Portland intends to extend the Jerami Scholarship but is open to others in the trade market

Jerami Grant became eligible for a contract extension with the Trail Blazers earlier this month, and Portland has offered the athlete their maximum possible four-year deal, $112 million, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Sources said Grant did not accept the offer, largely because the Blazers could extend him a larger contract with an additional fifth … Read more

2023 NFL Mock Draft: Panthers orchestrate three-team trade, take Bryce Young at No. 1; Seahawks move up for QB

Alabama • Jr • 6’0″ / 194 lbs Projected Team Carolina PROSPECT RNK 3rd POSITION RNK 1st Carolina traded up to No. 3 overall and then to No. 1 overall. It is a similar model that Philadelphia used to select Carson Wentz in 2016. Philadelphia sent players, including Kiko Alonso and the No. 13 overall … Read more

Now could be a great time to trade with your smartphone: here’s why

Photo: Getty Images/Marco Geber Smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2022 fell 18.3% year-on-year to 300.3 million units, marking the largest quarterly drop on record, according to technology analyst IDC. Historically, the fourth quarter has brought happiness to smartphone sellers and retailers, but this year it fell short and the 18% decline contributed to … Read more

How to pick the best robo advisor for you

Though the investment markets continue to be scary, there’s some good news for anybody who is ready to put some money to work. Thanks to fierce competition among robo advisor firms, even beginning and small investors can now get top-notch portfolio advice and management at vanishingly low prices — in some cases, for free. Robo … Read more

NBA trade deadline: Could the Celtics be in the market for a help in Frontcourt?

With the trade deadline approaching, the Celtics have good reason to feel confident. They lead the NBA with a record of 35-14, on their way to the team’s highest winning percentage in a season in over a decade. They have the best net rating of the league at +5.9. They performed at a higher level … Read more

Exclusive: Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly on trade talks, contract extension: ‘I want to be here’

As Ryan O’Reilly takes a seat at the Centene Community Ice Center on Wednesday afternoon, he wears a St. Louis Blues jersey and a protective boot on his broken right foot. You wonder how long he’ll wear both, which might go hand in hand. O’Reilly, 31, will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, and … Read more

Exclusive: Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly on trade talks, contract extension: ‘I want to be here’

As Ryan O’Reilly takes a seat at the Centene Community Ice Center on Wednesday afternoon, he wears a St. Louis Blues jersey and a protective boot on his broken right foot. You wonder how long he’ll wear both, which might go hand in hand. O’Reilly, 31, will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, and … Read more

2023 NBA trade deadline buyer’s guide: What each contender needs, how they’ll get it, and what they’ll give up

Getty Images You’ve likely heard it repeated that this NBA season has no obvious frontrunner, but the parity runs quite a bit deeper. We could, in fact, argue that this season contains more parity than any other in NBA history. Here are some relevant numbers: The Boston Celtics lead the NBA with a net rating … Read more

Glass artist Chihuly will bring his “most ambitious” exhibition to the Missouri Botanical Garden

Officials announced Wednesday that world-famous glass artist Dale Chihuly will bring his whimsical and colorful works to the Missouri Botanical Garden this spring for the garden’s “most ambitious” exhibition ever. Chihuly and his crew have created 18 installations that will add even more dramatic color across the park’s 79 acres. The exhibit will be larger … Read more

Metro Community College launches Smartphone Repair Academy

The Nebraska Urban League plans to expand its School and Youth Action programs with the largest single donation in its 90-year history, $2.9 million from philanthropist and author Mackenzie Scott. Jason DeWater was looking to expand his iFixOmaha electronics repair business outside of the Omaha metro area. But he did not have a staff of … Read more