The 9 most impressive rookies in NBA summer league, ranked

Las Vegas Summer League is all about the rookies. Teams get an early chance to see if their draft picks have improved on their college scouting reports, while the players get a unique opportunity to leave a strong first impression in front of an NBA audience. This was considered a strong draft class, and summer league only reinforced that idea. Even as a few notable lottery picks like Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Denver’s Michael Porter Jr. sat out, the rookies put on a show that will leave lots of fanbases optimistic heading into the season. These were the nine best rookies at Las Vegas Summer League. Sexton willed the Cavs to the semifinals at summer league by doing the same thing he’s done all

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Official: Kawhi to Toronto, DeRozan to Spurs

The Toronto Raptors have acquired forward Kawhi Leonard in a larger trade package that sends guard DeMar DeRozan and a first-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs.
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Tierney re-signs with Sharks after career season

Forward Chris Tierney has re-signed with the San Jose Sharks following a season in which he set career highs in nearly every major statistical category.
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Titans’ Casey to protest despite anthem policy

Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey is planning to protest social injustice and police brutality this season, despite the NFL’s new anthem policy.
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UNC’s Fedora: Game of football is ‘under attack’

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora believes football is “under attack” and that players must weigh the “risk versus the rewards” of the sport.
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By George! Kawhi no lock for Lakers in 2019-20

It appears L.A. is the big winner with the news that Kawhi Leonard has been traded to the Raptors. But Paul George was supposed to be headed to Los Angeles, too.

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Pop on end of Kawhi saga: ‘Time to move on’

With the Spurs sending Kawhi Leonard to the Raptors, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says it’s “time to move on.”
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NBA players echo DeRozan’s thoughts after stunning trade

DeMar DeRozan expected to be a Raptor for life, so when he was traded on Wednesday, his reaction on Instagram was strong, as was that of his NBA colleagues.
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2018 NFL All-Retirement team: Revis, Witten lead all-star squad

We built a 23-man roster of players who hung up their cleats this offseason. Here’s who made the cut on a stellar offense and so-so defense.
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Is Darrelle Revis a Hall of Famer? Yes. First ballot? Let’s debate.

Darrelle Revis was a generational talent, but will he get into the Hall of Fame on his first try? Our Insiders break down his chances.
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Lowe: What the Kawhi trade means for Raptors, Spurs and NBA

How will Toronto and San Antonio move on? Zach Lowe breaks down the trade and its major implications on all sides.
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This is brand new territory for the Spurs

San Antonio is facing a significant transitional period without Leonard. But the franchise has been preparing for this moment.
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What does future hold for these two All-Stars?

Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will start in the All-Star Game tonight, but the real intrigue around them will come this winter.

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Why a young Knick might be this year’s Kyle Kuzma

Can NBA summer league predict surprise stars and busts in July? Kevin Pelton takes a close look at what summer league really means.
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Summer league title game stars to watch when the real season tips

Who are the players to watch on each summer league team, and what kind of impact could they have when the real NBA season begins?
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2018 NFL All-Retirement team: Witten, Murray lead all-star squad

We built an entire 22-man lineup of players who hung up their cleats this offseason. Here’s who made the cut on a stellar offense and so-so defense.
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Man with a plan: Rosen’s blueprint to fix NCAA

Josh Rosen isn't going to whine about the broken NCAA system. He and his partners mapped out a plan and are hoping to start a meaningful conversation.

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Why each Home Run Derby participant will (and won’t) win

This year’s Home Run Derby field is the youngest in the history of the event, so here’s an introduction to the eight sluggers participating on Monday.
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Can Jabari Parker get the happy ending Derrick Rose couldn’t?

Parker still holds the former MVP in high regard despite Rose’s fallout with Chicago. Now the newest Bull looks to rewrite some homecoming history.
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What no deal means for Le’Veon Bell and the Steelers

There are several implications of another franchise tag, starting with Le’Veon Bell likely being done in Pittsburgh after this season.
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2018 FIFA World Cup — Hot Fans From Around The World!

