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.
Well, somebody had to speak up. About something. The Cubs are almost to the midway mark of the season and, despite ridiculously underachieving so far, have carried on as if they are running away with the division instead of bear-hugging .500. Miguel Montero’s criticism of Jake Arrieta’s slow delivery to home plate of course is being framed as a selfish catcher trying to make excuses for his weak arm. Anthony Rizzo rushed to Arrieta’s defense because the comfortable tend to protect their own. And that’s why the Cubs designated Montero for assignment Wednesday morning. They don’t want anyone disrupting the storyline of a team that believes its own fiction, the fiction that everything will turn
About 10 years ago, Mike Greenberg told Golf Digest that breaking 80 was among the top three things he hoped to accomplish before he died. (The top two: family happiness and seeing cancer cured.) Greenberg has scooted under that limbo bar, even shooting a 77 at Muirfield in Scotland. But at times the game still makes him go batty. Monday was one of those times. During a skills challenge at Olympia Fields featuring Phil Mickelson and LPGA stars Stacy Lewis, Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson, Greenberg grabbed a wedge and tried to hit a 40-yard chip into a square target. As Bon Jovi would sing, it made it halfway there. Greenberg was ticked enough to try again after the pros had cleared the stage.
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
Jonathan Bernier Age: 28 Height: 6-0 Weight: 184 Last team: Anaheim Ducks 2016-17 cap hit: $4.15 million Scouting report After being drafted 11th overall in 2006, Bernier was a highly-touted goaltender coming up in the Los Angeles Kings system and performed well in a backup role for five seasons in L.A. But with Jonathan Quick in Los Angeles, Bernier was blocked from getting a viable opportunity to be a No. 1 with the Kings. In June 2013, they shipped him to Toronto. Bernier did not capitalize on his opportunity with the Maple Leafs, however. He never established himself as a high-end starting goalie in three seasons despite a strong first year. In 2013-14, Bernier was 26-19-7 with a 2.68 goals-against
Pending free agents almost always express loyalty to their current team, whether or not they actually plan to re-sign. That’s what makes Danilo Gallinari‘s comments stand out. Gallinari, via Premium Sport, as translated by E. Carchia of Sportando:
When Taco Charlton got drafted by the Dallas Cowboys, it seemed likely that a Mexican restaurant was going to make a deal with the former University of Michigan defensive end. "We had meetings with a bunch of restaurants that sell tacos and we were looking for a long-term relationship," Charlton's agent, Joel Segal, said. The winner of the sweepstakes to land Charlton was revealed Tuesday, and Taco Bueno prevailed. The 3,000-employee company has more than 180 stores in seven states, but roughly half of those restaurants are within the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. "I actually fell asleep towards the back end of the first round of the draft," Taco Bueno CEO Mike Roper said. "But when I woke up
The Titans made Vince Young the third overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, and he played five seasons in Tennessee, all for coach Jeff Fisher. Young doesn’t think Fisher did much to help him develop as a franchise quarterback. Young detailed for Sports Illustrated all the ways he felt mistreated by Fisher, who declined to comment for the story.
The smiles were around as the newcomers of the Bulls put on their best faces as the new era of Bulls basketball was officially presented to the public. The men who brought them to Chicago, John Paxson and Gar Forman, began the painstaking task of introducing Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen to a skeptical public that believes the Bulls were robbed without a ski mask for Jimmy Butler. Sitting next to them was coach Fred Hoiberg, who’s entering his third season with a third different roster and a chance to change a narrative that’s largely nondescript to this point. “Thursday night we made a decision to move a great player (Butler),” Paxson said. “But over these last four or five days,
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 27, 30 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond on July 27. CB Josh NormanIt may not be accurate to say that Norman was down at the end of last year.
Tim Tebow was moved up a level by the Mets on Sunday. New York Mets “prospect” Tim Tebow appears to be on the fast track. Tebow wasn’t exactly tearing it up with the Columbia Fireflies, hitting just .220/.311/.336, with three home runs, over 224 plate appearances. After 64 games, the Mets decided he was ready for the next level.
