Ajax end contract of brain-damaged former wonderkid Nouri: report
by AFP on March 31, 2020 at 11:46 am
Ajax have terminated the contract of former wonderkid Abdelhak Nouri, severely brain damaged and in a coma since collapsing three seasons ago, the Dutch daily De Telegraaf said Tuesday. The club intervened ahead of the July 1 date when the contract was due to renew for the 22-year-old who collapsed while warming up for a pre-season friendly against German club Werder Bremen in July 2017. Known to fans and teammates as Appie, Nouri joined the Amsterdam club aged seven and developed into a teenage sensation.
Could Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson be planning a match with Tom Brady, Peyton Manning?
by ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports on March 31, 2020 at 3:43 am
A possible sequel to 2018’s match play contest between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson might be in the works with an NFL twist added to the mix. According to author and golf writer Robert Lusetich, the possibility of a second match between Woods and Mickelson could become a reality with each player having a partner [more]
Free-agent Eric Reid wants revote over post-ballot changes to CBA
by LA Times on March 31, 2020 at 3:18 am
Free agent safety Eric Reid wants the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement invalidated over language added following ratification of the pact earlier this month.
Bulls observations: The full Dennis Rodman experience sends Knicks packing
by NBC Sports Chicago on March 31, 2020 at 2:54 am
Dennis Rodman is a delight, and the Bulls own the Knicks. Rinse, repeat.
Fans overwhelmingly prefer Patriots go Stidham-Hoyer in 2020
by NBC Sports Boston on March 31, 2020 at 12:58 am
After Tom Brady’s departure, Patriots fans have one request for the team. Let Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer battle for the starting job in 2020. Tom E. Curran dives into the team’s options in his quarantine question of the day.
The five most underrated players on the 2020 Chicago Bears
by NBC Sports Chicago on March 31, 2020 at 12:47 am
Adam Hoge digs deep into the Chicago Bears roster to find the five most underrated players on the team.
Chaim Bloom estimates when Chris Sale could return from Tommy John surgery
by NBC Sports Boston on March 31, 2020 at 12:27 am
How long could Chris Sale be out after having Tommy John surgery? Boston Red Sox chief of baseball operations, Chaim Bloom, provided a rough timeline in a Monday night conference call.
Dave Gettleman’s seat remains hot
by ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports on March 31, 2020 at 12:16 am
The Giants opted after the 2019 season to fire coach Pat Shurmur and to keep G.M. Dave Gettleman. But Gettleman continues to be on notice. In his latest mailbag for TheAthletic.com (as noticed by TheBigLead.com), Jay Glazer explained that Gettleman has one year to turn around a team that hasn’t been to the playoffs since [more]
Report: Brooklyn Nets looking to hire a blue-chip head coach
by NBC Sports on March 30, 2020 at 11:30 pm
Names linked to the Brooklyn opening are Tom Thibodeau, Mark Jackson, and both Jeff and Stan Van Gundy.
Report: Two Huskies land pre-draft interviews with San Francisco 49ers
by NBC Sports Northwest on March 30, 2020 at 11:25 pm
They are both Washington natives, too.
Q&A with Gonzaga 5-star QB Caleb Williams about why he picked the schools in his final 5
by NBC Sports Washington on March 30, 2020 at 11:13 pm
Caleb Williams answers Chad Ricardo’s questions about why he picked the programs in his final 5.
Where Are They Now: Lake Speed still racing and ‘still bad to the bone’
by NBC Sports on March 30, 2020 at 11:00 pm
With one of the most unique surnames in NASCAR history, Lake Speed is still chasing checkered flags and championships, only these days it’s in karting.
Updated odds on landing spots for Dalton, Newton, Winston
by Reuters on March 30, 2020 at 10:56 pm
At the DraftKings sportsbook, odds are available for the next landing spot for three quarterbacks: Andy Dalton, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston. ** The Jaguars are the only team with odds lower than +1000 (10-to-1) for all three quarterbacks. ** The Chargers and Jaguars sit 1-2 in some order for Newton and Winston.
