NBA

Lakers to unveil championship banner on May 12

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. Seven months after winning the franchise’s 17th title, the Los Angeles Lakers will finally unveil their 2020 NBA championship banner, the team announced. Prior to Thursday’s rematch […]

Golf

Rose stands alone after tough first day at Masters

Only a dozen players managed to break par in the opening round of the Masters. No one was close to Justin Rose. The 40-year-old Englishman has a commanding four-stroke lead after a blistering 7-under 65. He began his surge with an eagle at No. 8 and played the final 11 holes at 9 under, shooting […]

MLB

E-Rod wins in return from heart inflammation

BALTIMORE — Eduardo Rodriguez won in his return from heart inflammation that caused him to miss the 2020 season, allowing three runs over five innings to lead the Boston Red Sox over Baltimore 7-3 in the Orioles’ home opener Thursday. Rafael Devers and Enrique Hernandez homered for the Red Sox, who have won four consecutive […]

NHL

NHL hopes Canucks can return to ice next week

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. The NHL is hopeful the Vancouver Canucks will be able to get back on the ice by the end of next week, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN. However, the situation is still fluid after 25 players and coaches have tested positive for COVID-19 that involves a variant. […]

Golf

Fore! McIlroy’s errant shot strikes his dad in leg

Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia AUGUSTA, Georgia — As Rory McIlroy stood under the tall pines down the left side of the No. 7 fairway at Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday, he lasered in on a safe spot to land his second […]