Umps call Machado suspension ‘disgrace to the game’

The Major League Baseball Umpires Association criticized the one-game suspension of San Diego shortstop Manny Machado, calling it “a slap in the face” and “a disgrace to the game.” FILE PHOTO: Jun 13, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Padres shortstop Manny Machado (13) rounds the bases after his solo

2019 Women’s World Cup schedule, dates, bracket, watch on TV, live stream info, start times: Round of 16 almost set

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France is in the final portion of the group stage. The U.S. women’s national team made it two wins in two tries with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Chile on Sunday. Coach Jill Ellis rolled out a new-look starting lineup and showcased the Americans’ depth.

Mickey Loomis reveals how long 40-year-old Drew Brees will be Saints quarterback

Drew Brees turned 40 years old in January, weeks after throwing for 3,992 yards, 32 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions during the 2018 regular season. He also ranked No. 2 in total value and value per play among all quarterbacks, according to Football Outsiders while sporting a passer rating of

2019 Women’s World Cup standings, full schedule, bracket, dates, start times: Knockout stage taking shape

The eighth installment of the FIFA Women’s World Cup got underway this month in France. The action is underway from June 7 to July 7 as 24 nations battle for that coveted World Cup trophy when it’s all said and done. The U.S. made it two wins in two tries

Thomas to ride Tour de France despite crash

FILE PHOTO: Cycling – Geraint Thomas Homecoming Parade – Cardiff, Britain – August 9, 2018 Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas during the homecoming parade after his victory in the Tour De France REUTERS/Rebecca Naden (Reuters) – Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas was given the all clear to defend his title

Glory days gone for Jamaican men, but female sprinters still excel

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) – As Jamaica prepares to select their world championship team, the exhilarating days of the nation’s male sprinters, led by Usain Bolt, dominating the world are gone, two of the Caribbean island’s top coaches say. FILE PHOTO: Athletics – World Athletics Championships – women’s 100 metres final


NFL, NCAA come together in football safety session aimed to make the sport safer

The NFL and NCAA wrapped up a two-day football safety session in Indianapolis on Tuesday aimed at improving player safety practices across all levels of the sport. Representatives from NFL Player Health & Safety, the NCAA Sport Science Institute, ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC were all in

Kings F Barnes to opt out

FILE PHOTO: Mar 4, 2019; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes (40) runs down the court during the third quarter against the New York Knicks at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports – 12285807 Harrison Barnes is set to opt out of his contract with

NFL teams up with NCAA for next round of safety improvements

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL’s top medical experts are asking college football physicians and trainers to help make the game safer. They want the NCAA to pitch in, too. Dr. Allen Sills and Jeff Miller, the NFL’s executive vice president for health and safety initiatives, spent Monday and Tuesday in


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