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February 19, 2015 - 4:19pm
1 week 5 days ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded guard Reggie Jackson to the Detroit Pistons.

Jackson's agent, Aaron Mintz, confirmed the move Thursday. It was not immediately clear who the Thunder would get in return.

Jackson helped the Thunder keep it together last season while Russell Westbrook was injured and his value skyrocketed. This season, Jackson averaged 20.2 points and 7.7 assists per game in 13 starts while Westbrook and Kevin...

February 19, 2015 - 4:16pm
1 week 5 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts general manager Ryan Grigson says Indianapolis notified NFL officials about New England's footballs before the AFC championship game — and after Baltimore reportedly had issues with the Patriots' kicking balls in a divisional-round game one week earlier.

Grigson did not elaborate or say how the Colts were tipped off, only that he wanted to make sure Indianapolis had the best chance of competing on a "level" playing field. Coach Chuck Pagano said...

February 19, 2015 - 4:16pm
1 week 5 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks traded guard Pablo Prigioni to the Houston Rockets on Thursday for guard Alexey Shved and two second-round picks, taking another veteran off their roster.

The Knicks will get one of the picks in 2017 and the other in 2019.

Prigioni averaged 4.7 points in 43 games this season, sitting out some as the Knicks turned to younger players. His departure follows those of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Amare Stoudemire since...

February 19, 2015 - 4:15pm
1 week 5 days ago

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Phillies left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee is confident his elbow problems from last year are behind him as he begins a new season.

The 36-year-old veteran was limited to 13 starts in 2014, when he went on the disabled list twice. Lee missed the final two months of the season with an elbow strain and didn't begin throwing again until early December.

Lee threw a bullpen session Thursday morning with the rest of his teammates on the...

February 19, 2015 - 3:59pm
1 week 5 days ago

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have dealt often-injured center JaVale McGee, a protected 2015 first-round pick and the draft rights for Chukwudiebere Maduabum to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday.

In return, the Nuggets received the rights to Cenk Akyol, a 6-foot-6 guard from Turkey who plays in the Turkish Basketball League, along with financial relief from McGee's salary.

The 27-year-old Akyol was originally drafted by Atlanta in 2005....

February 19, 2015 - 3:46pm
1 week 5 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic's trade to the Miami Heat was completed Thursday night, when the NBA approved a deal that included three teams, seven players and two draft picks.

Dragic and brother Zoran Dragic are leaving Phoenix for Miami. The Suns are getting forward Danny Granger and first-round picks in 2017 and 2021 from the Heat.

The Heat also traded guard Norris Cole, forward Shawne Williams and center Justin Hamilton, who are all heading to New...

February 19, 2015 - 3:43pm
1 week 5 days ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Bucks have traded Brandon Knight to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal that brought Michael Carter-Williams from Philadelphia to Milwaukee.

The teams announced the trade Thursday night.

The Bucks overhauled the point guard position by getting Carter-Williams, last year's Rookie of the Year. They also acquired point guard Tyler Ennis and center Miles Plumlee from the Suns.

Milwaukee also sent guard Kendall...

February 19, 2015 - 3:34pm
1 week 5 days ago

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has apologized for the behavior of two players who allegedly harassed a military veteran and her service dog as she walked to class.

Shari Duval, president of K9s for Warriors, said Thursday that Malzahn called the Air Force veteran after the incident on Tuesday. The woman, 25-year-old Ashley Ozyurt, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Duval says she has not returned to class.

Ozyurt posted on...

February 19, 2015 - 3:31pm
1 week 5 days ago

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 21 pitches in his first bullpen session of the year at the New York Yankees' minor league complex.

The workout Thursday came one day before Yankees pitchers and catchers report for spring training.

Tanaka missed 2½ months last year while rehabilitating a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He returned for two late-September starts.

Neither Tanaka nor New York...

February 19, 2015 - 3:12pm
1 week 5 days ago

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Young reached his third quarterfinal in four ATP events this year with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Alejandro Gonzalez of Colombia at the Delray Beach Open on Thursday.

The 25-year-old American, who was the No. 1-ranked junior in the world in 2005 but has struggled in the professional ranks, has never before made three quarterfinals in an entire season. In January, he advanced to the quarters in Auckland, New Zealand, and last week he was a...

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