It almost wasn’t fair. The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas had for nine previous years grown in a positive direction. More teams. More fans. More interest.
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It’s one thing to construct a Lamborghini one washer and screw at a time. It’s another to maintain and even improve its performance. Adam Silver is now the guy entrusted with the latter.
They say you have to risk the unusual or merely settle for the ordinary. There is nothing ordinary about the way Erislandy Lara fights.
David Blatt has coached basketball for teams such as Hapoel Galil Elyon, Benetton Treviso, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Dynamo Moscow, teams with more vowels than Vanna White turns on a monthly basis.
The relationship most thought severed in boxing isn’t all that fractured, at least not from now until Sept. 13. That’s when Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight next, having announced he will grant Marcos Maidana a rematch of their tussle in May, scored a majority decision for Mayweather.
Now that the final match is set, that it has been decided Germany will play Argentina for the championship of the World Cup on Sunday, that Brazil as a host nation will mourn its national team’s disastrous semifinal loss for years to come, it’s important to separate fact from fiction with American soccer.
I’m not sure how far the list extends, but there are certain things in life that rarely disappoint.
There is mystery to a state of flawlessness, intrigue to a condition free of all defects.
The diagnosis was simple and yet agonizing, straightforward and yet harrowing: That he would never experience empathy or understand when his parents told him that he was loved.
It requires the assembly of numerous small, often oddly shaped, interlocking pieces. When the puzzle that is the Rebels of next season is finished, it’s a good bet Cody Doolin will have defined a fairly significant piece.
Eleven-year-old Lucy Li became my favorite golfer this week. Not for her performance. For the outfits and ice cream and attitude.
It’s the most exciting start to the World Cup since 1990, but there is a black mark hovering over the game’s sacred home of Brazil today. Make that a yellow and red one.
When you entered the damp and dingy crypt that was the home clubhouse at Qualcomm Stadium, Tony Gwynn’s locker was in the right-hand corner.
For argument’s sake, let’s wonder: What if Rashad McCants is telling the truth? What does that say about Roy Williams?
UFC’s Sonnen can talk, but he was still caught using banned substances
The Group of Death. It sounds like something Stephen King might title a horror novel, although you can bet Jurgen Klinsmann wouldn’t mind a few of his soccer players owning psychic abilities to see what will happen on the pitch before their opponents.
Funny, the thoughts that run through your head when the telephone rings one spring Saturday morning.
After the NFL, Kyle Turley has spent his time protecting those no one else would off the field as he once did quarterbacks on it.
Racehorse California Chrome has his work cut out for him in the dirt “war zone” known as the dash for the Triple Crown, where some would like to see the horse and jockey fail.
Before we throw Donald Sterling’s self-help manual on how best to resemble a disturbed, ignorant, unstable bigot into the dumpster, we should review those truths discovered when watching the bizarre narrative play out the past several weeks.
Chris Riley plays golf a few times a week. It helps him stay sharp. He and his wife coach their two daughters on a 10-and-under softball all-star team. It helps him stay happy.
On Friday, in a rainy town of not 55,000 souls along the Willamette River in central western Oregon, UC Irvine returns to the college baseball postseason when it meets UNLV in a regional game at Oregon State.
The most impressive of UFC champions, a guy who hasn’t lost in nearly 10 years, who has won 32 consecutive fights, who finishes better than LeBron James in the open court, who is a betting favorite in the realm of Floyd Mayweather Jr., is someone the mainstream enthusiast would fail miserably at picking out of a lineup. But there is no debating the greatness of Renan Barao.
The Rebels open play against Fresno State at 7 p.m. Thursday at Wilson Stadium as the No. 1 seed in the Mountain West Tournament, a co-conference champion whose roster includes 15 players from the Las Vegas valley.
Bismack Biyombo went ahead of him. So did Jimmer Fredette and Markieff Morris and Alec Burks. Fourteen names were called during the 2011 NBA Draft before Kawhi Leonard made his way to the stage for a congratulatory handshake from then-commissioner David Stern.