• WWE has reached a critical Ronda Rousey crossroads

    The big news coming out of Sunday night’s Survivor Series was the vicious turn by Charlotte Flair on Ronda Rousey. Their gripping bout ended when Flair assaulted Rousey with kendo sticks and a chair. Flair even wrapped the steel chair around Rousey’s neck and stomped on it – a dangerous looking spot that WWE reserves...

  • Raiders peacemaker puts happy face on Gruden-Carr feud

    Raiders tight end Lee Smith won’t be getting involved in Jon Gruden’s next sideline eruption. As Oakland’s $100 million-coach and quarterback Derek Carr got into a heated exchange during Sunday’s game, Smith curiously put his hand on the back of Gruden’s neck, a move that was not intended to be malicious. “It was just, I...

  • Internet investigation finds truth of bar ESPN kept flashing to

    If this were the most meaningless cover-up in cover-up history, it was not well orchestrated. ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” repeatedly flashed to a bar in Mexico City during the pulsating Chiefs-Rams game, a nod to show Mexico still could appreciate the game from afar. The matchup originally had been scheduled for Azteca Stadium, but it was...

  • Markelle Fultz’s lawyer demands 76ers break in latest bizarre twist

    The Markelle Fultz drama is taking a turn for the even weirder, this time with a legal angle. The 76ers’ bewildering point guard, whose jump shot disappeared upon entering the NBA, will see a shoulder specialist next week, The Athletic first reported. His attorney and agent, Raymond Brothers, is urging this checkup, and the 20-year-old...

  • J.R. Smith is sabotaging his chances of Cavaliers exit

    What does J.R. Smith think his Cavaliers legacy is right now? The shooting guard has publicly griped about the current state of the 2-13 Cavaliers as they struggle to recover from another LeBron James exit. But he told The Athletic on Monday that he would not accept a buyout, which would be contingent on him...

  • How the Wizards became the NBA’s biggest joke

    The Wizards’ 5-11 start is only part of the reason for their impending fire sale. With Washington reportedly open to discussing trade offers for everyone, including All-Star guards John Wall and Bradley Beal, it’s becoming crystal clear why the Wizards are open to gutting their entire roster since apparently no one can get along at...

  • The NFL pissed off everyone with Rams-Chiefs ‘all-star’ refs

    It exceeded the hype. The scoreboard was bursting, defenders’ bodies were flying everywhere and the balls were flying faster. The flags were soaring, too. The future-of-the-NFL showdown between the Chiefs and Rams on Monday night featured 105 points (fun!) and 21 accepted penalties (less fun!). The whistle problem was an ironic one after the NFL...

  • Georgia player offers date to ESPN’s Laura Rutledge after sideline hit

    Georgia’s Prather Hudson is ready to make amends after knocking down ESPN’s Laura Rutledge. After the Bulldogs running back and an opponent wrestled each other out of bounds during Saturday’s game against UMass and hit Rutledge, Hudson took to Twitter to apologize. “Hey @LauraMRutledge really sorry I knocked you down, but … I can pick...

  • Parent accused of wearing referee uniform to sway football game

    CHICAGO — Parents of players on a Chicago high school football team have filed a lawsuit, claiming a parent of an opposing player wore a referee uniform and influenced the outcome of the game. The Simeon Alumni Association and parents of Simeon Career Academy players filed the lawsuit last week against the Illinois High School...

  • How racing starlet survived insane 171 mile-per-hour crash

    Teen F3 starlet Sophia Floersch “had an angel on her shoulder” to survive a horrific crash that has left her needing surgery on a broken back. It could have been the end for the 17-year-old German, who was traveling at 171 mph when she careened over a barrier and into a photographers bunker in Macau....

  • Fizdale wants prayers for Knicks’ defense against Trail Blazers

    The Knicks have been a dumpster fire on defense all season. And with Portland’s vaunted duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum visiting the Garden on Tuesday, it’s not going to get any easier. Asked about how his team plans to contain the Trail Blazers’ high-scoring backcourt, David Fizdale responded simply, “Prayer.” “No, you gotta...

  • Todd Bowles says ‘morale is up’ despite Jets’ 3-7 reality

    The Jets returned to work Monday after their bye week, trying to salvage what is left of their season. At 3-7 and coming off of four straight losses, including a 41-10 thumping to the Bills last week, it is hard to find any reason for hope in the final six weeks of the season, but...