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The U.S. Open can yield stunning winners. Gary Woodland could be next.
06/15/2019 9:14am

The longtime longest driver on tour has found his putting stroke, and he enters Sundays final round with a one-shot lead.

First LeBron James, now Anthony Davis: The time to pity the Lakers is over
06/15/2019 10:40am

Saturdays trade makes Los Angeles a central focus of the NBA again, and potentially a contender.

Stephen Strasburg’s trying outing leaves the Nationals with a 10-3 loss to Arizona
06/15/2019 8:20am

The right-hander allowed four home runs for the first time since 2014, and Washington couldnt respond.

Lindsey Horan back in Paris with USWNT for Women’s World Cup
06/15/2019 5:52am

Said Horan, who skipped college soccer to play for Paris Saint-Germain: Being on the world stage and being at a World Cup in this city its just absolutely insane.

A Wizards offer to Raptors President Masai Ujiri is unlikely, despite wide speculation
06/14/2019 2:47am

Ujiri built the Raptors team that won the franchises first NBA title on Thursday. But contrary to various media reports, the Wizards are not preparing to steal him away from Toronto.


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Lakers Reportedly Agree to Anthony Davis Trade With Pelicans
06/15/2019 9:45pm

LeBron James finally has his second superstar.Adrian Wojnawrowski of ESPNis reporting that the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a trade that would send forward/center Anthony Davis to the Lake Show in exchange for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, guard Josh Hart, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, and two future first-round picks to the Pelicans.The Lakers were able to keep forward Kyle Kuzma out of the trade, which cannot be finalized until July 6.The trade is sure to shift the NBA landscape, and the future of both franchises for many years to come.New Orleans Pelicans president of basketball operations David Griffin, a former general manager of LeBron James in Cleveland, will receive a haul of players, including two former top-five draft picks in Ball and Ingram, and the No. 4 overall pick in Thursdays NBA Draft. He will then pair those young players with presumptive first overall pick Zion Williamson of Duke University.Davis requested a trade back in January, and the Lakers tried to acquire the All-Star forward at the February trade deadline. However, after details of the talks were leaked to the media, the deal fell apart and it had a ripple effect with both teams in the second half of the season.The Lakers young core never seemed to be the same afterbeing included in the very public trade talks, and reports of distrust inside the locker room circled the conclusion of the season.Meanwhile, the Pelicans benched Davis immediately and lowered his minutes for the second half of the season as they fell in the standings. Also, Pelicans general manager Dell Demps lost his job after the failed negotiations.With the injuries to both Kevin Durant ruptured Achilles and Klay Thompson torn left ACL in the 2019 NBA Finals, the Western Conference is suddenly wide-open, and the Lakers with Davis are now letting the basketball world know its theirs for the taking.Together, James and Davis will form one of the most formidable duos in NBA history. Despite Davis being a free agent at the end of the season, reports indicate that the man known as The Brow, plans to sign a longterm contract to stay in Los Angeles.As the Lakers appear to be the immediate winners of the trade, the Pelicans will surely be the longterm beneficiaries of one of the more substantial trades in NBA history.In addition to building a young nucleus of Williamson, Ingram, Ball and Jrue Holiday, the Pelicans will have the No. 4 overall pick in Thursdays draft to either trade for a veteran player, or keep.They also will receivea protected first in 2021, and an unprotected first in 2024. The Pelicans will also have the right to swap firsts in 2023 and 2025, which could be after LeBron retires.The Lakers might not be finished making major moves as well. As of today, the Lakers will have $27.8 million in cap space, and if the two teams wait until July 30, to complete the trade, then Los Angeles will have $32.5 million to lure a third superstar.Reports already have the Lakers sights set on Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker who is set to become a free agent, and James former running mate in Cleveland, Kyrie Irving. Free agent forward Jimmy Butler could also be in the running to join the Lakers.Even if that third star doesnt arrive in L.A. in time for the start of the 2019-2020 season, the Lakers will have plenty of time and room to add veteran players around LeBron and Davis, the way the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers did when they had James on the roster.Saturdays blockbuster trade doesnt guarantee the Lakers a championship, but it certainly changes the perception of a franchise that has been riddled with chaos and turmoil in recent years.Photo Credit: Harry How/Getty Images This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Raptors Exec Accused of Pushing, Hitting Deputy at NBA Final
06/14/2019 1:27pm

A sheriffs deputy was allegedly pushed and struck in the face by Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri who was trying to make his way to the court after Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena Thursday, the Alameda County Sheriffs Office said.The incident occurred moments after the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors to give Canada its first-ever NBA championship. Sheriffs officials said the deputy denied Ujiri access to the court because he didnt have proper credentials. Calif. Student Uses Snapchats Gender Switch Filter to Nab Cop Allegedly Looking to Hook Up With Teen Girl Video of the aftermath of the alleged incident shows a man pleading and stopping deputies from getting to Ujiri, who eventually gets onto the court for the championship ceremony after Raptors player Kyle Lowry pulls him from the crowd.According to the Alameda County Sheriffs Office, Ujiri was trying to get into the court but did not have the proper credentials. The deputy asked for the credentials and told Ujiri he couldnt get on the court without them, at which point Ujiri pushed the deputy striking him in the face, the sheriffs office said. The deputy then pushed Ujiri back, the sheriffs office said.In a statement issued Friday, the Raptors said: The incident is being looked at, and we are cooperating with authorities. We look forward to resolving the situation.NBA spokesman Mike Bass released the following statement Friday:We are in contact with the Raptors and local authorities and in the process of gathering more informationDeputies are calling the incident a misdemeanor battery on an officer and they, along with the Oakland Police Department, are investigating the matter.Ujiri wasnt taken into custody, but officers plan to hand the case to the district attorney, officials said.We are working with the Oakland Police Department to file a report and contact witnesses and review video, Sgt. Ray Kelly with the Alameda County Sheriffs Office said in a statement.Warriors president of basketball operations, Bob Myers, during a press conference Friday afternoon said he heard about the incident involving Ujiri and the deputy, but has yet to see video.I hope it gets resolved in the best way possible, Myers said.Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Mystics' Natasha Cloud Vows Media Blackout Over Gun Violence
06/14/2019 4:51pm

