9:17 PM EST, Fri February 24, 2017
Thunderous Intentions 13 hours ago
OKC Thunder Acquire Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott – Twitter Reacts

OKC Thunder Acquire Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott – Twitter Reacts

As the world waited to see what magician Sam Presti would conjour up for the OKC Thunder behind the closed doors of his office, fans took to Twitter to share in the suspense, shock, glee, and conflicting reports. Here’s the highlights from OKC Thunder fans, departing players, newly acquired players and even some Bulls fans […] OKC Thunder Acquire Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott – Twitter Reacts - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
FOX Sports 4 hours ago

Thunder Succeed With Deal For Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott

On the day of the NBA trade deadline, the Oklahoma City Thunder made a dealthat will pay dividends now and moving forward.The Oklahoma City Thunder traded Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow Thursday to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and an unprotected...
Welcome to Loud City 15 hours ago

Why Oklahoma City Thunder trade deadline additions Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott bring value to OKC

Presti did it again. Now Russ has his shooter, and OKC has experience at the power forward #ThunderUp Welcome to Loud City – Taj Gibson & Doug McDermott As the NBA trade deadline drew near, Sam Presti did what Sam Presti does. He generally managed the heck out of this franchise. While there had been...
Pippen Aint Easy 13 hours ago

Chicago Bulls Trade Deadline Reaction Roundtable

The Chicago Bulls survived the trade deadline (mostly) intact. Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to one of the very best Bulls, Taj Gibson. Doug McDermott is also on his way out of town. Let’s take a look at all the madness and meh-ness of the 2017 NBA trade deadline. The trade deadline has been […] Chicago...
Welcome to Loud City 6 hours ago

Blog A Bull speaks: Bulls expert discusses Thunder trade for Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott

We check in with a Bulls expert to learn more about what OKC is getting in their trade with Chicago. The Thunder and Bulls made the trade deadline interesting this season, swapping Cameron Payne, Anthony Morrow, and Joffrey Lauvergne for Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott. To discuss what OKC will be receiving,...
CSN Washington 10 hours ago
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Uncertainty around Kirk Cousins impacts Redskins' pursuit of free agent WRs

Pending contract talks with Kirk Cousins will not only impact the Redskins, they will also impact free agent WRs looking to join the Burgundy and Gold, per multiple sources. 
Mike Jones / Redskins Insider | Washington Post 12 hours ago

Relax, Redskins fans. So-far-silent free agent talks will start at NFL combine

The Kirk Cousins-Redskins contract watch has dominated the offseason conversation, but uncertainty — and a degree of uneasiness — also has loomed over Washington’s other impending free agents. To date, the team hasn’t engaged in talks with any of its players with expiring contracts. The list...
CSN Washington 11 hours ago

Redskins offseason questions: Can Kirk Cousins take the next step in 2017?

The Redskins face a lot of questions in 2017, and many are about Kirk Cousins. But beyond the contract spectacle, will the QB improve next season?
CSN Washington 9 hours ago

Some good news from Redskins Park: Josh Doctson running, catching football (VIDEO)

There hasn't been much good news out of Redskins Park lately, as the team deals with pending free agency for QB Kirk Cousins and others. Josh Doctson looking healthy qualifies. 
Yahoo! Fantasy Football 10 hours ago

It’s a great Friday for an NFL news dump. Here are odds for what’s likely to happen.

It’s been a quiet week in the NFL. It’s been a pretty quiet week in the NFL. A few rumor-ish things have bubbled up to the surface — the dance in Washington with Kirk Cousins and Jay Cutler trade talk — purposely leaked tidbits designed to further negotiations in one way or another, but nothing substantial.
Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago
10 takeaways from the 2017 NBA trade deadline

10 takeaways from the 2017 NBA trade deadline

The 2017 NBA trade deadline is in the books. Who won? Who lost? What does the 2017 postseason picture now look like? Here are 10 takeaways after an action-packed week of deals. From DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans to, the trade deadline didn't disappoint.
Pelican Debrief 11 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans Release Bench Forward Terrence Jones

The New Orleans Pelicans made the decision to release Terrence Jones, in order for him to find a better opportunity going forward. After the recent trade of DeMarcus Cousins, the New Orleans Pelicans feel more secure in their frontcourt. However, this means Terrence Jones was set for a drastic minutes...
Pelican Debrief 6 hours ago

