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Houston Rocket’s James Harden Named 2017-18 NBA MVP

James Harden of the Houston Rockets was voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, beating out four-time winner LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans at the NBA Awards. Harden joined Michael Jordan as the only players to average at least 20 points, eight assists, five rebounds and 1.7 steals in a season. He led the league in scoring, 3-pointers and 50-point games with four while helping the Rockets to an NBA-leading 65 wins. Harden, who is from Los Angeles, led his mother on stage before he accepted the trophy from Commissioner Adam Silver. “I’m not going to get emotional,” he said from behind dark sunglasses. “She’s my backbone in good times and bad times.” ...Read more

Washington Capitals Re-Sign John Carlson To $64M, 8-Year Deal

The Washington Capitals have re-signed John Carlson to a $64 million, eight-year contract. Carlson will count $8 million against the salary cap through the 2026-27 season. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the deal Sunday. Carlson outperformed his last deal that paid him just under $4 million a season. He led all defensemen with 68 points in the regular season and 20 in the playoffs to help Washington win the Metropolitan Division and then the Stanley Cup. The contract makes Carlson the second-highest-paid player on the Capitals behind Alex Ovechkin. ...Read more

CBS All Access to Stream NFL Games To Mobile Devices Through 2022

CBS has announced an agreement with the NFL to stream all NFL ON CBS games on CBS All Access through the 2022 season. Streaming is being expanded to include mobile devices beginning this season. The entire 2018 NFL ON CBS schedule, highlighted by Super Bowl LIII, will be streamed live on all CBS All Access platforms, including on mobile phones and tablets via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, online at, and on connected devices including Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs and Amazon ChannelsNFL ON CBS authenticated streaming rights will extend to mobile for its cable, satellite, telco and vMVPD partners beginning this season. ...Read more

Colombia Eliminate Poland From World Cup With 3-0 Win

Colombia beat Poland 3-0 on Sunday in Group H at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado all scored for Colombia. The result of this match means Colombia remain in contention to qualify for the last 16 of the tournament, while Poland have been eliminated. The final round in Group H take place on Thursday. Poland face Japan at the Volgograd Arena, while Colombia take on Senegal in Samara. ...Read more

Carmelo Anthony Opting In For 2018/19 Season With Oklahoma City Thunder

Carmelo Anthony has notified the Oklahoma City Thunder that he has opted into his deal for 2018/19 by not exercising his early termination option. Anthony, 34, who is owed $27.9 million next season, will team up with Russell Westbrook in the Western Conference. Last season, the 34-year-old All-Star averaged career lows: 16.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Anthony will earn $27.9 million in 2018-19 — the final year of the five-year, $120 million contract he signed with the New York Knicks in 2014. With his salary, coupled with what is expected to be a max-level contract for Paul George, the Thunder would have one of the NBA’s largest payrolls. ...Read more

Ex-Caps Coach Barry Trotz Agrees To Deal With New York Islanders As Head Coach

The NY Islanders named Barry Trotz as their next head coach on Thursday afternoon. Trotz led the Washington Capitals to their first Cup on June 7 before resigning just this past Monday. The hiring of Trotz continues an offseason makeover for the Islanders.  Trotz, who turns 56 on July 15, spent the past four seasons behind the Capitals’ bench and previously coached the Predators from 1998 to 2014. He has a career regular-season record of 762 wins, 568 losses, 60 ties and 134 overtime losses. Trotz and the Capitals parted ways after Trotz made it clear he wanted to be among the highest-paid coaches in the NHL. Trotz reportedly was earning $1.5 million annually with the Capitals. ...Read more

Hornets Agree To Trade Dwight Howard To Nets For Timofey Mozgov

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Timofey Mozgov, two future second-round draft picks and cash. Howard is an eight-time All-Star and former No. 1 overall pick, and is about to join his fourth team in three years. The Nets will receive Charlotte’s 45th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and its 2021 second-round pick. Howard has $23.8 million remaining on a contract that expires after the 2018-19 season. Howard averaged16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds for Charlotte during the 2017-18 season while playing in 81 of the team’s 82 games.  ...Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo On Pace To Break World Cup Scoring Record As He Scores 4th Goal

Cristiano Ronaldo kept himself on track to break the World Cup’s most “impossible” record with a goal that helped take Portugal to a 1-0 victory over Morocco on Wednesday. Ronaldo powered the ball into the net for his fourth goal of the tournament. His scoring so far has put him on course to rival the single-World Cup record of France’s Just Fontaine, who scored 13 times during the 1958 tournament, the most any player has ever managed during a single tournament. Fontaine’s mark is thought likely never to be broken, given the lower rate of scoring in modern World Cups compared to those in the past.  However, Ronaldo, 33, is guaranteed to play in five more matches if Portugal makes it through to the semifinal stage; and if he were able to maintain his current rate of two goals per game, he would finish the tournament with 14. ...Read more

Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown Sues Milwaukee Police Over January Arrest

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation. Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court. Brown had been talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegally parking in a disabled spot outside a Walgreens on January 26 when officers took him down because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets as ordered.  Brown was briefly jailed, but never charged with a crime. Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Brown last month when body-camera video of the arrest was released. Three officers were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days. Eight other officers were ordered to undergo remedial training in professional communications. ...Read more