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Huntelaar open to Premier League transfer

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By   768 days ago

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar may be set to leave Bundesliga outfit Schalke in January, with clubs in the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga interested in procuring his services, according to his agent. Huntelaar’s contract expires at the end of the current season, and Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been linked with the striker in [...]

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Ibra: Gerrard must leave Liverpool

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By   769 days ago

Sweden skipper Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes his England counterpart Steven Gerrard should leave Liverpool and join “a big international club”. Ibrahimovic and his Sweden team-mates will take on the Three Lions on Wednesday in Stockholm in an international friendly. On the eve of the clash, the Paris Saint-Germain striker revealed his admiration for Gerrard, but feels [...]

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Robin van Persie out of Dutch squad to face Germany

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By   770 days ago

The Manchester United striker, who played the full 90 minutes on Saturday as they came from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2, has a thigh problem. Wesley Sneijder (thigh) will also be absent for the Dutch. Germany will be without Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos and Jerome Boateng, Miroslav Klose and Mesut Ozil because of [...]

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Terry out for ‘weeks not months’

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By   770 days ago

John Terry’s knee injury will keep him out for weeks rather than months, Chelsea have revealed on their official Twitter feed. The Chelsea skipper was stretchered off during the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Liverpool after a nasty collision with Luis Suarez. An MRI scan into the injury has revealed no significant damage to his cruciate ligaments. “Chelsea [...]

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Fergie: Man Utd can surpass Liverpool in Europe

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By   774 days ago

Sir Alex Ferguson has vowed to eclipse Liverpool’s record of five European Cup wins, setting his sights on a final, defining landmark in his record-breaking era at Manchester United. After United progressed to the last 16 of this season’s Champions League with a victory against Braga on Wednesday night, Ferguson suggested one of his final [...]

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Moses gives Chelsea dramatic last-gasp win

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By   775 days ago

Substitute Victor Moses scored a dramatic stoppage-time goal as Chelsea clinched a crucial 3-2 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in a pulsating Champions League Group E encounter at Stamford Bridge. Fernando Torres gave the hosts the lead in just the sixth minute courtesy of a clearance straight at him from goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov, but Shakhtar were level [...]

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Real short on strikers

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By   776 days ago

Real Madrid are short on strikers for the weekend trip to Levante just as Jose Mourinho explains a front-line mix-up last night. Karim Benzema was not included in the final squad for yesterday’s home draw with Borussia Dortmund after pulling up in Monday’s late training session with a suspected hamstring injury. Alongside Gonzalo Higuain, who pulled up [...]

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Ozil rescues a point for Real Madrid

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By   776 days ago

A Mesut Ozil free-kick salvaged a dramatic 2-2 draw for Real Madrid in the final minute of their Champions League Group D clash with Borussia Dortmund at the Bernabeu. Marco Reus stunned the hosts with a clinical finish in the 28th minute, before Pepe equalised to the relief of Jose Mourinho’s side just after the half-hour [...]

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Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni as new coach

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By   770 days ago

The Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D’Antoni late Sunday night, signing the former coach of the Suns and Knicks to replace Mike Brown. The Lakers and D’Antoni’s agent, Warren LeGarie, confirmed the deal two days after the Lakers fired Brown five games into the season. D’Antoni agreed to a three-year deal worth $12 million, with a [...]

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NBA officially warns J.J. Barea, Donald Sloan for flopping

Indiana Pacers v Cleveland Cavaliers

By   777 days ago

Step forward for your public humiliation. The NBA announced Monday that Minnesota Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donald Sloan have been officially warned for flopping under the league’s new rules aimed at curbing simulated fouls. Barea was dinged for reacting to a swinging left arm from Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette. There [...]

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Knicks beat Nets in tuneup for season opener

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By   789 days ago

Once their extended preseason finale was over, the Knicks and Nets could look ahead to the one that counts next week in Brooklyn in the season opener. The Knicks hope their frontcourt is ready by then. Already without Amare Stoudemire, New York lost center Tyson Chandler to a left knee injury less than a minute into the [...]

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NBA drops center spot from All-Star ballot

Orange County News - February 20, 2011

By   790 days ago

Centers will no longer be guaranteed a spot in the NBA All-Star game. NBA.com is reporting that the league will announce a change to its All-Star ballot on Wednesday, removing the center position. Fans will be required to vote for three frontcourt players, instead of two forwards and a center.

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Indiana signs new jersey sponsor

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By   792 days ago

Sports apparel retailer Finish Line has agreed a sponsorship deal with 2012 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) champions the Indiana Fever. The sponsorship agreement, financial terms of which were not released, will see Front Line’s logo appear on the front of the Fever’s jerseys from the beginning of the 2013 season.

