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  • Jabari Parker says he doesn’t expect benching to be permanent

    Chicago Tribune "As if the Bulls haven’t experienced enough upheaval of late, Jim Boylen played Jabari Parker a season-low 4 minutes, 10 seconds in the Bulls’ 97-91 loss to the Magic Thursday night at Mexico City Arena. And the Bulls’ high-profile, hometown free-agent signing’s..." December 16

  • Stephen Curry talked with astronaut Scott Kelly on Instagram Live about moon landing comments

    Pro Basketball Talk "Was Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry just using his moon landing comments to sell his shoes? That’s what it seemed like to me, but I suppose we’ll never know for sure. Meanwhile, Curry has gone on his little PR tour in the wake of his boneheaded “joke”..." December 16

  • Lonzo: Playing with LeBron 'a dream come true'

    The Score "Lonzo Ball captured his first triple-double of the season and the third of his career in the Los Angeles Lakers' 128-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday evening. To do it alongside LeBron James - someone he patterns his game after - made the moment even more..." December 16

  • Jimmy Butler returns from injury for Sixers game vs. Cavaliers

    USA Today "The Philadelphia 76ers got some good news ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. As Sixers Wire’s Cameron Fields revealed, Jimmy Butler will return from injury and jump back into the starting lineup. As Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer revealed, there..." December 16

  • Lakers' LeBron James praises Lonzo Ball: 'We’re one and the same'

    Sporting News "Lakers star LeBron James gave high praise to Lonzo Ball after the two became the first Los Angeles teammates to post triple-doubles in the same NBA game since 1982.  James and Ball reached the feat in the Lakers' 128-100 victory over the Hornets, and the four-time MVP..." December 16

  • Doug Marrone: I’m going to keep coaching as hard as I can

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 season went down the drain for the Jaguars some time ago, but it reached a new low on Sunday with a home loss to a Washington team quarterbacked by Josh Johnson. It was Johnson’s first start since 2011 and he was playing behind an offensive line studded with backups,..." December 16

  • Jalen Ramsey on Doug Marrone's Future: 'I Ain't Worried About Nobody but Myself'

    Bleacher Report "The Jacksonville Jaguars might have a new coach next season, but Jalen Ramsey does not appear to care. Ramsey told reporters he is unconcerned with coach Doug Marrone's job status following Sunday's 16-13 loss to Washington.  "I ain’t worried about..." December 16

  • Bucs OT Demar Dotson on saving Dirk Koetter's job: 'It's every man for himself'

    USA Today "After securing their seventh losing season in the last nine years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be looking for a new head coach this offseason. But after Sunday’s 20-12 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Bucs offensive tackle Demar Dotson wasn’t concerned with saving his..." December 16

  • Aaron Rodgers expects to play final two games

    Pro Football Talk "Aaron Rodgers ended Week 15 in 2017 being asked whether he would play the final two games. The Packers quarterback returned from a fractured collarbone in hopes of rescuing the team’s playoff hopes. When he didn’t, it seemed prudent to sit him. After Sunday’s Week 15..." December 16

  • Ezekiel Elliott embarrassed by Cowboys' loss to Colts "All was rolling along the right way for Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys until Sunday's trip to Indianapolis. It was there in which Dallas found disaster in the form of a 23-0 humbling loss at the hands of the surging Colts. The loss basically erased any hopes of the..." December 16

  • Mets land Wilson Ramos and give up J.T. Realmuto chase

    New York Post "The Mets have found their catcher, and it didn’t cost them Noah Syndergaard. The Mets agreed to a deal with free-agent catcher Wilson Ramos on Sunday, The Post’s Ken Davidoff confirmed. The deal, pending a physical, will be for $19 million over two years with a team option..." December 16

  • When will Bryce Harper, Manny Machado sign?

    Hardball Talk "Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Manny Machado will meet with the Phillies’ brass in Philadelphia next week. George King of the New York Post, meanwhile, says that he may very well meet with the Yankees next week as well, in what is apparently an east coast tour. Beyond those two..." December 16

  • Machado, Yankees to meet Wednesday in New York

    The Score "Manny Machado's free-agency tour is headed to the Bronx. Machado and the Yankees are reportedly scheduled to meet on Wednesday in New York, according to George A. King III of the New York Post. The shortstop is visiting four teams interested in signing him. In addition..." December 16

  • Carlos Asuaje to join Lotte Giants of KBO

    Hardball Talk "Rangers second baseman Carlos Asuaje is headed to Korea Baseball Organization, according to a report from Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan. Following a three-year campaign with the Padres, Asuaje was placed on waivers and subsequently claimed by the Rangers, who have yet to formalize the buyout..." December 16

  • Source: Braves no longer pursuing Realmuto trade "While Atlanta has continued to be linked to J.T. Realmuto rumors, a source said Saturday night the Braves exited the Winter Meetings with the understanding there will not be any further reason for them to discuss trading for the Marlins' All-Star catcher. Though the Braves signed..." December 16

