The most polarizing figure in the NBA is not any owner, player, exec or even LeBron James—it’s Rich Paul, the King’s agent and friend, who unleashed havoc on the league this past season when he demanded that New Orleans trade star client Anthony Davis in a seeming bid to unite him with James in L.A. Paul’s next moves could reshape the entire league, but here’s the thing: He and LeBron have bigger plans.
No NHL franchise matters more in Canada than the Maple Leafs (sorry Canadiens), and as Brendan Shanahan and his team of local stars look to end a 51-year Stanley Cup drought, the passion in Toronto feels renewed.
There was a moment in his U.S. Open quarterfinal defeat to Novak Djokovic in which John Millman pushed the favorite and sparked thoughts of a second monumental upset. But Djokovic's talent won out, ending Millman's unlikely run.
He's one of the best college pitchers, a first-round draft talent—and an admitted juvenile sex offender whose crime, if not for a legal glitch, may have stayed secret forever. Watching Luke Heimlich pitch stirs wonder and outrage—and questions about guilt, forgiveness and second chances.