Inside the league's crusade to end tanking

Few issues in the NBA are as polarizing as lottery reform. To the majority of small-market teams, any tweaks to the draft system, no matter how well intentioned, represent another roadblock toward acquiring top talent. To larger-market teams, as well as some small-market executives weary of watching late-season tanking, reform

Jessica Ennis-Hill: Inside 'Super Saturday' at London 2012

Heroes of Super Saturday: Jess, Mo & GregSunday 30 July 22:30 BST, BBC One.It could not be any other date really.This summer's World Championships begin on 4 August, five years to the day since Great Britain's Midas touch turned a red, white and blue London Stadium gold.In the space of

Giannis shoots down rumors he'd leave Bucks: 'I got loyalty inside my DNA'

Although it's becoming more and more common for stars to leave their teams to join "super teams," that doesn't appear to be Giannis Antetokounmpo's intention.Amid speculation that the Milwaukee Bucks phenom could eventually be lured to another club, he tweeted Thursday the following (slightly altered) lyric from Kendrick Lamar's "DNA"

Inside the Nationals' endgame identity crisis

8:00 AM ETThe Washington Nationals' bullpen spent the first couple months of the season coughing up leads in games. Recently, they've graduated to coughing up the division lead.In the space of one week (June 6–12), the first-place Nats lost four games off their division lead, going from a season-high 12.5

Inside Kerr's complicated return to Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. – In the hours upon hours of conversations between general manager Bob Myers and Steve Kerr, the discussions constantly circled back to this question for the debilitated coach: What were the risks to the Golden State Warriors’ championship chase?