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Dominos should fall soon

The anticipation is the talk will heat up. Once the NHL All-Star break comes to an end Tuesday and teams get back to work in the final run for a playoff spot, the belief is GMs will finally get serious in their trade talks with the clock ticking toward the March 2 trade deadline. "There really isn't a lot going on," said a league executive. "At this point, I would think teams are...
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Jon Daniels again shoots down Josh Hamilton rumors

At Rangers Fan Fest on Saturday, general manager Jon Daniels was asked during a fan Q&A session what the chances were that Josh Hamilton would return to the Rangers. “Small,” Daniels responded. The response drew a laugh and then a round of applause from the crowd. “A rather popular sentiment,” said Rangers announcer Tom Grieve, who was moderating the Q&A. In December...
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Jackson looking to bounce back from disappointing year

Familiarity can also breed contentment. That’s Austin Jackson’s view as he prepares for his first full season with the Mariners after two disappointing months last year following his July 31 arrival. Jackson batted just .229 in 54 games after the Mariners acquired him from Detroit in a three-way trade on July 31 that sent infielder Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay. Throw in a .267...
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Kuran Iverson to join Rams

Memphis transfer Kuran Iverson has enrolled at Rhode Island and will suit up for the Rams next season, sources told ESPN.com. Iverson left Memphis earlier this month after being suspended for a violation of team rules. Sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that Memphis coach Josh Pastner kicked Iverson out of the program following that suspension.
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Tai Wynyard to join Wildcats

Tai Wynyard has committed to Kentucky, sources told ESPN.com. Wynyard is a New Zealand native who also visited Villanova and Texas during a trip to the United States earlier this month. The 6-foot-9 post player is currently a member of the 2016 class, but there is a chance he reclassifies and enrolls at Kentucky for next season. Wynyard participated in the Jordan Brand International...
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Joe Johnson battling tendinitis

Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Johnson revealed he has recently been playing through tendinitis. "I've just got tendinitis real bad in my right knee and in my left ankle," Johnson told Newsday following his team's blowout loss Saturday night in Utah. "I've been playing with both of them and been pretty banged up for probably about the past month and a half or so. We don't have time...
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Rick Carlisle plans to play Rondo

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said he plans to play Rajon Rondo in crunch time on a regular basis despite benching the four-time All-Star point guard for the final 5:12 of Friday night's 102-98 loss to the Chicago Bulls. "The other night's an aberration most likely," Carlisle said before Sunday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans. "We have a closing five. I just deviated...
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Ernie Banks suffered heart attack

Ernie Banks' family has announced that the Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer died after suffering a heart attack. Banks, a two-time National League MVP who spent his entire major league career with the Cubs, died Friday at the age of 83. The cause of his death was not announced until Sunday, when family attorney Mark Bogen revealed at a news conference that Banks died from the heart attack...
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Blue Jays end negotiations for Orioles’ Duquette

Negotiations for Dan Duquette are over after the Toronto Blue Jays refused to consider the Baltimore Orioles’ demands for promising right-hander Jeff Hoffman and two other top prospects as compensation for the executive. A deal between the American League East rivals was at no point close, and it appears a saga that’s lingered since word first leaked on the eve of the winter...
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Mike Napoli enduring long recovery from sleep disorder

Each off-season, professional athletes routinely undergo surgeries. Some get an elbow cleaned up from bone spurs. Some have cartilage removed from balky knees. There are fingers, toes and other parts of the body that need repair. But what Mike Napoli underwent last November was different than all of those. Different, and much worse. "It was probably one of the worst things I've...
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After getting traded by the Titans, Akeem Ayers feels like he’s won the lottery with the Patriots

In the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans will be picking second after finishing with a 2-14 record, which tied Tampa Bay for the worst in the NFL. After starting this past season on that team, Akeem Ayers knows how lucky he is to be in this position with the Patriots, prepping for Super Bowl XLIX. When asked this week if his situation was like winning the lottery, Ayers smiled...
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Delaying surgery means LaMarcus Aldridge could miss start of training camp next season

There is a chance LaMarcus Aldridge could miss the start of training camp next season by delaying his thumb surgery, but if that is the case, Trail Blazers fans would likely be elated. Although Aldridge is not risking his long-term health by playing with a torn ligament, a specialist in the field said he could now be facing a recovery that will take twice as long -- up to three...
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Ryan Braun says his thumb feels 'significantly better'

Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun, who underwent a thumb procedure last October, said his thumb feels "significantly better" than at this time last year, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Braun was plagued throughout last season by a nerve issue at the base of his thumb, the paper noted. "Knock on wood, I feel great; it feels really good," Braun told reporters. "Everything...
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Rob Manfred says he's 'open' to banning extreme defensive shifts

On his first day as commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred embraced the idea of banning defensive shifts, as well as utilizing pitch clocks, as ways of "injecting additional offense into the game." In this ESPN interview excerpt, Manfred suggested that defensive shifts, which have become popular in recent years with many teams (but not all) as a tactic against extreme...
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Edelman on Legion of Boom: 'They're all big, strong, ferocious players'

Standing only 5-foot-10, Patriots wideout Julian Edelman is one of the smaller wide receivers in the NFL. On Super Bowl Sunday, he'll be going up against a Seahawks defense that is filled with big defensive backs. "They're all big, strong, ferocious players. They play in their scheme. They're well coached. They play hard. We certainly have some guys that are big, but this a completely...
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Gordon tests positive again, facing 1-year ban

Browns wideout Josh Gordon flunked another league-mandated drug test and "now will be subject to a one-year banishment," sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gordon was suspended for the first 10 games this season for a repeat violation of the league's drug policy. Pro Football Talk reports the most recent failed test is for alcohol. Because of Gordon's past DUI, the website said...
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Bill Nye says Bill Belichick made no sense

We’ll be posting the entire transcript of Bill Belichick’s Saturday press conference so that anyone interested in reading the whole thing can review it, process it, understand it. One fairly famous scientist who presumably listened to the entire press conference and/or read the transcript already has issued a verdict. Bill Nye, a mechanical engineer who worked at Boeing before...
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Jets making a couple of hires in personnel department

The Jets said goodbye to Rex Ryan at the end of the regular season, but they’ll have another Rex in the organization for the 2015 season. Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that the team will hire Rex Hogan to be their director of college scouting. Hogan was a national scout for the Bears in recent years and had worked for the organization since 2004 before being let out of his...
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Bears hire another former Broncos assistant

John Fox brought offensive coordinator Adam Gase with him from Denver to Chicago and now the team has added another member of the 2014 Broncos offensive coaching staff to the ranks. The Bears announced that they have hired Bo Hardegree as an offensive assistant. Hardegree was an offensive quality control coach in Denver in 2014, his first year as an NFL assistant.
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Report: Raheem Morris expected to be Falcons defensive coordinator

The Falcons are believed to be waiting for the Seahawks to finish the Super Bowl so that they can go ahead and hire Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as their next head coach, but that hasn’t stopped them from moving forward with other coaching moves. They’ve decided on Kyle Shanahan as their next offensive coordinator and they may be moving forward with his defensive...
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Jim Harbaugh lands his first two recruits at Michigan

Apparently Jim Harbaugh was doing more on Saturday than messing around with the Michigan band. The Wolverines picked up their first two verbal commitments under Harbaugh on Saturday, nabbing both a defensive end and flipping a quarterback from Texas. Which is good news for Michigan, because if there was one thing that seems to have gotten lost in all the happy feelings surrounding...
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Jazz Sign Elijah Millsap to a Multi-Year Deal

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard/forward Elijah Millsap to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Millsap signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Jazz on Jan. 5 and has appeared in 10 Jazz games since, averaging 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 20.4 minutes. When the Jazz signed him...
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Maple Leafs push centennial wish list at all-star bash

The Maple Leafs, with a contingent sweet talking other teams here, are expected to bring an all-star game and outdoor game to Toronto for their centennial season in 2016-17. The draft, however, is not expected to be in Toronto that year. Few were talking publicly about the Leafs’ plans on Saturday, when details of next year’s World Cup of Hockey in Toronto were revealed, but...
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Carmelo Anthony sticks to the plan and takes a rest

With the Knicks on the verge of a four-game winning streak and on the first anniversary of his 62-point scoring-record explosion against Charlotte at the Garden, Carmelo Anthony sat for a “recovery day’’ Saturday night as his teammates lost, 76-71, to the Hornets. It was a preordained plan for Anthony to sit out the second night of a back-to-back, as the Knicks are in a busy...
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Ryan Broyles likely down to final chance with Lions

To listen to Martin Mayhew, Ryan Broyles' run with the Detroit Lions isn't over — it only looks that way. Broyles languished as the Lions' fifth receiver this year, rarely playing and hardly ever being active for games. Though he was healthy for the first time in his career, Broyles appeared in just five games — fewer than in either of his first two injury-shortened seasons...
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