DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed guard Wayne Ellington and waived 2016 first-round draft pick Henry Ellenson. The Pistons announced the moves Saturday night. The 6-foot-5 Ellington is in his 10th NBA season. He averaged 8.4 points with Miami this season before he was traded to Phoenix andRead More →

Doc Rivers: Tommy Heinsohn helped me through dark days with Celtics originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Successful Boston Celtics head coaches are in abundance at TD Garden on Saturday night. Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is back in Boston take on his successor, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. Also inRead More →

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Magic Johnson plans to hug it out with the Los Angeles Lakers to help them cope with the fallout from the NBA trade deadline. “It’s a part of business, it’s a part of being a professional athlete,” he said Saturday. “I’m going to hug ’emRead More →

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Paul Menard will start on the pole for Sunday’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway. Menard got the pole in a draw by youth racers, who were joined by the crew chief of the Cup driver they were picking for Saturday night. It isRead More →

Source: Bryce Harper praised Buster Posey during lengthy Giants meeting originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com SAN FRANCISCO – A few minutes before the start of FanFest on Saturday morning, Giants officials briefly were put into scramble mode. Social media buzzed with rumors that Bryce Harper soon would choose the Giants, whichRead More →

So the Alliance of American Football launches in two hours, and you may be asking yourself whether you should watch the game that will be broadcast on CBS. (For most of the country, it’s San Antonio at San Diego.) I’ll be watching Bohemian Rhapsody with family tonight, but I’ve setRead More →

Madison Bumgarner’s thoughts on the opener movement that hit MLB during the 2018 season are about what you would expect: he is extremely not a fan. [Batter up: Join or create a 2019 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league for free today] During an appearance at the San Francisco Giants FanFest onRead More →

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The most anticipated race for Hendrick Motorsports this season is still on the table: team owner Rick Hendrick vs. 2018 Daytona 500 pole winner Alex Bowman. Bowman and Hendrick have let a scheduled drag race between them in their Corvettes linger for a year. HendrickRead More →

Giants remain confident in young outfield, but Farhan Zaidi wants more originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com SAN FRANCISCO – Bruce Bochy sat in a room with Bryce Harper earlier this week, but when the Giants manager settles into his office at Scottsdale Stadium next week, that won’t matter.  There could beRead More →

NBA Eastern Conference power rankings: Sixers rise after Tobias Harris trade originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com It’s time for a post-trade deadline Eastern Conference power rankings. Let’s get right into it:  1. Bucks (41-13) Last week: 1 The Bucks still have the best record in the East and made a big moveRead More →

In a massive blow to the UFC 234 card, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will have to bow out of the main event due to a “severe abdominal injury requiring emergency surgery” suffered the night before his fight against Kevin Gastelum, the UFC announced Saturday. With Whittaker out, Anderson Silva’s long-awaitedRead More →

MIAMI (AP) — The outfield grass at Marlins Park was a worn-out mess on Saturday, with those who arrived for the team’s annual FanFest being greeted by signs reminding them that the turf will be replaced soon. When it comes to the Marlins, many things are a work in progress.Read More →

Free agent infielder Brett Lawrie is returning to the professional baseball circuit on a minor league contract with the Brewers, per an Instagram announcement on Saturday. While the signing has yet to be formally announced, Robert Murray of The Athletic says the deal comes with a club option for 2020Read More →

Five quick takeaways from the NCAA men’s basketball selection committee early seeding reveal Saturday: 1. The Atlantic Coast Conference is poised to continue its big 2018-19 sports season. Fresh off Clemson’s dominant national championship in football, the ACC has two NCAA tournament No. 1 seeds five weeks before Selection Sunday:Read More →