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Lakers: LeBron James' team looks bad. They deserve to get ripped
What I'm Hearing: Martin Rogers spoke with a person close to the situation between the Lakers and Ben Simmons and here's what they had to say. USA TODAY.

USA Today — February 13, 2019


Apple subscription entertainment service could launch soon.
A new, unnamed entertainment service long in the works from Apple, could debut as soon as April, reports CNBC, citing people familiar with the matter. Apple, is ...

USA Today — February 13, 2019


Michael Jackson controversy changed Motown Grammys tribute
... originally slated to be a Michael Jackson tribute, featuring the Jackson 5, according to people familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly .

USA Today — February 12, 2019


Gannett: meeting with MNG confirms decision to reject offer
... cost cuts to enable the combined company to pay off the new debt, said a person familiar with the talks who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

USA Today — February 11, 2019


Grammys 2019: Drake's speech gets cut off and Twitter pokes fun
After the show, a person familiar with the situation, but not authorized to speak publicly about it, told USA TODAY producers spoke with Drake immediately ...

USA Today — February 10, 2019


Boxing faces breakaway threat ahead of 2020 Olympics
A person close to Kazakh boxing officials, speaking anonymously because they weren't authorized to discuss the letter, told The Associated Press the copy ...

USA Today — February 9, 2019


Jeff Bezos claims about AMI being investigated by prosecutors
... American Media, Inc. (AMI) from criminal charges, a person familiar with the matter told USA TODAY. Bezos, who owns the Washington Post and is a frequent  ...

USA Today — February 8, 2019


Payless ShoeSource preparing for bankruptcy and closings, report ...
Payless ShoeSource is preparing for its second bankruptcy, which could come as soon as within two weeks, a person familiar with the situation told CNBC.

USA Today — February 8, 2019


AP sources: Mets-Nats or Cubs-Cards for London in 2020
2 people familiar with talks to AP: MLB mulls Mets-Nationals or Cubs-Cardinals for London in 2020.

USA Today — February 8, 2019


MLB owners: Adopting DH in NL not likely until at least 2022 season
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires in December, 2021.

USA Today — February 8, 2019


AP Source: Realmuto traded to Phillies for 3 players
A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami Marlins All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro, ...

USA Today — February 7, 2019


J.T. Realmuto: Phillies get All-Star catcher in trade with Marlins
... traded J.T. Realmuto, sending the All-Star catcher to the rival Philadelphia Phillies, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told USA TODAY Sports.

USA Today — February 7, 2019


NBA trade: Marc Gasol joins Kawhi Leonard in Toronto
... Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, C.J. Miles and a 2024 second- round pick, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports.

USA Today — February 7, 2019


MLB 'disabled list' to be renamed 'injured list'
Major League Baseball's "disabled list" will be renamed the "injured list," a person with direct knowledge of the proposal confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.

USA Today — February 7, 2019


NBA trade deadline: Markelle Fultz gets reboot in Orlando
... with the Philadelphia 76ers, has been traded to the Orlando Magic for Jonathon Simmons, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports.

USA Today — February 7, 2019


AP Source: Nationals, Hellickson agree to $1.3M for 2019
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that right- hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals have agreed in principle on ...

USA Today — February 6, 2019


Tobias Harris: Sixers' GM Elton Brand hopes bold trades bring title
... Harris, J.J. Redick and pay Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons when the time comes to win long-term, too, a person with direct knowledge of the Sixers' plans told ...

USA Today — February 6, 2019


Otto Porter traded to Bulls by Wizards for Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker
... traded Otto Porter Jr. to the Chicago Bulls for Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and a conditional 2023 second-round draft pick, two people with direct knowledge of ...

USA Today — February 6, 2019


Justin Fairfax retains law firm used by Christine Blasey Ford
The person insisted on anonymity. A firm founding partner, Debra Katz, represented Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

USA Today — February 6, 2019


AP source: Boxberger and Royals agree on $2.2 million deal
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement was pending a successful physical. MLB Network was first to report a deal was in  ...

USA Today — February 6, 2019


MLB, union discuss major rule changes
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because negotiations are ongoing. The proposals were first reported by The Athletic. Some of the more ...

USA Today — February 6, 2019


Tobias Harris trade: 76ers add big name in blockbuster with Clippers
The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the trade has not be announced. The 76ers will also receive forward Mike Scott and center Boban ...

USA Today — February 6, 2019


The Latest: AP sources: Barnes going to Kings from Dallas
The Latest on NBA trades (all times Eastern):. 10:45 p.m.. Two people familiar with the negotiations say the remodeling of the Dallas Mavericks is continuing, ...

USA Today — February 6, 2019


Matt Campbell of Iowa State got NFL inquires from six teams
According to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, six NFL teams reached out to Campbell during this most recent NFL hiring cycle. Campbell declined ...

