NBA Players Assocation votes unanimously to fund health insurance for retired players: The plan involves a tiered coverage program for players with varying years of experience, including coverage for the spouses of those with 10 years or more of service. The biggest beneficiaries, however, will likely be the retired players with between three and six years of experience who are not eligible for Medicare.
Like everything during that era of Phoenix prosperity, the team's plans for the future moved in warp speed. Internally, the Suns imagined a new positional prototype for their high-octane system, to be unleashed in the following season. Point center, they called it. Amar’e Stoudemire, the 22-year-old future of the franchise, was to be its apostle.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six: The mercury is rising, the quarterbacks are dropping, and your Monday is strangely free. That's right, it's the Simcoe Day long weekend. For the greater good: make your picks inside.
The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC: Official statement: "Our week-long schedule of All-Star events and activities is intended to be a global celebration of basketball, our league, and the values for which we stand, and to bring together all members of the NBA community -- current and former players, league and team officials, business partners, and fans. While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2.
Swedish professional skiier Matilda Rapaport passes away after being caught in an avalanche: Rapaport was in Chile shooting promotional video for the soon-to-be-released Ubisoft video game "Steep" when she was caught in an avalanche. She was rescued from the avalanche and airlifted to a hospital in Santiago, but passed away days later from complications with a coma.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five: Normally I'd remind y'all that there's a Thursday game this week, but apparently missing the early game is a good way to earn karma for the rest of your picks. Start your meditation and make your picks inside.
Sport and the Olympics: A Lament: Gideon Haigh, a terrific writer on sport and culture, examines why the Rio Olympics might be the most unappealing in a generation.
Euro 2016 Pick 'Em Champion: Bender: With Portugal's 1-0 victory over France Sunday, the SportsFilter Euro 2016 pick 'em contest has been won by Bender, followed by rcade and owlhouse. Yerfatma claims the Costanza.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four: Our little pick 'em is usually business casual, but this week, clients are in the office. That's right: you've got a tie. Which means points are hard to come by this week. Loosen your Half Windsor and make your picks inside.
Tim Duncan announces retirement: San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan today announced that he will retire after 19 seasons with the organization. Since drafting Duncan, the Spurs won five championships and posted a 1,072-438 regular season record, giving the team a .710 winning percentage, which is the best 19-year stretch in NBA history and was the best in all of the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB over the last 19 years.
Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Final: The Euro 2016 final will be played Sunday at 3 p.m. EDT when Portugal faces the host nation France. SportsFilter's pick 'em contest is led by Rcade, Owlhouse and Grum@work. Pick the winning team, score and other categories.
Euro 2016 Pick 'Em: Semifinals: The Euro 2016 semifinals begin today at 3 p.m. EDT when Wales faces Portugal. After the quarterfinals, SportsFilter's pick 'em contest is led by Owlhouse, followed by Billsaysthis and Tron7. For this round, pick the winner of each game, the score of each game and one goal scorer per game.
CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three: Canada Day is over and done with, but we still have three more Canadian holiday weekends to get through in this football season, so you'd better shape up. Shake off that maple hangover and make your picks inside.