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Kings beat winless Lakers in Las Vegas

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By   794 days ago

Marcus Thornton scored 19 points, while DeMarcus Cousinshad 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings over the winless Los Angeles Lakers, 103-98 Friday night. Kobe Bryant finished with 22 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes for the Lakers (0-5), while Pau Gasol had 20 points and six rebounds in 31 minutes [...]

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Howard expected to make Lakers debut on Sunday

NBA: Preseason-Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers

By   794 days ago

os Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard will take the court in a preseason game for the first time on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings. Dwight Howard is poised to take the court for the first time wearing a Los Angeles Lakers jersey in Sunday’s preseason game against the Sacramento Kings, according to a report on [...]

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Chauncey Billups targets November return to Clippers

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By   795 days ago

Chauncey Billups timetable for return just keeps moving up. He suffered a torn surgery left Achilles’ tendon — a tough injury to recover from at any age — but had the surgery and promised a comeback. His original optimistic timetable was December, but he has recovered to the point he is practicing with the team [...]

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Djokovic dedicates World Tour Finals win to father

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By   770 days ago

World number one Novak Djokovic dedicated his victory over Roger Federer at the ATP World Tour Finals to his ill father. The Serb beat Federer 7-6 (8-6) 7-5 to win the season-ending title at London’s O2 Arena. He later described how he had been motivated by his father Srdjan, who is said to be suffering from [...]

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Del Potro targets big four in 2013

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By   770 days ago

Juan Martin del Potro believes he can muscle his way into the world’s top four next year after returning to the kind of form that propelled him to the U.S. Open title three years ago. The 1.98 metres tall Argentine saw his bid to win the ATP World Tour Finals ended by world number one Novak [...]

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Roger Federer Qualifies for ATP Semifinals

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By   773 days ago

Defending champion Roger Federer moved into the last four of the ATP World Tour Finals with a straight-sets win against David Ferrer. Federer, the most successful player at the season-ending championships with six titles, defeated the fourth-seeded Spaniard, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) at London’s O2 arena. The 31-year-old Swiss right-hander also won his opening match at the ATP Finals, [...]

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Djokovic roars back to defeat Murray in London

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By   775 days ago

Andy Murray faces a battle to qualify for the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London after he was beaten in a thrilling three-setter by world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Murray played some scintillating tennis to snatch the opening set, but was unable to sustain his challenge as Djokovic bounced back to claim a 4-6 [...]

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Federer Breaks Record with Tipsarevic Win

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By   776 days ago

Roger Federer broke another record in his sensational career on Tuesday, beating Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic in London on Tuesday to post the most wins at the World Tour Finals. It was his 40th victory at the season-ending championships, eclipsing Czech legend Ivan Lendl’s record of 39. Reigning champion Federer secured an easy 6-3, 6-1 win [...]

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Djokovic coasts to easy win over Tsonga

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By   777 days ago

Novak Djokovic will go head-to-head with Andy Murray on Wednesday after he kicked off his ATP World Tour Finals campaign with victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in London. The world No. 1 was not at his best but did enough to secure a 7-6(4) 6-3 victory at the O2 Arena. Tsonga had been the better player [...]

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Roger Federer to skip Paris Masters

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By   785 days ago

Roger Federer pulled out of the Paris Masters on Sunday to rest before the ATP World Tour Finals in London. The top-ranked Swiss announced his move to withdraw from the tournament, which starts Monday, after losing a 2-hour, 44-minute final against Juan Martin del Potro at the Swiss Indoors. “I’m not going. It’s the only right decision for [...]

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Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka at WTA Championship

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By   788 days ago

Victoria Azarenka faces a wait to see if she can end 2012 as world number one after being beaten 6-4 6-4 by Serena Williams at the WTA Championships. The American led the head to head between the duo 10-1 before Thursday’s match and came back from 3-0 down in the second set to secure her [...]

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McIlroy targets Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors

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By   770 days ago

Rory McIlroy says he will continue to focus on adding to his major haul next year after finishing the season at the top of the money lists on both sides of the Atlantic. The world No. 1 followed in the footsteps of Luke Donald in winning both the Race to Dubai and the PGA Tour money list after [...]

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Poulter jumps to 15th in world rankings

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By   777 days ago

Ian Poulter claimed his second World Golf Championship title on Sunday and that helped him jump 11 spots in this week’s world rankings. Outside of the top six, there was plenty of movement. The top six in the rankings remained the same with Rory McIlroy followed again by Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Justin [...]

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Hanson denies McIlroy Shanghai title

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By   786 days ago

Sweden’s Peter Hanson denied Rory McIlroy another title in 2012 by triumphing at the BMW Masters in Shanghai. Both players hit final-round 67s, with Hanson finishing 21-under and McIlroy just one shot behind. Luke Donald was third at 17-under.

