Credit: Michael Reaves/Getty Images Jessica Pegula, daughter of Bills and Sabres owners, pulls off massive Australian Open upset by John Buhler Bucs nearly cut Leonard Fournette until Antonio Brown stepped in by Cole Thompson The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the precipice of moving center Andre Drummond, possibly to the Toronto Raptors. With the Cleveland Cavaliers
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7:27 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant were named the captains for next month’s NBA All-Star Game on Thursday night. James and Durant will pick their respective teams from the remaining 22 All-Stars between now and the All-Star Game, which the NBA officially announced earlier
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5:09 PM ET ESPN News Services As the decision to bench center Andre Drummond while the team pursues a trade has drawn criticism — most notably from Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green — Cleveland Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said “nobody’s decision should be muted.” Bickerstaff said Drummond was not with the team Wednesday, and
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6:16 PM ET Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body in his left knee and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Russell had missed Minnesota’s previous three games with what the team said was a sore left leg. He’s averaging 19.3 points and
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2:21 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green devoted almost the entirety of his postgame news conference Monday night to calling out the NBA’s treatment of its players, while citing various examples of double standards around the league. Green’s unprompted, three-minute tirade came on the heels of the Cleveland Cavaliers —
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Who is Miami Heat guard Max Strus? And where did he come from? Unless you’re a diehard NBA fan, or a DePaul basketball enthusiast, the name Max Strus probably didn’t mean much to you until … well, opening this article. In fact, there’s a good chance you didn’t know Miami Heat center Max Strus is,
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The NBA warned Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James to stop flopping. On Friday night, the Los Angeles Lakers extended their winning streak to seven games after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 115-105. But the Lakers’ latest win is being overshadowed by a Oscar-worthy flop by star LeBron James. During the second quarter of game, James
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11:01 PM ET The Brooklyn Nets annihilated the Warriors in Kevin Durant‘s return to the Bay Area on Saturday night, defeating Golden State 134-117. It was Brooklyn’s league-high seventh 130-point game. Before the game, Nets coach Steve Nash said that while he believes this game against his former team carries extra weight for Durant, the
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Feb 2, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) handles the ball during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports UFC 258: Anthony Hernandez upsets Rodolfo Vieira in wild fight (Video) by Thomas Albano Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green left
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Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks, Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans. (Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) Knicks center Mitchell Robinson fractures right hand by Scott Rogust Luka Doncic was slightly better than Zion Williamson in their divisional rivalry clash on Friday. Still very early in their NBA careers, the Southwest Division has at least a pair of budding
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11:31 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN The Raptors will continue to play home games in Tampa, Florida, for the rest of the 2020-21 NBA season, citing border restrictions and being “mindful of public safety measures” in Toronto as factors preventing them from returning home to play at any point this season. “Florida has been really welcoming
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After being traded for practically nothing last season, Andre Drummond has become a much-desired trade chip. What’s changed? With several teams trying to increase their odds of hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy this summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Andre Drummond is becoming a much-targeted player. They seem to hope his rebounding, rim protection, and ability to
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10:23 AM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Safety investigators say the pilot of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter flew through the clouds in an apparent violation of federal standards, and likely became disorientedjust before the helicopter crashed and killed Bryant and eight others. Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said Tuesday that pilot
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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Dak Prescott giving Cowboys fans heart attacks with latest Instagram activity by Amy Kaplan NHL fans are roasting John Tortorella for benching yet another star player by Scott Rogust Draymond Green had a long walk back to the locker room in San Antonio. The
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12:45 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN The Chicago Bulls were hit with another injury blow after an MRI confirmed that forward Lauri Markkanen will miss two to four weeks with a sprained shoulder. The Bulls announced the injury Monday, saying that Markkanen has a sprained right acromioclavicular joint. He originally injured the joint at the top
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Jan 23, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) gets defended by Detroit Pistons forward Saddiq Bey (41) during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Brett Favre reassures Packers fans after Aaron Rodgers’ troubling postgame comments by Scott Rogust Josh Jackson got ejected after he
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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – FEBRUARY 04: Enes Kanter #11 of the Portland Trail Blazers look on against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on February 04, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of
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11:58 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo might be competitors on rival conferences, but they share the same sentiments regarding the league’s plans to hold an All-Star Game in March in Atlanta. Fresh off a 33-point, 12-rebound performance in Milwaukee’s 123-105 win at Cleveland on Friday night, Antetokounmpo backed James’ position on
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Much like the NFL’s Super Bowl, the NBA once faced off with a rival upstart pro basketball league in a series of intense NBA vs. ABA battles. Before the Lady Gaga halftime shows, before the corporate sponsorships, before the million-dollar commercials, the Super Bowl was a battle between two rival professional football leagues: the National
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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Sports Science’s John Brenkus always knew Patrick Mahomes could reach GOAT status by Mark Powell Paul George and Jared Dudley have been going back and forth for a few days now after the release of Dudley’s book and George has had enough. It’s no secret that Paul George has never had the
