Fresh off yet another victory in a power struggle with his own front office, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia still seems to be pretty popular around the league.
In an annual ESPN survey of Major League Baseball executives, scouts, coaches and analysts, Scioscia was ranked the sixth-best overall manager, as well as the second-best tactician and third-best leader in the American League.
Scioscia, the longest-tenured...Read more
Robin Lopez and the New York Knicks have reportedly agreed on a four-year contract worth $54 million.
Lopez, 27, averaged 9.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.4 blocks with per game with 17 double doubles for the Portland Trail Blazers last season despite missing 23 games because of a broken wrist. Lopez can't officially sign with the Knicks until July 9.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports first reported...Read more
Alex Rodriguez will finally recoup the baseball from his 3,000th hit on Friday, but it will cost the New York Yankees a $150,000 donation to charity.
Rodriguez belted a home run over the right-field fence on June 19 to become the 29th player in baseball to reach 3,000 hits. When the Yankees went to go collect the milestone ball, the fan who caught it, Zack Hample, turned them down.
New York had offered...Read more
The Olympic flame will get a high-tech makeover next summer.
Brazilian officials unveiled their modern-looking, mechanized torch for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games at a news conference on Friday.
It has a slim, white body inscribed with horizontal curves. When lighted, it automatically stretches a few inches longer, the squiggly lines opening to reveal colorful designs underneath.
Officials call this...Read more
It's the dog days of summer for the NFL.
Training camps around the league won't open until the end of the month, meaningful games are months away and it's Fourth of July weekend.
It's the thick of baseball season, so who can blame Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for suggesting he'd consider putting on a big-league uniform and taking some hacks?
Wilson, whose baseball rights are owned...Read more
Nice try Nick Kyrgios, but that official Wimbledon headband is in violation of the Wimbledon dress code.
Kyrgios valiantly tried to thwart the All England Lawn Tennis Club's rigid "all white" clothing rule Friday during his match against Milos Raonic of Canada during the third round of the tournament by wearing an official Wimbledon headband.
However, the accessory's green-and-purple stripe were...Read more