Basketball

NBA — Spurs culture is high aspiration for Lakers rebuild

LOS ANGELES — The fourth-quarter heists came in quick succession, three in a span of less than two minutes. First, Larry Nance Jr. swatted an entry pass intended for LaMarcus Aldridge out of the air as the Los Angeles Lakers clinged to a two-point lead. Three possessions later, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope leapt into the passing lane […]

Basketball

Chicago Bulls’ massive rebuild is hitting the franchise hard

CHICAGO — The last spot in the starting introductions before a Bulls game at the United Center has become hallowed ground because of what it represents. For years, both at Chicago Stadium and the United Center, Michael Jordan was the final name, much to the delight of a capacity crowd. Derrick Rose became the youngest […]

Basketball

Seattle group says it will also rebuild KeyArena

SEATTLE — An investment group that wants to build a sports arena for professional basketball and possibly hockey has offered to also rebuild KeyArena, the former home of Seattle’s departed NBA franchise. The move Thursday by the group led by investor Chris Hansen is the latest in the long-running debate over building a new arena. […]

Hockey

Flames trade for Lack, Murphy as defensive rebuild continues – NHL on CBC Sports

The Calgary Flames continued their busy off-season, acquiring veteran goaltender Eddie Lack and defenceman Ryan Murphy from the Carolina Hurricanes. In exchange, the Flames send minor-league defenceman¬†Keegan¬†Kanzig and a sixth-round pick in the 2019 entry draft. The Flames also receive Carolina’s seventh-round pick in that draft, and the Hurricanes will retain 50 per cent of […]