Lonzo Ball 'would love to' return to Pelicans next season as restricted free agency looms

If Lonzo Ball has his way, he’d be suiting up with the New Orleans Pelicans again next season. Ball, who is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, said he hopes to return to the Pelicans for his next contract. Ball just wrapped up his fourth season in the league and averaged a career-high 14.6 points per game with New Orleans. The Pelicans finished the season with a 31-41 record, and just narrowly missed the Western Conference...

Kyle Schwarber knows Wrigley Field return vs. Cubs could get chippy

Kyle Schwarberreturns to the Friendly Confines for the first time wearing another uniform. Prior to this season, Washington Nationals outfielder Kyle Schwarber had spent his entire MLB career with the Chicago Cubs. Chicago used the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft to draft the ...

Wiley & Acho disagree on whether Jalen Hurts' Eagles should be taken seriously next season | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Acho, Bucky, and Wiley discuss the Philadelphia Eagles

Dolphins pick up Trill Williams off waivers

Trill didn’t last long on the waiver wire.

Three-time Pro Bowl TE Zach Ertz not expected to report to Eagles offseason program

Ertz was given permission to seek a trade about two months ago, but nothing has materialized.

T.Y. Hilton eager for more deep shots from Carson Wentz

Injuries as well as the inconsistent quarterback play have been an issue for Hilton.

Nikita Kucherov Is Back – Deal With It

The Tampa Bay Lightning superstar looked like his old self in Game 1, but a lot of hard work went into his return.

Bristol extend Premiership lead with Gloucester win as fans return

Bristol Bears moved 12 points clear at the top of the English Premiership table after a 39-7 win at home to southwest rivals Gloucester on Monday as fans returned to Ashton Gate. The lifting of some coronavirus restrictions meant 3,128 spectators -- Bristol's first home crowd since March last year -- saw the hosts eventually enjoy a bonus-point success. "We have got to acknowledge the crowd -- it was awesome," said Bristol boss Pat Lam. "I think...

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs photos: Top shots from the opening action

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs photos: Top shots from the opening action

Triple Take: Which UFC pay-per-view main event has been best of 2021?

The UFC has been on fire on pay-per-view in 2021. This past Saturday's UFC 262 event was the latest in a strong stretch of numbered events that saw the headliner deliver the goods. Five of six main events this year have ended in a stoppage, including two title…

Wall-to-wall betting coverage of the PGA Championship on NBC Sports EDGE

From enhanced user tools to in-depth daily content, NBC Sports EDGE has you covered this week from a betting perspective for the PGA Championship.

NHL COVID protocol-related absences: 05/17/21

Inclusion on this list does not mean that a player has tested positive for coronavirus or even that he has been confirmed as a close contact to another positive person.

NCAA selects three states with transgender athlete bans as regional hosts for softball tournament

Schools in Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee, states that ban transgender athletes, will be regional hosts for NCAA's postseason softball tournament.

Former Austin Peay DB victim of brutal Atlanta Falcons tryout hoax

This crosses the line between cruel and evil. Juantarius Bryant, a former defensive back at Austin Peay, received a text from a 404 area code claiming to be from Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Pees. Bryant was being invited to the Falcons' camp for a…

Virginia Tech hires longtime DeMatha Catholic High School coach Mike Jones as associate head coach

Jones is heading to the ACC after coaching several top-100 prospects at the Maryland powerhouse

Virgil Hunter says Joshua Buatsi has qualities that Amir Khan didn't possess

Virgil Hunter points out the biggest difference between Joshua Buatsi and Amir Khan.

New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves live stream, TV channel, start time, odds, how to watch the MLB online

The New York Mets will begin a three-game series on Monday night against the Atlanta Braves from Truist Park. The Mets will look to bounce back after a 7-1 loss to the Rays yesterday and will look to get their bats back on track after only putting up one run on Sunday. As…

When do the NBA playoffs start in 2021? Key dates, schedule, updated standings & more to know

Here's everything you need to know about the 2021 NBA playoffs, including the play-in tournament schedule.

