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  • DeMarcus Cousins' Pelicans take off hasn't been smooth

    USA Today "The pressure was coming either way, no matter how luxurious the private jet was that carried DeMarcus Cousins from Sacramento to his new NBA home in New Orleans on Tuesday. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry traveled more than 1,800 miles to make the former Kings big man..." February 26

  • ‘Several NBA executives’ have concerns about Lonzo Ball’s father

    Sportsnaut "Lonzo Ball is one exceptionally talented young player, and he’s taken to the big stage at UCLA without any ill effects. The freshman guard is almost certainly headed directly for the 2017 NBA Draft after spending one year with the Bruins, but trouble could be brewing on that front. According to..." February 26

  • After tumultuous trade deadline, the Paul George trade drama is only beginning

    CBS Sports "In the aftermath of trade talks that arose around Thursday’s trade deadline involving Indiana Pacers star Paul George, the fallout sets up what could be a league-altering set of consequences. After the Pacers passed on offers for George, including reported proposals from Boston and Denver, George..." February 26

  • Isaiah Thomas could soon earn hefty contract

    NESN "Isaiah Thomas could go from the last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft to a $179 million contract. Not bad, eh? Thomas will be in for quite the raise when his contract ends after the 2017-18 season, and he’s certainly earned it. The 28-year-old point guard quickly is becoming a household name..." February 26

  • Paul George calls referee ‘puppet’ after questionable ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George was all sorts of upset after being ejected from Saturday’s Pacers-Heat game for receiving two technical fouls, and he blasted the referee after the game. George picked up two techs during the third quarter. The first one came on a double-tech early in the quarter, and the second..." February 26

  • LeSean McCoy freaks everyone out with ‘Buffalo was special’ Instagram post

    Sportsnaut "Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy had Bills fans everywhere freaking out for a little while Sunday because of something he posted on social media. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported, via Mike Rodak, that McCoy’s interesting choice of words had nothing to do with the upcoming NFL season but was..." February 26

  • Darrelle Revis hints he is open to taking significant pay cut

    Larry Brown Sports "The only way the New York Jets will keep Darrelle Revis on their roster next season is if the veteran defensive back agrees to restructure his contract, and it sounds like Revis is open to it. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, Revis recently hinted that he is willing to take less money..." February 26

  • 49ers have already spent more in 2017 free agency than a year ago

    CSN Bay Area "Under the 49ers’ new regime, the club has already invested more in the free-agent market than a year ago under then-general manager Trent Baalke. Just a reminder: The free-agent signing period does not officially open until March 9. The 49ers on Friday reached a contract agreement with..." February 26

  • Civil lawsuit against Pouncey twins set for trial on March 6

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when their former Florida teammate is facing a much more serious criminal trial, NFL offensive lineman Maurkice and Mike Pouncey soon will be standing trial in a civil case arising from a 2014 brawl at their birthday party. Per multiple reports, the trial against the twins starts on..." February 26

  • Trump Hotel Sues NFL Player Over Wedding Reception

    TMZ "Donald Trump's Chicago hotel is suing an NFL player and his bride for allegedly stiffing the hotel on a big wedding bill, but it seems from the lawsuit something went wrong during the reception. Tennessee Titans linebacker Justin Staples tied the knot with Amber last June and, judging from the..." February 26

  • Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo leads charge to support badly beaten student

    Fox Sports "The story horrified Rizzo, just was it would horrify any person with a conscience. On Feb. 3, officials from Kenyon Woods Middle School told parents that a student physically assaulted another student and left him severely beaten. That student was Henry, a seventh grader who turns 13 on..." February 26

  • Homer Simpson to be 'inducted' into National Baseball Hall of Fame

    Yardbarker "Turns out the National Baseball Hall of Fame honors more than just the game’s all-time greats, as Homer Simpson will be “inducted” on May 27. That’s right, the acclaimed television series “The Simpsons” will be toasted in Cooperstown, N.Y., due to this year being the 25th anniversary of their..." February 26

  • A-Rod, The Mentor: ‘I want the kids to learn from my mistakes’

    Boston Globe "On Thursday night, Alex Rodriguez took 15 young players to the Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Tampa as a bonding gesture and to drive home a message — don’t do what I did. “I want the kids to learn from my mistakes,” said Rodriguez, now a special adviser to Yankees managing general partner Hal..." February 26

  • Barry Zito I Wouldn't Trade Cy Young For Grammy ... But 10 Grammys??

