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    A Friday night football game in southern California was disrupted by a teenage boy who sprinted across the field carrying a flag with a crude message, only to be body slammed by a grown man. The game, which was played by the Kennedy High School of La Palma and Katella High School of Anaheim teams, was briefly interrupted by a young man traversing the field with a flag that read, 'I eat a**,' deceptively spelled out with numbers and symbols.  As the teen made his way to the end of the field, a grown man, believed to be an employee - possibly a coach - of the Katella High School team, sprints up behind the kid, grabs him as he is about to make a clean getaway over the wall past the end zone, and slams him into the grass. The man can be seen placing his knee on the boy's neck as the Katella team erupts in cheers. A man though to be a high school football coach aggressively tackled a teenager running across the field with a crude...
    Chris Wallace is calling out members of the media who became “antagonists on the field” against former President Donald Trump. Wallace was a guest on the Thursday edition of The Axe Files alongside host David Axelrod— where the conversation largely centered on Wallace’s career. Inevitably, though, the topic of the 45th president and his relationship with the media was broached. Axelrod asked Wallace to weigh in on how Trump’s time in office shaped the landscape of journalism and media. “That’s had implications for journalism because he had a very calculated plan to color the media as partisan players,” Axelrod said. “And so anytime you or anyone else, reports facts that he finds inconvenient, he fits it into that paradigm… it seems like that’s played havoc in some ways with the news media and how it covers politics.” Wallace referenced an infamous Trump tweet which he believes set the tone for the former president’s frosty dealings with the fourth estate. “I think was in February of 2017, so it was really only a month after he was in office, that he...
    ARIZONA STATE apparently wasted no time in firing head coach Herm Edwards. Let go following their 30-21 loss to Eastern Michigan on Saturday, a new video has surfaced that shows both Arizona's President and it's Athletic Director speaking to Edwards on the field immediately following the loss. 1Herm Edwards leaves the Arizona State Sun Devils with a 26-20 recordCredit: Getty Some have taken to social media to speculate that this could have been the moment the Sun Devils let Edwards go. Whether this is true or not is uncertain, but the optics aren't good as far as Arizona is concerned. The manner of Edwards' tenure being ended looks even worse if a recent report by The Athletic alleging sabotage from within his coaching staff is true. The report states that "an opposing coach recently told The Athletic that it wasn’t hard to get intel on this season’s team because some within Arizona State athletics wanted a coaching change." Read More on FootballGOAT LATEST Tom Brady 'went to Hamptons' during 11-day break amid Gisele fight rumorsDRUG WAR Rodgers claims ayahuasca is not...
    The Ravens are field-goal favorites over the host New England Patriots ahead of their matchup Sunday, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks. After a stunning collapse in a Week 2 loss to Miami, the Ravens are three-point favorites over New England, which fell to the host Dolphins in Week 1 before bouncing back Sunday with a narrow road win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sunday’s game will be the Patriots’ home opener. New England went 4-5 at Gillette Stadium last season and 5-4 against the spread. With quarterback Lamar Jackson as their starter, the Ravens went 2-4 against the spread away from Baltimore last year, though they did win comfortably in a season-opening road win over the New York Jets earlier this month. After allowing 469 passing yards to Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday, the Ravens will face another former Alabama quarterback in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Mac Jones leads the Patriots’ offense, while former star Ravens outside linebacker Matthew Judon headlines their defense. Judon, who had a career-high 12 1/2 sacks last season, has two in two games this year. The Patriots lead...
    The Ravens are field-goal favorites over the hosting New England Patriots ahead of their matchup Sunday, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks. After a stunning collapse in a Week 2 loss to Miami, the Ravens are three-point favorites over New England, which fell to the hosting Dolphins in Week 1 before bouncing back Sunday with a narrow road win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sunday’s game will be the Patriots’ home opener. New England went 4-5 at Gillette Stadium last season and 5-4 against the spread. With quarterback Lamar Jackson as their starter, the Ravens went 2-4 against the spread away from Baltimore last year, though they did win comfortably in a season-opening road win over the New York Jets earlier this month. After allowing 469 passing yards to Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday, the Ravens will face another former Alabama quarterback in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Mac Jones leads the Patriots’ offense, while former star Ravens outside linebacker Matthew Judon headlines their defense. Judon, who had a career-high 12 1/2 sacks last season, has two in two games this year. The Patriots lead...
    10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears ran the ball hard — and ran it effectively — while essentially abandoning the passing game in a 27-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday night at Lambeau Field. 1. I would be surprised if offensive coordinator Luke Getsy doubles down on the call to run Justin Fields from the shotgun formation on fourth-and-goal from inside the 1-yard line. The Bears called quarterback power with right guard Lucas Patrick pulling on the play, and Fields was stopped short of the goalline with 8:07 remaining in the game and the Bears down two touchdowns. It’s a bad call because it didn’t work. And it’s a bad call because the ball was less than two feet from the goalline. Getsy doesn’t speak until Thursday, and we’ll get into that decision by him and what the Packers were expecting on the play in a little bit. On a wild Sunday in the NFL with some roller coaster comebacks, I don’t think the Bears were rallying for victory here even if referee Craig Wrolstad ruled it a...
