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The 10 most important players for South Carolina in 2020: Part II

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Amid the uncertainty surrounding college football during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been easy to forget that South Carolina finished 4-8 last year. Of course, that’s fine with the Gamecocks. What will not be fine is a repeat of that performance. There are reasons to believe that South Carolina can put together […]

Report: Matt Kemp, Rockies Agree to Minor League Contract After Desmond Opt-Out

The Colorado Rockies have reportedly signed veteran Matt Kemp to a minor league deal, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. He will replace Ian Desmond on the roster after Desmond announced he would opt out of the 2020 season. The 34-year-old explained his reasoning in an Instagram post Monday: Click here to read the rest of the article on bleacherreport.com.

The Fantasy Football Impact of Cam Newton to Patriots

Cam Newton to New England is already impacting the Patriots’ 2020 odds. But how does his signing affect his and his new teammates’ fantasy football outlooks? Two of our expert rankers — Chris Raybon and Sean Koerner — analyze the fantasy fit for Newton and how him potentially starting would impact their projections for Julian Edelman, […]

Iowa State searches on for the missing piece to bring a Big 12 title into range

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on sports is unprecedented, and its effect on the 2020 college football season is unclear. This story is part of a continuing series that serves as an annual offseason assessment of Power 5 and top Group of 5 teams. At Iowa State, everyone is still learning how to deal with […]

Cubs notes: Ross talks DH options, OD starter

CHICAGO — Cubs manager David Ross has already discussed the possibility of Kyle Schwarber serving as a designated hitter. The outfielder’s name has come up as a future DH candidate since he broke into the Majors, but Ross wanted to let Schwarber know he still has a home in left field. “We’re on the same […]

Mookie Betts’ Selflessness Inspires Major League Baseball When It Comes To Pursuing Equality

Acrimony defined the complex negotiations to restart Major League Baseball’s 2020 season while society is simultaneously fighting for social justice and confronting the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Baseball is cautiously moving forward with a 60-game schedule beginning in late July. Commissioner Manfred unilaterally implemented a season after several intense weeks of exchanging proposals with the Major […]

What Do the Numbers Say About How Gardner Minshew Compared to Other Rookie QBs?

There were 11 quarterbacks selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, five of which attempted at least 150 passes last season. Of those quarterbacks, four were selected in the top-50 with the lone exception being Jacksonville Jaguars sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew. Minshew was drafted to back up newly signed quarterback Nick Foles, but Minshew ended up […]

Ten things: A football nerd’s guide to the 2020 Cleveland Browns

At this time last year, there was considerable hype surrounding the Cleveland Browns. Baker Mayfield was coming off of a promising rookie season. The team had acquired Odell Beckham Jr. and hired Freddie Kitchens. It had young, talented players like Nick Chubb and Myles Garrett to build around. The future, for the first time in […]

MLB Rumors: Latest Buzz on Aaron Judge’s Injury Rehab, Joey Bart, More

The New York Yankees had to rely on their depth to win in 2019. Stars like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar and others all spent extensive time on the injured list, forcing unheralded players like Gio Urshela and Luke Voit to take on key roles. New York’s collective will paid off in […]

Baseball’s top 60 storylines for a 60-game MLB season

There is going to be a baseball season after all, one of 60 games, following a month of ugly public negotiations between the players and owners over how to navigate through the money of the shortened season. In the words of Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer, “COVID-19 already presented a lose-lose-lose situation and we’ve somehow found a way to […]

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