PORTLAND -- After a full week of sheer agony, Steve Kerr walked out of Moda Center late Monday night with hardly a bounce in his step but at least a modicum of hope in his heart. That’s the power of the Warriors coach feeling optimistic about his future health if not his present condition. The Warriors had swept the Trail Blazers out of the postseason, yes, but Kerr’s immediate concerns are more about life than basketball. This is a man on a desperate mission to end his chronic misery. In the 19 months since undergoing two back surgeries in the summer of 2015, Kerr has wondered if relief ever would come. It has not. And now, suddenly, he feels it might. Maybe. Since Kerr announced his decision
Serena Williams is swinging back at shocking comments from hall of fame tennis player Ilie Nastase that she says were “racist comments” made about her unborn baby. The Romanian tennis hero was asked about Williams’ pregnancy announcement at a news conference in her country Saturday and said: “Let's see what color it has.
The supply of running backs in the NFL is overwhelming. And the demand for their talents has been driven down by passing-focused offenses. So Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are adding running backs in droves. If free agent backs will agree to a deal of $3.5 million or less per year and they can help Tom Brady score touchdowns, then they’re on the team. Sign ’em up. That said, if they’re new to New England, they don’t get much job security — if any. Belichick doesn’t want his running backs hungry — he wants them ravenous. The Patriots added Rex Burkhead on a one-year deal worth $3.15 million. It screamed: Prove it. The back has shown the ability to excel on all four downs, though