Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis contemplated killing one of his former managers after losing millions of dollars in various investments, helping to wipe out part of his NFL fortune. In a story published by Sports Illustrated, Portis recounted a night four years ago in which he sat in a car outside a building, holding a gun and awaiting one of the managers he felt had ruined him financially. Portis had made $43.1 million in his nine-year NFL career, but most of it had either been spent or lost through investments or, one suit claimed, bank withdrawals without his consent. An anonymous friend, a television producer who had been trained as a family therapist, talked him out
The Washington Wizards head into this offseason with a real challenge to improve their team — they have no cap space. GM Ernie Grunfeld needs to find a way to bolster the bench, yet also could need to shed salary. “I am talking to some guys — Paul.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields (L) will fight Nikki Adler for the WBC and IBF women’s super middleweight title on Aug. 4 at the MGM Grand in Detroit. Claressa Shields won’t make history when, in just her fourth professional fight, she challenges unbeaten WBC super middleweight champion