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Gregg Popovich Weighs in on Debate About Resting NBA Players

Link to Media<p>San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich responded to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's memo regarding players being held out of games for rest, per ESPN's Michael C. Wright, saying, "I understand Adam's concern, and it's a legitimate concern."<p>He continued: "We all have it. We all feel …

Issues That Magic Johnson Must Address as LA Lakers' New Leader

With the playoffs nowhere in sight, Los Angeles Lakers fans knew the clock was running out on Jim Buss' tenure as the team's executive vice president of basketball operations. But it was still a shocker when the Lakers moved Earvin "Magic" Johnson into that role coming out of the All-Star …

Basketball

Laying Out 2017 MVP Cases for NBA's Top Candidates

We've viewed the race for the 2017 NBA MVP award as a two-man affair (between James Harden and Russell Westbrook) for so long that we've neglected other candidates' resumes.<p>Three of those guys—LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant—have won the hardware in the past. One, Kawhi Leonard, …

Basketball

How much could the Rams and Chargers make in their new stadium? We ran the numbers

The Rams and Chargers came to Los Angeles for one simple reason: money.<p>More specifically, the financial benefits from moving to the nation's second-largest market and into a cutting-edge $2.66-billion stadium.<p>But how much will Rams owner Stan Kroenke and Chargers owner Alex Spanos benefit from …

Tom Brady Tells the Story of the Super Bowl 51 Comeback

SOMEWHERE IN MONTANA — This was the most amazing thing about the two hours I spent with 39-year-old Tom Brady on Sunday afternoon in a cabin (well, …

San Diego interested in pursuing the Raiders if 'Vegas falls through'

The Raiders might have an option that doesn't include Las Vegas or Oakland<p>If the Raiders can't get things worked out in Las Vegas, the team might …

Super Bowl 51: Patriots vs. Falcons Kickoff Start Time, National Anthem Info

Super Bowl LI is just days away as the New England Patriots vie for their fifth Super Bowl title this century while the Atlanta Falcons go for their first (and just the second pro sports championship in its city's history).<p>It should be a great back-and-forth game that goes down to the fourth …

Super Bowl 2017: Patriots vs. Falcons Box-Score and Stats Predictions

The Atlanta Falcons dodged an early Super Bowl 51 disaster when <i>San Francisco Examiner</i> columnist Art Spander returned offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s backpack, which contained the game plan for the New England Patriots.<p>Sorry, conspiracy theorists. The Patriots didn’t attempt to sabotage their …