After Lakers rookie Julius Randle left his NBA debut strapped to a wheeled stretcher with a broken right leg, every player at Staples Center gained a sober perspective on the season opener.
If initial rankings released by the 12-member playoff selection committee on Tuesday are any indication of which four teams will be seeded into the playoff, Alabama at No. 6 has only to win out to secure a place among the semifinalists.
TODAY AT SANTA ANITA by Richard Eng
The raucous roar at Kauffman Stadium swelled with every batter in the second inning and then got louder the rest of the night.
Authorities say a Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during last week’s game has been found safe.
Manu Ginobili hit just 2 of 23 shots during preseason games. But when the games began to matter, Ginobili returned to form. He scored 20 points in the season opener as the Spurs defeated Dallas 101-100 for their 10th straight regular-season victory over the Mavericks.
Anthony Davis had 26 points and tied a career high with nine blocked shots while Ryan Anderson added 22 points off the bench to lift host New Orleans to a season-opening win.
A former professional baseball player accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his gun Tuesday afternoon, Las Vegas police said.
A former NASCAR driver accused of leading police on a 150-mph chase through parts of Nevada, Arizona and Utah last year didn’t take a plea deal Tuesday as expected.
Jose Aldo beat Chad Mendes in Rio on Saturday in Rio in what Dana White called “the greatest featherweight title fight in history.” “I put my heart and soul into this fight. I fought tooth and nail,” Mendes said. “Obviously, I came up a bit short, but I feel the same as Jose. I think everyone wins with a fight like that.”