Noah Syndergaard to begin post-Tommy John rehab assignment

Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard is about to take a notable step in his recovery from March 2020 Tommy John surgery.

Albert Pujols happy with his 'first fit,' the Dodgers, while harboring no bitterness toward Angels

Albert Pujols says he feels right at home with the Los Angeles Dodgers as he begins perhaps the final chapter of his MLB career.

NBA betting: The 5 trends you need to know for the play-in tournament

Georgia football schedule: Predicting the Bulldogs first loss of 2021 season

Kirby Smart and the Georgia football team are looking to have a solid season in 2021, but it seems likely that the Bulldogs will stumble at some point. Here's when that first loss may happen. The Georgia Bulldogs boast one of the most talented rosters in the country. Kirby Smart, now in his ...

UEFA Women's Champions League gets new anthem and logo ahead of 2021-22 season

The players will hear a new anthem and lyrics as they walk onto the pitch before a big game

Tennis-'I can't control God': Venus fumes after heavy winds force time violation

Tennis-'I can't control God': Venus fumes after heavy winds force time violation

Entry lists: New faces, double-duty drivers set for COTA's NASCAR debut

NASCAR officials released preliminary entry lists Monday for NASCAR’s inaugural race weekend at Circuit of The Americas, and several new faces, part-time teams and road-course specialists have emerged on the rosters. A handful of Cup Series regulars have also scheduled starts in the other national series to gain experience on the 3.41-mile circuit in Austin, […]

Tottenham – Aston Villa: How to watch, stream, team news, start time, odds, prediction

Harry Kane might play his final home game for Tottenham when 10,000 fans return to N17 on Wednesday.

Alisson Wonderland! Liverpool goalkeeper's magic moment keeps Champions League dream alive

The goalkeeper headed in a superb stoppage-time goal to beat West Brom and keep the Reds on track for a top-four finish


Kareem Abdul-Jabaar talks social justice & Bruce Lee, later Mark Haynes on the year of covering the Warriors

NBA legend, actor and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabaar joins Chris Haynes this week to talk about being the inaugural recipient of the aptly named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award. Kareem and Chris also chat about Kareem's relationship with Bruce Lee, the evolution of the NBA & the Los Angeles Lakers' chances to advance in this week's play-in tournament. Later, Chris is joined by his brother, Mark Haynes, who has been covering the...

MAQB: What the NFLPA Should Have Learned From Michael Jordan's Old Contracts (Really)

While NFL players and their teams fight over offseason work, we can look to a workaround from a legend in another sport entirely.

49ers sign Marqise Lee; three moves San Francisco should still make

If nothing else, this move provides the San Francisco 49ers with much-needed depth at wide receiver behind Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.

Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course: By the Numbers

The PGA Championship returns to South Carolina’s seaside monster, made famous by the 1991 Ryder Cup ‘War by the Shore.’

2021 PGA Championship Fantasy golf rankings, picks: Back Rory McIlroy, fade Bryson DeChambeau

Rick Gehman's golf projection models have called 12 outright winners in the past 18 months

Adam Sandler spotted dropping dimes in pick-up basketball game, earns respect of NBA Twitter

If Sandler keeps this up, he can definitely start at point guard for the Knicks next season.

NCAA Men's Regionals: Florida State goes low at home, Clemson and Oklahoma struggle

College golf’s championship season continues this week with men's Division I regional play at six locations across the country. Three of the six regional championship sites will have 13 teams and 10 individuals competing, while the other three will have 14…

Veteran NHL reporter Frank Seravalli is leaving TSN, cuing speculation on if he’ll join ESPN or TNT

There’s yet another hockey media move in the works, and while this one is just a departure for now rather than a transfer, there’s already lots of talk about what could be ahead. The move in question is veteran reporter Frank Seravalli exiting TSN after six years. Seravalli, who joined TSN in 2015 after six Read more... The post Veteran NHL reporter Frank Seravalli is leaving TSN, cuing speculation on if he’ll join ESPN or TNT appeared first on...

