10:20 AM EST, Fri February 24, 2017
Relax, Redskins fans. So-far-silent free agent talks will start at NFL combine

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 includes wide receivers Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, tight end Vernon Davis, […]
CSN Washington 15 hours ago

Need to Know: Redskins' Cousins called a 'mercenary' and that's a good thing

Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 24, 13 days before the March 9 start of NFL free agency.  TimelineDays until:NFL Franchise
Orlando Pinstriped Post 2 hours ago
Terrence Ross helps Magic zig with the rest of NBA

Terrence Ross helps Magic zig with the rest of NBA

The Magic adding Ross made sense, especially from a play style standpoint. As the NBA moved to a more spread style of play, the Orlando Magic zagged and chose to play with two traditional big men. While Serge Ibaka was able to space the floor —something he did very well to the tune of a nearly 39 percent accuracy from three — the decision still crippled the Magic. Now, just over a week removed from trading Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Terrence Ross and a 2017 First Round pick, the Magic will be able to move closer to that spread style offense the league is trending...
Orlando Sentinel 10 hours ago

Trail Blazers-Magic postgame interview: Terrence Ross

Terrence Ross discusses the Orlando Magic's 112-103 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in this postgame video
FOX Sports 14 hours ago

Paul George frustrated Pacers didn't discuss trade rumors with him before deadline

Paul George was frustrated that the Pacers didn't give him more information about his odds of being traded.
FOX Sports 14 hours ago

George stays with Pacers but wanted input on trade talks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Paul George finished practice Thursday by laughing, joking and slapping hands with the same teammates he's played with all season.
Denver Stiffs 14 hours ago

Nuggets stay put at the trade deadline but long-term questions remain

Denver struck out once again in the trade market The much awaited trade deadline has come and gone but aside from swapping Jusuf Nurkic for Mason Plumlee well over a week ago, the Denver Nuggets found no suitors for the plethora of veteran players on the roster. Instead, Denver’s lone move on Thursday...
Silver Screen and Roll 14 hours ago

Paul George didn’t like being in trade rumors; discusses Lakers speculation

Plenty to unwrap here. Paul George is a superstar. He can singlehandedly change the outcomes of games and has been doing so for the Indiana Pacers for the last few years. When a player reaches that kind of level, the hope is that by doing so, they might prevent a situation in which they have to wonder...
Columbus Dispatch 11 hours ago
Cavaliers 119, Knicks 104 | LeBron James pockets 48th career triple-double

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CLEVELAND — LeBron James recorded his 48th career triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 119-104 victory over the New York Knicks, who hung on to superstar Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose at Thursday's trade deadline.James scored 18 points and had 13 rebounds with 15 assists for his sixth triple-double of the season.Anthony, the subject of trade rumors because of a strained relationship with Knicks President of Basketball [...]
News-Herald 11 hours ago

Cavaliers beat Knicks 10th time in a row

LeBron James recorded his 48th career triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, leading the Cavaliers to a 119-104 victory at Quicken Loans Arena over the New York Knicks, who hung on to superstar Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose at Thursday's trade deadline.James scored 18 points and had 13 rebounds...
Boston Herald 9 hours ago

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Knicks, 119-104

CLEVELAND — Carmelo Anthony was still a member of the New York Knicks when he awoke from his afternoon nap Thursday.Once the game started, the Cleveland Cavaliers made sure the Knicks nightmarish season continued.LeBron James recorded his 48th career triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points,...
FOX Sports 11 hours ago

Irving, James lead Cavaliers past Knicks 119-104

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James recorded his 48th career triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 119-104 victory over the New York Knicks, who hung on to superstar Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose at Thursday's trade deadline.
Fear The Sword 11 hours ago

David Griffin and the Cavs are content, and with LeBron James playing like an MVP, why not?

