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Broncos S Shiloh Keo arrested on DUI charge
Shiloh Keo | DEN
(February 13, 2016 12:41 PM EST)
KBOI Boise reports Broncos S Shiloh Keo was arrested for driving under the influence early Saturday morning in Ada County, Idaho.
Keo was booked into the Ada County Jail at 2:19 a.m. Saturday morning. Keo played his college ball at the University of Idaho and still makes his home there in the offseason. A fifth-round pick of the Texans in 2011, Keo spent 2014 out of the league before latching on with the Broncos in December.
KBOI Boise
Raiders to be among Malik Jackson suitors?
Malik Jackson | DEN
(February 12, 2016 9:20 PM EST)
The Denver Post's Troy Renck suggests the Raiders could have interest in free agent DL Malik Jackson.
Jackson is scheme-transcendent lineman, and Oakland has dabbled in both 4-3 and 3-4 alignments the past few years. The Raiders primarily fielded a 3-4 in 2015, and the Broncos also ran a 3-4. Only 26 years old, Jackson is coming off career bests in tackles (45), sacks (5), and pass breakups (7). Oakland is loaded with salary cap space and could certainly be Jackson's highest bid.
Denver Post


Alex Cobb (elbow) aiming to return in late July
Alex Cobb | TB
(February 13, 2016 10:30 PM EST)
Alex Cobb (elbow) is hoping to return in late July.
He's now 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery. Cobb has posted an ERA lower than three in each of his last two healthy seasons, though it remains to be seen how effective he'll be post-surgery. The right-hander's return will likely bump either Matt Moore or Erasmo Ramirez from the starting rotation.
Tampa Bay Times
Alderson hoping Wright plays 130 games
David Wright | NYM
(February 13, 2016 9:27 PM EST)
Mets GM Sandy Alderson said his goal is for David Wright to play 130 games this season.
Wright has only done that once in his last three seasons. "We’re gonna make sure that he’s not overworked," said Alderson. "So it’s important for us to find somebody who can play 30 games or so at third base when he’s not in there." Along with Wright, Asdrubal Cabrera, Wilmer Flores and Neil Walker should also see time at the hot corner this year.
ESPN New York


LaVine edges Gordon in awesome dunk contest
Zach LaVine | MIN
(February 13, 2016 10:46 PM EST)
Zach LaVine edged out Aaron Gordon in a thrilling 2016 Slam Dunk Contest.
It was one of the best dunk contests in years and LaVine put to rest the "LaVine is only good at through-the-legs dunk" talk. The two dunkers had to go to OT to decide it, which resulted in awesome dunks each time. Gordon had arguably two of the best dunks of the night and his creativity topped LaVine, too. Of course, LaVine didn't disappoint. Go check out all of Gordon's and LaVine's dunks ASAP.
Klay Thompson wins 3-point shootout
Klay Thompson | GS
(February 13, 2016 9:31 PM EST)
Klay Thompson won the 2016 3-Point Shootout on Saturday.
He was on fire in the championship round with a perfect money ball rack to get to 27 points. Stephen Curry and Devin Booker also made it to the championship round with Curry's 23 coming in second. Thompson and Curry are basically locks to be first and second in 3-pointers on the season.


John Torchetti will take over Wild as interim
John Torchetti | MIN
(February 14, 2016 1:42 AM EST)
John Torchetti will take over behind the Wild’s bench in the wake of Mike Yeo’s firing.
Torchetti, 51, coached the AHL’s Iowa Wild and will now run the NHL team on an interim basis. Iowa was 15-29-3-3 this season. He has served as the interim coach for the Panthers in 2003-04 and and Kings (2005-06). Torchetti played seven seasons in the minors, though he never reached the NHL level.
Marian Hossa (leg) 'could miss some time'
Marian Hossa | CHI
(February 13, 2016 11:59 PM EST)
Marian Hossa suffered a leg injury in the Blackhawks’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks on Saturday night.
Hossa was sent tumbling into the boards after a Hampus Lindholm hip check. "We’ll probably know more [Sunday]," coach Joel Quenneville said. "We don’t think it’s serious, but he could miss some time." Hossa had three shots on goal in 9:38. He has 10 goals and 28 points this season.
Chicago Sun-Times


AT&T dispatches 11 MDF's; including B. Watson
Bubba Watson | PGA
(February 13, 2016 8:27 PM EST)
Nine years removed from his last appearance, Bubba Watson shot a 2-over-par 36-38=74 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and at even-par 215, missed the scheduled 54-hole cut of low 60 and ties by one stroke.
All Watson needed to do to make the cut was to par the signature par-5 18th at Pebble Beach Golf Links. He took 6. The 37-year-old played the two par 5s on his first half in 3-under (eagle, birdie), but bogeyed both par 5s on the back nine. In total, he circled just two birdies on day three, and was done-in earlier with a run of double-bogey-bogey on Nos. 8-10. Eleven players, including Watson, finished T70 and were MDF for Sunday notably: 215- Hunter Mahan and 2011 champ D.A. Points ... Notable MCs: 218- James Hahn; Steve Stricker; Brendon Todd ... 219- Russell Knox; Russell Henley ... 220- David Lingmerth; Kevin Na ... 224- Ryan Moore ... 225- Ian Poulter ... 227- 2004 champ Vijay Singh.
Mickelson takes command at AT&T Pebble Beach
Phil Mickelson | PGA
(February 13, 2016 6:50 PM EST)
Four-time AT&T champ Phil Mickelson smoothed a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to post 16-under 199, up two spots on the day and good for the 54-hole lead by two over 36-hole co-leader Hiroshi Iwata.
The tournament's all-time money leader opened his 20th edition with 4-under 68 on Spyglass Hill GC and 6-under 65 on Monterey Peninsula CC to sit one adrift of Iwata and Sung Kang after two days. He began day three on Pebble Beach Golf Links off the 10th tee and kicked off with birdie from 11'0" at the par-4 11th before back-to-backs on 17 (from 10'5") and a chip-in birdie-4 at the signature 18th hole. After the break, he connected three straight circles on Nos. 5-7, the latter dropping from 19'1". Remarkably, the 45-year-old landed just seven (of 14) fairways and only nine greens in regulation but kept his march to the top intact with a pair of seven-foot par putts (sand saves) at the 14th and again at the first.


Townley wins ARCA Racing opener at Daytona
John Wes Townley | 105
(February 13, 2016 11:19 PM EST)
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran John Wes Townley has a secret weapon at Daytona; his name is Kevin Reed.
Townley, in a brand new Zaxby’s Chevrolet, returned to the Gatorade Victory Lane at Daytona Int’l Speedway with an old friend. Reed who crew-chiefed Townley to Victory Lane in 2013 at Daytona with a different team, reunited with Townley just in time to win the Lucas Oil 200 Driven By General Tire Saturday afternoon. The win not only reunited Townley with Reed, it was the first win for the new Tony Townley-owned Athenian Motorsports team. Eighteen-year-old rookie William Byron, in the No. 55 Liberty University Toyota, finished second, three lengths away (.209 seconds/margin of victory) at the final stripe. It was Byron’s career-first start at Daytona.
ARCA Racing
Larson one of two drivers without damage
Kyle Larson | 42
(February 13, 2016 10:24 PM EST)
Kyle Larson was one of only two drivers who made it to the checkered flag in the Sprint Unlimited without significant damage. He finished the event fourth.
Notably both the winner Denny Hamlin and third-place Paul Menard were among the injured. The 2016 Sprint Unlimited was one of attrition.