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Judge considering fraud investigator in NFL concussion case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for the NFL urged a federal judge Wednesday to appoint a special investigator to look into what the league said is extensive fraud in claims on the $1 billion concussion settlement. NFL attorneys said a study by the independent auditors in the claims process showed about 440 claims were flagged for […]

Kirk Cousins on leading Vikes: ‘Let your voice be heard’

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — There’s still so much more for Kirk Cousins to learn about his new coaches, teammates and playbook in Minnesota, a mere 2½ months after the newest Vikings quarterback signed his record-setting contract to headline this year’s NFL free agency frenzy. With every full-swing fist pump after a completed pass in […]

Silver says NBA encouraging 76ers to resolve Twitter probe, calls Bucks’ Sterling Brown video “horrific”

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adam Silver has encouraged the Philadelphia 76ers to both quickly and thoroughly resolve the investigation into whether team president Bryan Colangelo used Twitter inappropriately, a story that the NBA commissioner acknowledged was not one he wants to be thinking about during the league’s title series. Silver, speaking Thursday before Game 1 […]

James left in disbelief after brilliant Game 1 performance

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James defied belief with another brilliant playoff performance and was in utter disbelief at teammate J.R. Smith and the officials about key plays down the stretch that sent the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 124-114 loss to Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. James posted […]

Eagles fan accused of punching police horse sues team, cops

PHOTO FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, a fan is taken into custody after violence erupted in parking lot M as Philadelphia Police Department officers and Pennsylvania State Police troopers on horseback tried to disperse fans who were tailgating, hours before the Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to host the Minnesota Vikings in […]

Call it a comeback: Serena Williams to 3rd Rd at French Open

PARIS (AP) — After playing so infrequently, it’s as if Serena Williams is starting from scratch. Sure looked that way for a bit more than a half-hour in the French Open’s second round on Thursday, when she dealt with muscle soreness, a lack of verve and a bunch of mistakes. So many mistakes. And then, […]

Anticipated or anticlimactic? Warriors-Cavs 4 in NBA Finals

The first one deserved a sequel, which Cleveland won in the biggest comeback in NBA Finals history to even things up with Golden State. Then with Kevin Durant joining Stephen Curry on one side and LeBron James leading the other, the Warriors and Cavaliers sent interest soaring as they rampaged toward the tiebreaker last season. […]

It’s an annual tradition for LeBron James: The NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James spent Memorial Day with his kids enjoying some barbecue. Once the grill got turned off, the television went on and he tuned in to study Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Golden State at Houston. James had no doubt who would win. “Going against the Warriors in the […]

Randall thought he’d get 100 retweets for jersey promise. As of midnight, he has 927,000 to buy if LeBron wins Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns safety Damarious Randall underestimated two things: the power of social media and passion of Cleveland fans. Randall said Wednesday he never imagined that an innocent Twitter posting about the NBA Finals would blow up into a national story — and maybe something he lives to regret. A big fan of Golden […]

76ers exec accused of trashing team, others with burner Twitter accounts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are investigating whether team president Bryan Colangelo used a variety of Twitter accounts to anonymously trash some of his own players and fellow executives and defend himself against criticism from fans and the sports media. The allegations, reported Tuesday by the sports website The Ringer , raised questions about Colangelo’s future […]

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