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New NBA Free Agency Rule Limits Miami Heat

MIAMI -- NBA free agency began as a whisper Monday for the Miami Heat and that might not change due to a twist in the collective-bargaining agreement that went into effect this offseason.<p>A new rule effectively prohibits teams operating well above the luxury-tax threshold from receiving players in …

Joe Lefeged released after hearing

WASHINGTON -- Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was released from jail Tuesday following his weekend arrest in Washington on a gun possession …

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NASCAR Kentucky 2013: Winners and losers

Highlighting the winners and losers from the NASCAR weekend that was at Kentucky Speedway.<p>We know Matt Kenseth was the big winner in the Quaker State 400. But here is a look at the other winners and losers from the recently completed NASCAR weekend at Kentucky Speedway.<p><b>Winners</b><p><b>Jamie McMurray</b><p>A look …

Josh Smith free agency: Rockets make Dwight Howard backup plan, Hawks look at sign-and-trade options

Josh Smith is next in line if the Rockets can't bring in Dwight Howard, while the Hawks are trying to figure out what they can get in return in the extremely likely scenario Smith doens't return to the only team he's ever played for.<p>Dwight Howard has his pick of the litter as he tries to figure out …

NBA free agency rumors: Knicks interested in Elton Brand, Francisco Garcia

The Knicks have reportedly prepared an offer for 1999's top overall draft pick and have interest in a few other free agents as well.<p>The New York Knicks are pursuing free agents Elton Brand and Francisco Garcia, according to multiple reports, as they continue to be one of the most active NBA teams …

The Chicago Bulls still have a Tom Thibodeau problem

The Bulls did not retain Ron Adams, who happens to be Tom Thibodeau's top assistant. It's just the latest reminder that things are not calm in the Windy City.<p>Tom Thibodeau has his faults. He rides his horses far too hard, he's a screamer and he's said to be less than personable. But none of that …

Johnny Manziel Named 2012-13 SEC Male Athlete of the Year

Johnny Manziel has won the prestigious SEC Male Athlete of the Year for 2012-13, adding yet another piece of hardware to the young man’s ever-expanding mantle.<p>According to the conference’s website, SEC commissioner Mike Slive had this to say about the award:<p>The SEC is very proud to honor Johnny and …

PGA Tour to adopt USGA ban on anchored putting

The PGA Tour reverses itself and says it will comply with the USGA’s ban on anchored putting but calls for a bifurcation of the rules in allowing amateurs more time to adopt the new rule.<p>The PGA Tour will adopt the USGA’s ban on anchored putting strokes as of Jan. 1, 2016, the tour’s policy board …

Frazier drives Cincinnati Reds past struggling San Francisco Giants

Todd Frazier homered and drove in four runs, leading the <b>Cincinnati Reds</b> out of their offensive slump to an 8-1 victory over the <b>San Francisco Giants</b> …

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Nazr Mohammed returns to Bulls, where he'll provide deep-bench insurance again

The Chicago Bulls have reached a verbal agreement with free-agent center Nazr Mohammed on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum. There's not much to say about this one. The Bulls could absolutely use a better backup to the injury-prone Joakim Noah, but don't have the means to spend for one …

Yasiel Puig's story was phenomenal before he was a phenom

In a must-read feature for <i>Yahoo! Sports</i>, Jeff Passan reveals the details of one of Yasiel Puig’s many unsuccessful attempts to defect from Cuba before he landed safely on Mexican soil in June, 2012.<p>Wearing a “a raggedy shirt, shorts and flip-flops,” Puig was on a boat intercepted by a U.S. Coast …

Patrice Bergeron discusses injuries

BOSTON -- Speaking for the first time since he was admitted to the hospital after Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, Boston Bruins assistant captain …

David West Officially Re-Signs with Indiana Pacers

David West helped the Indiana Pacers push the Miami Heat to the brink in this year's Eastern Conference Finals, and now he'll get a fat new contract as a recognition of his efforts.<p><b>UPDATE: Wednesday, July 10, at 1:20 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin</b><p>The Indiana Pacers announced the re-signing of David West:<p>…

Royals ink Italian shortstop Gasparini for $1.3M

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals have agreed to terms with 16-year-old shortstop Marten Gasparini, considered by some experts to be the most promising …

Tyler Polumbus hopes to land Redskins' right tackle spot

Tyler Polumbus spent the entire offseason working on the right tackle position for the first time in his career. He hopes to win the starting job this year.<p>Washington Redskins offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus started 15 games at right tackle last season, but he struggled with pass protection and …

Aaron Hernandez denies gang ties

The Bristol County House of Correction's gang intelligence unit has finished its evaluation of Aaron Hernandez and Sheriff Thomas Hodgson told ESPN …

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