Washington hopes Alex Smith will be able to take over starting QB role soon, completing remarkable comeback

Getty Images Washington demoted starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins to third string last week, naming Kyle Allen the starter in the process. However, team sources said the club is most hopeful that former Pro Bowl quarterback Alex Smith will have sufficient practice time to take over in a matter of weeks. Read more

2020 NFL Draft: Justin Jefferson lands starting role with Vikings, but targets could be hard to come by

The Vikings traded their leading receiver from 2019 early in the offseason, and they snagged his replacement with the No. 22 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Justin Jefferson. Jefferson might replace Diggs on the field, but can he replace him in Fantasy players hearts and rosters? That’s a tougher Read more

Alex Cora says he takes ‘full responsibility’ for role in Astros’ sign-stealing scandal

On Wednesday, commissioner Rob Manfred released his report detailing MLB’s investigation into the 2018 Red Sox. The Red Sox were said to have illegally stolen signs that season — a World Series championship season — and Manfred’s report confirmed those suspicions. Video replay operator J.T. Watkins was found to have used Read more

MLB hands Alex Cora one-year suspension for role in sign-stealing with Astros, not Red Sox

MLB on Wednesday announced a rather light suite of penalties against the Red Sox for their sign-stealing during their championship 2018 season. Part of those penalties is a ban levied against former Red Sox manager Alex Cora for the entirety of the 2020 season.  Although commissioner Rob Manfred found that Read more

Why Dion Waiters joining the Lakers could impact Rajon Rondo’s role and Frank Vogel’s internal credibility

Dion Waiters has spent his career as a casualty of contention. The Cleveland Cavaliers were happy to indulge his itchy trigger finger in their lottery years, but determined he could not survive in the LeBron James ecosystem in under three months. The Oklahoma City Thunder scooped him up in the Read more

Georgia set to hire longtime Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran for on-field role, per report

One of the most famous strength and conditioning coaches in the country appears to be on the move, and onto the field. Matt Zenitz of AL.com reported Monday that the Scott Cochran, who has been in charge of Alabama’s strength and conditioning program since coach Nick Saban took over the Read more

John Beilein officially out as Cavaliers head coach; will take on different role to ‘assist the organization’

John Beilein’s first season coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers went as poorly as it possibly could. With a dismal 14-40 record, the Cavs are currently in the basement of the Eastern Conference, and several veterans — 2016 champions Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson among them — have reportedly tried to orchestrate midseason exits. After reports surfaced Read more