ESPN squeezes in Heat exhibition vs. LeBron

Even a college football Saturday can't get in the way of LeBron James' first game against the Miami Heat. Even if it's a game that doesn't count.

The NBA announced Monday that the Heat's Oct. 11 exhibition against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Rio ...

Derrick Rose golden despite zero points in final

MADRID -- He could laugh about going scoreless again, tease himself about his 1-for-19 shooting from 3-point range during the FIBA World Cup.

That's what happens when gold hangs from your neck and nine games in 16 days sit in your rearview mirror...

Derrick Rose gives his World Cup experience an 'A'

MADRID -- Some people focus on Derrick Rose's meager 5.4 points per game and 27.3 percent shooting, including an unsightly 1-for-17 from 3-point range.

Rose isn't one of those people.

In fact, Rose, on the eve of Team USA's gold medal match vs. ...

Hawks send apologetic letter to fans

The Hawks sent a letter on Saturday apologizing for the events of the past week.

The letter, signed by CEO Steve Koonin, was sent by email to those on the team's mailing list and published on the web site.

The letter reads:

An Open Letter to ...

Diana Taurasi and Mercury sweep Sky for WNBA title

Now we know how much Brittney Griner means to the Mercury.

And that Diana Taurasi means even more.

With Griner, the Mercury beat the Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals by 21 and 29 points.

Without their 6-foot-8 monster in the middle...