It’s official: NBA will have a play-in series in the West

By the rules the NBA set for this season’s restart, there had to be more than a four-game cushion for the No. 8 team to get the final playoff spot outright. The league decided to add the play-in series option in an abundance of fairness, since about 14% of the regular season schedule was eliminated […]

NRL: Kiwis enforcer Kevin Proctor makes miracle play in bid for new Titans deal

READ MORE:Gold Coast Titans gain first NRL win in 363 daysNRL: Kiwis star Kevin Proctor regains Titans captaincy after losing it for cocaine scandalNRL: Kevin Proctor’s sorry letter to members for ‘unacceptable’ performanceKevin Proctor plays on in NRL despite vomiting in the dressing room before kickoff

Premier League questions: Crystal Palace to break Man Utd hoodoo? Eden Hazard or Kevin De Bruyne to triumph?

Palace have lost 14 of those meetings and their last win came on May 11, 1991 when Ian Wright and John Salako (two) scored in a 3-0 win – although the game was played just a few days before Manchester United beat Barcelona in the Cup Winners’ Cup Final in Rotterdam.

Cavs’ Rodney Hood Praises Kevin Love for Panic Attack Admission

Love, DeMar DeRozan and Wizards SF Kelly Oubre have all opened up about their personal issues in recent weeks — and Hood says it’s huge not only for the NBA brotherhood, but the millions of fans they’re reaching.

Sam Howell joins fellow star players with ‘We Want to Play’

The Big Ten presidents “wanted to gauge” if administrators of other conferences at the Power Five level — the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — would do the same, per ESPN. Citing sources, ESPN said a “vast majority” of Big Ten presidents would vote to suspend the football season, potentially deferring for the spring, […]

Andrew Yang: Knicks may have gotten it all wrong again

“It was the darkest time in Knicks history,’’ Yang said. “Even in the depths of Isiah’s and Phil’s terribleness, there was a sense of what the team was trying to do. But last year you had no idea what they were trying to do. They didn’t know. You had young players and brought in mercenaries […]

Damian Lillard: Players bypass super-max contracts due to media pressure

One thing not changing any time soon: The money is huge, either way. Lillard projects to earn $196 million on his four-year super-max extension. But if he had left Portland for another team in 2021 free agency, his max would’ve projected to be $161 million over four years. That’s still life-changing money. At that point, […]

Report: Russell Westbrook didn’t try to recruit Paul George back to Thunder

Russell Westbrook didn’t try to change Paul George’s mind. That’s 100 percent assured in my mind, that Russell Westbrook didn’t try to re-recruit Paul George. And a lot of that had to do with the fact it was Russell Westbrook’s ticket out of town, as well.

Ohio governor’s conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash

“I’m sure the Internet is lighting up with ‘Well, you can’t believe any test,’ ” Mike DeWine said in a WCOL radio interview Friday, after a whirlwind of events the day before when the initial positive showing forced the Republican to scrub a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.

Champions League: RB Leipzig ‘in no way inferior’ to Atletico Madrid – Kampl

“Even if they haven’t won the title yet, we know that this team is of high quality. We also know that they defend very well and have an extremely good counter-attack and know how to use their phases of possession. Often a 1-0 win is enough for them.