Blown out in Houston, the Nuggets are keeping the Rockets close at home.
The Boston Celtics, after years of flirting with potential Rajon Rondo deals, are in substantive discussions on a trade that would send Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources.
Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
Multiple NFL and Michigan sources had said for weeks that Jim Harbaugh was not expected to wind up at Michigan, but in recent days at least one person familiar with his thinking said he was at least "considering it," a source told ESPN's
Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 on Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.
Paul Chryst is coming home to coach Wisconsin.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have put veteran swingman Corey Brewer back on the trading block, according to league sources.
Bo Pelini was introduced as Youngstown State's new coach Wednesday, but his departure from Nebraska continues to overshadow his Ohio homecoming.
The San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday that they have released defensive lineman Ray McDonald.
Darrelle Revis, currently in his first season with the New England Patriots, is upset at the widespread speculation that Rex Ryan will be fired after this season.
Less than seven years after leaving prison, Jets QB Michael Vick is weeks away from paying off the majority of the nearly $18 million he owes his creditors.
Mike McCarthy announced Wednesday that the Packers have selected their six playoff captains -- something that's normally not done until the postseason begins.
The San Diego Padres have agreed to a three-way trade, pending physicals, that would land them Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers, a source confirmed to ESPN Insider Jim Bowden.
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera will not apologize for being in the playoff hunt with the team's 5-8-1 record.
Roddy White and his Atlanta Falcons teammates collectively brushed off trash talk by New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis in advance of Sunday's NFC South clash at the Superdome.
Carmelo Anthony says he refuses to second-guess his decision to remain with the Knicks and not jump to the Bulls via free agency this summer.
Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte, who has suffered two concussions this season, says playing in the NFL is worth the risk he takes to his long-term health by doing so.
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Cavs' forward Kevin Love leads the NBA with most "touchdown" passes (outlet passes of 20+ feet to start fastbreak) with 18. Love -- Cleveland's best QB
After lighting up the league through the first 11 games, Peyton Manning's performance, despite Denver going 3-0, has tailed off the last three games, throwing for just three TDs and two INTs.
Mike Sando, ESPN.com @SandoESPN
If the practice squad guy gets a DUI, much better chance of being cut than if the starting QB gets one.
"We are looking into it."
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the league is monitoring the Ray McDonald sexual assault investigation.
Paul Gutierrez @PGutierrezESPN
"Pattern of poor decision making" leads to McDonald termination
“Life is about not living in fear.”
Herm Edwards defends Bears safety Chris Conte's comments that he would rather play in the NFL than have a longer life.
At 8-1, St. John's matches the best start of coach Steve Lavin's career. The No. 20 Red Storm are ranked for the first time since 2011 and vibes are good after taking down rival Syracuse. Lavin finally has the team he envisioned when he arrived.
First to 60 points wins
"If you're a fan of good or even great defense, this is the match-up for you."
ESPN's John Gasaway on the No. 19 San Diego State-Cincinnati game tonight (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2). Both teams rank in the Top 13 in the nation in scoring defense and the top 30 in field goal percentage defense.
Strange but true: The Chiefs-Steelers result on Sunday will have a bigger impact on the Dolphins’ playoff chances than Miami’s own game. Fivethirtyeight's Week 16 NFL playoff implications
More mumps scares for Penguins
The Penguins announced that goalie Robert Bortuzzo, and defensemen Olli Maata and Marc-Andre Fleury have been quarantined as a precaution until they receive mumps test results. Center Sidney Crosby and winger Beau Bennett have already tested positive for the disease.
Authorities are investigating 49ers DL Ray McDonald on a new suspicion of sexual assault. According to police, a woman told them she was possibly sexually assaulted by him. No arrests have been made or charges filed.
MLB monitoring Cuban relations
Major League Baseball is tracking the White House's announcement regarding Cuban-American relations. In a statement released today, they will keep teams informed on "the manner in which they conduct business on issues related to Cuba."
Peyton Manning's three-week stretch of mediocrity is concerning to fantasy owners who may find themselves in their championship games this week. But the Broncos have won each of those along the way behind a strong running game.
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Christian Kirk, nation’s No. 3 WR, picks Texas A&M. Also considered UCLA, ASU among several others.
FIFA investigator resigns
Michael Garcia, who led the investigation into FIFA's bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, resigned from the FIFA ethics committee today due to the handlings of his findings, citing a "lack of leadership" in the organization. Garcia also questioned how FIFA can change after years of scandals.
Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray is not ruled out Sunday's game vs. the Colts as he recovers from hand surgery but coach Jason Garrett said they would have to see him carry the ball under duress in practice.