The Pro Bowl is beloved by NFL fans across the globe, and the league’s players often react with joy or disdain at being selected or passed over for the annual showcase. It is, however, a flawed concept, given that every year it appears to be more of a popularity contest, reflecting which team’s fans can register the most votes.… Read more
The NBA's Christmas Day schedule is a great tradition. For over a decade, the league have been showing five consecutive games on 25th December, and 2019 is no different.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have further provided depth to their outfield, signing former Los Angeles Angel Kole Calhoun to a two-year, $16 million contract with a 2022 club option that is worth $9 million, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
The New York Mets have agreed a deal to sign hard-throwing reliever Dellin Betances.
Fans of both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Miami Dolphins have had their sights set on the 2020 season for much of this campaign. With Miami’s 38-35 overtime victory at Hard Rock Stadium, the Bengals secured the first overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. What can supporters of both franchises take forward into the offseason and next season?
After the Blue Jays traded their long-tenured ace Marcus Stroman to the Mets mid-summer, the team’s rotation looked somewhat ugly. This offseason GM Ross Atkins had the task of reestablishing a group of starting pitchers that could possibly match the team’s talent at the plate and on the field.
Oklahoma City Thunder have been better than many expected. Danilo Gallinari has played a part in that, but he's likely to be a major name on the trade rumour mill. Gallinari is on an expiring contract, and was one of a handful of Thunder players who were likely to be traded this season. Chris Paul, Dennis Schroeder and Steven Adams aren't on expirings, and will probable stay in OKC.
The Denver Nuggets have continued to be one of the most consistent and efficient teams in a stacked Western Conference currently resting in third place, only behind the two juggernaut LA-based teams, the Lakers and the Clippers.
The Green Bay Packers’ defense has been solid all year long. Only eight teams in the NFL have allowed fewer points per game. Meanwhile, two of the team’s losses came against one solid team in the Eagles and the 2019 powerhouse of the 49ers. What those two games had in common was that the defense was very weak, which has caused debates about whether the unit can keep their dominance into the deciding moments of the 2019 season.
Miami Marlins have signed Matt Kemp to a minor-league deal, hoping that they could use the very last that remains from the former Dodgers, Padres and Braves outfielder. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the deal includes a spring training invitation and every chance for Kemp to make a return to everyday Major League baseball for the final time in his 13-year career.
The Indiana Pacers beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. The Lakers hadn't lost on the road all season until they faced the permanently plucky Pacers, who were rudely underrated by many ahead of the season.
Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin’s season couldn’t have got off to a worse start this year. In the season opener, the team lost longtime franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the season in a defeat to the New England Patriots. They then proceeded to drop the following two games to the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.
Nobody expected it, nobody could have even predicted anything quite like this. Yet, Madison Bumgarner, one of the best pitchers in 2010s’ MLB baseball, has signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who even are division rivals with his former team, the Giants.
The Dallas Mavericks were rank outsiders ahead of Monday's meeting with the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum. Luka Doncic's injury meant the Bucks were expected to make it 19 wins on the bounce and do it easily. Despite another otherworldly outing from Giannis Antetokounmpo, it didn't work out that way.