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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)
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  • 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 […]
  • Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade, left, is defended by Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr., right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Chicago. The Hawks won 119-114. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

    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 […]
  • FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2015, file photo, then-Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel watches the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Manziel deleted his Twitter account after the Heisman Trophy winner sent expletive-laden messages telling President Donald Trump to ignore comments about him on the social media site. Before deleting the account and tweeting at Trump, the 24-year-old player said he's trying to be "a good person" and suggested he's stopped partying. He has indicated he wants to resume his NFL career. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    Manziel deletes Twitter account after advice to Trump

    DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel deleted his Twitter account after the Heisman Trophy winner sent expletive-laden messages telling President Donald Trump to ignore comments about him on the social media site. The former Cleveland quarterback whose career is in jeopardy after two tumultuous seasons with the Browns tweeted at Trump on Monday that “even I […]
  • Beckham tops NFLer on Twitter, Kaepernick 49th

    NEW YORK (AP) — Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. , had the most engagement on Twitter among NFL players this season, while Colin Kaepernick was only a surprising 49th. The list, compiled by MWWPR and sports influencer network Opendorse, looked not just at who tweeted the most, but also at which players had the highest […]
  • Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Tomlin: Brown ‘foolish’ to livestream postgame locker room

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The father in Mike Tomlin regrets the language he used to describe the New England Patriots during the postgame speech Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown opted to livestream on social media after a taut playoff victory over Kansas City. The coach in Tomlin has just as big an issue with one […]
  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates after winning an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. The Packers won 34-31. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

    AP Analysis: A-Rod’s biggest call in weekend full of them

    Aaron Rodgers doesn’t just make the big throws, he designs them. The Green Bay Packers quarterback went schoolyard and drew up that amazing pass play in the huddle that set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning field goal in Dallas. Rodgers’ 36-yard strike to toe-dragging tight end Jared Cook on third-and-20 from his 32 was the biggest […]
  • FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2016, file photo, Duke's Grayson Allen (3) charges into Louisville's Jaylen Johnson (10) to receive his fifth foul during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Louisville Ky. For the second time this week, the seventh-ranked Blue Devils and Allen head to another opponent's home arena when they visit No. 14 Louisville on Saturday to face a hostile crowd with a long memory of how the guard tripped one of Cardinals last season. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

    Grayson Allen, No. 7 Duke face another tough road trip

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and Grayson Allen are about to embark on another tough road trip. For the second time this week, the seventh-ranked Blue Devils and Allen head to another opponent’s home arena when they visit No. 14 Louisville (14-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Saturday to face a hostile crowd with a […]
  • Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, and Philadelphia 76ers' T.J. McConnell celebrate after McDonnell's game-winning basket during an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 98-97. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Embiid has Philadelphia hitting ‘like’ button on 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The headline reads like it was ripped straight from a fake news website: Philadelphia 76ers win for fourth time in five games! The veracity of that claim has been verified — the Sixers, yes those topflight tankers that made a sham of competitive basketball — are actually winning games. So what? So […]
  • FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016, file photo, Ronda Rousey stands in the cage after Amanda Nunes forced a stoppage in the first round of their women's bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207 in Las Vegas. Rousey broke her silence since the fight by posting a quote about rebuilding from "rock bottom" on Instagram Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    Ronda Rousey ends silence with ‘rock bottom’ Instagram post

    Former UFC champ Ronda Rousey is turning to “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling for inspiration more than a week after getting humiliated in a comeback match against Amanda Nunes. The fight at UFC 207 was halted just 48 seconds in after Rousey was pummeled by Nunes. Rousey didn’t talk to reporters afterward. On Monday, Rousey […]
  • FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2016, file photo, Clemson's Ben Boulware speaks during the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game media day, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Boulware is the team's top tackler and a lightning rod for criticism on Twitter. Some of the tweets he laughs off. Even if they cuss him out. But one was way out of line: His father had to contact the police after one person picked on Boulware's little sister. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Just go dark? Playoff teams confront Twitter pot shots

    Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware is the team’s top tackler and a lightning rod for criticism on Twitter. Some of the tweets cuss him out, others he laughs off. But one was way out of line: His father had to contact the police after one person picked on Boulware’s little sister. “Is it really that serious? […]