How DeMarcus Cousins Deal Sealed By New Orleans

How the DeMarcus Cousins trade to the New Orleans Pelicans was sealed by the city itself, and what it means in terms of playoff indications. Just four days ago, the New Orleans Pelicans were entering the All-Star Break with a measly 23-34 record. That includes a 3% chance of grabbing a playoff spot....
Sactown Royalty 2 hours ago

Cauley-Stein: ‘I’m going to play like that for hopefully the rest of my career’

Willie Cauley-Stein steps into a new opportunity. In the first Sacramento Kings game following the trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, a fellow Kentucky product stepped into the center spot off the bench and showed he may be ready to fill some of the void left in Boogie's...
FOX Sports 7 hours ago
Retaining Paul George Right Move For Pacers

Retaining Paul George Right Move For Pacers

The Indiana Pacers fielded offers for All-Star forward Paul George before Thursday's trade deadline, but ultimately preserved him as the franchise centerpiece.A different clock is starting to tick for Paul George and the Indiana Pacers.After his name was dangled in numerous trade rumors, ...
Silver Screen and Roll 3 hours ago

Lakers Podcast: Should Magic Johnson have tried harder to trade for Paul George?

Or did the team make the right decision in not pushing harder for PG? The Los Angeles Lakers did not trade for Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George before the NBA trade deadline, despite numerous whispers and reports of his interest in a homecoming. Should the team have pushed harder, or put...
Silver Screen and Roll 3 hours ago

Lakers were told not to trade young core for Paul George

Holy crap this could be big. Paul George’s status with the Indiana Pacers continues to evolve basically by the hour, it seems. The quotes from right after the deadline weren’t great, but hearing these about the process of his potentially being traded or eventually departing to wherever he goes...
Silver Screen and Roll 2 hours ago

The Nuggets were warned Paul George would leave them for the Lakers in free agency

Denver attempted to deal despite being told they shouldn’t. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics were the two most widely reported upon suitors for Indiana Pacers wing Paul George at the NBA trade deadline, but they weren’t the only team to make an offer for him. Marc Stein of ESPN reported...
Newsday 7 hours ago
Zak DeOssie re-signs with Giants, source says

Zak DeOssie re-signs with Giants, source says

Giants long-snapper Zak DeOssie, the only other player besides Eli Manning to play in the Giants' last two Super Bowl championships, has agreed to a new contract, according to a person familiar with the Giants' situation.
Boston Herald 5 hours ago

Long snapper Zak DeOssie re-signs with New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Long snapper Zak DeOssie will be back with the New York Giants for an 11th season.The Giants announced Friday that the teams second longest-tenured player has signed a new contract.The 33-year-old DeOssie, who could have become a free agent, and quarterback Eli Manning are the...
Giants Wire 9 hours ago

Giants re-sign long snapper Zak DeOssie

The New York Giants have re-signed long snapper Zak DeOssie to a two-year deal, ensuring that the second-longest tenured member of the team remains in place through 2018. Related:Giants likely to re-sign linebacker Keenan Robinson: report Giants signed long snapper Zak DeOssie to a new two-year...
CSN Chicago 8 hours ago
Cubs invest in bullpen and sign Pedro Strop to contract extension

Cubs invest in bullpen and sign Pedro Strop to contract extension

The Cubs locked up setup guy Pedro Strop for the next couple seasons with a deal that could keep him in Chicago through the 2019 campaign.
Boston Herald 6 hours ago

Strop agrees to $11.85 million, 2-year contract with Cubs

MESA, Ariz. — The Chicago Cubs and reliever Pedro Strop have agreed to an $11.85 million, two-year contract that includes a club option for 2019.The deal announced Friday supersedes a $5.5 million, one-year agreement from earlier this month.Strop went 2-2 with a 2.85 ERA in 54 appearances last year,...
Scout 4 hours ago

Cubs extend Pedro Strop

Cubs signed relief pitcher Pedro Strop to a contract extension with a club option for a second year.
Akron Beacon Journal 15 mins ago
Kevin Love expects to return to court in plenty of time to help Cavaliers in playoffs

Kevin Love expects to return to court in plenty of time to help Cavaliers in playoffs

Kevin Love called his arthroscopic surgery a minor procedure on Friday, and said he believes he’ll be back in plenty of time to get his rhythm and legs ready for the playoffs. Still, the Cavaliers forward sounds as if he’ll need the full six weeks to be healthy and ready. “As far as how I feel now, I feel great. But I’ll go through all the protocol,” Love said. “I’ll be back here on the floor, getting the stitches out, before that getting the swelling down. It’s all just part of going through it. But it was very minor so I feel better. I was out walking within a few days. They...
Plain Dealer 6 hours ago

