Oklahoma was impressive in 96-82 victory
Leaving an Instagram comment on a friend’s feed can be innocent even when those friends are Lindsey Vonn and Aaron Rodgers. Taking to social media Wednesday, Vonn explained her remarks made on the Packers quarterback’s Instagram feed after fans spotted a slew of comments made on Rodgers’ snaps, including a Derek Zoolander reference captured by Terez Owens. “Everyone is kind of blowing this Instagram comment thing with me and Aaron out of proportion,” Vonn said, per Uninterrupted. “We’re friends. I have friends just like everyone has friends, and I commented on his Instagram giving him a hard time because he is short comparatively to Za Za [Pachulia of the Golden State Warriors].” Rodgers, 33,
LeBron James’ future with Cleveland has been thrown further into doubt after the NBA star’s agent reportedly entered talks with the Lakers. James will be able to opt out of his contract with the Cavaliers next summer, and speculation over whether he will choose to exercise that right has grown this summer. He has been linked to the Houston Rockets, Miami Heat and the Lakers, who James’ agent, Rich Paul, reportedly has been speaking with with. Serena Winters, reporter for LakersNation.com, tweeted that Paul had spoken with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. She wrote : “Rob Pelinka says agent Rich Paul contacted him, noticing how patient the Lakers have been with their cap space: ‘Let’s talk.’”
Ecstatic to be headed to the New York Yankees, Todd Frazier had an idea something was in the works the minute he learned he was scratched from Tuesday’s game. Frazier stayed in the White Sox dugout for almost the entire 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers save for several trips to the clubhouse. The third baseman said he learned more and more with each trip back. Frazier had heard all of the rumors about where else he might be headed but it wasn’t until shortly after Tuesday’s game concluded that he, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle learned they would be headed to the New York Yankees in a deal that netted the White Sox four players, including highly touted prospect Blake Rutherford and veteran
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch continues to do good works in Oakland. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Marshawn Lynch’s celebrated return to the NFL to play for his hometown Oakland Raiders continues to be one of the better story lines of the offseason. And now comes word that Lynch has stepped up to prevent a landmark Oakland-area restaurant from closing by purchasing it. FOX 2 KTVU reports that Lynch has agreed to take over the operation of Scend’s Restaurant and Bar, a popular soul food restaurant that’s been in business since 1967. Current owner and operator Cassie Nickelson, who will turn 80 in August, is retiring. And Nickelson couldn’t be happier with Lynch buying her beloved business.
Mike Trout could have been a free agent this winter. Three years ago, he signed a $144.5 million contract extension that will keep him with the Los Angeles Angels through the 2020 season and ensure future generations of Trouts drive only the loveliest flying cars. In doing so, he kept baseball from the frenzy of all free agent frenzies.
Creating a list of the greatest hockey players of all-time is an arduous task. When myself, Dave Lozo and Sean McIndoe wrote “The 100 Greatest Players In NHL History (And Other Stuff)” – which is great vacation reading, by the way – establishing the criteria
In his inaugural edition of his new podcast, Redick said that Houston came hard at him and offered more total money in a longer deal. J.J. Redick said on his new podcast that the #rockets offered him more total money than #sixers. Said role in Houston wasn't what he wanted.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's left-handed catch of a foul ball at a Mets game last night didn't earn him much admiration from the crowd. The Mets were in a 4-0 hole playing the Cardinals on Tuesday when Christie caught the foul ball. It was a pretty solid catch, but that didn't stop Fox Sports announcer Dan McLaughlin, who was calling the game, to poke a little fun at Christie's beach shutdown controversy from earlier this month.
SOUTHPORT, England — Mark O’Meara, the 1998 British Open winner at Birkdale, struck the first shot of the tournament with his 6:35 a.m. tee time Thursday. And then he proceeded to take 80 more shots from there, finishing with an 11-over-par 81. His nightmarish day began with a quadruple-bogey 8 on the first hole, where he blocked his tee shot out of bounds in the driving rain and howling winds. “My day was toast and most people still hadn’t had their breakfast,” O’Meara said. “I wouldn’t say I was overly nervous. I thought I’d be more nervous. But I was not pleased when I hit that shot. I don’t think anybody would be. “My name is on my golf bag, I’ve won the Open, I’ve won the Masters, I’m in
For completed deals, check our transfers page. Transfer news Chelsea are holding out for £44m for Atletico Madrid target Diego Costa, 28, after agreeing a deal to sign his fellow striker Alvaro Morata, 24, from Real Madrid. (Independent) Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has played down talk of an imminent move for Spain international Costa. (Mirror) Liverpool are ready to bid £70m for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, having had a £66m offer rejected for the 22-year-old Guinea international. (Mirror) West Ham are set to sign former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 29, from Bayer Leverkusen. (Sky Sports) Manchester United are being linked with Paris St-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti,
Australian surfer Mick Fanning narrowly avoided a shark attack for the second time in three years in South Africa on Wednesday. Fanning, 36, was competing in the quarterfinals of the J-Bay Open in Jeffreys Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape against Brazilian Gabriel Medina when both athletes had to be pulled out of the water. Australian television footage showed the reported 8-10 foot Great White swimming around 600 meters from where Fanning and Medina were surfing.
