Conference USA adds four teams, James Madison set to join Sun Belt in latest conference realignment moves

Conference USA announced the addition of four new members on Friday, adding Liberty, New Mexico State, Jacksonville State and Sam Houston to help stabilize the league amid the latest wave of conference realignment. The addition of...

Lakers blow another huge lead without LeBron James, lose to Thunder for second time in a week

At this point, Los Angeles Lakers fans have to be seeing the Oklahoma City Thunder blue and sunset color scheme in their nightmares. On Thursday night without LeBron James, who is dealing with an abdominal injury,...

CAA’s shameful ban on James Madison’s ‘student-athletes’ is the worst of college sports

We should know better than to look toward college sports looking for logical solutions to problems, for cooler heads to prevail or for grown-ups to actually look out for the welfare of the so-called student-athletes as...

How LeBron James changed the game

Here are five takeaways from the Lakers’ 119-117 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night at Staples Center. 1. LeBron James had been called a “game-time decision” by Lakers coach Frank Vogel, but the forward...

LeBron James: Browns need to ‘free’ wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

USATSI Coming off his quietest game of the season, Odell Beckham Jr. is getting some support from another star who knows a little bit about playing in Cleveland: LeBron James. Beckham Jr. recorded just one reception for...

James Harden blames bad start on lack of ‘pickup’ ball, but anyone can see impact of new free-throw reality

Remember when Daryl Morey said that it was “just factual” that James Harden was, or is, a better scorer than Michael Jordan, and for that matter the greatest scorer in NBA history? That was rich.  At...

Russell Westbrook breaks out for Lakers, who escape for a win in San Antonio with LeBron James sidelined

The Los Angeles Lakers have stumbled out of the gate this season, and through three games the Russell Westbrook experiment has not gone particularly well. Entering play on Tuesday, Westbrook was shooting 34 percent from the...

Lakers’ LeBron James says leg ‘sore’ after scary collision, downgraded to out Tuesday vs. Spurs

After two straight losses to start the season, the Los Angeles Lakers finally got their first win on Sunday, holding on down the stretch to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 121-118. The night could have gone much...

LeBron James ‘sore,’ but avoided serious leg injury

LeBron James is hoping he’ll be ready to go for the next game after avoiding serious injury during a collision under the basket that was eerily similar to last year. James collided with Memphis Grizzlies forward...

2021-22 NBA season predictions: Nets heavy favorites to reach Finals, beat LeBron James’ Lakers for title

Getty Images This season was supposed to be a return to normalcy for the NBA. The schedule is back in its proper place. Teams are playing 82 games again. COVID guidelines have been softened for the...