NBA play-in predictions: Will Lakers advance? Can Warriors avoid elimination?

The NBA’s play-in tournament begins today in the Western Conference. Who wins the Lakers-Pelicans matchup for a chance to play the defending champion Nuggets in the first round? And who avoids elimination — the Kings or Warriors? Our writers make their picks. 1. Lakers vs. Pelicans: Who wins? Vincent Goodwill: Lakers. Whenever the Pelicans have played … Read more

Pistons looking for president of basketball operations after worst season in franchise history

General manager Troy Weaver, left, and team owner Tom Gores haven’t had much to smile at with the Pistons. Detroit is 54-192 in the past three seasons. (Nic Antaya/Getty Images) Following the worst season in franchise history, the Detroit Pistons have to make some changes. Moving on from general manager Troy Weaver or even head … Read more

Jessica Andrade: Title shot after UFC 300 win is the ‘natural course of things’

LAS VEGAS – Jessica Andrade campaigned for a title shot after UFC 300. Former champion Andrade (26-12 MMA, 17-10 UFC) notched her second-straight win Saturday when she defeated Marina Rodriguez (17-4-2 MMA, 7-4-2 UFC) by split decision in their strawweight bout at T-Mobile Arena. Based off of availability and who already had their chance at … Read more

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert: League is ‘pretty confident’ it will expand to 16 teams by 2028 season

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert speaks to the media before the 2024 WNBA Draft on Monday, April 15, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) NEW YORK — The WNBA is “pretty confident” it will expand to 16 teams by the 2028 season, WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert said ahead of the WNBA Draft on Monday. The … Read more