Philadelphia Eagles emerge as early Super Bowl favorites over Kansas City Chiefs

Philadelphia Eagles emerge as early Super Bowl favorites over Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs were still celebrating on the field Sunday night when oddsmakers moved them from slight favorites to win the Super Bowl over the Philadelphia Eagles to slight underdogs. After the Chiefs opened as a 1.5-point favorite by BetMGM MGM, +0.24%, the betting line quickly shifted, favoring the Eagles by 2.5 points, with…

Does Dallas Cowboy Brett Maher have the yips? Here’s how to overcome the problem

Does Dallas Cowboy Brett Maher have the yips? Here’s how to overcome the problem

When Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher struggled in a playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Jan. 16, 2023, missing four extra-point attempts and setting a new NFL record in the process, it was hard not to think one thing. Was Maher suffering from a case of the yips? The term is one often…

Bills safety Damar Hamlin in critical condition after collapsing on field; game with Bengals postponed

Bills safety Damar Hamlin in critical condition after collapsing on field; game with Bengals postponed

Monday night’s NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals was suspended after Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field and was taken away by ambulance, in a scene that left players in tears and fans stunned. Hamlin, 24, was involved in a tackle, stood up, then collapsed with 5:58 remaining in the…

NFL nears deal with YouTube for exclusive rights to ‘Sunday Ticket’

NFL nears deal with YouTube for exclusive rights to ‘Sunday Ticket’

The National Football League is in advanced talks to give Google’s YouTube, part of Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, +0.66%   GOOG, +0.54%,  exclusive rights to “Sunday Ticket,” a subscription-only package that allows football fans to watch most Sunday afternoon games, people familiar with the matter said. An agreement could be reached as early as Wednesday, following a meeting of NFL…

New Buffalo Bills stadium will cost taxpayers hundreds of millions

New Buffalo Bills stadium will cost taxpayers hundreds of millions

The NFL’s Buffalo Bills franchise released image renderings for its new stadium that is set to open in 2026. The new stadium will cost roughly $1.4 billion, according to estimates, with roughly 60% of that money coming from public funds — $600 million will come from New York state, and $250 million will come from…

Colts owner Jim Irsay sees a European division in the NFL

Colts owner Jim Irsay sees a European division in the NFL

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay looks and sounds like Johnny Cash, attired in black and speaking in a gravelly voice. It’s apropos. Irsay is in the middle of a national tour with his all-star band and his rock, sports and history collection, which includes vintage models once owned by Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Prince and…

Tennessee roasted online after asking football fans to pay for new goalposts

Tennessee roasted online after asking football fans to pay for new goalposts

A day after the University of Tennessee’s biggest football victory in decades, the school was being roasted online for asking fans to crowdfund the replacement of two goalposts that were torn down in the post-game celebration. On Saturday, the unbeaten Volunteers upset Alabama, 52-49, on a last-second field goal. That snapped a 15-game losing streak…

Opinion: ‘Those state taxes, man’: How much NFL star Tyreek Hill is saving by playing in Miami instead of in New Jersey (or with another team)

Opinion: ‘Those state taxes, man’: How much NFL star Tyreek Hill is saving by playing in Miami instead of in New Jersey (or with another team)

Editor’s note: The Tax Foundation included an incorrect figure for Baltimore. It has updated the chart. When NFL wide receiver Tyreek Hill weighed offers from the New York Jets (who play in New Jersey) and the Miami Dolphins, no doubt there was a lot on his mind. But one consideration towered over the rest, according…

Here’s everything coming to Amazon’s Prime Video in September 2022

Here’s everything coming to Amazon’s Prime Video in September 2022

September is arguably the biggest month ever for Amazon’s Prime Video, which will premiere the long-awaited “The Lord of the Rings” prequel series “The Rings of Power” and kick off exclusive coverage of NFL Thursday Night Football. Coming two decades after Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy reaped nearly $3 billion at the global…

Opinion: The NCAA has only itself to blame for the slow death facing college sports

Opinion: The NCAA has only itself to blame for the slow death facing college sports

The combination of NIL, the transfer window and the increasing domination of a few athletic conferences is a game changer. If we take it all to its logical conclusion, this professionalization of college sports will slowly kill off college football and basketball programs at many universities. It will also spell the end for the other…

Minecraft bans NFTs and blockchain, saying they don’t align with game’s values

Minecraft bans NFTs and blockchain, saying they don’t align with game’s values

From GameStop to Meta to the NFL, NFTs seem to be all the rage. But there’s one place you won’t be seeing any anytime soon: Minecraft. Mojang Studios, developers of the hugely popular world-building videogame, said Wednesday that nonfungible tokens and blockchain technologies “are generally not something we will support or allow.” While the NFT…