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Kobe has surgery, expected out 9 months
Kobe Bryant is officially done for the season after having surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff Wednesday.
Sources: Peyton may decide to return soon
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning could decide as early as the coming week that he is indeed returning for an 18th season, according to sources.
Sources: NFL probes Falcons' fake crowd noise
The NFL has been investigating the Atlanta Falcons' use of artificial crowd noise in the Georgia Dome over the past two seasons, sources told ESPN.
Djokovic wins 5th Aussie title, denies Murray
Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and his eighth career Grand Slam while extending Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park.
Sources: Jets, Bills eye Revis in free agency
Darrelle Revis will have no shortage of AFC East suitors if he becomes a free agent this offseason.
Sources: Lions seen as favorites to keep Suh
One of the biggest offseason questions is where Lions All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will land as an unrestricted free agent. According to multiple sources, the the favorite for his landing spot is -- Detroit.
Former TCU star Fields commits to Louisville
Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields is getting a second chance at Louisville.
Sources: Mavs rule Rondo out vs. Wolves
Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo will not play Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to a facial injury, league sources told ESPN.
Sources: Seattle, Lynch set to discuss future
The Seattle Seahawks and Marshawn Lynch are scheduled to discuss the running back's future with the team next week, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder.
McIlroy rolls to Dubai win, ties tourney record
An unrelenting Rory McIlroy secured his second Dubai Desert Classic title in six years with a 2-under 70 in the final round to win by three shots on Sunday.
Giants co-owner Ann Mara dies at age 85
Ann Mara, the New York Giants' co-owner and widow of Wellington Mara, died early Sunday morning due to complications from a head injury suffered in a fall two weeks ago. She was 85 years old.
Wolves coach upset by spoof of Love return
The Minnesota Timberwolves' promotional video "#TheReturn," a spoof of the Cleveland Cavaliers' visit being all about Mike Miller's return to the Target Center rather than Kevin Love's, was meant to be a joke, but Flip Saunders isn't laughing.
Silva decisions Diaz for victory in UFC return
Anderson Silva returned from a horrific leg injury to earn a unanimous decision over Nick Diaz in the UFC 183 main event Saturday.
Ko, 17, youngest No. 1 after 2nd-place finish
With a notable double prize not only within reach, but practically in her grip, teen star Lydia Ko had to settle for half of the spoils Saturday -- though it represented a significant piece of golf history, nonetheless.
Big Seahawks bets move lines to pick 'em
Big, influential money on the Seattle Seahawks showed up on Saturday in Las Vegas, causing sportsbooks to adjust the Super Bowl point spread heading into game day.
Seau, Bettis, Shields among 8 in HOF class
Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau and Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields, both 12-time Pro Bowl selections in their NFL careers, were elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.


Indiana Pacers
Game Preview: Pacers vs Pistons
Hunger Pangs Growing for Pacers
The Pacers are 17-32 following Saturday's loss to Sacramento, and whil
Game Rewind: Pacers 94, Kings 99
Pacers “Ballhog Day” Returns This Monday
INDIANAPOLIS – Almost everyone knows that for over 100 years on Feb.
The Story Behind the Flo-Jo's
Whether they are the best-looking uniforms the Pacers have ever worn is a matter of opinion.
Pacers, NBA Celebrate Black History Month
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers, in conjunction with the NBA, are active participants in the league’s Dream BIG program, a multifaceted
Shayne Whittington Recalled From NBA D-League
The Indiana Pacers announced Friday that 6-11 rookie center Shayne Whittington has been recalled from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA
Game Preview: Pacers vs Kings
Hibbert Just What the Pacers Needed
You can put an asterisk beside it if you want, as if it were a wind-aided time in a 100-meter sprint, but the Pacers will put an exclamat
Shayne Whittington Plays In His First D-League Game
In his first game as a member of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Shayne Whittington was able to make contributions to the club right away.

ESPN.com - NFL
MacMullan: Spurs watching Pats' title run closely
Belichick and Brady follow the same winning path as Popovich and Duncan

