Center Rudy Gobert says he’s ready ‘to win a championship’ with Minnesota Timberwolves

Rudy Gobert reads Twitter comments, so he’s aware that Minnesota fans didn’t like him very much during his first nine NBA seasons. And he also heard Timberwolves coach Chris Finch complain regularly about the way he sets screens. Those prospects are probably going to change. “Now we’re on the same side, so I’m excited,” Gobert … Read more

ACC, Pac 12 discussing ESPN TV partnership

Officials from the ACC and Pac-12 are discussing a broadcasting partnership with ESPN that would bring together the two Power 5 leagues from opposite coasts for a mutually beneficial relationship, sources tell Sports Illustrated. The proposal, still in its infancy, heavily involves the ESPN-owned ACC Network. Under the plan, the ACC Network—or a renamed entity … Read more

Joey Chestnut Says He ‘Felt Bad’ Putting ‘Kid’ Protester In Chokehold During Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut isn’t pleased with the way he handled a surprising incident at this year’s Nathan’s Famous Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. Chestnut — who earned his 15th mustard belt on Monday at the long-running competition — says he “felt bad” for putting a protester who rushed the stage mid-competition into a chokehold. “As soon … Read more

Tigers, Eduardo Rodriguez haven’t talked since he left team

The Detroit Tigers have yet to hear from Eduardo Rodriguez since placing the left-hander on the restricted list 23 days ago. “We’ve reached out, but obviously he hasn’t reached out back, so we’re just kind of waiting it out,” Tigers general manager Al Avila told reporters Wednesday. “It is unusual, but we have no choice … Read more

Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov remains in Russia amid reports of fake military ID, flight to U.S.

MONTREAL — The Minnesota Wild and the NHL were trying to get a handle on a developing situation Wednesday after multiple media reports surfaced out of Russia that Wild star Kirill Kaprizov is wanted in his native country for allegedly buying a falsified military ID card in 2017, when he was playing for Salavat Yulaev … Read more

Mac McClung Leaving L.A. To Play For Warriors

The NBA’s annual Summer Leagues are underway and it looks like the Los Angeles Lakers have put together a squad that can compete with anybody. The Lakers played in the annual California Classic in the Bay Area this past week and dominated both the Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors before falling to the Sacramento … Read more