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Grizzlies' Joerger invents as he goes

posted: 12/19/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Memphis Coach Dave Joerger is constantly thinking of new plays for his Grizzlies or tweaking something he saw another team do that might benefit his squad.

Commentary: More Cuban prospects may take time

posted: 12/19/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the down side.

Jaguars trio supplies interest in meaningless game

posted: 12/19/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion. And Sen'Derrick Marks sealed it with the most rewarding sack of his career.

NFL notes

posted: 12/19/2014 2:07 a.m. Discuss

COWBOYS Murray closer to play Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray took a step closer towards playing in Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts by participating in practice Thursday -- albeit on a limited basis.

Second Thoughts: NFL's flags flying more than in past

posted: 12/19/2014 1:56 a.m. Discuss

NFL officials are on pace to call 4,139 penalties in 2014, which is up 2.1 per game from 2013, according to CBS Sports' Pat Kirwan.

Off the wire

posted: 12/19/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

BASEBALL Medlen gets $8.5M contract Former Atlanta Braves right-hander Kris Medlen has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing last season recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Slowing Brees, rush critical for Falcons

posted: 12/19/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.

Coach goes from high school to head of Class AA

posted: 12/18/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Bill Richardson's promotion to manager of the Arkansas Travelers isn't a giant leap considering where he was last year, but it gets a little more interesting when you consider where he was seven years ago.

Chiefs haven't yet faced likes of top-notch Steelers

posted: 12/18/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

The Kansas City Chiefs' hopes for a postseason berth go through a daunting matchup at the Pittsburgh Steelers.

NFL notes

posted: 12/18/2014 2:28 a.m. Discuss

49ERS McDonald released SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police.

Titans at Jaguars

posted: 12/18/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

7:25 p.m. Central, NFLN LINE — Jaguars by 3 LAST MEETING Titans beat Jaguars 16-14, Oct. 12, 2014

Second Thoughts: Even Ditka can't bear to see this

posted: 12/18/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

The Chicago Bears have been so bad this season that change seems inevitable.

Off the wire

posted: 12/18/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

BASEBALL Morse, Marlins agree to $16M deal Michael Morse and the Miami Marlins have finalized a $16 million, two-year contract. Morse gets a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $7 million next season and $8 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Wednesday.

NBA: Grizzlies' bench halts Warriors

posted: 12/17/2014 2:38 a.m. Discuss

A big boost from the very deep Memphis bench put a stop to the Golden State Warriors' 16-game winning streak.

NFL notes

posted: 12/17/2014 2:36 a.m. Discuss

JAGUARS Miller extends contract JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Roy Miller has signed a four-year contract extension worth $16.2 million.

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