Suns fire Kokoskov; Williams eyed, sources say

2:29 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN After only one season on the job, Igor Kokoskov was fired as coach of the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. The timing on the dismissal of Kokoskov, the first European-born NBA head coach, was partly rooted in a desire to compete against the Los Angeles Lakers in pursuit of Philadelphia […]

McNabb clarifies take on Wentz after criticism

Donovan McNabb on Monday clarified his recent comments on Carson Wentz, the day after Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson criticized the former Eagles quarterback for questioning the long-term future in Philadelphia for the current signal-caller. For those of you who misread, didn’t understand, were confused or just didn’t like my comments let me clarify […]

Wilson gifts O-line $12K in Amazon stock

Quarterback Russell Wilson, fresh off signing a four-year, $140 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks, is thanking each of his offensive linemen with $12,000 in Amazon stock, ESPN confirmed on Monday. TMZ was first to report the gifts. In a letter to all 13 of Wilson’s linemen, the highest-paid player in the NFL expressed […]

Kansas’ Azubuike returning for senior season

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike will return for his senior season, giving coach Bill Self the 7-foot center he had hoped to build his offense around last season. Azubuike averaged 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game before undergoing season-ending wrist surgery last season. The Jayhawks went on to finish 26-10 and lose […]

Jury selection starts in 2nd trial over recruitment

NEW YORK — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of an aspiring agent and a former amateur coach charged with bribing big-school coaches to boost their business prospects with amateur basketball players. The trial of business manager Christian Dawkins and ex-amateur league director Merl Code began when U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos presided over […]

NBA says Nets’ Allen was fouled late in Game 4

7:45 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN The NBA said Sunday that Nets center Jarrett Allen was fouled in the final seconds of Saturday’s Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers in Brooklyn. According to the league’s Last Two Minute Report, Sixers forward Tobias Harris grabbed Allen, preventing him from rolling from his screen and releasing to the […]