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Feb 7, 2023

Over 50M Americans Projected to Bet $16B on Super Bowl

Super Bowl LVII will be the first NFL championship contested in a legal betting state — and with a sportsbook just outside State Farm Stadium.

Sunday’s contest between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will draw an enormous amount of money in wagers.

Per an American Gaming Association survey, a record 50.4 million Americans (20%) plan to bet an estimated $16 billion total on the Big Game — a 61% and 110% increase from 2022, respectively.

The AGA found that 30 million Americans plan to place a traditional wager online, at a retail sportsbook, or with a bookie, while 28 million plan to bet casually with friends or part of a pool or squares contest.

For the first time, traditional bets are expected to surpass casual ones.

The growing availability of legal sports betting in states like Maryland, Ohio, and New York is encouraging casual bettors to take the plunge into the sportsbook world.

“I think that the Super Bowl is great training wheels for sports bettors,” Action Network CEO Patrick Keane told Front Office Sports.

Over 50M Americans Projected to Bet $16B on Super Bowl

Feb 7, 2023

LIV Golf lawyers admit tour generated ‘virtually zero’ revenue in first season

The LIV Golf tour, the breakaway circuit bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, generated “virtually zero” revenue during its first season, its lawyers admitted in US federal court documents filed on Monday.

Attorneys for the rebel tour made the admission in a motion with the US district court for Northern California, in which LIV Golf asked US district court judge Beth Labson Freeman to deny the PGA Tour’s motion for leave to add the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and its governor, Yasir Al-Rumayyan, as plaintiffs in the tour’s countersuit against LIV Golf.

A trial date for January 2024 has been scheduled for the countersuit, in which the PGA Tour alleges that LIV Golf interfered with existing player contracts. However, the PGA Tour wants to delay that date because it said the PIF and Al-Rumayyan have not complied with discovery and depositions.

“Delay will equally harm LIV because the Tour continues its anticompetitive conduct while the litigation is pending,” LIV Golf’s lawyers wrote in the motion obtained by the Guardian. “The Tour has damaged LIV’s brand, driven up its costs by hundreds of millions of dollars, and driven down revenues to virtually zero.”

LIV Golf lawyers admit tour generated ‘virtually zero’ revenue in first season

Feb 7, 2023

Audi Buys Minority Stake in Sauber As F1 Entry Looms

Years before it enters the racing series, Audi is making a major commitment to Formula 1.

Sauber announced that the Volkswagen-owned company bought a minority stake in the Swiss car brand in January, calling it “an important milestone on the way to Audi’s entry in Formula One, scheduled for 2026.”

The Sauber Group will be Audi’s “strategic partner.”

Audi will supply the power units for the team, starting in 2026.

In 2026, engine regulations will change to nearly triple the output from electrical sources to 350 kW and use 100% sustainable fuels from non-food plant sources, municipal waste, or carbon capture.

Sauber currently races under the Alfa Romeo name via a sponsorship deal that expires after the upcoming season.

Sauber’s team hasn’t been competitive in recent years: It last finished in the top half of the F1 constructors’ championship in 2012, and its most recent top-three finish was in 2008.

Audi Buys Minority Stake in Sauber As F1 Entry Looms

Feb 7, 2023

Vince McMahon Would Step Down to Complete Sale of WWE

WWE CEO Nick Khan said “without question” founder Vince McMahon would step aside if that was necessary to complete a sale to the right bidder.

Khan made that declaration in a call with investors after the company announced record annual earnings of $1.3 billion and a rosy growth outlook for 2023 on Thursday.

“Yes, without question. He’s declared it to the board,” Khan said. “He’s declared to us in management. It’s all about shareholder value. Obviously, he is a shareholder. So It’s not about what role he will have. It’s about maximizing that value opportunity.”


McMahon’s stance is believed to be aimed at potential acquirers who would want him to step aside as part of an acquisition. Think of a company with a squeaky clean image like The Walt Disney Co.

McMahon retired abruptly amid a sexual misconduct scandal in July before using his controlling stake in the WWE to put himself back in charge last month.

Vince McMahon Would Step Down to Complete Sale of WWE

Feb 7, 2023

Aaron Rodgers Set To Consider NFL Future During 'Darkness Retreat'

Aaron Rodgers is still unsure whether he will continue his NFL career in 2023, telling "The Pat McAfee Show" on Tuesday that he plans to take what he called a "darkness retreat" after the Super Bowl.

Rodgers said the retreat will consist of himself alone in a room with "complete darkness" and no outside contact, aside from food being delivered through a slot in a wall.

"It's a darkness retreat. I've had a number of friends who have done it and have had some profound experiences," Rodgers said. "It's been on my radar for a few years now, and I felt like it would be awesome to do regardless of where I was leaning after this season."

Rodgers continued to play coy about his preferences between staying with the Green Bay Packers or requesting a trade to another team. He did acknowledge a vocal contingent of Las Vegas Raiders fans attempting to recruit him during the Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament, which Rodgers won.

Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams, Rodgers' friend and longtime teammate in Green Bay, also made it clear that he is trying to recruit Rodgers to Vegas.

Aaron Rodgers Set To Consider NFL Future During 'Darkness Retreat'

Feb 6, 2023

Caddie collapses, administered CPR during second round of Pebble Beach Pro-Am

During the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Friday, a caddie working the bag for an amateur golfer collapsed and required CPR.

