Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones To Appeal NFL’s Demand For $2M Reimbursement

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will appeal the NFL’s decision to seek reimbursement of legal fees stemming from his actions related to Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension as well as Roger Goodell’s contract extension. The NFL is seeking in excess of $2 million from Jones, citing a resolution that was added to the NFL constitution in 1997 that says if an owner participates in bringing litigation against other owners, he must reimburse them for the legal fees. The Cowboys offered a letter of support in the Elliott case as the running back fought the NFL’s six-game suspension. “Really don’t have any comment,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said on Tuesday. “I’ll let Jerry address that at the appropriate time, but don’t really have anything to say about that right now.” Stephen Jones said he was not aware of any other time the rule has been enforced, “but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened,” he said.

Report: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will contest NFL’s $2 million penalty, requests hearing with Roger Goodell

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Cavaliers Issue Indefinite Ban To Fan For Taunting Spurs’ Patty Mills

The Cleveland Cavaliers have identified the fan who directed racial taunts at San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills during Sunday’s game at Quicken Loans Arena and have banned him indefinitely. The fan, whom the team did not publicly identify, is barred from events at Quicken Loans Arena. The team will review the ban after one year. When Mills was at the foul line late during the Spurs’ 110-94 win, the fan was heard on the ABC broadcast yelling, “Hey Jamaica called, they want their bobsledder back.” Mills, who is black, is from Australia and is of Aboriginal heritage. Mills responded to a Twitter user who shared a video of the incident on Sunday, saying he hoped to “enlighten this confused, hateful fan.”

Cavs ID heckler, ban fan for insensitive taunts

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Kansas City Chiefs To Aquire Two Los Angeles Rams Picks For Marcus Peters

The Kansas City Chiefs will receive a 2018 fourth-round pick and a 2019 second-round pick from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for cornerback Marcus Peters and a 2018 sixth-round pick, according to league sources.  The trade cannot be officially announced until the start of the 2018 league year on March 14.  Peters will cost $1.74 million toward the salary cap this season. The Rams will have until May 3 to pick up Peters’ fifth-year option for 2019.

Report: Chiefs get multiple draft picks from Rams in Marcus Peters trade

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San Jose Sharks Acquire Evander Kane From Buffalo Sabres

The San Jose Sharks traded for free agent Evander Kane on Monday, according to reports. The Buffalo Sabres will receive a conditional first-round pick in 2019 if Kane re-signs with San Jose, but it will be a second-rounder if he doesn’t. Buffalo also gets a conditional fourth-round pick in 2020 and forward prospect Dan O’Regan. Kane, 26, has posted 20 goals and 20 assists in 61 games in 2017-18 for the Sabres. He is in the final season of a six-year contract he initially signed with the Winnipeg Jets that has an annual salary-cap hit of $5.25 million.Kane has been traded for the second time in his career. He was dealt to the Sabres in February 2015.

Reports: Sharks get Evander Kane from Sabres

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Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler Out Indefinitely After Undergoing Meniscus Surgery

Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler has undergone surgery on his injured meniscus, the team announced Sunday. The Timberwolves announced that Butler’s surgery, performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was successful. He has been ruled out indefinitely. Butler was telling close confidants that he was optimistic about his chances to come back before the playoffs begin, should the Timberwolves clinch their first playoff berth in 13 seasons. Butler suffered the noncontact injury in the third quarter of the Timberwolves’ road loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday.  

Wolves’ Butler undergoes meniscus surgery

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Sweden Take The Gold Over South Korea In Women’s Curling At Olympic Games

The Swedish women won the gold medal in the final match of curling on Sunday, beating South Korea 8-3 in nine ends to leave them with the silver, their first-ever Olympic medal in the sport. Sweden took control of the match by stealing a point in back-to-back ends, even though Korea had the advantage known as the hammer. After Korea took just one point in the sixth, Swedish skip Anna Hasselborg delivered a takeout on her final rock of the seventh to score three points and open a 7-2 lead. The Koreans picked up one point in the eighth, but when they couldn’t keep the Swedes from scoring in the ninth, they conceded.  

Olympics: Curling – Sweden take gold to end Korean fairytale run

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USA vs. Sweden Set For Men’s Curling Gold-Medal Match At 2018 Winter Olympics

The USA will compete for a men’s curling gold medal for the first time on Saturday. They will take on Sweden in the curling final after both teams won their semi-finals on Thursday at the 2018 Winter Olympics. John Shuster’s team edged past Canada 5-3 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, while Sweden beat Switzerland 9-3.  As the top-ranked team in the world, Sweden will be considered favorites for the gold medal.  They beat the USA 10-4 in the round robin and will hope for a similar result on Saturday, but Shuster’s team should not be discounted after their victory.

U.S. men knock off Canada for first-ever chance at curling gold

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Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard Likely Done for The Rest of the Season

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters he’d be “surprised” if Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard returns to action this season after battling a quadriceps injury that has lingered all year long. “We only have X number of games left in the season, and he’s still not ready to go,” Popovich told reporters in San Antonio. Leonard has been medically cleared to return from the right quad tendinopathy injury, but since shutting it down after only nine games this year, he has elected against returning to the active roster. If Leonard does return, it will be because he has decided he can manage the pain of the injury. The injury to Kawhi’s hip has caused a ton of tension between the Spurs organization & the star forward, with possible implications spilling over into the 2019 free agency next Summer.

Gregg Popovich: ‘I’ll Be Surprised’ If Kawhi Leonard Returns This Season

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Carolina Panthers Name Marty Hurney General Manager

The Carolina Panthers franchise officially named Marty Hurney their general manager, removing Hurney’s interim tag on Wednesday morning and officially heralding his second stint in the position. He had re-entered the post last summer after predecessor (and successor) Dave Gettleman was fired before training camp. “We are very fortunate to have Marty as our general manager after he did an exceptional job in the interim role this past season.” Panthers COO Tina Becker said.  Carolina reached the playoffs as a wild-card entry in 2017 but lost in the opening round to the NFC South’s New Orleans Saints. Hurney originally served as GM from 2002 until he was fired midway through the 2012 season. He oversaw Carolina’s first run to the Super Bowl during the 2003 season, which culminated with a loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

Carolina Panthers tap Marty Hurney as general manager

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Cross-Country Skier Kikkan Randall Wins Her First Gold Medal In Her Fifth And Final Olympics

Kikkan Randall, the only mom competing for Team USA in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, combined with Jessie Diggins to win the United States’ first medal in women’s Olympic cross-country competition. The medal is the first for American cross-country skiers in the Olympics since Bill Koch won a silver in 1976.  Randall, 35, appeared in her fifth Olympics appearance in Pyeongchang and her first since the arrival of son Breck 22 months ago. Randall finished under 5th place in three other events in South Korea, and plans to retire when these Games end. 

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