2018 FIFA World Cup Hot Fans From Around The World! 1 7/14/2018 12:01 AM PDT It's likely your team didn't advance to the final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow … but it's not a total loss (unless you were rooting for USA, then you totally lost).There were plenty of winners from around the world in the crowds of the soccer stadiums to help you feel like your country still scored! Give our gallery of hot World Cup fans a try, and see the sexiest soccer supporters who traveled the globe to get in on the epic spectator sport!  Four more years, four more years!

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Vegas, Fleury reach 3-year, $21M extension

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has agreed to a three-year, $ 21 million extension that keeps him with the Golden Knights through the 2021-22 season.
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This was supposed to be Bryce Harper’s All-Star Game

The stage was set for the Harper hometown Midsummer Classic, but given the walk year he’s having, should he really be front and center?
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LeBron James sits courtside for Lakers’ summer league game in Vegas

Lakers fans in attendance gave the three-time NBA champion a standing ovation as Los Angeles’ new king cheered on his new teammates.
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NFLPA exec: Serious player concern over betting

An executive for the NFLPA says he’s concerned over the protection of athletes’ privacy, data and public perception following the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule a federal ban on state-sponsored sports betting.
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Bleus control: France never went full-speed

We only saw glimpses of what France can do at the height of its powers in this World Cup, and a dirty little secret about how to win it all is to blame.

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Pavelski leads, Barkley last at celeb golf tourney

Sharks captain Joe Pavelski maintains a one-point lead after the second round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe on Saturday. Crowd favorite Charles Barkley was alone in last place.
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Olbermann: Want to fix the All-Star Game? Turn it upside down

With interleague play and modern technology, the thrill of the Midsummer Classic is gone. It’s time to try something completely different.
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Sources: Nets reach two-year deal with Napier

The Nets add to their depth at guard by reaching a two-year deal with Shabazz Napier, according to sources.
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Tomlin’s spirits high as Bell deadline closes in

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin still believes a long-term deal with running back Le’Veon Bell could be reached before Monday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline.
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Your complete guide to All-Star week

From Futures Game names to watch to Midsummer Classic storylines — and of course the Home Run Derby in between — here’s what you need to know as baseball’s best hit D.C.
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Rating the best and worst NBA moves so far

Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of every major and minor deal. Who improved? And what is still to come?
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Michael Irvin sides with HOF on T.O. decision

Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin supports the decision not to acknowledge Terrell Owens individually during the enshrinement weekend in August.
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Steph Curry Gets Ankles Broken By Caddie at Golf Tournament

Steph Curry can't even let his guard down in the offseason … 'cause the dude's getting challenged WHEREVER he goes — even on the golf course!! Curry was participating in the practice round at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe on Thursday … when his own caddie grabbed a basketball and put the NBA superstar in a blender!! Curry's reaction is hilarious … the dude even reenacts his infamous mouthpiece toss from the 2016 NBA Finals!! (Obviously, Curry was in on the joke … but, it's still really funny) BTW — there's a TON of athletes competing in the tourney Friday — from Sean Payton to Jared Goff to Vince Carter. But, they didn't get crossed up

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Class-action status denied for concussion case

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson has denied class-action status for the former NHL players suing the league over concussions.
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Harper gets talking to after jogging to first base

After Nationals star Bryce Harper failed to run to first base after a ground ball Friday, manager Dave Martinez said he spoke to the star about the incident and that there were no lingering issues.
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DeMarco Murray retires after seven seasons

Running back DeMarco Murray, who was named the 2014 Offensive Player of the Year, announced his retirement Friday after seven seasons in the NFL.
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Matthysse can deliver KO to Pacquiao’s career

Lucas Matthysse is no wide-eyed rookie with dreams of hitting it big, but possibly sending Manny Pacquiao into retirement Saturday would be special.

