Basketball

Chicago State cancels hoops games due to virus

CHICAGO — The Chicago State University men’s basketball team will not travel for two regularly scheduled Western Athletic Conference games this week, and its women’s team will not host two games, the school said late Tuesday, citing the spread of the coronavirus. The school said in a statement it was making the move with the “health and well-being of the campus community in mind.” The cancellations are believed to be

Boston's Jayson Tatum: 'The kid is special.' Just ask LeBron James.

LOS ANGELES — Boston’s Jayson Tatum chose to keep a postgame exchange with Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James to himself. James, however, didn’t hold back when asked what he thought of Tatum following Tatum’s career-high 41 points in Los Angeles’ 114-112 victory over Boston on Feb. 23. "The kid is special," James said. "There’s a reason he’s a first-time All-Star. He’s been special all year." James followed up on Instagram

Calipari says Kentucky 'got manhandled' by Vols

Kentucky coach John Calipari wasn’t in a mood to mince words after the host Wildcats were on the wrong end of a 17-point, second-half collapse in a 81-73 loss to Tennessee on Tuesday. “We got manhandled. I got manhandled,” Calipari said. “This is one that I know I gotta watch the tape.” The Wildcats (24-6, 14-3 Southeastern Conference) appeared in control while leading 51-34 early in the second half. Then

Britain's fastest ever woman Dina Asher-Smith immortalised as a toy Barbie doll

Dina Asher-Smith has been immortalised as a Barbie doll – and she reckons it’s up there with winning gold. The sprint sensation is one of Team GB’s brightest gold medal prospects for this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Asher-Smith stormed to glory in the 200m sprint at the World Athletics Championships in Qatar last year. The 24-year-old is the fastest British woman in history with the four-time European champion currently

LeVert torches C's for 51, carries Nets to OT win

BOSTON — With the Celtics leading by 17 points at the end of the third quarter Tuesday night, Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert wasn’t even sure he’d get a chance to play in the fourth. “I thought [Nets coach Kenny Atkinson] was going to pull [me], too,” LeVert said. “[But] he put me back in there, so I just made one more run at it.” Did he ever. By the

Nico Portal dead: Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas pay tribute to Team Ineos boss

Nico Portal, the sports director for team Ineos, has tragically passed away after suffering a heart attack. The 40-year-old was a professional cyclist for a number of French teams before he joined Team Sky in 2010. Portal was also part of the team during Bradley Wiggins' 2012 Tour de France win. He also helped as Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal won the race in recent years. Coronavirus ‘threatens

San Antonio Spurs give Tim Duncan first win as acting head coach

Tim Duncan won more than 1,000 games as an NBA player. He got his first victory as an acting head coach on Tuesday night. Follow Sky Sports NBA on Twitter See the NBA's best plays and stay up to date with the latest news Dejounte Murray scored 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-103 without longtime head coach Gregg Popovich, who missed the game while

Kevin Durant, Basketball Twitter go nuts for Thomas 'Snacks' Lee, a Jackson State legend

Thomas “Snacks” Lee should be your new favorite basketball player. The Jackson State senior guard, who had previously served as the team manager, took the floor for the first time in his career Monday night against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. His first few shot attempts failed to find the bottom of the net, but with less than a minute to go in regulation, Lee launched from way downtown and … splash. Just listen

LeBron James posts heroic triple double as Lakers beat Pelicans

LeBron James posts heroic triple double to topple Zion Williamson’s highest-scoring game yet as star duo stage thrilling duel with LA Lakers beating New Orleans Pelicans LeBron James scored 34 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds against the Pelicans  The Lakers overcame New Orleans 122-114 on Sunday after James’s top display  He beat Zion Williamson’s highest scoring game to help his team to victory  LeBron James keeps finding ways to

76ers clipped as Philly folds without Simmons

Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points, Paul George added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers extended their winning streak to four with a 136-130 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Reserves Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams also had 24 points. The Clippers — who shot 59.2 per cent from the field — trailed by two at halftime but took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Sixers 38-24. Already missing the injured