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Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead diagnosed with stress fracture in right foot

This is not the sort of Christmas present Seton Hall fans were hoping for, but the university has announced that freshman Isaiah Whitehead has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot. The injury was not the result of a particular play, according to team officials. Whitehead had an MRI on his right foot Wednesday, and the result of the test confirmed that he has...
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John Harbaugh disputes report that Jim’s family is pushing him to Michigan

Jim Harbaugh reportedly is “torn” between taking the job at Michigan and staying in the NFL. Harbaugh’s “family and friends” reportedly are urging him to return to his alma mater. His brother, John, disputed that on Wednesday. Strongly. “My dad and I both . . . I will say this: The report that said that his family is encouraging him to go to Michigan by Adam Schefter...
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Peyton intent on playing for Broncos in 2015

He's 38 years old, in his 17th season and has four neck surgeries in his medical file. Whether he plays in the cold, the rain or with the sun high in the sky, Peyton Manning always seems to be under an is-he-done microscope. Manning was asked Wednesday if he planned on playing in the 2015 season or if there were a set of circumstances that would make this season his last. And Manning...
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Police release 300 reports on FSU athletes after ESPN request

Star Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was named as an associate in an aggravated assault case from July 17, 2014 that is still being investigated by Tallahassee police. The Tallahassee police released a statement that Cook is an associate, but has no further updates at this time. This release came as a result of an open records request from ESPN: "While several of the reports...
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Sharks' John Scott suspended four games for sucker punch

The NHL's Department of Players Safety has suspended San Jose Sharks forward John Scott four games for punching an unsuspecting opponent. Scott delivered a backhanded punch to Anaheim Ducks defenseman Tim Jackman's jaw Monday night. He was not penalized on the play. This will be Scott's third suspension over the last two seasons, which makes him a repeat offender under the collective...
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Say hey, baseball: Troy Tulowitzki is the new Matt Kemp

Your Christmas Eve baseball includes a passing of the torch to Troy Tulowitzki, insight into the Matt Kemp trade, and your 2014 World Series champion Royals. Listen, we know it's tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage and Vines of dudes getting hit in the beans every day, and trying to find...
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Andy Dalton sent home from Bengals practice due to illness

The Bengals opened the week with some concern about wide receiver A.J. Green’s health after Green injured his arm in Monday night’s victory over the Broncos. Now the guy who throws Green passes is also dealing with a medial issue. Quarterback Andy Dalton was sent home from the team’s Wednesday practice because he’s ill. Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports that coach Marvin...
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Bucks' Parker optimistic after season-ending surgery

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker isn't letting an ACL tear get him down. The second overall pick of the 2014 draft opened up prior to the Bucks' loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday. Parker, who will spend the remainder of this season rehabbing his injured knee, sounded positive about his unfortunate predicament. "One of the positive things is I get a brand-new knee,"...
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Yankees’ cold-blooded A-Rod approach was missing with Jeter

The organization that talks more about winning-or-bust than any other — maybe more than all the others combined — last year prioritized Derek Jeter’s farewell tour over victories. Let us count the ways: Hal Steinbrenner ordered his re-signing — and at decent money — though Jeter was coming back from a horrific ankle injury, there was infinitesimal history of a shortstop...
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Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire hoping to play on Christmas

Amar’e Stoudemire was given a recovery day Tuesday following his two recovery games. Knicks fans probably would like a recovery season. But there is a method to the inactivity for Stoudemire. The Knicks are hopeful his mini-vacation will translate into the same kind of production the 32-year-old forward has given them thus far. Stoudemire has been a rare bright spot through the...
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Rams coach Jeff Fisher: Giants to blame for melee

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said his team did not instigate what turned into a wild second-quarter brawl in the Giants’ 37-27 win at St. Louis Sunday. He pinned the blame on the way the Giants responded after receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was thrown down out of bounds by Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree. “I think it would be good if they looked themselves in the mirror,’’ Fisher told...
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Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris coming into their own for Magic

Nikola Vucevic is more confident than ever and playing the best basketball of his life. Perhaps, it’s because the Magic gave him a four-year, $54 million contract extension last offseason. “It just kind of gives you a kind of peace of mind, to where you do what you do, and you don’t have to worry about those things,” Vucevic said. “I feel like I know that I put the summer...
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The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in 2015.
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James Franklin preaches patience; long-term plan in place at Penn State

