Magic Johnson has been enlisted to save the flagging franchise from the front office. From the moment he came into the NBA as a point guard in a power forward’s body, Magic Johnson was a transformative figure. If he can build the Lakers into champions again the way he did as a player, he will become
Greg Abbott is leading the backlash against the NFL’s veiled threat over the state’s proposed ‘bathroom bill’. By taking on the NFL, Texas governor Greg Abbott is entering into a battle he cannot win. The world’s biggest sports league has threatened to withhold signature events if Abbott and the state
The house is full at the 2014 All-Star Game in New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS – Six years later, no one remembers who came up with the idea that saved the NBA in New Orleans. Who would have guessed the solution for keeping the Hornets (now Pelicans) in a place that wasn’t sure it wanted them would be to
Floyd Mayweather has seemingly taken to his life as a boxing promoter, but could one more leviathan payday lure him back into the ring? If there is ever a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, it won’t be nearly as much fun as Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor talking about a fight.
Tom Brady celebrates his fifth Super Bowl victory. Back then Brady was the 26-year-old quarterback who had won two titles in three years but wasn’t judged as the greatest at his position that the game had seen.
In 51 years of Super Bowls there have been game-winning field goals and championship-saving tackles. It was simply the best Super Bowl ever. Never has a Super Bowl seen a comeback like this one of New England’s, climbing back after being down 21-0 after Atlanta’s sensational second-quarter outburst
Maybe greatness would still have happened if Dick Rehbein had lived. Bill Belichick’s first quarterback coach in New England loved the young Tom Brady, picking him from a group of passers the Patriots were considering before the 2000 NFL draft then begging his bosses to pick the kid who had been good
The Super Bowl draws in the crowds but host cities often have to bend to the wishes of the NFL. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
The Shanghai Sharks’ Jimmer Fredette, left, drives against the Houston Rockets’ Eric Gordon during an exhibition game in October. Jimmer Fredette is a sensation again. At first, Fredette was disappointed.