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New York Daily News

Pete Alonso hits back at Noah Syndergaard critics after Mets pitcher had Tommy John surgery during coronavirus pandemic

Is it wrong for professional baseball players to get Tommy John surgery during the coronavirus pandemic? When a Sports Illustrated piece about that exact topic was published Monday, many people weighed the pros and cons of the issue on Twitter. Mets’ slugger Pete Alonso, however, was not entertained...

New York Daily News

We need enforceable, national self-isolation rules

I’m a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). My wife is the head of human resources for an infrastructure firm in Canada. She has been working from home since last June, when we moved from Toronto into a condo just a five-minute walk from MGH. As the coronavirus crisis unfolded, non-urgent...

New York Daily News

Readers sound off on our reporting, the lottery and discarded PPE

Medical workers aren't to blame Philadelphia: Re “Homeless man says NYC hospital sent him back to shelter with coronavirus symptoms” (March 25): As a journalist for more than 20 years, former senior vice president of WebMD Consumer and the mother of an emergency medicine physician, I take issue...

ClutchPoints

Ravens’ Derek Wolfe opens up about elbow injury that ended his season

Longtime Denver Broncos pass rusher Derek Wolfe is now joining the Baltimore Ravens upon testing the free agent market this offseason. While only recently inking a deal with the Ravens, Wolfe knows first hand how different this offseason has been for players. That would be due to none other than the “coronavirus” pandemic. In Wolfe’s […] The post Ravens’ Derek Wolfe opens up about elbow injury that ended his season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Field Gulls

Century Links 3/31: Can Seahawks Generate Pass Rush with Current Roster?

Read! Seahawks Need Naz Jones to Resurface in 2020Once viewed as a possible building block for Seattle's defensive line, injuries and inconsistent play prevented Jones from contributing over the past two seasons. Entering a contract year, will he be able to bounce back? It is time for Seahawks to shift to plan B for solving the pass rushWe are into week 3 of free agency, and the Seahawks are no closer to signing Jadeveon Clowney. It’s time for the organization to shift to plan B. Why I think Jabari Zuniga could be a top-45 pick « Seahawks Draft Blog Monday Round-Up: NFL UK Highlights...

Da Windy City

Chicago Bears: Why Jimmy Graham signing will pay off

To many, the Chicago Bears made a head-scratching move this offseason, signing Jimmy Graham to a two-year, $16 million deal. Ryan Pace took a big leap of faith in signing Jimmy Graham this offseason. The tight-end position has been a sore spot for the Chicago Bears, as injuries and inconsistent play from Trey Burton and Adam […] Chicago Bears: Why Jimmy Graham signing will pay off - Da Windy City - Da Windy City - A Chicago Sports Site - Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Fighting Illini & More

Vikings Territory

Vikings Draft Profile: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

The Minnesota Vikings are looking for answers at the cornerback position. With the departure of Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander, they are left with very little experience. Third year players Holton Hill and Mike Hughes, who have both missed significant time due to suspension and injury respectively, and special teamer Kris Boyd are … The post Vikings Draft Profile: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU appeared first on Vikings Territory.

Horseshoe Heroes

Colts fans shouldn’t forget about Daurice Fountain

The former Northern Iowa product missed all of last season after a gruesome training camp injury. But fans shouldn’t forget that he’s in the mix at wide receiver. Daurice Fountain was a fifth-round pick back in 2018. He has only played one game in his career in the regular season, and it was the last […] Colts fans shouldn’t forget about Daurice Fountain - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - An Indianapolis Colts Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

FOX Sports

Cam Newton’s mounting injuries leading to an uncertain future | NFL on FOX

Former Panthers QB Cam Newton was released by Carolina, leaving some to wonder whether Newton will ever again be a starter in the NFL. His checkered injury history has only clouded his future more.

New York Daily News

102-year-old Italian woman survives coronavirus

She lived through the flu pandemic of 1918, and now, it appears, Italica Grondona will live through coronavirus as well. The 102-year-old woman from Genoa, Italy was released from the hospital on Thursday, 20 days after she was first admitted for “mild heart failure.” While there, she showed symptoms...

