• Charles Barkley, Scott Van Pelt lament ESPN’s mass firings
    Basketball
    Washington Post5 hours ago

    Charles Barkley, Scott Van Pelt lament ESPN’s mass firings

    The world of sports journalism was shaken Wednesday, as ESPN fired around 100 employees, including several dozen reporters and on-air personalities. The seemingly endless roll call of those laid off by the network produced laments about the situation from the likes of Charles Barkley, speaking on TNT, and “SportsCenter” anchor Scott Van Pelt, who survived the purge. During TNT’s coverage of the NBA playoffs, Barkley took a moment to address the turmoil at a rival sports network and express a message of solidarity. “ESPN is not our competition,” he said. “We’re in this thing together.” “I’ve been in the business a long time, we know all the people in the sports business,” Barkley said, while sitting

  • Tim Tebow belts a triple in 3-hit game: Is a promotion next?
    Sports
    New York Post

    Tim Tebow belts a triple in 3-hit game: Is a promotion next?

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tim Tebow looks like he’s learning to hit. Could a promotion be next? Tebow tripled — on a headfirst slide — and singled twice, scoring two runs as the Single-A Columbia Fireflies beat the Asheville Tourists 5-0 on Wednesday. It was Tebow’s third multihit game since Friday, as the 29-year-old followed up on his best week in the minors with more consistency at the plate. In his past six games, Tebow is batting .450 (9-for-20). “There are some guys who do really good who get taken away from me halfway through the year,” Fireflies manager Jose Leger said, according to The State. “Then there are guys that get taken away really early. It is hard to predict when it happens. A lot depends

  • Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford 'get this mother rocking' to give the Celtics a 3-2 series lead
    Sports
    Ball Don't Lie

    Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford 'get this mother rocking' to give the Celtics a 3-2 series lead

    Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford did what the Celtics brought them to Boston to do. BOSTON — Dwyane Wade was working on a vintage performance, the type the fans at TD Garden had seen before in the playoffs from the former Miami Heat superstar, and the crowd was growing tense in a one-point Game 5. Then