The Golden State Warriors’ season and Kevin Durant’s burgeoning Hall of Fame career were dealt a significant scare on Tuesday night when Durant went down in a heap following a collision with teammate Zaza Pachulia in a loss to the Washington Wizards. Based on Durant’s fall alone, many close to him feared the worst, but a middling scenario in this case is a happy one. Durant did not tear the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Olympic great Michael Phelps believes he has never competed in an international race completely free of doping cheats. Phelps, 31, said he felt every international race he had been involved in had at least one cheat competing. "I don't believe I've stood up at an international competition and the rest of the field has been clean," he said.
As the calendar turns to college basketball’s most important month, you can reasonably make a case for a handful of guys, each of whom have been instrumental to leading their teams into national title contention. With Selection Sunday only 11 days away, we asked four of our college basketball writers