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  • Henley putts his way to lead at Sea Island

    GOLF: Russell Henley one-putted 10 greens at Sea Island and tied his personal best on the PGA Tour with a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead Friday in the …


  • Lakers’ Steve Nash out for season with back injury

    Steve Nash’s tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers ended before the third and final year of his contract with them. He will be declared out by the team for the …


  • Jackson: Thompson will get max

    Former Warriors coach Mark Jackson, at a time when the team is negotiating a contract extension for Klay Thompson, said he expects the guard will ultimately land a maximum-salary contract. …


  • Times Square tipoff

    Charles Barkley is coming to Times Square to tip off the NBA season. Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal and Ernie Johnson will host live pregame, halftime and postgame shows from …


  • Embiid mourns dead brother

    Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown gathered his team on Friday afternoon before practicing at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He said he talked “very quickly” about Thursday’s preseason …


  • In brief: Henrik Stenson leads the way at World Match Play

    Golf: Top-seeded Henrik Stenson beat Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee 2 and 1 on Friday to reach the quarterfinals in the World Match Play Championship in Ash, England. Stenson finished round-robin play …


  • Injured Durant may miss 6-8 weeks

    Kevin Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer of this decade and the reigning MVP, will likely miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after fracturing a bone in …


  • Cavaliers top Heat in Rio

    LeBron James scored seven points while playing only 20 minutes against his former team, and the Cleveland Cavaliers went on to beat the Miami Heat 122-119 in overtime Saturday in …


  • NBA re-ups TV deals

    The NBA and its television partners couldn’t wait to extend their contracts. The league renewed its deals with ESPN and TNT even though two seasons remain on the old ones. …


  • USA suspends Phelps after DUI arrest

    SWIMMING: USA Swimming on Monday suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year’s world championships and took away his funding from the sport’s national governing …


  • All that Jazz for JP

    The Utah Jazz signed a 5-year-old boy with leukemia to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage on Monday night in Salt Lake City. JP Gibson, who was diagnosed with …


  • Protest at Cavs game

    Several dozen anti-Israel protesters, many of them waving Palestine flags, gathered outside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland before the Cavaliers hosted Maccabi Tel Aviv. Holding signs that read: “Hold Israel …


  • LeBron James undecided on Olympics

    NBA: LeBron James says he has not decided whether he’ll play in the 2016 Olympics. James said Monday following the Cavaliers’ practice that he’s “nowhere near” deciding if he’ll again …


  • Pierce likes new look

    Paul Pierce walked onto the court for media day wearing a No. 34 Washington Wizards jersey, complete with a red sweatband on his forehead and a red wristband pulled almost …


  • Wizards sign Stockton

    Former Gonzaga point guard David Stockton signed with the NBA’s Washington Wizards, president Ernie Grunfeld announced on Monday. The son of basketball hall-of-famer John Stockton is one of 20 players …


  • In brief: Kyle Busch wins Nationwide Series race at Dover

    NASCAR: Kyle Busch dominated again in the Nationwide Series and won Saturday’s race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Busch won for the fifth time this season and 68th …


  • Harvick captures seventh pole of season

    Auto racing: Kevin Harvick turned a lap at 162.933 mph to win the pole Friday at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, leading the field for the third Chase race, …


  • LeBron James says another title likely would have kept him with Heat

    In an interview to air today on CNN, LeBron James acknowledged that with three more victories in June he likely would have remained with the Miami Heat instead of signing …


  • Former NBA player Rex Chapman arrested

    Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple Store in Scottsdale, Arizona, then selling the items at a pawn shop. …


  • Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

    ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after …


  • It’ll count to fans

    Even a college football Saturday can’t get in the way of LeBron James’ first game against the Miami Heat. Even if it’s a game that doesn’t count. The NBA announced …


  • U.S. basketball team wins world title

    With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A.” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. Doesn’t …


  • Mike Bianchi: Clearly, it takes TMZ to get leaders to lead

    “A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men.” That famous line was written by Stephen King, the renowned author of twisted horror novels. However, it is a passage much …


  • Atlanta Hawks GM takes leave of absence

    Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin …


  • Hawks’ owner Bruce Levenson to sell interest in team

    Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he said he wrote in an attempt …


  • In brief: Kevin Love tells Cleveland he’s in for long haul

    Basketball: Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James.


  • Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

    Kevin Love is finally teaming up with LeBron James. The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that’s been talked about for months and …


  • Thompson II: Klay Thompson fulfills goal with Team USA

    Klay Thompson isn’t much of a talker, especially not to the media. He’s a nice guy who will give an interview if you ask him in person. But he’s not …


  • Love deal to finally become official

    MINNEAPOLIS – The wait is almost over. The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed today, making the Cavaliers …


  • Veteran NBA ref Dick Bavetta retires after 39 years

    NEW YORK – NBA referee Dick Bavetta is retiring after a 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment. Bavetta officiated a record 2,635 consecutive regular-season games after starting …

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