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  • Derrick Rose will not play Thursday; absence likely to extend to next week

    The Score "Derrick Rose's hamstring strain, which he initially said was just cramping, is starting to appear more serious than first believed. According to head coach Tom Thibodeau, Rose will sit out his third consecutive game with the injury when the Bulls take on the Kings in a nationally-televised..." November 20

  • Saunders Believes Corey Brewer 'Too Vauable' To Trade

    Real GM Basketball "Flip Saunders appeared to be backtracking on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reported trade talks involving Corey Brewer. "He's just too valuable to us to move," Saunders said." November 20

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Things are fluid, as always in trade talks, but latest word is Houston more likely than Cleveland as landing spot via trade for Corey Brewer

  • LeBron admits Spurs prompted exit from Miami — sort of

    San Antonio Express-News "LeBron James admitted the loss to the Spurs in last season’s NBA Finals played a role in chasing him from Miami back to Cleveland. Sort of. Had the Heat defeated the Spurs last June and won their third consecutive title, James said Wednesday he likely would have returned to South Beach for..." November 20

  • Paul Pierce: Total respect for LeBron

    ESPN.com "Paul Pierce believes his contentious rivalry with LeBron James is borne out of competitive respect more than any dislike for each other over the years. "I think a lot of it is really misunderstood," Pierce said Thursday. "If I see LeBron walking down the street, it's not going to be no..." November 20

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    Peter King @SI_PeterKing

    Jets at Bills, 7 pm, Monday Ford Field, Detroit. Bills will be practicing in Det beginning late tomorrow-- if they can get there.

  • Marshawn Lynch to appeal $100,000 fine

    Pro Football Talk "On Wednesday, the NFL fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $100,000 for failing to comply with the league’s media policy. On Thursday, Lynch’s agent informed PFT that Lynch will appeal the fine. Agent Doug Hendrickson told PFT by phone that Lynch, who was so banged up after the first..." November 20

  • LeGarrette Blount returning to Pats

    ESPN.com "Free-agent running back LeGarrette Blount, who was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, signed with the New England Patriots on Thursday, the team announced. The deal is for two years and is worth the veteran minimum plus incentives, according to a source. The deal reunites Blount..." November 20

  • Justin Blackmon completes voluntary drug rehab program, pleads no contest to July marijuana possession charge

    The Oklahoman "Former All-American Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon pleaded no contest Thursday to one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession in Edmond Municipal Court. Edmond Police initiated a July 23 traffic stop of the car Blackmon, 24, was driving for a minor traffic violation and..." November 20

  • Cordarrelle Patterson: 'I know I'm letting a lot of people down'

    ESPN.com "It's become apparent during his second season with the Minnesota Vikings that Cordarrelle Patterson still has plenty to learn about the finer points of playing receiver. That learning process has limited his involvement in the offense when the Vikings aren't manufacturing as many touches for him..." November 20

  • Braves enter Yasmany Tomas sweepstakes as derby expands

    CBSSports.com "The Atlanta Braves have entered the Yasmany Tomas sweepstakes as a dark horse. The Braves are slated to watch Tomas and his exploits in coming days, according to sources. They join a big field eying on the free-agent Cuban slugger. The Phillies, Padres and Giants have been seen as the most..." November 20

  • Reds at least considering trading big names, reducing payroll

    Fox Sports "It’s public knowledge that the Reds are open to trading a starting pitcher. They need to be proactive, considering four of their starters – Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon – are entering their free-agent years. Such trades, however, are not the only ones the team is..." November 20

  • Jordan Zimmermann wants to stay in D.C. but understands his situation

    Washington Post "In a perfect world, Jordan Zimmermann wants to stay in Washington, the only organization he has ever known. But it’s not that simple and the Nationals’ homegrown star understands the position he is in. The Nationals control him for only one more year, the 2015 season, before he is eligible for..." November 20

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Veteran #Nats pitcher Doug Fister, who like Zimmermann also is eligible for free agency in 1 year, also is available if a deal makes sense

  • Giants have no excuse not to sign Sandoval

    San Jose Mercury News "If the Giants fail to cut a deal for Pablo Sandoval, they had better have a good excuse. And it can't be: "Hey, the dog ate my incentive clause!" Sandoval, the popular and well-rounded Kung Fu Panda, spent a few days in Boston this week, pondering his future. The Red Sox fed him meals and..." November 20

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    TSN Hockey @TSNHockey

    JUST IN: @LAKings D Slava Voynov has been charged with one felony count of corporal injury to spouse.

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Habs trade Rene Bourque to #NHLDucks for Bryan Allen. MTL GM Marc Bergevin stockpiling defencemen.

