Monthly Archives: February 2018

The 76ers raced to a 25-7 lead midway through the first quarter before Portis got hot and Chicago started making 3s.

Philadelphia’s lead was down to 33-29 at the end of the quarter and the Bulls busted out for 40 points in the second to take a 69-67 halftime lead. Chicago was 9 of 12 on 3-pointers in the quarter, including 4 for 5 by Portis. The 76ers were up by five early in the fourth […]

Tyronn Lue: LeBron James ‘leading by example’ by playing every game

LeBron James is on pace to play in all 82 games for the first time in his 15-year career because, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says, the Cavs star feels obligated to be out there every night for his teammates. “I told you I want to play every game,” James said. “If my health continues […]

Marte said he would not object to the switch.

I don’t care. I just want to be with the team, he said. I don’t care where I play. I can play anywhere. I just have to be ready to play anywhere. Lovullo watched Souza often when the Arizona manager was Boston’s bench coach. He was still a young player that was finding his way, […]

A request for comment from the Eagles was not immediately returned.

The names of plays have rarely been trademarked, though Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Franco Harris owns the phrase Franco’s Immaculate Reception, the moniker for his famous catch in Pittsburgh’s 1972 AFC divisional playoff win over the Oakland Raiders. The Philly Special was called for a critical Eagles touchdown on fourth-and-goal late in the second […]

It could wind up being Bell’s last game with the organization.

These are the actions of a player who is signaling his unhappiness with the team. This information getting out publicly could be a signal that the team is preparing to move on rather than franchise-tag him again at the price of $14.57 million. A veteran writer like Bouchette does not suggest Bell might not be […]

The Rockets are really good when they’re rolling, but it’d be a historic upset if they’d knock off the Warriors.

MacMahon: Fiction. The Warriors might be the best collection of talent in basketball history, and all the pieces fit together. Now, if LeBron decides to head to Houston next season … Flacco threw three touchdowns against a San Francisco defense that had not allowed more than two passing touchdowns a game all season. He followed […]

With Minnesota leading 121-118, Karl-Anthony Towns’ bad pass out of bounds gave the Clippers the ball.

Representatives for Ezekiel Elliott have made clear their intention to fight the six-game suspension the NFL dealt to the Dallas Cowboys running back on Friday after a lengthy investigation concluded the 22-year-old violated the league’s personal conduct policy when he allegedly “engaged in physical violence” against an ex-girlfriend last summer. “Mr. Elliott and his team […]

Playing short-handed, the Minnesota Timberwolves grew up a bit.

Andrew Wiggins scored a season-high 40 points and Jeff Teague added 30 to help them hang on for a 126-118 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night that snapped the Wolves’ four-game road skid. Without injured Jimmy Butler and Jamal Crawford, the Timberwolves overcame 56 percent shooting by the Clippers and made 33 […]