As the autumn winds blew across the first 15 seasons of the Raiders franchise, there was a constant game in and game out. Jim Otto was that constant, an all-star at center and the epitome of a great teammate. Otto, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, has died at theContinue Reading

The Arlington Renegades (1-7, 0-4 XFL) fell to the San Antonio Brahmas (6-2, 3-2 XFL) on Sunday afternoon at the Alamodome, 20-15. On the game’s opening drive, San Antonio’s offense needed just four plays to get into the end zone, as RB Anthony McFarland Jr. ripped off a 52-yard touchdownContinue Reading

The D.C. Defenders (3-5, 2-3 XFL) fell to the St. Louis Battlehawks (6-2, 4-0 XFL) on Sunday afternoon, 26-21. The total attendance for the game at The Dome at America’s Center was 32,403. D.C. got on the board first, as PK Matthew McCrane converted on a 48-yard field goal toContinue Reading

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos ended their second series of the year versus the Montgomery Biscuits with a 2-0 victory on Sunday. Despite an overall series loss for Pensacola, Sunday’s win assures that the Wahoos (22-17) begin next week with a share of first place in the Southern League’s South Division.Continue Reading

The Tri-City ValleyCats (3-6) were swept by the Washington Wild Things (5-3) on Sunday, and fell in the series finale 5-3 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. Washington opened the scoring in the first. Caleb McNeely picked up a single against Easton Klein, and Carson Clowers drilled a two-run homer toContinue Reading

Roddery Muñoz threw a season-high six innings and seven strikeouts as the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp rolled past the Nashville Sounds 7-3 Sunday at 121 Financial Ballpark. With Jacksonville (19-26) leading Nashville (22-23) 4-1 in the sixth, Munoz (W,1-3) struck out Wes Clarke and put the finishing touches on a strong outing. The right-handerContinue Reading

The San Antonio Missions concluded their six-game series with the Corpus Christi Hooks on Sunday. The Missions secured their second series victory of the season with a 3-1 victory on Sunday. Austin Krob recorded his second win of the season while Josh Roberson converted his first save of the year.Continue Reading

Five Charlotte pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Knights defeated the Durham Bulls 8-0 on Sunday afternoon at Truist Field. Johan Dominguez (W, 4-2) faced one batter over the minimum throughout his five innings, permitting just a two-out double to CJ Hinojosa in the third inning.  Four relieversContinue Reading

The Tampa Tarpons (14-25) extended their winning streak to three games, and won their first series of the year against the Bradenton Marauders (17-22). Tampa’s pitching staff shut out the Marauders through eight innings before they put a run on the board in the ninth. RHP Ryan Harvey (5.1IP, 1H, 8K, HBP)Continue Reading

Alejandro Osuna collected three hits on Sunday afternoon for the Hickory Crawdads, but a pair of three run frames for the Greensboro Grasshoppers proved too much to overcome as the Crawdads fell 7-4 at LP Frans Stadium. Osuna’s three hits were part of a very solid day at the plate,Continue Reading

The Birmingham Stallions faced off against the Houston Roughnecks and secured a thrilling 35-28 victory, keeping their winning streak intact. In a dramatic finish, the defense thwarted Reid Sinnet’s final scoring attempt. The Stallions continue their dominant run as they aim to close out a strong regular season. Quarterback AdrianContinue Reading

The Tampa Bay Rowdies bounced back from consecutive league losses with an outstanding 5-0 victory over FC Tulsa at Al Lang Stadium on Saturday night. Forward Manuel Arteaga and defender Forrest Lasso both recorded braces in the win, Tampa Bay’s fourth victory of the season. “I was really pleased withContinue Reading

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Montgomery Biscuits endured a long mid-game rain delay on Saturday night, but it was the Biscuits who emerged victorious with a 4-3 win to take sole possession of first place. Each team’s shortstop had a multi-homer game. Pensacola’s Harrison Spohn tied the game twice withContinue Reading

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp snapped their eight game losing streak on Saturday night as they shutout the Nashville Sounds 10-0 in front of 6,776 fans at 121 Financial Ballpark. The Jumbo Shrimp (18-26) got the offense going early as Xavier Edwards and Tim Anderson knocked consecutive singles. Victor Mesa Jr. walked in the next at-bat toContinue Reading

The Tampa Tarpons (13-25) took down the Bradenton Marauders (17-21) in a ten inning back-and-forth battle Saturday night at George M. Steinbrenner Field. The Yankees’ number four prospect, according to MLB.com, SS Roderick Arias (1-for-4, 1R, 1 triple, 3RBI, 1BB) stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the tenth inningContinue Reading

The Hickory Crawdads got a pair of sensational pitching performances from Joseph Montalvo and Winston Santos to win both ends of a Saturday night doubleheader against Greensboro at LP Frans Stadium. Game one was a shutout for Hickory, winning 3-0, while the second contest went the Crawdads’ way by a 7-5Continue Reading

 The Hershey Bears jumped out to a 4-0 lead in Game 2 of the Atlantic Division Finals on Saturday night, hanging on for an eventual 4-2 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack. The Bears now lead the series 2-0. Ethen Frank notched his second game-winning goal of the Atlantic Division Finals onContinue Reading

The San Antonio Missions continued their six-game series with the Corpus Christi Hooks Saturday night. With a strong pitching performance from Victor Lizarraga, and timely hitting early on, the Missions secured a 6-2 victory against the Hooks. Victor Lizarraga was the starting pitcher for the Missions. The right-hander pitched outContinue Reading

Miami Marlins’ infielders Tim Anderson and Xavier Edwards will each begin an injury rehabilitation assignment, presented by H2 Health for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Saturday at 6:35 p.m. against the Nashville Sounds from 121 Financial Ballpark. Anderson has been on the 10-day injured list since May 13 retroactive to May 11, after suffering fromContinue Reading

