Even with Justin Verlander, Mets need to target Carlos Rodon

Even with Justin Verlander, Mets need to target Carlos Rodon

Steve Cohen and the Mets rebounded quickly from erstwhile ace Jacob deGrom’s defection via free agency, snapping up a future Hall of Famer and a three-time Cy Young award winner on a short-team megadeal worth more than $40 million annually for the second consecutive winter. Justin Verlander reunites now with former Tigers teammate Max Scherzer … Read more

College Football Playoff odds, picks, predictions, analysis

College Football Playoff odds, picks, predictions, analysis

Commercial Content 21+ And then there were four.  After a dramatic conference championship weekend that saw two of the nation’s top four teams suffer losses, the committee finalized one of the least controversial fields in the history of the College Football Playoff: Georgia, Michigan, TCU, and Ohio State.  There was little drama heading into Sunday’s … Read more

Act quick after big injuries

Act quick after big injuries

Quick hitters and waiver wire advice for a handful of notable players after Week 13 of the fantasy football season: Hire learning Zonovan Knight RB, Jets A week late to this, because we thought James Robinson would get worked into a significant role. We no longer harbor that belief. We like Knight as long as Michael Carter … Read more

Bengals rising, Eagles on top

Bengals rising, Eagles on top

Any predictions of a Super Bowl 47 rematch took a big hit last weekend. The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens both lost their starting quarterbacks. Make that two season-ending injuries at quarterback in the top-heavy NFC for the 49ers, as free-agent-to-be Jimmy Garoppolo joins Trey Lance on the bench. The news is potentially … Read more

Brazil looks like 2022 World Cup favorite in perfect game

Brazil looks like 2022 World Cup favorite in perfect game

This is what Brazilian football at its best looks like. The beautiful game — skill and savvy and the Selecão in their canary yellow, literally dancing in joy, with even the manager, Tite, joining in. This was a perfect game, or near enough, as Brazil cut through South Korea with precision passing, sublime dribbling and … Read more

Rash of QB injuries leaves cupboard bare

Rash of QB injuries leaves cupboard bare

As any fantasy football manager can attest, injuries at this time of year are the absolute worst. If you lose a player early in the season, you have weeks to recover through trades or savvy waiver-wire moves. If you lose a key player in Week 13, it can doom your entire fantasy season. Just ask … Read more

‘You love to see it’

'You love to see it'

SAN DIEGO — Mark Canha understood there wasn’t an abundance of high-end inventory, so he’s relieved the Mets were so aggressive in filling a rotation void.  On Monday, the team reached agreement with Justin Verlander on a two-year contract worth $86.6 million, giving the Mets a suitable replacement for Jacob deGrom, who last week signed … Read more