LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Clippers were resilient and dominant in the second half to put away the Los Angeles Lakers, using the NBAs marquee Christmas game to show why the city and the Western Conference might belong to them this season.
Former Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips made a deal with Dabo Swinney when he decided to make him the Tigers head football coach.
PHILADELPHIA Joel Embiid was unyielding under the basket, arms extended sky high as Giannis Antetokounmpo tried to plow through the All-Star center for a bucket. Embiid absorbed the contact and slapped the ball out of Antetokounmpos hands, one of a bountiful of disruptive plays triggered by the big man.
RENTON, Wash. From the standpoint of electrifying a fan base, Marshawn Lynchs arrival has already been a smashing success. Few people are talking about anything else in the buildup to Christmas.
TEMPE, Ariz. Quarterback Kyler Murray spent his rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals dealing with issues big and small: Becoming a leader, reading defenses, studying film and knowing when to use his speed.
CLEVELAND Lamar Jackson threw three touchdown passes two to tight end Mark Andrews late in the first half and rushed for 103 yards as the Ravens won their 11th straight game, 31-15 over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday to lock up the conferences top seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
KAILUA-KONA The holiday cheer arrived a few days early on Alii Drive as hundreds of Christmas-clad runners took to the streets for the 15th annual Jingle Bell Beach Run.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. Jimmy Garoppolo converted a pair of conversions on third-and-16 to set up Robbie Goulds game-winning 33-yard field goal with no time left and the San Francisco 49ers eliminated the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams from playoff contention with a 34-31 victory Saturday night.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Tom Brady appeared for his postgame media session with an ice pack on his right elbow. Bill Belichick was sporting a brand new AFC East championship hat.
LAS VEGAS Jacob Eason threw for 210 yards and a touchdown and Washington sent out coach Chris Petersen with a 38-7 victory over No. 18 Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday night.
MIAMI The NBA has sent a proposal to teams calling for a 78-game regular season, along with an in-season tournament for all teams and a reseeding of the playoffs when the field is cut to the final four clubs.
There is always anticipation and positive energy at the start of any surf contest, but the buzz at Bayans on Dec. 14 for the final Hawaii Surfing Association contest of 2019 was on a different level.
No surfer has made more of big waves and big moments than Kelly Slater, and Thursday at the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii, the 47-year-old positioned himself for another memorable combination.
Christmas events statewide are in full swing from parades, to festivals, and lighted Christmas displays. Here on the Big Island, the community can look forward to one of the most anticipated holiday running events of the year Sundays 15th annual Jingle Bell Beach Run.
Complaints about the NFLs playoff structure have rarely carried more clout than down the stretch of this season, given the glaring weakness of the NFC East.