NBA draft combine: Biggest questions, scrimmage standouts from Thursday

CHICAGO – The initial pair of scrimmages took place Thursday, with two more coming Friday as teams continue to hold interviews and conduct business behind the scenes. As usual, when the entire league gathers in one place for an extended period of time, information travels and draft speculation starts to get serious. A series of … Read more

WWE news: Inside Sasha Banks, Naomi’s walkout on Raw’s Week in Wrestling is published every week and provides beneath-the-surface coverage of the business of pro wrestling. What’s next for Sasha Banks and Naomi? Sasha Banks and Naomi are the reigning WWE women’s tag-team champions. But, it appears, that will not be the case for much longer. Banks and Naomi walked out of Raw … Read more

The Yankees are the best MLB team behind Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton

Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, topical column from one of’s MLB writers. By the end of this week — as they begin a 10-game stretch with seven games against Baltimore — the Yankees Will have played a quarter of their schedule. OK, we’re … Read more

76ers face James Harden contract problem after another playoff failure

Early in the fourth quarter of Game 6 between the Sixers and Heat, an exhausted Doc Rivers abandoned attempts to scheme his team back into it and appealed directly to its competitive spirit. “Fight for this, “implored Rivers. “Come on guys, fight for this. ” They didn’t. Miami’s lead swelled to 19, then 20 before … Read more

NBA draft decisions that will shape college basketball in 2022-23

Next week’s G League Elite Camp and NBA scouting combine provide a huge opportunity for players to prove themselves in front of NBA decision-makers. In turn, it’s a critical week for college basketball programs their star players will be coming back for another season before turning pro. Some players testing the draft waters have maintained … Read more

Monday night football doubleheaders, overlapping schedule quirk

While I was enjoying the quiet… One thing that I think a lot of people miss is Disney’s announcement of the Monday night games set for Sept. 19 — As part of the league’s coordinated “trickle” release this week, ahead of Thursday’s full release — that it is not actually a doubleheader. The Vikings-Eagles game, … Read more