Broncos continue raiding Detroit Lions roster in free agency
by The Associated Press on March 30, 2020 at 10:36 pm
The Denver Broncos have finalized a three-year, $7 million deal with free agent punter Sam Martin, the third former Detroit Lions player signed by general manager John Elway this month. Martin joins former Detroit teammates Graham Glasgow and Jeff Driskel in Denver. Glasgow, a guard and center, signed a four-year, $44 million deal and Driskel signed a two-year, $5 million contract to serve as quarterback Drew Lock’s backup.
Rumor: NBA considering resuming 2020 season in a single site with shortened playoffs
by NBC Sports on March 30, 2020 at 10:30 pm
The NBA is determined to salvage what they can of the 2019-20 season. That includes drastically adjusting the playoff schedule per Marc Berman of the New York Post. Among proposals being considered are best-of-three playoff series. The NBA has all but rejected a single-game elimination tournament. That would only be considered as a last resort
Blake Martinez: Packers don’t value inside linebackers as much as other teams
by ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports on March 30, 2020 at 10:24 pm
Linebacker Blake Martinez accepted a three-year, $30 million contract offer from the Giants during the negotiating window ahead of the start of the new league year earlier this month and he spoke to reporters about that decision on a Monday conference call. One of the questions that Martinez answered had to do with whether he [more]
Anthony Rizzo has no regrets over signing bargain extension in 2013
by NBC Sports Chicago on March 30, 2020 at 10:05 pm
Anthony Rizzo’s contract is one of the most team-friendly in baseball, and he has no regrets over signing it.
Why Raiders should add running back to help Josh Jacobs, Jalen Richard
by NBC Sports BayArea on March 30, 2020 at 9:25 pm
Josh Jacobs and Jalen RIchard can carry the load, but adding a big running back would be optimal for the Raiders.
Hall of Fame GM Gil Brandt says Bill Belichick is best drafter of his lifetime
by NBC Sports Boston on March 30, 2020 at 9:19 pm
Is Bill Belichick the greatest drafter in the history of the NFL? Believe it or not, one Hall of Fame executive thinks that distinction belongs to the New England Patriots’ long-time head coach.
Chiefs have $177.00 in cap space
by ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports on March 30, 2020 at 8:52 pm
The Patriots are fairly tight against the cap. The Chiefs are squeezed against it. Field Yates of ESPN.com has posted the current cap numbers, and New England’s $891,775 doesn’t look like much, until it’s compared to Kansas City’s. The Chiefs have (the headline gave it away) $177.00 in cap space. For starters, the situation makes [more]
Redskins are warming up to trading down from No. 2 pick, per one report
by NBC Sports Washington on March 30, 2020 at 8:39 pm
According to a report from Jason La Canfora, the Redskins are reportedly interested in trading down from the No. 2 selection in the draft.
Steve Kerr: ‘Very unlikely’ Warriors will play another regular-season game
by NBC Sports on March 30, 2020 at 8:30 pm
NBA owners and players are reportedly united on finishing the season.
Xavier Rhodes: Getting cut was a “reality check”
by ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports on March 30, 2020 at 8:29 pm
Things went downhill quickly for cornerback Xavier Rhodes in Minnesota. The 2013 Vikings first-round pick was a first-team All-Pro in 2017, which was the first year of a five-year contract that looked like it would make Rhodes a fixture on the defense for at least that long. Rhodes’ play took a turn for the worse [more]
Five-star guard Greta Kampschroeder commits to Oregon State women’s hoops
by NBC Sports Northwest on March 30, 2020 at 7:47 pm
The Beavs’ 2021 recruiting class starts off with a bang.
Former Dodgers manager Joe Torre sells charming New York lake house
by LA Times on March 30, 2020 at 7:43 pm
Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre just sold his New York lake house for $983,000, or $117,000 shy of what he paid for it in 2006.
NFL Power Rankings: Bears drop 5 spots after offseason moves
by NBC Sports Chicago on March 30, 2020 at 7:40 pm
Despite several offseason moves, the Bears have fallen in the latest NFL.com power rankings.
