3:12 PM EST, Mon February 20, 2017
CSN Philly 15 hours ago
West wins NBA All-Star Game; Anthony Davis earns MVP with record performance

West wins NBA All-Star Game; Anthony Davis earns MVP with record performance

The West earned a 192-182 win over the East in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game as Anthony Davis earned game MVP honors in New Orleans with a record 52-point showing.
FOX Sports 6 hours ago

Here's what Anthony Davis said about the blockbuster DeMarcus Cousins trade

Davis sums up his outstanding weekend in New Orleans.
Times-Picayune 14 hours ago

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans steal spotlight at NBA All-Star Game

Pelicans big man sets All-Star scoring record with 52 points; team nets deal for DeMarcus Cousins
ESPN 15 hours ago

NBA All-Star Game all about Anthony Davis and dunking

NBA All-Star Game all about Anthony Davis and dunking
San Francisco Chronicle 13 hours ago

Draymond Green helps spark Anthony Davis’ big night

NEW ORLEANS — In the West locker room before tip-off Sunday night, Anthony Davis reminded his teammates that he wanted to win his first All-Star MVP Award in front of his home crowd. Green, who finished with two points, six assists and seven rebounds, has long prioritized facilitating over scoring. At...
Silver Screen and Roll 4 hours ago
The Lakers’ lineup changes have offered mixed results

The Lakers’ lineup changes have offered mixed results

The starters have been good, but the rest of the team’s lineups have been less positive. Five games ago, the Los Angeles Lakers fully embraced their youth movement in the starting lineup. High-priced and underwhelming free agent additions Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov were out, and Tarik Black and Brandon Ingram were in to replace them. Despite having their metrics nuked by a loss to the Phoenix Suns in which the Lakers essentially rolled over in their last game before the All-Star break, the new lineup has been fairly solid so far. The Lakers have outscored their opponents by 2.1 points...
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago

The Lakers chose a clear direction by not trading for DeMarcus Cousins

By not pursuing the volatile superstar, Los Angeles showed it is truly committed to a rebuild The Los Angeles Lakers had an opportunity to land a superstar it had long been linked to on Sunday evening. DeMarcus Cousins, the versatile big man from Sacramento, was being shopped around and the Lakers...
Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago

Metta World Peace says the Lakers shouldn’t have traded future ‘superstar’ Brandon Ingram for DeMarcus Cousins

Strong stuff from World Peace in the wake of Sunday night’s trade rumors. The Los Angeles Lakers were widely reported to be in talks to trade for Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins before he was ultimately dealt to the New Orleans Pelicans. The (reported) hangup? The Lakers didn’t want to...
Silver Screen and Roll 49 mins ago

Kings' DeMarcus Cousins trade decision came down to Lakers, Pelicans, according to report

And you won’t believe how good Sacramento thinks Buddy Hield can be. The biggest news of All-Star weekend, even during the game itself, was the trade speculation suddenly swirling around now-former Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins. The saga eventually ended when Cousins was dealt to the...
Silver Screen and Roll 15 hours ago

NBA Trade Rumors: The Los Angeles Lakers tried to trade for DeMarcus Cousins

Los Angeles is refused to include their prized rookie, Brandon Ingram Update 8:44 PM: Sacramento has reportedly traded Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Wojnarowski for a package of “Buddy Hield and a 2017 first-round pick.” Original story follows. The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly...
Packers QB Brett Favre's success shows just how unmarketable Tony Romo is in free agency

Packers QB Brett Favre's success shows just how unmarketable Tony Romo is in free agency

Andrew Brandt of the MMQB and ESPN joined 103.3 ESPN's J-Dub City recently to talk Tony Romo, the Cowboys' pass rush and more. Here are some highlights:On free agency routes to Dallas' pass rushWith my Packers background, being an executive there, I've never been a big fan of paying big-money for free agents. When I look at Chandler Jones or [Jason Pierre Paul] or any guy out there, my first question is why are their incumbent teams not signing them? What's wrong? What do we not know? The Giants know JPP better than anyone, and they did the one-year deal last year and for some reason they...
FOX Sports 4 hours ago

