Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy continues to stand up for his Eastern Conference adversaries.
Before the Pistons played the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Van Gundy said he didn’t understand the criticisms of the Celtics for not making a move at this year’s trade deadline.
“Really?" Van Gundy said, per Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. "I don't get that. I think they're in great position.
"And their window is far from closing," continued Van Gundy. "It's...
Another day, another development in the budding DeMarre Carroll-Isaiah Thomas rivalry.
Carroll expressed his displeasure on Sunday with Thomas’ recent comments hinting that he was a non-factor, pointing out that not every player’s on-court impact can be measured solely in points, per Josh Lewenberg of TSN.
Carroll wasn't happy with Isaiah Thomas' "non-factor" comments from Fri, rightly pointed out not every player's impact is measured in points
— Josh Lewenberg (@
Rob Gronkowski’s obsession with the number 69 truly is something to behold. The guy clings to it with the fascination of a fourth-grader.
So as you would expect, he even made a 69 joke while interviewing one of the Monster Energy Girls at the Daytona 500 on Sunday:
That's not the answer Gronk was looking for pic.twitter.com/9UeAttH0nS
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 26, 2017
We will at least award him with points for his creativity with that question.
Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac made a rather bold statement about where the Sacramento Kings will be in two years.
Divac continues to answer questions about the DeMarcus Cousins trade, and in a Q&A with Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee, he said that if the Kings aren’t better off in two years than they are now, he’ll walk away.
“That’s my job, and I take responsibility,” Divac said of making the move. “And I totally understand why some f
Rex Ryan is living the unemployed life, and since he’s out of coaching right now, he can wear whatever shirt he wants.
Ryan and his brother Rob took in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, and Ryan’s choice of wardrobe – a Chargers golf shirt – raised some eyebrows.
Start the rumors: here's Rex Ryan at Daytona wearing a Chargers-logo golf shirt. pic.twitter.com/lfoybUi7vi
— Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) February 26, 2017
It turns out there’s a perfectly reasonable expl
Even NBA officials are busting out the ol’ scoreboard argument nowadays.
Referee Scott Foster, who was working the Los Angeles Lakers-San Antonio Spurs game at Staples Center on Sunday, was heckled by a Lakers fan over a call he made and clapped back with this great response, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times.
A Laker fan heckled official Scott Foster about a call. He pointed up at the scoreboard where it said the Spurs lead the Lakers by 21.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli
Geno Smith is scheduled to become a free agent next month, and most feel it is a foregone conclusion that the New York Jets will not be making an effort to re-sign the quarterback. But could Smith become too much of a bargain to pass up?
Rich Cimini of ESPN.com wrote on Sunday that he does not believe the Jets have completely given up on Smith. The biggest reason they may not be interested in bringing the former West Virginia star back is that he may not be ready for the start of the season aft
The San Antonio Spurs’ annual “Rodeo Road Trip” has them spending five days in Los Angeles for consecutive games against the Clippers and Lakers, meaning Gregg Popovich’s team has grown rather comfortable.
With all due respect to the city of San Antonio, it doesn’t quite have the reputation that Los Angeles does, and Popovich joked that he and his players have been taking advantage of their surroundings – but that it’s probably about time to get out of
Will Dwyane Wade be back with the Chicago Bulls next season? It’s rather tough to tell.
The Bulls made a clear effort to get a young, long-term solution at the guard position by acquiring Cameron Payne, and with Wade holding a player option for next season, it’s not clear whether he’ll want to stick around.
“I don’t know,” Wade said of the option, via Nick Friedell of ESPN. “I haven’t had that conversation about next season with the guys. I think
Johnny Manziel vowed to resurrect his football career last month and said he grew sick of partying, but it appears he is still carving out plenty of leisure time for himself.
Manziel was spotted on a yacht with some friends on Saturday, and the Daily Mail reports that he was drinking something that looked like a cocktail and smoking an E-cigarette throughout the day. Manziel reportedly spent much of the day on Friday and Saturday relaxing on the boat.
For what it’s worth, the photos seem
Legendary Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett is part of the growing group of retired players suffering from CTE.
Dorsett was diagnosed in 2013, and at the 25th anniversary celebration for the Super Bowl champion 1992 Cowboys, he said that dealing with it is a daily struggle.
