USC’s Bronny James declares for NBA draft and enters transfer portal after 1 season

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — Bronny James will enter the NBA draft after one season at Southern California that was shortened by his recovery from cardiac arrest. The 19-year-old son of LeBron James announced Friday on his Instagram account that he also plans to retain his college eligibility and will enter the transfer portal. “I’ve had … Read more

New faces help the Penguins beat the Capitals 4-1 and move closer to a playoff spot

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Ryan Shea scored his first NHL goal and Michael Bunting his fourth with his new team, Alex Nedjelkovic made 30 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Thursday night to move closer to a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With a third consecutive victory, the Penguins moved … Read more

Florida’s 2007 repeat came in ‘totally different environment’ than UConn is facing at Final Four

[ad_1] Billy Donovan hasn’t watched many UConn games. He doesn’t have the time while coaching the NBA’s Chicago Bulls. But he’s seen enough to know the Huskies’ bid to repeat as national champions — they are trying to become the first since Donovan’s Florida team in 2007 to do so — is happening in “a … Read more

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert believes All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell will sign long-term extension

[ad_1] DETROIT — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert believes All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell will sign a long-term contract to chase an NBA championship with Cleveland. “We’ve been talking to him, sure, for the last couple of years about extending this contract,” Gilbert said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. “We think he will extend. … Read more

MLB free agency: No 2-way stars, but All-Star sluggers and Cy Young winners could be in ’24-25 class

[ad_1] Baseball’s next free agency class won’t have a two-way star like Shohei Ohtani, and almost certainly no deals like his record-shattering $700 million over 10 years to switch teams in Los Angeles this year. But there could still be All-Star sluggers and Cy Young Award winners available. Big hitters Juan Soto and Pete Alonso … Read more

Capitals’ Tom Wilson suspended 6 games for his stick to the face of Maple Leafs’ Noah Gregor

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson was suspended six games Friday for his stick to the face of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Noah Gregor. The NHL’s department of player safety gave Wilson a suspension tied for the longest of any player this season after a disciplinary hearing with him on … Read more

NFL considers rule changes that include challenges for penalties

[ad_1] The Indianapolis Colts are proposing a rule change that would allow coaches to challenge any penalty call for the first time. The NFL released a list of several rule change proposals on Wednesday made by teams that included an option to run a fourth-and-20 play in lieu of an onside kick, the moving of … Read more

Jets cap busy trade deadline with shutout by Laurent Brossoit in 3-0 win over Kraken

[ad_1] SEATTLE — Laurent Brossoit made 17 saves for his first shutout of the season, Mark Scheifele scored his 19th goal 7:15 into the third period and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Seattle Kraken 3-0 on Friday night. Adam Lowry scored with 8:32 left to give Winnipeg a 2-0 lead and the Jets pulled even … Read more

Panthers land Tarasenko from Senators for a pair of draft picks

[ad_1] NEW YORK — The NHL-leading Florida Panthers landed forward Vladimir Tarasenko from the Ottawa Senators for a pair of draft picks, adding more wing depth before the playoffs start. The Panthers sent a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft to Ottawa as part of the deal, and the fourth-rounder would upgrade to a 2026 … Read more

McCann leads Kraken to 4-2 win over Flames for third victory in four games

[ad_1] CALGARY, Alberta — Jared McCann had a goal and an assist to help the Seattle Kraken beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Monday night for their third win in four games. Yanni Gourde, Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Adam Larsson also scored for Seattle, which is 6-2-1 in its last nine. Philipp Grubauer stopped 35 shots … Read more