Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard will not return Thursday against Pelicans

Leonard, who received first-team All-NBA honors the previous two seasons, resumed working out in San Antonio on Feb. 27 and is feeling “much better,” according to the source. There remains optimism that he will return this season, the source said.

The Spurs (37-30) have lost 11 of their past 14 and are currently 10th in the Western Conference standings with 15 games remaining. They haven’t missed the playoffs since the 1996-97 season.

Calhoun, who was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock, batted .243 with one home run and five RBIs this spring. His demotion likely means that Ryan Rua and Drew Robinson will start the season in a platoon in left field for the Rangers.

The 5-foot-8 Calhoun appeared in 13 games late last season with the Rangers, batting .265. He batted .300 with 31 homers in 128 games at the Triple-A level last season in the Dodgers and Rangers organizations.

Forward Johnny Gaudreau said he and his teammates definitely realize the importance of bouncing back with a victory.

“Especially where we’re at in the standings and how important each game is,” said Gaudreau, who had a goal and an assist against the Islanders to run his point-scoring streak to five games.

Columbus scored its three first-period goals on its first seven shots. … Jones has a goal in three straight games. He scored twice Friday against Detroit. … The Canadiens dropped to 9-22-4 on the road. … Montreal wrapped up its six-game trip with a 1-4-1 mark and allowed nine power-play goals.

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has become the 20th player in NHL history to reach 600 career goals, further cementing his status as one of the league’s all-time best offensive talents.

The Capitals captain scored twice Monday night in Washington’s 3-2 overtime win over the Cheap College Basketball Jerseys Winnipeg Jets to reach the milestone in his 990th regular-season game. No. 600 came 3 Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men minutes, 53 seconds into the second period and marked his 42nd goal this season, which leads the NHL.

NFL free agency rumors: DT Star Lotulelei will sign 5-year deal with Bills

Another former Panther will pack his bags and migrate to western New York as defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is expected to sign a five-year deal with the Bills when the new NFL league year begins Wednesday, ESPN.com reported.

That’s more than five times what it was when I was signing players for the Vikings as the new CBA introduced free agency to the NFL.

In that 1994 season, I traded for a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Warren Moon and signed him to a two-year, $5.5 million deal. He was available because the Oilers had salary cap issues and decided to keep Cody Carlson over Moon.

Good move for us, as Moon led our team to a division title. Bad move for the Oilers, who went 2-14. Moon today would easily be in the $20 million-plus-per-year QB club.

Interestingly, he tagged the Vikings and the Jets in the letter.

Speculation aside, the letter discusses Cousins’ experience with the Redskins as a positive one, with him describing the decision to move on as bittersweet.

Knowing I will not be putting on a Redskins jersey next season, it’s hard to look back at all that’s taken place and not become emotional. I will forever be grateful to Mike Shanahan for taking a chance on me in the 2012 draft, Cousins wrote. … For the first time in 11 years I will participate in choosing where I play. Having said this, I would not trade the past decade for anything.

Cousins, who was drafted by Washington in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, threw for over 4,000 yards in each of the past three seasons and 81 passing touchdowns in that time. He was hit with the franchise tag the past two years, but this season the Redskins decided to let him go.

The Houston Rockets blew out the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs by 16. The Portland Trail Blazers blew out the injury-riddled Miami Heat by 16. The Milwaukee Bucks blew out the lottery-bound and injury-racked Memphis Grizzlies by 18. The Oklahoma City Thunder actually played a close game against the Sacramento Kings, but the Kings had lost their previous two matchups against Western Conference playoff hopefuls by a total of 39 points.

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Point scores in OT, Lightning beat Panthers 5-4

Overtime has become Brayden Point’s time to shine.

The Tampa Bay center scored his fourth overtime goal of the season on Tuesday to give the league-leading Lightning a 5-4 victory over in-state rival Florida.

Point also has four game-deciding shootout goals.

Florida erased deficits of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2 to rally and earn a valuable point in the standings.

“We showed extreme heart and courage playing the way we did in the third,” Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad said. We didn’t get the two points but forced overtime. We’ve gotten a point in the last (seven) games so there’s a lot of positives and good to take away from it.”

Game notes
Tampa Bay assigned G Peter Budaj to Syracuse of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment. Budaj has not played since suffering a lower-body injury on Dec. 29. … Lightning D Ryan McDonagh, acquired from the New York Rangers at the trade deadline, is expected to miss another week with an undisclosed upper-body injury. … Florida placed forward Frank Vatrano, acquired from Boston at the trade deadline, on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. … Tampa Bay LW Ondrej Palat (lower body) joined the team for practice on Tuesday for the first time since Jan. 20, but his return to the lineup is still undetermined. … The teams combined for 39 goals in the four meetings this season. . Florida C Aleksander Barkov extended his scoring streak to seven games, with five goals and eight points during that span.

Both the players and referees unions have expressed concern about the tense situation between the two sides this season, and several of the league’s biggest stars, including LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, have vented their frustration on social media or to reporters about the Basketball Jerseys For Sale state of officiating.

“Given some of the tension and frustration in the air, our league, we took a step Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys back and said, ‘Hey, we really are taking pride — great pride — in the things we stand for, in terms of competition, teamwork, respect, sportsmanship and certainly even diversity and inclusion,” Spruell told USA Today.