The Sacramento Kings stunned the NBA world by trading DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans in what most have viewed as a terrible trade, and now it is starting to sound like the deal is even worse than that for the future of the franchise.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Giants manager Bruce Bochy mapped out his rotation for the first handful of spring exhibition games, and in the process, more or less telegraphed how his starters will align to begin the season. Madison Bumgarner is expected to start and pitch an inning in Friday’s Cactus League opener against the Cincinnati Reds in Scottsdale, with Matt Cain following him. Left-hander Ty Blach will start on Saturday, followed by left-hander Matt Moore on Sunday and right-hander Jeff Samardzija on Monday. Blach is pitching on the day that would belong to No.2 starter Johnny Cueto, who has remained in the Dominican Republic to tend to his ailing father. Cueto was in the process of securing
The Force India team has unveiled the car with which they will contest the 2017 Formula One season - the VJM10 - at Silverstone on Wednesday afternoon. The car's livery is a familiar blend of orange, black and silver, while on the design front the Force India team have had to make the same adaptations as others to suit the radical overhaul of the regulations this year. Prior to the unveiling, team owner Vijay Mallya spoke bullishly about Force India's prospects: "Many commentators of the sport have said that we punch well above our weight.
No matter how bad this gets, when Hugh Freeze looks back on the end of his coaching career — which might be upon us sooner rather than later — the truth is that every bit of the indignity he suffered Wednesday was worth it. The NCAA is coming hard for Freeze, charging his Ole Miss football program with serious cheating allegations, the school with lack of institutional control and the head coach personally for unsatisfactory oversight of his assistants, who are charged with carrying out blatantly illicit violations, not “mistakes” as Freeze once attempted to characterize them. With Ole Miss’ fate soon to be at the mercy of the NCAA Committee on Infractions, it’s reasonable now to wonder whether Freeze’s rocket-ship ride from Memphis high school coach to the NAIA to beating Nick Saban twice in a row and a $5 million annual contract is soon coming to an inglorious and shameful end. Sure, Ole Miss is going to play defense for now.
Last week, former Washington tight end Chris Cooley, who works for the team and for a Dan Snyder-owned radio station, questioned on the air whether General Manager Scot McCloughan has been drinking. The team declined to comment. But declining to comment doesn’t make a story go away, and a column today in the Washington Post suggests that the team’s silence speaks volumes. Columnist Jerry Brewer suggests that Cooley’s speculation about McCloughan’s drinking may have been planted by the team in an effort to reduce McCloughan’s popularity. McCloughan has been open about his problems with alcohol in the past. For his employer to use that in an attempt to discredit him would be disturbing. That doesn’t
The attention being paid to electric transportation is accelerating, almost as fast as some of the cars in question. We have visited in this column the amazing brawn of the Formula E race car. Like traditional gas-fueled race cars over the last century, advances on the circuit will find their way to the highway. We have begun to cover the fascinatingly eclectic diversity of the eBike sector. Developments are bringing more people to two-wheeled transportation. Today we focus on the world’s first 2+2 electric car. The Tomahawk will debut at CES 2018, a mere eleven months away. I spoke with co-founders Mike Kakogiannakis and Mario Dubuc. Based in Quebec, these chipper Canadians have a great story
It’s easy for people to live in a “filter bubble” of media that reinforces their worldview and excludes other views, whether they consume it via Facebook, favorite news websites, or preferred TV channels. Technology such as social media “lets you go off with like-minded people, so you’re not mixing and sharing and understanding other points of view,” said Bill Gates in a recent interview with Quartz. Gates is one of a growing number of technology leaders wrestling with the issue of filter bubbles, a term popularized by Upworthy co-founder Eli Pariser in a 2011 book.
