Kyrie Irving: Recovery from Knee Infection a ‘Long, Long F–king 2 Months’

Kyrie Irving: Recovery from Knee Infection a ‘Long, Long F–king 2 Months’

Jim Mone/Associated Press Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving missed his team's run to the Eastern Conference Finals after undergoing knee surgery in April, but had he not gone under the knife, things could have been much worse after it was revealed he had an infection. Now, he is just glad to be able to…
Kevin Durant: New Warriors Contract ‘Perfect’ Because It ‘Keeps Things Open’

Kevin Durant: New Warriors Contract ‘Perfect’ Because It ‘Keeps Things Open’

John Locher/Associated Press Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is happy keeping his long-term options open while focusing on the present. "I just want to take it a day at a time, and I don't want to look at my future now," Durant said of his new contract with Golden State, per Shams Charania of…
How Max Muncy Rose from .195-Hitting Castoff to MLB’s Hottest Slugger

How Max Muncy Rose from .195-Hitting Castoff to MLB’s Hottest Slugger

B/R The Oklahoma City Sheraton is about a three-hour drive from the family home in Keller, Texas, and while it was not exactly Lee and Midge Muncy's dream vacation spot—especially when they have a getaway in upstate New York's Finger Lakes region—what else were they going to do last summer? Their son, Max, had been…
10 Potential MLB Trade-Deadline Busts to Run Away From

10 Potential MLB Trade-Deadline Busts to Run Away From

0 of 10 Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Seven hundred and fifty players reside on 25-man Major League Baseball rosters. All of them are world-class athletes who earned their shots at the bigs. Some are fortunate enough to be the best of the best, some carve out solid decadelong careers and some are just happy to grab…
NFL Rookies Already Making Waves This Offseason

NFL Rookies Already Making Waves This Offseason

0 of 12 Eric Christian Smith/Associated Press It's that time of year. You know, the time when every NFL player is in the best shape of his life and every player who's recovering from injury is light-years ahead of schedule. Almost everybody is optimistic when training camps are launching and every team is unbeaten, and…
NBA Sophomores Who Could Hit the Wall in 2018-19

NBA Sophomores Who Could Hit the Wall in 2018-19

0 of 5 Matt York/Associated Press Not every NBA sophomore can build on their rookie promise.  Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender never took off. Skal Labissiere's production and efficiency both fell. The New York Knicks traded Willy Hernangomez, and the Phoenix Suns cut Tyler Ulis. Some of last year's rookies are bound to hit a…
Patriots 2020: NFL Insiders on the Future of a Seemingly Undying Dynasty

Patriots 2020: NFL Insiders on the Future of a Seemingly Undying Dynasty

B/R The question is simple enough: What will the Patriots look like in 2020? This upcoming season will be the team's 18th straight as the NFL's dominating force. Eighteen. Think about that. It puts the shelf life of any other NFL dynasty to shame. And the 18th year figures to be more of the same,…
Steve Nash: Why Cristiano Ronaldo Is the Michael Jordan of World Football

Steve Nash: Why Cristiano Ronaldo Is the Michael Jordan of World Football

The other thing is that he's obviously a good-looking fellow. And he's not afraid to take his shirt off. I think women and men alike have taken notice. He's a marketable guy in that respect. He photographs well and has a high self-image, which means good things for advertisers and newspapers. Ronaldo wants all of…
Julius Peppers Doesn’t Pass Panthers Physical, Placed on PUP List

Julius Peppers Doesn’t Pass Panthers Physical, Placed on PUP List

Chuck Burton/Associated Press Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said Wednesday that veteran defensive end Julius Peppers did not pass his physical, according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer:  Jourdan Rodrigue @JourdanRodrigueAs I just tweeted, this is related to shoulder cleanout. Labrum repair. Don’t think it’s a cause for concern right now. https://t.co/M9tVm8OpaX Peppers will begin…
41-Year-Old Vince Carter Reportedly Agrees to 1-Year Contract with Hawks

41-Year-Old Vince Carter Reportedly Agrees to 1-Year Contract with Hawks

Rocky Widner/Getty Images The Atlanta Hawks and free-agent swingman Vince Carter agreed to terms on a one-year deal at the $2.4 million veteran minimum Wednesday, per Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania.  According to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski, Atlanta wants Carter "around its young locker room," which now includes point guard Trae Young, as well as promising frontcourt anchor John…

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