7:04 PM EST, Mon December 22, 2014
Grand Rapids Press 6 hours ago
Detroit Pistons waive forward Josh Smith with two years remaining on his contract

Detroit Pistons waive forward Josh Smith with two years remaining on his contract

Smith signed a four-year, $54 million deal with the Pistons in June 2013.
Grand Rapids Press 3 hours ago

With release from Detroit Pistons, Josh Smith added to list of Joe Dumars' personnel misfires

From Smith to Allen Iverson to Ben Gordon, a look back at some of the player personnel moves that backfired on the Pistons during Dumars' watch.
Grand Rapids Press 1 hour ago

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy discusses decision to waive Josh Smith

Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy talks about waiving forward Josh Smith after Monday's practice on Dec. 22, 2014.
Broderick Turner / Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago

Clippers mull over Josh Smith, who was waived by Detroit

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, who also is the team’s president of basketball operations, was asked if Los Angeles would explore trying to acquire forward Josh Smith, who was waived by Detroit on Monday.
Dallas Mavericks Blog | ESPN Dallas 4 hours ago

Mavs can see Josh Smith filling Wright role

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks never had any interest in Josh Smith when he was a jumper-happy forward seeking a starting job and high salary. But they’d love to have Smith as a bargain-priced bench player, in particular as a replacement for traded backup big man Brandan Wright. ESPN.com’s Marc...

Concussion ends Jimmy Clausen's season; Jay Cutler to start finale

A day after making his first 2014 start, Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen was ruled out for Sunday's season finale after being diagnosed with a concussion, returning Jay Cutler to the starting lineup.
Michael C. Wright / Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago 1 hour ago

Going back to Jay Cutler a bad move

Marc Trestman benched starting quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen for Sunday's 20-14 loss to the Detroit Lions. Then mysterious circumstances -- the team's announcement that Clausen was ruled out after suffering a concussion Sunday in which delayed symptoms surfaced Monday -- called...
Windy City Gridiron 4 hours ago

Jimmy Clausen ruled out with a concussion, Jay Cutler will start week 17

The Chicago Bears are making another change at the quarterback position. Yesterday Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen took a shot to his head late in the game, he gave no indication of a possible concussion at the time, but delayed symptoms caused the Bears to have him checked out. Here's some...
Rotoworld 5 hours ago

Jay Cutler starting for Bears in Week 17 - Jay Cutler (QB) Chicago Bears

With Jimmy Clausen (concussion) sidelined, Jay Cutler will be back under center for the Bears in Week 17.
Johnny Manziel ruled out, Brian Hoyer 'very sore,' rookie Connor Shaw could start vs. Ravens, Mike Pettine says

Johnny Manziel ruled out, Brian Hoyer 'very sore,' rookie Connor Shaw could start vs. Ravens, Mike Pettine says

Connor Shaw might be pressed into service with Johnny Manziel out with a pulled hamstring and Brian Hoyer nursing a shoulder he injured in Sunday's loss to Carolina.
Akron Beacon Journal 2 hours ago

QB Connor Shaw may start finale for Browns with Johnny Manziel out, Brian Hoyer's shoulder hurt

Coach Mike Pettine said the Browns might be forced to start their third quarterback of the year in the season finale Sunday on the road against the Baltimore Ravens because rookie Johnny Manziel has been ruled out with a left hamstring injury and veteran Brian Hoyer is dealing with an injured throwing...
Browns Beat | Plain Dealer 3 hours ago

With Johnny Manziel's hamstring and Brian Hoyer injuring his shoulder, rookie Connor Shaw could start against Ravens

With Johnny Manziel suffering a pulled hamstring and Brian Hoyer reportedly suffering a shoulder injury, rookie quarterback Connor Shaw could get the start in Baltimore.

James Harden expects to play tonight vs. Blazers

• • • James Harden said he felt pretty good after Monday’s shootaround and that he plans to play tonight when the Rockets host the Trail Blazers. Harden was listed as probably on the injury report after dealing with a strained hamstring suffered in Saturday’s loss to Atlanta. In addition to Harden, Dwight Howard remains […]
Fenway Nation 8 hours ago
Empire Moving In On Troy Tulowitzki Talks

