Ben Clarke

Ben loves sports so much but prefers watching other people do it. He prefers not to share what teams he's supporting but he is willing to admit that Lebron James is, in fact, the king.

Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe Reportedly Agrees Contract Buyout With Fox Sports

American sports analyst and former American football tight end Shannon Sharpe arrives at the Los Angeles special screening of "The Redeem Team" in 2022
Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe is reportedly leaving Fox Sports after seven years with the network. Sharpe has become one of the most recognizable faces on sports television in recent years, serving as a co-host on the popular debate show Undisputed alongside Skip Bayless. Sharpe’s breakup with Fox Sports was reported on Thursday by New York Post’s Ryan...

Commanders Expected to Release All-Pro Guard Andrew Norwell

Washington Commanders guard Andrew Norwell in 2022
The Washington Commanders have decided to move on from their starting guard Andrew Norwell. The team placed Norwell on the reserve/physically unable to perform list on Tuesday and will cut him once he is able to pass his physical. Commanders are expected to get $4.38 million in salary cap relief if Norwell is released with post-June 1 designation. The 31-year-old...

Philadelphia 76ers Set to Hire Nick Nurse as New Head Coach

Nick Nurse with Canada's national team in 2019.
The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly came to an agreement with Nick Nurse to make him their new head coach. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. According to Wojnarowski, Nurse was also pursued by the Phoenix Suns but decided to take the 76ers job due to his connection with team president Daryl Morey and a chance to coach the...

NBA Considering Rule Change to Address Flopping

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in 2017
Most NBA players, coaches, and fans have been frustrated with an increase in flopping, an act of intentional fall or exaggeration in an attempt to draw a foul, in basketball games for some time now. And it looks like the league is finally ready to do something about it. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, NBA’s Competition Committee is currently...

Raiders’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo Had Foot Surgery, Expected to Start in Week 1

Jimmy Garoppolo with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017
The Las Vegas Raiders’ newly acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo underwent foot surgery this offseason, according to a recent report by The Athletic. Garoppolo reportedly had the procedure after he signed a three-year, $67.5 million contract with the Raiders in March. The timeline for Garoppolo’s recovery remains unknown, although the expectation in the Raiders’ building is that the 31-year-old player will...

Oakland Athletics at 10-40 Have the Worst Start of the MLB Season Since 1932

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher in 2022
The Oakland Athletics were expected to be bad in the 2023 MLB season after moving on from several of their key players in the past years. However, no one expected them to be almost historically bad as they turned out to be. The A’s suffered a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, extending their losing streak to...

RB Austin Ekeler Set to Stay With the Chargers After Getting $2 Million in Incentives

Austin Ekeler with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2018.
Running back Austin Ekeler will play with the Los Angeles Chargers in 2023 despite requesting a trade earlier in the offseason. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, this is a result of the Chargers agreeing to add $2 million in incentives to Ekeler’s contract. Ekeler has a $6.25 million base salary for the upcoming season, according to the four-year, $24.5 million...

Manchester City Win Premier League for Third Consecutive Time

Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City lifts the Premier League trophy in May 2023
Manchester City are Premier League champions once again. Thanks to Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest and their own 1-0 win over Chelsea over the weekend, City secured the league trophy despite having two more games to play in the 2022-23 season. This marks City’s third straight Premier League title and ninth in club history. City had a sluggish start of...

Browns’ Legend Jim Brown Dies at the Age of 87

Jim Brown attends the 9th Annual NFL Honors in 2020
Legendary Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown has passed away at the age of 87. The sad news was confirmed by Brown’s wife, Monique Brown, in a social media post.  According to the statement released on Instagram, Brown “passed peacefully” at the couple’s LA home on Thursday. “To the world, he was an activist, actor, and football star,” Monique Brown wrote....

Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun Officially Commits to Play for USMNT

Folarin Balogun with Stade de Reims in August 2022
Folarin Balogun, one of the most exciting attacking talents in soccer, has officially committed to playing for the United States men’s national team on the international level. The news was confirmed by U.S. Soccer Federation and the player himself. Balogun is a member of Premier League side Arsenal but currently plays on loan with French club Stade Reims. He scored...

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