The value of the play-in tournament isn't the play-in games themselves. It's that teams like the Lakers and Mavs can't just cruise into the playoffs.
American Olympians criticized the International Olympic Committee for its reiteration of a ban on protests at the Games.
Joel Glazer and John Henry, of Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, became scourges of European soccer this week – if they weren't already.
Six English teams backed out of the renegade league on Tuesday, leading founders to admit Wednesday that the project was dead.