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  • Houston Texans best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    Houston Texans best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    The Houston Texans have dealt with devastating injuries seemingly every year. They had 11 players on injured reserve before they reached the second half of their season. Their depth has been tested. But, they haven’t been able to keep up with the severity and importance of the players lost. They...
  • Houston Texans 2018 team preview

    Houston Texans 2018 team preview

    The Houston Texans had a disappointing year last season. They finished with the fourth worst record in the league despite high expectations. The Texans traded losses and wins through the first six weeks of the season before heading into their bye week. Everything came unhinged from there. They lost...
  • Dwyane Wade undecided on NBA future

    Dwyane Wade undecided on NBA future

    A surefire lock for the Hall of Fame, Dwyane Wade has not committed to playing another year in the NBA. Wade, who has played 15 seasons in the league, is currently a free agent. The shooting guard enjoyed a strong close to the 2017-18 season, as he performed well for the Miami Heat in their playoff...
  • LeBron James credits tradition and Magic Johnson for joining Lakers

    LeBron James credits tradition and Magic Johnson for joining Lakers

    What seemed like an impossibility over a year ago became a reality when the Los Angeles Lakers were able to lure LeBron James to sign as a free agent. LeBron had remained quiet on the topic, but he opened up to the media as he unveiled his new school in Akron, OH. A number of factors led LeBron, who...
  • Houston Rockets gambling on current core

    Houston Rockets gambling on current core

    While most teams are looking to retool in order to unseat the Golden State Warriors, who have won three of the last four NBA championships, the Houston Rockets have doubled down on their core. By re-signing guard Chris Paul and center Clint Capela to long-term deals this offseason, the organization...
  • John Wall helped recruit Dwight Howard to Washington

    John Wall helped recruit Dwight Howard to Washington

    John Wall, a perennial All-Star point guard with the Washington Wizards, was reportedly the driving force behind Dwight Howard’s signing in the nation’s capital. Wall reached out to Howard, a likely Hall of Famer who has bounced around the league the last few seasons, about joining the Wizards...
  • LeBron James opens school in Ohio

    LeBron James opens school in Ohio

    Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James notched one of his greatest career accomplishments Monday: he opened a school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, OH. The LeBron James Family Foundation and the Akron Public Schools combined on the venture. The I Promise School has taken nearly 1...
  • Houston Rockets re-sign burgeoning big man Clint Capela

    Houston Rockets re-sign burgeoning big man Clint Capela

    The Houston Rockets have locked up a significant part of their future, inking young center Clint Capela to a 5-year, $90 million contract. Capela was initially dismayed at not receiving a contract offer commensurate with his production and development, but Houston general manager Daryl Morey...
  • UFC heads back to New York City in November

    Time for UFC to run an all-female pay-per-view event

    History was made last week with the announcement that WWE will be running an all-female pay-per-view event in October on Long Island. The show, "Evolution," marks the first time the company will air a pay-per-view exclusively featuring female WWE superstars. With world-class talent such as Charlotte...
  • Olympic champion Simone Biles returns, wins 2018 U.S. Classic

    Olympic champion Simone Biles returns, wins 2018 U.S. Classic

    It's been two years since the 2016 Rio Olympic Games where powerhouse gymnast Simone Biles walked away with four gold medals and a bronze. Leading up to the Games, Biles won every all-around competition she entered since U.S. Nationals in 2013 and accumulated 19 total World and Olympic medals, 14 of...
  • Oklahoma City wins big on Paul George gamble

    Oklahoma City wins big on Paul George gamble

    Paul George likened the Oklahoma City Thunder’s bold move to acquire him last summer as a high-risk gamble that came up blackjack. The star forward, who initially wanted to be traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Los Angeles Lakers, re-signed with the Thunder on a 4-year, $137 million deal. In fact...
  • Green Bay Packers best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    Green Bay Packers best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    The Green Bay Packers have been considered a one-man team for a few years. That played out last season when Aaron Rodgers got hurt. They jettisoned a few notable names and added a few other big names and familiar names this season. Despite the return of Rodgers and the big name free agents, they...
  • Green Bay Packers 2018 team preview

    Green Bay Packers 2018 team preview

    The Green Bay Packers are looking to rebound from their first season below .500 since 2008. They will get quarterback Aaron Rodgers back after he missed most of the season due to a broken collarbone. Just getting him back turn them from a middle of the road team to a Super Bowl contender. Here is a...
  • Atlanta Gladiators offer special Christmas in July promotion

    Atlanta Gladiators offer special Christmas in July promotion

    The Atlanta Gladiators of the ECHL are promoting a special Christmas in July offer. If you purchase a suite at the Infinite Energy Arena for your family or company party to see the Gladiators between now and Sun., July 29, you will get a $100 food credit.  The Gladiators encourage fans to call their...
  • San Diego Seals expansion draft selection profile: Brendan Ranford

    San Diego Seals expansion draft selection profile: Brendan Ranford

    AXS Sports is in the process of profiling the eight players the San Diego Seals drafted and kept from the 2018 National Lacrosse League Expansion Draft. In the eighth of the eight-part series, it is time to focus on the Seals ninth-round draft pick, 18th overall, defenseman Brendan Ranford.  The...
  • Detroit Lions best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    Detroit Lions best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    The Detroit Lions are in a bit of a precarious situation with their roster. They are good enough to compete for a playoff spot, but not really good enough to win the Super Bowl. The teams in that middle group tend to be stuck there for a while. The Lions have been there for several seasons. Here are...
  • Kevin Durant lauds LeBron James’ move to Lakers

    Kevin Durant lauds LeBron James’ move to Lakers

    Kevin Durant, who is no stranger to criticism for changing addresses, recently lauded LeBron James for making the move to the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron agreed to a 4-year, $154 million contract to head to the Western Conference. James and Durant will now share the state of California, meeting each...
  • C.J. McCollum, Kevin Durant ramp up Western Conference rivalry

    C.J. McCollum, Kevin Durant ramp up Western Conference rivalry

    Rivalries have always been great for the NBA, and a new one continues to emerge in the Western Conference. During a recent podcast, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant exchanged trash talk over Durant’s move to the Warriors two years ago. The...
  • Atlanta Hawks run new concession promotion

    Atlanta Hawks run new concession promotion

    Fans of the Atlanta Hawks now have an increased incentive to attend games at the Philips Arena. In addition to putting an exciting young core on the floor for the foreseeable future, the Hawks have slashed concession prices–making the games more enticing for Hawks fans. The Hawks are following the...
  • Vince Carter agrees to deal with Atlanta Hawks

    Vince Carter agrees to deal with Atlanta Hawks

    According to multiple reports, the ageless Vince Carter has inked a 1-year deal worth $2.4 million with the Atlanta Hawks. Carter, who has played with seven other franchises in his Hall of Fame career, joins the Hawks to serve in a mentor role. Carter, however, can still plat at 41 years of age. He...
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