto on..." December 08
Toronto Sun "Not all the talk at the NHL’s board of governors meeting Monday in Pebble Beach will surround the formal agenda. Trade talk is also on the table. With only the Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers willing to throw in the towel on making the playoffs, three league executives told QMI Agency..." December 08
CSN New England "Looking at Shawn Thornton’s eyes as he spoke, you could tell they were welling up with tears at the thought of Saturday night’s actions. After 15 years of pro hockey and 11 years in the NHL as an honest enforcer that lived by “The Code” and the standard by which so many hockey fans still hold..." December 08
The Express "City boss Manuel Pellegrini feels his side can secure Neuer – seen as the best keeper in world football. City owners would have to part with a minimum of £40million to secure the 6ft 4in Bayern Munich star. Insiders say he will be offered a weekly wage of £105,000, which would make him the..." December 08
HITC Sport "FC Porto pair Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi are reportedly interesting Barcelona, having previously been linked with both City and Chelsea. Back in October, a number of reports claimed Chelsea had agreed a deal to sign FC Porto defender Nicolas Otamendi next summer. The story stemmed..." December 08
Sky Sports "Liverpool are waiting to find out the extent of the hamstring injury Steven Gerrard sustained in the win over West Ham. Gerrard was forced to limp off midway through the second half after appearing to feel his hamstring and was replaced by Lucas Leiva. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has..." December 08
Sports Direct News "The French champions have been linked with a number of midfield players in recent months, with Juventus youngster Paul Pogba believed to be their priority target for that position. However, with the Serie A giants standing firm on their prized asset, PSG have been forced to consider other..." December 08
Daily Mirror "Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is ready to buy French bad boy centre-half Kurt Zouma in a £10million window deal. Zouma, just 19, has been starring for Saint-Etienne for a couple of seasons and is being chased by leading clubs across Europe. Chelsea want to buy him – ahead of title rivals..." December 08