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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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. … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More