    A tight, heavyweight matchup between two NFC South rivals led to a shoving match on Sunday afternoon. In the 4th quarter of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' game against the New Orleans Saints, a fight broke out starting with a hit by Bucs receiver Mike Evans on Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore that sent the latter to the ground. The pair were ejected for their roles in the fight, which saw both benches spill onto the field carrying on for some time. It took officials and coaches a few minutes to restore order, but the game opened up from there. With the game tied 3-3 at the time of the fight, the offenses put their feet to the pedal and finished with a final score of 20-10 in favor of Tampa Bay. WE HAVE A BRAWL IN NEW ORLEANS! pic.twitter.com/usCEvVPPxd— TSN (@TSN_Sports) September 18, 2022 A brawl broke out between Tampa Bay and New Orleans broke out after Marshon Lattimore (23,R) was seen jawing at the Bucs sideline and offering some words to Tom Brady (12, L) Lattimore shoved Brady as they...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 17: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the American League and Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and the American League take the field in the sixth inning against the National League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The New York Yankees should already start keeping tabs on these three players who can maybe help to replace Aaron Judge or at least a few of the things he offers them. In terms of replacing Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees will have a hard task. Not too many players in the sport can do what he can on both sides of the ball. In fact, one could argue there is no one who can quite replicate what he does. Judge’s ability to man center field for the club regularly in 2022 has saved them more than any box score can count....
    Earlier in the week, Robert Saleh said this is not the same old Jets team. Now it’s time for Saleh’s team to prove it on the field in a game Gang Green has to have. The Jets (0-1) will visit the Cleveland Browns (1-0) on Sunday in a critical Week 2 game. And after a lifeless offensive performance in a 24-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in last week’s season opener at MetLife Stadium, things don’t get any easier this week. “Offensively, their O-line is very good,” Saleh said when asked to scout his next opponent. “They have arguably the best one-two punch at running back between [Nick] Chubb and [Kareem] Hunt. [Browns offensive line coach] Bill Callahan, and [head coach] Kevin Stefanski, they do a good job as anyone in creating issues in the running game. “Defensively, they’re fast, they’re physical, their front is a problem. They’ve done a really good job schematically. Myles Garrett is hard to deal with. This is a very good roster and they’ve done a good job building it and it’s going to be...
    Before Aaron Judge was the face of the Yankees, he was just another face - quite literally. During his incredible rookie season, Judge sat in New York's bustling Bryant Park for a Jimmy Fallon segment merely wearing a pair of glasses as a disguise.  With just the frames on, the outfielder was able to trick unsuspecting Yankees fans he spoke to, and his face wasn't the only thing they were forgetting. 'Adam Judge,' one fan incorrectly said right in front of him. 'I think he's gonna be a superstar.' Five years later, that prediction has proved to be true, though Judge no longer enjoys the same anonymity. Aaron Judge has already hit 57 home runs this season, and looks well on his way to an MVP The 30-year-old is in the midst of a historic season, with a league-leading 57 home runs with 21 games left to play. Four more would tie the AL record set by another Yankee, Roger Maris, in 1961. But while Judge is now arguably the greatest player in the sport, it wasn't always a foregone...
    BROWNIE THE ELF will take center stage for the Cleveland Browns this season. The Browns recently revealed that the distinctive Elf has been painted on the 50-yard line at FirstEnergy Stadium and will remain there for the 2022 season. 1Brownie the Elf will call the 50-yard line home for this seasonCredit: Cleveland Browns - Twitter This decision was left to the fans who were given the option of two different helmets, or two different Elf designs - and a stiff arming Brownie won the vote. The news was marked with a video tweeted by the Browns, captioned "the people have spoken." Who is Brownie the Elf? Named after their famed first head coach, Paul Brown, the Browns began life in 1946 and shortly after they adopted Brownie the Elf as their the original logo. Based on a character from English folklore, team owner Arthur McBride had very specific ideas for their interpretation of a Brownie. Read More on Football'THAT MOTHERF****R?' Ex-NFL quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick tears into Tom BradyJAGUARS TAMED Trevor Lawrence slammed for 'worst motivational speech ever' ahead of opener...
    A massive brawl during a Texas high school football game got so bad in the final few minutes that the game had to be called off because every player was ejected. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the matchup between Dallas Roosevelt High and Fort Worth Eastern Hills High saw players and spectators fighting on the field when the game was called as Eastern Hills was up 35-12 with over six minutes remaining in the game.  Someone at the game pulled their phone out in the bleachers, recorded the fight, and posted it on YouTube. It isn't clear why or how the fight started - or who started it. Fans were seen running onto the field while coaches and referees tried to calm down the situation. These images show a massive brawl between two high schools in north Texas last Thursday The game's announcer was heard pleading those in the stands to stay put, saying, 'Fans, do not jump into this brawl.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'I still to this day...
