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The ESPN FC crew discuss Naby Keita and rumours of an early move to Liverpool. Naby Keita will not seal an early move to Liverpool in January, RB Leipzig said in a statement on Sunday. (read more)


Mavericks owner Mark Cuban might be in favor of tanking games to close out the season, but Dirk Nowitzki clearly is not.Nowitzki responded to Cuban’s recent comments he made on the “House Call with Dr. (read more)

Marcus Smart had to learn the hard way that punching any sort of glass-based object may be hazardous to your health.The Boston Celtics guard, who has not played since lacerating his right hand striking a picture frame last month, said on Wednesday that he needed a shard of glass removed from the hand, per ESPN’s Chris Forsberg. (read more)

The NBA is mulling changing its playoff format, and it would have a huge impact on the advantage high-seeded Eastern Conference teams such as the Cavs have benefited from over the years.NBA commissioner Adam Silver revealed that the league is considering seeding teams 1-16, which could result in teams from the same conference meeting in the NBA Finals. (read more)

This isn’t the long-awaited return of NBA basketball to the Emerald City, but it will do for now. As Seattle looks to acquire an NBA team after seeing its beloved Sonics relocate to Oklahoma City after the 2007-08, one of the franchise’s best players will return next fall. (read more)

NBA planning preseason game in Seattle

22-2-2018 2:02 AM | yardbarker | similar news

The NBA will return to Seattle next preseason with a familiar face for Pacific Northwest fans, according to Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee.Kevin Durant, who spent his rookie season with the SuperSonics before the franchise moved to Oklahoma City, will lead the Warriors against the Kings on October 6 at Key Arena, Voisin writes. (read more)

Rudy Gay is set to make his return from a heel injury for the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.The San Antonio Express-News’ Jabari Young reported on Wednesday that he asked Gay whether he would be returning on Friday, and Gay said yes. (read more)

It’s being reported that Kawhi Leonard has been medically cleared to play. But, San Antonio’s superstar is choosing to sit out anyway. (read more)

Based on what Gregg Popovich said on Wednesday, it’s going to take a minor miracle for the San Antonio Spurs to see Kawhi Leonard play this season. Leonard missed the start of the season with a quad injury, and he’s appeared in just nine games since then. (read more)

The NBA announced on Wednesday that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been fined $600,000 for some recent comments he made about tanking.The hefty fine is a result of what the NBA has determined were public statements that are detrimental to the league. (read more)

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took responsibility on Wednesday for not firing a former employee sooner after the writer was involved in two separate instances of domestic violence.Cuban, who fired former Mavs. (read more)

One of the biggest issues the NFL is currently facing pertains to concussions — specifically the effect they have on a player’s mental health. A number of retired players have come out and said they’ve suffered symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and it’s likely that more will in the future, unless the league steps in and attempts to make the game more safe for its participants. (read more)

The New Orleans Saints and future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees will have to work out a new contract before the start of free agency. Should that not happen, Brees will become an unrestricted free agent next month. (read more)

In advance of March 14, the start of free agency in the NFL, Pro Football Rumors will detail each team’s three most glaring roster issues. We’ll continue this year’s series with the Atlanta Falcons, who finished with a 10-6 record before being bounced in the first round of the playoffs. (read more)

A report earlier on Wednesday by Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio noting that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is set to become a restricted free agent next month has now been walked back. After receiving clarification from the NFL Players’ Association, Florio reports that Gordon will in fact become an exclusive rights free agent. (read more)

Free agent cornerback Vontae Davis wants to sign with a new team before the unrestricted free agent period begins on March 14, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (Twitter link). (read more)

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