The caddie, whose name was not released, collapsed on the 11th fairway and had CPR performed on him until an ambulance arrived to take him to the hospital.

"During the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, there was a medical emergency at No. 11 at Pebble Beach involving an amateur's caddie," the PGA Tour said in a statement Friday afternoon. "The caddie has been rushed to Montage Health for evaluation.

"At the direction of the PGA TOUR Rules Committee, the players in that group - Max McGreevy and Beau Hossler - paused play during the medical emergency and will be allowed to warm up and resume their round shortly."

Caddie collapses, administered CPR during second round of Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Feb 6, 2023

Warriors superstar Steph Curry expected to miss 'multiple weeks' with leg injury: report

The Golden State Warriors are reportedly expected to be without superstar guard Steph Curry for "multiple weeks" with a left leg injury, according to The Athletic.

Curry left Saturday night’s 119-113 victory over the Dallas Mavericks at the end of the third quarter with an apparent leg injury. His immediate X-ray came back negative, but Golden State was expected to get an MRI for Curry on Sunday to determine the damage.

The result clearly isn’t what they wanted to see.

"Any time a guy gets an MRI, there’s a concern level," head coach Steve Kerr said post-game via ESPN. "We’ll just have to wait and see the results. … This has happened many, many times over the years. So, fingers crossed he’s OK."

Warriors superstar Steph Curry expected to miss 'multiple weeks' with leg injury: report

Feb 6, 2023

Giants' Logan Webb admits team was 'butthurt' after learning Aaron Judge re-signed with Yankees

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb opened up about a bizarre offseason which included a report that Aaron Judge was going to sign with the club following his record-breaking season with the New York Yankees.

Webb was at the Giants’ fanfest on Saturday and was asked about all the drama that played out in December. Judge was reported to be close to signing with the Giants but a day later he had signed a big contract with the Yankees. Carlos Correa was another target for the Giants but the deal broke off over concerns about the shortstop’s medicals.

"I personally thought we had a pretty good shot, but that's how things go," Webb said, via MLB.com. "I think we had an outside chance to start with. I get that.… But there were some times during the offseason where I really did think we were going to get him. It was tough, for sure. I think all of us in that meeting were butthurt a little bit because we all thought we did a pretty good job."

Correa also had a deal with the New York Mets before he eventually signed a long-term contract with the Minnesota Twins.

Giants' Logan Webb admits team was 'butthurt' after learning Aaron Judge re-signed with Yankees

Feb 6, 2023

Browns' Myles Garrett suffers dislocated toe during Pro Bowl Games

The Pro Bowl Games were introduced to NFL players and fans alike, but even the modified system appeared to still give the competitors a tough time.

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett suffered a dislocated toe injury during one of the competitions, the team announced. X-rays were negative.

Garrett represented the AFC in the gridiron gauntlet event against Carolina Panthers star Brian Burns. The Carolina defensive player beat Garrett to the other end of the obstacle course and let New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley take the reins from there.

Browns' Myles Garrett suffers dislocated toe during Pro Bowl Games

Feb 6, 2023

Dolphins' Tyreek Hill takes huge hit from Rams' Jalen Ramsey during Pro Bowl Games flag football event

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill was on the receiving end of a big it from Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey at the Pro Bowl Games during a non-contact flag football event.

The hard hit came during the first flag football game on Sunday afternoon. Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams caught a pass from Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley. Adams was drawing attention from the NFC defensive players and pitched the ball to Hill before his flag was grabbed.

Hill crossed the goal line, but Ramsey’s momentum carried him through the Dolphins star. Hill was knocked to the ground, but at least the AFC still picked up the points.

Nobody appeared to be injured on the play, but Hill tweeted his frustration.

Dolphins' Tyreek Hill takes huge hit from Rams' Jalen Ramsey during Pro Bowl Games flag football event

Feb 4, 2023

Ex-Panthers coach Matt Rhule files $5M lawsuit in severance pay dispute: report

Former Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule has taken legal action over a compensation dispute, a report from The Associated Press revealed.

The arbitration suit with the NFL is seeking around $5 million in "offset severance compensation," a source told the AP. CBS Sports was first to report the suit.

Rhule was relieved of his duties in October, one day after the Panthers were defeated by the 49ers to drop to 1-4.

The current Nebraska football head coach has reportedly retained the services of high-profile litigator John Singer of Singer Deutsch LLP to handle the lawsuit.

A spokesperson for the Panthers did not provide a comment about the situation.

Ex-Panthers coach Matt Rhule files $5M lawsuit in severance pay dispute: report

Feb 4, 2023

NFL reports 18% increase in concussions during 2022 season

Concussions increased by 18% in the NFL during the 2022 regular season from last year.

The NFL reported 149 concussions were diagnosed in 271 regular season games compared to 126 in 2021. The total is also 14% higher than the three-year average from 2018 to 2020.

Dr. Allen Sills, the league's chief medical officer, said the increase comes from a protocol change that "broadened and strengthened" the definition of concussions following injuries suffered by Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in a four-day span.

Tagovailoa suffered a lower-back injury that left him wobbly in Week 3. The Dolphins played Week 4 on "Thursday Night Football," and he suffered a concussion that sent him to a hospital.

NFL reports 18% increase in concussions during 2022 season

Feb 4, 2023

NHL ditches plan to use live alligators at All-Star festivities after backlash from PETA

The NHL has nixed plans to use live alligators during its All-Star festivities in South Florida.

