Deshaun Watson settles 20 civilian suits, faces NFL suspension

HOUSTON (AP) – Cleveland Brown’s quarterback Deshaun Watson’s decision to settle 20 of 24 civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct may not dissuade the NFL from giving him a lengthy suspension, a person familiar with the league’s investigation told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Watson has been accused by massage therapists of harassing, assaulting or touching … Read more

Lawsuit reveals the awful nature of Hockey Canada culture

Hockey Canada CEO Tom RenneyImage: Getty Images Sporting higher-ups being brought in front of a government hearing is not restricted to these borders, as yesterday the CEO, president, and chief of the board of governors of Hockey Canada were questioned by Canadian MPs over a settled lawsuit by a woman claiming she was gang-raped by … Read more

NFL Breaks Silence on Suspending Browns QB Deshaun Watson

Getty Deshaun Watson # 4 of the Cleveland Browns takes off his helmet as he warms up during the Cleveland Browns mandatory minicamp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on June 14, 2022 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett / Getty Images) The Cleveland Browns may have to wait yet another season to make a run … Read more

USMNT looks mediocre in a mud match against El Salvador

Christian Pulisic looked like he was rolling around in the mud all night against El Salvador.Image: Getty Images Let’s start by not overreacting to a 1-1 draw against El Salvador. It was the same result that kicked off the United States’ Octagonal round of World Cup qualifying. That matchup from last September mattered way more … Read more

Brian Daboll adjusting to challenging life of rookie NFL coach

The Giants were practicing under the sun, or doing whatever passes for practicing on a Wednesday in June, and among the moving pockets of outsize football players it was hard to find Brian Daboll. For good reason. “I lost 50-some pounds since the press conference,” the new head coach said, referring to his January introduction, … Read more

Saquon Barkley feels like old self ahead of his Giants reinvention

The Saquon smile is back. The still-young Saquon Barkley looks healthy, sounds happy and says he feels so much better now than he did one year ago. The running back admits he is energized to fill a central role in the new offensive system, a system that should – repeat, should – reinvent Saquon Barkley … Read more

Mario Strikers Battle League Reviews Say It’s Solid But Thin

Screenshot: Nintendo For the first time in more than a decade, Mario returns to the pitch. Mario Strikers: Battle League, a revival of Nintendo’s long-dormant soccer series, hits the Nintendo Switch on Friday. Nintendo did not provide Kotaku with an early copy of the game for reviews. We’re experiencing it, and its press cycle, alongside … Read more

Ukraine’s hopes of reaching this year’s World Cup end with defeat against Wales

Ukraine has failed to qualify for this year’s FIFA World Cup, football’s most prestigious tournament, after a 1-0 defeat to Wales, but when your country is at war it does not really matter. The bloodshed continues, lives are still being lost. Yet, for 90 minutes on a rain-soaked evening in Wales, this match did matter, … Read more

Champions League Final ‘disorganization’: ‘I was close to death,’ says former Liverpool star as Paris police response is in the spotlight

Tens of thousands of fans filtered through Paris towards the Stade de France ready to watch Liverpool and Real Madrid go head-to-head for European club football’s premier prize. But for former Liverpool player Alan Kennedy, the match was marred by a terrifying experience, leaving him fearing there would be “loss of life.” The hugely anticipated … Read more