2:09 PM EST, Thu February 11, 2016
Silver Screen and Roll 15 hours ago

Lakers vs. Cavaliers Final Score: LeBron James sends Lakers into All-Star break with 120-111 loss

One of the final Kobe and LeBron duels was a dud in Cleveland. The Cleveland Cavaliers made quick work of the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving the purple and gold with a 120-111 loss to chew on as they head into the long All-Star break. The Cavaliers galloped up and down the court on the Lakers, pushing the pace as they attacked the paint and took advantage of L.A.'s lacking interior defense, especially in transition. LeBron James ended the night with 29 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, leaking out in transition to catch outlets from his rebound-corralling teammates all night. Kyrie...
Silver Screen and Roll 15 hours ago

The Lakers are so bad there's a Ben Simmons tanking anthem

"Talkin' 'bout that Laaaakeshow Life...." The Los Angeles Lakers lost their 43rd game of the season Wednesday night, and the team appears well on track to finish with one of the worst records in the NBA. While that may not be very much fun in the moment, the upside is that the Lakers may get to keep...
News-Herald 3 hours ago

NBA: How Kobe Bryant's relationship with LeBron James evolved

CLEVELAND >> The two stars laughed with each other as LeBron James bantered along with Kobe Bryant by the scorer's table. Bryant later teased James at center-court moments after he bricked an alley oop. Once the buzzer sounded, Bryant and James hugged each other and offered encouraging words.The matchup...
Times-Picayune 1 hour ago

After cuts, New Orleans Saints probably under 2016 salary cap

The uncertainty stems from the simple fact that the NFL hasn't even released the 2016 salary cap yet, nor is there an official accounting of teams' 2016 obligations.
Chicago Tribune 2 hours ago

Jimmy Butler appears in Mountain Dew ad, his first national TV spot

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler makes his national TV ad debut in a Mountain Dew spot, part of the brand's "Game Lives Everywhere" campaign. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Lakers forward Julius Randle also star in the commercial.  Butler signed on as a Mountain Dew pitchman in Januaray 2015, and...
K.c. Johnson / Bulls Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports 15 hours ago

Bulls play musical All-Stars but will miss Jimmy Butler

Bulls will miss so much while Jimmy Butler recovers from his left knee sprain that coach Fred Hoiberg just sums it up as "everything." Butler sat on the bench Wednesday night and still will travel to Toronto for All-Star festivities, including Friday's media session. But his injury paved the way...

Report: TCU’s Boykin invited to combine as QB

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is not seen by many NFL talent evaluators as a legitimate quarterback prospect in the pros, but Boykin will get the opportunity to change some minds at the NFL Combine. According to Draft Insider, Boykin has been invited to the NFL Combine later this month in Indianapolis and will be one […]
philly.com 4 hours ago

LeSean McCoy breaks silence after alleged bar fight

Last night, former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy spoke publicly for the first time since a bar fight early Sunday morning left two off-duty officers in the hospital .
Martin Mayhew lands a new gig, hired by New York Giants front office

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Silver Screen and Roll 1 hour ago
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The Credits: "What Could Have Been" - Lakers Links

Starring Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, who never got to meet in the NBA Finals, even though one of them has been in the Finals every year since 2007. Lakers News The LeBron-Kobe rivalry and Finals matchup that never was | Yardbarker.com Lakers offered Kobe Bryant to Cavaliers for LeBron James in 2007, report says - LA Times Lakers Rumors: Kobe Bryant For LeBron James Trade Discussed In 2007 Report: Kobe Bryant once wanted Lakers to trade him to defending champs or 60-win team – ProBasketballTalk Kobe 'can't believe' LeBron was tricked by this highlight move | FOX Sports Kobe Bryant gives...
PensBurgh 2 hours ago
Pens Points: Dapper Dan Courage Award for Pascal Dupuis

Pens Points: Dapper Dan Courage Award for Pascal Dupuis

Daily source of Pittsburgh Penguins and NHL news and stories. Good morning one and all, The Pens came in hot and got shut out by Lundqvist and the Rangers. This feel eerily familiar. [Trib] The Pens have been playing well lately, last night notwithstanding, but still need more secondary scoring. [Today's Slapshot] The inaugural Dapper Dan Courage Award will be presented to Pascal Dupuis next Wednesday at the annual charity gala. [PPG] Bryan Rust believes in his ability to stick with the team even after the injured forwards come back. Oscar Sundqvist is just happy to be around and not clam...

What ails the Bulls? A former Tom Thibodeau pupil chimes in

One member of the Atlanta Hawks traveling party watched his team demolish the Bulls on Wednesday night and wondered: "Is Jimmy Butler THAT good?" Meaning, can Butler's absence explain why the Bulls were bad enough to get booed off their home floor following an 18-turnover, defense-optional 113-90...
Orlando Pinstriped Post 5 hours ago

Notebook: Late game issues plague Magic, who still have momentum into All-Star Break

The Magic have had late-game issues much of the season, and Wednesday's loss to the Spurs was no different. Losing out late As has been the case many times this season, the Orlando Magic found themselves fighting in a close game after leading by a considerable margin. Yet again, the Magic were able to come up with some big plays, but found themselves losing out when it really mattered. Despite getting a huge bucket from Evan Fournier to tie the game up with 13 seconds to go, and playing lock down defense on Kawhi Leonard before he rose up and his a tough jumper over the outstretched arm of...
Arizona Republic 4 hours ago

Markieff Morris gestures at heckling Suns fan

Suns forward Markieff Morris could be on his way out of Phoenix, but his behavior in Wednesday night's loss to the Golden State Warriors did not help his cause.         

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Times-Picayune 5 mins ago

4 LSU players invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Deion Jones, Jalen Mills, Vadal Alexander and Jerald Hawkins get the call.

Struggling Wild will look to beat the often unbeatable -- Braden Holtby and the Capitals

The Caps are the best team in the NHL, and goalie Braden Holtby has been the winningest goalie in the league. So the Wild would be facing quite a challenge, even if it was playing well.
Newark Star-Ledger 5 mins ago

Should the Jets cut Antonio Cromartie?

Some analysis of that question.
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 6 mins ago

Will LeBron James finish with a better career than Kobe Bryant? (video)

Chris Haynes, Joe Vardon and Chris Fedor discuss the longtime debate about LeBron James and Kobe Bryant following Bryant's final game in Cleveland.

Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum aims to win Skills Challenge amid busy All-Star weekend

McCollum is set to compete in the Skills Challenge at All-Star Star Saturday Night, but he has plenty of other obligations to manage during his two days in Toronto.

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