Philadelphia Sixers C Joel Embiid sprains hand

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid had an X-ray on his right hand after he took a hard fall in Sunday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns. The X-ray was negative. Embiid said after the game that the injury appears to be “just a sprain” and that he thinks he’ll be fine. “They said it wasn’t […]


Nike unveils their final crop of new uniforms and we hand out the grades

12:00 AM ET Paul Close Sports journalism’s foremost uniform reporter columnist since 2004 Also blogs at Throwback designs notwithstanding, each NBA team has four uniforms this season. The first three — a whopping 90 uniform designs when multiplied by the 30 teams in the league — were unveiled this summer. Most of […]


World juniors: Switzerland hand Belarus 2nd straight loss

​Philipp Kurashev, Nicolas Muller and Valentin Nussbaumer scored to help Switzerland beat Belarus 3-2 on Wednesday in the world junior hockey championship. Philip Wuthrich made 27 saves for Switzerland in its Group B opener. Mmaxim Sushko and Viktor Bovbel scored for Belarus, coming off a 6-1 loss to Sweden on Tuesday. In Group A, Canada […]


Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic leaves Saturday game with broken left hand, to miss 6-8 weeks

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic left Saturday night’s game against the Washington Wizards with a broken left hand and will be out six-to-eight weeks, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. X-rays on Vucevic’s left hand revealed a fractured first metacarpal. Vucevic is averaging 17.8 points and 9.6 rebounds per game this season for Orlando.