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The pressure on Lonzo Ball ahead of his first season with the Lakers is huge, and the 19-year-old only has his father to thank for that. Long before his son was drafted by L.A., LaVar Ball was in the habit of creating hype around Lonzo. In fact, they began to build an image and create expectations, veteran Andrew Bogut says, of what Ball would be like.
During Thursday's Eagles-Panthers game, CBS showed video of Tony Romo's last career pass, against Philly in Week 17 of last season. "Was it the last pass?" Romo said with a wry smile. As the Packers try to figure out how to get through possibly the rest of the season without quarterback Aaron Rodgers, not many great free-agent options are available. Romo necessarily is one of them.
The Packers officially have gotten bad news regarding quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his broken collarbone. If he'll miss the rest of the season (and the team says that he could), the Packers should consider adding a quarterback who has bedeviled them in the past. Colin Kaepernick has both run and thrown the ball effectively in the past against the Packers.
Should veteran NFL referee Pete Morelli be banned from officiating Eagles games? After watching Morelli and his crew penalize the Eagles dramatically more than their opponent for a fourth straight Eagles game the crew has officiated, Will Philbrick of Little Rock, Ark., went to change.org and created a petition to present to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell complaining about Morelli's track record working Eagles games. The Eagles beat the Panthers and Morelli Thursday night in Charlotte.
European powers are racing to salvage the Iran nuclear deal after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he is decertifying the landmark agreement and leaving its fate up to Congress.
An executive who has yet to prove he knows what it takes to navigate Boston is now charged with hiring someone to face its media and fans every day, for a managerial job that Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski noted brings even more second-guessing than his own. "It's just like a general manager's spot that they're open for questions and debates and second-guessing, and even more so than a general manager," Dombrowski said Wednesday. What the next manager of the Red Sox will prove is whether Dombrowski himself was really the right hire.
Andrew Wiggins' contract extension took long enough. First, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said his team would offer a five-year max deal, but then said he wanted to look Wiggins in the eyes first. When the offer was finally on the table, Wiggins fired his agent then delayed signing.
The United States has missed out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, following a stunning loss to Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday evening.
Harvey Weinstein's wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, is leaving him - as more women continue to step forward to accuse the movie mogul of decades of sexual harassment and assault
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The NFL has become the least liked sport in the U.S. according to a new poll that shows 40 percent of people viewed the game unfavorably. The survey of 1,000 people from The Winston Group showed the favorability rating of the sport dropped between the end of August and the end of September, amid controversy over protests against police brutality towards African Americans during the national anthem. Just 42 percent of people surveyed had a favorable opinion of the NFL, marking a drop of more than 40 points since the end of August, when 73 percent had a favorable view.
A US military assault on North Korea could prompt a last gasp retaliatory nuclear attack by Pyongyang on Seoul and Japan killing as many as 3.8 million people, according to a new analysis of the destructive potential of Kim Jong-un arsenal. Donald Trump has repeatedly warned that all options remain on the table - including the use of force - in dealing with the North Korean threat. However, analysts say the US is hamstrung by Pyongyang's growing weapons stockpile and the fact that major population centres lie well within its range. A detailed analysis by 38 North, a programme at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, has crunched the numbers,...
The NBC/ProBasketballTalk season previews will ask the questions each of the 30 NBA teams must answer this season to make their season a success. 1) Just how good is Derrick Smith Jr.? Dallas is rebuilding, they make no bones about it.
Entering his ninth season at the helm of the UK program, John Calipari talks about the challenges of coaching the youngest of all his young teams to date and a number of other topics in this first Q&A session of the 2017-18 college basketball season.
President Donald Trump showed up about an hour after the final match was underway Sunday at the Presidents Cup. Had he shown up much later, he might have missed the start of a long celebration for an American team that rarely had it this easy. The Americans so thoroughly defeated and demoralized the International team that they needed just one point from 12 singles matches to win the gold trophy.
The Dallas Stars announced on Sunday morning that play-by-play announcer Dave Strader died at 62 following a year-long battle with cancer. Strader joined the Stars' television crew prior to the 2015-16 season. At the conclusion of that season he was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a form of bile duct cancer.
The Patriots lost twice during all of 2016, even though they didn't have quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games. This year, with Brady during the first four games, they've already lost twice. To little surprise, coach Bill Belichick had little to offer by way of specifics to explain the performance
Opening night in the NBA saw no anthem protests outside the ordinary, three teams locked arms as was done in NBA arenas a year ago but nobody took a knee or went back to the locker room (as the WNBA's Sparks have done), it was quiet. The Warriors, at the center of a controversy with President Donald Trump about a visit to the White House, did nothing. After the game, Draymond Green explained the players' decision (via Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury News).
