Sports

Kyle Korver, champion Cavs still getting to know each other

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kyle Korver feels mostly moved in. Off the floor, that is.<p>The newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers still has some adjusting to do before he feels completely at home with the NBA champions, who have struggled of late.<p>"Every day it gets better and better," he …

Basketball

Double Bird-Toting Chargers Fan Kicked Out Of L.A. Event For Loudly Interrupting Dean Spanos

Chargers owner Dean Spanos held an event in Los Angeles to introduce his team to its new city today. The Chargers, clearly ready to create a unique …

Los Angeles

Ben Simmons could debut for Philadelphia 76ers after All-Star break

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons could make his much-anticipated NBA debut shortly after the All-Star break, league …

NBA

Nation's No. 2 Recruit Not Happy With Clemson's Latest Coaching Move

The Tigers’ latest coaching move will affect his recruitment.<p>Xavier Thomas, the No. 2 recruit in the 2018 class per 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, is …

College Football

Real Madrid vs. Celta Vigo: 2017 Spanish Copa del Rey Leg 1 Score, Reaction

Real Madrid fell to a shock defeat in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, losing 2-1 to Celta Vigo on Wednesday.<p>Iago Aspas' strike for the visitors was cancelled by Marcelo's volley, and it was left to defender Jonny to grab the momentous second-half …

Real Madrid

Chelsea's talent factory cashes in again - how they became the best 'selling club' in the Premier League

When Chelsea made their move for Demba Ba in December 2012, ahead of the transfer window opening, the agents involved thought it would be a simple, lucrative deal. After all, there was a clause in Ba’s contract at Newcastle United – a £7 million release fee – and they would collect a reputed …

Chelsea FC

Nebraska’s Much-Needed New Look Could Lead To Success In 2017

Nebraska hired Bob Diaco to upgrade the defense, while the offense will have a new quarterback. Perhaps a refinement is all that was needed for the …

College Football

Ivan Rodriguez, Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell prove Hall of Fame does forgive

The trio played during two of the worst scandals in Major League Baseball.<p>Two of the players played through the heart of the steroid era, and were suspected of performance-enhancing drug use.<p>One played during the cocaine era, and testified during the Pittsburgh drug trial that he used cocaine …

Baseball

2017 MLB Hall of Fame results: Ivan Rodriguez shares moment he got 'The Call'

Rodriguez was emotional after finding out he was voted into the Hall of Fame<p>Wednesday night, Ivan Rodriguez became one of baseball's newest Hall of Famers. Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines were voted in as well.<p>Rodriguez was at home when he received "The Call," informing him he is going to the Hall of …

New York Yankees

‘I want to be the ace’: Here’s the bright future of Yankees rotation

James Kaprielian said he didn’t spend much time looking at what the Yankees did this offseason.<p>Justus Sheffield is still adjusting to life as a …

New York Yankees

Steelers safety Sean Davis fined $24k for helmet-to-helmet hit against the Chiefs

Davis will appeal the fine for a hit that sent Chris Conley to the sideline.<p>Steelers safety Sean Davis has been fined $24,000 by the league for a helmet-to-helmet hit that left Chiefs receiver Chris Conley shaken up late in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh’s Divisional playoff win Sunday night.<p>The …

NFL

Plymouth Argyle vs. Liverpool: Score and Reaction from 2017 FA Cup Replay

Liverpool advanced to the fourth round of the 2016-17 FA Cup after a first-half goal from Lucas Leiva gave the Reds a 1-0 victory over League Two Plymouth Argyle in Wednesday's third-round replay.<p>Manager Jurgen Klopp's side will face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fourth round of the competition as …

Liverpool FC

The Clippers Aren’t The Clippers Without Chris Paul

<i>This is</i> <i>Back of the Envelope</i><i>, FiveThirtyEight’s home for shorter, quicker posts.</i><p>The L.A. Clippers’ snakebit injury history continued Tuesday night, …

NBA

Konta kicks things off at Australian Open, Day 4

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Johanna Konta, who made a spirited run to the semifinals at last year's Australian Open, will attempt to advance to the third round when she kicks off Day 4 action at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday.<p>Konta plays Naomi Osaka of Japan in what should be perfect weather …

Australian Open (Tennis)

Here's how much salary cap space your favorite NFL team will have in 2017

The NFLPA released the salary cap rollover numbers for the 2017 league year<p>For 28 of the NFL's 32 teams, the offseason has already started, which means there are 28 teams out there already focusing on free agency.<p>When teams are putting together a plan for free agency, they have several things to …

NFL

Is the world ready for Ryan Lochte’s ‘new image’?

