Oh how cute, the Yankees and Red Sox are playing another nationally-televised game (and sure to be a marathon affair). Adorable.
You've got a couple of hours to do what you do, and then join us for the usual roto silliness at 10 pm ET.
Not too long ago some rumors popped up about Bryce Harper wanting to sign with the Cubs when he hits free agency following the 2018 season. With the Cubs in town to face the Nationals, Harper was asked about those rumors again.
When the Chicago Cubs made their second visit to the White House after winning the 2016 World Series — an “informal get together” with President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon — they were joined, as everyone anticipated, by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. It says here that Dan Gilbert, who owns the Cleveland Cavaliers, an NBA team, and not the Chicago Cubs, a Major League Baseball club, was not expected to be part of the Cubs’ visit to the White House on Wednesday.
Steve Kerr and Bob Myers were hundreds of miles away from each other, yet bolted upright in bed late Tuesday, slathered in sweat and dread for very different reasons from the same source. For Kerr, it was the horror of what could have been three years ago if he had decided to sign on to Phil Jackson’s paint factory fire instead of going west and landing in the middle of the next budding dynasty in NBA history. Of course, he wouldn’t have hurt his back jumping up to complain about a call in the 2015 Finals because the Knicks wouldn’t have gone to the Finals, but that’s too parallel universe for me. For Myers, it was a different problem, specifically whether or to become the first general manager in modern sports history to be perpetually unaccessible by phone, simply out of fear of getting That Call from James Dolan and being offered three times his current salary and the title of Vice-Emperor.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Much of Pat Summitt's life's work as a basketball legend was centered at Thompson-Boling Arena. The court is named after her, and the many great moments she shared with her Lady Vols and Tennessee fans still seem to linger in the air here, such was Summitt's aura. But a whole other part of her legacy is in a brick building 2.6 miles away at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. The Pat Summitt Clinic, which opened in January, is a state-of-the-art facility to provide care for Alzheimer's patients. To visit here or donate is akin to joining what will be, in fact, the biggest of all of Pat's teams: Those who fight this disease themselves, those who care for them, and those
Jimmie Johnson typically does only a few things on Twitter: He talks about NASCAR, shares photos of his family and brilliantly shuts down trolls. But with one simple picture and caption, Johnson posted his thoughts – albeit a little late – on the so-called bathroom debate sparked by North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law, which was repealed in March. Johnson – a North Carolina resident who doesn’t usually get political – tweeted a photo of a bathroom sign that read “ALL GENDER RESTROOM” and said, “What a crazy concept.” As expected, this lit Johnson’s Twitter mentions on fire as people praised and chastised him, adding their own opinions to the mix.
Clinton Portis was a fun guy to be around during his days as a star NFL running back. He had several luxury homes and was always quick to pick up the tab for an expensive meal. And those hilarious costumes he wore and crazy personae he assumed during postgame interviews were classic. But just a year or so after his 2012 retirement, that same guy found himself in his parked car with a loaded gun for several late nights and early mornings in a row, waiting to commit murder. “It wasn’t no ’beat up,’” Portis, 35, said of his malevolent intentions in a Sports Illustrated feature published Wednesday. “It was ‘kill.’” Portis lived a lavish lifestyle during his NFL days, but the former Denver Broncos
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A wine industry businessman and financial manager was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday for defrauding millions of dollars from former National Basketball Association star Tim Duncan. Charles Banks, 49, had faced up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in April to one count of wire fraud regarding an investment he urged Duncan to make in a firm called Gameday Entertainment, which Banks headed. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery also ordered Banks pay $7.5 million to Duncan in restitution.
