From Bleacher Report

  • Olympic 2018 Medal Count: Final Tally and Winners After Friday Night

    Norway, Germany and Canada continued an intriguing gold-medal duel Friday, the second-to-last day of competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, while the United States added one medal to its total tally. (Note: All days and times are Eastern.)

    Norway won the early portion of the day by extending its lead in the total-medal column, while it put in some late-day work on the slopes to boost its standing in the gold-medal column. Like Thursday, the United States didn't make...


  • Olympic Snowboarding 2018: Medal Winners for All Events at Pyeongchang

    The United States dominated the snowboarding events at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

    Seven of the 30 medals handed out on the slopes in five different disciplines belonged to the Americans, who had three more medals than Canada's four.

    The United States was the only team to win multiple golds in snowboarding, while athletes from six other countries experienced the thrill of Olympic victory.

    Overall, 17 different nations earned a snowboarding medal, with two achieving the...


  • Nevin Galmarini Wins Snowboarding Giant Slalom Gold Medal at Olympics 2018

    Switzerland's Nevin Galmarini held off South Korea's Lee Sang-Ho for gold in the men's parallel giant slalom snowboarding Saturday afternoon in Pyeongchang, South Korea (Friday night in the United States). 

    Galmarini, the silver medalist in 2014, finished 0.43 seconds ahead of the home-crowd favorite as he came away from the 2018 Winter Olympics' final snowboarding event with his second career medal. 

    Zan Kosir of Slovenia rounded out the podium as he finished 1.49 seconds clear of France's...


  • Lonzo Ball Scores 9 vs. Mavericks After Missing 15 Games with Knee Injury

    Lonzo Ball scored ninepoints in his return from a sprained left MCL as the Los Angeles Lakers thumped the Dallas Mavericks, 124-102, at Staples Center on Friday night. 

    In 17minutes—Ball's playing time was restricted because he was making his first appearance since Jan. 13—the No. 2 overall pick shot 3-of-8from the field, including 3-of-6 from three, to go with sevenrebounds and sixassists off the bench. 

    Friday also marked Ball's first time playing with Isaiah Thomas since the Lakers acquired...


  • Ester Ledecka Wins Snowboarding Giant Slalom Gold Medal at Olympics 2018

    Ester Ledecka etched her name into Olympic lore by winning gold in the women's snowboarding parallel giant slalom final Saturday afternoon (Friday ET) at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

    The Czech dynamo is the first athlete in Olympic history to claim skiing and snowboarding golds following her stunning super-G triumph on Day 8 of the 2018 Games. She's also the first woman to medal in two sports at a single Winter Olympics. 

    Ledecka defeated Germany's Selina Joergin the...


  • Tyronn Lue: LeBron James Leading by Example by Playing Every Game

    Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue discussed LeBron James playing every game this season prior to the Cavs' 112-89 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday. 

    According to ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin, Lue expressed his belief that it reflects positively on LeBron as a leader to be out there every night:

    "I just think being the leader of this team, I don't think he thinks he can take games off, because, you know, guys being hurt and going through a rough patch, and now new guys coming in. So,...


  • Dez Bryant Says Those Who Aren't with Him Can 'Kiss My Ass'

    Dez Bryant doesn't have time for haters. 

    Appearing on 105.3 The Fan's Ben and Skin show on Friday, the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver said those who are doubting him following a shaky 2017 season "can kiss my ass," via the Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota:         

    "I'm still working. I'm still grinding. I feel like I'm grinding more than ever because of me, not because of nobody else. It's something that I want to do. It's something I feel like I have to do. I let a lot of things get in the way...


  • Olympic Alpine Skiing Team Event Results 2018: Switzerland Takes Gold Medal

    Switzerland beat out Austria to win gold Friday (Saturday in South Korea) in the inaugural Olympic alpine skiing team event at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

    Denise Feierabend, Ramon Zenhaeusern, Wendy Holdener and Daniel Yule of Switzerland were victorious in three of the four races over Austria in the final.

    Austria's Katharina Liensberger beat Feierabend by three-tenths of a second in the first race, but Switzerland won the next three, which forced Austria to settle...


  • FBI Probe Uncovers ASM Agency Emails Detailing Communication About Top Recruits

    Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde and Pete Thamel published the contents of emails between former NBA agent Andy Miller and his associate, Christian Dawkins, on Friday that reveal how the two networked with top college programs to circumvent NCAA rules regarding impermissible benefits. 

    The emails, which were reportedly obtained by the FBI in September when it raided ASM Sports in conjunction with its investigation into bribery and corruption in college basketball, highlight how Dawkins communicated with...


  • Germany Tops 4-Man Bobsled Results on Friday at 2018 Winter Olympics

    After two of four runs in the 2018 Olympic men's four-man bobsled event, the German team piloted by Francesco Friedrich is leading the field.

    Friedrich's quartet posted a total time of 1:37.55 at the Olympic Sliding Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday (Saturday in South Korea), which gives it a 29-second lead over the South Korean team led by Yun-jong Won. 

    Here is a look at the current top 10 with full results available at NBCOlympics.com:

    1. Germany (Francesco Friedrich): 1:37.55

    2....


  • Report: Sean Miller Discussed Paying Deandre Ayton $100K to Commit to Arizona

    Arizona Wildcats head basketball coach Sean Miller was reportedly recorded by FBI wiretaps speaking to Christian Dawkins, an associate of former NBA agent Andy Miller, about facilitating a $100,000 payment to prized prospect Deandre Ayton so he would commit to the school. 

    According to ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach, Miller "had multiple conversations about Ayton" with Dawkins, and he told Dawkins to "deal directly with him when it came to money" rather than with assistant coach Emmanuel...


  • Winners and Losers from Blockbuster NFL Trade: Marcus Peters to Rams

    Well, that escalated quickly. 

    Less than a week after Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio brought up the possibility of the Kansas City Chiefs trading cornerback Marcus Peters, the organization agreed to a deal Friday to send the two-time Pro Bowler to the Los Angeles Rams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.        

    The Washington Huskies product has flashes of brilliance and exceptional coverage skills offset by attitude concerns, which caused UW to dismiss him from its program his junior year...