What’s more clear is how Brown’s activism has resonated with his coach and more-veteran teammates.

“From when I met Jaylen last year as a rookie, what stood out to me was just his maturity,” said Celtics big man Al Horford, who spent time this offseason working out with Brown in Georgia. “He’s a guy that’s not your average second-year guy. I feel like he’s very aware of the world and […]

Doc Rivers jokes that Clippers barricaded corridors to avoid repeat of Rockets incident

LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers joked in his pregame news conference Wednesday that he had no concerns about a repeat of last month’s incident between the Clippers and Houston Rockets at Staples Center ahead of their rematch because the Clippers were “going to build a wall.” For his part, Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni brushed aside […]

Xavier’s Bluiett may reach milestone against Marquette

It has not been a smooth season for Trevon Bluiett, who had bouts of inconsistency while dealing with a minor shoulder issue. But, things are looking up for the Xavier senior guard, who this week was named to the midseason Oscar Robertson watch list. Bluiett is just 13 points shy of becoming eighth-ranked Xavier’s fifth […]

Super Bowl 52: Odds, picks for Eagles vs. Patriots

When the Eagles meet the Patriots in Super Bowl 52 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, it will mark the fourth time in five years that the top seeds in the NFC and AFC have battled for the NFL championship. The Patriots have the better secondary to contain Foles’ targets, but the Eagles have the […]

Sibande’s 22 helps Miami (Ohio) top Central Michigan 70-61

Nike Sibande scored a career-high 22 points and made all four of his 3-point shots as Miami (Ohio) defeated Central Michigan 70-61 Tuesday night. Logan McLane added 13 points and eight rebounds for Miami (11-9, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), Isaiah Lands-Coleman added 12 points on four 3-pointers. Darrian Ringo, ranked seventh nationally in total assists, dished […]

Joe Thomas is glad Browns didn’t fire Hue Jackson

Joe Thomas is glad Hue Jackson will be returning to the Browns. The star offensive tackle said firing Jackson, despite the team’s 1-31 record over the past two seasons, would not have been helpful to the organization. Jackson also was instrumental in keeping the team together and fighting every game until the end. Thomas said […]

Zabo’s hot hand in OT lifts Kent State over Ball State 88-80

Kevin Zabo scored seven of his 21 points in overtime and Danny Pippen finished with a double-double to power Kent State to an 88-80 victory over Ball State on Tuesday night. Pippen scored 11 with 16 rebounds for the Golden Flashes (10-10, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), who beat the Cardinals for a 15th straight time. Adonis […]

Reese helps Canisius get sweep of co-MAAC leader Iona, 84-82

Isaiah Reese scored 21 points but more importantly milked five critical seconds off the clock in the closing seconds and Canisius edged Iona 84-82 on Sunday in a showdown of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference co-leaders. Iona pulled within one on a pair of free throws by Rickey McGill with 8.9 seconds left. After the inbounds, […]

Jeter’s first three months as an owner have been an awakening.

As an aside, I asked one veteran scout for his over/under on the combined home run total for Stanton and Judge this season. The scout predicted Stanton will hit 53, Judge 48, Gary Sanchez 35 and Greg Bird 33. That’s 171 total for four players — or three more than the entire Boston Red Sox […]

The 2011 Winter Classic will be remembered for two reasons.

The hype for this game was off the charts: Two blood rival teams, and the NHL’s two biggest stars in Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin. Plus, the Penguins and Capitals were featured on the first season of HBO’s 24/7 series dedicated to the Winter Classic, which remains the gold standard for the genre. (We’ll always […]