| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Without the reassuring voice of Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner whose eleventh-hour phone call prevented Kobe Bryant from going to the Clippers in 2004, the Lakers are turning to two veterans to help keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles.
| Jun 22, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Besides the ring, besides the parade, besides the constant acclaim, here's what you also get with a championship in sports: credibility. And when you win it all twice in a row, as the Heat now have done, that doubles the weird alchemy of credibility and...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:08 PM
A person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press that Indiana Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw has agreed to succeed George Karl as coach of the Denver Nuggets.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday night...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon, the teams' No. 1 draft pick last year, has been suspended for the first four games of next season after violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy — his...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Obviously, Magic fans have known for some time — say, since January — that the club was not going to receive a postseason invitation. (Thanks again, Dwight.)
Still, it's weird after six consecutive seasons of playoff appearances not to see...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 11:30 PM
One of the most hyped teams in NBA history fell exhaustedly into the playoffs Wednesday.
Appropriately, it happened with only three hours left in the season. Fittingly, it was clinched when they were just standing around.
Ten minutes before the...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Since Steve Blake went to the Los Angeles Lakers three years ago, the former Maryland point guard had rarely been much of a factor – first playing behind Derek Fisher, then Ramon Sessions and finally this season behind Steve Nash. Many Lakers fans...
| Apr 28, 2013
It is the chant that has defined the season, yet somehow has not defined the man.
The most amazing thing about the derisive jeer that has rained upon Mike D'Antoni's slumped shoulders for the last six months is that not once has he jeered back.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Unable to find the remote control recently in my Brooklyn hotel room between Bulls playoff games, I took it as a sign to educate myself on Thursday's NFL draft by watching a show about the Bears that popped on the television.
Well, technically, the TV...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is fine with manager Davey Johnson’s plan to shuffle the lineup after the team dropped below .500 with its ninth loss in 12 games.
Even told Johnson he’d be OK moving out of his No. 2 slot in the batting...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Well, that was odd.
It's one thing to bring back a deposed coach for a second chance. The Memphis Grizzlies profited from such a move with Lionel Hollins. The Los Angeles Lakers certainly did with Phil Jackson. So the Cleveland Cavaliers...