June 24, 2017

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth played well enough in the second round of the Travelers Championship to stay in the lead. Rory McIlroy played just well enough to stay in the tournament.

Spieth shot a 1-under 69 on Friday morning, then watched as a windy afternoon kept anyone from overtaking…

Malik Monk 'can't believe' he'll play for Michael Jordan

June 24, 2017

CHARLOTTE — Malik Monk was overwhelmed at the idea of being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, a team owned by former NBA star Michael Jordan.

“Michael Jordan is the GOAT,” Monk said. “... I still can’t believe it. Maybe tomorrow I’ll believe it.”


Butler trade sets stage for looming free agency

June 24, 2017

As draft night approached, some of the heavy hitters in the NBA — Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston, the Clippers among them — were jockeying, making calls and looking for deals to try to position themselves to make a run at the Golden State juggernaut.

The Warriors’…

Mike Vick, Steve Smith, Justin Forsett ready for retirement

June 23, 2017

Life after football hits some NFL players harder than others.

Michael Vick, Steve Smith and Justin Forsett are adjusting to their post-NFL careers in different ways.

Vick, the dynamic four-time Pro Bowl quarterback who was honored with a retirement ceremony by the Atlanta Falcons last week,…