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  • Wolves offer max deal to Eric Bledsoe

    ESPN.com "With just days before the start of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves are making a final push to acquire restricted free-agent guard Eric Bledsoe in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns, sources told ESPN.com. The Wolves are offering Bledsoe the four-year, $63 million maximum-level..." September 19

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    Earvin Magic Johnson @MagicJohnson

    Everybody in Atlanta can stop asking if I am going to buy the Hawks, because the answer is no! Lol

  • Timberwolves feel no rush to extend Ricky Rubio's contract

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton said he's optimistic the team and point guard Ricky Rubio will negotiate a contract extension but insisted there is no urgency. "If we can get something done sooner, great. If not, we're not necessarily in a rush," Newton said Thursday after a..." September 19

  • Wizards don't appear interested in J.J. Barea anymore

    CSN Washington "The Minnesota Timberwolves have been trying to get someone to take J.J. Barea off their hands for quite some time, and the latest report says he'll either be traded or bought out of his contract and released. It doesn't appear the Wizards, who came close to trading for him last season, will jump..." September 19

  • Lakers rookies will have to refer to Nick Young as 'Daddy Swag'

    CBSSports.com "Once the Los Angeles Lakers re-signed scorer Nick Young to a four-year deal, you knew his time with the Lakers was going to get much more memorable than the 27-win season he and Lakers fans endured in 2013-14. There will be plenty of time for the fan base and media to become more familiar with..." September 19

  • Ravens deny Harbaugh wanted to cut Rice in February

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens are denying a new report that there’s been dissension within their franchise for months over Ray Rice, as ESPN says coach John Harbaugh wanted to cut Rice in February, while the team says that’s not the case. According to the report from ESPN, Harbaugh was upset enough about the..." September 19

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell not considering resigning

    CBSSports.com "During his Friday afternoon press conference, Roger Goodell was asked if he thought about resigning from his position as NFL Commissioner. Goodell made it quite clear he never did. "Not at all," Goodell said. As to why Goodell will not resign, despite making numerous errors in judgement..." September 19

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Josh Gordon and LaVon Brazill officially down to 10-game suspensions as the NFL-NFLPA announce the full drug program.

  • Scout to Breer: Jameis Winston is a fraud

    NFL.com "It's not like these guys aren't trying. No one wants to land in the situation the Ravens or Panthers or Vikings, or even the Cardinals, found themselves in during this most embarrassing of NFL months. Beyond losing the player, or the brand damage, there's the matter of doing the right thing,..." September 19

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    Dennis Waszak Jr. @DWAZ73

    #Jets hit hard in fines this week: Wilkerson $20K for unnecessary roughness; Richardson $8,268 for grabbing facemask after play.

  • Mets sending scouting contingent for Yasmani Tomas showcase

    Newsday "The Mets will dispatch three scouts to a showcase for Cuban defector Yasmani Tomas, according to sources. The event is scheduled for Sunday in the Dominican Republic. Tomas, 23, is a corner outfielder who has developed a reputation for powerful swing at the plate and a strong arm in the field...." September 19

  • Baseball's Science Experiment

    The Wall Street Journal "Take a peek inside the frazzled mind of a major-league hitter these days. It isn't a pretty sight. Pitchers are throwing harder than ever. Batters are striking out more often than ever. And their judgment is getting shakier: Hitters are chasing more pitches outside the strike zone. It is..." September 19

  • Nationals claim Twins’ Opening Day shortstop off waivers

    Hardball Talk "It’s not often you see a team’s Opening Day shortstop get claimed off regular, non-revocable waivers in mid-September, but the Twins just lost Pedro Florimon to the Nationals on the waiver wire. Of course, Florimon lost Minnesota’s shortstop job in April and has spent most of the season at..." September 19

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    Josh Hamilton said he had sharp stabbing pains in chest and double taking deep breaths. Had treatment all Wed night. Not sure about playoffs

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Hearing Glen Perkins has some nerve irritation and maybe a slight muscle strain. Doesn't appear to be serious. Story posted soon.

  • Crosby makes surprise appearance at Penguins training camp

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins center Sidney Crosby made a surprise on-ice appearance at the first day of training camp, skating for the first 50 minutes of a workout at Consol Energy Center. Team officials had said Thursday that he, along with Evgeni Malkin, would miss the early part of camp because of unspecified..." September 19

  • Alex Ovechkin back at left wing as Capitals open camp under new coach Barry Trotz

    The Hockey News "Barry Trotz says "there's no coach on the planet" who can teach what Alex Ovechkin does when playing left wing. The new Washington Capitals coach on Friday explained his rationale for moving the three-time league MVP back to the left side. Ovechkin led the NHL with 51 goals playing mostly on..." September 19

  • Giroux suffers lower body injury on Day 1

    NHL.com "Approximately 15 minutes into Day 1 of Flyers training camp, captain Claude Giroux left the ice to what was later announced as a lower-body injury. According to general manager Ron Hextall, Giroux is still being evaluated and the club is not sure of his status at this point. What the Flyers do..." September 19

  • Joe Sakic now has full GM title with Avalanche; Greg Sherman assistant GM

    Denver Post "The Avs quietly changed the titles around a bit of Joe Sakic and Greg Sherman over the summer. Sakic retained his biggest title – executive vice president of hockey operations – but he now has the title of general manager with the Avs. Greg Sherman had the full title of general manager last..." September 19

