Which players could the Cubs target at the trade deadline?

The Chicago Cubs have made a habit of making July trades under Theo Epstein, including acquisitions such as Jake Arrieta (2013), Addison Russell (2014), Aroldis Chapman (2016) and Jose Quintana (2017). This year should be no different, though there is the question as to what they have left in their farm system to use as […]


Didier Deschamps: France still not over loss in Euro 2016 final

France coach Didier Deschamps admitted that his players have still not digested their defeat in the Euro 2016 final but suggested that winning this summer’s World Cup might change that, after Les Bleus beat Belgium 1-0 in the semifinal on Tuesday. It was only two years ago that France reached the European Championship final on […]


Liverpool’s Loris Karius commits another blunder in friendly win over Tranmere

Klopp recently defended the 25-year-old on Liverpool’s official website, believing the concussion he sustained in Kiev was “100 percent the explanation” for his errors. Speaking after the Tranmere game, the Liverpool manager tried to downplay Karius’ mishap against the League Two side. He said: “Now Loris concedes that goal but we cannot start the story […]


Why Andrew Luck is worth the risk in fantasy drafts

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Deshaun Watson should be the No. 1 fantasy quarterback this season based upon his huge upside being much more valuable than his risky downside. By very similar logic, Andrew Luck should also be drafted as a legitimate starting fantasy quarterback in fantasy leagues this nike jerseys […]


Eli Manning’s Super Bowl XLII helmet up for auction

One of the main pieces of evidence in the Eli Manning memorabilia fraud lawsuit that led to an undisclosed settlement is heading to the auction block. Manning’s helmet used in Super Bowl XLII, the game in which the underdog New York Giants upset the 18-0 New England Patriots to win the title, will be auctioned […]


Antoine Griezmann explains his lack of celebration vs. Uruguay ‘friends’

France midfielder Antoine Griezmann said it was “normal not to celebrate” his goal that helped knock Uruguay out of the World Cup in Friday’s quarterfinal. Griezmann did not smile, or perform his trademark dance from the Fortnite game, after Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera spilled a long-range shot into the net in the 61st minute. The […]


Kevin De Bruyne hails Belgium’s defence for sparking win over Brazil

Kevin De Bruyne credited Belgium’s defence for keeping Brazil at bay allowing the Red Devils to take risks in attack that led to their 2-1 World Cup quarterfinal victory on Friday. After Fernandinho’s early own goal, De Bruyne doubled Belgium’s lead just past the half-hour mark, firing a low, line drive into the side netting […]


Giancarlo Stanton finally seems to have settled in with Yankees

With a head-turning 111.0 mph exit velocity, Stanton’s 21st home run of the season was bombastically announced with a deep and bellowing crack that echoed throughout Yankee Stadium as the ball traveled deep toward the right-field bleachers. The sound of the hit was quickly eclipsed by the shouts and applause of a sellout crowd that […]


Mike Trout and Mookie Betts have opposite approaches — and both are perfect

The answers to this mystery show some of the nuances of how each player approaches a count, and how each player’s count rhythm (to make up a phrase) can defy the broad generalities we draw about a player’s approach from their overall plate discipline stats. (Trout takes more pitches with two strikes, for example; Betts […]


Aaron Rodgers’ backup battle futile without improvement

Although Hundley kept the Packers on the fringes of playoff contention with three victories after Rodgers broke his collarbone, coach Mike McCarthy’s postseason assessment that even in his third year Hundley “wasn’t ready for what he needed to be ready for” told all. No wonder the Packers traded for DeShone Kizer in cheap jerseys […]