Toronto’s DeRozan out indefinitely

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VIDEO:DeRozan goes down during Friday’s game

DeMar DeRozan had been a remarkably durable player for the Toronto Raptors in his first six seasons, missing just 10 games out of a possible 394 due to injury. He is the only Raptors player to start all 82 games twice, and he has missed only two since the end of the 2012-13 season.

That changes now, per the team’s Twitter report Saturday afternoon:

DeRozan, Toronto’s leading scorer (19.4 points) and minutes-man (33.6 per game), left the Raptors’ game Friday at Dallas at 8:23 of the third quarter with what was called a strained left groin. He wound up going scoreless in the 106-102 loss, only the fourth time in his career and the first…

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Stars align for Wolves’ rookie LaVine

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VIDEO:Rookie LaVine carries Wolves over Lakers

There were times Friday night, Zach LaVine admitted, when he caught himself gawking upon Kobe Bryant the way he had in his, well, younger youth, when the 19-year-old was growing up in Washington state and idolized the Lakers scoring star. Fortunately for LaVine, rookie guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Bryant never fully made him and his team pay for such star gazing.

In fact, the raw newcomer who spent one undeveloped year at UCLA outscored his hero 28-26 in Minnesota’s 120-119 victory at Staples Center.

When it was over, the teenager who scored 18 points in reserve in the second quarter, had joined Bryant in a bit of NBA statistical history:

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Morning shootaround — Nov. 29

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VIDEO:All the highlights from Friday’s action

NEWS OF THE MORNING

Westbrook’s historic return | Scott rips Lakers’ mental approach | West recalibrates view of Pacers | Stoudemire sick of Knicks’ excuses

No. 1:Westbrook’s historic return — Never before in NBA annals, according to the authorities at the unassailable Elias Sports Bureau, had a player scored so many points with so many assists in so little time. And then Russell Westbrook did it Friday night against New York in what was his comeback from a 14-game injury layoff (broken hand), the sort of contest through which many of his peers might have eased themselves.

Westbrook, Oklahoma City’s irrepressible point guard, scored 32 points with seven rebounds and eight assists in just 24 minutes as the Thunder clobbered the Knicks by 27 points (and led by as many a 37). Going off one night, that gym where OKC…

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Week 14 College Football Top 4 What’s Next?

Nov. 29, 2014

College Footballs Top Teams had their share of ups and downs again in week 14.

#1  Alabama struggled most of the game but ended up with a 55 – 44 win over #15  Auburn.

#2 Oregon cruised to a 47 – 19 win over Oregon St

#3 Florida State wins yet another close call with a 24 – 19 win over Florida

#4 Mississippi State loses to rival #19 Ole Miss. 31 – 17.

The big question remains who moves in to the coveted #4 spot.

#5 TCU Horned Frogs guided by Coach Gary Patterson’s defense took advantage of The University of Texas mistakes with a punishing 48 – 10 victory.

#6 Ohio St. wins against Michigan but loses QB and Heisman Trophy hopeful JT Barrett with a season ending ankle fracture in the process.

Finally #7 Baylor holds on to a 48 – 46 victory over a struggling Texas Tech Football team. Had Texas Tech of not gone for a two point conversion late in the game and had went with a field goal there may have possibly been a different outcome.

We expect to see The TCU Horned Frogs move into the #4 position.

# 6 Ohio State could possibly be jumped by #7 Baylor as a result of QB JT Barrett’s injury. However #7 Baylor Bears will have their hands full in week 15 when they match up against #12 Kansas St.

Will Baylor play up to their ability against a well coached Kansas State team? If so we  could we end up with two Big 12 schools in the top 4 with TCU and Baylor? Then a National Championship game against two Big 12 teams whom many think may be the two top teams in the Nation?

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Ed Snider completes cancer treatment, feels ‘great’

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From our friends at CSN Philly:

Flyers chairman Ed Snider has recently completed treatment for cancer, sources have told CSN’s John Clark.

The specific form of cancer has not been disclosed, but according to Comcast-Spectacor spokesman Ike Richman, it’s not life threatening. Snider is doing well, and his condition has not affected his ability to run the organization.

Snider was treated and released from Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Thursday night Snider told CSNPhilly.com’s Tim Panaccio that he feels “great.”

Snider is 81 years old, but still very much involved in the team’s business, as was evident earlier this month when the Flyers re-arranged the front office.

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