Basketball

Memphis Grizzlies plan to retire number of former player Tony Allen

The Memphis Grizzlies announced plans to eventually retire the number of Tony Allen, who departed this summer as a free agent and signed with the New Orleans Pelicans. The franchise announced similar plans this summer for fellow Grit ‘n’ Grind mainstay Zach Randolph, who signed with the Sacramento Kings in free agency. “Tony was a […]

Basketball

NBA — Taj Gibson chooses obscure jersey number to represent hometown

SHENZHEN, China — Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Taj Gibson is making history this season by becoming the first player to wear the No. 67 in NBA history. The reason he chose the number is just as noteworthy. “Fort Greene,” Gibson said proudly after Tuesday’s practice. “Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Fort Greene projects, Brooklyn. That’s all you […]

Football

Shaun Harvey: EFL has stopped ‘significant number’ buying clubs

Shaun Harvey has been chief executive of the EFL since 2013 The EFL’s rules have stopped a “quite significant” number of people from buying clubs, says its chief executive Shaun Harvey. Those wanting to buy a club must pass the owners and directors’ test, which clubs agreed to tighten up in June. It is designed […]

Tennis

Johanna Konta: British number one out of Hong Kong Open

Konta has endured a miserable run since reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals, winning only two matches across six events British number one Johanna Konta has pulled out of next week’s Hong Kong Open with a foot injury, but hopes to return in Moscow the following week. Konta, 26, currently holds the eighth and final qualifying position […]

Golf

Tiger Woods: Former world number one feeling ‘good and strong’

Tiger Woods has not won a tournament anywhere since 2013 Injury-hit Tiger Woods says he is hitting 60-yard shots but the 14-time major winner has no date in mind for a return to competitive action. Woods is recovering from a fourth back operation in the last three years and has not played since withdrawing from […]