Empire Moving In On Troy Tulowitzki Talks

As trade discussions between the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies have cooled, a new suitor may be lurking for Troy Tulowitzki. According to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, the Yankees have "checked in" on Tulo—who is well-known to be a Derek Jeter fanboy. Tulowitzki, who took some flak for attending a Yankee game on an off-day in New York, is eager to don pinstripes. It's unclear whether the Yankees have anywhere near the talent the Rockies would demand in exchange for their All-Star shortstop.
Over the Monster 5 hours ago
Padres complicate any Red Sox trade for Cole Hamels

Padres complicate any Red Sox trade for Cole Hamels

The Red Sox weren't going to have it easy with Hamels to begin with. The Padres only make things that much more difficult. The Red Sox don't need an ace, but it sure would be lovely if they had one atop their rotation in 2015 and beyond if possible. The extra security an ace provides in terms of both innings and production is welcome to any rotation, but especially one with some of the question marks Boston's has. That's why, even though trade discussions for Cole Hamels haven't necessarily gone their way, they haven't been ended entirely: the price could always drop to a point where it...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 2 hours ago

Ray McDonald update includes Aldon Smith mention that is a little disheartening

The San Francisco 49ers once again might have some things to talk to Aldon Smith about. The latest Ray McDonald report includes a mention of Smith and drinking. The San Francisco 49ers cut ties with Ray McDonald last week, but the investigation into sexual assault allegations against him continues. The San Jose Mercury News had an update indicating the alleged victim told police McDonald had sex with her after she hit her head and passed out. You can read through the whole report HERE. First off, it is important to note that the dates in the San Jose Mercury News article have to be...

Lance Stephenson misunderstood says Nuggets coach Brian Shaw

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There are a lot of words floating around the internet and airwaves about Lance Stephenson. Many of them aren't complimentary. In July, he signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Hornets. By December, the Hornets were already ready to trade him, according to multiple reports. The Pacers were interested, but another [...]
St. Paul Pioneer Press 9 hours ago
Twins, Phil Hughes agree on three-year, $42 million extension, report says

Twins, Phil Hughes agree on three-year, $42 million extension, report says

The Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with their best starting pitcher, Phil Hughes, on a contract extension, according to a report Monday morning by the New York Daily News.
New York Jets: Those With Charley Casserly Ties

New York Jets: Those With Charley Casserly Ties

Today we got news that Woody Johnson might hire Charley Casserly as a consultant if there is a shakeup within the organization. Casserly's role would be unclear at this point. I am cautiously encouraged by this development. Casserly has been the part of championship organizations and is still connected to the league through his work on NFL Network. I am hoping Woody Johnson would bring him in to bounce big picture ideas about building a culture. I also would be happy if Casserly was one of many people Woody took recommendations from on candidates for general manager and head coach. I would...
Arrowhead Pride 2 hours ago

Dwayne Bowe has a shoulder injury, Chiefs confident he can play vs. Chargers

Updating the Chiefs injury report heading into their season finale against the Chargers. The Kansas City Chiefs expect to have Dwayne Bowe despite a shoulder strain he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Chiefs coach Andy Reid made the announcement on Monday that Bowe was hurt but sounded confident that he would be able to play on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. "Knowing Dwayne, he doesn't miss much," Reid said. "I think he'll be OK once it's all said and done here." The Chiefs schedule is a little different this week with Christmas on Thursday but Reid is...

Olynyk nominated for Player of Week award

Boston Celtics second-year big man Kelly Olynyk was nominated for Eastern Conference Player of the Week but lost out to Atlanta's Al Horford. Olynyk's stat line in Boston's four-game span last week that saw the team go 3-1: Team-best 19.8 points on 60.8 percent shooting overall (43.8 percent beyond the 3-point arc) with 6.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1 steal per contest. Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points during Monday's win in Philadelphia and was a team-best plus-52 in plus/minus this week.
Broncos down to 4th-best favorite to win the Super Bowl

Broncos down to 4th-best favorite to win the Super Bowl

CINCINNATI -- Perhaps, the Broncos are right where they want to be -- not the Super Bowl favorites, as they often were the previous two seasons. Through Sunday's games, and entering their game here tonight against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Broncos have the fourth-best odds to win the Super Bowl, according to the Las Vegas Westgate [...]
Times-Picayune 2 hours ago

Sean Payton addresses Jimmy Graham controversial fumble

Sean Payton wasn't critical of referee John Parry for not overturning Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line Sunday.
NFL mulling suspension for Lions center Dominic Raiola's stomp

NFL mulling suspension for Lions center Dominic Raiola's stomp

The NFL has informed Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola it is considering suspending him with his team preparing for a winner take-all NFC North battle with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

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