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Bulls’ Jimmy Butler Probable, Dwyane Wade Out Against Raptors

(CBS) The Bulls received some good news and and bad news Tuesday morning regarding their injury woes. All-Star Jimmy Butler is probable for the evening’s game against the Raptors as he continues to deal with a heel contusion, but guard Dwyane Wade has already been ruled out with a wrist injury. Butler has missed three of the past four games ...

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Proposals Hashed Out For Growth Around Panthers Arena

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter SUNRISE (CBSMiami/AP) — Since it was built, the only attraction around the BB&T Center in Sunrise has been a shopping mall. But times they are a-changing. Broward County officials are taking steps to develop an area around where the Florida Panthers play hockey in what is being dubbed “Downtown West.” Broward County is embracing a development plan for ...

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Here’s The Guy Philly Should Be Rooting For In Slam Dunk Contest

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Despite spending most of his NBA time in the D-league, rookie Derrick Jones will be in the 2017 Slam Dunk contest. Jones, 19, is from Chester and attended Archbishop John Carroll High School, giving Philly fans a local kid to root for. Related: Delaware 87ers Claim Nate Robinson, Per Report After playing for one season at UNLV, Jones was forced into ...

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Joe Girardi: Yankees Have Right Mix Of Youth, Experience

TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork) — On this year’s Yankees squad, Joe Girardi sees shades of 1996. The 10th-year manager said Tuesday that the mix of young players and veterans on the roster reminds him of the makeup of the Yankees’ world championship team 21 years ago — a team he played for. And that is one big reason Girardi isn’t lowering ...

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Celtics Can’t Let The Growing Hype Get To Them

By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The hype machine is in full swing for the Boston Celtics. And for good reason, too. They bounced back from a disappointing loss to the Sacrament Kings last week and won their last three games on a four-game road trip. They’ve won 10 of their last 11 overall, and sit just two ...

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White Sox’s Lucas Giolito Keeping Focus Simple After ‘Hardship’ In Debut Big League Stint

(CBS) When he was traded from the Nationals to the White Sox in early December in the Adam Eaton deal, right-hander Lucas Giolito found out in the same way so many do nowadays. “Heard about it through Twitter,” Giolito said. And his first thought? “Immediate positive reaction,” Giolito said. The 22-year-old Giolito had an eventful 2016, when he was dominant in ...

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Westminster Kennel Club To Crown One Lucky Dog ‘Best In Show’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is underway at Madison Square Garden, and tonight is the night when one lucky dog will be awarded the prestigious “Best In Show.” What You Need To Know: 141st Westminster Kennel Club Show On Monday, some of those competing were awarded in other categories. Duffy, a Norwegian Elkhound, won in ...

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Report: Knicks Lift Oakley’s Madison Square Garden Ban

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Well, that didn’t take long. Thanks in part to a sit-down with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and legend Michael Jordan, the rift between Knicks great Charles Oakley and team owner James Dolan appears to be over. According to a report on the website The Undefeated, the Madison Square Garden ban on Oakley was lifted on Tuesday. Oakley ...

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Marlins To Wear No. 16 Patches To Honor Jose Fernandez

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – For the first time in four years, the Miami Marlins will enter a new season without Jose Fernandez. The baseball world was rocked late last September when, with the regular season wrapping up, Fernandez and two friends were killed in a boating accident off Miami Beach. The loss of the two-time All-Star and former NL ...

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Coed Youth Basketball Team Forfeits Season After League Disallows Girls

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The fifth-grade Catholic Youth Organization basketball team at St. John’s in Clark, New Jersey, held an intrasquad scrimmage followed by a pizza party after forfeiting their game. Related: Two Philadelphia High School Athletes To Be Honored At Sixers Game The CYO team decided to surrender the rest of their season rather than play without their two female players. St. John’s CYO team ...

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Hartnett: Rangers’ Hayes Is Flourishing At The Ripe Old Age Of 24

By Sean Hartnett» More Columns Not even injuries can slow down the Rangers’ Kevin Hayes. After missing five games due to a lower body injury, the third-year center has recorded seven points, including five assists, over the past four contests. Hayes has reunited with Michael Grabner and J.T. Miller and the line has produced 17 points. At just 24 years old and standing an imposing 6-foot-5, Hayes’ influence was on full display during Monday’s ...

