Category Archives: Sports News

‘You have to be 100%’: Why Simone Biles withdrew from the team final

‘You have to be 100%’: Why Simone Biles withdrew from the team final

iCrackStreamsJuly 27, 2021

Tuesday's news that Biles had withdrawn midway through the gymnastics team final hit hard. But maybe it's the beginning of a new era in which mental health and safety are ...

OU, Texas formally ask SEC for member invite

OU, Texas formally ask SEC for member invite

iCrackStreamsJuly 27, 2021

In a joint statement, Oklahoma and Texas announced they've formally notified the SEC that they are seeking "an invitation for membership" beginning July 1, 2025.

Ovechkin returns to Caps on 5-year, $47.5M deal

Ovechkin returns to Caps on 5-year, $47.5M deal

iCrackStreamsJuly 27, 2021

Alex Ovechkin, who ranks sixth in NHL history with 730 career goals and is eyeing Wayne Gretzky's all-time record (894), has signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal to return ...

Sources: Pack concessions could reel in Rodgers

Sources: Pack concessions could reel in Rodgers

iCrackStreamsJuly 27, 2021

Over the weekend, the Green Bay Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers reached mutually agreed-upon terms that might persuade the veteran to return for training camp and ...

‘It’s been an emotional month’: Ogwumike on USA Basketball snub, Nigeria denial

‘It’s been an emotional month’: Ogwumike on USA Basketball snub, Nigeria denial

iCrackStreamsJuly 27, 2021

Tuesday's USA-Nigeria matchup will show what might have been for Nneka Ogwumike ... and both teams.

Meet the Diana Taurasi you didn’t know existed

Meet the Diana Taurasi you didn’t know existed

iCrackStreamsJuly 27, 2021

Taurasi is a different woman as she goes for an unprecedented fifth basketball gold medal.

Sources: Texans now willing to trade QB Watson

Sources: Texans now willing to trade QB Watson

iCrackStreamsJuly 26, 2021

The Texans are willing to trade quarterback Deshaun Watson, sources confirmed to ESPN's Sarah Barshop. Houston has spoken with other teams but doesn't feel it has received a ...

Luka drops 48 in Olympic debut, flirts with record

Luka drops 48 in Olympic debut, flirts with record

iCrackStreamsJuly 26, 2021

Luka Doncic made a spectacular Olympic debut with 48 points, tied for the second-highest total in men's basketball history in the Games, to lead Slovenia to a 118-100 victory.

Texas, OU not renewing Big 12 media rights

Texas, OU not renewing Big 12 media rights

iCrackStreamsJuly 26, 2021

Texas and Oklahoma notified the Big 12 on Monday that they will not be renewing their grants of media rights following expiration in 2025.

Sources: Padres acquire 2B Frazier from Pirates

Sources: Padres acquire 2B Frazier from Pirates

iCrackStreamsJuly 26, 2021

The San Diego Padres are acquiring second baseman/outfielder Adam Frazier from the Pittsburgh Pirates, sources told ESPN.

Big 12 execs meet with Texas, OU presidents

Big 12 execs meet with Texas, OU presidents

iCrackStreamsJuly 26, 2021

The Big 12 executive committee met with the presidents of Texas and Oklahoma on Sunday amid speculation that the two schools intend to depart for the SEC.

Sources: Cardinals star LB Jones requests trade

Sources: Cardinals star LB Jones requests trade

iCrackStreamsJuly 26, 2021

Cardinals star pass-rusher Chandler Jones is unhappy with his contract status and has requested a trade, sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Source: Texans get WR Miller in trade with Bears

Source: Texans get WR Miller in trade with Bears

iCrackStreamsJuly 25, 2021

The Texans acquired wide receiver Anthony Miller in a trade with the Bears, a source confirmed to ESPN, adding to their already deep receiving corps.

Source: Watson will report to Texans to avoid fine

Source: Watson will report to Texans to avoid fine

iCrackStreamsJuly 25, 2021

Deshaun Watson, seeking to avoid a $50,000 daily fine, plans to report to Texans training camp Sunday, according to sources, amid his request to be traded and the 22 active ...

Biles-led U.S. finish stunning 2nd in qualifying

Biles-led U.S. finish stunning 2nd in qualifying

iCrackStreamsJuly 25, 2021

After a less-than-perfect performance by Simone Biles and the rest of the team, the U.S. gymnastics squad is in second place for the first time in more than a decade.

