5:02 PM EST, Wed February 10, 2016

Lakers offered Kobe Bryant to Cavaliers for LeBron James in 2007, report says

In 2007, the Lakers engaged the Cleveland Cavaliers in talks, offering a disgruntled Kobe Bryant for LeBron James, according to a report on ESPN.com. Bryant had demanded a trade before the 2007-2008 season, frustrated that the Lakers had stagnated and believing that the team was not properly prioritizing...
Silver Screen and Roll 3 hours ago

The Lakers tried to trade Kobe Bryant for LeBron James in 2007

Could the teams really have swapped stars? The Los Angeles Lakers are taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, and in a different world it would Kobe Bryant's final game against his former team. Apparently, when Bryant demanded a trade amidst the Lakers' struggles in 2007, the team's...
Silver Screen and Roll 6 hours ago

Lakers vs. Cavaliers Preview: LeBron James and Kobe Bryant link up before All-Star weekend

Kobe. LeBron. ESPN. No cookies on the line, though. The Los Angeles Lakers close out their four-game road trip with a visit to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, hitting their final contest before All-Star weekend. This could also be the last time we see a few pieces of this Lakers roster playing...
Newark Star-Ledger 32 mins ago
Yankees' Carlos Beltran praises Mets' Terry Collins, defends Game 5 World Series decision

Yankees' Carlos Beltran praises Mets' Terry Collins, defends Game 5 World Series decision

Beltran calls Collins one of the best managers he's ever had
New York Daily News 44 mins ago

Beltran could retire after season, loves Yankees' bullpen

Carlos Beltran’s acknowledges the possibility that this could be his final season and he knows he wants to stay in baseball afterward.
Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join me for the weekly chat on the Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday. There's so much to discuss in the offseason — the upcoming NFL Combine, free agency, the NFL draft and, of course, the future of Calvin Johnson. Bring your question, thoughts and opinions. It's always interesting. — Paula Pasche
Liberty Ballers 1 hour ago

Report: Sixers Have Reached Out to Hawks About Jeff Teague, Dennis Schröder

The Inquirer's Keith Pompey reports that the Sixers have explored the price for a pair of Atlanta Hawks point guards. Outside of a stray report about Blake Griffin, the Sixers have been attached to minimal trade deadline talks. That ends today, with the Inquirer's Keith Pompey reporting the team has reached out to Atlanta regarding point guards Jeff Teague and Dennis Schröder. Despite his absence on the court, it would appear Joel Embiid still looms large in the grand scheme. In addition to inquiring about the availability of Teague and Schröder, it would appear the Sixers are in a...

Marshawn Lynch puts his custom Jeep up for sale

Marshawn Lynch's famous ride is available on eBay to help raise money for his Fam First foundation.
Ben Bolch / Los Angeles Times 3 hours ago

Clippers try to move on after announcement of Blake Griffin's suspension

It was back to basketball, but not basketball questions, for the Clippers on Wednesday, one day after the team announced it had suspended Blake Griffin for four games for his role in an altercation with a team assistant equipment manager. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Griffin and team assistant...
Sander Philipse / Bucs Nation 7 hours ago

Daily Bucs Links: Cam Newton's dive

Here's your open thread for today. Eli Manning explains why he looked so sad during Peyton’s Super Bowl win - SBNation.comAt least Eli's taking it all in good stride. The future belongs to Von Miller - SBNation.comHe was picked second in the 2011 NFL Draft, one spot after Cam Newton. But the season ended with Von Miller on top. Panthers defend Cam Newton for not diving on loose fumble - SBNation.comNewton was criticized for not jumping on a loose ball late in the Super Bowl. One more thing about Marshawn Lynch's retirement tweet - SBNation.comThere's an interesting thing about the timing,...
Baltimore Sun 5 hours ago

Yovani Gallardo would finally make Orioles better than last year, but at what price?

