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NBA notebook: Cavs’ Thompson (foot) could miss a month

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson is expected to miss up to a month with a sprained foot, ESPN reported Tuesday. Nov 30, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) works the ball against Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) and center Aron Baynes (46) in the second quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Thompson scored his 5,000th career point on Monday against Milwaukee and has been one of Cleveland’s most consistent players this season, averaging 12.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.…

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NFL notebook: Raiders fire GM McKenzie

Reggie McKenzie is done as Raiders general manager, reportedly eschewing the opportunity to maintain his role through the end of the regular season in Oakland. Nov 18, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie looks on prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The team said in a statement: “We are grateful for everything Reggie has done for this organization as a player, executive and member of the Raider family. … The Raiders will immediately begin a search…

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MLB notebook: Yankees’ GM nixes bid for Harper

Don’t expect to see Bryce Harper donning pinstripes in the Bronx next year. FILE PHOTO: Washington Nationals batter Bryce Harper flips his bat after striking out against the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of their day-night doubleheader during the third inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Washington September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday at the winter meetings in Las Vegas that he has no intention of bidding for the star free agent outfielder. “We don’t have an (unlimited) amount…

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NBA notebook: Warriors named SI Sportsperson of the Year

Sports Illustrated named the Golden State Warriors as Sportsperson of the Year. Dec 3, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts with forward Kevin Durant (35) after making a three point shot against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half at State Farm Arena. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports “This is a pretty cool honor and something we cherish as a group and organization,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said in a team release. “I know I speak on behalf of my teammates when I say we’re…

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NBA notebook: Bucks, Cavs make four-player trade

The Milwaukee Bucks are trading Matthew Dellavedova, John Henson and two draft picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers for point guard George Hill and forward Sam Dekker, ESPN reported Friday. Dec 5, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) looks for a shot against Detroit Pistons guard Bruce Brown (6) in the fourth quarter at the Fiserv Forum. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo The trade includes first- and- second-round picks in 2021. The first-round pick is reportedly lottery-protected in 2021 and top-10 protected in 2022. There are other…

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NFL notebook: McCarthy addressed Packers players

Mike McCarthy was back in front of the Green Bay Packers’ players on Wednesday. Three days after being fired, he was given the opportunity to address his now former players after making a request to do so. Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports “He wanted an opportunity to speak with the team. I was 100 percent, fully supportive … and he…

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NFL notebook: Bears’ Trubisky near 100 percent

Rest has restored Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who said Wednesday he is “really close” to 100 percent. Nov 18, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) leaves the field after the Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports Trubisky is expected to return to the lineup Sunday for the Bears’ NFC showdown at Soldier Field against the Los Angeles Rams. He missed the past two games with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. “Arm feels really good.…

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College football notebook: Colorado names Tucker head coach

Colorado hired Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker as its head coach, the school announced Wednesday. He will be introduced Thursday and begin immediately. Dec 1, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs defensive coordinator Mel Tucker on the sidelines against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the second quarter in the SEC championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Tucker replaces Mike MacIntyre, who was fired Nov. 18. Colorado athletic director Rick George has asked the university Board of Regents to approve a five-year, $14.75 million deal at…

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NBA notebook: Fultz diagnosed with nerve condition

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz has been diagnosed with a nerve condition and will be sidelined indefinitely as he undergoes physical therapy, the team announced Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Nov 14, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (20) drives around Orlando Magic guard Jerian Grant (22) during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Fultz, 20, has thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), which involves compression or irritation of the nerves or blood vessels in the area between the lower neck and upper chest. “TOS…

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NFL notebook: Packers address coaching search

Team president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst addressed the firing of Mike McCarthy on Monday, saying the move was made to get a head start on the coaching search. FILE PHOTO: Dec 2, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy walks off the field after the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports “Knowing we were going to make the change, it was better to do it now rather than make it in the offseason,”…

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