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  • Russell Westbrook won't have minutes restriction in Thunder return

    ESPN "After missing the opening two games, Thunder star Russell Westbrook will make his return on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings. Westbrook will be in his standard starting spot and has no minutes restriction, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. Westbrook underwent arthroscopic..." October 21

  • Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram are Lakers' newest folk heroes after brawl

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Lakers lost a game and lost their cool on Saturday night, and they will temporarily lose two of its more influential players through suspension. While gaining two folk heroes. Stick with me on this one. For if you have a hard time seeing fist-hurling duo..." October 21

  • Video appears to show Rajon Rondo spit at Chris Paul

    Yardbarker "The NBA is in the process of determining what the appropriate punishment should be for those involved in the fight between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets on Saturday, and some video evidence that has emerged is not going to help Rajon Rondo. After Rondo got into a..." October 21

  • Rockets' Carmelo Anthony remembers 2006 NBA fight

    ESPN "Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul and Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo and forward Brandon Ingram could receive multiple-game suspensions and fines for their involvement in an altercation during Saturday night's game. The last major fight in the NBA was almost 12 years ago,..." October 21

  • NBA May Consider Rajon Rondo’s History When Levying Suspension For Fight With Chris Paul

    Lakers Nation "What was shaping to be an exciting finish in the first home game of the season for the Los Angeles Lakers took a turn for the worst when Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo were at the center of a fight with Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul. Paul and Rondo were not initially involved..." October 21

  • Blake Bortles has “no idea” if he will start next week

    Pro Football Talk "Blake Bortles kept his job after five turnovers in a loss to the Chiefs two weeks ago. He kept his job after a turnover in a loss to the Cowboys last week. He might have lost his job after two turnovers in less than three full quarters in a loss to the Texans on Sunday. Jaguars coach..." October 21

  • Texans coach confirms Deshaun Watson is playing hurt

    Yardbarker "Those who have watched the Houston Texans play this season have probably noticed that Deshaun Watson has not been making the same big plays that he did last year. That’s probably because in addition to recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, Watson is currently playing..." October 21

  • Eric Reid takes shot at 'sellout' Malcolm Jenkins

    USA Today "Dating back to last year, Eric Reid had been critical of Malcolm Jenkins' cooperation with the NFL in the Players Coalition, calling the committee an NFL-funded "subversion group." That feud escalated on Sunday when the Panthers took on the Eagles. Before the game, both..." October 21

  • Rob Gronkowski Likely To Return In Week 8

    Pro Football Rumors "Although he missed the Patriots’ Week 7 victory over the Bears, tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to return when New England faces Buffalo in Week 8, according to Adam Schefter of (Twitter link). Gronkowski never even made the Patriots’ team flight to Chicago,..." October 21

  • DeVante Parker's agent rips Adam Gase, Dolphins

    247 Sports "There's a dramatic situation unfolding within the Miami Dolphins franchise.  Starting receiver DeVante Parker has been rumored to be on the trading block, and the way management is treating him, it looks like there is a much higher chance of him being moved than..." October 21

  • Brad Ausmus named Angels manager "The Los Angeles Angels today formally named Brad Ausmus the club's new Field Manager in an announcement by General Manager Billy Eppler. He becomes the 17th different field manager in club history, replacing Mike Scioscia, who held the position since 2000. As per club policy, no terms of..." October 21

  • Chris Sale not hospitalized because of belly button ring infection

    Hardball Talk "Amid the hubbub of Saturday’s Game 7 finale between the Dodgers and Brewers, there was some confusion over a statement Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale made to the press. Sale was temporarily hospitalized last week with a stomach ailment and later told reporters it was due to a rash he had..." October 21

  • Christian Yelich posts on Instagram, tells fans ‘we’ll be back’

    Larry Brown Sports "Christian Yelich’s season came to an end on Saturday night, but the Milwaukee Brewers star had some reassuring words for the team’s fans. Yelich posted on Instagram Sunday to thank Brewers fans for their “unbelievable” support. He also promised that the Brewers..." October 21

  • Red Sox favored slightly over Dodgers in World Series

    ESPN "The Boston Red Sox opened as slight favorites to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series, according to Las Vegas sports books. Oddsmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook set the Red Sox as minus-135 favorites in early betting, with the Dodgers made plus-115 to win the..." October 21

  • Yanks considering bringing back Happ, Sabathia for 2019

    Yardbarker "With the offseason now underway for the Yankees, general manager Brian Cashman discussed several topics of interest in an interview with Mike Francesa of WFAN earlier this week. As free agency and trade season approach, the Yankees are expected to be among the majors’ most active..." October 21

  • Ducks' Gibson frustrated with team's defense

    Yardbarker "The Anaheim Ducks know they can’t keep relying on the play of goaltender John Gibson, who has saved the team with his impressive play. Most recently, Gibson sustained a 44-shot performance on Saturday (many of which were high-danger shots) against the Golden Knights, who walked away with..." October 21

