Von Wafer of the Boston Celtics reacts after scoring against the Miami Heat on Feb. 13, 2011. It’s been four years since Von Wafer last played in the NBA, and, from the sound of it, that’s quite long enough for him, thanks. The 31-year-old shooting guard, a former McDonald’s All-American and second-round draft pick out of Florida State, last saw an NBA court with the Orlando Magic in May of 2012.
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – Rich Beem opened with a 1-under 69 on Thursday at the PGA Championship, his first under-par round on the PGA Tour since 2012. As good as that moment was for the 45-year-old, his week didn’t start that well. Beem, who won the 2002 PGA Championship, rarely plays on Tour and spends his time now working as an analyst for Sky Sports. As he readied for his start at Baltusrol he reached out to Matt Rollins, the Tour rep for Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG), to order a set of the company’s clubs. He was charged $2,800. That’s when things became a little uncomfortable. PGA Championship: Full-field scores | Live blog: Day 1 | Photo gallery “He gave me a bill, he tried to run my credit card
For the sake of fantasy owners and Jets WRs, Ryan Fitzpatrick better not regress in ’16. Writers close to the organization reported in recent days Matt Forte’s workload will be curtailed this year, prompting concerns a timeshare system will be implemented. Bilal Powell is a younger mirror image of
The Warriors signed Kevin Durant. The Celtics claimed they finished second for the superstar free agent. And the bronze medal goes to… Doc Rivers on The Vertical Podcast with Woj, as transcri…
Tim Lee was the Cobb County commissioner who led the charge to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves in the northern suburbs. The operation, despite being taxpayer-funded, was not passed on by the voters beforehand and was cloaked in secrecy at every turn. Best of all, once Lee and his fellow commissioners started taking heat for it, he held his critics in contempt and shut down any effort to examine the deal in public meetings or to allow dissent to it by the people he claimed to represent. That’s not a great look for a public official. Which is why Lee is now a former public official: Incumbent Chairman Tim Lee lost his reelection bid Tuesday to challenger Mike Boyce, a retired marine
Lewis Hamilton expects to start last in either Belgium or Italy as a result of exceeding the number of permitted power unit components for the first time in 2016. Hamilton took the lead of the Formula 1 drivers’ championship for the first time this season in Hungary last weekend, moving six points clear of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Hamilton is on the limit for two of his power unit components (turbo charger and MGU-H), but would take a complete new unit to gain additional components for the rest of the season, resulting in a drop to the back of the grid. Hamilton hopes that he can get through this weekend’s German Grand Prix without any setbacks, and anticipates he will take a new power unit at either the Belgian or Italian Grand Prix after the summer break.
The Hall of Famer jokingly introduced himself as Michael Jordan to the crowd.
Yahoo Sports take a look at sports' top stories including the first-round leader at the PGA Championship, a setback for Craig Sager and a new home for one NBA veteran.
Carl Frampton will meet Leo Santa Cruz in New York on Saturday. Frampton will challenge Leo Santa Cruz on Saturday in Brooklyn in the main event of a Showtime-televised card at the Barclays Center. It is a fight that Frampton, who became a unified super bantamweight champ by defeating Scott Quigg in February, didn’t have to take.
The summer games are a place for glory, victory, and honor. They're also a place for controversy, scandal, and dishonesty. As such, let's round up Olympic moments from both ends of the spectrum, from disgraceful cheating in 1896 to seriously inspiring
Michael Jordan issued a statement on race in America and donated $2 million to a couple worthy causes. That drew international coverage, including one curious photo choice: Only in Malawi.
In February 2014, Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward gave an interview to the club fanzine. Quizzed about whether United needed to win things to stay relevant, he was adamant it wasn’t the case. "If you fight hard and just fail, people will still watch you on television, still turn up and buy shirts,” said Woodward, responsible for strengthening United’s commercial influence via a multitude of key sponsorship deals prior to his appointment as Old Trafford kingpin.
Last week in this space, we discussed whether the Vancouver Canucks would be able to trade for a scoring winger. At the time, though, the idea that Evander Kane would be the target was a little farfetched. Kane was arrested late last week for allegedly harassing three women, and potentially choking and pulling the hair of one of them.
Did LeBron James lead the Lakers to NBA titles in 2012 and 2013? If you haven’t already gotten your fix of laughing at children, here’s a kid who guessed that happened: The question, as you surely know, is who are the Miami Heat?
