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Jazz Send Star Point Guard Williams to Nets 37

Posted: February 23, 2011 11:36 AM ; Updated: February 23, 2011 1:19 PM

The Utah Jazz have agreed to send All-Star point guard Deron Williams to New Jersey in a multi-team deal, has confirmed. The Jazz will receive rookie power forward Derrick Favors, point guard Devin Harris, two first-round draft picks and $3 million cash.

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Saints Release Shockey 15

Posted: February 23, 2011 10:40 AM ; Updated: February 23, 2011 11:10 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- For flamboyant tight end Jeremy Shockey, the party is over -- at least in New Orleans.

Shockey was released Tuesday by the Saints, who appear ready to move on with promising second-year pro and 2010 third-round draft choice Jimmy Graham.

Shockey was no stranger to the Big Easy social scene and also helped give the city a reason to celebrate like never before.More »

Knicks Acquire Carmelo Anthony in Blockbuster Trade 33

Posted: February 22, 2011 7:45 AM ; Updated: February 23, 2011 11:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks finally landed Carmelo Anthony, ending a trade saga and their quest for a second superstar with one blockbuster deal.

The Knicks beat out the rival New Jersey Nets to win the Anthony sweepstakes by agreeing to a trade with the Nuggets on Monday, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

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West Wins All-Star Game, Kobe is MVP 10

Posted: February 21, 2011 12:49 AM ; Updated: February 23, 2011 10:54 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant felt LeBron James coming, seeking one of his chase-down blocks that would have further energized an East team that had momentum.

So Bryant jumped a little bit quicker and slammed it down over his pursuer - "I kind of snuck it by him," Bryant said - then threw in a 3-pointer on the next possession for good measure to put the WMore »

Griffin Wins Dunk Contest with Car Dunk 38

Posted: February 19, 2011 11:47 PM ; Updated: February 23, 2011 11:09 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With a gospel choir at midcourt encouraging him to fly, Blake Griffin soared over a car and threw down a two-handed dunk.

The rookie's remarkable leap won the slam dunk contest, and it also drove home the clear point of All-Star Saturday: The Clippers' rising star is just at the beginning of one thrilling ride.

Griffin easily cleared the hood of the 2011 Kia Optima and cMore »

Rodgers Leads Packers to Victory in Super Bowl XLV 28

Posted: February 07, 2011 1:02 AM ; Updated: February 07, 2011 1:08 AM

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The ghosts of football past cast long shadows in Green Bay. But Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers emerged from them Sunday night with a career-making MVP performance against the vaunted Pittsburgh Steelers, leading the Packers to a 31-25 victory in a glitzy Super Bowl XLV battle.

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Brady the Unanimous Choice for MVP 39

Posted: February 06, 2011 4:33 PM ; Updated: February 09, 2011 3:58 PM

DALLAS (AP) -- Here's a Brady Bunch for NFL fans: Tom Brady got all 50 votes for MVP.

The New England Patriots quarterback on Sunday became the first unanimous choice for The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award since the AP began using a nationwide panel of media members who cover the league.

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