Spurs breeze past Heat with Duncan in form
Tim Duncan had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed against the Miami Heat, weathering a sluggish third quarter for a 111-87 victory Thursday.
Sources: Lakers talk state of team after rout
Shortly after a 48-point loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak met separately with embattled coach Mike D'Antoni and vice president of player personnel Jim Buss to discuss the state of the team.
Source: Vikings re-sign Cassel for 2 years
Quarterback Matt Cassel will return to Minnesota next season, signing a two-year deal with the Vikings on Friday, a league source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Judge says Sharper can't be held indefinitely
A judge says former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper cannot be held without bail indefinitely in a sex assault case in Los Angeles but gave Louisiana prosecutors more time to indict him before allowing his release in California.
Sources: Knicks, Jackson discussed coaching
New York Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills met about two weeks ago with Phil Jackson about the possibility of becoming the team's next head coach, sources told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.