Anthony Gharib

I am a graduate of the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in sports business and management. I am currently an associate editor at on the trending topics team. I spent the 2023 Summer as a sports intern at USA Today. Before USA Today, I was a Sports News Intern at ABC7 Los Angeles from August 2022 to June 2023. My previous reporting contributions were with LakersNation and 247Sports covering USC sports (began in spring 2022 and continued as a contributor before joining ABC7). I also freelanced with the Daily Breeze covering prep sports in Fall 2021. I was the sports editor of USC's independent student newspaper, the Daily Trojan, during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.

From breaking to sports climbing: What to know about the new Olympic sports

The 2024 Paris Games include a wide array of traditional Olympic sports, but ones that made their debuts recently could draw attention.These are four of the non-traditional sports that will be contested at the Paris Games: skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing and breaking.Breaking, also known as break dancing, is making its Olympic debut. Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing all first appeared at the 2020 Tokyo Games.Here's everything you need to know about each sport (excluding surfing)....

How does Olympic volleyball work? Scoring, format, rules

Indoor and beach volleyball are a part of the Paris Summer Games with competitions starting from the first day.Indoor volleyball has been an Olympic sport since the 1964 Tokyo Games. Beach volleyball appeared at the 1992 games in Barcelona as an exhibition sport, but wasn't considered an official sport until four years later in Atlanta.Though these two sports have obvious similarities, their respective rules are slightly different. Here's everything you need to know about indoor and beach volley...

'Looks familiar': DWade reacts to LeBron-Curry alley-oop in Team USA match

Steph Curry throws an alley-oop to LeBron James who slams it home. (0:16)Dwyane Wade had a flashback while watching Team USA's basketball exhibition match against Team Canada on Wednesday.With just over 5:30 remaining in the third quarter, LeBron James gathered the ball after a Canada turnover and advanced it to Stephen Curry. The Golden State Warriors guard proceeded to throw an alley-oop to James. Curry looked away the moment the Los Angeles Lakers forward punched it home.It was reminiscent of...

'Speak now': Lamine Yamal responds to Adrien Rabiot after Spain win

Craig Burley and Steve McManaman react to Spain's 2-1 win over France in the Euro 2024 semifinals. (1:14)Lamine Yamal scored one of the best goals of Euro 2024 in Spain's 2-1 win over France, then responded to one of his doubters post game -- Adrien Rabiot.Prior to the semifinal matchup, the French midfielder was asked if the stage would be too big for the 16-year-old Spanish star."Obviously it could be difficult for him to deal with a semifinal in a big tournament," Rabiot said. "It's up to us...

Hoops and horoscopes: Zodiac GM explores astrology's impact on NBA

Jrue Holiday shuts down Andrew Nembhard with a steal in the final seconds of Game 3. (0:44)LATE IN GAME 3 of the 2024 Eastern Conference finals, the Boston Celtics were fighting.The Indiana Pacers held a 2-point lead with 1:11 remaining in the fourth quarter. A win would cut the Celtics' advantage to 2-1, ensuring the series would return to Boston.After the Pacers missed an opportunity to extend their lead, Jrue Holiday converted an and-one, snatching the Celtics' first lead since the opening qu...

Yankees to give away George Costanza bobblehead in matchup against Red Sox

The New York Yankees will have a bobblehead night Friday for their assistant to the traveling secretary, better known as George Costanza.The character in the hit show "Seinfeld," played by Jason Alexander, is having his own bobblehead giveaway for Seinfeld night. The show's first episode aired July 5, 1989.The first 18,000 fans to the Yankees' matchup against the Boston Red Sox will receive the bobblehead. The figurine includes Costanza in his batting stance while wearing a dress shirt and pants...

MLB unveils 2024 All-Star Game uniforms for American and National League

Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm expresses his emotions after being announced as an All-Star starter for the National League. (1:42)Major League Baseball unveiled its uniforms for the 2024 All-Star Game on Wednesday.The American League look includes a cream-colored uniform with red sleeves, while the National League edition is a darker uniform with blue sleeves. Both jerseys have alternating stitch colors on the bottom of the sleeves -- red for the National League and blue for the American Leagu...

