NBA investigating Lakers amid Paul George tampering allegation

NEW YORK — The NBA says it has opened an investigation to see if the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with Paul George while he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers. The probe is being handled by the New York-based law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and the

The rugby world remembers 'absolute legend' Meads

1:01 PM BSTESPN staffThe rugby world is in mourning after the passing of All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads at the age of 81.Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter for the 55-Test All Black nicknamed 'Pinetree'.All Blacks captain Kieran Read and coach Steve Hansen paid their respect as

Knicks' Joakim Noah fighting to earn trust back after PED bust

A humbled Joakim Noah understands that the drug suspension compromised his ability to lead in the locker room. But as the Knicks transition into a rebuild focused on teammates 10 years younger, Noah also understands it's imperative to re-establish that role as a positive veteran influence - since even

Jantjies, Oosthuizen shine in Bok win

There was a loud cheer when Curwin Bosch replaced Elton Jantjies to earn his first Springbok cap in front of the people who watched him blossom into one of the promising rugby talents in the country.But some of those cheers were definitely also reserved for the man he replaced.

Hansen: Kaino has 'got some stuff to deal with'

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen would not be drawn on Jerome Kaino's availability for next week's game against Australia after the flanker returned home on Saturday to deal with a personal matter.Kaino missed the All Blacks' 54-34 Rugby Championship-opening rout of the Wallabies in Sydney after a story about

All Blacks make Wallabies look like rugby minnows

SYDNEY, Australia -- And the Wallabies thought that was bad a night out 12 months ago.Australian rugby sank to a horrifying new low at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night as a ruthless All Blacks outfit vented their frustrations from the drawn British & Irish Lions series, dishing out a

Kaino returns to NZ before Bledisloe Test

All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino has flown home from Sydney to deal with a personal matter, New Zealand Rugby says.Australian media reports of an extra-marital affair have triggered the return of the 81-Test veteran ahead of the first Bledisloe Cup Test on Saturday.They're the attacking numbers giving Wallabies fans