WHY WASN’T URBAN MEYER FIRED BY OHIO STATE

Ohio State’s decision on Wednesday to suspend Urban Meyer for three games, despite finding that he engaged in multiple types of misconduct that would have justified firing him with cause, reflected a calculated choice. It is a choice that could pose far-reaching implications for the school. As revealed in Wednesday night’s press conference and in … Read moreWHY WASN’T URBAN MEYER FIRED BY OHIO STATE

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE REPORT

Photo: SI.com Drew Brees didn’t just know it was coming. He knew when it was coming, and how Sean Payton was going to do it. After losing consecutive games to start the 2017 season, a Saints team with minimal expectations went on an absolute tear. And seven games into what would become an eight-game winning … Read moreNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE REPORT

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Warriors are set to become only the sixth team in league history to win a championship three times within four years. That’s fantastic and dynastic. But where do the Warriors, led by Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, rank among NBA dynasties? Would they be tough enough to beat Michael Jordan … Read moreNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION NEWS

NFL NEWS-NATIONAL ANTHEM-GAME SAFETY-KIRK COUSINS

The San Francisco 49ers made a wise move on a day when the league’s owners made a foolish one. The Niners are ditching their all-black uniforms (for now) and going back to their 1994 white throwbacks as their alternates for this upcoming season. By JONATHAN JONES A player will now draw a 15-yard penalty if he lowers his head … Read moreNFL NEWS-NATIONAL ANTHEM-GAME SAFETY-KIRK COUSINS

NCAA MENS BASKETBALL NEWS-TARHEELS-TOURNAMENT-LAS VEGAS

Way-too-early preseason rankings have been out since before the national championship game between Villanova and Michigan, but there’s still much to sort out with the national landscape of the 2018-19 season. We’re still about two weeks away from the early-entry deadline, although the NBA draft combine will help sort out some of the guys who … Read moreNCAA MENS BASKETBALL NEWS-TARHEELS-TOURNAMENT-LAS VEGAS

NFL LATEST NEWS-KRAFT-BROWNS-RAIDERS

Robert Kraft’s relationships with President Donald Trump and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell are two big reasons why the Patriots owner’s deposition could end up playing a big role in Colin Kaepernick’s collusion lawsuit. By MICHAEL MCCANN In 2018, offenses — as much as defenses — win championships. Of the 12 playoff teams, half fielded better … Read moreNFL LATEST NEWS-KRAFT-BROWNS-RAIDERS