Let us dispense with the obvious “can you smell what the Rock is cooking” references and get right to the point: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is reportedly working on an XFL-CFL championship game. According to a report from Front Office Sports reporter Michael McCarthy, the XFL and CFL have engaged in a discussion about how best to “collaborate, innovate, and grow the game of football.” Reportedly, according to McCarthy, one of those innovations could be a championship game between the XFL and CFL champs. McCarthy writes : Here’s how it could work, a source told Front Office Sports: Both leagues would play their regular seasons — there could be “interleague” games, similar to MLB — and once the respective XFL and CFL champions are crowned, they’d face off in an interleague championship game. There could also be an “All-Star Game” pitting players from both leagues. The long-term objective: the merger of the two pro football leagues. As McCarthy notes, there is a … [Read more...] about Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Could Be Working on XFL-CFL Title Game
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NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso and Jonathan Villar each hit an RBI single in the eighth inning to give the New York Mets a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of their doubleheader Tuesday. Dominic Smith socked an early two-run homer for the Mets, who took the opener of a four-game series between NL East rivals in extra innings. Both games of the single-admission twinbill, booked to make up Monday night’s rainout at Citi Field, were scheduled for seven innings in keeping with a rules change introduced during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. READ MORE: Harbour Town Golf Links Profile: Shot-Making Excellence Required At RBC Heritage With the Mets down a run, Alonso opened the bottom of the eighth with a sharp single off Héctor Neris (0-1) that scored placement runner Francisco Lindor from second. It was New York’s first hit since the second inning. Jeff McNeil beat out a potential double-play ball, Michael Conforto walked and James McCann’s infield … [Read more...] about Mets Win Doubleheader Opener, Edge Phillies In Extras
Major League Baseball’s decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta, Georgia, in the wake of changes to state voting laws probably won’t be the Peach State’s most serious piece of economic fallout from the law. Indeed, the millions of dollars in economic impact from a single event’s cancelation pales in comparison to the potential of a multi-billion-dollar fallout from a near-universal big business rejection of the law. Republican politicians everywhere should consider this a stark warning. A party that started by supporting textile factories and railroad kings against the South’s slave economy, boosted the auto industry about a century later with the interstate highway system and helped create Silicon Valley through a combination of technology/defense subsidies and a hands-off regulatory attitude, has largely discarded the pro-business approach that long differentiated it from the Democratic Party. This rupture has resulted from changing party demographics and growing business … [Read more...] about The right’s anti-business turn
Just three weeks left before the NFL draft arrives. So do the Broncos do? Denver Post’s Phillip Heilman has Denver selecting Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons in his second Broncos seven-round mock draft , writing “his instincts need to develop and maturity is a concern, but this pick would add a new dimension to the Broncos’ defense as a 3-4 inside linebacker.” Meanwhile, many national writers are thinking the Broncos are thinking quarterback with names such as Justin Fields of Ohio State and Alabama’s Mac Jones floating. So here’s a look at who national draftniks are thinking will land in Denver. CBS Sports | Chris Trapasso | Updated April 7 Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State “After tons of speculation about trading up, Fields falls into the Broncos’ lap. Ideal.” See the full mock draft . Trapasso’s other Broncos picks: Second round (40th overall pick): Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington NFL.com | Cynthia Frelund | Updated March 30 Justin Fields, … [Read more...] about Broncos 2021 NFL mock draft tracker 7.0: What the national experts predict Denver will do
The Broncos’ draft is set to go one of two ways. General manager George Paton either uses significant capital to trade up for his franchise quarterback or decides to go with Drew Lock as the starter for another season and uses his picks to fortify what looks to be a fairly well-rounded roster. The expectation here is Paton holds off on swinging for the fences and instead bolsters the Broncos’ defense, addresses a few key spots on offense and sets up a make-or-break year for Lock. With nine selections to work with, here is a look at how things might play out: First round (ninth overall) LB Micah Parsons, Penn State If the Broncos don’t trade up, trading back is certainly an option. Parsons gets a slight nod over Alabama cornerback Patrick Surtain II to give coach Vic Fangio a freakishly athletic off-ball linebacker who totaled 192 tackles (19 for lost yardage) and 6 1/2 sacks in 26 career games. After opting out in 2020, Parsons wowed at Penn State’s Pro Day last … [Read more...] about Broncos seven-round mock draft, 2.0: Target a quarterback or build depth after free agency?