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Bart Scott joins CBS Sports' 'The NFL Today' in 2014

Former Ravens and Jets linebacker Bart Scott will join The NFL Today in 2014, CBS Sports announced Monday.<p>Former Ravens and Jets linebacker Bart …

NFL Mock Draft 2014: Breaking Down Picks 1 Through 32

Some of the most productive offseason moves for NFL teams are made during the NFL draft, which starts on May 8 in New York City.<p>The scouting process remains a work in progress at this point in the proceedings. The combine gives some perspective into what players have to offer at the next level, but …

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NFL combine: Jadeveon Clowney is much faster than Johnny Manziel

Jadeveon Clowney ran 4.47 and 4.48 unofficial 40-yard dash times on Monday. Look at this picture of him superimosed with Johnny Manziel and quiver in …

10 Players Who Should Have Been Traded at 2014 NBA Trade Deadline

Much like last season, the NBA trade deadline went by with very little fanfare. The only big-name deal was that between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Indiana Pacers, swapping Evan Turner for Danny Granger.<p>Apart from that, few trades carried much notability or the possibility to shake up the …

Predicting Who Will Actually Hit the Open Market in 2014 Free Agency

The NBA's 2014 free-agent class could be one of the most star-studded in recent memory. Or, it could be an epic dud.<p>How's that for a prediction?<p>Both extreme scenarios are still in play because we can't be sure how the first domino, more commonly known as LeBron James, is going to fall.<p>He has an …

NBA

5 Players Who Must Step Up for NY Knicks' Remaining Games

The New York Knicks are the biggest disappointment of the NBA season, and there are plenty of people to blame for that, on and off the court.<p>It will be borderline impossible for the Knicks to fully redeem themselves in their remaining games, but the playoffs are still a realistic goal if certain …

NBA

How Carmelo Anthony's Decision Will Affect NY Knicks' Coaching Needs

If you’ve ever wanted to witness the NBA equivalent of a game of chicken, look no further than Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks.<p>Between now and the NBA’s summer free-agency bonanza, both sides will find themselves unwittingly slid beneath the media’s sizzling spotlight, where even their most …

Basketball

Can Steve Blake Fix What Ails Golden State Warriors' Bench?

The Golden State Warriors acquired Steve Blake from the Los Angeles Lakers in order to plug a major hole in their bench. The move primarily gave the Dubs someone who could generate offense and steer the ship, while giving Stephen Curry a needed rest.<p>Blake didn’t cost the Dubs much, as they unloaded …

Basketball

7 Players Who Must Step Up for Atlanta Hawks' Remaining Games

After a long stretch of holding down the third seed in the win-challenged Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks have encountered slippage consistent with losing their best player.<p>In fact, many were surprised that the Hawks played so well after losing Al Horford for the year. They appeared confident …

NBA

Little Victories LA Lakers Fans Must Look for During Rest of NBA Season

Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers do not have much to cheer about, but there are still a few positives they can look forward to.<p>Despite the fact the Purple and Gold will likely finish the season with a losing record, there are still a couple of things they can accomplish to give the fanbase a small …

Basketball

Patrick Beverley's 3 helps Rockets escape Suns

PHOENIX -- Patrick Beverley is not the first option for the Houston offense. In fact, he might be the fifth.<p>That didn't keep him from making the …

8 Takeaways from Sunday Night's NBA Action

NBA Sundays in late February don't often produce legitimately historical events, but we certainly saw one take place when Jason Collins suited up for the Brooklyn Nets in Los Angeles.<p>When he checked in for Mason Plumlee at the 10:27 mark in the second quarter, Collins became the first openly gay …

Basketball

Breaking Down the Biggest Philadelphia Flyers Trade Rumors

With the 2014 Winter Olympics now complete, the hockey universe can once again turn its attention back to the NHL.<p>When regular-season action resumes on Tuesday, 22 of the league's 30 clubs will find themselves either inside the league's top 16 or within just two points of the postseason's final two …

NHL

‘Innocent blunder’ bears huge consequences for Backstrom

Something about the Olympics brings out the conspiratorial suspicions of athletes, coaches and fans. Underage Chinese gymansts; over-scored Russian …

Ice Hockey

Modern-day Big Red Machine: Team Canada caps dominant Olympic performance with golden repeat

SOCHI, Russia — By the end they were bored. They had come to see the gold medal game, the pinnacle of men’s hockey and the final event of the …

Top Line: Thomas Vanek trade a lock; Dan Bylsma criticized; more links

<b>By Allan Muir</b><p><i>An annotated guide to this morning's must-read hockey stories:</i><p>• Thomas Vanek is downplaying his Sochi partying scandal ahead of next …

Fantasy football rankings 2014: Your Top 200 prior to NFL free agency

We all miss fantasy football. So let's start thinking about it now!<p>When I was 7 or 8, my parents got me this enormous pad of paper. It didn't occur to me until literally the moment I was writing that first sentence, that it was probably nothing more than a desk blotter. And yet my little kid brain …

Jason Collins makes NBA return

Collins, 35, entered the game to a modest applause from the Lakers' crowd with 10:28 to go in the second quarter and finished with two rebounds and …

Giants' Sergio Romo hopes to grow in role

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Fastballs were zipping out of Sergio Romo's hand after another crisp bullpen session last week. When he was done, he bounced off the mound and said, "Whoo! I'm going to hit 90 this year. That's what's up."<p>The Giants' emotional and peripatetic closer has come to spring training …