NFL free agency 2022 – Most improved teams, best and worst signings, value deals, gut reactions and more

The 2022 NFL free agency deals are just now starting to slow down, but a handful of the top names are still on the market. Numerous playmakers and impact talents have agreed to terms for 2022 and beyond, and we’ve seen some wild movement on the trade market, especially under center. Which moves stand out … Read more

How Joe Gibbs, film study and analytics led the Commanders to Carson Wentz

ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Commanders’ quarterback search has lasted more than 30 years, interrupted by brief periods of solid play and the hope that maybe, just maybe, Quarterback X, would end the quest. It never happened. The Commanders embarked on yet another search this offseason, which led them to Carson Wentz and another period … Read more

Why the Iowa Hawkeyes and Kentucky Wildcats fell short and everything else we learned on March Madness Thursday

So how’s your March Madness bracket? A 2022 NCAA tournament Thursday that offered all the usual opportunities for upheaval delivered on more than a few of them. The No. 2 seed Kentucky Wildcats, a very trendy Final Four pick entering the day, lost in shocking fashion to the 15-seed Saint Peter’s Peacocks. The Iowa Hawkeyes, … Read more

NFL mock draft 2022 – Todd McShay’s predictions for all 32 first-round picks following combine workouts and the Russell Wilson trade

We’ve spent the past week dissecting 2022 NFL draft prospects’ measurements, timed speed and skill sets when playing against nothing but air as we digest what we saw at the scouting combine. But with all the talk of risers, fallers, burners and workout warriors, how did the combine really impact the Round 1 outlook for … Read more

What we’re hearing on Mark Giordano, Jake DeBrusk, Marc-Andre Fleury, more

The 2022 NHL trade deadline is March 21, and front offices are working overtime. It’s not just an influx of scouts at games — general managers and assistant general managers are populating the press boxes, too. Calls are picking up in frequency and discussions are intensifying. Here’s some scuttle I’ve been hearing after working the … Read more

The impact of hockey’s Russian backlash, and what’s next

Andrei Svechnikov has two locations listed in his Instagram bio. One is Raleigh, North Carolina, where the Carolina Hurricanes star has played for the past four seasons. The other is Kazan, the Russian city where his family lived after stops in Moscow and Siberia. Svechnikov is Russian, a designation that’s taken on a different context … Read more

NFL mock draft 2022 – Mel Kiper’s predictions for all 32 first-round picks, with two trade projections and a new No. 1

My first mock for the 2022 NFL draft was all the way back in mid-January, before we knew the Bengals and Rams would shake up the first-round order and make it all the way to Super Bowl LVI. It was also before the Senior Bowl, where a few prospects dominated and impressed scouts. Time for … Read more

Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning make a statement with custom pregame outfits

NASHVILLE — Wearing attention-grabbing outfits has become a hallmark of the NHL’s outdoor games, and the Nashville Predators matched the vibe ahead of their Stadium Series game on Saturday. The home team rolled up to the game looking like a bunch of outlaws before taking on the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Nashville … Read more

NBA playoff chase – Everything to know about 12 Eastern Conference contenders

The NBA’s Eastern Conference is deeper than it has been in decades, setting up what should be a wild sprint to the playoffs over the final seven weeks of the 2021-22 NBA regular season. With five teams within 2.5 games of first place in the conference, and just six games separating sixth through 11th place, … Read more