New year, new Ryan Lochte?<p>That’s what one company wants you to believe with 2016’s disgraced Olympian at the center of its new advertising campaign. …

Summer Olympics

Coach of the year candidate Scott Drew turns Baylor's low-star talent into star team

Baylor coach Scott Drew sure can coach ’em up. That sentence doesn’t jive with the image you see of him as simply an aggressive recruiter. It doesn’t fit with the (unfounded) criticism you still hear of his in-game coaching.<p>But consider the number of top-50 recruits on this year’s roster: Zero.<p>The …

College Basketball

Hall of Fame: Bonds and Clemens are closer to getting in, but still far from it

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens made significant gains in the 2017 balloting, but what does that mean?<p>Foremost among the many subplots of the 2017 round of BBWAA Hall of Fame balloting is the intertwined fate of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.<p>In a vacuum, Bonds and Clemens would be unassailable …

Baseball

Johnny Manziel Explains What He's Doing To Make An NFL Comeback

Johnny Manziel wants a comeback.<p>The Cleveland Browns cut Johnny Manziel in March of 2016. The former Texas A&M star hasn’t played a down in the NFL …

NFL

Cowboys fan with 'Super Bowl LI' tattoo made update that doomed Dallas' chances next season

Preemptive championship tattoos have to be right at the top of the list for most ill-advised tattoo decisions. They almost never work out.<p>Back in December, comedian Jordan Garnett got a “Super Bowl LI Champions” tattoo, featuring a Dallas Cowboys logo. The Cowboys, of course, lost their Divisional …

NFL

Patriots' Bennett remaining himself during playoff run

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — To step into Martellus Bennett's world is to be in a place that is both spontaneous and full of introspection.<p>In his first season in New England, the Patriots tight end has brought a mellow vibe and unique personality to an organization that usually shies away from …

NFL

Jose Canseco thinks PED users should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Major League Baseball slugger Jose Canseco, who wrote the book "Juiced," on steroid users in MLB, had strong reactions to Wednesday's …

Baseball

IndyCar drivers eager to keep momentum as season nears

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Last fall, James Hinchcliffe kept dance fans on their toes.<p>Now he's hoping those memorable moves help the IndyCar Series take an even bigger step — expanding its audience.<p>Less than two months after surprisingly toe-tapping his way to a runner-up finish on the hit show "Dancing …

Auto Racing

Baseball Hall of Fame: Vladimir Guerrero comes up short but should eventually get in

The power hitter with the powerful arm missed election by just a few votes in 2017<p>On Wednesday, we learned that hard-hitting, hard-throwing Vladimir Guerrero just missed election to the Hall of Fame in his first year on the ballot. Specifically, Guerrero garnered 71.7 percent support from voting …

Baseball

Report: Members of Knicks want to part ways with Anthony

The relationship between Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson has seemingly deteriorated to the point of no return, and the end result could very well be …

NBA

Vicious Dunk Brings Down The House, Sends Coaches Scrambling

Pity the poor defender who found himself in sophomore Chase Hunter’s path on this play. He probably thought he had a chance at drawing a charge or at …

Watch Tom Brady try (and fail) to speak German with Sebastian Vollmer

Tom Brady can do a lot of things, but speak German is not one of them.<p>Patriots lineman Sebastian Vollmer, who grew up in Germany, tried to get his …

NFL

Southampton 1 Norwich City 0: Saints march on thanks to Shane Long's injury-time winner

It can be safely assumed that the ecstatic celebrations that greeted Shane Long’s injury-time winner were not solely prompted by the prospect of an FA Cup fourth-round tie against Arsenal.<p>For many inside St Mary’s, it must also have been relief that they would not be subjected to another 30 minutes …

Soccer

Curt Schilling pitched his way into Hall of Fame and talked his way out

CLOSE<p>Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Pudge Rodriguez were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. USA TODAY Sports<p>Our long national nightmare is over, at least for another year. The Baseball Hall of Fame voters have spoken, attempting to do the impossible, to make sense of a nonsensical …

Baseball

A furious San Diego fan interrupted the Chargers’ rally in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Chargers held their first rally at The Forum on Wednesday, and not every fan in attendance was happy about the move.<p>As Chargers owner Dean Spanos was speaking to the crowd, a San Diego fan continued to yell at Spanos, voicing his displeasure about the relocation. He was confronted …

San Diego