Ex-Mississippi State receiver De’Runnya Wilson found dead in apparent homicide

A former standout wide receiver at Mississippi State University was found dead in an Alabama home, police said. De’Runnya Wilson, 25, was found lifeless Tuesday afternoon by a relative at a residen…

Core Four weighs in on Derek Jeter’s Hall of Fame election

Derek Jeter’s fellow Core Four members sent their congratulations to baseball’s newest Hall of Famer in statements on the Yankees Twitter account on Tuesday. Jeter entered the National …

Hall of Famer now unlikely to boycott Derek Jeter’s speech

Derek Jeter’s lifetime streak of avoiding serious controversy appears intact. The specter of a revered Hall of Famer boycotting Jeter’s Cooperstown ceremony is unlikely to reveal itself. Jeter’s fo…

Serena Williams joins Coco Gauff in third round of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams moved a step closer in her bid for a record 24th major title with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Tamara Zidansek to reach the third round at the Australian Open. William…

What vote results told us about this year’s Hall of Fame ballot

Curt Schilling’s time in the penalty box looks like it’s running out. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens do not appear as lucky. Andy Pettitte, meanwhile, at least lives to fight another year. Beyond th…

Badgers LB Zack Baun wouldn’t mind being on Giants’ radar

MOBILE, Ala. — The Giants already have one player who made the unusual transition from high school quarterback to standout college linebacker at Wisconsin, and another one could be on the way. Ryan…

Knicks’ Marcus Morris unlikely to play vs. Lakers

The Knicks may not have Marcus Morris again to face the Lakers. After spraining his right ankle in a starring role in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day victory over the Cavaliers, Morris is being list…

Michael Pittman Jr. would love to reunite with Sam Darnold

MOBILE, Ala. — One of the Jets’ priorities this offseason is finding some weapons for quarterback to Sam Darnold to throw to. How about one he already knows well? Michael Pittman Jr. is at the Seni…

Rangers’ David Quinn gives Kaapo Kakko top-line minutes

How’s that for giving the kid a chance? Kaapo Kakko got season-high 19:33 of ice time (by one second), playing most of the second period and all of the third on the top line with Chris Kreider and …

When it looked like Patrick Mahomes could take baseball route

Patrick Mahomes was committed to Texas Tech, but not yet to football. When the future NFL MVP graduated Whitehouse High School in Texas, ESPN didn’t list Mahomes among the top 300 football recruits…

Joe Judge gets high marks from another Bill Belichick disciple

MOBILE, Ala. — Matt Patricia gained a reputation as having a fertile mind for defense during his time with the Patriots, and that expertise convinced the Lions two years ago he was worthy of being …

Islanders get much-needed win over Rangers before break

Facing the Rangers for the third time in eight days, the Islanders finally had some luck on their side. It had been some time since the Islanders saw bounces go their way and frustrations were begi…

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