Seahawks rout Cards behind big-play offense

The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals were scoreless in a defensive-dominated first quarter in their NFC West showdown Sunday night.
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Sources: Goodell says no L.A. team in 2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources.
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Big-play Jackson questions ‘naive’ Eagles D

The satisfaction leapt from his comments, the once-spurned receiver burning his former team — first on the field, then with his words. The Redskins’ DeSean Jackson finished with four catches for 126 yards against his former team, the Eagles.
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Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles are on the brink of elimination from the playoff race after a 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday.
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Pouliot scores in debut as Pens top Panthers

Derrick Pouliot scored in his NHL debut and Sidney Crosby had a third-period goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
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Eagles’ playoff chances hurt as Redskins win

The Philadelphia Eagles are on the brink of elimination from the playoff race after a 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday.
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Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight boxing champion has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia.
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Maatta 3rd Penguin to test positive for mumps

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is the third member of the team diagnosed with mumps.
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Slip of the tongue: Obama shouts out Flacco

During Friday’s year-end White House news conference, President Barack Obama said it was a mistake for Sony to cancel the release of “The Interview” because of the threat of violence from North Korea, adding that he loved actor “James Flacco.”
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Rockets get Brewer in deal with Wolves, 76ers

The Houston Rockets have acquired veteran swingman Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team trade also involving the Philadelphia 76ers, the Rockets announced Friday night.
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Giants fill Sandoval hole, trade for McGehee

The Giants have acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins for a pair of right-handed minor league pitchers, finding their replacement for departed slugger Pablo Sandoval.
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Ainge: Rondo’s uncertain future keyed deal

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said lingering uncertainty about Rajon Rondo’s future in Boston, along with the team’s inability to immediately surround him with impact players, contributed to the team’s decision to trade him.
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Hawks’ Crawford back Saturday after 8 games

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will start against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday after missing eight games with a lower-body injury.
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Sources: Rondo gives Mavs edge with O’Neal

The acquisition of Rajon Rondo has given the Dallas Mavericks an undeniable edge in the race to lure veteran big man Jermaine O’Neal back to the NBA, according to league sources.
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Cowboys list Murray (hand) as questionable

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray went through his second straight practice in which he was limited and is listed as questionable on the injury report.
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Howe’s family: Stem cell effect ‘miraculous’

Gordie Howe’s family says the hockey great has made a dramatic improvement after he participated in a stem cell clinical trial.
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Rondo ‘dying to get another ring’ with Mavs

The opportunity to play for a contender again has Rajon Rondo feeling revitalized after leaving a rebuilding franchise in the Boston Celtics.
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NFL or Michigan? Harbaugh said to be torn

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s family and friends have been encouraging him to take the University of Michigan head-coaching job, but he is torn because his heart is in the NFL.
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Blazers send Spurs to 2nd straight 3OT loss

Damian Lillard had a career-high 43 points, including 16 after regulation, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the San Antonio Spurs their second straight defeat in triple overtime, rallying for a 129-119 victory Friday night.
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Jags DT Marks nets $600M with sack at end

Defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks popped up and did the money sign after his sack to close out the Jaguars’ win. He wasn’t mocking Johnny Manziel, though.
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Rangers AHL player being tested for mumps

The mumps outbreak that has taken the NHL by surprise now appears to be making its way to the American Hockey League ranks.
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Kemp joins Padres after trade clears hurdles

The blockbuster deal sending outfielder Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the San Diego Padres is official, the teams announced Thursday.
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Howe progressing, able to ‘shuffle’ around

Gordie Howe has gained some strength and is now able to be somewhat mobile, according to a Detroit Free Press report.
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Sources: Stephenson talks fizzle for Hornets

Underwhelmed by the quality of trade offers they’ve received for Lance Stephenson, the Charlotte Hornets have decided to keep the volatile guard “for now,” according to league sources.
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Jags handle Titans in showdown of AFC dregs

