Ryan Newman Is Awake and Speaking After Daytona 500 Wreck The NASCAR driver is speaking with family and doctors one day after his fiery crash. Newman was hospitalized after his car flipped several times on the final lap of Monday's Daytona 500. About two hours later, NASCAR announced that Newman's injuries were not life-threatening. Denny Hamlin won the third Daytona 500 of his career, but his win was overshadowed by Newman's horrific crash. Denny Hamlin, via Twitter Denny Hamlin, via Twitter
Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio claims his team “had an operating loss” in 2019 but that isn't why the club's projected payroll has dropped nearly $30 million
John Beilein Out as Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff will be promoted to replace Beilein as head coach, according to ESPN. Beilein will inform his staff and players of the news when they return from All-Star break on Wednesday. Beilein signed a five-year contract with Cleveland in the offseason, a deal that paid him more than $4 million per year. The team and Beilein agreed to a settlement that will pay the coach a portion of his remaining salary for the 2019-2020 season. Beilein joined the Cavaliers after spending 12 seasons as the head coach of the University of Michigan. He led Michigan to two Final Fours and four Big Ten tournament and regular-season titles. Beilein struggled to connect with his NBA players and had to apologize in January after he referred to his players as "no longer playing as a bunch of thugs."
LeBron James is stepping to the plate for ballplayers furious over baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scam
Clayton Kershaw is pleased that practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the Houston Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the scandal over the past several days
Mike Tomlin Defends Mason Rudolph Against Claims By Myles Garrett Myles Garrett conducted an interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes last week, where he accused Mason Rudolph of calling him "the N-word." The Steelers coach defended his quarterback on ESPN's 'First Take.' Mike Tomlin, via ESPN Mike Tomlin, via ESPN Garrett was suspended by the NFL for the final six games of the regular season. Garrett ripped the helmet off Rudolph and hit him over the head with it during a Week 11 'Thursday Night Football' game between the Browns and Steelers.
Happy Birthday, Michael Jordan! Michael Jeffrey Jordan turns 57 years old. Here are five fun facts about the Jumpman. 1. The movie, ’Space Jam,’ came from a Super Bowl commercial with Jordan and Bugs Bunny. 2. He was the first billionaire athlete. 3. Jordan has won a record 10 scoring titles. 4. He is the only player to win the scoring title and defensive player of the year in the same season. 5. Basketball wasn’t his first choice in sports, it was baseball. Happy Birthday, Michael Jordan!
Vanessa Bryant Renames Mamba Sports Foundation to Honor Daughter Gianna Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late Kobe Bryant, recently announced the renaming of his charity. Previously known as the Mamba Sports Foundation, the charity will now be called the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation. The name change is in honor of their daughter, Gianna, who tragically died along with Kobe and seven others on Jan. 26. Vanessa Bryant, via Instagram Vanessa went on to say that the foundation’s “mission” to provide opportunities to young athletes was “stronger than ever.” She also thanked everyone for the “outpouring of support,” as they continue to carry forth Kobe and Gianna’s “legacy.” Vanessa Bryant, via Instagram