Mike Singletary vetoed a 49ers trade for Ben Roethlisberger

The last 12 years of NFL history could have taken a very different trajectory. Former 49ers coach Mike Singletary told The Athletic he vetoed a transaction that allegedly sent Ben Roethlisberger from Pittsburgh to San Francisco after the quarterback had recently faced sexual assault allegations. As Singletary puts it, he met 49ers owner John York, … Read more

Kansas City Chiefs fans donate $178,000 to New York children’s hospital after playoff victory over the Buffalo Bills

Chiefs fans began donating Tuesday to the Oishei Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York, in $13 increments. the hospital tweeted. The $13 contributions represented the 13-second drive the Chiefs made to make the game overtime. On Wednesday, the donations totaled $178,000 from about 9,800 donors, the hospital tweeted. “Thanks everyone!” the hospital tweeted. “These donations … Read more

Winter Olympics: Ahead of the Games, athletes are doing everything to avoid catching Covid-19

The prospect of testing positive for Covid-19 — and thus missing out on the chance of competing — looms over every athlete ahead of Beijing 2022, which gets underway on February 4. Amid a plethora of Covid-19 countermeasures, athletes must record two negative tests before departing for the Games and are then subject to daily … Read more

Chris Mack out as head coach of UofL men’s basketball team

It’s official: Chris Mack is out as head coach of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team. Speculation about his fate began Tuesday after the school announced that a special meeting would be held Wednesday afternoon between the university board of trustees and the athletics board to discuss “pending lawsuits” and “human resources.” Mack confirmed … Read more

Aaron Rodgers claims vaccination status was the ‘only reason’ people wanted Packers to lose in the playoffs

The reigning NFL MVP reappeared on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday to reflect on Saturday’s playoffs defeat to the San Francisco 49ers, a loss that prematurely ended the 37th season. year-old and immediately sparked speculation about his future. Arriving as the top seed, playing at home and led by a quarterback tipped by many … Read more

Winter Olympics could become ‘dangerous’ because of fake snow

The Beijing Games, kicking off on February 4, will be the first Winter Olympics to use virtually 100% artificial snow by deploying more than 100 snow generators and 300 snow-making guns working flat out to cover the ski slopes. “This is not only energy and water intensive, frequently using chemicals to slow melt, but also … Read more

Baseball Hall of Fame vote: David Ortiz elected to Hall

San Francisco Giants legend Barry Bonds and former Red Sox ace Roger Clemens, two superstars dogged by rumors of using performance enhancing drugs, missed being elected in their last year of eligibility. Ortiz, a 10-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion, will be inducted into the Hall in Cooperstown, New York, on July 24. In … Read more

42.7 million people watch Chiefs win over Bills

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) reaches for the winning reception from Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Matt Milano (58) during the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on January 23, 2022. William Purnell | Sportswire icon | Getty Images Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen put on a … Read more

David Ortiz headlines my votes

David Ortiz’s Hall of Fame candidacy shares similarities with Mariano Rivera. They are specialists – a designated batter and a poet – and voters tend to keep those with limited jobs at the higher level. Me as a voter. But I think Ortiz, like Rivera, has reached the higher standards. Rivera and Ortiz were not … Read more

Andy Reid questions NFL’s OT rules that helped Chiefs win

Even the winning coach, in this case Andy Reid, questions the NFL’s overtime. A day after Reid’s Chiefs won the OT toss and then marched onto the field for Travis Kelce’s 8-yard touchdown reception to end an epic division-round game with Buffalo, Reid realized how lucky Kansas City was. “I had the chance to talk … Read more