    10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears rallied in the second half to open the season with a 19-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in sloppy conditions at Soldier Field. 1. The new men in charge of the football side for the Bears earned game balls. That’s fitting after the Bears grinded out a victory in less-than-ideal conditions and on better-than-usual turf. Can you imagine what a previous surface would have looked like after a game with that much rain? It wasn’t pretty, and the first half, at least offensively, was downright ugly. Everyone has seen more than their share of 30-minute starts in which the Bears offense was unable to reach the end zone. The 49ers did a good job of winning the field-position battle through two quarters, but despite controlling the action, they couldn’t get a big cushion on the scoreboard. The Bears played with an uncommon level of poise for such a young roster. They had 11 rookies on the active game-day roster, one first-year player (reserve center Dieter Eiselen, who was flexed up from the practice...
    Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy reacts to Dak Prescott needing thumb surgery. Things are not looking up for Dak Prescott, Mike McCarthy and the Dallas Cowboys after Week 1. “America’s Team” fell at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football, 19-3. To make matters worse, Prescott suffered a major injury to the thumb on his throwing hand. He will be out for the next six to eight weeks as he recovers from thumb surgery. McCarthy was already on the hot seat, so he was completely beside himself once he learned of Prescott’s injury extent. Here McCarthy is reacting in real time on the AT&T Stadium turf shortly after the game had ended. Mike McCarthys reaction when he found out the Dak Prescott news on the field: pic.twitter.com/zibmFfYn1t — Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 12, 2022 Mike McCarthy reacts on the field after hearing about the Dak Prescott news Regardless of how you feel about the Cowboys, this stinks for everybody involved. Prescott is one of the better quarterbacks in the league when he is healthy. Unfortunately, this is...
    10 thoughts after the Chicago Bears rallied in the second half to open the season with a 19-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in sloppy conditions at Soldier Field. 1. The new men in charge of the football side for the Bears earned game balls. That’s fitting after the Bears grinded out a victory in less-than-ideal conditions and on better-than-usual turf. Can you imagine what a previous surface would have looked like after a game with that much rain? It wasn’t pretty, and the first half, at least offensively, was downright ugly. Everyone has seen more than their share of 30-minute starts in which the Bears offense was unable to reach the end zone. The 49ers did a good job of winning the field-position battle through two quarters, but despite controlling the action, they couldn’t get a big cushion on the scoreboard. The Bears played with an uncommon level of poise for such a young roster. They had 11 rookies on the active game-day roster, one first-year player (reserve center Dieter Eiselen, who was flexed up from the practice...
    An LSU football fan casually wandered 10 yards onto the playing field while the Tigers took on the Southern Jaguars and it confused everyone. For reasons unknown to anyone at this point, an LSU fan wandered onto the field during LSU’s game against Southern and just stood there with his hands on his hips until security came to get him. It was a bizarre sequence that has to be seen to be believed. So here, have a look:LSU fan took a stroll on the field in the middle of a playMan this had me rolling ???? dude just took a brisk walk to the 10 in the middle of the game pic.twitter.com/utcV0Ec0a7 — Seth Lewis (@SethLewisInc) September 11, 2022 College football has seen many a field rusher. But have you ever seen someone amble onto the field like that, without a care in the world? He looked like he was just getting a closer look at the action. Security looked just as confused. They’re used to having to chase dudes around the field. Having a guy just walk out...
    The Hotline is delighted to provide Pac-12 fans with a weekly dive into the recruiting process through the eyes and ears of Brandon Huffman, the Seattle-based national recruiting analyst for 247Sports. The following information, in his words, was provided to the Hotline on Sept. 8 … The two Pac-12 teams that went on the road to play SEC schools got results they didn’t want on the field but had positive recruiting news off the field. *** The day before its heartbreaking loss at Florida, Utah landed a commitment from three-star offensive tackle Roger Alderman from Sonora, Cal. He’s a top-50 tackle nationally and the No. 44 overall prospect in California. He’s a significant pickup for the Utes. It looked like Alderman was leaning toward Colorado and maybe Oregon State, where a former teammate is now playing. *** The night before Oregon lost to Georgia, the Ducks grabbed four-star defensive lineman A’mauri Washington out of Chandler (Ariz.) High School, a state where they have had great recruiting success lately. Washington, the No. 3 player in Arizona, committed to Oregon after his...
    The Chicago Cubs have nothing to prove in the remaining 25 games of the 2022 season, but they plan on playing out the schedule anyway. The bullpen blew a ninth-inning lead Thursday in a 4-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, but it was a beautiful day to play. “What you expect heaven on earth is, is pitching at Wrigley on a day like today,” Cubs starter Adrian Sampson. Sampson allowed one run in six innings, but the Reds scored two in the ninth off Mark Leiter Jr. to take the series between National League Central non-contenders. While watching the Cubs play out the string and Reds outfielders lose fly balls in the sun, your mind tends to wander. Here are eight random thoughts on a lazy afternoon at Wrigley Field. 1. With Willson Contreras placed on the injured list Tuesday with a left ankle sprain, the Cubs have no one on the active roster who played for the 2016 World Series champions. The Reds, meanwhile, have one in outfielder Albert Almora. With Contreras a free agent and Jason Heyward on...
