2017 NBA All-Star Voting: SN’s Sean Deveney’s official media ballot

For the first time, an email arrived in the old inbox here in mid-January. The NBA had invited 75 of us media folks to vote for what will amount to 25 percent of the input in the league’s All-Star starting five. The fan vote will still count for 50 percent of the tally, and players …

Now the Wizards are 29-20 after the slow start — and Wall isn’t happy yet.

“Every night I have to prove myself,” Wall said. “It’s just like when I was named the number one player in high school. Everybody wanted to see if I was real, I’m here to show the world I am.” When Wall is on the court, the Wizards’ plus/minus goes from -2.1 to 4.3. The team’s …

Amar’e Stoudemire’s apology for comments about gays falls flat

Amar’e Stoudemire says he is sorry for his recent distasteful remarks about homosexuals, insisting he was joking. “I want to apologize for my offensive comments against the LGBT community,” Stoudemire said, per TMZ Sports. “These remarks were taken from a larger interview where a reporter was asking me hypothetical questions, and Buy Cheap Jerseys all …

‘Jeopardy!’ contestant loses everything on NBA mascot clue, and that’s just fine

OK, let’s get this out of the way before we go anywhere else. Making fun of a “Jeopardy!” contestant for whiffing on a clue you find obvious is stupid. This happens a great deal with sports clues because often sports fans can’t believe you don’t know something about or don’t have an interest in watching …

76ers: Ben Simmons will not play this season

Ben Simmons’ debut with the 76ers will have to wait for next season. Team president Bryan Colangelo told reporters Friday that the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft is still recovering from a broken bone in his right foot, and will not play this season. “Want to be a GM, want to own …

Home Run Derby favorites tune up for potential showdown

The bracket for Monday’s Home Run Derby was announced Wednesday with Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and Yankees rookie Aaron Judge as the top two seeds. Each homered Wednesday, but they weren’t the only Derby participants to go yard. The Bills’ feel-good story last season with his emergence as a 3-4 edge rusher, Lorenzo Alexander as …

Dean would love to come back to America and return to the big leagues.

He also considers it fortunate that his interpreter is available at any time, day or night, and can be called upon to assist in any situation where the language barrier may be an issue. Dean would love to come back to America and return to the big leagues. He hopes a good showing in the …

This should be a position of strength as Garrett continues to develop as an NFL pass-rusher.

Why he’s here: I’ve said this on a couple of radio shows lately, but maybe the best thing about Arizona’s strong season is this: Maybe Goldschmidt will finally start to be recognized on a national level for the superstar player he has become. By WAR, he’s been the best position player in the NL since …

We’re all told at some point in time that we can no longer play the children’s game

“I feel good,” Colon told reporters after Wednesday’s game. “I just feel like I’ve hit a bad streak and it’s tough to snap out of it. That’s all you can do. You just have to work and try to get out of it any way you can.” But that’s the thing. Once Father Time taps …

Kings’ reported record $36M deal with Bogdan Bogdanovic continues makeover

The Sacramento Kings have made another move toward youth, though clearly not as a cost-saving measure, as their rebuild continues. By making Bogdan Bogdanovic the highest-paid rookie in NBA history with a 3-year, $36 million deal, according to the Sacramento Bee, the Kings have handed the franchise’s future to younger players. Considered one of the …