Silver on tanking: 'No team is trying to lose'

ESPN Sports Feed - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 09:25
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it.
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Pierce: Wizards need to 'build better habits'

ESPN Sports Feed - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 08:02
Although he was pleased with the Washington Wizards' latest comeback victory, Paul Pierce thinks his new team has some long-term work to do.
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Lakers' Young: OKC's Adams 'sneaky, dirty'

ESPN Sports Feed - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 01:30
Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young called Steven Adams a "sneaky, dirty player" after an on-court scuffle with the Oklahoma City Thunder center led to Young's ejection during the Thunder's 104-103 win here Friday night.
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Thunder squeak past ice-cold Kobe, Lakers

ESPN Sports Feed - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 00:25
Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and hit a key jumper with 38 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame the absence of NBA MVP Kevin Durant for a 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
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Giants fill Sandoval hole, trade for McGehee

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:26
The Giants have acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins for a pair of right-handed minor league pitchers, finding their replacement for departed slugger Pablo Sandoval.
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Blazers send Spurs to 2nd straight 3OT loss

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 23:08
Damian Lillard had a career-high 43 points, including 16 after regulation, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the San Antonio Spurs their second straight defeat in triple overtime, rallying for a 129-119 victory Friday night.
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Sources: Rondo gives Mavs edge with O'Neal

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 21:07
The acquisition of Rajon Rondo has given the Dallas Mavericks an undeniable edge in the race to lure veteran big man Jermaine O'Neal back to the NBA, according to league sources.
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Durant out for Lakers matchup due to ankle

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:26
Kevin Durant will not play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday because of a sprained right ankle suffered Thursday against the Golden State Warriors.
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Report: Dodgers pass Yanks in owing most tax

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:25
The Dodgers have ended the Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spender and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.
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Slip of the tongue: Obama shouts out Flacco

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:01
During Friday's year-end White House news conference, President Barack Obama said it was a mistake for Sony to cancel the release of "The Interview" because of the threat of violence from North Korea, adding that he loved actor "James Flacco."
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With Rondo, Mavs players like their chances

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:15
Rajon Rondo has yet to practice with his new teammates, but the Dallas Mavericks are excited about their potential after adding a point guard they believe ranks among the elite at the position.
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Source: Red Sox work on Middlebrooks deal

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:13
The Red Sox and Padres are working on a trade that would send third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego and catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston, but as of mid-Friday it had not been finalized, according to a league source.
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NFL or Michigan? Harbaugh said to be torn

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:28
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's family and friends have been encouraging him to take the University of Michigan head coaching job, but he is torn because his heart is in the NFL.
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Yankees trade Prado to Miami, get P Eovaldi

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:27
The New York Yankees traded their starting second baseman Martin Prado to the Miami Marlins for starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi as part of a five-player deal, the teams announced Friday.
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Five-star DT Mack decommits from Texas A&M

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:19
Hours after the commitment of No. 35-ranked Malik Jefferson to the Texas Longhorns over Texas A&M and UCLA, the Aggies seemingly have lost their top defensive commitment in the class.
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Reports: Rockets get G Brewer from Wolves

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:14
The Houston Rockets have acquired veteran swingman Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to multiple reports.
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Rivera 'confident' Newton will start Sunday

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:26
Panthers coach Ron Rivera is "very comfortable and confident" in saying Cam Newton will start Sunday against the Browns.
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Source: Texans expect to start QB Keenum

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:03
Recently signed quarterback Case Keenum is expected to start for the Houston Texans against the visiting Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, according to a league source.
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Phelps given probation in guilty plea to DUI

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:27
Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore almost three months after he was arrested.
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Winston's future call wouldn't surprise Fisher

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:15
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday that whatever decision star quarterback Jameis Winston makes -- turn pro or remain with the program for a third season -- would not surprise him.
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