Report: Odell Beckham Jr., Giants Negotiating New Contract This Week

Report: Odell Beckham Jr., Giants Negotiating New Contract This Week

Mike Chiari@mikechiariTwitter LogoFeatured ColumnistAugust 2, 2018Bill Kostroun/Associated PressThe New York Giants and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly opened contract talks earlier this week, according to ESPN's Jordan Ranaan.Giants co-owner John Mara previously told the media the two sides would begin negotiating "sooner rather than later."Beckham is set to enter the final year of his…
Johnny Cueto to Undergo Tommy John Surgery to Repair Elbow Injury

Johnny Cueto to Undergo Tommy John Surgery to Repair Elbow Injury

Ben Margot/Associated PressSan Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto's injury-marred 2018 season is over, as he needs to undergo Tommy John surgery.The Giants announced as much Wednesday, noting the surgery will take place Thursday in Los Angeles.Cueto has struggled to stay on the field since the start of last season. The two-time All-Star has made only…
Urban Meyer Placed on Paid Leave While Ohio State Conducts Investigation

Urban Meyer Placed on Paid Leave While Ohio State Conducts Investigation

Michael Conroy/Associated PressThe Ohio State University is placing head football coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates whether he was previously aware of domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith."[Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith] and I agree that being on leave during this inquiry will facilitate its completion," Meyer…
Ohio State Must Get Ahead of Scandal, Fire Urban Meyer Immediately

Ohio State Must Get Ahead of Scandal, Fire Urban Meyer Immediately

Annie Rice/Associated PressLet's make this as clear and concise as possible, right away: Everyone affiliated with Ohio State University, from university president Michael Drake to athletic director Gene Smith to the common Buckeyes fan, should be absolutely terrified of what comes next.         What else has football coach Urban Meyer lied about? What…
Report: LeBron James, Kevin Durant Calmed Draymond Green, Tristan Thompson Fight

Report: LeBron James, Kevin Durant Calmed Draymond Green, Tristan Thompson Fight

Ben Margot/Associated PressLeBron James and Kevin Durant reportedly played peacemakers during an altercation between Tristan Thompson and Draymond Green last month. Per The Athletic's Marcus Thompson II, Thompson gave Green a "face mush" during James' ESPYs afterparty on July 18 when other NBA players, including James and Durant, got between the two stars to calm the…
Report: Urban Meyer Knew of Abuse Allegations Against Ohio State Coach in 2015

Report: Urban Meyer Knew of Abuse Allegations Against Ohio State Coach in 2015

Michael Conroy/Associated PressOhio State head football coach Urban Meyer reportedly had knowledge of domestic abuse allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith in 2015, according to college football insider Brett McMurphy.McMurphy wrote that he obtained text messages sent by Smith's ex-wife, Courtney Smith, to Meyer's wife and the wives of other Ohio State coaches.Per McMurphy,…
Ranking Top NBA Free-Agency Destinations in 2019

Ranking Top NBA Free-Agency Destinations in 2019

0 of 6Mitchell Leff/Getty ImagesArrivederci, 2018 free agency. So long. Farewell. Goodbye. It has been real—sometimes too much so. Have fun in retirement.Now, on to 2019 free agency.All right, all right, all right: We're not quite there yet. A lot can happen between now and next summer. The best destinations will be jostling for position…
Bryce Harper, Nationals Beat Mets 25-4; Worst Lost in Franchise History

Bryce Harper, Nationals Beat Mets 25-4; Worst Lost in Franchise History

Patrick Smith/Getty ImagesThe New York Mets were a woeful 5-21 in June, but they seemingly made incremental strides throughout July and entered Tuesday night an encouraging 12-11 over the past 30 days. That progress will now be overshadowed by the historic 25-4 loss they suffered at the hands of the Washington Nationals (53-53) Tuesday night in the…
Pete Carroll: Seahawks Have Had No Contact with Earl Thomas During Holdout

Pete Carroll: Seahawks Have Had No Contact with Earl Thomas During Holdout

Thomas B. Shea/Getty ImagesThe Seattle Seahawks haven't been in contact with veteran safety Earl Thomas as he continues his holdout, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Tuesday, per the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta.Thomas is in the final year of his contract with the Seahawks and will make $10.4 million in 2018.Carroll also discussed…
Kyrie Irving’s Intentions Regarding Future Not Clear; Nets, Knicks Will Pursue

Kyrie Irving’s Intentions Regarding Future Not Clear; Nets, Knicks Will Pursue

Charles Krupa/Associated PressKyrie Irving won't hit the open market for another 11 months, but it's apparently never too early for buzz to start circulating about which teams will be in the running for his services once he becomes an unrestricted free agent. According to the New York Times' Marc Stein, there are already "credible rumblings" the Brooklyn…

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