Steph Curry is one of the top basketball players in the game, but three-pointers aren't the only kind of shot he likes to take. The Golden State Warriors guard and two-time MVP is an avid golfer — the best golfer in the NBA — and according to the San Francisco Chronicle, he'll get a chance to test his game against the pros this August at the Ellie Mae Classic. The tournament, which has been held at California's TPC Stonebrae since 2009, is part of the Web.com Tour, the PGA Tour's developmental circuit. The Warriors Community Foundation is its main charity beneficiary. Most of the spots in the field will be decided via the tour's complex eligibility ranking, but Curry will be one of the event's
Dmitry Kulikov had a bad season in Buffalo. Not only did the defenseman struggle statistically, finishing minus-26 with just two goals and three assists, he also had trouble staying healthy, appearing in just 47 games for the Sabres. It’s why the Sabres were so happy to get him.
Does Sen. Ted Cruz have a secret twin? The Texas Republican shared an image of himself and Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, but something stood out to viewers more than the team’s first World Series trophy in 108 years.It was how similar the two men look
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. – Lexi Thompson comes into the year’s second major with a heavy burden as her mother, Judy, undergoes treatment for uterine cancer. “It has been devastating news to the whole Thompson family,” said agent Bobby Kreusler, who also represents Lexi’s brothers, Curtis and Nicholas. Thompson comes into the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship June 29-July 3 as a heavy favorite, having notched a record-breaking victory at the Kingsmill Championship and a pair of runner-up finishes since that devastating loss at the ANA Inspiration. Last week Thompson was home in Coral Springs, Fla., to hold her mother’s hand as she underwent radiation therapy. It marked the first time she’d been home since
USA Gymnastics needs to undergo a “complete culture change” throughout the entire organization to more effectively protect young athletes from sexual predators, according to a damning report released Tuesday. The 144-page report by former federal prosecutor Deborah Daniels suggests that a cultural shift throughout USA Gymnastics is needed following a series of civil lawsuits against the organization and the subsequent arrest of a former doctor who allegedly sexually abused teen gymnasts during their time on the team. Daniels later said the number of sex-abuse victims, already in the hundreds, in fact has been under-reported. “In order to protect the young athletes in its charge, USA Gymnastics needs to undergo a complete cultural change, permeating the entire organization and communicated to the field in all its actions,” the report reads.
For the first time in ages, the Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs. Look, one or even a couple of potential free agent signings won’t disqualify the Red Wings from going younger. Daley was mentioned by The Athletic’s Craig Custance, MLive.com’s Ansar Khan, and the Detroit Free-Press’ Helene St. James. Khan and Custance both mention Hainsey and Girardi, too.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is one of the best leaders in not only the NFL but in professional sports. But don’t ask Carr to take credit for the role model that he is to children at home, nor peers in the locker room — that credit, Carr says, goes to the Lord in this six-minute video where Carr opens up about his salvation. The passion, love and joy emanating from Carr is infectious, and are the very same I felt the night that I was saved after spending four years homeless. While this story isn’t about me, or the two college degrees and beautiful wife I have been blessed with since suffering through those four years, Carr’s message/heart and mine are the same. Operating from a place
After years of intrigue about allegedly corrupt World Cup bidding, FIFA published an investigation report Tuesday that showed how voters exploited the murky system yet allowed Russia and Qatar to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. FIFA published investigator Michael Garcia's 430-page dossier less than 24 hours after Germany's biggest-selling daily, Bild, began reporting extracts from a leaked copy it received. The full report verified the broad conclusions of a summary of Garcia's work published by FIFA in November 2014. A Russia bid backed by Vladimir Putin gave limited cooperation to Garcia's team, which found no evidence of undue influence. Putin met six of 22 FIFA voters before the December
Many fans (and writers) are elated that the Knicks fired Phil Jackson. Our man Matt Miranda, on the other hand... Neil Gaiman once wrote a story that included a man punished to suffer never-ending nightmares. Every time a dream seemed to reach maximum horror, he would somehow escape, only to plunge into another, worser one. Imagine that relentless rabbit hole of mortification. You don’t have to imagine. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a Knick fan. We’re happy today, us Knick fans, but not because Phil Jackson is finally gone. That’s merely a symptom of the true disease. We’re happy today because we’re a beaten-down dog, and the last year or so of the Phil era was like Ramsey Bolton starving
NBC is shaking up how it delivers Premier League matches, and it's not all for the better. The Comcast-owned network, which owns the exclusive rights to the English soccer league in the US, announced on Tuesday a new streaming service called “Premier League Pass.” NBC says this will stream the 130 live Premier League matches that are not aired across the company’s family of networks over the internet, without the need for a cable subscription. It will include match replays and a suite of additional Premier League-related content as well. The company says each of the 20 Premier League clubs will have “at least three” matches streamed exclusively through the new service. The service will be available
Yesterday, TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported 12 teams were in contact with San Jose’s Joe Thorton who, on Saturday, will become an unrestricted free agent. Now, it’s been revealed that one of those teams is also one of San Jose’s biggest rivals — the Los Angeles Kings. Per LA Kings Insider, the Kings have “been in contact” with Thornton, who just wrapped the last of a three-year, $20.25 million deal with a $6.75M average annual cap hit.
