Elliott the Latest Flashpoint in Increasingly Uncivil War Between Union, NFL

Here we are again—another NFL conflict. Only this one could become nastier than most. We watched the NFL tear apart its insides just last year, when Tom Brady served his four-game suspension following a blistering fistfight between the union and Roger Goodell. Now we have another battle that is getting ugly almost from the moment it has begun. Ezekiel Elliott vs. Goodell could make Brady vs. Goodell feel like little more…

August 18, 2017

Yu Darvish traded to Dodgers in huge move right at deadline

The Dodgers finally made a huge trade for a top pitcher at the trade deadline, as Ken Rosenthal reported after the 4 p.m. close that the Rangers and Los Angeles had agreed to a deal that would send Yu Darvish to the Dodgers. The Dodgers were rumored to be in on Darvish even before the Rangers made him officially available, and before their current ace, Clayton Kershaw, hit the disabled…

July 31, 2017

Court document alleges Pete Rose committed statutory rape in 1970s

A court document alleges disgraced MLB great Pete Rose committed statutory rape in the 1970s, according to ESPN’s William Weinbaum. An unidentified woman alleged in a sworn statement that she and Rose had a sexual relationship before she turned 16, which lasted several years. The statement is part of a motion in John Dowd’s defense against Rose, who is suing Dowd for defamation. Court documents made public Monday show Rose…

July 31, 2017

Report: Group including Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan nearing deal to buy Marlins

A group headlined by Derek Jeter is nearing a deal to buy the Miami Marlins for $1.2 billion,according to a report from the New York Post. Jeter has long been rumored to be buying the franchise from Jeffrey Loria but has had trouble pooling together the funds required. An initial bid was led by Jeter and former Florida governor, Jeb Bush but Bush pulled out of the project in late…

July 11, 2017

Final Four 2017: Key to beating each school, and why Gonzaga should win it all

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Only one of Phoenix’s four can win it all, so we sought the insight of coaches who scouted and played Gonzaga, Oregon, North Carolina and South Carolina to figure the best way to beat each Final Four team. I gathered quotes from coaches who beat these schools this season, with the exception of Gonzaga. How will these teams lose? Here’s your preview for Saturday night. Keep these…

April 1, 2017

Tony Romo Reportedly Being Pursued by CBS Sports in Addition to Fox Sports

While Tony Romo’s NFL future remains in a state of limbo, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback is now on the radar of CBS Sports if he decides to hang up his cleats. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, in addition to Fox Sports showing interest, CBS is “making a strong push” to bring Romo to its NFL coverage team. Schefter  previously reported Fox Sports was pursuing Romo as a replacement for John Lynch,…

March 27, 2017

NCAA Tournament 2017: Everything You Need to Know About the Elite Eight

It’s getting good, folks. The tournament hit full madness Friday night when Zak Showalter hit an improbable three to send Wisconsin’s Sweet 16 game against Florida to overtime, and then Florida’s Chris Chiozza one-upped him with an even more improbable three-point runner at the buzzer for the win. The Elite Eight has three Blue Bloods, three SEC teams (say what?!) and Gonzaga on the doorstep of its first Final Four…

March 25, 2017

March Madness 2017: Stats to know when picking Friday night’s Sweet 16 games

To help with your viewing pleasure, here are some stats likely to play a significant factor in Friday night’s Sweet 16 schedule: (4) Florida vs. (8) Wisconsin Key to the Game This is an extremely even matchup of two strong defensive teams with serviceable offenses. Oddly enough, both teams shoot 45 percent from the field and 36 percent from 3-point range while holding opponents to 41 percent on field goals. They rebound the…

March 24, 2017

March Madness 2017: Pivotal stats for Thursday night’s Sweet 16 games

Michigan vs. Oregon Key to the Game This matchup between No. 7 seed Michigan and No. 3 seed Oregon features arguably the two hottest players in postseason play, and which of them stays hot could ultimately determine the outcome. Ducks sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey is shooting an absurd 64.6 percent from the field to lead all Sweet 16 participants and 53.6 percent (15-of-28) from deep in five postseason contests, while scoring…

March 23, 2017

NCAA Tournament 2017: What to watch Saturday as second round begins

March Madness remained relatively sane Friday to end the first round. After a quiet Thursday in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, Friday brought a few more upsets, but nothing too shocking. The likes of UCLA, North Carolina, Duke and Kansas all won easily, while Michigan lit up the scoreboard to edge Oklahoma State. Saturday should provide some intriguing matchups as the second round gets under way. Here are a few of Saturday’s…

March 18, 2017