Bill Russell, the NBA great who anchored a Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 championships in 13 years, died Sunday. hey what 88

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell redefined how basketball is played, and then he changed the way sports are viewed in a racially divided country. The most prolific winner in NBA history, Russell marched with Martin Luther King Jr., supported Muhammad Ali and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. The centerpiece of … Read more

England win Women’s Euro 2022, but the tournament’s biggest victor is the sport itself

LONDON — The full-time whistle on England’s 2-1 Women’s Euro 2022 final win against Germany was still being blown Sunday when “Three Lions” — aka “Football’s Coming Home” — began to ring out from Wembley Stadium’s sound system. The song has been something of a curse for English football since being released in the buildup … Read more

Questions for Jerry Reinsdorf on Chicago White Sox

Jerry Reinsdorf sauntered through the Chicago White Sox clubhouse Saturday afternoon as a group of reporters waited in vain by Tim Anderson’s locker. As he passed, the Sox chairman told us to come up with some good questions. “Sure,” I said. “Come on over.” Reinsdorf smiled and said to contact Scott Reifert, the Sox senior … Read more

Big 12’s new boss Yormark learning NCAA issues in real time

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — New Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark is learning the NCAA’s issues in real time and during a period of sweeping change and uncertainty. While Monday is Yormark’s first day working full-time out of the Big 12 office, leaving behind Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, the ex-CEO of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets has been … Read more

Marlins’ Pablo Lopez struggles with MLB trade deadline looming

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez (49) pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at LoanDepot Park on Sunday, July 31, 2022 in Miami, Florida. David Santiago If Pablo Lopez made his final start in a Miami Marlins uniform Sunday afternoon, it was certainly one to forget. … Read more