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Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. ”I had no idea,” Hayes said on a Zoom call last week. Hayes and Montgomery are following Moore’s example with both deciding to take […]

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Jonathan Taylor: “Different level of focus” needed to prepare for upcoming training camp

Coming into the NFL for your rookie season without any offseason on-field work with your team and a shortened preseason to prepare for the season presents numerous challenges for the newest crop of NFL athletes. New Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor says it will take a greater focus than usual for players such as […]

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Report: NFL firm on decision to move to two preseason games

As the NFL looks to trim the preseason in half, the NFLPA appears to want the number of preseason games to be cut even further. Denver Broncos player representative Brandon McManus said in a tweet Wednesday evening to expect either one or zero preseason games to be played. The NFLPA has not signed off on […]

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MVP plaque presenters to discuss Landis’ name on MLB trophy

The baseball organization that presents the annual MVP awards will consider whether the name of former commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis should be pulled from future plaques. ”The issue is being addressed,” Jack O’Connell, longtime secretary-treasurer of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, said Wednesday. Former NL Most Valuable Players Barry Larkin, Mike Schmidt and Terry […]

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Shaq Thompson: Cam Newton “still has it”

The Panthers have a new quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater, but their former quarterback is the talk of the NFL. Cam Newton signed a one-year deal with the Patriots on Sunday. At least one of Newton’s former teammates seems genuinely happy to see Newton get a shot to replace Tom Brady. Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson declared […]