var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push([’embed’]); Truth is, part of Joe Lacob doesn’t want you to know all this. He’s protective of this area of his life. But you should know his fiancée. Nicole Curran has been a Warriors’ fixture since Lacob bought the team. She was on the helicopter headed for Greece moments after he sealed the deal to purchase the Warriors in 2010. She was the cold shoulder Lacob faced after trading Monta Ellis in 2012, and the shoulder comforting him when he got booed for it. She was between the sheets when the couple famously slept with the Larry O’Brien trophy at the Ritz Carlton in Cleveland in 2015. You’ve seen her many times over the years, sitting next to the Warriors’
The NBA trade deadline is less than 24 hours away, and this one’s already been a little crazy. DeMarcus Cousins is a Pelican, Lou Williams joined the Rockets, and the Nets somehow found a first-round pick. But what comes next? Here’s a look at the potential trade candidates being discussed and how likely they are to be dealt. All likelihoods are on a 1-5 scale with “1” meaning “not happening, forget about it,” and “5” being “that dude might as well get his luggage out.” Here’s the basic conversation when you ask people around the league if Larry Bird will deal Paul George. “So is he available?” “No, there’s no way that Bird moves him.” “OK, thanks.” “... Unless he does.” “Wait, you just said
The Green Bay Packers were recently reported as a team that could be interested in edge rusher Connor Barwin, but don’t expect the Packers to start sending trade offers to the Philadelphia Eagles. Only if the Eagles release the veteran rusher would Green Bay become a potential landing spot. According to Mark Eckel of NJ.com, the Eagles will likely look to move Barwin before the start of the new league year, with a trade representing one of the possibilities. Eckel mentioned the Packers as one team with potential interest, although he was clearly speculating on the matter. A trade with the Packers should be considered unlikely. Barwin’s current deal is worth over $8 million on the 2017 cap, and
Behind the great E$PN paywall, they recently posted an article about one free agent that each team in the National Football League “must” sign. When it came to the Minnesota Vikings, the position was obvious, and if this particular player does happen to come available in free agency, he could certainly be the answer to a lot of Minnesota’s problems on offense. The choice for the purple was offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, currently under contract to the Cincinnati Bengals. Here’s what they had to say about him. There is no more desperate position need in the league than the Vikings' need at tackle, and though their line needs more than one shot fired at it, the Vikings need an immediate solution
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American teen Catherine "CiCi" Bellis captured her first career Top 10 win on Wednesday when she upset sixth-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the third round at the Dubai Tennis Championships. "It's definitely, obviously, the biggest win of my career, and probably one of the best days of my life," Bellis said. The 17-year-old Bellis, ranked 70th, had lost her previous four matches against top 10 opponents. Bellis is one of two teenagers in the quarterfinals with 19-year-old Ana Konjuh of Croatia beating eighth-seeded Elena Vesnina of Russia 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Bellis led 2-0 in the third set before fourth-seeded Radwanska rebounded to 2-2. The Pole
A 28-year-old man pleaded no contest Wednesday in connection with an assault that left another fan critically injured after a 2015 playoff game at Dodger Stadium. Michael Rae Papayans of Palos Verdes Estates will serve 14 days in jail and pay more than $100,000 in restitution after pleading no contest to the assault charge, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. He originally faced up to seven years in prison. The attack took place in the stadium parking lot around 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, shortly after the Dodgers lost the first game of the 2015 National League Divisional Series to the New York Mets, police said. Papayans and his mother started screaming insults at a group
Credit: Kevin Mazur/GettySunday's NBA All-Star Game might have been the biggest night in basketball, but all eyes were on music superstar Beyonce, who sat front and center at the New Orleans, La. sporting event with her husband Jay Z and daughter Blue
A mere 37 years ago — and really it feels like just yesterday — the United States played in a hockey game. It was called: an Olympic semifinal I mean the Miracle On Ice. Oh yeah, the United States of America back when it was really great was able to beat the Soviet Union (or “Russia” in today’s parlance) in a game without broader implications or the transference of anxieties.
Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang appeared in a South Korean court on Wednesday as judges heard arguments in a trial over charges that he fled the scene after slamming a car into a guardrail while driving under the influence of alcohol. A friend of Kang's also attended the hearing at Seoul Central District Court after being charged for falsely telling police that he, not Kang, was driving the vehicle. It's not immediately clear when Kang will be able to join the Pirates for the new baseball season.
