MIAMI -- Hassan Whiteside's regular-season home debut has been put on hold, with the Miami Heat center sidelined with a bone bruise on his left knee, an injury the Heat revealed Friday was sustained during Wednesday's ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Both Justin Holiday and Fred Hoiberg said Bobby Portis practiced Friday with the same work ethic and spirit that the third-year forward typically brings to the Bulls.
But, really, nothing about the Bulls' ...Read more
FRISCO, Texas -- A court date has been set for Ezekiel Elliott vs. the NFL in the ongoing battle regarding his six-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy and playing status for this year.
A tentative ...Read more
CHICAGO -- After a humbling exit from the National League Championship Series, a daunting but expected mission has arrived for Cubs President Theo Epstein and his staff.
"We knew the 2017-18 offseason would be one of our ...Read more
The Carolina Panthers will face one of the NFL's top rushing offenses without their top tackler and defensive leader.
Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Chicago while he remains in the ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hawks wing player DeAndre Bembry's bad injury luck continued Friday when a MRI revealed a fracture in his right wrist that he suffered during the first regular-season game.
Bembry was scheduled to ...Read more
FRISCO, Texas -- David Irving didn't want to reveal his specific plans for what he might or might not do during the national anthem on Sunday before the Dallas Cowboys take on the San Francisco 49ers.
But Irving has made ...Read more
DETROIT -- At long last, Al Avila got his man.
It had been more than two years between the time Avila first contacted veteran manager Ron Gardenhire, late in the 2015 season, and Friday afternoon, when he helped ...Read more
The Empty PulpitSandra Arrants
Fourteen year old Sherman Thompson has stumbled upon the body of his pastor. Laid out, dead, on the front lawn of the parsonage, Reverend Archibald Temple had a voice of thunder that has been rendered silent forever. Sherman and his sister Grace are determined to find out who killed him and ...
Andreas Athanasiou has red tape to clear but he is at last headed back to the Detroit Red Wings.
The stalemate between the sides is all but officially over as Athanasiou agreed Friday to a one-year deal worth $1.3875 ...Read more
NEW ORLEANS -- As the pain became more and more burdensome in his strained left knee, Warriors forward Draymond Green started having dark thoughts.
"I honestly thought it was my meniscus," Green said.
Instead, MRI ...Read more
Steelers safety Mike Mitchell is almost $58,000 lighter after the NFL fined him for two illegal hits in the Chiefs game.
Mitchell was fined $48,620 for a head shot on Chiefs running back Charcandrick West and another $9,...Read more
By the time Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr checked his phone at halftime of Sunday's 23-10 win over the Packers, the reaction had already been piling up on his digital doorstep.
About "3,000 notifications" Barr figured ...Read more
The Vikings will be without receiver Stefon Diggs, who has been ruled out after not practicing all week.
Diggs (groin), quarterback Sam Bradford (knee) and left guard Nick Easton (calf) have been ruled out by the Vikings ...Read more
The Cubs' elimination from the National League Championship Series showed there's work to be done. Here are five questions entering the offseason:
-- 1. Where does the starting pitching come from?
Not from the minor ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--At the intersection of the city's two great sports loves stood a man with one foot in each realm.
Magic Johnson waited in a tunnel painted purple and gold, his eyes fixated on a video board dangling from the ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- One couldn't help but wonder which version of the Chiefs the nation would be treated to Thursday night.
Would they see the high-scoring, fun-to-watch group that overwhelmed their first five opponents on...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Carr is paid like an elite franchise quarterback. He had a chance to finally validate his salary in 2017, if only for one game, with one final drive.
Less than three minutes on the clock, ball on ...Read more
The sequence was all too familiar. Julius Peppers bursting past a helpless offensive tackle, turning the corner with eye-catching athleticism and barreling down on a quarterback who didn't see him coming. When the hit came...Read more
DENVER -- The Blues survived a wild -- no make that bizarre -- third period, holding off the Colorado Avalanche, 4-3, to boost their Central Division-leading record to 6-2 Thursday at the Pepsi Center.
The Avalanche ...Read more