Mystics guard Natasha Cloud wants something done about gun violence in D.C and vowed to her 24,000 Instagram followers that she would use her stature to make D.C. do better.We have the rematch at the 2018 WBNA finals tomorrow, and I will be sure to use all of my media privileges as a black out. And I will only discuss this topic until it is fixed, she said. Get Breaking News Alerts With the NBC Washington App The WNBA star called out Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 8 Council Member Trayon White on Thursday after visiting Hendley Elementary School in D.C., which was put on lock down Wednesday after a nearby shooting.It wasnt the first dangerous shooting to affect the school:According to Ward 8 School Board MemberMarkusBatchelor,at the end of May, students were present at a school movie night when a bullet shattered a window. Tenleytown Wawa to Open in Late June Our kids cant even feel safe to go to school right now. What are we doing We gotta do better for our youth. We gotta do better for our community, Cloud said.She said the school canceled their field day in light of the violence. Then, she demanded a quick response from Bowser and White. Dive into Infinite Space at ARTECHOUSE Someone better get back to me, so we can figure this out together, she said.Cloud says she will only discuss the topic of gun violence until shes granted meetings. Her next big publicity moment comes on Friday night, when the Mystics play the Seattle Storm.Latoya Foster, a spokesperson for the mayor, said in a statement that Bowser shares Clouds concerns and will reach out to her soon.Before calling out the gun violence in a series of videos over a few hours Thursday, Cloud posted a video from the Hendley Elementary Library of students singing Lil Nas Xs hit Old Town Road.Wards east of the Anacostia river have been hardest hit by a rising number of shooting homicides in the District: Over the past two years, Ward 7 saw 57 gun-related homicides and Ward 8 saw 94.Those wards also have the highest rates of all violent crimes involving a gun, D.C. police data shows.Photo Credit: Getty Images

Jordan McNair Honored at Clinic One Year After His Death
06/13/2019 9:43am

Thursday marks one year since University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair died.The 19-year-old died two weeks after suffering heatstroke during a football workout. UMD Looks to Military, Cirque du Soleil for Athlete Safety Maryland coaches and players will participate in a health and wellness sports clinic in honor of McNair on Thursday. They want to increase awareness about heat-related illnesses.UMD football players will head to McNairs former high school, McDonogh, to do physical activities, learn about heat stroke and share stories about their teammate. The event targets local youth players ages 8-13. Board of Regents Chair Stepping Down Over UMD Football Coach An independent investigation into McNairs death determined that trainers at the scene did not follow proper procedures and were ill prepared for health emergencies.Those trainers and the head coach, coach D.J. Durkin were fired. UMD Football Coach DJ Durkin Fired After Backlash

Baltimore Withdraws Lawsuit Against Owner of Preakness Track
06/12/2019 1:25pm

Baltimore has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owners of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series middle jewel.Earlier this year, Marylands biggest city had asked a court to grant ownership of the Pimlico horse track and the Preakness race to Baltimore through condemnation. The antiquated course is owned by the Stronach Group, a Canadian company that owns six other U.S. tracks. Sir Winston Takes Belmont in Another Triple Crown Surprise Baltimore Mayor Bernard Jack Young announced Wednesday the city has withdrawn its condemnation action against the Stronach Group, the Maryland Jockey Club and others. The suit had ratcheted up a dispute over whether the Preakness would continue to be run at Pimlico or Stronachs favored Laurel Park, a fresher Maryland track.A city statement says Baltimores mayor and Stronachs president recently discussed resuming good faith negotiations. Horsing Around: Riderless Colt Races to Preakness Finish Photo Credit: Nick Wass/AP


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Runaway golf cart hits 5 people near 16th hole at US Open
06/15/2019 11:17am

The USGA acknowledged the accident in a statement and that three spectators and a vendor required medical treatment.

Dear Canada, congrats on your 1st NBA championship. We are now prepared to exchange Justin Bieber for the Larry O'Brien Trophy
06/14/2019 8:59pm

The Toronto Raptors dethroned the hobbling Golden State Warriors, giving the True North genuine basketball credibility. In return, Canada gives us cheeseball celebs.

Authorities seek battery charge against Raptors president
06/14/2019 4:51pm

Police say Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri pushed and hit a sheriffs deputy in the face as he tried to get on the court after his teams win.

Carli Lloyd reaches out to Thai goalkeeper after World Cup blowout
06/14/2019 1:41pm

The goalkeeper said she appreciated the gesture after the 13-0 crushing. The U.S. was criticized for running up the score.

Here's how some of the Blues are spending their afternoon
06/14/2019 6:15am

The common theme: Nap now, party later.

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