'Iso Joe' is no joke in these NBA playoffs

You are excused if you feel the most eye-opening revelation about Joe Johnson’s play for the Utah Jazz in this postseason is the fact that Joe Johnson is playing for the Utah Jazz. Johnson’s free agency move to Utah last summer didn’t quite set off the app alert frenzy generated by Kevin Durant to Golden […]

Sharapova's return ends in semifinal defeat to Mladenovic

AP Published 1:33 p.m. ET April 29, 2017 | Updated 10 hours ago Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Kristina Mladenovic from France during the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press) STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova’s first tournament since […]

Bengals' Mixon: Ready to move on from incident

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon said he knows he will always be viewed in a different light than his teammates. Mixon spoke for more than 30 minutes during his introductory news conference and subsequent interviews with reporters on Saturday. Few questions were about football. Almost every question surrounded the night in 2014 […]

Blixt-Smith tandem widens lead at windy Zurich Classic

AP Published 7:07 p.m. ET April 29, 2017 | Updated 9 minutes ago An alligator swims in the water near the ninth green during the third round of the PGA Zurich Classic golf tournament at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La., Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)(Photo: The Associated Press) AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jonas […]

Tuchel: Bus delay was 'worst thing that could happen' ahead of Monaco clash

by Gordon Brunt April 19, 2017 11:40pm Reuters / Eric Gaillard Livepic Conceding the opening goal inside five minutes didn’t bother Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel as much as the team’s bus getting delayed without justification ahead of the match. After falling 3-2 in the first leg, Borussia Dortmund’s hopes of overturning its 3-2 deficit […]

In Soccer, Teams Change Logos at Their Peril

“I think anything which is about their club is going to get interest from the fans and be emotive,” said Richard Kenyon, whose marketing firm Kenyon Fraser worked on the second rebrand with Everton. He later became the club’s director of marketing and communications. “I think it’s very important that any process like this brings […]

Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal advance to Barcelona Open semifinals

AP Published 11:42 a.m. ET April 28, 2017 | Updated 7 hours ago Andy Murray of Britain reacts during his match against Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain in a quarterfinal match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)(Photo: The Associated Press) BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal […]

Browns land QB, make Kizer the pick at No. 52

The Cleveland Browns, who opted not to use one of their three first-round picks on a quarterback, decided to go that route in Round 2 on Friday night, choosing DeShone Kizer with the 52nd pick overall. Rds. 4-7: Saturday, noon, ESPN/ESPN App Draftcast: Follow the picks live »NFL draft home page » • Pick-by-pick analysis […]