  • Johansen's Agent Makes Two-Year Offer to Blue Jackets

    TSN.ca "One day after leaving Columbus amid a contract dispute, the agent for Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen has tabled another two-year contract offer. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, it doesn't appear the offer was warmly received by the team. Blue Jackets director of hockey..." September 19

  • Scout to Breer: Jameis Winston is a fraud

    NFL.com "It's not like these guys aren't trying. No one wants to land in the situation the Ravens or Panthers or Vikings, or even the Cardinals, found themselves in during this most embarrassing of NFL months. Beyond losing the player, or the brand damage, there's the matter of doing the right thing,..." September 19

  • Nebraska kicker suffers broken collarbone in motorcycle crash

    CBSSports.com "Nebraska kicker Mauro Bondi suffered a broken collarbone in a motorcycle crash on Thursday, authorities have confirmed to the Associated Press and Lincoln Journal Star. Bondi, a junior, is the Cornhuskers' primary kickoff specialist. While the school has only confirmed the crash, one assumes..." September 19

  • FSU fans lash out at Jameis Winston 'snitches,' totally miss the point

    Fox Sports "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston reportedly screamed a vulgar sexual phrase on campus and was suspended by the school for the first half of the Seminoles' games against Clemson on Saturday. The incident apparently happened in the middle of the student union on campus, in front of many..." September 19

  • Texas Tech dismisses defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma State will be facing a new defensive coordinator when it plays Texas Tech next week. Coachingsearch.com reports that the Red Raiders have dismissed defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt. Co-defensive coordinator/outside linebackers coach Mike Smith will take over Wallerstedt's duties." September 19

  • Jim Mora playing coy with Brett Hundley’s status for ASU game

    College Football Talk "UCLA already knows it won’t face Arizona State’s starting quarterback, Taylor Kelly, in a huge Pac-12 matchup a week from Thursday. There are also question marks surrounding the Bruins’ starter at the position, but their head coach has decided to play things close to the vest for the time..." September 18

  • Mark Hughes says he's had no contact with Harry Redknapp over Stoke striker Peter Crouch

    Daily Mail "Mark Hughes says he has had no calls from Harry Redknapp about signing Peter Crouch. The former England striker, 33, worked with Redknapp at Tottenham, Portsmouth and Southampton and the Queens Park Rangers manager revealed he wants him at Loftus Road. But Hughes said: 'I'm sure Harry gets..." September 19

  • Liverpool and Bayern Munich target Dele Alli dances to his own tune at MK Dons

    The Telegraph "Dele Alli, the MK Dons teenager being chased by Liverpool and Bayern Munich, so loves playing football that as kick-off approaches he often dances in the dressing-room to Drake and DJ Rusky – or Ed Sheeran if the older players complain about his choice of music. Alli’s footwork on the field has..." September 19

  • Liverpool and Arsenal ready bids for Real Madrid's Isco despite interest in Barca's Pedro

    The Express "Isco joined Carlo Ancelotti's side in 2013 for £24million after impressing during a two-year spell with Malaga. The Spain international, who rejected the chance to link up with Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City in order to move to Santiago Bernabeu, made a bright start to his Madrid career,..." September 19

  • Forest skipper suffers another injury, Bolton want Palace's Paddy McCarthy

    Daily Star "Micky Adams has stepped down as Port Vale boss ending his three and a half year second stint with the club. Hull are heading a NINE-CLUB chase for Middlesbrough's gifted young winger Adam Reach, who is valued at around £2m. Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is unlikley to even make the..." September 19

  • Bolton winger Rob Hall could go out on loan

    Sky Sports "The 20-year-old winger switched to the Reebok from West Ham in 2013 and made 24 appearances in his first season, scoring twice. However, he has featured just once this term – against Bury in the Capital One Cup – and has spent the last few weeks in the development squad ranks. Freedman..." September 19

  • Coach K refutes Team USA gig benefits Duke

    ESPN.com "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said the notion that coaching USA Basketball gives him a recruiting advantage is "utterly ridiculous." In his first news conference since leading the U.S. men's national team to gold in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Krzyzewski pushed back against points raised by a..." September 19

  • No. 1 overall HS hooper Ben Simmons says he's 100 percent going to LSU

    USA Today "Ben Simmons is well aware that it’s not proper etiquette to answer a question with a question, but this particular question prompted an immediate “eye-squint/c’mon” reaction. After he graduates from Montverde (Montverde, Fla.); is Simmons going to opt for a year overseas rather than heading to..." September 18

  • Baylor incoming recruit will not play in 2014-15

    College Basketball Talk "Baylor will be without freshman wing Kobie Eubanks for the 2014-15 season, according to a report from CBS Sports‘ Jon Rothstein. Rothstein states that Eubanks wasn’t cleared by the NCAA. A 6-foot-5 wing guard and three-star prospect, Eubanks committed to Baylor and head coach Scott Drew on..." September 18

  • Friars' Kris Dunn cleared for contact

    ESPN.com "Friars point guard Kris Dunn, who missed nearly all of last season with a second major shoulder injury, has been cleared for full-contact practice. Dunn went through Wednesday's team workout without any issues to his right shoulder and told ESPN afterward that he is about 80 percent back...." September 18

  • Georgia Tech uses LeBron James in sales pitch to nation’s No. 2 basketball prospect

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Both Georgia Tech and UGA had in-home visits with Jaylen Brown, the nation’s No. 2 college basketball prospect, within the last few days. And Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory had a creative recruiting pitch that related to the world’s best basketball player, LeBron James. “Coach Gregory..." September 18