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Sam Bradford trade proves smart GMs make odd moves at QB

As much as I suggested the Vikings could get by with Shaun Hill at quarterback, it's clear Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer don't agree. (Given...

Mental aptitude helps put Jimmy Garoppolo in position to succeed with Patriots

(blog) (blog)There are some places I've been where you don't do much in protection, and there are others where you do everything -- you...

Fantasy football sleepers, busts and breakouts for 2016

Our panel is composed of these Fantasy writers and editors: Matthew Berry, Tom Carpenter, Mike Clay, Tristan H. Cockcroft, Ken Daube, Leo Howell, KC...

Bears' 53-man roster projection includes Harvard tight end Ben Braunecker

(blog)Wide receivers (6): Alshon Jeffery, Kevin White, Eddie Royal, Deonte Thompson, Joshua Bellamy, Daniel Braverman, Marquess Wilson (PUP) (cut: Marc Mariani, Cameron Meredith, Derek...

Vikings' 53-man roster could see team part with several recent draft picks

(blog) (blog)Running backs (3): Adrian Peterson, Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata (cut: C.J. Ham, Jhurell Pressley). At one of the deepest position groups on the...

Why perilous Oakmont and US Open fit together so perfectly

"The course stands on its own," says USGA executive director and CEO Mike Davis, who has set up the last 27 U.S. Open courses. "Anyone...

Weaver, Perez's 5 RBIs help Angels top Orioles 10-2

MLB.comMike Trout walked, Pujols lined an RBI double and Johnny Giavotella also had an RBI single that extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Cron...

Von Miller calls Johnny Manziel his 'brother,' but not his roomie

Miller backed Manziel in a recent interview with Radio's Mike & Mike, saying, "I don't think Johnny Football's days are over in the National...

Johnny Manziel, Von Miller become roommates

Miller backed Manziel in a recent interview with Radio's Mike & Mike, saying "I don't think Johnny Football's days are over in the National...

Likely slow rebuild underway with Milwaukee Brewers

(blog) (blog)... the National League Central, so Milwaukee is focused on exercising patience and hoarding prospects. The signs are certainly encouraging: 's Keith Law...

Johnny Manziel shows up at Mike Evans' wedding, but not Louie Anderson's show

(blog) (blog)Johnny Manziel hasn't been heard from since his father's public comments that he worries about his son's safety. As it turns out, the...

Scorecard: Danny Garcia wins, sets up another big fight

Bad Left HookAs it became increasingly difficult for Garcia, 27, of Philadelphia, to make 140 pounds, he fought a couple of times over the weight...

What's trending in the NFL: Browns coach to meet with Manziel about video ...

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel appears in another social media clip, coach Mike Pettine says he will have a conversation with him (by Pat McManamon). From...

Mike Pettine says he has 'very good relationship' with Johnny Manziel

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine said there is nothing personal between him and quarterback Johnny Manziel. "I think we have a very...

Week 10 game balls: Mike Evans, Cam Newton, Jeremy Langford, Johnny Manziel ...

(blog) (blog)Mike Evans. He carried the Bucs in the passing game, finishing with eight receptions for 126 yards. It marked the first time he...

Mike Evans on wearing Browns jersey: 'You think Texas A&M, and you think ...

(blog) (blog)You think Texas A&M, and you think Johnny Manziel, right?" Evans said as the Bucs returned from their bye week. "But it was...

Nickel Coverage: Five questions that need answers before Week 2

Week 1 of the 2015 fantasy football campaign brought all sorts of surprises. The Buffalo Bills defense shut down Andrew Luck, rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota...

Raiders deep at receiver, not so much in secondary

(blog) (blog)Amari Cooper: Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson is an All-Pro and Cooper made him look silly in a preseason game. He will be fun...

Bucs' Mike Evans has past, present with 'rock star' QBs Manziel, Winston

(blog) (blog)TAMPA, Fla. -- Yes, Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston are both quarterbacks. But they're more than that. "They're rock stars," Mike Evans said.

Mike Pettine leaves door open for Johnny Manziel to be starter

... I wonder where Johnny is or what he's doing,'" Pettine said, adding the team would not hover over any player because it expects them...

What is the optimal draft spot this season?

To help you make this all-important decision -- assuming you have a say in it -- I asked 11 of 's fantasy football analysts --...

Khameyea Jennings' family thanks Sen'Derrick Marks with collage

(blog)Quan Jennings and Makayla Jennings, the mother and sister of Khameyea Jennings, partnered with Dreams Come True and gave Marks a collage of pictures...

Browns coach Mike Pettine: Johnny Manziel 'a very polarizing figure'

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine conceded Tuesday that Johnny Manziel is "a very polarizing figure" and admitted the constant attention on Manziel...

Browns coach Mike Pettine: Johnny Manziel 'wants it to be perfect'

BEREA, Ohio -- With offseason workouts nearly complete, the Browns sense Johnny Manziel has been frustrated with his play, whether it's good or bad. Coach...

