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Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan walks to the bus as the team arrive at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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  • Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan walks to the bus as the team arrive at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Falcons arrive for 1st Super Bowl appearance since 1999

    HOUSTON (AP) — They’re here. Well, at least one team playing in the Super Bowl has arrived in Houston. The Atlanta Falcons, making their first appearance in the NFL championship game since 1999 and second overall, arrived Sunday afternoon to little fanfare at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. That was quite the contrast to the sendoff […]
  • Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons, left, shoots a 3-point basket over Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

    McCollum, Parsons engage in Twitter dustup after game

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Following the Trail Blazers’ 112-109 victory over the Grizzlies, a Twitter skirmish broke out between Memphis forward Chandler Parsons and Portland guard CJ McCollum. It all started with a post during Friday night’s game from the Trail Blazers’ main account, which teased Parsons for an airball on a 3-pointer. “To be […]
  • Bulls’ Rondo lashes out at Wade, Butler in Instagram rant

    CHICAGO (AP) — Bulls guard Rajon Rondo criticized Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler in an Instagram rant Thursday for questioning the team’s desire. Rondo fired back one day after Chicago’s stars went off following a rough loss to Atlanta. Though he didn’t mention Wade and Butler by name, it seemed clear he was referring to […]