Lakers vs. Trail Blazers score, highlights: LeBron has strong debut, but L.A.'s problems are evident in loss

LeBron James made his Lakers debut on Thursdays in a 128-119 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. There were a lot of things to like about the way the Lakers…

Sixers' Fultz says first NBA 3-pointer 'felt good'

2:57 AM ETMalika AndrewsESPN PHILADELPHIA -- Just months removed from a season plagued by a much-scrutinized missing jumper, 76ers guard Markelle Fultz checked one box Thursday on the path back…

Cards QB Rosen says toe 'fine,' awaits evaluation

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen said his left toe injury is "fine" and that he was "just being soft" when he went down holding his left…

Allen, 'ultimate trail blazer' celebrated at opener

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A single red rose was placed on the courtside seat that used to be occupied by Paul Allen, as the Portland Trail Blazers opened up a season…

Broncos vs. Cardinals final score, takeaways: Denver buys Joseph job security by dismantling Arizona

When Vance Joseph takes a seat on the Broncos' flight home Thursday night, he'll be warm, but no longer uncomfortably hot. His team's bludgeoning of the Cardinals is exactly what…

Broncos use 2 picks, a trick play and a deep pass to take control

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Denver Broncos got the start they wanted and desperately needed Thursday a week of turmoil when Broncos coach Vance Joseph said "the city is on fire"…

Red Sox vs. Astros: J.D. Martinez's first ALCS homer comes off former teammate Justin Verlander

Boston Red Sox designated hitter Martinez was one of the game's most productive batters in during the regular season. He hit .330/.402/.629 with 43 home runs and 130 runs batted…

Howard misses Wiz opener with sore buttocks

WASHINGTON -- New Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard is sitting out the team's season opener because of a lower-back missed all of training camp and Washington's entire preseason Scott Brooks…