Minor league stadium doubling as Airbnb location, entertainment hub

A minor league team is cashing in on the idea that the clubhouse is like a second home. The Pensacola (Fla.) Blue Wahoos, the Twins’ Double-A affiliate (Southern League), are listing their place, Blue Wahoos Stadium, on Airbnb for a cool $1,500 a night, plus fees, for up to 10 guests. Food/drink

Colin Kaepernick listed as ‘retired,’ then ‘UFA’ on NFL’s site

Colin Kaepernick’s NFL “retirement” didn’t last very long. In fact, according to the quarterback’s girlfriend, it never happened. And now the site where that information was listed appears to agree with her. The intrigue started Friday night when Nessa Dab, Kaepernick’s longtime girlfriend, tweeted her anger over Kaepnerick being listed as

Patriots owner Robert Kraft auctions Super Bowl ring for more than $1m to help coronavirus cause

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl LI championship ring was auctioned off for $1.025 million on Thursday, with proceeds going towards the ‘All In Challenge’ which aims to feed those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. The winner, whose identity was not disclosed, will be flown to Boston

Are we witnessing the end of the high-five?

Dusty Baker, in 1977, was sitting on 29 home runs on the last day of the season. No MLB team had ever featured four players with 30 or more home runs in a season — and three of Baker’s fellow Los Angeles Dodgers sluggers had already hit their 30th long

Christian Scotland-Williamson: Pittsburgh Steelers’ mental health support sets them apart

A 14-year-old Christian Scotland-Williamson couldn’t quite understand why there were teenagers two years older than him struggling with depression amid their pursuit of a career in professional football. And why would he understand? He was only 14, growing up within a society far less tuned into the mental pressures within

ESPN to air Tom Brady documentary; QB’s production company to have hand in it

Tom Brady and his nine Super Bowl trips with the New England Patriots will be the subject a documentary series on ESPN, the network announced Thursday.   The series, titled “The Man in the Arena,” is scheduled to air in 2021.  Each episode will focus on Brady’s firsthand accounts of each of his Super Bowl appearances, reflecting

Explaining Aldon Smith’s conditional NFL reinstatement, Cowboys contract details

The NFL announced Wednesday that it would conditionally reinstate Aldon Smith from indefinite suspension, paving the way for the pass-rushing linebacker to join the Cowboys. Smith hasn’t played in a game since 2015, when he was a member of the Raiders. Due to the 30-year-old’s track record of criminal charges and NFL

Ohio State eyes football games with 20K-50K fans

College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said Wednesday that his athletic department has run several social distancing models to consider having fans in stands at games this fall, and Ohio Stadium, with a normal capacity of more than 100,000,

Ranking Bo Jackson’s 11 best baseball cards

I’ve opened more packs of baseball cards in the past six months than I did in the previous two decades, almost exclusively from boxes that skew heavily toward nostalgia over value, and I’ve done my best to put those cards in storage boxes as I’ve taken them out of the

Tom Brady has a foolproof way to avoid ‘ass sweat’ for his centers

Tom Brady was spotted working out with some of his new Buccaneers teammates Tuesday during a two-hour practice session, according to the Tampa Bay Times. One of those players working out with Brady was center Ryan Jensen, who soon learned a special technique from the six-time Super Bowl champ: how