LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin is now a free agent after he and the Detroit Pistons agreed on a buyout of the final season-plus of his contract, which was set to pay him nearly $40 million next season.
At that cost, it ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Logan Couture and Max Pacioretty got into a wrestling match in the first period. Kurtis Gabriel and Ryan Reaves dropped the gloves for a heavyweight tilt at the start of the third period.
The ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — UCLA was surging toward a Pac-12 title, its fate belonging to nobody else, its destiny unfurling promisingly ahead.
Then came the losses, the doubts, the worries.
USC was surging toward a Pac-12 title, ...Read more
CHICAGO — Retiring defenseman Brent Seabrook received a tribute Friday night, but Alex DeBrincat stole the show, rallying the Chicago Blackhawks from a two-goal deficit against the Tampa Bay Lighting, and Philipp ...Read more
GLENDALE, Ariz., — Arizona, meet Kirill Kaprizov.
The Coyotes became the latest team in the West Division to get an ice-level view of the Wild rookie phenom and like he has so far in his young NHL career, Kaprizov put ...Read more
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — It was not exactly the Senior Night they envisioned when they arrived on the University of Miami campus — an empty, cavernous Watsco Center with just a smattering of family members and cardboard ...Read more
One daunting opponent fell off the Dodgers' schedule this season — the Dodgers. Or, to be more precise, the ghosts of Dodgers' past, all those clubs that came up short before the Dodgers finally won their first World ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — How quickly the story has changed, the fears about what could go wrong for Shohei Ohtani replaced by anticipation of the exospheric heights he could reach. What started as a make-or-break spring has morphed...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. — Golfer Corey Conners is an outlier, whether he’s emerging from a tiny town in Ontario to reach the PGA Tour or rising to the top of the leaderboard after 36 holes at Bay Hill Club and Lodge.
The 29-...Read more
Richie Incognito, the veteran left guard who got a career re-start with the Raiders, will be released in advance of the start of the new league year.
The question is whether he’ll get another re-start with the Raiders ...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. — When it comes to high-flying, awe-inspiring dunkers, Anfernee Simons didn’t have to look past his hometown team to find some great ones.
Now the Central Florida native will get the chance to show off ...Read more
DETROIT — Stan Van Gundy’s explanation for the trade that brought the Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, at the time, was sound. How often are mid-market NBA teams able to swing trades for bona fide franchise ...Read more
J.T. Realmuto is still not hitting or throwing, but he made progress Friday and remains on track for the start of the season.
The catcher’s cast was removed from his right hand and his fractured thumb is now placed in a...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS — Olympic "Miracle" hockey star and Iron Range sports legend Mark Pavelich was found dead Thursday in a central Minnesota residential treatment center.
Pavelich, who turned 63 a week ago, died at Eagle's ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — The era of cardboard cutouts is over. The ballpark gates will open to actual humans this season.
Fans will be allowed to attend Major League Baseball games in California, the state's department of public ...Read more
Bob Baffert has won the Kentucky Derby a record-tying six times. And he's taken six different roads to get to that Churchill Downs winner's circle.
But this year he's going back to his 2020 playbook, except, of course, ...Read more
The Washington Football Team released quarterback Alex Smith Friday morning after he helped lead the team to the NFC East title.
Smith, who turns 37 in May, won the 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award after ...Read more
DETROIT — The Pistons and Blake Griffin announced last month that they would be parting ways.
It's official now.
The two sides have agreed on a buyout from the last year-plus of Griffin's contract, a league source ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is brandishing his chisel, with NFL teams needing to get under the 2021 salary cap by the March 17 start of the league year. The exact figure for the 2021 cap isn’t ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. — By 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday night, hours after having surgery to implant a pacemaker in his chest, Aaron Boone was getting back to work. As he recovered in a hospital bed, he was watching new Yankee Corey ...Read more
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