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Blazers' Matthews tears Achilles, out for season
Trail Blazers starter Wesley Matthews tore his left Achilles on Thursday night and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced.
Bad break: Pence out 6-8 weeks after HBP
San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence suffered a nondisplaced fracture of his left ulna Thursday and will be out six to eight weeks, the team said.
3 caps Bulls' rally as Westbrook streak ends
E'Twaun Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-105 on Thursday night, ending Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak at four.
Heavy duty: Baylor to try 410-pounder at TE
The Baylor Bears are having LaQuan McGowen -- all 6-foot-7, 410 pounds of him -- practice at tight end and at H-back during spring practices.
Wilfork a free agent as Pats decline option
Veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork tweeted Thursday that the New England Patriots have informed him they will not be picking up the option in his contract, thus making him a free agent when the league year begins March 10.
Jones-Drew calls it quits after 9-year career
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement Thursday after a nine-year NFL career.
No. 6 Wisconsin wins, wraps up Big Ten title
No. 6 Wisconsin wins Big 10 title by beating Minnesota 76-63
MLBPA backs Hamilton, looks to squash leaks
The MLBPA sprang to the defense of Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton on Thursday, issuing a statement critical of news leaks that it calls "cowardly" and intended to hurt Hamilton "personally and professionally."
GM: Jeter should be Yankees' last captain
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on Thursday that no Yankee will succeed Derek Jeter as captain of the New York Yankees anytime soon, and maybe, never again.
Aldon Smith tweaks deal in good-faith effort
San Francisco 49ers All-Pro outside linebacker Aldon Smith agreed to a restructure of his contract on Thursday that will convert into a series of non-guaranteed bonuses that would add up to his salary if he meets certain requirements.