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Barcelona’s brutal reality check: Mbappe-inspired PSG show why Messi wanted

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Match statistics: Barcelona 1-4 Paris Saint-Germain There was enthusiasm, there was spirit, but ultimately there was Kylian Mbappe and a brutal reality check for Barcelona. Ronald Koeman’s side suffered a crushing 4-1 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night in the Champions League last 16, and they will need another ‘remontada’ to get out of…

Red Bull gifts you wins! Leipzig hand crisis-hit Liverpool Champions

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Match statistics: RB Leipzig 0-2 Liverpool For a team in crisis, this was just what the doctor ordered. They may be struggling domestically, but Europe has always brought out the best in Liverpool.And Jurgen Klopp’s side have one foot in the quarter-finals after their 2-0 first leg victory over RB Leipzig in Budapest. Confident and…

Division favorites, win totals and the NFL’s best (and worst)

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The Kansas City Chiefs might have lost Super Bowl LV, but they are still the NFL team to beat this season, according to the new ESPN Football Power Index (FPI) projections for 2021.FPI, which launched Monday, is a forward-looking projection model that includes ratings and projections for every team, from projected win-loss records to percentages…

Joe Buck tells Colin Cowherd he, Troy Aikman used to

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There are few pleasures in this world quite like kicking back, sipping a drink with a buddy and chatting over a football game. Just ask Joe Buck. The Hall of Fame broadcaster on Monday revealed how he has used the occasional libation to not only keep himself grounded in his work, but also to help…

2021 Fantasy football draft kit: Rankings, cheat sheets, mock drafts,

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The fantasy football season begins Thursday, when the Dallas Cowboys take on the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Whether you play in a casual re-draft league or a more serious deep dynasty format, a traditional or a modified scoring format, with your friends and family or with your co-workers, we know that no two…

At 44, Bucs QB Tom Brady says ‘I’ve found my

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Not long before he turned 44 on Tuesday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady took a handoff out of the backfield, tucked the ball and dashed forward. He then mimicked Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's spoon-to-mouth "feed me" gesture as he jogged back into formation.It was a mere run installation and Brady…

Draft-Day Manifesto: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Drafters

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As you get ready for fantasy football 2021, be sure to get plenty of practice by using our Mock Draft Lobby.In 1989, Stephen Covey, an educator, published a book titled "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People." It ended up selling more than 30 million copies, became the first nonfiction audiobook in U.S. publishing history…

‘Young Rock’ hilariously depicts former Miami coach Ed Orgeron in

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College football fans who watched the Tuesday premiere of "Young Rock" might have recognized a distinctive character — and voice. The comedy series starts viewers in the year 2032, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on the campaign trail for the presidential election — hey, why not? From there, the episode, titled "Working the Gimmick," takes…

Sheldon Rankins’ message to Jets’ foes: D-line expects to ‘dominate’

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- On consecutive plays in a red zone period, New York Jets defensive end Carl Lawson stopped running back Michael Carter for a loss and fellow end John Franklin-Myers collapsed the pocket to sack Zach Wilson.The Jets' defensive line owned Monday at training camp. They expect to own a lot of days…

Get the shot, start for the Vikings, it’s that simple

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Jake Browning: VaccinatedPhoto: APMaybe the fight to get more COVID-19 vaccine shots into arms needs to be more carrot and less stick. For instance, if you get fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, you could be the backup quarterback for the Vikings.Jake Browning was the only quarterback available for Minnesota’s practice on Saturday night, because…