| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:46 PM
The Lakers had hoped to make it much ado about something, putting up billboards, sending out tweets and assembling a large contingent of players, coaches and team executives to persuade Dwight Howard to stay with the storied NBA franchise.
| Aug 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The Lakers weren't the only team that unsuccessfully bid on the services of free agent center Dwight Howard.
The Dallas Mavericks made the full pitch, including an animated video promising the Mavs as the key to global domination.
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Left-hander Paco Rodriguez shakes his head when he thinks of how much his life has changed in the last five months.
Coming out of spring training, Rodriguez thought he had a 50-50 chance of making the Dodgers' opening-day roster. Today, he is one of the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:30 AM
While Fox Sports 1 has been mounting a national alternative -- including a talkshow that should even make Regis Philbin blush -- ESPN has been gradually adding to its arsenal, signing former Foxsports.com columnist Jason Whitlock, numbers guru Nate Silver...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:45 PM
The Lakers finally get their time with Dwight Howard, meeting with him Tuesday and trying to persuade him to stay with the franchise for five more years.
They will sell themselves as the 16-time NBA champions — how could they not? — and they...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:05 PM
Without the reassuring voice of Jerry Buss, the late Lakers owner whose eleventh-hour phone call prevented Kobe Bryant from going to the Clippers in 2004, the Lakers are turning to two veterans to help keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Don't look now Magic, but Andrew Wiggins' pursuers are gaining on you.
Along with the usual bottom-feeding suspects -- Charlotte, Phoenix and Sacramento – the field chasing next year's prized lottery class is suddenly crowded.
| Apr 7, 2013
A number that jumps out from the coverage of Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert's death Thursday at age 70: 306.
That's the number of movie reviews he wrote last year, according to what turned out to be the final entry on his blog Tuesday. "The most of...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 4:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Brittney Griner knows her future is in the WNBA.
But if Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is serious about his intention of drafting her, as he suggested earlier this week, Griner figures she has nothing to lose by giving it a shot....
| Mar 23, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Before Erik Spoelstra could wish Pat Riley a happy 68th birthday Wednesday he first had to find him.
"Pat has actually been very busy," Spoelstra said. "Every game you put on TV, if there's a college game going on, he's at it. I don't care, he can...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Former Orlando Magic star Tracy McGrady never feels particularly blessed when he reviews his NBA playoff resume'. Then, on a Sunday in April, he was leaving a church in Houston when he got a call on his cell phone.
It was San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg...