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Packers players say team, coaches, staff will lock arms before Thursday’s game

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Players, coaches and staff from the Green Bay Packers will lock arms during the national anthem before Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bears, and they are asking fans to do the same in what they say will be a “moment of unification.” Players released a statement on Tuesday night. They […]

Injuries hammer away at depth on Packers offensive line

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Injuries have hammered away at the offensive line depth of the Green Bay Packers. Left tackle David Bakhtiari and fellow starter at right tackle, Bryan Bulaga, haven’t played a game together since the second week of the preseason, a trend that could continue Thursday night against the Chicago Bears . Bakhtiari […]

“Nacho man” going viral after Cubs Russell spilled his chips

ST. LOUIS — When Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell took out a St. Louis Cardinals fan’s plate of nachos while trying to catch a foul ball, the spectator had no idea he’d end up all over the internet. Watch Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell destroy a Cardinals fan’s nachos https://t.co/WEpVibztmr pic.twitter.com/2xVYLLaZde — Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) […]

Sailors and soldiers to recreate World War I baseball game

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Sailors and soldiers will don flannel uniforms and play baseball by century-old rules to recreate the U.S. Army versus Navy games from World War I. The U.S. Naval War College will recognize the centennial of America’s involvement in the war by planning Friday’s game in Newport, Rhode Island. Organizers say it’s a […]

Overreaction: NFL players and owners are finally unified

NFL players and owners are finally unified. President Donald Trump’s criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem did more to bring players and owners together than any marriage counselor could ever accomplish. More than 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during Sunday’s games and many team owners joined them […]

Louisville places Rick Pitino, AD on administrative leave

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rick Pitino couldn’t survive another scandal, as an angry interim Louisville president Wednesday placed the head men’s college basketball coach and his boss on administrative leave amid a nationwide federal bribery investigation that has rocked the sport. President Greg Postel’s decision comes after the school acknowledged on Tuesday that the men’s program […]

LEADING OFF: Cubs, Twins try to clinch; Altuve at 199 hits

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ TRY AGAIN Coming off a loss Tuesday night, the World Series champion Cubs make their second attempt at clinching a second straight NL Central title when veteran John Lackey (11-11, 4.67 ERA) pitches in St. Louis. The rival Cardinals, who are 2½ games behind […]

35-year-old Wade to sign with Cavaliers, reunite with LeBron James

CLEVELAND — Together again: LeBron and D-Wade. Just like old times. Dwyane Wade has decided to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and reunite with LeBron James, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Tuesday night. Wade is expected to clear waivers on Wednesday and then join the Cavs, according to the […]

4 coaches, Adidas executive charged in college bribe scheme

NEW YORK — In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes’ choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents, even tailors. […]

Packers rookie defenders stepping up

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Packers got a glimpse of what their top two draft picks are capable of during Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals, with hybrid safety/linebacker Josh Jones and cornerback Kevin King making their first NFL starts. And they did not disappoint. “Anytime you can get your young players in there and […]

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