Top Sports Stories (Dec 12, 2011)

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers reportedly close to deal for Chris Paul

The Los Angeles Clippers and the New Orleans Hornets were working vigorously Sunday night to consummate a blockbuster deal that would send All-Star point guard Chris Paul to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers’ crosstown rivals, according to the Los …

San Jose Mercury News December 11, 2011, 11:45 PM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

Jon Daniels: ‘Very realistic’ that C.J. Wilson would’ve returned had Rangers matched Angels’ offer

Long before Newport Beach native C.J. Wilson signed with the Los Angeles Angels, much was made about how the lefty’s California ties could factor into his decision of where to go next. So when Wilson agreed to a five-year, $77.5 million deal with the …

Dallas Morning News December 11, 2011, 11:59 PM (PST)

ESPN

Ex-Syracuse Coach Bernie Fine Sued Over Sex Abuse Claims

Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) — Former Syracuse University assistant men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine was sued by a man alleging he was sexually abused as a 13-year-old in a Pittsburgh hotel room. Zach Tomaselli, who emerged in recent weeks as the third person…

Businessweek December 11, 2011, 4:57 PM (PST)

Salon

Donald 1st to win PGA, European money titles; finishes 3rd in Dubai behind Quiros, Lawrie

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Luke Donald became the first golfer to win both the PGA Tour and European Tour money titles, finishing third in the Dubai World Championship on Sunday behind winner Alvaro Quiros. Quiros made a 40-foot eagle putt on the …

Minneapolis Star Tribune December 11, 2011, 10:12 PM (PST)

YAHOO!

Packers WR Greg Jennings tears MCL?

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings has 949 yards receiving and nine touchdown catches this season. Twenty of those yards came before he was carted to the locker room with a knee injury partway through the team’s 46-16 drubbing of the Detroit…

YAHOO! December 12, 2011, 2:44 AM (PST)

ESPN

Buehrle signing caps whirlwind week for Marlins

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) – There was a moment of confusion Friday at the start of the Miami Marlins’ news conference to introduce newcomer Mark Buehrle, with team officials unsure whether he should first pose for photos. Following a …

msnbc.com December 11, 2011, 10:12 PM (PST)


Associated Press

Lions barely beat Vikings 34-28 on final play

DETROIT – DeAndre Levy pulled Joe Webb’s facemask as the ball slipped away from the Minnesota quarterback. There was no flag – and more importantly, no touchdown. Maybe this was the break the Detroit Lions have been waiting on for over a decade. …

FOX News December 12, 2011, 2:22 AM (PST)

CBS Sports

Dwight Howard criticizes Magic management for not acting on his suggestions

Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic appear headed for a breakup, but Howard indicated Sunday night that it didn’t have to come to this. The All-NBA center said that he would not be asking the team to trade him if Magic management, including General …

Chicago Tribune December 11, 2011, 10:12 PM (PST)

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