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Kerber stuns Serena to win Wimbledon crown

Angelique Kerber won her third career Grand Slam title, beating Serena Williams at Wimbledon to deny the seven-time champion her record-tying 24th major.
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Bulls sign Chicago native Jabari Parker

Chicago native Jabari Parker is returning to his hometown after signing a two-year, $ 40 million deal with the Bulls, according to sources.
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Class in session: Sean Payton, Drew Brees teach NFL Lingo 101

The Saints’ dynamic duo has been speaking the same language for 12 seasons, producing one of the most sophisticated attacks in NFL history.
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Jabari Parker and the Bulls a good match?

Jabari Parker has jumped from the Bucks to the Bulls. Kevin Pelton breaks down what to expect from Parker going forward.
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Sharks’ Pavelski up early at celebrity golf event

Sharks captain Joe Pavelski held a slim lead over former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer after the first round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.
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Finding the next Sean McVay: Head coaches who call plays

It’s in vogue these days to get a head coach who also can call offensive plays, with 14 of the 32 current head men currently holding both roles.
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Anderson beats Isner in epic men’s semifinal

Kevin Anderson defeated John Isner 26-24 in the fifth set to reach the Wimbledon final against either Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic.

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Anderson outlasts Isner 26-24 in record semifinal

Kevin Anderson prevailed in the longest Wimbledon semifinal ever, beating John Isner 26-24 in the deciding set of a marathon that lasted 6 hours, 36 minutes.
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What league insiders are buzzing about at NBA summer league

Here’s what league insiders have been chatting about at Las Vegas summer league.
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Bring neutral site NHL games back to North America!

Sure, they still play them overseas, but North America deserves them, too. Plus, Cake Foul of the Week, John Tavares’ goodbye to Isles fans and more.
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Best nickname in every NFL locker room: Origins of ‘Beast Mode,’ more

Marshawn Lynch is synonymous with his on-field moniker. Who else answers to unique nicknames? Here’s one for all 32 teams.
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Knick of time: N.Y. finally building the right way

New York is committed to a patient approach and avoiding the siren call of ill-advised long-term contracts, but next summer's free-agency period will be the test.

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Oakley arrested, accused of cheating in Vegas

Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with committing a fraudulent act while gambling.
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Who do the top 2018 NHL draft picks remind us of?

What do the Buffalo Sabres really get with Rasmus Dahlin? How about Brian Leetch? We compare some top 2018 draft picks to players you already know.
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How ‘All-Go Special Halfback Seam,’ other plays came to be

We run through the steps taken to develop three plays that were massively successful, from conception to the final execution on game day.
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Meet the people who keep NCAA Football video game alive

The popular EA Sports game was discontinued five years ago, but a group of hardcore fans has kept it from going extinct.
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Croatia punches World Cup final ticket in thriller

Mario Mandzukic scored in the 109th minute as Croatia defeated Harry Kane and England 2-1 in an enthralling semifinal.

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The best contract for every NHL team

Not including entry-level deals, who’s providing the most value? From Nicklas Backstrom to Mika Zibanejad, here’s the list heading into 2018-19.
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Croatia thrive in extra time to reach World Cup final

For the third straight game, Croatia needed extra time. For the third straight time, they won, knocking out England to reach the World Cup final.
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Lowe: Biggest winners and losers of NBA free agency

With LeBron in L.A. to make the West even stronger, Zach Lowe bounces around the league to assess the best and worst moves.
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Bills’ McCoy hires defense attorney amid probe

LeSean McCoy has hired defense attorney Don Samuel after his former girlfriend was allegedly beaten and robbed at a house owned by the Bills running back.
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Steve Kerr’s Joke About DeMarcus Cousins Won’t Sit Well With Rest Of NBA

As the old saying goes, the rich get richer. The Golden State Warriors have embodied that notion and then some this summer. Mere weeks after winning their third NBA championship in four seasons, the Warriors somehow managed to upgrade as DeMarcus Cousins agreed to join Golden State on a one-year deal. While taking in summer league action in Las Vegas over the weekend, Warriors coach Steve Kerr couldn’t help but joke about his team adding yet another superstar. The Warriors already had an embarrassment of riches, and the addition of Cousins makes the two-time defending champions flat-out ridiculous. Then again, titles aren’t won on paper, so we’ll have to wait and see if the new-look Dubs live

