Red Sox leave the door open for Alex Cora to return following suspension for sign-stealing scheme

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred released his report detailing the investigation into the 2018 Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. 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 video 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

College football coronavirus updates: SEC and Pac-12 extend suspension of activities through end of May

The coronavirus outbreak has brought a halt to just about every sporting league across the country. Collegiate athletics have not been spared as the NCAA announced recently its decision to cancel all winter and spring championships in 2020, including the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. In addition to that, some Read more

College football coronavirus updates: SEC and ACC cancel activities, Big Ten extends suspension

The coronavirus outbreak has brought a halt to just about every sporting league across the country. Collegiate athletics have not been spared as the NCAA announced recently its decision to cancel all winter and spring championships in 2020, including the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. In addition to that, some Read more

Coronavirus causes XFL suspension: League balances mixed emotions after sudden halt to 2020 season

It was Thursday, March 12, around 5:30 p.m. ET, when XFL players started calling their agents to pass along the news. Their league had been cancelled. About two hours later, when the startup professional football venture made the official announcement, the terms were less harsh: “Currently, the XFL will not Read more

Vontaze Burfict hopes to continue playing career in 2020 after his suspension was lifted by NFL

Vontaze Burfict’s career appeared to be in serious jeopardy after the veteran linebacker was suspended for the final 12 games of the 2019 season. Burfict, who has missed a total of 20 games since the 2016 season for violating the league’s rules regarding player safety, was suspended last season following Read more

Houston Astros pitcher gets season-long suspension for failed PED test

Astros right-hander Francis Martes has been suspended for 162 games without pay by MLB for violating the league’s Drug Prevention and Treatment Programs, the league announced Monday. Martes tested positive for Boldenone, which MLB considers to be a performance-enhancing substance.  Martes was previously suspended for a banned substance. Since this Read more

NFL reinstates Myles Garrett from indefinite suspension; Browns announce they will welcome him back

The NFL is reinstating suspended Cleveland Browns pass rusher Myles Garrett. Garrett was suspended for the final six games of the regular season and would have been suspended for the NFL Playoffs had the Browns made it there. The former No. 1 overall selection met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Read more