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Capitals-Golden Knights Game 1: Caps lead after Marc-Adndre Fleury puts puck in his own net

Capitals-Golden Knights Game 1: Caps lead after Marc-Adndre Fleury puts puck in his own net

Braden Holtby blocks a shot in the second period. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) Stanley Cup finals: Game 1 Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights Monday, May 28, 8 p.m. ET | TV: NBC • In-game updates: The Capitals took the lead, 4-3, less than two minutes into the third period after Marc-Andre Fleury accidentally kicked the puck into […]

LeBron James' eighth straight NBA Finals berth deserves to be appreciated

LeBron James' eighth straight NBA Finals berth deserves to be appreciated

BOSTON — There are those who place legacy in columns, draw the bottom-line report a total in accounting fashion. And there are those who are willing to work in areas of gray, in terms of nuance and circumstance. Some will say that Michael Jordan won six titles and Kobe Bryant won five (Bill Russell won […]

Ranking every player in the Stanley Cup Final

Ranking every player in the Stanley Cup Final

9:00 AM ET Emily Kaplan Greg Wyshynski Forty-nine players have appeared in a playoff game for the Washington Capitals or the Vegas Golden Knights en route to the Stanley Cup Final. Some of them have contributed mightily. Some of them have had their moments. One of them is from Australia. Here’s a ranking of every […]

Rain brings out red flag in Xfinity Series race at Charlotte

Rain brings out red flag in Xfinity Series race at Charlotte

Rain reared its head in the final stage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The red flag came out at Lap 172 for weather before a big downpour hit the 1.5-mile track. Weather brought out a caution earlier in the race as well. When the race resumes, TV coverage will […]

Friend defends Nick Diaz in wake of alleged domestic violence incident

Friend defends Nick Diaz in wake of alleged domestic violence incident

Story updated at 9:35 p.m. ET to clarify Matt Staudt’s relationship with Diaz and role in the MMA industry.  Nick Diaz remained in a Las Vegas jail Friday after being arrested for alleged domestic violence. Diaz, who is being held at  Clark County Detention Center, was charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation, as well […]

NBA Playoffs 2018: Warriors have become the Rockets, only not as good; everyone loses if Chris Paul can't go

NBA Playoffs 2018: Warriors have become the Rockets, only not as good; everyone loses if Chris Paul can't go

The Houston Rockets are one win away from the NBA Finals after outlasting the Warriors 98-94 in a completely wild Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday. Houston now leads the series 3-2 heading to Oakland for Game 6 on Saturday.  more western finals news There is so much to say about this […]

A Last Stand for the Golden Age of Men's Tennis

A Last Stand for the Golden Age of Men's Tennis

Since 2005, when Rafael Nadal won his first Grand Slam title at the French Open, men’s tennis has been dominated by five players. From then until now, the fabulous five—Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka—have won 50 Grand Slams. Other men have won just two. When you look at that on […]

Lenny Dykstra arrested for threatening Uber driver, drugs

Lenny Dykstra arrested for threatening Uber driver, drugs

Former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies star Lenny Dykstra was arrested early Wednesday morning in Linden, N.J., after allegedly threatening an Uber driver while in possession of drugs, according to NJ.com. The website reported that authorities said that the 55-year-old Dykstra was charged with making terroristic threats and a number of drug offenses. Ex-Mets, […]

NBA playoffs live: The Rockets recovered from a disastrous start to lead Warriors at half

NBA playoffs live: The Rockets recovered from a disastrous start to lead Warriors at half

(Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports) The Warriors have a chance to go up 3-1 on the Rockets tonight in Game 4, but James Harden and Co. have responded to letdown games before. Follow along with live updates during the game and jump into the comments to ask NBA reporter Tim Bontemps questions. The Rockets, who missed their […]

'Other Cavs,' led by Kyle Korver, open lanes for LeBron James

'Other Cavs,' led by Kyle Korver, open lanes for LeBron James

CLEVELAND — Asked to explain how the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to tie up the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics 2-2, winning two games in a row by a combined 39 points after dropping the first two by a combined 38, Kyle Korver didn’t mince words. “We were just relying on LeBron [James] […]