Lance Stephenson's recent production hints he is due a major pay day as he hits the free agent market this summer. But after the Pacers' ouster, his teammates had mixed reactions about his future in the wake of a number of Stephenson-fueled controversies.
Patrick Kane scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:45 to play, and the Chicago Blackhawks forced a decisive seventh game in the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
Benches emptied Friday night in the fourth inning when Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price hit Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Carp with a pitch and was not ejected, plate umpire Dan Bellino evidently deciding there was no intent.
Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson is one of three men being investigated in what the Wall Street Journal calls "a major insider-trading probe involving finance, gambling and sports," the newspaper reported on its website Friday night.
The $18 million Aaron Hernandez made in three years as a tight end for the New England Patriots apparently was insufficient income to continue to afford the defense attorneys he has retained in his legal proceedings.
The Browns are aware Pro Bowl receiver Josh Gordon, facing a possible NFL suspension for another failed drug test, was ticketed for speeding last weekend. A passenger in his car was cited for marijuana possession.
Donald Sterling is filing a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA, his lawyer confirmed to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne on Friday, one day after his wife Shelly accepted a $2 billion bid from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy the Clippers.
Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird called a meeting with Lance Stephenson prior to Friday's Game 6 after Stephenson was caught blowing in the ear of Miami Heat star LeBron James and given his second flopping fine of the Eastern Conference finals.