Australian Open: Novak Djokovic hoping injury will ‘behave’ on return

Djokovic has not played since retiring against Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. 2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. Six-time champion Novak […]


Lonzo Ball hoping to return Friday for Los Angeles Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Point guard Lonzo Ball went through his first full-contact practice since injuring his left shoulder nearly two weeks ago and is hopeful that the Los Angeles Lakers will clear him to play Friday against the Charlotte Hornets. The rookie said his bruised shoulder still is less than 100 percent but noted […]


Jahlil Okafor of Philadelphia 76ers, in limbo, hoping for resolution

1:10 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor’s strange story drags on, but nothing changes. Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo makes rounds upon rounds of futile trade calls. Out of respect, coach Brett Brown refuses to insert Okafor into the garbage minutes of blowouts. Time passes and Okafor waits. He isn’t a part […]


Senators hoping less is more in bid to fill seats at CTC – Ottawa

Faced with the increasingly demoralizing sight of hundreds of empty seats at their home games, the Ottawa Senators are addressing the problem by moving the goalposts: The team is drastically reducing seating capacity at the Canadian Tire Centre.  To achieve more sellouts next season, the team plans to boost demand for tickets by removing some 1,500 […]