LeBron James and a bunch of other NBA stars decided to take Wednesday off

Twenty NBA teams play Wednesday. A few good players might even join them!#DNPRest That’s LeBron, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, DeMarcus Cousins, LaMarcus Aldridge … all healthy and scratched tonight. It is Dec 14. https://t.co/KBkTD5bW7P— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) December 14, 2016 Resting players early in the season is a good way to keep them healthy and … Read more LeBron James and a bunch of other NBA stars decided to take Wednesday off

Metz-Lyon abandoned after Lopes hurt by firecracker

Lyon’s Ligue 1 match with Metz was abandoned and goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was taken to hospital after he was hurt by a firecracker thrown onto the pitch.Saturday’s game was halted after 31 minutes while Lopes received treatment, having been felled inside his area by a number of pyrotechnics thrown from the stands at Stade Saint-Symphorien. The Portuguese shot-stopper … Read more Metz-Lyon abandoned after Lopes hurt by firecracker

Van Dijk fuels Man City & Liverpool rumours

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has revealed he wants to play at the “highest level” as rumours of a January transfer intensify.Alexis must leave Arsenal for a big club The Netherlands international has been linked with the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain, though Saints boss Claude Puel has ruled out selling the … Read more Van Dijk fuels Man City & Liverpool rumours

Ventura: Buffon welcome in Italy coaching set-up

Italy coach Giampiero Ventura would be open to iconic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon joining his backroom staff following the 2018 World Cup.Are you watching Pep? Humbled Hart a worthy adversary for Buffon in Turin derby Buffon has suggested he will hang up his boots following the competition in Russia, bringing the curtain down on a glittering … Read more Ventura: Buffon welcome in Italy coaching set-up

Stephen Curry likely to become NBA’s first $200-million player under new CBA

Warriors guard Stephen Curry is in line to land a five-year, $207 million contract next summer under terms of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and its players, ESPN.com reports. Such a deal would be the largest in league history.The Warriors, though, may have a hard time keeping their roster intact after this … Read more Stephen Curry likely to become NBA’s first $200-million player under new CBA

Ryan Tannehill injury casts shadow of doubt over Dolphins’ playoff hopes

The NFL playoff picture all of the sudden is not what the Dolphins are worried about … even after their win over the Cardinals on Sunday kept them alive and well in the AFC wild-card race.Alive, yes … but maybe not so well. Miami might not have quarterback Ryan Tannehill for its playoff push. Coach Adam Gase said after the game … Read more Ryan Tannehill injury casts shadow of doubt over Dolphins’ playoff hopes

Lions on brink of elimination following blowout loss to Cowboys

The Lions could have clinched a playoff spot Monday. Instead they face elimination next weekend.Following Monday’s 42-21 loss to the Cowboys, the Lions could go from being the possible No. 2 seed in the playoff field to missing the postseason altogether.  Detroit (9-6) had won five straight to get to 9-4, but if they lose a third straight game … Read more Lions on brink of elimination following blowout loss to Cowboys

Clippers’ Chris Paul hints at forming NBA’s next super team

The Banana Boat Crew could be an NBA team in the future.“Anything’s possible,” Chris Paul said on the Open Run podcast this week. “Definitely, anything’s possible.” In case you need a reminder, the Banana Boat Crew involves Paul, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade. These guys are all close friends, but they play on separate … Read more Clippers’ Chris Paul hints at forming NBA’s next super team

Frustrated Knicks star Carmelo Anthony mum on Phil Jackson’s ball hog talk

Carmelo Anthony, perhaps somewhat upset over his team’s beatdown against the Cavs, was in no mood Wednesday night to talk about Phil Jackson’s comments from earlier in the week.”Come on man,” Anthony responded before walking away from the media. “I don’t want to answer those questions.” In an interview with CBS Sports’ “We Need To Talk” … Read more Frustrated Knicks star Carmelo Anthony mum on Phil Jackson’s ball hog talk