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"I'm not pro sports gambling. I'm just a realist."
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 16 Gambling Issue. Subscribe today! THE NBA'S DARKEST hour can actually be marked by a single moment, concentrated down to the uttering of a sentence. "I can tell you that this is the most serious situation and worst situation that I have ever
On MLK's day, focus on a justice league
If there's one mistake we make on days such as today, when we honor Martin Luther King Jr., it is limiting our focus to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the "I Have a Dream" speech and the march on Selma. That "greatest hits" approach fails to account for King's evolution after those breakthrough
O'Connor: Fans must give Jerry Jones a wake-up call on Greg Hardy
If you assumed Jerry Jones would finally surrender in the name of common decency and fire Greg Hardy by the midnight hour, you were sadly mistaken. The owner of the Dallas Cowboys doubled down Friday night by releasing a statement in support of the unsupportable, saying his organization took
Mark Cuban unfazed by Clippers
LOS ANGELES -- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban downplayed the developing rivalry between his franchise and the Los Angeles Clippers before the first game between the teams since the free-agency saga featuring center DeAndre Jordan . There have been many words exchanged via the media since Jordan
Claws out: How a Hawks regime fell
The email that changed Bruce Levenson's life arrived on a mild Maryland evening in June 2014 just as he was settling into a dinner of fresh local crab. It was from Michael Gearon Jr., his partner in ownership of the Atlanta Hawks for more than a decade. The subject line read "re Danny Ferry."
Steve Soboroff's famous typewriter collection has many stories to tell
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Steve Soboroff still becomes awestruck when he thinks about how he got here. As he stands in a museum surrounded by 33 typewriters that were owned by some of the world's most famous (John Lennon and Ernest Hemingway) and infamous ("Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski and "Dr. Death"
By this measure, Michael Jordan can't touch LeBron James
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's September 14 New Orleans Issue. Subscribe today ! IN THE FIRST 239 days of 2015, 185 black men were murdered in the city of Baltimore. In post-Katrina New Orleans, FiveThirtyEight concluded, black residents are more likely to live in poverty than before the
Donald Sterling files for divorce from estranged wife Shelly Sterling
LOS ANGELES -- Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 60 years on Wednesday as he continues to battle her over ownership of the team. Sterling, 81, cited irreconcilable differences in paperwork submitted to the Los Angeles Superior Court ,
LeBron James among targets of memorable NBA recruiting pitches
There are longstanding rules for recruiting in collegiate athletics that universities follow. Well, at least that they're supposed to follow -- but that's another topic for another day. Those rules, for the most part, don't exist in professional sports. When free agency begins, teams will do just