WNBA star Maya Moore announced her decision on Jan. 16 to officially retire from professional basketball. The Minnesota Lynx star left the WNBA in 2019 to help her now-husband Jonathan Irons win his release from prison by getting his 50-year sentence overturned in 2020. Before that, Moore had been noncommittal about playing basketball again, but she said in an interview with The Associated Press that it was time to retire.
- NBC Sports Boston
Veteran official Eric Lewis wasn't above admitting his crew's mistake on a controversial play involving LeBron James in Saturday's Celtics-Lakers thriller.
- Business Insider
Brittney Griner's return could be the unlikely catalyst that forces the WNBA to relent on its most contentious policy
The WNBA requires teams to travel to games on commercial flights, but Brittney Griner's return and Breanna Stewart's outspoken stance could force the league to reconsider.
- College Football News
What will the latest AP Top 25 college basketball poll be on January 31st? We make our best guess prediction before the real poll comes out on Monday morning
- High School Sports
A fight at a California high school basketball game is under investigation after a fan appeared to get involved.
- The Herald-Times
The freshman, in his first extended action of the Big Ten season, played 12 minutes off the bench in the victory.
- The Commercial Appeal
For the second time this month, a verbal altercation involving the Memphis Grizzlies led to a fan being escorted off the court.
- Lansing State Journal
Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch gives his initial thoughts on the Spartans' performance Sunday at Purdue with 3 quick takes
- App.com | Asbury Park Press
3 thoughts, 3 quotes as the Scarlet Knights continue to struggle against Iowa
- High School Sports
Former NBA player Robert Horry was ejected from the Harvard-Westlake game after heckling referees about their foul calls.
- Business Insider
A high school basketball coach is still out $10,000 after Southwest canceled a flight and left his whole team stranded in Las Vegas for 5 days over Christmas. They ended up chartering a bus to drive 18 hours home in the snow.
Southwest tried to send them on "flights to nowhere," the coach said, before a local businessman finally chartered a bus for $15,000 to get them home.
- Journal & Courier
Purdue's junior center had 38 points and 13 rebounds against Michigan State on Sunday.
- NBC Sports BayArea
George Kittle offered a brutally honest assessment of the 49ers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Eagles.
- House Beautiful
‘Baywatch’ star Donna D’Errico responded to haters who said she was “too old to wear a bikini” by posing in a pink string bikini on Instagram.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
The key talking points after John Calipari and the Wildcats’ defeat vs. Bill Self and the Jayhawks.
- LA Times
LeBron James finished with 41 points, but a missed foul call on the final play of regulation prevented the Lakers from potentially beating the Celtics in a 125-121 overtime loss.
James Holzhauer had strong feelings about three-day Jeopardy! champ Yogesh Raut criticizing the quiz show in an epic rant.
- Badgers Wire
Wisconsin lost their third straight contest Saturday, falling to Illinois 61-51 at home. The Badgers have now lost six of their last seven.
- MMA Junkie
Watch Bellator veteran Valerie Loureda make her pro wrestling debut on NXT Level Up debut as Lola Vice.
- Associated Press
Actor Annie Wersching, best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series “24" and providing the voice for Tess in the video game “The Last of Us,” has died. Wersching passed away Sunday morning in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer, her publicist told The Associated Press. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Wersching appeared on dozens of television shows over the course of her two-decade career.
- ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
49ers quarterback Brock Purdy clearly had a hard time throwing in the NFC Championship Game after suffering an elbow injury on San Francisco’s first drive of the game. After Sunday’s loss, Purdy described the injury as “extremely painful.” “My arm just felt like it stretched out,” Purdy said in his press conference. “Just felt like, [more]