• LaVar Ball temporarily silenced as AAU team gets run off court by Compton squad
    Basketball
    USA Today

    LaVar Ball temporarily silenced as AAU team gets run off court by Compton squad

    ORANGE, Calif. — Coach LaVar Ball took it on the chin Saturday. Ball’s AAU basketball team — the Big Ballers, which feature his son LaMelo, a high school star from Chino Hills — lost 109-57 to the Compton Magic. And the Compton Magic did something almost unthinkable — they silenced Ball. Not for long, mind you, but for all to see inside a boisterous Orange Lutheran High School at the Magic Memorial Day Festival in Southern California. When one of the Magic’s players scored on a thunderous dunk to put Compton ahead by 50 points the crowd erupted, and Ball, who’d been talking almost non-stop since tipoff, could only grin. A few minutes later, Ball opened his mouth again and told one of his players,

  • Warriors’ JaVale McGee sued by former landlord, agrees to pay $9,350 in ‘cat-related fees’
    Sports
    NBC Sports

    Warriors’ JaVale McGee sued by former landlord, agrees to pay $9,350 in ‘cat-related fees’

    Let’s explain by using a practical example involving Golden State Warriors big man JaVale McGee. According to a report by Patrick Redford over at Deadspin, McGee was not allowed to keep his cat, Raja, in his apartment when he was a member of the Dallas Mavericks. All in all, he agreed to pay for all the late and unpaid rent he owed, $12,000 in repairs, as well as $9,350 in cat-related fees.

  • MLB Stock Watch: Devon Travis rising, Odubel Herrera falling
    Sports
    Roto Arcade

    MLB Stock Watch: Devon Travis rising, Odubel Herrera falling

    Devon Travis: He entered the league looking like a future star, but injuries and lack of production have since left him someone currently available in more than half of Yahoo leagues. It’s come with a 14:1 K:BB ratio, so it hasn’t been all good, but Travis actually leads all hitters in extra-base hits