Dedric Lawson Is Right Where He Belongs

Dedric Lawson says he feels good, but his voice betrays him. His normally smooth Southern accent has vanished in this phone call, and instead he sounds like Patrick Mahomes shouting into a fast food speaker box. Then he clears his throat and admits in a softer voice: "Well, I do have a little cold, but…

Video: Watch UFC President Dana White Announce New 7-Year Contract

Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images UFC President Dana White has signed a new seven-year contract to extend his tenure at the company. White spoke to Megan Olivi in an interview for the UFC's YouTube channel, and he announced he had signed a new deal to run concurrently with ESPN's new partnership with the MMA promotion: Per…

NCAA Bracket 2019: The Secret Formula for Picking a Winner

0 of 7 Michael Conroy/Associated Press In an episode of NBC's The Office, rather than accept $100 as a wedding gift from Ryan Howard, Pam Beesly instead writes Ryan a check for $50 to cover the broker fee on what he tells her is a sure gamble. The investment? Ryan "has an algorithm to determine…

Watch Dirk Nowitzki Pass Wilt Chamberlain for 6th on NBA’s All-Time Scoring List

Michael Ainsworth/Associated Press It only felt right. Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki used his vintage fadeaway mid-range jumper during Monday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans to pass Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain for sixth on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Bleacher Report @BleacherReportHistory for Dirk 🔥 https://t.co/GGCyzVooj6 Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavsHISTORY. 41. 6. 🐐 #MFFL…

LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs Stun Kevin Durant, Warriors Despite Stephen Curry’s 25

Mark Sobhani/Getty Images The San Antonio Spurs continued their ascent up the Western Conference standings with a 111-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors in a potential playoff preview Monday at AT&T Center. San Antonio has won nine in a row and entered play just three games behind the third-seeded Houston Rockets. It also snapped the defending…

Nuggets’ Isaiah Thomas: Celtics ‘Probably’ Would’ve Won Title If I Wasn’t Traded

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images An 18th NBA championship banner might be hanging in TD Garden if the Boston Celtics hadn't traded Isaiah Thomas—at least in the eyes of Thomas. "Yeah, we would have probably won a championship already," the Denver Nuggets point guard said Monday after his team's 114-105 win over the Celtics, per ESPN.com's Chris…

Where Missing the Playoffs Will Rank Among LeBron James’ Career Lows

0 of 6 Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images While the Los Angeles Lakers aren't officially eliminated from the playoffs quite yet, sitting nine-and-a-half games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the eighth seed with just 12 games remaining represents a deficit not even LeBron James can overcome. In a season that started with James' Lakers possibly securing…

Breaking Down Most Realistic Potential Trades of NBA Offseason

0 of 5 Chris Graythen/Getty Images Like usual, the NBA's offseason forecast is calling for lots and lots of...needless Twitter debates and lengthy YouTube-highlight rabbit holes. Oh, and also trades. Everyone is at their edge of their seat waiting to see how the Anthony Davis situation resolves itself, but the action doesn't stop with him.…

Ranking the 25 Best Players in the 2019 NCAA Tournament

0 of 13 Lance King/Getty Images The men's NCAA tournament bracket is set. Millions of people will spend hours studying the favorites, looking at stats and trying to identify the biggest upsets of March Madness. But it all starts with the players. You never know when a single star can become a postseason legend. Stephen…

Cristiano Ronaldo Facing Ban in Champions League Quarter-Finals for Celebration

Claudio Villa./Getty Images Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged by UEFA for his celebration at the end of the team's Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.  Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to fire the Serie A side into the quarter-finals, with a 3-0 win on the night enough to overturn the 2-0 lead Atletico held…

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