New York should cool its jets when deciding Sam Darnold’s role

The New York Jets’ No. 1 objective this season — aside from, you know, winning games — is to put quarterback Sam Darnold in position to have an Eli Manning-like run in New York. You could certainly make a case that Darnold’s development is more important than the record. Either way, the powers that be […]


Rob Gronkowski an ‘old-school tight end in a modern game’

It has been seven years since a tight end was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, when Shannon Sharpe’s greatness as a prolific pass-catcher was recognized, but the position should once again be front and center in 2019 in Tony Gonzalez’s first year of eligibility. With the most receptions (1,325) and receiving yards […]


Rockets GM Daryl Morey: LeBron best ever ‘by a bit of a big margin’

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is a stats guru. He says he has checked the numbers and there’s no question: LeBron James is the best player in the history of the NBA “by a bit of a big margin.”cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Talking Wednesday in an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, Morey […]


Sixers hire former Duke, WNBA star Lindsey Harding as full-time scout

The Philadelphia 76ers have hired former Duke and WNBA star Lindsey Harding as a full-time scout for next season. Harding, the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA in 2007, is only the second former WNBA player to be hired for a full-time scouting position with an NBA team. Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jenny Boucek […]


Golden Tate to Jalen Ramsey: ‘He has to match my quickness’

Jalen Ramsey and Golden Tate are practically family. They’ve known each other for years, back to when Ramsey and Tate’s sisters attended high school together at Brentwood Academy in Tennessee. Ramsey eventually started dating one of Tate’s younger sisters, Breanna, and the two had a child together earlier this year. So Golden Tate and Ramsey […]


Saquon Barkley says he’s learning from minor hamstring injury

Giants coach Pat Shurmur wouldn’t officially rule Barkley out of Friday’s game, but he’s unlikely to play. Shurmur said everyone can guess and surmise, but a player who does not practice because of an injury isn’t typically going to play in a preseason contest. The Giants had a light workout with the Lions on Thursday […]


Where would the Red Sox be without J.D. Martinez?

The Boston Red Sox were an excellent team in 2017, going 93-69 and winning the AL East before losing to the Astros in the Division Series. The Red Sox made one major transaction in the offseason, signing J.D. Martinez as a free agent. As you know, Martinez has terrorized pitchers all season, hitting .333/.400/.665 while […]


Porcello supplies crisp stuff, basepaths mayhem and another win

During an interleague road game Tuesday, Porcello enjoyed a rare opportunity to pitch, swing the bat and channel his inner Zack Greinke. He put on quite a show. Fresh off one of his worst starts of the season in Toronto, Porcello dazzled the Phillies with his command and five-pitch repertoire. He allowed two hits over […]


Get in the playbook! It’s another training camp hurdle to deal with

It is a destination of sorts, even a starting point, a place some are told they have to go, have to get in and stay in. It is the foundation, what Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. calls “everything.” It is routinely still called a book, except it isn’t for most. But how quickly, how […]


How pushing and pulling Antonio Brown helps him and Steelers

Antonio Brown plants a neon Nike cleat into the rain-soaked grass, head fakes inside and bolts to the sideline, where Ben Roethlisberger’s pass awaits. This is an unguardable play that Roethlisberger and Brown have refined with thousands of reps, but Brown just missed a week of practices, so he must set a tone for cornerback […]