2022 NBA Draft results, takeaways: Magic trick experts by taking Paolo Banchero at No. 1, setting off chaos

There usually aren’t too many surprises in the NBA Draft in this day and age, but Thursday night started out with a major one as the Orlando Magic selected Duke forward Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 overall pick. For weeks, the expectation had been that they would take Jabari Smith out of Auburn, and … Read more

Yankees’ 8 takeaways: Astros showdown, Ron Marinaccio and Deivi Garcia updates, more

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When the Astros visited the Yankees last season, the Bronx was far from welcoming. Yankees diehards were still boiling over Houston’s cheating scandal, and it was the first time they had a chance to let the Astros know how they felt, since the 2020 season was played without fans in the … Read more

Deshaun Watson, in settling and getting counseling, is showing the NFL he’s willing to do the work: Browns Takeaways

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Over the past two weeks, Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has shown the NFL he’s willing to do the work to move forward from his off-the-field issues and summarize his NFL career. If the league sees enough effort and willingness from Watson, it could be a mitigating factor in his discipline, which could … Read more

Matt Fitzpatrick’s first major win, Phil Mickelson and the biggest takeaways from the 2022 US Open

BROOKLINE, Mass. — Before Sunday, England’s Matt Fitzpatrick had never won a professional golf tournament in the United States. Now, he has won two of the biggest golf events in the world on the same course. Nine years after winning the US Amateur at The Country Club outside Boston, Fitzpatrick captured his first PGA Tour … Read more

UFC Fight Night takeaways — Josh Emmett inches closer to gold, Kevin Holland flashes superstar potential

Fight fans in Austin were treated to an absolute show on Saturday night. The 12-match fight card delivered eight knockouts, tying six other events for the most KO’s during a single event in the modern era. Rising stars like Joaquin Buckley, Gregory Rodrigues and Adrian Yanez made statements with finishes and put their divisions on … Read more

5 takeaways from John Tortorella’s first interview as Flyers head coach

With each question, John Tortorella grew more impassioned. His first press conference as Flyers head coach surpassed the hype. It lasted over 51 minutes. And it was on Zoom. The real introduction comes Tuesday. Tortorella, from his home in rural New York, set the bar high Friday. He sure didn’t sound intimidated by the Flyers’ … Read more

2022 US Open scores, takeaways: Justin Thomas in familiar position seeking second straight major

BROOKLINE, Mass. — Justin Thomas started the 2022 US Open almost exactly the same way he started the 2022 PGA Championship, which he won one month ago at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At that event, Thomas played in the more difficult wave in the first round and shot 67, two back of Rory McIlroy. … Read more

Five Takeaways from Adam Sandler’s Movie, ‘Hustle’

(***WARNING: Spoilers for hustle lie within this piece***) Like many of you, I spent two hours recently watching Adam Sandler’s new Netflix film, hustle, in large part because it was filmed mainly in Philadelphia and is centered around the franchise I so deeply love (and hate), the Sixers. In the film, Sandler plays Stanley Sugarman, … Read more

Celtics-Warriors score, takeaways: Golden State takes control of NBA Finals despite off night from Steph Curry

The Golden State Warriors are one win away from continuing their dynasty with another championship following their 104-94 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. Just two seasons ago, the Warriors finished with the worst record in the Western Conference at 15-50 and now they are on … Read more

Warriors-Celtics score, takeaways: Golden State takes control of NBA Finals despite off night for Steph Curry

The Golden State Warriors are one win away from continuing their dynasty with another championship following their 104-94 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. Just two seasons ago, the Warriors finished with the worst record in the Western Conference at 15-50 and now they are on … Read more