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McIlroy moves through the gears at BMW Masters

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By   788 days ago

Rory McIlroy produced a flawless 18 holes of golf to race up the leaderboard on day two of the BMW Masters, where he now trails Peter Hanson by two strokes. The world No. 1 had started the second round with ground to make up after an unspectacular opening day saw him finish five shots off the pace. McIlroy [...]

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Harrington wins Grand Slam of Golf

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By   789 days ago

Padraig Harrington proved an unlikely winner of the Grand Slam of Golf on Wednesday, winning the event by a single stroke in Bermuda. The annual event pits the year’s four major winners against one another, but two were not present this week. US PGA champion Rory McIlroy opted to play the BMW Masters – allowing Keegan [...]

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King Louis to rule in Shanghai

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By   789 days ago

Ryder Cup team-mates aplenty roll into Shanghai this week, but there will be no room for sentiment as they bid for the big pot at the BMW Masters. While Tiger Woods is in Malaysia for the CIMB Classic, along with his USA team-mate Jason Dufner, the European focus will be on the Lake Malaren Golf [...]

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McIlroy primed to make the big bucks with ridiculously huge Nike deal

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By   792 days ago

He’s got plenty of change in his pockets as it is, but Rory McIlroy might be about earn an astronomical amount of money through a potential sponsorship deal with Nike. Appropriately enough for man who comes from Holywood (yes we know it’s not spelt the same way), McIlroy has become box office in the golfing [...]

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Pettersen shoots course-record 63 in Korea

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By   794 days ago

Suzann Pettersenshot a course-record 9-under 63 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA’s HanaBank Championship. The Norwegian finished a shot clear of Sweden‘s Karin Sjodin at the Ocean Course in Incheon, with five players tied for third, two shots back. Japan‘s Ai Miyazato, Spain‘s Azahara Munoz and the South [...]

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NHL’s Loss is KHL’s Gain

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By   792 days ago

The NHL lockout has had a positive impact on the development of the KHL, legendary Soviet coach Viktor Tikhonov told R-Sport Monday. The NHL lockout was declared last month with the league and the players’ association failing to agree terms on a collective contract.

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Edmonton officials cease negotiations for new Oilers arena

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By   795 days ago

Edmonton’s city council voted unanimously in favor of ceasing negotiations with Oilers ownership to build a new arena, according to Team 1260′s Mark Spector and other sources. That might imply that the arena deal is totally dead, but there seems to be some confusing mixed signals, as many people including Inside Sports’ Dan Tencer indicate. [...]

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Fehr critical of latest proposal from NHL owners

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By   795 days ago

NHL players’ union head Donald Fehr said management’s latest proposal would cost his members more than $1.6 billion over six years. In a letter to players and agents, Fehr said the proposal owners made this week in what they said was an attempt to preserve a full 82-game schedule was an improvement over previous management [...]

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All-Star Game In Jeopardy

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By   795 days ago

The NHL Players’ Association is expected to respond to the NHL’s 50-50 offer today in Toronto. The union’s counterproposal, and how the NHL responds to it, could go a long way to determining if there’s an 82-game season in 2012-13. It would have local implications, too, beyond the Blue Jackets. Simply put, the 2013 NHL [...]

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Buffalo Sabres Defenseman Alex Sulzer Signs In Germany

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By   795 days ago

He was more of a wild card when he came out of Vancouver in the Cody Hodgson trade, but Alexander Sulzer fit right in on the blue line – and found himself a roster spot alongside fellow countrymen Christian Erhoff. He impressed the Buffalo Sabres staff so much that he was signed to an additional [...]

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Modano tops list of new US Hockey Hall of Famers

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By   796 days ago

Mike Modano made his mark long before he and the Minnesota North Stars relocated to Dallas and brought hockey to the Sun Belt. Once he got there in 1993, he didn’t miss a beat. Modano, the highest-scoring U.S.-born player in NHL history, joined longtime New Jersey Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello, and player-turned-broadcaster Ed [...]

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NHL offers 50-50 split to players

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By   796 days ago

The NHL injected life into a stagnant labor negotiation Tuesday, making a surprise offer to the NHL Players’ Association that was highlighted by a 50-50 split in hockey-related revenue and a full 82-game season starting Nov. 2. The NHLPA held a conference call Tuesday evening to discuss the offer with the players’ negotiating committee and [...]

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Red Sox Maintain Interest In Napoli

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By   770 days ago

Even with David Ross under contract through 2014 and Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Ryan Lavarnway on the roster, the Red Sox are still interested in free agent catcher Mike Napoli, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. The Red Sox could use Napoli at first base and/or trade a catcher — perhaps Saltalamacchia — to create space on the roster. The Red Sox are doing extensive background work [...]

