NBA Commissioner: China asked me to fire Daryl Morey

The Chinese government asked the NBA to fire a team executive who posted on social media in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, the league’s commissioner, Adam Silver, said Thursday in his first public appearance in the United States since returning from a contentious trip to Asia.

Nats sweep Cards; D.C. in World Series for first time since ‘33

WASHINGTON — As the Washington Nationals moved a party 86 years in the making from their ballpark’s infield to a booze-filled clubhouse, manager Dave Martinez paused near the dugout and thrust the silver NL Championship Series trophy overhead, to the delight of loud, delirious fans still in the stands.

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a “misinformed” tweet. Politicians, human rights groups and ordinary fans on social media have criticized the outspoken superstar, questioning the motivation of James’ comments.

Rolovich can’t buck bad trend at Boise

As the Albertsons Stadium public address announcer wished the remnants of a school-record crowd of 36,902 an exuberant “Good morning!” at 12:10 Sunday (Mountain Time), University of Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich trudged toward the locker boom tunnel.