Carmelo sits, has been advised to rest more
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is out for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of left knee soreness and admitted before Thursday's shootaround that people close to him are trying to get him to shut things down for a few weeks.
Jets' Richardson: I'm on same level as Watt
One year after being named the NFL's top defensive rookie, New York Jets standout Sheldon Richardson believes he's just as good as any defensive lineman in the league, including J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans.
Pens' Crosby returns from mumps vs. Avs
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who had missed three games after being diagnosed with the mumps, returned to the lineup Thursday night against Colorado.
49ers' Harbaugh: 'Only talk about job I have'
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh would not bite Thursday when asked to comment on numerous reports that have him and his alma mater at the University of Michigan exchanging flirtatious glances.
Sources: Bears 'confused' by coach's discipline
A pair of Bears players say a portion of the locker room feels "confused and uncomfortable" over how coach Marc Trestman handled Jay Cutler's benching compared to the minor discipline offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer received last week.
Cowboys' Murray: Decision to play is mine
Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray would not come out and say he will play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but he said the final decision to play will be his.