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  • Aaron Gordon Calf Injury Diagnosed as Strain, Won't Return vs. Trail Blazers

    Orlando Magic power forward Aaron Gordon suffered a strained right calf during Friday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers.  The team announced he would not return to the contest. Gordon has made steady progress since the Magic selected him with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He's in the midst of his most complete season to date, averaging 18.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists through his first 25 appearances. The 22-year-old California native missed nearly half his...

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  • Rudy Gobert Leaves vs. Celtics After Suffering Left Knee Injury in 1st Quarter

    Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert suffered a left knee injury during Friday night's road game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.  The Jazz announced the post player "most likely" won't return to the contest. David Locke, the team's radio announcer, noted the injury occurred when teammate Derrick Favors rolled into his knee. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported early indications show Gobert suffered a grade one MCL sprain, though he still needs to undergo an MRI. Gobert is coming off the best...

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  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Missed Cavs Game Due to Legal Matter, Could Miss More

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed the Los Angeles Lakers' 121-112 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday at Quick Loans Arena because of a legal situation that could keep him away from the team for multiple games.                 Jeffrey Lance Abood, Caldwell-Pope's attorney, told ESPN in a statement Friday that his client's absence stemmed from when he allowed someone to operate his vehicle under the influence in March: "While a member of the Detroit Pistons last year, Kentavious...

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  • Cavaliers Trade Rumors: Team to Keep Nets Pick as Backup Plan for 'LeBron Stuff'

    LeBron James could be wearing a different uniform this time next season, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly uninterested in trading their rights to the Brooklyn Nets' first-round pick in the 2018 draft because of the possibility.  On Friday, Sean Deveney of Sporting News cited a general manager who said, "They would be open to a deal by all indications. But they're not talking about that pick. That's the Plan B for the LeBron stuff and from what I know, they don't want to budge on...

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  • Matt Moore Reportedly Traded to Rangers from Giants for Prospects

    The San Francisco Giants have reportedly traded starting pitcher Matt Moore to the Texas Rangers.   Per John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants will receive prospects from the Rangers in exchange for the left-hander.  Shea previously reported the Giants were nearing a deal involving at least one of Moore and Hunter Pence in an effort to shed salary.  The Giants have been linked to multiple high-profile free agents and trade targets this offseason, though they have yet to make any...

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  • Manchester United Transfer News: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marouane Fellaini Rumours

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan will reportedly leave Manchester United in January after a row with manager Jose Mourinho, while the club are also said to be willing to listen to offers for Marouane Fellaini. The Armenian argued with Mourinho after watching a video of United's 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion from November 25. Mourinho was unhappy with Mkhitaryan's performance in that game as well as in the Premier League defeat to Chelsea on November 5, according to The Sun's Neil Custis. Mkhitaryan...

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  • Jerry Richardson Under Investigation After Allegations of Workplace Misconduct

    Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is being investigated after allegations of workplace misconduct were made against him. Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond issued a statement about the investigation into allegations against Richardson, via the team's official website: "The Carolina Panthers and Mr. Richardson take these allegations very seriously and are fully committed to a full investigation and taking appropriate steps to address and remediate any misconduct. The entire organization is...

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  • Arsenal Transfer News: William Carvalho Rumours, Jack Wilshere Contract Latest

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to strike a deal for Sporting CP midfielder William Carvalho ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. According to A Bola (h/t Annie Eaves of Sport Witness), the Gunners are keen to "reserve" a Carvalho transfer before he represents Portugal in Russia next summer. Wenger, noted as the figure driving this deal, is said to want a pre-agreement in place. Additionally, it's said the Gunners face competition from Tianjin Quanjian for Carvalho, who is said to...

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  • Kristaps Porzingis Injury Update: Knee Improving, Star Questionable vs. Thunder

    New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis apparently felt improvement in his injured knee Friday but is still listed as day-to-day and questionable for Saturday's contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ian Begley and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reported the news, noting the injury occurred during New York's victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday when his knee twisted in the post. According to Begley and Wojnarowski, Porzingis' discomfort decreased as the knee was "worked on"...

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  • Chris Paul Off to Historic Start with Houston Rockets

    Houston Rockets and point guard Chris Paul picked up a 109-96 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday evening, pushing the team's winning streak to 11 straight contests. The streak began the night Paul returned from a lingering knee injury that cost him nearly a month of action from mid-October to mid-November. When adding the season-opening victory against the Golden State Warriors to the last 11 games, Paul has become the first player since Dennis Rodman with the Chicago Bulls...

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  • Yankees Trade Rumors: Gerrit Cole, Clint Frazier Swap Reportedly Discussed

    The New York Yankees' offseason dealing may not be over, as they are reportedly interested in right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole.         On Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported the Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates are having trade talks about Cole and that outfielder Clint Frazier is "likely" to be part of a potential deal.  Cole's name came up in trade rumors during the 2017 season. In May, Heyman wrote that rival teams believed the Pirates could make him available, and he listed the...

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  • Juventus Transfer News: Latest Gianluigi Donnarumma and Emerson Palmieri Rumours

    Juventus could reportedly swap goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for Gianluigi Donnarumma, while the Italian champions are said to be keen on signing Roma's Emerson Palmieri. Donnarumma's agent, Mino Raiola, wants the AC Milan goalkeeper to play for Juve or Paris Saint-Germain, according to Daniele Longo at Calciomercato. Massimiliano Allegri's side could offer up to €50 million plus Szczesny for Donnarumma, with the two clubs enjoying a good relationship when it comes to transfers. AC Milan...