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees continue to take body blows. Saturday afternoon they had to put Andrew Benintendi on the injured list with what they are calling right wrist inflammation. The left fielder, who left Friday night’s game after feeling something pop during a third-inning swing, was one of the few Yankees hitters who was consistently hitting through their offensive drought and second-half skid. “Right now it’s wrist inflammation. We got to get some more tests and more imaging and more opinions to kind of really narrow down exactly what it is,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before Saturday night’s game against the Rays at Tropicana Field. ”I think there’s still some questions out there.” The biggest question obviously is if Benintendi, who was wearing an air cast in the clubhouse before the game, will play again this season. He was brought in at the trade deadline specifically because his lefty bat fit so nicely with the Yankees’ big sluggers and he would set them up well for the playoffs. With 24 games remaining in the regular season, Boone wasn’t sure...
    By the end of November, just about everything surrounding the Chicago Bears football team was undeniably ablaze. That extended window the Bears thought they had to compete for a Super Bowl crown? Incinerated. The belief in the leadership of coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace? That had become a massive pile of ash. The crucial rookie-year development of franchise quarterback Justin Fields was quickly melting too. When Thanksgiving week arrived in 2021, the Bears were a month removed from their previous victory and stuck in a five-game skid that was threatening the prior season’s depressing six-game slide. A deafening “Fire Nagy” chorus had spread well beyond Soldier Field, offering a reliable forecast of the coach’s eventual fate. Pace’s future at the top of the front office was disintegrating just as quickly. And some of the internal clumsiness and dysfunction at Halas Hall left many in NFL circles scratching their heads with bewilderment. The Bears had lost their way. Again. Across Chicago, though, there was an understanding that the origin-and-cause investigation probably wouldn’t take long. Ten months earlier, the...
    The Chicago Bears will soon move to a new stadium, and former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is not a fan of putting a dome on the new site.  Brian Urlacher has come out and said that if indeed the Chicago Bears leave Solider Field and move to a new venue, it better not have a dome. The former Bears All-Pro linebacker and Hall of Famer recently spoke with former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Cutler’s podcast and made it very clear about where he stands on the stadium plans. Urlacher is not against a new stadium but rather against the design. “Don’t put a dome on that thing, Don’t put a dome on a new stadium. They can’t do that Who the f–k wants to be in Chicago in February? Nobody,” Urlacher said. “Chicago ain’t getting no Super Bowl. It’s too f–king cold.” This right here is face-palm worthy. In case anyone forgot, cold weather cities have hosted Super Bowls before, including Minnesota and Detroit, who play in the same division as Chicago. Furthermore, what’s so bad about having a...
    Andrew Benintendi came to the Yankees as an All Star hitter. The lefty outfielder was having his best season with the Royals, hitting for average and on-base percentage, scoring runs and driving them in. That was the kind of hitter the Yankees thought would be perfect hitting in front of or behind Aaron Judge. So when the Bombers made the trade to bring Benintendi he said exactly the right things about not changing. Despite the fact that lefty hitters have a nice short porch in right field to hit balls out to, Benintendi said he wouldn’t change his swing. He wouldn’t suddenly be trying to mash everything to right field. But in the back of his mind, Benintendi saw that short porch.  Just 318 feet out and well, Benintendi got a little tempted. “Obviously when you come here you think about that short right field. It’s hard not to think about and I think my thought was too far to the right side, like almost dead right field opposed to right-center field,” Benintendi said.  “In the back of my mind....
    Joe Starkey, the longtime Cal radio broadcaster best known for letting the world know that “The band is out on the field” from the 1982 Stanford-Cal game, announced on Thursday that 2022 will be his final year. It will conclude a nearly five-decade long run as the Voice of Golden Bears football for one of the Bay Area’s legendary sports broadcasters, who also was the radio voice of the San Francisco 49ers 20 seasons and a long run as sports director at KGO-AM. Starkey was also the first broadcaster for the Bay Area’s two hockey teams, the Oakland/California Golden Seals and the San Jose Sharks. But it’s his call for “The Play” that has stood the test of time and is still remembered 40 years later. After declaring that Stanford’s band is on the field before Cal’s Kevin Moen ran a member of the Stanford band over while scoring the game-winning touchdown, a breathless Starkey said the play was, “the most amazing, sensational, dramatic, heartrending, exciting, thrilling finish in the history of college football.” This year’s Big Game is scheduled...
    Getty Jared Goff runs on the field for the Lions in a 2022 preseason game. The first preseason game isn’t typically a time for a starting quarterback to make a major impression, but Jared Goff bucked that trend in a big way. Initially, Goff wasn’t supposed to play at all for the Detroit Lions in their game against the Atlanta Falcons, but Goff surprised everybody by demanding back in. Once he found out he was slated to sit, it simply wasn’t going to happen. Speaking after Detroit’s 27-23 loss to the Falcons on Friday, August 12, Dan Campbell revealed that he was happy with Goff’s night, mostly because of the fact that he simply willed his way on the field when he was supposed to sit. Coach Campbell on @JaredGoff16 insisting to play today pic.twitter.com/7elMd6FRm9 — Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 13, 2022 “I was proud of him. We really didn’t intend on playing him. He was the one who came to my office and said ‘I want to play.’ I said ‘well I’m not playing you.’ He said...
