Supercool MLB pitcher Jared Hughes plays amateur Bill Nye with

Jared Hughes did a little science experiment with his car as a personal lab.Illustration: Getty ImagesAs a free agent, days before spring training, Jared Hughes has some time on his hands. So, the 35-year-old pitcher, who had a 4.84 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 18 relief appearances for the Mets last year, is doing a…

Presumptive No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence to have labrum surgery

If labrum surgery history is any indication, Trevor Lawrence will be just fine after going under the knife.Image: Getty ImagesTrevor Lawrence is a right-handed thrower, so surgery on his left shoulder is not the biggest concern that he could possibly have. Still, when you’re going into the draft as the presumptive No. 1 overall pick,…

Eagles to start Hurts again; torn ACL for McLeod

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles rookie Jalen Hurts will start at quarterback Sunday for a second straight week, against the Arizona Cardinals, coach Doug Pederson announced Monday."After going through the film and really looking back even to last week and the preparation and everything, I'm going to continue with Jalen this week as the starter," he said.Pederson…

HEAR IT: Whale of a performance by NWHL star with

Pucky sighting!Image: APThe Carolina Hurricanes are not the Hartford Whalers.Sure, the franchise has retained the Whalers’ history and occasionally plays in Whalers uniforms, just as the Winnipeg Jets are also the Atlanta Thrashers, while the Arizona Coyotes are also the Winnipeg Jets. But that doesn’t mean it’s right, or even smart. There shouldn’t be two…

49ers WR Samuel likely done for regular season

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Barring a surprise turn of events, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel has likely played his final snaps for the 2020 season after suffering a hamstring strain in Sunday's loss to the Washington Football Team."He's going to be out awhile, not ready to put a timeline on it yet," coach…

NBA All-Star voting 2021: How it works, fan vote end

The NBA has finalized most of the details regarding the 2021 All-Star Game, so now the focus shifts to the selection process. Ahead of this year's All-Star festivities, which will take place March 7 in Atlanta, the league has released the final fan voting results. A few big names are unsurprisingly at the top of the lists, but…

A four-win NFC East champ? How it could happen, plus

Just how low can a division winner go? The NFC East appears set to put this to a test.The teams' .229 combined winning percentage is the second worst for any division through Week 6 since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The imploding Dallas Cowboys (2-4) are in first place, without their starting quarterback Dak Prescott, who…

Why Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis are sitting out Nets vs

The Nets and Lakers head into their Thursday night matchup (10 p.m. ET, TNT) on hot streaks, with Brooklyn looking to extend its four-game winning streak and Los Angeles having won eight of its past nine games. Both teams are loaded with talent and currently second in their respective conference standings. This contest could serve as an NBA…

NFC East doormat: Giants trying to shed ugly label vs

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants are looking to do something Thursday they haven't done often in recent years -- beat the division-rival Philadelphia Eagles (8:20 p.m. ET, Fox).The Eagles (1-4-1) have won seven straight in the series. Injured Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and several teammates' houses might as well have Giants…

Darnold: Want to be ‘Jet for life,’ but not my

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- As he prepares for the final three games of the season -- and perhaps his New York Jets career -- Sam Darnold said Monday that he still envisions himself as the franchise's long-term solution at quarterback.Despite his personal struggles and the team's 0-13 record, Darnold said he has no desire for…
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