Vasquez with big performance

Hornets point guard Greivis Vasquez had a big performance Monday night in a win in Los Angeles. Vasquez got the hot hand for the Hornets with five 3-pointers in eight attempts and the Maryland alum finished with 25 points and 10 assists. Vasquez shot 8 of 13 from the field overall over 37 minutes and ...

Cam Newton has breakout game for Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton has underwhelmed this season, but the Carolina Panthers quarterback was easily the best player on the field in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Source: NFL Player Updates 2

Hinrich picking up his scoring

Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich scored in double figures for the second straight game Monday night against the Bucks. He finished with a season-high 17 points and dished out six assists in the 93-92 loss. He went 4 for 11 from the field, including 1 for 4 from downtown, and made 8 of 9 free ...

Lopez getting big for Nets

Nets center Brook Lopez scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for a double-double in an overtime win over the Knicks Monday night. Lopez shot 9 for 20 from the field over 38 minutes on the court. He added five blocked shots for the Nets in the win. Source: NBA Player Updates

Biyombo misses game for Bobcats

Charlotte power forward Bismack Biyombo, who is dealing with a leg injury, could not play Monday against Oklahoma City, reports the Charlotte Observer. Biyombo is day to day for the Bobcats. His injury is not considered too serious. Source: NBA Player Updates

Eric Wright could lose millions on heels of drug ban

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright could take a big hit to his wallet for being suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s drug policy. Source: NFL Player Updates 2

Nene ruled out for Monday

Wizards center Nene has been ruled out for Monday’s game against San Antonio due to the plantar fasciitis that has plagued him for much of this season, reports CSN Washington. Nene saw time in the previous two Washington games but was labeled a game-time decision earlier Monday before ultimately being ruled out. Source: NBA Player ...

Butler feels it in Clippers defeat

Clippers forward Caron Butler had the hot hand for L.A. on a night they were destroyed by the Hornets. Butler was the lone bright spot in the loss Monday as the veteran hit nine 3-pointers to drop 33 points on New Orleans. Butler went 12 of 24 from the field and hit nine of his ...

Aldridge ready to take floor

Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (back) was able to play Monday night at Detroit, reports the Detroit News. Aldridge’s back flared up on him Friday as he’s dealt with some lingering back spasms. Source: NBA Player Updates

Garcia has shot at starting job

According to MLB.com, the Tigers will give outfield prospect Avisail Garcia, who was a platoon player for them in September and October, a chance to win a starting job in 2013. General manager Dave Dombrowski said the 21-year-old would have to win the job outright, though. The Tigers wouldn’t want him to platoon again. Source: ...