Kevin Arnovitz and David Thorpe welcome former NBA coach George Karl to talk about his new book' Furious George,' PEDs, mental health, and coaching.
New York Teams
Kristaps Porzingis was available for the Knicks on Thursday after an MRI showed no structural damage to his ailing Achilles.
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
Jeff Hornacek won't reveal if Kristaps Porzingis will start tonight. But Porzingis will likely play in short bursts of minutes tonight according to Hornacek. Porzingis had to get over last hurdle with MRI and warmup before being cleared. He said his Achilles felt it was at 90% recently.
Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer
The Giants signed kicker Aldrick Rosas to a reserve/future contract. He had a tryout with the Giants back in November. The rookie spent camp with the Titans.
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
Good news for Knicks: MRI confirmed no structural damage to Kristaps Porzingis' Achilles. Porzingis is available against Washington tonight. Joakim Noah's MRI revealed a sprained ankle and he is OUT against Washington.
Zach talks to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report about the Rockets, Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks, All-Star picks, and much more.
Rose shoots his way into a win
With no Kristaps Porzingis or Joakim Noah on Wednesday night at Boston, Derrick Rose took on a bigger role in the offense. For once, it ended in a win for the Knicks.
On the latest edition of Game Misconduct, Don talks about the need for Henrik Lundqvist to have a good game tonight vs Toronto. Plus, did Jack Capuano get a raw deal?
Jets owner Woody Johnson appears to have been chosen as the U.S.'s next ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Nets' CMO comes out
Nets chief marketing officer Elisa Padilla came out in an essay posted by The Advocate on Thursday morning. She also announced the Nets will host a Pride Night on January 25. That will feature Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay active player. He last played in 2013-14 for Brooklyn. The Advocate
With the No. 23 pick in the first round, Mel Kiper has the New York Giants taking an offensive lineman to help protect Eli Manning.
Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer
The Mets have hired former major league catcher Chad Kreuter to serve as St. Lucie manager. Marc Valdes will serve as pitching coach and Valentino Pascucci will be the hitting coach for the Florida State League club.
Rose finishes strong on the boards
Derrick Rose compiled 12 points and seven rebounds in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's win over the Celtics. While it was the 83rd time in Rose's career he had a dozen points in a period, Elias Sports Bureau notes it was the first time he had seven boards in a quarter.
Jorge Sedano, Amin Elhassan & Kevin Pelton discuss how Kevin Durant has become the alpha in Golden State, Joel Embiid's All-Star candidacy, brutal injuries, the Knicks & more.
ESPN Stats and Information
The Maple Leafs have three of the top five rookie point scorers in the NHL: Auston Matthews (38) is first, Mitch Marner (36) is third, and William Nylander (29) is tied for fourth. The Leafs, who play host to the Rangers tonight, have the NHL's best power play since Dec. 22 at 43 percent (15 of 35). The second-best power play since then belongs to the Rangers: 30 percent (10 of 33).
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
Jets owner Woody Johnson will be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, President-elect Donald Trump announced today in Washington. Trump referred to Johnson as "ambassador" during remarks at a D.C. luncheon, per the NY Post. This has been rumored for months. Johnson, a major Trump fundraiser, said recently it "would be an honor to be considered" for the post. Johnson would be required to live in England. He'd probably have to give up day-to-day control of the team. His brother, Christopher, reportedly could assume that role.
The New York Yankees and reliever Dellin Betances are headed for arbitration which would be the team's first hearing in nearly a decade.
Jorge Posada will forever have a place in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. That has to be enough, as he was shut out of Cooperstown on his first try.
Early 2018 support for Clemens, Mussina?
If Jayson Stark were to cast his 2018 Hall of Fame ballot today, he would include both Roger Clemens and Mike Mussina, describing Mussina as a "sabermetricians' dream candidate." Stark: My early 2018 HOF ballot
Mel Kiper has the Jets selecting Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore with the sixth pick in the NFL draft.
If he were to enter free agency, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson says he would want to go to a Super Bowl-contending team, mentioning the Giants, Texans and Buccaneers as possible destinations.
Clemens approaching Hall at steady rate
After three years of hovering around 35 percent, Roger Clemens has seen his support jump nearly 20 percent the last two years. He received 54.1 percent of the vote on the 2017 ballot.
Speedy winger Michael Grabner is thriving in New York -- where his scoring has been a boon to the Blueshirts -- but he's grateful to his old Toronto teammates for helping him regain confidence.
"The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.