Al Horford’s career night comes at the perfect time for the Celtics

MILWAUKEE – Minus 2-1 in the series, his defensive backbone on the bench and who is Boston turning to? Al Horfordof course. The Celtics are alive in this second-round series because of the 35-year-old former All-Star they bought last summer because of a broken spike and a mid-round pick. Who knew that when Brad Stevens, … Read more

Football matches on Monday nights, overlapping schedules

While I enjoyed the silence… One thing I think a lot of people missed with Disney’s announcement Monday night of games scheduled for Sept. 19 — as part of this week’s coordinated “streaming” schedule, ahead of Thursday’s full release — is that it’s not really two-headed. The Vikings-Eagles match, scheduled for 20:30 ET, will start … Read more

NCAA approves NIL guidelines, threatens additional funding

The NCAA has taken another step in cracking down on amplifier-led collectives in terms of name, image and similarity (NIL) payments. The Board of Directors of Section I on Monday approved new guidelines for NIL, clarifying existing bylaws that prohibit amplifiers from being involved in employment. A group of school presidents has printed guidelines that … Read more

May pound-for-pound boxing rankings after the defeat of Canel Alvarez

Joe Camporeale / USA Today Sports Well, this just got interesting. For months, the pound-for-pound boxing lists – including this one – have been fairly stable. Canelo Álvarez, a four-league champion, has solidified at the top. Terence Crawford, Naoya Inoue, Oleksandr Usyk and Errol Spence Jr., in some order, filled the seats below him. There … Read more

NFL schedule: ABC / ESPN broadcast 2nd week doubleheader

1. The NFL’s push in this country will be fully shown this week as the league prepares to announce its 2022 schedule on Thursday night. Of course, the schedule is leaking in dribbles and drums ahead of the official announcement. International games came out last week, and we found out two weeks ago chargers–chiefs will … Read more