The Cavs exuded comfort coming out of the All-Star game,, and LeBron James is the reason why The Cleveland Cavaliers had a quiet trade deadline, and no one around the team was surprised. General Manager David Griffin spoke for everyone with the organization when he said, near the beginning of his post-deadline...
Thunderous Intentions 2 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
Northwest Herald 10 hours ago

Chicago Bulls trade Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott to Oklahoma City Thunder

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder got some help for Russell Westbrook by acquiring forwards Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott from Chicago just before the NBA trade deadline.
Chicago Tribune 11 hours ago

John Paxson on Bulls' trade with Thunder

Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson reacts to the Bulls' trade with the Thunder on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. The Bulls acquired Cameron Payne, Anthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauvergne in the trade and sent Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott to Oklahoma City. (K.C. Johnson/Chicago...
Sun Herald 11 hours ago
Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut

Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut

The Boogie-and-Brow era in New Orleans is off to a highly inauspicious start. The Pelicans' tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no …
Newark Star-Ledger 3 hours ago

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.
The Advocate 12 hours ago

Rockets roll past Pelicans 129-99 despite big night from DeMarcus Cousins in his New Orleans debut

Starting lineup introductions for the Pelicans had become a predictable affair.
Boston Herald 10 hours ago
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Celtics could pounce to add Andrew Bogut to roster

WALTHAM — Though not everyone in the Celtics organization loves the idea of adding center Andrew Bogut — the 32-year-old has an injury-prone history — he does fill two big needs.If signed once he’s bought out by Philadelphia — the team that traded for the former Maverick, Warrior and Buck as part of a larger deal yesterday — Bogut automatically would become the Celtics’ best rebounder and rim protector.He’s also the kind of skilled big man who A) would be a seamless fit into Brad Stevens’ offense, and B) would enable Al Horford to swing over to his more natural power forward...
CelticsBlog 2 hours ago

How the Celtics created the best pick-and-roll offense in the NBA

The Celtics are more than just their superstar point guard. The supporting cast has come together to make an elite offense. The biggest improvement of this year’s Celtics team is their half-court offense. Last season they ranked 22nd in the NBA, per Synergy. This season they’re risen all the way...
Mike Lombardi doesn’t think Jimmy Garoppolo traded, but 49ers might be best option

Mike Lombardi doesn’t think Jimmy Garoppolo traded, but 49ers might be best option

The former Patriots executive talked about Jimmy Garopplo, and how he thinks the trade market plays out. Everybody has an opinion on how this offseason’s quarterback market will shake out, and while it is amusing to hear what The Game has to say on it, there are slightly more valuable resources in the media. Former NFL executive Mike Lombardi recently made an appearance with Bill Simmons on The Ringer podcast. They discussed the various players available via free agency and trade, and wrapped it up with discussion about Jimmy Garoppolo. Simmons is a Patriots fan, while Lombardi has...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 2 hours ago

Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch do not have offset language in their contracts, per reports

The 49ers are putting their money where their mouth is with these two. The San Francisco 49ers faced a tough task this offseason, having to find a new coach and general manager following two particularly ugly seasons of football. The team ended up landing Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, and while we...
Niners Nation 5 hours ago

Golden Nuggets: It has been a slow week

San Francisco 49ers links for Friday February 24, 2017 Good morning! According to the stories, it looks like we have a good chance of getting Garoppolo, Cousins, and Cutler. I am not sure what we are going to do with all three of them but it beats having Ponder, Gabbert, and Kaepernick. Oh, and about...
According to Rob Gronkowski, Patriots fans wouldn’t let Roger Goodell get to Gillette Stadium

According to Rob Gronkowski, Patriots fans wouldn’t let Roger Goodell get to Gillette Stadium

Everyone knows by now Roger Goodell hasn’t been to Gillette Stadium since Deflategate. During Super Bowl week the Kraft family made sure to let Goodell know he is welcome at the stadium if he would like to attend a game, but according to Rob Gronkowski, Patriots fans wouldn’t let the commissioner even near the stadium. […]
It Is What It Is | WEEI 22 mins ago

‘No doubt’ in Rob Gronkowski’s mind he will be ready for Week 1 following back surgery

Last season wasn’t the greatest for Rob Gronkowski. The tight end played just eight games due to hamstring and back injuries and his season ended the first week of December when he needed back surgery and was placed on injured reserve. By all accounts the surgery went well and he’s been seen in videos rehabbing […]
Pats Pulpit 4 hours ago

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Clemson TE Jordan Leggett provides an all-around skill-set