How much would a Super Bowl win with Tony Romo mean to Jerry Jones? | UNDISPUTED

Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe discuss Tony Romo's future in the NFL. Is Jerry Jones hinting that they Cowboys may keep their veteran QB?
Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News 5 hours ago

Sturm's Weekly Bag of Footballs - Feb 20

We will get to some topics about Tony Romo and Jaylon Smith a bit further down the agenda this morning, but I wanted to do something in preparation for the NFL Combine which goes down in about a week and a half in its familiar home of Indianapolis. Basically, for guys like me (and I am guessing a lot...
Fort-Worth Star Telegram 11 hours ago

Maybe Cowboys should go Dak-friendly and draft wide receiver at No. 28

The Dallas Cowboys’ platinum offensive line was drafted and crafted to be Tony Romo-friendly. Dak Prescott reaped the benefit in 2016 after Romo suffered a preseason back injury. Now the …
Jason Pierre-Paul's value on open market projected to be about $15 million

Jason Pierre-Paul's value on open market projected to be about $15 million

Jason Pierre-Paul's value on open market projected to be about $15 million
NFL Trade Rumors 3 hours ago

Jason Pierre-Paul Expected To Get $15M Per Year On Open Market, Giants Could Franchise Him?

According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, “word on the street” is that the Giants are trying to keep their defense intact by attempting to retain free agent DE Jason Pierre-Paul and DT Johnathan Hankins. However, doing so won’t be easy for New York, especially when you consider the amount of money they’ve...
Giants Wire 3 hours ago

Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul has a projected value of $15 million per season

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is now only a few short weeks removed from hitting the free agent market. By all accounts, Giants general manager Jerry Reese doesn’t want that to happen, but JPP has already warned that he will not sign a franchise tag. Related:Jason Pierre-Paul...
Blogging Big Blue 2 hours ago

Jason Pierre-Paul’s projected market value is $15 million

Jason Pierre-Paul is able to cash in as a free agent. With free agency just weeks away from opening up, we’ll soon find out just how much money teams around the NFL are willing to pay New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul once he hits the open market. Jordan Raanan of ESPN projects Pierre-Paul’s...
Amazin Avenue 2 hours ago
Mets, Neil Walker extension talks held up over 2017 salary

Mets, Neil Walker extension talks held up over 2017 salary

Suggested creative accounting appears to be at fault. Extension talks between the Mets and Neil Walker have hit a “snag,” per Marc Carig at Newsday. Ed Coleman says the basic framework of an extension would be two years plus an option. But the Mets reportedly want to restructure Walker’s 2017 contract to allow the team some financial flexibility this season—and to add the value to the back end of the deal, which has been reported to be somewhere in the $28 to $40 million dollar range. Walker had season-ending back surgery in September, but it appears that the Mets are not too...
Newsday 4 hours ago

Neil Walker contract talks with Mets hit a snag, sources say

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Despite recent meetings between Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and representatives for second baseman Neil Walker -- talks that stoked optimism for getting a deal done -- sources said on Monday morning that the sides are no closer to hammering out a contract extension.
SportsNet New York 7 hours ago

Walker, Mets close to a contract extension

The Mets spoke with Neil Walker's agent on Saturday as the two sides continue to work towards a contract extension, general manager Sandy Alderson said on Sunday.
MLB Trade Rumors 3 hours ago

Mets’ Extension Talks With Neil Walker “Hit A Snag”

Mets GM Sandy Alderson has recently met with Neil Walker’s representatives to work out a contract extension, but talks have recently “hit a snag,” Newsday’s Marc Carig writes. The issue, it seems, is the second baseman’s already-in-place $17.2MM 2017, which he locked in when he accepted the...
Deseret Morning News 14 hours ago
Gordon Hayward enjoys his first All-Star Game experience with 8 points, 4 steals

Gordon Hayward enjoys his first All-Star Game experience with 8 points, 4 steals

Despite a lack of touches in a game with little defense, Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward said he had a great time in his...
Deseret Morning News 14 hours ago