As the number of healthy bodies dwindled and the challenge for James Franklin became clearer in his first season at Penn State, there was an undeniable temptation to sacrifice the long-term plan for immediate relief. Franklin, after all, learned Sept. 9 that the NCAA had rescinded its postseason ban on the Nittany Lions and restored their full allotment of scholarships, potentially...
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Josh Smith will sign with Rockets, according to report

The Houston Rockets will take a chance on Josh Smith, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The former Detroit Piston is expected to land in Houston once he clears waivers. Houston will beat out several teams for his services, including Dallas, Miami, Memphis and Sacramento. The Pistons waived Smith on Monday despite the forward still having two years and about $26 million...
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Gary Patterson named AP Coach of the Year

Gary Patterson's trophy case is filling up rather quickly this season. It was announced on Wednesday that the TCU coach had been named the AP Coach of the Year after leading TCU to an 11-1 record this season, a year after the Horned Frogs went 4-8. It's just the latest Coach of the Year award Patterson has received this season, as he won the Big 12's awards (both coaches and media...
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Sources: Anderson Varejao to miss remainder of season

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao suffered a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The diagnosis came with an MRI on his left ankle on Wednesday morning. Varejao tore his left Achilles in the Cavaliers' victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. For Varejao, it is another in a series of leg injuries...
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Ten who could surprise at 2015 World Juniors

The Finnish National Junior Team received quite a few surprise performances on the way to its gold medal-winning effort at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden. Goaltender Juuse Saros stole the show when he made 35 saves in a 3-2 overtime win against Sweden in the gold-medal game. Saros, who was selected in the fourth round (No. 99) by the Nashville Predators...
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Is EJ Manuel in Buffalo Bills' 2015 plans?

It's rare to see an organization throw in the towel on a first-round quarterback before 16 NFL starts. That appears to be exactly what the Buffalo Bills are doing with EJ Manuel. Although his team was eliminated from playoff contention this week, coach Doug Marrone has no intention of playing Manuel in the season finale at New England. "I can understand the question, but the game...
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Raiders set to begin interview process for head coach

The search for the next coach of the Oakland Raiders is about to ramp up. Raiders owner Mark Davis told Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday night that he plans to start interviewing head-coaching candidates next week. Davis will begin talks on Monday and Tuesday when assistant coaches with playoff teams are allotted time. Davis is making it clear he'll have a more...
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Happy Holidays from all of us at Pro Sports Daily!

We just wanted to take a few minutes to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone here at Pro Sports Daily and PSD Redzone. We hope you all have a safe, fun, and glutinous holiday season. Myself (Mr. Madden) and Samsonite will be spending a few days with our families so there will be no fresh content here on Redzone, but it will be business as usual for the news and...
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Robbie Keane says no to Premier League loan deals, talks MLS future

Robbie Keane’s rich vein of form for club and country had many European clubs monitoring his postseason plans. But apart from playing for Ireland, the L.A. Galaxy forward won’t be taking the field much until February. That’s when he’ll don the Galaxy uniform for a preseason friendly in his home country. Keane was on hand as the Shamrock Rovers announced a friendly with...
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To sit or to play could mean millions for Wilfork

Here’s a hairy dynamic that enters into the “SIT EVERYBODY!!” conversation for this Sunday. Playing time incentives. Most specifically, those of defensive tackle Vince Wilfork,. When Wilfork restructured his deal in the offseason (after much angst and irritation), the new agreement was laden with escalators. There was a $300,000 weight clause incentive, $500,000 for being...
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Sources: Kevin McHale agrees to extension with Rockets

Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has agreed to a three-year contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The three-year deal is worth nearly $13 million, league sources told Yahoo. McHale had been in the final season of his original four-year contract and completed an agreement on a new deal on Wednesday morning, sources said.
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Cavs fear long-term foot injury to Varejao

Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will undergo an MRI on his left foot Wednesday that could reveal a potential long-term injury. Varejao landed awkwardly in the third quarter of Tuesday's 125-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and left the floor without being able to put weight on the leg. Initial tests couldn't determine the severity of the injury. League sources...
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