MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat posts up Boban Marjanovic #40 of the San Antonio Spurs during a game  at American Airlines Arena on February 9, 2016 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice:  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Hassan Whiteside suspended one game for elbowing Boban Marjanovic

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has been suspended one game without pay for throwing an elbow and making contact with the head of San Antonio Spurs center Boban Marjanovic, the league announced Thursday. The incident occurred with 9:35 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Heat’s 119-101 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday. Whiteside was […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JANUARY 29: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets leaves the game after he was ejected during the third quarter of a NBA game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on January 29, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)

Rockets talking to teams about Dwight Howard trade

The Houston Rockets have reportedly started talking to teams about trading eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard, league sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. It was reported last week that the Rockets had no interest in trading Howard before the Feb. 18 deadline, but those plans have changed as of Thursday. From Wojnarowki’s report: Howard, 30, […]

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Cavaliers showing trade interest in Kings’ Ben McLemore

It is not enough that the Cleveland Cavaliers are 38-14 and leading the Eastern Conference after the first half of the season. They recognize the need for more help to contend for a championship. And with the trade deadline fast approaching, Cleveland is looking to add some help on the wing. The Cavaliers have strong […]

ENGLEWOOD, CO - APRIL 29:  Von Miller of the Denver Broncos is presented to the media for the first time with vice president of football operations John Elway at Dove Valley on April 29, 2011 in Englewood, Colorado. Miller, a projected outside linebacker in head coach John Fox's new 4-3 scheme, was selected second overall from Texas A&M. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Franchise tag has been a useful tool for John Elway, Broncos

The use of the franchise tag has been a functional option for John Elway and the Denver Broncos, who must negotiate with linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller on a blockbuster contract this offseason. According to Jeff Legwold of ESPN, Elway has used the tag three times in the past four years. In all […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28:  Ricky Rubio #9 of the Minnesota Timberwolves directs a play during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  The Timberwolves won 112-111.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and condition of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Timberwolves getting calls about Ricky Rubio ahead of trade deadline

The Minnesota Timberwolves next step to the NBA trade deadline batter’s box and must take a swing at rumblings surrounding star point guard Ricky Rubio. Rubio has been the subject of rampant rumors since the start of training camp, though the organization hasn’t been willing to bite on any sort of offering. With the deadline […]

1987:  Offensive linebacker Russ Grimm #68 of the Washington Redskins sits on the bench during a 1987 season game. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Russ Grimm wants to make name for Titans offensive line

There’s nothing like a little Titans news to show that the bottom of the Super Bowl barrel has been scraped. We go from the glitz and glamour of the big game to the brutal reminder that the AFC South still exists. New Titans offensive line coach Russ Grimm said he wants Tennessee’s offensive line to earn […]

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Peyton Manning, fake Eli join Jimmy Fallon

As is the custom for a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Peyton Manning made a late-night TV appearance Wednesday. Then came a special guest, a cardboard cutout of stoic Eli Manning. By the time Peyton Manning talked to Jimmy Fallon, the public generally had become aware that Eli Manning’s stone face during Super Bowl 50 wasn’t out of […]

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 14:  Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies salutes his bench after hitting a three point shot against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at US Airways Center on April 14, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.   The Grizzlies defeated the Suns 97-91.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Knicks and Nets in running for Mike Conley in free agency

The New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets could use a starting point guard to help along rebuilds. One name heading to free agency this summer that immediately comes to mind is Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies, though conventional wisdom suggested he wouldn’t have much of an interest in joining a project team when he […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 11:  Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts against the Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center on April 11, 2014 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Hawks defeated the Nets 93-88. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Nets’ Joe Johnson would ‘welcome’ a trade

The Brooklyn Nets seem like one of the biggest sellers ahead of the NBA trade deadline, though most wouldn’t expect veteran guard Joe Jonson to be one of the names on the move. Johnson is certainly a piece the Nets might like to move were it not for a contract that pays the Arkansas product […]

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Kawhi Leonard drains game-winner, sinks Magic

We’re witnessing the passing of the torch in San Antonio, and Wednesday night’s game featured just another example of that. With the Spurs and Magic tied at 96-96 and just seconds remaining, San Antonio looked to its closer. But it wasn’t Tony Parker, no, it was their new closer, Kawhi Leonard. Kawhi. So. Clutch. pic.twitter.com/jKx53SScsM — San […]

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D’Angelo Russell drilled in groin by LeBron James pass

Pray for Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell, because the second overall pick of this year’s draft is probably icing his man region right now. Russell was the unfortunate recipient of a pass from LeBron James during Wednesday night’s game. He stepped into the passing lane in an attempt to force a turnover, and that’s […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 01:  Damian Lillard #22 of the 2014 USA Basketball Men's National Team passes the ball during a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Damian Lillard added as a finalist for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team