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Ayton outshines Bamba, leads Suns to 3-0 mark

Deandre Ayton outplayed fellow top rookie Mo Bamba, marking the second time in three Las Vegas Summer League games that the Suns rookie has shown he is up to the task of performing like a top overall draft pick.
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Lightning sign Kucherov to 8-year extension

The Lightning have signed star forward Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year $ 76 million extension.
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Police: Cards GM said he was security director

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim misrepresented himself when approached by police, according to a report for his DUI arrest.
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France punches its ticket to World Cup final

Following a rollicking, but scoreless, first half, France took a 1-0 lead early in the second when Samuel Umtiti scored off a corner kick and it held up.

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Stephenson: It’s ‘actually funny’ to join LeBron

After years of antagonizing him on the court, Lance Stephenson says it’s “actually funny” he and LeBron James are now teammates on the Lakers.
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McCoy denies allegations; police investigating

The Bills and the NFL are investigating allegations made against LeSean McCoy by an unidentified woman on Instagram, claims which the star running back has denied.
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Sources: Carmelo meeting with prospective teams

Carmelo Anthony and his representatives have met with Houston Rockets and Miami Heat officials in recent days with the permission of Oklahoma City Thunder, in advance of Anthony’s inevitable departure, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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The inside story on Ronaldo’s move from Madrid to Juventus

Ronaldo has rocked soccer (again) by leaving Real Madrid for Juventus. Here’s the inside story on why this transfer makes sense for all involved.
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The NHL’s future in esports

After a successful inaugural NHL Gaming World Championship, the league’s next steps include getting all 31 teams involved. Here’s what comes next.
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Antonio Brown at 30: Where will he finish among all-time greats?

Anything seems possible with Antonio Brown. As he turns 30, is a run at Jerry Rice’s records in the cards?
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Youth soccer is a business, and U.S. is worse for it

If Croatia, a nation smaller in size and population than Indiana, can advance to the semifinals of the World Cup, where is the United States? Follow the money.

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How Blues GM Doug Armstrong won the summer

St. Louis didn’t make the final table in the John Tavares derby, but Armstrong made a handful of shrewd moves that set up the team well in 2018-19.
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Will Hawks’ Trae Young be a better passer than shooter in NBA?

Atlanta’s rookie point guard has struggled with his shot in summer league. Should the Hawks be concerned?
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NFL Nation predicts: Best 2018 newcomer in all eight divisions

Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum are among the newcomers who will impact their divisions. But it isn’t all about the quarterbacks.
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5-on-5: Who is the new king of the post-LeBron East?

LeBron’s Hollywood arrival opens the door to the Finals for a host of East contenders. How will the conference shake out without King James? Our experts assess a new era in the East.
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Gruden’s second act may not be child’s play

Chucky is back with the Silver and Black, but will Jon Gruden's tactics work in today's NFL? One this is for sure: It'll be fascinating to watch.

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Ayton vs. Bagley: Who won the battle of the top two picks?

We break down Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton and Sacramento’s Marvin Bagley III after their highly anticipated matchup in summer league.
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Best trade fits for Pacioretty, Panarin, Skinner and more

Free agency is largely over, but these 10 players could still be on the move via trade this summer.
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Eli Manning’s SB XLII helmet up for auction

The helmet Giants quarterback Eli Manning wore during New York’s Super Bowl XLII upset of the Patriots is going up for auction following a memorabilia fraud lawsuit that was eventually settled.
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ESPN’s 2018 AL and NL All-Star picks

Who were unanimous picks as All-Star starters? Does Bryce Harper make the team? Our experts make their selections. Watch the All-Star selection show on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET.
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Croatia ends Russia’s World Cup run on PKs

A wild extra time period sent the last World Cup quarterfinal to penalties, and Croatia turned back Russia in a tense shootout.

