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Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner discuss Rory McIlroy’s possible return to the Tour’s policy board, as well as Nelly Korda’s role as the face of women’s golf.
Relive Arsenal’s 5-0 rout of Chelsea thanks to braces from both Kai Havertz and Ben White at the Emirates to put the Gunners back on top of the table ahead of Matchweek 35.

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  • WAS Center Fielder #28
    It’s certainly not what fantasy managers want to hear after Thomas made an early exit from Tuesday’s showdown against the Dodgers after twisting his left leg on a stolen base attempt. There should be an update on his status prior to Wednesday’s showdown. Fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for the moment, but it’s possible he’ll wind up requiring a trip to the injured list.
  • CHC Center Fielder #24
    Cubs manager Craig Counsell told reporters afterwards that X-rays came back negative on Bellinger’s right ribs following his early exit from Tuesday’s contest after a fourth-inning collision with the center-field wall at Wrigley Field. There should be an additional update on his status at some point on Wednesday. Fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for the moment.
  • ATL Starting Pitcher #54
    Fried was efficient from start to finish in this one recording the third Maddux of his career. He entered the ninth inning with just 84 pitches thrown, and needed only eight pitches in the ninth to retire the side in order. It was a much-needed solid outing for the Braves’ ace, who entered the day sporting a 7.71 ERA through his first four outings. Tuesday’s complete game marked the fifth of Fried’s career, while the shutout was the fourth he has thrown. He’ll look to follow up this outing with another strong performance on Monday against the Mariners.
  • ARI Starting Pitcher #29
    Arizona manager Torey Lovullo told reporters Kelly will not require surgery to address a teres major strain in his right shoulder, but the club doesn’t know the severity or next steps for the 35-year-old veteran right-hander until he receives additional medical opinions. There should be some clarity on his return timetable in the coming days, but fantasy managers should expect him to require a lengthy absence, especially since shoulder issues can be extremely complicated matters.
  • LAA Center Fielder #27
    It’s the first time Trout has led off for Los Angeles since the second game of a late-August doubleheader against the Astros during the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign. His previous appearance before that was back in early 2018. The 32-year-old generational talent is in the midst of a renaissance campaign with an .889 OPS with eight homers and five steals through 23 contests.
  • HOU Starting Pitcher #59
    Espada added that Valdez will throw a bullpen session this week while the Astros are in Chicago and could return this weekend to start against the Rockies in Mexico City. The 30-year-old southpaw landed on the injured list earlier this month with left elbow inflammation, but has been able to complete several recent bullpen sessions without any issues. It certainly sounds like he could return to bolster Houston’s injury-plagued starting rotation this weekend. Stay tuned.
  • BAL Left Fielder #13
    It’s an extremely encouraging sign that the Orioles are throwing Kjerstad right into the fire following his early-season promotion instead of having him languish on the bench. The 25-year-old slugger tore the cover off the ball this season for Triple-A Norfolk, posting an astronomical 1.176 OPS with 10 homers, 30 RBI and one steal in 21 games. He projects as a potential four-category impact fantasy contributor, if he’s given an everyday opportunity in Baltimore’s loaded lineup.
  • CHC Starting Pitcher #28
    It’s fair to speculate how much is left in the tank for the soft-tossing Hendricks after struggling to a calamitous 12.00 ERA, 2.10 WHIP and 16/7 K/BB ratio across 21 innings (five starts). the 34-year-old veteran has enjoyed a remarkable career with the Cubs since 2014, but he’s given up a staggering 37 hits, including a league-high eight round-trippers, through his five starts. It’s possible he’s been pitching through a lingering injury, which would help explain his early-season struggles.
  • BOS First Baseman #36
    Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters Casas will be “out a while” after undergoing an MRI earlier this week that revealed a fracture in his left ribs. The 24-year-old burgeoning slugger’s absence is a colossal loss for Boston’s lineup and is also a big hit for fantasy managers that were counting on him building off last year’s phenomenal second-half performance. The lack of a concrete timetable suggests that he’s likely to miss a couple months, if not longer. There should be a clearer timetable in the coming days, but it certainly sounds like he’s going to miss a considerable portion of the season.
  • BAL Left Fielder #13
    Kjerstad will get the call a day after the Orioles placed Austin Hays on the injured list. So far in 2024, the outfielder has been spectacular in Triple-A with a .349 average and 1.176 OPS along with 10 homers for Norfolk. Kjerstad may not get a chance to play against left-handed pitching, but those managers who are looking for a boost in power should absolutely consider Kjerstad for a roster spot.


