Illinois starting LB/DE Houston Bates transferring closer to home – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe Illinois defense lost one of its returning starters from 2013 this week, as rising senior Houston Bates has decided to transfer closer to his home of Covington, La., to…

Snow, Bitter Cold Forecast for Blackhawks Game Saturday – NBC Chicago (blog)

NBC Chicago (blog)… Bettman didn’t specify in his remarks what the contingency plan would be if weather were to become a factor. If you’re headed to Soldier Field on Saturday,…

Eagles sign Riley Cooper, Jason Kelce to extensions – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPhiladelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman continued an aggressive week, locking up three critical pieces to coach Chip Kelly’s high-scoring, high-revving offense by signing center Jason Kelce to a…

Comcast-Netflix deal represents the death of net neutrality… or does it? – TechnologyTell

TechnologyTellnetflix I admit it, the first thing I thought of when I heard that Comcast and Netflix had reached a deal for smoother streaming was net neutrality. What kind of…

Netflix to Pay Comcast for Smoother Streaming – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe deal comes just 10 days after Comcast agreed to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. TWC -0.79% Time Warner Cable Inc. U.S.: NYSE $140.54 -1.12 -0.79% Feb. 21,…

Netflix reaches deal with Comcast to ensure TV shows, movies are streamed … – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE — Netflix and Comcast annnounced a deal Sunday to speed up the delivery of movies and television shows to millions of customers. The stunning agreement…

Netflix strikes deal to pay Comcast to ensure online videos are streamed smoothly – Washington Post

Washington PostNetflix has agreed to pay Comcast, the nation’s largest home Internet carrier, to ensure its online videos are streamed smoothly. The arrangement highlights the vast power of Comcast, which…

Netflix, Comcast reach deal to improve streaming quality – Fox News

Fox NewsNEW YORK – Netflix has reached a deal with Comcast to ensure that its TV shows and movies are streamed smoothly to households, the first deal the online video…

Productive day for Denver Nuggets at NBA trade deadline – NBA.com

NBA.comAt the NBA trade deadline, the Denver Nuggets had two primary objectives: Find a team for veteran Andre Miller and acquire someone to ease point guard Ty Lawson’s workload when…

CSN Houston owes $27 million each to Astros, Rockets, court records show – Houston Chronicle (blog)

CSN Houston owes $27 million each to Astros, Rockets, court records showHouston Chronicle (blog)The Astros and Rockets each claim they are owed more than $27 million in unpaid rights fees…

Former Maryland Terps coach Gary Williams a Naismith Memorial Basketball … – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunDedication of the court at Comcast to now be the Gary Williams Court. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun /January 25, 2012). “2.

Lilly Singh #AskSuperwoman Hits Twitter Trend Worldwide

Lilly Singh is someone I’d never heard of until after I noticed that the hashtag #AskSuperwoman was trending on Twitter “worldwide.” Given my affinity for Super Women I had to…

2014 NFL Draft: Johnny Manziel criticism – fact or fiction? – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe quarterback class for the 2014 NFL Draft lacks an Andrew Luck-type of prospect, but it’s also a much deeper group than last year, especially at the top with Central…

Report: Jim Fregosi, former All-Star, longtime manager, dies at 71 – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comJim Fregosi, 71, died early Friday morning in Miami surrounded by family and friends, according to a report from MLB.com’s Tracy Ringolsby. Fregosi was hospitalized in Miami after suffering a…

Deal gives cable giant New York, L.A. markets – Philly.com

Philly.comPlatforms in the two largest markets in the country, New York and Los Angeles, to promote NBC television, as it does in Philadelphia and other markets. An additional 11 million…

Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable For $45 Billion – CBS Local

CBS LocalLOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Comcast Corp. has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion in stock, or $158.82 per share, the company confirmed Thursday. The deal…

