Month: April 2021

12:49 AM ET Steve Kerr believes there is a fundamental flaw plaguing this era’s NBA game. After watching his Golden State Warriors get outrebounded 57-34 in Thursday night’s 126-114 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kerr spoke matter-of-factly about the lack of boxing out he sees in today’s game. Brushing off the idea that his team
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Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards points to the reason why the team has performed better in the fourth quarter throughout the season. The Minnesota Timberwolves are well out of a playoff spot, but they are embracing the role of spoiler. That was evident on Saturday, when the Timberwolves defeated the first-place Utah Jazz 101-96. Plenty
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12:26 PM ET Associated Press CLEVELAND — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has apologized for his on-court tantrum Monday night, saying his behavior was out of line and out of character. “That wasn’t me,” Love said. The five-time All-Star spoke Wednesday following Cleveland’s shootaround practice before facing the Orlando Magic. Love did not take any questions
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7:00 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN HEATHER MAYFIELD WAS five months pregnant when she went to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband, Brian, accompanying her for an ultrasound appointment on a chilly January day in 2000. Upon the revelation that their first child would be a boy, the couple quickly
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Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Ryan Garcia withdraws from bout due to ‘health and wellbeing’ concerns by Curtis Calhoun The Golden State Warriors’ road game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans will be Marvel-themed. If you are really into The Avengers, then you are really going to be into ESPN’s May 3 telecast of
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10:28 PM ET Terrence Clarke, a freshman guard for the Kentucky Wildcats this past season, died following a car accident in the Los Angeles area on Thursday, it was announced. Clarke’s mother was at his side when he died, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Clarke was 19 years old. Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant John
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Russell Westbrook had this classic reaction in a press conference after the Washington Wizards’ win. The Wizards beat the Golden State Warriors last night, but the most “interesting” part of the game may have been Westbrook’s meme-worthy reaction that had fans smiling and shaking their heads. Classic Russ. On Wednesday night, the Wizards narrowly closed
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (not in uniform) at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports NCAA gymnastics championship broadcast was a quantum leap forward by Lela Moore 5 breakout stars to watch for Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021 by Russell S. Baxter The Knicks have many happy fans these days and you
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3:31 AM ET The Minnesota Timberwolves dedicated their game ball to George Floyd’s family after defeating the Sacramento Kings 134-120 on Tuesday night. The win came hours after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the murder of Floyd in Minneapolis last May.
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LaMarcus Aldridge signed with the Brooklyn Nets, hoping to win that elusive ring. Instead, a medical scare led to a surprising retirement announcement. On Thursday morning, LaMarcus Aldridge released a statement announcing his retirement from the NBA. The statement revealed that he had suffered from an irregular heartbeat, which sparked the surprising decision. “My last
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Damian Lillard joined LaMarcus Aldridge’s retirement parade by writing an appreciation post on Instagram to his former teammate. For his first three seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard was teammates with LaMarcus Aldridge, who announced his retirement Thursday after citing health reasons. Portland reached the playoffs in each of the final two seasons
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Apr 19, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer argues with officials following the game against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports What are the rules for the Professional Fighters League? by Thomas Albano The Phoenix Suns defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in overtime on Monday on
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5:13 PM ET Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter by a jury Tuesday for his role in the murder of George Floyd last May outside of a local convenience store. Floyd’s death, and the video which showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for about
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12:19 PM ET Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder said Tuesday that Chesapeake Energy Corp. has terminated its arena naming rights agreement. The move was effective immediately, though the team said the name will remain until a new partner is found. The original 12-year agreement was announced in 2011, but the Thunder said the
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7:56 PM ET Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo pulled out his phone, looking to see who had texted him after his game-winning baseline jumper to beat the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, 109-107. “Let’s check,” he said, scrolling through a pile of messages. “My mommy. Juwan Howard. And all my friends and homeboys. Closest people.”
