Michele Tafoya says Dan Le Batard ambushed her during interview

Michele Tafoya says Dan Le Batard ambushed her during interview

1. Form NBC NFL sideline reporter Michele Tafoya appeared on The Dan Le Batard Show last week. Later, she was a guest on a Fox News show and complained about the way she was treated by Le Batard’s show without naming Le Batard’s show. “I was invited with this, ‘We want to talk about your … Read more

Dan Snyder’s Latest Act of Cowardice Shows His True Colors

Dan Snyder's Latest Act of Cowardice Shows His True Colors

Snyder: Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports; Waynes: Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports; Kupp: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Vacation’s a few days away for me. So let’s drop some notes here… • Count me among those rolling eyes at Dan Snyder’s attorney’s contention that a scheduling conflict, as well as the weird idea that testifying virtually would … Read more

ESPN: ‘Ryan Clark, Halle Berry, V Foundation Did Not Want To Work With Sage Steele’

ESPN: 'Ryan Clark, Halle Berry, V Foundation Did Not Want To Work With Sage Steele'

1. One of the weirdest things in sports media at the moment, at least to me, is Sage Steele suing ESPN while still working at ESPN. Steele filed a lawsuit against the network and its parent company, Disney, in April, alleging that she was punished for comments she made on Jay Cutler’s podcast, violating her … Read more

Warriors pull away on Stephen Curry’s big night to win NBA championship

Warriors pull away on Stephen Curry's big night to win NBA championship

It’s hard to separate these Warriors from the iterations that immediately preceded them. The 15-win 2019-20 group was riddled with injuries, most notably to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Last year’s team again lacked Thompson, and again, ended short of a postseason berth. It’s why leading into this year’s Finals, Curry expressed an appreciation for … Read more

Ravens are fleecing the NFL with a focus on non-premium positions

Ravens are fleecing the NFL with a focus on non-premium positions

It was not on purpose that the greatest players in modern Ravens history—Ray Lewis (an inside linebacker), Ed Reed (a safety), Marshall Yanda (an interior offensive lineman) and Justin Tucker (a kicker)—are players at non- premium positions. But it might be significant. While some of you might have missed it, the Ravens seem to be … Read more

USMNT World Cup roster projection 2.0: De la Torre’s stock rises

USMNT World Cup roster projection 2.0: De la Torre's stock rises

The 2022 World Cup may still be over five months away, but just one FIFA international window remains before the competition kicks off in Qatar. That leaves managers, including US men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter, with dwindling opportunities to make World Cup roster judgments based on in-person access and performance. There is still the … Read more

Inside the unexpected rise of Angels’ Taylor Ward

Inside the unexpected rise of Angels' Taylor Ward

Welcome to The Opener, where every weekend morning during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, topical story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. Lou Marson remembers the first time he saw Taylor Ward playing out of position. It was 2018, and Marson—a former big-league catcher who’s currently in his fourth … Read more

Andrew Wiggins Solidifies His Redemption Arc in Warriors’ Game 5 Win

Andrew Wiggins Solidifies His Redemption Arc in Warriors' Game 5 Win

Prior to this season Andrew Wiggins‘s playoff summary consisted of a five-game stint with Minnesota in 2018. Wiggins averaged 15.8 points in that series and the T-Wolves were eliminated in the first round. In 20 postseason games this year Wiggins is averaging 16 points. He’s collecting 7.3 rebounds. And after a 26-point, 13-rebound effort in … Read more

Kenny Smith details Shaq’s rough start on ‘Inside the NBA’

Kenny Smith details Shaq's rough start on 'Inside the NBA'

1. Tea Inside the NBA show we see today with Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal is a well-oiled machine that never fails to entertain. However, that doesn’t mean there weren’t some bumps along the road. On a recent appearance on the All the Smoke podcast, Kenny Smith shared some incredible stories … Read more