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Alvin Kamara's felony count of battery was dropped on Tuesday as the Saints running back pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor instead. While the development ends his legal saga it also means the NFL will likely issue a suspension in the not-too-distant future.
Northwestern made the only decision it could on Monday when it fired Pat Fitzgerald, backtracking from its appallingly weak two-week suspension handed to Fitzgerald on Friday.
Fans waiting to see where Damian Lillard gets traded might have to wait a while for an answer.
American Christopher Eubanks defeated No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets as he advanced to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in his first appearance at the iconic Grand Slam event.
Oklahoma City Thunder big man Chet Holmgren showed out well in his Summer League debut as he looks to find his footing in the NBA after sitting out his rookie campaign due to injury.
Pat Fitzgerald was suspended on Friday for two weeks without pay after an investigation into hazing within the program. Some details emerged on Saturday that suggest Fitzgerald should have been fired instead.
Megan Rapinoe plans to retire following the National Women's Soccer League season.
Wembanyama struggling in a glorified exhibition game not even a month after he played for a league title is hardly something worth getting worked up over.
Memphis and Phoenix agreed to a trade on Thursday that won't make any noise this season but could echo well into the future.
DeAndre Hopkins' next team might be in for a long union with the star wide receiver.
Kansas, which has long been the Big 12's doormat, has a chance to make some noise this season thanks to QB Jalon Daniels, and the conference is taking notice.
Netflix's upcoming docuseries on Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s has the potential to be great as long as the NFL doesn't get in the way.
The Damian Lillard sweepstakes are underway and a couple of Western Conference foes might be able to offer the best packages for the star point guard.
Which of the four newcomers has the best chance of winning the conference in its first year? Here's a look at where each team stands, in order from least to most likely to win the Big 12.
Damian Lillard's Stockholm syndrome finally wore off on Saturday when he requested a trade out of Portland. Unsurprisingly, the five-year, $160 million given to Jerami Grant didn't impress the seven-time All-Star much.
If Shohei Ohtani isn't the greatest baseball player of all time, then he's certainly doing a fantastic impersonation. On Friday against Arizona, the former AL MVP—and perhaps future 2023 MVP—put a bow on one of the greatest offensive months in MLB history.
By locking him up this offseason as opposed to waiting until later, it allows the Pels to get a great deal on a defensive cornerstone instead of him having another strong season and demanding more money on the market next year in free agency.
The league has made it as clear as possible that players aren't allowed to bet on the NFL, yet somehow not everyone received the message.
After retiring in 2020, Caroline Wozniacki will make her return to professional tennis at the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 28 in New York.
Victor Wembanyama is already a very tall man. He's only getting taller.
Her return at the U.S. Classic on Aug. 5 comes a year before the 2024 Summer Olympics, paving the way for Biles to make a trip to Paris next year to add to her illustrious career.