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  • 6h
    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Phil said he "made up his mind" and he will not coach. Also cited physical reasons.

  • Frank Vogel 'coaching for his job' "One playoff win has not eased the mounting pressure on Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel. Sources close to the situation told that Vogel, despite a 56-win season that secured the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, is "coaching for his job" in the wake of a prolonged slide that has..." April 23

  • Pacers deny fistfight between Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner "Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner reportedly had quite the scrap on the eve of the playoffs, but as you'd expect, the team got its story straight and denied the severity of the fight. Impossible for us to know what happened unless the Pacers want to go ahead and release their practic film for..." April 23

  • Phil Jackson quiets rumors of a rift with James Dolan by talking up Steve Kerr, Carmelo Anthony's contract

    Yahoo! Sports "Much like an NCAA basketball team getting its first loss out of the way before the NCAA tournament hits, perhaps it is best that the New York Knicks’ owner James Dolan and Phil Jackson had their first disagreement about something as relatively benign as the firing of unnamed staff this month. Just..." April 23

  • Phil Jackson: Spurs no dynasty

    San Antonio Express-News "Phil Jackson has never been shy at tweaking his opponents. He started in on the Spurs almost as soon as he took the Lakers job back in 1999, suggesting an asterisk was necessary for their first championship coming in a lockout-shortened season. Now the president of the Knicks, Jackson was at..." April 23

  • Seager's walk-off blast ends Mariners skid with 5-3 win over Astros

    Tacoma News Tribune "Well, how about this? Just when it appeared the Mariners were headed toward a ninth straight loss Wednesday afternoon, Kyle Seager unloaded a three-run homer that delivered a 5-3 walk-off victory over the Houston Astros. It was Seager’s second homer of the game, and it erased what loomed as..." April 23

  • Martin Perez pitches Rangers to sweep of A’s

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "More mound brilliance from Martin Perez on Wednesday and more contributions from unexpected sources at the plate resulted in the Texas Rangers finishing off a three-game sweep of the Oakland A’s. Perez tossed his second consecutive three-hit shutout, and Donnie Murphy hit his first homer of the..." April 23

  • Cubs blow 3-run lead in 9th, lose 7-5

    Arizona Republic "The Chicago Cubs pulled out all the stops Wednesday in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field, inviting the likes of Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Ferguson Jenkins and Billy Williams, Bears superstars Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers and Commissioner Bud Selig. Manager Rick Renteria loves..." April 23

  • 23m
    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    #Dodgers Clayton Kershaw will start rehab assignment Friday with Rancho Cucamonga. Will throw 50-55 pitches. Will make more than one start

  • Cubs: Sosa must make amends "Former Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa was not invited to participate in the festivities commemorating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field on Wednesday, and a team official says Sosa has some work to do before being welcomed back by the organization. "There are some things Sammy needs to look at and..." April 23

  • Would the Seahawks turn Terrelle Pryor into a tight end? "After weeks of hand-wringing about the possibility of either trading or cutting Terrelle Pryor, the Raiders finally got around to sending him to the Seahawks for a seventh-round pick earlier this week. Here's the funny thing, though. Seattle already has a Super Bowl-winning quarterback at..." April 23

  • 2h
    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Former #Bears QB Caleb Hanie has signed a one-year deal with the #Cowboys, per a source.

  • Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo visits Jets

    New York Daily News "The Jets already have Geno Smith, Michael Vick and Matt Simms on their roster, but the team surely is keeping an eye on what the draft has to offer at the QB position. Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is visiting the Jets Wednesday, according to a source. Garoppolo isn’t being..." April 23

  • Herschel Walker says he could still play in NFL

    The Oklahoman "Even at 52-years-old, Herschel Walker still thinks he can play in the NFL. The former NFL running back isn't planning a comeback, but he says that he could jump back into the game if he wanted. "I can play in the NFL today," Walker told USA TODAY Sports this week. "I couldn't take every..." April 23

  • Sean Payton says no decision yet on picking up fifth-year option for Mark Ingram's contract

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram was unsure Tuesday if the team would pick up his fifth-year option as his contract is set to expire after the 2014 season. Saints coach Sean Payton didn't make the team's intentions any clearer Wednesday. Payton, speaking before his round at the..." April 23

  • 8m
    Anaheim Ducks @AnaheimDucks

    #NHLDucks Ryan Getzlaf (upper body) will not play in tonight's Game 4 and is listed as day-to-day.

  • 5h
    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Teemu Selanne confirmed that he will sit out Game 4 for Ducks. Emerson Etem is in.

