NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES TRUMP, BRADY, RODGERS, LUCK

The NFL did itself and its players no favors by issuing the rule in May that any athlete who kneels during the National Anthem will face fines and penalties come 2018. The motivation behind the league’s decision was likely due in part to pressure from multiple angles, but no voice was louder or equal to the criticism faced … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES TRUMP, BRADY, RODGERS, LUCK

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS & NOTES

Twitter is a unique beast, with college football Twitter its own monster and the Notre Dame subsection a terror all its own. The overreactions, hot takes and incessant hand-wringing create an ecosystem unlike any other throughout fall’s Saturdays. The gifs, memes and intentional misspellings of “FIGTHING IRISH” develop a language at best English-adjacent. The on-field … Read moreCOLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS & NOTES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS OF THE DAY

Baltimore’s “barreling ahead” with its Britton trade talks, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com tweets. Along with the teams mentioned below (the Astros, Cubs, Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox), the Giants are among the clubs in the mix for Britton, according to Crasnick. To this point, the Astros, Cubs, Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox have all been connected to Britton in fairly prominent fashion. Surely, as … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS OF THE DAY

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 20, 2018 RAMS, 49ERS, SEAHAWKS, CARDINALS

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW CLICK THE BAR BELOW   A young L.A. Rams team will look to build upon an exciting, promising first season under head coach Sean McVay in 2018. Following the same model as the Philadelphia Eagles, the Rams have made moves to get into a win-now mode while quarterback Jared Goff remains on a rookie … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 20, 2018 RAMS, 49ERS, SEAHAWKS, CARDINALS

NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES CARMELO, LEBRON, BEN SIMMONS

“They say I never show any emotion. It’s just who I am,” Frank Mason III told the Kansas City Star. “I’ve got a lot more to prove, a lot more work to get in…I’ll definitely have a better season next year.” Mason was selected with the No. 34 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES CARMELO, LEBRON, BEN SIMMONS

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 19, 2018 FALCONS, SAINTS, PANTHERS, BUCS

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW CLICK THE BAR BELOW   Julio Jones won’t get a new contract as the Falcons are days before reporting to training camp. Will the All-Pro wide receiver show up after he elected to stay away from all team activities this offseason? We’ll know on Wednesday. The Falcons informed Jones they will … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 19, 2018 FALCONS, SAINTS, PANTHERS, BUCS

LA DODGERS GET MANNY MACHADO, TRADE DEADLINE NEARS

MLB For the past day, the Baltimore Orioles trading shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a prospect package has felt like a fait accompli. The only thing that could stop the deal from happening before the regular season resumed was, well, an act of God — or, the joke went, Baltimore’s medical staff finding an issue with one … Read moreLA DODGERS GET MANNY MACHADO, TRADE DEADLINE NEARS

MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 18, 2018 JAGUARS, TEXANS, COLTS, TITANS

THE MICHAEL BARI SHOW CLICK THE BAR BELOW   Last year, Malik Jackson said the Jacksonville Jaguars were going to win the Super Bowl. We laughed at him. And then we made it all the way to the AFC Championship only to squander a fourth quarter loss. This year? Malik thinks we’re going to 16-0, according to an interview with TMZ Sports. … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY JULY 18, 2018 JAGUARS, TEXANS, COLTS, TITANS

MAJOR LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME DOESN’T DISAPPOINT AL WINS, BREGMAN MVP

The 89th annual MLB All-Star Game turned into a Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on Tuesday. An All-Star Game record 10 home runs — 10 home runs! — were hit Tuesday night, and, when it was all said and done, the American League outlasted the National League in 10 innings (AL 8, NL 6). … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME DOESN’T DISAPPOINT AL WINS, BREGMAN MVP

POST MLB ALL-STAR GAME TRADES STARTING TO COME TRUE MACHADO TO DODGERS

Trade buzz surrounding Orioles infielder Manny Machado is at an all-time high right now, and according to multiple reports he’s likely to be dealt before play resumes coming out of the All-Star break. Indeed, Baltimore may already have a deal in place with the Dodgers: Can report with more certainty: Machado to #Dodgers happening. Among remaining questions, in addition to specifics … Read morePOST MLB ALL-STAR GAME TRADES STARTING TO COME TRUE MACHADO TO DODGERS