MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — On a night where new faces sprinkled Memphis’ rotation, an old vet carried the Grizzlies to their first victory of a new era. Joakim Noah had season highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead the new-look Grizzlies to a 99-90 victory over the NewRead More →

ASSOCIATED PRESS — The Oklahoma City Thunder have waived guard Alex Abrines. The team announced the move Saturday. Abrines missed much of his third NBA season because of personal reasons. He played only twice since Dec. 23, and neither of those appearances lasted more than 10 minutes. The Thunder offeredRead More →

Plenty of shoulda, woulda, coulda in Jabari Parker‘s return to Chicago originally appeared on Jabari Parker’s homecoming to Chicago was supposed to be a feel-good story. When the 23-year-old preps legend inked a two-year, $40 million with the team he grew up cheering for, the prevailing thought was thatRead More →

As the dust settled from the first publicly televised NBA All-Star draft, there was a single narrative around the rosters that was obvious to even a casual NBA observer. LeBron James had filled his team with players his Los Angeles Lakers are going to be quite interested in this summer.Read More →

Klay Thompson just accomplished something for first time in three years originally appeared on Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Sunday at 4 p.m. PT, streaming live on the MyTeams app. Last Saturday, Klay Thompson led the Warriors in scoring with 28 points against the Lakers. On Wednesday, KlayRead More →

Life for Marc Gasol has been very different over the last few days, to say the least. Following over a decade with the Memphis Grizzlies, the 34-year-old was shipped to the Toronto Raptors just before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. Although his new squad has plenty of familiar faces on it,Read More →

NFL quarterback-turned-announcer Tony Romo left the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am early on Saturday to attend the funeral of former Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson. However, he didn’t leave without making a big impression. Fresh off calling the Super Bowl, Romo was paired with former U.S. Open champion JimRead More →

Madison Bumgarner makes it clear he’s no fan of Giants using openers originally appeared on SAN FRANCISCO – Madison Bumgarner’s teammates know the deal once the offseason comes. He’s famous among them for disappearing to his sprawling North Carolina property, and teammates know better than to try to sendRead More →

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 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 →