The league received backlash from PETA and 37,000 supporters of the organization, PETA said in an email to Fox News Digital.

The NHL was set to use alligators from Gatorland, a theme park and wildlife preserve in Orlando. The festivities are taking place in Sunrise, Fla., at FLA Live Arena, the home of the Florida Panthers.

Previous reports said the gators would be used during Friday night's skills competition, which includes fastest skater and breakaway challenges.

"Hauling live alligators in front of noisy crowds for a silly stunt would have been downright medieval, and the NHL was right to nix these plans," said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "For saying ‘See you later, alligator’ to this cruel event and seedy roadside zoo, the NHL is winning PETA’s praise."

NHL ditches plan to use live alligators at All-Star festivities after backlash from PETA

Feb 4, 2023

Charles Barkley says Michael Jordan ‘went ballistic’ in their most recent conversation

Hall of Famer Charles Barkley provided some insight on the last conversation he had with basketball icon Michael Jordan.

The always outspoken broadcaster revealed the last time Jordan spoke to him was via a profanity-filled phone call.

The pair's severed relationship stems from remarks Barkley made in 2012 when he critiqued Jordan's performance as a team executive.

"I said, ‘Listen, the toughest thing about Michael, he's got to put better people around him.’ Because the toughest thing, when you're famous, they’re on your private jet. You're buying all the drinks. You're buying all the dinners. Very few people are gonna be honest with you,'" Barkley recalled in November during an appearance on the "Let’s Go!" podcast with Tom Brady and Jim Gray.

Charles Barkley says Michael Jordan ‘went ballistic’ in their most recent conversation

Feb 4, 2023

3 former U.S. snowboarders sue coach, federation and Olympic committee for sex trafficking: reports

Three former members of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team are suing their former coach, a national federation and its CEO and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee for sex trafficking, harassment and enabling and covering up multiple acts of sexual assault and misconduct, according to multiple reports.

Olympians Rosey Fletcher and Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, along with Erin O'Malley, alleged in their lawsuit that Peter Foley, Gale "Tiger" Shaw and the USOPC "conspired and acted in concert with one another to commit unlawful acts."

The three women say Foley used his position of trust to "coerce sexual acts through force, manipulation, emotional abuse, intimidation and retaliation."

3 former U.S. snowboarders sue coach, federation and Olympic committee for sex trafficking: reports

Feb 3, 2023

Cardinals' Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown pleads guilty to criminal speeding after reportedly driving 126 mph

Marquise "Hollywood" Brown pled guilty to a criminal speeding charge in an Arizona court Wednesday for driving 126 in a 65-mph zone.

The Arizona Cardinals receiver was arrested in August in north Phoenix and later released.

Brown faces up to 30 days in jail and/or a year of probation. He must pay a $500 fine.

TMZ Sports notes Brown's initial plan was to plea not guilty, but he had second thoughts.

Arizona laws say anything over 20 mph above a posted speed limit is criminal speeding. It is a misdemeanor.

The 25-year-old had 67 catches for 709 yards and three touchdowns for Arizona this year.

Cardinals' Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown pleads guilty to criminal speeding after reportedly driving 126 mph

Feb 3, 2023

Police report reveals disturbing allegations against Eagles’ Josh Sills amid rape, kidnapping indictment

A police report detailing the disturbing allegations leveled Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills was released this week after the NFL player was indicted on rape and kidnapping charges in Ohio on Wednesday.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Guernsey County Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden announced that Sills, 25, was indicted on one count of rape and one count of kidnapping in the first degree, stemming from a Dec. 5, 2019 incident in Guernsey County, Ohio.

According to the police report released Wednesday, law enforcement was called to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center Emergency Room to investigate a report of sexual assault.

The victim, identified at the time as a 21-year-old female, told the deputy that Sills had dropped her and her cousin off at the relative’s home at around 2 a.m., but when she attempted to exit his vehicle, he allegedly "grabbed her by the arm and pulled her back into the truck."

Police report reveals disturbing allegations against Eagles’ Josh Sills amid rape, kidnapping indictment

Feb 3, 2023

Nets’ Kyrie Irving requests trade out of Brooklyn before deadline: reports

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has informed the organization that he wants to be traded ahead of the NBA’s February 9th trade deadline, according to multiple reports.

Irving told the Nets that he prefers to be moved ahead of the trade deadline, or he will leave when he becomes a free agent this summer, according to a report by The Athletic.

Irving has been with Brooklyn since the 2019 season after leaving the Celtics following two years in Boston.

Nets’ Kyrie Irving requests trade out of Brooklyn before deadline: reports

Feb 3, 2023

St John's cheerleaders refuse to perform at game after school fails to recognize them on Women in Sports Day

In an Instagram post for National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Wednesday, the St. John's University athletics account neglected to recognize both the cheer and dance teams.

The school lists nine women's sports on its official website, all of which were included in the post – cheer and dance are not listed as women's sports.

In response to being excluded from recognition, cheerleaders did not perform during Wednesday's game against Seton Hall and wore shirts that read "WE ARE WOMEN IN SPORTS."

The university called it an "inadvertent omission" and is working with the squads to move forward.

"There was an inadvertent omission in a social media post from the Athletic Department celebrating ‘Women in Sports’ that failed to tag or depict our cheerleaders and dance team," the school said in a statement to Fox News Digital. "The cheerleaders expressed disappointment with this perceived slight and are now engaged in an active dialogue with the Athletic Department to move forward. St. John’s University values the active and dedicated contributions made by all our students especially our student-athletes."

