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It's official: Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks
The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the teams announced Thursday night.
Seahawks rout Cards behind big-play offense
The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals were scoreless in a defensive-dominated first quarter in their NFC West showdown Sunday night.
Romo-led Cowboys smack Colts, win NFC East
Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.
Romo as MVP? Unquestionably, Cowboys say
After claiming their first division title since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys started making a case for quarterback Tony Romo as the NFL MVP.
Newton: 'Classless' to cheer Manziel injury
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said it was "classless" that fans cheered Sunday when Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was injured in the first half.
Cavs tame Grizzlies as Waiters steps up late
LeBron James had 25 points and 11 assists, Dion Waiters scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Cavaliers handled one of the West's best teams, beating the Grizzlies 105-91 on Sunday.
Westbrook: Lack of passing not problem
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook took exception to questions Sunday about his perceived lack of passing following the Thunder's 101-99 loss to the Pelicans.
Report: Former Clemson QB Kelly arrested
Former Clemson quarterback and current Ole Miss recruit Chad Kelly faces numerous charges, including resisting arrest, after an altercation at a downtown Buffalo restaurant, The Buffalo News reported Sunday night.
Winston ruled to have not violated FSU code
Jameis Winston attorney David Cornwell confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad that the Florida State Seminoles quarterback was ruled to have not violated university conduct code.
Raiola: Stomp on Bears player 'unintentional'
Lions center Dominic Raiola said his stepping on the leg of Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson was "not intentional" and that he did not see Ferguson on the ground.
Upset after loss, S. Smith jabs Ravens critics
Wide receiver Steve Smith expressed his frustration more than any other player after the Baltimore Ravens' 25-13 loss at the Houston Texans.
Patriots escape Jets to pick up 1st-round bye
Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after the Patriots intercepted Geno Smith, and New England clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 17-16 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.
Ross: Philbin to return as Fins' coach in '15
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said after Sunday's 37-35 win against the Minnesota Vikings that coach Joe Philbin will return for a fourth season.
Coughlin wears tribute to slain NYPD officers
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin is wearing a black strip on his left shoulder and a peace sign under the "NY" logo on his blue pullover for the Giants' game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
Manziel (hamstring) exits game vs. Panthers
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers late in the first half with a hamstring injury and did not return.
Sources: Stanford's Shaw plans to shun NFL
Any NFL team hoping to make a major run at Stanford head coach David Shaw will, in all probability, come away disappointed, sources tell ESPN.


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Latest Starting Five Finding Success
Due to numerous injuries to key players this season, head coach Frank Vogel has been forced to shuffle the deck more times than a Vegas b
George Hill Back at Practice, Nearing Return
If the end of Tuesday’s practice is any indication, Pacers fans may be getting an early Christmas present.  
Sloan Stays Steady Despite Roller Coaster Role
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Hill Takes on Kobe – Quietly
Solomon Hill was born in Chicago, but attended junior high and high school in Los Angeles during the peak years of Kobe Bryant's career w

