Purdue’s Matt Haarms, this season’s No. 1 grad transfer, commits to BYU over Kentucky, Texas Tech

BYU stood toe to toe with the big dogs in basketball, and won. The Cougars on Thursday secured a commitment from highly-regarded Purdue transfer Matt Haarms, who spurned Kentucky and Texas Tech for the opportunity to play out his final year of eligibility in Provo, Utah. Haarms is a 7-foot-3 Read more

Champions League: UEFA announces how qualification could work if coronavirus cancels domestic seasons

UEFA’s executive committee approved guidelines for Champions League and Europa League qualification for next season should domestic leagues not finish their 2019-20 campaigns due to the coronavirus pandemic. Following a meeting on Thursday between the European Club Association, European Leagues and FIFPRO Europe, UEFA urged countries and leagues to explore Read more

15 college basketball players who are coming off breakout seasons to keep an eye on for 2020-21

In a season of upheaval across basketball that featured unforeseen squads such as Baylor, Dayton, San Diego State cementing themselves as top-10 teams, there were also dozens of unexpected stars. Featured here are 15 of them selected from major conferences and other top schools who made noteworthy strides in their Read more

Handing out MLB Sophomore of the Year awards for the last five seasons — and predicting 2020 winners

Moreso than at any other point in baseball history, young players are coming up from the minors and having an immediate impact. Players are insanely talented and athletic, and teams are better at player development than ever, smoothing the learning curve. Not every rookie hits the ground running, of course, Read more

Mark Reynolds, who clubbed 298 homers in 13 MLB seasons, retires from baseball

After a career that spanned 13 years and eight different major-league teams, slugger Mark Reynolds has announced that he is retiring. Reynolds, 36, did so on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio Thursday.  He never spent more than four seasons with a team, logging time with the Diamondbacks, Orioles, Indians, Yankees, Brewers, Cardinals, Read more

2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Last season’s forgotten first-half superstars, starting with Rhys Hoskins

I can picture it now. Chris Towers reads the headline for this article and utters to himself, “Full-season statistics are more predictive than partial-season statistics.” He then proceeds to virtually rip it up and send it back my way.  Just kidding! Chris would never do that. I think? After our Read more

Coronavirus: UEFA to discuss Champions League schedule scenarios, could decide season’s fate

The fate of this season’s Champions League will be discussed formally on Wednesday as UEFA meets with the general secretaries of the member associations. With Euro 2020 postponed until next summer and all major leagues suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, the season could be lost if play doesn’t resume Read more

Phillip Dorsett to sign with Seahawks after playing three seasons with Patriots, per report

Phillip Dorsett is signing a one-year deal with the Seahawks, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.  The 29th overall pick in the 2015 draft, the 27-year-old receiver spent his first two seasons with the Colts before he was traded to New England in exchange for quarterback Jacoby Brissett just before the start of Read more