James Harden traded to Brooklyn Nets in multi-team deal

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to acquire three-time scoring champion James Harden from the Houston Rockets, a deal that reunites him with Kevin Durant and gives him the move that he has sought for weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. Harden is going to the Nets as part of a four-team deal that also involves Indiana and Cleveland, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the trade call with the NBA — which signs off on all deals — has not been completed. The deal was struck less than 24 hours after Harden seemed to deliver a farewell address to the Rockets Tuesday night.

Seahawks agree to contract extension with GM John Schneider

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension with general manager John Schneider that will keep him tied to the franchise through the 2027 draft. The Seahawks announced Schneider’s extension three days after their season ended in a 30-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC wild-card playoff game. Schneider’s current contract was signed in 2016 and went through the 2021 season. The new deal keeps him on a similar timeline with head coach Pete Carroll, who signed a contract extension through the 2025 season last year.  

Rams take down Seahawks 30-20

SEATTLE, Wash. — It was a tough go for the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday as the Rams defeated them 30-20 on their own turf. The hawks made a come back just two weeks ago when they defeated the Rams 20-9.…

Justin Thomas apologizes for using 'inexcusable' anti-gay slur

World No. 3 golfer Justin Thomas has apologized for using a homophobic slur that was caught by television microphones at a PGA Tour tournament in Hawaii on Saturday.The incident occurred after Thomas missed a par putt during the Sentry Tournament…

Seahawks' Jamal Adams says no question he'll play vs. Rams

Seattle Seahawks defensive back Jamal Adams says there’s no question he’ll play in his first career playoff game Saturday despite a shoulder injury. Adams was emphatic he would be on the field for the NFC playoff opener against the Los Angeles Rams after leaving Seattle’s Week 17 win over San Francisco with a shoulder injury. Adams appeared angry and dejected on the sideline after being examined by Seattle’s medical staff during the 49ers game. By Wednesday, he was jovial and excited to play in his first postseason game. 

Braves legend Phil Niekro dies at age 81

 Legendary Atlanta Braves knuckleballer Phil Niekro died Saturday evening in his sleep following a long battle with cancer. He was 81.

Seahawks beat Rams, win NFC West

SEATTLE, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks grinded out a hard-earned win over the Los Angeles Rams 20-9 Sunday to wrap up another NFC West title. The Rams number one ranked defense made life tough for the Hawks offense holding Russell…

Baseball Hall of Famer, knuckleballer Phil Niekro dies at 81

Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Niekro has died at the age of 81 after a long fight with cancer. Niekro pitched well into his 40s with a knuckleball that baffled big league hitters for more than two decades, mostly with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves announced his death, saying he died Saturday night in his sleep. Niekro won 318 games over his 24-year career, which ended in 1987 at age 48 after he made one final start with the Braves. Niekro also pitched for the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays late in his career.