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Mitch Trubisky is so done with his old 'Favre' nickname

Mitch Trubisky is so done with his old nickname. Trubisky is in his second year with the Chicago Bears, and the team can clinch the division with a win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Trubisky has passed for 21 touchdowns, rushed for three more, and is

Manny Machado willing to move to third base for 'right contract?'

Manny Machado has made it no secret that he wants to continue playing shortstop with his next team, but the All-Star slugger is not going to pass up millions of dollars just to get his wish. Bobby Dickerson, Machado’s longtime personal coach and mentor, tol

Magic, Pistons reportedly interested in Markelle Fultz

The Magic and Pistons have expressed interest in trading for Sixers guard Markelle Fultz, who remains away from the team dealing with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, according to Dave Early of SB Nation’s Liberty Ballers. Vincent Ellis of the Detro

Eagles QB Carson Wentz likely done for season

The Eagles will be without Carson Wentz on Sunday and probably won’t have him back at all this season. The team has not formally decided on whether to place him on injured reserve, but it’s likely that we won’t see the quarterback again until 2019, Ian

Winners and losers from 'Thursday Night Football' in Week 15

This week’s «Thursday Night Football» game offered us one heck of a matchup between two legitimate AFC championship contenders. At 11-2 on the season, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs were looking to wrap up the division against the second-place C

Eight NFL teams that need to start over

With three weeks remaining in the NFL's 99th season, a handful of teams are either preparing for next year or fighting a losing battle for playoff qualification. Here are the franchises that need to consider making big-picture changes in the coming months. Ar

The remaining games on the NFL schedule with playoff implications

NFL Week 15 sets up to be a real doozy, as there are six games between teams still battling for postseason berths or seeding. Depending on what happens this weekend, there could be more games of that nature in Week 15 than in the last two weeks combined. Eve

Carson Wentz reportedly has fractured vertebrae, will not need surgery

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been dealing with a back injury for several weeks, and it turns out it is more than just minor soreness. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Wentz underwent a CT scan this week that showed he has a fractured ve

2020 NFL Draft headed to Las Vegas

The Raiders are not the only NFL entity headed to Sin City here soon. The league announced on Wednesday that the 2020 NFL Draft will be held in Las Vegas. “NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that Las Vegas will host for the 2020 draft — th

Report: Suns owner threatened to move team if Phoenix doesn't approve arena renovations

In the midst of a battle with the city of Phoenix over funding for arena renovations, Suns owner Robert Sarver told some city council members that he’ll take the franchise to Seattle or Las Vegas if he can’t reach a deal in Phoenix, reports Laurie Robert

Suns owner reportedly threatening to move team to Seattle, Las Vegas

The Phoenix Suns’ owner is reportedly threatening to move the team in order to get his way with a publicly-funded arena renovation. Suns owner Robert Sarver is pushing for the city to join him in paying for a renovation of Talking Stick Resort Arena, which

10 bowl games that could end in upsets

When the college football season ended, in a flash our Saturdays went from excitement-filled to dead as a doornail. Fortunately, we needn't mourn for long — bowl season officially kicks off this week, and if we're lucky, that means one thing: upset city, ba

Ravens announce Lamar Jackson will remain starter over Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco is expected to be active for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday for the first time in over a month, but that does not necessarily mean the veteran is going to play. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh announced on Wednesday that rookie Lamar Jackson will c

Carson Wentz out for Week 15, might not return

The reeling Philadelphia Eagles are still in the playoff hunt, but they’ll be without starting quarterback Carson Wentz in Week 15 and maybe more. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports Wentz will likely sit out Philly’s clash with the Los Angeles Rams on Sun

Phillies to sign Andrew McCutchen

The Phillies have a deal in place with free agent outfielder Andrew McCutchen, according to Matt Gelb of The Athletic (Twitter link). The agreement is still pending a physical. McCutchen will reportedly receive a three-year, $50M contract that includes an op

NASA invites conspiracy theorist Stephen Curry to see moon rocks

NASA would like a chance to set the record straight with Golden State Warriors star and noted conspiracy theorist Stephen Curry. The All-Star guard suggested the moon landing was fake. Now, per Benjamin Hoffman of the New York Times, NASA spokesman Allard Beu

Jimmy Butler received good news on injury after MRI

Jimmy Butler was forced to leave the Philadelphia 76ers’ win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night after injuring his groin, but it does not sound like he will miss much time. While Butler is listed as doubtful for Wednesday’s game against the Brookly

Titans investigating if fan hurled racial slurs at Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette says he had a very good reason for getting into a verbal altercation with a Tennessee Titans fan last week, and the team is investigating the claims made by the Jacksonville Jaguars star. A video recorded by a fan and published by TMZ shows

Tomlin, Roethlisberger try to clarify bizarre injury situation

Ben Roethlisberger suffered a rib injury in Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders and was eventually able to return, but there has been a great deal of confusion about why it took so long for Mike Tomlin to put him back in. The coach and quarterback tri

Cowboys' outlook improving but this season may wed them to a bad future

When the Cowboys dealt for Amari Cooper the last week of October, a great wave of pithy comments washed over the timeline. Sure, there were those laughing at the Raiders for their continued fire sale of talent. There was just as much scorn directed at the Cow

