• NHL stars upset with league’s response to Jacob Blake shooting

    NHL stars upset with league’s response to Jacob Blake shooting

    The NHL was the only active professional sports league in North America not to postpone games Wednesday in protest of Jacob Blake’s shooting by police, a decision that drew criticism from two prominent players. “NHL is always last to the party on these topics,” Minnesota Wild star defenseman Matt Dumba, who is Filipino-Canadian, told Sportsnet 650 …
  • WNBA’s Aerial Powers goes scorched earth on Andre Iguodala for ‘nice’ comment

    WNBA’s Aerial Powers goes scorched earth on Andre Iguodala for ‘nice’ comment

    Andre Iguodala is in hot water with the Twitterverse. On Tuesday night, the Miami Heat forward appeared to catch the Washington Mystics’ 94-89 win over the Connecticut Sun, in which Mystics forward Aerial Powers poured in 27 points. Taking to Twitter, Iguodala commented on Powers’ performance, without identifying her by name. “Number 23 from the …
  • WNBA, NY Liberty players leave court during national anthem

    WNBA, NY Liberty players leave court during national anthem

    The New York Liberty and Seattle Storm made a statement before tipping off the WNBA season on Saturday. Both teams left the court during the national anthem as a sign of peaceful protest and held a 26-second moment of silence for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old black woman who was killed at her home by Louisville …
  • The Last Dance Is a Perfect Remedy for Sports Withdrawal

    The Last Dance Is a Perfect Remedy for Sports Withdrawal

    Over the next five weeks, ESPN will give a glorious gift to a sports-deprived public. That gift is The Last Dance, a ten-part docuseries about the rise of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls that pays specific attention to their 1997–1998 season, when the team won its sixth NBA championship and brought one of the …
  • Sabrina Ionescu has bigger plans for Liberty, WNBA: ‘A voice’

    Sabrina Ionescu has bigger plans for Liberty, WNBA: ‘A voice’

    Sabrina Ionescu emerged as both a generational talent and a face of women’s basketball during her college career at Oregon. Now, New York City and the WNBA await. The Liberty made a long-anticipated and easy decision official Friday night by selecting Ionescu, the superstar point guard, with the first-overall pick of the WNBA Draft, marking …
  • Sabrina Ionescu selected by Liberty with first pick of WNBA Draft

    Sabrina Ionescu selected by Liberty with first pick of WNBA Draft

    Not even the challenges of a virtual draft could get in the way of this pick. The Liberty completed the no-brainer Friday night and selected Oregon superstar point guard Sabrina Ionescu with the first-overall pick of the WNBA Draft, marking what could turn out to be a franchise-altering day for the organization. Ionescu, whose play …
  • Sabrina Ionescu is the ‘rock star’ ready to change the Liberty, WNBA forever

    Sabrina Ionescu is the ‘rock star’ ready to change the Liberty, WNBA forever

    The assists were her ticket onto the court. The boys at the neighborhood park wanted someone to pass it to them, so to make sure she would get picked, the young girl obliged. The rebounds were her chance to get the ball in her own hands for once, so she learned to crash the offensive …
  • Tina Charles trade shows Liberty all-in on Sabrina Ionescu rebuild

    Tina Charles trade shows Liberty all-in on Sabrina Ionescu rebuild

    Sabrina Ionescu isn’t officially on the New York Liberty yet, and the Liberty are already Ionescu’s team. When — not “if,” though Liberty general manager Jonathan Kolb spoke in an interview this week about not ruining a “special moment” with any definitive spoilers — Ionescu becomes the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft shortly …