Marshawn Lynch’s bizarre night included just 2 carries, an ejection, sneaking into the stands, and taking the BART home with fans

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch didn’t see any action during the second half of Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the end of his night was still as eventful as ever. Lynch found himself in a costly altercation midway through the second quarter, when Chiefs cornerback Marcus…

Clippers guard who harassed Lonzo Ball in his NBA debut also offered him a grave warning

Lonzo Ball struggled in his first NBA regular season game. Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley was on Ball’s case throughout the game, pressuring him, trash-talking, and playing physically. Beverley said it won’t be the last time players go after Ball because of the attention around his family. Lonzo Ball…

Russia accuses U.S. government of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

MOSCOW — The Kremlin accused the U.S. government on Friday of pushing for Russia’s exclusion from the Olympics. A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said the IOC was coming under pressure from the U.S., his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin meant “state (structures), including through social and non-government organizations.”…

Juventus tops Champions League prize money table; Leicester No. 2

GENEVA — Beaten finalist Juventus topped the Champions League prize money table in receiving 110.4 million euros ($130.4 million) from UEFA last season. Leicester edged title-winning Real Madrid for second place in the list UEFA published on Friday because the English champion banked a bigger share of broadcasting rights money.…

Russia glad to welcome Blatter, Platini as World Cup guests

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russia “would be glad” to see banned former soccer leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini in Russia next year at the World Cup. Though banned from soccer duty for six and four years, respectively, Blatter and Platini were the presidents of…