ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack. Smith’s commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2′s ”First Take” last Friday about the NFL’s two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray […]

Lakers name Byron Scott is new coach

The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach Monday night. The Lakers finally made the long-anticipated announcement in a news release. Scott will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday at the Lakers’ training complex. Scott told reporters last weekend he had been hired by the Lakers, who have been without a […]

NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. Move on to Steve Ballmer, who paid a record price for the team and is now a step closer to finally owning it. The Clippers are a potential powerhouse team next season, with two All-Star […]

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 […]


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