Clay Matthews Could Return Nov. 10

MINNEAPOLIS — Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will have the pins removed from his broken right thumb on Nov. 4, the day of his team’s “Monday Night Football” appearance against the Chicago Bears, he told on Sunday.


LeBron Glad To Welcome Rose Back Tuesday

MIAMI — LeBron James says he will reach out to Derrick Rose to personally welcome him back following his yearlong layoff before the Miami Heat face the Chicago Bulls in Tuesday’s regular-season opener. Asked about the prospects of facing


Pau Gasol Feels ‘Better’ Than Expected

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The optimism surrounding Los Angeles Lakers veterans Steve Nash and Pau Gasol has gone in split directions since training camp opened last month. Gasol came in unsure if he would be able to participate because


Joakim Noah Is 100% Ready For Opener

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah says he is “100 percent” ready to play against the Miami Heat in Tuesday’s regular season opener. Noah, who has been battling a groin injury throughout the preseason, said earlier in


Packers Crush Vikings For 4th Straight Win

MINNEAPOLIS — Aaron Rodgers has the Green Bay Packers on a roll, even without three of his best receivers. With help from a powerful running game, Rodgers picked apart what was left of Minnesota’s defense on Sunday night. Ignoring


Wizards Reach Deal For Gortat In 5 Player Trade

The Washington Wizards, trying to strengthen their hand for a playoff push in the Eastern Conference, have acquired center Marcin Gortat from the Phoenix Suns in a five-player deal reached Friday. The trade sends Gortat and guards Shannon Brown,

UCF pulls the big upset on the road over Louisville.

How Louisville Can Still Reach A BCS Bowl

As with the other two seasons the University of Louisville’s football team reached a BCS bowl, the Cardinals will need some help from a conference rival. In 2006, after a loss to Rutgers handed U of L its first

Sean Mannion

Oregon State Ready To Make A Statement vs. Stanford

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State is in position to assert itself as a legitimate contender for the Pac-12 championship. While OSU’s six-game winning streak is impressive, the Beavers have yet to face a ranked opponent. That’s about to change


Markieff Morris Suspended For One Game

Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris is suspended for one game for elbowing Oklahoma City Thunder

Danny Granger

Danny Granger Injured Again

Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel said today it is doubtful forward Danny Granger will be ready for the season opener against the Orlando Magic on Oct. 29 because of a lingering calf injury. Granger was injured during an exhibition