Clippers' Rivers: End of Lob City era 'bugs me'

Lob City is over. Chris Paul is a Houston Rocket, and LA Clippers president and head coach Doc Rivers is ready to move on. “That part is over. And that bugs me,” Rivers said in an interview with ESPN. “But we’re not done trying to reach our goal. Sometimes you gotta do it a different […]

Newsbook: During Wimbledon, 3 Books Give Insight Into World of Tennis

As the Wimbledon championships approach, here are three books that delve into the culture, personalities and politics of the tennis world: Photo STRING THEORY By David Foster Wallace158 pp. Library of America. (2016) In this slim compilation of five of David Foster Wallace’s writings on tennis, his intelligent and dazzling style combined with his insider […]

Sources: Raiders extend Jackson through '22

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a five-year contract extension with right guard Gabe Jackson, sources told ESPN’s Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter. General manager Reggie McKenzie said last week Jackson was next in line on the Raiders for a new deal. A third-round draft pick in 2014 out of Mississippi State, […]

David Lingmerth leads Quicken Loans National, but rough gets gnarly

David Lingmerth chips to the ninth green during the first round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm.(Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) BETHESDA, Md. — It turned out there were good scores to be had at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. Whether that remains the case for the duration […]

Ronaldo to miss Confederations Cup play-off as he meets newborn twins

Reuters / Rafael Marchante Cristiano Ronaldo won’t feature in Portugal’s Confederations Cup third-place play-off against either Germany or Mexico on Sunday as he meets his newborn twins for the first time. The 32-year-old left his teammates in Kazan, Russia on Thursday morning to be with the fresh additions to the Ronaldo family, and unconfirmed Portuguese […]

Lakers GM dispels talk of rebuilding year

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — During his opening statement while introducing new center Brook Lopez on Wednesday, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka made a comment that raised eyebrows. “We don’t see next year at all as a rebuilding year,” Pelinka said at the team’s practice facility. “We see it as a Lakers year. A […]

On Soccer: FIFA Pulls Back the Curtain, but Will It Ever See the Light?

The tag is inadequate: What Garcia depicts is the cravenness and venality, the arrogance and anger, the greed and the grasping of soccer’s governing body and the men who had come to dominate it. Continue reading the main story He does it so relentlessly that, by the end, the effect should be so draining, so […]

Rafael Nadal Hopes to Regain Past Success on Wimbledon Grass

In recent years, however, his fortunes have quickly shifted with the change in surfaces. At the outset of his career, major successes came more quickly for Nadal on grass than on the hard courts. Before he reached a final at the Australian Open or the United States Open, he had already made it to three […]