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Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Magic Johnson has been subpoenaed as a witness in a civil lawsuit accusing Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green of assault, according to court documents obtained by the Detroit Free Press. Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations, and Green both played basketball for Michigan State, and the plaintiff played football at MSU. Warriors’ Green sued over alleged assault Warriors forward Draymond Green is being sued for an incident last July in which he allegedly slapped a former Michigan State football player. Jermaine Edmondson and his girlfriend, Bianca Williams, filed suit July 25 in response to an altercation in July 2016 that culminated in Green allegedly striking Edmondson in the face at a restaurant in East Lansing, Michigan. Johnson is being asked to appear because of a Tweet he posted after the incident, in which he indicated he’d had a conversation with Green and that …

The Indians do all these things and more, but what they do not do, except under the duress of direct questioning, is talk about the streak, at least while it’s happening. “The mindset really isn’t on the winning streak,” Greg Allen says. “We’re not wrapped up in it,” Kluber says. “We’re not talking about it as much as you guys are,” Cody Allen says. Everyone else certainly talks about it. Some analysts call it the most dominant stretch of baseball ever played. Led by Edwin Encarnacion and Carlos Santana, Cleveland hits more home runs than its opponents score runs. Kluber and Carlos Carrasco lead the pitching staff to an ERA under 2.00. Their run differential across the 22 wins is greater than their run differential for all of last season — and that team won the pennant. They sweep the Orioles and the Tigers. They steadfastly say they aren’t that concerned with the record. “We …

4:13 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant acknowledged a controversial Twitter incident on Tuesday and apologized for comments that were critical of his former team and coach, calling the tweets “idiotic” and “childish.” “I use Twitter to engage with fans,” Durant said from the stage of the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco. “I think it’s a great way to engage with basketball fans. I happened to take it a little too far. That’s what happens sometimes when I get into these basketball debates about what I really love, to play basketball. I don’t regret clapping back at anybody or talking to my fans on Twitter. I do regret using my former coach’s name and the former organization I played for. That was childish. That was idiotic, all those type of words. I apologize for that.” @webelieve2017 there you go pic.twitter.com/ruA2yV8QHE — dis alot (@ColeCashwell) …

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Doug Collins, who was the Chicago Bulls’ coach before they started winning titles, is returning to the team as a senior adviser. Collins coached the team from 1986 to 1989, taking the Bulls to the Eastern Conference finals in his final season. It was a shock that he was fired and replaced by Phil Jackson. Jackson went on to become a legend, winning six titles with Chicago and five more with the Lakers. Collins, 66, coached the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers while also serving as a TV analyst with ESPN. Doug Collins took the 76ers to the playoffs twice. AP Photo/Michael Conroy “Doug will be great in this capacity for our organization. The position of ‘senior adviser’ has proven to work well around the NBA in recent years, and I am confident the same will hold true with the Bulls,” Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said. …

2:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As he marched onto the MetLife Stadium field Monday night, Tom Coughlin did not come across like a man one day removed from losing a football game by three touchdowns. The overlord of the Jacksonville Jaguars had two good reasons to project the radiant, puffed-chest vibe of someone who had just won the Super Bowl: 1. He would hold the Lombardi Trophy in his hands during a halftime ceremony honoring the 10-year anniversary of his New York Giants’ epic victory over the 18-0 New England Patriots. 2. He would watch live as the former assistant who replaced him, Ben McAdoo, coached like a hopeless rookie at the start of his sophomore year. Even Odell Beckham Jr. can’t save this Giants offense The Giants were held to fewer than 20 points for the eighth consecutive game and seemed to struggle to …

2:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As he marched onto the MetLife Stadium field Monday night, Tom Coughlin did not come across like a man one day removed from losing a football game by three touchdowns. The overlord of the Jacksonville Jaguars had two good reasons to project the radiant, puffed-chest vibe of someone who had just won the Super Bowl: 1. He would hold the Lombardi Trophy in his hands during a halftime ceremony honoring the 10-year anniversary of his New York Giants’ epic victory over the 18-0 New England Patriots. 2. He would watch live as the former assistant who replaced him, Ben McAdoo, coached like a hopeless rookie at the start of his sophomore year. Even Odell Beckham Jr. can’t save this Giants offense The Giants were held to fewer than 20 points for the eighth consecutive game and seemed to struggle to …

11:57 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants’ offense is broken. It’s to the point where 20 points is a miracle. Where moving the chains with any sort of consistency is asking too much. Where getting in the end zone and not committing costly penalties are rarities. The Giants scored three points in their opener. They didn’t do much better Monday night in a 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions. It was the eighth straight game dating back to last season that the Giants failed to score 20 points. Even star receiver Odell Beckham Jr.‘s return to the lineup — he handled a limited workload and recorded four catches for 36 yards — wasn’t enough to save coach Ben McAdoo’s stagnant West Coast offense. Quarterback Eli Manning struggled under constant pressure (four sacks in the first half alone) and has only one touchdown pass …

7:36 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment CINCINNATI — Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron passionately defended Andy Dalton on Monday, imploring fans to show the starter their support despite Cincinnati’s 0-2 start and struggles on offense. Dalton and the team were booed often during the first two games, and one fan threw something at the QB at the end of the Bengals’ Week 1 loss to the Ravens. Bengals fire Zampese after 0-2 start, 0 TDs The Bengals, who have yet to score a touchdown through two games, have fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese and replaced him with Bill Lazor. “I wish people would in this city would back him and go with it,” McCarron said. “Listen, I think I’m a great quarterback, and I think he’s an unbelievable quarterback. I love him to death. But he’s our quarterback. Stop making it into something else. It’s not into something else. Ride …

3:04 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment A roundup of the past week’s notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at Las Vegas Gennady Golovkin D12 Canelo Alvarez – Full recapGolovkin retains unified middleweight titleScores: 115-113 Golovkin, 118-110 Alvarez, 114-114Records: Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs); Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) we got a questionable decision — most had Golovkin winning — and one horrific scorecard from judge Adalaide Byrd, whose card was so far from reality that even Alvarez himself didn’t think he won 10 of the 12 rounds as she scored. Nonetheless, the year’s most important fight goes down as a draw and that means we’ll likely see a rematch. In the huge fight he had been seeking for years, Golovkin, 35, a Kazakhstan native fighting out of Santa Monica, California, retained his title for the 19th consecutive time to move to within one of tying legend Bernard Hopkins’ division record. …

10:23 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The scribblings on the metal door of the Gibbs Hall dorm room started way before Jim Bob Cooter and Casey Woods moved into the place in 2003. It had been a semi-tradition, messages and autographs from University of Tennessee athletes scattered across the door. And they were next. Their contribution ended up being different: A running tally of scores, giving the friends a decade’s worth of trash talk. When the Nintendo red light came on, the Sharpie came out. Lines drawn. Columns made. Head-to-head “Tecmo Super Bowl” results tracked, from Game 1 until they moved out. More than 150 matchups — special games marked by a star denoting every 25th game. There were rules: Playing as San Francisco was abolished. No play-call-controller cheating (this had been accused at least once). The loser of special games owed the winner a beverage. …

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