Daniel Ricciardo was pleased to play a part in Red Bull's first double-podium finish of the 2017 Formula 1 season on Sunday in Malaysia, clinching third place after fending off Sebastian Vettel late on. As Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen swept to the team's second win of the season, Ricciardo enjoyed a rather lonely race before being hounded by Vettel with 10 laps to go, the Ferrari driver having started last. Ricciardo was able to keep Vettel at bay with a hard-but-fair defensive move before pulling clear as his rival's tires began to give way, causing him to drop back quickly.
Alex DeBrincat was mentioned as one of the prospects looking to make the leap to the NHL for this upcoming season. With one preseason game remaining on Chicago's schedule, he'll soon await word to see if that becomes a reality - at least to begin the new campaign. Selected in the second round, 39th overall, by Chicago in 2016, he's been productive for the Blackhawks during the preseason and, with final roster decisions to be made, his play has garnered the attention of the coaching staff led by Joel Quenneville.
The young Texas football players who made headlines last fall for kneeling during the national anthem-and got their season canceled because of the backlash-do not listen to "The Star-Spangled Banner" during games anymore. It's an appropriate theme song for the 11 and 12-year-olds who helped stage a Colin Kaepernick-inspired protest on the grass at a Beaumont Bulls senior game in 2016. "All the stuff that happened-the consequences and stuff that followed right after it-some of the kids [were] like, 'Wow, I thought I was doing the right thing, but now they don't want us to play football,'" coach Rah-Rah Barber tells Newsweek.
Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 chief Franz Tost says it is "all open" for Daniil Kvyat to return to a race seat with the team in the future despite being dropped for Malaysia. Less than 18 months after being demoted from Red Bull back to junior team Toro Rosso, Kvyat was replaced by Pierre Gasly for the races in Malaysia and Japan after a poor run of form that had seen him score just four points so far this season. It is unknown how many of the four races after Japan Gasly will contest, with the United States Grand Prix clashing with his planned Super Formula title showdown at Suzuka, leaving the door open for Kvyat to return.
Mercedes Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were both left seeking answers for their lack of pace during Friday's practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix, having been tipped to dominate heading into the weekend. Hamilton opened up a 28-point lead at the top of the drivers' championship two weeks ago in Singapore, with the maths involved in delivering a fourth world title already being worked out with six races to go. Mercedes was expected to dominate at Sepang given the fast-flowing nature of the circuit, only for Ferrari to upstage the Silver Arrows and finish over a second clear in FP2 on Friday.
DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings' new arena has an enormous, four-sided videoboard hanging over the ice surrounded by steeply pitched, red seats and spectacular suites. "It's just an unbelievable building," Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. The NHL team that plays there?
Gold Star mother Karen Vaughn explains that by kneeling during the national anthem, NFL players are disrespecting the flag, the United States and her son, a fallen U.S. Navy SEAL.
This year's British Masters will be hosted at Close House in Newcastle by 23-time European Tour winner and UPS ambassador Lee Westwood
Carmelo Anthony will officially be starting at the power forward spot for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Anthony led the league in scoring in 2012-13 from the power forward position. Carmelo has also played at the 4 in order to play with Team USA in prior contests with the national squad.
Before Sunday's game against the Bears, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that the team would not be taking the field for the national anthem and explained the rationale for that decision after the game. "We got a group of men in there that come from different socioeconomic backgrounds, races, creeds, ethnicities, religions and so forth. Things didn't go quite as planned as tackle Alejandro Villanueva wound up standing alone outside the tunnel to the field while the rest of the team remained inside - "We butchered it," Villanueva said on Monday - and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger expressed regret about how the team handled the situation.
A team that works hard to convince anyone and everyone that it's not fighting among itself may be working too hard when fighting with opponents. "It wasn't our best game," Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor said after Sunday's loss to the Titans. "We've just got to get back to playing together, playing sound
The NHL's Department of Player Safety has issued another two-game preseason suspension, this time to Andrew Desjardins of the New York Rangers. The incident occurred during the first period of Saturday's game between the Rangers and New Jersey Devils, as Desjardins delivered a hit to the head of Miles Wood. Desjardins received a match penalty for an illegal check to the head, and a two-game preseason ban on Monday.
President Donald Trump tweeted his support of NASCAR on Monday morning while Dale Earnhardt Jr. took a stance in favor of peaceful protests about 30 minutes later. The 14-time most popular driver used a quote from John F. Kennedy in a tweet. President Trump, who ignited a weekend controversy that involved anthem protests across professional sports when he said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during "The Star Spangled Banner", singled out NASCAR and its supporters during a series of tweets this morning about the flag.
