View photosBen Simmons: ‘He’s got a real chance to be great.’Joel Embiid: ‘It’s not about being ready for the first practice, or the first game.’Of course, these Sixers have always been an optimistic bunch. And why shouldn’t they be? They gambled the franchise on a few lottery tickets and won
When Lonzo Ball was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, Magic Johnson struggled to hide his excitement. To him, the capture of Ball was the crucial moment that would set the Lakers on a path to contending.In June, Johnson, the team's president of basketball operations, described Ball as the
TUSCALOOSA — Shaun Dion Hamilton knows what it's like to be on the wrong side of a devastating season-ending injury.That's why Alabama's senior middle linebacker also is aware that no single injury — or in this case, four — is going to derail Alabama's defense. "Next guy's up," Hamilton said Monday.
It's been a long time since Justin Verlander was the fresh face in a clubhouse, but ahead of his debut for the Houston Astros on Tuesday, the veteran starter shared his excitement."To hear and feel and see that emotion before I’m even here, man," Verlander told Bob Nightengale of the
Rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes proved every bit as dynamic as advertised during the preseason, making Kansas City Chiefs fans contemplate whether he should take over starting duties from veteran Alex Smith. The Chiefs' front office, however, isn't having it.Just weeks after head coach Andy Reid said there will be no