Strict clock oversight leaves Scherzer ‘frustrated’

Previously a Staff Writer at Bleacher Report Cornell University graduate NEW YORK — Mets pitcher Max Scherzer is not happy with the strict enforcement of the pitch clock. Before the fifth inning of Tuesday’s 4-2 victory by the Mets over the Phillies at Citi Field, Scherzer got into an intense

New Steelers OLB Markus Golden excited ‘to say I played with both Watt brothers’

From Arizona to Pennsylvania, from one Watt to another, Markus Golden has gone. Golden, a nine-season NFL veteran, signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers and will be rushing the passer with a familiar name. Having spent the last two seasons as a teammate of J.J. Watt with the

Pats’ Slater rips kickoff rule, doubts NFL motives

Covered Patriots since 1997 Joined ESPN in 2009 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots captain Matthew Slater, whose 10 Pro Bowl berths is an NFL record for a special teams player, sharply criticized the league for last week’s rule change that allows fair catches on kickoffs for the 2023 season.

Tigers’ Greene to IL with stress fracture in fibula

Detroit Tigers outfielder Riley Greene has a stress fracture in his left fibula and is out indefinitely, the team announced Wednesday. Greene will receive a second medical opinion on the injury before the Tigers determine a timetable for his return. The injury was revealed Tuesday night when the second-year star

SEC coaches on tampering: ‘A cutthroat business’

Covers the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of Auburn University. DESTIN, Fla. — While college football coaches bemoan the prevalence of tampering when it comes to the transfer portal, Florida’s Billy Napier acknowledged the driving force behind rule-bending in recruiting, telling reporters on Tuesday, “This is a cutthroat business.”

Cowboys WR KaVontae Turpin still plans to run it back: ‘I’m not fair catching’ anything

During the Spring League Meeting, owners approved a resolution to allow teams to begin possession at the 25-yard line if a player fielding a kickoff opts for a fair catch anywhere behind the 25. But the Cowboys’ electric return man, KaVontae Turpin, doesn’t plan on drastically changing his approach just

Braves’ Soroka goes 6 IP in return from Achilles

OAKLAND, Calif. — Atlanta Braves right-hander Michael Soroka tossed six innings in his long-awaited return to the majors Monday night, pitching for the first time since twice tearing his right Achilles tendon. He was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to start against the Oakland Athletics on Memorial Day — a

Private planes, pickup trucks and a full calendar: How UCF’s John Rhys Plumlee juggled football and baseball this spring

ACC reporter. Joined in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida. ORLANDO, Fla. — There is multitasking. Then there is UCF quarterback/center fielder John Rhys Plumlee’s version of multitasking, complete with a private plane, pickup trucks, golf carts, calendars, group texts, and a team of coaches, nutritionists, trainers and

Family affair: Shilo joins dad Deion, brother at CU

College football reporter. Joined in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Shilo Sanders’ long-anticipated transfer to Colorado is set, as the Jackson State safety will join his father and brother with the Buffaloes. Sanders, the son of Colorado coach Deion Sanders and younger brother of Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders, announced

49ers QB Trey Lance was ‘100 percent’ in March, says ‘it’s been an awesome offseason’ after battling injuries

The offseason is in full swing as clubs are starting organized team activities and then training camp later on in the summer. However, there is still plenty of speculation surrounding one specific team and its quarterbacks. The 49ers have been unlucky with the quarterback position, especially during 2022, when there