Tim Benz: Mitch Trubisky easily navigates the choppy waters of the Steelers QB situation on day one

If Mitch Trubisky can read a defense as well as he can read a play, then maybe the Pittsburgh Steelers really have a diamond in the rough. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday for the first time (in person, anyway) after the first OTA practice, Trubisky appropriately addressed, deftly avoided or politely downplayed just about any … Read more

Warriors’ Steve Kerr makes emotional and passionate plea following Texas elementary school shooting

Steve Kerr’s pre-game press conference had nothing to do with basketball ahead of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and Mavericks on Tuesday. Instead, the Warriors head coach delivered a three-minute monologue in response to Tuesday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which left at least 19 students and … Read more

Huge Mets comeback fails in crazy game that had it all

SAN FRANCISCO — These kings of endgame drama were just getting started as much of their East Coast fan base faded into a haze. But the difference in this latest miraculous Mets comeback was a backlash. The Giants offered not one, but two on a wild Tuesday night. Edwin Diaz allowed two runs in the … Read more

Phillies sign Zach Eflin with mutual option

ATLANTA — The Phillies and Zach Eflin completed the process of determining the pitcher’s salary for 2022 when they agreed to a one-year contract worth $5.7 million on Tuesday. The agreement avoided the need for a salary arbitration hearing, which would have taken place on Wednesday. Usually, arbitration cases are heard and decided in January … Read more

College football transfer rankings: Top five teams that are better after using the portal to sign new players

A year ago, Michigan State coach Mel Tucker responded to a 2-5 campaign by betting big on the transfer portal. Suddenly the Spartans were 11-2, Peach Bowl champions and a role model for every program hoping for an instant turnover. After a tumultuous offseason, 36 FBS programs added 10 or more transfers to rebuild their … Read more

Iga Swiatek’s plan falls into place

PARIS — Iga Swiatek, unbeaten since February, sat in the players’ restaurant at Roland Garros and tossed her head right and left at high speed, her eyes wide comically as they paced back and forth. It was her impression of herself. “I remember a time when I was only able to concentrate for about 40 … Read more

Mavericks-Warriors takeaway: Luka Doncic and Dallas make it rain in Game 4, hold off Golden State to stay alive

The Dallas Mavericks aren’t going home yet. Facing home elimination in Game 4, they responded to secure their first win of the Western Conference Finals, beating the Golden State Warriors 119-109 on Tuesday night. The series, now 3-1 in favor of the Warriors, will return to the Bay Area for Game 5 on Thursday night. … Read more