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Inside the Raptors’ big bet on Kawhi Leonard loving their culture

VANCOUVER — In front of a capacity-crowd at the Rogers Arena for the Toronto Raptors’ first preseason game, the anxieties attached to the biggest season in franchise history fell away. Jonas Valanciunas, who was just getting the hang of dribble hand-offs last season, secured a rebound and launched anoutlet pass …

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Conor McGregor Says ‘The War Goes On’ After Khabib Defeat

Conor McGregor has taken to Twitter once again, following his brutal defeat to arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov on Sunday morning. The Irishman was forced to tap out late in the fourth round after the Russian fighter trapped him in one of his trademark choke holds. It saw the Dagestani native retain …

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Let’s (not) make a deal

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Timberwolves were very close to trading Jimmy Butler to the Heat this weekend … but Minnesota pulled the rug out from under Miami at the last minute. There are a couple of potential explanations at play, all at the same time. Woj reports the …

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The Kings are in the worst position possible

No one envies the Brooklyn Nets given what that team has been through for the past several years, since dreams of title contention fell apart. The Nets mortgaged their future in a futile attempt to win a championship. Brooklyn never really got particularly close to that goal, and the bill …

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Conor And Khabib Actually Used To Like Each Other

Unless you've had your head in a bucket listening to Radio 4 on full blast since the wee small hours of Sunday morning, you've probably encountered a lot of the news surrounding the big fight at UFC 229 between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Well, actually, it's the second fight …

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Brewers defeat Rockies 6-0, advance to NLCS

The Colorado Rockies are a game away from elimination in the National League Division Series, but they are also back home and have their two best pitchers scheduled to start, beginning with German Marquez in Sunday’s Game 3 against the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field. Marquez set a Rockies franchise …

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