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MINNEAPOLIS -- Disgruntled guard Jimmy Butler was booed when he was introduced and at times when he touched the ball in the Minnesota Timberwolves home opener Friday night. It was a generally unpleasant mood at Target Center as the crowd also heavily booed coach and team president Tom Thibodeau during introductions and visiting Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who requested a trade away from Minnesota four years ago. Butler, who demanded a trade from the Wolves last month, also declined to acknowledge or shake hands with team owner Glen Taylor. In his normal seat at the end of the team bench, Taylor shook hands with several players, but Butler walked by him. Taylor said he and Butler met last week and agreed to a truce while the team continued to evaluate trade proposals. Butler had a steal and then a basket early in the game that created some positive response from the crowd. But he made it clear...
The college basketball preseason is just a little bit better when theres a debate for No. 1, isnt it Last year, the preseason favorite heading into the season was pretty clear. Arizona and Michigan State had strong cases, but once Marvin Bagley III decided in August to join Duke, the Blue Devils became the front-runners nationally. This summer saw something similar. It didnt draw the headlines of Bagley to Duke, but Reid Travis decision on June 20 to graduate from Stanford and play his final season at Kentucky had similar ramifications. Suddenly, the Wildcats were a legitimate contender for preseason No. 1 -- but not the clear-cut favorite. Gonzaga will be a major title factor this season, and Dukes incoming freshmen give the Blue Devils perhaps the highest ceiling in the country. Even Nevada has high-level talent throughout its roster. But there are two teams a notch above the rest heading into the 2018-19 campaign:...
Milwaukee Brewers beat Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 to send NL Championship Series to Game 7
Los Angeles Dodgers star Manny Machado whiffed on his best chance to silence the boos in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series
Stealing signs is as much a part of baseball tradition as stealing bases, but the technology available now could open a whole new frontier of competitive sleuthing
Barrett Sallee has his finger on the pulse of Oklahoma and TCU.
Some of the top teams in the country will be on CBSSN this weekend
There will be a Game 7 at Miller Park on Saturday
The Pac-12 North is on the line as the Ducks follow a Washington win with a tough test at Washington State
Handicapping legend Hank Goldberg just revealed his top parlay for Week 7
One loss might not sink a team with CFP hopes, but it does mean that everything has to fall into place for a top-four spot in the committees final rankings.
Ahead of kickoff, Michigan and MSU players briefly clashed during warm-ups, and Michigans Devin Bush kicked up the Spartan logo.
Despite hurdles, the NBA still hopes to reach an agreement with the NBPA and allow graduating high school seniors to enter the league starting with the 2022 draft.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he has forgiven Chelsea coach Marco Ianni for his celebration of Ross Barkleys late equalizer during Saturdays 2-2 draw.
Jimmy Butler received a mixture of boos and MVP chants during the Wolves 131-123 win in their home opener Friday and said afterward, I think people kind of love to hate me sometimes.
A big lead, a bruising bullpen and a boisterous crowd have the Milwaukee Brewers all set up for Game 7.
The American bronze medalist who lost the world-championship cycling race to a biologically-born male Canadian who identifies as transgender criticized the results as unfair.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reportedly said he has mixed feelings about some of the nationalistic military displays at sporting events, cautioning the widespread practice runs the risk of making fans feel like theyre being patronized.
Minutes after NBA superstar LeBron James walked off the court Thursday night following his highly anticipateddebut inpurple and gold, the four-time MVP shared the key ingredient necessary to resuscitate the legendary but languishing Los Angeles Lakers: Oatmeal.
David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros on Thursday night.
Michigan and Michigan State football players exchanged words on the field at Spartan Stadium before kickoff Saturday.
The college football season continues and the staff at USA TODAY Sports has some bold predictions for Week 8, including some possible upsets.
Public Enemy No. 1 for Brewers fans, the Dodgers star shortstop was booed mercilessly at Miller Park in Game 6.
The New England Patriots will have to find answers for a surging Chicago Bears offense that could push them into yet another shootout.
Week 7 in the NFL, including why the Chargers Philip Rivers is hot, why the pressure is on the Giants Eli Manning, a which team could be upset.
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