St John's cheerleaders refuse to perform at game after school fails to recognize them on Women in Sports Day

Feb 3, 2023

Cavs' Donovan Mitchell, Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks ejected after brouhaha breaks out

A shot downstairs led to some pushing and shoving between the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

Dillon Brooks appeared to strike Donovan Mitchell below the belt, leading the Cavs guard to launch the basketball at him from point-blank range.

It's unclear if punches were thrown, but the two wrestled each other to the floor, however not before fellow players and coaches tried to separate the two.

Both players were ejected from the game.

The game had been physical all night, and words were exchanged again a few minutes later. But Cavs head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said he didn't want to get involved in the Grizzlies' "games."

Cavs' Donovan Mitchell, Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks ejected after brouhaha breaks out

Feb 2, 2023

Ex-Panthers coach Matt Rhule files arbitration case with NFL seeking money he says team owes him

Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule filed an arbitration case with the NFL to recoup money he says he’s owed by the Carolina Panthers after the franchise fired him during the 2022 season.

According to multiple reports, Rhule filed the suit with the NFL on Jan. 25 and says the Panthers are not paying him the severance money he’s owed via offset. Rhule was hired as Nebraska’s new head coach in November on an eight-year contract worth a total of $74 million.

The former Baylor coach was hired by the Panthers in January 2020 on a seven-year deal worth $62 million. There was approximately $40 million left on that contract when the Panthers fired him in October. Coaching contracts at the college and NFL levels typically contain offset language, meaning that the severance figure is lowered by the amount a coach is making at his next job.

With Rhule set to make approximately $28 million over the first four years of his deal with the Cornhuskers, the Panthers would still owe Rhule roughly $5 million through the original length of his contract with the team.

A Panthers spokesperson declined to comment on Rhule’s filing. Per CBS, the Panthers are going to argue to the NFL that Rhule’s deal with Nebraska violates the league’s anti-tampering clause.

Ex-Panthers coach Matt Rhule files arbitration case with NFL seeking money he says team owes him

Feb 2, 2023

Neutral site NFL conference championship games don't appear to be gaining support

When the NFL released the now semi-infamous email on Jan. 20 that touted a neutral site AFC championship game with “EXTRAORDINARY DEMAND” and “MORE THAN 50,000 TICKETS SOLD IN ONE DAY,” the educated inference was simple.

This is a league that loves to chase money and create tentpole events. Suddenly it looked like the conference title games were being inched toward the auction block.

Almost instantly, the idea caught seemingly endless sharp elbows from fans on social media, not to mention getting panned by a few prominent voices across the league, including Pittsburgh Steelers team president Art Rooney II, Kansas City Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt and San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan. That was followed by some mild pushback from NFL executive vice president for communications Jeff Miller on Tuesday, who said he wasn’t aware of any conversations about converting conference title games into neutral site affairs.

“We haven’t had a conversation, that at least I’m aware of, about neutral site games,” Miller said. “If the ownership wanted to pursue that, I think that they would. There certainly is plenty of time to talk about that in the future. It’s not a new notion, as I understand it having come up many years ago. … But in the wake of that decision [to potentially move the AFC title game this year] we haven’t had a conversation about making future neutral site games, scheduling anything or making any decision around those.”

That’s not exactly a slammed door on the idea.

Neutral site NFL conference championship games don't appear to be gaining support

Feb 2, 2023

Derek Carr has no intention of extending trigger date on his contract

Raiders General Manager Dave Ziegler expects “teams” to have interest in Derek Carr. The quarterback surely will have a market, but it might come in free agency rather than via a trade.

Carr talked to Stephen Holder of ESPN while competing in the Pro Bowl games and confirmed the Raiders have not granted his agent permission to talk to other teams about a trade.

“That’s for [the Raiders] to talk about,” Carr told Holder. “I’m just obeying the rules. If it gets to the date [and I get released], then I’ll be able to talk to all my friends.”

Carr also told Holder he has no intention of extending the Feb. 15 trigger on his contract to facilitate a trade. His contract includes $40.4 million in injury guaranteed salary that becomes fully guaranteed three days after the Super Bowl.

“I don’t think that would be best for me,” Carr said.

That makes a trade complicated as does Carr’s no-trade clause.

But one way or the other, Carr will have a new team next season.

Derek Carr has no intention of extending trigger date on his contract

Feb 2, 2023

Donovan Mitchell, Dillon Brooks ejected after brawl breaks out in Cavaliers win over Grizzlies

Things got heated quickly on Thursday night in Cleveland.

By the time things had settled, both Donovan Mitchell and Dillon Brooks were ejected after a brawl in the second half of the Cavaliers’ 128-113 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Midway through the third quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Brooks had a layup blocked at the rim and was knocked to the ground. As he rolled over, his hand swung up and hit Mitchell in the groin. That prompted an immediate reaction from Mitchell, who had caught the blocked ball behind Brooks.

Mitchell immediately threw the ball at Brooks in retaliation. That sparked a significant brawl under the rim. Coaches and officials eventually got involved and finally got the players separated.

Brooks was even seen at one point tackling one of his own coaches to the ground, though that coach appeared to be trying to stop the fight.

After a lengthy review, Brooks was hit with a Flagrant 2 foul and was ejected. Mitchell was ejected for his role in the altercation, too.

Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff defended Mitchell after the game, calling what Brooks did a "cheap shot in multiple ways."

