Opinion: With 18th Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic shows he’s not yielding to young guns

Before the Australian Open final, Novak Djokovic vowed that if the younger generation of tennis stars wanted to start holding Grand Slam trophies, they better be prepared for him to fight back.  “I’m not going to stand here and hand it over to them,” Djokovic said in an interview with Eurosport. “I’m going to make them work their ass off […]

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Success Academy delays in-person learning until at least January

Citing logistical uncertainties and coronavirus restrictions, the city’s largest charter school network has delayed in-person learning until at least January, officials said Thursday. Success Academy, which enrolls 20,000 kids across four boroughs, had tentatively planned to launch a blended instruction model sometime this month. But network officials said shifting social distancing restrictions and the swirl of questions over building use […]

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A political mix up, a budding MLB star and a remarkable marathoner. This is Good Sports

#Number20for2020 Country music legend Garth Brooks wore a Barry Sanders jersey in Detroit. This makes sense. Barry Sanders very-famously played his entire NFL career in the Motor City. Some Garth fans, however, thought the jersey (Sanders, 20) was a political statement. You know, given the fact that Bernie Sanders is running for president in 2020. Garth Brooks, wearing a Larry […]

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Opinion: Sit back and enjoy as college football coaches are triggered by transfer rule

The best reason for the NCAA to get rid or change its arcane transfer rules and allow every athlete a one-time free pass to change schools without penalty is that it’s the right thing to do.  But the second-best reason is the entertainment value for the rest of us when millionaire coaches start moaning and complaining about how transfers and free […]

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Robert Downey Jr. was busted for ‘smoking pot’ during his first trip to Disneyland

ANAHEIM — Robert Downey Jr. kept the audience laughing while receiving his Disney Legends Award at the D23 Expo Friday. The “Iron Man” actor talked about his first Disneyland experience, which included getting busted for smoking pot on the gondola ride.. “Here’s a bit of trivia. My first time to Disneyland, I was transported to another place, within moments of being arrested,” […]

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Former Panthers center Ryan Kalil comes out of retirement to sign with Jets

Ryan Kalil’s retirement didn’t last long.  The veteran center retired after the 2018 season, but on Monday he agreed to terms on a deal with the New York Jets. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the agreement was for one year and $8.4 million. The Jets faced uncertainty at the position and Kalil will bring loads of experience to a fairly young offense […]

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What does it take to survive the CrossFit Games? Two competitors share their tips, advice

Your hands are blistered. The sun is sizzling, and your weighted vest feels heavier with every step you take.  But the clock is ticking, and your competitors are two reps ahead. Slowing down isn't an option.  These are the challenges hundreds of CrossFit athletes will face starting Thursday when they convene at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin to compete […]

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