Malika Andrews wrongfully catching barbs amid Ime Udoka drama

Malika Andrews called into First Take to talk to Stephen A. Smith about his commentsScreenshot: ESPN Across political, cultural, and geographic lines, most people will agree that changes to this thing, which in English we call humanity, are necessary, and also likely to never happen. Our natural instinct is to judge quickly, taking into account … Read more

Could Jackson State’s Sheduer Sanders win the Heisman?

Deion Sanders and son Shedeur.Image: Getty Images Deion Sanders is a master of self-promotion. Whether it was his Primetime or Neon Deion personas, he is a bonified gridiron influencer. Those personas have blended these days into Coach Prime and his dad duties. The Jackson State coach’s new passion project has been building an HBCU powerhouse … Read more

What if USMNT’s Christian Pulisic isn’t that good anymore?

Let’s see how he performs at the World CupImage: Getty Images Also, he might be kind of a prick, but we’ll circle back to that. There isn’t much to feel good about after the USMNT’s last two friendlies before the World Cup. They didn’t score a goal. They didn’t look all that interested for three … Read more

NBA reporter Shams Charania cleaned up after Woj got clumsy

The cloak-and-dagger reports surrounding Celtics’ coach Ime Udoka have not been journalism’s finest moments.Image: Getty Images Around 10:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday night, ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski dropped his first Woj Bomb of the new season. It was a dud upon impact. His vague tweet referencing Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka’s impending suspension — for … Read more

Trail Blazers hire Billups over Dawn Staley, Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon (right, with Las Vegas Aces owner Mark Davis)Photo: Getty Images Becky Hammon and Dawn Staley were literally right there. But, instead of making history by being the first NBA team to hire a woman as their head coach, the Portland Trail Blazers chose former point guard Chauncy Billups — and he led them … Read more

USMNT releases September friendly rosters ahead of World Cup

Gregg BerhalterPhoto: Getty Images Mark it down now. John Brooks, one of the two Americans in any severity of contention to claim one of the 26 United States men’s national team spots on the plane to Qatar, will be watching the games on a TV screen. Brandon Vazquez, the 23-year-old FC Cincinnati striker with 16 … Read more

CBS hires Ray Hudson to call soccer

Ray HudsonImage: Getty Images CBS has mostly been a gift to soccer fans. Unlike Turner when it bought the Champions League rights, forgot about it until the day before the tournament started, and then dusted off some closet and called whatever former USMNT members were within an hour’s flight of the studio, CBS has taken … Read more

The WNBA Finals are A’ja Wilson’s to lose

A’ja Wilson against the Seattle Storm during the third quarter in Game Four of the 2022 WNBA Playoffs semifinals.Image: Getty Images Candace Parker’s repeat bid being squashed by the Connecticut Sun in Friday evening’s winner-take-all Game 5 against the Connecticut Sun was the sort of hoops history-altering that will reverberate more than Queen Elizabeth. Sue … Read more

Patrick Beverley is already shaking things up in LA

Patrick Beverley wasted no time in trolling his new Lakers teammates.Image: Getty Images Patrick Beverley is a jerk. That’s the best way to describe his rough, rugged, trolling style on the court. He’s the asshole friend that speaks his mind and flips off the consequences. Pat Bev is precisely what the Los Angeles Lakers need … Read more