Despite his many mistakes as NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell is a smart man who works for smart men. Eventually, because they are motivated by money, they will figure it out.
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Until recently, Jim Tomsula was an unknown defensive line coach, and it's not going to be easy going from the trenches to the spotlight. The team he's coaching is declining, so that makes it tougher.
How was your weekend? No matter how it went, Philip Rivers had a better one. The Chargers agreed to a contract extension with their franchise quarterback, who will get $65 million guaranteed without having to buy a lottery ticket.
If majors continue to slip from his grasp, Dustin Johnson will be stuck with the label of a career underachiever. The critics will say he squandered his immense talent, that he never could win the big one.
Obviously, it's cool to be hip and trending. Most people would prefer that as opposed to being hated and vilified. But there is a danger in becoming too popular, and Bubba Watson is walking that proverbial tightrope this week.
It's OK to bet preseason games. It's not just mindless entertainment for degenerates, lunatics and action junkies. Winning tickets still pay off real money. Handicapping skill can be rewarded.
Being bad and boring is an unenviable combination for any team, the same way that being dumb, drunk and broke is no way to go through life. The UNLV football team is almost always terrible and rarely entertaining, so that's why Tony Sanchez was the right hire.
On one good leg, a hobbled Aaron Rodgers had enough to put the Green Bay Packers on the brink of the Super Bowl. Seven months later, he rolled into training camp on healthy wheels prepared to flush a bad memory.
At least five teams were in hot pursuit of David Price, the ace lefty put in the display window by the Detroit Tigers, and he's not going to the team that needed him most, a team that normally goes on shopping sprees with a credit card and mortgages the future by dealing prospects.
In this case, which is a mess being played out in the court system, attorneys are the sharpest handicappers. And while a good attorney is not hard to find, it's suddenly hard to find a good one who likes Tom Brady's chances.
It sure appears life is good for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. He’s asking for the biggest contract in the NFL, and his new girlfriend is a beauty.
Instead of waiting for the final hole, or even the final round, Dustin Johnson prematurely choked and coughed up another chance to win his first major championship. On moving day, he went the wrong way.
It was funny for a while — and some of his critics might never stop laughing — but now it’s just a bad joke. Tiger Woods‘ struggles on the golf course are getting old.
If there is a dark side to Jordan Spieth, it has not been revealed yet. The new face of golf is a 21-year-old who looks like he never needs to shave and is as polite as a waiter.
MGM Resorts sports book director Jay Rood said the UFC interim featherweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes on Saturday drew strong two-way action. McGregor opened at minus-130 and closed as a 2-1 favorite.
The San Antonio Spurs were the biggest winners in NBA free agency. LaMarcus Aldridge, a 6-foot-11-inch power forward, is an All-Star coming off arguably his best season with Portland. He averaged 23.4 points and 10.2 rebounds while shooting 35 percent from 3-point range.
Ohio State is the preseason No. 1 team in the nation, and its status would not change if only two of the three quarterbacks remained. It would seem impossible for coach Urban Meyer to keep Cardale Jones, J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller happy for the entire season.
The UNLV-Michigan game on Sept. 19 was one of 165 games on the board Friday when the Golden Nugget opened college football lines on the season’s most intriguing matchups. The Wolverines opened as 33-point favorites over the rebuilding Rebels.
As time passes, Jordan Spieth will be properly celebrated as the U.S. Open winner. He deserves the praise, and he will get credit in the history books. But sometimes, in the aftermath of a stunning finish, it’s more about who lost it.
No matter what changes LeBron James influences, the Cleveland Cavaliers are a better bet to win next year’s NBA championship than the Golden State Warriors are to repeat. The Westgate Las Vegas sports book opened Cleveland as the 9-4 favorite to win the 2015-16 title, with Golden State second at 5-1.
Phil Mickelson has six runner-up finishes in the U.S. Open, the only major he has not won. But he is playing well, and bettors are showing faith in him. More tickets are being written on Mickelson than on any other player at the Westgate Las Vegas sports book, where his odds are 15-1 after opening at 25-1. Rory McIlroy is the 7-1 favorite, with Jordan Spieth at 8-1.
Remember when a parade was being planned in Cleveland? Stephen Curry just rained on it, dropping one 3-pointer after another in the type of surreal shooting display that only seems possible in a video game.
At the drive-thru window, it’s not always wise to super-size the drink and fries. Sometimes, it’s smarter to go smaller. In this case, the Golden State Warriors shoved aside the 7-footer and went with Andre Iguodala.
Once again, LeBron James was all-around amazing, but he blew a shot to win at the end of regulation, setting his team up for another heartbreaking fall in overtime. This loss would have crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers and sent them to the coroner.
LeBron James scored 44 points Thursday but walked off incredibly disappointed, same as everyone who bet on his Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Golden State stole the game and the money in a 108-100 overtime victory. The Cavaliers, 6-point underdogs, controlled most of the game before imploding in the final five minutes.
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