Jordan Todman juked one defender and stiff-armed another on his way to a 62-yard touchdown run that helped the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 21-13 on Thursday night.
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Butler takes over; Bulls hang on vs. Knicks

Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 103-97 on Thursday night in a game that was missing All-Stars Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony.
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Carmelo sits, has been advised to rest more

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is out for Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls because of left knee soreness and admitted before Thursday’s shootaround that people close to him are trying to get him to shut things down for a few weeks.
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Canadiens honor former captain Koivu

There was always a special connection between former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and the fans of Montreal.
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Durant exits with sprained ankle vs. Warriors

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant left Thursday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors late in the first half with a mild right ankle sprain. The Thunder announced he would not return.
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Cutler: ‘Crossed my mind’ Bears tenure over

Despite coach Marc Trestman benching him just 14 games into a seven-year, $ 126.7 million contract, quarterback Jay Cutler hopes to remain with the Bears.
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Pens’ Crosby returns from mumps vs. Avs

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who had missed three games after being diagnosed with the mumps, returned to the lineup Thursday night against Colorado.
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Jaguars hold off Titans late, win 21-13 in home finale

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jordan Todman juked one defender and stiff-armed another on his way to a 62-yard touchdown run that helped the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 21-13 on Thursday night.
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Shelburne: Kerr, Fisher on divergent paths

Rookie coaches Steve Kerr and Derek Fisher are heading in opposite directions after choosing different paths, Ramona Shelburne writes.
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The World According To Wes Welker

As one of the most dominant receivers of his era, Welker has caught more passes than any other undrafted player in NFL history, but he has also suffered three concussions in 10 months.
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It’s official: Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks

The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the teams announced Thursday night.
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Predators’ Neal fined $2K by NHL for diving

The NHL has fined Nashville Predators forward James Neal $ 2,000 for violating the league’s revised rule against diving and embellishing.
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Rivera: NFC South champ worthy of playoffs

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera will not apologize for being in the playoff hunt with the team’s 5-8-1 record.
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Melo ahead of matchup vs. Bulls: No what-ifs

Carmelo Anthony says he refuses to second-guess his decision to remain with the Knicks and not jump to the Bulls via free agency this summer.
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49ers release McDonald amid investigation

The San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday that they have released defensive lineman Ray McDonald.
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Pens test 3 more for mumps; Crosby skates

Captain Sidney Crosby skated Wednesday as he points toward a return from the mumps, but the Pittsburgh Penguins took precautions to test three more players for the infectious disease.
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Sources: Wolves put Brewer back on block

The Minnesota Timberwolves have put veteran swingman Corey Brewer back on the trading block, according to league sources.
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49ers’ Harbaugh ‘considering’ Michigan job

Multiple NFL and Michigan sources had said for weeks that Jim Harbaugh was not expected to wind up at Michigan, but in recent days at least one person familiar with his thinking said he was at least “considering it,” a source told ESPN’s
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NHL issues new memo on mumps prevention

The NHL has taken another step in light of the baffling mumps outbreak, sending out additional, more specific information about curtailing the disease and preventing further transmission.
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Hawks send Cavs to largest loss this season

Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 on Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.
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Sources: Celtics, Mavs talking Rondo trade

The Boston Celtics, after years of flirting with potential Rajon Rondo deals, are in substantive discussions on a trade that would send Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources.
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Sources: Bears to start Clausen over Cutler

The Chicago Bears plan to start Jimmy Clausen at quarterback this week over Jay Cutler, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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Gasol, Griz overcome Spurs in 3OT thriller

Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
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Muschamp lands rich deal as new Auburn DC

Former Florida coach Will Muschamp has agreed to become Auburn’s defensive coordinator, the school announced Friday night.
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Blues rally past Kings behind Tarasenko’s 3

Vladimir Tarasenko scored three goals, and the streaking St. Louis Blues netted four in the third period in a 5-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
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