Russell emphasized his mental toughness and determination when discussing his future with the Lakers, who made him their highest draft pick in 33 years.
The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.
The Warriors exercised their $3.8 million option Monday on reserve big man Marreese Speights for next season. The team had until Tuesday to pick up the final year on Speights' contract or he would become a free agent.
Athletic director Jim Bartko said Monday that the Bulldogs will visit Alabama on Sept. 9, 2017, and UCLA on Sept. 18, 2021. Fresno State will also play a home-and-home series against Minnesota with a road game in 2018 and the Gophers coming to Fresno in 2019.
Germany faces the United States on Tuesday in Montreal, and Japan plays England on Wednesday in Edmonton, Alberta. The winners go to Vancouver, British Columbia, for the final at BC Place on July 5. The losers play a consolation game on July 4 at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium.
That the United States capped Friday with a victory over China to advance to the semifinals at the Women's World Cup had special meaning for forward Abby Wambach.
Connor McDavid's favorite hockey player is Sidney Crosby. His favorite non-skating athlete is LeBron James. He's now in their club, forever to be known as a No. 1 pick.
Huge crowds and high rollers in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight helped Nevada casinos make more than $1 billion off gamblers in May, according to records released Friday.
The Los Angeles Lakers chose Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell with the second pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, bypassing big man Jahlil Okafor to grab the ball-handling guard with the potential for greatness.
Minnesota selected Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, the first of three straight freshmen chosen before New York chose Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis, triggering loud, long boos from their fans inside Barclays Center.
Byron Buxton finished his first homestand for Minnesota with quite the challenge in Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, the three-time-and-counting All-Star left-hander who will likely appear on the schedule many times in the coming seasons as a division rival of the Twins.
Atlanta right fielder Nick Markakis saw his record streak of 398 consecutive games without an error end in the first inning of Thursday's game against the Washington Nationals.
Seattle forward Clint Dempsey has been given a minimum two-year suspension from the U.S. Open Cup and a second fine for his conduct toward a match official during a game last week.
After scoring just six goals in their first four games, the Americans look to Alex Morgan for offense. The 25-year-old star forward was sidelined by a bone bruise in her left knee from April 11 until June 8, made her first start of the tournament in the group-stage finale against Nigeria and scored her first goal in Monday's 2-0 round-of-16 win over Colombia.
The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a trade that will send guard Gerald Henderson and power forward Noah Vonleh to the Portland Trail Blazers for small forward Nicolas Batum, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday night.