    TMZ "What's cooler -- winning a Cy Young or a Grammy?? 3-time MLB All-Star Barry Zito is trying to add to his trophy cabinet 'cause he wants BOTH!! BZ's got a Cy Young -- given to the best pitcher in baseball -- from '02 with the Oakland A's. But now that the southpaw traded his glove for a..." February 26

  • Lucas Duda's nagging back and hip issues may clear up the Mets' outfield logjam

    CBS Sports "After re-signing Yoenis Cespedes back in November, the Mets spent the rest of the offseason looking to trade a veteran outfielder. Jay Bruce was, by far, the most rumored to go. Curtis Granderson’s name came up a few times as well. Ultimately, the Mets were never able to trade an outfielder, so..." February 26

  • Flyers' Manning scheduled for hearing after hit on Penguins' Guentzel

    Fox Sports "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety this week to discuss a bad hit he threw during Saturday’s Stadium Series game in Pittsburgh. During the second period of the outdoor game at Heinz Field, Manning destroyed Penguins..." February 26

  • Assessing trade deadline possibilities for Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "When Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman brought the band back together last summer, he was celebrated. Tampa Bay kept its core together for the third straight year and was labeled a Stanley Cup favorite. But starting at Wednesday's trade deadline, you may begin seeing changes to a..." February 26

  • Caps' Alex Ovechkin goes without a shot on goal for 3rd time this month

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Alex Ovechkin is one of the most prolific shooters in NHL history. This season, the Caps’ captain ranks third in shots on net with 223, an average of almost 3.7 per contest. But on Saturday evening in Nashville, something strange happened—again. Ovechkin finished without a shot on goal..." February 26

  • Somebody out there probably was playing his last Colorado home game

    Denver Post "At the Buffalo-Colorado opening faceoff Saturday night, the NHL trading deadline was 89 hours away. It remained almost certain that one or more Avalanche player was skating in his final home game in the Pepsi Center as Colorado knocked off the Sabres 5-3. Yes, the possibilities included Gabe..." February 26

  • Lightning acquire winger Stefan Fournier from Coyotes for Jeremy Morin

    Sportsnet "The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired winger Stefan Fournier from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Jeremy Morin. Fournier, 24, has split his entire professional career between the AHL and ECHL, with his latest stop being with the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL this season where he’s put up..." February 26

  • Texas lands elite ATH Justin Watkins for 2018 class

    Hook'em "Tom Herman needed a win. He can’t officially mark one in the record books until the fall, but he notched a victory for the Longhorns when he flipped four-star athlete Justin Watkins. Watkins, a Florida native, entered junior day Saturday committed to Florida State. He voiced interest in Texas over..." February 26

  • 4-star QB Sitkowski commits to Miami

    Fanrag Sports "Class of 2018 four-star quarterback recruit Artur Sitkowski announced on Saturday night via his Twitter account that he has committed to the University of Miami, punctuating his commitment with, “We are bringing The U back!!!” The 16-year-old Sitkowski has transferred to IMG Academy in..." February 26

  • Arizona's My-King Johnson to become first openly gay player on scholarship

    Tuscon "“King!” a teammate shouts from across Tempe High School's crowded weight room. My-King Johnson, an imposing figure even in a room full of football players, looks up mid-push-up, and responds to the summons to the coach's office. He glides across the room in seconds, then slides into a chair in..." February 25

  • Oklahoma Quarterback Baker Mayfield Arrested For Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct And Resisting Arrest

    Deadspin "Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield is in an Arkansas jail after Fayetteville police accused him of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing, and resisting arrest. The Oklahoma athletic department did not immediately respond to a request for comment; Fayetteville cops say a full..." February 25

  • Legislator files resolution seeking Baylor investigation by Texas Rangers

    USA Today "A Texas legislator filed a resolution on Friday calling upon Governor Greg Abbott to direct the Texas Rangers to investigate Baylor University’s administration and police department following the school’s sexual assault scandal. Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) filed HR 664 in the Texas..." February 25

  • Lonzo Ball not bothered by father's comments regarding Curry, Lakers

    USA Today "Lonzo Ball’s father, LaVar, doesn’t shy away from giving his opinion about anything related to his son, the star of the No. 5 UCLA men’s basketball team. But he's a bit much, even with an extremely talented son projected to be a top-three pick in June’s NBA draft. LaVar said last week that..." February 26

  • Grayson Allen, battling ankle injury, ruled out for Duke's game against Miami

    CBS Sports "According to a report from Greg Gumbel of CBS Sports, Duke star guard Grayson Allen, who is nursing an ankle injury will not play Saturday when the No. 10 Blue Devils face Miami in Coral Gables. Allen has missed just two games all season for Duke this season before Saturday, once for a..." February 25

  • South Florida leaves 2 players behind after game against Tulsa

    Tampa Bay Times "Two USF men's basketball players arrived home safe Friday afternoon after they were left at an airport in Houston when the team's connecting flight home from a game at Tulsa left without them. Guards Troy Holston and Geno Thorpe, who played in USF's loss at Tulsa on Thursday night, flew with..." February 25

  • After reporting KU’s Josh Jackson vandalized her car, female player’s time on court decreased

    Kansas City Star "Since a KU women’s basketball player reported to Lawrence police that her car had been vandalized by a star men’s player, her minutes per game have been nearly cut in half. Freshman Josh Jackson was charged Friday with misdemeanor property damage related to the alleged vandalism in early..." February 25

  • Kansas star Josh Jackson charged with misdemeanor property damage of vehicle

    CBS Sports "Kansas basketball star Josh Jackson has been charged with one count of criminal damage to property for allegedly kicking the car of a female student in December. The charge is a Class A misdemeanor. According to a report obtained by KSHB, the victim, in the early hours of Dec. 9, allegedly..." February 24