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Lakers' Lonzo Ball set for MRI after suffering left knee contusion

Lakers' Lonzo Ball set for MRI after suffering left knee contusion

LOS ANGELES — Lonzo Ball will undergo an MRI on his left knee Thursday after suffering a contusion in the third quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ win over the Dallas Mavericks. Lakers head coach Luke Walton said his rookie point guard is undergoing the MRI to be safe. Ball was kneed in the back […]

Is Shohei Ohtani Being Set Up to Fail Amid Unprecedented Hype, Expectations?

Is Shohei Ohtani Being Set Up to Fail Amid Unprecedented Hype, Expectations?

B/R TEMPE, Ariz. — The Legend of the Japanese Babe Ruth landed here in the United States long before Shohei Ohtani reported in the flesh to the Los Angeles Angels‘ spring training. But when the Tijuana Toros roughed him up in a B-game, and he went through a 2-for-20 start at the plate with seven […]

It's a Catch! NFL owners approve 'Dez Bryant' rule

It's a Catch! NFL owners approve 'Dez Bryant' rule

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Maybe it’s too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears. No matter, the NFL has a simplified catch rule designed to eliminate confusion — and, the league hopes, controversy — about receptions. Team owners unanimously approved the new language Tuesday, with basically three elements defining […]

Markelle Fultz available to play for 76ers after missing 68 games

Markelle Fultz available to play for 76ers after missing 68 games

PHILADELPHIA — 76ers rookie guard Markelle Fultz will return to action on Monday for the first time since Oct. 23, coach Brett Brown said in his pregame news conference before the 76ers face the Denver Nuggets. “It was [Fultz]’s decision,” Brown said. “It’s been fluid and I get goose bumps telling you all that. I’m […]

Jets rescind 'pretty high offer' to free agent Ndamukong Suh

Jets rescind 'pretty high offer' to free agent Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh spent the past three years with the Dolphins, after his first five came with the Lions. (Harry How/Getty Images) It came as somewhat surprising news recently that the Jets made “the biggest offer” to free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. But given that the offer was made, it came as equally surprising news Sunday […]

NCAA Tournament Bracket 2018: Schedule, Odds and More for Sunday's Elite 8 Games

NCAA Tournament Bracket 2018: Schedule, Odds and More for Sunday's Elite 8 Games

Lance King/Getty Images Three big-name men’s basketball powers take the court Sunday with two spots in the Final Four on the line. Despite the 2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament belonging to Cinderella teams, No. 1 Villanova, No. 1 Kansas and No. 2 Duke survived the first three rounds. The one surprise in the quartet of […]

Elliott, Hamlin still think about Martinsville wreck, but say they've moved on

Elliott, Hamlin still think about Martinsville wreck, but say they've moved on

Mike Hembree, USA TODAY Published 1:31 p.m. ET March 24, 2018 CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Hembree previews the upcoming race in Martinsville. USA TODAY Sports Chase Elliott’s No. 24 Chevrolet spins out and crashes into the wall near the end of last season’s playoff race at Martinsville Speedway.(Photo: Lee Luther Jr., USA TODAY) MARTINSVILLE, […]

Source: Broken pinkie to sideline Giants' Madison Bumgarner 6-8 weeks

Source: Broken pinkie to sideline Giants' Madison Bumgarner 6-8 weeks

San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner suffered a broken bone in his pitching hand after being hit by a line drive on Friday against the Kansas City Royals. The Giants said X-rays showed the 28-year-old had a broken bone on the outside of his left hand. A source tells ESPN’s Buster Olney that Bumgarner broke […]

Kings owner tells crowd after Sacramento protests: 'We are all united in our commitment'

Kings owner tells crowd after Sacramento protests: 'We are all united in our commitment'

Kings owner tells crowd after Sacramento protests: ‘We are all united in our commitment’  ESPN NBA: Crowd sparce at Kings-Hawks game after protesters block entrace to Golden 1 Center  Los Angeles Times Protest outside Sacramento Kings arena after Stephon Clark shooting delays NBA game  USA TODAY The police shooting of Stephon Clark is the latest to draw Black […]

Dallas Cowboys to make first FA signing, linebacker Joe Thomas

Dallas Cowboys to make first FA signing, linebacker Joe Thomas

PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 28: Dorial Green-Beckham #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the ball after a catch and is tackled by Joe Thomas #48 of the Green Bay Packers in the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Free agency has left […]