Gordon Hayward gets some dunks in during first All-Star Game experience

Despite a lack of touches in a game with little defense, Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward said he had a great time in his...
SLC Dunk 13 mins ago

The Great Evolution of Gordon Hayward

Having the best season of his career, Gordon Hayward is working hard to give Jazz fans a sneak peek of his final form. Utah Jazz starting forward Gordon Hayward landed in New Orleans on Thursday, marking the first time in six years that a Jazzman has traveled to participate in the All-Star game. Gordon...
Dolphins plan to trade Branden Albert to Jaguars for draft pick, but Julius Thomas no longer in deal

Dolphins plan to trade Branden Albert to Jaguars for draft pick, but Julius Thomas no longer in deal

Executing a multiple-player trade in the NFL is rare because of all the fluid parts, and it appears that the Dolphins have backed off their desire to acquire tight end Julius Thomas from the Jacksonville Jaguars in a deal for left tackle Branden Albert. Instead of a player-for-player swap, which...
Miami Herald 3 hours ago

Branden Albert to Jacksonville in the works -- but not for Julius Thomas

The Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to a trade that would send left tackle Branden Albert to Jacksonville in exchange for a 2018 late-round draft pick, according to …
Pats Pulpit 5 hours ago
New England Patriots links 2/20/17 - Catch-and-release or keeper: Jabaal Sheard

New England Patriots links 2/20/17 - Catch-and-release or keeper: Jabaal Sheard

Daily news and links for 2/20/17 TEAM TALK PFW looks at the debate over whether to keep Jimmy G or trade him. Up to the Minute: Malcolm Mitchell talks Super Bowl, future with Patriots and offseason. (Video) Video: A shared moment narrated by Matt Damon. LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss posts some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Bill Belichick's 'no days off' chant catches on at Club 15; More. Ben Volin Sunday Football Notes: The case for and against trading Jimmy Garoppolo; More. Karen Guregian determines the Patriots are better off with Rob Gronkowski than without him. Mark Daniels analyzes...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 5 hours ago

2017 NFL mock draft: How likely is a trade, and where does Jimmy Garoppolo fit in?

A year after the No. 1 and No. 2 picks were both traded, we look at the current set-up, and what those trades could mean. The San Francisco 49ers have a lot of holes to fill on their roster, and with 11 draft picks and a lot of cap space, they have some opportunities. The 49ers hold the second overall...
Express-Times 27 mins ago
NFL free agency rumors: Should Eagles sign Jared Odrick?

NFL free agency rumors: Should Eagles sign Jared Odrick?

In 87 career games, Jared Odrick has 136 tackles, 23.0 sacks and five forced fumbles in his seven-year career.
FOX Sports 2 hours ago

2017 NFL Free Agency: Philadelphia Eagles Top Wide Receiver Targets

Here are the top five free agent wide receivers the Philadelphia Eagles should target.Everyone who watched the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016 knows that they need to get their quarterback Carson Wentz some wide receivers. It was pitiful watching the poor play from the Eagles wideouts this season and ...
Jets’ tampering with Darrelle Revis in 2015 reportedly more severe than NFL led on

Jets’ tampering with Darrelle Revis in 2015 reportedly more severe than NFL led on

Remember when the Jets were fined $100,000 in 2015 for tampering with Darrelle Revis before he signed with them right when free agency began? Well, the Jets reportedly did more than just have Woody Johnson say he wanted him back during a December press conference. In a piece published in the New York Daily News […]
Gang Green Nation 7 hours ago

New York Jets Flight Connections 02/20/17

Daily links connecting you to articles about the NFL's New York Jets. Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Monday... Connor Hughes: Which Jets players could save HC Todd Bowles' job in 2017? Rich Cimini: Ideally, the Jets will acquire a quarterback as...
Newsday 10 mins ago
Victor Cruz visits Carolina Panthers

