Dwyane Wade strolled through a sea of admirers and photographers, a Bulls guard looking more like a movie star. He wore shades indoors and a cream-colored outfit so his black Wade 5 "All-Star" shoes — publicly unveiled this weekend — would pop, as they say. Those were the obvious contrasts, but not the only ones. Wade came to New Orleans despite not being an All-Star for the first time since 2004, his rookie season. The Chicago-area native who grew up around gangs and drugs now designs fancy jackets and drinks a Cabernet from his own label. His fashion sense, he said, "depends on the city I'm in, my mindset. Sometimes I'm in a less-is-more mentality and sometimes I'm in: Let's go big, let's go
The Padres have reportedly signed free agent right-hander Jered Weaver to a one-year deal, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. The club was said to have offered Weaver a deal north of $1.75 million back in January, but Nightengale reports that the figure has increased to $3 million with no additional incentives. Weaver, 34, completed an 11-year track with the Angels in 2016. His performance was underwhelming, reaching a career-worst 5.06 ERA and -0.2 fWAR over 31 starts in Anaheim. While his numbers have been in steady decline since 2011, his leadership and ability to absorb innings should benefit a San Diego rotation that features Clayton Richard, Jhoulys Chacin and Trevor Cahill,
The New England Patriots took a lot of heat when they selected former Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round (No. 62 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. The Pats already had the greatest quarterback (and player) in the history of the NFL on their roster, and they were coming off of a loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, which exposed several weaknesses. Now, almost three years later, the decision appeared to be yet another brilliant draft day move by the greatest coach in NFL history, Bill Belichick.