There’s one more weekend of football to go before the playoffs are finally set. Now, currently there’s four undefeated teams for four spots. NTD’s Dave Martin has more on this, at the latest in sports news.
There’s a 100-year-old baseball card of Babe Ruth being auctioned off—at more than $5 million and the bidding is still going. What makes a card like this so valuable? This is a 1914 card, from when Mr. Ruth was still in the minor leagues, playing for Baltimore—though he was promoted to the big league’s that […]
In the NBA, the league resumes its in-season tournament. One of the early surprises is that Denver—the reigning champs—has already been eliminated. If you blink, you’ll miss the group stage. It’s only four games long, and they went 2-2. Meanwhile, they have a very good record on the season. I believe they’re 12-6—and these count […]
Let’s start with college football: How does Ohio State’s loss to Michigan affect the playoff race? Because it was such a close loss, it’s going to give the committee a tough choice in how far they drop them. Michigan and Georgia will figure to be 1st and 2nd. Washington should move up to 3rd, but […]
Spending online on Cyber Monday is set to exceed $12 billion, a record, as bargain hunters snap up deals on items including Barbie dolls, Lego sets, headphones, and smart watches, according to preliminary estimates from Adobe Digital Insights. The estimate projects U.S. shoppers will spend $12 billion-$12.4 billion on Cyber Monday, the biggest U.S. online […]
PRETORIA, South Africa—Double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was granted parole Friday, 10 years after shooting his girlfriend through a toilet door at his home in South Africa in a killing that jolted the world. Department of Corrections spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said Mr. Pistorius would be released from prison on Jan. 5. His parole will come […]
For plenty of Americans, Thanksgiving means seeing family, eating turkey, and watching football. There have been some memorable Thanksgiving moments in the NFL—such as Randy Moss’s coming out party—and the coin toss fiasco. Let’s see if we had any this year.
Generally, sports fans don’t tune in to the NBA until Christmas Day, when the league schedules a bunch of games, knowing they’ll have little TV competition, but the season starts back in October. Another thing the NBA did was entice the players with something like $500,000 per player on the winning team. Even though the […]
In the NFL, we have a Super Bowl rematch between the Chiefs and the Eagles, in Kansas City. The Chiefs may be 7-2, but they really haven’t had their usual, explosive offense this season. I would say it’s from losing Tyreek Hill, but they didn’t have him last season either. They certainly could use more […]
CLEVELAND—Deshaun Watson’s season is over, once again leaving the Cleveland Browns without a franchise quarterback. Watson will miss the rest of his second year with Cleveland after sustaining a fracture in his throwing shoulder, an injury that came during his best performance since joining the team following a controversial trade in 2022. Watson will undergo […]
There’s a drama unfolding in the Big Ten conference right now between Michigan and the rest of the conference. College football is big business. It’s extremely competitive—and Michigan is very near the top. They’re 9-0, on pace to make the playoffs for the third straight season—and have won 2 straight Big Ten titles. They’ve made […]
The Big Ten and Michigan could do legal battle should the conference suspend head coach Jim Harbaugh this week, according to multiple reports. On Monday, the conference sent a notice of disciplinary action to Michigan—which is required when a school is likely to be sanctioned for violating the Big Ten’s sportsmanship policy. The policy gives […]
The first college football playoff rankings came out this week, and will come out each week until the regular season ends in a month or so. If only the final ranking dictates the postseason, what’s the significance of the rest of these? NTD’s Dave Martin has more on this, and the latest in sports news.
Ohio State Leads Initial Playoff Rankings Ohio State, Georgia, Michigan, and Florida State are the top four teams in the committee’s initial college football playoff rankings. All four are undefeated, while the other undefeated, Power-5 team, Washington, sits right behind them in fifth. Now even though there’s only room for four teams, Washington really controls […]
This is one of the rare days when all four major sports are in action. In the World Series on Game 3, Arizona actually led for most of the first two games. What does Texas need to do to grab the momentum? They need to get as many at-bats for Adolis Garcia as they can […]
There’s plenty of sports going on. Let’s begin with the World Series, which starts Friday night. Texas getting here was expected—but not so for Arizona. NTD’s Dave Martin has the latest in sports news.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced that Bud Light will become its official sponsor as part of a partnership with Anheuser-Busch, despite the beer facing a significant months-long boycott over its decision to promote a transgender influencer. “Anheuser-Busch and Bud Light were UFC’s original beer sponsors more than fifteen years ago. I’m proud to announce […]
And now for your sports news, here’s NTD’s Dave Martin — with a look at the new NBA season. NBA Starts: Bucks, Celtics Betting Favorites That’s right Tiff! It was just four months ago that the Denver Nuggets won their first NBA title. Tonight, the NBA season officially starts up, yet the Nuggets aren’t favored […]
New NCAA president Charlie Baker took office this past March, and with it, many hoped the former Republican governor of Massachusetts would reverse whatever rule has allowed biological men to compete in women’s sports and even change in their locker rooms. Mr. Baker mostly danced around the issue when questioned at a Senate hearing by […]
The Rangers won Game 1 in Houston last night. This postseason has been especially unpredictable—out of the four teams left, only one won their division. This puts the pressure on Houston to win Game 2, because you never want to fall behind 0-2, whether you’re at home or not. But also because Max Scherzer awaits […]
The Supernova Music Festival in Southern Israel turned into a violent bloodbath when Hamas terrorists attacked without warning. Parents whose children are now missing describe the last phone conversations they had with them during the attack.
The Cowboys have been a little hit-or-miss this season. They were so dominant against the Giants, Jets, and Patriots—yet somehow lost to Arizona—and were completely exposed last night. I would have also expected a little more from them after the Niners eliminated them in the playoffs last year. Certainly, San Francisco is firing on all […]
The major headlines in the NFL the last few weeks have been dominated by a couple of Taylor Swift appearances. Meanwhile, the league has actually defended how much she’s dominated their programing. NTD’s Dave Martin has analysis.
We saw plenty of Taylor Swift yesterday, but Miami’s loss was a little surprising—not that they lost, but that they were blown out in quite a performance by Buffalo, just a week after putting up 70 on Denver. Outside of that, Joe Burrow and the Bengals are really struggling—that’s an ongoing story. Though I’m sure […]
It’s been two weeks since Aaron Rodgers was lost for the season, with an Achilles’ tear. His replacement, Zach Wilson, though has struggled—with a quarterback rating that ranks next-to-last in the league. Now one vocal Jets fan, who’s seen enough is Hall-of-Famer Joe Namath. Mr. Namath, while on the Michael Kay Show, called Wilson’s performance […]
Taylor Swift at the Chiefs game drew the biggest headlines, but I think the 70 points put up by Miami—against Denver—was the biggest shocker. That’s the most by an NFL team in more than 50 years. Elsewhere, the Cowboy’s loss to the Cardinals was somewhat surprising. Maybe Dallas was a little down after losing Trevon […]
McDonald’s is being sued over its hot coffee, again. An 85-year-old woman spilled the coffee onto herself, saying it caused her “physical pain” and “emotional distress.” NTD talks with her lawyer, Dylan Hackett.