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NBA summer league: One player to watch on every team

What should fans and teams be looking for from the most interesting prospects at Las Vegas summer league?
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The biggest questions in the NHL this summer

Where will Erik Karlsson land? Who’s the next player to get a lucrative extension? Which teams are getting third jerseys? We tee up the offseason.
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Follow live: Host Russia faces tough Croatia for spot in semis

Croatia is into its second World Cup semifinal, where it will face England.
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Cardinals GM Keim cited for DUI on July 4

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim apologized, saying, “I truly regret my incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions” after he was cited for a DUI on July 4 in Arizona.
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Belgium holds off Brazil in World Cup quarters

Belgium built a two-goal second-half lead in the World Cup quarterfinal, but Neymar and the Brazilians stormed back and nearly tied it in stoppage time.

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Fallout from the first wave of NHL free agency

We look at the situations for the Islanders, Canadiens, Kings, Blue Jackets and more. Plus, Jersey Fouls and … “Rick and Morty” goalie masks?
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James Washington a ‘workhorse’ for Steelers and family farm

Farming isn’t a convenient storyline for Steelers rookie wide receiver James Washington, but a way of life that has helped prepare him for the NFL.
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Follow live: Brazil, Belgium clash for spot in semifinals

Belgium has Brazil in trouble. Can it close out the tourney favorites and face France in the semifinals?
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There is a war brewing between Lonzo Ball and the Lakers

With each leak, the foundation of Lonzo Ball and the Lakers’ relationship seems to weaken. It is no secret that Ball and his ever-volatile father, LaVar, were determined to have him get drafted by the Lakers and build their legacy there. Ball had a respectable rookie season for the Lakers when healthy, but with LeBron James in Los Angeles and in need of another star, Ball’s future there is as precarious as ever. The Lakers have been in talks with the Spurs for the disgruntled Kawhi Leonard, but the Spurs seem more enamored with Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and future draft picks than they do Ball. Any chance of Ball being included in that trade, however, seemed to end when it was reported

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Sources: Suns, Booker closing in on max deal

The Suns and guard Devin Booker and progressing toward finalizing a max contract extension worth $ 158 million over five years, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Canadiens’ Weber undergoes knee surgery

Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber, already recovering from foot surgery, underwent a procedure last month to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the team announced.
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Raiders’ Conley files countersuit vs. woman

Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley filed a counter lawsuit on Monday against the woman who said he raped her last year. The woman filed a civil lawsuit in April after a grand jury declined to indict Conley last August.
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Kansas hires ex-Arkansas AD Long as new AD

Jeff Long was hired Thursday to be Kansas’ new athletic director, replacing Sheahon Zenger, who was fired in May.
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To beat Brazil, Belgium must bench a star

Belgium's four best players are attackers, but two are playing out of position. That won't work against Brazil, so manager Roberto Martinez will need to make a change.

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Senators assistant GM seeks dismissal of charges

The lawyer representing Ottawa assistant general manager Randy Lee tells the Associated Press he will enter a not guilty plea and file a motion to dismiss harassment charges against his client. Lee has been suspended by the Senators.
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LeBron was a great get. But why did the Lakers sign Stephenson, McGee and Rondo?

The unexpected signings that went down after the LeBron deal are part of Magic Johnson’s plan to support his new superstar and his changing game.
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Sources: Amir Johnson staying with 76ers

Free agent Amir Johnson has decided to return to the 76ers after agreeing to a one-year contract, according to league sources.
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Giants’ Jenkins: Friend’s death ‘hurts my heart’

Janoris Jenkins wrote on Instagram on Thursday that the death of his close friend Roosevelt Rene at his New Jersey home last month “hurts my heart.” Jenkins’ older brother, William Jenkins Jr., has been charged in Rene’s death.
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Sources: Bjelica, 76ers agree to one-year deal

Free agent forward Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a one-year, $ 4.4 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told ESPN.
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Mini oral history: Scott Foster’s wild night in Chicago’s goal

Blackhawks players and personnel recount the night that accountant-by-day Scott Foster took the ice, making seven saves in 14 minutes.
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The NFL’s most important players: These 160 will decide season

Which five players will have the biggest impact on each team’s playoff hopes? NFL Nation weighs in.
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Lowe: Kawhi trade talk mystery, and which teams could get involved

Will the Lakers or another team step up and make a deal for Kawhi Leonard? Zach Lowe breaks down the Kawhi conundrum.
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In baseball and music, this Pirates pitcher rocks

The story of Steven Brault — the left-hander who sang the national anthem prior to an MLB game last month — is one of persistence, timing and sacrifice.

