Blackhawks focused on win, not setting – NHL.com

NHL.comCHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks enjoyed themselves practicing under the lights of Soldier Field on Friday night, but they will be more businesslike Saturday. The defending Stanley Cup champions host…

Tampa Bay Lightning (33-20-5) at Nashville Predators (25-24-10), 8 pm (ET) – Modesto Bee

Modesto Bee(SportsNetwork.com) – Both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators are expected to get key pieces back to the roster in the near future. While the Lightning have stayed…

Packers: Extra prep for NFC North foes – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)In 2013, the Packers did not play a division game until Week 5 and played five of their six NFC North games from Week 8 on. All Week 17…

Cleveland State falls with a thud to Green Bay, 68-54 – The Plain Dealer

The Plain DealerCLEVELAND, Ohio — The Green Bay Phoenix showed Cleveland State who owns the Horizon League at the moment with a resounding 68-54 victory Saturday afternoon in the Wolstein…

Al Jefferson leads Bobcats past Lakers with season-high 40 points – Sports Out West

Sports Out WestLOS ANGELES – The losses continue to stack up for the Los Angeles Lakers as they suffered their sixth consecutive loss in a 110-100 defeat on Friday at…

Celtics @ 7: Rondo’s First Week & Special Guest Cedric Maxwell – CBS Local

CBS LocalView Comments. Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics gives direction with his teammates on January 19, 2014. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images). Related Tags: Adam Kaufman,…

Grizzlies target home-and-home sweep of Rockets – WFMY News 2

WFMY News 2(SportsNetwork.com) – The Memphis Grizzlies go for a home-and-home sweep of the Southwest-rival Houston Rockets Saturday night at FedExForum. The Grizzlies rebounded from Monday’s loss to New Orleans…

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/25/14 – Sports Chat Place

Sports Chat PlaceThe Oklahoma City Thunder head to Philly on Saturday to face off against the Sixers. The Philadelphia 76ers are sitting at 14-29 this season, and on their home…

Daily Fantasy NBA 1/25/14: Matchup Plays and Value Picks Andrew’s Daily … – Sports Chat Place

Sports Chat PlaceWe’ve got another full day of NBA action heading our way in the coming hours, so it’s time to give those fantasy lineups a look before the tip-offs.…

Kobe Bryant: Record not a factor – ESPN

ESPNBOSTON — Kobe Bryant plans to have his injured left knee re-evaluated sometime in early February and has no intention of sitting out the rest of the season, no matter…

NHL on NBC: It’s time for Hawks-Bruins rematch – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comNBC continues its coverage of the 2013-14 campaign this afternoon when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Boston Bruins at United Center at 12:30 p.m. ET. In addition to NBCSN, you…

Jets snap skid, beat Coyotes in Paul Maurice’s debut – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — New Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice is already changing things up after just one day on the job. Right after his club earned a 5-1…

Sources: James Dolan talked to team – ESPN

ESPNKnicks chairman James Dolan told New York players in a meeting Thursday that there are no trades or changes to the coaching staff forthcoming, ESPN.com has learned. Sources close to…

Opportunity knocks now for Lakers – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers may have achieved a mythical moral victory with their 101-95 loss to the Miami Heat on Christmas Day. In reality, they’re as bad…

2013 NBA Christmas results: Warriors edge Clippers in wild game – SB Nation

SB NationThe Warriors and Clippers provided the perfect capper to a long day of basketball. These two tough teams went back and forth in a wild game that wasn’t decided…

Breaking Down Raiders’ Game Plan vs. Broncos – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportIt might be easier fixing the national budget than it is trying to figure out how to stop the Denver Broncos, even when there is little on the line.…

Pau Gasol back in Lakers’ lineup – ESPN

ESPNPHOENIX — Pau Gasol will return to the starting lineup against the Phoenix Suns after missing the Los Angeles Lakers’ last game because of an upper respiratory infection, coach Mike…

Notre Dame to play football at Fenway Park in 2015 – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesThe first two are legends of Fenway Park and part of Boston Red Sox lore. Kelly, Notre Dame’s football coach, is a Red Sox fan. And the Irish will…

Hawks, Jazz tussle in Atlanta – WXIA-TV

WXIA-TVAtlanta set an arena record with 38 assists in Wednesday’s 124-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings. Jeff Teague was the main facilitator with 15 assists to go along with 18…

Crawford, Celtics roll over Knicks, 114-73 – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldNEW YORK — Jordan Crawford went for 23 points in just three quarters as the Celtics rolled over the Knicks, 114-73, this afternoon for their third straight victory and…

Gary Kubiak could make Matt Schaub the Texans starter again – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comWith the Texans in a hole Thursdsay and playing poorly against what we previously thought was the worst team in the league — it’s no longer Jacksonville; now we know…

USA TODAY Sports’ Week 14 NFL predictions – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints are moving from one big game to the next. Hopefully the action Sunday is more compelling than Monday night’s blowout at CenturyLink…

Portland Trail Blazers – LaMarcus Aldridge is the Best Power Forward in the NBA – Sportige

SportigeIt seems the opinion on the matter and the position changes everyday, but leading the Portland Trail Blazers to the best start in the Western Conference gives LaMarcus Aldridge the…

New York Knicks Couldn’t Even Blow Up This Horrible Roster If They Wanted To – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportJust 15 games into an abysmal season, the New York Knicks couldn’t even blow up their horrible roster if they wanted to. Are things really all that bad? Yup—that…