Lakers reportedly pressured to add Leonard before LeBron decision

While Magic Johnson plays it cool regarding his chances to add major free agents to the Los Angeles Lakers, pressure to create his own super team in LA may be mounting behind the scenes. One day after Johnson, the Lakers' president of basketball operations, told local media he would step down if he can't land prominent free agents by the end […]

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Jayson Werth is done after career of torturing Mets

There’s one fewer Mets killer in Major League Baseball. Jayson Werth, who was instrumental in bringing a World Series title to Philadelphia and helped lead the Nationals to prominence, announced Wednesday he is stepping away from the game. But don’t call it a retirement. “I’m done … whatever you want to call it,” Werth told Fancred Sports. He hadn’t played […]

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The surprise player who received Lionel Messi’s shirt after Argentina’s win

Lionel Messi’s match shirt is always a must-have for opposition players – and it was no different against Nigeria. The Argentina superstar hauled his side into the last-16 of the World Cup, scoring the opening goal before Marcos Rojo fired home a late winner. And after he had celebrated the victory at full-time, he was collared in the tunnel by […]

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Big-money De Goey deal too risky for North … and De Goey

Whether you’re contracted or not, free agency has made it much easier to move clubs, in turn handing the power back to the players. You now have more control over your future and what that means in terms of family, success or money. Jordan De Goey has incredible potential, but potential can be a dirty word in a football club. […]

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Canberra Raiders star Jack Wighton pleads guilty to Civic assault

Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton has pleaded guilty to assaulting five men and public urination in February. Wighton entered the pleas in the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday morning to two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, three counts of common assault, and one charge of public urination. Seven other charges were withdrawn. Raiders fullback Jack Wighton leaves the […]

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NBA Rumors: Mavs Could Prioritize Signing DeAndre Jordan Over Cousins, Howard, Noel & Capela, Per ‘247 Sports’

According to Mike Fisher of ‘247 Sports,’ the Dallas Mavericks are willing to forgive DeAndre Jordan and offer him a contract in the upcoming free agency. A few days before the 2018 NBA free agency officially starts, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan remains undecided whether he will opt into the final year of his contract or become an unrestricted […]

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NBL team can beat an NBA side, says Bogut ahead of announced US tour

Former NBA star Andrew Bogut says the concept of five Australian NBL teams taking on the might of the NBA would have been laughed out of America just a few years ago, but now even a win is achievable. An opening marquee clash between NBL champions Melbourne United and Ben Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers highlights seven games announced on Wednesday between […]

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Wimbledon 2018: Andy Murray fitness remains in doubt – as Scottish star backs NHS campaign

Murray will be the first athlete ever to team up with the Health Service and will champion the benefits of physical activity as part of the NHS’ 70th birthday celebrations. Murray said: “I am a huge supporter of the NHS, but we all know it is under pressure. “If we can increase levels of activity as a nation, it helps […]

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Aly Raisman living a nightmare since confronting abusive doc

BOSTON — Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she’s barely been able to work out since going public with allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of a former sports doctor. The six-time Olympic medalist told The Improper Bostonian magazine, for a cover story published this week, that she’s still regrouping and recovering after confronting former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry […]

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Melbourne mid season report card: Quick wickets have hurt the Demons

MELBOURNERecord: 8 wins, 5 losses Grading: B Summer Expectation: Given the disastrous end to last year’s home-and-away season, pundits were fairly bullish about Melbourne’s September prospects heading into 2018. The expectation was they would make finals and potentially be a significant player. The pre-season injuries to Jack Viney and Tom McDonald diluted those expectations slightly, but the Demons showed in […]

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