Mets’ deGrom, Cubs’ Rizzo dealing with back issues

CHICAGO (AP) — Opening day is next week, and there is some unease for New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom and Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo because of back issues. It looks as if New York Yankees star Aaron Judge is feeling much better. The Mets sent deGrom for an MRI on Wednesday after […]

Puig picks Braves, Glasnow makes strong return to Rays

Opening day rosters gained clarity on Tuesday when the Atlanta Braves reached an agreement with Yasiel Puig, and Tampa Bay pitcher Tyler Glasnow provided hopes for teams awaiting players to be cleared following positive tests for the coronavirus. Puig agreed to a one-year dealpending a physical, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The […]

NY Blitz 2020 Mock Draft

Albany, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Only Dave Gettleman knows what the New York Giants are going to do on Thursday, but we have some thoughts of our own. This is the first ever NY Blitz mock draft and I can promise it won’t be the last. This is actually the second version of my mock draft. […]

Trump reverses course on power to ‘reopen’ states amid virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s open to some states “reopening” before federal social distancing guidelines expire at the end of month, as he appeared to back off his claim of absolute authority to decide when the time was right to act. Hours after suggesting that the bipartisan concerns of governors about […]

The Latest: Panthers sign WR/KR Cooper, safety Burris

The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL’s spending in free agency continues Friday: ___ 10:20 p.m. The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent wide receiver Pharoh Cooper to a one-year contract and safety Juston Burris to a two-year deal. Cooper was an All-Pro returner for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 with 932 yards […]

Food stamp change fuels anxiety as states try to curb impact

CHICAGO (AP) — Having food stamps offers Richard Butler a stability he’s rarely known in his 25 years. He was in state custody at age 2, spent his teen years at a Chicago boys’ home and jail for burglary, and has since struggled to find a permanent home. The $194 deposited monthly on his benefits […]

More quarterbacks are using their hands to catches passes

Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn’t just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren’t shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a football. Foles has the most famous catch of all because […]

On Football: Offbeat Awards for the 2019 season

The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on the night before the Super Bowl in Miami. Until then, here are some off-the-beaten track honors to consider. BEST GAME: Week 10, the best Monday night game in years sawSeattle beat San Francisco 27-24 in overtime in a key NFC West matchup. This one […]

Chiefs missing rushing power for key game at New England

The Kansas City Chiefs will be without two of their leading rushers when they face the New England Patriots in a rematch of last season’s AFC championship game. Damien Williams is inactive with a rib injury and Darrel Williams was placed on injured reserve Thursday with a hamstring injury. That leaves rushing duties to LeSean […]

Von Miller’s 95-game starting streak over due to hurt knee

Von Miller’s 95-game starting streak is over because of an injured left knee. The Denver Broncos star edge rusher hurt his left knee at Buffalo last week and is inactive against the Los Angeles Chargers. Miller hadn’t missed a game since Super Bowl 48 on Feb. 2, 2014. He wore a cap and shorts as […]

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