For the second time in 3 years, the Cavaliers will have the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
“It’s huge for us,” Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said after Cleveland won the draft lottery. “This is our 3rd year running in the lottery. Hopefully, it’s our last for a long, long time.”
The Cavaliers chose LeBron James ....more
Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Clippers after a season in which the team won its first division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
The team said he won’t be offered a contract when his current one expires at the end of June. He is just the second coach ....more
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing his team’s name to the Hornets, said a person familiar with the situation.
The person related Jordan will detail the timetable for the change to be completed at a press conference the Bobcats have prepared.
NBA deputy commissioner and COO Adam Silver previously related it would probably take ”about 18 ....more
The Lakers do not yet know Dwight Howard’s decision for next season, but the All-Star center made his thoughts about L.A Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni known before starting his offseason.
Almost 2 weeks have passed since Howard had his exit interview with the Lakers and there’s been barely a peep out of Howard since.
While he hasn’t ....more
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced to screaming throngs of Kings fans that the deal to sell the NBA franchise to a group led by software entrepreneur Vivek Ranadive has been signed.
The statement at a City Hall rally brings to a close just about 5 months of maneuvering by Johnson to secure a new ownership group, ....more
The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers don’t start the Eastern Conference finals till Wednesday, but that hasn’t stopped the teams from engaging one another early.
Heat star LeBron James took exception Sunday to Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel referring about Miami as “just the next team” standing between Pacers and a shot at an NBA title.
Indiana Pacers spent the entire season perfecting its defense.
On Saturday, it produced the biggest payoff for the Indiana Pacers in nearly 10 years.
Roy Hibbert’s block of Carmelo Anthony’s dunk attempt midway through 4th quarter spurred an 11-2 run that rallied the Pacers to a 106-99 victory in Game 6 of their 2nd-round series, sending them ....more
The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champs who’ve been there so many times before.
The Memphis Grizzlies looked like the first-timers still trying to adapt to their first conference finals appearance.
Tony Parker had 20 points and 9 assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and the Spurs struck first by beating ....more
With their trademark grit-and-grind mindset, the Grizzlies are making history for a franchise with little prior postseason success.
Zach Randolph had 28 points and 14 rebounds, Mike Conley added 13 points and 11 assists and the 5th-seeded Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating the Oklahoma City ....more
The tape around Dwyane Wade’s right knee was soaked with sweat and beginning to loosen, so he headed to the locker room to get the joint re-wrapped during the 4th quarter.
Must have been one amazing tape job.
Wade was brilliant down the stretch – and the Heat are heading back to the Eastern Conference finals as ....more
ST LOUIS CARDINALS
at TEXAS RANGERS
World Series Game 5 – Series tied 2-2
First pitch: Monday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Texas -120, St. Louis +110, Total: 8
The Rangers evened up the World Series behind a gem from a lefty on Sunday night, and they’re hoping for more of the same when ace C.J. Wilson takes the mound for ....more
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (2-3)
at OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-2)
Kickoff: Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Oakland -4.5, Total: 41.5
Former Bengals QB Carson Palmer makes his Oakland debut when his new team hosts surging Kansas City on Sunday. Vegas odds.
Palmer, who was acquired for two draft picks, is expected to start under center despite having been retired all year. The ....more
CHICAGO BEARS (3-3)
vs. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-2)
Wembley Stadium – London, England
Kickoff: Sunday, 1:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Chicago -1.5, Total: 43.5
Former NFC North foes renew their rivalry across the pond when Chicago and Tampa Bay meet Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Football odds.
Both teams put together impressive home wins last week, as the Bears crushed ....more
WISCONSIN BADGERS (6-0)
at MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS (5-1)
Kickoff: Saturday, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Wisconsin -7, Total: 49
Two of the nation’s top-15 teams do battle Saturday night when No. 15 Michigan State hosts unbeaten Wisconsin, ranked fourth in the nation. Football betting lines.
This is a classic battle of a high-powered offense against a relentless defense. The Badgers lead ....more
BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES (1-5)
at VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (6-1)
Kickoff: Saturday, 3:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Virginia Tech -20.5, Total: 43.5
Boston College hasn’t beaten an FBS team this year, and No. 16 Virginia Tech will try to keep this skid intact when it hosts the Eagles on Saturday. Las Vegas odds.
BC has very little chance at keeping this game ....more
at ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
World Series Game 2 – St. Louis leads series 1-0
First pitch: Thursday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Texas -115, St. Louis +105, Total: 8
The Rangers will try to get their bats going and even the World Series against the Cardinals on Thursday night at Busch Stadium. St. Louis took Game 1 of a ....more
Tees Off: Thursday, September 15
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club – Lemont, IL
Odds to Win Tournament
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FIELD (Any Other Golfers)
Cog Hill hosts the BMW Championship for the ....more
DETROIT TIGERS (84-62, +14.6 Units)
at CHICAGO WHITE SOX (73-72, -5.7 Units)
First pitch: Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
Line: Chicago -115, Detroit +105, Total: 9
The scorching-hot Detroit Tigers will look to win their 10th straight game on Monday night when they travel to Chicago to face the White Sox. Detroit has opened up a commanding 10½-game lead over ....more
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH (0-1)
at MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (1-0)
Kickoff: Saturday, 8:00 p.m. EDT
Line: Notre Dame -3.5, Total: 55.5
Michigan will attempt to beat Notre Dame for the fifth time in six tries when the two schools clash on Saturday. Last year it was the Denard Robinson show, as the Michigan QB racked up a school-record 502 total ....more
at ARIZONA CARDINALS
Kickoff: Sunday, September 11, 4:15 p.m. EDT
Line: Arizona -7, Total: 37
No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton starts his NFL career, and QB Kevin Kolb makes his Cardinals debut when the Panthers travel to Arizona to kick off the 2011 season. NFL betting lines.
These teams met in Carolina last December and played one ....more