    On the Cleveland Browns’ first drive of the 2022 preseason, the offense suffered a devastating injury as starting center Nick Harris was carted off the field. All eyes for the Cleveland Browns‘ preseason opener on Friday night against the Jaguars were on Deshaun Watson as the controversial quarterback got the start for the team. However, there were also numerous other starters for the team that took the field in Jacksonville and that could end up being a costly decision. On the first drive of the game, projected starting center Nick Harris got put in a bad spot and ended up on the turf clearly in a ton of pain. He remained on the ground for quite a while and, unfortunately, had to be carted off the field. #Browns starting center Nick Harris was just carted off the field with an apparent knee injury. Harris is Cleveland’s replacement for JC Tretter. — Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 12, 2022 Nick Harris injury: Browns center carted off in preseason opener Harris was slated to take over as the starting center on Cleveland’s stellar...
    It turns out you can stage a great infomercial for baseball, Iowa and Hollywood without the presence of the New York Yankees or a walk-off home run by Tim Anderson. Field of Dreams 2.0 once again lived up to expectations, though expectations were considerably lower this year with the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds playing a game that had no bearing on the National League playoff race. As a special TV event, the Fox telecast hit all the marks — plenty of stories about dads, videos of players shucking corn, a glowing full moon rising above the field and a sunset so Instagramable you’d think it was CGI. And if you lived in Chicago and also were able to catch the postgame news conference on Marquee Sports Network, you were treated to someone asking the Cubs how an organization could be so “blessed” as to get invites to both the Field of Dreams game and next summer’s game in London against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs marketing department couldn’t have scripted a question any better if they tried. Watching...
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Tom Brady is the highest-paid NFL player at an eye-popping $75million, according to Forbes.  It is the first time the star quarterback has come out on top in the list since it began 12 years ago. Brady has beaten the likes of Los Angeles Rams' Matthew Stafford, Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes. Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Tom Brady, pictured in training this week and earlier this summer with wife Gisele, is the highest-paid NFL player on $75million Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is $9.5m behind Brady in Forbes standings The highest the seven-time Super Bowl champion had been before was second in the league's biggest earners standings when he was named No. 2 in 2021 on $72.5m.  His earnings have increased to $75m before taxes and agents' fees this year, taking him to the summit of the leaderboard. Fellow quarterbacks Stafford ($65.5m), Rodgers ($53m), Mahomes ($51.5m) and the Buffalo Bills' Josh Allen ($51m) complete the top five. Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers makes the top three by taking home...
    Drew Smyly did not expect to be on the mound Thursday night for the Field of Dreams game. The Chicago Cubs left-hander wasn’t lined up to start Major League Baseball’s second game at the site of the classic 1989 movie until last week, when a rainout in St. Louis pushed back Smyly’s start by one day. Smyly typically tries to arrive at the ballpark as late as possible so he doesn’t have too much time to let his mind wander. He prefers to review the game plan, get loose and go pitch. An abnormal game-day schedule Thursday didn’t faze the veteran, however. The Cubs departed Wrigley Field at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, flew to Dubuque, Iowa, and then bused the remaining 25 miles to Dyersville. Smyly joined his teammates during their pregame walk through the cornfields to the movie set’s iconic field, taking it all in. He made sure to stand on the stadium’s tarp-covered mound pregame to get the perspective and visualization of what he anticipated experiencing Thursday night. “A game like this, you obviously want to play well, but...
    Major League Baseball played its highly-anticipated Field of Dreams game in tiny Dyersville, Iowa on Thursday, as the Chicago Cubs took on the Cincinnati Reds. The game has become a fans' favorite after MLB made the decision to host a game on the field inspired by the beloved movie 'Field of Dreams', released in 1989. Both teams wore throwback uniforms for the game, with the players walking out from the cornfield to enter the field ahead of the first pitch.  The players were also clearly excited for the occasion, with many seen posing for pictures in the same manor as fans during pregame warmups and festivities. Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds players walk onto the field before the Field of Dreams game Chicago Cubs player Adrian Sampson makes his way through the famous rows of corn in Iowa Adrian Sampson was another Cubs player who took the walk through the corn to the field Chicago Cubs right fielder Seiya Suzuki appeared delighted to be posing in front of the corn One of the most famed parts of the movie involves...
    Drew Smyly did not expect to be on the mound Thursday night for the Field of Dreams game. The Chicago Cubs left-hander wasn’t lined up to start Major League Baseball’s second game until last week, when a rainout in St. Louis pushed back Smyly’s start by one day. Smyly typically tries to arrive at the ballpark as late as possible so he doesn’t have too much time to let his mind wander. He prefers to review the game plan, get loose and go pitch. An abnormal game day schedule Thursday didn’t faze the veteran, however. The Cubs departed Wrigley Field at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, flew to Dubuque, Iowa, and then bused the remaining 25 miles to Dyersville. Smyly joined his teammates during their pregame walk through the cornfields to the 1989 movie set’s iconic field, taking it all in. Smyly, backed by a three-run first inning, locked in to record a season-high nine strikeouts over five shutout innings in the Cubs’ 4-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds on a picturesque night. Rowan Wick earned the save. Smyly scattered four hits...
