Get me a star! Carmelo says he can't carry Knicks by himself

Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports Carmelo Anthony opens up about his need for another star during NBA All-Star Weekend weekend. TORONTO – Phil Jackson, if you’re listening: An increasingly impatient Carmelo Anthony is asking for REAL help. Surrounded by All-Stars and future free agents, Anthony opened up Friday about a pressing…

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Mejia gets lifetime ban for 3rd failed drug test

Jenrry Mejia’s career is now over. (USATSI) For the first time under Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement, a player has been nailed for PEDs three times. It’s former Mets closer Jenrry Mejia and the rule for a third violation is a steep one. He has received a permanent ban…


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Jenrry Mejia hit with lifetime ban for 3rd positive PED test

Forget about Jenrry Mejia helping out the Mets. Forget about Jenrry Mejia helping out any team. It’s three strikes and you’re out. The Mets’ former closer has been permanently suspended after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug three times in less than a year. Major League Baseball announced Friday…


Matt Forte is veteran luxury the Jets just can’t afford

Al Bello/Getty Images Don’t look for the Jets to try and wrap up Matt Forte now that he’s on the open market. Matt Forte’s days as a Chicago Bear are over. Does that mean his time wearing green and white is just around the corner? Don’t bank on it. Look,…


MLB to debut protective headgear for pitchers

Pitchers will have some extra gear in their locker when spring training begins. In a collaboration with the MLB Players Association, Major League Baseball will debut new protective headwear to be tried by 20 pitchers during spring training games, according to ESPN. The customized hat will weigh between 10 and…


Team thanks RB

It’s not uncommon for teams to part ways with veteran players, even those who were among the best at their position for much of their career. So it’s no surprise that the Bears chose not to re-sign Matt Forte after eight seasons. What is uncommon, however, is the length the…


Yankees report ‘no issues’ with Tanaka after surgery

Julie Jacobson/AP Masahiro Tanaka underwent offseason surgery to remove bone spur from pitching elbow. Yankee fans can breath a little easier about the team’s wobbly starting rotation, after GM Brian Cashman said Thursday night that Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka has experienced “no issues” and “no hiccups” in the righthander’s rehab…


Joe Thomas calls Johnny Manziel's end with Browns 'sad'

Jason Miller/Getty Images Johnny Manziel’s days in Cleveland are numbered, with the Browns set to cut him at the start of the new league year in March. All signs point toward it being a matter of when, not if, the Johnny Manziel era in Cleveland will come to an end,…


Ciara reveals struggle to stay abstinent with Russell Wilson

Jason Merritt/Getty Images Ciara is struggling to remain abstinent with her partner, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Ciara just can’t score in the red zone. The sexy singer and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have been open about their decision to remain abstinent, but nobody’s saying it has been easy….


Shaq, Iverson headline Hall of Fame finalists

Shaquille O’Neal is a Hall of Fame finalist and lock to make it. (USATSI) Later this summer, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will induct the 2016 class to its museum and celebrate some of the most influential and best figures the sport of basketball has ever seen. Pioneers…