76ers squandered 'heroic' performance from Embiid
Dan Patrick details how the little things came back to haunt Philadelphia in Game 2 against New York after blowing a late fourth-quarter lead and now facing an 0-2 hole in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

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Premier League: The Run In
A look at the remaining schedule for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City as the title race goes down to the wire.
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth-straight title?
The Premier League title race is a remarkable three horse race as we enter the final stretch of the 2023-24 season.
This season’s Premier League title race is a beauty and Jurgen Klopp says the Reds will try to win out (and hope for stumbles by Arsenal and Manchester City).
Matchweek 34 of the Premier League sees the potential for a dramatic reshaping off the relegation zone, plus Arsenal and Liverpool have opportunities to take advantage of FA Cup-competing Manchester City.
When Arsenal ran out of stream in the second half against Aston Villa on Sunday you knew what was coming. There was tension in the air amongst the home fans. They were quiet. Agitated. Frustrated.


Hall of Famer Peyton Manning said the Broncos are “very interested” in Michigan quarterback J.J.
The Rams haven’t made a first-round selection since 2016 when they took quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall choice.
The Cowboys have not had any “real” contract talks with Dak Prescott this offseason, the quarterback said last week.
Giving up All-Pro receiver could be key to getting franchise quarterback.


Kyle Dvorchak breaks down the potential first-round quarterbacks ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.
The RFS crew discusses Bo Nix’s ceiling at the NFL level, including whether being a “great system QB” is a compelling enough reason for a team to pick him in the 2024 NFL Draft.
The RFS crew discusses the biggest reach players in the 2024 NFL Draft amongst the skill players, specifically WR Adonai Mitchell, who exhibits inconsistent play and poor nonverbal communication.
Connor Rogers, Eric Froton, and Kyle Dvorchak take turns making picks in this special collaborative 2024 NFL Mock Draft.
2024 NFL Draft
Mike Florio and Chris Simms discuss why it’s no surprise Drake Maye enjoyed his visit with the Commanders.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms review the Steelers’ moves in free agency and map out what Pittsburgh needs to prioritize in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Mike Florio and Chris Simms reflect on how the 2021 NFL Draft QB class has struggled dramatically, with the exception of Trevor Lawrence.
Devin McCourty and Jason Garrett discuss the state of the quarterback room in Las Vegas and ponder if the Raiders will look for their “cornerstone player” in the draft or continue building elsewhere.
As the Patriots look to work their way back to the NFL postseason, should they take a quarterback with the No. 3 pick or trade that pick to bolster the entire roster?
Jason Garrett explains why Caleb Williams’ “off the chart” instincts make him a “rare physical talent” and a cut above other high-profile QB prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Devin McCourty and Jason Garrett discuss the pressure facing the Commanders with the No. 2 overall pick before highlighting Jayden Daniels and Drake Maye’s potential fits in Washington.


Tee times for the two-man teams on Thursday and Friday in New Orleans.
Russ Cochran, whose lone Tour win came in 1991, is teaming up with Eric Cole at TPC Louisiana.
Hannah Green calls into Golf Today to discuss the challenge of trying to unseat Nelly Korda, her enjoyment playing the JM Eagle LA Championship and her dream of representing Australia in another Olympics.
Stewart Cink joins Golf Today to discuss how his views on tournament hosting have changed and why hosting the Mistubishi Electric Classic is a ‘second chance; a mulligan’.
Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner join Golf Today to discuss Rory McIlroy’s return to the PGA Tour Policy Board, as well as Nelly Korda’s and Scottie Scheffler’s eagerness (or lack thereof) to market themselves in golf.
Here are the venues for upcoming PGA Championships.


While the NBA admits its mistakes in these reports, it changes nothing, the Knicks still lead 2-0.
Chris Haynes joins the Dan Patrick show to recount his experience during the New York Knicks’ stunning playoff rally to win against the Philadelphia 76ers.
It was a night of iconic wins for the Knicks and Nuggets, and punch-to-the-gut losses for the 76ers and Lakers.