    With his name in the starting lineup once again on Wednesday, Mets’ shortstop Francisco Lindor has started 111 of the team’s 112 games. The only game he did not appear in was June 2 at Dodger Stadium. Manager Buck Showalter joked that when he did get Lindor off the field for a defensive replacement in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s blowout win, “that was a fight.” Showalter was also asked about the value of having a superstar who can be counted on day in and day out. ”It’s a skill,” Showalter said. “It sets a tone for a lot of guys. Without naming names, guys look around.” Showalter said he had five names in his head coming into this series that he was “going to try to get off the field in some form or fashion.” None of those have been Lindor, who, on Tuesday, became the first Met shortstop ever to have two 20-homer seasons. He followed that on Wednesday by tying Jose Reyes’ record for RBI by a Mets shortstop in a single season. “It’s a blessing,” Lindor said of the record. “Anytime you can do...
    WEST PORTSMOUTH — Home high school football games will be returning to West Portsmouth this fall — beginning with the Senators’ home opener versus Adena on Sept. 2. A season ago, West played each of its usual home games on neutral fields, while still traveling for its road contests. With the completion of the brand new turf field which will service the Senators’ football and boys soccer programs, there’s an emanating from West football coach and athletic director Todd Gilliland and his team. “It will be awesome. We’ve already seen the advantages of being able to practice every day on the turf,” Gilliland said. “A day that it rains, we don’t have to worry about being in the mud and the things that come with that. And we’re not even playing games yet. It will be great for the atmosphere of the school, having game nights here again. There’s a lot of excitement in the community to get back here at ‘The Rock’.” West will host six home games in 2022, including non-league games versus Adena, Wellston and KIPP Columbus...
    Byron Jones hasn’t participated in a football practice in months because of a left ankle procedure he underwent in March, but the Miami Dolphins don’t seem concerned that the starting cornerback will miss the start of the regular season. At least not at this point. “There is concern with him continuing to progress…. It takes a full commitment each and every day for that to hold true,” Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said when asked if Jones would be ready for the Sept. 11 regular season home opener against the New England Patriots. “Right now we are confident in how he is rehabbing. If there is a setback we will be concerned, but until then we feel pretty good about it.” Jones, who began camp on the physically unable to perform list, participated in on-the-field work during the offseason program. But he hasn’t been spotted on the field since training camp began last week for reasons that are unclear at this time. It is possible that Jones, who has started 103 NFL games during his career, and contributed 58 tackles, one...
    A Philadelphia man plunged 40 feet to his death after he apparently lost his balance and toppled over an escalator rail he was perched on while watching The Weeknd's tour-opening concert last week.  Hugo Sanchez, 32, suffered head trauma from the fall on Thursday and was rushed to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The tragic fall happened just before 11 p.m. at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field - The Weeknd's first stop on his North American tour.  Philadelphia Police told DailyMail.com that his fall appears to have been accidental, with 'no foul play suspected.' The Weeknd, who posted a thank you to Philadelphia for helping to ring in the tour, went on to perform in New York and Boston. He has not made any mention of the incident on social media.  The tour's promoter is Live Nation, which was also the promoter of Travis Scott's deadly Astroworld Festival in 2021 that resulted in 10 deaths and hundreds of injuries. Hugo Sanchez, 32, died after falling 40 feet over an escalator rail on July 14 during The Weeknd's tour-opening...
    (CNN)You won't see Taylor Kitsch in anything having to do with "Friday Night Lights" again.The actor told Variety, "You may see [a reunion or reboot], but I will not be a part of it," he said. "I'm done. I'm good. I want to keep growing as an actor. Going back to Rigs — let him live in everyone else's memories. Whatever that is, whatever he means to them, let him lay there." Kitsch played Tim Riggins on the hit NBC drama from 2006 to 2011 and said he appreciates the opportunities the show provided him. " allowfullscreen>"It was such a huge springboard for me, but I'm such a different actor now. It allowed me to explore the process, be f***ing green and embrace it," he added.Kitsch has since gone on to appear in numerous films, including "Lone Survivor," "Only The Brave," and "21 Bridges." Currently he stars in Amazon Prime's "The Terminal List" alongside Chris Pratt.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- We're looking forward to the ESPY Awards airing right here on ABC 7, recognizing the best in sports!As we countdown to the big night, we're having some fun with sports teams across the country!ABC7 Chicago's Dionne Miller and colleagues from our sister stations take us on a food tour of local stadiums.The debate is on! Who has the best ballpark food?At Guaranteed Rate Field on Chicago's South Side, it's the Chicago-style hotdog.WATCH: Guaranteed Rate Field provides extensive concession optionsEMBED More News Videos Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, offers more than your typical ballpark concession options. On the Red Carpet's ESPYs Preview airs Sunday night at 11:30 p.m.Then, on Wednesday night, be sure to watch the ESPY Awards starting at 7 p.m. on ABC 7.
    Getty Jonnu Smith The New England Patriots‘ offense was supposed to be more effective with Jonnu Smith on the field in 2021, but that wasn’t the case. According to advance stats shared by analytics expert Warren Sharp, the Patriots weren’t just less effective with Smith on the field, they were downright bad. the Patriots had to have Jonnu Smith gave him $50M in the first hour of legal tampering when Smith was on-field:-0.13 EPA/play (#29 in NFL)-0.15 EPA/pass-0.03 EPA/rush40% success when Smith was off-field:+0.14 EPA/play (#1 in NFL)+0.16 EPA/pass+0.03 EPA/rush47% success — Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) July 1, 2022 For anyone wondering what EPA stands for, it is Expected Points Added. Inside the Pylon defines the metric as followed: Expected Points Added (EPA) is a football statistic that seeks to measure the value of individual plays in terms of points. This is done by calculating the Expected Points (EP) of the down, distance, and field position situation at the start of a play and contrasting it with the situation at the end of the play. A three-yard gain on...
