Saturday , 15 December 2018

National Sports

The Trevor Ariza trade that never really happened

The Grizzlies player guarding Trevor Ariza here is Dillon Brooks. Not to be confused with his teammate MarShon Brooks.  12:12 AM ET Trevor Ariza began Friday as a member of the Phoenix Suns. He ended Friday as a member of the Phoenix Suns. But for a few brief hours, it looked like the 15th-year forward was going to be on …

Read More »

Giannis, after woeful loss, roars back with 44

12:07 AM ET Malika AndrewsESPN CLEVELAND — Giannis Antetokounmpo had not let Wednesday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers go when he took the court in Cleveland on Friday night. Using his performance in Indianapolis as fuel, Antetokounmpo exploded for 44 points, tying his career high, to lift the Milwaukee Bucks past the Cleveland Cavaliers. “I think he’s a competitor — …

Read More »

Kings troll Warriors' Curry over moon comments

11:58 PM ET SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Kings‘ game operations staff had some fun with Stephen Curry‘s recent comments about the moon landing prior to Friday night’s game between Sacramento and the Golden State Warriors. As the Warriors’ starting lineup was being introduced, an old clip of an astronaut walking on the moon was played on the large video screens …

Read More »

Reports: Indians deal 1B Alonso to White Sox

10:22 PM ET ESPN News Services The Chicago White Sox have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso in a trade with the Cleveland Indians, according to multiple reports. It wasn’t immediately known whom the Indians would receive in the trade. Alonso, 31, hit .250 with 23 home runs and 83 RBIs last season for the Indians. A nine-year veteran, Alonso was …

Read More »

Wizards working deal for Suns' Ariza, sources say

10:29 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Washington Wizards were in advanced talks Friday night on a three-team deal in which they would acquire Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza, league sources told ESPN. Kelly Oubre would be dealt to the Grizzlies with Austin Rivers and two Memphis role players going to Suns, league sources told ESPN. The Grizzlies are acquiring a …

Read More »

Sources: Ariza-to-Wiz off after miscommunication

12:18 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN A three-team deal that would have sent Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards and Kelly Oubre to the Memphis Grizzlies is dead over which Brooks — MarShon or Dillon — the Phoenix Suns had believed they were getting, league sources said. The Grizzlies and Suns didn’t communicate directly on the trade, using Washington as a …

Read More »

Kaminsky plays good Samaritan amid evacuation

9:51 PM ET The Hornets were between games Thursday. But Frank Kaminsky still came off the bench to save the day. Kaminsky, whose high-rise apartment building in Charlotte, North Carolina, was evacuated like many buildings around the country in response to bomb threats, said after shootaround Friday, according to the Charlotte Observer, that he made his way down dozens of …

Read More »

Zeke first RB to be fined for lowering of helmet

7:43 PM ET Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was fined $26,739 for lowering his helmet to initiate contact against Philadelphia defensive back Corey Graham in last weekend’s win against the Eagles. Elliott is appealing the fine. Elliott was the first offensive player to be flagged for that penalty this season. The rule, approved last spring, prohibits players from lowering …

Read More »

Tagovailoa (ankle) joins bowl practice for Tide

8:21 PM ET TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was present for the Crimson Tide’s first bowl practice on Friday afternoon, less than two weeks after he had surgery to help repair a high ankle sprain. Tagovailoa, who suffered the injury during the SEC championship game, did not take part in one footwork drill with the rest of the …

Read More »

Brees gifts 174 players, coaches milestone balls

7:48 PM ET METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees surprised dozens of his past and present receivers, offensive linemen, coaches and mentors this week with commemorative footballs and letters to recognize the part they played in him breaking the NFL career passing-yardage record. “I wanted to do something for everybody,” said the New Orleans Saints quarterback, who broke the record on …

Read More »