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April 13, 2017 8:50 AM Dose: Playoffs Finally Set

Well, the regular season is officially over, and while there were a ton of lineup changes on Wednesday, I’m not sure that it does much good to recap all of them here, now that fantasyland is officially a vacant island. So let’s take a look at the teams that actually made the playoffs (or didn’t). Sadly, for Miami fans, the Heat did what they needed to do and beat the Wizards 48

April 12, 2017 3:36 PM MLB commissioner reportedly pressuring Indians to get rid of the Chief Wahoo logo

Ron Manfred is 'beginning to apply a little bit of pressure' to the Indians to get rid of Chief Wahoo The reigning American League champion Cleveland Indians played their home opener at Progressive Field on Tuesday, and the club walked off with a 10-inning victory over the Chicago White Sox (CLE 2, CWS 1). Michael Brantley, who missed most of last season 29

April 12, 2017 2:19 PM NBA schedule, playoff seeding, matchups: What's at stake on final night of season?

The playoff picture is almost complete, but Wednesday's slate will determine a few things Wednesday marks the final night of the regular season, and while some of the playoff picture is clear, there are games on the schedule with significant implications. Here is a look at the matchups that matter and what's at stake. Stakes: If the Cavaliers lose, they will surrender 32

April 12, 2017 1:08 PM 2017 NFL Draft: Browns, Texans head quarterback-needy teams

Every year around this time, I pen a Schein Nine on teams that need to address the quarterback position in the upcoming draft. But this subject has never been more bizarre than it is in this moment right now. Playoff teams need quarterbacks. The all-time QB class from the 2004 NFL Draft isn't getting any younger. And this draft class of field generals 62

April 12, 2017 7:28 AM LeBron James to Help Open Public School for At-Risk Kids in Akron

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will partner with Akron Public Schools in Akron, Ohio, to open a school designed to help at-risk children. On Tuesday, the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com) reported the "I Promise School" will open in 2018 for third and fourth graders and will expand to first through eighth grade by 2022. This school is so important 45

April 11, 2017 3:41 PM Jury trial ordered for Oklahoma workplace beheading suspect

NORMAN, Okla. – An Oklahoma judge has refused to accept a guilty plea from a man charged with beheading one co-worker and trying to behead another at a food processing plant. Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley instead ordered a jury trial for 32-year-old Alton Nolen after Nolen refused to speak to her during a hearing Tuesday. Sheriff's deputies 31

April 11, 2017 2:39 AM Heat stay alive, rally to top Cavaliers 124-121 in OT (Apr 10, 2017)

MIAMI (AP) For the Miami Heat, the season is going down to the final night. Tyler Johnson scored 24 points, including the game’s final four from the foul line in overtime, and the Heat kept their postseason hopes alive by rallying past the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-121 on Monday night. The Heat (40-41) remained No. 9 in the Eastern Conference, a game behind 64

April 8, 2017 6:38 AM Trump objections don’t stop overhaul of Baltimore police

BALTIMORE — A federal judge has approved an agreement negotiated under the Obama administration to overhaul the troubled Baltimore police force, sweeping aside objections from the Trump Justice Department. President Donald Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, promptly warned that the agreement may result in “a less safe city.” U.S. District Judge 54

April 8, 2017 3:45 AM Cubs' Javier Baez exits after violent collision with Jason Heyward

MILWAUKEE -- Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez left a game Friday night with a left eye contusion after colliding with outfielder Jason Heyward on the anniversary of Kyle Schwarber's major knee injury. The left side of Baez's head appeared to hit Heyward's elbow as both sprinted after a pop fly by Milwaukee's Hernan Perez in the sixth inning 30

April 6, 2017 6:11 PM Don Rickles, Legendary Comic With a Gift for the Insult, Dies at 90

"Mr. Warmth" forged a career when he turned the tables on his hecklers, going on to make fun of everyone he encountered — even Frank Sinatra. Don Rickles, the rapid-fire insult machine who for six decades earned quite a living making fun of people of all creeds and colors and everyone from poor slobs to Frank Sinatra, has died. He was 90. The legendary 57