    The Wrigley Field bullpens were on the field 10 years ago when Rich Hill and the Boston Red Sox came to town for an interleague series with the Chicago Cubs. Hill, who is scheduled to start at Wrigley on Friday for the Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series, was sitting in the visitor’s bullpen down the right-field line that day in 2012 when a few Cubs fans came down from their seats to scatter a relative’s ashes over the bullpen wall and onto the field. But when they pulled out the baggie with the remnants from the dearly departed, the wind picked up and most of the ashes wound up falling into a bag filled with the baseballs that Red Sox pitchers used to warm up. It wasn’t sticky stuff on the balls. It was Grandpa. “Guys would reach in for a ball and go ‘What’s going on here?’ ” Hill later recalled. In Hill’s mind, having a dead relative’s ashes coat baseballs thrown by Red Sox pitchers was the ultimate tribute to Wrigley Field, where his...
    The Supreme Court on Monday sided 6-3 with a football coach who was fired for praying on the field after games, marking another win for religious liberty delivered by the conservative-leaning court. The case surrounds high school football coach Joseph Kennedy and Bremerton School District in the state of Washington. Kennedy, a devout Christian who began working at Bremerton High School in 2008, was fired from his role as varsity assistant coach and as the junior varsity head coach after he refused to quit praying on the 50 yard line in full view of the public following games. Kennedy asserted that the school district violated the Free Speech and Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The district also used the First Amendment to justify its argument, claiming that Kennedy’s prayers in view of the public and students following a school sanctioned event violate the Establishment Clause because his actions could be perceived as a district endorsement of religion. Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the majority opinion, ruling that the Bremerton School District violated the Free Exercise...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court sides with football coach who wanted to pray on the field. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    An interleague game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles nearly turned tragic on Tuesday night when shards from a broken bat sailed into the mask of home plate umpire Nate Tomlinson. Tomlinson suffered cuts to his face, but avoided any serious eye injury, although he was escorted off the field following an examination by team trainers. The incident unfolded in the top of the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 2-0 victory with a bloop single by Angels star centerfielder Mike Trout. Umpire Nate Tomlinson was hit by Mike Trout's shattered bat in the face.Tomlinson was able to walk off the field, visibly bleeding from his nose and above the eye.???? @BleacherReportpic.twitter.com/CrVKv8cMFi— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) June 15, 2022 The incident unfolded in the top of the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 2-0 victory on Tuesday night with a bloop single by Angels star centerfielder Mike Trout (left) Trout broke his bat on a ninth-inning offering from Dodgers reliever Craig Kimbrel, causing the severed barrel to go flying backwards into home plate umpire Nate Tomlinson  Tomlinson, left, is checked on by a...
    Actor David Koechner, perhaps best known for his role as Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) sidekick Champ Kind in the Anchorman films, was arrested on DUI charges after failing a field sobriety test in Ohio in early June. Koechner, 59, was pulled over June 4 after Ohio state troopers after they saw what they called 'lane violations' while he was driving. It is the actor's second DUI arrest in six months. The actor, also known for his roles on The Office and The Goldbergs, allegedly refused to take a breathalyzer test.   On bodycam footage released to the public, one of the troopers is heard describing Koechner's appearance.  'Alcohol… glossy eyes. I could smell the alcohol when I walked up to the car,' one of the officers could be heard saying. Actor David Koechner, perhaps best known for his role as Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) sidekick Champ Kind in the Anchorman films, was arrested on DUI charges after failing a field sobriety test in Ohio in early June Koechner, 59, was pulled over June 4 after Ohio state troopers after they saw...
    Getty Amon-Ra St. Brown and Kalif Raymond celebrate a play in 2022. This offseason, a big goal for the Detroit Lions was to beef up their depth at wide receiver, and with some big additions they found a way to do just that. Now, that leaves them set up as an intriguing team for 2022. While many might discount the Lions given their quarterback and some under-the-radar names, it’s clear that’s not a position folks should be taking lightly given this group’s potential to surprise this year in a big way. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! Pro Football Focus and writer Ben Linsey took a look at rating all the receiving groups in the league, and perhaps unsurprisingly, they had the Lions occupying the rear of the rankings. Still, the site seems to understand that the Lions are coming up for the future. Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $250 on the NBA Finals or Any Other Event The Lions were...
