Stephen Curry, Warriors rout Mavericks in Game 1

SAN FRANCISCO – Steph Curry was trapped in the corner, all escape routes and passing lanes cut off, leaving few options, none of them great. Curry being Curry, he chose the highest-degree-of-difficulty play: a no-look, looping, over-the-shoulder pass that could easily have been a turnover but somehow found its way to Draymond Green, back by … Read more

2022 NBA Draft Lottery: Behind the scenes of Orlando Magic’s Win

CHICAGO – “We’re going to get this ball rolling,” said Jamin Dershowitz, the NBA’s assistant general counsel, an unintentional pun that kicked off one of the league’s most elaborate — and perhaps a little absurd — postseason events. The NBA draft lottery has been around since 1985, back when David Stern, annoyed at a handful … Read more

An Ode to Danny Green

Between Luka and the Mavs taking Phoenix’s soul, the relentless chatter surrounding the Ja Morant injury, the fantastic Celtics-Bucks series and the fever pitch that descended upon James Harden, Doc Rivers and the Sixers after their dud of a season-ending loss, I worry that one of the league’s most depressing story lines of the week … Read more

Javier Baez, Marcus Semien among MLB shortstops to worry about

Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, topical story to start your day from one of’s MLB writers. Twenty-five years ago — long before Avengers: Infinity War staked its claim to this title — the most ambitious crossover event in history took place. High art … Read more

Patrick Beverley rips Chris Paul: ‘He literally can’t guard’

1. Chris Paul completely disappeared at the end of the Suns’ series against the Mavericks, was part of one of the worst losses in NBA history Sunday night and then, on Monday, got absolutely destroyed by Patrick Beverley all morning on ESPN. Beverley appeared on Get Up and First Take and made his feelings for … Read more