BOSTON It doesnt really matter whats holding Hanley Ramirez back: his health, his desire to play through injuries, neither, both. The Red Sox need him to hit better as the designated hitter, or give someone else a chance in his place. From May 27 on, Ramirez is hitting .202 with a .216 on-base percentage and .369 slugging percentage.
Every time I think about Tiger Woods telling a police officer he cannot bend over and tie his shoes, there is a voice in the back of my head that I simply can't shake. It's something I never thought I'd think, much less say out loud: I don't want this man to try to play golf anymore. Tiger's body is broken. This has been apparent for a long time, but the golf universe seems so emotionally (and financially) invested in his return, we keep holding out hope that he can be rebuilt, like The Six Million Dollar Man. We're deluding ourselves. It's clear he has been in physical pain for much of his adult life, and no miracle back surgery is likely to change that narrative. Throughout his prime, Tiger
For NHL schedule nerds, Tuesday felt a bit like Christmas.* On the Forecheck’s Dirk Hoag is mostly retired from hockey blogging, but he still puts out his beloved “super schedule,” and he combined with Alex Daugherty to do a 2017-18 version, which you
Two months out of the picture, Britt McHenry briefly reinserted herself into the ESPN drama — before attempting to cover it up. The sports reporter, who was one of approximately 100 employees ESPN let go in April, suggested in a since-deleted Twitter comment Monday she knows why the Worldwide Leader sent her packing: She’s a conservative at what she apparently sees as a liberal network. “I mean I’ve been openly Conservative… look how that ended up…” McHenry wrote in response to a tweet slamming ESPN for arguing it’s not liberal, according to a screengrab from The Big Lead. McHenry’s political reasoning comes at a time when ESPN’s supposedly liberal-leaning content has been widely debated, even inside Bristol.
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England lost to Germany on penalties in the semi-finals of the Under-21 European Championships. Yahoo Sport traces the repeated failure of our 12-yarders……
Whatever animosity there is between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook — and I don’t think it’s as much as some people want to drum it up to be — is more from the Westbrook side. Monday night Westbrook won the NBA MVP award, and deservedly so after his historic season. Tuesday, Durant was congratulating the winners in the community section of his YouTube page, and that included Westbrook.
The all-time pay-per-view record was set in 2015, when 4.6 million customers purchased a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. If the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is going to break that, it will have to do it without at least one customer. “The real fight and the best fight is [Gennady] Golovkin vs. Canelo [Alvarez],” Pacquiao told Yahoo Sports.
An Arizona judge on Monday ordered Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd to serve one day in jail for failing alcohol tests that he blamed on a type of fermented tea. The hearing was meant to give Floyd a chance to make his case regarding the failed alcohol tests and another appearance he missed earlier this month, which stemmed from a 2016 drunken driving arrest in which Scottsdale police say they found the then-Arizona Cardinals receiver passed out behind the wheel. Floyd and his lawyer did not attend the Scottsdale City Court hearing and had a teleconference with Judge Statia Hendrix. Hendrix ordered Floyd start his additional jail time Monday evening in Phoenix before concluding his
Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (above) will fight Tonya Evinger for the UFC women’s featherweight title after Megan Anderson withdrew from the bout Tuesday for personal reasons. The bizarre odyssey that the UFC women’s featherweight division has been on since its founding in February took another strange twist on Tuesday when Megan Anderson pulled out of her title bout with Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, scheduled for UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif., for personal reasons.
A college softball pitcher just showed up Kansas City Royals catcher Drew Butera. Paige Parker of the University of Oklahoma Sooners got a chance to warm up with the Royals before a recent game, blowing away Butera with an assortment of pitches. Safe to say the @Royals were impressed when @paigeparker008 warmed up last week before her first pitch.
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.
Jeremy Zuttah manned the center position for the Baltimore Ravens in 2016. After having a rough season, Zuttah was traded by the Ravens to the 49ers. In an article from Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun, Zrebiec mentioned the team’s desire to get bigger at center for the future. How aggressive and strong are the players that are fighting for the starting role, is one of the most important things to decide. Currently, Baltimore has three centers entrenched in a battle for the starting role. John Urschel, Ryan Jensen, and Matt Skura are the combatants. The question is, who will win the position? “Ravens officials did talk about the need to get bigger and more physical at center after Jeremy Zuttah