Grading the Slam Dunk Contest

The NBA Slam Dunk Contest is the main event of All-Star Saturday night, and arguably the most subjective moment of the weekend. Here’s how the high-flying quartet graded out in an exhibition of showmanship that included tributes to three legendary dunkers. Donovan MitchellJazzGuard | Grade: A Round 1: 48 + 50 = 98 Round 2: […]

Jupp Heynckes admits Bayern were lucky to beat Wolfsburg

Arjen Robben and Bayern escaped with a win at Wolfsburg on Saturday. Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes felt for Wolfsburg after Robert Lewandowski scored a dramatic stoppage-time penalty to snatch a 2-1 victory at the Volkswagen Arena. Daniel Didavi broke the deadlock to give the hosts a surprise eighth-minute lead and Arjen Robben failed to […]

Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo declines to discuss criminal sexual conduct allegation against player

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo declined Saturday to address an Outside the Lines report about a current Spartans player who is under police investigation for an alleged assault. Michigan State freshman Brock Washington is the subject of an ongoing investigation into what police have classified as a fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct allegation, […]

Channing Frye of Los Angeles Lakers has appendectomy

LOS ANGELES — Lakers forward Channing Frye has undergone an appendectomy. The team announced Saturday that its new acquisition had the laparoscopic procedure Friday night in Cleveland. Frye offered up a humorous response on Twitter: I’m pretty sure that i got my appendix removed I’ll be able to dunk at least 3xs a month now! […]