Donovan Mitchell, Dillon Brooks ejected after brawl breaks out in Cavaliers win over Grizzlies

Feb 2, 2023

Napier avoids Rashada details, doesn't expect NCAA inquiry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Billy Napier provided little insight Wednesday into how and why the Gators lost four-star quarterback Jaden Rashada, but said he doesn't expect it to prompt an NCAA investigation.

Napier sidestepped several questions about Rashada, who signed with Florida in December only to be granted his release a month later following a failed name, image and likeness deal worth more than $13 million. Napier repeatedly said NCAA rules prohibited him from providing details.

“I wish we could get into the specifics, but we’re not allowed to,” Napier said. “I think the reality is the current structure of NIL with third parties being involved, with agents being involved, with marketing representatives, with lawyers, with collectives, (is) very fluid, and I think a very unique dynamic.”

Rashada, who threw for 5,275 yards and 59 touchdowns at Pittsburg (Calif.) High last season, was granted his release on Jan. 20 and announced on social media Wednesday that he’s committed to his father’s alma mater, Arizona State.

Rashada bailed on Florida after the Gator Collective — an independent fundraising group that’s loosely tied to the university and pays student-athletes for use of their name, image and likeness — failed to honor a multiyear deal that was signed by both sides.

Napier avoids Rashada details, doesn't expect NCAA inquiry

Feb 1, 2023

UNC field hockey hires legendary player Erin Matson as head coach a month after her graduation

University of North Carolina field hockey announced Erin Matson, the program’s most accomplished player ever, as its new head coach Tuesday.

Matson is just 22 years old and graduated from UNC in December.

While playing on four NCAA championship teams and five ACC championships and becoming the all-time scoring leader in both ACC history and NCAA tournament play, she earned a degree in advertising and public relations with a minor in coaching education.

The accomplishments don’t stop there. She was named UNC’s team captain three times and has been a member of the U.S. National Team since the age of 17. At the beginning of 2022, she was the top scorer at the Pan American Cup in Chile.

UNC field hockey hires legendary player Erin Matson as head coach a month after her graduation

Feb 1, 2023

Eagles OL Josh Sills indicted on rape and kidnapping felony charges, placed on Commissioner's Exempt List

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills has been indicted on rape and kidnapping felony charges, the Ohio Attorney General and a county sheriff announced Wednesday.

Sills, 25, was issued a summons to appear at Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on Feb. 16. The Eagles will play the Kansas City Chiefs for the Super Bowl LVII title in Glendale, Arizona on Feb. 12.

He has been placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List as the league begins a personal conduct policy review, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Sills will not be allowed to participate in team activities including practice, games and travel...

The announcement added that the crime was immediately reported, warranting a detailed investigation from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office.

Eagles OL Josh Sills indicted on rape and kidnapping felony charges, placed on Commissioner's Exempt List

Feb 1, 2023

WNBA free agency: Breanna Stewart, 2-time champion, announces she'll sign with New York Liberty

Breanna Stewart is signing with the New York Liberty, the two-time WNBA champion and 2018 league MVP announced on Wednesday. The signing vaults the Liberty into immediate title contention after their trade for 2021 MVP Jonquel Jones last month to play alongside All-Star guard Sabrina Ionescu.

Stewart's move is one of the biggest in WNBA free agency history. She spent the negotiating period sharing cryptic tweets and reportedly narrowed down her choices to the Seattle Storm, the franchise that drafted her in 2016, and the Liberty, the team of her home state. The Storm won titles in 2018 and 2020 and Stewart, a Syracuse native, was named Finals MVP in each.

To announce the much-anticipated news that should create dominoes elsewhere in the league, the superstar shared a tweet of the Empire State Building and a video of her shedding a warmup jersey to show a Liberty shirt. Text on the jersey read, "I want to do my part to make this world a better place." Stewart reportedly made charter flights a major factor in her free agency and her signing will shake up the WNBA both on and off the court.

WNBA free agency: Breanna Stewart, 2-time champion, announces she'll sign with New York Liberty

Feb 1, 2023

Lakers ticket prices are skyrocketing as LeBron James nears Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record

Fans really, really want to see LeBron James break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring mark.

Ticket prices are skyrocketing for Los Angeles Lakers games next week. The two games are now almost certainly out of reach for the average fan.

As of Wednesday, James is just 89 points shy of Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record — meaning he’ll likely do so next week, barring any injury or rest. The Lakers have two home games next week, first against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday and then against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.

Ticket prices for those two games are now ridiculous.

Lakers ticket prices are skyrocketing as LeBron James nears Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record

Feb 1, 2023

7-time Super Bowl champ Tom Brady announces he's 'retiring for good'

Tom Brady says he's retiring again. And this time it's for real.

Brady posted a video to social media Wednesday morning announcing his retirement for the second time. He retired after the 2021 season but reversed course six weeks later. Wednesday, he said he was done for good.

"Good morning, guys, I’ll get to the point right away. I’m retiring for good,” Brady said.

“I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning I figured I just press record and let you guys know first. I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super-emotional retirement essay, and I used mine up last year.”

Brady leaves football with the most Super Bowls of any player in NFL history and will be a surefire first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame member. He’s the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns and QB wins in both the regular season and postseason. Brady’s teams went to 10 Super Bowls and won seven of them. Six of those victories came with the New England Patriots while his final Super Bowl win in February 2021 came with the Bucs.

