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Jazz's Williams back on court, bracing for trade

Jazz's Williams back on court, bracing for trade

CNNSI.com Updated Feb 18, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams returned to practice Monday for non-contact drills for the first time since undergoing surgery on his right thumb in early January.
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  • Torre ready to lead Team USA in World Classic

    Torre ready to lead Team USA in World Classic

    CNNSI.com Feb 18, 2013
    PHOENIX (AP) -- The game is supposed to be America's national pastime, but the United States has not fared well in the World Baseball Classic.
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  • Lakers owner was smart, with marketing instincts

    Lakers owner was smart, with marketing instincts

    Lakers owner Jerry Buss passed away Monday morning following what the team said was a battle with cancer that lasted a year and a half, leaving behind a legacy few peers in any sport can match.
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  • Lakers' success a testament to greatest owner in sports history

    Lakers' success a testament to greatest owner in sports history

    CNNSI.com Feb 18, 2013
    There are many reasons why the Lakers are the NBA's glamour team. Part of their appeal, writes Lee Jenkins, was beloved longtime owner Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday at 80.
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  • Vogelsong to start Cactus League opener

    Vogelsong to start Cactus League opener

    MLB.com Feb 18, 2013
    Ryan Vogelsong will start Saturday's Cactus League opener against the Los Angeles Angels, manager Bruce Bochy said Monday.
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  • Josh Hamilton Says Dallas Isn't A Baseball Town, "True Bas…

    Josh Hamilton Says Dallas Isn't A Baseball Town, "True Baseball Fans" Won't Boo Him When He Returns

    Josh Hamilton's in Anaheim now, after five up-and-down seasons in Texas. It was mostly down at the end, as the Rangers choked away the division and bowed out in a one-game playoff, with Hamilton hearing boos down the stretch for his declining numbers. (…
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  • Kershaw baffles hitters in first live BP session

    Kershaw baffles hitters in first live BP session

    MLB.com Feb 18, 2013
    Dodgers pitchers threw live batting practice Monday for the first time this spring on Monday, and the lucky batters to draw Clayton Kershaw first out of the chute were Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford.
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  • Grichuk still has time to make impact like Trout

    Grichuk still has time to make impact like Trout

    MLB.com Feb 18, 2013
    Twenty-four selections were made in the first round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft before the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim selected Mike Trout. Randal Grichuk was one of the 24. Grichuk, however, is different.
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  • Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    Best N.B.A. Games of the Week

    nytimes.com Feb 18, 2013
    The best N.B.A. games of the week include the Oklahoma City at Houston, Miami at Chicago and the Clippers at San Antonio.
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  • Madson throws off flat ground after setback

    Madson throws off flat ground after setback

    MLB.com Feb 18, 2013
    Potential Angels closer Ryan Madson threw off flat ground on Monday morning, picking up a baseball for the first time since being shut down 18 days earlier.
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  • Zack Greinke says he considered taking helicopter to Dodger Sta…

    Zack Greinke says he considered taking helicopter to Dodger Stadium for games

    yahoo.com Feb 18, 2013
    Zack Greinke could say one thing about pitching in towns such as Milwaukee and Kansas City: Rarely did he have to sit in traffic when making his way to the ballpark. Being on the brink of free agency a season ago with the Angels probably got him thinkin…
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  • Sandy Koufax comes to Dodgers camp

    Sandy Koufax comes to Dodgers camp

    yahoo.com Feb 18, 2013
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared satisfied to stand in line for an autograph or photo with Tommy Lasorda, or to watch Clayton Kershaw field bunts, or to see Andre Ethier play catch with Matt Kemp. But once Sandy Koufax arrived
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  • Chris Paul shines, wins MVP honors as West beats East in 2013 N…

    Chris Paul shines, wins MVP honors as West beats East in 2013 NBA All-Star Game, 143-138

    yahoo.com nba.com CNNSI.com Feb 18, 2013
    HOUSTON - Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul asserted control over the 62nd NBA All-Star Game early and maintained it late, scoring 20 points on 7 for 10 shooting, dishing 15 assists and grabbing four steals in just 27 minutes as the Western Co
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  • Video - Hamilton Opens Up 03:11

    Hamilton Opens Up

    Feb 18
    Richard Durrett on Josh Hamilton's comments in which he said the Dallas-Fort Worth area was not a true baseball town.
  • Video - BBTN Special: Indians Camp 09:57

    BBTN Special: Indians Camp

    Feb 18
    Jon Sciambi, Pedro Gomez and Tim Kurkjian report from Indians spring training.
  • Video - Magic Remembers Jerry Buss 20:28

    Magic Remembers Jerry Buss

    Feb 18
    Magic Johnson reflects on the life of longtime Lakers owner and friend Jerry Buss, who died Monday at the age of 80.
  • Video - Looking Back On Jerry Buss' Accomplishments 06:49

    Looking Back On Jerry Buss' Accomplishments

    Feb 18
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless remember Lakers owner Jerry Buss.

Sports Columnists

  • Adande: Durant and how the West won

    Feb 18
    Kevin Durant left a good impression on Houston, where Kobe Bryant kept up his newfound dishing role
  • Don Banks: St. Louis Rams 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 18
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
  • Adande: Jerry Buss: 'I love winning!'

    Feb 18
    You know how when someone dies we like to comfort ourselves by saying, "He's in a better place now"? That saying isn't as necessary for Jerry Buss, ...
  • Clayton's mailbag: Focus on safety not waning

    Feb 18
    Safety remains a primary concern for the league's competition committee. Plus, answers to reader questions.