ESPN.com - NFL
Clayton's Last Call: Playoff picture takes shape
NFC is all but set; remaining AFC drama surrounds North title and final wild card
Seahawks rout Cards behind big-play offense
The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals were scoreless in a defensive-dominated first quarter in their NFC West showdown Sunday night.
Romo-led Cowboys smack Colts, win NFC East
Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.
Romo as MVP? Unquestionably, Cowboys say
After claiming their first division title since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys started making a case for quarterback Tony Romo as the NFL MVP.
Newton: 'Classless' to cheer Manziel injury
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said it was "classless" that fans cheered Sunday when Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was injured in the first half.
Raiola: Stomp on Bears player 'unintentional'
Lions center Dominic Raiola said his stepping on the leg of Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson was "not intentional" and that he did not see Ferguson on the ground.
Upset after loss, S. Smith jabs Ravens critics
Wide receiver Steve Smith expressed his frustration more than any other player after the Baltimore Ravens' 25-13 loss at the Houston Texans.
Late push on Giants' Beckham sparks scuffle
A late hit by St. Louis Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree on New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. sparked a fight between the two sides late in the second quarter of Sunday's game.
Falcons WRs to CB Lewis: Back up trash talk
Atlanta Falcons receivers Roddy White and Harry Douglas had some choice words for New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis following the Falcons' 30-14 victory on Sunday.
Ross: Philbin to return as Fins' coach in '15
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said after Sunday's 37-35 win against the Minnesota Vikings that coach Joe Philbin will return for a fourth season.
Rodgers played with pulled calf in Packers win
Aaron Rodgers was stunned that he pulled a calf muscle in his left leg early in Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He figured all the liquids he drank to combat the flu in the days before the game would've protected him from any muscle pulls.
Coughlin wears tribute to slain NYPD officers
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin is wearing a black strip on his left shoulder and a peace sign under the "NY" logo on his blue pullover for the Giants' game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
Seven injured by lightning near Bucs game
Officials with Tampa Fire Rescue say seven people have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lightning strike in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium.
Sherman: 'Could care less' about criticism
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said he cares as much about people's opinions "as the dirt under [my] shoe," and also was critical of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson while speaking to NBC's Bob Costas.
Manziel (hamstring) exits game vs. Panthers
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers late in the first half with a hamstring injury and did not return.
Shanahan: RG III, Cutler can be franchise QBs
Former Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he still believes two of his former players, Robert Griffin III and Jay Cutler, can be franchise quarterbacks. Both, however, need to make some changes.

ESPN.com - NBA
Cavs tame Grizzlies as Waiters steps up late
LeBron James had 25 points and 11 assists, Dion Waiters scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Cavaliers handled one of the West's best teams, beating the Grizzlies 105-91 on Sunday.
Davis leads Pelicans by Durant-less Thunder
Davis scores 38, leads Pelicans past Thunder
Westbrook: Lack of passing not problem
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook took exception to questions Sunday about his perceived lack of passing following the Thunder's 101-99 loss to the Pelicans.
Kings pull away from Lakers late, snap skid
DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 14 rebounds in his second start since returning from a serious illness, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a five-game losing streak with a 108-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Irving garners USA Basketball men's award
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the MVP of the Basketball World Cup, was honored Sunday as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
Grizzlies' Randolph (knee) out against Cavs
Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph will miss his first game this season because of sore and swollen right knee.
Passing it on: Watt, Mutombo talk finger wag
Before the Texans faced the Baltimore Ravens at NRG Stadium on Sunday, former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo was caught in what looked like a finger-wag lesson with Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.
Nuggets' Gallinari out with torn meniscus
Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to soon undergo surgery.
Kings, Nets explore D-Will trade, sources say
The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings have engaged in trade talks involving point guard Deron Williams, league sources confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com, but no deal is close.
Silver on tanking: 'No team is trying to lose'
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it.
Pierce: Wizards need to 'build better habits'
Although he was pleased with the Washington Wizards' latest comeback victory, Paul Pierce thinks his new team has some long-term work to do.
Sources: Rondo gives Mavs edge with O'Neal
The acquisition of Rajon Rondo has given the Dallas Mavericks an undeniable edge in the race to lure veteran big man Jermaine O'Neal back to the NBA, according to league sources.
Lakers' Young: OKC's Adams 'sneaky, dirty'
Lakers guard Nick Young called Steven Adams a "sneaky, dirty player" after an on-court scuffle with the Oklahoma City center led to Young's ejection during the Thunder's 104-103 win Friday night.
Ainge: Rondo's uncertain future keyed deal
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said lingering uncertainty about Rajon Rondo's future in Boston, along with the team's inability to immediately surround him with impact players, contributed to the team's decision to trade him.
Ex-NBA player Herrera stable after shooting
Officials say former NBA player Carl Herrera has been shot and wounded during an apparent robbery attempt in Venezuela.

