2013 national title at risk as Louisville to appeal NCAA penalties – ESPN

5:45 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Louisville could lose its 2013 NCAA title, and Cardinals coach Rick Pitino will be suspended for the first five ACC games in 2017-18 for failing to monitor his program during an alleged sex-for-pay scandal, the Division I Committee on Infractions announced Thursday. Louisville announced […]

Kevin Na wins by knockout over Rory McIlroy, Erin Hills – ESPN

10:47 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment ERIN, Wis. — As it turned out, Kevin Na versus Rory McIlroy was a mismatch of Conor McGregor-vs.-Floyd Mayweather proportions. Only McIlroy, the four-time major champ, was the one who came away from Erin Hills on Thursday looking like a hopeless amateur lost in […]

By not being able to use his feet, is Conor McGregor in over his head? – Washington Post

With the megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor finally official, two possibilities quickly emerged Thursday: Oddsmakers and analysts are either greatly underestimating McGregor’s chances in the ring or the mixed martial arts champion just might be underestimating the task in front of him. With no shortage of confidence, McGregor has chosen to make […]

NBA prospect De’Aaron Fox joins chorus of anti-LaVar Ball sentiment – ESPN

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment De’Aaron Fox, the likely NBA lottery pick from Kentucky, figures he should have been well-versed in LaVar Ball’s act long before the rest of the nation’s sports-minded public. But Fox, speaking to Sports Illustrated as part of an in-depth profile last month, said that he knew fellow […]

Lakers hoping to bring Lonzo Ball in for second workout – ESPN

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The Los Angeles Lakers, who hold the second pick in next week’s NBA draft, had Kansas forward Josh Jackson in for a second look on Tuesday, and also brought in Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox for a private workout. Members of the Lakers’ front office — including […]

LeBron’s legacy — 3-5 Finals record and all — is as intact as MJ’s – ESPN

LeBron’s legacy — 3-5 Finals record and all — is as intact as MJ’s – ESPN

3:36 PM ET Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN.com NBA analyst since 2010 ESPN.com Insider researcher in 2009 Developer of NBA DRAFT Initiative database Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment OAKLAND, Calif. — For a […]

Penguins to visit White House; Warriors will decide ‘when and if’ there’s an invitation – Washington Post

Will the Warriors be bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy for a visit with President Trump? (Susan Walsh/Associated Press) Hours after winning the NBA championship, the Golden State Warriors answered the question about whether, after criticism of President Trump by their coach and one of their star players, they will visit the White House. The answer? […]

Cause unknown after Kent State offensive lineman Tyler Heintz dies – ESPN

10:48 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Kent State football player Tyler Heintz died Tuesday morning after participating in a workout, the school announced. Heintz, an incoming freshman offensive lineman who had arrived on campus earlier this week, was transported to a local hospital following conditioning drills at Dix Stadium, according […]