Kevin Love says he'll be in game shape for NBA playoffs

Kevin Love called his knee injury "disheartening" because it knocked him out of All-Star weekend, but he sees no issue stopping him from being in game-shape for the playoffs.
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball 47 mins ago

Cavs star Love won't let knee injury keep him down

Kevin Love expects to be ready to help the Cleveland Cavaliers come NBA playoff time.
Sacramento Bee 1 hour ago
49ers to sign DT Earl Mitchell to four-year deal

49ers to sign DT Earl Mitchell to four-year deal

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers found a big body for the center of their new defense when Earl Mitchell agreed to a four-year deal worth $16 million overall. The 49ers …
NFL Trade Rumors 1 hour ago

BREAKING: 49ers Signing DT Earl Mitchell To Four-Year, $16M Deal

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the 49ers are signing DT  Earl Mitchell to a four-year, $16 million contract that includes $5.5 million in year one of the agreement. The post BREAKING: 49ers Signing DT Earl Mitchell To Four-Year, $16M Deal appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Niners Nation 49 mins ago

Earl Mitchell to sign with 49ers on a 4-year deal per report

One thing’s for certain: The San Francisco 49ers are not wasting time in free agency, and it hasn’t really started yet. NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo tweeted out that defensive lineman Earl Mitchell will sign with the San Francisco 49ers on a 4 year, $16 million deal. His first year will...
CSN Bay Area 2 hours ago
Giants spring training Day 12: Pence hits early, Marrero crushes walk-off in ninth

Giants spring training Day 12: Pence hits early, Marrero crushes walk-off in ninth

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Bruce Bochy thought he might take it slow with Hunter Pence this spring. Pence, of course, had other ideas.Pence, who was held back by intercostal soreness during the first week of workouts, insisted on playing the Cactus League opener. He drove in the first Giants run of the new year with a double off the wall in the bottom of the first inning.
Red Reporter 7 hours ago

Spring Training 2017 Game 1: Reds at Giants

Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants Friday, February 24, 2016 3:05 PM EST Rookie Davis v. Madison Bumgarner *** Lineups REDS GIANTS Jose Peraza 2B Brandon Crawford SS Arismendy Alcantara CF Joe Panik 2B Scott Schebler RF Brandon Belt 1B Adam Duvall LF Hunter...
The Republican 27 mins ago
Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox lefty, throws down one-handed dunk after Florida Gulf Coast game (VIDEO)

Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox lefty, throws down one-handed dunk after Florida Gulf Coast game (VIDEO)

Boston Red Sox southpaw Chris Sale threw down a one-handed dunk at his alma mater. It's not overly surprising that Sale can dunk. After all, he is 6-foot-6.
Full Count | WEEI 12 hours ago

In his spare time Joe Kelly hits full-court shots at Florida Gulf Coast University

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Joe Kelly, Chris Sale and some of Red Sox decided to head over to Sale’s alma mater at Florida Gulf Coast University and take in a men’s basketball game Thursday night. But it wasn’t until after the game that the real story emerged. After the game was over, some of the […]
CSN Bay Area 8 hours ago
49ers could talk QB trades at scouting combine

49ers could talk QB trades at scouting combine

Four years ago at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, the 49ers agreed to the trade that sent quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs.Next week, the 49ers could have similar discussions. Only this time, they figure to be in the market to acquire a starting quarterback.General manager John Lynch during an appearance this week on KNBRsaid he was excited about the talent he sees on the 49ers' offensive and defensive lines. But he made no secret of the organizations intention to upgradethe quarterback position.
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 1 hour ago

Jim Harbaugh on 2011 Alex Smith evaluation amidst Kyle Shanahan’s evaluation

The 49ers are in a somewhat similar position to 2011, albeit without the lockout to impact things. The San Francisco have a decision to make at quarterback, and former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh had a few comments on it in his podcast interview with Tim Kawakami. He did not get into...
Sun Herald 2 hours ago
Raptors guard Kyle Lowry sidelined by right wrist injury

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry sidelined by right wrist injury

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has a right wrist injury that could sideline him for an extended period. Coach Dwane Casey announced before the game against the Boston Celtics …
Raptors HQ 2 hours ago

