LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash 'purely an accident'
A crane is used to lift a vehicle following a rollover accident involving golfer Tiger Woods, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Rancho Palos Verdes suburb of Los Angeles. Woods suffered leg injuries in the one-car accident and was undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said. Chiu)LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods as “purely an accident" and appeared to rule out any potential criminal charges even as authorities were still investigating. AdHe was in Los Angeles over the weekend as the tournament host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club. Woods was driving his courtesy vehicle from the Genesis Invitational when he crashed.
The Latest: NFC East will produce sub-.500 champ next week
(AP Photo/Mark Tenally)The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST):___8 p.m.For the first time since 2014 there will be an NFL playoff team with a losing record. The winner will remain alive in the NFC East playoff race if Washington loses to Carolina. ___6:05 p.m.Washington is well on the way to blowing its first chance to clinch the NFC East. ___6 p.m.Eleven teams in the NFC are still harboring hopes of making a playoff run with Week 16 winding down. 1 seed in the NFC with a win Sunday night against the Titans and a Seattle loss or tie.
Stan Van Gundy agrees to become New Orleans Pelicans' coach
Two people with knowledge of the situation say Stan Van Gundy has agreed to become the next coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, where hell get the chance to work with No. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)Stan Van Gundy is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans, where he'll take over a promising team that includes 2019 No. “It will be an honor to work with our players and to work for Mrs. Benson and David Griffin, Trajan Langdon, their staff and the great people of New Orleans," Van Gundy wrote. Redick has readily credited Van Gundy for helping him develop into a reliable double-digit scorer. Van Gundy, 61, is a seasoned coach with a more traditional and direct style of communicating with players.
Heat force Game 6, top Lakers to stave off elimination
“That’s Jimmy Butler," Heat center Bam Adebayo said. Butler got fouled with 46.7 seconds left, then slumped over the baseline video boards, clearly exhausted. He made both foul shots for a one-point lead; Davis’ putback with 21.8 seconds left got the Lakers back on top. Butler drove the lane, drew contact and made both with 16.8 seconds left for a 109-108 lead. Lakers: James and Davis were a combined 24 for 36.
Butler's big night helps Heat cut Lakers' Finals lead to 2-1
A triple-double later, he joined NBA Finals lore — and the short-handed Miami Heat might have made this title matchup a series after all. A 13-point Heat lead in the early going? But the rest of the way was all Miami, Butler simply unwilling to let his team go down 3-0. ... Nick Aquilino, the son of Heat neuromuscular therapist Vinny Aquilino, performed the anthem -- a recording from a Heat game with fans in Miami. BUTLER’S TRIPLE-DOUBLEButler became the 21st player to have a triple-double in the NBA Finals — and four of the 21 were part of Sunday’s game.
The Finals are set: LeBron, Lakers will meet Butler, Heat
Get ready for the NBA Finals — a title series like none other, to end a season like none other. The Heat won the Eastern Conference title Sunday night, finishing off Boston a day after the Lakers won the Western Conference crown. So, for the first time — well, excluding the league’s inaugural season — two franchises that missed the playoffs the previous season will meet in the NBA Finals. “We know why I came here,” said Lakers All-Star forward Anthony Davis, whose first finals trip comes in his first L.A. season. The last Lakers’ championship was in 2010, when Bryant got his fifth and last title.
Celtics’ singular goal: Stop Heat 3’s to force Game 7
Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) reacts to a play against the Miami Heat during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – There have been two undeniable truths about the Miami Heat this season. The Boston Celtics have scouting and analytics teams that undoubtedly know these trends. HEAT ON 3’SFor whatever reason, 31.1% is the magic number for Heat 3-pointers this season. BIG FINISHThe Celtics scored 103 points in the final three quarters of Game 5.
He's a Herro: Heat top Celtics, move a game from NBA Finals
Whatever he read Wednesday night helped him put together the game of his life — and carry the Miami Heat a win away from the NBA Finals. The 20-year-old Herro scored a Heat rookie-record 37 points and the Heat beat the Boston Celtics 112-109 on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. The other: Magic Johnson, who had 42 in Game 6 of the 1980 NBA Finals for the Los Angeles Lakers. “Herro’s shot-making tonight was ... the difference in the game,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. The biggest Heat lead in the first three games had been eight points.
Butler makes FTs with no time left, lifts Heat past Bucks
This was just a free throw, no time on the clock, nobody else from the Miami Heat or Milwaukee Bucks standing along the lane. That got Milwaukee within two, and Butler made one free throw with 7.7 seconds left to get the lead back to three. Bam Adebayo scored 15 points, Butler and Duncan Robinson each had 13 and Kelly Olynyk added 11 for Miami which is 6-0 in this postseason. Middleton scored 23 points for Milwaukee, which got 16 apiece from Lopez and Eric Bledsoe and 14 from George Hill. FOULING ON 3SThe Heat fouled the Bucks five times on 3-point tries in the game, including twice against Lopez in a 26-second span of the first quarter.
Doncic and Mitchell reaching new heights in the postseason
The dynamic Doncic made sure of that with a buzzer-beating, 3-pointer in overtime Sunday to cap another triple-double. Not to be outdone in the nightcap, Mitchell erupted for 51 points in Game 4 to give the sixth-seeded Utah Jazz a 3-1 lead over Denver. Mitchell is playing out of this world right now, Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. Both Doncic and Mitchell are accomplishing rarely seen postseason feats inside the bubble. Whats more, his 28-foot buzzer-beat to win was the second-longest in postseason history, the Mavericks announced on social media.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Celebrate Zaya's 13th Birthday With an Epic Medieval-Themed Party
Zaya Wade got a modern-medieval-themed 13th birthday party fit for a queen! " Union wrote alongside the retweet. https://t.co/NO9gcbYFGk Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) June 12, 2020On her actual birthday, Zaya received the most heartwarming messages from Wade and Union, who wrote about how much they love and admire her. "Everyone allow her to re-introduce herself her name is Zaya Wade! RELATED CONTENT:Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union Share Sweet Birthday Wishes for ZayaDwyane Wade Dyes Hair Bright Red: See Zaya's Complementary Style!
Dwyane Wade Defends Gabrielle Union After She Files Discrimination Complaint Over 'AGT' Exit
After NBC said in a statement that the actress' allegations were "categorically untrue," Wade couldn't help but speak out. "So instead of making sure your work environment is a a better place for everyone. So instead of making sure your work environment is a a better place for everyone. In January, Telegdy told reporters that the network may put "new practices in place" following Union's experience at AGT. RELATED CONTENT:Gabrielle Union's Discrimination Complaint Against 'AGT': What We KnowGabrielle Union Files Discrimination Complaint Over 'AGT' ExitGabrielle Union Details 'Toxic Work Environment' at 'America's Got Talent'
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Share Sweet Birthday Wishes for Daughter Zaya
Happy birthday, Zaya Wade! Dwyane Wade's daughter celebrates her 13th birthday on Friday, and got the sweetest message from her father and stepmom Gabrielle Union. But waking up and watching you smile, watching you walk in your truth and live your life your way is one of the greatest gifts Ive been able to experience in my life," Wade began. "Wade introduced the world to Zaya earlier this year and opened up about the moment she shared she wanted to be referred to with female pronouns. Gabrielle Union Jokes 12-Year-Old Zaya 'Does Not Trust' Her or Dwyane Wade With HomeschoolingDwyane Wade Gushes Over Daughter's First Red Carpet as Zaya