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The Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets were all value-driven sports organizations. Until they weren’t. Rex Ryan and Mickey Callaway are two people with seemingly nothing in common. The brash, bombastic Ryan’s introduction to the media as the Jets’ head coach featured a defiant pledge not to “kiss [the New England Patriots’] rings” and
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January 25, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr instructs against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Patrick Mahomes almost had a major, major COVID scare on Sunday by Braulio Perez Gabby Williams on her new teammate Candace Parker, legacy
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NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 10: In this image released on December 19, 2020, Richard Jefferson hosts the 2020 Sports Illustrated Awards at AG Production Services on December 10, 2020 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2020 Sports Illustrated Awards will stream free worldwide on December 19, 2020. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Raiders
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10:19 AM ET The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are progressing toward an agreement for an All-Star Game on March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, a single-night event that encompasses a game between the Eastern and Western Conferences and skills competitions, sources told ESPN. While a formal agreement has yet to
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Jan 31, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) drives to the basket as Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) defends in the second quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Boston Celtics get positive injury update on Marcus Smart by Scott Rogust The Wizards beat
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Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) Robert Saleh’s description of Patrick Mahomes’ style is incredible by Braulio Perez Penn State football: Nittany Lions lose former 4-star to transfer portal by Braulio Perez When Bradley Beal goes for 40, the Washington Wizards will find a way to lose that game. Despite
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Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) Cardinals trade for Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado by Mark Powell Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook was ejected in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Frustrations continue to boil over in what looks to be a terrible season for Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards. Washington entered
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4:40 PM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — De’Andre Hunter, who has emerged as the Atlanta Hawks‘ second-leading scorer in his second season, will miss at least one game with a knee injury. The Hawks said Saturday that Hunter will not play in Monday’s home game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Hunter had a non-surgical procedure
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9:52 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell refused to remain silent on social justice issues off the court, becoming a go-to guy in NBA circles. His commitment to advance social justice coupled with his passion for education earned him the Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award. The award honors Mitchell’s efforts between
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Jan 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts to a foul call during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Texans expected to hire David Culley as next head coach by Scott Rogust LeBron James was called for a
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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JANUARY 27: Tobias Harris #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the go-ahead basket during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Wells Fargo Center on January 27, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder, Gary Trent Jr., Portland Trail Blazers. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Bad Coaching in the NFL: Dan Campbell wants kneecaps by Mike Tanier Shai Gilgeous-Alexander found Gary Trent Jr.’s flop to be of the hilarious variety on Monday. There are flops and then there is whatever Gary Trent Jr. of
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12:28 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid said he believed Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James should’ve been assessed a level two flagrant foul and been ejected from Philadelphia’s 107-106 victory over the defending champions Wednesday night. “Well, first of all, I mean you look at it, that’s a very dangerous play,”
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Browns fans trolled the Steelers for interviewing Hue Jackson by Steven Kubitza Washington set for strong future with Martin Mayhew as team’s general manager by Cole Thompson LeBron James was not happy Thursday night after being denied at the rim by Giannis Antetokounmpo.  The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks were in
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Jan 21, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and guard Dennis Schroder (17) at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports Rick Ross’ son drawing attention as major college football recruit by Scott Rogust Rockets acquire
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Kanye West dropped a reference to the No. 24 jersey in his lyrics, rapping on Jay-Z and T.I.’s “Swagga Like Us,” “Tryin’ to get that Kobe number, one over Jordan.” From the moment he came into the league, Bryant paid homage to the greats who came before him. Now it’s current NBA players who pay
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Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder. (Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports) MMA champion Ben Askren to come out of retirement to fight YouTuber Jake Paul by Amy Kaplan Damian Lillard owns the Oklahoma City Thunder with his incredibly petty new Adidas shoes. When Damian Lillard dropped 50 points and eliminated the Oklahoma City
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5:33 PM ET The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are discussing the possibility of still holding an All-Star Game in early March — possibly in Atlanta, sources tell ESPN. The traditional All-Star Weekend — originally set for Indianapolis in February — was canceled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but sources tell ESPN there
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Nikola Jokic is having the best season of his career and allowing Denver to avoid a natural dip in regular-season wins. During David Griffin’s brief media career between gigs running basketball operations in Cleveland and New Orleans, he popularized a term that explains so much about NBA superstars. Griffin loved to say that the best
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Dwight Howard, Philadelphia 76ers. (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) Julianna Pena secures nasty submission of Sara McMann in final seconds (Video) by Zain Bando Get a load of what just happened to Dwight Howard on an NBA basketball court. On today’s episode of “This Could Only Ever Happen to Dwight Howard,” watch the Philadelphia
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10:56 PM ET The Houston Rockets are acquiring Cleveland Cavaliers wing Kevin Porter Jr. for a future protected second-round pick, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Cleveland was looking to trade Porter following an incident last week that involved a screaming match with team officials, sources confirmed to ESPN. Porter hasn’t played for Cleveland this
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