Damian Lillard had a career-high 43 points, including 16 after regulation, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the San Antonio Spurs their second straight defeat in triple overtime, rallying for a 129-119 victory Friday night.
Middlebrooks to Padres; Red Sox get Hanigan
The Red Sox and Padres are working on a trade that would send third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego and catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston, but as of mid-Friday it had not been finalized, according to a league source.
Rondo 'dying to get another ring' with Mavs
The opportunity to play for a contender again has Rajon Rondo feeling revitalized after leaving a rebuilding franchise in the Boston Celtics.
Rockets get Brewer in deal with Wolves, 76ers
The Houston Rockets have acquired veteran swingman Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team trade also involving the Philadelphia 76ers, the Rockets announced Friday night.
Sources: Rondo gives Mavs edge with O'Neal
The acquisition of Rajon Rondo has given the Dallas Mavericks an undeniable edge in the race to lure veteran big man Jermaine O'Neal back to the NBA, according to league sources.
Report: Dodgers pass Yanks in owing most tax
The Dodgers have ended the Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spender and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.
Sources: Padres keep dealing, get J. Upton
The San Diego Padres have acquired left fielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, sources told ESPN.
Yankees trade Prado to Miami, get P Eovaldi
The New York Yankees traded their starting second baseman Martin Prado to the Miami Marlins for starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi as part of a five-player deal, the teams announced Friday.
Source: Texans expect to start QB Keenum
Recently signed quarterback Case Keenum is expected to start for the Houston Texans against the visiting Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, according to a league source.
Phelps given probation in guilty plea to DUI
Olympic gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore almost three months after he was arrested.
NFL or Michigan? Harbaugh said to be torn
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's family and friends have been encouraging him to take the University of Michigan head-coaching job, but he is torn because his heart is in the NFL.
Slip of the tongue: Obama shouts out Flacco
During Friday's year-end White House news conference, President Barack Obama said it was a mistake for Sony to cancel the release of "The Interview" because of the threat of violence from North Korea, adding that he loved actor "James Flacco."
Five-star DT Mack decommits from Texas A&M
Hours after the commitment of No. 35-ranked Malik Jefferson to the Texas Longhorns over Texas A&M and UCLA, the Aggies seemingly have lost their top defensive commitment in the class.
Sources: Selig to earn $6M a year in retirement
Outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig will receive a salary of about $6 million annually in retirement, sources told ESPN.com's Buster Olney.
It's official: Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks
The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the teams announced Thursday night.
Winston's future call wouldn't surprise Fisher
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday that whatever decision star quarterback Jameis Winston makes -- turn pro or remain with the program for a third season -- would not surprise him.