With most of the major offseason moves already made in the NBA, it's probably a good time to take stock of whether any team has closed the gap on the rising dynasty in the Bay Area. Golden State is young and talented with most of its core players locked up for the next several years. The Warriors re-signed two-time MVP Steph Curry to a designated player extension worth over $200 million and also brought back NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant on a two-year deal that was about #9 million less than what he was entitled to under the league's collective bargaining agreement. Durant's willingness to give the Warriors a "hometown discount" allowed general manager Bob Myers to also bring back productive vets
Each stage of the Tour de France sees four riders awarded a special jersey. Every night, from the back of his van, Fabrice Pierrot prints the right size and color jerseys for the leaders and delivers them before the start of the next race. Photo: George Downs/The Wall Street Journal
Covering the NFL for almost 20 years allows you to make relationships with a bunch of people. So I thought I'd tap into some of those people as we gear up for New England Patriots training camp for a series of pieces about topics we've been kicking around. COMPARING THE 2007 AND 2017 PATRIOTS Offensive line and running backs Wide receivers and tight ends The panel consists of one former Pats player still in the game, two scouts of AFC teams, one front-office member in the AFC, and one NFC scout. They all requested anonymity for obvious reasons (as the player said, "hey, I might want to end up back there!") I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I had talking to these guys. Today's topic: Why
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants had their press conference room closely guarded Wednesday, and for good reason. Inside, a replica throne was waiting for Thursday’s “Game of Thrones” night, and it was waiting for a victorious manager. That set up a potentially awkward situation. Bruce Bochy has done so many morose press conferences this season, but Buster Posey made sure his manager didn’t have to sit on a throne and discuss another loss. Posey’s two-run pinch-hit double with two outs in the eighth gave the Giants a 5-4 win and allowed Bochy to soak in his “Game of Thrones” moment. “Duane Kuiper is the one who got me watching it,” Bochy said, looking comfortable. “The only thing about sitting in this
VOORHEES, N.J. At the junior level, scoring was second nature to Nicolas Aube-Kubel, like riding a bike after you figure out the balance aspect. Goals came in bunches and points piled up that was his game and it came effortlessly at times, especially over his final two seasons with the QMJHL's Val-d'Or Foreurs, posting back-to-back campaigns of 38 markers and 80-plus assists. "Usually in junior, scoring was always coming naturally to me, having points and goals," he said last week at Flyers development camp.
Giancarlo Stanton is not a happy camper. The star outfielder vented his frustrations over the Miami Marlins recent play following a 10-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, which dropped them to 1-5 following the All-Star break and 11 1/2 games out of first place in the NL East. To Stanton’s credit he did everything he could to help Miami right the ship.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is slated to retire later this year, but he’s said on multiple occasions that he’ll be back on the track, both for Xfinity races and perhaps for the occasional Daytona 500. Earnhardt is eligible, based on winning the pole at Daytona a few weeks back, but apparently won’t be participating.
I love the Lotus Evora. Last year at our Performance Car of the Year competition, I voted for the Evora 400 to take home our top honors. The lightweight Lotus looked great and drove even better. It was the perfect size and was exciting whether you were going 25 or 125 mph. I was smitten. The Evora didn't win, but it ended up second in the competition, a great showing for a car manufacturer many have left for dead at various times over the last six decades. Since then, Lotus introduced the Evora Sport 410, a lighter, more hardcore version of the car that I figured would be even better. While we haven't driven it, it sounds like it's great. Whoda thunk it? That means that this newest Evora, the
Arsenal fought back from a goal down to beat Bayern Munich on penalties in their opening International Champions Cup clash in Shanghai on Wednesday.
Longform podcast interviews are good for getting honest answers out of notable guests. Bill Simmons got former Bulls wing Jimmy Butler to open up about a wide range of topics in an hour-plus interview on The Bill Simmons Podcast. Butler said plenty of interesting things about his time with and exit from the Bulls. For starters, Butler opened up about how his draft day trade went down from his perspective. He said he was in Paris, playing cards with Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union. “It was a great game of spades,” Butler said. Butler recalled a comical reaction to his agent calling him in the middle of the game to let him know a move to Minnesota was likely. “I said ‘OK, cool,
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jason Day's caddie presented British Open officials with an interesting option on the par-4 ninth hole at Royal Birkdale. Colin Swatton wondered about hitting a tee shot onto the adjacent 10th fairway for a shorter, clearer shot into the green. The R&A responded with an invisible white line in the turf. In a decision aimed primarily at spectator safety, R&A chief rules director David Rickman issued a notice of a local rule for the week: "When playing the ninth hole only, a ball on or beyond the 10th fairway (defined by the edge of the closely-mown area) is out of bounds." Out-of-bounds stakes typically are on the boundary of a golf course. It is rare a links course to
Whatever happened with Ezekiel Elliott at a Dallas bar on Sunday night, he won’t face any legal trouble over it. Whether he finds himself in any more trouble with the NFL over that incident could be a different question. Police decided Wednesday to suspend the investigation of the incident ”due to the lack of a complaint,” which essentially means there were not enough witnesses and therefore no grounds for taking any legal action against Elliott.
BOSTON -- The Todd Frazier-David Robertson-Tommy Kahnle trade became official at midnight. Two minutes later, Deven Marrero couldn’t get an 11th-inning bunt down on three tries and struck out. The Red Sox and Blue Jays trudged into a marathon game from there, one that ended more than an hour later. Hanley Ramirez finally parked one over the Green Monster in the 15th inning for a 5-4 victory over the Blue Jays. So the Red Sox’ offense did scrape by Tuesday, but just barely. On the same night, the team’s front office was forced to watch as the Yankees launched a surprise attack in the trade market and poked the Red Sox in the eye. Want that third baseman? You can't have him. Too often, the Sox
The New Jersey Devils aren’t known for having one of the most talented rosters in the NHL, but that could change over the next few years. The last few drafts have been kind to the Devils, as they’ve loaded up on weapons like Pavel Zacha, Nico Hischier and Michael McLeod. All three players are capable of playing down the middle, which is a plus in today’s NHL.