From the March 2017 issueWhen practicality is paramount, all other considerations sit even further back than usual, particularly style. Take three-row crossovers, a genre with space for all manner of considerations. Once you package three rows of seats
OAKLAND — With 26 games left in the regular season, the Warriors have little left to accomplish. If they can avoid a losing streak, which they’ve done for two seasons now, they’ll lock up the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. They have found their way on defense and solidified the rotation, especially when Zaza Pachulia and David West return. Still, one hurdle remains to be cleared: Crunch-time offense. The Warriors have the most explosive offense in the NBA. But in crunch time, to say their production is mediocre would be a compliment. The Warriors have rendered this shortcoming trivial by avoiding close games. Their answer is to build big leads, put the game away early. But routs aren’t
It’s a slow time in the NFL offseason. There hasn’t been a lot of real Eagles news lately. That should change soon, though, with the NFL Combine starting up next week. And then NFL free agency kicks off shortly after that on March 9. While we wait for the Eagles to be in the news (do something already, Eagles!), here’s a look at a list of offseason suggestions put together by ESPN. Bill Barnwell came up with five moves each NFC East team should make. 1 - Cut or trade Connor Barwin, Mychal Kendricks and Ryan Mathews. This is a no-brainer. Barwin is too ineffective to return next season, even if he takes a pay cut. PFF notes he was one of the least effective edge rushers last season. The Eagles
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- While many UFC fans were focused on the fall of Ronda Rousey, her boyfriend Travis Browne took a beating Sunday in Nova Scotia. Browne had a great first round in UFC Fight Night 105 against Derrick Lewis. Then the Hawaiian turned it on so much that the fight had to be stopped in the second round. Lewis delivered some serious upper body blows to Browne before he fell on his back onto the mat. Lewis then slammed his right fist repeatedly into Browne's skull until he lost consciousness. After the fight, Lewis was asked about how badly he was hurt. "I just got to do a No. 2, that's all," Lewis said on FS1. "It's not really hurting from the kick, I've just got a boo-boo." Lewis delivered
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — During his season managing Barry Bonds, Bruce Bochy watched the slugger get intentionally walked 43 times. “There were (managers) who had the (signal) up before he even got to the batter’s box,” Bochy said Wednesday. That’s part of the reason Bochy is completely on board with a new rule stating that managers only have to signal for an intentional walk. The elimination of the four pitches has been approved by MLB and the MLBPA, with the caveat that a manager can change his mind in the middle of the plate appearance. “I’m fine with it,” Bochy said. “I know a few pitchers are happy because they kind of have a thing about throwing (those pitches), not on our team, but last
Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter has been fined $300 after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer last month. Porter entered the plea Tuesday in City Court in Pittsburgh, ending a case in which he originally faced a serious felony charge of aggravated assault for allegedly grabbing the officer's wrists outside a bar after a bouncer denied him entrance Jan. 8. Four days later, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. said he'd reviewed surveillance video of the incident and announced plans to drop all but two citations against Porter - for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness - setting off a public relations tug of war involving Porter, police and the city's Citizen Police Review Board.
Update 3:40PM PST: Wavedash Games has shared a statement with Yahoo Esports in regards to the announcement. “Wavedash believes in combining community passion with professional development skills to create incredible game experiences. Wavedash Games is currently working on an untitled, Smash-inspired game.
If the offers are good, expect the Detroit Red Wings to start selling – and then start losing. A week ahead of the March 1 trade deadline, the Wings appear unlikely to make the playoffs for the first time since 1990. Inspiring weekend victories against Washington and Pittsburgh segued into a loss against the New York Islanders, and now the Wings are idle for six days because of their bye break. By the time they resume playing Tuesday, they will have sunk further in the standings. That’s the reality of the present situation, and why the Wings have to make decisions weighed against rebuilding as quickly as possible. The Wings have two unrestricted free agents who should garner interest in forward
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