“I’m fighting CTE, man. And I have good days and I have bad days,” Dorsett said, via the Star-Telegram. “The unfortunate thing is sometimes I got more bad than good. It is what it is and I̵
Josh Hamilton’s body is not cooperating in his efforts to reboot his MLB career.
Jeff Wilson of Fox Sports Southwest reported Sunday that Hamilton, who didn’t play in the big leagues in 2015, will likely need a minor arthroscopic procedure on his knee on Monday.
Josh Hamilton is on his way back to Houston for an exam on left knee. Expectation is he will have knee scoped Monday. #Rangers
— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) February 26, 2017
Hamilton’s knee hasn’t coo
Crack out the Monster Energy drinks…NASCAR is back!
Three weeks after the Super Bowl of…well, football…comes the Super Bowl of NASCAR, as the Daytona 500 is set to go down, 40 cars…and you…competing for one of auto racing’s most prestigious prizes.
Well, you won’t be competing for the Harley J. Earl trophy, but our picks and advice below can certainly help you win your Daily Fantasy Sports events today!
Race: Daytona 500
Laps: 200, split int
The only way the New York Jets will keep Darrelle Revis on their roster next season is if the veteran defensive back agrees to restructure his contract, and it sounds like Revis is open to it.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, Revis recently hinted that he is willing to take less money while chatting with fans on social media.
Interacting with fans on Instagram, Revis all but confirmed he’s willing to take a pay cut to stay with the Jets, saying he doesn’t deserve to be one of t
LaVar Ball says he was misquoted in light of reported comments stating that his son, UCLA star Lonzo Ball, would only play for the Los Angeles Lakers.
The comments caused a stir on Saturday, particularly due to the fact that the Lakers may not get a good enough pick to have a shot at Ball, who is currently projected to be a top two pick.
Lavar Ball: "My son will only play for the Lakers."
— Michael Luke (@ironmikeluke) February 25, 2017
LaVar Ball quickly tried to clarify his comments.
For their debut year the sponsor of NASCAR’s premier series, Monster Energy is debuting along with a…monstrous…new points system.
The new format has left many fans shaking their heads and reaching for calculators. Below, we present a bit of an FAQ so you know exactly how this whole thing works come green flag at Daytona on Sunday…
What’s the deal with the points?
New main series sponsor, new points system. It feels like NASCAR’s point system has changed more o
Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam was arrested on drug charges in Miami over the weekend.
According to police records, Elam is facing several charges stemming from possession of marijuana.
The police records for #Ravens S and pending FA Matt Elam, arrested on multiple charges at 3:45 am today in Florida pic.twitter.com/G5pLa10ElH
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 26, 2017
Police say Elam was pulled over for driving recklessly before officers found 126 grams of marijuana and three gram
Given the larger landscape in which they now work, seven Muslims working in the sports media participated in this roundtable discussion on a number of issues regarding their jobs, their faith and society.
The Golden State Warriors did not make any trades before the deadline on Thursday, but that does not mean they won’t be improving their roster.
The Warriors informed guard Briante Weber of his release on Saturday night following the expiration of his second 10-day contract. The team will have an open roster spot they are expected to fill by signing Jose Calderon.
Both the San Jose Mercury News’ Anthony Slater and ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that Calderon is expected to sign wit
Paul George was all sorts of upset after being ejected from Saturday’s Pacers-Heat game for receiving two technical fouls, and he blasted the referee after the game.
George picked up two techs during the third quarter. The first one came on a double-tech early in the quarter, and the second came as he cursed at an official for not calling a foul on a three-pointer he attempted.
George dropped the F-word a few times as he asked referee Gary Zielinski why a foul wasn’t called, leadin
Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen has experienced a lot in his 19 NHL seasons, but he added one more special moment on Saturday, notching the gamewinner against the rival Philadelphia Flyers in the Stadium Series at Heinz Field.
Saturday’s game between Arkansas and Auburn turned into a life-changing moment for one Auburn student.
Junior Ben Bode had the opportunity to participate in a contest at halftime of the game and won it.
Bode made a layup, free throw, 3-pointer, and half-court shot in succession. The best part was he hit the half-courter granny style. Watch:
@espn auburn student just won free tuition off this #WarEagle #SCtop10 #SCTopTen pic.twitter.com/9lFGIUIxQr
— Brooks Blevins (@BrooksBlevinsAU)