7-time Super Bowl champ Tom Brady announces he's 'retiring for good'

Jan 30, 2023

Pat McAfee rips NFL officiating after questionable no-calls on Championship Sunday: 'I think the refs suck'

You can add former NFL punter and sports personality Pat McAfee to the list of people who didn’t like the officiating on Championship Sunday.

The game that got the most scrutiny was the Kansas City Chiefs-Cincinnati Bengals AFC Championship that saw Patrick Mahomes & Co. head back to the Super Bowl after Harrison Butker kicked a 45-yard game-winner.

Whether it was a questionable pass interference call, redoing a third-down play entirely that might have forced the Chiefs to punt, or what might have been holding on the final Mahomes rush that led to a crucial unnecessary roughness penalty, referee Ronald Torbert and his crew from that game have caught loads of flak from experts and fans alike.

McAfee said his piece on his "The Pat McAfee Show" on Monday morning.

Pat McAfee rips NFL officiating after questionable no-calls on Championship Sunday: 'I think the refs suck'

Jan 30, 2023

Hulk Hogan 'can’t feel his lower body' after another back surgery, Kurt Angle says

WWE legend Hulk Hogan has been in the pro wrestling business since the late 1970s and being in the ring for that long going up against other giant men appeared to have taken its toll.

Kurt Angle gave a dire description of Hogan’s health in the latest episode of his podcast Sunday.

Angle said when he was on the 30th anniversary of WWE’s "Monday Night Raw" he spoke to Hogan and they both talked about their health. Angle, 54, has had multiple neck surgeries between his career as an Olympian and a professional wrestler. Hogan, 69, is going through his own health issues as well.

Hogan appeared on the start of the show last week with the "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart and addressed the crowd in Philadelphia before the episode got going. He appeared to be walking gingerly on his own on the stage but didn’t go down to the ring.

Hulk Hogan 'can’t feel his lower body' after another back surgery, Kurt Angle says

Jan 30, 2023

Stetson Bennett, Georgia standout quarterback, arrested on public intoxication charge

Stetson Bennett, the Georgia quarterback who led the Bulldogs to back-to-back national championships and became one of the best stories in college football, was arrested on Sunday morning.

Bennett was arrested on a public intoxication charge in Dallas around 6 a.m. local time, police confirmed to Fox News Digital. Officers responded to a call about a man "banging on doors" and authorities determined Bennett was intoxicated.

Bennett, 25, was taken to City Detention Center, police said. It’s unclear whether he was released.

The quarterback became a hero for the Bulldogs after leading the team to a blowout victory over TCU in the national championship earlier this month. Georgia coach Kirby Smart gave time for Bennett to get a curtain call in the fourth quarter as they led 52-7.

Stetson Bennett, Georgia standout quarterback, arrested on public intoxication charge

Jan 30, 2023

George Kittle has blunt take on 49ers' quarterback woes in NFC Championship Game

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle said he was proud of his team for not quitting despite not having a healthy quarterback in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he didn’t mince words when asked about how he felt about the situation.

Rookie quarterback Brock Purdy gave the 49ers a fighting chance after starting quarterback Trey Lance and backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went down with season-ending injuries early on this year.

But an injury to his throwing hand early on in the first half of Sunday’s title game took him out before he was eventually forced to return after Josh Johnson was ruled out with a concussion.

The result was a 31-7 blowout by the Eagles.

"Losing your starting quarterback who's a third-string rookie to your fourth-string quarterback who did everything he could – gets hurt right away in the third quarter, and then you can only run the ball – it’s tough, it's frustrating," Kittle said during his post game presser.

George Kittle has blunt take on 49ers' quarterback woes in NFC Championship Game

Jan 30, 2023

Hockey legend Bobby Hull, who starred for Blackhawks, dead at 84

Hockey legend Bobby Hull, who won one Stanley Cup and was a 12-time All-Star who played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets and Hartford Whalers, has died. He was 84.

No cause of death was given.

The NHL Alumni Association announced his death Monday.

"The NHL Alumni Association is deeply saddened to learn that Bobby Hull has passed away at the age of 84," the organization tweeted. "Bobby began his NHL career with the @NHLBlackhawks in 1957. He would go on to play 15 seasons with the team, one season with Winnipeg, and another with Hartford, amounting to 1,063 regular-season games.

"Hull was a driven player who always gave fans a memorable experience at every game and brought them to their feet. In his retirement, ‘The Golden Jet’ was never in a rush to sign every autograph as an ambassador for the Blackhawks, one of his favorite accomplishments.

Hockey legend Bobby Hull, who starred for Blackhawks, dead at 84

Jan 30, 2023

Cowboys' Micah Parsons calls out Bengals' Germaine Pratt over postgame outburst

Dallas Cowboys star pass rusher Micah Parsons did not take too kindly to Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt seemingly blaming second-year pro Joseph Ossai for their defeat in the AFC Championship game to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.

Pratt lashed out on the way back to the Bengals’ locker room, openly criticizing Ossai over a late hit on Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes that ultimately gave Kansas City the upper-hand in the final seconds of the game.

The now-viral clip made its rounds on Twitter, and Parsons’ shared his take on the interaction.

"This lame [as f---]!" he said in a tweet.

Cowboys' Micah Parsons calls out Bengals' Germaine Pratt over postgame outburst

Jan 28, 2023

Alabama's Nick Saban rejected 2 players who were searching for $1.3 million combined in NIL money: report

If you want to play for Alabama, you might not get your way when it comes to NIL money.