Jordan Leggett provides a well-rounded game that would mesh perfectly with Rob Gronkowski should Martellus Bennett leave in free agency. While it has been a very real possibility since the Super Bowl wrapped, up all reports suggest that Martellus Bennett is going to test the free agent market, and...
News-Herald 47 mins ago
Passing of NBA trade deadline brought relief for some players

Passing of NBA trade deadline brought relief for some players

MIAMI >> Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota's point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about the trade deadline, or fret about what moves might be coming.Practicing what he preached was a little difficult."Until it doesn't go down," Rubio said, "you don't believe it.
Sun Herald 6 hours ago

For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief

Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota's point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about the trade deadline, or fret about …
Sun Herald 15 hours ago

Timberwolves stand pat at the deadline, Rubio going nowhere

Ricky Rubio is a veteran of the NBA trade deadline, having seen his name surface in rumors several times over the last few years. As experienced as he has been …
Could Tony Romo play for Washington in 2017? Here's what Cowboys, Redskins would need to do

Could Tony Romo play for Washington in 2017? Here's what Cowboys, Redskins would need to do

Kate Hairopoulos, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:Question: Which rumored team do you think is the best fit for Tony Romo?Hairopoulos: The Texans, if they can figure out the financial gymnastics to make it happen, considering Brock Osweiler's contract. Romo would be playing with the aid of a fierce defense, particularly if J.J. Watt is healthy. Being close to the fam in Dallas would be a plus, too. Can't you just see the Romos cruising up and down I-45, filling up at...
Lombardi Ave. | FanSided 35 mins ago

Green Bay Packers: Tony Romo could land on NFC North rival this offseason

Tony Romo could land on one of the Green Bay Packers’ NFC North rivals this offseason. Romo’s time with the Dallas Cowboys appears to be up. Dallas sits just $4.2 million above the cap, per OverTheCap.com, which is the fewest of any NFL team. Romo, who was demoted to the team’s backup quarterback...
The Landry Hat 19 mins ago

Tony Romo: Why the Houston Texans are his best option

The Dallas Cowboys only have one logical trade partner for veteran quarterback Tony Romo. And that is the Houston Texans. Here’s why… The Dallas Cowboys are going to have to make a decision on veteran quarterback Tony Romo’s future with the club. Regardless if Romo leaves the team after being released...
Sports Illustrated 1 hour ago
NBA Trade Deadline Grades: Long Live The Kings

NBA Trade Deadline Grades: Long Live The Kings

The NBA trade deadline always provides loads of entertaining nonsense. This year did not disappoint.
Denver Post 11 hours ago

NBA trade deadline on minds as Nuggets prepare for Kings

Michael Malone said he was focused on the task at hand – keeping the Sacramento Kings at bay for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. If a blockbuster happened, the Nuggets’ brass knew where to find him.
Mile High Hockey 4 hours ago
Daily Cupcakes: February 24th, 2017

Daily Cupcakes: February 24th, 2017

These five good rookies won’t be winning the Calder Trophy. [The Hockey News] Pittsburgh Penguins to acquire Ron Hainsey for a 2nd round pick (and the Hurricanes retaining half of his salary). [Pensburgh] Bryan Bickell continues path back to NHL after MS diagnosis. [CBC] NHL expands partnership with PPG. [NHL] Four players who may go for too much at the NHL Trade Deadline. [Sportsnet] {Video starts automatically}
PensBurgh 4 hours ago

What the Penguins traded for Ron Hainsey: Expected value of a late 2nd round pick

Some think the Pittsburgh Penguins gave up too much when they sent a 2nd round pick to Carolina for defenseman Ron Hainsey. A statistical look of what history says the Pens actually gave up Got rolling on this in the comments of the other post with some of the fan backlash, or at least hesitancy on...
News-Herald 47 mins ago
Charles Oakley attends Cleveland Cavaliers game against Knicks

Charles Oakley attends Cleveland Cavaliers game against Knicks

CLEVELAND >> Charles Oakley, still at odds with the New York Knicks, watched his former team in his hometown Thursday night.The Cleveland native sat next to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert as the Knicks played the defending NBA champions.
New York Post 6 hours ago