Sources: Peyton may decide to return soon
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning could decide as early as the coming week that he is indeed returning for an 18th season, according to sources.
Sources: NFL probes Falcons' fake crowd noise
The NFL has been investigating the Atlanta Falcons' use of artificial crowd noise in the Georgia Dome over the past two seasons, sources told ESPN.
Sources: Jets, Bills eye Revis in free agency
Darrelle Revis will have no shortage of AFC East suitors if he becomes a free agent this offseason.
Sources: Lions seen as favorites to keep Suh
One of the biggest offseason questions is where Lions All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will land as an unrestricted free agent. According to multiple sources, the the favorite for his landing spot is -- Detroit.
Sources: Seattle, Lynch set to discuss future
The Seattle Seahawks and Marshawn Lynch are scheduled to discuss the running back's future with the team next week, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder.
Giants co-owner Ann Mara dies at age 85
Ann Mara, the New York Giants' co-owner and widow of Wellington Mara, died early Sunday morning due to complications from a head injury suffered in a fall two weeks ago. She was 85 years old.
Hernandez murder trial delayed by weather
The murder trial of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is being delayed by a snowstorm expected Monday.
Rodgers tops Watt, collects 2nd MVP award
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the NFL MVP on Saturday night.
Seau, Bettis, Shields among 8 in HOF class
Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau and Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields, both 12-time Pro Bowl selections in their NFL careers, were elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.
Cardinals' Arians wins 2nd coach of year honor
A year of practicing as a head coach didn't necessarily make Bruce Arians perfect in the two years he's been coaching the Arizona Cardinals, but it made him good enough to be named the NFL's best coach for a second time.
Watt 1st unanimous DPOY; Murray honored
NFL Defensive Player Of The Year J.J. Watt is a unanimous selection as The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player Of The Year for 2014.
Big Seahawks bets move lines to pick 'em
Big, influential money on the Seattle Seahawks showed up on Saturday in Las Vegas, causing sportsbooks to adjust the Super Bowl point spread heading into game day.
Chancellor deemed 'good' after walk-through
Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor, who fell near the end of practice Friday and left the field with his left knee wrapped, participated in Saturday's walk-through practice and did not appear to be favoring his leg.
Source: Browns add O'Connell as QB coach
The Browns' revamped offensive coaching staff is complete as the team is hiring former New England Patriots quarterback Kevin O'Connell as quarterbacks coach and former Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper as a senior offensive assistant.
Goodell: Pursuing Deflategate aggressively
The NFL is conducting a "serious" and "thorough" investigation into the deflation of footballs in the AFC Championship Game, commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday.

ESPN.com - NBA
5-on-5: Sizing up Adam Silver's first year
How has Adam Silver done after one year as NBA commissioner? Our 5-on-5 panel weighs in.
Sources: Mavs rule Rondo out vs. Wolves
Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo will not play Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to a facial injury, league sources told ESPN.
Wolves coach upset by spoof of Love return
The Minnesota Timberwolves' promotional video "#TheReturn," a spoof of the Cleveland Cavaliers' visit being all about Mike Miller's return to the Target Center rather than Kevin Love's, was meant to be a joke, but Flip Saunders isn't laughing.
Sources: Rockets fear Howard out for 'weeks'
The Houston Rockets are bracing for the loss of Dwight Howard for at least a month due to persistent trouble with his right knee, according to league sources.
Hawks survive Sixers scare; streak now at 19
Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night.
Thunder fall to Grizzlies in Durant's return
Zach Randolph had 21 points and 18 rebounds, and Marc Gasol added 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past the Oklahoma City Thunder 85-74 on Saturday night.
Smith booed by Pistons fans in Palace return
Josh Smith was booed when he went to the scorer's table to check in, booed when he touched the ball and booed when he went to the line to shoot free throws.
Hawks lose Sefolosha (calf) for 6-8 weeks
Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha will miss six to eight weeks after tests confirmed a right calf strain.
Warriors snap 2-game skid with win vs. Suns
Stephen Curry had 25 points and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a two-game skid with a 106-87 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
Report: Rubio plans to return vs. Mavericks
Ricky Rubio is one game away from returning to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Oscar Robertson backs pot legalization in Ohio
A group that wants to legalize marijuana use in Ohio says its investors include NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson.
Cousins replaces Kobe on West All-Star team
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins will replace injured Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, commissioner Adam Silver announced Friday.
Pelicans' Davis (groin) out, aims for Monday
Pelicans forward Anthony Davis missed Friday night's 108-103 win against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a groin strain.
Sources: Magic on verge of firing Vaughn
The Orlando Magic are on the verge of firing head coach Jacque Vaughn, according to league sources.
Duncan seeks $1M over failed investments
Spurs star Tim Duncan has filed a lawsuit contending that a series of investments enriched his financial adviser but were losing propositions for the NBA star, including $7.5 million in an entertainment company run by the adviser.
Kobe 'sore' but eyeing return in September
Kobe Bryant addressed his expectations a day after shoulder surgery Thursday night in a brief interview with ESPN, saying he planned on being ready to play come September for the Los Angeles Lakers' training camp.

