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  • NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat, LeBron MVP

    ESPN.com "The San Antonio Spurs are an overwhelming choice to repeat as NBA champion while LeBron James is the favorite to win the MVP award, according to the 2014-15 survey of NBA general managers. The general managers gave their answers to 56 questions and were not permitted to vote for their own..." October 22

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Adam Silver: 'My preference would be to have a harder cap'

    CBSSports.com "The term of the day was "unintended consequences" at the NBA Board of Governor's meeting, where owners roundly rejected a proposal to reform the current draft lottery system and discourage tanking. The proposal received 17 votes in favor and 13 against, well short of the three-fourths majority..." October 22

  • Van Gundy snipes at Jackson’s triangle but praises Knicks

    New York Post "Jeff Van Gundy says the Knicks will make the playoffs — but it won’t be because of the triangle offense. In a conference call to promote ESPN’s coverage of the Knicks-Bulls season opener at the Garden in one week, Van Gundy and broadcast partner Mark Jackson said players win titles, not..." October 22

  • Can Carmelo Anthony fit into Knicks' triangle offense?

    USA Today "The criticism and derision of the triangle offense rankles Phil Jackson. It bothers him when he hears critics say it requires a Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant to win with it. So by installing his preferred offense with the New York Knicks, who will be taught by first-year coach Derek Fisher,..." October 22

  • Russell Wilson isn't "Black Enough," Seahawks Players Allegedly Say

    The Big Lead "After Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets, the leaks began almost immediately. Harvin physically fought teammates. Harvin pulled himself out of games. Harvin may have been about to “launch a mutiny” against Russell Wilson. Though (presumably) Wilson’s camp spread word through ESPN’s Chris..." October 22

  • Backup quarterbacks come in many varieties, just ask Matt Hasselbeck

    USA Today "He waits in the wings, often perceived as the guy who can enable a struggling team to take flight or perhaps save a season in a pinch. Maybe he's a 20-year-old hotshot, perhaps a 40-year-old has-been — most likely something in between — but often one of the most popular guys on an NFL..." October 22

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    Here in Ashburn, first individual QB drill. Robert Griffin III goes first, Colt McCoy 2nd, Kirk Cousins 3rd. Read nothing into that.

  • Darrelle Revis was sent home Tuesday for tardiness

    Boston Globe "Bill Belichick has a specific set of rules that his players must abide by, and Darrelle Revis discovered Tuesday that being a superstar doesn’t buy you any leeway. Revis, playing his first season in New England following seven years with the Jets and Buccaneers, was absent from Tuesday’s..." October 22

  • Agent denies unhappiness from Seahawks' Lynch

    SI.com "The agent for Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch blasted a report that said Lynch refused to get on the team bus for their game against the St. Louis Rams because of the trade that sent wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets. Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, took to Twitter..." October 22

  • The Royals are not dead, the World Series has just started

    SB Nation "Royals fans booed the first pitch of Game 1 of the World Series, a fastball from James Shields that arrived at 93 miles per hour, slightly outside to Giants leadoff man Gregor Blanco, and was called a ball by home plate umpire Jerry Meals. They were not booing the pitch, but the call. And maybe..." October 22

  • Who is Yasmany Tomas, and who will sign him?

    New York Daily News "Spending on Cuban talent has become the trendy way for a baseball team to try to improve quickly. We all know about Yasiel Puig, the most interesting man in baseball, and Jose Abreu is about to win a rookie of the year award for the White Sox. Boston’s effort to engineer another fast turnaround..." October 22

  • Scouts gather to view Dominican prospects Heredia, Reyes, Tatis, etc.

    CBSSports.com "The Dominican Prospect League showcase event in Fort Lauderdale, which features several young Dominican players who are expected to receive bonuses from big-league teams, including outfielders Starling Heredia and Franklin Reyes and infielders Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wander Javier, wraps up today..." October 22

  • Report: Marlins may have James Shields atop shopping list

    CSN Washington "The Marlins infused their roster with veterans such as Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Casey McGehee last offseason and it paid off, as the team improved by 15 wins from the year before. This winter, according to MLB.com, Miami hopes to gain even more experience, specifically free agents who have been..." October 22

  • Torii Hunter likely to continue baseball career in 2015: 'I really want to play with the Tigers'

    Michigan Live "Torii Hunter is spending a lot of his time right now watching his sons play college football, so he hasn't made a final decision regarding the 2015 season. But he is leaning toward another year of baseball. And if he does play, he would prefer that the 2015 season be spent with the Detroit..." October 22

  • Maple Leafs at Senators game postponed

    NHL.com "The game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, scheduled for Wednesday night at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, has been postponed, the National Hockey League announced Wednesday. The date and time of the rescheduled game will be announced at a later date." October 22

  • 'O Canada' to be performed before Penguins-Flyers to support Ottawa

    CBSSports.com "It has been a tough day across Canada as tragic events in the nation's capital city of Ottawa have shaken the country. With hockey being so deeply rooted in Canada's own history and traditions, it's difficult to understate that nation's impact on the NHL. After the Ottawa Senators and Toronto..." October 22

  • Will the Oilers shop Eberle or Yakupov?

