Pirates' closer Felipe Vázquez described sexual encounter with girl as 'sex but not really,' police say
by Ray Sanchez on September 18, 2019 at 9:31 pm
This story contains explicit language. (CNN) Pittsburgh Pirates' All-Star closer Felipe Vázquez admitted to a 2017 sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl that he described as "sex but not really," according to a Pennsylvania criminal complaint released ...
A look at the top moments of CC Sabathia's Yankees career as he potentially makes his final start for the team
by Chris Bengel on September 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm
CC Sabathia has been one of the great starters to take the hill for the New York Yankees over the past few decades. Sabathia joined the Yankees back in 2009 on a seven-year, $161 million contract after spending the second half of the 2008 season with the ...
Drew Brees is having surgery on his injured right hand
by Steve Almasy on September 18, 2019 at 8:56 pm
(CNN) It's not going to be much of a birthday for Brittany Brees. She's spending the day, or much of it, with her husband Drew at a Los Angeles hospital, where the New Orleans Saints quarterback is having surgery on his injured thumb. "Heading into surgery ...
The Patriots and Cowboys Are Huge Favorites. Bettors Are Taking Them Anyway.
by Victor Mather on September 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm
Gamblers and football fans who peruse the betting lines for this weekend's games will undoubtedly see two big numbers jump out. At most bookmakers, the Cowboys were 21½-point favorites over the Dolphins on Wednesday afternoon. And the Patriots were ...
Why has Missouri struggled against South Carolina so much in recent years?
by Alex Schiffer on September 18, 2019 at 8:48 pm
Barry Odom's track record against South Carolina can be summed up in two words: winless and weird. The Missouri football coach goes into Saturday's game 0-3 against the Gamecocks, who have become one of the Tigers' fiercest rivals since joining the ...
Referee who made high school wrestler cut dreadlocks is suspended for two years
by Tom McGurk on September 18, 2019 at 8:31 pm
Alan Maloney won't be refereeing high school wrestling matches for at least two years. That ruling was part of findings announced by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights following an investigation of a December ...
Browns Injury Report: David Njoku Headlines Starters Missing Practice
on September 18, 2019 at 8:26 pm
The Cleveland Browns released their injury report on Wednesday, showing that multiple key players missed practice to start the short week. Here are the players that did not practice on Wednesday, which included seven starters: Safety Morgan Burnett (quad) ...
College Football Picks: Michigan tries to change narrative
by Ralph D. Russo on September 18, 2019 at 8:19 pm
There is a strong temptation in college football to define teams early in the season, especially when a traditional power delivers a high-profile clunker. That's where No. 11 Michigan is as the Wolverines head into the first really big Big Ten game of the season.
Minkah Fitzpatrick talks accepting initial, multiple roles in Pittsburgh
by Jacob Klinger on September 18, 2019 at 8:13 pm
Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick can play several positions all over the field. He won't this week, but says he's actually quite open to doing so from time to time. Fitzpatrick was traded to Pittsburgh from the Miami Dolphins on Monday. He is shown here at his ...
Cowboys release Taco Charlton: Top five potential NFL destinations for former first-round pick
by Patrik Walker on September 18, 2019 at 8:08 pm
It's the end of an era for the Dallas Cowboys, only it was never an era to begin with. When the team opted to pass on T.J. Watt to select Taco Charlton with the 28th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, they did so with the belief the latter would fit their system ...
Former NBA All-Star Guard to Undergo Surgery, Will Miss Time
by DJ Siddiqi on September 18, 2019 at 8:07 pm
Isaiah Thomas just can't seem to catch a break. As Thomas was preparing to begin the 2019-20 season with the Washington Wizards — his sixth team in three seasons — he has suffered a setback. That would be because Thomas, who has dealt with ...
5 things Texas A&M fans need to know about Auburn: Tigers roaring early behind freshman QB Bo Nix
by Alex Miller on September 18, 2019 at 7:57 pm
Auburn may be rallying behind a true freshman quarterback, but the No. 8 Tigers are roaring into Kyle Field this Saturday in hopes of leaving College Station with yet another win. Here are five things Texas A&M fans need to know about Auburn: ...
Per the Data: Why Ole Miss “should” beat Cal
by Nicholas Carr on September 18, 2019 at 7:50 pm
Fresh off of a, well, a “performance” against FCS STALWART Southeastern Louisiana, Ole Miss welcomes in their first ranked non-conference opponent since Texas traveled to Oxford waaaay back in 2012. This Cal team may just be ranked in name only, ...
Surrounded by young stars, Spezza wants to be veteran voice with Leafs
by Joshua Clipperton on September 18, 2019 at 7:49 pm
Jason Spezza remembers what it was like being a young star in the NHL — the demands, the pressure, the expectations. The impact that veteran leaders had on his early career remain equally fresh in his 36-year-old mind. It wasn't so much what they did, but ...
Thursday Night Football odds, line: Titans vs. Jaguars picks, predictions from top model on 79-53 run
on September 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm
The Tennessee Titans will look for a bounce-back game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football when the teams kick off Week 3 of the NFL schedule. The Titans (1-1) lost a late lead and dropped a 19-17 decision to the Indianapolis Colts ...
Jalen Ramsey to play Thursday amid trade speculation
by Kevin Patra on September 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm
Despite a trade request hanging in the balance, Jalen Ramsey will play for the Jacksonville Jaguars this Thursday night versus the Tennessee Titans. Coach Doug Marrone announced the disgruntled cornerback would suit up for Week 3 following Ramsey's ...
Jonny Brodzinski's audition for Sharks roster spot off to good start
by Chelena Goldman on September 18, 2019 at 7:36 pm
SAN JOSE - When Jonny Brodzinski played on the Ontario Reign during the 2016-17 season, he regularly faced a San Jose Barracuda roster consisting of Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc, and Marcus Sorensen -- among other names familiar to Sharks fans.
Colts Daily Notebook: Jabaal Sheard Returns For 'Modified Practice' Day
by Andrew Walker on September 18, 2019 at 7:35 pm
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts dialed things down a little bit on Wednesday. After holding three practices last week in 90-plus-degree temperatures, and then taking on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Nashville, where temperatures soared into ...
Byfuglien remains on leave, Jets work around absence
on September 18, 2019 at 7:35 pm
WINNIPEG -- Dustin Byfuglien remains absent from Winnipeg Jets training camp on personal leave, and though coach Paul Maurice wouldn't comment on speculation about his future, he did say the Jets are used to playing without the veteran defenseman.
Kirk Cousins admits he won't be Vikings QB much longer if he keeps playing the way he did in loss to Packers
by Sean Wagner-McGough on September 18, 2019 at 7:35 pm
The Minnesota Vikings did not beat the Green Bay Packers in an early, but key intra-division clash on Sunday, falling by a final score of 21-16. They did not win for a variety of reasons -- falling into a 21-0 hole in just over 15 minutes being one of them -- but the ...