Scherzer is scheduled to start for Triple-A Round Rock at home against Salt Lake.
George Bissell breaks down a trio of players making an early-season impact for fantasy managers that are worthy of roster spots until further notice.
The Rays recalled reliever Kevin Kelly from Triple-A Durham to take Fairbanks’ spot on the roster.
There are multiple factors affecting Jordan Walker’s slow start to the MLB season, but is it too early for fantasy managers to bail on the Cardinals’ young phenom?

Premier League

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta speaks to the media following his side’s 5-0 win over Chelsea at the Emirates.
Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, and Tim Howard analyze Arsenal’s 5-0 win against Chelsea were Kai Havertz and Ben White led the Gunners to an historic win over the inconsistent Blues.
Will Erling Haaland hold on to claim another Premier League Golden Boot? Cole Palmer is level with the Norwegian on 20 goals late in the season.
Kevin De Bruyne’s long-term injury opened the door for a new name atop the Premier League assists leaderboard, and Ollie Watkins is in control.

Motor Sports

Teams will have different types of tires to use in the May 19 event that will pay $1 million to the winner.
Corey Heil will drive the No. 43 for Erik Jones, who suffered a compression fracture in Talladega crash.
Jett Lawrence earned his sixth win of 2024 in Nashville and became the favorite for the championship once more.


Brad Thomas and Denny Carter break down all the odds entering the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and explain how the team stroke play format affects betting strategy.
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down the first-round matchups over the next few days and why the Suns, Thunder, and 76ers have value.
Vaughn Dalzell breaks down four series he thinks could end in sweeps, including the Nuggets versus the Lakers, and the Pelicans against the Thunder.

College Basketball

The 19-year-old forward from Arizona averaged 11.9 points and three rebounds as he helped the Buffaloes earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Austin was set to be an NBA player until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.
AJ Storr will give Kansas an infusion of athleticism and scoring on the wing.
NCAA athletes will be immediately eligible to play no matter how many times they transfer — as long as they meet academic requirements — after the association fast-tracked legislation Wednesday to fall in line with a recent court order.

College Football

The College Football Transfer Portal is underway. Here is a one-stop shop to track which big-name players are on the move this offseason.
Eric Froton continues his position-by-position rankings with the Linebackers group.
Offensive lineman Ryan Fodje (Cypress, TX/ Bridgeland High School), the four-star prospect has officially accepted his invitation to the 2025 All-American Bowl.
Wide receiver Jordan Clay (San Antonio, TX/ Madison High School), the four-star prospect has officially accepted his invitation to the 2025 All-American Bowl.

Brother From Another

With the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills both in the need of WR help, the Brother from Another crew debates whether either team would trade up for a wideout.
Michael Smith and Michael Holley discuss the Los Angeles Lakers not being on the same level as the Denver Nuggets players who are all in their prime.
Michael Smith and Michael Holley unpack Anthony Davis’ comments about DPOY, and debate whether someone who’s defense didn’t translate to team success is deserving of the award.
Michael Smith and Michael Holley give credit to James Harden for stepping up for the Clippers in Kawhi Leonard’s absence in Round 1 of the playoffs.

Local coverage

The Bears know everything they need to know about Caleb Williams.
Is Drake Maye the frontrunner to be New England’s new quarterback?
The Eagles move up and grab their target in Reuben Frank’s final mock draft of 2024.
While there’s a cloud of uncertainty over Brandon Aiyuk’s future, 49ers fans at the very least can rest assured that the team’s other star wide receiver isn’t going anywhere.


Fedotov made his long-awaited Flyers debut earlier this month after being selected in the seventh round of the 2015 draft.
Coach Rick Tocchet said the 28-year-old netminder is going to be evaluated later Tuesday and is “day to day.”
The Chiefs kicked off the week by signing head coach Andy Reid, General Manager Brett Veach, and team president Mark Donovan to contract extensions and they moved on to other business Tuesday.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was emphatic when it came to the team’s plans at quarterback during a press conference in Dallas on Tuesday.
Lions quarterback Jared Goff revisited some recent comments about the media in Detroit during an interview on Tuesday.