Report: Texans offered Laremy Tunsil $18.5 million per year
by ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports on March 30, 2020 at 7:34 pm
The Texans traded for left tackle Laremy Tunsil before negotiating a new deal. After giving up two first-round draft picks and a second-rounder to get Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills from the Dolphins, the Texans now are backed into a corner. They have to do what it takes to get Tunsil signed to a long-term [more]
Carli Lloyd fires back at critics angry she posted about a new car
by Yahoo Sports on March 30, 2020 at 6:56 pm
Carli Lloyd is finding reasons to be thankful during unprecedented times.
Iowa’s Spencer Lee wins Hodge Trophy after dominant season
by Associated Press on March 30, 2020 at 6:42 pm
Spencer Lee of Iowa has been voted the winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy as the most dominant college wrestler in the nation. Lee received 52 of a possible 57 first-place votes, WIN magazine announced Monday. The Hodge is considered the top honor in college wrestling.
Oregon Ducks golf coach Casey Martin fighting to save his leg
by NBC Sports Northwest on March 30, 2020 at 6:35 pm
We’re all rooting for you!
Maryland’s frontcourt depth takes a hit as forward Ricky Lindo Jr. enters transfer portal
by NBC Sports Washington on March 30, 2020 at 6:28 pm
Maryland sophomore forward Ricky Lindo Jr. has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal.
Course Record with Michael Breed: How to improve your club speed
by CBS Sports Videos on March 30, 2020 at 6:04 pm
Michael Breed gives you an easy drill to improve your club speed which will improve the distance your ball travels.
How Jadeveon Clowney is placing a dangerous wager on the timeline of COVID-19
by NBC Sports Northwest on March 30, 2020 at 5:44 pm
Clowney’s patience is understandable, but it’s getting to the point where he could risk not getting signed at all.
Rumor: Nets will try to trade young talent for third star
by NBC Sports on March 30, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Brooklyn’s road from upstart contender has been rocky.
There’s more to Jarren Duran’s potential for Red Sox than his speed
by NBC Sports Boston on March 30, 2020 at 5:21 pm
Before the global coronavirus pandemic put a stop to spring training, 23-year-old Red Sox prospect Jarren Duran was opening eyes in Fort Myers. As John Tomase explains, while Duran’s speed is impressive, he’s got the potential to do much more as his career develops.
Celtics’ Gordon Hayward sheds Rancho Santa Fe estate for $3.9 million
by LA Times on March 30, 2020 at 5:12 pm
Boston Celtics all-star Gordon Hayward has sold his home in Rancho Santa Fe for $3.9 million.
Steelers sign a fifth former XFL player
by ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports on March 30, 2020 at 4:29 pm
The XFL has produced at least some offseason NFL talent, and most of it has headed to Pittsburgh. The Steelers announced the signing of defensive end Dewayne Hendrix, which moves their total of former XFL players to five. The Steelers had previously signed linebacker/long snapper Christian Kuntz, safety Tyree Kinnel, offensive lineman Jarron Jones and [more]
Jusuf Nurkic says he “can’t get over” referee kicking him after injury
by NBC Sports Northwest on March 30, 2020 at 4:15 pm
“I don’t think there’s an excuse to try to step over somebody.”
Philly’s Dept. of Public Health uses social distancing to troll the Dallas Cowboys
by NBC Sports Philadelphia on March 30, 2020 at 3:19 pm
The times we are living in are strange and trying for everyone, but it’s no time to give up our mockery of the Dallas Cowboys and their fans.
Drew Brees found some rattlesnakes walking his dog, Sean Payton tweeted a perfect response
by Yahoo Sports on March 30, 2020 at 2:16 pm
Drew Brees saw some rattlesnakes and it freaked out Sean Payton.