Cleveland Guardians' High-A affiliate unveils 'Toilet Row' for home games

The Lake County Captains, the High-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians, unveiled a "Roto-Rooter toilet row" available at their home games.The row includes eight "deluxe, high-end" toilet seats, according to the Captains' news release Friday, that are placed behind home plate at Classic Auto Group Park, the Captains' home.Reading material and games are included behind the toilet seat. Each fan will also receive "personalized" attention from a Captains bathroom attendant who will provide mouthw...

From Wembanyama to Yao: Zaccharie Risacher joins group of international players to go No. 1

The Hawks select France's Zaccharie Risacher with the first pick in the 2024 NBA draft. (1:47)

Hawks take Zaccharie Risacher with the No. 1 pick in the draft (1:47)

The 2024 NBA draft began Wednesday (8 p.m. ET on ABC, ESPN and ESPN+) with another international prospect at the top of the order -- French forward Zaccharie Risacher, who the Atlanta Hawks selected No. 1 overall.

Risacher spent last season playing for JL Bourg in France's LNB √Člite league, averaging 11.1 points and four rebounds

Kings, Ducks unveil new uniforms as part of brand redesign

The NHL's two Southern California teams -- the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks -- unveiled new uniforms on Wednesday.

Both teams lean into throwback aspects of their respective franchises, starting with brand-new logos.

The Kings' logo, unveiled last week, includes elements of the 1990s era plus the original crown from the team's introduction in 1967. The Ducks use a "refreshed version" of their classic logo.

Los Angeles was the first to reveal its new black, silver and white threads, pos

Oregon unveils new Generation O 'Fly Era' combination

Ahead of their Big Ten debut next season, the Oregon Ducks unveiled new all-black uniforms on Wednesday, nicknamed the "Fly Era" combo.

The Ducks' reveal video included former Oregon star De'Anthony Thomas, who wore similarly designed threads while with the Ducks from 2011 to 2013.

The look has silver wings on the black helmet and steel plates across the neck. The numbers are silver with green stitching, while the players' names are also in green. Perhaps most notably, Oregon's jerseys will al

Premier Lacrosse League to wear special uniforms during Indigenous Heritage weekend

All eight Premier Lacrosse League teams unveiled their special uniforms Tuesday for Indigenous Heritage weekend.

The threads will make their on-field debut Friday and Saturday on ESPN+, with the New York Atlas-Maryland Whipsnakes being the first matchup at 7:30 p.m. EST. This is the PLL's fourth annual Indigenous Heritage weekend.

Lacrosse is the oldest team sport in North America and originated among various Native communities. The PLL's special uniforms serve as a nod to the game's Native Am

Boston Celtics center Al Horford serves food to fans at Raising Cane's

Hundreds of fans stood in line for Al Horford -- not for his basketball skills, but to receive food from him at a Raising Cane's in Boston on Thursday.

The Celtics center served chicken at the fast-food joint three days after winning the NBA championship. Horford stood behind the register donning a Raising Cane's cap and shirt while taking orders from fans.

In order to get inside the restaurant, Horford had to squeeze through a large contingent of fans. During his time there, he spoke to fans

JJ Redick is LeBron James' fourth opponent-turned-head coach

Dave McMenamin believes JJ Redick, despite his lack of head-coaching experience, will step in with confidence as the Lakers' coach. (1:08)

The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to a four-year contract with JJ Redick to make him their new head coach Thursday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The hiring comes nearly two months after the franchise fired Darvin Ham after two seasons.

Redick, who has no prior coaching experience in college or the NBA, played 15 seasons in the league, averaging 12.8

LeBron, Harden among NBA lore to attend 'Ken & The Friends' concert

Kendrick Lamar held his "The Pop Out: Ken & Friends" concert in Inglewood, California, on Wednesday in front of NBA lore. LeBron James, James Harden, DeMar DeRozan and Russell Westbrook were all in attendance at the Kia Forum.

Los Angeles-area natives DeRozan and Westbrook danced near each other during the concert, which was held in recognition of Juneteenth. Harden was seen in a video with rapper Rick Ross. James sat near the stage as rapper YG performed earlier in the concert.

Westbrook and

Shohei Ohtani and dog Decoy to be featured on new Dodgers bobblehead

A month after his first Los Angeles Dodgers bobblehead giveaway, Shohei Ohtani will get another one, this time with his dog, Decoy.

Ohtani and Decoy will be featured on a bobblehead that will be given away during the Dodgers' game against the Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 28. Ohtani is holding his dog, also with a bobblehead, while wearing a Dodgers home uniform.