According to OutKick, Nick Saban had no problems letting a top recruit and one of his own players go recently after they asked for over $1 million combined from the school.

Saban attended the ALFCA (Alabama Football Coaches Association) Convention in Montgomery Friday, where he reportedly told fellow coaches about the two players' requests and his decision to let them go.

"Someone with one of the best corners in the nation (in high school) came to me and asked if we’d pay them $800,000 for the player to sign here. I told him he can find another place to play," Saban said, according to Baker High School coach Steve Norman. "I’m not paying a kid a bunch of NIL money before he earns it."

Alabama's Nick Saban rejected 2 players who were searching for $1.3 million combined in NIL money: report

Jan 28, 2023

49ers shirt found on Rocky statue in Philadelphia ahead of NFC championship

San Francisco 49ers fans may have gone too far with this one.

Fans of the team from the Bay Area placed a Niners T-shirt on the Rocky Balboa statue in Philadelphia ahead of San Francisco's NFC championship game against the Eagles.

The nine-foot statue was commissioned by Sylvester Stallone, who played the Philly-based Balboa in nine movies.

For "Rocky III," it was placed at the top of what are now known as the "Rocky Steps" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in homage to the famous scene from the first film in 1976. It now stands on the bottom right of the steps.

49ers shirt found on Rocky statue in Philadelphia ahead of NFC championship

Jan 28, 2023

Warriors’ Steph Curry fined $25k for throwing mouthpiece that earned ejection

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry may be one of the faces of the NBA, but even the four-time NBA champion has to follow the rules.

Curry was fined $25,000 for throwing his mouthpiece into the stands in the fourth quarter of Golden State’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night.

The NBA announced the fine Friday night, two days after the Warriors defeated the Grizzlies 122-120.

Warriors’ Steph Curry fined $25k for throwing mouthpiece that earned ejection

Jan 28, 2023

Aryna Sabalenka wins 2023 Australian Open women's final, her first Grand Slam title

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Aryna Sabalenka won her first Grand Slam title by coming back to beat Elena Rybakina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Australian Open women’s final Saturday.

The 24-year-old Sabalenka, who is from Belarus, was appearing in her first major final.

She improved to 11-0 in 2023, and the only set she has dropped all season was the opener on Saturday against Wimbledon champion Rybakina.

But Sabalenka turned things around with an aggressive style that resulted in 51 winners, 20 more than her opponent. She used 17 aces to overcome seven double-faults. And she managed to break the big-serving Rybakina three times, the last coming for a 4-3 lead in the third set that she never relinquished.

Aryna Sabalenka wins 2023 Australian Open women's final, her first Grand Slam title

Jan 28, 2023

Memphis Grizzlies coach says ‘senseless’ death of Tyre Nichols has ‘really hit us hard’

The NBA world reacted Friday to the release of videos that showed the January 7th traffic stop that preceded the death of Tyre Nichols, who spent three days in the hospital before succumbing to his injuries.

In the videos, police allegedly use pepper spray on Nichols while punching and kicking the 29-year-old, leaving him bloodied and dazed.

The brutal encounter led to the firing of five Memphis police officers who now face charges, including second-degree murder.

Memphis Grizzlies coach says ‘senseless’ death of Tyre Nichols has ‘really hit us hard’

Jan 27, 2023

Ed Reed says Jackson State, other HBCU offered head coaching jobs amid Bethune-Cookman fallout

Hall of Famer Ed Reed voiced his displeasure with how negotiations panned out between him and the Bethune-Cookman football program.

Reed was tapped to be the Wildcats' next head football coach on Dec. 27, but the former NFL defensive back revealed Saturday that the university decided against ratifying his contract.

But earlier this week, Reed shared that two other HBCU football programs offered him coaching jobs amid his issues with BCU.

During an appearance Monday on the "Roland Martin Unfiltered" show, Reed was asked if other HBCU programs had contacted him about head coaching opportunities. The 44-year-old responded by revealing that he declined an offer from Jackson State.

Ed Reed says Jackson State, other HBCU offered head coaching jobs amid Bethune-Cookman fallout

Jan 27, 2023

Georgia AD says victims of fatal car crash 'were not engaged in athletic department duties' at the time

The University of Georgia announced Tuesday it was conducting a "thorough review" into the circumstances that led to a fatal car crash that resulted in the deaths of offensive lineman Devin Willock and staffer Chandler LeCroy earlier this month.

Georgia athletic director Josh Brooks released a statement clarifying that Willock, LeCroy and the two other members of the Georgia football team involved in the crash — offensive lineman Warren McClendon and staffer Victoria Bowles — were not "engaged in athletic department duties" at the time.

"Out of respect for the families involved, we have refrained from making any public statements up to this point regarding the circumstances of the tragic accident that claimed two lives and injured two members of our campus community," the statement from Brooks said.

Georgia AD says victims of fatal car crash 'were not engaged in athletic department duties' at the time

Jan 27, 2023

Geno Auriemma, legendary women’s college basketball coach, rips officiating against Tennessee

Legendary women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma was not pleased with the first-half officiating in Connecticut’s matchup with Tennessee Thursday night.

The Huskies jumped out to a 33-17 lead over the Vols after the first quarter but allowed Tennessee to get back into the game before the end of the half in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Vols outscored UConn 19-7 in the second quarter, sending Auriemma’s Huskies into the locker room with just a four-point lead.