A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday: KERSHAW DAY The Los Angeles Dodgers send Clayton Kershaw to the mound for the finale of their four-game Freeway Series against the rival Angels. Kershaw is 7-0 with a 2.38 ERA in his last 10 starts. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner is 5-2 with a 2.69 ERA in nine career starts against the Angels. He will be opposed by JC Ramirez, who pitched six effective innings in a win at Boston in his previous start on Saturday. SLIDING ROCKIES The Colorado Rockies get a sorely needed day off before beginning a weekend series at surging Arizona. Colorado has dropped a season-high eight in a row, falling off the pace in the loaded NL West. The
(@trailblazers/Twitter) Chris Paul’s trade to the Houston Rockets may have shaken up social media, but the day’s best Twitter reaction had nothing to do with Paul at all. After Portland traded shooting guard Tim Quarterman to the Rockets for cash considerations
The Bruins should not sign Kevin Shattenkirk. They really shouldn’t. Yet they might. Pierre McGuire said on TSN Radio Tuesday that his guess is that Shattenkirk, arguably the best free agent defenseman on the market, will end up in Boston. It is remarkable how universally against a Shattenkirk megadeal B’s fans have seemingly been. A Twitter poll with over 3,600 votes this month had Bruins fans preferring Boston sign 40-year-old Zdeno Chara to a two-year, $8 million extension than the 28-year-old Shattenkirk to a seven-year, $45.5 million deal. That is obviously the correct conclusion, but considering how hard the false “Chara is old and bad” garbage is pushed in this town, it’s telling that
Freddie Freeman tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he’s hoping to be activated from the disabled list on July 9 for the beginning of a series versus the Nationals. At the time he was expected to miss ten weeks, which would’ve put his return date around July 27 or later. Freeman will take live batting practice Wednesday and if that goes well will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.
John Keim ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and other media outlets since 1994 Authored or co-authored three books on the Redskins and one on the Cleveland Browns Follow on Twitter ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins didn’t feel the need to get too many outsiders to boost their secondary in the offseason. Rather, they hope their draft class from a year ago provides solutions. That means they'll be relying on safety Su'a Cravens and cornerback Kendall Fuller, both of whom worked with the starters in various capacities in the spring. Cravens played as a nickel/dime linebacker last season while Fuller worked in the slot. But Cravens was moved to safety
Three Boy Scouts from Montrose Troop 317 — Kevin Tom, Ryan Januzik and Alexander Soewers — recently earned their Eagle rank, the highest award in Scouting. Tom, son of King and Tess Tom of Glendale, joined the Scouts at age 6. His Eagle Scout project was building a stone bench for the La Crescenta Woman’s Club in Montrose. The design includes a bronze plaque and a pipe sealed with pictures and articles that will serve as a time capsule for the club. The base of the bench was covered with rocks from around the Crescenta Valley, donated by the members of the La Crescenta Woman’s Club and Troop 317. Tom also enjoys playing basketball and has been coaching the youth basketball programs at the Alpine