When USA Basketball announced the 30 finalists for the 2016 Olympic team in January, Damian Lillard was not one of them. But after a phone call to Director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo, the Portland Trail Blazers’ star point guard was added to the list of finalists on Wednesday. “I recently received a call from Damian, […]

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 6:  Josh Morgan #84 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up prior to their NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 6, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 20-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Free-agent WR Josh Morgan accidentally shot himself, charged with crime

Free-agent wide receiver Josh Morgan, who spent seven seasons in the league with the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears, accidentally shot himself last month, and then was charged with a crime, TMZ Sports reported Wednesday. Police in Virginia responded to a report of a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound around 9 […]

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Heat interested in Kings’ 3-point specialist Omri Casspi

At 32.3 percent, the Miami Heat have the third-worst 3-point field goal percentage in the NBA, and therefore could use another shooter on the perimeter. One of the options Miami has reportedly explored is trading for Sacramento Kings long-range specialist Omri Casspi, per Ethan J. Skolnick of the Miami Herald. As of Wednesday, Casspi is […]

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 17:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat and the Eastern Conference and Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Western Conference on the court during the 2013 NBA All-Star game at the Toyota Center on February 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Lakers and Cavaliers discussed Kobe Bryant-LeBron James trade in 2007

Kobe Bryant and LeBron James came up in trade discussions between the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2007. Bryant, on the cusp of winning an MVP but frustrated with the direction of the Lakers, wasn’t a stranger to seeing his name come up in trade rumors. James was, especially after leading the […]

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Top 5 takeaways from 2015 NFL Playoffs

The Denver Broncos’ win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 capped off a postseason that included some unbelievable finishes, the ascendancy of the NFL’s new MVP, a dominant run of defense and potentially the final game of one of the greatest quarterbacks in league history. Here are the top five takeaways from the NFL’s 2015 postseason: […]

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Michael Oher slid backwards during play in Super Bowl 50

Panthers left tackle Michael Oher has gone from the inspiration of a movie to a potential punchline on social media. Several players had to change their shoes during Super Bowl 50 because of the footing on the field at Levi’s Stadium. But on this play the subject of “The Blind Side” literally slid backwards trying to block […]

the New York Knicks the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on December 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 99-78.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Magic interested in Blake Griffin Trade?

It almost seems a matter of time before the Los Angeles Clippers ship Blake Griffin away, though most might not have considered the Orlando Magic as one of the teams willing to give up a boatload of assets to bring on the embattled forward. Those unconvinced might want to reconsider. Though the Magic seem to […]

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos passes the ball against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Could Brock Osweiler be Browns’ solution at QB?

It’s not out of the realm of possibility that Brock Osweiler could be a Cleveland Brown in 2016, according to Peter King. New Browns coach Hue Jackson might be interested in the free agent quarterback, King wrote in The MMQB. Of course as King said this is just at the “buzz” stage. If Peyton Manning […]

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 22: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions watches the action from the sidelines during the second quarter of thre game against the New York Giants at Ford Field on December 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lynn Swann: Calvin Johnson not a Hall of Famer

If Calvin Johnson decides to retire this offseason, he will have retired at age 30 like Lynn Swann. The Hall of Fame receiver, however, says that the similarities should end there. According to Swann, Johnson’s accomplishments wouldn’t be enough to get him into the Hall of Fame. “I would think that it would be difficult for Calvin Johnson […]

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Gregg Popovich doesn’t care about election results

Don’t bother informing San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich about election results during games, because he really doesn’t give a damn about them. TNT reporter David Aldridge learned that lesson during Tuesday night’s game against the Heat. He first asked Pop how the game was going after one quarter of play, and was given […]

LOUISVILLE, KY - FEBRUARY 01:  Roy Williams the head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts to an officals call during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at KFC YUM! Center on February 1, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Roy Williams collapses during game after arguing with refs

UNC head coach Roy Williams was involved in a scary moment during Tuesday night’s game against Boston College. Williams was upset about a call and he let the refs know about it. He then tried to huddle up his team and briefly collapsed. It’s not the first time Williams has had an issue with vertigo, […]

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Kristaps Porzingis leaves Jared Dudley in the dust, throws down hammer

New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis made Jared Dudley look silly in Tuesday night’s game. Dudley probably should’ve read the scouting report before the Eastern Conference matchup, and maybe that would’ve helped him better prepare for Porzingis’ vicious spin move. Or maybe the Knicks rookie is so explosive that it wouldn’t have mattered. Regardless, […]

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Hassan Whiteside elbows Boban Marjanovic, gets ejected

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was ejected from Tuesday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, but he probably shouldn’t have been. Whiteside and Spurs big man Boban Marjanovic were fighting for a rebound when the Heat center swung an elbow to get some space. That’s understandable, given that Marjanovic stands at seven-foot-three and weighs […]

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