Chiefs might draft a quarterback this year

In recent weeks, it appears the talk of the teams at the top of the draft passing on top quarterbacks has intensified to the point the Chiefs may need to be prepared for at least one of them to fall to the No. 23 pick…

Struggling Royals DH Billy Butler hasn’t been plugged in at the plate

Billy Butler hits baseballs. Hard. This is what he does. So what happens when the hitting stops, inexplicably if temporarily, at the start of what might be the most important season of a career? "I don't think he's ever been through anything like this,...…

For Lakers, major moves could be a year away

There will be plenty of free-agent shopping by teams in the NBA this summer, with movement possibly including Chris Paul and Dwight Howard.…

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Grizzlies’ frantic rally in third quarter isn’t enough to silence the Thunder

By the time the Memphis Grizzlies convinced themselves that they could be the team that imposed its will along the final steps of the regular season schedule, they were looking up at a climb generally too steep to overcome in playoff basketball.…

Tim Kawakami: Warriors coach Jackson a master of hyperbole for winning purposes

Why does Mark Jackson say what he says, pick the fights he picks and occasionally conjure elaborate grudges and feuds out of thin air?…

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Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

Kevin Durant put a dazzling end to Memphis' gritty comeback.…

Tarkanian released from Las Vegas hospital

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is back home after spending 10 days in a Las Vegas hospital following a heart attack.…

Struggling Royals DH Billy Butler hasn’t been plugged in at the plate

Billy Butler hits baseballs. Hard. This is what he does. So what happens when the hitting stops, inexplicably if temporarily, at the start of what might be the most important season of a career? "I don't think he's ever been through anything like this,...…

Chiefs might draft a quarterback this year

In recent weeks, it appears the talk of the teams at the top of the draft passing on top quarterbacks has intensified to the point the Chiefs may need to be prepared for at least one of them to fall to the No. 23 pick…

Alabama defense dominates spring game

Blake Sims' bid to replace AJ McCarron as Alabama's starting quarterback hit a snag Saturday afternoon when the Crimson Tide defense dominated the annual A-Day game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.…

The Star’s NFL mock draft 3.0

Chiefs beat writer Terez A. Paylor makes his third projection for the first round of the NFL Draft, which is set for May 8-10.…

Texas LB Edmond calls Baylor ‘trash’

The 2014 season is still months away, but Texas linebacker Steve Edmond is wasting no time stirring things up in the Big 12.…