    The Hockey News "Though the Edmonton Oilers finally won their first game of the season, their early-season struggles continue to generate trade speculation. Hockey Night in Canada’s Don Cherry told Sportsnet 590 he thinks the Oilers must trade one of their good young players if they’re to improve in the near..." October 22

  • Attorney for Kings' suspended Slava Voynov: 'There's no crime here'

    Los Angeles Times "Craig Renetzky, the attorney for Slava Voynov, said there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the Kings defenseman, who was arrested early Monday morning after an alleged domestic violence incident in Redondo Beach. Renetzky said he interviewed Voynov and the woman whose..." October 22

  • Wild sign Coyle to 5-year extension worth a reported $16 million

    TheScore.com "The Minnesota Wild have signed young forward Charlie Coyle to a five-year extension, as announced on the team's website Wednesday. Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports the contract is worth $16 million. Coyle, 22, has two points in four games this season, and tallied 30 points in 70 games..." October 22

  • Gators name Treon Harris new starting quarterback

    Orlando Sentinel "Freshman Treon Harris will replace struggling veteran Jeff Driskel as the Florida Gators’ starting quarterback, coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday. Driskel has 12 turnovers during the past four games, including six during consecutive losses to LSU and Missouri. Harris, a first-year player..." October 22

  • UGA to apply for Gurley reinstatement

    Macon Telegraph "Todd Gurley will be reinstated and return to playing for the Georgia football team, pending approval by the NCAA. UGA announced Wednesday morning that it is applying to the NCAA for Gurley's reinstatement. In a statement released by the school, the star tailback took "full responsibility for..." October 22

  • Redshirt freshman Johnny McCrary to become Vandy's 4th starting QB this season

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny McCrary will get his first career start at Missouri on Saturday. Coach Derek Mason named McCrary the starter Tuesday, giving the Commodores their fourth different starting quarterback this season. Vanderbilt (2-5, 0-4 SEC) will play at Missouri..." October 22

  • Michigan State fans vandalize iconic Ann Arbor campus symbol

    Fox Sports - College Football "It must be Michigan-Michigan State week. Wednesday morning, as Michigan students awoke and began their days, they were treated to a surprise. Sometime overnight, a Spartans fan or fans presumably snuck onto campus and left their mark on an iconic campus symbol. The block ‘M’ on the..." October 22

  • NCAA removes Pa. governor from lawsuit over PSU fine

    College Football Talk "The NCAA continues to move forward with a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania over the distribution of fine money to be paid by Penn State. In doing so, the NCAA has removed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale from the lawsuit. According to an..." October 22

  • Sir Alex Ferguson: David Moyes’s Manchester United failure not my fault

    The Guardian "Sir Alex Ferguson has hit back at suggestions that he is partly to blame for Manchester United’s decline, insisting it is absurd to think he left behind an ageing team and an “antiquated” club and distancing himself from the common belief that he was solely responsible for the appointment of David..." October 22

  • Lukas Podolski hints at Arsenal departure as first-team chances show no sign of improving

    Daily Mirror "Lukas Podolski has hinted he may leave Arsenal after growing frustrated with a lack of first-team opportunities. The German has not started a Premier League game this term, playing just 37 minutes of action, and wasn't involved again in the draw with Hull on Saturday. He had hoped of a late..." October 22

  • Jan Vertonghen is 'happy' at Spurs despite transfer rumours, insists Mauricio Pochettino

    The Express "The centre-back was dropped for the 4-1 defeat against Manchester City at the weekend. It was the latest blow in a difficult season in which he was overlooked for the captaincy and then saw his contract talks stall when Tottenham refused to up their offer on a new deal. Last season, he had..." October 22

  • Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale set to miss El Clasico clash with injury

    Fox Sports "Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Gareth Bale will miss this weekend's El Clasico match as well as Wednesday's Champions League clash with Liverpool. The Wales international had already been ruled out of the Anfield game with an abdominal injury and ahead of that match the Italian..." October 22

  • Arsenal's David Ospina ruled out for around three months with thigh injury

    ESPN FC "Arsenal have been handed another major injury blow as Arsene Wenger revealed that goalkeeper David Ospina will be out for up to three months with a thigh injury. Ospina only joined the club this summer after starring for Colombia at the World Cup, but with Wojciech Sczcesny suspended after a..." October 22

  • UNC probe: Advisers pushed sham classes over 18-year period

    ESPN.com "A report commissioned by the University of North Carolina says school academic advisers steered athletes into sham classes over an 18-year period, but does not directly implicate coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme. The report, released Wednesday, says academic advisers in North..." October 22

  • ULM basketball player charged with rape

    Shreveport Times "A basketball player for the University of Louisiana at Monroe was arrested Monday and charged with forcible rape. Roderick Charles Taylor Jr., 18, of Harker Heights, Texas, was arrested late Monday afternoon by ULM police officers. Taylor, who is a freshman forward for the Warhawks, met the..." October 22

  • O'Bannon antitrust case lawyers want $50 million from NCAA

    SI.com "The lawyers for the plaintiffs in the class-action antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA featuring former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon want more than $50.2 million in attorneys' fees and other costs from the NCAA, reports USA Today. The lawyers submitted a request in August asking for $52.4..." October 22

  • JMU basketball coach Matt Brady announces suspensions for Nation, Vodanovich

    Augusta Free Press "James Madison Head Men’s Basketball Coach Matt Brady announced today the formal disciplinary actions against junior guard Andre Nation (Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian) and sophomore forward Tom Vodanovich (Wellington, New Zealand/St. Patrick’s College). Nation and Vodanovich were..." October 22

  • Report: Stanford guard to miss action with a broken wrist

    College Basketball Talk "Stanford’s back court depth took a hit this week as sophomore guard Malcolm Allen has a broken wrist, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Allen is expected to miss two-to-three weeks with the injury. The 6-foot-1 Allen only appeared in 16 games during his freshman season with the..." October 22