Bill Russell was unparalleled on the basketball court, uncompromising off it – The Boston Globe

He lived his life in a relentlessly straightforward manner. He basically gave the racism he encountered the back of his hand. “Proud” does not begin to describe the forthright nature by which he lived his life. He was a role model and an inspiration. He was a truly Great American. Oh, and he could play … Read more

As NFL star joins list of psychedelic-endorsing celebrities, are the drugs FINALLY mainstream?

Revelations that NFL star Aaron Rodgers used psychedelic drugs to boost his performance were just the latest celebrity endorsement of mind-altering drugs, which were for decades taboo but are fast entering the American mainstream. Rodgers, 38, who says the South American hallucinogen ayahuasca aided his ‘best season’ in the NFL, joins a growing list of … Read more

Updating the Steelers’ salary cap situation following the Diontae Johnson contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers are chugging through 2022 training camp and are about a week away from their first preseason game. While there cold continue to be some swapping of players throughout training camp, there is always the chance something else changes things whether large or small. As reports come in of these deals well before … Read more

Quick-hitters: Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman’s first press conference of fall camp

The head coach’s first press conference of fall camp often features news, confirmation or denial of summer rumors, injury updates, position battle questions and other housekeeping items after months away from reporters. Marcus Freeman covered all those bases Friday after Notre Dame ended its two-hour practice. Freshman offensive lineman Joey Tanona has medically retired, Freeman … Read more

2022 Fantasy Football Quarterback Shuffle Up: Justin Herbert to the moon

In real life, the quarterback is everything. It’s not just the most important position in football, it’s the most important position in team sports anywhere. In fantasy football? The quarterback is just another position. It’s the third- or fourth-most important spot of the four major spots, depending on your point of view. I think it’s … Read more

Family Night recap: Packers’ Romeo Doubs shines again

The Green Bay Packers filled Lambeau Field with over 50,000 fans on Friday, as many cheeseheads got their first look at the 2022 squad. The team seemingly avoided a major injury, the best thing that can happen for any August practice, but that doesn’t mean everything was sweet. Head coach Matt LaFleur was not happy … Read more

Training Camp Observations: Poor redzone offense and turnovers highlight offensive woes; Jamin Davis may be taking a back seat to David Mayo

By all accounts, Friday’s practice may be the Washington Commanders’ most physical one during this year’s training camp. On a day highlighted by the trenches, a poor offensive red zone outing, and one too many turnovers, let’s dig into my observations and nuggets from the Washington Commanders’ Friday practice. Inactives Receivers Curtis Samuel and Dyami … Read more

Clay Holmes coughs up another lead to sink Yankees in loss to Cardinals

The Yankees would have found a way, during the first half of the season, to win the game they played Friday night.  This is not the first half of the season anymore.  Closer Clay Holmes struggled for a second straight appearance, coming in in the eighth inning and giving up an infield hit, a walk … Read more