Charles Barkley swears on live TV when talking about Knicks

Charles Barkley did what many Knicks fans want to do when watching this poorly performing team — swear. On the TNT telecast, Barkley slipped in a curse word describing the Knicks after their 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday night in Cleveland. When Barkley and TNT colleagues Ernie Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal were talking...
CSN Chicago 11 hours ago
Patrick Kane nets hat trick as Blackhawks cruise past Coyotes

Patrick Kane nets hat trick as Blackhawks cruise past Coyotes

Patrick Kane recorded a hat trick and Michal Rozsivals first goal of the season proved to be the game winner as the Blackhawks held off
Northwest Herald 10 hours ago

Patrick Kane's hat trick leads Chicago Blackhawks past Arizona Coyotes

CHICAGO – Patrick Kane scored three goals for his third career hat trick to lead the surging Blackhawks past the Arizona Coyotes, 6-3, Thursday night for their third straight win and eighth in nine games.
Straight Outta Vancouver 3 hours ago
GBBLive Recap: Parsons, Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies expectations

GBBLive Recap: Parsons, Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies expectations

Listen to the all-new episode of GBB’s flagship podcast here! The All-Star Break and the trade deadline have come and gone. Now, it is time to return to basketball. The Memphis Grizzlies do just that Friday night, and GBBLive talked about that and much more on our latest episode! Listen to the show in the player below or via this link. Host Joe Mullinax was joined by GBBLive rookie John Martin of 92.9 FM ESPN Memphis. The guys discussed Chandler Parsons and the angst many see to feel about his time with the Grizzlies so far, whether Marc Gasol is in fact the greatest Grizzly of all-time,...
Straight Outta Vancouver 2 hours ago

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Indiana Pacers Game Preview

Finally, it’s back to basketball. How will the Grizzlies look in their first game in nine days? WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (34-24, 16-13 road) vs. Indiana Pacers (29-28, 20-10 home) WHERE: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana WHEN: 6:00 PM CT HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/92.9...
All About the Jersey 2 hours ago
Devils in the Details - 2/24/17: Concussion Edition

Devils in the Details - 2/24/17: Concussion Edition

Here are your links for today: Devils Links Pavel Zacha has been diagnosed with a concussion after getting hit into the boards by Derick Brassard on Tuesday. Zacha will miss Saturday’s game. [Fire and Ice] [NJ.com] Hockey Links Kevin Shattenkirk’s name is getting thrown around a lot here as we get closer to the trade deadline. It seems likely he’ll get dealt. [PHT] What’s going to happen to Marc-Andre Fleury? Penguins GM Jim Rutherford would prefer to keep goalie. [PHT] A glorious first for the Leafs: And that goal by Miller was No. 20,000 against the Leafs in 6,474 regular season...
Manchester Evening News 10 hours ago
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Newark Star-Ledger 3 mins ago

How Taylor Hall almost didn't become a Devil

Taylor Hall was almost traded to another team before the Devils acquired him.

Packers free agency: Christine Michael insurance policy if Eddie Lacy doesn’t re-sign

If the Green Bay Packers don’t re-sign Eddie Lacy, Christine Michael could act as an insurance policy. Michael, too, is a free agent, but won’t cost much to bring back. The former Seahawk and Cowboy has spent time around the league and shouldn’t be trusted as a workhorse back, but he’s a valuable asset to […] Packers free agency: Christine Michael insurance policy if Eddie Lacy doesn’t re-sign - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Newark Star-Ledger 10 mins ago
How Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez Yankees prospect dinners were different

How Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez Yankees prospect dinners were different

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Norwich Evening News 11 mins ago

Predict the Norwich City score against Ipswich Town and compete against Iwan Roberts and Darren Eadie

Ipswich Town are next up in our Norwich City Win, Lose or Draw game where Canaries fans get to pit their wits against our writers, Norwich City legends Darren Eadie and Iwan Roberts and presenters Jake Humphrey, Simon Thomas and Chris Goreham.
Full Count | WEEI 12 mins ago

Watching Xander Bogaerts workout at third base Friday only magnifies frustration with World Baseball Classic

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Xander Bogaerts has started his brief return to third base. For the first time since he played the position in 2014, Bogaerts will be manning third when he joins Team Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic next week. With Andrelton Simmons slated to play shortstop and another shortstop candidate, Jurickson Profar, […]

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