How Saints’ Benjamin Watson lasted 15 years in the NFL

If one were to encounter the Watsons and their five children at the airport, one would see a family that operates like a well-oiled machine. The Watsons have made five cross-country moves over the 15 years of Ben’s pro football career, so there aren’t many things that could throw them for a loop. Ben attributes […]


Son Heung-min’s South Korea overcame China, but Team Dragon still have Wu Lei to call on

South Korea have Son Heung-min, and China have Wu Lei. The two may not be at the same level in terms of talent or renown, but the Chinese attacker is as important to Marcello Lippi’s side as Son is to Paulo Bento’s. This was made all the more clear on Wednesday when the teams met […]


Thierry Henry’s Monaco draws Patrick Vieira’s Nice in clash of ex-teammates

Thierry Henry’s Monaco stretched their winless run in Ligue 1 to four games as they drew 1-1 with Patrick Vieira’s Nice on Wednesday as two Arsenal legends did battle in the dugout. Former France internationals Henry and Vieira played 313 games together at Arsenal, under the Premier League club’s former boss Arsene Wenger, and with […]


DJ LeMahieu agrees to join Yankees on two-year, $24M contract

DJ LeMahieu has reached an agreement with the New York Yankees on a two-year, $24 million deal, league sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. LeMahieu will join the Yankees after seven impressive seasons with the Colorado Rockies that included two All-Star selections, three Gold Glove Awards and the 2016 National League batting title. The 30-year-old ranked […]


Former Yankees pitcher and coach Mel Stottlemyre dies at 77

Mel Stottlemyre, who pitched for the New York Yankees for 11 seasons and won five World Series titles as a pitching coach for the Yankees and the Mets, died Sunday in Seattle after battling cancer for almost 20 years. He was 77. Stottlemyre’s wife, Jean, told the New York Times that he died as a […]


Coach Steve Kerr, Warriors players praise Mavs rookie Luka Doncic

The Golden State Warriors believe that Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic is not only an All-Star-caliber player but also a superstar in the making. Even on a night when Stephen Curry scored 48 points and hit 11 3-pointers in a 119-114 win over the Mavericks, it was Doncic’s promise that was a large topic of […]


Bolden works the path between 76ers and G-League

New York – It’s more than two hours before a 1pm tip-off at Madison Square Garden and Jonah Bolden looks like he’s already been working out for a while. Bolden is running through drills with the assistant coaches – pick-and-rolls, pick-and-pops, corner threes and more. For Bolden, whose journey to the NBA has been anything […]


High-flying Rams run over Cowboys for first playoff win in McVay era

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay felt the pressure. So did quarterback Jared Goff. Despite producing back-to-back division titles for the first time in nearly four decades, both coach and quarterback knew the results that matter most are those produced in the playoffs. Last season, they fell flat in a wild-card loss to the Atlanta […]


Never bury Tom Brady: The GOAT was toast in K.C. — now he’s back

Tom Brady had to make it back to Kansas City with his job very much intact, didn’t he? If his football obituary was not written at Arrowhead Stadium in the fall of 2014, critics did at least start warming up that obit in the bullpen. Brady was 37 back then, and he was so dreadful […]


PSG needed winter ‘recruits’ regardless of Coupe de la Ligue loss – Tuchel

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel believes that Wednesday’s Coupe de la Ligue quarterfinal exit at the hands of Guingamp has changed nothing regarding the January transfer window, saying the deposed titleholders needed to and still need to sign new players to remain competitive. “We did not need to lose to know that we must recruit,” […]