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  • Thunder's Durant exits early with sprained ankle

    Oklahoma City Thunder players check to see if Kevin Durant is okay after he twisted his ankle towards the end of the first half of their game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on December 18, 2014 in Oakland, CaliforniaKevin Durant's hot start was cold comfort when the Oklahoma City star limped out at halftime Thursday of the Thunder's 114-109 NBA loss to Golden State. Stephen Curry posted a game-high 34 points with nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals for Golden State. Six Warriors players scored in double figures as the team bounced back from a loss in Memphis on Tuesday that snapped their 16-game winning streak. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Durant seemed determined to remind the league-leading Warriors they can't expect to have things their own way in the Western Conference when he scored 16 points in the first quarter.




  • Padres finalize deal for Kemp

    The Padres have signed off on the blockbuster deal to bring Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp, shown here in October 2014, to San Diego after medical issues reportedly threatened to scupper the tradeThe Padres signed off on the blockbuster deal to bring Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp to San Diego after medical issues reportedly threatened to scupper the trade. In addition to Kemp, the Padres acquired catcher Tim Federowicz from the Dodgers in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin.




  • Long Todman run helps Jaguars take down Titans

    NFL: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars(Reuters) - Jordan Todman produced a 62-yard touchdown run to help the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 21-13 on Thursday in a clash between struggling teams already looking ahead to next season. The Jaguars trailed 10-0 but rallied with 21 unanswered points, with their final TD coming on Todman's long run in the fourth quarter. "I heard the call (for me to carry the ball), and it was my first carry of the day so I was excited," Todman told reporters. "I saw there was an opportunity to cut it back and make a guy miss and then it was off to the races. It was a great feeling. ...




  • Highlights of Thursday's NBA games

    NBA: New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Basketball Association games: Bulls 103, Knicks 97 Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points and added seven assists to lead the Chicago Bulls to a win against the New York Knicks. Chicago (16-9) played without guard Derrick Rose, who was sick, while the Knicks (5-23) were without forward Carmelo Anthony because of a sore left knee. Pau Gasol added 20 points for the Bulls while Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 23 points. ...




  • Rondo headed from Celtics to Mavs

    Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics looks on in the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on November 14, 2014 in Boston, MassachusettsThe Boston Celtics have traded versatile point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for three key players and an NBA first- and second-round draft pick, the Mavericks said. The Mavericks will give up Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and Jae Crowder -- three key members of their playing rotation -- along with their 2015 first-round draft selection and a 2016 second-round draft pick in a deal that will also bring Dwight Powell to Dallas.




  • Rondo traded to Mavericks

    NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Boston Celtics(Reuters) - The Dallas Mavericks landed point guard Rajon Rondo in a trade with the Boston Celtics on Thursday. Dallas sent Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, two draft picks and a trade exception to the Celtics in exchange for Rondo and center Dwight Powell. The 28-year-old Rondo had long been in trade rumors as Boston is rebuilding and he was the sole remaining standout from the team's recent success, where they won the title in 2008 and made the finals in 2010. ...




  • Canadian teenager Henderson turns professional

    LPGA: Canadian Pacific Women's Open-Final Round(Reuters) - Brooke Henderson, a 17-year-old Canadian who was golf's top-ranked female amateur, on Thursday announced her decision to turn professional and sign up with sports management company IMG (International Management Group). "I am really excited to begin my professional career in 2015 and proud to represent Canada along the way," Henderson, a native of Smiths Falls, Ontario, said in a statement. "I realize what a big step it is to play professionally. ...




  • U.S. FCC declines to punish radio station for use of NFL Redskins team name
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday rejected a petition that asked regulators to punish a radio station for using on air the name of the National Football League's Washington team, Redskins, a word some consider a slur to Native Americans. Legal activist John Banzhaf III had petitioned the agency to strip the WWXX-FM radio station, which belongs to the team's owner, Dan Snyder, of its broadcasting license for using the word "Redskins." Banzhaf said the name was racist, derogatory, profane and hateful, making its use "akin to broadcasting obscenity. ...

  • Medical issue could scupper Kemp trade - report

    Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers leads off first base against the St. Louis Cardinals during a game on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, MissouriThe San Diego Padres reportedly may opt not to finalize their trade for Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp because a medical exam revealed the outfielder has arthritis in both hips. USA Today reported that the Padres are still trying to determine whether the condition will affect the remainder of the 30-year-old Kemp's playing career. The two teams had set a Thursday deadline to complete the deal, in which the Dodgers would send Kemp and reserve catcher Tim Federowicz to the Padres in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitcher Joe Wieland and minor league hurler Zach Elfin.




  • Jordan's game-worn shoes fetch $33,000

    Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, watches on during their game against the Milwaukee Bucks on October 29, 2014 in Charlotte, North CarolinaA pair of sneakers worn by Michael Jordan when he played basketball at the University of North Carolina sold for $33,387 on Thursday, US media reported. Grey Flannel Auctions, which sold the shoes, told ESPN they were consigned by a high school team-mate of Jordan and that the winning bidder preferred to remain anonymous. Jordan, who later became closely associated with Nike through the creation of the "Air Jordan" brand, wore Converse while at UNC because the company had a contract with coach Dean Smith. Grey Flannel Auctions said Jordan wore the shoes during his freshman year in 1981-82.