Jets 2020 NFL Mock Draft roundup: A trade back for Gang Green shakes things up
by SNY on March 30, 2020 at 1:58 pm
After having the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft in 2018 and 2019 and nabbing Sam Darnold and Quinnen Williams, the Jets find themselves all the way down at No. 11 for the 2020 draft.But there will still be plenty of elite players to choose from.SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano recently made his three-round mock. Here’s how the other latest mocks see things shaking out…
Golf instruction truths: The secret move top golfers make at the top of the swing for more speed
by Golf Digest on March 30, 2020 at 12:50 pm
Golf instruction truths: Try copying this tour-player move—which is so tough to recognize without slow motion—for increased power
Former Jaguars All-Pro Tony Boselli reportedly in hospital with coronavirus
by The Guardian on March 30, 2020 at 12:15 pm
* 47-year-old receiving treatment after leaving intensive care * Tackle was named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade team The former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Tony Boselli is in hospital after contracting Covid-19, according to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman.Boselli was reportedly admitted to a hospital in the Jacksonville area and his condition was severe enough that he was placed in intensive care. Freeman says he is now out of ICU but still being treated by hospital staff.> He was initially in the intensive care unit. I’m told he’s doing better but is still receiving treatment.> > — mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) March 29, 2020The 47-year-old was one of the best tackles of his generation and named to the NFL’s All Decade team for the 1990s. He was also a five-time Pro Bowler, a three-time All Pro and is considered by many as a future Hall of Fame member.He was the first-ever draft pick for the newly formed Jaguars in 1995 and played for them until 2001. Boselli was incredibly popular with fans, and local McDonald’s franchises even offered Boselli Burgers.On Friday night former Denver Broncos wide receiver Orlando McDaniel died at the age of 59 after contracting Covid-19. The New Orleans Saints coach, Sean Payton, came down with the virus earlier this month but looks to have made a full recovery after a period of self-isolation.
Coronavirus: Barcelona players agree 70% pay cut as Lionel Messi takes swipe at club’s hierarchy
by The Independent on March 30, 2020 at 11:09 am
Barcelona’s players have accepted a 70 per cent pay cut and pledged donations to help the club’s non-sport staff continue to receive their full wages.Lionel Messi revealed the move in an Instagram post, insisting Barcelona’s players were always open to pay cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic but had to take time to iron out the details.
Best Teams Ever bracket: NBA edition, Round 1
by Yahoo Sports on March 30, 2020 at 5:26 am
Which NBA team was the best of all time? Vote on it in our Best Ever bracket series.
The beauty and comedy of Muhammad Ali and Rocky Marciano’s 1969 ‘computer’ fight
by The Independent on March 30, 2020 at 5:18 am
It started out as a bit of fun, two unbeaten heavyweight champions in the ultimate fantasy fight at a time when the heavyweight division’s best boxer was in exile, and the top contenders were biffing and bashing each other in virtual obscurity.A smart, sharp advertising ducker and diver called Murray Woroner decided to find a super computer and put in all the data for the best 16 heavyweights in history. This was a glorious mash-up of Fifties science fiction with enough Sixties farce to make it a psychedelic success.
2020 NFL Mock Draft and NFL Draft Prop Bets
by Rotoworld on March 30, 2020 at 12:48 am
Hayden Winks pairs each mock draft selection with an NFL Draft prop bet. (Getty Images)
Mind-blowing stat shows Tom Brady’s Super Bowl success compared to other QBs
by NBC Sports Boston on March 29, 2020 at 10:03 pm
Tom Brady is the greatest playoff quarterback in NFL history and this is yet another stat that helps to prove that.
Former Cubs player Jim Edmonds tested for COVID-19, shows ‘severe symptoms’
by NBC Sports Chicago on March 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm
Former Cubs outfielder Jim Edmonds went to a hospital to get tested for COVID-19 and is showing what he described as “severe symptoms.”
NFL mock draft: Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa will go early
by LA Times on March 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa are all expected to be first-round picks in the NFL draft. The question is: When will they be off the board?
Absurdly early Top 25 rankings for next season
by Yahoo Sports on March 24, 2020 at 6:16 pm
In a period of uncertainty with the NBA draft, transfer rules and a few top recruits still on the board, we take a way-too-early look at next season.