Rangers made an absolute mess with Pride Night about-face

By veering from their promoted plan to wear Pride-themed jerseys for their annual Pride Night on Friday at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers turned what was otherwise a beautiful celebration of inclusivity into a story about the organization.  It’s ironic that the reversed decision to forgo the special warm-ups and tape was presumably made to … Read more

SUV in fatal Devin Willock crash not authorized for personal use

Georgia athletic department officials say the vehicle involved in a crash that killed a football player and employee on Jan. 15 was to be used only for recruiting activities, not personal use. The University of Georgia athletic association provided that information in a statement to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying personal use of the … Read more

Joe Burrow can change everything about Patrick Mahomes rivalry

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Is Arrowhead Stadium really “Burrowhead’’ Stadium? The AFC Championship showdown Sunday between the Chiefs and Bengals will decide. The Bengals, the No. 3 seed in the AFC, have owned the Chiefs, the No. 1 seed, in the three meetings since Cincinnati trotted out its cocksure, victory-cigar-smoking quarterback Joe Burrow. Burrow, who … Read more

David Peterson, Tylor Megill being groomed for key Mets role

Even before the first official workouts of spring training begin in about two weeks, the Mets will be keeping an eye on their starting rotation depth. That is a sound philosophy for any team, given the fragile nature of elbows and shoulders in particular, but the Mets are headed to Port St. Lucie, Fla., with … Read more

Billy Packer was center of backlash as media began decline

I recall thinking, then writing, “It has come to this?” Not sure he’d have chosen it as part of his legacy, but Billy Packer, who died Thursday at 82, helped remind us that the sports world had gone — and remains — nuts. No bottom in sight on which to bottom out. The selection committee … Read more

Tony Pollard, Patrick Mahomes injures could spark NFL tackle rule change

Two playoff injuries might encourage a tackle rule change this NFL offseason. Per the Washington Post, the league’s competition committee is expected to meet and review the mechanics of the tackle from 49ers safety Jimmy Ward that caused an ankle injury to Cowboys running back Tony Pollard. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes also suffered a high … Read more