2017 NBA Draft: Lakers reportedly have not made guarantee to Lonzo Ball at No. 2

For months, Lonzo Ball has been the projected No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, and when the Los Angeles Lakers moved up to the No. 2 pick during the draft lottery, it seemed like fate — at least that’s what LaVar Ball would tell you. As the draft moves ever closer, however, what seemed like a sure thing has been thrown into doubt. The draft order was shaken up with the blockbuster trade between the Celtics and Sixers, and with the new Paul George news, there are a lot of things up in the air. Adding…

Montreal Impact 4 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 (5-4 agg): Piatti scores two as Impact advance to Canadian Championship final

The MLS sides played a back-and-forth semifinal second leg, but the Impact’s experience ultimately prevailed The Montreal Impact rode a dominant first half to dispatch the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps 4-2 in the second leg of the Canadian Championship semifinals at Stade Saputo on Tuesday night, winning 5-4 on aggregate. Mauro Biello employed a starting XI that was close to his first choice-side, and in the opening 45 minutes the Impact looked very much like the more experienced team against a Whitecaps lineup full of youth and lesser-used…

2017 NCAA Tournament: Five things to watch as Kansas eyes a Final Four run

Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts, plus play Brackets! Enjoy the spotlight, Kansas, while it lasts. While the Midwest Region’s top team is a lot of people’s pick to win it all, there are plenty of reasons to hesitate before filling out that bracket. Some have labeled the Jayhawks’ Midwest path “easy.” Far from it. Nothing is easy when you wait until 2:45 left to come back from a 14-point deficit. That’s what KU did in beating West Virginia in overtime on Feb. 13. That 84-80 win seemed to sum up the season. It’s weird how the Jayhawks don’t seem to play complete games – …

Sixty One Rounds Of Combat: Jackson Versus Corbett

Sixty One Rounds Of Combat: Jackson Versus CorbettSixty One Rounds Of Combat: Jackson Versus CorbettBy: Sean Crose Heavyweight champion John L Sullivan was racist. Or afraid. Or perhaps both. Whatever the reason, the famous (or notorious) Boston Strong Boy refused to trade punches with a black fighter. Thus, the infamous “color line” was drawn. Black fighters could be good, even great, but they could never expect a crack at the biggest star in boxing (and perhaps the world) due to the color of their skin. Never mind the “microagressions” that …

UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, Kentucky’s Fox headline early freshman progress reports

College basketball has been in action for nearly two weeks, and thus far the year of the freshmen has not disappointed. Now more than ever, teams are relying on young men who are less than a year removed from their high school career to not just come in and contribute right away, but in many cases assume a lead role on teams expected to compete for a national title. Now that we’ve seen some of these big-name youngsters in some meaningful action, we’re handing out some very early progress reports. …

Arnold Palmer and ‘Street Fighter’ among the best golf Halloween costumes

Golfers always have some downtime in the fall, which means they usually go all out for Halloween with either their significant others or their families. This year was no different as we got a whole host of great costumes from some of the best golfers in the world. We will work through each of these, reveal who they are and who they went as for Halloween 2016. First up is Jonathan Byrd’s son Jackson, who went as none other than Arnold Palmer. Great look, Jackson! The Day family went as characters from the immortal Street Fighter game. The No. 1 player on the planet Jason Day was Ryu. Sergio Garcia didn’t really dress up, but…

The Monday After: Oregon is slowly fading away and needs to move on from its coach

Oregon Ducks hasn’t been a college football power for very long, at least not in comparison to programs like Ohio State Buckeyes or Alabama Crimson Tide . A little over 20 years ago, the Oregon program was just one of those west coast schools that wasn’t Southern California Trojans or Washington Huskies , so we didn’t have to pay much attention to it. If Oregon’s not careful, it could soon be right back where it started. Mike Bellotti took over at Oregon for Rich Brooks in 1995 after serving as offensive coordinator, and while he had success early, it wasn’t until 2000 when the Ducks won the Pac-12 (then the Pac-10) that anyone really took notice…

This stat perfectly captures why the Patriots are winners and the Browns losers

Here’s a statistic that you’ll either find amazing or depressing depending on your fan allegiances: Since 1999, the Patriots have had four starting quarterbacks: Drew Bledsoe, Tom Brady, Matt Cassel and Jimmy Garoppolo. In that time, the Patriots have gone 199-78 and won four Super Bowls. Meanwhile … The Browns have had four quarterbacks in their last four games (and yes, they’re 0-4): Johnny Manziel and Austin Davis started in Weeks 16 and 17 of the 2015 season, Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown were under center in Weeks 1 and 2 of the 2016 season. …

Bengals’ first-round pick William Jackson lands on injured reserve

William Jackson’s NFL career is not off to the best start. Jackson, drafted No. 24 overall this year, will begin his career on injured reserve. On Sunday, the Bengals announced that they placed Jackson, a cornerback, on IR. And that means, at bare minimum, the Bengals will be without their highest-drafted rookie for the first eight weeks of the season. Jackson reportedly tore his pectoral at the beginning of August. As CBS Sports’ Jared Dubin explained at the time, that’s the kind of injury that often ends a season. Torn pectorals typically knock players out for the year. Giants tackle Will Beatty sat out the entire season with the same injury last season…

Browns trade Pro Bowl punter, who wimped out of a tackle, to Panthers

The Browns traded punter Andy Lee and a 2017 seventh-round pick to the Panthers on Monday in exchange for the Panthers’ fourth-round pick in 2018 and punter Kasey Redfern. On the surface, this seems like a wholly unremarkable trade. But once you remember what transpired on Friday night, it becomes a bit more interesting. During the Browns’ preseason loss to the Buccaneers on Friday, Lee became the target of Hue Jackson’s ire when his 52-yard punt was returned 73 yards for a touchdown. The Browns coach wasn’t upset about the result of the play, he was upset with how the play transpired. At the end of the play, Lee didn’t even try to tackle Adam Humphries. “(It was) his pursuit,” Jackson said, per Cleveland.com. “Let’s…