Mitchell Wilcox drilled right in the face in disaster NFL Combine day

It ain’t called a “gauntlet drill” for nothing. Mitch Wilcox found that out the hard way Thursday at the NFL Combine, when the South Florida tight end got drilled in the face with…

ESPN analysts have $5,000 riding on Justin Herbert-Jordan Love draft bet

Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are putting their money where their mock drafts are. ESPN’s top NFL draft analysts have a $5,000 bet on which quarterback — Justin Herbert or Jordan Love &…

Russians to skip World Cup events in U.S., Japan: federation

Russia's artistic gymnastics federation said on Friday the country would skip World Cup events in the United States and Japan so its athletes were not exhausted by long flights and jet lag.

Brandon Nimmo back in Mets lineup after heart scare

PORT ST. LUCIE — It’s medically official: Brandon Nimmo has a big heart. “I’ve got a lot of love to give,” the Mets’ eternally cheery outfielder said Friday morning at Clover Field. Nimmo wil…

Fears grow that Liverpool could be denied Premier League crown if coronavirus outbreak worsens

Jurgen Klopp's record-breaking Liverpool side could be denied what would be their first top-flight league win in three decades if the coronavirus outbreak leads to large-scale game cancelations, according to a UK media report.

Patriots chide top NFL prospect Jared Pinkney for ‘loser’s mentality’

Jared Pinkney played college football at a losing program and the Patriots let him know his mindset followed suit. The Vanderbilt tight end interviewed with the Patriots at the NFL Combine this wee…

NFL draft prospect smacked in the face during Scouting Combine 'gauntlet drill'

Mitch Wilcox, a tight end from the University of South Florida, likely didn't do his draft stock any favors when he took the spiral in his left eye.

Former ASU punter stuns at NFL combine with record bench press

Former Arizona State punter Michael Turk stole the show Thursday night at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis when he surprisingly dominated the bench press competition, outperforming most wide receivers and offensive linemen.  

Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang shocked by eight-year ban

China's top swimmer Sun Yang said he was shocked and would appeal after being handed an eight-year ban on Friday for a dope test violation that rules him out of the Tokyo Games.

Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons could be answer for Giants

INDIANAPOLIS — Of all the many skills Isaiah Simmons possesses and brings to the field — and there are many, indeed — it is more than likely Giants fans would sign up to get him with the No. 4 pick…

Arizona State punter Michael Turk steals show at NFL Combine

A punter stole the show during Thursday’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. NFL teams may only care about the strength of Michael Turk’s leg, but it was his bench-pressing prowess t…

The elusive Knicks’ problem Leon Rose will have to fix

PHILADELPHIA — If you listened to interim coach Mike Miller on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center, you would think the Knicks have reached a nice spot in their 2020 NBA season. “That’s as well as…