Jack Leiter, Kumar Rocker lead top MLB Draft prospects to watch in 2021 College World Series

The national spotlight doesn’t shine on college baseball the same way it does on college football or college hoops. So for many baseball fans, the first chance they’ll get — well, the first opportunity they’ll take — to watch the future stars of their favorite team is the College World Series, held annually in Omaha, Neb.  And that dynamic has shifted a bit for the 2021 season. For the first

Former Packers executive: Aaron Rodgers standoff likely to last through training camp

GREEN BAY – The status of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the 2021 season might not be resolved before late August or early September, former Packers executive Andrew Brandt said Wednesday. Speaking on "The Ross Tucker Football Podcast," Brandt said that while the opening of training camp July 27 could be considered a possible deadline for Rodgers and the Packers to settle their differences, it could easily go deep into

Julio Jones trade gives Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing dream do-over

‘Pick your poison’ be the message from Titans new man Julio Jones upon slotting into Tennessee’s near-complete jigsaw. But who be chief poison-picker? That job shall belong to Todd Downing, who, while cushioned by an envied weaponry in his second shot as an offensive coordinator, will realise that the same scenario affords him few excuses not to be successful as play-caller, string-puller, poison-picker in Nashville. In Jones he has a

Jon Gruden likes Raiders' offseason moves some critics deem as 'questionable'

Jon Gruden is fully aware of how his former media colleagues and critics judge the latest offseason moves of his Las Vegas Raiders. From signings like Kenyan Drake to shipping out veteran offensive linemen to the drafting of Alex Leatherwood in the first round, the Raiders have raised eyebrows across the NFL landscape yet again. Gruden knows the perception. He couldn’t give a hoot about it. Entering his fourth season

2021 NFL season: 12 players on rookie deals whose teams should never let them go

When Josh Allen was drafted in 2018, he was viewed as a relatively raw prospect with question marks — and now it’s easy to see him quarterbacking the Buffalo Bills for the rest of his career. Allen isn’t the only young star in line to potentially sign an extension this offseason marking him as a franchise pillar going forward. Below, you’ll find a list of 12 players on rookie contracts

'Aggressive' Tua picked off five times at minicamp

Covered the Broncos for two seasons with the Denver Post Graduate of the University of Houston A native of Jackson, Miss. DAVIE, Fla. — Tua Tagovailoa brushed off a very rough Day 1 of Miami Dolphins minicamp — one that included five interceptions — as a product of emphasizing more aggression in the passing game. It was the closest thing to real football for the Dolphins, who wore helmets for

Bengals QB Joe Burrow confident he'll be ready for comeback at start of 2021 NFL season

Joe Burrow’s minicamp is in the books. Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor told the team after Tuesday’s first minicamp session that players have the rest of minicamp off, which means the Bengals are on break until training camp. The Bengals' quarterback spoke to media members following Tuesday’s practice and provided an updated on his surgically repaired left knee. “Good. Really good,” Burrow said. “Happy with where it’s at. Still got a

Tyler Glasnow injury update: Will Rays ace require Tommy John surgery?

The American League-leading Rays could be without their ace for a while.  On Tuesday, Tampa Bay Times’ reporter Marc Topkin tweeted that Tyler Glasnow has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, an injury that often results in Tommy John surgery, and a flexor tendon strain. There is no timeline for his return.  Topkin added in another tweet that Glasnow has been placed on the 10-day injured list.  Tommy John surgery, which

Bill Belichick: 'I don't expect' Stephon Gilmore to be at Patriots' mandatory minicamp

It doesn’t sound like a resolution between the Patriots and Stephon Gilmore will happen any time soon. The Patriots' No. 1 cornerback wasn’t at the start of minicamp on Monday. According to multiple reports, Gilmore is currently holding out for more money. He’s in the final year of his contract, which pays him a base salary of $7 million. On Tuesday, Bill Belichick was asked about Gilmore and if his

Cam Newton (hand) expected back at practices for Patriots mandatory minicamp

Cam Newton banged his hand on a helmet 10 days ago, but the injury won’t keep the New England Patriots QB out of mandatory minicamp this week. Coach Bill Belichick said Newton is expected to be on the practice field when minicamp kicks off. “Yeah. He practiced last week, I expect him this week, too,” Belichick said Monday. Newton hit his hand on a helmet during an OTA practice on