76ers waive Andrew Bogut, Lakers waive Jose Calderon to complete buyouts

February 28, 2017

The Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers officially completed buyouts Monday with Jose Calderon and Andrew Bogut, respectively, and both players were released. League sources told ESPN that Calderon is planning to sign with the Golden State Warriors provided he clears waivers Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET. Sources say Bogut, meanwhile, will speak to officials from the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics before choosing his…


LeBron: There’s no rivalry with Warriors’ Curry

February 19, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have met in the NBA Finals the past two seasons, and LeBron James and Stephen Curry are two of the biggest names in the NBA. James is a four-time MVP. Curry has won the past two MVP awards, and last year he was the league’s first unanimous choice. But despite the similarities and the classic Finals clashes, James doesn’t view…


Ronaldo steps in to save 80 dogs in Potuguese shelter

February 8, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has stepped in to save a dog kennel – and the 80 dogs that are housed there. The Real Madrid superstar offered to help when he heard that the shelter in the Guarda district of Portugal was in financial difficulties. The renowned dog lover donated a signed Real Madrid shirt for the shelter to auction in their quest to raise some much-needed cash. Source:http://www.skysports.com/


Warriors raising ticket prices again

February 7, 2017

Being a Golden State Warriors season-ticket holder will be more costly next season. The team is raising ticket prices once again, according to invoices provided to ESPN. Increases vary from roughly 15 to 25 percent, depending on location. Prices on the cheapest seats for season-ticket holders will increase from $32 to $40 a game, while the best courtside seats will rise from $625 to $715, or $30,745 for the season,…


Army suspends, fines Jay Bateman for receiving leaked Wake Forest information

February 7, 2017

Army has fined defensive coordinator Jay Bateman $25,000 and suspended him from football-related activities for two weeks for his role in accepting leaked information from former Wake Forest radio announcer Tommy Elrod, the service academy said in a statement Tuesday. In addition, an internal investigation found Bateman and former assistant Ray McCartney accepted “non-public information and took actions to conceal the information and its source.” “Our commitment is to foster…


John Wall, James Harden named Kia Players of the Month

January 4, 2017

The Washington Wizards’ John Wall and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in December. Wall led the Eastern Conference in assists (10.7 apg) and steals (2.67 spg) and ranked fifth in scoring (24.5 ppg) as the Wizards (10-5) posted their first 10-win month since December 2014.  The reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week…


Packers-Lions game for NFC North flexed to ‘Sunday Night Football’

December 26, 2016

If the Green Bay Packers run the table, as quarterback Aaron Rodgers suggested was possible after their 4-6 start, everyone will get the chance to see it. The Packers’ regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions on Jan. 1 has been moved into the prime-time slot. It will be on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET. The winner will take home the NFC North title and the home playoff game that comes…


Blazers’ Damian Lillard sprains ankle in loss to Spurs

December 25, 2016

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard is day to day after rolling his left ankle midway through the fourth quarter of a 110-90 loss to the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Results of an X-ray came back negative. “I know I rolled it good. I went back in the game because I wanted to test it, and it hurt,” Lillard said. “Went out there for a few…


Cavaliers and Warriors renew rivalry 189 Days later on Christmas Day

December 22, 2016

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2016 – After an epic seven-game Finals series last June, the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2015 champion Golden State Warriors will square off 189 days later on Christmas Day at 2:30 p.m. ET on ABC, one of five games televised by ABC and ESPN on Dec. 25. As the two first-place teams prepare for their first meeting since the Cavaliers’ thrilling 93-89 victory…


Patriots’ win in Denver couldn’t have gone much better

December 19, 2016

DENVER — The day couldn’t have unfolded much better for the New England Patriots. Beating the Denver Broncos, 16-3, on the road, which has been their kryptonite. Check. Clinching the AFC East division for the eighth straight year, which is an NFL record. Check. Earning a first-round playoff bye. Check. Getting some help when it comes to competition for home-field advantage with the Kansas City Chiefs losing at home to…