Football

Paul Lambert was not expecting Stoke City job

Paul Lambert tells Football Focus he was shocked to be offered the manager’s job at Stoke City, but has no doubt that he can keep the club in the Premier League. Watch Football Focus on Saturday, 20 January at 12:00 GMT on BBC One, and the BBC Sport website.

Basketball

Paul Pierce says Boston Celtics’ guilt over trading Isaiah Thomas reason for retirement night dispute

1:59 AM ET Jackie MacMullan Close ESPN Senior Writer Award-winning columnist and author Recipient of Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media Award Joined ESPNBoston.com in 2010 Chris Forsberg Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Celtics since 2007 Emmy award-winning videographer Joined ESPNBoston.com in 2009 LOS ANGELES — Paul Pierce dreamed of playing his entire career […]

Basketball

Chris Paul is pursuing passing perfection with the Houston Rockets

1:53 Chris Paul records a season-high 37 points as the Rockets top Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers 121-112 to improve Houston’s record to 19-4 with CP3 in the lineup. Chris Paul tapped his chest and mouthed “My bad” to Ryan Anderson after delivering a less-than-perfect pass to his wide-open Houston Rockets teammate. “Really, man?” […]