Bengals schedule 2017: Cincinnati attempts to find path back to playoffs

The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off a 6-9-1 season after a string of five straight playoff appearances. That’s put a little more pressure on Marvin Lewis entering his 15th season as head coach, and Andy Dalton faces a challenge in leading the franchise to its first playoff victory since the 1990-91 season. Their first-round pick, [more…]

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Yankees owner on Aroldis Chapman’s checkered past: ‘Sooner or later we forget’

When the Yankees originally acquired Aroldis Chapman in December 2015, they did so with the understanding their new prized closer carried significant off-field baggage. At the time, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner downplayed the negative press. Chapman served a 30-game suspension under MLB’s domestic violence policy, returned to pitch at a high level and allowed the [more…]

Rays’ Evan Longoria hobbled by sore foot during hitting slump

Evan Longoria may be dealing with a similar foot injury that hampered him during the 2013 season. The Rays’ star third baseman revealed Monday he’s been playing through discomfort in his left foot, similar to the plantar fasciitis issue he suffered through in his right foot four seasons ago. That might help explain a recent [more…]

Mitchell Trubisky reports to Bears minicamp in grandmother’s hand-me-down Toyota

Mitchell Trubisky is a man of his word, and he really loves the women in his life. The former North Carolina quarterback reported for Bears rookie minicamp Thursday driving a 1997 Toyota Camry that was a hand-me-down vehicle from his grandmother. Trubisky drove the car while in college and, when Bears general manager Ryan Pace [more…]

Panthers pick up Kelvin Benjamin’s fifth-year option, report says

Kelvin Benjamin will get another year in Charlotte. The Panthers on Tuesday exercised their fifth-year option on the wide receiver to keep him with the team through the 2018 season, ESPN first reported. Trevor Siemian Authentic Jersey Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman indicated in March the team would likely keep Benjamin, who is expected to [more…]

NBA playoff scores 2017: Celtics-Wizards Game 2 was the best game of the postseason

On Tuesday, Game 2 between Washington and Boston gave us everything: a point guard duel, an impossibly incredible performance from the Celtics’ superstar, a tight game with buckets being exchanged the stretch, and an overtime period that saw a one-man takeover. Several of those phrases describe Isaiah Thomas, who scored 53 points on his late [more…]

LaMarcus Aldridge needs to be better for the Spurs to beat the Rockets

The Houston Rockets blew out the San Antonio Spurs, 126-99, after leading by 30 points at the half. The quick pace of Houston’s offense matched by the efficiency of its three-point shooters proved too much for San Antonio to handle. A brutal showing from LaMarcus Aldridge made it impossible for the Spurs to climb out [more…]