AD says Aggies will be ready if Texas joins SEC

AD says Aggies will be ready if Texas joins SEC

iCrackStreamsJuly 25, 2021

Bjork said the Aggies are not at the point where they have decided how they would vote on Texas joining the SEC.

DeChambeau tests positive, won’t play Olympics

DeChambeau tests positive, won’t play Olympics

iCrackStreamsJuly 25, 2021

Bryson DeChambeau, who tested positive for COVID-19 as part of Team USA's final protocols before leaving for Japan, will not participate in the Olympics. He will be replaced ...

Takeaways: TJ Dillashaw’s next fight should be for the bantamweight title

Takeaways: TJ Dillashaw’s next fight should be for the bantamweight title

iCrackStreamsJuly 25, 2021

After an impressive win, Dillashaw earned the right to jump to the head of the line of bantamweight contenders.

Draymond: ‘Respect’ to Finals players in Tokyo

Draymond: ‘Respect’ to Finals players in Tokyo

iCrackStreamsJuly 24, 2021

With Devin Booker, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday in Tokyo just days after the NBA Finals, they have won the extreme respect of their American teammates at the Olympics.

NFL to fine unvaxxed players $15K for any lapses

NFL to fine unvaxxed players $15K for any lapses

iCrackStreamsJuly 24, 2021

Every violation of COVID-19 procedures by an unvaccinated player will lead to a $14,650 fine by the league this season. The rule was brought to light after Bucs coach Bruce ...

Olympian Emily Infeld started receiving strange messages online. Then, her life changed forever

Olympian Emily Infeld started receiving strange messages online. Then, her life changed forever

iCrackStreamsJuly 24, 2021

For three years, elite distance runner Emily Infeld lived in fear of a stalker. This is the story of how the prime years of her career were interrupted -- and what happened ...

Pick tracker and analysis for every team

Pick tracker and analysis for every team

iCrackStreamsJuly 24, 2021

Follow along for every pick of the 2021 draft, plus prospect breakdowns and team fits.

Sabres select Michigan D Power with No. 1 pick

Sabres select Michigan D Power with No. 1 pick

iCrackStreamsJuly 24, 2021

The Buffalo Sabres selected University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power with the first pick in the NHL Draft on Friday night.

Sources: Vikings asst. out after refusing vaccine

Sources: Vikings asst. out after refusing vaccine

iCrackStreamsJuly 24, 2021

After refusing to receive a vaccine for COVID-19, Rick Dennison is out as a Vikings assistant coach, sources told ESPN. Patriots assistant Cole Popovich also won't be with ...

Cleveland announces name change to Guardians

Cleveland announces name change to Guardians

iCrackStreamsJuly 23, 2021

Cleveland is changing its name from the Indians to the Guardians after the 2021 season, announcing the new moniker in a tweet Friday.

Potential Texas, OU move to SEC: The hurdles, domino effects and what we know

Potential Texas, OU move to SEC: The hurdles, domino effects and what we know

iCrackStreamsJuly 23, 2021

Texas and Oklahoma expressing interest in joining the SEC shook the Big 12 and caught many officials off guard.

Source: OU, Texas could move to SEC in weeks

Source: OU, Texas could move to SEC in weeks

iCrackStreamsJuly 23, 2021

Texas and Oklahoma could make their move to the SEC official in a matter of weeks, ESPN has confirmed.

Bucs get glitzy SB rings honoring hometown win

Bucs get glitzy SB rings honoring hometown win

iCrackStreamsJuly 23, 2021

Tampa Bay's Super Bowl LV Super Bowl rings, unveiled in a private ceremony for the Buccaneers on Thursday night, pay tribute to the NFL's first league championship won in a ...

Rays acquire slugger Cruz in trade with Twins

Rays acquire slugger Cruz in trade with Twins

iCrackStreamsJuly 23, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired slugger Nelson Cruz from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in a four-player trade.

Big 12 officials hold meeting about OU, Texas

Big 12 officials hold meeting about OU, Texas

iCrackStreamsJuly 23, 2021

The Big 12 said it expects Oklahoma and Texas to adhere to the conference bylaws and TV contracts that have been signed, as officials look for answers about the schools' ...