‘Try to be as close to 100 percent’

PHOENIX — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he will push himself in practice over the next few days to see where his injured right ankle is before Sunday’s game. “I don’t know if I’ll necessarily test it, test it but I’m going to try to have no restrictions,” Mahomes said Tuesday. “Even in the AFC … Read more

Giants’ future bright if they keep Jones, Barkley

PHOENIX — Michael Strahan believes the Joe Schoen-Brian Daboll Giants are on the rise, and he sees Big Blue skies ahead with Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. Strahan’s advice: Keep them. Pay them. “You gotta keep Saquon,” Strahan said at a Fox press conference. “You can see that Daniel Jones is better with him in … Read more

Sauce Gardner gives latest on his Aaron Rodgers comments

As the Jets enter an offseason in which they are expected to acquire a veteran quarterback, star rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner has been all over social media sparking rumors about who that might be. The favorite to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award recently posted a tweet in which he tagged Packers quarterback … Read more

Saints get permission from Raiders to talk with Derek Carr

The first potential Derek Carr suitor is on the board. The Saints have been granted permission to be the first team to talk with the Raiders quarterback, according to multiple reports. He will visit with them on Wednesday. According to NFL Insider Albert Breer, New Orleans getting to talk to the 31-yeard-old signal caller means … Read more

NBA stars new and old laud LeBron James’ NBA scoring record

LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Tuesday night to become the NBA’s All-time leading scorer. James, who scored 38 points in the Lakers’ 133-130 loss to the Thunder, now has 38,390 points. Abdul-Jabbar is second with 38,387 points. The momentous feat brought out platitudes from all around the NBA community on social media. Chief among … Read more

Knicks’ Jericho Sims to compete in NBA Slam Dunk Contest

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jericho Sims will have a chance to be the second consecutive Knick to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. One year after Obi Toppin took home the title at the 2022 All-Star Weekend, Sims has committed to participate in the event later this month, according to The Athletic. The second-year big man … Read more

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar honors LeBron James in memorable moment

It’s official. On Tuesday night at Staples Center, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passed the crown to fellow Laker LeBron James as the new NBA’s all-time scoring leader, a record he held for nearly four decades since April 1984. Nevertheless, the two gold-and-purple greats have had their disputes in the past such as over the use of an … Read more