Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will not be present at the team's meeting with free agent Carmelo Anthony because the time of the meeting was moved and Bryant is still en route to California from his vacation in Europe, sources told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.
Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff said he has received permission from commissioner Bud Selig to move the team immediately unless a new stadium deal is agreed upon, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday.
Seven retired players who played a total of 66 seasons in the NFL attacked the proposed settlement of concussion litigation on Wednesday, asserting that the deal "comes nowhere near being fair, adequate and reasonable."
An Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. Louis Zamperini was 97.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar guard Kobe Bryant flew in late Wednesday night from a European vacation so he could attend and play a key part in the team's pitch to free agent forward Carmelo Anthony on Thursday, sources with knowledge of the situation said
The Los Angeles Clippers have engaged in conversations with the Brooklyn Nets to try and construct a sign-and-trade that would reunite small forward Paul Pierce with Doc Rivers, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Bulls officials have scheduled a Thursday trip to Los Angeles to court Lakers free-agent center Pau Gasol, according to sources close to the process. The Thunder, meanwhile, have unexpectedly emerged as a leading contender for his services.
When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh went their separate ways after a lunch meeting last Wednesday, they went not knowing whether they had played their last game together, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.