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  • Hassan Whiteside Has Gone from Novelty to Necessity for Miami Heat

    Bleacher Report "Every time Hassan Whiteside appears on the floor now, there's an assumption his output will be astonishing. There's an expectation the NBA's unforeseen emerging force will stamp the stat sheet with some more say-what-wait-what(?!) numbers. That's precisely what was happening here again Friday..." February 01

  • Pistons plan to add John Lucas III "The Detroit Pistons plan to sign veteran guard John Lucas III to a 10-day contract this week, according to league sources. Sources told that the Pistons, who have been looking for another point guard ever since Brandon Jennings suffered a season-ending Achilles injury, are in the..." February 01

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Memphis Grizzlies will sign forward JaMychal Green to a 10-day contract, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Knee woes plaguing Dwight Howard "The Houston Rockets are bracing for the loss of Dwight Howard for at least a month due to persistent trouble with his right knee, according to league sources. Sources told that the Rockets, while confident that Howard ‎has enough time to bounce back for the regular-season stretch run..." February 01

  • Report: Ricky Rubio cleared to play for Timberwolves on Monday

    Sporting News "Ricky Rubio has been cleared to play for the Timberwolves against the Mavericks on Monday, a source close to the situation told the Associated Press. Rubio hasn't played since Nov. 7 when he injured his left ankle. Including Minnesota's game on Saturday against Cleveland, he will have missed 43..." February 01

  • Sherman is expected to play as baby nears "Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was one of the first players off the team bus Sunday, a likely indication that his baby is not expected to arrive during the Super Bowl. Earlier Sunday he told Sports Illustrated, "I am playing [Sunday]." Sherman's girlfriend, Ashley, is expecting..." February 01

  • NFL insists there was no sting operation against Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "The #DeflateGate controversy leaves little room for middle ground on many issues. Either the Patriots tampered with the footballs or they didn’t, and pretty much everyone has an opinion on the issue — regardless of what the facts eventually may reveal. One key fact that is unrelated to the..." February 01

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    Steve Wyche @wyche89

    Sea S Kam Chancellor wearing brace on his L knee. Put thru an aggressive workout to test the knee he hurt Fri. Told me that he is good to go

  • NFL investigates Georgia Dome noise "The NFL has been investigating the Atlanta Falcons' use of artificial crowd noise in the Georgia Dome over the past two seasons, sources told ESPN. The offense is expected to result in discipline, with the Falcons being fined and quite possibly losing a draft choice, according to..." February 01

  • Megatron: 'I'll do whatever' so Suh stays in Detroit

    Detroit Free Press "Ndamukong Suh isn't going anywhere as a free agent, at least if Calvin Johnson has anything to say about it. Johnson, the Lions' No. 1 receiver, said today at the NFL Honors awards show that he'll help recruit Suh or do anything else necessary to keep the All-Pro defensive tackle in..." February 01

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Paul Maholm agrees to reds deal

  • Andruw Jones aiming to return to Major League Baseball

    Hardball Talk "Via Nick Cafardo’s notes column in the Boston Globe … Andruw Jones, OF/DH, free agent — After two seasons with Rakuten in Japan, where he hit 26 home runs with 94 RBIs (.845 OPS) and 24 homers with 71 RBIs (.820 OPS), with OBPs of .391 and .394, Jones will be returning to major league..." February 01

  • It’s time to make designated hitter universal in baseball

    Boston Globe "Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 17 Comments Print As bad as it is to watch players such as Chris Davis strike out at alarming rates, pitchers trying to hit is an exercise in futility. Elaine Thompson/Associated Press/File As bad as it is to watch players such as..." February 01

  • Wives of Jim Edmonds and Josh Hamilton to appear on The Real Housewives of Orange County

    Hardball Talk "People Magazine is reporting that the wives of former major leaguer Jim Edmonds and current major leaguer Josh Hamilton, Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Chadwick Hamilton, will join the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo in its tenth season." February 01

  • Chris Davis discusses Adderall use for first time

    CSN Baltimore "For the first time since his 25-game suspension was announced, Chris Davis talked about Adderall at Saturday's FanFest. He hadn’t discussed it before, Davis said, because he didn’t want to take the focus off his teammates during last season’s postseason. Davis will report to Sarasota, Fla. for..." February 01

  • Rob Blake hasn’t spoken to Maple Leafs about job "Assistant general manager Rob Blake has no interest in leaving the Los Angeles Kings, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on Saturday night. Blake’s family is fond of the Los Angeles area and he is pleased with his role in the Kings’ front office." February 01

  • Coyotes are open for business, but opposing GMs won’t find many bargains

    Ottawa Sun "Don Maloney is telling anybody who will listen that he’s open for business. The issue is he’s not selling at bargain-basement prices. The Arizona (don’t call me Phoenix) Coyotes GM did a media tour during the club’s trip through Eastern Canada this week and instead of taking out a classified..." February 01

  • Ovechkin becomes fifth player to start career with 10 straight 30+ goal seasons

    Pro Hockey Talk "As Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin approaches 30, the milestones are starting to really come. He hit a very impressive one on Sunday, as he scored his 30th goal of 2014-15, giving him at least that many tallies in 10 straight seasons. As’s Adam Vingan notes, Ovechkin is just the..." February 01

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    With #TBLightning recalling Andre Vasilevskiy, Evgeni Nabokov will be sent to @TheAHL if he clears waivers. Feeling is he may not report.

