Ryan Howard is one of the leading home run hitters in Philadelphia Phillies history, and he was paid handsomely for his power hitting.
Jerry West played in the NBA before salaries exploded, but you’d never know it from looking at his net worth.
Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander formed the backbone of a ferocious Detroit Tigers pitching staff, but were they friends when they played together?
Sammy Sosa is one of the greatest sluggers in Major League Baseball History, but does he deserve a spot in the Hall of Fame?
Carlos Delgado grew up idolizing former Pittsburgh Pirate outfielder Roberto Clemente, a fellow Puerto Rican who died six months after Delgado was born. And while Delgado went on to have a tremendous career that spanned 17 years, unlike his idol, the former first baseman for the Blue Jays and New York Mets was not voted …
Charles Fisher has his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals cut short, but his football knowledge led to a lucrative second act when he retired.
Dave Dravecky was on his way to having a solid career as a starting left-handed pitcher when life went sideways for him in 1988. A 21st-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1978 MLB draft, the Youngstown Ohio native compiled 64 wins against 57 losses in his eight years in the majors. Dravecky, …
LeBron James know how hard the adjustment to NBA life can be, which is why he plans to mentor young players such as Zion Williamson.
Vince Carter experienced a personal highlight and a career lowlight on the same day early in his NBA career.
Jason Kidd is a popular name to fill NBA head coaching vacancies, but he’d be a terrible choice for the Brooklyn Nets.
Golden Tate signed a multi-million dollar rookie contract with the Seahawks, but he still tried stealing donuts from a Seattle store.
Khabib Nurmagomedov started by wrestling bears in Russua before he became an MMA fighter and extremely wealthy UFC champion.
Baker Mayfield has had some struggles with the Cleveland Browns, but Oklahoma football is about to make him a permanent part of history.
Adam Schefter is a top NFL insider at ESPN, and his podcast is one of the best ways for fans to keep track of breaking NFL news.
Frank Thomas carried ‘The Big Hurt’ moniker throughout his career, and it might be one of the best MLB nicknames of all time.
Being named Pennsylvania’s Mr. Football in his senior year was the crowning glory of a fabled high school career for the Philadelphia Eagles rookie running back, Miles Sanders. With dreams of following other Penn State greats into the NFL, Sanders signed to play for the Nittany Lions, figuring that he and incumbent star Saquon Barkley …
We have seen a lot of former players become NFL head coaches, but how much of Lions coach Matt Patricia’s experience came on the field?
David Blough didn’t have to wait long to toss his first NFL touchdown — he did it on his first completion — but was he the first to do so?
Before the NFL ruled the sports world, the upstart AFL tried to grab the spotlight, and New York Jets QB Joe Namath led the way.
On Nov. 10, 2019, the Atlanta Falcons shocked the world — well, maybe just those who follow the NFL — by defeating the 7-1 New Orleans Saints, 29-6 at the Superdome. One of the more noteworthy stats of the Falcons win was that superstar wide receiver Julio Jones was limited to 79 yards on three …
They’re both tall and both stars in the their sports, but NBA player Kawhi Leonard and MLB pitcher Stephen Strasburg have another connection.
Punters don’t always get a ton of respect in the NFL, but it’s not hard to appreciate what Ray Guy accomplished when you see some of his stats.
Doris Burke is one of the best NBA analysts on TV, and she’s good that fellow announcers call her the LeBron James of sportscasters.
NFL players are some of the fastest athletes around, but the person with the fastest run of the 2019 season (so far) might surprise you.
The 2020 Super Bowl seems like a far-fetched dream for the Eagles, but there are four ways they can make it to the big game this season.
They might not make as much as the superstar players, but the people performing as NBA mascots aren’t living in the poor house, either.
As a sport whose single-game violence is reported to be much like 63 car crashes, football is the perfect breeding ground for a retirement career filled with similar mayhem. That’s right — the logical next step after hanging up the cleats is donning a pair of tights in the WWE and applying powerful finishing holds …
A possible change in the rules and their ages might allow LeBron James and son Bronny James to play in the NBA at the same time.
Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi went from being a complete unknown to being an NFL player thanks to a mix of hard work, dedication, and guile.
The Panthers’ Cam Newton is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL, but has he done enough in his career to make the Hall of Fame?
With a name more suited to employment at a Wall Street brokerage firm, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II is far from an uppity blue blood country club sort. The pride of Flowood, Mississippi, Minshew was ranked the 70th best QB coming out of high school in 2014. At best, a three-star recruit, Nick Foles’ …
NFL games dominate television screens on fall Sundays, but NFL Sunday Ticket actually makes it harder for some fans to tune in.
Field goal kickers are an important part of any NFL offense, and the Baltimore Ravens’ Justin Tucker might be the best in the business.
Being an MLB pitcher usually isn’t a dangerous profession, but that changes when a line drive closes in on your face at 100 miles per hour.
Every NFL has high hopes entering a new season. The Arizona Cardinals are no different in 2019, but they might not want to dream too big.
The Jacksonville Jaguars should pray for QB Nick Foles to stay healthy during the 2019 season, because the backup options are a little thin.
Andrew Luck’s sudden retirement rocked the NFL, but his former Standord teammate Zach Ertz applauds his decision to walk away.
Led by several stud starting pitchers and several young sluggers, the 2019 Mets could be on their way back to the World Series.
The Philadelphia Phillies are underperforming in 2019, and it might be time to fire manager Gabe Kapler, who’s in over his head.
Former ESPN anchor Dan Patrick is a media veteran and is peerless as an interviewer, but not all of his conversations go smoothly.
A former pitcher who had Tommy John surgery during his short and pedestrian MLB career is powering the Houston Astros pitching revival.
A fresh start with a new coach and a smart mentor could help Dolphins QB Josh Rosen win the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award in 2019.
Every football fan has a favorite player, but everyone loves these NFL players — if you look at their number of Twitter followers, that is.
Walk-up music in baseball is one of the most personal parts of the game, and these MLB player rely on these 70s classic rock standards.
The NFL is very strict when it comes to adhering to the rule book, and that’s especially true when it comes to the uniform numbers.
Many athletes cross over into the world of entertainment, and several NFL personalities did just that by appearing on HBO’s ‘The Sopranos.’
Don’t map out the Super Bowl victory parade route yet, Philadelphia Eagles fans — your team might not even make the playoffs in 2019.
Minor league baseball stadiums up the ante on affordable fun, and these are five of the best places to catch a game in the United States.
Robot umpires might be the wave of the future, but these five MLB men in blue give the machines a run for their money.
The Philadelphia Phillies are one of the oldest teams in baseball, and they’ve made some terrible trades along the way. These are the worst.