Two white players join Cleveland Browns in NFL’s largest anthem protest

“The intent of my comments was not to discourage individual expression from our players in light of a cause that moves them to personal expression,” Jackson said. “I’m disheartened that I gave anyone that impression because I did not speak with enough clarity. However, my words did reflect my concern – that I would express […]

Louisville signee Jay Scrubb, the junior college player of the year, will stay in NBA Draft

It’s a pretty cruel twist of fortune for Louisville that leaves it without a player that would have been a high-level scorer and defender immediately upon arrival next season. But as Mike Rutherford of SB Nation noted, it’s not the first time this has happened. In 2004, forward Donta Smith also jumped from junior college […]

Another Vietnamese player joins AFC’s campaign against COVID-19

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s national striker Nguyen Cong Phuong is one of the latest three players taking part in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s #BreakTheChain campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic. The two other players are Seyed Jalal Hosseini from Iran and Sameh Maraabeh of Palestine. “If we all decide to self-quarantine and stay at home […]

Premier League Team of the Season: Soccer Saturday pundits pick their line-ups

I think many critics have been harsh on him – it was always going to be tough following on from Steven Gerrard. It was going to take time for people to stop comparing him to him. They are very different footballers. It has taken him a while to do it, but gradually he has convinced […]

Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum lead 11 NBA players who have improved their stock with breakout 2019-20 seasons

We thought Siakam made “the leap” last season, when he took home Most Improved Player honors after increasing his scoring average by nearly 10 points, but he’s taken another monumental step this year after Kawhi Leonard’s departure. Siakam has upped his scoring average another seven points to 23.6 per game, 15th in the league, while […]

Vietnamese football joins Covid-19 fight

Hanoi FC captain Nguyen Van Quyet has raised VND118 million ($5,000) – VND68 million from his friends and fans and VND50 million from auctioning the jersey he played in at the AFF Cup 2018, which Vietnam won. The jersey has the autograph of all members of the national football team.

2020 NFL Draft’s best team fits for prospects: Why Cowboys should trade up, Patriots’ answer at QB and more

Akers, who enjoyed a productive career at Florida State, appears to be a perfect fit for Brady and the Buccaneers. While there isn’t one aspect of his game that necessarily stands out, Akers is an extremely well-balanced running back that possess a good blend of power, speed, agility and pass-catching ability. One of his greatest […]

Esports: Two players banned for a year after match throwing charge proven

In a ruling on Wednesday from tournament organiser Let’s Play Live, Aiden ‘delusioN’ Hendry and Finlay ‘Frenzyy’ Rockach from Team Esper were banned after they were adjudged to have thrown a game in their match against rivals Team Fury in the Let’s Play Live Rocket League Oceanic Championship.

PCB to conduct online fitness tests of Pakistan players, drills include ‘Yo-Yo’

“With all the limitations and lack of resources at the moment, we have chalked out this new fitness battery with everyone given an equal opportunity,” the letter reads. “You have been informed well before time to make sure you are mentally and physically ready for it. All the tests will be carried out on video […]

Phil Gould warns NRL not to treat players ‘like greyhounds’ in bubbles

“Facilities aren’t the problem, it’s what is going to be cost effective but also keep the players healthy and looking after their mental health and welfare, and not treating them like greyhounds where we lock them in a kennel every week and then we bring them out on weekends,” Gould said on his podcast, Six […]