Michael Jordan is donating $1 million to hurricane relief in Bahamas

U.S. 09/11/19, 07:23

The owner of Hornets and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million to organizations supporting Bahama relief attempts of Hurricane Dorian. In a statement Tuesday, sept. 10, on Twitter, Jordan said through his spokeswoman, Estee Portnoy, that he was "devastated" by the Bahamas destruction, adding "my heart goes out ...

Odorizzi, two more homers give Twins 7-0 win over White Sox

Baseball 05/26/19, 17:36

Jake Odorizzi was at 93 pitches, had struck out the last four batters he faced and retired eight in a row when Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli surprisingly emerged from the dugout to pull his starter one out into the sixth inning.The pitcher, along with Max Kepler where dealing with ...

Varner’s 81 at PGA worst round in final group of a major

Golf 05/19/19, 19:16

After getting supportive messages from Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan the night before, Harold Varner III could not have had a better start to the final round of the PGA Championship.The 28-year-old journeyman pro birdied the first hole at Bethpage Black playing in the final pairing to draw within five ...

The season is winding down, and it’s time to talk NBA awards

Basketball 04/08/19, 01:29

Take a look at the five highest-scoring seasons in NBA history.— Wilt Chamberlain scored 4,029 points in 1961-62.— Chamberlain scored 3,586 in 1962-63.Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives around Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender (35) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 7, 2019, in ...

Virginia’s Diakite started with Jordan videos in Africa

Sports 04/05/19, 11:50

There were a few things Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite had to do to have a shot in the world of basketball.He had to listen to his dad. He had to stop kicking a ball around in his hometown of Conakry in the West African country of Guinea.And after giving up ...

Money, opportunity part of one-and-done’s winding past

Basketball 04/03/19, 01:27

Spencer Haywood set the stage, Michael Jordan made it bigger and Kevin Durant super-sized it when he helped usher in the one-and-done era. Decades after those players made their groundbreaking departures from college, March Madness and the NBA's mega-millions have taken all the novelty out of leaving early for the ...

NBA says Hornets, Bucks will play in Paris in 2020

Basketball 03/28/19, 07:00

The NBA is going to play a regular-season game in Paris for the first time next year, with the league announcing Thursday that Charlotte and Milwaukee are headed there.The game will be on Jan. 24. Paris has played host to preseason games before, and the league hinted several times in ...

High court won’t referee dispute over Michael Jordan images

Sports 03/25/19, 09:53

The Supreme Court said Monday it won't step in to referee a copyright dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a well-known image of basketball great Michael Jordan. That means lower court rulings for the athletic apparel maker will stand.Photographer Jacobus Rentmeester sued Nike after it used an image ...

Fournier, Gordon lead Magic to 119-96 rout over Pelicans

Basketball 03/20/19, 20:34

Evan Fournier scored 22 points and Aaron Gordon added 20 and the Orlando Magic routed the New Orleans Pelicans 119-96 on Wednesday night.Terrence Ross had 19 points and Nikola Vucevic added 15 points and 17 rebounds for Orlando, which won its third straight.New Orleans played without All-Star center Anthony Davis, ...

Harden, Capela lead Rockets to easy win over Hawks

Basketball 03/19/19, 21:10

James Harden had 31 points and 10 assists, Clint Capela added 26 points and 11 rebounds and the Houston Rockets won their third straight game with a 121-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.The Rockets have won 12 of 13 and have 10 wins in their last 13 ...

Nowitzki passes Chamberlain for 6th on NBA scoring list

Sports 03/18/19, 20:54

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer Monday night with another of his signature long-range jumpers.Nowitzki took Luka Doncic's handoff and backed down New Orleans' Kenrich Williams before hitting a turnaround from the top of the free-throw circle with 8:35 left in the first quarter.The basket ...

Like Mike: LeBron overwhelmed after passing Jordan, his hero

Basketball 03/07/19, 03:53

From the very first day LeBron James picked up a basketball, he wanted to be like Mike.James and his closest friends idolized Michael Jordan while they grew up together on Akron's competitive playgrounds and tough streets. As James grew into a tantalizing basketball prospect capable of jumping from high school ...

LeBron passes Jordan, but Nuggets beat Lakers 115-99

Basketball 03/07/19, 01:06

Will Barton scored 23 points, Gary Harris added 19 and the Denver Nuggets snapped their three-game losing streak with a 115-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night despite LeBron James' move into fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list.James scored 31 points and surpassed Michael Jordan's ...

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan for 4th in career scoring

Sports 03/06/19, 23:46

LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA's career scoring list Wednesday night.The Los Angeles Lakers superstar scored his 32,293rd point on a driving layup in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets, getting fouled in the act and hitting the ensuing free throw.This achievement was ...

Thomas ready for any role as Nuggets make playoff push

Basketball 02/21/19, 15:23

Only one game back on the court and Isaiah Thomas already began lobbying for an even broader role — to appear in the movie "Space Jam 2" starring LeBron James.With filming set to start this summer , the Denver Nuggets point guard wants to be cast as the Muggsy Bogues ...

Jordan: 6 NBA titles tougher than Harden, Westbrook streaks

Sports 02/12/19, 12:26

Michael Jordan says James Harden's streak of 30 straight 30-point games and Russell Westbrook's 10 straight triple-doubles are both impressive and tough to accomplish.But the Charlotte Hornets said Tuesday — flashing a big grin — that there is one accomplishment tougher than both those feats: "Which is harder from the ...

All-Star game marks latest milestone for Michael Jordan

Basketball 02/12/19, 03:10

Buzz Peterson knew Michael Jordan as well as anyone when they were in college.Roommates and teammates at North Carolina, they spent countless days competing on the basketball court in practice and endless hours talking hoops. Their nights often included shooting pool and tossing cards in their Granville Towers South dorm ...

Walker expects ‘crazy’ reaction as All-Star starter at home

Sports 01/25/19, 02:30

Hornets point guard Kemba Walker can't imagine what the atmosphere will be like when he's introduced as an NBA All-Star game starter next month on his home court."I haven't given it any thought, but I'm sure it will be an unbelievable moment being that the game is in Charlotte," Walker ...

Ohio State center Michael Jordan will enter NFL draft

Football 01/04/19, 14:58

Ohio State will lose experience and leadership on the offensive line with center Michael Jordan's decision to leave early for the NFL draft.The 6-foot-7, 312-pound lineman announced he would forgo his senior season in a tweet on Friday, saying that "in my heart, I know I am ready for the ...

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