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  • Raiders Expected To Focus On Long-Term For Derek Carr Before Addressing Khalil Mack

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that the Raiders are expected to focus on signing QB Derek Carr to a long-term extension before turning their attention to a new contract for OLB Khalil Mack. Florio mentions that the Raiders have the..." December 08

  • With injured finger, Derek Carr no longer lining up under center

    Pro Football Talk "Two weeks ago, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr dislocated his right pinkie finger while taking a snap from under center. He briefly left the field to get his finger checked out, and hasn’t taken a snap from under center since. Carr operated exclusively out of the pistol and shotgun formations..." December 08

  • Redskins TE Jordan Reed ‘optimistic’ about playing Sunday

    Sportsnaut "Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed believes he’ll be on the field for Week 14’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Mike Jones of The Washington Post quoted Reed, saying that he is “optimistic” about playing. Reed also said that “It’s painful but something I can deal with.” Reed..." December 08

  • Troy Aikman almost came out of retirement to play for the Eagles

    The Comeback "Troy Aikman famously played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys, retiring after the 2000 season. But during a radio interview on Thursday, Aikman revealed that he almost came out of retirement in 2002, after a phone call from Andy Reid. The interview was with KTCK-AM in Dallas, and was..." December 08

  • Raiders Fans, Apparently Thirsty, Drink All Of Airplane’s Booze On Flight To KC

    NESN "It sounds like Oakland Raiders fans traveling to Kansas City for Thursday night’s big matchup with the Chiefs will be, to borrow a phrase from Tom Brady, nice and lubed up for kickoff. Raiders fans are notoriously rowdy, and it’s probably not a huge surprise, but some fans — a lot of fans,..." December 08

  • Chris Paul keeps hope of teaming with LeBron and Melo alive: ‘Anything’s possible’

    New York Daily News "Clippers All Star point guard Chris Paul is not ruling out joining forces with pals Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, saying "Definitely, anything's possible." Paul, who can become a free agent on July 1st, told the Open Run podcast with Jesse Williams and Stefan Marolachakis that he has..." December 08

  • Kobe Bryant Three-Peat Papa ... Wife Delivers 3rd Kid!!

    TMZ "Kobe Bryant has another three-peat under his belt ... 'cause his wife, Vanessa, has given birth to the couple's third child ... TMZ Sports has learned. The Bryants announced some time ago they were expecting another little girl ... and we've confirmed the bouncing baby mamba was born this week..." December 08

  • Marreese Speights says his Clippers teammates need to 'leave the refs alone'

    Fox Sports "Following the Los Angeles Clippers' embarrassing 115-98 defeat to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, a defeat which saw their star point guard Chris Paul, their star power forward Blake Griffin, and their head coach Doc Rivers all receive technical fouls for excessive interaction with..." December 08

  • Put this Knicks’ embarrassment on Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Give Knicks president Phil Jackson credit for this debacle, for his choice words riling up LeBron James and snapping Carmelo Anthony’s 12-day surge. In the end, Anthony, too, was riled up over Jackson. James would not answer any questions about Jackson before Wednesday’s showdown and did his..." December 08

  • Rockets Won’t Return Motiejunas To RFA Market

    Hoops Rumors "The Rockets won’t withdraw their first refusal exercise notice on Donatas Motiejunas‘ offer sheet, reports Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle (via Twitter). For now, Houston appears willing to wait out the situation in the hopes that Motiejunas eventually reports to the team and finalizes..." December 08

  • Aroldis Chapman explains why he chose to return to Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman is heading back to the New York Yankees after helping the Chicago Cubs break a 108-year championship curse. In terms of a career path, you can’t ask for much more than that. After he signed with the Yankees on Wednesday, Chapman revealed that he had narrowed his decision down to..." December 08

  • Report: Cubs will discuss extension with Jake Arrieta

    Cubs HQ "The Chicago Cubs have already made a huge offseason move trading away Jorge Soler for elite closer Wade Davis. However, the big news might not be the only one this offseason as ESPN reporter Jesse Rogers reports that agent Scott Boras and the Cubs will discuss a possible new deal in..." December 08

  • Nationals Discuss David Robertson With White Sox

    MLB Trade Rumors "1:24pm: The Nationals tried to expand the Eaton deal to include Robertson, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweets. The White Sox turned them down, however, so the two sides will discuss a Robertson deal as a separate proposition. 11:05am: Here’s the latest on the Nationals’ hunt for a closer, with..." December 08

  • Joe Maddon Says LeBron James Can Play Centerfield For The Cubs Anytime

    Uproxx "With curses related to a billy goat and Steve Bartman finally a thing of the past, the Chicago Cubs are undoubtedly still celebrating their World Series win and feasting on the meats of slaughtered animals. But the champs have also been slightly retooling their roster. For starters, rental closer..." December 08

  • Cubs reportedly close to signing pitcher Koji Uehara

    CBS Sports "The Cubs are still not done adding to their bullpen even after acquiring Wade Davis from the Royals. According to a report by Nikkan Sports, and corroborated by Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald, the Cubbies are close to signing veteran right-hander Koji Uehara. The deal is not final and the..." December 08

  • NHL not planning to reconsider Golden Knights name over trademark issue

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL reportedly had trouble, ahead of naming their new NHL expansion club the ‘Vegas Golden Knights’, with issues regarding the OHL’s London Knights. Those seemed to vanish by the time the team name was revealed, but now another patent and trademark issue has popped up. The NHL doesn’t..." December 08

  • Ducks place veteran winger Ryan Garbutt on waivers

    Orange County Register "The Ducks put winger Ryan Garbutt on waivers, according to multiple reports Thursday. Garbutt, 31, has two goals, one assist and 20 penalty minutes in 27 games. The former four-year Brown University player has played in 64 games with the Ducks since his acquisition from Chicago for Jiri Sekac..." December 08

  • Injury woes mean opportunity for Rangers’ overlooked center

    New York Post "Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich already were down for a long count. Now, Rick Nash (groin, expected to miss approximately one week) and Matt Puempel (concussion) have joined them on the sideline. And Jimmy Vesey, who did not skate at Wednesday’s practice while nursing an undisclosed upper-body..." December 08

  • Erik Karlsson hit another impressive milestone

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Karlsson‘s had a terrific career in the NHL so far and he’s still just 26 years old. He already owns two Norris Trophies (2011-12, 2014-15) and his ability to move the puck and put up points from the blue line is second to none. Last year, Karlsson played in all 82 games and he finished..." December 08

  • Habs' Galchenyuk, Desharnais out 6-8 weeks

    TSN "Montreal Canadiens forwards Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais are both expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks with knee injuries. Galchenyuk, 22, appeared to suffer the injury in the third period of Sunday night’s win over the Los Angeles Kings after colliding with Anze Kopitar. Desharnais was..." December 08

  • Art Briles suing Baylor regents, vice president for libel and conspiracy

    CBS Sports "Former Baylor coach Art Briles is suing three member of the school's board of regents and Baylor vice president Reagan Ramsower for libel and conspiracy. According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit accuses regents chairman Ronald Murff, board members J. Cary Gray and David Harper, and..." December 08

  • Iowa strength coach is highest paid and set to make more

    USA Today "With a $625,000 base salary this season, Iowa’s Chris Doyle already is college football’s highest-paid public-school strength coach by $100,000 over the second-highest paid: Alabama’s Scott Cochran. However, it is also already almost certain that Doyle will be making even more next..." December 08

  • Former Auburn RB Says A Tow Truck Has Been Called For Nick Saban’s Helicopter Parked On High School Field

    The Spun "Nick Saban flew in on a helicopter to recruit players at Grayson High School in Georgia, and a former Auburn running back isn’t impressed. Grayson High School in Loganville is absolutely stacked this year. According to 247Sports, three of the top 25 2017 recruits in Georgia (and 11 of the..." December 08

  • Conflicting reports on whether Houston has hired Lane Kiffin

    SI "Houston is set to hire Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin to be its next football coach, USA Today's Dan Wolken reports.. According to the report, the hire is dependent on Kiffin meeting with school officials on Thursday, but Kiffin "has been operating" as if he will be the school's next..." December 08

  • Detroit King star DB Ambry Thomas commits to Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan is beginning to grab a hold of Detroit in the talented 2017 class. The No. 2 player in the state, Detroit King's Ambry Thomas, announced he'll be a a Wolverine in a YouTube video. Thomas, a 5-10 receiver/defensive back, chose Michigan over Michigan State and Pittsburgh, Penn State..." December 08

  • CSUN penalized by NCAA for academic fraud

    Los Angeles Times "The NCAA found that a former Cal State Northridge director of basketball operations committed academic fraud involving 10 men’s team players, announcing Wednesday that it had placed CSUN on three years of probation, ordered it to vacate team records involving the players and imposed a five-year..." December 08

  • Mississippi State’s Xavian Stapleton aiming for Dec. 22 return

    Fanrag Sports "Mississippi State Bulldogs talent Xavian Stapleton (knee) is aiming to return to action on Dec. 22 against Morehead State, Ben Howland told FanRag Sports. Stapleton, who is recovering from a torn ACL, is Louisiana Tech commit to transfer. Due to the transfer, per NCAA bylaws, the guard had to..." December 08

  • Terps' Damonte Dodd out at least 3 games with knee injury

    Baltimore Sun "The Maryland men’s basketball team will be without senior center Damonte Dodd for at least the next three games because of a knee injury, a team spokesman said. A few hours before the Terps were to play Howard at Xfinity Center, it was announced that Dodd suffered an MCL sprain in his left..." December 08

  • Runnin' Utes head coach Krystkowiak reveals he was treated for cancer in the spring

    The Deseret News "University of Utah men's basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak revealed Monday night that he had surgery in the spring to remove his thyroid, which had cancer in it. Speaking to ESPN700's Bill Riley on his first coach's show of the season, Krystkowiak noted that he has gained weight, which he said..." December 07

  • Cal’s Jabari Bird receives clearance, could play tonight

    Fanrag Sports "A back injury has limited California’s Jabari Bird to just one game this season. He could be in line to double that on Tuesday night in Hawaii. The Cal senior guard received medical clearance to play, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Rothstein, making tonight potentially the first time he will..." December 07