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 13: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets wears a shirt supporting social justice before the start of a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center on April 13, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protests continue across the U.S. after 20-year-old Daunte Wright was recently killed by a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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Indiana Pacers’ player Myles Turner did a mother a strange but endearing favor by signing her baby’s head. Talladega Nights, anyone? The sports world has its fair share of crazy (but mostly well-intentioned) fans, whether it’s a Cleveland Cavaliers supporter preemptively getting a “2015 NBA Champs” tattoo or parents who named their newborn child “ESPN.” In
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The MVP race looked like one of the most engaging of the last decade, but as other stars faded away, Nikola Jokic has become the clear frontrunner The NBA has never officially said what the word “valuable” means, so voters and fans have all created their own particular mix of criteria for what it means
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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports Carlos Rodon completes his road to redemption with a no-hitter by David Salituro Even Luka Doncic couldn’t have planned Wednesday night’s buzzer beater against the Memphis Grizzlies. Down two points with just seconds remaining against the Grizzlies, Doncic made one of the shots of
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2:26 PM ET The Brooklyn Nets continue to be undermanned. They announced that Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge will be out Wednesday night against the 76ers, in addition to star James Harden remaining sidelined. The good news for Brooklyn is that Kyrie Irving is available to play after missing Tuesday’s game against the
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5:00 PM ET As the Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets resume play after Monday’s game was postponed in the wake of the police shooting of Daunte Wright, Wolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas said he hoped playing Tuesday would “give our guys a platform to show and say what they feel.” “We live here,”
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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – NOVEMBER 16: Alize Johnson #24 of the Indiana Pacers warms up before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 16, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions
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2:51 PM ET The Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Wild all postponed games on Monday following the police shooting of Daunte Wright on Sunday night. “Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is
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Apr 10, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. (33) reacts after hitting a three point basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports South Carolina football: Jaycee Horn is perfectly fine with everyone’s fake 40 times by John Buhler Packers:
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3:33 PM ET Golden State Warriors rookie center James Wiseman suffered a tear to the meniscus in his right knee and could miss the rest of the season, sources told ESPN. Wiseman, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft, underwent imaging Sunday for an injury suffered on Saturday night. Further consultation with
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9:14 AM ET Forward Alize Johnson has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets worth up to $4.1 million, his agent George Langberg told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Johnson’s productivity parlayed two consecutive 10-day contracts into the new deal with the Nets. Johnson had his choice of a bit more guaranteed money elsewhere, but
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7:29 PM ET Former major league slugger Alex Rodriguez and billionaire Marc Lore are finalizing a deal to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves from majority owner Glen Taylor, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday. Taylor will continue to hold full control of the team for two years before Rodriguez and Lore take over in 2023.
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12:18 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — All it took for the Boston Celtics to end their season-long seven-game homestand with a victory Friday night was a 17-point comeback to force overtime, and the best game of Jayson Tatum‘s career. The 23-year-old All-Star finished with a career-high 53 points — including 35 points in the
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12:31 PM ET Toronto Raptors guards Fred VanVleet and DeAndre’ Bembry and Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker have been suspended one game each without pay for leaving the bench area during an on-court altercation during the Lakers’ 110-101 win on Tuesday. Raptors forward OG Anunoby and Lakers big man Montrezl Harrell were fined for
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Feb 28, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) goes to the basket between LA Clippers center Serge Ibaka (9) and forward Kawhi Leonard (2) in the third quarter at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports Lance McCullers isn’t sure the Astros want to keep him by Brad Berreman Florida
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Jrue Holiday, Milwaukee Bucks. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) 1 veteran Cleveland Browns could trade before the NFL Draft by Cole Thompson Point guard Jrue Holiday will remain with the Milwaukee Bucks for the foreseeable future. Milwaukee Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday has agreed to a massive extension to stay put. The Athletic and Stadium’s
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7:00 AM ET How does the NBA play-in tournament work and which teams will participate during the 2020-21 season? The league first tested out the play-in round during the 2020 NBA restart in Orlando, Florida, with the Portland Trail Blazers topping the Memphis Grizzlies to get the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs. In
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Mar 26, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Blake Griffin (2) is defended by Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) in the second half at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Women’s March Madness: Paige Bueckers, UConn too much for Caitlin Clark, Iowa by Patrick Schmidt Blake Griffin made his return
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Kevin Love is hurt again and Collin Sexton seems frustrated that one of his highest-paid teammates can’t seem to stay on the floor. Things have been far from smooth for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. After winning their first three games and playing with vastly improved effectiveness at the defensive end, they’ve tailed off dramatically.
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12:46 PM ET Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday has agreed to a four-year, $135 million extension that includes bonuses that could take the deal to $160 million, agent Jason Glushon told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal includes a player option, according to Glushon. Holiday joined the Bucks in a four-team trade in November, providing shooting
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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James reacted to Gonzaga’s buzzer-beating, overtime win against UCLA to advance to the National Championship Game. Ladies and gentlemen, we may have just witnessed the greatest college basketball game of all time, and it is not hyperbole. On Saturday, the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs fought tooth and nail against the
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Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images Houston Police Department officially investigating Deshaun Watson by John Buhler Knicks fans never forget, especially when it comes to Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis tried to get on Knicks’ fans good side by admitting how much he missed Madison Square Garden, but his most recent return to Manhattan was still greeted with
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9:00 PM ET NEW YORK — Kevin Durant, as part of his first public comments since injuring his hamstring in February, on Thursday addressed a feud between himself and actor Michael Rapaport that had been made public this week. Rapaport posted private messages that he said Durant had sent him — which included threatening language
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1:49 PM ET NEW YORK — All-Star Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden has been ruled out of Thursday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets with hamstring tightness, while the team’s newest acquisition — center LaMarcus Aldridge — is available to make his debut in Brooklyn. Harden exited early from Wednesday’s 120-108 win over the Houston Rockets.
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Mar 27, 2021; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes (40) celebrates with guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) after scoring a three point basket at the buzzer to win the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Watch Bradley Beal give brutally honest speech to his
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