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Pelicans Acquire All-Star Center in Multi-Player Deal

A person familiar with the situation says the Sacramento Kings have agreed to trade DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Tyreke Evans, 2016 first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and first- and…

Bama Basketball Holds Off Mizzou

Dazon Ingram scored 18 points - including 15 in the second half - and grabbed nine rebounds to help Alabama overcome dismal first-half shooting and defeat Missouri 57-54 Wednesday. Riley Norris, Braxton Key and Jimmie Taylor each added nine points,…

NBA, Pelicans and All-Stars to Assist Tornado Victims

The NBA, the NBA Players Association and the New Orleans Pelicans have adjusted their All-Star weekend community service initiatives to include victims of last week's tornados in the New Orleans area. NBA and Pelicans officials say Pelicans star Anthony Davis…

Brock Lesnar Retires from UFC

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has informed the mixed martial arts promotion that he is retired from competition. The UFC confirmed Lesnar's decision Wednesday. The decision doesn't affect Lesnar's professional wrestling career, where he has spent most of the…

Madison Square Garden Ban of Charles Oakley Lifted

A person briefed on the discussions tells The Associated Press that Madison Square Garden has lifted its ban of Charles Oakley. The person who spoke to the AP on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the discussions were to remain…

WWE Co-Founder Named SBA Leader

The Senate has confirmed former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration. The vote was 81-19 on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says McMahon will "prioritize growing jobs over growing government bureaucracy" and…

Auburn Will Replace The Oaks at Toomer's Corner Again

Auburn University is once again replacing its landmark oak trees at Toomer's Corner. A university statement says workers will plant new trees on Saturday because of damage caused by a fire in September. The current trees were planted there after…

Alabama Lineman Arrested on Drug Charges

Tuscaloosa police say Alabama guard Lester Cotton has been arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. Police said in a statement released Monday that Cotton was arrested on Friday at about 11 p.m. during a traffic stop. The officer found…

NBA Doesn't Want Twitter Wars

The NBA wants its teams to avoid Twitter wars. The reminder was issued in a memo from the league to all 30 teams on Tuesday. It comes about two weeks after Portland's Twitter account mocked Dallas' Chandler Parsons for airballing…

USA Baseball Announces 2017 World Baseball Classic Roster

USA Baseball announced on Wednesday the 28-man roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The roster is made up of 13 pitchers and 15 position players, and features 13 USA Baseball alumni – five of whom participated in the 2013…

Sarkisian Out as Alabama Offensive Coordinator

The Atlanta Falcons have hired Steve Sarkisian as their new offensive coordinator. The move was announced Tuesday, less than 24 hours after Kyle Shanahan left to become head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Sarkisian took over as Alabama's offensive…

Patriots Super Bowl Parade Underway in Boston

New England Patriots fans wait for the start of a parade Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Boston to celebrate their team's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in…

Kobe Bryant Memorabilia Stolen from High School Trophy Case

Authorities say memorabilia from Kobe Bryant's high school career have been stolen from a display case at the former NBA star's school near Philadelphia. Philly.com reports the theft from "Kobe's Shrine" outside the Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School…

National Signing Day 2017

Recap of National Signing Day 2017 for Alabama, Auburn, Local Colleges, and Local High Schools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XZLap4ArO4&t=37s

Man Indicted in Shooting Death of Ex-NFL Player Joe McKnight

A New Orleans-area prosecutor says a grand jury has indicted the Louisiana man accused of killing former NFL running back Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute. Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick says 55-year-old Ronald Gasser of Terrytown is…

Cavs to work out free-agent guard Kirk Hinrich

A person with knowledge of the situation says free-agent guard Kirk Hinrich will work out Wednesday in Cleveland for the NBA champion Cavaliers, who need a backup for Kyrie Irving. Hinrich is 36 years old and played sparingly for Atlanta…

Cardinals Lose Top 2 Picks and Must Pay Astros $2M For Hacking

Major League Baseball has ordered the St. Louis Cardinals to forfeit their top two picks in this year's amateur draft and pay Houston $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros email system and scouting database. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred…

University of Alabama Football Assistant Charged with DUI

Former University of Alabama football standout and current Crimson Tide assistant strength and conditioning coach Josh Chapman has been accused of driving under the influence. Tuscaloosa police spokeswoman Lt. Teena Richardson tells news outlets that the 27-year-old coach was arrested…

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