ESPN.com - NHL
Iginla helps Avalanche beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout
Iginla helps Avalanche beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout
Seguin helps Stars past Oilers 6-5 in shootout
Seguin helps Stars past Oilers 6-5 in shootout
Bruins' Bartkowski gets game misconduct for hit
Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski was given a game misconduct for his late hit on Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta at 14:08 of the first period Sunday night at TD Garden.
Canucks' Hansen expected to be OK after hit
Canucks forward Jannik Hansen is expected to be OK after it appeared he collapsed on the bench Saturday night after taking a hit during Vancouver's game against the Calgary Flames.
Pouliot scores in debut as Pens top Panthers
Derrick Pouliot scored in his NHL debut and Sidney Crosby had a third-period goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
Isles rally late, tally 3 in 3rd to stun Lightning
Islanders rally late, stun Lightning 3-1
Rangers edge Canes on Zuccarello's SO goal
Mats Zuccarello scored in the shootout, and the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night for their fifth consecutive win.
Howe's family: Stem cell effect 'miraculous'
Gordie Howe's family says the hockey great has made a dramatic improvement after he participated in a stem cell clinical trial.
Rangers extend backup G Talbot for 1 year
The New York Rangers have reached a one-year contract extension with goalie Cam Talbot, keeping Henrik Lundqvist's backup away from unrestricted free agency.
Jackets F Jenner has stress fracture in back
The injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets will be without forward Boone Jenner for one to two months because of a stress fracture in his back.
Maatta 3rd Penguin to test positive for mumps
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is the third member of the team diagnosed with mumps.
Kings' Regehr on IR with upper-body injury
Defenseman Robyn Regehr was placed on injured reserve by the Los Angeles Kings on Friday with an upper-body injury.
Rangers AHL player being tested for mumps
The mumps outbreak that has taken the NHL by surprise now appears to be making its way to the American Hockey League ranks.
Canadiens honor former captain Koivu
There was always a special connection between former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and the fans of Montreal.
Canes trade D Harrison to Jets for draft pick
The Winnipeg Jets have acquired defenseman Jay Harrison from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a draft pick.
NHL issues new memo on mumps prevention
The NHL has taken another step in light of the baffling mumps outbreak, sending out additional, more specific information about curtailing the disease and preventing further transmission.
Predators' Neal fined $2K by NHL for diving
The NHL has fined Nashville Predators forward James Neal $2,000 for violating the league's revised rule against diving and embellishing.

ESPN.com - NASCAR
James: Cup sponsor now job one
Sprint announced it was leaving as sponsor of NASCAR's top series after the 2016 season. So where does NASCAR go from here? The signs will change, but business is likely to remain the same.
Oreovicz: No recession for PRI show
While the marketing side of the motorsports equation is still working on making things bigger and better, the actual racing side looked pretty healthy at the Performance Racing Industry Show at the Indiana Convention Center.
Kurt Busch testifies, says ex refused to leave
Kurt Busch has testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims the NASCAR driver assaulted her.
Wallace gets Xfinity ride with Roush Fenway
Darrell Wallace Jr. has signed a deal with Roush Fenway Racing and will drive the No. 6 Ford in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Kid Rock to perform pre-race at Daytona 500
Kid Rock will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500 in February.
Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after '16
Sprint has informed NASCAR that it will not extend its title sponsorship of the organization's top-tier racing series beyond the current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.
NASCAR driver Vickers undergoes heart surgery
NASCAR driver Brian Vickers underwent surgery to repair a hole in his heart and will miss the start of the 2015 season.
Larson to share Ganassi-Scott Xfinity ride
Chip Ganassi and Harry Scott Jr. have teamed up to field one car in NASCAR's Xfinity Series next season.
Harvick named Driver of the Year by panel
NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick has been named Driver of the Year by a panel of broadcasters and journalists.
Kyle Busch has surgery for foot inflammation
Kyle Busch underwent surgery on his left foot Thursday at a Charlotte, North Carolina, hospital.
Earnhardt Jr. most popular for 12th season
Dale Earnhardt Jr. extended his run as NASCAR's most popular driver with his 12th consecutive win.
Joe Gibbs Racing shuffles crew chiefs for '15
Joe Gibbs Racing is shuffling its crew chief lineup as it expands to a new fourth team to accommodate addition Carl Edwards.
Dale Jr. wins prestigious Myers Bros. award
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won NASCAR's prestigious Myers Brothers Award given to a person who makes significant contributions to the sport.
Stewart undergoes fourth surgery on right leg
Tony Stewart has undergone a fourth surgery on the leg he broke last year during a sprint car race in Iowa.
Hendrick gives Kahne three-year extension
Hendrick Motorsports and Kasey Kahne have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the driver with the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team through the 2018 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.


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