The Phinsider

The Splash Zone 3/30/20: Jordan Howard Feels 100%

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. An uneventful weekend for Dolphins news as nothing happened. Let’s rewind a few days when the new players met with the media. Jordan Howard was talking and said he feels 100% after suffering a shoulder injury during the Eagles week 9 game against the Bears. The injury knocked him out for the rest of the season and he is looking forward to running over defenders with his new team. You can check out...

New York Daily News

New York’s coronavirus death toll soars above 1,200, with 235 victims in past 24 hours: Cuomo

At least 1,218 New Yorkers have died from coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo said Monday, with 235 people falling victim to the respiratory infection in the past 24 hours alone. Cuomo reported the grim numbers during a briefing at Midtown’s Javits Center, which is being refitted into a field hospital amid...

Big Blue View

Jon Halapio shares videos of his recovery from Achilles tear

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Veteran lineman not currently part of Giants’ roster, but that could change Jon Halapio is not currently part of the New York Giants roster, with the team having decided not to tender the injured center this offseason. Halapio, though, could still be in the team’s 2020 plans. Which makes the series of tweets showing his progress in recovering from the Achilles tendon tear he suffered in Week 17 noteworthy. Still working, still grinding !! Currently in Week 12 Post Achilles Surgery. Ahead of schedule and feeling great. I don’t understand why Im going...

The Viking Age

3 reasons why Dalvin Cook will get top dollar from the Vikings

The talented running back is coming off the best season of his young career and everything is pointing to him landing a lucrative extension from the Minnesota Vikings this year. Despite missing time during his first two seasons with the team due to multiple injuries, the Minnesota Vikings never lost faith in running back Dalvin […] 3 reasons why Dalvin Cook will get top dollar from the Vikings - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

FOX Sports

Joe Burrow will have a better NFL career than Tua Tagovailoa — Joel Klatt defends his stance

Despite the fact Joe Burrow will likely start his career with an inconsistent Bengals team, Joel Klatt said he will take him over Tua Tagovailoa to have the better NFL career primarily because Tua has such an extensive injury history already.

The Falcoholic

Falcons 2020 NFL Draft scouting report: S Jeremy Chinn

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Taking a look at one of the top safeties in the draft. There are quite a few holes on this Falcons defense, but there’s one position group that isn’t being discussed as much despite a real need. That position group is the safety group. As I have stated before, the safety group is potentially a year away from needing new starters. Given that Keanu Neal’s future is uncertain due to his injury history and Ricardo Allen’s contract is up after 2021, it’s appropriate to start looking for replacements. Damontae Kazee is also a free agent, so let’s...

12th Man Rising

Carlos Hyde could be great fit with the Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks need some running back depth in 2020, even if Chris Carson is healthy. Carlos Hyde might be the answer. Let us assume that Rashaad Penny is out for a while. The Seahawks running back was injured late in 2019 and the injury was serious: ACL. Running backs take some time to come […] Carlos Hyde could be great fit with the Seahawks - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - Seattle Seahawks News and Fan Community

ClutchPoints

Ex-Jaguars offensive lineman Tony Boseli admitted to hospital due to coronavirus

There have been a few notable athletes or former players that have tested positive for the coronavirus and Tony Boselli of the Jacksonville Jaguars is the latest one. According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, Boselli was admitted to a hospital due to the coronavirus. Former Pro Bowl Jaguars offensive lineman Tony Boselli was recently admitted […] The post Ex-Jaguars offensive lineman Tony Boseli admitted to hospital due to coronavirus appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Dolphins’ Jordan Howard speaks out on the status of his shoulder injury

The Miami Dolphins chose to sign Jordan Howard early in free agency, strengthening their backfield for next season. While getting prepared to join his new team, Howard spoke out on the status of his shoulder injury from this past season: “I’m back to 100 percent now,” Howard said, via the Palm Beach Post. “It took a while, but […] The post Dolphins’ Jordan Howard speaks out on the status of his shoulder injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

New York Daily News

Songwriter John Prine hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms

Singer-songwriter John Prine, whose music has attracted critical acclaim and a cult following since the early 70s, has been hospitalized in critical condition with coronavirus symptoms, according to a statement from Prine’s family. The 73-year-old Prine originally went to the hospital on Thursday,...