The Orioles are reportedly closing in on a deal with veteran pitcher Yovani Gallardo, but the price will be high in dollars and draft ramifications.

Whiteside's maturity questions again front and center for Heat

The approach by the Miami Heat on Tuesday night was that some things are better left unsaid. So the team asked Hassan Whiteside to leave AmericanAirlines Arena after his ejection against the San Antonio Spurs without commenting, even though the emotional center was willing to address the media....
Times-Picayune 9 hours ago
In Saints contract talks, Drew Brees is tough adversary

In Saints contract talks, Drew Brees is tough adversary

Although he's still among the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Brees is no longer in his prime. And at 37 years old, he could be signing the final contract of his career.
Liberty Ballers 1 hour ago

Sixers-Kings Preview and Game Thread

The Super Bowl of George Karl's Coaching Job Well this should be fun. All season long, teams have been so embarrassed by the Sixers that the simple act of losing to them has caused front office fireworks. Usually, rumors surface after a loss that management is considering firing their coach, as there is no greater humiliation in sports. Coincidentally, the Kings, as is always the case, are in the greatest turmoil. This is a team that has seen 8 different head coaches parade through their doors since Rick Adelman's departure in 2006. Of those 8 coaches, only Paul Westphal lasted more than...
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Tipoff time, channel and radio information

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Tipoff time, channel and radio information

The Cleveland Cavaliers will play the final game before the All-Star break on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. and the game will be shown on Fox Sports Ohio and ESPN.
The Dream Shake 2 hours ago

Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers game preview

The Rockets look to stay in the playoff hunt when they head to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers. Apologies for the late preview. It's completely my fault. We saw the 2015-2016 Houston Rockets in a microcosm last night in their loss to the Golden State Warriors. There was the awful start that arose from terrible defense and poor shooting. There was the glimpse in the middle quarters of a team that, when playing at its best, can play with anyone in the NBA, including the champions. Then there was the fourth quarter, where Houston lost yet another game that they seemingly always pulled...
Newsday 1 hour ago

Carl Hagelin happily reunited with Penguins coach Mike Sullivan

The California tan is beginning to fade, but Carl Hagelin feels welcome in the Steel City, where a heated rivalry with the Rangers resumed on Wednesday.

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Dan Labbe / Plain Dealer 5 mins ago

LeBron James and Kobe Bryant through the years

Look back at Kobe Bryant and LeBron James through the years.
Oregonian 6 mins ago

Eddie Johnson's $9.9 million lawsuit against Portland Timbers remains ongoing

Former Portland Timbers forward Eddie Johnson's $9.9 million personal injury lawsuit against the Timbers remains ongoing more than two years after the case was originally filed in the Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Deseret Morning News 11 mins ago
Utah's Booker, SUU's Killebrew lauded for pro potential by NFL draft expert Mike Mayock

Utah's Booker, SUU's Killebrew lauded for pro potential by NFL draft expert Mike Mayock

NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock listed Utah running back Devontae Booker and Southern Utah safety Miles Killebrew among the top...
Orlando Sentinel 11 mins ago

Four Hurricanes named to ACC's All-Academic football team

Hurricanes offensive linemen Alex Gall and Nick Linder, as well as quarterback Brad Kaaya and punter Justin Vogel, were named to the ACC’s All-Academic Football team on Wednesday, the league announced. To be eligible for consideration on the team, an undergraduate player must have earned a 3.0...

BYU football: Former Cougar Jack Damuni is new director of player personnel

BYU announced on Wednesday that former Cougar Jack Damuni has been hired as the school’s Director of Player Personnel. Damuni played for BYU in 1993 and 1994 as a safety under coach LaVell Edwards and at Dixie College in 1991 and 1992. He has been a school teacher in Hawaii from 1996-2015 and most recently has been an assistant coach at Baldwin High school in Maui. Former director of player personnel Justin Anderson followed coach Bronco Mendenhall to Virginia. The newspaper Maui Now first ...

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