Lakers’ Lonzo Ball has arthroscopic surgery on torn meniscus in left knee

Lonzo Ball underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to be fully recovered in time for training camp, according to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers second-year guard had been looking into different options to treat a torn meniscus in his left knee, including platelet-rich plasma injection treatment and over a month […]


NFL reinstates Cowboys DE Randy Gregory from yearlong suspension

When the Dallas Cowboys open training camp next week in Oxnard, California, defensive end Randy Gregory will be on hand but not yet able to practice fully. The NFL reinstated Gregory on a conditional basis on Tuesday, allowing him to be at camp and participate in meetings, conditioning work and similar activities, but he has […]


Paul Pogba can enjoy World Cup glory, then return to lead Man United

On Wednesday in Los Angeles, by the trophy-filled museum of the UCLA Bruins’ sports teams, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will hold his first press conference of the preseason ahead of his side’s friendly against Mexico’s Club America in Phoenix the following day. The presser should provide insight into Mourinho’s thinking. If he grumbles about […]


Boreham Wood a fitting place for the start of Unai Emery era at Arsenal

The setting for Unai Emery’s first game in charge of Arsenal could hardly have been more modest, but the 8-0 win at Boreham Wood, in front of 3,500 or so fans at a packed Meadow Park, was a fitting way of showing that even at a time of great change at the club, Arsenal have […]


Personal growth boosts new Redskins CB Adonis Alexander

Adonis Alexander wanted teams to know one thing leading up to the supplemental draft: He had learned his lesson in college. The Redskins sufficiently believed him, using a 2019 sixth-round pick Wednesday to select the Virginia Tech cornerback. Alexander was in the draft because he was ruled academically ineligible for his redshirt senior season. He […]


Derrius Guice, healthy OL can solve Redskins’ run-game woes

But shouldn’t the line get some blame on short-yardage situations? On third-and-1 since 2014, the Redskins rank 28th in yards per carry and 22nd in converting those runs into first downs. That’s an issue. Still, it’s a respected line when healthy. The injuries along the front changed their run game last season. In Weeks 1-8, […]


Want to fix the MLB All-Star Game? Turn it upside down

As the promo count — if not the excitement level — builds for the 89th All-Star Game, do me a favor. Just off the top of your head and without googling, answer this All-Star question for me: Who was the All-Star MVP last year? Too tough for you? How about this one: Where was the […]


Rookie Miles Bridges gives Hornets a shot of dynamic athleticism

The Charlotte Hornets lost an 87-84 overtime thriller to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday to end their session in the Las Vegas Summer League. The Hornets had the chance this session to evaluate several young players who could potentially get minutes on their main squad. Midseason trade acquisition Willy Hernangomez (personal), 2017 lottery pick Malik […]


Finding the next Sean McVay: Head coaches who call offensive plays

Anthony Lynn got his first taste of calling plays while serving as the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills in 2016. And Lynn wasn’t sure he wanted to give it up. Hired as the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers in January of last year, Lynn debated whether to continue to call plays. Ultimately, […]


NFL referees confident in catch rule reviews despite new criteria

Walt Coleman doesn’t see the revamped catch rule as a big change for NFL game officials because the veteran referee believes they’ve already been calling catches the new way. If anything, Coleman figures there will be fewer reviews of their rulings. “Most of the calls that seemed to create the most controversy, we ruled them […]