Mailbag: Deal could take time, but Rivers unlikely to leave Chargers

Q: Why wouldn't the Vikings be interested in trading Adrian Peterson to the Cowboys for La'el Collins (first-round talent and young) and a running back...

First day of OTAs shows Josh McCown, Johnny Manziel have work to do

(blog) (blog)“Sloppy” was the word Mike Pettine used for the whole team. It certainly applied to the first two quarterbacks, as both Josh McCown...

PBC on NBC snags 2.9 million viewers

(blog) (blog)The second NBC prime-time “Premier Boxing Champions” card on Saturday night, which featured Danny Garcia's majority-decision win against Lamont Peterson and the draw...

Keith Law joins Olbermann to discuss Opening Day

(blog) (blog)Pro Bowl CB Peterson: Diabetes 'under wraps' · NFL. 1hJosh Weinfuss. Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson discussed Monday the effect a diabetes...

+ Ali hasn't made Mayweather-Pacquaio pick

Postol on Garcia-Peterson undercard. 6hDan Rafael. Junior welterweight ... With his return from a life-threatening stab injury complete, unbeaten titlist Kell Brook joins Keith Thurman...

Eubank, Saunders to appear on May 9 card

Postol on Garcia-Peterson undercard. 7hDan Rafael. Junior welterweight ... With his return from a life-threatening stab injury complete, unbeaten titlist Kell Brook joins Keith Thurman...

Bright future for Brook

Together with Keith Thurman, Brook is arguably one of the leading candidates to become the new face of the 147-pound weight class when Floyd Mayweather...

Browns don't want 'Hard Knocks'

Part of the reason: The team is aware the reality series filmed during training camp would bring increased scrutiny and attention to Johnny Manziel. "You...

Cowboys winning with rebuilt O-line

If not, they would target another offensive lineman. But what if Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was still available? Jerry Jones told Stephen: "We don't...

McMurray grabs pole, spotlight

Keith [Rodden, crew chief] made some adjustments to the car between the first and the second run and that was the difference-maker." .... @MartySmith It...

Rumblings: Futures of Fleury, Boychuk

(blog) (blog)What's not clear is whether Mike Babcock would return for a third straight Olympics as head coach. Renney, who was Babcock's associate coach...

Devon Alexander to face Amir Khan

BBC News Khan (29-3, 19 KOs), 27, of England, has won three fights in a row since back-to-back losses in junior welterweight world title bouts against...

Youth programs, popularity of Blackhawks helping to diversify Chicago hockey

CHICAGO -- Isaiah Douglas skated with the puck up the right side of the ice, put himself in shooting position and propelled the puck past...

NFL Live Prediction: Browns-Jaguars

Billy Delfs for Johnny Manziel said he's happy for rookie QBs Blake Bortles and Derek Carr, but "for me to get to sit back...

Mike Pettine: Don't fault Manziel -- Browns 'laughable' in first half

MiamiHerald.com (blog)BEREA, Ohio -- Coach Mike Pettine doesn't seem concerned about an Internet screen grab of Johnny Manziel smiling from the sidelines while the Browns...

US confirms Hope Solo included in squad

FC's Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman discuss whether USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo should take a leave of absence following her off-the-field actions. NEXT VIDEO...

FPI-based must-see TV for Week 6

(blog)20 – freshman Samaje Perine started in place of Keith Ford (out with an injury) and rushed for 242 yards, the most for an...

Big 12 true freshman power rankings

(blog) (blog)On 34 carries, he rushed for 242 yards, the 13th-highest total in Oklahoma history and the most by a Sooners true freshman since...

Packers' run defense bottoms out

(blog) (blog)You can question the Packers' decision to eschew two of their bulky defensive linemen -- Ryan Pickett, who was out of football until...

History Watch: Catchers' 'Extra Effort'

(blog) (blog)Oh, only Johnny Bench (who did it twice, in 1970 and '74). Finally, if Lucroy can somehow thump three more extra-base hits, that...

Cleveland Browns expect Johnny Manziel to 'do the right things' during bye

(blog)... was told to tone some of it down by the team when training camp started, will do the “right things.” “I'm sure that...

ESPN flexes journalistic muscle on Rice

(blog)The network's heavyweights -- Keith Olbermann, Jason Whitlock and Bill Simmons, among others -- delivered their own verbal punches; investigative reporter Don Van Natta...

Solo asserts innocence in online post

SportsGrid As the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson situations wait for the next blow-up, some of the domestic violence attention turns to Hope Solo. Keith Olbermann...

Adrian Peterson shouldn't play

It's the Ray Rice video and the Greg Hardy 911 calls and now the photos of Adrian Peterson's little boy with the bloody slices running...

Shanahan: Manziel 'Always An Option'

Shanahan and coach Mike Pettine both sounded pleased that they have now given opposing defensive coordinators another element to ponder as they prepare to face...

The Vikings Peterson Decision: Take 3

"I don't care what anybody says," Bonita Jackson, 50, said in an interview with the Houston Chronicle from her home in the Houston suburb of...