    DENVER (CBS4)– This weekend children ages 4-18 can play ball with the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Play Ball event is an effort to encourage young people to engage in baseball or softball-related activities. (credit: CBS) The event is free and starts at 11 a.m. at Coors Field. There is no experience necessary but kids are urged to wear athletic clothing, bring water and sunscreen and, of course, have a lot of fun. All participants will receive a free play bat and ball set to take home. LINK: Rockies PLAY Ball Event
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Lining up at his customary position in the New England Patriots’ backfield on Tuesday, Damien Harris felt a rush of adrenaline. “It’s a lot of fun just having the opportunity to come out here with this team, having all our guys back just brings all the more excitement,” the 5-foot-11, 213-pound running back said following the Patriots’ first practice at their mandatory minicamp. “Every time you touch the ball you want good results to happen, so you’ve got to practice good habits, practice good fundamentals, and let the rest take care of the rest. But, like I said, (it’s a) really exciting time right now having all of our guys back, being able to come out here for the first time as a collective team, as a collective unit. So I’m really excited to be out here, and it was a good day.” Good things generally happened when Harris touched the ball last season as he gained a career-high 929 yards on 202 carries (an average of 4.6 yards per attempt) and scored 15 touchdowns...
    ST LOUIS, MO – MAY 14: Corey Dickerson #25 of the St. Louis Cardinals slides into third base against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning at Busch Stadium on May 14, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) With several big names set to return in the coming weeks, it’s safe to say some St. Louis Cardinals may not be on the roster soon. The St. Louis Cardinals have a couple of key players set to return to the line-up soon and with a number of minor league call ups making a huge impression, there are some players on the Cards’ current roster that will be bidding the club adieu. Paul DeJong was sent to AAA Memphis to find himself again and seems to have done just that as he’s hitting .225/.275/.423 with a .698 OPS. He has 16 hits, five doubles, six walks, a stolen base, and 16 RBI. After a slow start, Tyler O’Neill was placed on the injured list with a right shoulder impingement. The Cardinals look to send him on a...
    AIDAN Kaminska's mom has shared a poignant video showing the University of Massachusetts lacrosse star on the field after he died “unexpectedly” aged 19. The moving tribute marking the communications major's achievements included multiple photos of the Long Island athlete growing up. 3Aidan Kaminska, "beloved son and brother, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Monday, May 30" said an online obitCredit: Facebook/Lydia Johnston Kaminska 3A "lifelong resident of Port Jefferson, Aidan was known for his infectious smile, being a good friend, and a tremendous athlete" the obit addedCredit: Bryant Funeral Home Aidan, a "beloved son and brother, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Monday, May 30," according to an online obit. It added that he was "known for his infectious smile, being a good friend, and a tremendous athlete. "He started playing lacrosse at a young age as part of the newly-formed lacrosse program at Port Jefferson. "He played on multiple travel lacrosse teams, most notably Legacy Lacrosse, of which he was a member of the championship team winning the World Series of Youth Lacrosse (WSYL)...
    John Madden will appear on the cover of Madden NFL 23 the season after his passing. Great job by EA SPORTS to have John Madden on the cover of Madden NFL 23 for this season. Madden was one-of-one. That is as simple as anybody could ever put it. He was authentically himself, 100 percent of the time. The hall-of-fame head coach of Oakland Raiders fame became the greatest broadcaster the NFL has ever seen. Not only that, but he found even more success as the integral figure of the popular video game franchise that bares his name, image and likeness. June 1 is #MaddenDay, as John Madden Football was first launched on this day 34 years ago. Electronic Arts provided an update to the $5 million John Madden Legacy Commitment to Education set up in his name this year, as well as dedicating a renovated field in his honor.“Coach Madden was a lifelong believer in the importance of education, and we’re privileged to support these amazing organizations that are creating opportunities for the next generation to pursue their dreams in his honor”,...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOP's Jason Fraley previews Movies on the Pitch at Audi Field (Part 1) Imagine watching a family-friendly flick on a picnic blanket on a professional soccer field. The Capitol Riverfront presents free screenings with Movies on the Pitch at Audi Field. “We are very excited to be partnering with Audi Field, of course the home of Major League Soccer club D.C. United, to host this special first-of-its-kind outdoor movie series on Thursday evenings this summer,” Vice President of Operations Bonnie Trein told WTOP. Attendees can sit on the field or in the stands to watch movies on the giant scoreboard. “The movies [appear] on the jumbo screen,” Train said. “Our attendees will be able to sit on the pitch, on the field. They can also sit in the stadium seating, another accommodating spot to see the movies. … No assigned seating, free and open to the public.” Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with screenings starting at 7 p.m. “Audi Field will offer concessions for purchase during each movie, so there is...
    (CBS4) – Winning Super Bowl 32 was a moment no Denver Broncos player would ever forget. Especially their starting cornerback Ray Crockett. (credit: CBS) “It’s something man that will be irreplaceable probably next to having your kids,” Crockett said. Crockett had a unique road to that Super Bowl victory. He didn’t make his high school football team his freshman year, but he was able to blossom and become a star at Duncanville High School where he played his college ball with the Baylor Bears. He would be drafted in the 4th round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions and signed with the Broncos as a free agent in 1994. Denver Broncos Ray Crockett intercepts a pass intended for Oakland Raider Tim Brown on Nov. 22, 1998 at Mile High Stadium. (credit: Doug Duran/MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images) In all, he played 14 seasons in the NFL and won two Super Bowls by mastering the “Bump and Run” technique. “It’s a metaphor for really getting up close and personal to your opposition,” Crockett said. “Guiding him...