Archives: December 2016

Kobe and O’Neal were hugging each other at the All-Star Game in Toronto

AFTER THE SEASON ENDED, Jackson wrote that Kobe was “un-coachable” and revealed that he’d urged Lakers management to trade him. But not only did Jackson coach Kobe again but they won two more championships together. I ask how he got over being called “un-coachable.” “I didn’t,” Kobe says. “Wait, you didn’t get over it, or […]

It doesn¡¯t sound like Porzingis will play much center this season

Anthony Steen Jersey Other observations from the game: Rose healthy: Rose said he felt fine after playing 36 minutes on Tuesday. He¡¯d missed four of the Knicks¡¯ past six games due to back spasms. ¡°I think I know my body, this being my ninth year,¡± Rose said. ¡°Getting injured three, four years in a row, […]

He opened training camp as the third quarterback behind Tony Romo and Kellen Moore

Unlike Winston, Prescott, as a fourth-round pick out of Mississippi State, did not enter the NFL with high expectations. He opened training camp as the third quarterback behind Tony Romo and Kellen Moore. But with his fast start — he has thrown for 3,139 yards and 20 touchdowns against only four interceptions — Prescott put […]

Strasburg will start his offseason throwing, as usual

The No. 1 pick in the 2009 amateur draft, now 28, had Tommy John surgery in 2011, then was shut down by the Nationals late in 2012 to protect his repaired elbow. This season, he started 13-0 with a 2.51 ERA. In the middle of that stretch, he signed a seven-year, $175 million contract. Strasburg […]

Midsummer bummer? The All-Star Game now means nothing

It was one of the great moments in baseball history: July 9, 2002. The American League All-Stars and the National League All-Stars were tied 7-7 in the bottom of the 11th. Vicente Padilla had just held the AL scoreless in the top of the inning. There was a problem, however: Padilla and Freddy Garcia of […]