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It's official: Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks

The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the teams announced Thursday night.

Sources: Goodell says no L.A. team in 2015

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources.

Silver on tanking: 'No team is trying to lose'

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it.

Vick: Florida St.'s Winston 'future of the NFL'

Once considered one of the NFL's biggest stars, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick says he thinks Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston could be the league's next big star.

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.

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.

Giants fill Sandoval hole, trade for McGehee

The Giants have acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins for a pair of right-handed minor league pitchers, finding their replacement for departed slugger Pablo Sandoval.

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.

Pierce: Wizards need to 'build better habits'

Although he was pleased with the Washington Wizards' latest comeback victory, Paul Pierce thinks his new team has some long-term work to do.

Gabriel Medina wins 2014 ASP World Title

Gabriel Medina fought off Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning on the final day of the Pipe Masters to be crowned the first Brazilian ASP world champion.

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.

Lakers' Young: OKC's Adams 'sneaky, dirty'

Lakers guard Nick Young called Steven Adams a "sneaky, dirty player" after an on-court scuffle with the Oklahoma City center led to Young's ejection during the Thunder's 104-103 win Friday night.

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: Padres keep dealing, get J. Upton

The San Diego Padres have acquired left fielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, sources told ESPN.

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.