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Bally Sports reports subscriber losses, lower cash flow as RSN model teeters

Diamond Sports owns 19 regional sports channels airing games of 42 NBA, MLB and NHL teams, feeding those clubs substantial sums that cover a large part of their player payrolls. Times are generally good for the economics of these sports, but hovering over these teams is the very real possibility Diamond could file for bankruptcy, …

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Charles Barkley explains just how deep his riff is with Michael Jordan

1. There aren’t many people more honest than Charles Barkley, but it was still a little surprising to hear him divulge certain details of his falling out with his former best friend Michael Jordan. In a new interview with Taylor Rooks, Barkley revealed that he and Jordan have crossed paths about five times in the …

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Bucks preached patience with Khris Middleton but looming return is an ‘exciting prospect’

After being listed as out for the first 20 games of the 2022-23 season, Bucks forward Khris Middleton appears close to making his return to action. According to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania, Middleton is nearing his season debutpotentially as soon as Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers at Fiserv Forum. Middleton missed the start of …

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Grizzlies-Timberwolves NBA odds, spreads, over/under and props

the Grizzlies and Timberwolves face off for the second time this season Wednesday night in Minneapolis. The first meeting since Memphis and Minnesota’s heated first-round playoff series went to the Grizzlies a few weeks back. Memphis won, 114-103, at FedEx Forum and so far has been able to repeat its 2021 success to a greater …

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Pacers’ Myles Turner staying focused despite Lakers, Clippers trade rumors

LOS ANGELES — When Indiana Pacers rookie Andrew Nembhard sank a 3-pointer over LeBron James to stun the Los Angeles Lakers 116-115 on Monday, the win seemed to galvanize the Pacers’ spirit. It gave Indiana its 12th victory of the season; only six teams have more wins than the Pacers as the 2022-23 season reaches …

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Aldridge: For Wizards to flourish, they need to believe in the Unicorn

Bradley Beal made it clear that he isn’t all that much into the numbers. “From an effort standpoint, that’s all I can really pinpoint,” he said Monday after the Wizards ended a three-game losing streak with an offensive eruption, blowing the Wolves off the Capital One Arena floor with 15 3s and 57 percent shooting …

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