How NIL deals can help HBCU’s balance college recruiting landscape

To hear Nick Saban tell it, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are thriving in the NIL era by shelling out million-dollar paydays to the country’s top athletes and closing the talent gap between Power 5s and mid-majors in one fell swoop. “I don’t even make a million!” Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders tweeted … Read more

Lightning can’t shake off rust in Game 1 loss

NEW YORK — The Lightning have been here before, as recently as a month ago following their lopsided playoff-opening loss to the Maple Leafs. Everyone wondered whether that was the beginning of the end of their Stanley Cup reign, but the Lightning have shown since they have plenty of life left. But how will it … Read more

Former World No. 1, French Open Director Claims Women’s Tennis Has Less ‘Appeal’

PARIS (AP) — Amelie Mauresmo, a former No. 1 player who is in her first year as the French Open’s first female tournament director, said Wednesday that nine of the 10 night sessions at Roland Garros involved men’s matches because women’s tennis currently has less “appeal.” Speaking at the traditional second-week news conference to recap … Read more

Tracy McGrady bets millions on 1-on-1 basketball start-up OBL

Tracy McGrady Source: One’s Basketball League This time, Tracy McGrady is trusting his ideas. The basketball Hall of Famer has funded real estate projects, he’s backed a sports and entertainment agency, and committed to a cryptocurrency partnership before the sector lost billions in value. Now, McGrady is investing in his own company, Ones Basketball League, … Read more

Cooley expects to make NHL next season, No. 2 rated skaters for 2022 draft

The 2022 NHL Scouting Combine is taking place this week at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo. The combine will allow NHL teams an opportunity to conduct interviews and physical and medical assessments of the top prospects eligible for the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft, which will take place at Bell Center in Montreal on … Read more

Charles Barkley on Lakers’ hiring of Darvin Ham: If your coach is the same age as your players, your team is not gonna be any good

Darvin Ham is the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, and a lot of people are excited about what he’s going to bring to the organization. However, Hall of Famer Charles Barkley seems to think the hire isn’t going to move the needle for LA He recently explained his thinking. “Well I’m glad … Read more