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  • Clippers' Blake Griffin: Will miss USA training camp

    CBS Sports "Griffin (quad) will not participate in the USA Basketball Team training camps and exhibition tour this summer, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports. " May 06

  • Lakers fired Byron Scott in part because of concern other team would hire Walton

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers fired Byron Scott as head coach not long after they had given him an endorsement, making the announcement that he would not be back somewhat surprising. But the firing made much more sense when the team hired Luke Walton a week later. On Friday, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak..." May 06

  • Knicks reach out to Frank Vogel's agents about coaching vacancy

    ESPN "The New York Knicks have reached out to Frank Vogel's agents to gauge the ex-Indiana Pacers coach's interest in the club's coaching vacancy, league sources confirmed to ESPN. The contact, preliminary in nature, was made by Knicks general manager Steve Mills, according to sources. The Pacers..." May 06

  • Phoenix Suns center Alex Len saves friend from drowning in Dominican Republic

    Arizona Republic "Being 7 feet 1 and transforming a spindly, 230-pound body on his 2013 NBA draft night into a sturdy, 260-pound pillar have made Alex Len a better basketball player for the Phoenix Suns. That size and strength were more vital when Len needed to save a friend’s life last week. “I thought I was..." May 06

  • Sometimes Gregg Popovich Leaves Boris Diaw In During Blowouts So He’ll Lose Weight

    Dime Magazine "Boris Diaw is a character. From the espresso machine in his locker, to a desire to explore space, the San Antonio Spurs reserve forward is an odd duck among the hard-working Spurs squad. Sports Illustrated recently did a profile with Diaw where they talked about his hilarious relationship with..." May 06

  • RB Bernard Pierce reportedly suspended first two games

    Larry Brown Sports "Free agent Bernard Pierce may find things a little tougher to catch on with a team to start the season this year. Pierce has been suspended the first two games for the 2016 season, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. Pierce was arrested for DUI last March and was cut by the Ravens. " May 06

  • Delanie Walker, Titans strike two-year extension

    NFL.com "The Tennessee Titans are rewarding Delanie Walker for the first Pro Bowl season of his 10-year career. The team announced a two-year contract extension for Walker on Friday. The new deal is worth $14.7 million with $8.2 million in guarantees, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via agent..." May 06

  • Ezekiel Elliott understands, accepts pressure of new job

    DallasCowboys.com "A week after visiting Valley Ranch for the first time as a Dallas Cowboy, Ezekiel Elliott spent part of the noon hour Friday surrounded by cameras on the first day of rookie minicamp. “Something I’ve got to get used to,” the Cowboys’ fourth overall draft pick said in front of the locker he's..." May 06

  • NFL's Justin Tuck Gifts 70 Bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue ... After Retirement

    TMZ "Justin Tuck had a reverse Kobe Bryant style retirement Friday -- instead of people showering him with gifts, he was the one doing the giving ... handing out 70 BOTTLES of $200 scotch. The former NY Giants superstar signed an honorary 1-day contract with the team today so he could retire as a..." May 06

  • Connor Cook’s father Chris may have soured teams on QB

    Larry Brown Sports "Connor Cook took a surprising tumble down the draft board last weekend and didn’t hear his name called until early in the fourth round, and suddenly we are hearing a lot of rumblings about character concerns. Cook’s father, Chris, may have been one small reason for Connor’s unexpected..." May 06

  • Manfred disagrees with Harper's 'tired' barb

    The Score "Rob Manfred reiterated his support Thursday over Bryce Harper's comments about unwritten rules in today's game, but the commissioner is taking issue with the reigning MVP's assertion that baseball has become "tired." "I bet if he could have that word back maybe he wouldn't agree with it, but..." May 06

  • MLB relocating Puerto Rico series to Miami

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) jointly announced today that the two-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Miami Marlins, which had been slated for May 30th-31st at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, has been relocated..." May 06

  • Tim Lincecum’s showcase is a lot bigger a deal than it seemed before

    Hardball Talk "When a pitcher doesn’t sign anywhere before or during spring training people sometimes wring their hands a bit, but it’s usually the case that they’ll be OK if they are patient. Once the season starts guys start going down with injuries left and right or show that they’re ineffective. In such..." May 06

  • Manfred: Montreal, Mexico City front-runners for expansion

    Sportsnet "Rob Manfred says Montreal and Mexico City are his two personal frontrunners for MLB expansion teams. While adding teams isn’t a front-burner issue for MLB, the commissioner said Montreal remains an appealing destination. “Baseball’s a growth business and growth businesses tend to expand,”..." May 06

  • MLB increased drug testing to catch more PED users

    ESPN "As the baseball world awaits yet another PED suspension, as Outside the Lines reported this week, a potential explanation has emerged: The sport is conducting significantly more drug tests than ever before, particularly during the offseason. Major League Baseball has handed down eight..." May 06

  • Jamie Benn, Braden Holtby and Patrick Kane are the finalists for Ted Lindsay Award

