An alternate way to rank the value of fantasy catchers

In fantasy football, in which everybody plays once a week, it’s not all that hard to be up-to-date with a list of “going forward” rankings that takes into account any new injuries suffered by players at the skills positions. However, in fantasy baseball, it’s a nearly impossible task to adjust the top-300 list after every […]


Cubs, Brewers square off again with first place at stake

An early June showdown awaits the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers this week, as they’ll renew their budding rivalry over the next three days with first place on the line. Just like a year ago at this time, the Brewers have dictated the standings from atop the NL Central. But unlike last season, the two-time […]


The NBA Finals will play a role in free agency

Since Durant signed with the Warriors two years ago, they are 9-2 against the Cavs, taking a once skintight rivalry and turning it one-sided. There have been occasional bouts of turbulence as he has dealt with injury and adjustment, but essentially since Durant authored “My Next Chapter,” the balance of power in the NBA has […]


Ranking the 50 greatest individual postseasons in modern NBA history

When it comes to historic player performances, the conference playoffs get no love. You can name and debate the best regular seasons and the best NBA Finals efforts, but the best overall postseason run doesn’t spark the imagination quite the same way. The same is true in terms of awards. The best regular seasons are […]


OTAs show Ty Montgomery remains part of Packers’ plans

That’s why even though Montgomery has yet to prove he can avoid the injury bug, he appears to be set for another significant role in the offense. That much became evident during three weeks of OTA practices, in which Montgomery didn’t appear to lose any ground to emerging running backs Jamaal Williams and Aaron […]


Odell Beckham Jr., Giants seem headed for inevitable showdown

Beckham, who desperately wants a new contact, is almost healthy after breaking his leg in October. The Giants, who admittedly aren’t in a rush to pay him, said last week that Beckham could “possibly” be cleared for this week’s mandatory minicamp. Giants players are set to undergo physicals Monday. Practices are scheduled from Tuesday-Thursday before […]


Gianluigi Buffon banned for three games by UEFA after tirade at referee

Gianluigi Buffon has been banned for his next three European matches by UEFA for comments he made about the referee after Juventus lost in the Champions League quarterfinals last season. Veteran goalkeeper Buffon caused controversy while playing in the second-leg defeat to Real Madrid, when he was shown a red card for vehemently protesting against […]


Wan Kuzain’s first goal helps Sporting Kansas City down Minnesota United

Teenager Wan Kuzain scored his first professional goal in just his second game, Daniel Salloi and Cristian Lobato added first-half goals, and Sporting Kansas City cruised to a 4-1 victory over Minnesota United on Sunday night in Kansas City. Diego Rubio completed the scoring late in the second half for Kansas City, which moved back […]


Mike Trout’s biggest assist? Helping ‘Sho-Time’ get started

Shohei Ohtani traveled more than 5,000 miles from his home in Japan in his quest to make history as a two-way player in the major leagues, so it was only natural for him to feel a knot in his stomach and the burden of expectations several hours before his pitching debut with the Los Angeles […]


Vlad Jr. fever, the clutch factor and MLB’s next big thing

With Ronald Acuna Jr. now occupying a corner locker in the Atlanta Braves’ clubhouse, Baby Vlad has ascended to the top of the charts in the prospect ranking business. He’s as flashy a prospect as you’ll ever see. His namesake father is one of the most exciting players ever to grace a big league ballfield […]