Geno Auriemma, legendary women’s college basketball coach, rips officiating against Tennessee

Jan 27, 2023

Greg Patrick, former USFL and Arizona Wildcats assistant coach, dead at 53

Former USFL assistant coach Greg Patrick, who also spent two seasons as Arizona’s defensive line coach, has died, the league confirmed Thursday in a statement. He was 53.

Patrick, who last coached for the New Orleans Breakers last season, reportedly passed away on Sunday, according to The Arizona Republic. His cause of death was not immediately known.

"It is with heavy hearts we share our deepest sympathies on the recent passing of two members of the USFL family, coach Greg Patrick and linebacker Jessie Lemonier," the league said in a statement.

Greg Patrick, former USFL and Arizona Wildcats assistant coach, dead at 53

Jan 26, 2023

RedBird’s Purchase of AC Milan Under Investigation

Last year’s $1.3 billion sale of AC Milan to New York-based investment firm RedBird Capital Partners is under investigation in Italy.

The Guardia di Finanza — which investigates financial crimes — has reportedly requested documents from accountants and advisors who helped facilitate the deal. The agency is looking into alleged embezzlement claims by Milan minority investor Blue Skye Financial Partners.

In June 2022, Blue Skye claimed that former Milan owner Elliott Management held talks “behind closed doors” about the sale.

That same month, Blue Skye asked a U.S. court for documents regarding the deal to prove that Elliot “operated with malice or deceit.”

In July 2022, U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla authorized Blue Skye to obtain a “limited” number of documents to use in court.

Two months later, Blue Skye’s attempt to freeze the sale of Milan was dropped following a hearing in an Italian court.

RedBird’s Purchase of AC Milan Under Investigation

Jan 26, 2023

‘Unprecedented Demand’ Forces Padres to Cap Season Tickets

The San Diego Padres are being rewarded for their big spending.

The team is capping season-ticket sales for the upcoming season “due to unprecedented demand.”

The final day to purchase Padres season tickets is on Feb. 4, coinciding with the team’s fanfest.

After that date, interested fans will be put on a waitlist — a first in the club’s 54-year existence.

“It is important for us to cap our season-ticket memberships at this time to ensure that every Padres fan has an opportunity to attend a game at Petco Park during the 2023 season,” said Padres CEO Erik Greupner.

‘Unprecedented Demand’ Forces Padres to Cap Season Tickets

Jan 26, 2023

Refs miss key call on go-ahead Klay Thompson shot vs. Grizzlies, NBA confirms

The Warriors got away with a foul in the final seconds of Golden State's 122-120 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday at Chase Center.

Before Jordan Poole's eventual game-winning lay-up with two-and-a-half seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Klay Thompson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer to give the Warriors a 120-118 lead over the Grizzlies with 14 seconds remaining.

The NBA released its Last Two Minute Report on Thursday afternoon and confirmed the refs missed what could have been an important call on Thompson's 3-pointer. With 17.2 seconds remaining in the game, Draymond Green set an illegal screen on Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks which created space for Thompson to shoot and might have delayed Brooks from contesting the go-ahead shot by a split second.

"Green continues to re-establish himself following the initial contact with Brooks and he creates further contact with Brooks that affects Brooks' ability to move around the screen," the NBA states in the Last Two Minute Report.

Refs miss key call on go-ahead Klay Thompson shot vs. Grizzlies, NBA confirms

Jan 26, 2023

Patrick Reed: 'It’s not like I tried to assassinate Rory McIlroy'

In less than a day Patrick Reed went from calling Rory McIlroy “an immature child” to praising the world No 1 for alerting him to the fact he could return to bed for a few more hours of sleep because of a weather delay to the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

Things move fast in golf in the LIV Golf era and after the bitterness of the practice days – in which Reed was incensed after being ignored by McIlroy – he was suddenly all smiles when asked about the Northern Irishman.

And with good reason, because without McIlroy’s generous advice, Reed would have been at Majlis Course six hours before he needed to be.

“I woke up at 5am and was on my way to get a car to get here for my 7.40am tee-off time,” Reed explained. “I hadn’t seen that play had been suspended while they got all the water off the course after the storms. But when we were on steps of the hotel where we are both staying, Rory came up and said ‘you don’t have to go yet, we aren’t playing for a while’. ‘Ok, thanks,’ I said.

Patrick Reed: 'It’s not like I tried to assassinate Rory McIlroy'

Jan 26, 2023

Attorneys for Steve Wilks ‘Shocked and Disturbed’ by Panthers’ Hire

Hours after the Carolina Panthers hired Frank Reich as the team’s head coach on Thursday, lawyers for former interim coach Steve Wilks ripped the decision.

Wilks is a co-plaintiff in racial discrimination lawsuit initially filed against the NFL a year ago by Brian Flores, the former Miami Dolphins hack coach and current Pittsburgh Steelers senior defensive assistant/linebackers coach. After the Panthers fired Matt Rhule after a 1-4 start, Wilks went 6-6.

“We are shocked and disturbed that after the incredible job, Coach Wilks did as the interim coach, including bringing the team back into playoff contention and garnering the support of the players and fans that he was passed over for the head coach position by David Tepper,” attorneys Douglas H. Wigdor and John Elefterakis said in a statement to Front Office Sports.

“There is a legitimate race problem in the NFL, and we can assure you that we will have more to say in the coming days.”

Attorneys for Steve Wilks ‘Shocked and Disturbed’ by Panthers’ Hire
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