Kyle Lowry out tonight, possibly longer with wrist injury

Not the best news ahead of a crucial game. Cast away those post-deadline feelings of jubilation — Kyle Lowry will miss tonight’s game against the Boston Celtics and perhaps more than that with a right wrist injury, per Dwane Casey. “He hurt his wrist in the Charlotte game, it’s still, he had...
Newsday 3 hours ago
Kristaps Porzingis has no structural damage in ankle

Kristaps Porzingis has no structural damage in ankle

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - After a disappointing trade deadline, Knicks fans got a little reprieve Friday afternoon when Kristaps Porzingis said doctors detected no structural damage to his sprained right ankle and that it's possible he could play as soon as Monday.
New York Daily News 7 hours ago

No ligament damage for Porzingis, but Knick to miss a few days

Kristaps Porzingis, will miss several days with the ankle injury he suffered in the first half of Thursday night's loss to the Cavs.
SLC Dunk 1 hour ago
Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks: Who has the edge

Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks: Who has the edge

The Jazz looked flat in their last few games before the break. Can they bounce back against the Greek Freak and the Bucks? Well, here we are. No trades, no FA signings. Typical Jazzy trade deadline season, really. Many people argued that the team needed a shakeup, and I guess time will tell. Just remember that Dennis Lindsey made some pretty fantastic moves last summer—bringing in Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw and George Hill—and is perfectly capable of getting things done that need to be done. Oh, and thank your lucky stars that Vivek Ranadive and Vlade Divac aren’t running the team....
numberFire 1 hour ago

Rodney Hood (knee) returning to the Jazz starting lineup on Friday

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (knee) will return to the starting lineup on Friday versus the Milwaukee Bucks. What It Means: Hood has sat out the last seven games with a knee injury, but he looks ready to return after having over three weeks off. The Nets will run him with the first unit right...
FOX Sports 6 hours ago
Draymond Green taunts Clippers' Paul Pierce over 'farewell tour'

Draymond Green taunts Clippers' Paul Pierce over 'farewell tour'

Warriors' Draymond Green taunted Clippers' Paul Pierce about his impending retirement.
Steelers Wire 2 hours ago
Get to know potential Steelers draft target NT Glen Antoine

Get to know potential Steelers draft target NT Glen Antoine

While the emergence of rookie Javon Hargrave might suggest the Pittsburgh Steelers are set with their starters along the defensive front, the depth of the unit could be considered questionable given the drop off in play when injuries took their toll. Considering the investment the front office has already made, a high draft pick is unlikely in 2017, but a late round selection quite probable. If the Steelers are looking for a run stuffing nose tackle, they could do a lot worse than take a chance on draft hopeful Glen Antoine from Idaho University. Indeed, he might already be on their radar...
SLC Dunk 1 hour ago
Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks: Game Preview

Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks: Game Preview

It’s Deer season The Utah Jazz (35-22) tip-off tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks (25-30). It’s the first game after the break for both of these teams, and it’s a good match-up of the 5th team in the West against the 9th team in the East. Okay, so maybe not a fair game. Milwaukee is 14-14 at home and Utah is 15-11 on the road. I hope the finally healthy Jazz win tonight. They should, as Milwaukee is still without Jabari Parker and are still trying to see what they have with Kris Middleton back from injury. This is a short preview because there isn’t much else to say. Thon Maker...
Derrick Rose full of jokes day after Knicks fail to make deal

Derrick Rose full of jokes day after Knicks fail to make deal

One day after surviving the trade deadline, Derrick Rose entered a media scrum by declaring “Let’s do this, I gotta catch a flight.”
10 hours ago
Video: The New York Knicks do nothing at the NBA Trade Deadline

Watch: The New York Knicks do nothing at the NBA Trade Deadline

SNY NBA Insider Frank Isola joins Daily News Live to talk about an uneventful NBA trade deadline for the New York Knicks, including a failed deal with Minnesota for Ricky Rubio.

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Jonathan Williams scored 22 points and Steve Taylor Jr. and Jordan Lauf had double-doubles for Toledo in an 87-66 victory over Central Michigan on Friday night. Lauf had career highs …
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Wyche leads St. Peter's attack in 66-53 win over Niagara

Trevis Wyche scored 19 points and Quadir Welton and Antwon Portley each scored 11 and Saint Peter's controlled Niagara from the outset with a 66-53 win on Friday. Saint Peter's …
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Sophomore Matty Moss threw a two-hit shutout as the Tennessee softball team remained undefeated and recorded the 1,000th win in program history.         

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