  • Trade: Oilers get Lain, Canucks get Acton

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have added some size to their organization, acquiring minor-league center Kellan Lain (no. 54 in the picture) from the Vancouver Canucks, in exchange for center Will Acton. Lain, 25, stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 210 pounds. The Lake Superior State University product played..." November 20

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    Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

    NEWS: Friday's #Sabres game vs. the @NYRangers has been postponed. A makeup date will be announced as soon as it is confirmed. #BuffaloSnow

  • Bruins, Julien continue to be tested by injuries

    ESPN.com "The Bruins are in the midst of a season-long injury plague, and there are no signs of it ending anytime soon. Injuries to key players have hampered the team’s success, but somehow the Bruins continue to find ways to win. They’ve struggled with inconsistency the entire season, and there’s only..." November 20

  • Roddy White sees good future at UAB

    ESPN.com "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has joined the fight to save football at his alma mater, the University of Alabama-Birmingham. There have been discussions about the possibility of eliminating the program, although nothing definitive. White starred at UAB from 2001 to 2004 before..." November 20

  • ESPN student reporter makes atrocious Jameis Winston joke amid FSU shooting

    USA Today "University of Alabama student Marisa Martin, who is part of ESPN’s Campus Conection shared a series of tasteless tweets following news of a shooting at Florida State, joking about the safety of Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston. Three students were shot in the Florida State University..." November 20

  • USC's Josh Shaw Reinstated -- Teammates PISSED He's Back on the Squad

    TMZ.com "USC cornerback Josh Shaw -- who got busted lying about being a hero -- is back from suspension, but some of his Trojan teammates tell TMZ Sports they're not happy he's putting on the pads again. Shaw was reinstated by the team Tuesday after he was suspended back in September for concocting a..." November 20

  • Vanderbilt RB Jerron Seymour dismissed

    Yahoo! Sports "Vanderbilt running back Jerron Seymour is no longer on the team. Seymour was dismissed by Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason. The school confirmed the dismissal on Wednesday, which, per VandySports.com, was for a violation of team rules. The junior was Vanderbilt's best running back in 2013, but..." November 20

  • Terps star Stefon Diggs will not play against Michigan, sources say

    Baltimore Sun "Maryland will be without its most electrifying offensive weapon for at least another week. Terps junior wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who suffered a lacerated kidney against Penn State on Nov. 1, has not practiced this week and will not play when Maryland travels to face Michigan on Saturday,..." November 20

  • Manchester City want to extend Frank Lampard’s loan while Touré absent

    The Guardian "Manchester City will increase their efforts to extend Frank Lampard’s loan from New York City FC after Yaya Touré confirmed his participation at the Africa Cup of Nations in January following the Ivory Coast’s draw with Cameroon on Wednesday in Abidjan. The tournament, now to be staged in..." November 20

  • Gerrard's relationship with Liverpool should never be broken, says Suarez

    Daily Mail "Luis Suarez believes Steven Gerrard should remain at Liverpool for the rest of his career as the Anfield club is 'part of him'. Gerrard, who made his Liverpool debut in 1998, has been linked with moves away from Merseyside throughout his career, but looks unlikely to leave during the latter..." November 20

  • Xabi Alonso: ‘It would be fair if Manuel Neuer won the Ballon d’Or’

    Pro Soccer Talk "It’s fair to say that Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has had quite the effect on the club’s new midfielder, Xabi Alonso. The Spanish international told Marca on Wednesday that not only is Neuer “the best keeper I have played with by far” but “it would absolutely be fair if he won the..." November 20

  • Chelsea AGREE deal to sell Petr Cech to Arsenal

    Daily Star "Cech, 32, has spent the majority of the season playing second fiddle to new Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois, who returned to Stamford Bridge earlier this summer after three seasons on loan with La Liga champions Atletico Madrid. Several publications have suggested the Czech international is..." November 20

  • Manchester United to sell Angel Di Maria to PSG to fund Bale or Ronaldo transfer deal

    Metro "Manchester United are ready to sell Angel Di Maria to PSG in order to fund a raid on Real Madrid for either Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale. Di Maria has talked up an exit from Old Trafford in recent days, having hinted that he regretted not joining PSG in the summer, before saying he fancies..." November 20

  • Eric Bledsoe says Kentucky would beat 76ers in 7-game series

    SB Nation "Could Kentucky beat the 76ers in a seven-game series? At least one former Wildcat and current NBA player thinks so. The Philadelphia 76ers are the worst team in the NBA, a lifeless group that's lost its first 10 games of the 2014-15 season. The Kentucky Wildcats are the best team in college..." November 20

  • 5-star T.J. Leaf commits to Arizona

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Five-star 2016 forward T.J. Leaf committed to Arizona on Wednesday. The tall, skilled player from the San Diego area had been a target of Indiana University, and he was thought earlier in the process to have significant interest in the Hoosiers because his family is from Indiana." November 20

  • IU's Robinson, Williams apologetic following suspensions

    ESPN.com "Embarrassed and conciliatory, Stanford Robinson and Troy Williams said they are ready to return to the Indiana Hoosiers' lineup Thursday night but that they know they need to earn back the respect of both their teammates and fans. The sophomores were suspended for four games -- two exhibition..." November 20

  • UGA adds 3rd signee for basketball

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "UGA got another basketball recruit before the end of the early signing period. Derek Ogbeide, a 6-foot-8 center from Pebblebrook High School, picked UGA over Houston and Memphis on Wednesday. Ogbeide is rated as a 3-star and the state’s No. 14 overall prospect. “He was looking for the best..." November 20

  • Jerry Tarkanian admitted to hospital, resting in ICU

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is back in the hospital after waking up Wednesday morning struggling with his breathing, coughing and suffering from low blood pressure. Tarkanian, 84, was admitted to Valley Hospital Medical Center and was resting comfortably in the intensive care..." November 20