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Raptors president Masai Ujiri on firing Dwane Casey: 'Hardest thing I've done'

Raptors president Masai Ujiri on firing Dwane Casey: 'Hardest thing I've done'

The Raptors parted ways with Dwane Casey on Friday, but Toronto president Masai Ujiri said firing Casey was the hardest thing he’s done in his life.  Ujiri was emotional while explaining the decision go in a different direction from Casey, saying, “I can honestly say I don’t know that I’ll work with a better person.” “What an […]

Josh Allen thrown for loss (of words) at meeting Jim Kelly

Josh Allen thrown for loss (of words) at meeting Jim Kelly

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Rookie quarterback Josh Allen says the only time he became rattled during his first Buffalo Bills practice was when he was introduced to Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. The first-round draft pick says Friday he was ”shaking” while standing beside Kelly in a meeting of Bills quarterbacks past and present. Allen […]

David Price to start Saturday, cut down on playing Fortnite

David Price to start Saturday, cut down on playing Fortnite

NEW YORK (AP) — David Price considers himself a gamer — both on and off the field. Now he has to cut down on screen time. A longtime video game enthusiast, the Boston Red Sox ace was diagnosed this week with carpal tunnel syndrome. He has not pitched since May 3 but is scheduled to […]

Series preview: Young Boston Celtics look to stop LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers

Series preview: Young Boston Celtics look to stop LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers

For a few days at least, much of the talk about this rematch of the 2017 East finals will focus on what might have been. In what could have offered some poetic closure to the Eastern Conference portion of this season, former Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving would be taking on his old team and, […]

Warriors' Draymond Green Crashes Pelicans' Huddle, Peaks At Next Play

Warriors' Draymond Green Crashes Pelicans' Huddle, Peaks At Next Play

Photo via Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports Images How much of an edge did Draymond Green gain by being sly? The Golden State Warriors forward joined the New Orleans Pelicans’ huddle during Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinals series, providing fans with one of the postseason’s most comical moments. His huddle drop-in came in the first […]

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson tee off on each other ahead of Players first round

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson tee off on each other ahead of Players first round

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson walk off the 10th tee box hand-in-hand during a practice round for the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.(Photo: ROB SCHUMACHER, USA TODAY Sports) PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Phil Mickelson broke out the needle. Tiger Woods responded with a hammer. Ahead of the first two […]

Reds fall 19 games under .500 with third straight loss

Reds fall 19 games under .500 with third straight loss

CINCINNATI —  The Cincinnati Reds followed a familiar script Monday in losing their third game in a row and 27th game of the 2018 season. A poor performance by a starting pitcher, this time Homer Bailey, left the Reds in a 5-0 hole. Despite a late rally, they lost 7-6 to the New York Mets in […]

Capela, Rockets defense proving to be a mainstay during the postseason

Capela, Rockets defense proving to be a mainstay during the postseason

SALT LAKE CITY — Clint Capela provided the exclamation point to the Houston Rockets‘ 100-87 win over the Utah Jazz, swatting Joe Ingles’ layup attempt just before the final buzzer of Sunday’s Game 4, the big man’s career-high-tying sixth blocked shot of the night. Kevin Pelton answers questions on Capela’s unusual development, Playoff Rondo, LeBron’s […]

Baker Mayfield Took More Snaps Under Center with Browns Than All of College

Baker Mayfield Took More Snaps Under Center with Browns Than All of College

Tony Dejak/Associated Press Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield has been “under center more in two days of rookie camp practice than in his entire three years at Oklahoma and one year at Texas Tech,” according to Tony Grossi of ESPN.com. The Browns have been giving Mayfield a higher percentage of reps under center than […]

Sir Alex Ferguson Undergoes Emergency Surgery After Brain Haemorrhage

Sir Alex Ferguson Undergoes Emergency Surgery After Brain Haemorrhage

GLYN KIRK/Getty Images Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery on a brain haemorrhage after being taken into hospital on Saturday. The club posted a statement on Saturday evening confirming a haemorrhage was the cause: Manchester United @ManUtd Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well […]