• NBA on TNT crew's playoffs talk gets weirdly personal between Shaq and Charles Barkley
    Basketball
    For The Win2 hours ago

    NBA on TNT crew's playoffs talk gets weirdly personal between Shaq and Charles Barkley

    After the Cavaliers beat the Celtics in Game 4 on Tuesday night, the NBA on TNT crew talked about the next game, per usual, except for some reason — maybe the producers asked for it, maybe Shaq was in a weird mood, maybe they were all just hungry — Shaq and Charles Barkley really got into it for a minute. It started with Shaq telling Charles what we’ve heard before: that Charles can’t talk about championship teams because he has never won one himself. From there, Chuck hit back, saying Shaq rode Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and others’ coattails to get his rings, and food was almost thrown. At one point, Ernie Johnson asks, “Why did that get so personal?” These guys love to roast each other, so I

  • Empty arenas and rusty medals — Rio struggles with aftermath of 2016 Summer Olympics
    Olympics
    Los Angeles Times

    Empty arenas and rusty medals — Rio struggles with aftermath of 2016 Summer Olympics

    The notion of “legacy” has been a big part of the Olympic movement over the years. It’s a catch-all phrase that refers to the International Olympic Committee’s oft-stated desire to leave a lasting and positive impact on the cities that spend billions to host its Summer and Winter Games. But recent reports suggest the IOC might be coming up short in Rio de Janeiro. Speaking at a public hearing in the city that hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics, a Brazilian federal prosecutor reported this week that many of the sparkling new venues from last August are now deserted and boarded up. “There was no planning,” Leandro Mitidieri was quoted as saying by the Associated Press. “There was no planning when

  • AP Exclusive: Mixed emotions for Dixon after armed robbery
    Sports
    The Associated Press4 hours ago

    AP Exclusive: Mixed emotions for Dixon after armed robbery

    The whole plan had been to celebrate Scott Dixon's pole-winning run for the Indianapolis 500 at a downtown Italian restaurant. ''Really only the next choice was to get fast food,'' Dixon told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday.