LeBron James deserves DeMar DeRozan ‘blame’

Magic Johnson wanted the Lakers to pursue DeMar DeRozan in the offseason over Russell Westbrook. The Lakers legend was discussing this season’s roster makeup Monday, during consecutive appearances on ESPN’s morning shows, “Get Up” and “First Take.” After giving praise to the Lakers’ leading scorer, LeBron James, Johnson said the franchise face is to blame … Read more

Nike addresses Tiger Woods wearing FootJoy shoes at Augusta

Tiger Woods traipsing around Augusta in hopes of competing in The Masters is a mostly familiar sight, except for his shoes. Woods, who has been a Nike pitchman since 1996, was spotted in FootJoy shoes during his practice round at Augusta on Sunday, creating some surprise and confusion across social media. Nike issued a statement … Read more

Russia war could further escalate auto prices and shortages

An e-Golf electric car with the VW logo on a rim is pictured in the German car manufacturer Volkswagen Transparent Factory in Dresden, eastern Germany, April 28, 2017. Russia’s devastating war on Ukraine is bringing a whole set of new problems to the global auto industry. (Jens Meyer, Associated Press) Estimated read time: 6-7 minutes … Read more

Epic ending for Mike Krzyzewski, the man in the arena

NEW ORLEANS — Mike Krzyzewski took his seat in the back of a golf cart next to his bride of 53 years, Mickie, the flight attendant he married the day he graduated from West Point. He faced some reporters who were documenting the moment, and decided to have some fun with the bitter end of … Read more

Eaker, O’Keefe score perfect 10s to send Red Rocks to 46th straight nationals

The No. 4 Red Rocks celebrate after winning the Seattle regional final on Saturday, April 2, 2022. (Utah Athletics) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Just seconds before her dismount on beam, Alexia Burch couldn’t sustain a balance check. The super senior came off the beam and recorded a 9.175 score, leaving … Read more

North Carolina Tar Heels fans celebrate Final Four win in Chapel Hill streets

As the Tar Heels secured their spot in the NCAA men’s basketball National Championship game, North Carolina fans stormed the streets of Chapel Hill on Saturday night. At least 10 people were injured in the postgame festivities, according to Chapel Hill town manager Maurice Jones. Four people were transported to a local hospital with minor … Read more

Stone Cold match, Rhodes return, Rousey loss

The word WWE used to describe WrestleMania 38 was “stupendous.” Surreal was more like so far. On Night 1, we saw “Stone Cold” Steve Austin have his first match in 19 years, Cody Rhodes return, Ronda Rousey get screwed and Bianca Belair reaffirm her star. Here are five highlights from the opening night of WrestleMania … Read more

Hope Solo arrested for alleged DWI with two kids in car

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Former US women’s national team star goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested after she was found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle in North Carolina with her 2-year-old twins inside, police said. A police report said Solo was arrested on Thursday in a shopping center parking lot in Winston-Salem and charged … Read more

Bruce Arians calls out Mike Florio in Bucs press conference

Mic drop. Bruce Arians spoke to reporters Thursday in a farewell press conference after announcing his surprise retirement as coach of the Buccaneers, and ended the media session with a zinger aimed right at Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio. Arians exited the podium before circling back for one final message: “One more thing. It’s been … Read more

Buccaneers new coach Todd Bowles won’t be afraid to talk offense

TAMPA, Fla. — Todd Bowles earned his way in the NFL on the defensive side of the ball. He’s not afraid to talk offence. The new head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t be shy about sharing his ideas with offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and quarterback Tom Brady. “I’m the head coach. I get … Read more