Month: January 2021

11:12 AM ET Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is expected to miss one to two weeks with a Grade 1 left calf strain, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Smart underwent an MRI on Sunday after leaving in the fourth quarter of Boston’s 96-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday with the injury.
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Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards. (Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) Cardinals trade for Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado by Mark Powell Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook was ejected in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Frustrations continue to boil over in what looks to be a terrible season for Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards. Washington entered
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Cole Anthony added a bright spot to an up-and-down rookie season with this epic buzzer-beater to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rookie guard Cole Anthony has struggled mightily with his shot to start his NBA career but things are looking up lately. A frantic buzzer-beating 3-pointer like he hit against the Timberwolves Wednesday night could be
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2:01 AM ET The latest chapter in the storied Los Angeles Lakers–Boston Celtics rivalry featured plenty of starpower in LeBron James and Anthony Davis on one side versus Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown on the other. However, the visiting Lakers held on to win 96-95 on Saturday thanks in large part to a hustle play
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In a pre-pandemic world, it would be right around that special time of the season where players, media and fans spend countless hours arguing over the NBA All-Star rosters. In some years, a player might even lash out at a post-game presser over the perceived slight. The first post-snub game for those players is a
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder, Gary Trent Jr., Portland Trail Blazers. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Bad Coaching in the NFL: Dan Campbell wants kneecaps by Mike Tanier Shai Gilgeous-Alexander found Gary Trent Jr.’s flop to be of the hilarious variety on Monday. There are flops and then there is whatever Gary Trent Jr. of
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The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates in the fourth quarter during the AFC Championship game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium
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Next up in Basketball Insiders’ ICYMI series – where we’re taking a look at the biggest storylines that you may have missed from around the league – is the Central Division. The Central is led by the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers, two playoff teams last season that made aggressive offseason moves to improve this
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12:26 PM ET Associated Press Alex Lasry, a 33-year-old Milwaukee Bucks executive and son of a billionaire, received the coronavirus vaccine this week at a senior living center in Milwaukee despite not being part of a group currently eligible for the shots in Wisconsin. Lasry told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he “just got lucky”
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Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves. (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) Two new boxing biographies show the highs and lows of the fighting life by Micah Wimmer Bad Coaching in the NFL: Dan Campbell wants kneecaps by Mike Tanier The sky cannot even contain Minnesota Timberwolves’ promising rookie Anthony Edwards. It may be very early in
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1:39 PM ET LA Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George cleared health and safety protocols and are set to return Friday against the Orlando Magic. Leonard and George rejoined the Clippers in Orlando after missing the first two games on this six-game road swing. The Clippers departed on the road trip without their two
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Next up in Basketball Insiders’ ICYMI series – where we’re taking a look at the biggest storylines that you may have missed from around the league – is the Central Division. The Central is led by the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers, two playoff teams last season that made aggressive offseason moves to improve this
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Browns fans trolled the Steelers for interviewing Hue Jackson by Steven Kubitza Washington set for strong future with Martin Mayhew as team’s general manager by Cole Thompson LeBron James was not happy Thursday night after being denied at the rim by Giannis Antetokounmpo.  The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks were in
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Jan 21, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and guard Dennis Schroder (17) at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports Rick Ross’ son drawing attention as major college football recruit by Scott Rogust Rockets acquire
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1:42 AM ET Mark the calendar: It was nine days into a seven-game road trip before the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers showed any sign of being vulnerable this season, in Thursday’s 107-92 loss to the Detroit Pistons. L.A. mustered just 34 points in the second half — the fewest the Lakers have scored in
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3:40 PM ET Anthony Davis will sit out Thursday’s game against the Detroit Pistons with a bruised right quad, the team announced. Davis was asked about his right leg, which he seemed to be favoring in Wednesday’s 107-106 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, and downplayed any discomfort he was experiencing. “I had a little brush
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