Zac Taylor on Joe Burrow’s contract, Jonah Williams trade request and Ezekiel Elliott

PHOENIX – Zac Taylor and the Cincinnati Bengals’ team brass are gathered in Arizona for the next few days for the NFL’s annual league meetings. AFC coaches spoke to the media to start the week before heading to meetings. Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor walks the field during warmups before the AFC championship NFL … Read more

Where did COVID-19 come from? Pressure mounts to find the answer

A medical staff member treats a patient infected by the COVID-19 at a hospital in Wuhan, China, Feb. 22, 2020. (STR/AFP via Getty Images) WASHINGTON — With tensions between the United States and China deepening, the question of how and where the coronavirus originated remains an intense point of contention, especially as the “lab leak” … Read more

‘Meddlesome’ Lavallette gets back control of cops, slapped for lack of background checks

LAVALLETTE – The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office has ended its supervision of Lavallette’s police department after confronting issues that included no background checks or proper psychological screening for at least four police employees, a faulty communications system that led officers to rely on their personal cellphones, and a lack of required training for both officers … Read more

The COVID public health emergency is ending — but what does that mean, and who will be impacted?

President Biden receives a COVID-19 booster shot at the White House in October 2022. (Tom Brenner for the Washington Post via Getty Images) The White House announced last month that the COVID-19 public health emergency, or PHE, declared by the Trump administration at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 will end on May 11. … Read more

Is the 2023 Final Four proof that NIL and the Transfer Portal will bring more parity?

Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel and Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde and Ross Dellenger discuss the 2023 Final Four field featuring Connecticut, Miami, San Diego State and Florida Atlantic, and debate if the field full of first-timers is a sign of things to come in college athletics. Video Transcript PAT FORDE: These are interesting teams. These are … Read more

Jimmy Carter has opted for home hospice care. Here’s what that means.

Former President Jimmy Carter has decided to “spend his remaining time at home” and receive hospice care, the Carter Center announced on Saturday. The 98-year-old Carter has overcome a myriad of health obstacles over the last decade, including brain cancer, liver surgery and hip replacement surgery. Now the longest-living president is choosing to spend his … Read more

8 takeaways from Ravens coach John Harbaugh’s comments on Lamar Jackson

The Baltimore Ravens chose the hard way to start the 2023 offseason when they designated quarterback Lamar Jackson with the franchise tag. The former 2019 NFL MVP also added sizzle to the predicament on Monday when he revealed on Twitter details about a possible trade earlier in March. Jackson’s Twitter thread seemed to end with … Read more

But. 35, Clemson edge rusher Myles Murphy

The Unpacking Future Packers Countdown is a countdown of 100 prospects that could be selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 2023 NFL draft. A team can never have enough talented pass rushers and the Green Bay Packers are in dire need of more playmakers off the edge. With Rashan Gary, Preston Smith, and … Read more

Racism charges fly at House hearing on coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Science author Nicholas Wade came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify at a Republican panel on the origins of the coronavirus, but he was instead confronted with questions about “A Troublesome Inheritance,” his controversial 2014 book on race and genetics, which Democrats noted had been endorsed by the notorious racist and antisemite … Read more

Pro Day brings a “surreal” moment for Chance Lytle

Duke offensive lineman reflects on journey to reach NFL audition; plus reactions from Duke’s departing defensive stalwarts in the middle Duke offensive lineman Chance Lytle went through the program’s Pro Day on Monday afternoon. (Jaylynn Nash/USA Today Sports Images) DURHAM – Chance Lytle has gone to every Pro Day he’s had a chance to attend. … Read more