Dak Prescott wore a postgame smile, and you couldn’t blame the Dallas Cowboys quarterback for that. It’s not easy to win games in the National Football League — just ask the Detroit Lions. So even a 27-17 slog over a New Orleans Saints team that boasted neither Alvin Kamara nor an actual quarterback still counts.
So it looks like we’re headed for a work stoppage. Baseball’s current collective bargaining agreement expires on Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ET, and despite months of largely slow-moving negotiations, a deal does not seem imminent. Without one, the team owners are almost certainly going to lock out the players. If you’ve been following along since
They slow-rolled the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes into oblivion. The starting quarterback suffered a self-described “COVID toe” that was really a broken pinky on his foot. And they lost Elgton Jenkins, a Pro Bowl offensive lineman, to a season-ending knee injury. Yet, as the Green Bay Packers head into their bye week, they may very
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — After nearly two decades of almost complete domination, heartbreak and humiliation, the University of Michigan finally found a way to beat its archrival Ohio State, bullying the Buckeyes to the tune of 42-27 at a snowy, delirious Michigan Stadium. The win sends the Wolverines (11-1) to the Big Ten championship game
It’s been a year of ups and downs in the Busts Piece. At times I swear that if I listed Disco as a weekly fade, Donna Summer and The Bee Gees would immediately zoom to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Ah, variance. This is the life we have chosen. I am thankful for everyone
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has repeatedly supported players’ rights to free speech throughout his tenure. In that time, his stance on in-game statements regarding politics and social justice evolved from 2016, when he preferred players refrain from “using our uniforms for political expression,” to the Orlando bubble, where jerseys displayed messages ranging from “Black Lives
It’s customary for coaching staffs to spend a week during the offseason studying each upcoming opponent on the schedule. They watch all of their cut ups, learn personnel and create files on tendencies to ease the cram of game week. All the coaches who studied 2020 Michigan for the 2021 season basically wasted their time.
For the NFL and owner Stan Kroenke, the watershed moment has arrived in the Los Angeles Rams relocation lawsuit. With a trial set to begin on January 10, the whiff of a courtroom war is in the air. Not only between the city of St. Louis and the NFL, but possibly between Kroenke and his
Aaron Rodgers was back in vintage form on Sunday a week after struggling in his return from COVID-19. But it wasn’t enough for the Green Bay Packers. Justin Jefferson erupted with eight catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns as the Minnesota Vikings fought back a late Packers rally to secure a wild 34-31 win
Running backs have been devalued. Some say they don’t matter anymore. The Indianapolis Colts would disagree. The Colts got a huge 41-15 upset at the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and Jonathan Taylor was the best player on the field. He’s the best player in most of the Colts’ games. On Sunday, Taylor became the first
Ohio State has taken its play to another level. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes hosted No. 7 Michigan State on Saturday in one of the biggest games of the season. To call the outcome lopsided would be putting it lightly. Ohio State absolutely demolished the Spartans, 56-7, to put itself another step closer to a Big Ten
It was the definition of bittersweet. On Thursday, just hours before he was scheduled to be executed by the state, Julius Jones was granted clemency by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. But Stitt, against the recommendation of the state’s pardon and parole board that had twice recommended Jones’ sentence be commuted to life with the possibility
If Mel Tucker agrees to stay at Michigan State via a 10-year, $95 million contract, the key part of this sentence for the Spartans will be “agrees to stay,” not the eye-popping numbers. Is State overpaying for a guy who is just 16-13 overall as a head coach (one season at Colorado, two at MSU),
LOS ANGELES — DeMar DeRozan had multiple conversations with LeBron James in the offseason. His agent, Aaron Goodwin, worked feverishly behind the scenes with the San Antonio Spurs’ front office to get details ironed out on what would have been a sign-and-trade package to send the 13-year free agent veteran to his hometown team, the
Oklahoma’s College Football Playoff hopes are toast. And it’s not the defense’s fault. The Sooners’ offense couldn’t do anything against a staunch Baylor defense in a 24-14 loss on Saturday. The defeat will assuredly drop OU out of playoff contention and maybe even drop the Sooners out of the top 10 in Tuesday’s rankings. No.
Cam Newton ranked third in on-target throw percentage on passes of 10-plus yards, and led the NFL in on-target percentage on throws for 20-plus yards in 2020. That would likely surprise folks given his poor raw stats in New England and the fact his shoulder has suffered so much damage over the years. Considering the