Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050 The Raptors have only had both their centers – Birch and Achiuwa – available in half of their 24 games (they’re 7-5 in those games). Those two guys have accounted for 78% of the team’s minutes at C this season. This is the first time they won’t have either of them in the lineup. – 6:14 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050 Precious Achiuwa has been added to the Raptors’ injury report for tonight’s game vs OKC. He’s questionable with his lingering right shoulder tendinitis. Anunoby and Birch already ruled OUT. – 3:14 PM
Canadian world No 14 Denis Shapovalov shocked the Australian Open with an extraordinary outburst, claiming that his quarter-final opponent Rafael Nadal and other members of the so-called “Big Three” receive preferential treatment.
According to Abdul-Jabbar, such comments damage professional athletes' reputations. "I think statements like that make the public look upon athletes basically as dumb jocks, for trying to explain away something that is obviously a pandemic." "It ...
When LeBron James gets his sixth point on Tuesday during the Los Angeles Lakers' game at Brooklyn, it'll put him up to 36,387 in his career. It's no longer be a question of if James will pass Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA's all-time scoring leader, but when. ''As I've continued to climb the ranks, it is natural, human, to look at it and see where you are and see if it's even possible, see if you're capable,'' James said.
Attempting to track all the rituals Rafael Nadal goes through during a match of tennis is almost as difficult as beating him. If watching him complete his bewildering array of tics and superstitions can be exhausting, playing against him must be infuriating, as Denis Shapovalov made clear today.
The Buccaneers kept the band together after winning Super Bowl LV, but we’re already seeing that won’t be an easy task to pull off again this year. Quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski are thinking about whether they want to keep playing and a number of key players are impending free agents as [more]