Lightning GM swings big trade to land stud defenseman Sergachev

There were many reasons why the Lightning traded rising star Jonathan Drouin to the Canadiens on Thursday; however, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman stood firm in saying that above all else, the deal centered around the ability to acquire 18-year-old stud defenseman Mikhail Sergachev. “Ultimately we made the trade because we were looking to acquire […]

NBA All-Star Game 2017: Voting revealed, but Russell Westbrook not among starters

Although the NBA changed voting rules for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, the polling continues to be a popularity contest. Despite averaging a triple-double, Thunder guard and MVP favorite Russell Westbrook wasn’t named one of the Western Conference’s starters for next month’s All-Star Game in New Orleans. Then there’s Jeremy Lin, who has only played […]

Russell Westbrook: Stephen Curry scuffle about protecting teammates

Russell Westbrook said his scuffle with Stephen Curry during the Thunder’s loss to the Golden State Warriors was about protecting his teammates. Emotions have run high between the two teams since Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Thunder for the Warriors in the offseason. The injured Durant was courtside for Monday’s contest at Chesapeake Energy […]

Derek Carr sacrificed money from record contract so Raiders could re-sign guard Gabe Jackson

The record deal Derek Carr signed with the Raiders last month could have been even bigger. While the $25 million annual value of Carr’s five-year, $125 million contract extension is the highest in the NFL, the quarterback left money on the table to make it easier for the Raiders to keep other key players. One […]