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Julius Randle’s 36 lead Lakers past LeBron’s Cavs, 127-113

“It was something I always knew I could do,” Randle said. “I’m not surprised, but it feels good.”

I.T. PROFESSIONAL: Thomas also shone in his first game against the Cavs since they ended their brief attempt to replace Kyrie Irving with the undersized scoring machine.

Stephen Curry sprained his tricky ankle again last Thursday and hasn’t played since. The uncertainty about his availability moving forward caused him to slide a few slots.

Kyrie Irving sat out last Monday with a knee injury, returned to play for the rest of the week, then missed the second half of Sunday’s game and publicly stated that he might sit out for a while to rest. There seems to be pushback from the Boston Celtics on this front, and it’s unknown how much time he may miss, but the uncertainty cost him about 15 slots in the rankings.

Ricky Rubio flashed star-level production last month in the early part of the Utah Jazz’s winning streak, but then got hurt and came back rusty. He’s back to flashing greatness again, and it’s enough to get him a raise up into the top 60.

Eichel says he’d like to start playing as soon as possible. But he adds it’s premature to pick a specific game. He says the timetable will depend on his conditioning level and how his ankle responds to the lengthy on-ice session Tuesday.

The Sabres are off until Thursday, when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs. Buffalo sits last in the Eastern Conference standings and is all but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

Eichel has been skating on his own for the past 10 days. He’s missed 14 games since he was hurt in a 4-2 win at Boston on Feb. 10.

Eichel still leads the Sabres with 22 goals and 53 points despite playing just 55 games.

The Sabres recalled goalie Linus Ullmark from the minors. Coach Phil Housley Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men says the promotion is based on merit, and he plans to have Ullmark start in one of Cheap College Jerseys Buffalo’s upcoming games.

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Dwight Freeney not finished with NFL — or with Falcons

Officially, Dwight Freeney isn’t a member of the 2017 Atlanta Falcons.

All signs point to that changing sooner than later.

Some of the $4.3 million salary cap credit that Atlanta receives Friday already appears earmarked toward re-signing the future Pro Football Hall of Fame edge-rusher who contributed both on and off the field last season as the Falcons reached Super Bowl 51.

“I’ve already been talking to the coaches and going back and forth here and there with the draft picks and free agents,” Freeney told co-host Bill Polian and me Thursday night on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “That line of communication is still very open. They say they’re still very interested.

The talk about “walking away from $15 million,” for example: How that was leading to outrageous contract demands that no team wanted to meet, and about how he’d still be on the 49ers’ roster if Cheap College Jerseys he hadn’t turned them down, so he has no one to blame but himself.

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Have you seen progress in players self-reporting concussion-like Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys symptoms?

You know, our medical staff really handles the injury situation with players. Players don’t come to me and I don’t treat them for injuries. That’s not really my job. That’s what we have medical staff for.

To what degree is player safety important to you personally, particularly as it pertains to concussions and head injuries?

Yeah, I think I’ve talked about that quite a bit. Our foundation supports that cause. Personally, I’ve spent a lot of time on it.