Ball 'at a standstill' in recovery from knee injury

3:19 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball said Thursday he remains “at a standstill” in his recovery from a torn meniscus in his left knee. He will meet with a knee specialist next week to determine the next step in his recovery. Ball had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in […]

Jazz's Mitchell 'good to go' for Game 6 vs. Mavs

A day after an MRI on his left hamstring was negative, Utah Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell declared that he would be available for Thursday’s Game 6 against the Dallas Mavericks. “I’m good to go,” Mitchell said Wednesday. “I’ll be ready.” Mitchell, officially listed as probable on the team’s injury report, said he is dealing […]

4 thoughts from Manchester City's breathless win over Real Madrid

The Champions League semifinals kicked off with an absolute classic, as Manchester City defeated Real Madrid 4-3 in Tuesday’s first leg at the Etihad. Below, we dissect the biggest talking points from a truly incredible match. Real Madrid embrace the chaos Real Madrid conceded twice in the first 11 minutes of Tuesday’s Champions League semifinal […]

Manchester City can take lessons from Real Madrid on the art of suffering

Pep Guardiola noted it ahead of Manchester City’s visit from Real Madrid. His side would need to overcome hardships against gnarled, streetwise opponents if they wanted to reach the Champions League final. Matches of this magnitude are rarely straight sprints to the finish. “We have the desire to play against them and take on this […]

Preview, predictions for Champions League semifinals

And then there were four. The Champions League semifinals begin this week with a pair of intriguing matchups on deck. Here’s a breakdown of each contest, along with predicted outcomes. Manchester City vs. Real Madrid First leg: April 26 (Etihad Stadium) Second leg: May 4 (Santiago Bernabeu) The 13-time champions, who boast about the European […]

Gobert fined $25K for profane language after win

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has been fined $25,000 for using profane language during a live television interview, the NBA announced Sunday. “Man, f— the talk,” Gobert said during his on-court interview with TNT after the Jazz’s series-tying 100-99 win in Saturday’s Game 4. Gobert, who capped his 17-point, 15-rebound performance with the game-winning dunk […]