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August 25, 2017 1:00 PM Vote: Which struggling team is most likely to rebound in 2018?

Last season, the Mets, Giants, Orioles and Blue Jays made postseason appearances. And the Tigers were right behind Baltimore and Toronto for one of the American League wild-card spots. This season, the Giants are already eliminated from playoff contention, and things aren't looking much better for the rest of the group. But there is always next year. Which 59

August 25, 2017 2:26 AM Texans WR Jaelen Strong suspended for Week 1 for violating substance abuse policy

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong has been suspended for the team's Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Strong was arrested in Arizona in February 2016 for possession of marijuana. Strong was riding in a car driven by Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall, a former 60

August 25, 2017 12:05 AM Hurricane Harvey upgraded to Category 2, nears Texas coast with 105 mph winds

Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Tropical Storm Harvey has intensified into a Category 2 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said Friday morning. The storm, which is expected to turn into a major Category 3 hurricane and has prompted warnings for the Texas coast, continues to pick up strength in the Gulf of Mexico -- and is expected to make landfall in the Lone Star State 77

August 24, 2017 8:18 PM Amazon: We're lowering Whole Foods prices on Monday

Amazon said Thursday that its takeover of Whole Foods (WFM) will close on Monday, and its first order of business will be to make some items more affordable, according to a release. "Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices starting Monday on a selection of best-selling grocery staples across its stores, with more to come," the company said in a statement 86

August 24, 2017 5:07 PM Ex-NFL Star Justin Blackmon In Clear After '15 DUI Arrest

Good news for Justin Blackmon ... the 27 yr. old ex-Jacksonville Jaguars star is free and clear after his '15 DUI bust ... TMZ Sports has learned. Blackmon -- who bombed the field sobriety test -- pled guilty to driving drunk after being arrested in Oklahoma in December 19, 2015. J.B. avoided jail -- even though it was his 2nd DUI in 3 years -- as long as he could 68

August 23, 2017 8:05 PM Texans sign Mike Catapano, waived-injured Devin Street

The Texans signed former New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Mike Catapano and waived-injured wide receiver Devin Street. The 6-4, 270-pounder has recorded 11 career tackles and two sacks since entering the NFL in 2013. Street got hurt after being claimed off waivers from the Jets. If he clears waivers, he will revert to injured reserve 64

August 23, 2017 6:17 AM Report: Ben Simmons fully cleared, but Joel Embiid isn't there yet

Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons, the first pick in the 2016 NBA draft who missed last season due to a broken right foot, has been cleared for full basketball activity "for some time," an NBA source told the Bucks County Courier Times. Center Joel Embiid, who was sidelined late last season due to a torn left meniscus, has yet to be cleared for full-court 59

August 23, 2017 3:10 AM As the NBA World Turns: Kyrie Irving to the Celtics and Isaiah Thomas to the Cavaliers

The best teams in the Eastern Conference traded with each other on Tuesday night. And the haul that Cleveland received from Boston may have increased the odds of LeBron James staying next summer. There are only a handful of teams in the NBA capable of winning a championship. It’s a big deal when one of them makes a trade with another. It becomes the biggest 42

August 23, 2017 2:53 AM Cavs Trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas

“For all he’s accomplished, we think his best years are ahead of him,” Danny Ainge, the Celtics’ president for basketball operations, said in a statement. The Cavaliers made the most of a challenging situation. Irving, 25, averaged 25.2 points, 5.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds a game last season and helped the Cavaliers make their third straight appearance 94

August 22, 2017 6:41 PM NBA rookies pick Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum to have best careers, Smith to win ROY

The annual rookie survey is in, but if previous years are any indication it won't mean much It's always good to have the respect of one's peers, but don't expect this year's NBA rookie survey to predict the future. Earlier this month NBA.com asked 39 rookies various questions about fellow first-year players and the NBA, and the results were released 64