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Wade suspended game for action against Sessions

Wade suspended game for action against Sessions

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for flailing his leg and making contact with the groin of Charlotte Bobcats' Ramon Sessions.
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  • Falcons TE Gonzalez still considering retirement

    Falcons TE Gonzalez still considering retirement

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Tony Gonzalez is still 95 percent sure he will retire at the end of the season.
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  • LeBeau intends on returning to Steelers in 2013

    LeBeau intends on returning to Steelers in 2013

    CNNSI.com Dec 27, 2012
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Armed with a promise from his beloved defensive coordinator that he wouldn't retire without first informing his players, Ryan Clark threatened to avoid Dick LeBeau.
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  • Bonehead play gets Stefan Logan benched as Lions’ return man

    Bonehead play gets Stefan Logan benched as Lions’ return man

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    When Lions return man Stefan Logan fielded a kick at the 4-yard line on Saturday against the Falcons, he did something extraordinarily stupid: He took a knee and downed it. At the 4-yard line. TV cameras caught Lions coach Jim Schwartz calling that, “th
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  • Matt Forte practices, Brian Urlacher doesn’t

    Matt Forte practices, Brian Urlacher doesn’t

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    Earlier this week, Bears running back Matt Forte said that he planned on playing in Week 17 against the Lions and coach Lovie Smith said that linebacker Brian Urlacher had a “chance” of returning for the regular season finale. Things are looking bette
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  • Lions' Raiola fires back at Bears' 'clown' Melton

    Lions' Raiola fires back at Bears' 'clown' Melton

    Detroit center Dominic Raiola responded Thursday to assertions made by the Chicago Bears' Henry Melton that the Lions are a dirty team, calling the defensive tackle "a clown" and questioning how he could have been selected to the Pro Bowl.
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  • Suh Says He’s Open to Training and Learning from Warren Sapp

    Suh Says He’s Open to Training and Learning from Warren Sapp

    Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has heard the criticisms thrown at him by former Buccaneers standout Warren Sapp, Anwar Richardson of Mlive reports. Suh finally decided to send Sapp a message. Teach me something. “You have a guy that, in essence, c
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  • ESPN's Lomas Brown Spent His Christmas Insulting People On Twit…

    ESPN's Lomas Brown Spent His Christmas Insulting People On Twitter

    Former Lions lineman Lomas Brown has been getting a ton of shit from people since admitting the other day he once deliberately allowed quarterback Scott Mitchell to get injured during a game. Though we never realized it until the Mitchell story got out,…
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  • Bears CB: Megatron is 'LeBron' of football

    Bears CB: Megatron is 'LeBron' of football

    Chicago Bears Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman said Calvin Johnson is "the LeBron James of football," and he's not sure how the Bears are going to contain the Detroit Lions receiver as effectively as the last time the teams played.
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  • Evolution of the Point Guard: From small to big, back to small

    Evolution of the Point Guard: From small to big, back to small

    nba.com Dec 27, 2012
    When I was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1981, the NBA was moving away from 6-foot small guards playing in the backcourt. The common thought at that time was that small guards could not win championships and be dominant in a sport that favored and v…
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  • Bears S: Stafford 'kinda folds' vs. pressure

    Bears S: Stafford 'kinda folds' vs. pressure

    Chicago Bears safety Major Wright said the Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford is a good quarterback who can make any throw on the field, but Wright said Stafford "kinda folds" when he faces a little pressure.
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  • Matt Ryan is the NFC offensive player of the week

    Matt Ryan is the NFC offensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    It’s been a pretty good week for Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. He led his team to their 13th victory of the season against the Lions last Saturday night, locking up home-field advantage in the NFC in the process, and he was named to the Pro Bowl on Wed
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  • Jason Hanson unsure whether he’ll return to the Lions or retire

    Jason Hanson unsure whether he’ll return to the Lions or retire

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    The oldest player in the NFL hasn’t decided yet if he’ll return in 2013. But he has decided that he won’t play elsewhere. Jason Hanson, the 42-year-old Lions kicker who owns three NFL records (most games played with one team, most seasons played wit
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  • The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get…

    The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get Embarrassed

    dimemag.com Dec 27, 2012
    A great recipe for disaster — at least if you’re the Lakers — is playing in Denver on the second night of a back-to-back. Old legs. The high altitude. The penchant of the Nuggets to play fast and frenetic. It almost never works out for L.A., and las
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  • Smith pours in 31 as Hawks top Pistons in 2OT

    Smith pours in 31 as Hawks top Pistons in 2OT

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Josh Smith scored 31 points, Al Horford added 22 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 126-119 in double overtime Wednesday night.
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  • Video - Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions 02:18

    Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions.
  • Video - Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions 02:18

    Preview: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions.
  • Video - Lomas Brown Reacts To Scott Mitchell's Comments 04:33

    Lomas Brown Reacts To Scott Mitchell's Comments

    Dec 27
    Lomas Brown discusses Scott Mitchell's reaction to Brown's story about letting a tackler knock Mitchell out of a game.
  • Video - Dwyane Wade Suspended For Shot To Groin 00:12

    Dwyane Wade Suspended For Shot To Groin

    Dec 27
    Dwyane Wade suspended one game for shot to the groin on Bobcats G Ramon Sessions.

Sports Columnists

  • Brooklyn Nets establish Phil Jackson as top coaching target, sources say

    Dec 27
    Undaunted by Phil Jackson's reported reluctance to coach their team, Brooklyn Nets officials have established Jackson as their top target in the wake of Avery Johnson's dismissal, according to NBA coaching sources.
  • Daily Dime: Fifteen straight for Clippers

    Dec 27
    The Clippers' 15th straight win was another blowout. The Clippers will need challenges to sharpen their playoff form, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks

    Dec 27
    Peter King: NFL Week 17 Picks
  • Don Banks: Black Monday Primer: Definitive guide to 2013 coaching carousel

    Dec 27
    The only constant in the NFL these days is change, and all indications point to another active firing/hiring season commencing on Black Monday -- the day after the league's regular season concludes. While there were no midseason coaching dismissals in 2…