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January 15, 2019 2:53 AM Mavericks ramp up efforts to deal PG Dennis Smith Jr., sources say

The Dallas Mavericks are escalating talks to trade guard Dennis Smith Jr., pushing to end a partnership that has run its course for both the franchise and former first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN. Two teams in pursuit of a point guard -- Phoenix and Orlando -- have been active in talks with the Mavericks, league sources said. Dallas has also searched 110

January 14, 2019 6:04 PM Kyrie Irving says desire to win was root of frustration after loss to Magic

NEW YORK -- Kyrie Irving suggested his desire to win got the best of him when he expressed frustration with his teammates after the Boston Celtics' loss on Saturday to the Orlando Magic. "I never want to come from a place where I don't want to sound like, or make it feel like, I don't want to win a championship. Sometimes I may come off and say things 111

January 14, 2019 8:18 AM Wife of federal worker wins the lottery amid shutdown crisis

There was a gold lining for one family negatively affected by the government shutdown. Carrie Walls, the wife of a federal worker who isn’t getting a paycheck because of the impasse, picked up a $100,000 check and a brand-new SUV after winning the Virginia lottery. As 800,000 government workers lamented missing pay Friday, Walls, who served in the Air Force 159

January 11, 2019 2:40 AM Orlando City still in talks to sign ex-Brazil star Diego from Flamengo

Orlando City SC remains in talks with Flamengo midfielder Diego, multiple sources have told ESPN FC. At issue is the fact that Diego, 33, has six months remaining on his contract, and that Flamengo is holding out for a transfer fee. The Brazilian club is also eager to find a replacement for the attacking midfielder prior to letting him move to the Lions 86

January 1, 2019 10:50 PM Child slips into rhino pen, touched by animal's snout

(Reuters) - A little girl entered the rhinoceros exhibit at a Florida zoo by slipping between two poles, and at least one of the massive pachyderms touched the child with its snout, officials said on Tuesday. Both the child, a toddler about 2 years old, and her mother were taken to hospitals but it was not immediately clear whether any injuries were related 85

December 25, 2018 1:56 PM High-speed trains are finally coming to the US

Lilit Marcus, CNN • Published 25th December 2018 One train company has high hopes of bringing high-speed rail travel to America. Brightline Trains, which bills itself as "America's first new major private intercity passenger railroad in over a century," has just gotten a major vote of confidence from Richard Branson's Virgin Group. The Virgin Group has taken 93

December 23, 2018 3:49 PM Jon Gruden fires Raiders strength and conditioning coach Tom Shaw

One week after the Oakland Raiders fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, they made another significant coaching change that flew under the radar. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden fired his head strength and conditioning coach Tom Shaw, whom he brought with him to Oakland shortly after he was hired, league sources told ESPN. One of Gruden's administrators 80

December 21, 2018 3:28 AM Florida boy earns money to pay off lunch debts for others

It's the season for giving and helping others, which is just one of the reasons a fifth-grader in Florida used his own money to pay the balances of all delinquent lunch accounts for other students. Arman Shah on Wednesday received a visit from Nike representatives and officials from the Orange County Public Schools at Avalon Elementary School in Orlando 107

November 25, 2018 12:33 PM Shooting outside Papa John's restaurant in Florida leaves 2 dead, 2 injured, police say

Two men were killed and two others were injured in a shooting outside a Papa John’s in Orlando on Saturday. Two men were killed and two others were injured after gunfire erupted outside a pizza restaurant in Florida on Saturday night, officials said. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a news release the shooting happened outside a Papa John's 102

November 25, 2018 3:41 AM The Latest: Walmart shooting suspect not expected to survive

Florida police say they do not expect the suspect in a fatal Walmart shooting to survive. In a Facebook post Saturday night, Ocala police identified the suspect as 54-year-old David Johnson. Authorities say Johnson killed 30-year-old Carli Cronin on Saturday afternoon during a domestic dispute in the garden section of a Walmart. Police say Johnson fled the scene 81