Earlier today, FanRag Sports columnist Jon Heyman tweeted out the above photo of the reporters on the 1990 New York Yankees beat. For those keeping track at home, that is:
The Oklahoma City Thunder have acquired Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott from the Chicago Bulls, in exchange for Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne, and a second round pick, reports Brian Windhorst.
The Dallas Mavericks have acquired 76ers big man Nerlens Noel, reports Adrian Wojnarowski. In return, Dallas will send Philadelphia Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson, and a top 1-18 protected 2017 first-round draft pick.
Budapest, Hungary, has withdrawn its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, reports the Associated Press, citing a Hungarian government spokesperson. The withdrawal technically has to be voted upon by the Hungary City Assembly, but there is no doubt that it will pass.
The Los Angeles Lakers named Magic Johnson president of basketball operations this afternoon, fired longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak, and kicked team co-owner Jim Buss back upstairs by relieving him of his EVP of basketball operations title, radically transforming the team’s basketball decisionmaking apparatus.
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NBA fans have voted on All-Star starters for decades, and have voted for them online since 2001. This year fans were able to vote on the NBA’s website, app, and a variety of social media platforms. But as Zaza Pachulia’s near-All-Star appearance showed, it’s a pretty easy system to game, right?
Tennis broadcaster Doug Adler, who didn’t return to ESPN’s Australian Open broadcast after commenting on Venus Williams’s “gorilla” or “guerrilla” style of play—that’s the big question here—has sued ESPN and two ESPN executives in charge of tennis broadcasts in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging wrongful…
Proprietor of Sports Illustrated’s MMQB and Tom Brady stenographer Peter King had a meltdown yesterday over a tweet from Bleacher Report:
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that forward Kevin Love would miss an estimated six weeks, after undergoing “arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee.”
The NBA announced an extensive multiyear partnership agreement between the D-League and a popular sports drink company this morning, which will see the popular sports drink company’s logo on all basketballs, jerseys, and court side signage, as well as the league being renamed for the 2017-18 season to incorporate the…
Donald Trump’s national security advisor, Michael Flynn, resigned tonight after just 24 days on the job after revelations that he’d “misled” the administration about a phone call with the Russian ambassador, had likely committed a crime, and was potentially vulnerable to blackmail.
The Milwaukee Bucks announced today that third-year forward Jabari Parker tore his ACL in his left knee, and after surgery will likely miss the next 12 months of basketball.
The San Francisco Giants won three World Series between 2010 and 2014, and each was nerve-wracking in its own way. In 2010 they qualified for the postseason on the final day, and had an inordinate amount of playoff games decided by a single run; in 2012 they went down 0-2 in the NLDS and 1-3 in the NLCS before winning…
NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only Yahoo basketball…
The Minnesota Legislative Auditor has released an extensive special report on the use of luxury suites at the publicly funded Minnesota Vikings stadium by commissioners of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, finding that commissioners “violated a core ethical principle” when they gave free tickets to friends…