Larry Fitzgerald an idol, then a friend and now a teammate to Christian Kirk

When Kirk, a Scottsdale native, was drafted by his hometown team in late April, his journey to the NFL came full circle. He grew up watching the Cardinals. Now he’s teammates with one of his boyhood idols. “It’s just such a blessing to be able to come and play with [the Cardinals],” Kirk said a […]


Juan Carlos Osorio leaning toward leaving as Mexico coach – sources

Juan Carlos Osorio says he will announce his future with the Mexico national team in the next few days, with all indications suggesting the Colombian will not be extending his contract with El Tri. Sources close to Osorio told ESPN Deportes that he is leaning toward leaving Mexico amid multiple offers from other national teams. […]


Real Madrid starlet Rodrygo slams Neymar’s World Cup critics

Real Madrid’s €54 million teenager Rodrygo says Neymar is a victim of a double standard amid the criticism the Brazil superstar suffered for his playacting at this summer’s World Cup, saying “nobody says anything” when players from other countries exaggerate fouls. Despite Brazil exiting in the quarterfinals, only Eden Hazard suffered more fouls than Neymar […]


Lakers’ Lonzo Ball has arthroscopic surgery on torn meniscus in left knee

Lonzo Ball underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to be fully recovered in time for training camp, according to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers second-year guard had been looking into different options to treat a torn meniscus in his left knee, including platelet-rich plasma injection treatment and over a month […]


NFL reinstates Cowboys DE Randy Gregory from yearlong suspension

When the Dallas Cowboys open training camp next week in Oxnard, California, defensive end Randy Gregory will be on hand but not yet able to practice fully. The NFL reinstated Gregory on a conditional basis on Tuesday, allowing him to be at camp and participate in meetings, conditioning work and similar activities, but he has […]


Paul Pogba can enjoy World Cup glory, then return to lead Man United

On Wednesday in Los Angeles, by the trophy-filled museum of the UCLA Bruins’ sports teams, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will hold his first press conference of the preseason ahead of his side’s friendly against Mexico’s Club America in Phoenix the following day. The presser should provide insight into Mourinho’s thinking. If he grumbles about […]


Boreham Wood a fitting place for the start of Unai Emery era at Arsenal

The setting for Unai Emery’s first game in charge of Arsenal could hardly have been more modest, but the 8-0 win at Boreham Wood, in front of 3,500 or so fans at a packed Meadow Park, was a fitting way of showing that even at a time of great change at the club, Arsenal have […]


Personal growth boosts new Redskins CB Adonis Alexander

Adonis Alexander wanted teams to know one thing leading up to the supplemental draft: He had learned his lesson in college. The Redskins sufficiently believed him, using a 2019 sixth-round pick Wednesday to select the Virginia Tech cornerback. Alexander was in the draft because he was ruled academically ineligible for his redshirt senior season. He […]


Derrius Guice, healthy OL can solve Redskins’ run-game woes

But shouldn’t the line get some blame on short-yardage situations? On third-and-1 since 2014, the Redskins rank 28th in yards per carry and 22nd in converting those runs into first downs. That’s an issue. Still, it’s a respected line when healthy. The injuries along the front changed their run game last season. In Weeks 1-8, […]


Want to fix the MLB All-Star Game? Turn it upside down

As the promo count — if not the excitement level — builds for the 89th All-Star Game, do me a favor. Just off the top of your head and without googling, answer this All-Star question for me: Who was the All-Star MVP last year? Too tough for you? How about this one: Where was the […]