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Houston Rockets give Tracy McGrady indefinite leave, will look to trade disgruntled guard

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 18:42
The Houston Rockets have granted Tracy McGrady an indefinite leave from the team and will work with McGrady's representatives to find a new home via trade for the seven-time All-Star, according to sources close to the process.

Bob Arum willing to get Manny Pacquiao to move on testing

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 17:27
Bob Arum said Monday he was open to talking to Manny Pacquiao again about the timing of a pre-fight blood test, which hinges on finalizing a super fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Tomlin not lobbying Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots for help

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 17:18
How much the Bengals' Cedric Benson plays against the Jets and the Patriots' Tom Brady plays against the Texans on Sunday might determine not only the winners of those games, but whether the Pittsburgh Steelers make the playoffs.

Mark DeRosa signs with San Francisco Giants for two years, $12 million

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 17:03
In Mark DeRosa, the San Francisco Giants have found a versatile veteran who can hit for power and give the offense some much-needed punch.

Sacramento Kings GM Geoff Petrie gets three-year contract extension

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 15:44
Geoff Petrie will get another chance to turn the Sacramento Kings from a struggling franchise into a championship contender.

Poll shows fans want to dump Bowl Championship Series, get playoff

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 15:43
new national poll shows a majority of college football fans want to scrap the current Bowl Championship Series and replace it with a playoff system that's similar to college basketball.

Marlies Schild wins World Cup slalom; Lindsey Vonn 18th

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 12:03
Marlies Schild won a World Cup slalom for her first victory since breaking a leg, while Lindsey Vonn finished 18th after bruising her left arm.

Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro calls a report that he will be fired 'inaccurate'

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 11:21
Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro calls a report that he will be fired 'inaccurate.'

Fading Vikings fall short to Bears in overtime

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 02:39
Jay Cutler threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Devin Aromashodu in overtime, and the Bears beat the fading Vikings 36-30 on Monday night.

Bench paves the way as Suns dismantle Lakers

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 02:10
Amare Stoudemire scored 26 points, Jared Dudley matched his career best with 19 and the Phoenix Suns sent the Los Angeles Lakers to their second loss in three games with a surprising 118-103 rout on Monday night.

Los Angeles Lakers' Phil Jackson says he's 'hopeful' Ron Artest could return Tuesday

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 00:37
Lakers coach Phil Jackson says he is "hopeful" Ron Artest will rejoin the team in Los Angeles for Tuesday's game against Golden State.

New York Rangers' Vinny Prospal sidelined following knee surgery

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 00:29
Rangers top-line forward Vinny Prospal is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery that will keep him out for at least 10 days, and maybe up to three weeks.

Georgia rolls Texas A&M for 4th bowl win in row

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 23:49
Joe Cox threw two touchdown passes, Caleb King added two rushing scores and Georgia beat mistake-prone Texas A&M 44-20 on Monday in the Independence Bowl.

Texas Tech Red Raiders suspend coach Mike Leach for Valero Alamo Bowl

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 22:16
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has been suspended while the school investigates complaints from a player and his family about treatment after an injury.

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor shrugs off apparent torn PCL

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 20:36
Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been playing with a slight tear in the posterior cruciate ligament of one of his knees, the sophomore revealed Monday.

Indianapolis Colts' Jim Caldwell defends pulling starters vs. New York Jets

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 18:35
Colts coach Jim Caldwell will not second-guess the decision to rest his starters Sunday. He'll let everybody else do it for him.

Carolina Panthers coach John Fox, staff safe for 2010, report says

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 15:41
Helping keep the Giants out of the playoffs apparently has kept the jobs of Panthers coach John Fox, general manager Marty Hurney and the rest of the coaching staff safe.

Philadelphia Eagles lose Jamaal Jackson for rest of season

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 15:37
Eagles center Jamaal Jackson tore a knee ligament in Sunday's win over Denver and will miss the rest of the season.

Lindsey Vonn sustains bone bruise to arm in giant slalom crash

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 14:50
Lindsey Vonn bruised a bone in her left arm following a crash on the opening run of a World Cup giant slalom on Monday.

Kansas Jayhawks no longer coaches' unanimous No. 1

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 14:06
The first eight teams in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 coaches' poll remained entrenched Monday, but the start of conference games this week could create some as-yet-unseen movement in the rankings.


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