Craig Sager keeps a copy of Jim Valvano's 1993 ESPYS speech on his phone. This summer, Sager will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award as ESPN honors the TNT sideline reporter. ''What I represent is somebody who, like Jimmy V said, 'Don't give…RACHEL COHEN (AP Sports Writer)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kermit Washington, a former NBA player who notoriously gave a bone-breaking face punch to the Houston Rockets' Rudy Tomjanovich during a 1977 Lakers game, has been arrested by federal agents.
Cleveland was stripped of its dominance and a 2-0 advantage during a long weekend in Toronto, where the growing-confident-by-the-shot Raptors, propelled by a crowd and city that believes they can make the NBA Finals, won two straight games. ''They…TOM WITHERS (AP Sports Writer)
Draymond Green knows who is responsible for his kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams: Russell Westbrook and the rest of the NBA stars who get to the foul line with a whole lot of salesmanship. Green's kick felled the 7-foot, 255-pound…CLIFF BRUNT (AP Sports Writer)
It hasn't been the offseason new Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel was expecting. Just days after his Indiana Pacers were ousted from the first-round of the NBA playoffs by Toronto, Vogel was informed his contract wasn't being renewed after five-plus…TERRANCE HARRIS (Associated Press)