Curry hits winner, but irked by his poor shooting

SAN FRANCISCO — As the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets sat with a tied score with just over five seconds left Friday night, Steve Kerr had a clear play in mind for their final offensive possession: “Get the ball to Steph and get out of the way.” They executed it to a tee, as Stephen Curry drained the winning shot from 2 feet inside the 3-point arc as the buzzer went off. It was the first walk-off bucket of […]

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Luka Doncic injury update: Mavericks stars neck feeling pretty sore after hard fall vs. Suns

Luka Doncic suffered yet another injury during Thursday night’s game between the Mavericks and Suns, but the Dallas star doesn’t believe he will miss any games moving forward. During the third quarter of the Mavericks’ 109-101 loss, Doncic drove to the basket and lofted a floater over the outstretched arm of Suns center Bismack Biyombo. Doncic made contact with Biyombo, missed the shot and landed hard on his back along the baseline. After Dwight Powell grabbed the offensive rebound and finished through a Cameron Payne foul, […]

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After benching, Russ still focused on L.A. winning

Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Los Angeles Lakers star Russell Westbrook told ESPN that he didn’t agree with his fourth-quarter benching in Wednesday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers but that he remains undeterred about how to “figure s— out and do what’s best for our team to win in the long run.” Asked whether he was surprised that coach Frank Vogel substituted him out of the final four minutes of LA’s fourth loss in five games, […]

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African Warriors is one of world’s most brutal sports with sickening KO punches

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox! African Warriors could be one of the world's most brutal sports. The competition combines the indigenous African combat sports – Dambe and Wrestling – to showcase African heritage on the world stage. Dambe has its roots in Nigeria, and it's a form of boxing that also allows kicks and knees to be thrown, in a style that resembles modern-day MMA. One of the fighter's hands […]

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NBA 75: Bill Russell, 1960s Athlete of the Decade (TSN Archives)

The NBA is celebrating players from the NBA 75 list almost daily from now until the end of the season. Today’s honoree is Celtics icon Bill Russell, the five-time NBA MVP and 12-time All-Star who won an astounding 11 NBA titles in his 13-year career. This story, naming Russell TSN’s Athlete of the Decade for the 1960s, appeared in the March 14, 1970, issue of The Sporting News. BOSTON, Mass. — More than anyone else, the past 10 years in […]

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Australian taxpayers to cover Novak Djokovics legal fees despite deportation

Australian taxpayers could end up paying the legal costs of Novak Djokovic after he tried and failed to gain permission to stay in the country and compete in the Australian Open. The unvaccinated world No.1 was initially granted a medical exemption to enter Australia having tested positive for Covid-19 in mid-December, but was detained on arrival. With his visa then revoked for not meeting federal coronavirus requirements, a judge overturned the decision before Immigration Minister Alex Hawke used his ministerial […]

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Murray hits out at Australian Open boos – but fans think it was Ronaldo SIU

Andy Murray has hit out at a section of the Australian Open crowd who 'booed' during his five-set battle with Nikoloz Basilashvili but fans believe the jeers were actually Ronaldo 'SIU's'. The two-time Wimbledon champion is a wildcard entry at this year's tournament in Melbourne and came through a painstaking five-hour encounter in his first-round match. Murray defeated world No.23 Basilashvili 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 in a thrilling contest but was angered by the apparent 'boos' he received whilst […]

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo once dated adult star

Join our NFL community and get our in-depth weekly update in the End Zone newsletter Jimmy Garoppolo may have struggled for consistency over the course of his NFL career, but it doesn't appear as though scoring off the field has ever been a concern for the San Francisco 49ers quarterback. That's if his track record is anything to go by, at least, and Garoppolo just so happens to count adult actress Kiara Mia among his previous dates. It was almost […]

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NBA Power Rankings: Can Ja Morant and the Grizzlies keep rising?

The Memphis Grizzlies’ franchise-record 11-game win streak ran out of steam during Friday’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks, but something tells us Ja Morant & Co. aren’t done putting their stamp on the NBA this season. Even with the defeat, the Grizzlies’ 30-15 record is the second best in franchise history through 45 games, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Memphis started 33-12 in 2014-15. The Grizzlies’ streak included impressive victories over the Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Golden State […]

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Dominatrix who was ‘visited by City star’ makes saucy offer to Novak Djokovic

A dominatrix who previously claimed she was visited by a Manchester City player has made a saucy offer to tennis star Novak Djokovic. The 34-year-old Serbian landed in Dubai on Sunday night after being deported from Australia, where he had his visa cancelled for a second time. A row over his vaccination status and validity of his vaccine exemption has rumbled on since Djokovic arrived in the country for this month's Australian Open almost two weeks ago. He will now […]

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