Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James hold ‘productive’ contract extension talks

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James and the Lakers had a “productive” discussion about their future together on Thursday, Rich Paul, CEO of Klutch Sports Group, told ESPN. No new deal…

Outrage Grows in the U.S. Over Brittney Griner’s Sentencing

The W.N.B.A. star Brittney Griner’s friends and colleagues expressed support and sadness for her after a Russian court found her guilty of attempting to smuggle illegal narcotics into Russia and…

Field Yates’ 10 essential rules for fantasy football drafts

Aug 1, 2022 Field YatesESPN Insider Close Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University…

N.F.L. Appeals Deshaun Watson’s Six-Game Suspension

The N.F.L. appealed the six-game suspension of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson on Wednesday, according to a league spokesman. The league challenged the penalty issued Monday by a third-party disciplinary…

NFL appeals ruling that Deshaun Watson of Cleveland Browns should be suspended six games

BEREA, Ohio — The NFL on Wednesday appealed the six-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, seeking a tougher penalty for violating the league’s personal conduct policy in the…

Roger Goodell May Take Deshaun Watson’s Punishment Into His Own Hands

“Before they were too harsh, and now in a way, they were not harsh enough, but this was a much better process and didn’t put the integrity of the commissioner…

2022 MLB trade deadline tracker — Here’s everything that went down before 6 p.m. ET on Aug. 2

The 2022 MLB trade deadline has passed following a flurry of trades in the 48 hours leading up to 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday- highlighted by an all-time blockbuster sending…

With Juan Soto and Josh Hader, Padres Go All-In for World Series

The franchise started in 1969, just another expansion team in funny uniforms that lost 110 games. Five decades passed, with a few Hall of Famers but no championships. Then, after…

The biggest deadline deal ever? Are the Padres the NL’s new team to beat? What to make of blockbuster Juan Soto trade

Juan Soto is a San Diego Padre. In the biggest blockbuster of the 2022 MLB trade deadline, the Washington Nationals dealt the 23-year-old megastar for a treasure trove of top…

Why Brittney Griner and Other Athletes Choose Cannabis for Pain

Shawn Kemp played most of his N.B.A. career before the league began testing players for marijuana use in 1999. So after playing in the bruising, physical games typical of the…