Eric Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

HOUSTON, Texas — Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals to lead the Rockets to a 98-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors Thursday night,and a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. He connected for four of the Houston Rockets thirteen 3-pointers as a team. Clint…

Ed Stefanski to join Detroit Pistons as senior advisor to owner Tom Gores

DETROIT, Michigan – Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores announced today the hiring of Ed Stefanski as a senior executive reporting directly to Mr. Gores with responsibility for helping reshape the team’s basketball operations infrastructure and strategy. In this new role, Mr. Stefanski will assist in the searches now underway for a new head coach and new…

LeBron James, James Harden unanimously selected to All-NBA First Team

NEW YORK, New York – Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been unanimously selected to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team, giving him an NBA-record 12 First Team honors in his 15-year career. James has passed Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone, who both finished with 11 First Team selections. Houston Rockets guard James Harden also received…

Celtics defend homecourt in 96-83 win in Game 5, lead series with Cavs 3-2

BOSTON, Massachusetts — Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points,seven rebounds, four assists and four steals to lead the Boston Celtics past the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown had 17 points for Boston….

ESPN to broadcast 30 UFC events per year during 5-year deal

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — ESPN and the UFC have agreed to a five-year deal worth a reported $1.5 billion that will bring the mixed-martial arts league’s entire rights package to ESPN in 2019. The deal consists of 30 UFC Fight Night events per year, including 10 main cards on ESPN’s television networks. The other 20…

James Harden leads the way as Rockets even series at 2-2

OAKLAND, California — James Harden scored 30 points, while CP3 finished with 27 as the Houston Rockets evened up the Western Conference finals at two games apiece with a 95-92 victory Tuesday night. “I thought this is the highest level we’ve ever played defensively, without a doubt,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said, “because we’re talking…

NFL approves David Tepper as new Panthers owner

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper, who reached an agreement last week to buy the Panthers from majority owner Jerry Richardson, was approved as the team’s new owner at the Spring League Meeting on Tuesday, the team announced. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said club owners and the league’s finance committee unanimously…

Mitchell and Simmons unanimously selected to 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team

NEW YORK, New York – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia 76ers guard/forward Ben Simmons were unanimously selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team after receiving first-place votes on all 100 ballots from a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (99 First Team votes) fell one vote shy…

LeBron James scores 44 points as Cavs even series at 2-2

CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James and the Cavs have shifted the momentum bck into their favor, evening the series at 2-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, following a 111-102 win over the Celtics on Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena. The 14-time NBA All-Star, James, scored 44 points on 17-for-28 shooting, going 9-of-13 from the…