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  • Joe Mixon Lawsuit Says He Spent Nearly $200K on Jewelry Before Draft

    According to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports on Friday, Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon failed to fully pay for the nearly $200,000 in jewelry he bought before the NFL draft.  TMZ noted Mixon paid approximately $100,000 of the $190,000 bill, and jewelry broker Eleow Hunt says he has not received the remainder of what he is owed. However, Mixon's representative said he was unaware the lawsuit existed. Mixon—who missed Cincinnati's loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday with...

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  • Tottenham Transfer News: Danny Rose Rumours, Latest on Ross Barkley

    Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly emerged as suitors for Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose. According to Le Foot (h/t Tom Coast of Sport Witness) the Ligue 1 giants are hoping to strengthen their options in the position, with Layvin Kurzawa their current first choice.  In the piece it’s claimed Rose would be available at a "very affordable" fee in January. The England international has fallen behind Ben Davies at Spurs and as noted by Coast, has hinted in the past he would be keen to move...

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  • Sean Payton, Pete Carroll Fined $10K for Improperly Entering Field of Play

    New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll were each fined $10,000 on Friday "for improperly entering the playing field during recent games," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.  Jacksonville Jaguars assistant coaches Pat Flaherty and Keenan McCardell were also fined $10,000 for breaking the same rule.   Payton was fined for running on the field with 1:05 remaining in regulation of the Saints' 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 7. He was...

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  • Ray Allen Stalking Case Dropped by Accuser

    A man who accused former NBA star Ray Allen of stalking and making threats against him has dropped the case, according to court documents obtained by TMZ Sports.  According to TMZ, Bryant Coleman dropped a temporary restraining order against Allen that was granted to him in Florida. In November, Coleman alleged that he and Allen were in a relationship for three years and that a man he believed to be Allen threatened to strangle him over the phone. Coleman also alleged that Allen said he wanted...

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  • Manchester United Transfer News: Latest Juan Mata and Andreas Pereira Rumours

    Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is reportedly in talks with Besiktas, while Valencia do not expect the Red Devils to recall on-loan midfielder Andreas Pereira in January. Mata is out of contract at the end of the season and has been in discussions with the Turkish side over a move, per Fanatik (h/t Emre Sarigul at Turkish Football). The Spaniard is viewed as the perfect replacement for Anderson Talisca, who is on loan from Benfica, and while the club want to keep the Brazilian, they are...

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  • Pete Rose Drops Defamation Suit Against John Dowd over Statutory Rape Claims

    Pete Rose reportedly dropped his defamation lawsuit against attorney John Dowd on Friday. According to the Associated Press, the suit was dismissed after the two parties mutually agreed not to proceed in court.  "Pete Rose and John Dowd have agreed, based on mutual consideration, to the dismissal with prejudice of Mr. Rose's lawsuit against Mr. Dowd. I am not permitted to comment further regarding the resolution of the matter," attorneys for both Rose and Dowd said in a statement, per...

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  • Russell Wilson Eyeing History as Dual-Threat Quarterback

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has accumulated 29 touchdown passes and 482 rushing yards through the first 15 weeks of the NFL season. Should he add another touchdown and 18 more rushing yards to his 2017 ledger Sunday, Wilson would become the first quarterback in NFL history to notch two campaigns with at least 30 passing touchdowns and 500 rushing yards, per NFL Communications. Only Randall Cunningham (1990) and Cam Newton (2015) can claim even one season having reached both...

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  • Real Madrid Transfer News: Latest on Mauro Icardi Amid Los Blancos Rumours

    Wanda Nara, the agent and wife of Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi, has suggested the striker would remain at the San Siro for life if possible amid links to Real Madrid. The forward has been in sensational form this season, helping Inter scale the summit of Serie A with some potent finishing. Speculation about his future has intensified as a result, and when asked about the rumours on television programme Verissimo (h/t Marca), Nara made it clear Icardi is committed to his current side. "The...

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  • Trevor Siemian Placed on Season-Ending IR with Shoulder Injury

    Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph announced quarterback Trevor Siemian will miss the rest of the 2017 NFL season after suffering a shoulder injury in Thursday night's 25-13 road victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. On Friday, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' official website provided the update from Joseph, who confirmed Siemian will be placed on season-ending injured reserve. The QB doesn't need surgery but will go through a "rest and rehab" plan. This article will be...

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  • Zack Cozart, Angels Agree to 3-Year, $38 Million Contract

    Veteran infielder Zack Cozart has cashed in after his breakout 2017 season by signing a three-year, $38 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels.  Angels PR announced the free-agent deal Friday. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the financial details. Cozart was a part of the rise in power across Major League Baseball last season. The 32-year-old set career highs with a .297 average, .385 on-base percentage .548 slugging percentage and 24 home runs.  For his efforts in 2017, Cozart was...

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  • Carlos Santana, Phillies Reportedly Agree to 3-Year, $60 Million Contract

    Carlos Santana will bring his blend of patience and power to the Philadelphia Phillies' lineup in 2018 after the two sides reportedly agreed to a deal Friday, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.  Per Heyman, Santana's deal is worth $60 million over three years with the Phillies. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic confirmed the terms. Santana spent the first eight years of his Major League Baseball career with the Cleveland Indians. The 31-year-old posted a .249/.365/.445 slash line from...

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  • Liverpool Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Philippe Coutinho and Marko Grujic

    Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is reportedly pushing for a move to Barcelona, while Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa are said to want Marko Grujic on loan in January. Barcelona remain committed to signing Coutinho and are optimistic they can land him in January, according to Mundo Deportivo (h/t David Prentice of the Liverpool Echo). The Reds want €200 million (£176.6 million) for the Brazilian, but Barca will only offer €145 million (£128.1 million). Coutinho does not want the...

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