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Houston Rockets agree to deal Carmelo Anthony to Chicago Bulls – ESPN

Houston Rockets agree to deal Carmelo Anthony to Chicago Bulls – ESPN

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. 8:37 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN The Houston Rockets have agreed to send Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls, league sources told ESPN.Anthony, a 10-time All-Star, will not play a game for the Bulls, who will eventually trade or waive him before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, league sources said.The teams wanted to complete the deal Monday, but the league office was closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a trade call couldn't be executed to finalize the deal, sources said. The trade will be completed Tuesday, sources said.The Rockets were desperate to get Kenneth Faried in the lineup Monday night in Philadelphia, so they terminated the 10-day contract of forward James Nunnally."I don't think it's right," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said of having to terminate Nunnally. "There'...
Michael Thomas cites NFL rule book, calls on Roger Goodell for a do-over of NFC championship – Yahoo Sports

Michael Thomas cites NFL rule book, calls on Roger Goodell for a do-over of NFC championship – Yahoo Sports

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. The Saints are mad. The city of New Orleans is mad. Even the hometown paper is mad.And they’re right to be.The Saints got hosed out of a chance at a legacy-defining Super Bowl appearance thanks in large part to the blatant incompetence of Sunday’s officiating crew at the Superdome and a lack of recourse from the NFL to correct an obvious critical error.There’s no doubt refs likely altered outcome on SundayIt’s fine and fair to blame the Saints for blowing a 13-0 lead to the Los Angeles Rams to argue that they wouldn’t have been in the position to lose the game had they simply closed out a lead at home.But that argument doesn’t change a conclusion that’s simple to reach. Had the refs not screwed up in a critical moment with one of the ...
Saints owner says team was ‘unfairly deprived’ by missed call in NFC title game – Fox News

Saints owner says team was ‘unfairly deprived’ by missed call in NFC title game – Fox News

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. Gayle Benson, seen here before Sunday's NFC Championship game, decried the missed penalty call. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson said Monday that her team was "unfairly deprived" of the opportunity to reach Super Bowl 53 after game officials missed a clear pass interference penalty on the Los Angeles Rams late in Sunday's NFC Championship game."No team should ever be denied the opportunity to reach the title game [or simply win a game] based on the actions, or inactions, of those charged with creating a fair and equitable playing field," Benson said. "As is clear to all who watched the game, it is undeniable that our team and fans were unfairly deprived of that opportunity yesterday."The Saints had the ball at the Rams 13-yard line ...
MLB rumors: Cardinals want to extend Paul Goldschmidt; Reds acquire Sonny Gray from Yankees – CBS Sports

MLB rumors: Cardinals want to extend Paul Goldschmidt; Reds acquire Sonny Gray from Yankees – CBS Sports

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. In a little more than three weeks spring training camps will open across Arizona and Florida. Cactus League and Grapefruit League games are about five weeks away. Baseball is coming, sooner than you may realize.At the moment 18 of our top 50 free agents are unsigned, including the top two and four of the top seven. Looks like we're again headed for big signings throughout February and March. With that in mind, we're going to keep track of the day's free agent and trade rumors right here in this handy post. Make sure you check back often for the latest hot stove rumblings.Cards want to go long with GoldyThe Cardinals earlier this offseason acquired All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Diamondbacks despi...
New Orleans Saints expect another rebound from heartbreaking playoff loss – NewOrleansSaints.com

New Orleans Saints expect another rebound from heartbreaking playoff loss – NewOrleansSaints.com

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. The feeling is familiar, so Craig Robertson expects a familiar response. The New Orleans Saints linebacker said the heartbreak of Sunday’s 26-23 overtime loss to the Rams in the NFC Championship Game closely resembles the angst that accompanied the Saints’ loss to Minnesota in their divisional playoff game the previous season. The bounce-back from the Minnesota loss was that the Saints won the NFC South Division title for the second consecutive season, earned the No. 1 seed for the playoffs and advanced a game further in the postseason, to the NFC Championship Game. “We’ve done this before,” Robertson said. “We know how to bounce back. That’s one thing that I will say: Just watching the heartbreak from last year, coming into this...
Report: Carmelo Anthony Has Been Dug Out Of The Crawl Space And Placed On The Corner – Deadspin

