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We may be in the midst of winter, but the gravy train never stops when it comes to the latest news and information in the world of US Sports.

We’ve collated the best topics on offer today for you to peruse and debate. Watch the video above or read on below for more.

Bailey's condition improving

NFL fans the world over have been given cause for optimism, with it said that the condition of St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey is improving.

Bailey was shot in the head twice last week - he’s been in a Florida hospital since - but apparently he is slowly on the up and up following his surgery.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher has confirmed that things are getting better although Bailey still remains in intensive care so the issues are obviously not yet over.

"He’s improving,” Fisher said.

“One thing that was really, really cool [and] really, really emotional was that he obviously had intensive surgery — he was in surgery for over six hours — to remove one bullet. There were two wounds to the head, two shots. He was in a medically induced coma for obvious reason to keep the swelling down in the brain.

"His girlfriend texted a picture to some of his teammates yesterday in the locker room [before the game] of him signing his name on a piece of paper, so [we] got to share that with the team yesterday and it was good news.”

Harper removed from Pats' roster

Next up, Chris Harper has been released by the New England Patriots following his muffed punt during the recent loss to the Denver Broncos.

The rookie was only promoted to the active roster in the wake of the injury to Julian Edelman, but he’s already been jettisoned from that role. You can read more on that, here.

Durant his out at Bryan treatment

Across to the NBA, Kevin Durant has reacted angrily to the mainstream media, accusing them of treating Kobe Bryant poorly given his form this year.

Durant admitted he had idolized Bryant as a youngster, and said he didn’t like the way the Lakers legend had been portrayed of late.

Double injury in Clippers vs Trail Blazers

Lastly, Chris Paul and Damian Lillard were both forced out of the action between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Portland Trail Blazers last night through injury.

The fixture gave the two All-Star point guards the chance to square off against each other, but neither man could last the full four quarters.

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