  • Oilers’ McDavid unconcerned with who holds ‘best in the world’ crown

    Sportsnet "Truth be told, it was never really all that close. While other young phenoms blossom and superstar mainstays prove they have more to give, only one player in the game has cleaned up for two straight years to the tune of back-to-back Ted Lindsay Awards (league MVP as voted by the..." October 21

  • Panthers trying to stay confident during slow start "Six games into the season, the Florida Panthers find themselves in a familiar position but facing a different challenge. A year ago, their 2-4-0 start was typical of a team in transition trying to establish an identity under new coach Bob Boughner. Expectations were much..." October 21

  • No long-term deal coming for Nylander, Leafs

    Sportsnet "Rewind to the early days of William Nylander v. Toronto Maple Leafs and there were four potential outcomes on the table. You had: A) Nylander signs a short-term contract with Toronto. B) Nylander signs a long-term contract with Toronto. C) Toronto trades Nylander.October 21

  • Corey Crawford is more than just the Blackhawks’ star goaltender

    Second City Hockey "Most of the time, those of us who write here at Second City Hockey — who make no secret about our status as Blackhawks fans — try to view everything around this team with as objective of a viewpoint as we can muster. But this ... this is not one of those..." October 21

  • Urban Meyer on loss: Buckeyes' glaring shortcomings were exposed

    ESPN "For weeks, Ohio State Buckeyes showed obvious flaws but found ways to escape and preserve a perfect record. But when the Purdue Boilermakers dropped the hammer Saturday night, the second-ranked Buckeyes had no answers in a 49-20 loss, their second to an unranked Big Ten opponent in as..." October 21

  • Michigan State star wide receiver Felton Davis III suffers torn Achilles vs. Michigan

    CBS Sports "Michigan State suffered a huge blow late in the first half of its rivalry game vs. Michigan Saturday afternoon. While coming in motion on his own 30-yard line, star receiver Felton Davis III went down immediately after the ball was snapped. He was carted off the field, and Fox confirmed on the..." October 20

  • Cross Patton, son of Outkast rapper Big Boi, commits to Oregon

    USA Today "Georgia high school running back Cross Patton, the teenage son of legendary Outkast rapper Big Boi, committed to the Oregon Ducks on Friday. Patton, a diminutive speed back out of Woodward Academy (Atlanta, Ga.), stands just 5-foot-7 and 185 pounds, but has proven to be incredibly..." October 20

  • Mike Leach calls out Pac-12 over player safety in series of texts

    ESPN "Washington State football coach Mike Leach expressed anger and distrust in the Pac-12's commitment to player safety in a series of text messages he exchanged with conference officials last month, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports via a public records..." October 20

  • Indiana Running Back Morgan Ellison Dismissed From Program After Sexual Assault Investigation

    SI "Indiana dismissed running back Morgan Ellison from the program on Friday per the Indianapolis Star after a university panel determined he sexually assaulted a fellow student. Ellison was suspended from the university for two and a half years on Oct. 10.  "Effective..." October 20

  • Carlos Boozer 'Zion Can Lead Duke to Championship Nobody On Their Level!'

    TMZ "Start fillin' out your March Madness brackets RIGHT NOW ... 'cause Carlos Boozer says Zion Williamson's Duke squad is the team to beat this season ... and the competition ain't even close!! TMZ Sports spoke with the former Blue Devil about Duke's chances at winning..." October 21

  • Five-star center Oscar Tshiebwe commits to West Virginia over Kentucky, Baylor and Illinois

    CBS Sports "Class of 2019 center prospect Oscar Tshiebwe, a five-star recruit pegged by 247Sports as a top-10 player nationally at his position, committed Saturday to West Virginia. Tshiebwe, who stands at 6-foot-9, 250 pounds, picked Bob Huggins' program over Kentucky, Baylor, Illinois, and..." October 20

  • Zion Williamson not paying attention to corruption concerns

    ESPN "Heralded freshman Zion Williamson made his Duke debut at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday night, putting on a show for fans at the team's annual "Countdown to Craziness" event. Afterward, coach Mike Krzyzewski downplayed concerns about potential NCAA issues that could keep his..." October 20

  • Defense attorney: Kansas' Bill Self requested $20K payment for Silvio De Sousa

    ESPN "An attorney representing one of the three men accused of a pay-for-play scheme to influence high-profile recruits to sign with Adidas-sponsored schools alleged during closing arguments on Thursday that Kansas coach Bill Self was aware that an improper payment was made to at least one..." October 19

  • LSU’s Will Wade denies working with Christian Dawkins to secure 2019 recruit

    College Basketball Talk "LSU head coach Will Wade took his time at SEC media day on Wednesday to declare his innocence after being linked to Christian Dawkins during the ongoing federal trial on corruption in college basketball in New York. Wade’s name was brought up in court on Tuesday as lawyers for..." October 18