Deion Sanders refuses to take Nick Saban’s call after ‘lies’

The coach-on-coach verbal violence continues. Deion Sanders won’t pick up the phone if Nick Saban calls, after he said the Alabama coach spewed public “lies” Wednesday, when he claimed Jackson State paid top prospect Travis Hunter $1 million to play for the Tigers. “I haven’t talked to coach Saban,” Sanders said in an interview with … Read more

Tom Brady allegedly snubbed Ryan Fitzpatrick for postgame handshake

It seems Nick Foles isn’t the only quarterback who may have been snubbed by a certain seven-time Super Bowl champ. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has played for nine teams throughout his 17-season career, recently reflected on his favorite memories in the NFL during an appearance on the ESPN+ series, “American Caddie,” claiming he had to seek … Read more

Giants’ Daniel Jones focusing on learning new offense, not contract status

Of course he is. Of course Daniel Jones is aware of his standing with the Giants. He is the starting quarterback, once again, but his contract expires after the 2022 season, as his team did not pick up his fifth-year option. This means heading into a year of decision, Jones must convince a new general … Read more

Mets’ Jeff McNeil continues hot hitting, shines on defense

Jeff McNeil didn’t hesitate when given the choice of which aspect of his play he wanted to talk about first. “Let’s talk about the defense,” he joked. “I never get to talk about it.” McNeil continued his hot hitting with three RBIs, but he also made two excellent defensive plays to help the Mets to … Read more

Giants O-line coach Bobby Johnson notices mental ‘scar tissue’

It has become a rite of spring with the Giants. A new offensive line coach arrives, assesses the damage and tries to understand the fractured psyches of the players he inherits. After all, the offensive line has been a mess of a position group for nearly a decade. Bobby Johnson, hired by head coach Brian … Read more

Even without Juan Soto, MLB trade market is well stocked

Last year’s trade deadline was a thrill-a-minute thanks to the Cubs and Nationals deciding late to sell, and having significant pieces to deal. It’s unlikely we can match a deadline where Max Scherzer, Trea Turner, both halves of Bryzzo (Kris Bryant/Anthony Rizzo) and so many other name players were dealt. The Nats look like sellers … Read more

Charles Barkley to Warriors heckler: ‘I’ll f–k your mama’

Charles Barkley’s trash talk reached a vulgar new level on Wednesday, when the “Inside the NBA” crew filmed a live show outside the Chase Center prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and Mavericks. The basketball Hall of Famer, who picked the Mavericks to win the series, was being heckled … Read more

Even beating Orioles shows why Yankees’ rival is history now

BALTIMORE — That it was only the Orioles doesn’t much matter. The Yankees are beating all comers these days, and they are doing it in a variety of ways, with a multitude of heroes. This time, Giancarlo Stanton rested, MVP candidate Aaron Judge registered no hits from the DH spot and the Yankees still prevailed, … Read more

Not even Camden Yards can stop Aaron Judge salary drive

BALTIMORE — The Orioles built one thing of note since the heyday of Steady Eddie and Everyday Cal, which is a very long time indeed. And that is Camden Yards, so beautiful and perfect it doesn’t belong in Baltimore. Unfortunately, the team had the temerity to tinker with perfection. Though it’s very unlikely the motivation … Read more