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 […]


The Randall Cobb debate: Old 27 or young eighth-year veteran?

This season could dictate how the Green Bay Packers receiver is viewed and what it means for his future with the team that picked him in the second round of the 2011 draft. It’s a pivotal spot not only because he’s in the final season of a four-year, $40 million contract, but given the opportunities […]


Former players, AIFF slam IOA decision to withdraw Indian team from Asian Games

Former players and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) have criticised the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) decision to withdraw the Indian football team from the Asian Games in August. The IOA had announced that only the teams featuring in the top eight of Asia would be cleared to go, and the Indian football team, ranked […]


Pep Guardiola was ‘killing’ Yaya Toure’s career – Eboue

Former Ivory Coast and Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue is happy to see midfielder and countryman Yaya Toure leave Manchester City, saying manager Pep Guardiola was ‘killing’ Toure’s career. Toure was one of the Premier League champions’ most influential players after joining the club from Barcelona in 2010. The now-34-year-old played a key role in City’s […]


Phillies’ Vince Velasquez placed on 10-day DL; Pat Neshek activated

The Phillies activated right-handed reliever Pat Neshek in a corresponding move. Neshek has been sidelined this season by a strains to his right shoulder and nfl jerseys for cheap Velasquez, who is 5-8 with a 4.69 ERA, was struck in the forearm by Adam Eaton’s liner in the second inning of the Phillies’ 3-2 […]