  • Flyers deny report of Hakstol firing, Quenneville hiring

    The Score "The Philadelphia Flyers have denied a report that head coach Dave Hakstol has been fired and Joel Quenneville hired to be the team's new bench boss, with a spokesperson telling Sam Carchidi of The Inquirer that the organization had "nothing new to report." Sources told..." December 16

  • Flyers make the decision to fire Dave Hakstol, hire Joel Quenneville

    Courier-Post "Flyers management’s expectations this season were to win a playoff round for the first time since 2012. Instead they are dead last in the Eastern Conference with 28 points through Sunday, eight shy of a playoff spot, have lost five of their last six games and it will cost coach Dave..." December 16

  • Hurricanes owner: 'We won't be drafting defense in the first round as long as I'm here'

    Yardbarker "The Hurricanes have taken defensemen in the first round in three of the last five drafts (Haydn Fleury, Noah Hanifin and Jake Bean) and have amassed plenty of depth at that position in recent years. Speaking with Lauren K. Ohnesorge of the Triangle Business Journal (subscription required), team..." December 16

  • Ovi after tallying in 6th straight game: 'You can't score every night'

    The Score "Most players aren't threats to find the back of the net on a nightly basis, but most players aren't Alex Ovechkin. The Washington Capitals superstar didn't notch a third straight hat trick Saturday, but he scored in regulation and added the eventual shootout winner in a..." December 16

  • Trade watch heats up as teams start checking in on Blues’ Tarasenko

    Sportsnet "The NHL’s holiday trade freeze gets put into effect this coming Wednesday and with this date looming the trade market, as we inch towards the league’s Feb. 25 trade deadline, is beginning to stir. On Saturday, during Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment,..." December 16

  • Missouri LB coach Vernon Hargreaves arrested after missing court date

    Sportsnaut "Missouri linebacker coach Vernon Hargreaves, who’s also the father of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves Jr., was arrested on Saturday. According to ABC 17 News in Columbia, Missouri, Hargreaves was arrested on an out of county warrant and released after posting..." December 16

  • Five-star DE Kayvon Thibodeaux commits to Oregon

    Oregonian "The Oregon Ducks coaching staff has spent months assembling what is expected to officially become the highest-rated recruiting class in the history of the football program Wednesday. But it was Saturday’s nationally-televised ceremony, wedged into halftime of the New Mexico Bowl..." December 16

  • Ex-USC WR Joseph Lewis Released from Jail In Domestic Violence Case

    TMZ "Ex-USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis has been released from jail after serving nearly 6 months of his sentence in his domestic violence case ... TMZ Sports has learned.  As we previously reported, 19-year-old Lewis was arrested back in July after his GF told police he had punched,..." December 16

  • Former No. 1 recruit Jaelan Phillips reportedly left UCLA, and it’s not clear what’s next

    SB Nation "UCLA sophomore edge defender Jaelan Phillips has left the program and is unlikely to return, 247Sports reported Saturday. Phillips has only played in 10 games across two college seasons, and the report says his exit from the Bruins is “injury-related, even though it’s not..." December 16

  • ASU QB Manny Wilkins suffers leg injury at end of bowl game

    Larry Brown Sports "Arizona State quarterback Manny Wilkins hobbled off the field after suffering a leg injury late in the Sun Devils’ bowl game on Saturday. ASU was trailing Fresno State 31-20 with under four minutes to go when Wilkins attempted a third down pass that was intercepted. Wilkins was..." December 16

  • Man arrested for pooping on floor inside arena during Memphis game

    Larry Brown Sports "Memphis may have put together an admirable performance against the No. 3-ranked Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, but there was still a stench radiating from the hallways inside their arena during the game. According to WREG News Channel 3, a security guard at the FedEx Forum..." December 16

  • NC State gives Keatts 6-year contract extension

    News & Observer "N.C. State basketball coach Kevin Keatts has been given a new six-year contract through 2023-24 that will pay him $2.7 million a year, it was announced Friday. University athletics spokesman Fred Demarest said the contract, which gives Keatts a $400,000-a-year increase, was approved..." December 15

  • LaVar: LaMelo will have 'his choice of schools'

    The Score "LaVar Ball is anticipating a lot of interest in his youngest son LaMelo at the college level. LaMelo, who re-enrolled in high school last month at Ohio's SPIRE Institute, has expressed interest in playing for a major program like North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, or Michigan..." December 14

  • Shareef O'Neal In Good Spirits After Heart Surgery

    TMZ "Shareef O'Neal is out of heart surgery -- and he's already thinking about his return to the basketball court!  The UCLA basketball star went under the knife early Thursday morning to correct an irregularity that team doctors had spotted during a routine check-up earlier..." December 14

  • Shareef O'Neal Undergoing Heart Surgery

    TMZ "Shareef O'Neal is currently undergoing heart surgery to correct an irregularity that forced the UCLA basketball star to miss the 2018 season ... TMZ Sports has learned.  We broke the story ... Shaq's 18-year-old son -- one of the top college freshmen in the country --..." December 13