Nate Robinson Reportedly Signs 1-Year Contract with Lebanon’s Homenetmen Beirut

Nate Robinson Reportedly Signs 1-Year Contract with Lebanon’s Homenetmen Beirut

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Former NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson signed a one-year deal with Homenetmen Beirut of the Lebanese Basketball League, Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania reported Thursday. Robinson has been out of the NBA since the 2015-16 season, when he made two appearances for the New Orleans Pelicans. The 34-year-old is a co-captain for…
How Trevor Bauer Became an MLB Superstar—and Threw a Ball 117 MPH

How Trevor Bauer Became an MLB Superstar—and Threw a Ball 117 MPH

Ron Schwane/Getty Images In 2016, with the Cleveland Indians in the midst of a postseason run that would ultimately carry them to Game 7 of the World Series, right-hander Trevor Bauer mangled his pinkie finger with a drone. At the time, it seemed plausible that would be Bauer's legacy: the drone guy.  He'd never posted…
Lamar Jackson Is an NFL Quarterback, but He’s Nowhere Near a Great One Yet

Lamar Jackson Is an NFL Quarterback, but He’s Nowhere Near a Great One Yet

B/R Lamar Jackson's pass clangs off a support girder, and the echo resonates through the Ravens' indoor practice facility. It's a routine red-zone drill post-pattern toss to a fourth-string tight end, with no defenders involved. It's Pop Warner pitch-and-catch stuff. Yet the pass wobbles off target, and the gong ensures no one can politely ignore…
Metrics 101: NBA’s Worst Offseason Decisions by the Numbers

Metrics 101: NBA’s Worst Offseason Decisions by the Numbers

Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images Regardless of how you feel about the Los Angeles Lakers' decision to sign Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and Michael Beasley, those moves likely won't have long-term consequences. They're all coming aboard on one-year contracts, and they shouldn't get too many minutes at the expense of the young purple-and-gold core.  For…
NBA Free-Agency Report Cards for Every Team

NBA Free-Agency Report Cards for Every Team

Noah Graham/Getty Images Houston Rockets: B- This grade was going to be much lower until Houston nailed the Clint Capela signing, retaining a top-10 center (who's still getting better) for five years and $80 million guaranteed. Capela's finishing at the rim, shot-blocking and ability to switch make him an ideal fit in Houston's schemes. In…
Sonny Gray’s Deleted, Old Racist Tweets Surface After Game vs. Orioles

Sonny Gray’s Deleted, Old Racist Tweets Surface After Game vs. Orioles

Julio Cortez/Associated Press New York Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray is the latest MLB player to have old tweets surface that featured offensive language. Following his start against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, Gray appeared to delete at least one tweet from 2012 with racist wording, per NorthJersey.com (warning: contains sensitive language): THE Curmudgeon NYer @BabyBiirdI…
Urban Meyer Placed on Paid Leave While Ohio State Conducts Investigation

Urban Meyer Placed on Paid Leave While Ohio State Conducts Investigation

Michael Conroy/Associated Press The Ohio State University is placing head football coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates whether he was previously aware of domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith. "[Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith] and I agree that being on leave during this inquiry will facilitate its…
NFL Training Camp Notes: Who Is Tom Brady Going to Throw To?

NFL Training Camp Notes: Who Is Tom Brady Going to Throw To?

0 of 8 Steven Senne/Associated Press Wednesday marks the last day of the 2018 NFL offseason in which fans of all 32 teams could remind themselves that despite their fears regarding the upcoming season, their team still hasn't played a game. The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will play in the first preseason game Thursday…
Johnny Cueto to Undergo Tommy John Surgery to Repair Elbow Injury

Johnny Cueto to Undergo Tommy John Surgery to Repair Elbow Injury

Ben Margot/Associated Press San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto's injury-marred 2018 season is over, as he needs to undergo Tommy John surgery. The Giants announced as much Wednesday, noting the surgery will take place Thursday in Los Angeles. Cueto has struggled to stay on the field since the start of last season. The two-time All-Star…
5 Impact Trades That Can Still Be Made After MLB Trade Deadline

5 Impact Trades That Can Still Be Made After MLB Trade Deadline

0 of 5 Josh Donaldson could spark an MLB August blockbuster if he returns from a calf injury.Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images MLB's non-waiver trade deadline has passed. It's time for more trading. In many cases, Tuesday represented the last chance for a player to change teams. Jacob deGrom and Bryce Harper aren't going anywhere in August.…

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