Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball to miss 6-8 weeks due to left knee surgery

The Chicago Bulls announced on Thursday that guard Lonzo Ball will have arthroscopic surgery on his injured left knee and will be out for six-eight weeks. Earlier Thursday, there remained a possibility that Ball might try to play through the injury, described as a ‘small meniscus tear.’ The decision for surgery was made after “an …

Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for ‘directing obscene language’ at Cavaliers fans

On Thursday, the NBA fined Brooklyn Nets’ guard Kyrie Irving $25,000 for ‘directing obscene language’ toward a fan. The incident occurred with 4:19 remaining in the second quarter of the Nets’ 114-107 loss to the Cavaliers on Jan. 17. Irving began the season away from the Nets because he was not vaccinated (New York City’s …

NHL reschedules 98 postponed games; season set to end on time this April 29

On Wednesday, the NHL announced they have rescheduled 98 games that were postponed because of the surge of COVID-19 cases.  Of those 98, 95 will be made up during the break in schedule that was initially to be used for the league’s participation in the Olympics in February.   In total, the league has postponed 104 …

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians fined $50,000 for slapping safety Andrew Adams’ helmet

The NFL has fined Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians $50,000 for striking Bucs safety Andrew Adams on the helmet during the team’s 31-15 playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles.  Arians said during his news conference on Wednesday: “I’ll appeal it. It ain’t got nothing to do with the game, so we’re good.” The incident …

LA Clippers’ Paul George to have extended period of rest due to right elbow injury

The LA Clippers announced on Tuesday that they are extending Paul George’s period of rest for a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.  The Clippers will see how his elbow responds to determine his timetable for return. Back on Christmas Day, the Clippers initially said George would be evaluated for the injury in …

LA Dodgers promote former relief pitcher Brandon Gomes to general manager

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Tuesday that they have promoted Brandon Gomes to general manager. The former vice president and assistant GM is the 12th general manager in franchise history. The 37-year-old Gomes has been in the Dodgers organization since 2017. Gomes is a former pitcher, playing five major-league seasons for the Tampa Bay …

Las Vegas Raiders fire general manager Mike Mayock after three seasons and 25-24 record with team

The Las Vegas Raiders announced in a statement that they have fired general manager Mike Mayock.  The Raiders said: “We have relieved Mike Mayock of his duties as General Manager of the Las Vegas Raiders. We thank Mike for his contributions over the last three years in helping to form the foundation for the franchise …

Former Clemson quarterback Hunter Johnson transferring back to program

Former five-star recruit Hunter Johnson will transfer back to Clemson for the 2022 season. The 24-year-old Johnson was initially a 5-star recruit in 2017, when he committed to Clemson. He played one season with the Tigers before transferring to Northwestern. Said Johnson: “I initially reached out to Coach Swinney to honestly see if he had any …

San Francisco 49ers defeat Dallas Cowboys 23-17 in wild card match

The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers met in the NFL playoffs for the first time in over 20 years Sunday, with San Francisco defeating the Cowboys 23-17. The two teams added to their historic rivalry with a game that came down to the final play. Dallas QB Dak Prescott ran 17 yards but was …

Buffalo Bills make history in 47-17 playoff win against New England Patriots

The Buffalo Bills made history in their 47-17 blowout victory over the New England Patriots – Buffalo never punted, kicked a field goal, nor turned the ball over, making them the first team ever in the NFL to go an entire game with no kicks, punts, or turnovers. Buffalo’s first negative play from scrimmage came …