The two-time Olympic medalist talks about her new athletic challenge.
A college softball pitcher just showed up Kansas City Royals catcher Drew Butera. Paige Parker of the University of Oklahoma Sooners got a chance to warm up with the Royals before a recent game, blowing away Butera with an assortment of pitches. Safe to say the @Royals were impressed when @paigeparker008 warmed up last week before her first pitch.
Paul George is the hottest trade target in the NBA at the moment, but from the sounds of it, he already has his mind made up about his ultimate destination. It's been widely reported and rumored that George wishes to join his hometown Los Angeles Lakers in 2018 when he becomes a free agent. The Pacers have been shopping around and teams are reportedly still trying to trade for George, hoping that one year of success could convince him to re-sign next summer.
Not too long ago some rumors popped up about Bryce Harper wanting to sign with the Cubs when he hits free agency following the 2018 season. With the Cubs in town to face the Nationals, Harper was asked about those rumors again.
Analytics website Pro Football Focus ranked the Cleveland Browns offensive line as the second best overall unit heading into the 2017 NFL season. We know the Browns have a lot invested in their offensive line, and we’re not just talking about draft picks anymore. After losing star center Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz to free agency last year, this offseason Sashi Brown properly prioritized his team’s offensive line. Brown handed out a lucrative contract to former Cincinnati Bengals guard Kevin Zeitler, threw some decent cash at ex-Packers center J.C. Tretter, and inked Browns’ own Joel Bitonio to an enormous extension. His team is being rewarded for its rebuilding efforts in the trenches, at
In a weekend packed to the brim with high level MMA, Felice Herrig and Justine Kish put on one of the most entertaining scraps in their main card fight at UFC Fight Night: Oklahoma City on Sunday. But despite a high action strawweight bout which saw Kish escape a fully locked in rear-naked choke attempt, the conversations surrounding the fight stem from what happened shortly thereafter when Kish defecated in her shorts while attempting to explode out of a bad position. The unfortunate incident made a mess on the mat which many people were quick to notice, chief among them, Herrig herself. Speaking recently with TMZ Sports, Herrig resisted the urge to make any “I literally choked the crap out
An Arizona judge on Monday ordered Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd to serve one day in jail for failing alcohol tests that he blamed on a type of fermented tea. The hearing was meant to give Floyd a chance to make his case regarding the failed alcohol tests and another appearance he missed earlier this month, which stemmed from a 2016 drunken driving arrest in which Scottsdale police say they found the then-Arizona Cardinals receiver passed out behind the wheel. Floyd and his lawyer did not attend the Scottsdale City Court hearing and had a teleconference with Judge Statia Hendrix. Hendrix ordered Floyd start his additional jail time Monday evening in Phoenix before concluding his
Not even halfway into the Mets season, Ron Darling has seen enough destruction. The former Met and current SNY color analyst tore into the team’s current approach to training its players after watching Robert Gsellman become the latest casualty in an injury-plagued season. The Mets have been playing catch-up all season with each star player that hits the disabled list, and Darling suggested on live television he’s found the reason why the injuries keep piling up. “[These] trainers, get them in a room with some of the old trainers and people that took care of baseball players and how to keep them healthy,” Darling said in the SNY booth with Gary Cohen during the Mets’ 6-3 loss to the Marlins in Miami.
If we boil the choices down to, say, Boston and Salt Lake City, there are bonuses in each direction. In your mind's eye, you can see Hayward channeling Tevye from Fiddler On the Roof, as he wanders down the streets of his existence, saying to himself, "On the one hand …. On the other hand. …" Boston is a great sports town, a terrific, though imperfect city by most definitions, a place where the Celtics have become one of the top two pro basketball franchises in the world. They have history and a legacy second to none. That history/legacy brings with it all kinds of cool things — playing in the same uniform that Russell, Cousy, Bird, Parish, McHale, Pierce and so many others, wore, for the club
The Calgary Flames officially introduced their two newest players on Monday afternoon when they welcomed starting goaltender Mike Smith and defenseman Travis Hamonic to the organization. The addition of Hamonic gives the Flames what should be an outstanding top-four on defense as he joins a blue line that already features Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie and Dougie Hamilton. While that defense might be one of the better ones in the Western Conference, the Flames are hopeful that Smith can help solidify a goaltending position that was a major question mark this past season and a significant weakness for much of it.
The all-time pay-per-view record was set in 2015, when 4.6 million customers purchased a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. If the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is going to break that, it will have to do it without at least one customer. “The real fight and the best fight is [Gennady] Golovkin vs. Canelo [Alvarez],” Pacquiao told Yahoo Sports.
