Rumor Mill

February 08, 2013 - 5:31 am
The Bulls and Raptors have discussed a trade that would send Carlos Boozer to Toronto in exchange for Andrea Bargnani , according to an ESPN report that credits sources familiar with the discussions. There are a few logistical stumbling blocks. The Raptors might have to get into luxury tax...
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February 06, 2013 - 9:43 am
Despite numerous rumors to the contrary, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has told Dwight Howard that he will not be traded before the Feb. 21 deadline, according to league sources . Sources also told ESPN.com that Howard, who will be a free agent after the end of the season, is unsure of his offseason...
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February 06, 2013 - 6:30 am
Manti Te'o 's Twitter account, through which he communicated with the person pretending to be his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua , has been deleted. Te'o's handle, @MTeo_5, disappeared from Twitter during the Super Bowl broadcast Sunday, and a source told ESPN.com that Te'o will be off the social...
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February 06, 2013 - 6:29 am
The Saints are planning to hire former Cowboys assistant coach Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator, according to an ESPN report that credits league sources. Ryan, who was fired as Cowboys defensive coordinator on Jan. 8, said at the time, "I'll be out of work for like five minutes." Dallas...
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February 06, 2013 - 3:51 am
Federal investigators are conducting an active criminal investigation of Lance Armstrong for obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation, ABC News reported . Last year, the U.S. attorney for Southern California unexpectedly dropped a two-year investigation of Armstrong for crimes reportedly...
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February 06, 2013 - 3:32 am
Ryan Braun said in a statement Tuesday that he consulted Anthony Bosch , the founder of the Miami-based anti-aging clinic that allegedly provided PEDs to several baseball players, during his appeal of his positive PED test result in 2011. Braun's name is in the records of Bosch's clinic, Biogenesis...
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February 01, 2013 - 5:51 am
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo told Dr. Phil McGraw that the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax he allegedly created had "everything to do" with trying to escape from his real life because he had been molested as a child. In the interview, the second part of which aired Friday, Tuiasosopo told McGraw he was molested...
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January 30, 2013 - 9:12 am
Ray Lewis called Mitch Ross , the co-owner of Sports With Alternatives to Steroids who said he gave Lewis performance-enhancing drugs, a "coward" with "no credibility" on Wednesday. Lewis, in New Orleans for Sunday's Super Bowl , also said he was "agitated" over the Sports Illustrated report that...
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January 30, 2013 - 7:27 am
Last week, reports surfaced that the person Manti Te'o spoke with on the phone for all those months was Ronaiah Tuiasosopo 's cousin, Tino Tuiasosopo . Now, though, Ronaiah has confessed to Dr. Phil McGraw in an interview that will air Thursday that he himself was the one on the phone with Te'o,...
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January 30, 2013 - 6:28 am
A federal court judge ruled Tuesday that the NCAA can't prevent football and men's basketball players from pursuing a portion of their teams' live broadcast revenues. The NCAA had objected to the advancement of an antitrust lawsuit led by former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon . The players...
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