Latest Michael Jordan News

Hendrick stars dodging playoff elimination at Bristol

Sep. 17, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

A surprisingly strong start to the playoffs for Joe Gibbs Racing — two races, two wins and two drivers locked into the second round — has put Hendrick Motorsports in a precarious position headed into the first elimination race. Alex Bowman and William Byron both...

Cantlay too busy concentrating to think of celebrating

Sep. 14, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

Even with the kind of season that earned him the PGA Tour vote as player of the year, Patrick Cantlay doesn’t watch a lot of his golf highlights on television. And when he does, there are some things he doesn’t remember or can’t explain. Take...

Pierce, Bosh, and Russell (again) inducted into hoops Hall

Sep. 11, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

Nine teams passed on Paul Pierce in the 1998 NBA draft, and if you think he doesn’t remember each and every one of them, then you don’t know Paul Pierce. The newly inducted basketball Hall of Famer called out by name — in order — the teams with the first nine...

Pierce leads class of 16 into basketball Hall of Fame

Sep. 10, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

If it didn’t really sink in when he slipped to the 10th pick in the 1998 NBA draft, Paul Pierce got the message when he went home to Los Angeles to play in the All-Star Game and got booed by his hometown fans. “That’s just the story of my career: Being the underdog,...

Yankees star Derek Jeter inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Sep. 08, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Derek Jeter was simply Derek Jeter on his special day — smooth as silk. On a Wednesday afternoon that turned cloudy with the temperature in the 70s and a few sprinkles in the air and adoring fans chanting his name, the former New York Yankees...

Column: Jim Downing, a sports hero we should never forget

Sep. 03, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There are sports heroes who roll off the tongue. Michael Jordan. Babe Ruth. Tiger Woods. Tom Brady. Then there are those who aren't quite as obvious, despite their enormous impact. Tucked underneath a towering...

High expectations again for QB Jackson, Ravens

Sep. 01, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — In 2 1/2 seasons as a starter, Lamar Jackson has been an offensive threat unlike any in the NFL. He won an MVP and eventually a playoff game, blending efficient passing with a running ability rarely seen in a quarterback. ...

Panthers claim OG Michael Jordan, release WR David Moore

Sep. 01, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have parted ways with yet another unrestricted free agent they signed earlier this offseason. The Panthers released former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore on Wednesday and claimed guard Michael Jordan from the...

Cam Newton headlines list of NFL players released

Aug. 31, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

Cam Newton followed Mac Jones along the sideline, holding his right hand up, waiting for the rookie quarterback to slap it after the No. 15 overall pick threw a touchdown in a preseason game Sunday night. Newton may as well have been congratulating Jones for taking his...

Kurt Busch has multiyear deal with 23XI Racing, eyes charter

Aug. 28, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kurt Busch has a multiyear deal with 23XI Racing, the NASCAR team owned by basketball great Michael Jordan and fellow driver Denny Hamlin. Hamlin released more details Saturday about the new partnership and said he is in the final stages of...