Dallas Morning News "Armed with their highest draft pick in more than a decade, the Mavericks are thinking strongly about trading the asset. And “strongly” means it is a virtual certainty. One source put the chances of the Mavericks having the 13th overall draft pick on their opening-day roster next season at 0..." June 19
CBSSports.com "On the Spurs' final possession of regulation in Game 6 Tuesday night, Tim Duncan inbounded the ball to Tony Parker, who raced up the court and lofted an errant, fallaway shot from the baseline at the buzzer. One of the best Finals games in years was going to overtime. But rewind that: Duncan,..." June 19
Kobe: "I'm fully mobile. I can't run obviously." Says he's shooting to return in Nov. or Dec.
ESPN.com "The Tuesday night interview between Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and Byron Scott went very well, according to sources with knowledge of the meeting. Sterling will meet with Brian Shaw on Wednesday. He met with the Clippers' other coaching candidate, Lionel Hollins, last week. A..." June 19
The Deseret News "Jerry Sloan is back with the Utah Jazz. The Hall of Fame coach has been hired in a front-office position by the team he led to two NBA Finals and coached for 23 years, a source confirmed to the Deseret News. The 71-year-old Sloan will take on a role of senior basketball adviser, mostly..." June 19
TMZ.com "New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was sued earlier this month for allegedly shooting a man in the face following an altercation at a Miami strip club ... TMZ has learned. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Florida on June 13 -- five days before investigators searched the NFL..." June 19
New York Post "Not only does Nick Mangold think Mark Sanchez should be the Jets’ Week 1 starting quarterback, but the Pro Bowl center believes the rest of the Gang Green locker room feels the exact same way. Mangold voiced his support for the embattled Sanchez today during a promotional appearance at..." June 19
CSN Bay Area "The 49ers signed All-Pro defensive lineman Justin Smith to a two-year contract extension through the 2015 season, the 49ers announced Wednesday. Smith signed a six-year, $45 million deal with the 49ers in 2008, and has been one of the most productive free agents in franchise history. Smith has..." June 19
ESPN.com "Hakeem Nicks didn't want to delve into the reasons why he was not at voluntary OTAs this offseason. But the New York Giants receiver said in an interview with NFL Network on Wednesday morning that his absence was not because of his desire for a new long-term contract. "I really don't talk..." June 19
NFL.com "San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman figures to be one of the hottest names on the head coaching market next offseason. If he doesn't find a new gig, he'll be well taken care of in San Francisco. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Wednesday that the 49ers signed Roman to a..." June 19
ESPN.com "A previously elusive figure in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal has spoken out, saying clinic founder Anthony Bosch paid a visit to Alex Rodriguez during last year's American League Championship Series after the New York Yankees slugger sought his help amid a 1-for-9 slump. The..." June 19
Newark Star-Ledger "On a single, laughable play, the tenor of this 6-4 Yankees victory pivoted from jittery to jovial. The actor at the center was Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario. The Yankees served merely as props in his slapstick exhibition in the first half of this doubleheader. With one out in the seventh,..." June 19
Derek Jeter took batting practice today down in Tampa for the first time since the second ankle fracture.
CSN Baltimore "If this series was a playoff preview, the Orioles can’t wait. For the second time in the last three weeks, the Orioles beat one of baseball’s best, the Detroit Tigers in a series. The Orioles’ 13-3 win over the Tigers before 38,574 at Comerica Park on Wednesday, gave them four wins in six games..." June 19
Yahoo! Sports "The Chicago Blackhawks say Marian Hossa will be back in the lineup for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final and that the line of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell will likely be reunited. Hossa was a surprise scratch Monday, sidelined with an upper body injury. "He's expected to play..." June 19
TSN.ca "Nothing has been set in stone regarding Kris Letang's future in Pittsburgh just yet. Letang's agent Kent Hughes met with Penguins general manager Ray Shero in Boston on Wednesday regarding his client's status with the club and didn't reveal much in what's widely characterized as a pivotal..." June 19
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ray Shero starts every conversation about a player's future the same way: He asks whether that player wants to stay with the Penguins. Defenseman Kris Letang recently answered “yes,” but that does not mean he will stay. Letang could play hockey with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin for a long..." June 19
Jay Feaster says he spoke with Miikka Kiprusoff last week. Says the goaltender is still leaning towards retirement.
Denver Post "If the Avalanche keeps the top pick in the June 30 NHL draft, it won't take the formerly presumptive candidate, defenseman Seth Jones. After a week of internal meetings, Avalanche brass came to a conclusion: Jones won't be their pick. Instead, it could be any one of three forwards: Nathan..." June 19