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    Alabama flips top-ranked safety recruit Daxton Hill from Michigan

    With less than two weeks until the early signing period, Alabama landed one of the top football prospects in the country Saturday. Safety Daxton Hill, a five-star prospect, flipped his commitment from Michigan to the Crimson Tide. Respect it💯 pic.twitter.com/4jalHMrF50 — Dirty30 (@daxhill5) December 8, 2018 Hill is the top-ranked safety and No. 13-ranked prospect overall in the ESPN 300. He had been committed to the Wolverines since September and chose them over Alabama, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State the first time around. The 6-foot-1, 187-pound safety out of Booker T. Washington High School was the highest-ranked commit for Michigan in the 2019 class. With his commitment to Alabama, Hill is…

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    Brandon Ingram of Los Angeles Lakers to miss week with ankle sprain

    Brandon Ingram underwent an MRI that confirmed the Los Angeles Lakers forward has a left ankle sprain. The Lakers said Ingram will be re-evaluated in a week. He is expected to miss at least four games with the Lakers playing Saturday at Memphis followed by a home game against Miami and then contests at Houston and Charlotte. Ingram, who is averaging 15.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game this season, suffered the injury in the first quarter of Wednesday’s win over San Antonio when he landed on the foot of Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge after taking a jump shot. Aldridge was whistled for a flagrant foul 1 for sticking…

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    Odell Beckham Jr. of New York Giants downgraded, will not play due to bruised quadriceps

    New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was surprisingly scratched from Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins because of a bruised quad, the team announced Saturday. Beckham was downgraded on Saturday, and he did not travel with the team. Odell Beckham Jr. is ready to make sure “somebody else is coming home with us” if the Giants are eliminated from the playoff race and forced into playing the role of spoiler. New teams for Tyrod Taylor, Joe Flacco and Teddy Bridgewater. We asked our experts to predict starting quarterbacks — next season. 1 Related The injury was disclosed on Friday, when Beckham was a limited participant in practice. But…

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    Kyler Murray, Oklahoma Sooners, Heisman Trophy betting favorite over Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama Crimson Tide

    For the first time all season, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the betting favorite to win the Heisman Trophy — in both the legal and offshore markets. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa opened as the third-favorite at 10-1 odds in June at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, behind Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (7-1) and Stanford running back Bryce Love (5-1). Murray was tied for the seventh-best odds at 20-1. How should odds and Vegas rankings be valued in 2019? The betting community has been asking for acceptance, but seeing the big picture is equally important. Tagovailoa became the favorite at the SuperBook in August before Alabama coach Nick Saban even…

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    LeBron James listed as rookie in Spurs game notes

    LeBron James is in his 16th season in the NBA. Only six active players have played more games than James, so the Los Angeles Lakers forward is about as far from a rookie as you can get. Apparently someone forgot to tell the San Antonio Spurs, who accidentaly gave James the “R” designation for rookie in their press notes for Friday’s game. Maybe the Spurs were trying to trick James into playing like a rookie, when he averaged a career-low 20.9 PPG and shot a career-worst 41.7 percent from the field. Or maybe the mistake was Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s way of getting reporters to do their research on James.…

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    Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics, says tweaked right shoulder no concern

    12:41 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving said he wasn’t concerned after tweaking his right shoulder late in Boston’s 128-100 victory over the New York Knicks. Kyrie Irving scored 22 points before leaving the game in the final minutes nursing his right shoulder, Al Horford had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics coasted past the New York Knicks 128-100 on Thursday night. Irving left Thursday night’s game with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter and the outcome already decided after getting tangled up. He had ice put on the shoulder while he watched from the bench, and did his television walk-off interview…

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    Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray split honors at College Football Awards

    Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray split four college football year-end awards Thursday, setting up a showdown for Saturday night when they contend for the Heisman Trophy. Tagovailoa received the Maxwell Award for player of the year while Murray was named the nation’s top quarterback with the Davey O’Brien Award at the College Football Awards show in Atlanta. Earlier in the day, the Walter Camp Award for best player went to Tagovailoa, while Murray won the Associated Press’ Player of the Year. They are both finalists for the Heisman, along with Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa received the Walter Camp Award on Thursday night as…

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    Josh Gordon credits Tom Brady with helping him succeed with New England Patriots

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When the New England Patriots acquired wide receiver Josh Gordon from the Cleveland Browns in mid-September, they put his locker directly next to quarterback Tom Brady‘s, and Gordon credits the connection between them as a key factor in helping him succeed. “It’s good to be able to be in such close proximity to learn from him. I look up to the guy,” Gordon said Thursday. “He’s done everything right, so I just enjoy the time being around him.” Gordon has played in nine games with the Patriots, starting all of them. He has totaled 34 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns, and now has a chance…

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    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James ignores criticism and scores 20 in fourth quarter

    LOS ANGELES — After a whirlwind week in Laker Land in which Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and even Kevin Durant weighed in publicly about how LeBron James should play, or in Durant’s case what it’s like to play with him, James capped the Los Angeles Lakers‘ 4-0 homestand with 42 points in a 121-113 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Kevin Durant thinks the Lakers might struggle to find a superstar to play alongside LeBron James and everything that comes with him. Brandon Ingram was hurt when he landed on the foot of Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge. X-rays on Ingram’s ankle came back negative. 1 Related James scored 20…