Washington’s Mount Rushmore of Sports: Alex Ovechkin, Darrell Green, Wes Unseld, Walter Johnson voted best of the best

The SN Rushmore project named four pro athletes from the 13 cities that have had at least four of the following five leagues represented for at least 20 years – NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA. While there were no hard-and-fast rules pertaining to the athletes selected, our panel of experts considered individual resumes, team success and legacy within the sports landscape of each city. Multiple players from the same franchise were allowed, and not every franchise needed to be represented. All sports fans have an opinion on this topic. This is ours. Washington, D.C., is the nation’s capital and center...

Phoenix Mount Rushmore of Sports: Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Nash, Randy Johnson, Diana Taurasi voted best of the best

The SN Rushmore project named four pro athletes from the 13 cities that have had at least four of the following five leagues represented for at least 20 years – NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA. While there were no hard-and-fast rules pertaining to the athletes selected, our panel of experts considered individual resumes, team success and legacy within the sports landscape of each city. Multiple players from the same franchise were allowed, and not every franchise needed to be represented. All sports fans have an opinion on this topic. This is ours. The Phoenix Rushmore includes two Valley of the...

Toronto Blue Jays take on the Detroit Tigers Saturday

Detroit Tigers (41-60, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (55-45, second in the AL East) Toronto; Saturday, 3:07 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Drew Hutchison (1-4, 4.84 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 29 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (5-3, 3.10 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 62 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -278, Tigers +226; over/under is 8 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays square off against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.Toronto is 32-21 in home games and 55-45 overall. The Blue Jays have gone 27-13 in games when they hit two or more home runs. Related Videos 4:18 Jays Care Foundation...

Cristiano Ronaldo remains intent on leaving Manchester United – Paper Talk | Transfer Centre News

All the top stories and transfer rumours from Thursday's national newspapers...THE TIMES Cristiano Ronaldo remains intent on leaving Manchester United in the transfer window so that he can play in this season's Champions League.George Ford will not play for his new club Sale Sharks this year after undergoing surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in the Gallagher Premiership final last season.DAILY MIRROR New Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen wasted very little time getting off the mark for the club by scoring in his first pre-season friendly - in full view of Cristiano Ronaldo. Frenkie de Jong is reported to...

How Moroccan Paralympian Kassioui beat cerebral palsy and society | Sports News

Benslimane, Morocco – Under the blazing summer sun, and not worried about the drops of sweat forming on her face contours that quiver involuntarily with Parkinson’s tremors, Paralympics medalist Fouzia El Kassioui devotedly went about her training in the Moroccan town of Benslimane. She grabbed a silver at the Tokyo Paralympic Games but her journey to the medal in the F33 shot put event was “far from easy”, she says, before adding: “But I did it.” Aside from Parkinson’s disease – which progressively damages the brain, affecting movement, speech and mental capacity – Kassioui, at the age of 10, was...

Reporter notebook: New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag making his mark at Old Trafford | Football News

There is a pause, the three or so seconds allowing a technical staffer to offer his most accurate assessment of the manager's debut pre-season in charge of Manchester United. "There can be no doubt, this is Erik ten Hag's club."The summation does not require elaboration for those who witnessed the Dutchman from close quarters during United's tour of Thailand and Australia.Ten Hag is in control, his influence stretching not solely to the large details at the club such as operational structure, but even the little ones like preventing the players from visiting and being filmed on the set of Australian...

Edu exclusive interview: Arsenal transfer policy, working in harmony with Mikel Arteta and why only trophies will do | Football...

With Arsenal the current top Premier League spenders this summer, the club's technical director Edu speaks exclusively to Sky Sports News about their transfer business, working in harmony with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and why only trophies will do.Arsenal have spent £121.5million on five new players this summer with the arrivals of Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner. Image: Information correct as of July 24, 2022 Their business appears to be translating well on the pitch too with Arteta's side winning all four pre-season games so far, including a 4-0 thrashing of Chelsea in Orlando at...

Jurgen Klopp rules out more Liverpool incomings: ‘Unless we have injuries or player sales, we have our squad’ | Football...

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out further new faces arriving at Anfield while insisting that it will take time for Darwin Nunez to adapt to English football.Klopp is content with the squad he has shaped this summer, with Nunez arriving for £85 million from Benfica - a club-record fee - adding to further recruits in Calvin Ramsay for £6.5m from Aberdeen and Fabio Carvalho from Fulham for an undisclosed fee. At the end of May, Liverpool were denied a seventh European crown as Real Madrid became kings of the continent once again thanks to Vinicius Junior's strike in a...

Cesar Azpilicueta: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says he is ‘a little bit’ annoyed with Barcelona’s pursuit of player | Football...

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits he is a "little bit" annoyed with Barcelona over their pursuit of Cesar Azpilicueta.The 32-year-old has 12 months remaining on his Chelsea contract and has reportedly asked to leave the club after a decade at Stamford Bridge to return to his native Spain with Barcelona. But Tuchel says he is not sure if he wants to give Azpilicueta "what he wants", and believes Barca have undervalued the defender, comparing his value to that of recent Chelsea capture Kalidou Koulibaly, who signed for £33m from Napoli earlier this month.When asked at the Universal Orlando Resort, if...

Man Utd: Erik ten Hag must get Champions League place and Frenkie de Jong is ‘top class’, says Jamie Carragher...

Jamie Carragher has admitted it "doesn't feel right" to see Manchester United competing in the Europa League but says it will not be easy for them to return to the top four this season. United finished sixth in the Premier League in what was a hugely disappointing 2021/22 campaign, which saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked in November and interim replacement Ralf Rangnick endure an underwhelming sixth-month spell in charge. The club failed to lift a trophy for the fifth successive season and were eliminated from the Champions League at the last-16 stage by Atletico Madrid.All of that means United will...