ESPN.com - NHL
Burnside: Can Kings flip the switch again?
Defending champions have to step up their play or prepare for a long offseason
Blues' Shattenkirk suffers lower body injury
St. Louis defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has left the Blues' game against the Capitals because of a lower body injury.
Lundqvist dodges injury scare, aids Rangers
Henrik Lundqvist shook off a second-period injury and made 31 saves, Rick Nash moved back into a tie for the NHL goal lead, and the New York Rangers snapped out of an offensive funk to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday night.
Blackhawks' Mikita has dementia, family says
Chicago Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita has been diagnosed with a form of dementia, his family has announced.
Retiring Brodeur leaving ice 'really happy'
Martin Brodeur may one day return to the New Jersey Devils, with whom he won three Stanley Cups and cemented his place as the goaltender with more wins than any other in NHL history.
AHL moving 5 teams to Calif. for new division
For more than eight years, the San Jose Sharks have been shuttling young players to and from Worcester, Massachusetts, for depth on their NHL roster or development at the AHL level.
McCain: Time to talk legalizing sports betting
Sen. John McCain says Congress needs to hold hearings to discuss legalizing sports betting.
Morin hospitalized for increased heart rate
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jeremy Morin is expected to be released from the hospital Thursday after complaining of an accelerated heart rate during Tuesday's victory against Washington.
Report: Bruins start process of cutting Gagne
The Boston Bruins have placed veteran forward Simon Gagne on waivers for the purpose of releasing him, a person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press.
Struggling Richards clears waivers for Kings
Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards cleared waivers Tuesday.
Phaneuf 'week to week' for struggling Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs were in free fall entering the All-Star break and will begin the stretch run without captain Dion Phaneuf.
Flyers' Rinaldo suspended 8 games for boarding
The NHL has suspended Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo for eight games for charging and boarding Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.
Islanders forward Okposo out 6-8 weeks
The surprising New York Islanders are starting the second half on a down note, as top-line forward Kyle Okposo will be sidelined six to eight weeks because of an undisclosed upper-body injury.
Avs D Johnson out 3-8 weeks for knee injury
The Colorado Avalanche will be without top defenseman Erik Johnson for three to eight weeks due to a knee injury.
Jackets goalie Bobrovsky to miss 4-6 weeks
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 21 and said the former Vezina Trophy winner will be out the next four to six weeks with a groin injury.
Sabres suspend Zadorov for missing practice
The Buffalo Sabres have suspended rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov for failing to report to the team on time following the NHL all-star break.

ESPN.com - NASCAR
McGee: Pick a driver ...
It's inevitable. As the old guard starts to retire, fans are left looking for someone new to root for. With Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott and more on the way, this sport's in good hands.
McGee: No news is good news
The big news out of the first day of the NASCAR media tour is that there was no big news. For most fans of the sport, that is very likely good news.
Elliott, Scott among Hall of Fame inductees
Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks.
Loudon exec VP/GM facing lewdness charge
The executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of lewdness after police say they observed him and a 19-year-old woman in a parked car in Manchester.
Chase Elliott to race Gordon's No. 24 in 2016
Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.
NASCAR's Stewart buys sprint car series tour
Tony Stewart has purchased the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series, one of the oldest, traveling winged sprint car tours in the country.
NASCAR Hall of Famer Pearson suffers stroke
NASCAR Hall of Famer and former three-time Cup champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered on Dec. 9.
R. Blaney to run 18 Sprint Cup races in '15
The Wood Brothers have pushed Ryan Blaney's schedule to 18 Sprint Cup Series races this season.
Kurt Busch focused on racing amid court case
Kurt Busch is confident he is in line for his best NASCAR season ever despite a domestic violence case that could keep him off the track.
NASCAR to leave Chase unchanged in 2015
NASCAR won't change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France says is "overwhelmingly popular" with fans.
HScott Motorsports adds Annett in full-time car
HScott Motorsports will expand to two full-time Sprint Cup Series cars this season by adding Michael Annett.
Kyle Busch miffed at being mistaken for Kurt
Kyle Busch said Monday he has not gotten involved in his older brother's personal issues and is disappointed he has been mistaken for Kurt in coverage of assault allegations against the 2004 NASCAR champion.
Vickers eager to race following heart surgery
Brian Vickers is eager to get back on the racetrack and prove to everyone he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following emergency open heart surgery last month.
Vickers to sit just 2 races after heart surgery
NASCAR driver Brian Vickers has been medically cleared to return to racing in March, just three months after surgery to repair a hole in his heart.
Mark Martin among Motorsports HOF inductees
Retired NASCAR driver Mark Martin and former motocross star Ricky Carmichael are among the 2015 inductees into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
Daytona extends deal with Rolex as sponsor
Daytona International Speedway has extended its partnership with Rolex as the title sponsor for the annual 24-hour endurance race at the famed track.


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