Magic SG Simmons details escape from Harvey

Orlando Magic shooting guard and Houston native Jonathon Simmons said he had to “ride a boat, walk through muddy water and ride on the back of a dumpster truck” to escape from the city’s flooding caused by the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Speaking to the Magic’s official website, Simmons detailed how he prepared for and […]

Two Zverevs Take the Court in Queens, and Only One Advances

With the late withdrawal of second-seeded Andy Murray, Alexander Zverev was the highest seed in his half of the draw, and he had a golden opportunity to make a deep run at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Photo Mischa Zverev, the brother of Alexander, during his five-set victory over Benoît Paire. Credit […]

In aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Clint Capela doing all he can to help

Scott Olson/Getty Images Houston Rockets center Clint Capela had been inactive on Twitter for 10 days. But as the wind and rains brought on by Hurricane Harvey pulverized his city, Capela put his fingers to work, pelting his more than 27,000 followers with messages on Sunday. “First off, I was just trying to help the […]

U.S. Open Tennis: 9 Matches, and 1 Big Scare for Roger Federer

Entering the match, some mystery surrounded the state of Federer’s back, which hampered him in the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal and forced him to withdraw from the recent Cincinnati tournament. He was sloppy, committing 56 unforced errors, and struggled on his serve. He said after the match, though, that he felt fine. […]

Rockets, Astros owners give $4M in Harvey aid

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander donated $4 million to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund started by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the team announced. “Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing,” the Rockets said in a statement. The Houston Astros ownership group also agreed to […]

Maria Sharapova Returns With Electrifying Win Over Simona Halep

“I definitely have to value the feeling that I have now,” she said after the match. “I think that’s important. I can’t take that for granted. I can’t take the level for granted. I can’t take my emotions for granted. This is a big win for me, and I will enjoy it, then move on […]

Pels' Hill out 6-8 months for hamstring surgery

4:18 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN New Orleans Pelicans forward Solomon Hill underwent surgery to repair a torn left hamstring and will miss six to eight months, the team announced Sunday. The Pelicans said Hill suffered a proximal hamstring tear while working out in Los Angeles and that the surgery was successful. The team said a […]

The Rise of Alexander Zverev

Zverev acknowledged that it could be grating to always be told he was developing. “But I’m No. 6 and still growing, so I guess it’s fine,” he said. “I can get impatient, but at the same time I know I want to put myself in the best position to win big tournaments.” At Zverev’s side […]

What Cavaliers questions linger after the Kyrie Irving blockbuster?

Kyrie Irving’s trade request to the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 7 hijacked the summer for the Cavs franchise and, to some extent, the entire NBA, as front offices couldn’t close their books until Irving found a new home. Kevin Durant applauded Kyrie Irving for wanting to move on from the Cavaliers. “He stood up for […]