SUNDAY COLUMN, MLB, NBA, NFL REVIEW

Sunday column is some of the best of the week in sports. Starting with baseball, then basketball and finally some NFL. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL There has been a lot of movement this week in major league baseball. Pretty much all the contenders in both leagues have made a move to strengthen themselves for a down … Read moreSUNDAY COLUMN, MLB, NBA, NFL REVIEW

MICHAEL BARI SHOW SUNDAY SPORTS NEWS, NBA, MLB, NFL

Mike Matheny’s late night firing by the St. Louis Cardinals came as a major surprise. Even those who watch the team closely were shocked by the move. Indeed, just 15 minutes before Matheny was fired, St. Louis writer and radio host Bernie Miklasz — an excellent source for what’s going on with the Cards — tweeted that, … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW SUNDAY SPORTS NEWS, NBA, MLB, NFL

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES, DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

Good news for Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander. On the eve of the NFL’s supplemental draft, teams have received records of a clean drug test taken this week, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (on Twitter).  Alexander was arrested on a marijuana charge in 2016, but his camp has been working to prove that it was just … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES, DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

MONDAY JULY 9, 2018 SPORTS REVIEW, TROUT, RAIDERS, LEBRON, COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Something has been gnawing at me about Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. Both are practically perfect hitters, and in practically identical ways. It’s not just that they both hit the ball hard and far, but that they control the construction of each plate appearance: Los Angeles Angels center fielder Trout has a phenomenal batting eye — his chase rate is … Read moreMONDAY JULY 9, 2018 SPORTS REVIEW, TROUT, RAIDERS, LEBRON, COLLEGE FOOTBALL

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE TEAMS GEARING UP FOR PRE-SEASON

The 2018 season seems like a perfect time for the 49ers to end their four-year playoff drought with two big advantages over the other teams in their division: They have a quarterback who has never lost and they’re going to play the easiest schedule in the NFC West. With the regular season still more than two months … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE TEAMS GEARING UP FOR PRE-SEASON

MICHAEL BARI SHOW FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018 SPORTS NEWS & NOTES

Red Sox ace Chris Sale faces Jason Hammel on Friday in Kansas City. At the World Cup, France meets Uruguay and Brazil takes on Belgium in two quarterfinal matchups Though Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic recently reported that trade talks surrounding Manny Machado have “accelerated” this week, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweets that teams still aren’t offering … Read moreMICHAEL BARI SHOW FRIDAY JULY 6, 2018 SPORTS NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

Howie Roseman, the Eagles‘ executive vice president of football operations, has never been afraid to make a trade. It might come on draft night, the middle of the off-season, just before Week 1 or even in the middle of the season. Roseman has done all of that, and more. At any moment, with the right offer, Roseman could pounce on another … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

  According to ESPN.com, Barkley doesn’t plan to make any significant purchases with his NFL salary, as he bought his parents a house with his endorsement money. In fact, Barkley hasn’t even yet signed his rookie contract with the Giants. But once he does, he will have a plan in place. “Once I realized when … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

The NFL has warned teams that 11-on-11 training camp drills were largely responsible for last year’s spike in preseason concussions, an important data point as coaches finalize practice schedules for this summer’s practices. The league has stopped short of banning full-squad drills, which coaches consider essential to preparing for the contact that occurs during regular-season … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES-BRADY-GIANTS-JETS

For the second straight year, Tom Brady has been voted as the top player in the NFL. Although it’s not the same as winning MVP, Brady seemed pretty excited this week after being named the No. 1 player on the NFL’s top-100 list. Brady shared his reaction on Instagram after being given the top spot. “I am honored, grateful and appreciative of such … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEWS & NOTES-BRADY-GIANTS-JETS