Aaron Judge clubs his 49th and 50th home runs of the season, breaking Mark McGwire's rookie homer record set in 1987
When the New York Rangers traded center Derek Stepan to the Arizona Coyotes this offseason it created an opening at a pretty important spot in their lineup. With that new vacancy at center it seemed reasonable to conclude that J.T. Miller, coming off of a career year that saw him score 22 goals and record 56 points, would move back to his natural position on a more permanent basis. According to Rangers coach Alain Vigneault on Monday, that will not be the case to start the season.
"Monday Night Football" isn't missing out on the chance to telecast a national news story. The weekly ESPN primetime presentation of NFL football will televise tonight's national anthem before the Dallas Cowboys-Arizona Cardinals game, TheWrap is told by an ESPN insider. Additionally, "Monday Night Football" will also air the NFL's "Inside These Lines" ad during the telecast, which debuted last night during NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Readers can watch that video above.
Carmelo Anthony is now a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, but save for a refusal from the Cleveland Cavaliers he could have been playing with LeBron James this season. According to Cleveland.com, the New York Knicks apparently tried to complete a trade with the Cavaliers before settling with the Thunder. The centerpiece of the potential trade with Cleveland would have been power forward Tristan Thompson, a favorite of LeBron.
Justin Thomas finished second at the Tour Championship on Sunday, which gave him enough points to win the FedEx Cup. Xander Schauffele won at East Lake.
Two games without a goal is run of the mill for most footballers, but for Cristiano Ronaldo it constitutes a drought. Ronaldo will be looking to forget his early season struggles as Real Madrid aim to lay down a marker in their quest for a third consecutive Champions League at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. The Portuguese remains the strong favourite to match Lionel Messi's record of five Ballon d'Or wins for his starring role in guiding Madrid to a first La Liga and Champions League double in 59 years.
After a rough transition from Fox News to NBC, news anchor Megyn Kelly is looking to turn a new page with her daily talk show that begins this week.
Germany votes this month in the last in a series of elections in key Western countries. The polls are predicting an easy win for Angela Merkel, who is trying to secure a historic fourth term as chancellor. But after shock results saw the rise of political outsiders Donald Trump in the US and Emmanuel Macron in France, Britain's vote to leave the EU and Theresa May left clinging to power in Britain less than a year later, nothing can be taken for granted. When is is the 2017 German election? German elections are always held on a Sunday, and this year the country votes on September 24. Exit polls are quick and highly accurate, and we should have a pretty clear idea of who has won shortly...
Former Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos discuss the North Korea threat on "This Week."
President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation Saturday from league executives and star players alike.
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It was Giants co-owner John Mara who inadvertently legitimized the business-related reasons for shunning Colin Kaepernick earlier this year. Now, Mara and his partner, Steve Tisch, have no come out with a strong statement condemning President Trump's verbal assault on players who choose not to stand for the national anthem. Will other owners follow suit?
Is it possible that the President was trolling the NFL and its players on Friday night? With many contending that anthem protests are causing NFL interest and ratings to diminish, and with the issue previously sliding toward the back burner, Trump's rhetoric pulls it back to the front of the stove and cranks up the gas. Could his comments spark more players to use the platform provided by the anthem to protest, with the President himself possibly becoming the new target of the demonstrations?
King James has spoken. After President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday morning he would be "withdrawing" Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry's invitation to visit the White House to celebrate his team's NBA title, LeBron James took to Twitter to give the president a piece of his mind.
Man City's Leroy Sane flicks the ball over a Crystal Palace defender and scores to give his side a 1-0 lead.
Take a hole-by-hole course tour of Liberty National Golf Club, host of the 2017 Presidents Cup in Jersey City, N.J. Sept. 26 - Oct. 1, 2017 RELATED: How Liberty National transformed from superfund site to Presidents Cup host
A Colorado mother says she was devastated when she took her son to an NFL game for his birthday and found out the tickets she had spent $800 were fake. That`s when a kind ticket agent stepped in to make sure his day wasn`t ruined.
Prince Harry unleashed his competitive spirit today as he was given a kangaroo toy by the Australian Invictus Games team, and threatened to throw it in a swimming pool. The Prince, who is in Toronto, Canada, for the military veterans' event, spent the afternoon meeting teams from around the world set to compete in swimming, volleyball and wheelchair basketball. The Australian sportsmen and women gave him two small koalas to take home for Prince George and Princess Charlotte and showed off a boxing kangaroo mascot, which the Prince joked he would throw in the water in the spirit of friendly competition.
Steve Kerr reportedly stated a plan for the NBA-champion Warriors to decline an invitation to visit President Donald Trump's White House. Then, Kerr espoused the virtues of going. "We will meet as a team to discuss it and make a decision," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told ESPN.