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DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray led the NFL with 1,845 yards rushing last year, but will the free agent running back re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys? The team used its franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant, which put Murray on the open market with free agency...
Mark Ross
3 months ago
This season, the NBA’s talent pool enjoyed their biggest All-Star break ever. Players got a full week off — longer, in some teams’ cases. This is but one subtle new wrinkle of commissioner Adam Silver’s early reign. ...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
The basketball Gods are a relentless clan, and they don’t care about our enjoyment — this much is not news. But word of their latest victim is. Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews tore his left Achilles tendon last...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
You can call Daryl Morey the beef master. The Houston Rockets’ general manager is more outspoken — and more well-known — than most men of his profession. A contrarian innovator with a mouth to make you know about it, he...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
 The Atlanta Hawks are having a terrific season—everyone’s noticed that by now. What we sometimes forget is that they’re for sale. That development was announced before the season, following a flurry of terrible press...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Tony Allen is one of the best defenders in the game, and one of the NBA’s best energy men. The Memphis Grizzlies simply wouldn’t be who they are without their Grindfather, who acts as a flag for their singularly plodding, crunching...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
In one of the least surprising firings of recent years, the Denver Nuggets have dropped head coach Brian Shaw, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The relationship between Shaw and his 20-39 team has been bad since he took the...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
1. Golden State Warriors (46-12)Despite some recent displays of vulnerability, the Warriors are still the NBA’s top dog. The looming possibility of a healthy Oklahoma City in the first round of the playoffs is a fear, as the Thunder’s...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
March, the month when football’s fully asleep and baseball is still reaching for the alarm clock, is when the NBA really starts to take off. James Harden seemed to understand that yesterday, delivering a sizziing, MVP-caliber performance...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Jeff Van Gundy was always a thorn in the side of Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls in the 1990s. Taking over for Pat Riley when he left the New York Knicks for the Miami Heat, he persisted in coaching squads that did everything they could to...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
It looks like it’s becoming safe to say that the Dallas’ Mavericks December trade for Rajon Rondo was a mistake. The former Boston Celtics point guard was suspended for the Mavs’ 104-87 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have now won 18 of their last 20 games, with their most recent victory being arguably their most impressive. Cleveland tallied a 110-99 victory over the vaunted Golden State Warriors Thursday night,...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Like Odysseus before him, Kevin Garnett has gone through a long, weird journey that’s led him back to the only true endpoint: home. After a trade returned him to the Minnesota Timberwolves last Thursday, Garnett made his first...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Chris Paul is the president of the NBA Players Association — better known as the union — and LeBron James was recently named the vice president. But the fearless leader of the organization is undoubtedly 58-year-old lawyer Michele...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Not since the 1950’s has the NBA seen a team have consecutive MVP campaigns from two different players. Bob Cousy won it for the Boston Celtics in 1957, followed by Bill Russell in 1958. The Oklahoma City Thunder currently look as close...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The NBA has experienced a lot of bad injury news lately — Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin are all out of action at the moment. But the latest development might be the hardest to swallow. Perennially...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
6. Sacramento KingsThe Kings have done a lot of dumb things. When they fired head coach Mike Malone, replaced him with Ty Corbin, and then excused Corbin in favor of George Karl, it made for five coaches over five years. That’s no way to...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Just as the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season seemed to be taking off, after some fortuitous trade deadline activity — netting them Enes Kanter, Kyle Singler and D.J. Augustin — they’ve hit another setback. Reigning MVP...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Larry Sanders is in a bad way these days. The 26-year-old big man has been bought out by the Milwaukee Bucks after an extended absence due to injury, suspension, and a malaise so deep that it made him question whether he even wants to play the game...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The modern NBA is a parity-driven affair, with commissioner Adam Silver a veritable Rich Uncle Pennybags, and the league’s respective front offices a bunch of gold-hungry kids crowded around the Monopoly board. The frenetic, historically...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
On an insane Thursday, NBA front offices sprinted to the finish line as the trade deadline approached. Here’s the rundown of the biggest deals that went down, courtesy of ESPN’s Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst, TNT’s David Aldridge...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The inevitable his finally been announced: New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony is foregoing the rest of the 2014-15 season, to have surgery on his long-battered left knee. ESPN’s Marc Stein broke the story. It appears more...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
6. Gordon HaywardThe Charlotte Hornets almost stole Hayward away in restricted free agency this past summer. If they had, they’d be a much better team. But the Utah Jazz smartly matched Michael Jordan’s four-year offer, worth over $60...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
6. Tyreke EvansEvans has been doing point guard duty for his New Orleans Pelicans lately, but only because of an injury absence from Jrue Holiday — the two is ‘Reke’s natural spot. The 25-year-old’s vast talents have not...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Kevin Durant, as teammate Russell Westbrook has previously done, looks to be joining Team Marshawn Lynch in terms of his media availability. The perennial All-Star and reigning NBA MVP blasted All-Star reporters in New York City. After hearing...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago

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