Florida A&M football fiasco reminds us college sports are professional sports

Head Coach Willie Simmons of the Florida A&M Rattlersphoto: AP NIL is sensible. It was ridiculous that “amateur” athletes were not allowed to accept anything of financial value for their athletic talents, except for fees to attend the institution so that they can play on the team and be properly housed and nourished so they … Read more

Nebraska Cornhuskers taking L’s before heading to Ireland

The season hasn’t begun and Nebraska has already suffered an Lphoto: AP College football season is nearly upon us, and this year the brand is officially expanding. After COVID complications nixed last year’s attempt to hold a game at an international locale, the pandemic has been around for so long that nobody cares anymore. So … Read more

Kentucky football coach didn’t appreciate what Coach Cal said

Take it easy CalImage: Associated Press (AP) Standing up for your program and athletes is commonplace for a college head coach, especially one with the pedigree of John Calipari. Coaching one of the royal bluebloods of college athletics in Lexington, with a lifetime contract no less, certainly skews his view of things from the mountaintop. … Read more

Welcome to Blah-gust, the worst time of the sporting calendar

OH MY GOD WHO CARESphoto: AP Mark it down: 9:35 am Wednesday, Aug. 10. We’ve reached the peak (nadir?) of sports’ slow season. You know it’s the doggiest of dog days when ESPN is killing time with Little League World Series coverage. No disrespect to the youth, but I’m not going to subject myself to … Read more

Avinash Sable breaks national record again, wins silver medal in 3,000m steeplechase event

India’s Avinash Sable ran one of the most memorable races of his life to win the silver medal in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase event at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG 2022) in Birmingham on Saturday (August 6). Avinash Sable clocked 8:11.20s, a personal best, erasing his personal best of 8:12.48s which he set in … Read more

The sports figures we’ve lost in 2022

Image: Getty Images Dan Reeves died on January 1 at the age of 77, which means that his long overdue addition to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, whenever it eventually comes, will be posthumous. That Reeves wasn’t honored while he was alive is astounding. He ranks 10th on the all-time NFL coaching wins list … Read more

Mariners acquire pitcher Luis Castillo from Reds

Luis Castillo is heading to Seattle in hopes of helping the team snap its postseason-less streak.photo: AP The Seattle Mariners are looking to make the playoffs for the first time in over 20 years. Ichiro’s rookie season was the last time they played past 162 games. Heading into Saturday’s games, Seattle is only a half-game … Read more

It’s time to trade Ohtani — here are some hypothetical deals for the two-way superstar

illustration: Getty Images I can’t believe what I’m about to say: The Angels have to trade Shohei Ohtani. Bear with me. I’m not saying this is a decision they’ll enjoy making. And it’ll be close to impossible to “win” a trade in which you’re giving up the reigning AL MVP who’s also a top candidate … Read more

World Championships: Nigerian Tobi Amusan wins 100m hurdles gold | Athletics News

Amusan broke the world record earlier on Sunday by clocking 12.12 seconds in the semi-final at Hayward Field. Nigerian Tobi Amusan has stormed to victory at the 100 meters hurdles final at the World Championships held in Eugene, United States, becoming the first athlete from her country to win gold at such an event. The … Read more

The CFBPA is not a union, but it’s making demands like one

Image: shutterstock It appears the jig is up — as if it hasn’t been for some time — and it’s clear there’s actually enough money to pay student-athletes. The thing about alleged educational institutions unapologetically trampling tradition en route to exorbitant TV deals is people notice. Say what you want about the intellect of kids … Read more