Tex Winter, basketball innovator and Hall of Famer, dies at 96

Tex Winter, basketball innovator and Hall of Famer, dies at 96

Tex Winter, shown here as a Lakers assistant in 2000, died at the age of 96.(Photo: MATT YORK, Associated Press) Fred “Tex” Winter, basketball innovator and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, died Wednesday. He was 96. Winter is known as the mastermind of the famed triangle offense that helped win a combined nine […]

Yankees vs. Red Sox: Four things New York must do to force an ALDS Game 5

Yankees vs. Red Sox: Four things New York must do to force an ALDS Game 5

NEW YORK — Following a series of managerial blunders and the worst postseason loss in franchise history in Game 3, the New York Yankees are facing elimination in ALDS Game 4 on Tuesday night. They need to beat Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox to force a decisive Game 5 at Fenway Park on Thursday. […]

49ers ponder signing another running back, third quarterback to roster

49ers ponder signing another running back, third quarterback to roster

SANTA CLARA — Two weeks ago, the 49ers brought in seven quarterbacks to work out after Jimmy Garoppolo sustained his season-ending knee injury. While Tom Savage and Matt Simms appear to be quarterbacks the 49ers would strongly consider as the No. 3 behind starter C.J. Beathard and backup Nick Mullens, the team shifted focus to running […]

Conor McGregor loss, NFL upsets fuel strong weekend for sportsbooks

Conor McGregor loss, NFL upsets fuel strong weekend for sportsbooks

A Saturday night that saw heavily-backed underdog Conor McGregor lose to Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229 was followed by an upset-filled NFL Sunday that some bookmakers called their best of the season. MGM, which operates sportsbooks in Nevada, New Jersey and Mississippi, said the betting handle on McGregor and Nurmagomedov on Saturday in Las Vegas […]

Baker Mayfield 'is a beast' and 'a different breed' in beating the Ravens 12-9 in OT

Baker Mayfield 'is a beast' and 'a different breed' in beating the Ravens 12-9 in OT

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Baker Mayfield wasn’t aware that the Ravens defense eats rookie quarterbacks for breakfast, and frankly he didn’t care. “Baker is a different breed,” said running back Carlos Hyde (17 carries, 63 yards). “He ain’t like most rookie quarterbacks.” Making his first NFL start at home, Mayfield threw for 342 yards on the […]

Japan win puts Lewis Hamilton on verge of world title

Japan win puts Lewis Hamilton on verge of world title

Lewis Hamilton won the Japanese Grand Prix from pole with a controlled and untroubled run at the front of the field. The win puts his fifth world championship firmly in his grasp. With his title rival Sebastian Vettel only able to manage sixth after he tangled with Max Verstappen early in the race, the German’s […]

Manchester United's stunning comeback likely saves Jose Mourinho's job … for now

Manchester United's stunning comeback likely saves Jose Mourinho's job … for now

Around 24 hours after reports surfaced that Saturday’s match against Newcastle would be Jose Mourinho’s last at Manchester United, the man chiefly responsible for the club’s worst-ever seven-game Premier League start demanded support. Were he not an egotistical fraud, Mourinho might have been singularly focused on beating the division’s second-worst team. Instead, he reportedly had […]

Kevin Durant, Steve Kerr reiterate support for franchise in Seattle

Kevin Durant, Steve Kerr reiterate support for franchise in Seattle

SEATTLE — The memories came back quickly for Kevin Durant as he entered KeyArena on Friday night. The 30-year-old superstar remembered walking down the same walkway he used as a rookie for the Seattle Supersonics in 2007. He appreciated the loud cheers he got both in pregame warmups and after being announced in the starting […]

Nike is 'deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations' against Cristiano Ronaldo

Nike is 'deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations' against Cristiano Ronaldo

Nike, the massive sports retail company that has a $1 billion agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo, is “deeply concerned” by the rape allegations that have been made against him. Kathryn Mayorga, a 34-year-old American woman, claimed Ronaldo raped her in a $1,000-per-night Las Vegas penthouse without a condom in 2009, according to a report in German […]