Victor Cruz visits Carolina Panthers

Dave Gettleman was with the Giants' front office when the team signed obscure receiver Victor Cruz as an undrafted free agent in 2010, and the veteran executive might be the one to give Cruz another chance after the Giants parted ways with the 30-year-old receiver.
Panthers Gab 6 mins ago

Former Giants WR Victor Cruz Visits with the Panthers

Wide receiver Victor Cruz, who was released last week in a cost-cutting move by the Giants, was in Carolina this weekend for a visit withthe Panthers, Bill Voth of Blackandbluereview.com reports. Cruz left town without a contract, the source said, and he’s expected to talk with at least one other team....
Jays Journal 6 hours ago
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The news wasn’t great, but it could certainly have been worse, as the Blue Jays announced that they expect Josh Donaldson to miss 2-3 weeks of Spring Training. It wasn’t exactly the way the Blue Jays had hoped to start Spring Training, as arguably their best position player had to miss the first full workout […] Blue Jays’ Donaldson to miss 2-3 weeks with calf injury - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Newark Star-Ledger 8 hours ago
Devin McCourty: Skipping White House visit not the boycott statement it's made out to be

Devin McCourty: Skipping White House visit not the boycott statement it's made out to be

Rutgers alum Devin McCourty: Skipping White House a 'personal decision' after visiting last time Patriots won Super Bowl
Stanley Cup of Chowder 3 hours ago
Shark Tank

Shark Tank

The Bruins began their West Coast trip with a big win The Bruins returned to action by beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in overtime. It was a late night for many of us on the East Coast. This synopsis of the game notes that the third period was well paced- not a single whistle was heard. Boston Sports Pub The Bruce Cassidy gang won on Brad Marchand ‘s OT breakaway five-hole snipe on Martin Jones . Immediately prior, Patrice Bergeron won the faceoff (natch) and Torey Krug lofted the breakout pass. Boston Globe The Bruins bucked the trend of other NHL teams, who lost their games...
Nucks Misconduct 1 hour ago
The Morning After The Night Before - 2/20/17

The Morning After The Night Before - 2/20/17

We’re back with our morning links. After a brief hiatus, we’ve returned with our morning links. I’ll be taking the charge on these going forward, so let me know what you think of my delivery and if you'd like to see anything added or changed. Morning Links The Canucks almost came back from the dead last night, but still ended up losing 3-2 to the Philadelphia Flyers. An upside to the loss was seeing Jannik Hansen score his first goal in two months. Speaking of Jannik Hansen, his name has been one of a few tossed around with trade deadline news heating up. Before Saturday...

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Green Street | WEEI 2 mins ago

Isaiah Thomas rips DeMarcus Cousins trade

Add Isaiah Thomas to the list of critics who are unimpressed with the package the Kings received in return for DeMarcus Cousins. Moments after the All-Star Game, the Kings traded Cousins to the Pelicans Sunday night. New Orleans sent over Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a 2017 first-round pick and a 2017 second-rounder to […]
Birmingham News 2 mins ago

Auburn center Austin Wiley will play against LSU

Wiley injured his knee early in the second half of Auburn's loss to Texas A&M on Saturday.
Plain Dealer 3 mins ago
Michael Brantley stands in for Cleveland Indians live batting practice (video)

Michael Brantley stands in for Cleveland Indians live batting practice (video)

The left fielder, still working his way back from his second major surgery, stood in as Joe Colon tossed a sampling of pitches.
The Hockey Writers 3 mins ago

Alex DeBrincat: From Undrafted to Historic

Turns out Connor McDavid was right after all. Not that there was much doubt in what he said about Alex DeBrincat. But it’s scary to think back about how right McDavid was. McDavid’s Prophecy on DeBrincat Let’s set the scene for you. DeBrincat just scored his 50th goal of his Ontario Hockey League rookie season […]
Deseret Morning News 5 mins ago
BYU softball: Freshmen sweep WCC Player and Pitcher of the Week awards

BYU softball: Freshmen sweep WCC Player and Pitcher of the Week awards

After dominating performances from freshmen Rylee Jensen and Kerisa Viramontes, they were named West Coast Conference Player...

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