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Warriors’ Bogut still ailing
Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut suffers reaction to cortisone injection and misses practice.

Lowry scores 24, Raptors defeat Wizards 103-93
Kyle Lowry had 24 points and 10 assists as the Toronto Raptors broke open a close game in the third quarter and held on for a 103-93 win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.

Irving has easy night as Cavs rout Sixers 114-85
Tyler Zeller scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 14 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers pushed their winning streak to five games Tuesday night with a 114-85 victory over the skidding Philadelphia 76ers.

George Scores 26 to Lead Pacers Past Hawks, 108-98
Paul George scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 108-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

Pacers take down Hawks with boost from George’s 26 points
Paul George scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 108-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

Lowry has big night for Raptors in win over Wizards
Kyle Lowry had 24 points and 10 assists as the Toronto Raptors broke open a close game in the third quarter and held on for a 103-93 win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.

Medal Count 2014 Olympics: Updated Day 11 Tally and Day 12 Storylines to Watch
With a gold medal from David Wise in the men’s ski halfpipe and a bronze from Alex Deibold’s in the men’s snowboard cross finals on Day 11 of the Sochi Games, Team USA is tied with the Netherlands atop the medal counter at 20. 
Ten of those medals are of the bronze variety, which is more bronze than the Netherlands or any other country. Not that the Americans should be complaining, but I’m sure they’d prefer to be leading the pack in golds. 
Adding to the feeling of disappointment for Team USA is that Day 11 saw other top medal performers underachieve.

Olympic Gold Medalist Jamie Anderson Surprised by Family on ‘Ellen’
American Jamie Anderson took home the gold medal in the snowboarding slopestyle at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, so she is a hot topic back in the United States.
When she returned back to the United States, Anderson made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for her first interview since completing her rise to fame. As DeGeneres usually does, she gave her guest a few memorable gifts.
The Olympics—including the preparation—consume a lot of an athlete’s time.

Johnny Manziel Remains the 2014 NFL Draft’s Biggest Wild Card
Former Texas A&M quarterback and polarizing draft prospect Johnny Manziel remains the biggest wild card as we get closer to the 2014 NFL draft. A laundry list of storylines have followed Manziel around since his days in College Station.
This past June, Manziel posted an angry tweet saying that he “can’t wait to leave College Station.” Apparently, that was over a parking ticket.

Georgia Football: Who Will Replace Josh Harvey-Clemons in the Starting Lineup?
Josh Harvey-Clemons is has now joined a small group.
He is now on the list of Bulldogs that have been kicked off the team during the Mark Richt era. He was dismissed from the team for violating team rules, according to Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. But whatever the reason why Harvey-Clemons was released, the Bulldogs will now have to find a strong safety to replace him.

Dion Waiters Injury: Updates on Cavaliers Guard’s Knee and Return
The second half of Dion Waiters’ season was going swimmingly—for about 15 minutes. 
After scoring 13 points—on just seven shots—to go with four rebounds and three assists in the first half against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, the second-year guard came down awkwardly following a monstrous dunk. 
He immediately went to the locker room, and according to the Plain Dealer’s Mary Schmitt Boyer, he wasn’t allowed to return due to a left knee hyperextension: 

The instant-offense Waiters, who put on a show during the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night, looked set to start the second half in a similar fashion for the suddenly surging Cleveland Cavaliers, making this especially unfortunate timing.
Entering Tuesday’s game, he was averaging 14.

Minnesota Vikings: Breaking Down Their Franchise Tag Decisions
The NFL offseason kicked into high gear this week when the franchise-tag period began on Monday. Teams have until March 3 to use their tags before other teams can begin negotiating with free agents on March 8.
For the Minnesota Vikings, the franchise-tag period usually comes and goes with nothing more than a few whispers and rumors that never amount to anything.
Minnesota has used its franchise tag just once since 2008, designating Chad Greenway in 2011, before signing him to a five-year deal worth more than million.

Stephen Drew Rumors: Yankees Offered INF Multi-Year Deal Early in Offseason
Stephen Drew is one of the best free agents still available with spring training just under way, and the New York Yankees are still in need of a third baseman and insurance policy for Derek Jeter at shortstop.
Presumably, this would make them a perfect match for each other. However, not all things go as expected.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees did in fact extend Drew an offer earlier this offseason—believed to be for two or three years.

UFC Fight Night 36 Medical Suspensions: Lyoto Machida out 180 Days
UFC middleweight contender Lyoto Machida could be out for quite a while following his decision win Saturday at UFC Fight Night 36.
Machida received a 180-day suspension from the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission after he injured his left foot during his main event bout with Gegard Mousasi. The commission’s full list of medical suspensions was published Tuesday by Sherdog.
Interestingly, the suspension can be reduced if Machida is cleared by an X-ray.

Where Real Madrid Must Strengthen in Summer Transfer Window
It wasn’t that long ago that the January transfer window closed, but now it’s the time for Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti and his team of people to identify whom they require. The first move is to ascertain the quality of the squad, along with which players are likely to depart.
With a greater onus on youth, they should be looking first toward the academy to fill the voids. However, under Florentino Perez’s presidency, if there’s a world-class superstar he wants, then that’s what he will have, regardless of which type of player he already has climbing the ranks.

State of the New England Patriots Position by Position: Linebackers
Signed: Dont’a Hightower, Jerod Mayo, Jamie Collins, Steve Beauharnais, Ja’Gared Davis, Chris White
Free Agents: Brandon Spikes, Dane Fletcher
How can anyone not love Brandon Spikes? He’s a throwback linebacker that relishes delivering bone-crushing hits to ball carriers. In college he wore No. 51, modeling his game after Hall of Famer Dick Butkus.
As a Patriot, Spikes had the honor of wearing 55, worn before by Willie McGinest and Junior Seau.

Breaking Down the Cleveland Browns’ Franchise Tag Decisions
The first tough choice of every offseason is the franchise tag. While some teams will have to choose between two different players, the Cleveland Browns choice is much more simple. They need to either tag safety T.J.

Is Dwight Howard on the Decline?
Dwight Howard is the fart joke of NBA basketball players.
He’s not hard to understand, sometimes comes on a little too strong for more refined audiences and is desirous of more attention than he deserves on merit.
Simple. Straightforward.

Barcelona Shouldn’t Be Overconfident About Their Champions League Hopes
A comfortable victory. Two away goals. So far, so good.
And up next? The second leg, at the intimidating Camp Nou.

NFL Combine Records: Fastest 40 Times, Best Bench Press, More Heading into 2014
The NFL is an ever-evolving league in which incoming players continue to show up bigger, stronger and faster than their predecessors, and it’s always fascinating to see if new records will be broken at the NFL Scouting Combine. 
Many players make a boatload of money based on how they perform at the combine. Scouts like to say the tape doesn’t lie, but every year we see players shoot up draft boards after proving superior to their peers in shorts.
Every competitor who shows up to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis hopes to make his mark, but broken records don’t happen every year.