MLB spring training: 10 crucial position battles for contending teams, including Yankees, Mets and Dodgers

MLB spring training: 10 crucial position battles for contending teams, including Yankees, Mets and Dodgers

The 2021 Major League Baseball regular season is a little more than one month away. Teams around the league will use these next five weeks to evaluate their players and eventually finalize their roster. Spring training games don’t count, but they do matter. For many players, spring training is their best opportunity to win a […]

Patriots calling about every available veteran QB, including Jimmy Garoppolo and Sam Darnold, per report

Patriots calling about every available veteran QB, including Jimmy Garoppolo and Sam Darnold, per report

USATSI The New England Patriots took a flyer on Cam Newton in their first season post-Tom Brady, and the results were troubling: Amid a weakened supporting cast, Newton and Co. struggled to a 7-9 finish, with the team missing the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. Now, as the 2021 NFL offseason approaches […]

Why these five MLB stars, including Christian Yelich and Pete Alonso, will bounce back in 2021

Why these five MLB stars, including Christian Yelich and Pete Alonso, will bounce back in 2021

Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training and the long journey that is the 2021 MLB season has begun. The ongoing pandemic means it will be challenging, but MLB and the MLBPA believe they’re up to the task of playing a full season, so let’s hope they can do that without interruption. I’ve missed […]

MLB spring training: 10 storylines to watch, including Francisco Lindor's extension and fans in the stands

MLB spring training: 10 storylines to watch, including Francisco Lindor’s extension and fans in the stands

Spring training gets underway this week in Arizona and Florida, and that means some scene-setting in order. Specifically, what particular MLB storylines are worth your considered ruminations as pitchers and catchers report to camp? To be sure, many of the subplots about to be ticked off won’t culminate during spring training, but the exhibition season […]

Here We Go: Every Champions League club, including Barcelona and Liverpool, bracing for busy summer

Here We Go: Every Champions League club, including Barcelona and Liverpool, bracing for busy summer

Atalanta find Papu heir The heir of Papu Gomez has already been found with 23-year-old midfielder Matteo Pessina, who has recently put together extraordinary performances in Serie A and in Coppa Italia. Atalanta will go ahead with him and anticipated the arrival of 25-year-old Ukrainian Viktor Kovalenko from Shakhtar Donetsk, it was a deal ready […]

Corner Picks: Premier League best bets, including why Man City-Tottenham should produce plenty of goals

Corner Picks: Premier League best bets, including why Man City-Tottenham should produce plenty of goals

Don’t look now, but Corner Picks has stacked together two winning weeks in a row. We are digging ourselves out of the hole. We’re basically Fulham right now. We got off to a horrible start to the year, and while the odds of us avoiding relegation aren’t great, we’re playing a lot better. And, who […]

2021 Fantasy Baseball ADP Review: 16 underrated players, including J.D. Martinez and Carlos Carrasco

2021 Fantasy Baseball ADP Review: 16 underrated players, including J.D. Martinez and Carlos Carrasco

Full disclosure: I was aiming to write about only 12 players in this space, but I wanted to address four more right here at the top who all share a particular trait. Don’t be disappointed when the sister column (overrated players) isn’t quite as robust. Do I need to explain what it means to be […]

Russell Wilson trade rumors: Ranking 13 logical suitors, including Cowboys, Dolphins and Patriots

Russell Wilson trade rumors: Ranking 13 logical suitors, including Cowboys, Dolphins and Patriots

Quarterback drama is apparently the thing of 2021. Free agency won’t officially kick off for more than a month, and already we’ve had two big-name signal-callers packaged in a reported trade, plus another dozen and a half rumored to be available. The latest name on the pile: Russell Wilson. The longtime Seahawks star has been […]

Four MLB players who could request a trade, including Mike Trout and a forgotten Yankees player

Four MLB players who could request a trade, including Mike Trout and a forgotten Yankees player

Last week, the Colorado Rockies finalized their trade sending franchise icon Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals in what amounts to a salary dump. Colorado received five players, none of them cornerstone types, but they did unload approximately $150 million in future salary obligation. That is not the way it was supposed to end […]

MLB free agency: Four best under-the-radar moves, including Red Sox and Tigers signings

MLB free agency: Four best under-the-radar moves, including Red Sox and Tigers signings

Pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to spring training camps in Arizona and Florida next week. The offseason is almost over, in other words. Whenever a chapter closes, be it a season or in life, it’s worth some reflection. With that in mind, below we’ve highlighted four moves (or clusters of moves) that we believe […]