Raiders fire GM Reggie McKenzie

The Raiders have parted ways with GM Reggie McKenzie, according to Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL.com. Rumors have circulated about McKenzie’s job security since the hiring of Jon Gruden in the offseason. The talk has picked up in recent weeks, thoug

Tensions between Bulls players and HC Jim Boylen ease after meetings on Sunday

As we relayed on Sunday, the Bulls held a pair of meetings on Sunday following the worst loss in franchise history on Saturday, with the players participating in the first meeting before being joined by the coaches for the second one. K.C. Johnson of The Chic

Winners, losers from 'Monday Night Football' in Week 14

In their shocking lime green Color Rush uniforms, the Seattle Seahawks hosted the Minnesota Vikings on “Monday Night Football” to cap off Week 14. It was an ugly, ugly game. Even some of the big winners were losers. In the end, the Seahawks did enough to

Brian Cashman rules out Yankees' pursuit of Bryce Harper

If there was any lingering doubt, Bryce Harper to the New York Yankees is not happening. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman shot down that talk on Monday by saying that the team was already loaded with outfielders and weren’t interested in him as a firs

Seahawks skipping rebuilding phase opens up big-picture possibilities

The Seahawks’ 2012 ascent to the NFL’s contender ranks involved a third-round rookie piloting a playoff return. Over in Indianapolis, Bruce Arians received NFL Coach of the Year acclaim for his work replacing a cancer-stricken Chuck Pagano. Seattle zoome

NFL Week 14 superlatives

Where we look at the best (and worst) of NFL Week 14, all in one place. Best Game - Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs The NFL is certainly an offensively-dominate league, but here’s Exhibit A (see below for Exhibit B) for why defense is still importan

Winners and losers from NFL Week 14

There were a lot of really tight contests around the league in NFL Week 14. With just a month left in the season, competition is ramping up, and it’s glorious. With the playoffs a month away, it’s not surprising. The pressure to come up big either create

Top takeaways from Sunday's Week 14 NFL action

Sunday’s Week 14 NFL action was about as crazy as it gets. From the Miracle in Miami to Amari Cooper’s brilliant performance in Big D, we were treated to a whole heck of a lot of drama. The early-afternoon slate included Baker Mayfield and the Browns maki

Warriors say Draymond Green will return Monday

The Golden State Warriors are close to seeing all five of their All-Stars on the court together. After missing the past 11 games with a toe injury, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr announced on Sunday that Draymond Green will return for Monday’s game against

Miami Dolphins beat Patriots on miracle final play

You know those last-second desperation hook-and-ladder type plays teams run on the final play of the game that never work? The Miami Dolphins ran one of those on Sunday and somehow scored to beat the New England Patriots on the final play of the game. The Dol

Report: Alex Smith dealing with potential career-ending complications

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith is dealing with an extremely difficult set of circumstances stemming from his gruesome broken leg. The details of the initial injury were brutal, as Smith suffered a compound fracture and a spiral fracture. Things ha

CC Sabathia understands Raiders leaving Oakland, ‘disgusting’ Coliseum

Bay Area native CC Sabathia doesn’t want to see the Raiders leave Oakland, but he gets it. The New York Yankees pitcher is a fan and doesn’t want to see his city lose one of its professional teams. However, speaking as a pro athlete who’s played at the

Six teams reportedly interested in Manny Machado

Free agent shortstop Manny Machado’s market is strong as we move toward the MLB Winter Meetings. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, six teams have registered their interest in Machado. Three of them — the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, and

Giants rule Odell Beckham Jr. out vs. Washington

The Giants‘ opponent Sunday, Washington, will be dealing with a greater volume of injury replacements, but the Big Apple’s NFC team will be missing its biggest star. Odell Beckham Jr. will not play in Week 14. The Giants ruled out Beckham for their Redsk

Josef Martinez scores 35th goal as Atlanta United wins MLS Cup

Josef Martinez scored once more as Atlanta United won the MLS Cup by beating the Portland Timbers. Atlanta United was crowned MLS Cup champions in just its second season after a 2-0 win over the Portland Timbers on Saturday. Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray wins 2018 Heisman Trophy

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray was named the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner during a ceremony on Saturday night in New York. Murray beat out fellow finalists Tua Tagovailoa and Dwayne Haskins to become the 84th Heisman Trophy winner. He is also the sev

Odell Beckham Jr. ruled out Sunday against Washington due to bruised quad

The New York Giants will try to win their fifth game of the season Sunday against Washington without star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Beckham has been dealing with a bruised quad this week. He did not travel with the club and was ruled out of the Week 14 game

Will Grier to skip bowl game to focus on NFL draft

The practice of projected NFL draftees skipping their bowl games has become more commonplace in recent seasons, but West Virginia quarterback Will Grier looks set to be the first prominent quarterback to hop on the train. The school announced Saturday mornin

15 key questions for NFL Week 14

It’s getting to be crunch time in the NFL, with Week 14 upon us. Some teams basically need to win out to make the playoffs now, so things are getting tense for certain teams. Others are probably in the playoffs either way, but they’re either playing well
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