Buccaneers QB Tom Brady on MCL reconstruction: 'It felt for the first time this offseason, it's been really good'

Though it was relatively hush-hush, Tom Brady was in his fair share of discomfort at this time a year ago due to a knee injury that required surgery. Having since healed up, played the 2021 season, retired and unretired, Brady feels refreshed and much of that is due to the absence of having to recover from MCL reconstruction. “Last year was pretty tough, just from basically having the MCL reconstruction,

NFL bandwagons to hop on in 2022: New Orleans Saints, Trevor Lawrence, Josh McDaniels top the list

As anyone who follows this league knows, the term “NFL offseason” is an oxymoron. The action never really stops! That said … With the coaching carousel, free agency frenzy and draft all in the rearview — and with the 2022 schedule set — we’ve entered the closest thing to an NFL offseason. It’s the (relative) calm before the storm of training camp and another NFL season, a time for deep

NFL's most underappreciated players: Hunter Renfrow, Chuck Clark among AFC picks

One of my favorite offseason tasks is to scour every NFL roster and identify the most underappreciated player on each team using my context-based models. In the fast-paced NFL season, it’s easy to focus on superstars or skill-position players who help us win in fantasy football, but one of the most useful applications of analytics is to view every game from the previous campaign through the lens of a total-contribution

Ex-RB Walker wins Georgia GOP Senate primary

Former Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker won Georgia’s GOP Senate primary on Tuesday. Walker defeated five fellow Republicans: Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, former Trump administration official and Navy veteran Latham Saddler, retired brigadier general Jon McColumn, contractor and Air Force veteran Kelvin King and former state Rep. Josh Clark. Walker is a political newcomer but has nearly unmatched name recognition in Georgia from his days as a college football

Steelers expected to name Omar Khan new general manager

Pittsburgh Steelers vice president of football and business administration Omar Khan is expected to be named the team’s new general manager, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday night. Khan was the in-house favorite to replace the retiring Kevin Colbert. The team is also hiring Philadelphia Eagles VP of player personnel Andy Weidl as the team’s assistant GM, Rapoport reported. Aditi Kinkhabwala first reported the news. Rapoport reported earlier Tuesday

Tannehill vows he'll be 'great teammate' to Willis

Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney University Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill feels his comments about it not being his job to mentor 2022 third-round NFL draft pick Malik Willis have been blown out of proportion. “I meant no disrespect to Malik or anything like that,” Tannehill said on Tuesday. “We’ve been in constant communication since he was drafted. I’m

NFL launches initiative to increase diversity in sports medicine

The NFL, together with the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainer Society (PFATS), today announced the launch of the NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative, which will provide medical students at the four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) medical schools with the opportunity to complete a clinical rotation with NFL club medical staff. This initiative aims to increase and diversify the pipeline of students

Who in MLB is must-see TV right now? This season's most watchable teams and players

We’re a quarter of the way through the 2022 MLB season and as baseball fans, we’ve started to settle into our viewing habits for the year: the teams we turn to first when we put on MLB.TV, the hitters whose highlights we seek out and the pitchers whose nasty stuff we have to see to believe. In case you’re looking to mix up your routine — or gain an even

Anderson hushes booing Yankees fans with HR

NEW YORK — Tim Anderson hit a three-run homer and then put a finger to his lips to silence fans booing and chanting “Jackie” at him, capping a tumultuous weekend at Yankee Stadium and helping the Chicago White Sox beat New York 5-0 Sunday night for a doubleheader sweep. “What a day,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said. A day after Anderson, who is Black, said he was offended

A tricked-out ambulance? A doctorate in deception? Johnny Cueto is still the most interesting man in baseball

ESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” A few years ago, Johnny Cueto bought an ambulance, though to call this particular vehicle an ambulance is something of a misnomer. It is more like a real-life Transformer. Open the back and 22 speakers — nine in each door and a stack of four in the middle — greet you. On