NBA PLAYOFFS & MORE

LeBron James ripped the Toronto Raptors’ hearts out in Game 3. On Monday night, he and the rest of the Cleveland Cavaliers finished the job, putting the East’s No. 1 seed out of its misery and reminding anyone who’d ever dared to doubt — and in this rag-tag Cavs season, that was an awful lot of us — … Read moreNBA PLAYOFFS & MORE

THINGS HEATING UP IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS-CELTICS HANGING AROUND-SPURS MAY LOSE LEONARD

Some NBA fans may have been surprised to see No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz benched in the first game of the Philadelphia 76ers‘ playoff series against the Boston Celtics. By Ian Begley, ESPN Staff Writer In a disappointing and potentially franchise-altering first-round series loss, Russell Westbrook used up 38 percent of Oklahoma City possessions with a shot, drawn foul or turnover — … Read moreTHINGS HEATING UP IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS-CELTICS HANGING AROUND-SPURS MAY LOSE LEONARD

NBA DRAFT-FBI INVESTIGATION-COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS

In a development that hints at further expansion of the investigation into the underbelly of college basketball, federal paperwork released on Friday afternoon shows that a prominent grassroots team director in Massachusetts has cooperated with federal officials in the ongoing case. T.J. Gassnola, who ran the Adidas-sponsored New England Playaz and served as a consultant … Read moreNBA DRAFT-FBI INVESTIGATION-COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS

WADE AND HEAT EVEN SERIES WITH 76ERS-LEBRON AND CAVS GET READY FOR GAME TWO

Dwyane Wade’s phenomenal career has included many memorable moments in the postseason, and Game 2 of the Miami Heat’s first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers can now be added to the list. Wade moved into top 10 in post-season scoring passing Larry Bird. By Jack Maloney Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue implored LeBron James to start Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers more aggressively Wednesday and … Read moreWADE AND HEAT EVEN SERIES WITH 76ERS-LEBRON AND CAVS GET READY FOR GAME TWO

NBA TEAMS POSITIONING FOR THE JUNE DRAFT-WILL THE PHOENIX SUNS BE ON THE CLOCK

Michigan forward Moe Wagner will forgo his final season in college and turn pro, he announced Saturday. The move wasn’t much of a surprise after his stellar performance at the Final Four in San Antonio. By Jeff Goodman, ESPN Insider Arizona unveiled a statue of Hall of Fame basketball coach Lute Olson on Thursday, carrying the 1997 national championship trophy … Read moreNBA TEAMS POSITIONING FOR THE JUNE DRAFT-WILL THE PHOENIX SUNS BE ON THE CLOCK

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 NEWS

2018 Olympics USA Women’s Hockey beat Canada who had 24 straight wins going into the Gold Medal Game. The 3-2 win came in a shoot-out were goalie Maddie Rooney shut down a shot by Meghan Agosta of Canada to win gold for the USA women’s team. As the Americans celebrated on the ice, the PA … Read moreFEBRUARY 22, 2018 NEWS