Aaron Rodgers might still be on the Green Bay Packers roster, but that does not mean he wants to remain there.
Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard is one of several players to hold out from mandatory minicamp around the NFL. Howard’s situation, however, sounds like it could escalate much more quickly than most.
The NFL and NFLPA agreed Wednesday to updated COVID-19 protocols for 2021 training camp and preseason.
There’s now a chance that the Washington Wizards could look to pull off a blockbuster Bradley Beal trade this summer. While general manager Tommy Sheppard has pushed back against that idea in recent months, the decision to part ways with head coach Scott Brookschanges the dynamics.
Amid the torrential stream of NBA news on Wednesday came this nugget, on the possibility of the Los Angeles Lakers pursuing Kyle Lowry this summer, per The Athletic’s Eric Koreen.
In the cascading deluge of breaking news roiling the NBA on Wednesday, don't miss a significant reality suddenly under the spotlight in New Orleans: The person general manager David Griffin hires as the next head coach to replace Stan Van Gundy will impact multiple futures — that of Zion Williamson and therefore the league itself, that of the Pelicans long-term hopes and, perhaps most of all, that of Griffin himself.
The NCAA is investigating Arizona State's football program for possible recruiting violations during the COVID-19 dead period, including whether the program hosted high school prospects on visits, The Athletic has learned.
Clemson fans in Birmingham, Ala., showed up to an alumni event to hear from university president Jim Barker on a spring evening in 2003. Barker, now retired as president and a professor in the university’s school of architecture, had flown in with his wife, Marcia, to give the type of update on Clemson that is common for administrators.
You could see it from the very first snap of the national championship game in January, as Alabama’s defense took the field inside Hard Rock Stadium opposite Ohio State’s offense. Onto the field walked one defender – defensive lineman DJ Dale – who hailed from the state of Alabama. He lined up against two offensive linemen and a tight end who grew up in Ohio.
A glance at the box score of Game 6 of the Wales Conference finals on May 14, 1987, when Philadelphia advanced to the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-3 win over Montreal, doesn’t reveal anything extraordinary. Rick Tocchet’s third-period goal broke a 3-3 tie, and eventual Conn Smythe-winning goalie Ron Hextall made 29 saves to help the Flyers advance.
The Washington Capitals have come to terms on a new deal with defenseman Bobby Nardella. CapFriendly reports that the two sides have agreed on a two-year extension that will keep the 25-year-old under contract through 2022-23, at which point he will be an unrestricted free agent. The contract carries the minimum NHL salary of $750K and is two-way this coming season, at $110K in the minors, before transitioning to one-way in year two.
As per Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts article on Tuesday, “I’m curious to see if Florida asks about Patrik Laine. He and Aleksander Barkov have a good relationship.” Friedman adds that the Panthers are expected to be aggressive in pursuit of improvement and if they’re looking to add impact players this offseason, Laine could be a fit.
Duke's 2021-22 basketball season was already shaping up as an intriguing storyline before coach Mike Krzyzewski announced earlier this month that he will retire once it's complete. For the first time in more than a quarter-century, the Blue Devils are entering a new campaign after missing the NCAA Tournament, and that alone meant there were going to be lots of eyeballs on one of the sport's storied programs.
By now, surely all Major League Baseball fans have heard about the ongoing controversy with pitchers using foreign substances. Whether it's cheating with something like Spider Tack or using so-called "grip agents" like pine tar or rosin mixed with sunscreen, it's likely all fans have an opinion on the matter, too.
Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen addressed the team’s general plans for the July 30 trade deadline this morning with 98.7 FM Arizona Sports (h/t to Zach Buchanan of the Athletic). Unsurprisingly, he confirmed the 20-48 club has been fielding offers from contenders with the trade deadline coming up.
The Los Angeles Dodgers added outfielder Steven Souza Jr. to their major league roster for the first time on Wednesday, while designating right-hander Nate Jones for assignment.
Inter Miami striker Gonzalo Higuain has said he thought Major League Soccer would be easy enough for him to play with a "cigarette" in his mouth.
UEFA handed Austria forward Marko Arnautovic a one-match suspension for his outburst against North Macedonia on Sunday.
Fresh off an ugly six-win campaign under then first-year head coach Mike McCarthy, the Dallas Cowboys have done a lot to upgrade at some areas of major need. They still need to make some moves to compete with the Washington Football Team in the NFC East this season.
The New York Giants have made it a priority this offseason to shore up their running back depth behind a hopefully healthy Saquon Barkley. The team turned heads early on in free agency by doling out a two-year, $5.5 million contract ($2 million guaranteed) to veteran DeVontae Booker — $1.86-plus million more guaranteed than reigning leading rusher Wayne Gallman received from the 49ers, per The Athletic’s Dan Duggan. When asked about the decision to prioritize the former Las Vegas Raider in free agency, GM Dave Gettleman claimed the Giants “felt he was a legitimate three-down running back.”
Jamal Adams isn't the only Seahawks star wanting a new contract. But unlike Adams, veteran offensive tackle Duane Brown will not be skipping out on the team's mandatory minicamp, which begins Tuesday afternoon.
The Denver Nuggets were swept in the second round by the Phoenix Suns even with Nikola Jokic's heroic performances. There is no doubt that the MVP needs some more offensive firepower on the roster, especially considering the fact that Jamal Murray will be out with injury for a very long time, as ACL injuries generally take around a year to fully recover from.
The Golden State Warriors are on the verge of making their first significant addition of the off-season.
The Trail Blazers are expected to hire Chauncey Billups as coach. Becky Hammon, Dawn Staley, Mike D’Antoni and Brent Barry are also reportedly candidates.
Former New York Jets offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains has found a new job in football.