Here’s the $20 million question hanging over USC’s new athletic director

Firing Clay Helton seems like an easy call from a football perspective. But considering all the other issues at USC — and the amount of money the school would have to part with to make it happen — it's not so simple.

The tests Kyrie Irving will have to pass to play for Nets again

Kyrie Irving will miss a fourth straight game Friday, sidelined by a shoulder impingement. Irving didn’t practice Thursday and won’t play against the Kings. After getting hurt on Nov. 12 in Utah, h…

What a Mika Zibanejad return plan could look like for Rangers

Mika Zibanejad skated in the Rangers’ optional practice Thursday but did not accompany the club on its trip across the border for matches at Ottawa on Friday and at Montreal on Saturday. That means…

Islanders set a franchise record in OT win over Penguins

It was fitting. Almost expected. Of course the Islanders started from behind. Of course they trailed twice. And of course they found a way to prevail despite those deficits, setting a franchise mar…

Games Inbox: Do video game reviews matter?

The Friday Inbox discusses what it’s like to be a Google Stadia early adopter, as one reader asks for one-handed video game recommendations.

Australia's Westpac hit by Goldman downgrade over money-laundering...

Goldman Sachs became the first major investment bank to cut its target price for Westpac Banking Corp on Friday as Australia's No.2 lender faces allegations of massive breaches of anti-money laun...

Everything Jim Cramer said about the stock market on 'Mad Money,' including Schwab-TD Ameritrade tal

CNBC's Jim Cramer explains what triggered Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade brokerages to discuss a merger, tells investors it's time to sell marijuana stocks and sits down with the CEOs of United Airlines and Advanced Micro Devices.

Asian shares up from three-week lows, but trade uncertainty nags

Asian equities rose on Friday, bouncing from a three-week low touched a day earlier, but gains were capped by persistent worries over the status of trade negotiations between China and the United Stat...

Tennis: Pospisil inspires Canada to victory over Australia

Canada's tennis revolution continued as they claimed their first ever Davis Cup victory over Australia to reach the semi-finals on Thursday with 150th-ranked Vasek Pospisil the hero once again.

Amazon has a bizarre, new strategy for dealing with threats to cloud business

Online retailing giant Amazon has a new strategy for dealing with threats to its cash-cow cloud business: Pretend they don’t exist. At the Seattle-based company’s annual conference to promote its c…

New Zealand v England: first Test, day two – live!

Over-by-over report: Will England build on a promising first day against New Zealand at Bay Oval? Join our team for live coverage

Refreshed Saquon Barkley looking to regain his superhuman form

It was not a promise or a guarantee, as Saquon Barkley was quick to say, “I don’t know if it’s this week.’’ But he sounds as if he wants to soar Sunday in Chicago. “I haven’t jumped over a guy yet …

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