Basketball

Mazzulla, Celts staff to coach Giannis-led All-Stars

Boston Celtics interim coach Joe Mazzulla and his staff will coach Team Giannis in the 2023 All-Star Game next month in Salt Lake City, the NBA announced Monday night. Mazzulla and Boston’s coaching staff earned the honor when the Philadelphia 76ers saw their seven-game win streak snapped by the Orlando Magic on Monday, which guaranteed Boston would have the best record in the Eastern Conference through Sunday, the cutoff date

The Celtics have been the one constant in LeBron's career

THE BOSTON CELTICS thought they had LeBron James right where they wanted him. For the third time in five seasons, Boston had a chance to close James out on its home court inside TD Garden. After taking Game 5 of the 2012 Eastern Conference finals in Miami, the Celtics returned home confident that they would do so once again. “We were ready,” Doc Rivers told ESPN with a wistful smile

'I worked as bra tester for Serena Williams and got the job because of my boobs'

There aren't too many people in the world who can claim one of their jobs involved working as a bra tester for Serena Williams. Plenty of young people making their way in the world get employment in coffee shops, restaurants and similar hospitality areas. But for one young woman, her side hustle in her early-20s involved something a little bit different – thanks to the size of her boobs. Having

SEC/Big 12 Challenge preview: Which conference will reign supreme?

The SEC/Big 12 Challenge is perfectly timed. The other leagues should take notes — particularly the SEC/ACC Challenge, which ESPN announced is set to take its place next season. This mid-January series impacts NCAA tournament résumés. It is a chance to play meaningful matchups in the middle of conference action. It has showcased some of men’s college basketball’s most talented players. That’s a beautiful thing. The final edition of the

Sources: Suns purchase likely official by Feb. 9

Baxter Holmes (@Baxter) is a senior writer for ESPN Digital and Print, focusing on the NBA. He has covered the Lakers, the Celtics and previously worked for The Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times. Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Billionaire mortgage lender Mat Ishbia’s purchase of a majority stake in the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury at a $4 billion valuation is expected to become official

Hoyas beat Big East foe in first since March 2021

WASHINGTON — Georgetown snapped a 29-game losing streak against Big East opponents with an 81-76 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night. Georgetown (6-15, 1-9) won its first Big East game since March 13, 2021 — the conference tournament final against Creighton — ending the longest skid in the history of the conference. The Hoyas’ last regular-season Big East win was March 2, 2021, against Xavier. With their victory Tuesday, the

Miami Heat troll Boston Celtics and Dallas Cowboys with a single tweet

The Miami Heat managed to get in a good social media dig at the Boston Celtics — and, incredibly, the Dallas Cowboys. On Tuesday night, the Heat beat the Celtics 98-95, evening their season series against Boston 2-2. The Celtics had difficulty keeping the ball secure, recording 17 turnovers to the Heat’s 7. Jayson Tatum alone had as many turnovers as the Heat combined. After the game, Miami’s social media

Sources: Lakers agree to deal for Hachimura

Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal to acquire Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura for Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks, sources told ESPN on Monday. The deal includes a 2023 second-round pick via Chicago, the Lakers’ own in 2029 and the less favorable of Wizards and Lakers 2028 second-round picks, sources said. Hachimura, 24, had grown unhappy without

Quarter of children are unable to swim 25 metres by age 11

CEO reveals energy cost crisis facing Swimming Pools We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The mother of two is calling on ministers to bring in “practical solutions” like intensive summer holiday courses for primary school pupils.

Irish coach Brey to step down at end of season

Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey plans to step down at the end of the season, capping a 23-year run in South Bend in which he became the winningest coach in program history. “It has been a great run for me and our program over the past two decades, but it is time for a new voice to