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"Larry Bird’s run with the Indiana Pacers, at least as the man who calls the shots, is effectively over. Bird is stepping down as president of..." Read More
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  • Rockets to discuss potential contract with Chinese prospect Zhou Qi

    Houston Chronicle "Zhou Qi, a Rockets second-round draft pick last June, is in Houston to train with the Rockets staff and potentially begin talks he hopes could lead to a contract with the team for next season, his agent Tony Leng said on Thursday. Zhou, a 7-foot-2, 218 pound forward/center, averaged 16 points..." April 28

  • Clippers Remain Committed To Re-Signing Blake Griffin

    Real GM Basketball "Blake Griffin will be a free agent for the first time this offseason and the Los Angeles Clippers want to re-sign him. The Clippers will also contend with the free agencies of Chris Paul and J.J. Redick. Griffin is out for the playoffs with a toe injury. "Griffin is still a significant part..." April 28

  • Kevin Durant Trolls Russell Westbrook, Takes Picture with Cupcakes

    SLAM Online "On the same day that Kevin Durant announced he was leaving the Thunder to sign with the Warriors, Russell Westbrook posted a picture on his Instagram. The picture of cupcakes was reportedly Russell taking a shot at Durant. According to former teammate Kendrick Perkins, Westbrook used a specific..." April 28

  • Isaiah Thomas to leave Celtics for sister's funeral after Game 6

    ESPN "Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas is expected to travel home to Tacoma, Washington, after Friday's Game 6 against the Chicago Bulls to attend his sister's funeral, a source told ESPN on Thursday, confirming a Boston Globe report. Chyna Thomas died following a single-vehicle accident..." April 28

  • CJ McCollum Says He Wants Blazers to Pursue Paul George Trade on Twitter

    Bleacher Report "Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is aiming high when it comes to his team's offseason plans. When asked on Twitter about whom he wants to see the Blazers target, McCollum responded with the Twitter handle of Indiana Pacers star Paul George:" April 28

  • Roger Goodell: Marijuana is addictive and unhealthy

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is willing to explore the possibility of allowing NFL players to use marijuana for medical reasons, but he’s not on board with the idea of taking it off the list of banned substances for recreational use. Goodell said on Mike & Mike that he continues to believe..." April 28

  • The Bears, Chiefs and Texans gave up plenty for risky QB prospects ... here's why

    ESPN "No player in the NFL is creating more surplus value for his team than Dak Prescott, who appears to be an above-average quarterback in line to make less than $2 million combined over the next three years. Not far behind him is Carson Wentz, who should still be a massive bargain despite being..." April 28

  • DeShone Kizer in play for Packers at No. 33

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer may not have to wait long to hear his name called on day two of the NFL Draft. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Green Bay Packers are receiving trade interest in the No. 33 pick — the first one of the second round — but may stay put and..." April 28

  • Bitter Bears fans howl after trading with 49ers to bring in Mitch Trubisky

    CBS Sports "When the first round of the NFL Draft kicked off on Thursday, most people watching at home probably figured that if any team was going to pull off a trade that made no sense at all, it would be the Cleveland Browns. Shockingly, that didn't happen. Instead, it was Bears fans who were left..." April 28

  • Browns Trying To Trade For Kirk Cousins, Redskins Not Interested

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Dianna Marie Russini, the Redskins aren’t interested in trading QB Kirk Cousins to the Browns, despite their reported interest. ———- Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns are trying to trade for Redskins franchise QB Kirk Cousins. The Browns just missed on UNC QB..." April 28

  • Jeter, Bush trying to raise nearly $1 billion in cash for Marlins

    Fox Business "There are nearly one billion reasons why the Jeter-Bush team may not win the Miami Marlins after-all. Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush face the herculean task of having to raise nearly $1 billion in cash from outside investors if they want to complete their planned purchase of the Miami Marlins, a..." April 28

  • Tagg Romney-Tom Glavine group still alive for Marlins ownership

    CBS Sports "At some point in 2017 (or maybe 2018, but hopefully the process doesn't drag on that long), the Marlins will be sold from the ownership of Jeffrey Loria. Several days ago, reports indicated that the group headed up by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and future MLB Hall of Famer and former Yankees..." April 28

  • Padres' Bethancourt ends hybrid experiment, to pitch full time in minors

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In a phone call with General Manager A.J. Preller on Wednesday, Christian Bethancourt communicated a desire to keep going. The Padres’ attempt at making him into a reliever-catcher-outfielder hybrid had fizzled at the major league level. Now, he will continue his development on the mound with..." April 28

  • Adrian Beltre may not return to the Rangers until June

    Hardball Talk "Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is nursing a calf injury, an issue that plagued him starting early in spring training. At first, the hope was that he’d be ready by the regular season, then at some point in April, then at some point in May. According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, however, even a..." April 28

  • Xander Bogaerts admits the struggling Red Sox offense misses David Ortiz

    Fox Sports "The Boston Red Sox have a problem: They can’t score. In their past five losses – including back-to-back setbacks at Fenway Park to the New York Yankees – the Red Sox have scored two runs or fewer. They’ve been shut out three times in their past seven games, and they rank 24th in the majors in..." April 28