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Ortiz agrees 2-year deal to stay with Red Sox

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By   777 days ago

The Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz agreed a two-year $26 million deal on Monday that could keep the popular slugger in Beantown for the remainder of his career. A fan favorite in Boston, Big Papi has slammed 343 homers and amassed 1,088 RBIs in 10 seasons with Boston. “David Ortiz has been one of [...]

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Barry Zito shines in World Series debut for Giants

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By   789 days ago

Barry Zito is playing his part in this World Series, all right. After years of being labeled baseball’s most overpaid pitcher, Zito took the ball Wednesday night and thoroughly outshined reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander to lead the San Francisco Giants to an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers that [...]

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Padres release Owings

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By   790 days ago

Micah Owings has a busy to-do list this winter.The right-hander pitcher must rehab his right elbow after undergoing season-ending surgery, and he apparently must find a new team, too. According to MLB.com, the San Diego Padres put Owings on release waivers Tuesday.Owings, 30, made just six appearances for the Padres this year, all in April, before [...]

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Top 5 available free agent catchers

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By   792 days ago

The Yankees catcher Russell Martin is a free agent this offseason and it doesn’t appear that they are ready to hand the reigns over the Austin Romineyet. So they may have to turn to the free agent market. Here are the best available catchers this offseason.

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Red Sox hire Farrell as new manager

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By   793 days ago

The Boston Red Sox have hired John Farrell as their new manager, Major League Baseball reported on its official website on Saturday. A pitching coach for the Red Sox from 2007-10, Farrell returns after two seasons in charge of Boston’s American League East rivals Toronto, where he compiled a 154-170 record.

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Albert Pujols OK after ‘clean-up’

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By   795 days ago

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last week in St. Louis but is expected to be ready for Opening Day, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The newspaper, citing sources familiar with the situation, described the procedure as “a clean-up” and said the slugger already has resumed conditioning.

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Fred Lewis to declare free agency

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By   795 days ago

Fred Lewis plans to become a free agent after clearing waivers and being removed from the Mets’ 40-man roster, a major league official said. Lewis had yet to file the formal paperwork, but his agent has indicated to the Mets he intends to become a free agent.

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Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni as new coach

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By   770 days ago

The Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D’Antoni late Sunday night, signing the former coach of the Suns and Knicks to replace Mike Brown. The Lakers and D’Antoni’s agent, Warren LeGarie, confirmed the deal two days after the Lakers fired Brown five games into the season. D’Antoni agreed to a three-year deal worth $12 million, with a [...]

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NBA officially warns J.J. Barea, Donald Sloan for flopping

Indiana Pacers v Cleveland Cavaliers

By   777 days ago

Step forward for your public humiliation. The NBA announced Monday that Minnesota Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donald Sloan have been officially warned for flopping under the league’s new rules aimed at curbing simulated fouls. Barea was dinged for reacting to a swinging left arm from Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette. There [...]

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Knicks beat Nets in tuneup for season opener

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By   789 days ago

Once their extended preseason finale was over, the Knicks and Nets could look ahead to the one that counts next week in Brooklyn in the season opener. The Knicks hope their frontcourt is ready by then. Already without Amare Stoudemire, New York lost center Tyson Chandler to a left knee injury less than a minute into the [...]

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NBA drops center spot from All-Star ballot

Orange County News - February 20, 2011

By   790 days ago

Centers will no longer be guaranteed a spot in the NBA All-Star game. NBA.com is reporting that the league will announce a change to its All-Star ballot on Wednesday, removing the center position. Fans will be required to vote for three frontcourt players, instead of two forwards and a center.

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Kings beat winless Lakers in Las Vegas

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By   794 days ago

Marcus Thornton scored 19 points, while DeMarcus Cousinshad 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Sacramento Kings over the winless Los Angeles Lakers, 103-98 Friday night. Kobe Bryant finished with 22 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes for the Lakers (0-5), while Pau Gasol had 20 points and six rebounds in 31 minutes [...]

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Howard expected to make Lakers debut on Sunday

NBA: Preseason-Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers

By   794 days ago

os Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard will take the court in a preseason game for the first time on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings. Dwight Howard is poised to take the court for the first time wearing a Los Angeles Lakers jersey in Sunday’s preseason game against the Sacramento Kings, according to a report on [...]

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Chauncey Billups targets November return to Clippers

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By   795 days ago

Chauncey Billups timetable for return just keeps moving up. He suffered a torn surgery left Achilles’ tendon — a tough injury to recover from at any age — but had the surgery and promised a comeback. His original optimistic timetable was December, but he has recovered to the point he is practicing with the team [...]

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Andrew Bogut to have ankle examined

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By   795 days ago

Warriors center Andew Bogut will have his troublesome left ankle examined Monday in Los Angeles. The Warriors play at the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, giving Bogut an opportunity to visit Richard Ferkel, the doctor who performed arthroscopic surgery on the ankle in April.

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