- Kerr insists Curry's recent woes not due to injury
- Sources: Grizzlies offer Fizdale head-coaching job
- Maryland PG Trimble withdraws from NBA draft
- Diaz: Mayweather vs. McGregor a 'publicity stunt'
The Eastern Conference finals has been a tale of two cities. Back in Cleveland for Game 5, the Cavaliers routed the Raptors to take a 3-2 series lead.
With their two stars reaching their apex together, the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the verge of dethroning the 73-win defending champs.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Steph Curry, who sprained his MCL in the first round, might not be "where he needs to be," but he is not injured.
David Fizdale, an assistant with the Heat, has been offered the head-coaching job with the Grizzlies and the sides are working on a contract, according to ESPN and a report from The Vertical.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season.
In an interview Wednesday, Nate Diaz confirmed he is in negotiations to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 202 and called the proposed McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight "a publicity stunt."
UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate sits down with Phil Murphy to share memories from early in her career, including the time she dated a male wrestler who defeated her in high school.
In a statement Wednesday, Bills GM Doug Whaley said he "used a poor choice of words" when he said football was a game that humans aren't supposed to play.
Quarterback Tony Romo is signed through 2019 but agrees with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that he can play four to five more years.
Some will have playoff implications. Some feature a team that needs to finally shut up its rival. Others might save a coach's job. Here are the games that have a little extra meaning in 2016.
The U.S. didn't shine in their 1-0 friendly win over Ecuador, but some impressive performances from youngsters will give the side a shot in the arm.
The German goalkeeper plays the position like no one else in the world -- mostly because no one else has the Nervenstärke.
The Warriors' chase of history is nearly history after a Game 4 loss to the Thunder, but their confidence remains intact.
Some opponents think he's immature, disrespectful or worse. But Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, a young player with an old-school style, has his teammates in his corner.
Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper. That's usually where the discussion goes in a debate of MLB's best players. But there's a new superstar in their midst, and his name is Manny Machado.
Which NFL teams actually made themselves better this offseason? Our crew of NFL Insiders dissects all the relevant draft picks and deals, grading each franchise's performance.
Given the announcement that "WWE Smackdown!" will go live, and the brand split that will come with it, Brian Campbell and Tim Fiorvanti discuss the major changes ahead for WWE.
After three arrests and a year in a halfway house, Alan "Dink" Denkenson gave up bookmaking, moved to Las Vegas and became a pro gambler. But times have changed for Dink and other old-school professional sports bettors, writes David Hill.
U.S. Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks doesn't swim to win. As a survivor of hip injuries sustained while deployed in Iraq, and of a lung illness that put her in a coma, she swims for those who can't.
The big trades, the big free agents, the big decisions. Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on 15 teams, leading with Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Clippers.
The New England Patriots filed a legal brief on Tom Brady's behalf, asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear Brady's case against the NFL.
Tony Horton, the P90X founder who worked out Eddie Lacy, didn't weigh the Packers running back but worked on lifestyle changes.
Blair Walsh, who missed a potential game-winning field goal in the Vikings' wild-card playoff game against the Seahawks, said the moment "won't define me."
In a Mets rotation full of big names and aces, the quietest member of the group, Steven Matz, has been performing the best.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
In an appearance on WIP-94.1 FM Wednesday, Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said the perception that the quarterback order is set is "probably not the right impression."
Tampa Bay was on the ropes in the 2015 Eastern Conference finals after losing Game 6 at home but rallied to beat the Rangers. Here's why the Lightning will strike again in this year's Game 7.
Momentum is a myth, but Sidney Crosby's clout is not. Pittsburgh has won the last 11 playoff games in which its captain has scored. Here's why he and the Pens are poised for a finals return.
A daily look at the Basketball Power Index projections for the NBA playoffs, broken down by series.
Victory for Real Madrid in the Champions League final vs. Atletico Madrid would be the club's most impressive European conquest, writes Rob Train.
The decision by Muirfield not to allow female members -- and how that might not be set in stone -- leads off this week's Quick 9 look around global golf.
The Pac-12 is the latest to jump on to the collegiate esports train.
El astro portugués del Real Madrid destacó que lo "inteligente" sería renovarlo después de la final de la UEFA Champions League.
Another goal for Joel Ward. Great pass from Logan Couture. San Jose now up 3-0, long ovation from the fans who now have 16 minutes of clock to watch with trip to Cup finals waiting.
It's a final in Cleveland. Cavs 116, Raptors 78. The 78 points are the fewest the Cavs have allowed in a game this postseason.
Final: Cavs 116 Raptors 78. Cleveland leads the Eastern Conference finals series 3-2. Toronto has lost three games at Quicken Loans Arena by a combined 88 points.
The Cavs bench, which at this point consist mostly of their starters, is enjoying the final minutes of this 40-point blowout.
The announcer thought this hit would be trouble. Then Cole Billingsley happened.
Blues better in the second but lose ground. Sharks go into second intermission with 2-0 lead. San Jose one period away from first trip to Stanley Cup finals in franchise history.
With Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry's night over, his Eastern Conference finals splits: In two home wins 55 points, 8-for-15 3-point range, five turnovers. In three road losses 31 points, 2-for-19 3-point range, 14 turnovers.
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have combined for 71 points. The Raptors have 60 as a team. Cleveland leads by 40 heading to the 4th quarter of Game 5 and is 12 minutes away from taking a 3-2 lead back to Toronto for Game 6.
The Red Sox CF slapped a single to left field in the fourth inning against the Rockies to extend his hitting streak.
Cavs 100 Raptors 60 end 3. Nothing more needs to be said.
LeBron James (23 pts, 6 reb, 8 ast) checks out with 1:53 left in the third quarter and that might be it for him tonight. The Cavs lead the Raptors by 36 in Game 5.
A Christian Pulisic jersey sighting after the U.S. national team's 1-0 win over Ecuador in Frisco, Texas. 17-year-old Pulisic came off the bench and played the final 27 minutes of the friendly for the Americans.
Darlington Nagbe waited to the match's waning moments to volley home the winner and give the United States its first win vs. Ecuador since 2007.
Game 5 is deep into the third quarter and Cleveland is still shooting better than 60% from the field. Meanwhile the Raptors are shooting worse overall (43%) than the Cavs are from deep (47%). That's how you end up with a 34-point Cleveland lead.
Joel Ward tips point shot from Brent Burns and Sharks now up 2-0. Crowd here rocking. San Jose has been the better team in this game since the drop of the puck.
The combination of a Kevin Love outlet pass and a LeBron James dunk is a pleasant sight.
Melo Trimble is returning to Maryland, sources told ESPN.
The Raptors needed a good start to the second half. Instead they immediately turned it over, leading to a wide-open LeBron James dunk. The Cavs' lead is now 33.
This is the first time in franchise history the Raptors have trailed by 30 at the half -- regular season or playoffs (via ESPN Stats & Information).
The Raptors are just 3-15 all-time against LeBron James in Cleveland -- and two of those wins came in LeBron's rookie season. They're 24 minutes away from another loss, and they have to reverse that trend if they want to advance to their first NBA Finals.
Easy buckets like these have helped Cleveland build a 31-point lead, which is the largest halftime lead in NBA Conference finals history.
The way the Sharks are playing right now Blues should be happy getting to first intermission down just 1-0.