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We traded Manny Machado to every team. Here’s whom he helps most

All 29 other teams would get better with the O’s star added to their roster, but the Machado bump could put these contenders over the top.
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Robin Lehner deal a rare win for the Islanders

After witnessing an exodus of talent this week, the Islanders landed one of the best remaining free agents.
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Fantasy football sleepers, busts, breakouts for 2018

Our panel of fantasy football analysts offers expected surprise performers, disappointments and those who will take their game to another level.
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The Lakers baffled the NBA world with 4 moves immediately after landing LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers made one of the biggest moves in NBA history on Sunday by landing LeBron James in free agency. And then they proceeded to baffle the NBA world with some head-scratching moves over the next 24 hours. After signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $ 12 million deal (a sensible move), the Lakers continued by signing Lance Stephenson, one of James' biggest rivals, to a one-year, $ 4.5 million contract. They then added center JaVale McGee to a one-year, minimum deal. On Monday, the Lakers renounced their rights to free agent big man Julius Randle, a young, talented player with big potential, to sign 32-year-old point guard Rajon Rondo to a one-year, $ 9 million deal. The

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Sharapova out after first round Wimbledon loss

Maria Sharapova had never lost in the first round at Wimbledon until Tuesday’s defeat to fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko.
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Packers RB Jones suspended 2 games

Packers running back Aaron Jones will be eligible to return for the team’s Week 3 game against Washington following his suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
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Yes, the Warriors got even better – deal with it

You can be mad about what Golden State has done and has become, but they did it the right way, through drafting and creating a winning atmosphere to attract stars.

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Sharks-Thornton deal grades out well for all parties

The veteran celebrated his 39th birthday by signing a one-year, $ 5 million deal to return to the Sharks.
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Sources: Evans agrees in principle with Pacers

Tyreke Evans has agreed in principle to a deal to join the Pacers, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Doug McDermott has also agreed to join Indiana.
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Sources: Nuggets trade Chandler to 76ers

Denver saved millions in luxury tax by trading the expiring contract of Wilson Chandler to Philadelphia.
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49ers linebacker Foster suspended 2 games

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was suspended two games by the NFL for violating its conduct policy.
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Roundtable: Best, worst deals in first wave of NHL free agency

Did the Leafs make the best deal in landing John Tavares? Which multiyear deal will the team or player regret? Where will Erik Karlsson land?
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England end their penalty curse

For the first time since 1996, England won a shootout. The triumph came in a feisty World Cup game, in which Colombia equalised in the last seconds.
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How LeBron’s move changes Kawhi Leonard trade talks

Our experts discuss L.A.’s new complications in a Leonard trade and what other options San Antonio could consider.
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The picks, hits and moments that defined Kam Chancellor’s career

The hit on Vernon Davis. The 90-yard interception return. The tone-setting, bone-rattling hit in Super Bowl XLVIII. These are the plays that define the Legion of Boom’s most feared player.
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Basketball is just a piece of LeBron’s move to L.A.

If LeBron James had wanted to chase another ring, he would have gone to Houston or Philadelphia. Going to L.A. and the Lakers is strictly business.

