Knicks’ president Steve Mills told reporters a buyout is not an option at this stage for Anthony

The Knicks’ forward reasserted his desire to be traded after waging a season-long war against New York president Phil Jackson, who parted ways with the team after the NBA Draft. Anthony was expected to head to Houston in a deal that would have sent Ryan Anderson to Portland and a wealth of young players and …

The Royals and Padres complete a 6-player deal including Brandon Maurer, Ryan Buchter, and Travis Wood

Kansas City and San Diego have completed a 6-player deal, with the Royals sending Matt Strahm, Travis Wood, and Esteury Ruiz to the Padres while getting Brandon Maurer, Ryan Buchter, and Trevor Cahill in return. Boston could be checking in on the possibility of an Ian Kinsler trade, but they probably wouldn’t use him at …

Rays offer support for Chris Archer in his feud with Astros mascot

Baseball feuds are nothing new, but the rift between Rays pitcher Chris Archer and the Astros mascot reached a new level on Monday. Archer presented Orbit a “Declaration of Unfriendliness” before Monday’s game at Minute Maid Park. Archer referred to it as a “declaration of war,” and Orbit responded by challenging Archer to a fight. …

Few in the history of the game could claim such a synergy, on and off the ice.

Pick your stat: The Capitals have now lost seven of 10 Game 7s in the Ovechkin era — twice at the hands of the rival Penguins. Pittsburgh improved to 6-0 all time in Game 7s on the road. Washington hasn’t been to the conference finals since 1998. The Capitals had the Penguins on the ropes …

Mike Budenholzer is trying to bring Gregg Popovich flavor to the Hawks

How about a little drama to kick off the new year? The Hawks rallied late at home against the Spurs and held on for a 114-112 overtime win Sunday. Kawhi Leonard missed an open lay-up as time expired in overtime, giving Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer his first win over his former boss, Gregg Popovich. Prior …

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 …

The Nationals already had 12 runs by the end of the fourth inning.

Taylor’s outburst marked the fourth time a Nationals player has had a four-hit, two-home run game this season. No other team has accomplished that feat more than twice. The Nationals already had 12 runs by the end of the fourth inning. Surprisingly, this was not their highest-scoring game of the season. They dropped 23 runs …

Kelly Kleine, Vikings’ new college scouting coordinator, was ‘twice as good’ as male interns

The list of responsibilities handled by the Minnesota Vikings’ new college scouting coordinator is extensive. It also has made Kelly Kleine one of the most preeminent members of the 14 women who work for NFL teams in football operations. Sporting News has learned that Kleine was promoted earlier this week from her role as a …

Seattle startup’s ‘breakthrough’ helmet to get NFL tryout this year

Seattle-based startup Vicis’ “breakthrough” football helmet, designed in an effort to reduce head trauma, will get a tryout this season in the NFL, according to Inc.com. The Zero1 helmet — officially approved late last year by the national committee that judges equipment safety, paving the way for its use in the NFL and NCAA — …

For Terrelle Pryor, Washington is the best place to have a quick exit plan

Terrelle Pryor played this right, even though he didn’t really get what he likely thought he’d get. No, that’s not necessarily because his likely starting quarterback for next season took the minimum-sized steps legally required for a walk-back from reports of a trade demand Tuesday morning. If you’re absolutely clear on whether Kirk Cousins ever …