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Series preview: Young Boston Celtics look to stop LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers

Series preview: Young Boston Celtics look to stop LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers

For a few days at least, much of the talk about this rematch of the 2017 East finals will focus on what might have been. In what could have offered some poetic closure to the Eastern Conference portion of this season, former Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving would be taking on his old team and, […]

Mark Ingram to challenge ban via arbitration process

Mark Ingram to challenge ban via arbitration process

Mark Ingram will continue to fight against his four-game suspension. A day after the New Orleans Saints running back was suspended for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, Ingram’s representative, David W. Jones, released a statement stating he will challenge the ruling through the arbitration process. “At the end of the 2017 season, as […]

Jets CEO: Sam Darnold shifts team into new gear

Jets CEO: Sam Darnold shifts team into new gear

The fortunes of an NFL franchise can pivot with the whims of the football gods in a matter of seconds. A routine sack ends the golden-armed quarterback’s career. A franchise savior falls into the general manager’s lap at the trade deadline. The front office misevaluates a potential godsend as a fringe NFL starter. After wandering […]

Celtics' Marcus Morris ready for Game 5 as 76ers fight off elimination

Celtics' Marcus Morris ready for Game 5 as 76ers fight off elimination

PHILADELPHIA — With Joel Embiid pointing at his head and suggesting the Philadelphia 76ers had taken up real estate inside Boston’s cranium during Monday’s Game 4, Marcus Morris responded by reaching his hand in front of Embiid’s face and making hand motions denoting Boston’s 3-0 series lead. Then he did it again. And again. And […]

Woman wins $1.2 million on $18 bet that included Kentucky Derby

Woman wins $1.2 million on $18 bet that included Kentucky Derby

An $18 bet paid off in a huge way for an Austin woman Saturday at Retama Park race track in Selma, Texas. Margaret Reid walked away with a cool $1.2 million when Justify won the Kentucky Derby, reports CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS-TV. Reid, who has been going to Retama for years with her friends, […]

Chelsea vs Liverpool team news: Salah starts as both managers make one change

Chelsea vs Liverpool team news: Salah starts as both managers make one change

The race for a top-four finish could go down to the final day of the Premier League depending on the outcome at Stamford Bridge Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made just one change to his team for the Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Fresh from sealing a place in the Champions League […]

Johnny Weir is positively resplendent at Churchill Downs and so are the hats

Johnny Weir is positively resplendent at Churchill Downs and so are the hats

A woman wears a hat before the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. (John Minchillo/Associated Press) Here’s all the news you need for what’s happening online, on television and on the ground at Churchill Downs. This post will be updated through the afternoon. The hats have arrived Is it a runway or racetrack? It depends […]

NBA playoffs live: Warriors' lineup change allows Pelicans to bust through in Game 3

NBA playoffs live: Warriors' lineup change allows Pelicans to bust through in Game 3

Anthony Davis and New Orleans are in control of Game 3 at home. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports) Follow along with live coverage of tonight’s Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans (Warriors lead, 2-0), and then Game 3 between the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz (series tied, 1-1). This post will update […]

Soon-to-be free agent LeBron James loves Knicks' new coach

Soon-to-be free agent LeBron James loves Knicks' new coach

Knicks brass has pointed toward the summer of 2019, when it plans to be ready to make a free-agent splash. But after Thursday’s hiring of former Memphis head coach and Heat assistant David Fizdale, the Knicks are prepared to open salary-cap space this summer in the unlikely event they get an inkling LeBron James has […]

Dancer's Image, drugs and MLK: The enduring mystery of the 1968 Kentucky Derby

Dancer's Image, drugs and MLK: The enduring mystery of the 1968 Kentucky Derby

Jockey Bob Ussery, owner Peter Fuller, left, and trainer Louis C. Cavalaris Jr. celebrate with Dancer’s Image in May 1968. (Associated Press) At least in the moment — and certainly in the 24 hours that followed — there was nothing ambiguous about the finish of the race. Dancer’s Image was a full 1½ lengths ahead […]