The St. Louis Cardinals were unlikely winners Wednesday when they secured a bonus draft pick in Major League Baseball's competitive-balance lottery. Theo Epstein, for one, couldn't deny feeling a tad bitter about the Cardinals' good fortune.
Veteran guard Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for his 19th season and joining his former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers, The Boston Globe has reported, citing an NBA source.
The Denver Broncos already boast a high-powered offense, which finished No. 1 in the NFL last season. Linebacker DeMarcus Ware thinks the Broncos defense can keep pace this season by achieving a top ranking of its own.