National Sports

Big Ten Could Seek To Make Freshmen Ineligible

Posted On February 20, 2015

(Undated) -- The Big Ten Conference is exploring the possibility of making freshmen athletes ineligible for competition to adjust to life in college. University of Maryland student newspaper "The Diamondback" reports that the conference has been circulating a document called "A Year of Readiness" and is seeking feedback on making the rule for first-year men's…

Blazers land Afflalo at deadline

Posted On February 19, 2015

Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - The Portland Trail Blazers have filled a need for some needed depth on the wing by acquiring swingman Arron Afflalo as part of a five-player swap with the Denver Nuggets before Thursday's trade deadline. The Blazers also obtained forward Alonzo Gee while sending Denver a lottery-protected 2016 first-round draft choice and…

Knight, MCW Part Of Three-Team Deal With Bucks, Suns And Sixers

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Undated) -- Brandon Knight and Michael Carter-Williams are on the move as part of a three-team deal involving the Bucks, Suns and 76ers. "USA Today" reports Milwaukee has dealt Knight to the Suns, while getting Carter-Williams from Philadelphia and Miles Plumlee and Tyler Ennis from Phoenix. The Sixers also get a protected 2015 first-round pick…

Browns’ Farmer apologizes for texts

Posted On February 19, 2015

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer has admitted his mistakes in the texting scandal that could land the team in hot water with the NFL. The league is investigating whether the Browns had improper communication from the front office during games, coming in the form of texts to the sideline.Farmer, on…

Heat Acquire Goran Dragic From Suns

Posted On February 19, 2015

(Miami, FL) -- The Miami Heat are adding Goran Dragic to their backcourt. The Arizona Republic reports the Suns are sending Dragic to the Heat in exchange for Danny Granger and first-round draft picks in 2017 and 2019. Both selections have protections. Dragic and his camp told the Suns he would not re-sign with the…