Panthers' Micheal Haley enters NHL/NHLPA player assistance program

The NHL and NHL Players Association issued a joint statement Friday saying Panthers forward Micheal Haley "would be away from the team while taking part in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program." There will be no further comment, the joint statement concluded. NHL/NHLPA...

Pepperell breezes clear of the field at British Masters

Eddie Pepperell holds a three-shot lead at the British Masters as the big names in the field were blown off track on a blustery second day at Walton Heath. Pepperell – who had sat tied with Tommy Fleetwood and...

Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki to miss start of season, will continue ankle rehab

Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has been ruled out of the team's regular-season opener and will miss the next several games as he rehabs an ankle injury. Nowitzki, 40, underwent ankle surgery in April to remove bone spurs and has been shelved throughout the Mavericks' preseason play. Coach Rick Carlisle made...

Klay Thompson: Team USA with five Warriors ‘would be awesome’

The Warriors are getting a little greedy. Not only does Golden State want to own the Western Conference for the foreseeable future, now it wants a large percentage of the Team USA roster. "That would be awesome," Klay Thompson told...

Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. discusses recovery from back injury, expectations for season

Michael Porter Jr. isn’t going to compare himself to the other rookies in his class. The 20-year-old forward said in May he felt he was the best player in this year’s draft. But, he’s not focusing on proving he...

Kobe Bryant advised cleaning out Lakers front office to lure LeBron James, report says

Kobe Bryant wanted heads to roll in Los Angeles if it meant LeBron James playing for the Lakers. According to The Athletic, Bryant told Lakers owner Jeanie Buss in February 2017 to completely rebuild the team’s front office in...

Woodland and Leishman share lead in Kuala Lumpur

Gary Woodland tied the course record to take a share of the lead with Marc Leishman at the halfway mark of the CIMB Classic. Woodland came into his own on the TPC Kuala Lumpur West course on Friday, carding a magnificent...

Aaron Rodgers wants to stay away from large knee brace

Aaron Rodgers wore a smaller, lighter knee brace for the first time since sustaining his season-opening knee injury Sunday and he hopes to do it again. The new look was battle tested on the first drive against Detroit's defense, and unfortunately,...

Browns RB Duke Johnson on his lack of touches: ‘I can help this team...

Duke Johnson wants to be a bigger factor in the Browns’ offense. The 25-year-old tailback has tallied just 75 rushing yards and no touchdowns on 17 carries this season. He discussed his lack of touches in an interview Thursday...

Colin Kaepernick receives W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard

Former 49ers quarterback turned activist Colin Kaepernick received the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard on Thursday. The medal is the university's "highest honor in the field of African and African American studies" and is given "to individuals in the United States...