McIlroy wins “Open’

Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf’s oldest major championship. Now he’s got his eyes on a new jacket. Something in green, preferably. With a grind-it-out performance on the final day of the British Open, McIlroy checked off another requirement for joining perhaps the most exclusive club in the […]

The Los Angeles Lakers are the big winners in the Carlos Boozer sweepstakes

Carlos Boozer could not clear waivers. The recently-released former Chicago Bulls forward was picked up by the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday afternoon, when it was revealed that the Lakers’ winning bid of $3.25 million (as first reported by Marc Stein of ESPN) was enough to secure the services for the former All-Star. Boozer’s final […]

NBA’s Bill Russell collapses during Tahoe speech

Celtics officials say NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell is doing OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe. Team spokesman Brian Olive says the 80-year-old Russell felt faint after the Thursday morning fall at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village, Nevada, but was planning on returning home to Seattle this evening. […]

British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand. In golf vernacular, it’s called a driver. Woods smashed it into the wind on the 528-yard hole and didn’t need to watch where it landed to realize […]

Heat, Wade agree to 2-year deal

Dwyane Wade is staying with the Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he’s ever known some flexibility in the coming years. Wade agreed Tuesday to a two-year contract to stay in Miami, the second of those seasons a player option, said a person familiar with […]

LeBron James returns to Cavs: ‘I’m coming home’

If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged his image and crushed a long-suffering city’s championship hopes, James is coming […]

A-Rod ok’d for PEDs prior to MVP season, report

Suspended Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez asked for and received an exemption from the league to use a banned performance-enhancing drug during his all-star career. A new book, “Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era” alleges that prior to Rodriguez’s 2007 MVP season, the disgraced New York Yankee […]

Pau Gasol emerges as the biggest wild card in free agency

The best teams in the NBA are all pushing to sign free agent big man Pau Gasol. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, and San Antonio Spurs have all expressed interest in Gasol in recent days. While the NBA free agency dominoes won’t really start falling until LeBron James decides what he’s going […]

Tiger Woods returns with a 3-over 74

One of the phrases that Tiger Woods has stuck with his entire career is, “if I’m teeing it up, I’m playing to win.” Tiger Woods won’t play again until British Open after next week, according to report PGA That changed with his unexpected return to the PGA Tour after back surgery, announcing to the world […]

AP sources: Mavs getting Chandler back from Knicks

Dallas and the New York Knicks have agreed to a six-player trade that would bring center Tyson Chandler back to the Mavericks three years after he helped them win a championship only to leave right away in free agency. Two people with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday the Mavericks would send guards Jose Calderon, […]


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