Cavaliers, Rubio agree to 3-year reunion deal

Free-agent guard Ricky Rubio has agreed to a three-year, $18 million deal to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, his agents, Jeff Schwartz and Sean Kennedy of Excel Sports, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Rubio was enjoying a resurgence with the Cavaliers before an ACL tear in December ended his season early. Before the injury, Rubio was averaging 13.1 points, 6.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game. The Cavaliers eventually used Rubio’s expiring contract in the trade to acquire Caris LeVert from […]

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"Angry" star’s scathing attack on doubles partner for wrecking Wimbledon dream

Tennis star Tami Korpatsch has launched a scathing attack on doubles partner Harmony Tan after the Frenchwoman wrecked her Wimbledon dream. Tan, 24, defeated legendary icon Serena Williams 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) on Tuesday (June 28) in a mammoth first-round contest that lasted over three hours on Centre Court. Finishing the high-octane match after 10.30pm, the world no.115 was due back on court the next day for her opening doubles clash with Korpatsch, but pulled out at the last minute […]

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Sources: Hawks get All-Star Murray from Spurs

The Atlanta Hawks are trading forward Danilo Gallinari and three first-round picks to the San Antonio Spurs for All-Star guard Dejounte Murray, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Hawks are sending a 2023 first-round pick via the Charlotte Hornets, and their own 2025 and 2027 first-round picks to the Spurs in the deal, sources told Wojnarowski. The deal also includes a pick swap in 2026, the sources said. The ’25 and ’27 first-rounders are unprotected, a league source told ESPN’s […]

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Sources: Sixers Harden declines $47.3M option

Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden has declined his $47.3 million option and become a free agent, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday. Harden keeps real the possibility of negotiating a new deal that would deliver the Sixers roster-building flexibility in free agency — including use of the full $10.5 million exception. In Harden’s conversations with the team since the end of the season, he has shared extensively his desire to help the organization reshape the roster toward championship contention, […]

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Agent: Wizards star Beal declines $36.4M option

Bradley Beal has declined his $36.4 million player option for the 2022-23 NBA season, his agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, making him an unrestricted free agent. Beal, who has played his entire 10-year career with the Washington Wizards, likely will have two options next month: either sign a five-year max contract to remain in Washington or elect to go elsewhere on a four-year max contract, the most he can sign with another team. Beal, who […]

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Why P.J. Tucker might be the most important NBA free agent of the summer

Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system Why might a 37-year-old who averaged 7.6 PPG last season be one of the most sought-after players when NBA free agency opens Thursday evening? When P.J. Tucker returned to the NBA in 2012 after playing in a variety of European leagues, he was attractive as a popular NBA archetype: the 3-and-D wing player capable of knocking down open jumpers and defending opposing […]

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Seven-time Wimbledon champ Serena Williams dumped out in major first-round upset

Offbeat news from the world of sport Serena Williams has been knocked out of Wimbledon after being bested by unfancied French youngster Harmony Tan – who was making her All England Club debut – on Centre Court. After narrowly losing the opening set 7-5, Williams hit back with an emphatic 6-1 victory, but failed to carry any momentum over into the the decider – which ended in a heart-thumping tie-breaker. At one point, Tan was down 4-0, but fought her […]

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Angry Nick Kyrgios admits spitting towards Wimbledon fan and faces investigation

Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios is facing a Wimbledon investigation after admitting spitting towards fans following his five set win over Brit Paul Jubb. Tournament bosses will meet to discuss punishing the Aussie for his behaviour during his controversial first round win on Court 3. The wildcard, 27, got involved in a running feud with a group of spectators he claimed had been abusing him and even asked umpire Marija Cicak to throw them out. Having sealed his 3-6, 6-1, […]

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‘Next Paige Spiranac’ golf video star Claire Hogle celebrates Instagram landmark

Prodigal ‘golfing influencer’ Claire Hogle, who has been dubbed the ‘next Paige Spiranac’, celebrated reaching the 500,000 followers landmark on Instagram by thanking all of them. The 23-year-old has been catching the eye with the stunning golf videos she regularly posts on her YouTube channel. Hogle's social media posts have already prompted people to draw comparisons with Spiranac, who has accumulated over 283,000 subscribers on YouTube. Hogle has quite some way to go before her own respective videos on the […]

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Ultimate 2022 NBA free agency guide: Needs, priorities and spending options for all 30 teams

The 2022 NBA Finals and the 2022 NBA draft are behind us, which means it’s time to turn our full attention to the 2022 NBA offseason. Free agents can begin negotiating with teams starting Thursday at 6 p.m. ET. The NBA’s annual player movement moratorium — during which most contracts can’t be signed and trades can’t be made official — begins July 1. A week later, everything that gets reported during the moratorium can become official after the league sets […]

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