  • 4h
    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Brenden Morrow out for the series. #Blackhawks

  • MacKinnon, Palat, Johnson finalists for Calder Trophy "On Wednesday the NHL named the three finalists for the Calder Trophy and two of them come from the same team. The Calder, which is given "to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition," will be handed out to one of these three: Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado..." April 23

  • Colorado will give Hishon NHL debut in Game 4 vs. Wild

    Pro Hockey Talk "In one of the cooler stories to come from the opening playoff round, Colorado will give ’10 first-rounder Joey Hishon his NHL debut on Thursday in Game 4 of its series against the Wild. Avs head coach Patrick Roy confirmed the move on Thursday, explaining that Hishon will play on the fourth..." April 23

  • TCU receiver Brandon Carter arrested on marijuana charge

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Troubles for Brandon Carter, wide receiver for the TCU football team, have now extended off the football field following his arrest Tuesday by Fort Worth police on suspicion of possession of marijuana. Fort Worth officers were on routine patrol in the 1600 block of Calhoun Street in downtown..." April 23

  • Michigan's Graham Glasgow to be charged with OWI "Michigan offensive lineman Graham Glasgow had been suspended by coach Brady Hoke for parts of spring practice, as well as Michigan's season-opener against Appalachian State, and it seems now we know why. Glasgow is scheduled to be arraigned before an Ann Arbor judge on May 19 and will be..." April 23

  • T.J. Yeldon still Bama's top running back "Four touchdowns versus 14. Three hundred and eighty-two yards versus 1,235. Thirty-five carries versus 207. Two 100-yard games versus six. If it weren’t Derrick Henry, we wouldn’t be making the comparison. His freshman season was promising with 382 rushing yards and four total..." April 23

  • Wake losing likely D-line starter to transfer

    College Football Talk "Yep, another transfer. While this one’s not yet officially official, West Virginia radio personality Dave Weekley tweeted Tuesday afternoon that defensive lineman James Looney has decided to leave Wake Forest. is reporting the same, although it’s behind the dreaded paywall..." April 23

  • Joe Paterno Statue Planned for Downtown

    Onwardstate "A bronze statue of Joe Paterno seated on a bench is planned for installation outside the Tavern Restaurant in November 2015. The statue, designed by sculptor Zenos Frudakis, is in response to Rodney Erickson’s decision to remove Joe Paterno’s statue from Porter Road in July 2012. “There’s been..." April 23

  • Report: James Johnson to transfer to Liberty

    College Basketball Talk "James Johnson is headed to his third school in four years. The former San Diego State and Virginia big man will finish out his collegiate career at Liberty, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of Johnson played the first semester of his career with the Cavaliers, but left the..." April 23

  • Kentucky forward Alex Poythress will return for junior season of college "Kentucky's Alex Poythress has decided to return to college for his junior season. "Playing in the NBA has always been a dream of mine, but I want to make sure that I'm NBA-ready before I make that jump," Poythress said. "By coming back, I'll be so much closer to earning my degree in business,..." April 23

  • John Egbunu granted his release from USF's basketball team

    Tampa Bay Times "USF 6-foot-10 center John Egbunu, who set a school freshman rebounding record and made the American Athletic Conference's All-Rookie team, has been granted his release. The cornerstone of a nationally-lauded 2013 signing class, Egbunu becomes the fifth scholarship player to exit since coach..." April 23

  • LSU's Jordan Mickey announces he'll be back for sophomore season "One of the best forwards in the SEC will stay in the league next season. In truth, Jordan Mickey looked to be one of the 10 best freshmen in the country for most of last season. Because of that, some wondered if he'd take the one-and-done route in college. But on Wednesday Mickey, who earned..." April 23

  • Former Marquette commit Marial Shayok picks Virginia

    College Basketball Talk "Maria Shayok, a three-star small forward in the Class of 2014, has committed to Virginia. This news came according to Evan Daniels of, who tweeted the commitment on Tuesday night. “Happy to announce I’ve committed to the University of Virginia!” Shayok tweeted. Shayok, the..." April 23

  • 6h
    SkySportsCL @SkySportsCL

    TEAM NEWS: @Cristiano starts for @realmadrid but @GarethBale11 is only fit enough for the bench with flu. #SkyCL

  • Manchester United set to beat Chelsea in £30m deal for Luke Shaw

    The Guardian "Manchester United are convinced a £30m deal to buy Luke Shaw on a £100,000 a-week salary is virtually complete in what is viewed as a major coup over Chelsea, with the sacked David Moyes largely responsible for convincing the Southampton left-back to spurn the club he supports. The prospective..." April 23

  • David Moyes says United job was 'immense' as he thanks everyone BUT the players

    Daily Mail "David Moyes has spoken for the first time since his sacking by Manchester United. In a statement issued by the League Managers Association on behalf of Moyes, he spoke of the 'immense' scale of the job he faced at Manchester United. Moyes thanked the fans, the club's staff and Sir Alex..." April 23

  • Mourinho: Cech and Terry's Premier League season over

    ESPN UK "Jose Mourinho has confirmed Petr Cech and John Terry will miss the rest of the Premier League season after they both suffered injury in Chelsea's Champions League semi-final first leg draw at Atletico Madrid. Cech dislocated his shoulder while captain Terry suffered a foot injury at Estadio..." April 23

  • Barcelona’s transfer ban suspended by FIFA, should allow club to make summer moves

    Pro Soccer Talk "The “complexity” of the improper conduct case involving Barcelona will likely allow the Spanish giant to conduct transfer business this summer, as its 14-month transfer ban has been suspended by FIFA during the club’s appeal. FIFA expects the investigation to take longer than July 1, which..." April 23