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One might think that the week cannot get any more full of drama, intrigue, and craziness when it comes to NBA free agency and specifically the Dallas Mavericks. One would be wrong.
ESPN reports that the Deron Williams is pursuing a release from the Brooklyn Nets under some form of buyout, at which …Deron Williams
NASCAR on Tuesday announced rules package changes for four of the final nine races of the Sprint Cup regular season and left open the possibility of more in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
The new packages, intended to stoke passing and enliven a product the series has found at times flat this season, …Texas Motor Speedway
As the United States national soccer team prepared to take the field in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday, the phone of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s top political fixer began to buzz.
It was Howard Wolfson, a former deputy mayor under Michael R. Bloomberg, and a more than occasional critic of his …
PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Tuesday that guard Evan Mathis' release last week was in response to "multiple" requests from agent Drew Rosenhaus.
"We were asked by his agent for a release on multiple occasions," Kelly said before Tuesday's minicamp practice. "We weren't going to come …Philadelphia
Being hit by a pitch is pretty much the opposite of fun. Just ask Anthony Rizzo, who currently leads the league with a ridiculous 14 plunkings. Ow, right?
But, while experiencing the collision of a small and dense sphere with one's body doesn't produce the most pleasant feeling, sometimes, it is kind …
Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd was formally charged with driving under the influence following a traffic stop early Friday in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania.
News of Boyd being taken into custody following a 2:35 a.m. traffic stop broke over the weekend, but Jefferson Hills police Chief Eugene …Traffic
BOSTON — When Boston 2024, the private group organizing the city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, unveiled its plans in January, it boasted that it would put on “the most walkable Games in modern times.”
Well, spectators may find themselves on some awfully long walks.
In a striking about-face, …
Tiger Woods’ struggles stem from his wayward tee shots and mental state, says Jason Day.
Questioning whether Tiger Woods has the motivation to win another grand slam event, starting this week at the U.S. Open, has become a popular parlor game among the punditry. When a playing peer questions the …
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — “Nothing better than being back in Vancouver!” Sydney Leroux wrote on her Twitter account Monday night.
On Tuesday, Leroux returned to B.C. Place Stadium with the United States national team for its final group match in the Women’s World Cup. Nigeria was the opponent, a …
USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt break down Stephen Curry and the Warriors' win over LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. USA TODAY Sports
CLEVELAND — Stephen Curry was never going to come out of the NBA Finals looking like the best player on the planet.
Not when …Stephen Curry
LeBron James has been absolutely dominant in the NBA Finals. He already has two triple-doubles and is insanely averaging 36.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists in the series. Without Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, James is literally doing it all for the Cavs and his play has brought up the …Lebron James
WASHINGTON — Front-office personnel for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, are under investigation by the F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors, accused of hacking into an internal network of the Houston Astros to steal closely …
After winning their third Stanley Cup in six seasons, the Hawks have become the rarest of things: An institution
Jerry Krause once controversially remarked: "Organizations win championships." It gave Chicagoans pause to even consider the possibility. Admittedly, the guy, though not an athlete, knows …Chicago Blackhawks
With two weeks left until this year's MLB All-Star Game voting closes, MLB has released its latest update and the Kansas City Royals have continued to dominate the ballot. They now have an MLB record eight players set to start for the American League.
The Royals, who have an AL-best 35-25 record, …Baseball
Wilmer Flores singled to cap a two-out, two-run rally in the 11th inning and the New York Mets ended Toronto’s team record-tying 11-game winning streak, beating the Blue Jays 4-3 Monday night.
The Blue Jays trailed 2-1 in the ninth before Jose Bautista tied it with his second home run of the game, …
I'm still a fan of replay in Major League Baseball because there are obvious calls that are missed and then correctly overturned. All too often, though, it seems that they still get it wrong. We saw two examples in the same game on Monday night between the Angels and Diamondbacks.
First up, this …Arizona Diamondbacks
NEW YORK – In a dressing room filled with forlorn faces coming to grips with the reality of a 0-3 series deficit in the Stanley Cup Final, there was some chatter about the impossible.
"I'm not going to lie to you – today, it's pretty much impossible to be upbeat," Rangers forward Brad Richards said …Los Angeles Kings
LAS VEGAS -- UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen has failed a random drug test and will not fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 on July 5.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission randomly tested Sonnen last month while he was in Las Vegas to attend a UFC news conference. Results confirmed the presence of two …
The latest round in the contentious legal wrangling over ownership of the Clippers is scheduled for Wednesday, when Shelly Sterling’s lawyers plan to go to court to ask a judge to sign off on her takeover of a family trust, an action she used to clear the way for her sale of the NBA …Donald Sterling
Only in professional sports, and more so in the NBA than anywhere else, can two people be hired to do two jobs they've never done and be paid a combined $85 million to do them. That's where the Knicks stand, as Phil Jackson's five-year, $60 million deal combines with Derek Fisher's five-year, $25 …
Orioles third baseman plans to appeal ruling resulting from incident with A's on Sunday
BALTIMORE -- In his apology following Monday night's game, Manny Machado said a suspension from Major League Baseball had crossed his mind. What the 21-year-old didn't say was that he would go along with whatever …
Bob Welch, a pivotal member of the A’s World Series teams of 1988, 1989 and 1990, has died at 57, the team announced today.
The cause of death was unavailable, the A’s said.
“I’m just speechless, heartbroken and sad,” Dave Stewart said of his friend and teammate.
Welch pitched for the A’s through the …San Francisco
Being surrounded by adoring fans and getting treated like a rock star suits Chandler Parsons just fine, which is probably why he'd like to stick with the Houston Rockets.
"I want to be here," Parsons told Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston while being mobbed by female fans at a Macy's fragrance …
The Phoenix Suns are in the Kevin Love sweepstakes, according to Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears, and they have the assets to make the Minnesota Timberwolves quite an intriguing offer.
Goran Dragic made the All-NBA third team this season, and Eric Bledsoe is 24 years old with All-Star appearances in his …Kevin Love
With the 422nd pick in the 2014 MLB draft, the New York Yankees selected pitcher Kenny Powers...errr, Sean Carley, out of West Virginia.
Powers is, of course, a fictional character played by actor Danny McBride in the hit HBO show Eastbound & Down, while Carley is a very real pitching prospect. He …
The MLB trade deadline is still nearly two months away, but with the amateur draft now in the rearview mirror, the rumor mill will likely start to heat up around names like Jeff Samardzija and David Price in the days and weeks to come.
This year's trade market figures to be very pitching-heavy, with …
Russell Martin isn’t having a great day.
Of the United States' four major professional sports, Major League Baseball's draft is the most difficult to assess. By a significant margin.
Starting with the obvious: There were 1,204 players taken over the three-day draft. That number alone is enough to fill all 30 teams' 40-man rosters—with four …