Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says moments of silence wont solve gun violence

CNN — Following Sunday’s mass shooting in downtown Sacramento, California, that left six people dead and a dozen injured, the head coach of one of the NBA’s most-watched teams has renewed his call for stronger gun control laws. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke about the Sacramento shooting during a news conference before … Read more

LeBron James deserves DeMar DeRozan ‘blame’

Magic Johnson wanted the Lakers to pursue DeMar DeRozan in the offseason over Russell Westbrook. The Lakers legend was discussing this season’s roster makeup Monday, during consecutive appearances on ESPN’s morning shows, “Get Up” and “First Take.” After giving praise to the Lakers’ leading scorer, LeBron James, Johnson said the franchise face is to blame … Read more

Immanuel Quickley’s triple-double powers Knicks over Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Immanuel Quickley’s 10th rebound came with 3:32 left, the Knicks up 28 points, and the fans inside Amway Center already hoarse from their Obi Toppin, RJ Barrett and “Let’s Go Knicks” chants. It was the cherry on top of a perfect Sunday for the Knicks at Garden South as Quickley’s first career … Read more

Kevin Durant’s 55 points not enough as Nets fall to Hawks

ATLANTA — In the biggest game of the Nets’ season, Kevin Durant gave them the biggest scoring night of his career. And it still wasn’t enough. The Nets’ 122-115 loss to Atlanta — falling behind and wasting a career-high 55 points from Durant — dropped them to 10th in the East. “We didn’t play a … Read more

March Madness Final Four: What to know for the UNC vs Duke and Villanova vs Kansas games

CNN — It’s the culmination of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament, with four “March Madness” teams remaining. The “Final Four” takes place in New Orleans and no matter who wins, the event will inspire tears of joy and pain. The games will take place Saturday evening in “The Big Easy” at Caesars Superdome: … Read more

NCAA Women’s Final Four: Stanford vs. UConn is the match to watch

CNN — This weekend, the three most successful NCAA college basketball coaches take to the sidelines hoping to guide their teams to a championship. One of those coaches, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, has received the lion’s share of the attention, but it’s actually on the women’s side of the game where the match-up of coaching titans … Read more

Adam Schefter, Adrian Wojnarowski sign deals to stay at ESPN

ESPN has retained its high-profile NFL and NBA insiders after a push from sports gambling companies to poach them away. The network announced on Thursday that it has signed multi-year contract extensions with Adam Schefter and Adrian Wojnarowski. “Adam and Woj are difference-makers that solidify our long-term position as the definitive source for everything NFL … Read more

Knicks’ Evan Fournier scores 30 after almost missing game

Evan Fournier skipped the Knicks’ morning shootaround Wednesday for personal reasons, and he originally was not expected to play against the Hornets to take care of a family-related matter. But the veteran guard decided to play and ended up pouring in a team-high 30 points in the Knicks’ 125-114 loss at the Garden. “When you … Read more

Julius Randle denies seeking trade from Knicks after hearing boos

Julius Randle heard a fair amount of boos during pregame introductions, but the Knicks’ highest-paid player forcefully denied suggestions that he is seeking a trade in the offseason or that he isn’t committed to the organization long term. “That’s not true, bro. That’s just not true, simple as that, it’s not true at all,” Randle … Read more

Julius Randle hears boos in Knicks’ loss to Hornets

Julius Randle heard a fair amount of boos during pregame introductions, and the Knicks couldn’t keep the late-season good times rolling amid rumblings of their highest-paid player’s unhappiness in New York. Randle scored 21 points with seven assists, but the Knicks couldn’t fully erase a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter as their season-best winning … Read more