Andre Iguodala says he’s feeling ‘pretty good’ and making steady progress rehabbing his strained left hamstring, but he didn’t offer a timetable for his return to action with the Warriors.
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Dwyane Wade, 31, knows he has to take games off in the Heat’s quest for a three-peat, even if he doesn’t like it.
Roy Hibberts continued dominance of Miami Heat puts spotlight back on Greg Oden
Pacers center Roy Hibbert looms as the biggest obstacle to a three-peat for the Heat, which fortunes might rest with Greg Oden.
Felton Expected to Miss 2 to 3 Weeks as Problems Mount for Knicks
With Raymond Felton out with a strained left hamstring, the Knicks are reportedly talking to the Toronto Raptors about a deal for point guard Kyle Lowry.
Lower-Paid Players Feel Targeted by State Tax
Tennessee’s flat “jock tax” for visiting professional athletes disproportionately targets lower-paid players, their advocates say, making some trips a money-losing proposition.
Grizzlies’ Randolph gives special needs fan shirt off his back
Whether it was his holiday spirit or just being a genuine nice guy, Zack Randolph provided one lucky fan with a memorable moment on Wednesday night.
Warriors’ O’Neal to have wrist surgery; no timetable yet
Golden State Warriors backup center Jermaine O’Neal is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist Friday.
Warriors’ Jermaine O’Neal to undergo wrist surgery (Yahoo Sports)
Golden State Warriors backup center Jermaine O’Neal is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist Friday. The team said a timetable for O’Neal’s return will be announced following the procedure, which threatens to end his season – and possibly his career. The 35-year-old O’Neal is in his 18th NBA season and has had previous knee and wrist surgeries. The Warriors said O’Neal’s latest operation is ”to address a torn ligament in his right wrist.
AJ McCarron Wins 2013 Maxwell Award
Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron was announced as the 2013 Maxwell Award winner for the Collegiate Player of the Year on Thursday evening’s ESPN telecast.
Dan Wolken of the USA Today reported the news:
The senior signal-caller will end his tenure in Tuscaloosa in Jan. 2′s Sugar Bowl, where the BCS No. 3 Tide will be taking on the 11th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in New Orleans, La.
NFL Week 15 Picks: Road Teams That Will Pull out Ugly Victories
There’s no such thing as style points in the NFL—winning is the only thing that matters, whether it’s pretty or not. As you’re making your weekly NFL picks, you should know that some top teams on the road in Week 15 are guaranteed to grind out ugly victories on their way to the playoffs.
The NFL is unpredictable, and upsets occur every weekend.
However, a few laws prove true time and time again—one of which is this: Good teams find ways to win more often than not, while bad teams find ways to lose.
Boston Celtics Patiently Waiting for the Right Trade
Think back to December 2003. Vice president of basketball operations Danny Ainge had already traded Antoine Walker and Tony Delk to the Dallas Mavericks for Raef LaFrentz, Jiri Welsch, Chris Mills and a 2004 first-round pick.
The Boston Celtics started the season slow but eventually found their groove. After getting off to a 7-12 start, Boston won five straight games to even out their record to 12-12.
Michigan Football Recruiting: 3 Commits Brady Hoke Must Not Lose
In spite of all the issues on the field this season, the Michigan football program is still recruiting at a high level. Outside of a near-perfect record at home, luring some of the nation’s top prospects to Ann Arbor has been a staple of head coach Brady Hoke’s tenure.
The Wolverines’ 2014 haul features 16 recruits and is ranked No. 17 nationally, according to Rivals.
Dana White, Georges St-Pierre to Hold “Special Conference Call” Friday at 2:30pm
LAS VEGAS—The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Thursday night that UFC president Dana White will be joined by longtime welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre on a Friday afternoon conference call.
No other details were provided by the promotion, which issued the news via a press release received by Bleacher Report.
St-Pierre was scheduled to speak to Canadian media at a previously arranged engagement at a skating rink located in a Quebec City mall. Longtime mixed martial arts journalist Neil Davidson of The Canadian Press confirmed that St-Pierre is expected to announce his future plans at the media event; now, though, it seems the word will come a bit earlier when St-Pierre joins White on the conference call.
Roger Federer Launches Management Firm with His Agent
While Roger Federer is focused on training for the upcoming season, he is also preparing for life after tennis.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion has started a boutique agency with his American agent Tony Godsick. The firm is called Team8 and has already secured Juan Martin del Potro as a client. The young Bulgarian player Grigor Dimitrov is also rumored to have signed with Team8, according to Sports Illustrated.
Chris Paul Breaks Deron Williams’ Ankles on Nasty Crossover
There was a time when “Chris Paul vs. Deron Williams” was an actual debate among NBA fans…
Desperation Kicking in for Michigan with No. 1 Arizona on Deck
On Saturday afternoon, Michigan hosts No. 1 Arizona.
It might be the Wolverines’ last chance to salvage their 2013-14 season.
Oh sure, regardless of what happens on Saturday they could dominate the months of January and February, win the Big Ten and earn a No.
Texas Football: Previewing the Tyrone Swoopes Era
Given all the swirling juiciness surrounding the Texas Longhorns football program, one almost forgets about the student-athlete constituents.
The Longhorns (8-4, 7-2) have battled injuries across several fronts, including at quarterback, where senior Case McCoy has performed valiantly in place of the injured David Ash.
But regardless of what has happened in 2013 and what will happen in the Alamo Bowl, the focus will eventually turn to the 2014 season. And whatever happens with the head-coaching position and the rest of the football staff, the Longhorns need to have a concrete Plan A and Plan B for their quarterback position.
First Quarter Report Card Grades for Each Member of Los Angeles Lakers
Even though the Los Angeles Lakers only have a 10-11 record and are on the outside looking in at the playoff picture, plenty of key role players have helped the team tread water with great play, which has earned them passing report card grades in the process.
The Lakers have faced a great deal of adversity in 2013-14. Kobe Bryant recently returned from an Achilles tear he suffered in April, Steve Nash has played just six games all season due to nerve root irritation and Pau Gasol—while he has appeared in every game—has been playing through a strained foot.
Mike D’Antoni has done an admirable job with an injury-riddled roster, and the bench-play has been nothing short of phenomenal—the second unit leads the league by scoring 47.
How the Rest of MLB’s Offseason Dominoes Will Fall Post-Winter Meetings
For all the talk that went on over the past four days while teams gathered in Orlando, Fla. for MLB’s annual winter meetings, there really wasn’t much resolution.
Several big-name free agents are still on the board, and trade talk surrounding impact players such as Matt Kemp, Brandon Phillips, David Price and Jeff Samardzija, while extremely entertaining and all, is just talk at this point.
For those of us who enjoy having something baseball-related to discuss 365 days a year, this is good news.