Strong faith keeps Eagles QB Carson Wentz focused on big picture

Injuries forced Carson Wentz to watch another quarterback lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl title and put him on the sideline for playoff games in each of the next two seasons. Now the franchise player with the big contract saw his team use a second-round pick on a quarterback who was runner-up […]


Meet the bouncer turned Steeler who could become Big Ben’s protector

Kevin Dotson laughs at the description used to describe him during the 2020 NFL draft process. Mostly because it’s true. One draft analyst said Dotson, an offensive guard from the University of Louisiana, moves guys around the field “like a pissed off club bouncer.” The author likely didn’t know how right he was in that […]


What Andy Dalton must prove if he wants to be an NFL starter in 2021

Andy Dalton was resolute about his standing among NFL quarterbacks after his final start for the Cincinnati Bengals. “I want to be a starter in this league,” Dalton said on Dec. 29 after he led the Bengals to a Week 17 win over the Cleveland Browns. “I know I can do that. I just want […]


Testimony: MLB official thought Rob Manfred would nix Angel Hernandez World Series assignment

A major league official testified he suggested Angel Hernandez be removed from consideration for the 2015 World Series because he did not think Commissioner Rob Manfred would approve the umpire to work baseball’s premier event. Hernandez sued Major League Baseball in 2017, alleging race discrimination and cited his failure to be assigned to the World […]


Rangers management feels North Texas could be an MLB hub if and when regular season opens

North Texas has more to offer than just the new Rangers ballpark should MLB decide to start the pandemic-delayed 2020 baseball season with teams grouped together in different regions. Among the different plans looked at by Major League Baseball is to use Texas as a mid-American hub. “Depending upon a variety of the other factors, […]


Cameroon’s Paul Eboua declares for NBA draft

Cameroonian power forward Paul Eboua has submitted paperwork to the league office to make himself eligible for the 2020 NBA draft, he told ESPN on Saturday. “I have made the decision to declare for the 2020 NBA draft with the full intent to stay in,” Eboua wrote to ESPN. “I would like to thank Pesaro […]


Sources: Makur Maker entering NBA draft

Agile at nearly 7-foot, Maker caught the attention of NBA teams with his ability to handle the ball in the open court and create shots for himself. The NBA agreed to allow Maker, 19, to be eligible for the 2020 draft class although he was two credits short of graduating with his original 2019 high […]


49ers veteran Joe Staley retires after 13 seasons

One of the most beloved San Francisco 49ers in recent memory is walking away from the NFL. Longtime Niners left tackle Joe Staley announced his retirement Saturday, noting injury concerns during San Francisco’s Super Bowl run last season. “Last season was a dream to be a part of, having the opportunity to chase a Championship. […]


Colts select Washington QB Jacob Eason in 4th round of NFL draft

Colts general manager Chris Ballard thinks the brakes should be pumped before trying to anoint Jacob Eason the team’s quarterback of the future. Eason, whom the Colts selected in the fourth round (No. 122 overall) of the NFL draft Saturday, still has to make the team, according to Ballard. “He has talent, but there’s a […]


Silva talks with Valencia complicated by coronavirus – sources

David Silva is in talks about a return to former club Valencia but a potential deal is being complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, sources have told ESPN. Silva has signalled his intention to leave Manchester City at the end of his contract, which is set to expire on June 30. FIFA have suggested contracts due […]