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Aaron Rodgers says knee feels ‘great’ after surgery

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is back playing golf, just one month after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Rodgers spent the past week as a celebrity participant in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Rodgers said his knee feels “great” after having the procedure following the Packers’ 26-20 overtime loss Jan. 16 at Arizona in the NFC divisional playoffs. ...

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Watch: NBA All-Star Game highlights

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The West rolled to a 96-173 victory over the East on Sunday night in the NBA All-Star Game. Kobe Bryant finished with 10 points, Russell Westbrook scored 31 points in his second straight All-Star MVP performance and Stephen Curry added 26. Anthony Davis had 24 on 12-for-13 shooting and Kevin Durant chipped in 23. Paul George finished with 41 for the East, tying Westbrook’s total from last ...

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Wild fire coach Mike Yeo, name John Torchetti interim

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The Minnesota Wild have fired coach Mike Yeo and named John Torchetti the interim replacement. Yeo, in his fifth season behind the bench, had a 173-132-44 record in his time with the Wild.  Yeo was 1-17 in the playoffs, taking the team to the Western Conference semifinals each of the past two seasons. Torchetti joins Minnesota after serving as the head coach of ...

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Watch: Best slam dunks by Aaron Gordon, Zach LaVine

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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine and Orlando Magic Forward Aaron Gordon battled back and forth at the 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Saturday night in Toronto. LaVine won his second consecutive dunk contest, but it was a battle to the end with Gordon. “I just think that was the best contest,” LaVine said. “There was some stuff that’s never been done ...

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Dwight Howard: ‘I have not asked the Rockets to trade me’

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The Houston Rockets have begun contacting teams about a potential trade of veteran big man Dwight Howard, reports Yahoo! Sports. League executives told Yahoo! Sports that Howard’s agent, Dan Fegan, and the Rockets are working together on potential destinations for the eight-time All-Star. However Fegan told ESPN that the report wasn’t true: “I’m not privy to what the Rockets are doing or not doing with respect ...

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Watch: Markieff Morris, Archie Goodwin scuffle on Suns bench

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On Wednesday, Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris and guard Archie Goodwin got into an argument on the bench that turned into a scuffle. Morris shoved Goodwin and teammates had to separate them during a timeout. The Suns lost 112-104 Wednesday night to the Golden State Warriors. Morris had 19 points and eight rebounds, while Goodwin scored 20 with two assists.

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Monty Williams wife, Ingrid, killed in car accident

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Ingrid Williams, the wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams, is dead at age 44. Ingrid Williams was involved in a car accident Tuesday night in Oklahoma City when she was hit head-on by another car that crossed over the center lane. The driver of the other car was pronounced dead at the scene. “The Thunder organization has heavy hearts tonight ...

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President Obama calls Broncos coach Gary Kubiak

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Broncos coach Gary Kubiak and defensive end DeMarcus Ware not only got to parade through the streets of Denver in front of nearly one million people on Tuesday, but they also got to take a phone call from the President of the United States. Barack Obama took a few minutes out of his day to chat with Kubiak and Ware. “Coach?” “Mr. President, how ...

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Clippers suspend Blake Griffin 4 games without pay

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The Los Angeles Clippers have suspended forward Blake Griffin four games without pay for punching a team staff member. The Clippers will also dock Griffin’s pay for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand in the Jan. 23 incident. In all, Griffin will lose $859,442 from his season salary of $18,907,725. A team spokesman said the suspension will begin when Griffin ...

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Report: Kings plan to fire coach George Karl before All-Star break

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The Sacramento Kings are making a coaching change and plan to fire George Karl in the coming days, reports ESPN. Karl is expected to be fired after Sacramento plays its final game before the All-Star break Wednesday in Philadelphia. He has an estimated $10 million in guaranteed money left on his original four-year, $15 million contract. Sacramento fell to 21-31 with the loss Monday and trail ...

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