SAN ANTONIO — For the second straight year, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Leonard received 547 points and 84 first-place votes from the voting panel of 130 sportswriters and broadcasters.
LEICESTER, England — Premier League leader Leicester Citywill be without striker Jamie Vardy for an extended period of time. Vardy has been charged with improper conduct for his behaviour following his second-half dismissal against West Ham on Sunday, the Football Association has announced.
The Seattle Seahawks on Sunday officially announced they had agreed to terms with cornerback Brandon Browner, a founding member of the Legion of Boom who was part of the team’s Super Bowl XLVIII champion squad before playing the last two seasons with New England and New Orleans.
A federal appeals court Monday upheld a settlement that calls for monetary rewards estimated to reach nearly $1 billion for many former NFL players who have suffered concussions playing professional football and enhanced medical testing for current and future ones.
DALLAS, Texas — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, less than six weeks removed from surgery on his left collarbone, has declared himself ready for the launch of the offseason program that begins Monday.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry was listed as “questionable” by the Warriors for Monday’s Game Two after twisting his ankle during Golden State’s 104-78 win over Houston in their Western Conference playoffs opener on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES — After shaking up the league landscape in January with a move from St. Louis, the Los Angeles Rams shook up the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, acquiring the No. 1 overall pick from the Tennessee Titans in a blockbuster deal.
LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 60 points in his final career game — including 17 straight in the fourth quarter — and the Los Angeles Lakers used a late rally to defeat the Utah Jazz 101-96 on Wednesday at Staples Center.
NEW ORLEANS — Surveillance video from a New Orleans restaurant appears to show a hit-and-run incident between two vehicles matching the descriptions of those driven by former Saints player Will Smith and Cardell Hayes minutes before Smith was shot and killed on Saturday.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Golden State Warriors will try to make history with their 73rd win of the season. The Warriors will eclipse the 1995-96 record held by the Chicago Bulls if they beat a depleted Grizzlies team at home. The game can be seen on ESPN. In their respective 70-win campaigns, Steph Curry averaged a half point less than Michael Jordan, two more assists per game and a rebound less per game.
It was going to be difficult for Stephen Curry to find a way to improve on his magical 2014-15 season, one in which he was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player and led the Golden State Warriors to their first championship in 40 years.