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  • LaVar blames Lonzo's injury woes on Lakers' 'bulls--- training'

    The Score "Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball had an excellent, well-rounded rookie season. Though, his debut season in the Association was marred by MCL and shoulder problems that forced him to sit out 30 games. Unsurprisingly, Lonzo's father, LaVar Ball, expressed his..." May 26

  • Paul George’s agent telling people client will re-sign with Thunder

    Pro Basketball Talk "That rumor Paul George will leave the Thunder? How about the exact opposite? Allegedly, apparently, Paul George plans to stay with the Thunder. I know. It’s not what people believe. But in separate conversations, I’m told P.G.’s agent has told people..." May 25

  • James Harden scoffs at notion he’s under more pressure with Chris Paul out

    Sportsnaut "The big news of the Western Conference Finals between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors right now is that Chris Paul has been ruled out of Game 6 with a hamstring injury. This obviously puts tremendous pressure on the rest of Houston’s roster to pick up the slack, and no..." May 25

  • NBA launches a mental health and wellness program

    Clutch Points "The NBA has announced the launching of a new mental health and wellness program, which will help players in a variety of new ways. Former NBA player Keyon Dooling will help lead the program into the future. “I am thrilled to be a part of this new program within the..." May 25

  • Damian Lillard calls out ‘clown’ Blazers writer over report

    Larry Brown Sports "Damian Lillard is going after a local Portland writer over a recent report. John Canzano of The Oregonian reported on Thursday that the Blazers guard, who just earned First Team All-NBA honors, requested a follow-up meeting with team owner Paul Allen. Canzano quoted a league source in..." May 25

  • Sean Payton expects Mark Ingram to attend mandatory minicamp

    Sportsnaut "One player who has not been around during the start of the New Orleans Saints’ voluntary OTAs is running back Mark Ingram, who is not expected to participate next week either. However, head coach Sean Payton expects Ingram, whom he has kept in touch with, to attend when..." May 25

  • Dak Prescott: I don’t know if any team in league necessarily needs a No. 1 WR

    Pro Football Talk "Dez Bryant produced three 1,000-yard seasons in his eight seasons in Dallas. He has caught 531 passes for 7,459 yards and 73 touchdowns in his career. His departure leaves the Cowboys without a true No. 1 receiver. That suits quarterback Dak Prescott just..." May 25

  • Gruden on LB Johnson: We love stealing from Chiefs "The Kansas City Chiefs parted ways with longtime linebacker Derrick Johnson, opting to get younger on defense. That opened the door for the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders to swoop in and sign the linebacker. Speaking on a Raiders' season ticket holders conference call earlier this..." May 25

  • Harbaugh says Jackson already made ‘big jump’ in key areas

    Yardbarker "John Harbaugh has been effusive in his praise of rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson ever since rookie minicamp. Now that the Baltimore Ravens have completed come OTA practices, the head coach is even more impressed with what he’s seeing on a daily basis from the former Heisman..." May 25

  • 49ers talking Super Bowl in offseason training

    NBC Sports "Throughout the 49ers’ State of the Franchise event, which served this week as a pep rally, fans in attendance routinely and randomly shouted their expectations for the 2018 season. “Super Bowl!” As it turns out, that goal is being expressed within the..." May 25

  • Mariners To Acquire Alex Colome, Denard Span

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a stunning early-season swap, the Mariners have acquired reliever Alex Colome and outfielder Denard Span from the Rays, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). M’s GM Jerry Dipoto has overseen his fair share of surprising swaps since taking the helm in..." May 25

  • Blue Jays Roberto Osuna’s administrative leave extended through June 4

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball has extended the administrative leave of Toronto closer Roberto Osuna through June 4, the third time the initial seven-day period was lengthened. Osuna was put on administrative leave by MLB on May 8, and MLB earlier this week extended the leave through May 28...." May 25

  • Mets plan to get creative with Memorial Day starting pitching

    Sporting News "The Mets are going to get creative with their starting pitching Monday. New York will play two games against the Braves as part of a double-header and it will start Jacob deGrom in Game 1. However, in Game 2, manager Mickey Callaway is planning to start with an opener (a reliever as a..." May 25

  • A's deal Font to Rays for Minor Leaguer "The A's traded right-handed pitcher Wilmer Font to the Rays for Minor League right-handed pitcher Peter Bayer, the club announced Friday.   Font was acquired from the Dodgers on April 25 for Minor League pitcher Logan Salow and compiled a 14.85 ERA in four games with the..." May 25

  • Red Sox signings of Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval turned out as poorly as possible

    CBS Sports "On Friday morning, the Boston Red Sox designated first baseman Hanley Ramirez for assignment. The Red Sox will now have seven days to trade or release Ramirez, with the latter serving as the more likely resolution, given he's owed nearly $16 million more this season. Either way,..." May 25

  • Canucks GM says Elias Pettersson is ‘ready to play in the NHL’

    Sportsnet "It’s official. Vancouver Canucks prospect (some may say super prospect) Elias Pettersson is under contract with the team after signing his entry-level deal on Friday. Pettersson had a monster season in Sweden’s top league, much of which has been documented here on..." May 25

  • Ryan Kesler’s 2018-19 Season Still Up In The Air

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Among the biggest disappointments in the Anaheim Ducks season was Ryan Kesler, who battled through injury to return midway through the year only to be a shadow of his former self. In 44 games, Kesler registered just 14 points and averaged his lowest time on ice in more than a decade. He was..." May 25

  • Trotz's future in Washington remains unsettled on eve Stanley Cup Final

    NBC Sports Washington "Caps Coach Barry Trotz doesn’t have a contract beyond the Stanley Cup Final, and any potential talks about an extension will wait until the trophy is awarded, GM Brian MacLellan said Friday. “No,” MacLellan said, asked if a decision on Trotz’s future had..." May 25

  • Schmidt ready to face former team with Golden Knights in Cup Final "The Vegas Golden Knights are excited to be playing in the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season, but no player will be forced to talk about it more than defenseman Nate Schmidt. Schmidt was selected by the Golden Knights in the NHL Expansion Draft from the Washington Capitals,..." May 25

  • Vancouver Canucks “Not Looking To Move” Chris Tanev

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Over the last few years, as the Vancouver Canucks posted disappointing results on the ice, speculation has surfaced about what they’ll do with certain key parts of their defense. Chris Tanev in particular has come up in rumors in each of the last two offseasons, and likely would..." May 25

  • Bill Mallory, Hoosiers' career leader in wins, dies at 82

    ESPN "Bill Mallory, Indiana's all-time coaching wins leader who upgraded football teams at Colorado, Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio), died Friday in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana University confirmed Mallory's passing following a tweet by Mallory's son, Curt, the football..." May 25

  • Eighth-grader lands football scholarship offer from Michigan

    Sportsnaut "Top college programs around the nation aren’t waiting around for elite players to even reach high school before they start offering scholarships these days. We’ve seen this happen more and more. Now it’s happened again, as Michigan football has offered..." May 25

  • Auburn walk-on ineligible due to cannabis oil for his seizures

    Larry Brown Sports "Medication used by a football player to treat his seizures will make him ineligible to play, according to the NCAA. C.J. Harris, who is a senior safety at Warner Robins High School in Georgia, received a dream offer when Auburn asked him to be a preferred walk-on at the school, WGXA..." May 25

  • Former Indiana coach Bill Mallory in hospice care after brain surgery, family says

    Sporting News "Bill Mallory, who brought Indiana to six bowl games from 1986 to 1993, is in hospice care after undergoing brain surgery, his son, Curt, said Thursday on Twitter. Mallory, who turned 83 this week, went 0-11 in his first season at Indiana in 1984, but finished his 13-year stay..." May 24

  • Clemson preseason depth chart lists Kelly Bryant as top QB, Trevor Lawrence as backup

    College Football Talk "While some coaches fight tooth and nail to release any information about their program like who might be starting a game (cough, Jim Harbaugh, cough), that is not exactly how Clemson’s Dabo Swinney runs his shop. Case in point came Wednesday when the team released..." May 24