Free Agency vs. NFL Draft: How Should NFL Teams Attack Each Position in 2014? – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportIf any team exemplifies the opposite approach to winning—draft and develop—it’s the Seattle Seahawks. The newly minted champions feature a host of home-grown talent, though they will have to…

Ed Reed has $50000 cash stolen from car in Houston – NFL.com

NFL.comA Houston Police Department spokeswoman told NFL Media that Reed withdrew the money from one bank and then stopped at another bank, but, for some reason, left the bag in…

Comcast said to be buying Time Warner Cable … – CNET

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Super Bowl XLVII daily briefing: History is against Peyton Manning following NFL … – Philly.com

Philly.comThe last four MVP winners to play in a Super Bowl in the same season have lost. SB Nation 2014 NFL Playoff Coverage. If Saturday night was any indication of…

Tracy McGrady might try to play minor league baseball – Philly.com

Philly.comTracy McGrady can apparently throw over 90 miles an hour, and wants to try his hand at pitching now that his hoops career is done. After playing a bit part…

George Zimmerman Apparently Wants to Get Knocked Out, Signs On for … – TheUrbanTwist.com

TheUrbanTwist.comWe all know by now how the Trayvon Martin story ended…unfortunately. And so much has happened since then with George Zimmerman, as he still walk the streets a free man.…

Durant has triple-double, Thunder top 76ers 103-91 – Washington Post

Washington PostPHILADELPHIA — Kevin Durant had 32 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in his return from a shoulder injury to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to their seventh straight…

Iginla, Chara lead Bruins over Flyers – SI.com

SI.comJarome Iginla and Zdeno Chara each had two goals, Tuukka Rask made 25 saves and the Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1 Saturday. Reilly Smith and Patrice Bergeron also had…

3 dead, including gunman, after Md. mall shooting – KSHB

KSHBThe mall is at the center of the town that’s a suburb of both Baltimore and Washington, and it typically opens at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. It was busy with…

Preview: Bobcats at Knicks – Reuters

ReutersThe Charlotte Bobcats came out of one of their most challenging homestands of the season with a winning record. They’ll look to build on their strong showing as they travel…

Phillies sign Bobby Abreu to minor league deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Outfielder Bobby Abreu has signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and will be invited to spring training. The 39-year-old Abreu was a two-time…

Kobe Bryant and Lakers still have no timetable for return – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCHICAGO (AP) — Kobe Bryant is riding a bike. That’s about all he can do right now, so he’s trying not to think about when he might be able…

A history of Richard Sherman’s unsportsmanlike conduct – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRichard Sherman may have captured all of the attention from the NFC Playoffs on Sunday night with his postgame interview, but it’s not the first time the Stanford grad’s…

Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Trash Truck in DC – NBC4 Washington

NBC4 WashingtonA man died after being struck by a trash truck Friday morning, D.C. police said.. Rescue crews had to pull the victim from underneath the truck after he became…

Ten things that intrigue me from NFL Championship Game Weekend – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comPatriots QB Tom Brady vs. Broncos QB Peyton Manning — Does it get any better than seeing these two matched up for a shot at the Super Bowl? They’ve met…

Oden, Heat ready for next step in comeback plan – Newsday

NewsdayMIAMI – (AP) — Many details about how Greg Oden has been rehabilitating his body in an effort to resuscitate his career with the Miami Heat remain a mystery, even…

AFC Championship Game preview: Patriots-Broncos – NFL.com

NFL.comI can’t help but wonder if Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos might be our final look at these two quarterbacking giants going head-to-head…

Charging at issue in Internet case – The Lawton Constitution

The Lawton ConstitutionNEW YORK (AP) Will broadband providers start charging Internet services such as Netflix to deliver the massive amounts of data that streaming video and other content require? A…

Net neutrality is dead. Bow to Comcast and Verizon, your overlords – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAdvocates of a free and open Internet could see this coming, but today’s ruling from a Washington appeals court striking down the FCC’s rules protecting the open net…