Warriors’ O’Neal playing with wrist injury
Jermaine O’Neal has been playing with a sprained right wrist, which is technically a tear of the ligaments, but there are no plans for the Golden State Warriors backup center to have surgery.
Return of Trey Burke boosts Utah
During the first 14 games of the season, the Utah Jazz offense was often politely described as sputtering and disjointed. Over the last six games, Jazz players and opponents have started using words like rhythm and flow.
Analysis: Blazers Give The N.B.A. A Chemistry Lesson
Somehow, the Portland Trail Blazers, who won 33 games last season, are off to a 16-3 start, best in the Western Conference, which is stacked with talented teams.
Bobcats’ Taylor hopes to pick up his shooting
Bobcats small forward Jeffery Taylor is hoping a spot in Charlotte’s starting lineup will help shake his recent shooting slump.
Carmelo Anthony denies report that heâ€™s leaving Knicks
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony shot down a radio report that he will be leaving the organization next year. Stephen A. Smith said Wednesday on his ESPN-98.7 radio show that he’s heard from multiple people that Anthony already has made up his mind that he will leave New York as a free agent after this season.
DeSean Jackson Hangs out with Internet Sensation TerRio
Internet sensation TerRio continues to star in viral videos. This time he got to hang out with Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, and the two combined to make some entertaining clips.
Jackson posted some awesome videos of TerRio on his Instagram account.
TerRio ran over Jackson and did his signature dance:
The fun didn’t stop there.
Texans vs. Jaguars: Live Game Grades and Analysis for Houston
The Houston Texans (2-10) travel to EverBank Field to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-9) on Thursday Night Football. The Jaguars have yet to win a home game this season, which bodes well for a Texans team looking to climb out of the gutter of the AFC South.
The Texans will look to contain a resurgent Maurice Jones-Drew, who has rushed for at least 77 yards in each of his last two contests.
Case Keenum and Ben Tate were able to produce fine performances in Week 13 against the New England Patriots.
Michael Carter-Williams Injury: Updates on 76ers PG’s Knee and Return
Philadelphia 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams will miss his team’s next game after experiencing some soreness in his right knee.
Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported that the star rookie is listed as day to day:
Sixers say rookie Michael Carter-Williams didn’t make trip to Charlotte for tomorrow night’s game and is day to day with right knee soreness
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) December 5, 2013
It’s the second time this season that Carter-Williams has been forced to miss time, after he had to deal with a bruise in his left foot back in November.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Live Score and Analysis
The Los Angeles Clippers (12-7) will look to avoid their third straight loss when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies (9-8) at the FedExForum on Thursday night.
Date: December 5, 2013
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Television: SSO-Mem (Local), Prime Ticket (Local)
Online: NBA League Pass
Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for live updates and analysis for this big Western Conference matchup between the Clippers and Grizzlies.
MLB Trade Rumors: Re-Ranking the Top Available Stars
Prince Fielder, Doug Fister, Dexter Fowler, David Freese and Ian Kinsler are some of the more notable players that have already been traded this offseason. Considering that the winter meetings haven’t even gotten underway, expect at least a few more to change teams between now and the end of the month.
Here’s the latest on seven players whose names have been floating around the rumor mill, ranked in order of potential impact they’d have on their new team.
WWE SmackDown: Spoiler-Free Preview for Dec. 6
The search for momentum powers the Dec. 6 edition of WWE SmackDown.
CM Punk takes on a member of The Shield, trying to gain confidence before his handicap match at TLC. Big E Langston preps for his upcoming Intercontinental Championship match, Natalya seeks a pre-title bout victory and Randy Orton is pitted against a familiar foe before TLC.
Tim Tebow Must Accept Italian League Team’s Offer If He’s Serious About Being QB
Maybe Tim Tebow has been more concerned about being a star than an NFL quarterback all along?
Tebow, the king of intangibles, looks prepared to give up on being an NFL quarterback in lieu of lucrative television gigs.
If this wasn’t the case, Tebow would be finding a football league that would take him in hopes of proving he can throw a football better better than the Play 60 kid.
Instead, as Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead reports, Tebow is ready to make the jump to being a television personality.
That may or may not be true.
How Media, Outside Influences Have Impacted Jameis Winston, FSU’s Dream Season
A football game pales in significance to a person’s well-being, even if it’s a program’s biggest football game in over a decade. Still, Florida State is one game away from reaching a goal its players have worked tirelessly toward for years. Somehow, the Seminoles must reconcile the gravity of one with the other under a media microscope.
Because of who Jameis Winston is—star quarterback of the No.
Andrew Bynum Calls Nuggets JJ Hickson an ‘Infant’
It’s fair to say Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum is not a fan of former Cavalier and current Denver Nuggets player JJ Hickson.
Although the two big men had an evenly matched battle on the interior Wednesday night, the 7′, 285-pound Bynum was not impressed with Hickson, saying, “The guy guarding me was an infant,” per Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.
The two bigs went toe-to-toe, a matchup that culminated with Hickson drawing a flagrant-1 foul on Bynum after frustrating him with stingy play, per Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post.
Despite the fact that Hickson gives up plenty of size to Bynum at 6’9”, 242 pounds, he had the better game, even though the Nuggets went on to lose 98-88.
NC State RB Shadrach Thornton Named as Suspect in Sexual Battery Case
North Carolina State running back Shadrach Thornton is reportedly being investigated on charges of sexual battery.
According to court documents, the battery was reported on Monday, with Thornton listed as one of the suspects, per Joe Giglio and Andrew Kenney of The News and Observer in Raleigh.
While investigating the battery charges, authorities searched an apartment belonging to Thornton and some of his teammates. Marijuana was found during the search, which in turn led to charges of misdemeanor marijuana possession and misdemeanor paraphernalia possession against both Thornton and his teammate J.
Tiger Woods at Northwestern Mutual World Challenge 2013: Day 1 Score and Recap
As host of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, it was important for Tiger Woods to get off to a strong start. Fortunately, he did just that with a one-under 71 on Thursday.
The tournament, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation, takes place at Sherwood Country Club in California and features only the best golfers in the world. The exclusivity of the 18-man field is what makes the event so exciting.
Louisville vs. Cincinnati: Live Score and Highlights
The battle for the The Keg of Nails has been decided by single digits in six of the last seven meetings. You can expect another close affair when Louisville and Cincinnati meet at Nippert Stadium on Thursday night.
The Cardinals head into the matchup with a 10-1 record and have won four straight games, while the Bearcats are 9-2 and still have an outside shot at a BCS bowl.
This has always been a heated rivalry, but with both teams relevant and jockeying for bowl positions, you can count on this being a wonderful college football game.
Are DeMarcus Cousins, Derrick Williams NBA’s Greatest Risk-Reward Duo?
This new Sacramento Kings regime doesn’t shy away from a gamble.
That much was clear the moment current majority owner Vivek Ranadive finalized his purchase of the franchise back in May.
Ranadive gave longtime assistant Michael Malone his first taste of the head-coaching ranks. A similar career boost was granted to first-time general manager Pete D’Alessandro shortly thereafter.
Dissecting Most Crucial Matchups in New York Jets’ Week 14 Contest with Oakland
The New York Jets (5-7) are sputtering out of playoff contention as they enter a crucial Week 14 contest against the Oakland Raiders (4-8). The Jets have experienced massive inconsistency at the quarterback position, where rookie signal-caller Geno Smith has seemingly regressed.
The second-round pick has failed to complete more than nine passes in four consecutive games, spurring serious doubt that the former West Virginia standout is capable of becoming a legitimate starting QB.
Smith has been horrendous for the Jets, posting a 54.