Report: Carmelo Anthony Has Been Dug Out Of The Crawl Space And Placed On The Corner – Deadspin

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. Photo: Harry How (Getty)Hey, remember Carmelo Anthony? After a decidedly bad season in Oklahoma City, where he was supposed to help put the Thunder into title contention, he went to Houston with the intention of providing some shooting and keeping the Rockets in title contention. That pipe dream lasted mere weeks before he was unceremoniously locked away in storage. But look! He has a new team now:Or maybe not!AdvertisementThis is too bad, because Melo might have actually been a great fit in Jim Boylen’s 90s-era offense. Here’s hoping he manages to finally find a team that will allow him to end his career with some dignity. .. . Source link
Report: Rockets agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Bulls – NBA.com

Report: Rockets agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Bulls – NBA.com

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. The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash considerations to the Chicago Bulls, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 21, 2019Anthony reportedly will be waived by the Bulls and become a free agent if he clears waivers.Anthony won't play a game for the Bulls, league source tells ESPN. He will be released and become a free agent if he clears waivers. https://t.co/Oo2IA0nsJP— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 21, 2019The Rockets signed Kenneth Faried after releasing James Nunnally on Monday afternoon.Here's more from Wojnarowski on Anthony's next steps:The Bulls will not immediately w...
Chiefs considering changes to defensive staff – NFL.com

Chiefs considering changes to defensive staff – NFL.com

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. Kansas City's inability to get an overtime stop has prompted Andy Reid to consider making some coaching changes. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported the Chiefs are mulling changes to the defensive staff, up to and potentially including defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. Reid was mum on the topic when asked about it Monday. "I never talk about that," Reid said when asked if Sutton would return. "It's something I go back and look at everything." The Chiefs finished near the bottom of the league in passing yards allowed (273.4 yards per game, 31st in the NFL), but were better in terms of opposing passer rating (92.7, 12th in the NFL). That supports the idea that opponents threw against the Chiefs more because they were chasing them on the scoreboard. But ...
Super Bowl ticket prices: Here’s what Patriots-Rams seats cost – Fox Business

Super Bowl ticket prices: Here’s what Patriots-Rams seats cost – Fox Business

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. Super Bowl 2019: What to knowSuper Bowl LIII will feature the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, here's everything you need to know about the big game.Super Bowl ticket vendors have set a high starting price for a marquee matchup between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, but seats should become far more affordable as the game approaches, according to one secondary market platform.Continue Reading BelowTickets to Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium had an average listing price of $7,939 as of Monday morning, according to data from TicketIQ. If it holds through Super Bowl Sunday, that price would rank as the most expensive on record for the secondary market. The “get-in” price, or cheapest available ticket, cost $2,862 as of Monday afternoon.MORE...
Andy Reid takes issue with roughing, offsides penalties – NBC Sports

Andy Reid takes issue with roughing, offsides penalties – NBC Sports

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. [embedded content] Getty Images The Saints obviously have a bigger officiating complaint than the Chiefs do today. But Andy Reid took issue with a couple of calls in the Chiefs’ loss to the Patriots on Sunday. The first was obvious: Officials botched a roughing-the-passer call on Chris Jones. Jones was called for hitting Tom Brady in the head on a fourth quarter incompletion. Jones never hit Brady in the head, and CBS rules analyst Gene Steratore said during the broadcast it was a bad call. Instead of facing a third-and-seven at their own 28, the Patriots got 15 yards and a first down. They scored a touchdown on the possession to go up 24-21. &ld...