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Avalanche prospect Cale Makar turns down 2018 Olympics invite from Team Canada, per report

Colorado Avalanche top prospect Cale Makar turned down an invitation to play for Team Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics, reports TSN’s Darren Dreger. Hockey Canada will announce the full roster for the men’s team being sent to Pyeongchang Thursday at 12 p.m. ET. Makar, the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, recently […]

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LaVar Ball had a meeting with Lakers management to tone down his team criticisms, per report

The Lakers’ front office had a meeting with LaVar Ball to request he tone down his criticisms of head coach Luke Walton, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. The meeting was led by Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka. “It was the best thing, man,” Ball told ESPN. “Everybody’s going […]

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Dave Doeren expected to make decision between NC State and Tennessee on Thursday, per report

After being told no time and time again by multiple coaches, Tennessee has set it sights on NC State coach Dave Doeren, per The Raleigh News & Observer. Late update: Dave Doeren has a potential deal with Tennessee, according to sources, and an improved offer from N.C. State. He is expected to make a decision […]

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Deron Williams is expected to sign with the Cavaliers, per report

Free agent point guard Deron Williams plans to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Williams and the Dallas Mavericks reached a buyout agreement on Thursday, per Charania, and he cleared waivers on Saturday. He considered signing with his former Utah Jazz team, but ultimately decided to join the […]

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Jeff Tedford hired as Fresno State’s new head coach, per report

Fresno State is hiring Jeff Tedford as its next head football coach, according to the Fresno Bee. He replaces the fired Tim DeRuyter, whose dismissal in October immediately brought reports of Tedford’s involvement. Tedford was the head coach at Cal from 2002 to 2012. Fresno State had named offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau as the Bulldogs’ […]