Cavaliers shake up starting lineup, JR Smith to come off bench for second time this season

Korver, who will turn 37 this weekend, will make his second start with the Cavs since being acquired last season. Hood is averaging 10.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting from the floor and 32.5 percent shooting from 3 in 11 games with the Cavs (four starts). He averaged 16.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting overall […]

Flames in need of win over rival Oilers

The Calgary Flames don’t have far to look for motivating factors heading into their home game against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. On the heels of a disappointing 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday, the Flames need to start stringing together wins to get back into the […]

We don’t have much precedent for this situation: An upper-level quarterback available on the open market in the prime of his career.

Cousins will get at least one offer that would make him the NFL’s highest-paid player, at least for now, and could approach an average of $30 million annually. — Seifert Brees has the Saints in a tough spot. They couldn’t use the franchise tag, per the terms of his expiring contract, and would have an […]

Kings back in playoff position with 3-0 win over Canucks

Pearson put the Kings ahead 3-0 with his 13th goal at 10:53 of the third, waiting out Nilsson until the goalie was on his knees and had left an open net. It was Pearson’s third goal in five games following a stretch of 15 without one. The Kings are 7-4-1 in the first game of […]

What’s more clear is how Brown’s activism has resonated with his coach and more-veteran teammates.

“From when I met Jaylen last year as a rookie, what stood out to me was just his maturity,” said Celtics big man Al Horford, who spent time this offseason working out with Brown in Georgia. “He’s a guy that’s not your average second-year guy. I feel like he’s very aware of the world and […]

Doc Rivers jokes that Clippers barricaded corridors to avoid repeat of Rockets incident

LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers joked in his pregame news conference Wednesday that he had no concerns about a repeat of last month’s incident between the Clippers and Houston Rockets at Staples Center ahead of their rematch because the Clippers were “going to build a wall.” For his part, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni brushed aside […]

Xavier’s Bluiett may reach milestone against Marquette

It has not been a smooth season for Trevon Bluiett, who had bouts of inconsistency while dealing with a minor shoulder issue. But, things are looking up for the Xavier senior guard, who this week was named to the midseason Oscar Robertson watch list. Bluiett is just 13 points shy of becoming eighth-ranked Xavier’s fifth […]

Super Bowl 52: Odds, picks for Eagles vs. Patriots

When the Eagles meet the Patriots in Super Bowl 52 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, it will mark the fourth time in five years that the top seeds in the NFC and AFC have battled for the NFL championship. The Patriots have the better secondary to contain Foles’ targets, but the Eagles have the […]

Sibande’s 22 helps Miami (Ohio) top Central Michigan 70-61

Nike Sibande scored a career-high 22 points and made all four of his 3-point shots as Miami (Ohio) defeated Central Michigan 70-61 Tuesday night. Logan McLane added 13 points and eight rebounds for Miami (11-9, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), Isaiah Lands-Coleman added 12 points on four 3-pointers. Darrian Ringo, ranked seventh nationally in total assists, dished […]

Joe Thomas is glad Browns didn’t fire Hue Jackson

Joe Thomas is glad Hue Jackson will be returning to the Browns. The star offensive tackle said firing Jackson, despite the team’s 1-31 record over the past two seasons, would not have been helpful to the organization. Jackson also was instrumental in keeping the team together and fighting every game until the end. Thomas said […]