The announcement came after Decoy celebrated his first birthday earlier this week.

During Ohtani's introduction as a Dodger in December

'See you soon': DeChambeau invites Mahomes, Kelce to golf course

After winning the 2024 U.S. Open, Bryson DeChambeau might have two new opponents to take down on the golf course -- Kansas City Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.

Mahomes posted "GREAT bunker shot!" on X after DeChambeau's save shot from the sand Sunday on the last hole of the U.S. Open.

DeChambeau returned the compliment, saying he, Mahomes and Kelce could break 50, which could be a reference to DeChambeau's "Break 50" YouTube series. The Chiefs quarterback then promptly responded

Big Macs and bad picks: Fantasy football GM's 24-hour McDonald's sentence

Fantasy football can offer positive experiences for those that participate. That is, unless you finish last in a league, where your punishment might be sitting in a McDonald's for 24 hours unless you eat your way out of it.

That's what Joe DeLeone had to go through Friday.

DeLeone had simple rules to follow: spend 24 hours in a McDonald's with specific food items limiting the time he would have to spend in the fast food joint.

One of DeLeone's friends put together the spreadsheet that assigne

Sons of former NBA stars fill out 2024 USA Men's U17 national team finalists

The finalists for the 2024 USA men's basketball U17 national team were announced Monday, and familiar surnames are a prominent element of the roster.

Two-time NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer's twin sons -- Cayden and Cameron -- are finalists. Tajh Ariza, the son of NBA champion Trevor Ariza, and Alijah Arenas, son of three-time NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas, are also on the roster.

Bryce James, LeBron James' youngest son, and Kiyan Anthony, Carmelo Anthony's son, were on the training camp roster, but

Dodgers reveal second City Connect series look with 'city of dreams' theme

The Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled their second City Connect design on Monday.

The cobalt and electric blue uniforms will debut on Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels. There is also a hint of chili red on the design, a subtle reference to the red numbers on the Dodgers primary uniforms.

"The new jerseys for 2024 are a nod to the city's longstanding connection to being a city of dreams and dreamers," the Dodgers said in a news release on Monday. "A city filled with those shooting for the star

From Fenway Park with Big Papi to UFC 300: Highlights of the 2024 Larry O'Brien Trophy tour

As the 2024 NBA Finals wind down, the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy is preparing for a new owner.

The Boston Celtics can grasp the trophy with a win against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, which would complete a four-game sweep for their 18th championship.

A win would give Boston a 16-2 record in the 2024 postseason, making them the sixth team to lose two or fewer games in the playoffs since the current playoff format began in 1984, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

The Larry O'Brien

'You are amazing': World No. 1 Iga Swiatek attends Taylor Swift concert in Liverpool

Days after winning her fourth French Open title, Iga Swiatek found a special way to celebrate by attending Taylor Swift's Eras Tour in Liverpool.

Swiatek, the world No. 1 women's tennis player, posted a video on her Instagram story dancing to "Shake It Off," then a selfie on X after the concert. In the photo, she also held what looked to be a personalized message from Swift.

The five-time Grand Slam winner's Swift fandom dates back to her childhood.

Swiatek revealed in June 2023 that listenin

New York Mets' High-A affiliate team to give away George Costanza bobblehead on 'Seinfeld Night'

The New York Mets' High-A affiliate team has a special promotion for its "Seinfeld Night" game on Aug. 10 -- a George Costanza bobblehead.

The first 2,000 fans who attend the "Summer of George" Brooklyn Cyclones game against the Hudson Valley Renegades will receive the bobblehead.

The figure features Costanza wearing a coat with the phrase "George Costanza: The Original Bubble Boy" under it.

The bobblehead references two "Seinfeld" episodes, "The Dinner Party" and "The Bubble Boy."

The New Y

Twins unveil City Connect uniforms, a celebration of Minnesota's lakes

The Minnesota Twins looked to capture a specific feeling in their City Connect uniforms, which were unveiled on Monday.

It's a feeling one experiences while sitting by the shore of a lake -- the water hitting against the rocks on the shore while hearing the waves ripple in and out as the sun sets.

With the state being covered with lakes, it's a familiar moment for Minnesotans. Prince said it best in the 1984 film "Purple Rain": "You have to purify yourself in Lake Minnetonka."

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