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James Harden Does Whatever He Wants Against The Lakers; LeBron Loses A Battle With A Future Stardimemag.com Updated Jan 8, 2013If you were busy trying to breakdown Mike D’Antoni‘s gameplan, which consisted of the coach determining subs by using “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” you might’ve missed out on James Harden. He was only the best player on the floor by a mile in HoustoUpvote Share Tweet
Ricky Rubio’s Behind the Back Pass Leads to Three-Pointerdimemag.com Updated Jan 8, 2013One of the NBA’s finest passers, Ricky Rubio, had an amazing behind the back dime to Derrick Williams who knocked down the three-point jumper in tonight’s matchup between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 8, 2013WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.Upvote Share Tweet
Adelman misses game for personal reasonsMinnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman was not at the arena for Tuesday night's game against Atlanta due to personal reasons.Upvote Share TweetYou may have seen the news that the Minnesota Vikings plan to enter into negotiations that would extend the contract of coach Leslie Frazier. That should come as no surprise given our discussions over the past month. On the other hand, from what I can t…Upvote Share TweetLeslie Frazier has one year left on his contract and no concern about his future. The Minnesota Vikings coach said Tuesday he and his agent will speak soon with team officials about his deal.Upvote Share TweetVikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday that receiver Percy Harvin will remain with the team in 2013. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has somewhat less optimism. “I’m not sure, I don’t know,” Ponder told Paul Allen of KFAN on Tuesday. ”Upvote Share Tweet
And Stay Out: The Steroid Era has proved messy for the Hall of …CNNSI.com Updated Jan 8, 2013The Steroid Era has proved messy for the Hall of Fame. Tom Verducci explains why he'll never vote for a known steroid user and reveals the six players he did endorse.Upvote Share Tweet
Harrison Smith: Serious looking injury was only crampingstartribune.com Updated Jan 8, 2013The rookie safety is fine. Breathe a sigh of relief, Vikings fans.Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings' Allen to have surgery after Pro BowlMinnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said he'll wait until after the Pro Bowl to have surgery on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum he's had for months.Upvote Share TweetHow great was Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s season? It was so great that he’s still doing great things, even after the season ended. Via the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, a Twitter campaign launched by friends of a Fairport, New York teenUpvote Share TweetWe're Black and Blue All Over: Make that an even dozen reported candidates for the Chicago Bears' open head-coaching position. The latest: Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears want to interview a pair of Minnesota Vikings assistants: Mike…Upvote Share Tweet
PTI Big Finish January 8thJan 8PTI runs down Tuesday's top stories.
Pekovic, Wolves Hold Off HawksJan 8Nikola Pekovic's double-double, 25 points and 18 boards, leads Timberwolves to 108-103 win over Hawks.
Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…Jan 8I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictionsJan 8When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issuesJan 8We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.