  • Foligno, Getzlaf, Giordano named Mark Messier Leadership Award finalists

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno, Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf and Calgary Flames defenceman Mark Giordano are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, the NHL announced on Thursday. The award is presented “to the player who exemplifies great..." April 28

  • Steven Stamkos will return for start of next season

    NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos is expected to return for the start of next season, general manager Steve Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday. Yzerman said Stamkos, who had surgery Nov. 17 to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and was expected to need 4-6 months..." April 28

  • Darryl Sutter won’t retire from coaching, willing to join a rebuild

    Pro Hockey Talk "Given he turns 59 this summer, has won a pair of Stanley Cups and coached over 1,000 NHL games, Darryl Sutter probably could’ve called it a career after getting fired by the Kings earlier this month, and done so comfortably. But that’s not happening. In speaking with TSN’s Gary Lawless,..." April 28

  • Should the Canucks have traded the Sedin twins a long time ago?

    Sportsnet "It’s no secret that Daniel and Henrik Sedin, the twin faces of the Vancouver Canucks, aren’t the players they used to be. The team, too, is long past its heyday. And after two straight seasons of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs, a new coach, Travis Green, was brought on this week. But one..." April 27

  • Malkin fine with Crosby-Ovechkin hype: I like to be quiet, just not on ice

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin sometimes seems forgotten when facing the Washington Capitals. That's fine by him. He knows the spotlight will fall on Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin. "I like to be quiet," Malkin said. "I just try not to be quiet..." April 27

  • LSU's Magee suspended indefinitely after simple burglary arrest

    The Advocate "LSU reserve offensive lineman Adrian Magee was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a count of simple burglary hours after the university indefinitely suspended the Franklinton native. Baton Rouge police issued the arrest warrant for Magee Tuesday on a count of simple burglary of an inhabited..." April 27

  • Ohio State adds 4-star CB Sevyn Banks to incredible 2018 class

    247 Sports "Orlando (Fla.) Jones cornerback Sevyn Banks has announced a commitment to Ohio State. Banks made his announcement just over a week after attending the Buckeyes’ spring game on April 15. “They came to practice and love how I play and move,” Banks told 247Sports’ Blake Alderman. “I like the..." April 27

  • Kirk Merritt dismissed from Texas A&M football team amid indecent exposure charges for exposing himself to tutors

    Houston Chronicle "Wide receiver Kirk Merritt has been dismissed from the Texas A&M football team, according to an athletic department spokesman who confirmed Merritt no longer is listed on the Aggies roster. Merritt had exposed his genitals to two athletic department tutors in private sessions in about a 24-hour..." April 26

  • Texas continues Oklahoma raid, lands 4-star DE Ron Tatum

    Scout "Tom Herman has done it again. The first-year head coach has successfully picked up the commitment of yet another prospect in Oklahoma's back yard. Four-star Putnam City (Okla.) defensive end Ron Tatum announced his verbal commitment to Texas. His pledge came down to the Sooners and Longhorns,..." April 26

  • Ex-Louisville CB Shaq Wiggins transfers to Tennessee

    247 Sports "Former Louisville cornerback Shaq Wiggins announced Wednesday that he’s planning to enroll at Tennessee this summer as a graduate transfer. "I have made my decision and I will continue to finish my career at the University of Tennessee !!!!!" he tweeted. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Wiggins..." April 26

  • USC's Boatwright withdraws from draft, returning for junior season

    Los Angeles Times "USC forward Bennie Boatwright announced on Thursday that he will withdraw from the NBA draft and return for his junior season. Boatwright’s announcement means the Trojans will return almost all of their roster from last season’s NCAA tournament team. Previously, forward Chimezie Metu said he..." April 28

  • Butler extends Holtmann through 2024-25 season

    ESPN "Butler intends to keep the coach who led the Bulldogs back to the Sweet 16 around for the foreseeable future. Coach Chris Holtmann's contract has been extended, now running through the 2024-25 season. Holtmann, who led the Bulldogs to their first Sweet 16 since 2011 -- which came under..." April 28

  • Who is Brandon McCoy, and how is he putting UNLV back on the national map?

    CBS Sports "In less than a day's time, the program that best boosted its chances for next season this spring was ... UNLV? How about that for a plot twist in the midst of college hoops' decisive April recruiting period? If you go to UNLV's official basketball website, a page touting an unexpectedly..." April 27

  • UNLV rolling with commitment of No. 1 JUCO player Shakur Juiston

    Fanrag Sports "Talk about being on a run. Just a day after landing its biggest recruit in years, UNLV secured the commitment on Wednesday from the No. 1 junior college player in the country, Shakur Juiston. Less than 24 hours earlier, McDonald’s All-American Brandon McCoy told coach Marvin Menzies he would be..." April 27

  • Ohio State loses 2018 4-star recruit Darius Bazley

    Land of 10 "Darius Bazley, a 4-star recruit from Cincinnati, is no longer committed to Ohio State. Bazley said while he’s de-committing, he is still considering the Buckeyes. “I would like to thank the entire Ohio State Men’s Basketball staff for believing in my ability to represent the university as a..." April 26