There are several NFL teams absolutely desperate for a franchise quarterback that should jump at a player like Darnold. There are several more with uncertainty at that position, and the idea of landing Darnold could convince them to make a move.
Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. were cut loose by the Chicago Cubs after helping the team win its first World Series title in more than a century, among 59 players who became free agents as part of the fallout from the coranavirus pandemic when their teams declined to offer them 2021 contracts by Wednesday night's deadline. Cincinnati reliever Archie Bradley, Atlanta outfielder Adam Duvall, Colorado outfielder David Dahl and Minnesota outfielder Eddie Rosario also were let go by their clubs, who did not want to allow those players to become eligible for salary arbitration in February, which would have been their right had they been tendered contracts. Almora batted .167 in 28 games last season and earned $1,667,667 prorated from $4.5 million, down from a .236 average, 12 homers and 32 RBIs in 2019.
The first half of Wednesday’s Ravens-Steelers game ended with Baltimore running out of time as a third-and-goal pass into the end zone fell incomplete. The Ravens may have had enough time to run a fourth-and-goal play, if not for the Steelers’ tactics as the clock was running late in the half. With the Ravens out [more]
In the predraft process, LaMelo Ball’s commitment and attitude were questioned. The notions of Ball being immature and not focused on the game came despite multiple firsthand accounts from coaches and teammates with Illawarra contradicting those reports. However, if more proof was needed, Hornets president of basketball operations Mitch Kupchak provided it.
Holyfield's challenge comes after 54-year-old Tyson dominated Roy Jones Jr, 51, in an exhibition fight on Saturday in Los Angeles that was ruled a draw. Calling the bout with Jones Jr "a tune-up" Holyfield taunted Tyson, urging him to give the world the fight they want to see. "No more excuses," said Holyfield in a statement.