NEW YORK -- Fitz Magic has returned and - voila! - the Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract. Finally. The Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick agreed to terms on a one-year deal Wednesday night, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The deal, worth $12 million guaranteed and could increase to $15 million in incentives, ends months of speculation and uncertainty at the team's most vital position. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced the signing. ESPN and NFL Network first reported terms of the deal. Fitzpatrick set the franchise record with a career-high 31 touchdown passes last
In the bottom of the ninth of Thursday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels, Ramirez absolutely blew it on defense, allowing the Angels to escape with a 2-1 walk-off win after David Price had thrown eight scoreless innings for the Red Sox. Boston closer Brad Ziegler was trying to
Paul Pierce can’t stop, and he won’t stop. Paul Pierce was not good last season, and it pains me to say that, since The Truth was everything to a 20-something who did dumb things in Boston during the early 2000s before becoming a fully realized professional, because he was me. My post-college life in Boston coincided almost entirely with Pierce’s 15 seasons there, and our paths crossed for a few years after I began covering the Celtics in 2010.
Amar’e Stoudemire — despite spending more time and having more success with the Suns — signed with the Knicks to retire. Why not Phoenix? John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7: St…
For a while there, things looked bleak for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After many years of futility, the Pirates have become one of the best franchises in the game. On top of that, there were suggestions the team might be better off trading superstar outfielder Andrew McCutchen.
Craig Sager’s fight with leukemia will prevent the basketball sideline reporter form covering the Rio Olympics for NBC. NBC said Thursday in a statement that the 65-year-old Sager is preparing for a third bone marrow transplant at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Sager was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 and announced in March that he was no longer in remission.
The sports world has had relatively few representatives at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, but those who have spoken on stage have largely come from basketball. Jason and Jarron Collins, friends of Chelsea Clinton from their time at Stanford, spoke on Monday in support of
You give a little, you get your freedom: the Los Angeles Rams have released Nick Foles, reportedly after the quarterback requested to be let go. In exchange for the opportunity to hit the open market, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Foles agreed to a lower
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Dion Waiters and Pat Riley will now share a room. (Getty Images) Pat Riley says Dion Waiters is not worth the contract Riley’s Miami Heat just signed Waiters to. We’ll leave it up to you as to whether or not you personally think Waiters is worth less
The Clippers don’t just play second fiddle to the Lakers in Los Angeles. They play second fiddle to the Lakers in their own arena. Unless the Clippers want to move from the NBA’s second-biggest market, the former isn’t changing. The Latter? Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN: The Clippers want to escape the Lakers’ shadow. Leaving the Staples Center wouldn’t turn the Clippers into L.A.’s team, but it’d give them a new avenue for attention — and revenue. Of course, if the Clippers stay in the Staples Center, they’ll want the best terms possible. Leaking interest in a new arena only helps their bargaining position.
A former De La Salle High School quarterback has died during military training, according to media reports. Mike Parros, 21, who last played for the Spartans in 2011, died during the first week of Army Ranger training in Fort Benning, Georgia, according to ABC7, which cited his former coach Justin Alumbaugh and former teammate Brandon Roberts. The cause of his death is under investigation. Parros also played football for Army while attending West Point. Check back for updates.
The Mets, Indians and other teams have been in talks with Brewers about acquiring 30-year-old, All-Star C Jonathan Lucroy... Latest Update (July 28): 11:16 p.m.: The Brewers had scouts at Mets minor-league games Thursday, according to the Daily News' Kristie Ackert, who also reported a source repeated any deal depends on how many of the Mets' top prospects they are willing to put in a trade. Also, Northjersey.com's Matt Ehalt reported the Brewers want Travis d'Arnaud to be included in any package. 8:45 pm: The Mets are behind other organizations, including a 'mystery team,' in their attempt to trade for Lucroy, though the situation is "fluid," according to MLB reporter Jon Heyman. "In other words,
According to several reports, the Arizona Diamondbacks are expected to finally deal reliever Daniel Hudson soon. Three hours ago was actually soon, based on the first tweet from MLB.com's Steve Gilbert, but he still has not been dealt. So "soon" is, in reality, likely to be tomorrow. The important question for Cleveland Indians fans is: Will he be traded to the Tribe? Outside of opinions and general spitballing, the Indians have not been officially linked to talks to the the 29-year-old yet that I can find, but a deal would make sense for both sides. The Indians could use a reliever, as I have noted before (although you could argue they need a lefty more), and they also have several prospects