Former University of Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker is putting aside concerns about his surgically repaired knee, the offense he ran in college and his age as he visits with teams ahead of the April 27 NFL draft. Hooker figures to join Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Will Levis and Anthony Ri…
Welcome, Dan Snyder, to the Owners Hall of Infamy. You’ll feel right at home with this band of scoundrels, incompetents and reprobates — all of whom proved that being the richest guy in the room does not make you the wisest. Harry Frazee and Ted Stepien, make room for the soon-to-be-former o…
Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce was one of 25 current and former players who participated last week in the league’s Broadcasting and Media Workshop, which used to be known as the Broadcast Bootcamp. This was the second year the workshop was held at the NFL Media headquarters, which op…
Dan Snyder has a deal in place to sell the NFL's Washington Commanders for the biggest price paid for a North American professional sports team.
The Detroit Lions are trading cornerback Jeff Okudah to the Atlanta Falcons for a fifth-round draft pick, according to AP sources. Detroit drafted the former Ohio State star with the No. 3 overall pick in 2020 and injuries stunted his career. Hamstring and shoulder ailments limited him to ni…
The family of deceased Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has filed a lawsuit claiming he was drugged, robbed and extorted before he was fatally struck while standing drunk on a highway after running out of gas. The Florida lawsuit alleges that the former Ohio State star was drug…
Bradley Beal said if he wanted to leave Washington, he'd have made that a lot more obvious by now. Beal hasn’t said anything to that effect. So it appears he’s ready to stay the course with the Wizards. The Wizards sound prepared to try to keep their trio of Beal, Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle…
The family of deceased Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has filed a lawsuit claiming he was drugged, robbed and extorted before he was fatally struck while standing drunk on a highway after running out of gas. The Florida lawsuit alleges that the former Ohio State star was drugged and robbed by a man and three women in the hours before the April 2022 accident.
Bradley Beal said if he wanted to leave Washington, he'd have made that a lot more obvious by now. Beal hasn’t said anything to that effect. So it appears he’s ready to stay the course with the Wizards. The Wizards sound prepared to try to keep their trio of Beal, Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma together. That’s after a season in which Washington went 35-47 and missed the playoffs.
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a one-year contract with receiver Odell Beckham Jr. The Ravens announced the move Sunday. The 30-year-old Beckham did not play last season following ACL surgery. He joins a Baltimore team that used the franchise tag on quarterback Lamar Jackson, who has asked to be traded. Even with Jackson, the Ravens' passing game was limited by a lack of production from their wide receivers. Rashod Bateman played only six games last season. Aside from tight end Mark Andrews, no Baltimore player managed even 500 yards receiving.
The Tennessee Titans agreed Friday to a four-year contract extension with two-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons. The Titans picked up the two-time defensive captain’s fifth-year option for 2023 for $10.76 million last April. ESPN.com first reported the deal was worth up to $94 million with $66 million guaranteed. Agent Paul DeRousselle did not return messages from the AP.
Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem is toward the end of what has been a 20-year NBA career. He spent it all with his hometown team.
Baltimore general manager Eric DeCosta says Lamar Jackson's situation isn't causing the Ravens to look at quarterbacks differently in the upcoming draft. However he did say the team could conceivably take a QB in the first round. DeCosta, coach John Harbaugh and director of player personnel Joe Hortiz hosted a pre-draft news conference. Reporters were told to keep questions focused on the draft. The Ravens put the franchise tag on Jackson last month. Jackson also announced recently that he'd requested a trade. DeCosta wouldn't comment on the ramifications of that.
HENDERSON, Nev. — The Las Vegas Raiders have their potential backup to Jimmy Garoppolo, returning to a familiar place to sign quarterback Brian Hoyer on Tuesday.
Will the NBA scoring title race between Joel Embiid and Luka Doncic comd down to the wire? Embiid is the current leader at 32.97 points per game. Doncic is at 32.75.
March Madness may be the last time for fans to see many of the talented college women players compete. Even the handful of players selected in the upcoming WNBA draft will find it difficult to continue their pro careers.
PHOENIX — The NFL took another step at the owners meetings to increase diversity throughout the league while continuing to face criticism and a lawsuit for lack of representation among head coaches.
The NFL took another step at the owners meetings to increase diversity throughout the league while continuing to face criticism and a lawsuit for lack of representation among head coaches. Each team is now required to have a person in charge of diversity, equity and inclusion. Currently, 15 clubs have a DEI head and two others have someone leading that department and another one.
Major League Baseball’s new rules package is set for its regular-season debut Thursday when all 30 teams play their first game. The good news for the sport is that the rules changes have been widely praised during spring training.
Embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder could very well sell the franchise before an investigation into his organization’s conduct can be complete. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said even if that’s the case, any report will be made public. Goodell said Tuesday at the league's annual meetings that the NFL is “committed to releasing the findings.” Snyder and the Commanders are still under investigation by former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White.
Lamar Jackson’s frustration over contract negotiations reached a boiling point when he announced Monday that he has requested a trade from the Baltimore Ravens. Staying in Baltimore might be his best and only option.
Several prospects from the NBA Academy in Africa are playing in the new season of the Basketball Africa League. The league was created by the NBA in partnership with FIBA to help grow the sport in Africa and is now in its third season.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will announce its class of enshrinees for 2023 this weekend. Among the finalists: Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Dwyane Wade, Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich.
Lamar Jackson said he has requested a trade from the Baltimore Ravens, adding that the team “has not been interested in meeting my value.” The star quarterback said Monday in a series of tweets that he requested a trade as of March 2. On March 7, the Ravens put the nonexclusive franchise tag on Jackson and said they were still hopeful they could reach a long-term deal with him.
With the NBA’s regular season down to fewer than 10 games, the Mavericks may miss the playoffs and thus would be the NBA’s Most Disappointing Team this season. This should go down as the most disappointing season in Mavs history.
SEATTLE — Bobby Wagner is headed back to the Seattle Seahawks to rejoin the team with which he became one of the top linebackers in the NFL.
The NFL will consider significant changes to the kicking game, with the competition committee proposing that the league adopt the college rule that allows touchbacks on fair catches of kickoffs and moving the touchback spot on punts to the 25-yard line.
Darren Waller had just returned from his honeymoon with Las Vegas Aces star Kelsey Plum when the Raiders traded him across the country to the New York Giants. Welcome to married life as a professional athlete. Waller’s journey to NFL stardom has been complicated. Plus news from around the NFL on Thursday.
Dont’a Hightower is making a quiet exit to a memorable career with the New England Patriots. The veteran linebacker who did not play last season announced his retirement from the NFL in an essay posted on the Players’ Tribune website. It ends a decade-long run in New England that included three Super Bowl rings and a pair of Pro Bowl selections.
Willis Reed, who dramatically emerged from the locker room minutes before Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals to spark the New York Knicks to their first championship and create one of sports’ most enduring examples of playing through pain, died Tuesday. He was 80.