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Spring Training 2017: Shark Tank No More

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – What do you call something that was named after a guy who’s no longer with a team? The Pirates’ “Shark Tank” bullpen, led by closer Mark Melancon the last two-and-a-half seasons, has the second best ERA in the Majors (behind only the Royals), and best in the National League going back to the beginning of ...

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Marlins Begin Spring Training With Depth, Confidence

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter JUPITER (CBSMiami) – Love may be in the air, but it better watch out for flying baseballs. Valentine’s Day has special meaning for South Florida baseball fans this year as it also marks the beginning of Spring Training for the Miami Marlins. Pitchers and catchers will be reporting in Jupiter on Tuesday, with position players arriving later in ...

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The Bernstein Brief: Adam Silve Is Watching James Dolan

By Dan Bernstein–CBSChicago.com senior columnist (CBS) It was less than an ideal outcome, perhaps, with Knicks owner James Dolan and former player Charles Oakley emerging from the commissioner’s office Monday with only a kind of nebulous detente after an ugly incident last week in which Oakley was removed by security from Madison Square Garden and temporarily banned from the facility by ...

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Curt Schilling: 80 To 85 Percent Of Pro Athletes Are Conservative

Philadelphia (CBS) – Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling stated he believes that 80 to 85 percent of professional athletes are conservatives. Schilling made the statement during an interview with Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, citing few athletes that expressed support for Hillary Clinton and are drawn to conservatism through the appreciation of hard work. “Look around ...

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Schwartz: Toronto Media Has Been Relentless When It Comes To Tavares

By Peter Schwartz» More Columns It’s really hard when there’s something you want but can’t have. This is especially true when you’re talking about the Toronto media ever since the Islanders drafted John Tavares first overall in 2009. Right from the start, reporters up north believed the native of the Toronto suburb of Mississauga should have been a Maple Leaf, and ...

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Tom Brady Has No Issue With Patriots Teammates Skipping White House

BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady drew his share of scrutiny two years ago when he missed the Patriots’ White House visit after winning Super Bowl XLIX. Now, six of his teammates have publicly declared various reasons for their intention to avoid the White House after the team’s Super Bowl LI championship over the Falcons. Naturally, Brady doesn’t have any issues ...

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UConn Women’s Basketball Wins 100th Straight Game

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — 10 wins in a row is impressive, in any sport. 20 straight victories is remarkable. Winning 100 consecutive is unprecedented. Thanks again to everyone who packed Gampel last night! Check out some highlights from 100 here! VIDEO: https://t.co/zbaTLk6yy1 — UConn Women’s Hoops (@UConnWBB) February 14, 2017 The UConn women’s basketball team won their 100th straight game on Monday ...

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Kallet: Reported MLB Extra Innings Rule Change Proposal Is Ridiculous

By Brad Kallet» More Columns As Major League Baseball attempts to stay current, relevant and entertaining to the coveted younger generation of sports fans, it continues to experiment and brainstorm ways to make the game faster and more exciting. As other sports gain in popularity and attention spans decrease, it’s imperative that baseball adjusts to the times and modifies its product ...

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Andre Carter Hired To Help Coach Dolphins Defensive Line

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins are coming off of their best season in almost a decade but you better believe that some changes are coming. Head coach Adam Gase is making an addition to his coaching staff, hiring former pass rushing specialist Andre Carter as Miami’s assistant defensive line coach. Carter was feared by quarterbacks during his ...

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Chase Utley Apparently Asked To Be Hit By Pitch

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Chase Utley is 38-years-old, but he’s not done just yet. The Dodgers have reportedly signed the veteran second baseman to a one-year deal, worth $2 million, extending his illustrious career in Major League Baseball. Related: Chase Utley On Return To Philly: ‘A Bit Emotional’ Respect MLB reporter Peter Gammons told an Utley story to illustrate his importance to the ...

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