Report: DeMar DeRozan unhappy with Spurs

Facing the Kawhi Leonard trade saga, the Spurs had a clear objective: Remain competitive. That’s why they traded Leonard to the Raptors for veteran star DeMar DeRozan rather than accepting a pick-heavy offer. That wasn’t optimal for the franchise’s long-term health, but it at least paid short-term dividends. San Antonio made the playoffs last year, […]

Report: Raptors president Masai Ujiri would be intrigued by Knicks

The Knicks also have owner James Dolan and all the complications he brings. He will be New York’s biggest obstacle in any attempt to lure Ujiri. Past dismissive comments can easily get written off to Ujiri having a competitive streak. Dolan – particularly his temperament and insistence on keeping unproductive employees around – is the […]

Knicks’ ‘Leon Rose era’ reportedly to start Sunday as new team president takes over

This is where the change in culture and foundation comes in — will the Knicks have the scouting, and the player development personnel, in place to take advantage of this? Sure, they need some luck with the ping-pong lottery balls, but can they find and develop guys down the board? Can they draft and develop […]

IndyCar’s A.J. Foyt Racing playing it safe during shutdown

“Is it going to be trying? Sure, it is,” Harner said. “Everybody is in the same boat. They know what we are up against. It’s unprecedented times that no one has ever seen before and hopefully something we never see again. It’s a matter of trying to make it all work. I can’t imagine the […]

April 2 in Motorsports History: Robby Gordon’s first IndyCar victory

2004: Former World of Outlaws champion Danny Lasoski recorded his first and only IROC victory in dominant fashion, leading flag to flag at Texas Motor Speedway after starting from the pole position. He then raced in a WoO event at the TMS dirt track the following night.

Tom Brady has moved into Derek Jeter’s mansion

It’s like a crossover episode conceived by sports yakkers like me. It’s like a gift from Content Heaven. Like, I had NO reason to talk about Derek Jeter today, but now I can mention how much progress he has made as a human being. After all, a mere 16 years ago he wouldn’t move 25 […]

Hinch, Luhnow, will be eligible in 2021 even if there are no games in 2020

It would not shock me a bit if another team hired Hinch at some point down the road. And, despite the league’s finding that Luhnow fostered a “toxic” environment in the Astros’ front office, I would not be at all surprised if he were hired as some sort of advisor down the road and, potentially, […]

White Sox broadcaster Ed Farmer dies

Farmer was better known as the radio voice for the White Sox, a role he first assumed in 1990. In 1991 he served as a special assistant to Sox general manager Ron Schueler, but was back in the booth for good in 1992. 2020 was set to be his 29th calling Sox games. In 2004 […]

Today in Baseball History: A lie about how baseball was invented is born

I can’t immediately recall if the committee ever released some official document a la The Mills Report, but I do know that Thorn has written and spoken extensively about baseball’s origins, both on his own and in his capacity as MLB’s official historian, and at no time has he claimed that Abner Doubleday was the […]

Top 25 Baseball Stories of 2016 — #25: Curt Schilling fired from ESPN

Schilling’s firing did not take him out of the headlines, of course. In keeping with his habits, he spent the rest of the year drawing attention to himself. In August he said he would possibly run for office — maybe president one day — though later he ratcheted that back to the U.S. Senate. He’s […]