When Should Rays Call Up Wander Franco?

When should the Rays call up top prospect Wander Franco? Steve Phillips and John Farrell debate how Tampa Bay should handle him.

Steph Curry locks up NBA scoring title, leads Warriors to clinching No. 8 seed with 46-point performance

Steph Curry is the NBA scoring champion for the second time in his remarkable career, and he secured that feat while the Golden State Warriors clinched the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. Curry scored 49 points in 40 minutes — along with dishing out nine assists and pulling down seven rebounds — to Read more... The post Steph Curry locks up NBA scoring title, leads Warriors to clinching No. 8 seed with 46-point performance appeared first...

Arbitrator rules that Tyson Fury must fight Deontay Wilder by Sept. 15

On the day after Tyson Fury indicated strongly that he will fight Anthony Joshua on Aug. 14 for the undisputed heavyweight championship an arbitrator said, in so many words, “not so fast.” ESPN and The Athletic are reporting that the arbitrator has ruled that…

Coach Cal Reacts To Kentucky’s Latest Transfer Addition

The Kentucky men’s basketball program added a talented facilitator from the transfer portal on Monday afternoon, with a commitment from Sahvir Wheeler. Almost nobody was as excited as head coach John Calipari. The Wildcats took advantage of the new rule adopted by the SEC that allows a one-time, intraconference transfer without the requirement to sit […] The post Coach Cal Reacts To Kentucky’s Latest Transfer Addition appeared first on The Spun.

NBA MVP watch: Nikola Jokic did the most with less in earning top spot

For the first time this season, Stephen Curry has cracked the top five. If you look where the Warriors came from, you have to credit Curry (and Draymond Green). Curry wasn't in the top five because the Warriors weren't in the top eight of the conference, but in the final installment, he makes it. Lillard was at No. 1 in the MVP watch a few weeks ago as he was having a really good season for the Portland Trail Blazers and carrying that squad.

Steelers first-rounder Najee Harris makes quick impression during rookie minicamp

Harris' level of conditioning was among the things that impressed Mike Tomlin

Stephen A. Smith Sounds Off on Kyrie Irving's 'Bigger Than Basketball' Attitude

Stephen A. Smith spoke on Kyrie Irving's insistence to refuse to talk basketball during press conferences.

Jacob Shaffelburg named to MLS Week 5 Team of the Week

The Canadian is the first Toronto FC player this season to be named to the MLS Team of the Week!

Rookie IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean finishes second, and his scarred hand draws attention

After IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean finished second on the Indianapolis road course, a photo of his hand, marked by burn scars, went viral.

Broncos Hire Kelly Kleine as Executive Director of Football Ops

Kleine is believed to be the highest-ranking woman in scouting in the history of the NFL.

NHL playoffs schedule 2021: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels for every series

Here's everything you'll need to know about watching the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs, including series-by-series TV schedules and live streaming information for every game.

Why is there so much vitriol over Tim Tebow's potential Jaguars camp invite?

Injuries likely to impact quality of play in NBA postseason

The NBA playoffs should be entertaining, as they always are. Just don’t count on the basketball being as good as usual. Not after a truncated season during which the injuries were too frequent, the practice time too scarce, to allow teams to peak for the postseason. “It’s been much more devastating to culture and to establishing momentum for sure, for all of us,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “And I definitely think that, I hate to say it but...

MVP Race: Our final rankings of the 2020-21 season

With the 2020-21 NBA regular season officially over, we have reached the final installment of our weekly MVP Race series for this campaign, and although the very top of the rankings has been quiet for a while now, there has been some fascinating movement down the rest of…