| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Shame, shame, shame on Jacksonville Jaguars management and the NFL for putting the Jaguars' most attractive home game — Sunday's marquee matchup with the Dallas Cowboys — in London. I don't care how...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:56 PM
One advantage to having a seat virtually reserved on the NBA draft-lottery dais is it affords the Magic the chance to experiment freely. Take the case of Victor Oladipo, a familiar subject in the club's laboratory.
All last season the Magic tinkered...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
By the end, the patience had run thin, razor thin.
The patience with a teammate who wasn't there for 28 games during the regular season.
The patience with a center who at times came up small.
The patience for a coach who ran the same defensive...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 11:15 PM
Well, it's ugly, it's awful, but at least it's official.
These aren't the same Clippers.
This is not a team of inspiration, this is a team of exasperation. This is not a highlight reel, this is a blooper video.
This is not the same group that last...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:02 AM
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hinted it was coming, pushed for it Friday in an op-ed piece in The New York Times, and now the NBA is buying in. Literally.
Before Silver and players' union leader Michele Roberts got into their revenue spat, the NBA...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Last week was my most ill-timed vacation in years. I missed two appearances in town by Pop.
There is nothing, nobody, quite like Gregg Popovich.
There is the craggy face, the white beard and the sideline smirk at whatever officiating incompetence is...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:31 PM
Everything about the Bulls revolves around Derrick Rose. Still.
The way everything about the Cavaliers revolves around LeBron James and everything about the Thunder revolves around Kevin Durant. That's the way it works in the NBA galaxy; superstars...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The Los Angeles Clippers brought the NBA version of Hollywood to Orlando on Wednesday night with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Despite their presence, coach Doc Rivers isn't happy with his team's play. Two All-Stars isn't enough? Do I hear three?
| Nov 29, 2014
| 8:05 AM
"We were a little late to that party." -- Pat Riley, in late July, on the Miami Heat's free-agency pursuit of Carmelo Anthony.
Of course they were. There were, after all, other priorities earlier that month, including what proved to be misguided...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:33 PM
This is a nostalgic look back at the sports year. Before we get going, a note to fans of Danica Patrick, Kim Jong Un and Will Muschamp's gameplans.
Except for the stuff about Jameis Winston being a North Korean spy, this is largely satirical. So as...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:32 PM
The answers to the questions in the case of Tobias Harris haven't become any clearer.
Can the Magic afford to keep Harris?
Can they afford to let him go?
The Magic will find out Harris' value this summer when he becomes a restricted free agent....