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It’s Tuesday, which means there’s not a whole lot going on regarding either the NFL or the NBA, bar the odd fixture and talk of some interesting trade deals.

It doesn’t matter here at GiveMeSport. Our job - giving you all the latest breaking news - remains the same. As usual, watch the video for the biggest headlines and scroll down to read more.

Bears trade two players

The Chicago Bears have caused quite the stir this week, having traded off two defensive players in the form of Jared Allen and Jon Bostic.

Allen will move to the Carolina Panthers, pending a physical examination, while Bostic is to join the New England Patriots so long as he can pass the necessary tests.

Both deals are said to be giving the Bears a sixth-round draft pick, with the franchise saying that they saw an opportunity to improve their roster and then acted upon it.

The Panthers, in particular, were pleased with landing Allen, whilst Bostic’s Patriots move is also smart for both parties.

Smith unhappy with Ravens defense

Meanwhile, Steve Smith Sr of the Baltimore Ravens has hinted that the defense may be to blame for his franchise’s recent loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

The wide receiver was less than happy at the fact the Ravens now sit at 0-3 after their first three matches of the new season and suggested that both sides had to play equally as hard if positive results were to be obtained.

Nowitzki plans

Across to NBA, and Dirk Nowitzki has plans to play for two more seasons, as per reports. The Dallas Mavericks forward is gearing up for his 17th season in the league and doesn’t want it to be his last.

If and when he does retire the 37-year-old is a certainty for the Hall of Fame and there are sure to be some have it said that he’s the greatest European basketballer ever to play in the US.

Bryant on retirement

Lastly, Kobe Bryant has looked to end speculation suggesting that he might leave the LA Lakers after one final year at the Staples Center.

The legendary shooting guard has been tipped this week to potentially move on to pastures new, but it looks as though the Lakers will be the only franchise he plays for. “I bleed purple and gold,” he said.

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