SUBSCRIBE iTunes | Stitcher | RSS 0:41 - Celtics are reportedly trying to trade for Paul George and sign Gordon Hayward. Kevin O’Connor joins BST to break down how the Celtics could fit both players under the cap and what Boston would have to give up to acquire George. 6:37 - Kevin O’Connor joins Michael Holley, Kayce Smith, and Tom Curran to talk about Blake Griffin, what kind of contract he could get, and if Griffin could be a better fit over Gordon Hayward. 10:13 - With Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs getting into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Phil Perry joins Tom Curran to discuss how Robert Kraft getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame might not be as easy of a process as you think. 14:05 -
The Seattle Seahawks have been engulfed in some locker room controversy this offseason, thanks primarily to an ESPN story. That story alleged that cornerback Richard Sherman remains bitter about the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots from several years ago and that members of the roster are upset about the preferential treatment the coaching staff and front office gives to quarterback Russell Wilson. Sherman has adamantly denied the story is true, previously calling anyone who spoke anonymously for the story "cowards", and he recently added that he believes it's a "made-up story" that would apply to any team. That includes the same team the Seahawks lost to, the New England Patriots, where Sherman
It’s only a few days until July 1 and defenseman Brendan Smith still doesn’t have an extension in place with the New York Rangers. It doesn’t necessarily mean that Smith is going to sign elsewhere. “No one should read anything into the fact that we don’t have a deal yet,” Anton Thun told the New York Post.
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That the White Sox lost their fourth consecutive game doesn’t change the big picture plans of the franchise, which probably — but not definitely — will involve making at least one trade before the end of July. Before the White Sox lost, 6-5, to the New York Yankees Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field, general manager Rick Hahn met with the media and delivered the same message he’s had since trading away Chris Sale and Adam Eaton in December. The White Sox are open for business, and would like to make a number of moves to further bolster their farm system, but won’t make a trade if they don’t receive what they view to be a fair return. “Would I be surprised (if we didn’t make a trade)? No, because
Dorell Wright played for the Warriors in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He spent a lot of time with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Did he think they would end up being this good? "Yeah. I seen it because they put the time in, they put the work in," Wright told Alex Kennedy on the HoopsHype Podcast. "Sometimes we'd have to go talk to Steph like, 'Yo, you know we got a game tonight? You're going pretty hard.' "He's a little different, man. He takes coaching and advice from everybody. If you're telling him something that's gonna better him and help him, he's gonna sit there and listen to you. He's not gonna be one of those guys that thinks he knows everything. "I'm happy for his success ... I'm just happy
For NHL schedule nerds, Tuesday felt a bit like Christmas.* On the Forecheck’s Dirk Hoag is mostly retired from hockey blogging, but he still puts out his beloved “super schedule,” and he combined with Alex Daugherty to do a 2017-18 version, which you
Two months out of the picture, Britt McHenry briefly reinserted herself into the ESPN drama — before attempting to cover it up. The sports reporter, who was one of approximately 100 employees ESPN let go in April, suggested in a since-deleted Twitter comment Monday she knows why the Worldwide Leader sent her packing: She’s a conservative at what she apparently sees as a liberal network. “I mean I’ve been openly Conservative… look how that ended up…” McHenry wrote in response to a tweet slamming ESPN for arguing it’s not liberal, according to a screengrab from The Big Lead. McHenry’s political reasoning comes at a time when ESPN’s supposedly liberal-leaning content has been widely debated, even inside Bristol.
Just days after Lonzo Ball went to the Lakers with the No. 2 pick and LaVar Ball proclaimed himself a prophet, the family put itself under the bright lights once again as part of WWE’s ‘RAW.’ And while LaVar’s antics were predictably a mix of outlandish, hilarious and nauseating, it is what his youngest son, LaMelo, said that has created a nightmare for the WWE and put the family in some hot water.
The cleanup is ongoing for the Bulls. And shovels are required. On the same day vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman marched out coach Fred Hoiberg and their ‘‘change of direction,’’ they still were dealing with questions about their sustained failure as a front office. Guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn and first-round draft pick Lauri Markkanen were introduced Tuesday, less than a week after being acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves for a package that included three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler. There was talk about ‘‘attacking the day,’’ ‘‘new opportunity’’ and ‘‘high-character guys.’’ But for the Bulls’ rebuild to really gain traction, they will
Jets fans and Vince Young have something in common. Neither party understands how, after a horrid 2016 season, Ryan Fitzpatrick is still in the league. Embarrassed New Yorkers watched week after week as Fitzpatrick blew game after game for Gang Green last year. Apparently, Young was watching, too. The former Titans and Eagles quaterback, in an interview with Sports Illustrated, talked about how it amazes him that some guys still have jobs and he doesn’t. As he went on, Fitzpatrick came to mind. I’d see a quarterback and be like, ‘Dude is garbage, and I’m over here in the kitchen cooking turkey necks!? I hate to name-drop, but [Ryan] Fitzpatrick is still playing!? He leads the league in interceptions,
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) As usual, Helio Castroneves took charge. Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud came in early for their news conference after a good practice at Road America for the Team Penske drivers. Castroneves, still in his firesuit, picked up the microphone and started moderating the discussion as if he was a veteran announcer.
Enter the Kirk Cousins situation, which periodically will become the focal point of #breakingnews as the true pay-or-get-off-the-pot moment arrives. As noted last week, anything said about Cousins is “noise” for now, and nothing is going on between himself and the team. The safer guess at this point is that a deal won’t get done, primarily because Washington has done nothing over the past two years to show a willingness to get a deal done on the player’s terms.
BOSTON It doesnt really matter whats holding Hanley Ramirez back: his health, his desire to play through injuries, neither, both. The Red Sox need him to hit better as the designated hitter, or give someone else a chance in his place. From May 27 on, Ramirez is hitting .202 with a .216 on-base percentage and .369 slugging percentage.