Griffin sorry for ‘distraction’ caused by fight with Clips staffer

Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin issued a statement Tuesday night apologizing for punching a member of the team’s equipment staff during their current road trip, an incident that left him with a broken right shooting hand that will keep him sidelined for at least the next month. A situation among friends escalated and I […]

Troy Aikman thinks RG3 or Johnny Manziel will be Cowboys backup QB

Troy Aikman had to go and stir things up. Sitting with SI.com’s Maggie Gray, Aikman said he thinks that Robert Griffin III or Johnny Manziel will be a member of the Dallas Cowboys next season. “I believe as I sit here today that either Johnny Manziel or Robert Griffin III will be in Dallas as […]

Humbled by the Warriors yet again, LeBron James on verge of becoming irrelevant

LeBron James is not a selfish guy. He’s more than fine letting the limelight shine on his teammates. It’s one of his greatest qualities. He is, of course, so accustomed to having attention on him that he can afford to be generous with it. Perhaps no one on earth is less acquainted with the common […]

Texas AG says daily fantasy sports operators not legal in state

Daily fantasy sports games that charge players to compete cannot operate legally in Texas, the state’s attorney general said in a statement on Tuesday, making Texas the latest U.S. state to challenge the legality of such online contests. Online operators’ legal claims that they can “operate as an unregulated house” do not “square with existing […]

Dana White: Holly Holm will fight once before rematch with Ronda Rousey

Last year, Holly Holm leapfrogged Miesha Tate, who had been promised the opportunity, to get a shot at the women’s bantamweight title, then held by Ronda Rousey. On Wednesday, it appears that Tate jumped ahead of Rousey, who had been promised a rematch, to get the next shot at Holm, who scored the biggest upset […]

Would Lions’ Calvin Johnson really consider retiring at age 30?

Could another Detroit Lions legend walk away before his best days are behind him? A generation after Barry Sanders walked away from the NFL after sending a fax to his hometown newspaper after the 1999 season, the franchise’s best player since Sanders — wide receiver Calvin Johnson — is considering retirement, according to the Detroit […]

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Of the 32 names on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot, only two were approved Wednesday by baseball writers to join the immortals inside Cooperstown: Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. They’re two iconic sluggers of the 1990s with 1,057 homers between them, whose paths will cross again when they’re inducted July 24. Griffey, on […]

Cowboys coach Garrett ‘safe’ despite team’s poor record

Several head coaches are likely to be fired on Monday after the National Football League’s regular season finale but Jason Garrett is not expected to be among them, despite a dismal 2015 campaign with the Dallas Cowboys. Though the Cowboys have compiled a 4-11 record to sit last in the NFC East standings after starting […]

Cowboys closing in on addressing mess that was 2015 season

Dallas owner and general manager Jerry Jones uncharacteristically declined to talk to reporters after the loss to Buffalo on Sunday. Executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones didn’t want to discuss much beyond the meaningless finale against Washington. The Cowboys will have to address the mess of 2015 soon enough, which coach Jason Garrett seemed […]

Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, famed hoops jester, dies at 83

George “Meadowlark” Lemon, the basketball star who entertained millions of fans around the world with his antics as a longtime member of the Harlem Globetrotters, died Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 83. Lemon played 24 seasons and by his own estimate more than 16,000 games with the Globetrotters, the touring exhibition basketball team known […]


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