The Falcoholic

Jay Glazer provides clarity on Todd Gurley’s mysterious knee ailment

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The national reporter confirms that Gurley does indeed have a knee and explains why his carries will likely be limited. The Falcons made two big splashes in free agency by signing two former Los Angeles Rams. Dante Fowler comes with questions about his performance without Aaron Donald and Todd Gurley comes with questions about his knee. The specifics about Gurley’s knee were always mysterious. Typically, players rehab from injuries until they are back to full health. They go from being unable to play, to working their way into practice, then back to getting...

ClutchPoints

Chargers are the betting favorite to sign Cam Newton

Cam Newton was released by the Carolina Panthers earlier this week and it remains to be seen where he plays in 2020. While he continues to rehab his foot injury, the Los Angeles Chargers are the betting favorites to sign Newton this offseason. Chargers the heavy favorite for Cam ⚡️ @br_betting pic.twitter.com/xVY7HN9eoC — B/R Gridiron […] The post Chargers are the betting favorite to sign Cam Newton appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Houston Chronicle

Texans' Deshaun Watson gives back at Ben Taub Hospital

Texans Pro Bowl quarterback Deshaun Watson is treating lunch and dinner for nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

New York Daily News

Bronx-based civilian is second NYPD employee to die of coronavirus

A veteran NYPD administrative assistant assigned to the Bronx’s 49th Precinct died of coronavirus, police said. Bronx resident Giacomina Barr-Brown, 61, was hospitalized with coronavirus complications at Jacobi Hospital and passed away in her home Thursday, police said. “Her infectious smile and...

Revenge of the Birds

Arizona Cardinals blood drive completely full for Tuesday

Photo by Christian Petersen/ This has been quite the month and on Thursday the Arizona Cardinals announced that they would be hosting a large blood drive to help with the shortage due to the Covid-19 crisis. One area that has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 crisis is the local blood donation community, where the supply has reached critically low levels. Since March 19, nearly 200 Arizona blood drives have been cancelled, resulting in the loss of more than 5,000 blood donations for hospital patients. To assist in meeting this direly pressing need, the Arizona Cardinals are...

Raising Zona

Arizona Cardinals giving Marcus Gilbert another opportunity

The Arizona Cardinals front office is bringing back the offensive tackle who’s knee injury cost him the entire 2019 campaign This past Thursday, the Arizona Cardinals front office made a somewhat surprising move. Marcus Gilbert, an offensive tackle who was acquired in a trade 12 months ago, was brought back on a one-year deal. The […] Arizona Cardinals giving Marcus Gilbert another opportunity - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - An Arizona Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

The Seattle Times

CenturyLink Field Event Center, home to boat shows and concerts, will become a field hospital during coronavirus pandemic

The event center between CenturyLink Field and T-Mobile Park — home in normal times to concerts, dog shows and boat shows — will soon become a field hospital as Seattle's health care system girds for a continued flood of coronavirus patients.

Still Curtain

Ben Roethlisberger has ‘no doubts’ about playing well in 2020

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be the latest aging passer to attempt a comeback after sustaining a serious injury. At 38-years-old and recovering from a serious elbow injury, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger already has the deck stacked against him heading into the 2020 season. Despite his current circumstances, Roethlisberger doesn’t sound like he’s […] Ben Roethlisberger has ‘no doubts’ about playing well in 2020 - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Daniel Jones has 'legitimate fantasy upside' - Matthew Berry | The Fantasy Show

ESPN fantasy football expert Matthew Berry explains what Daniel Jones replacing Eli Manning means for Saquon Barkley and the rest of the New York Giants offense. He then (3:19) discusses what Cam Newton's injury means for Carolina Panthers teammates Chris

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

The Panthers need to find Cam Newton’s successor – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman calls on the Carolina Panthers to figure out a succession plan for Cam Newton as the QB’s injuries mount. #FirstTake #NFL ✔