Nets point guard Deron Williams called the last two seasons "frustrating," according to ESPN.
Williams has battled various injuries and has played in just 33 of Brooklyn's 49 games this season due to ankle problems. The three-time All-Star will watch this year's game from his couch.
"I just want to get healthy again, man," Williams told ESPN. "If I get healthy, I know what can happen....Read more »
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez on Friday abandoned a legal challenge to his record suspension for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs, according to court filings.
In documents filed in Manhattan federal court, Rodriguez's lawyers informed the court that he had dropped two lawsuits against Major League Baseball (MLB), one challenging an arbitrator's decision to suspend him...Read more »
Russia said on Thursday that its Sochi Olympics were as safe as any place in the West from militant attacks after Washington warned airports and some airlines that toothpaste tubes could be used to smuggle bomb-making materials onto a Russia-bound plane.
Russian forces are on high alert over threats by Islamist militant groups based in the nearby north Caucasus to attack the Winter Games,...Read more »
Ralph Kiner made the Hall of Fame with his powerful swing, then really made his mark with insightful, down-to-earth charm as a Mets broadcaster for more than a half-century. The man whose words made him a beloved New York icon and turned Kiner’s Korner into a baseball landmark died Thursday at 91.
He was a star slugger for the Pirates, hitting dozens of home runs into a section of Forbes Field...Read more »
The United States is a Winter Olympics power, but success has been limited in these sports:
The U.S. has yet to medal in this sport, which has been contested since 1960. Expect more of the same.
Bill Koch's men's 30-km silver in 1976 is the only time the U.S. placed in this sport, but that figures to change with Kikkan Randall (women's individual...Read more »
The Winter Olympics are back, with the opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia, slated to air Friday night. All of a sudden, the mainstream sports world will find itself enamored with figure skating, skiing and speedskating, as is the case every four years.
But let’s face it, the Olympics are as much about national pride as they are about the spirit of competition. For those Americans seeking to...Read more »
Mirza Teletovic's recent scoring outbursts are no fluke.
Ten days after shattering a career high with 34 points in 27 minutes against the Mavericks, the Nets forward went for 20 points over 28 minutes in a 108-102 victory against the 76ers on Monday night.
The second-year pro is averaging 8.9 points in 19.4 minutes per game this season, coming off the bench in 33 of 39 contests. But...Read more »
The NBA announced Monday that Nets head coach Jason Kidd was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for January.
Kidd led the Nets to a 10-3 record during the month, which included key victories over the Heat, Thunder and Warriors. Brooklyn's record soared from 10-21 at the start of the month to a more respectable 20-24 by its end.
After the Nets made the blockbuster trade to...Read more »
The Mets signed right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league deal Monday. He also will receive an invite to spring training.
Farnsworth, who will turn 38 on April 14, went a combined 3-1 with a 4.70 ERA for the Rays and Pirates last season. He did not appear for the Pirates in the postseason in their NLDS matchup against the Cardinals.
If Farnsworth makes the team, it will...Read more »
The game wasn't exactly a nail-biter, but a lack of suspense on the field didn't stop football fans from taking to Twitter during this year's Super Bowl.
The social network set a new record: Twitter logged more than 24.9 million tweets over the course of the game, up from last year's 24.1 million, the tech giant said yesterday.
The most buzzed-about moment, the Seahawks' touchdown from...Read more »