NBA – Clock running on the Marcus Smart extension

BOSTON – Marcus Smart when dislocated, two fingers dipping for a loose ball in an otherwise mundane summer league game, so no display of fuss should be this surprising. Smart just doesn’t know how to slow down on a basketball court. But just in case anyone needed a refresher, there …

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Brian Reade column on insane sacking of Harry Redknapp, Roberto Di Matteo, England squad, new Premier League TV deal, Ireland, Russian racism and more – Brian Reade

When I heard that Harry Redknapp had been fired, a few thoughts hit me. Roberto Martinez must exclude himself from work now, because my ears couldn’t take another fortnight from the human bagpipe that is Dave Whelan. Sam Allardyce’s tenure at West Ham just got a little more volatile. And …

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Judge Judy’s salary claims with CBS are non-negotiable

Judge Judy Sheindlin’s decisions appear to be final both inside and outside the courtroom. In a July 2016 testimony that was recently published and obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Sheindlin described the unorthodox way she negotiates her salary with CBS. “We’re going to the Grill on the Alley with the …

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“The next challenge is Manny Pacquiao!”

From left to right at bottom: Shawn Porter, Errol Spence Jr and Manny Pacquiao. Shawn Porter wants Manny Pacquiao after Errol Spence! WBC “Showtime” welterweight champion Shawn Porter (30-2, 17KO) has a tough job trying to become a unified champion against IBF champion Errol “The Truth” Spence (25-0, 21KO). However, …

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