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  • Cavs' LeBron James on loyalty to Cleveland: 'I don't owe anybody anything'

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have a new roster with pieces that could give them a better shot at dethroning the Golden State Warriors should they meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals. But there's one massive cloud hanging over the franchise and the city this season, one that will only..." October 17

  • Kyrie will never reveal reason for leaving Cavs: 'That's not what real grown-ups do'

    Uproxx "One of the the most talked-about storylines during the NBA offseason was Kyrie Irving’s self-imposed exile from Cleveland. Irving went from looking to be the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers if/when LeBron left town, to being the foil for Cavs fans whenever he steps foot in Quicken Loans..." October 17

  • Warriors’ Andre Iguodala out for season opener

    Yardbarker "Even before they’ve had a chance to defend their title, the Golden State Warriors are already being bitten by the injury bug. The team announced hours before their season opener against the Houston Rockets that super-sub Andre Iguodala will miss Tuesday’s game. It seems to be a somewhat..." October 17

  • Chris Paul criticizes culture of Clippers, says he had ball in his hands too much

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Paul is pulling no punches as he begins the season in a new uniform. In clips from his new mini-documentary series for ESPN that were released on Thursday, the Houston Rockets guard criticized the culture of his old team, the LA Clippers, and also expressed displeasure with the role he..." October 17

  • 76ers' Joel Embiid profanely expresses his frustration at early minutes restriction

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia 76ers are planning to play it safe with their franchise center Joel Embiid at the start of the season. Makes sense given his lengthy injury history and recent knee surgery that he is still working his way back from. Philadelphia coach Brett Brown told reporters on Monday that..." October 17

  • Jerry Jones confronted by protesters over Cowboys owner’s national anthem stance

    New York Daily News "Jerry Jones was confronted by two protesters for his national anthem stance Tuesday while on his way into the NFL fall owners meetings in a Battery Park City hotel. The Cowboys owner said nine days ago that any Dallas player who does not stand for the anthem will not play. He had previously..." October 17

  • Lawyer says Kaepernick wasn't invited to league anthem meeting

    SI "Contrasting Malcom Jenkins' assertion that Colin Kaepernick was invited to the NFL's quarterly meeting between owners, players and the commissioner, Kaepernick's lawyer said the former 49ers quarterback was not invited but is open to further discussion with the league. Quarterly meetings are a..." October 17

  • NFL anthem policy unchanged after lengthy meeting between players, owners

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday, NFL players, owners, executives, and the NFL Players Association met in New York. The meeting ran longer than expected -- more than three and a half hours -- but it doesn't sound like much got done besides the two sides engaging in a "productive" conversation. After the meeting,..." October 17

  • Ezekiel Elliott files injunction request in N.Y. court

    NFL.com "NFL Players Association lawyers representing Ezekiel Elliott filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction in U.S. district court in an effort to get the Dallas Cowboys running back on the field as soon as possible. The union asked the court for a decision to be..." October 17

  • 49ers sign DL Tony McDaniel

    San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers have signed defensive lineman Tony McDaniel, 32, two days after Arik Armstead sustained a broken hand that is expected to land him on injured reserve, McDaniel’s agent said, via Twitter. McDaniel is a 12-year veteran who has made 48 starts in a four-team career that includes 160..." October 17

  • Rangers Reportedly Inform Mike Napoli His Option Will Be Declined

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have informed first baseman/designated hitter Mike Napoli that his $11MM club option for the 2018 season will not be exercised, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News tweets. He’ll instead take home a $2.5MM buyout, bringing his total earnings in his third stint with the Rangers to..." October 17

  • Gary Sanchez to DH, Austin Romine to catch for Yankees in Game 4 vs. Astros

    New York Daily News "Joe Girardi is going with a Sonny Gray-Austin Romine pairing in Game 4 of the ALCS, citing run prevention and chemistry, with Gary Sanchez moving from catcher to DH. “They’ve seemed to work a little bit better together during the course of the season,” Girardi said of Gray and Romine. “I’m..." October 17

  • Major League Baseball considering expansion, radical realignment

    Hardball Talk "Tracy Ringolsby of Baseball America wrote yesterday about a “growing consensus” within baseball that expansion and realignment are inevitable. The likely expansion cities: Portland and Montreal. The 32-team league would then undergo a radical realignment that would also involve reducing the season..." October 17

  • Red Sox pitcher Rodriguez out 6 months after knee surgery

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox need more than a manager. Looks like they need a starting pitcher, too. And maybe a second baseman. And a reliable power hitter wouldn’t hurt. Injuries already are starting to mount, and Opening Day is more than five months away. Left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez underwent..." October 17

  • Joe Maddon sounds off on second-guessers: 'Twitter doesn't count'

