Dwight Howard, the choice is yours. [Howard] stands at the center of the most terrifying maelstrom that has come along in the NBA in decades. What is that, you ask? It's called the Lakers with cap space. ... [That means that Howard] is 12 months away from being the centerpiece of an unprecedented constellation of star power. If you thought the Lakers' courtship of Howard was something -- with the banners and the hashtags and whatnot -- wait until they knock on LeBron James' door on July 1, 2014. Dwight, LeBron and Carmelo Anthony on the Lakers, with [Kobe Bryant] saying this week he has three good years left in him? It would make the Heat's Big Three look like a bad pickup game at the Y. (CBS Sports) Comment
Nearly since being drafted No. 41 overall by the Yankees in 2006, Joba Chamberlain was considered a cornerstone of the franchise's future -- and yet the story never has played out as a fairy tale. According to a pair of American League talent evaluators, the Braves and Giants have an interest in [Chamberlain]. Braves scout Jim Fregosi watched Chamberlain pitch a scoreless inning Friday night in Baltimore, when his fastball was clocked in the mid-90s. The Giants sent scout Lee Elder to Target Field for last night's Twins-Yankees game exclusively to watch Chamberlain. He posted another scoreless frame but walked and hit a batter. During spring training the Rangers were interested in Chamberlain, but never made an offer to the Yankees. (New York Post) Comment
Ben Roethlisberger, who at a point a few years ago appeared to be a candidate for departing Pittsburgh, made it clear Tuesday he'd like to finish his career in Steeltown. Appearing in London to promote the Steelers' Week 4 bout against the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium, Roethlisberger took aim at Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw's four Super Bowl rings. "I want to pass Terry Bradshaw by getting more Super Bowl wins," Roethlisberger said, via Steelers public relations manager Burt Lauten. "That's our expectations in Pittsburgh. ... There is no other franchise I would rather play for than the Pittsburgh Steelers." Roethlisberger is signed through the 2015 season, but his salary-cap number balloons to $18 million in 2014. (NFL.com) Comment
Homer Bailey gets a face full of shaving cream from teammate Mat Latos after throwing his second career no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants. (Al Behrman/AP)
Sloane Stephens, the lone American to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals, lost in straight sets to Marion Bartoli. Here are the highlights, including plenty of fist pumps from Bartoli.