Truthfully, this one didn't mean as much to Paul Pierce

LOS ANGELES — There were no tears. No smooches for the midcourt logo. No storybook 3-pointer in the final seconds. If not for a tribute video that ran late in the first quarter, Paul Pierce’s final game against his former team — well, assuming the Boston Celtics and LA Clippers don’t cross paths in the […]

Megan Rapinoe won't fight U.S. Soccer's anthem policy

Andrew Joseph 5:14 p.m. ET March 6, 2017 USWNT star Megan Rapinoe will no longer kneel during the national anthem in appearances with the national team. Last week, the U.S. Soccer Federation passed Policy 604-1, which essentially required all federation players and staff to stand during the anthems before national team matches. This was in […]

Misses beginning to pile up for new-look Pelicans

SALT LAKE CITY — The trade for DeMarcus Cousins sparked a sense of wonder around the New Orleans Pelicans unlike anything seen since an unexpected charge into the 2015 postseason. Interest peaked to the point that national media in town for All-Star weekend had to stick around to attend Cousins’ introductory news conference days later. […]

Bayern Munich player spills coffee all over himself

Andrew Joseph 7:14 p.m. ET March 6, 2017 Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels had a major case of the Mondays this morning. As Bayern Munich boarded the team bus for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Arsenal in London, Hummels’ early week clumsiness was caught on video. Having a bad day? It could be worse… ? […]

Bulls' loss to Pistons offers glimpse of uncertain future

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The glimpse lasted only about 45 seconds. With Dwyane Wade (thigh) and Rajon Rondo (ankle) out and the Chicago Bulls in the middle of a tight finish with the Detroit Pistons, Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg was trying anything he could to give Jimmy Butler a few seconds to rest. After […]

Andre Iguodala shows Warriors have something in reserve

ATLANTA — After suffering two straight tough losses, the desperate Atlanta Hawks appeared to be on the verge of ending their mini-losing skid on Monday night at Philips Arena. But unfortunately for them, there are two halves to a basketball game. The Golden State Warriors outscored the Hawks in the second half 58-45, en route […]

Rapinoe allowed to kneel during Reign games

A new U.S. Soccer policy may prevent Megan Rapinoe from kneeling during the national anthem, but a spokesperson for her NWSL team – the Seattle Reign – confirmed that policy doesn’t stop her from continuing her protest during that team’s season. “Subsequent to U.S. Soccer’s announcement of policy 604-1 on Saturday, U.S. Soccer representatives provided […]

Arena will be cautious with players for World Cup qualifying

AP Published 7:28 p.m. ET March 6, 2017 | Updated 50 minutes ago United States soccer head coach Bruce Arena speaks to reporters at a news conference in Millbrae, Calif., Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)(Photo: The Associated Press) MILLBRAE, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Arena is preparing for a pair of critical World Cup […]

Ravens' reunion with Torrey Smith could hinge on Mike Wallace

As soon as the news broke that wide receiver Torrey Smith will be released by the San Francisco 49ers, the biggest question among Baltimore football fans on social media became: What are the chances that Smith will reunite with the Baltimore Ravens? The answer: It likely depends on Mike Wallace’s future in Baltimore. It doesn’t […]