Patriots, Rob Gronkowski restructure contract

Patriots, Rob Gronkowski restructure contract

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For the second consecutive season, Rob Gronkowski will have to play for a raise. And play well. Like, really well. Gronkowski’s agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN that Gronkowski has signed a restructured contract for 2018 that will contains an additional $1 million in per-game bonuses and $3.3 million in incentives. The All-Pro tight end was scheduled to make about $9 million in 2018 prior to the restructure and now has the…

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US Open says ump’s visit to Nick Kyrgios was due to noise, health concerns

US Open says ump’s visit to Nick Kyrgios was due to noise, health concerns

7:58 PM ET Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic “The Courts of Babylon” and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete Sampras), “A Champion’s Mind.” NEW YORK — A bizarre event involving controversial Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios and well-known chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani sparked a…

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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani will return to the rotation on Sunday

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani will return to the rotation on Sunday

After an elbow injury limited him to DH duty for nearly three months, Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani will return to the mound this weekend. On Thursday, the Angels announced Ohtani will start this Sunday night’s series finale with the Astros at Minute Maid Park. It will be his first pitching appearance since June 6. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN’s ‘Sunday Night Baseball’. Shohei Ohtani is pitching Sunday vs. Houston. — Maria I….

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2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Target these 10 sleepers to outperform ADP

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Target these 10 sleepers to outperform ADP

Need Fantasy Football draft advice? Talk to CBS Sports on your Google Assistant to get insights on the best sleepers and to help decide between players. Just start with, “Hey Google, talk to CBS Sports.”      More Draft Prep Everyone is looking for something different when they’re looking for sleepers. Some people want players they’ve never heard of — I’ll have a few of those for you later in the week with a deep sleeper for every team. …

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‘We were lucky to have him’: Xavier legend David West retires from professional basketball

Xavier’s David West slam dunks during the first half of their basketball game against Coastal Carolina at the Cintas Center Saturday November 17, 2001. (Photo: Enquirer file photo) The rafters inside Xavier University’s Cintas Center are reserved for greatness. That’s why David West, who announced his retirement Thursday after 15 NBA seasons, will always have a place of his own, way up high, where no one can ever forget the impact that No. 30 jersey…

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Arbitrator sends Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against NFL to trial

Arbitrator sends Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against NFL to trial

PHILADELPHIA — An arbitrator is sending Colin Kaepernick‘s grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league’s request to throw out the quarterback’s claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice. Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos tweeted a picture Thursday of a ruling by arbitrator Stephen B. Burbank. The NFL declined a request for comment. Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl…

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SI Staff’s Top Week 1 College Football Bets From Each Power 5 Conference

The calendar flips to September this Saturday, marking the first full weekend of college football action. To help advise bettors what games to put their money on, each member of SI’s college football staff has offered their top bet on the board, and will do so for every week of this 2018 campaign. SEC Tennessee vs. West Virginia UNDER 61.5 points Take the under. The assumption here is that West Virginia will pour the points…

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New Orleans’ Success Hinges on Its Defense: 10 Thoughts on the 2018 Saints

As the NFL season approaches, Andy Benoit is previewing every NFL team in reverse order of last season’s finish. Up today: the New Orleans Saints, who finished 10–6 and beat the Panthers in the wild-card round before falling to the Vikings in the divisional round. 1. One could argue that Marshon Lattimore is more valuable to the Saints than any other NFL defender is to his team. By handling the nearly impossible task of shadowing No. 1…

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Man lynched for buffalo theft in UP: ‘He didn’t need to steal, went with friends unwillingly’

Written by AMIT SHARMA | Meerut | Published: August 31, 2018 3:56:13 am The post-mortem report stated failure of his kidney and liver. (Representational Image) A 20-year-old was assaulted by a mob for allegedly being involved in buffalo theft at Bholapur Hindolia village under Cantonment police station in Bareilly on Tuesday night. Shahrukh Khan succumbed to his injuries hours after being admitted to the district hospital in Bareilly, they added. The post-mortem report stated failure…

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Kerala High Court turns ‘man-made disaster’ letter into PIL

Kerala High Court turns ‘man-made disaster’ letter into PIL

By Express News Service KOCHI: Even as chaotic scenes were getting played out in the Assembly, with the Opposition training its guns on the government about the opening of 22 dams August 15, the High Court on Thursday initiated suo motu proceedings against the alleged criminal negligence of authorities which resulted in the ‘man-made’ disaster. The court initiated the proceedings after Justice V Chitambaresh submitted a letter received from by N R Joseph of Chalakudy.The…

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