USA Today — February 5, 2019


AP source: Guyer agrees to minor league deal with White Sox
A person familiar with the situation says outfielder Brandon Guyer has agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.

USA Today — February 5, 2019


Anthony Davis: These four teams are on his trade wish list
The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation. A list that extends beyond the Lakers opens up the ...

USA Today — February 4, 2019


Alphabet may be creating shoes that know when you gain weight or ...
... according to the report that cited three sources familiar with the project. Verily reportedly has shown the design in private meetings to attract partners who can ...

USA Today — February 4, 2019


Sabres place Elie on waivers; Maple Leafs waive Marincin
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Maple Leafs have not announced the move. Elie was placed on waivers for demotion to the minors  ...

USA Today — February 2, 2019


Papa John's reportedly aims to sell equity stake after rejecting bids
Citing sources who declined to be named, Reuters reported Friday that a possible deal "could be structured as a private investment in public equity" and " would ...

USA Today — February 1, 2019


Trump administration withdraws from U.S.-Russia nuclear weapons ...
A senior administration official, who was not authorized to speak on the record, said the Pentagon has started to conduct research and development of ...

USA Today — February 1, 2019


AP source: Reds working to complete deal with LHP Zach Duke
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal, first reported by The Athletic, was subject to a successful physical and has not been ...

USA Today — February 1, 2019


How Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant could be Knicks come summertime
The executive requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about potential future trades involving players from other teams. But the fact NBA  ...

USA Today — February 1, 2019


Jussie Smollett: 'Empire' star breaks silence after vicious attack
A person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it confirmed Smollett's performance plans to USA TODAY. Jussie Smollett: Police ...

USA Today — February 1, 2019


New York Knicks are long-term losers after Kristaps Porzingis trade
What I'm Hearing: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt spoke with a source close to the Dallas Mavericks following a blockbuster trade which landed them Kristaps ...

USA Today — February 1, 2019


Anthony Davis may prefer Lakers, but don't count Celtics out
The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about Davis while he is under contract with the Pelicans. Earlier this week ...

USA Today — January 31, 2019


Bryce Harper: Is Las Vegas meeting with Padres a pre-date?
The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the meeting and its purpose. Harper, 26, has been actively engaged ...

USA Today — January 31, 2019


AP source: LSU, Orgeron in extension talks
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because negotiations are ongoing and have not been announced. LSU went ...

USA Today — January 30, 2019


Mike Stoops joining Alabama staff as defensive analyst
The person requested anonymity because the move is not official. Stoops becomes the latest in a line of prominent coaches to work with Nick Saban as part of ...

USA Today — January 30, 2019


AP sources: Holland, Diamondbacks reach $3.25 million deal
The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement had not been announced. The deal allows Holland to ...

USA Today — January 30, 2019


'The Batman' is coming in 2021, without Ben Affleck in the batsuit
Ben Affleck will not be donning the Caped Crusader suit when "The Batman" comes to theaters in summer 2021, a person familiar with the situation, but not ...

USA Today — January 30, 2019


Jussie Smollett attack: 'Empire' star came home with rope around neck
A person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it confirmed Smollett's performance plans to USA TODAY. Smollett's representative  ...

USA Today — January 30, 2019


Leaked list of Grammys winners is fake, Recording Academy says
There is "no legitimacy" to the leaked list of Grammy winners, a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly, told USA TODAY.

USA Today — January 29, 2019


Jussie Smollett: Attackers yelled, 'This is MAGA country'
Meanwhile, Smollett is out of the hospital, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it. And he is still planning to ...

USA Today — January 29, 2019


AP source: reliever Brach agrees to $4.35M deal with Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says free agent reliever Brad Brach and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract that ...

USA Today — January 24, 2019


AP source: MLB seeks to increase DL, option time
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the plans were not publicly announced. The minimum length of time an injured player spends ...

USA Today — January 24, 2019


Apple Project Titan: 200 workers laid off self-driving car group
Apple dismissed just over 200 employees this week from Project Titan, its stealthy autonomous vehicle group, people familiar with the matter told CNBC.

USA Today — January 24, 2019


MLB rules changes: How proposals would limit teams
The official requested anonymity because he could not speak publicly as the negotiations are ongoing. The Associated Press was first to report the news.

USA Today — January 24, 2019


Jayme Closs case: Jake Patterson's isolation grew after high school
... something like this," said a woman who attended Northwood with Patterson for 12 years; like several other classmates, she asked that her name not be used.

USA Today — January 23, 2019


Nathan Phillips wants to meet Covington Catholic students
Nathan Hall prays the rosary outside Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption as Sleepy Eye LaFromboise joins 4 of 20. A man who declined to give his name yells ...

USA Today — January 22, 2019


AP source: Rangers, Cabrera agree to $3.5M, 1-year deal
Free agent Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Rangers, according to a person familiar with the deal. That person spoke to ...

USA Today — January 22, 2019


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