MLB free agent Bryce Harper is not on New York’s list of targets, with the Yankees eyeing an infielder not an outfielder.
Francesco Molinari has been named European Golfer of the Year following his stellar 2018. Molinari became Italy’s first major champion when he triumphed at the Open Championship, finishing two clear of four players – including Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy at Carnoustie. The 36-year-old also finished top of the European Tour’s money list, seeing him win the Race to Dubai ahead of Masters champion Patrick Reed and 2017 champion Tommy Fleetwood.
Sean McVay said he felt “sick” about the Los Angeles Rams’ inability to take advantage of a strong defensive performance in a loss to the Chicago Bears that he blamed on himself. The Rams slumped to only their second defeat of another excellent campaign for McVay, who secured a playoff spot in his first season in charge and has steered them to a second successive NFC West title this year, with a 15-6 loss at Soldier Field. McVay’s men have scored 425 points this season, the Rams coach seen as one of the masterminds of an offensive explosion in the NFL in recent years.
Philadelphia 76ers recruit Jimmy Butler understands Joel Embiid’s unhappiness after the All-Star voiced his frustration with his role. Embiid lamented his role in the 76ers’ offense since Butler was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in November, having sat out Friday’s NBA win at the Detroit Pistons. Philadelphia’s Embiid has struggled for form after he was just five-of-17 from the field for 10 points in a loss to the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors on December 5.
Luke Walton feels the Los Angeles Lakers are still lacking mental toughness after they "gave in a little bit" in a fourth-quarter collapse to the San Antonio Spurs. The Lakers (15-10) were on course to beat the Spurs (12-14) for the second ti…
Jimmy Butler posted his second successive 38-point game to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-111 win against the Detroit Pistons, while LeBron James was unable to lift the Los Angeles Lakers. The 76ers were without NBA All-Star big man Joel Embiid b…
The Milwaukee Bucks traded guard Matthew Dellavedova, John Henson and two draft picks to the Cleveland Cavaliers for veteran guard George Hill. Cleveland announced the deal Friday as Dellavedova returned to Quicken Loans Arena, where the Australian hel…
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins sees potential in his team as they fight to qualify for the NFL playoffs. Minnesota have just four regular-season games remaining and hold the sixth seed in the NFC, while the Seahawks are fifth. “I do think that we can point to sometimes throughout the year where we’ve underachieved, not because we weren’t giving effort or preparation, but we just haven’t been able to sustain the level of potential in this locker room, play in and play out,” Cousins said.
Bryson DeChambeau and Kevin Na opened with a first-round 59 to share the QBE Shootout lead with two other teams on Friday. The PGA Tour’s December break is soon coming to an end, but not before it closes out with the QBE Shootout — an unofficial money team event held in Florida. A limited field of golfers make the trip to the Tiburon Golf Club and this year’s tournament features 10-time LPGA winner Lexi Thompson.
Charl Schwartzel powered to the top of the leaderboard at the South African Open as he carded Friday’s best round with an eight-under 63. The home hope, who has won eight of his 11 European Tour titles on South African soil, shot two birdies on the front nine before hitting his stride after the turn on the Bushwillow Course to go 12 under for the tournament. Birdies at 11, 12, 14 and 16 were followed by an eagle at the penultimate hole, lifting Schwartzel to a one-shot lead over Madalitso Muthiya, who went eight under at Bushwillow on Thursday but could only manage a round of 68 on Firethorn.