Svitolina: Russian, Belarusian players must speak about war

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina wants Russian and Belarusian players to say whether they oppose the war in her nation. “For us, for Ukrainians, it’s very important that they speak out, that they choose which side they take. We want to know, we want to feel safe about that. Because if they … Read more

NASCAR driver saves Doc the elk, who was causing a ruckus at Grandfather Mountain | State and Regional News

Joe Marusak, The Charlotte Observer NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has rescued an elk that caused safety concerns during rutting season at Grandfather Mountain, the nonprofit nature park in the North Carolina mountains. Doc was the dominant of three elks at the park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, park officials said Wednesday. “The elk … Read more

Giannis jokes (?) about taking time off for Greek freakout

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) blocks a shot by Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the second half of Game 5 of an Eastern Conference semifinal in the NBA basketball playoffs, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Boston. The Bucks won 110-107. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) blocks a shot … Read more

Phil Jackson wants to trade LeBron James, columnist says

Is the King’s time up in Lakers land? After team owner Jeanie Buss confirmed to Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke that she’s leaning on former Lakers coach Phil Jackson to help the team bounce back after a disappointing season, Plaschke provided some insight into Jackson’s thinking about the roster. “I’ve heard that Phil would … Read more

Bill Simmons heartbreak caught on camera after Celtics’ Game 5 loss

Someone should check on Bill Simmons after the Celtics suffered a crushing loss to the Bucks on Wednesday in Game 5 of their conference semifinals series. The Ringer founder, who is a Massachusetts native and Holy Cross alum, was captured by TNT cameras looking somber in his seat at TD Garden, where the Celtics collapsed, … Read more

Jrue Holiday’s defense leads Bucks to Game 5 win, lead series 3-2

Jrue Holiday blocks Marcus Smart.Photo: Getty Images Perhaps there was no other way for the Bucks-Celtics game to end on a day after so much discussion about individual awards, thanks to Joel Embiid. Embiid’s right that too much rides on the opinions of others, which made it all the more galling that the MLBPA was … Read more

The Warriors Did Not Whoop That Trick, Lost Game 5 By 39

The Golden State Warriors entered Game 5 feeling frisky after a fourth quarter comeback on Monday night to put them one game away from the Western Conference Finals, so much so that Stephen Curry couldn’t help but add another log to the fire in this series by saying their gameplan for Wednesday night in Memphis … Read more

LeBron James’s Business Partner Maverick Carter Talks Talent in the NBA, Hollywood and Beyond

One of the most important days in the modern NBA happened on a day when no basketball was played. This sport where so much of the action now takes place off the court fundamentally changed on July 8, 2010, when LeBron James announced in an ESPN special called “The Decision” that he was taking his … Read more

Memphis Grizzlies’ Jaren Jackson Jr. is showing off his talent on a national stage against the Warriors

Jaren Jackson Jr. has been a force for Memphis.Picture: Getty Images For those who watched the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies first-round series, their assessment might fall in line with how they feel about The Beatles’ Revolution No.9. Some people think it’s one of the highest forms of entertainment that a person can consume, exquisite … Read more

Marquese Chriss follows Bismack Biyombo to locker room in Game 5

The end of Game 5 between the Suns and Mavericks was like a scene right out of reality TV. With just a few seconds left in regulation — and the Suns leading by 28 points — Dallas forward Marquese Chriss and Phoenix center Bismack Biyombo had a heated moment under the basket and then took … Read more