    NHLPA.com "The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today the three finalists for the 2015-16 Ted Lindsay Award: forward Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars, goaltender Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and forward Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. The Ted Lindsay Award is..." May 06

  • Lombardi: Kings made offer to Sutter, 'still working on' Lucic

    The Score "The Los Angeles Kings are doing some soul-searching. General manager Dean Lombardi described his team's five-game first-round loss to the San Jose Sharks as "a punch in the gut" on a conference call Friday. After a run of success including two Stanley Cups, the Kings are in re-evaluation..." May 06

  • Wendel Clark’s advice to the Maple Leafs’ No. 1 pick

    Sportsnet "Guess where Wendel Clark was when the Toronto Maple Leafs won the NHL Draft Lottery Saturday night. At a bar in Edmonton for a charity function, surrounded by Oilers fans. “They were very happy. The fans didn’t want No. 1 again. They wanted No. 4. They’ve had three No. 1’s and it hasn’t..." May 06

  • Avs lose another to Europe, as Everberg signs in Sweden

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just four days after Joey Hishon signed with KHL club Jokerit, another Colorado player has inked overseas — on Friday, SHL club Vaxjo announced it had agreed to terms with Dennis Everberg. Everberg, 24, appeared in 70 games over the last two seasons with the Avs. His best effort came during the..." May 06

  • Wild talked to Crawford, Boucher about head coaching gig

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wild GM Chuck Fletcher, who did his best to get in front of the Bruce Boudreau line of suitors, appears to be in waiting mode. Boudreau, the former coach of the Anaheim Ducks, will interview with the Ottawa Senators in Ottawa on Friday. The Senators have also interviewed several other strong..." May 06

  • Illinois suspends Leron Black 6 games after pleading guilty to assault

    The Score "Illinois forward Leron Black has been suspended for the first six games of the 2016-17 regular season, the team announced in a release. " May 06

  • UConn's Rodney Purvis to return for senior season

    Hartford Courant "Rodney Purvis will remove his name from NBA Draft consideration and return to UConn to play as a fifth-year senior. "One more!!!!" Purvis tweeted on Friday morning, adding, "Sincerely, Purv." After the season ended, Purvis, the team's leading scorer, was one of three Huskies to test the new..." May 06

  • 4-star signee Romello White requests release from Georgia Tech

    The Score "A change of heart has prompted four-star signee Romello White to ask Georgia Tech for his release, even though he's already penned his letter of intent, his mother told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. What caused White to change his mind isn't known, but the 6-foot-9 forward committed in September 2015,..." May 06

  • Tahj Shamsid-Deen, Trayvon Reed end Auburn basketball careers

    Oanow "Auburn’s Tahj Shamsid-Deen has ended his basketball career while Trayvon Reed will not return, head coach Bruce Pearl announced on Friday via a release by the university. Shamsid-Deen played in only five games this past season because of injury as he separated his surgically repaired right..." May 06

  • Markell Johnson yet to officially reclassify into 2016 recruiting cycle

    The Score "Four-star point guard Markell Johnson, originally a 2017 prospect, made waves when he recently announced plans to reclassify into the 2016 recruiting cycle and play in the NCAA next season. However, the Cleveland, Ohio native has yet to make his reclassification official, and it now appears his..." May 06

  • 6 Penn State Assistants Reportedly Saw Sandusky’s "Inappropriate Behavior" With Boys

    Complex "More news is developing in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal: NBC News is reporting as many as six assistant coaches on Joe Paterno’s Penn State football staff witnessed Sandusky’s "inappropriate behavior" with boys. The scandal broke in 2011, and Sandusky was convicted for crimes starting..." May 06

  • Elite local Basha High quarterback recruit Ryan Kelley commits to Arizona State

    Scout "Three days after de-committing from Oregon, four-star 2017 quarterback Ryan Kelley has a new home: Arizona State. Kelley, a 6-foot-4, 185 pound senior-to-be at Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona, announced his commitment to the hometown Sun Devils via Twitter on Friday afternoon...." May 06

  • Oklahoma's Alex Ross to pursue graduate transfer

    Yahoo! Sports "An explosive kick returner just hit the transfer market. Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops announced Friday that running back Alex Ross will pursue a graduate transfer. Ross, who was a redshirt junior for the Sooners last season, is set to graduate from OU next week and will be immediately eligible..." May 06

  • Composite Four Star Linebacker Tadarian Moultry Commits to Auburn

    College And Magnolia "The recruitment of 4* ILB Tadarian Moultry of Jackson-Olin in Birmingham has been interesting. The prospect had said that both Auburn and Alabama led for his commitment at various points over the last few weeks. He's visited both schools multiple times since January. He camped at Auburn's Junior..." May 06

  • Joe Paterno's son defends late father after new Sandusky reports

    The Score "Joe Paterno's family continues to defend the late Penn State coach from accusations that he hid his knowledge of Jerry Sandusky's child abuse for decades. Court filings revealed Thursday included allegations that a child told Paterno in 1976 that Paterno's then-linebackers coach had molested..." May 06