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Sources: Goodell deal done in coming weeks

6:20 AM ET NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s proposed extension still is on track to get done despite the recent battle surrounding the negotiations, and many expect it to be completed at or before the owners’ Dec. 13 meeting in Dallas, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN. Momentum to delay the deal has dissipated “meaningfully,” in the estimation of one league source. If all the bonus criteria are achieved in the proposed new deal, Goodell’s total potential compensation could average about $ 40 million for each of the five years ...

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Sources: Silver meets NCAA to talk 1-and-done

11:48 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN With momentum gathering to reshape the one-and-done draft entry rule, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the new Commission on College Basketball in Washington on Thursday, league sources told ESPN. Silver and Roberts delivered the league and union perspectives on issues facing the basketball industry, including ways that changing the dynamics of the NBA draft could impact the pro and college games. The meeting was described as informational in nature, although the NCAA ultimately has no formal say in ...

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Sources: Luck seeking treatment in Europe

1:47 PM ET Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is in Europe seeking treatment on his surgically repaired right shoulder, sources tell ESPN’s Mike Wells and Chris Mortensen. Andrew Luck was placed on injured reserve, the Colts said Thursday. The quarterback has not played this season after having surgery on his shoulder in January. The Colts placed Luck on the injured reserve list Nov. 3, ending his season. The decision came after Luck visited with doctors to ask why he was still having soreness in his right shoulder. It also ended ...

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Sources: UCLA trio won't fly home with team

2:07 AM ET SHANGHAI — The three UCLA men’s basketball players arrested on shoplifting charges Tuesday will remain in Hangzhou and will not be on the team’s flight back to Los Angeles after the Bruins’ season-opening 63-60 win over Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Saturday, multiple sources told ESPN. The three players — freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill — were questioned about allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou, where the Bruins had been staying before leaving for Shanghai ...

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Pats' Garoppolo traded to 49ers, sources say

9:11 PM ET The San Francisco 49ers have traded a 2018 second-round draft pick for New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, sources told ESPN on Monday night. San Francisco had two second-round picks, but the one traded for Garoppolo is its original second-round pick, a source said. The 49ers and Patriots began discussing the trade Monday morning and by evening the trade was officially agreed upon. The 49ers have also decided to release veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer, a source said. Garoppolo threw only 59 passes as the starter in 2016, ...

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Sources: Jones, owners try to halt Goodell deal

9:11 AM ET Chris Mortensen Close NFL reporter ESPN Senior NFL Analyst Joined ESPN in 1991 George Polk Award winner; Twice nominated for Pulitzer Prize Adam Schefter Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN NFL Insider Joined ESPN in 2009 Former president of the Pro Football Writers of America and the author of four books Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was a leading voice among 17 owners on a conference call Thursday to discuss the possibility of further delaying commissioner Roger Goodell’s pending contract extension, sources involved with the call told ESPN’s Adam ...

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Sources: 49ers had Bowman trade to N.O. set

9:08 AM ET Before they surprisingly released linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday, the San Francisco 49ers agreed to trade the longtime veteran to the New Orleans Saints for a seventh-round draft pick, league sources told ESPN. But after agreeing to the trade, the 49ers learned that the veteran linebacker preferred to be a free agent and decide on his own where he would play next. So as a reward for Bowman’s service, San Francisco acquiesced and released the linebacker. Now that Bowman is a free agent, “lots of teams [are] ...

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Sources: Bucks serious suitors for Jefferson

10:37 PM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Dave McMenamin Close ESPN Staff Writer Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate The Milwaukee Bucks have emerged as serious suitors in the pursuit of forward Richard Jefferson, league sources told ESPN.com. No agreement has been reached, but the Bucks and Jefferson, 37, have mutual interest in a possible deal once he clears waivers Monday, league sources said. Several other teams have expressed interest in Jefferson, league ...

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Sources: Cubs to start Quintana in Game 1

11:05 AM ET LOS ANGELES — The Chicago Cubs have opted to start left-hander Jose Quintana in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers. The team also had been mulling the possibility of going with fifth starter John Lackey, who didn’t pitch against the Washington Nationals in the National League Division Series. Quintana pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief in the Cubs’ Game 5 clincher Thursday. The Chicago Tribune first reported that Quintana would ...

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Sources: Cavs ship Jefferson, Felder to Hawks

3:01 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed in principle to send forward Richard Jefferson, guard Kay Felder, two second-round draft picks and $ 3 million to the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told ESPN. Cleveland and Atlanta are planning a trade call to finalize the agreement with the league office Friday night or Saturday morning, league sources said. Atlanta intends to waive Jefferson and Felder, sources said, and they would become free agents after clearing waivers. Jefferson was set to earn $ 2.5 million this season and Felder ...

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