    USA Today "The day after his team's 4-1 walk-off loss against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, Cubs manager Joe Maddon still faced questions about his decision to go with John Lackey in the decisive ninth inning. Maddon explained after the game why he did not use closer..." October 17

  • Canucks’ Loui Eriksson out 4-6 weeks with knee sprain

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks forward Loui Eriksson will miss the next four to six weeks with a knee sprain. The 32-year-old was hurt during Saturday’s loss to the Calgary Flames." October 17

  • What Naheed Nenshi’s re-election means for Calgary Flames arena talks

    Sportsnet "Despite being in the midst of a four-day break between games the Calgary Flames suffered a significant setback Monday night. And the repercussions of it might ultimately lead to a major loss for the city. Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who has been part of a very public war of words with the Flames over..." October 17

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Vegas Golden Knights Roster Maneuvers Paying Off

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Vegas Golden Knights sent Vadim Shipachyov, Alex Tuch and Shea Theodore down to the minor leagues just prior to the season, many believed it was only a paper transaction to give them a few more days of trade negotiation. When none of the three were back up for the opener, people started..." October 17

  • Canucks recall centre Michael Chaput from Utica

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have recalled centre Michael Chaput from the Utica Comets ahead of the Canucks’ game against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. " October 17

  • 'No health issues' for Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush, says Brian Kelly

    Chicago Tribune "Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush is healthy, but linebacker Greer Martini is “day-to-day” with a knee injury as the No. 13 Irish prepare for No. 11 USC. Wimbush missed Notre Dame’s last game on Oct. 7 at North Carolina because of an injury to his right foot. “There are no questions..." October 17

  • Ole Miss apologizes, settles lawsuit with Houston Nutt

    The Clarion-Ledger "The three-month legal saga between Houston Nutt and Ole Miss reached its conclusion Monday afternoon. In a joint statement, both parties announced a settlement in Nutt's lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in July, dismissed in August, then refiled in Lafayette County Circuit Court last..." October 17

  • Arkansas QB Austin Allen expected to be out a couple more weeks

    SEC Country "Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen is not expected to be ready to play Saturday against Auburn, coach Bret Bielema said Monday. However, he has not officially been ruled out yet. Allen missed the Razorbacks’ loss at Alabama last Saturday with a right shoulder injury. “With where he’s at right..." October 17

  • Hawaii’s Ursua out for season with knee injury

    Star Advertiser "The University of Hawaii football team will be without its leading receiver for the rest of the season after John Ursua was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee, head coach Nick Rolovich confirmed. Ursua suffered the injury on the first play of the second quarter in UH’s victory over San..." October 17

  • Washington loses LT Adams, CB Miller for the season

    College Football Talk "No. 12 Washington’s loss to Arizona State was a disaster on the field — for more reasons than one. The Huskies not only put their College Football Playoff hopes in danger — they’ll need to sweep their next six games, including a finishing kick that calls for games against No. 22 Stanford, No...." October 17

  • Rick Pitino will never coach college hoops again, industry sources tend to believe

    CBS Sports "The Louisville Athletic Association voted unanimously Monday to fire Rick Pitino "for just cause" -- meaning he's officially done as the Cardinals' basketball coach. Whether the Hall of Famer ever collects all or some of the $44 million he was owed per terms of his contract remains unclear and..." October 17

  • Miami’s Lonnie Walker fully cleared to play

    Fanrag Sports "Miami Hurricanes freshman guard Lonnie Walker has been fully cleared to play, head coach Jim Larranaga tells FanRag Sports. The 6-5 Walker suffered a meniscus injury and was just cleared for drills less than two weeks ago. Walker is a five-star recruit, who played prep ball at Reading High..." October 17

  • Louisville votes to terminate Pitino's contract 'with just cause'

    ESPN "Despite an argument from Rick Pitino's lawyers before Louisville's athletics board on Monday, the board voted to terminate Pitino's contract "with just cause." Pitino, in an affidavit presented Monday to the University of Louisville Athletic Association, said he "had no part -- active, passive..." October 16

  • Kansas has backcourt of the future after commitment from five-star guard Devon Dotson

    College Basketball Talk "Kansas reloaded its future backcourt on Friday as five-star point guard Devon Dotson pledged to the Jayhawks. The 6-foot-1 native of Charlotte is considered the No. 17 overall prospect in the national Class of 2018, according to Rivals. An aggressive, attacking guard who likes to play downhill,..." October 16

  • USC basketball loses four-star recruit J'Raan Brooks because of scandal

    Los Angeles Times "The college basketball bribery and corruption scandal has cost USC a top recruit, at least temporarily. Forward J'Raan Brooks, a 6-foot-8 forward from Seattle Garfield High who is ranked among the nation’s top 100 high school players, said he is reopening his college search. “Due to unforeseen..." October 16