Phil Jackson wants to trade LeBron James, columnist says

Phil Jackson wants to trade LeBron James, columnist says

Is the King’s time up in Lakers land? After team owner Jeanie Buss confirmed to Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke that she’s leaning on former Lakers coach Phil Jackson to help the team bounce back after a disappointing season, Plaschke provided some insight into Jackson’s thinking about the roster. “I’ve heard that Phil would … Read more

Detroit Tigers fans deserve better. It’s time for change

Detroit Tigers fans deserve better.  It's time for change

DETROIT – The last time I rushed to my laptop late at night to write a Detroit Tigers piece, it was because the team had just traded for Austin Meadows. Everyone was excited. Opening Day was right around the corner and the long, miserable rebuild was finally coming to an end. Or so we thought. … Read more

Detroit Tigers fans deserve better. It’s time for change

Detroit Tigers fans deserve better.  It's time for change

DETROIT – The last time I rushed to my laptop late at night to write a Detroit Tigers piece, it was because the team had just traded for Austin Meadows. Everyone was excited. Opening Day was right around the corner and the long, miserable rebuild was finally coming to an end. Or so we thought. … Read more

Rangers topple Penguins after Sidney Crosby exit to stay alive

Rangers topple Penguins after Sidney Crosby exit to stay alive

The Resilient Rangers are still here. Staving off elimination in Game 5, the Rangers took advantage of an injury to star Penguins center Sidney Crosby — who left toward the end of the second period — and pulled out a 5-3 win Wednesday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 18.006 at Madison Square … Read more

Nets’ Kyrie Irving problem no one’s fault but Sean Marks

Nets' Kyrie Irving problem no one's fault but Sean Marks

Kyrie Irving was not physically in the room when the Nets conducted their public autopsy Wednesday in Brooklyn, but he was very much there in spirit. Team management has clearly decided it is time to confront Irving on his commitment to the championship cause, and in theory, any right-minded fan would say, “Amen to that.” … Read more

Gleyber Torres’ massive day lifts Yankees to win over Blue Jays

Gleyber Torres' massive day lifts Yankees to win over Blue Jays

There’s nothing Little League about Gleyber Torres or the Yankees these days. The second baseman homered and knocked in all five runs in the Yankees 5-3 win over the Blue Jays in The Bronx on Wednesday — their third straight victory. Before the game, general manager Brian Cashman called the Yankees’ white-hot first month of … Read more

Utah scientists revive cells in human donor eyes, transforming brain and vision research

Utah scientists revive cells in human donor eyes, transforming brain and vision research

Fatima Abbas and Frans Vinberg are scientists at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. The pair have published a study showing how they were able to revive light-sensing neuron cells in organ donor eyes and restore communication between them as part of a series of discoveries that stand to transform … Read more

Bob Lanier, NBA force who left big shoes to fill, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, NBA force who left big shoes to fill, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said Lanier died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer had worked for the league as a global ambassador. The Athletic reported … Read more

Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander’s shot for fourth no-hitter

Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander's shot for fourth no-hitter

MINNEAPOLIS — After two frustrating years, Astros ace Justin Verlander was uncertain about his baseball future. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched just one game in 2020 and 2021 combined, missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery. Verlander is back to his old self — just like that guy with all those … Read more

1 death, 17 liver transplants in multi-country outbreak of hepatitis in children, WHO says

At least 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children aged one month to 16 years old have been identified in an outbreak that now involves 11 countries, the World Health Organization said on Saturday.

At least 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children aged one month to 16 years old have been identified in an outbreak that now involves 11 countries, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. (Diego Grandi, Alamy) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes ATLANTA — At least 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children aged one … Read more