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NFL replaces Pro Bowl with ‘The Pro Bowl Games’ featuring weeklong skills competitions, flag football game

The NFL is replacing the Pro Bowl with weeklong skills competitions and a flag football game, the league announced Monday. The new event will replace the full-contact showcase started in 1951. It will be renamed “The Pro Bowl Games” and will feature AFC and NFC players showcasing their football and non-football skills in challenges over … Read more

Los Angeles Chargers LT Rashawn Slater expected to miss rest of season with torn biceps

1:05 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Rashawn Slater is expected to miss the remainder of the season after tearing his left biceps tendon in … Read more

Matt Boldy, Marco Rossi and the future of the Minnesota Wild

MATT BOLDY LOVES playing hockey in Minnesota. The way the community supports the sport at all levels. The thousands of fans who watch the Minnesota Wild in warm-ups. And, if he’s being honest, the level of celebrity an NHL player can attain after just 47 games in the show. “It’s crazy. Everyone’s a huge fan,” … Read more

Georgia Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart hopeful WRs AD Mitchell, Arian Smith can play Saturday

No. 1 Georgia could welcome back a pair of receivers and see more of its star defensive lineman during Saturday’s game against Missouri. Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart told reporters on Monday that he’s “hopeful” receivers AD Mitchell and Arian Smith will be available after missing last weekend’s game against Kent State because of injuries. Smart … Read more

Mets-Braves, AL and NL Wild Card

As the 2022 regular season has winded down, all eyes have been on Aaron Judge’s chase to break Roger Maris’ American League record for most home runs in a single season and Albert Pujols’ race to 700 career home runs. One of those milestones has been reached, with Pujols hitting two home runs against the … Read more

Kansas catches football fever after stunning September

LAWRENCE, Kansas — The Kansas student known as Plunger Boy showed up to David Booth Memorial Stadium at 5:30 a.m. Saturday to make absolutely sure he would get his front row seat for the football game against Duke. He had waited overnight for basketball games at Allen Fieldhouse countless times. But getting to a football … Read more

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, 47, retiring from full-time racing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing and will turn his focus toward spending time with family. He figures his future schedule will include no more than 10 bucket list events, but the 47-year-old had no idea Monday what that schedule will look like. Johnson told The Associated Press … Read more

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert ‘didn’t want to quit on the team’ in 38-10 home loss

10:27 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball INGLEWOOD, Calif. — It was an embarrassing loss for the Los Angeles Chargers, made spectacular only by one incredibly befuddling decision. With 4:54 remaining in a 38-10 … Read more

NBArank roundtable – Surprises, snubs and LeBron James’ future

NBArank is in the books for the 2022-23 season. How’d we do? Our top five was unveiled on Friday, with the Milwaukee Bucks‘ Giannis Antetokounmpo reclaiming the No. 1 spot following a three-year absence. The Denver Nuggets‘ Nikola Jokic, Dallas Mavericks‘ Luka Doncic, Philadelphia 76ers‘ Joel Embiid and Golden State Warriors‘ Stephen Curry rounded out … Read more

Dallas Cowboys legendary No. 88 legacy from Drew Pearson Michael Irvin Dez Bryant CeeDee Lamb

FRISCO, Texas — They share one of the most famous numbers in Dallas Cowboys history, but until a couple of months ago, they had never been in the same room together. They were at a house in Dallas, filming a Chipotle commercial, featuring “The 88 Club” — Drew Pearson, Michael Irvin, Dez Bryant and CeeDee … Read more