| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:17 PM
The Lakers signed rookie forward Julius Randle on Sunday, securing the seventh overall pick in last month's NBA draft to a deal potentially worth approximately $13.5 million.
The deal is for four years, with the Lakers holding options for the third...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:31 PM
NBA Commissioner David Stern congratulates Dwight Howard of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy after he was drafted first overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA draft on June 24, 2004.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
How special it is when celebrity athletes use their gifts to "win" at causes other than sports.
Royce White is a collegiate-turned-professional basketball player. Like many outstanding college players, White gained national attention in high school,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Tony Gwynn, appreciated throughout baseball for his wizardry with a bat and beloved in San Diego for his loyalty to his adopted city, died Monday. He was 54.
Gwynn died in a Poway hospital after a four-year battle with cancer, the National Baseball Hall...
| Jun 12, 2014
Buzz Williams attended a junior college. He barged his way into coaching there and earned his nickname in the process. Most telling, the top four scorers on the first of Williams' Sweet 16 teams at Marquette were junior-college transfers.
So it is no...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The Lakers held their second pre-draft workout Tuesday, giving Kentucky freshman Julius Randle an audition.
"Julius looked phenomenal. He looks 100% healthy to me," said Mark Madsen, a player development coach with the team.
A recent Yahoo Sports...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:38 PM
For three seasons, the boys basketball program at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas, kept a chart called "purple hearts." A player received a "purple heart" each time he took a charge in a game.
No one absorbed more charges than Marcus Smart,...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:04 PM
In preparation for the June 26 NBA draft, the Lakers worked out Kentucky forward Julius Randle on Tuesday afternoon at the team's El Segundo practice facility.
"Julius looked phenomenal. He looks 100% healthy to me," said Mark Madsen, who won two titles...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Lakers are a week away from their reward for an unforgettably rough season.
Philadelphia, Milwaukee and tons of other teams can also start replenishing their roster in next Thursday's NBA draft after unspeakably bad seasons.
This is all...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Chelsea Handler, after ending her seven-year run on E!, has inked a deal with Netflix to create talk show for the Internet-video service slated to bow worldwide in early 2016.
Netflix said the new talk show, officially announced Thursday after months...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:37 PM
When Noah Vonleh was 14 years old, his family traveled from Haverhill, Mass., to Orlando for a vacation. Many teenagers would've relished the chance to visit theme parks, but Vonleh first made a polite, but firm, request to his mom. He asked her to find a...