Knicks owner James Dolan (left) has a rooting interest in keeping Clippers owner Steve Ballmer (right) out of Inglewood. In a roundabout way, the New York Knicks plan to sue in order to prevent the Los Angeles Clippers from moving to Inglewood, Calif., and this time Knicks owner James Dolan might actually in the right. If you’re wondering why, here’s the long and short of it: Dolan founded the Madison Square Garden Company, which is worth roughly $9.4 billion and includes both the Knicks and The Forum in Inglewood.
Shark Week kicks off Sunday night with four premieres: The evening begins with Great White Shark Serial Killer Lives (7 p.m. ET), which uses DNA technology to confirm if the same shark is responsible for the particularly aggressive attacks that have struck California’s Surf Beach every other fall since 2008. Watch the clip above of Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, cage-diving with great whites for the first time in South Africa, and you understand why “the race” that pits his speed in open water against that of various sharks involved them all swimming in separate heats. Shark-Croc Showdown moves the action to Australia, where saltwater crocodiles — which can grow up to 18 feet and have a bite twice as strong as a great white — have been filmed clashing with other shark species over green sea turtles in a remote wilderness called the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory.
Four-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili is finalizing a contract to return for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told ESPN. On Wednesday, he confirmed on Twitter that he is returning for the 2017-18 season. Ginobili will turn 40 next week. He plans to push back retirement for at least one more season, league sources said. Ginobili is one of the most decorated international players in basketball history, a three-time NBA All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist and a Euroleague MVP. Ginobili made $14 million in 2016-17, during which he averaged 7.5 points and 18.7 minutes.? The Spurs are also working to finalize a new deal with free-agent center Pau Gasol, league sources said.