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SS Simmons latest Brave to get extension

The Atlanta Braves continued their signing spree Thursday, inking Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons to a seven-year contract.

posted 2014-02-20 12:36:19 by

Sources: NFL to elevate salary cap to $130M

The NFL is projected to raise its salary cap to about $130 million, up about 5 percent from $123 million last year, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Thursday.

posted 2014-02-20 12:14:47 by

Lovie: Bucs to consider QB at No. 7 in draft

Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith said Thursday the Buccaneers will consider taking a quarterback with the seventh pick in the draft.

posted 2014-02-20 11:31:43 by

Summons: Ravens' Rice knocked fiancee out

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice struck his fiancee with his hand, rendering her unconscious, according to a summons obtained by WJZ-TV in Baltimore.

posted 2014-02-20 10:55:31 by

Boston College stuns No. 1 Syracuse in OT

Olivier Hanlan and Patrick Heckmann hit 3-pointers in overtime, Lonnie Jackson made four straight free throws in the final 26.2 seconds, and lowly Boston College stunned top-ranked Syracuse 62-59 on Wednesday night, ending the Orange's unbeaten season.

posted 2014-02-20 10:53:29 by

Isles' Tavares tears MCL, done for season

John Tavares suffered a torn MCL and torn meniscus in the second period of Team Canada's quarterfinal win on Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the NHL season, the New York Islanders announced Thursday.

posted 2014-02-20 10:53:21 by

Lakers' Blake to Warriors: 'Mixed emotions'

Lakers guard Steve Blake has been traded to the Golden State Warriors, he told reporters as he left the team's Los Angeles facility in street clothes on Wednesday night.

posted 2014-02-20 10:36:47 by

Smart: Lessons learned from incident, ban

Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart said that his confrontation with a Texas Tech fan in the stands earlier this month happened in the heat of the moment and that he's learned his lesson.

posted 2014-02-20 08:38:40 by

Sims, No. 6 Baylor women rout Iowa State 89-51

Odyssey Sims scored 18 of her 24 points in the first half and No. 6 Baylor coasted to its ninth straight win, beating Iowa State 89-51 Wednesday night. Sims, the nation's leading scorer, made nine of 13 from the field…

posted 2014-02-20 06:47:33 by KXEL

Wednesday's High School Basketball Scores

BOYS BASKETBALL 1A District 5 Substate 3-Play In Turkey Valley 79, Valley Lutheran 47 Waterloo Christian School 60, Riceville 48 1A District 6 Substate 3-Play In Central Elkader 37, Edgewood-Colesburg 35 1A District 9 Substate 5-Play In North Mahaska 58,…

posted 2014-02-20 06:39:36 by KXEL

Rockets rout Lakers in Howard's L.A. return

Dwight Howard thoroughly enjoyed his first road game against the team he left as a free agent after one tumultuous and contentious season, getting 20 points and 13 rebounds in the Houston Rockets' 134-108 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers…

posted 2014-02-20 03:46:38 by

Sources: Rockets eye Rondo; talks not close

The Houston Rockets want to acquire Boston Celtics star point guard Rajon Rondo, according to sources familiar with Houston's thinking.

posted 2014-02-20 01:37:48 by

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