  • Malkin could return Wednesday at Edmonton

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Center Evgeni Malkin won't play Sunday against close friend James Neal and the Nashville Predators. His return, however, is ahead of schedule. Malkin practiced with the Penguins on Saturday at Southpointe and predicted he could play Wednesday in Edmonton when the Penguins begin their..." February 01

  • Devonte Fields commits to Louisville "Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields is getting a second chance at Louisville. Fields, who is currently attending Trinity Valley Community College, committed to Louisville during his official visit on Sunday. He is ESPN's No. 3-rated junior college recruit. Fields announced his decision..." February 01

  • LSU LB target Leo Lewis decommits from Ole Miss

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Huge news on the recruiting trail Friday evening as Mississippi standout linebacker Leo Lewis decommitted from Ole Miss. Lewis is taking his official visit to LSU this weekend, so the timing is an extremely good sign for the Tigers. " February 01

  • Tennessee QB considers transfer to Pitt

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "When former Pitt player Chris McKillop learned his alma mater was entertaining Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman on Saturday, he immediately called his brother, Scott, a coaching assistant with the Panthers. “I told Scott, ‘If you guys get Nate Peterman, it would be a great add,' ” said..." February 01

  • Rutgers wide receiver Ruhann Peele reinstated to the team after legal issues resolved

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers wide receiver Ruhann Peele, a third-year sophomore who had been suspended for the final two months of the season while he dealt with an assault charge, was reinstated to the program and can resume football activities, a person familiar with the decision told NJ Advance Media on..." February 01

  • Starting DE among four leaving Fresno State

    College Football Talk "The attrition train has hit Fresno State hard, especially along the defensive line. In a press release Friday night, the Bulldogs announced that four players — quarterback-turned-wide receiver Myles Carr, defensive end Maurice Poyadue, running back/defensive back/wide receiver Dillon Root and..." February 01

  • Briante Weber tears ACL, MCL "VCU guard Briante Weber suffered a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus during the closing minutes of the No. 14 Rams' 64-55 loss to Richmond on Saturday, and his collegiate career is over, school spokesman Scott Day said. Weber, who was on pace to break the NCAA record for all-time steals, was driving..." February 01

  • Illini guards Rayvonte Rice, Aaron Cosby suspended indefinitely

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois guards Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby are suspended indefinitely from the team, coach John Groce said in a statement Saturday. The two players were both expected to possibly return from injuries in Saturday's noon game against Penn State. Groce said the players violated team rules..." February 01

  • UMBC men's basketball loses leading scorer Wayne Sparrow for rest of season

    Baltimore Sun "A difficult season for UMBC has taken another bad turn. Leading scorer Wayne Sparrow is no longer eligible to play in the 2014-15 season, the team announced Thursday morning. Sparrow, a first-team All-Metro selection for St. Frances in 2010, had graduated in four years with a degree in..." February 01

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    VCU Athletics @VCUathletics

    Official report: Senior Briante Weber has torn his ACL, MCL and meniscus. #LetsGoVCU

  • St. John’s star Rysheed Jordan in trouble for anti-gay slur

    New York Post "St. John’s guard Rysheed Jordan hasn’t spoken to the media in his first two seasons with the Red Storm, but social media still has allowed the sophomore to create trouble with his words. On Tuesday afternoon, Jordan sent messages containing gay slurs to two people on Twitter in response to a..." January 31

  • Man City's Frank Lampard eyes future Chelsea role

    ESPN FC "Frank Lampard has told Sky Sports that Jose Mourinho and Chelsea are keen to take him "home" after his retirement. On Saturday, Lampard will be heading back to Stamford Bridge in Manchester City colours as he looks to help his current club reduce Chelsea's five-point lead at the top of the..." February 01

  • Diego Costa: I take things to limit but I did nothing wrong

    The Telegraph "Diego Costa breaks into a smile, and then a laugh. It is not the first and certainly not the last time he does so during this interview, the first he has conducted since he signed for Chelsea last summer, and which is briefly interrupted by Jose Mourinho after he spots the striker. “This beautiful..." February 01

  • Daniel Sturridge makes Liverpool return, named on bench after five months out

    Pro Soccer Talk "He’s back. Daniel Sturridge is back in the Liverpool squad for the first-time since Aug. 31 as the England international was named in Brendan Rodgers’ 18-man squad for their game against West Ham United at Anfield on Saturday. Sturridge, 25, has spent the last five months out with various..." January 31

  • Manchester United set aside £120m for LVG to LAND Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale

    Daily Star "Bale this week ruled out a summer switch to United but sources in Spain suggest Louis van Gaal is still hopeful of landing the Welsh wizard and the club are willing to reserve a huge chunk of cash to do the deal. The 25-year-old has been in stunning form for Real since joining from Tottenham 18..." January 31

  • Manchester City set to pip rivals Manchester United in quest to sign Real Madrid star Pepe

    The Express "According to Spanish sources, the Portuguese international is interested in a move away from the Bernabeu to protect is first-team opportunities. The 31-year-old is most certainly a regular in Carlo Ancelotti's team, however the emergence of Raphael Varane could leave Pepe warming the bench in..." January 31