Former Jets linemen Marvin Powell, Jim Sweeney dead!!

Former longtime New York Jets offensive linemen Marvin Powell and Jim Sweeney died this week, the team announced Sunday. Powell was a three-time All-Pro at right tackle and served as president of the NFL Players Association for two years during his 11-year NFL career, the first nine with the Jets. He died Friday, the Jets said. Powell was 67. Sweeney was one of the Jets’ … Continue reading Former Jets linemen Marvin Powell, Jim Sweeney dead!!

Five under-the-radar Giants players to watch in Week 1

The spotlight Sunday will be on the usual suspects for the Giants. Daniel Jones, still trying to prove he can be the franchise quarterback. Saquon Barkley, coming off a disappointing 2021. Brian Daboll, in his first game as an NFL head coach. But they will not be the only ones under scrutiny when the Giants open their season at the Titans in Nashville, Tenn. As … Continue reading Five under-the-radar Giants players to watch in Week 1

Guardians’ Zach Plesac breaks hand punching mound to land on IL

Zach Plesac continues to find unique ways to earn a trip to the injured list. The Guardians placed the right-hander on the IL with a broken pitching hand on Friday. Manager Terry Francona told reporters Plesac’s right palm was swollen and the team believes the injury occurred when he punched the mound after allowing a home run to the Mariners Jake Lamb in his last … Continue reading Guardians’ Zach Plesac breaks hand punching mound to land on IL

Duke volleyball game in Utah moved after racist abuse hurled at Black player

Duke University women’s volleyball match on Saturday was moved to an alternate location in Provo, Utah, after racial slurs were hurled at a black player from the crowd during Friday’s match with BYU, school officials said. The incident prompted BYU to apologize and ban a fan identified as the perpetrator. Lesa Pamplin, godmother of the black Duke player, wrote on Twitter that while playing her … Continue reading Duke volleyball game in Utah moved after racist abuse hurled at Black player