Clippers forward Tobias Harris is focused on this season, not pending free agency: ‘He has made himself into a big-time player’

If the Bulls choose to pursue Tobias Harris in free agency this summer, coach Jim Boylen already has lucked into a behind-the-scenes scouting report.

“The thing I think about when I think of him is how he works in the summer,” said Boylen, who isn’t allowed to discuss potential free agents and…

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How the Flyers rolled out a deranged orange mascot — and captivated a city: ‘When everything is bad in the world, Gritty is good’

What can we tell you about Gritty, in real life?

Well, OK. He’s a pretty tall guy. Moves faster than you’d think, too. His eyes rattle when he bops his head. His hands have this playful squeak, as does his belly button, which he will flash with a flip of his jersey. He wears hockey pants and a…

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Postcard from the Pro Bowl: Akiem Hicks delivers a Super-sized surprise, Tarik Cohen measures up and an unexpected arrival shakes up media access

Greetings from sunny Orlando. It’s Day 3 of Pro Bowl practices at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex — the final group sessions on the field before the AFC and NFC face off Sunday. On Saturday, the players will participate in community projects before they gear up for the main event.

Here are…

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Tarik Cohen is ready to inject his brand of fun into the Pro Bowl, but ‘when this week is over, you snap back into reality’

Tarik Cohen looked around for a moment and then pointed.

“Where’s the camera at?” the Bears running back said. “Mitch, I’m coming for your job. Mitch, I’m coming.”

Standing in front of a giant sticky dartboard, Cohen then showed off his passing accuracy to an NFL Pro Bowl social media audience…

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