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Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Dwyane Wade To Miami Heat For Second-Round Pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers have sent 12-time All Star and three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat, where he has played the majority of his NBA career. In return, the Cavaliers will receive a second round pick that will be sent to Sacramento as part of an earlier trade. Wade, who just turned 36, spent his first 13 seasons in Miami, where he became the Heat’s all-time leader in points, assists, steals, minutes and games played. He led the Heat to its first-ever championship in 2006 and then added two more rings in 2012 and 2013.  This year in Cleveland, he was averaging 11.2 points per game in 23.2 minutes per game coming off the bench, both career lows.  Wade should be able to provide an offense boost for the team, who is 28th in the league in points per game and 24th in points per possession. He’ll also serve as a valuable veteran presence for the Heat’s roster of young players. ...Read more

Yankees Acquire Seahawks QB Russell Wilson For Future Considerations

The New York Yankees have acquired Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in a trade with the Texas Rangers in exchange for future considerations. Wilson is set to appear with the Yankees in Spring Training at some point in February or March, assigning him to Double-A Trenton’s roster.  Wilson, however, has no plans to double up as a two-sport athlete like Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson; however he’s maintained his love for baseball and wants to continue his ties to the sport. Wilson was selected by the Rockies in the fourth round of the 2010 draft and spent two years in their farm system as a second baseman. The Rangers picked up Wilson in the minor league phase of the 2013 Rule 5 draft. Wilson made a cameo at the Rangers’ Spring Training camp in 2014 and 2015.          ...Read more

MRI Reveals Torn ACL For Knicks’ All-Star Kristaps Porzingis

The New York Knicks took on the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, and Kristaps Porzingis went down with a knee injury on a dunk on Bucks’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo. After initially needing help to the locker room and walking it off on his way out of the arena, an MRI has revealed that Porzingis has a torn ACL. Porzingis is already scheduling season-ending surgery on his torn ACL and will have a timeline for his return post-op. This will mark a very unfortunate end to what would’ve been his first year an NBA All-Star. In his third season in the league, Porzingis averaged 22.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 2.4 blocks per game.   ...Read more

Barry Bonds’ No. 25 Jersey To Be Retired by San Francisco Giants

Barry Bonds holds the record for hitting the most home runs in Major League Baseball history with 762, and now the San Francisco Giants will recognize his career by retiring his No. 25 jersey during the 2018 season. The Giants said on Tuesday that they will retire the number on Aug. 11, when they are scheduled to play the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park. Bonds said in a statement: “I’m both honored and humbled that the Giants are going to retire my number this season. As I’ve always said, the Giants and Giants fans are a part of my family.”  Bonds spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates before the Giants signed him heading into the 1993 season. He played 15 years in San Francisco, hitting 586 of his career home runs and setting the record for most long balls in a single season. Bonds was a seven-time National League MVP, an eight-time Gold Glover, a 12-time Silver Slugger, two-time batting champion and 14-time All-Star while playing for Pittsburgh and San Francisco. ...Read more

N.Y. Mets Agree Two-Year, $17M Deal With All-Star Todd Frazier

The New York Mets have agreed to sign two-time All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier to a two-year, $17 million contract.  Frazier, 32, is a career .245 hitter, with 175 home runs over six-plus seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. He hit .213 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI last year, a season where he was traded near the deadline from the White Sox to the Yankees. He also made the National League All-Star team with the Reds in 2014 and 2015.  In addition to Frazier, the Mets will have a new look on both corners after signing aging free agent slugger Adrian Gonzalez to man first base in January. ...Read more

Super Bowl LII Averaged 103.4M Viewers; Lowest Rated Since ’09

Viewership in the United States for Super Bowl LII was the lowest for the event since 2009, ESPN reported Monday. The Philadelphia Eagles’ 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots drew an average of 103.4 million U.S. viewers, a noticeable drop from Super Bowl LI, when an average of 111.3 Americans watched the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons. The drop in Super Bowl viewership fits with the general trend regarding the NFL’s television ratings. A number of factors likely played into the ratings dip, be it the protests during the national anthem, significant injuries to stars such as Aaron Rodgers, Odell Beckham Jr. and J.J. Watt and the overall awareness regarding the long-term effects of playing football.   ...Read more

Former Eagles Long Snapper Jon Dorenbos Will Get Super Bowl Ring After Career-Ending Heart Surgery

Jon Dorenbos didn’t play for the Eagles this season but he will be receiving a Super Bowl ring. Dorenbos, who had been Philadelphia’s long snapper since 2006, was traded to the Saints before the start of the season. His post-trade physical revealed an aortic aneurysm that would require immediate open-heart surgery, ending his career at age 37. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie stated “Jon Dorenbos is like family to me and to the Eagles.”  Lurie invited him to come to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis and promised him he’d get a championship ring after the Eagles won, Dorenbos told The Advocate. Dorenbos, one of the longest-tenured players in Eagles history and a beloved figure in Philadelphia, will get a souvenir to commemorate everything he did to lead the team to their first Super Bowl win. ...Read more

Philadelphia Eagles Win Super Bowl LII Beating The New England Patriots 41-33

Nick Foles threw the go-ahead 5-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 2:21 to go and the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl by outscoring Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 41-33 on Sunday night. The Eagles blew a 12-point lead in the high-scoring matchup before rallying behind their backup quarterback, after throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns and catching another on a fourth-down trick play to give the Eagles their first championship since 1960.   ...Read more

NFL’s Edwin Jackson Of Indianapolis Colts Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver

Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson was killed Sunday when he was struck by a suspected drunk driver in Indiana.  Jackson was killed, along with another man, after a black Ford F-150 pickup struck both of them as they were standing on the side of a highway. Indiana police told the newspaper the incident took place in the early morning hours on Sunday, when the truck drove into the emergency shoulder where the men were standing near a stopped vehicle. “We were heartbroken to hear the news of Edwin Jackson’s passing,” the Colts said in a news release. “Edwin was loved by all in the Colts organization. We admired his outgoing personality, competitive spirit and hard-working mentality.”  Jackson was signed by the Colts in January 2016. He started eight games in 2016, making 66 tackles. He was placed on injured reserve in September 2017. ...Read more

Lakers Guard Lonzo Ball Out 2 More Games With MCL Sprain

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball is expected to miss at least two additional games because of a left knee injury, according to head coach Luke Walton. The Lakers have officially ruled out Ball for a minimum of 10 games, Walton said Thursday. The team initially expected the 20-year-old to be out just three weeks. Walton said he hoped Ball would play during the road trip, which began Jan. 26 against Chicago. Ball has traveled with the team and received treatment for his injury.  Walton has stated that Ball will not return until he could participate in team practice. Ball injured his left leg during a 107-101 victory against the Dallas Mavericks on Jan. 13. He has missed eight straight games so far.  ...Read more