Mitchell leads the class in throwback dunk contest
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:49:45 EST
Kevin Pelton slams out grades for every player in a contest that included tributes to three legendary dunkers.
Reports: Padres, 1B Eric Hosmer agree to deal
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:00:37 EST
The Padres have reached a deal with free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer, according to multiple reports.
LeBron doubles down on talking social issues
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:00:54 EST
LeBron James made his first public comments Saturday since Fox News host Laura Ingraham criticized the Cavaliers star for speaking out on the state of race relations in America and his view of the leadership in the White House.
Huggins hacked off by 35-2 disparity at FT line
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:25:32 EST
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was ejected for arguing with officials in the final minute of Saturday's loss at Kansas. Afterward, he revealed the main source of his ire: the disparity in the teams' number of free-throw attempts.
OU's Young: 'Getting guarded like nobody else'
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:33:34 EST
Oklahoma's Trae Young, who is just 4-of-27 on 3-point attempts over the past three games, says he is "getting guarded like nobody else in the country."
'We want Paul!' chants for Paul George in L.A.
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:45:00 EST
Fans chanted "We want Paul" when Paul George, who grew up near Los Angeles, arrived at Staples Center. George was evasive when asked if he'd play for the Lakers next season.
Rays trade RHP Odorizzi to Twins for prospect
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:25:51 EST
The Tampa Bay Rays traded starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league infielder Jermaine Palacios.
Villanova's message in Xavier win? Bet on us in March
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:25:31 EST
In a game that had Selection Sunday and Big East implications, the Wildcats showcased the competitive level only they can reach in a win over Xavier.
Can you draft an All-Star champ? Assemble your own superstar roster
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:50:38 EST
Assume the role of All-Star captain, assemble your team and choose a coaching style. Do you have what it takes to defeat Team LeBron or Team Steph?
Latest USA-Russia men's hockey clash just like it always was ... in the stands
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:47:32 EST
The fans were as expected on Saturday. Brash. Chippy. Frantic. Yes, it was Team USA against the Russians, and, in the stands, it felt like it. On the ice, it was something less so.
Curling is the darling of the Winter Olympics
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:54:12 EST
Every four years, when the world tunes in to the Winter Games, curling draws in new fans. Curiosities rise about the sport's subtleties -- and what exactly you call the oversize puck (it's a stone). USA Curling hopes to keep that enthusiasm up year-round.
Who will become NASCAR's most popular driver?
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:48:17 EST
After a string of 15 consecutive most popular driver awards, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have to pass the torch to a fresh face this year. In honor of Junior's original No. 8 car, here are eight likable choices.
Predicting NASCAR's biggest risers in 2018
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:44:56 EST
Chase Elliott in the top five? Erik Jones in the top 10? William Byron a fixture in the playoff hunt? Believe it. And those aren't the only ones due for a breakout season, according to Mike Clay.
NASCAR's youth movement in full effect
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:50:21 EST
Give Ryan Blaney credit. The 24-year-old driver, along with 22-year-old fellow Duel winner Chase Elliott, made the right moves at the right times to capture one of Thursday's qualifying races at Daytona.
Oklahoma in freefall after eighth loss in 10 games
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:38:10 EST
While Texas buoyed its tournament hopes with a season sweep, Oklahoma is battling a deep slump at the wrong time of the year.
Tar Heels have found their hustle as calendar nears March
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:13:07 EST
After going 4-5 in January, North Carolina has won five in a row in February by making the type of plays that win games in March.
Three outside-the-box answers to baseball's extra-innings issue
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:07:37 EST
Due up: Bryce Harper, Bryce Harper and Bryce Harper! As MLB experiments with pace of play, there are more intriguing ways to add spice to bonus baseball than by simply starting innings with a runner on second base.
CC Sabathia is the old man in Yankees' rotation but a new man on mound
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:05:40 EST
No longer the staff ace, the 37-year-old is content with helping turn his young Yankees teammates into contenders.
MLB stock watch: From superteams to enemies of Boras, here's where all 30 teams stand
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:08 EST
As spring training begins, we identify baseball's elite -- the teams with a chance to compete -- and those who aren't even trying to win this year. Where does your squad land?
Lowe's 10 things: The epic NBA tank battle is coming
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:00:15 EST
This week's highlights include James Harden's defense, Jaylen Brown, a gorgeous Nuggets play and bad teams being very bad.