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Curry proving he is NBA's best on offense

Stephen Curry said something this summer that was very un-Steph like. It was bold, braggy even; a rare glimpse into a confidence often shielded from …

Is Josh Smith the Final Piece to Houston Rockets' Championship Puzzle?

The Houston Rockets weren't in the market for a savior, and they won't be asking versatile forward Josh Smith to fill such a role.<p>Already in the thick of the NBA championship hunt, the Rockets have been searching for competitive advantages. A low-risk investment in the 29-year-old is a shrewd way …

John Wall, Wizards outclass Knicks, 102-91

NEW YORK (AP) — John Wall is fast and flashy, a showman who practices 360-degree layups and then pulls them off in games.<p>And when he gets pushed, he pushes back.<p>Wall had 24 points and 11 assists, eluding the Knicks all day until getting knocked to the floor by a flagrant foul that sparked an …

LeBron returns to Miami for Christmas clash

(SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James returns to Miami for the first time since spurning the Heat and rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers this past offseason and, he will do it on Christmas night nonetheless.<p>Traditionally reserved for the NBA's marquee matchup, this Christmas evening classic features …

Johnny Manziel Placed on Injured Reserve with Hamstring Injury

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has reportedly been shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season with a hamstring injury.<p>The Browns' official Twitter account passed along the latest:<p>Manziel, 22, finished his rookie season with just five games played, 175 passing yards, no passing …

Football (U.S.)

Roger Goodell tells teams no NFL in Los Angeles in 2015

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell informed the 32 teams Tuesday that the league will not be accepting relocation applications for teams interested in moving to Los Angeles in 2015.<p>In a memo to the chief executives and club presidents of all NFL teams, obtained by The Times, Goodell said the decision …

2014 Boca Raton Bowl final score: Marshall blows past Northern Illinois, 52-23

The Thundering Herd put an exclamation mark on a truly impressive season.<p>In what was quite possibly the most-hyped Group of Five bowl game of the season, Northern Illinois failed to silence the doubters and keep things close against Marshall, leading to a snoozer in the Thundering Herd's 52-23 win …

Grebe kicks Navy to 17-16 Poinsettia Bowl win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Pardon coach Ken Niumatalolo for being perhaps a bit befuddled amid the euphoria of Navy's 17-16 Poinsettia Bowl victory against San …

Broncos lead with 9 Pro Bowlers

NEW YORK -- The AFC West champion Denver Broncos led the NFL with nine players selected for the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.<p>Quarterback Peyton Manning was …

NFL picks, Week 17: Chargers control their own destiny

Can the Lions upset the Packers and win the NFC North? Who has the edge in the win-or-go-home matchup between the Falcons and Panthers for the NFC South title? Our experts pick those games and the rest of the Week 17 slate.<p>Are you ready for some football? I hope so, because we are set up for a wild …

Kobe Bryant: I trust management

Kobe Bryant, having watched Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo not join him in Los Angeles, still firmly believes in the Lakers' hierarchy to come up …

Fantasy football rankings, Week 17: Tight ends

Coming into the season's final week, the big question is: Who's gonna rest?<p>The big question heading into Week 17 in late-ending fantasy leagues is who might and might not play, and who might and might not play a full game. Some teams have locked up their playoff seed, others are done for the …

NBA MVP POWER RANKINGS: Where The Top Players Stand After 8 Weeks

Using Player Efficiency Rating (PER, avg=15.00), Win Shares, and Wins Above Replacement (WAR), as well as team performance, we ranked the top players who can make a case for the MVP award so far.<p>After eight weeks, James Harden, Stephen Curry, and Anthony Davis are the favorites. But there are eight …

Fantasy Football Week 17 Rankings: Updated Overview for All Positions

Playing a fantasy league through Week 17 can be tricky. Some teams have already clinched their playoff positioning and have nothing to play for. Other teams have been out of the running for weeks and have thrown in the towel.<p>Still, there's enough at stake on Sunday that plenty of high-profile …

Gary Patterson is AP's coach of year

TCU coach Gary Patterson embraced change and joined an exclusive club.<p>Patterson was voted college football coach of the year by The Associated Press …

Jabari Parker staying optimistic

Despite being lost for the rest of his rookie season with a torn left ACL, Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is trying to stay positive by …

Basketball

Bowl Bits: Western Kentucky 49, Central Michigan 48 (Bahamas Bowl)

Central Michigan scored 34 straight points in the fourth quarter, including an incredible Hail Mary hook and latter touchdown, but lost to WKU by one …