NHL continues history of applauding violent payback for exciting play

Trevor Zegras (second from left) is held back during a scuffle.Photo: Getty Images The appeal of hockey, to an ever-shrinking insular fanbase that gets more and more shrouded by a new one (though not big enough), is that it’s not the other three sports. There are good reasons for that, we all love our cults. … Read more

Tennessee football could enjoy a breakout 2021

Hendon Hooker of Tennessee runs with the ball against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first half of the TransPerfect Music City Bowl.Image: Getty Images Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel says that spring practice looks “unrecognizable” from where the Vols were a year ago in Knoxville. Reeling from the termination of Jeremy Pruitt and a large … Read more

Mayor Adams still not allowing unvaccinated Kyrie Irving to play in Brooklyn

New York Mayor Eric Adams said he is not feeling any pressure to lift vaccine mandates to allow professional athletes like Kyrie Irving to play at home.Illustration: Getty Images I know this is March Madness and NFL Free Agency season, but the NBA Playoffs start in less than 30 days. That last, and most entertaining, … Read more

Urban Meyer didn’t know who Aaron Donald was while with Jaguars

Urban Meyer’s disastrous tenure in Jacksonville can be defined by misstep after misstep, and according to a new report, one of those gaffes apparently included a lack of intel on some of the NFL’s biggest playmakers. Meyer is said to have been “unfamiliar with star players around the league,” as multiple sources told The Athletic … Read more

Packers Get Arkansas WR Treylon Burks in Two Pro Football Network Mock Drafts

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Two mock drafts, same player to fill the Green Bay Packers’ most obvious need. Following Green Bay’s trade of Davante Adams for first- and second-round draft picks, the Packers have a clear need for a receiver. With the 22nd overall pick, which was acquired from the Raiders in the Adams trade, … Read more

Cleveland’s say team did ‘contensive’ research intoshaun Watson before Deex Brown trade

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns called their research and investigation into Deshaun Watson, including the allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct against him, “extensive” in a statement the team released Sunday announcing the trade. “We are acutely aware and empathetic to the highly personal sentiments expressed about this decision,” Browns owners Jimmy and … Read more

Former Dallas Cowboys lineman La’el Collins agrees to three-year contract with Cincinnati Bengals

CINCINNATI — The text message that flashed across La’el Collins’ phone on Sunday was the question Cincinnati Bengals fans kept asking throughout the weekend. And it was from the most prominent person in the city. “Deal done?” Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow asked Collins, the inquiry posed with multiple questions marks. Collins had a simple answer. … Read more

Ryan Turell wants to be the first Orthodox Jew to play basketball in the NBA

Yeshiva’s Ryan Turell looking to make NBA history.Image: Getty Images It’s not just about him. Yeshiva University’s Ryan Turell clearly gets that, much in the same vein as Brian Flores with his recent lawsuit Against the NFL, trying to put a greater focus on equal treatment of minorities in the league knows it’s not just … Read more

Chicago Bears not signing Larry Ogunjobi after failed physical

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Free-agent defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi, who agreed to a three-year deal earlier this week, will not be signing with the Chicago Bears after failing his physical, the team announced Friday. Ogunjobi was Chicago’s biggest acquisition thus far in free agency, having agreed to a contract Monday worth $40.5 million with $26.35 … Read more