Ajax take responsibility for ‘inadequate’ Abdelhak Nouri treatment

Ajax have admitted to providing “inadequate” on-field medical treatment for Abdelhak Nouri after the former midfielder collapsed during a preseason friendly last year, the Dutch club’s general manager Edwin van der Sar has said. Nouri suffered a cardiac arrest during the match against German club Werder Bremen in July 2017 and despite being revived on […]


Could Jets flip Teddy Bridgewater for much-needed edge rusher?

As you mention, Ian, it’s a huge need. The problem is that it’s a lot harder to find a pass-rusher than a wide receiver. Two names have emerged in speculation — Shane Ray and Dante Fowler. The reason is because they’re former first-round picks whose fifth-year options weren’t exercised, meaning they will be free agents […]


Jameis Winston’s expected suspension hurts, but Bucs have backup plan

The Bucs were cautiously optimistic all offseason but knew Winston could face discipline following an investigation into his alleged groping of a female Uber driver, and they secured insurance by re-signing Fitzpatrick in March before he could test free agency. The 14-year veteran, who first signed with the Bucs last offseason, won two of three […]


An alternate way to rank the value of fantasy catchers

In fantasy football, in which everybody plays once a week, it’s not all that hard to be up-to-date with a list of “going forward” rankings that takes into account any new injuries suffered by players at the skills positions. However, in fantasy baseball, it’s a nearly impossible task to adjust the top-300 list after every […]


Cubs, Brewers square off again with first place at stake

An early June showdown awaits the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers this week, as they’ll renew their budding rivalry over the next three days with first place on the line. Just like a year ago at this time, the Brewers have dictated the standings from atop the NL Central. But unlike last season, the two-time […]


The NBA Finals will play a role in free agency

Since Durant signed with the Warriors two years ago, they are 9-2 against the Cavs, taking a once skintight rivalry and turning it one-sided. There have been occasional bouts of turbulence as he has dealt with injury and adjustment, but essentially since Durant authored “My Next Chapter,” the balance of power in the NBA has […]


Ranking the 50 greatest individual postseasons in modern NBA history

When it comes to historic player performances, the conference playoffs get no love. You can name and debate the best regular seasons and the best NBA Finals efforts, but the best overall postseason run doesn’t spark the imagination quite the same way. The same is true in terms of awards. The best regular seasons are […]


OTAs show Ty Montgomery remains part of Packers’ plans

That’s why even though Montgomery has yet to prove he can avoid the injury bug, he appears to be set for another significant role in the offense. That much became evident during three weeks of OTA practices, in which Montgomery didn’t appear to lose any ground to emerging running backs Jamaal Williams and Aaron […]


Odell Beckham Jr., Giants seem headed for inevitable showdown

Beckham, who desperately wants a new contact, is almost healthy after breaking his leg in October. The Giants, who admittedly aren’t in a rush to pay him, said last week that Beckham could “possibly” be cleared for this week’s mandatory minicamp. Giants players are set to undergo physicals Monday. Practices are scheduled from Tuesday-Thursday before […]


Gianluigi Buffon banned for three games by UEFA after tirade at referee

Gianluigi Buffon has been banned for his next three European matches by UEFA for comments he made about the referee after Juventus lost in the Champions League quarterfinals last season. Veteran goalkeeper Buffon caused controversy while playing in the second-leg defeat to Real Madrid, when he was shown a red card for vehemently protesting against […]