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Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

The Maple Leafs landed John Tavares, but they weren’t the day’s only winner; likewise, the Islanders have company on the losing side of the ledger.
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Belgium completes remarkable rally to beat Japan

Belgium looked beaten, down 2-0 with 30 minutes left. Then a surge sparked by two unlikely heroes and a last-minute goal gave the team a win to remember.
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Rating the best and worst NBA moves and contracts

Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of every major and minor deal. Who improved? And what is still to come?
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The lessons of Kam Chancellor: What made Seahawks safety so great

The former fifth-round pick, a feared defender who seemed to announce his retirement on Sunday, had a massive impact on the league.
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LaMelo Ball horrid from 3-point range in Junior Basketball Association

SportsPulse: The former NBA point guard had a blast filming with costars Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O'Neal, Reggie Miller and others. LaMelo Ball, touted as the marquee player of the Junior Basketball Association (JBA), is doing something extraordinary. Extraordinary awful. Three games into the inaugural season of the JBA — a league started by LaVar Ball for NBA hopefuls who don’t want to play college basketball — LaMelo Ball is 3-for-32 (9.3 percent) from 3-point range, including 0-for-16 in the past two games. Ball, 16, was 0-for-9 from 3-point range Friday in a 130-108 loss to the New York Ballers that dropped Los Angeles’ record to 2-1. He is averaging 41 points on 38.3 percent shooting from

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2018 NHL free agency: All the latest signings, trades, grades

We’re keeping track of every notable signing and trade throughout the offseason right here, with a signing tracker and expert grades.
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Colts RB Turbin suspended for PED violation

Colts RB Robert Turbin has been suspended four games for using performance-enhancing drugs and is eligible to return on October 1.
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Dramatic penalty shootout propels Croatia

After both sides scored early, Croatia and Denmark’s Round of 16 clash was deadlocked for over 120 minutes before Ivan Rakitic netted the decisive kick.

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NBA free agency: Every new contract and extension

How is NBA free agency shaking out? We’re tracking all the deals being made across the association.
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Drake broadcaster Cotlar dies in flash flooding

Larry Cotlar, a longtime Iowa sportscaster, died after being swept away in flash flooding in Des Moines on Saturday after his van stalled on a flooded street.
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Eagles’ Bradham banned 1 game for ’16 assault

Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham has been suspended for the first game of the 2018 NFL season, he said Friday on Twitter. The suspension stems from a 2016 incident in which he was charged with aggravated assault.
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NBA free agency: Latest buzz, rumors and reports

The market is officially open, and NBA free-agency news is coming in fast. Stay up to date with the latest rumors and rumblings.
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Rating the best and worst NBA moves so far

Kevin Pelton provides team-by-team analysis of every major and minor deal from Day 1. Who improved? And what is still to come?
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Despite losing his leg, former NFL RB Isaiah Pead is back on the run

Isaiah Pead’s NFL career never got on track before an auto accident resulted in a leg amputation. But now, he’s focused on becoming a Paralympian.
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Uruguay ousts Ronaldo, Portugal from World Cup

Edinson Cavani scored two goals as Uruguay sent star Cristiano Ronaldo and reigning European champion Portugal home with a 2-1 victory in the Round of 16.

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Devils re-sign goalie Lack to 1-year, $650K deal

Backup goalie Eddie Lack, who appeared in four games for the New Jersey Devils last season, has re-signed, general manager Ray Shero announced Saturday. The team acquired Lack from Calgary in December.
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Derwin James has shown flashes of his enormous potential

The Chargers put a lot on the plate of talented first-round pick Derwin James this offseason, and he’s responded with a little help from his teammates.
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Cavani delivers as Uruguay oust Ronaldo, Portugal

Edinson Cavani exorcised his big-game demons with a brilliant brace, but his injury could put a damper on Uruguay’s ousting of Ronaldo and Portugal.
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Expiring contracts to watch in NBA trade talks

Which players on expiring deals could be on the move? We look at the potential sellers and trade pieces.
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Lonzo, LeBron and LaVar: Could it work in L.A.?

The Lakers have a very good chance to get LeBron James in free agency, especially if they can land Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. But one big question would still remain.

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Temple decides to opt in with Kings for $8M

Garrett Temple, who averaged 8.4 points and 2.3 rebounds last season, has exercised his $ 8 million player option to remain with the Sacramento Kings.
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