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Jabari Parker Is Down, and So Is the 2014 Draft Class

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the team has announced. Parker, the No. 2 pick in this year’s NBA draft, was a favorite for this season’s Rookie of the Year award, ranking second among rookies with 12.3 points per …

Giannis Antetokounmpo Has Clear Path to Thrive in Jabari Parker's Absence

When it comes to sustainable success, the Milwaukee Bucks have little in the way of margin for error. From the financial stresses of a small-market city to the subsequent struggle of finding and keeping top-tier talent, the Bucks are one NBA machine that could do without the occasional wayward …

NBA

Rob Smith on Jabari Parker: 'He's doing fine. He's in great spirits'

Before Tuesday's Red-South clash at Bogan, Simeon boys basketball coach Rob Smith checked in with Bucks rookie forward Jabari Parker.<p>The former Simeon star and No. 2 pick in last year's NBA draft out of Duke had surgery on his left knee Monday and is expected to miss the rest of this season. The …

Basketball

Prospect vs. Player: Would You Rather Have Karl-Anthony Towns or Jabari Parker?

When breaking down Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker and Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns, the talking point of the conversation has to ultimately revolve around versatility.<p>These aren't players limited to a specific position or area on the floor. And that essentially allows both to pick …

Basketball

VIDEO: Bucks' Jabari Parker newest Gatorade athlete, debuts his first ad

Jabari Parker has his own Gatorade commercial now.<p>Milwaukee Bucks' rookie Jabari Parker had a rough start to his NBA career the No. 2 pick in the NBA …

Gatorade's new 'Be Like Mike' ad features Nick Cannon, Jabari Parker, Abby Wambach

Get ready to have ‘Be Like Mike’ stuck in your head today.<p>Gatorade brought the classic jingle back for a new star-studded commercial featuring Michael Jordan (of course), Nick Cannon, Serena Williams, Jabari Parker, Cam Newton, Bryce Harper, Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Usain Bolt and Jimmie Johnson. …

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Week 9 Waiver Wire: Examining Top Fantasy Football Targets

We're already through eight weeks of the 2014 NFL season, and by now fantasy owners know if they're in contention for a shot at the playoffs. If you happen to fall into that category, hitting the waiver wire to pick up roster-bolstering options is one very good way to ensure your ongoing …

Fantasy Football

Duke Basketball: Toughest Matchup for Each Projected Starter

Everyone has a weakness, that one tragic flaw that can bring anyone down no matter how powerful they are. Superman had Kryptonite, Achilles had an unwashed heel and every UNC basketball player—other than Marcus Paige—has the inability to put the ball in the hoop from more than five feet away.<p>Duke’s …

Basketball

Duke Basketball: 5 Things Blue Devils Must Prove Early in 2014-15

The Duke basketball team is ranked No. 3 in the country and is a clear national championship contender, but there will be things besides winning that are important early in the year.<p>After all, five of the Blue Devils’ first six games come against the likes of Presbyterian, Fairfield, Temple, Furman …

National Championship

Lakers rookie Julius Randle suffers fractured tibia in NBA debut

Lakers rookie power forward Julius Randle suffered a fractured right tibia in the team's season-opening loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.<p>With 6:46 left in the game, Randle collapsed on a drive to the basket, holding his right leg.<p>Randle grimaced in pain and yelled out as members of the Lakers …

Rookie Jabari Parker headlines new-look Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rookie Jabari Parker speaks in the calm, measured tones of a 10-year veteran. A polished demeanor exudes confidence, while a strong work ethic draws respect from his new NBA teammates.<p>The Milwaukee Bucks' 19-year-old forward seems ready for the off-court attention that comes with …

Jabari Parker Puts Exclamation Point on Bucks' Preseason Win with Spin and Dunk

Seeing plays like this from Jabari Parker should have Milwaukee Bucks fans very excited about the future.<p>Sure, it happened during the preseason. But it shows just what the rookie is capable of.<p>With his team clinging to a 97-96 lead in the final minute of Friday's preseason game against the …

Basketball

Patriots finally sign Alan Branch

Getty Images<p>It took a few days, but it finally happened; defensive lineman Alan Branch officially has joined the Patriots.<p>The team announced the move …

Can Dallas Cowboys Win NFC East Without Tony Romo?

Dallas Cowboys fans held their collective breath during <i>Monday Night Football</i> when Tony Romo was hit by the Redskins and stayed down for an extended period of time. While his injury can't be entirely tied to the Cowboys' Week 8 loss, his health for the rest of the season will determine how far …

NFL

Cowboys put Justin Durant on IR, sign Tim Dobbins

Getty Images<p>While they’re in wait-and-see mode with their quarterback, the Cowboys knew immediately Justin Durant was going to be out for the year, …

Jaguars place starting cornerback Ball on IR

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed starting cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve with a bicep injury.<p>The Jaguars …

Alan Ball out with biceps injury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars placed starting cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve with a biceps injury Wednesday, a move that could mark the …

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Bengals' Burfict has knee surgery, out 2 weeks

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict had surgery to clean out his left knee on Wednesday and will miss at least the next two …

Cowboys lose leading tackler

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys placed starting weakside linebacker Justin Durant on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday with a torn right …

Branch resolves DUI charge

Getty Images<p>With a November 1 deadline for resolving pending DUI charges to avoid the mandatory two-game suspension under the new substance-abuse …

Vontaze Burfict has knee surgery

CINCINNATI -- Bengals Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict will miss Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars -- and likely next Thursday …

Jadeveon Clowney still has to play himself into shape

The No.1 pick of the draft is getting close and will soon be a destructive force for the Texans, but he's not yet there and still working his way back from a knee injury.<p>If I were limited to two thoughts to describe how Texans rookie outside linebacker and No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney looked …

Brook Lopez out against Celtics

BOSTON -- Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will not play in Wednesday night's regular-season opener against the Boston Celtics because of a right …

The Charlotte Hornets commit to Kemba Walker, their point guard of the future

KW102914.jpg<p>This is where we’re at now, I suppose. Kemba Walker is a $12 million a year player. The guy may never make an All-Star team, and yet he …

Rounding Up Latest Buzz on Kobe Bryant, Nick Young and More

The Los Angeles Lakers took to the hard court for their first bout of regular-season action since finishing with a franchise-worst record in 2013-14. While we did receive a glimpse of the team's on-court product for this year, the team isn't at full strength just yet.<p>Kobe Bryant is still getting …

Basketball

Julius Randle’s injury is yet another cruel blow to crumbling Lakers

As the NBA draft approached, team doctors warned front office executives: Feel free to choose Kentucky’s Julius Randle, but he needed surgery to …

No timetable for Jimmy Butler return

NEW YORK -- Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler will not play in Wednesday night's season opener against the Knicks because of sprained ligaments in …

Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard exchange words

<b>Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard exchange words in regular season opener</b><p><i>The 2014-15 NBA regular season began Tuesday night, featuring three games, the</i> …