The quarterback tandem of Brian Lewerke and Bryce Perkins proved successful for the Michigan Panthers in consecutive weeks, defeating the Memphis Showboats 24-18 at Ford Field on Saturday to extend their win streak to four. Both Lewerke and Perkins threw for their first touchdown of the season, and both totaledContinue Reading

A day after the Tri-City ValleyCats (3-5) put up 11 runs, they fell 2-1 to the Washington Wild Things (4-3) on Saturday at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. Tri-City opened the scoring in the third. Tyson Gingerich singled off Kobe Foster, and stole second base. Jaxon Hallmark brought in a runContinue Reading

The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team will head into the 2024 Southern Conference (SoCon) Tournament as the No. 1 seed in Greenville, South Carolina, at Fluor Field. All eight SoCon teams will participate in the tournament, with seeds five and eight participating in a single-elimination game on Wednesday, May 22,Continue Reading

After fighting through the elements with a two-hour delay in the fourth inning, North Florida baseball (21-30-1, 11-17-1) dropped its regular season finale against Florida Gulf Coast (29-24, 20-10), 18-8, on Saturday afternoon at Harmon Stadium. The Ospreys needed a win against FGCU to advance to conference postseason play nextContinue Reading

Oscar Colas connected for a tie-breaking home run with one out in the eighth to lift Charlotte past Durham 5-3 on Saturday night at Truist Field. Durham (18-26) led 3-2 entering the frame, but the Knights (18-25) built their game-winning against reliever Enmanuel Mejia (L, 1-2). A single, groundout andContinue Reading

CF Jackson Castillo (3-for-3, 1R, 1BB, 2 doubles, 1RBI) and LHP Allen Facundo (5.0IP, 2H, 1BB, 8K) both had big nights, leading the Tampa Tarpons (12-25) to a 5-2 victory over the Bradenton Marauders (17-20) Friday night at GMS Field. Castillo reached base in all four of his plate appearances, including two doubles.Continue Reading

The Tri-City ValleyCats (3-4) fell 13-11 in 10 innings to the Washington Wild Things (3-3) on Friday at Joe Bruno Stadium. The ValleyCats trailed 10-2 heading into the bottom of the second before scoring eight unanswered runs to knot the game, 10-10, in the ninth. The game unraveled for Tri-CityContinue Reading

North Florida baseball (21-29-1, 11-16-1) produced runs in its second game of the series after its senior night festivities honoring 11 graduates, but dropped its matchup against Florida Gulf Coast (28-24, 19-10), 8-4, on Friday evening at Harmon Stadium. Tony Roca went just under five innings and over 100 pitches withContinue Reading

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp dropped their eighth consecutive game on Friday night as they fell to the Nashville Sounds 4-3 in front of 5,751 fans at 121 Financial Ballpark. In this back and forth affair Nashville (22-21) took the lead for the final time in the sixth inning. Isaac Collins and Joey Wiemer wereContinue Reading

The San Antonio Missions continued their six-game series with the Corpus Christi Hooks Friday night. The Missions benefitted from clutch pitching performances and clutch hitting performances to secure a 3-2 win. Robby Snelling recorded a quality start while Marcos Castanon hit his second long ball of the season. Needing extraContinue Reading

The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) baseball team won 9-1 in the second game of a non-conference series against USC Upstate on Friday afternoon at the UNCG Baseball Stadium. The Spartans recognized their 10 seniors before the game, including Aidan Brewer, Caleb Cozart, GC Jarman, Matt Kemp, Sam Murchison, Cam Murphy, Ryan Rouse, Mitchell Smith, Sammy Tortorella and Matt Venuto. HOW IT HAPPENEDContinue Reading

The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced today that 17-year-old forward Cristian Ortiz has signed a professional contract with the club, becoming the first Rowdies player to sign a professional contract as a USL Academy player. “Firstly, we’re all delighted for Cristian,” said Rowdies Head Coach Robbie Neilson. “His attitude has beenContinue Reading

Sporting JAX has entered into a three-year partnership with Tegna-owned First Coast News stations including WTLV NBC12, WJXX ABC25, First Coast News+ and related digital channels. The agreement includes the launch of The Sporting JAX Report, a weekly magazine show covering the developments around the USL Championship and USL Super League teams, along with the club’s plansContinue Reading

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp dropped their seventh consecutive game on Thursday night as they fell to the Nashville Sounds 5-2 in front of 5,201 fans at 121 Financial Ballpark. The Sounds broke the stalemate in the sixth inning. Oliver Dunn drew a leadoff walk and stole second base which set up NashvilleContinue Reading

Ruben Cardenas and Rene Pinto homered in the sixth inning of Thursday’s doubleheader to lift Durham to a split in Charlotte, claiming the opener 4-3 before dropping the nightcap 5-2 at Truist Field. Trailing 3-2, Cardenas and Pinto took Knights starter Nick Nastrini within three batters to put Durham (17-25)Continue Reading

Valente Bellozo turned in a career-high 7.0 innings as the Pensacola Blue Wahoos reclaimed sole possession of first place with a 4-1 win over the Montgomery Biscuits on Thursday night. Bellozo (W, 2-2) struck out eight batters and allowed only two hits, pitching into the seventh inning for the firstContinue Reading

The Hershey Bears struck first in the 2024 Atlantic Division Finals, knocking off the Hartford Wolf Pack 6-1 at the Giant Center. The Bears now lead the best-of-five series 1-0. Ethen Frank buried his second game-winning goal against the Wolf Pack this season, blasting home a powerplay goal 3:58 into theContinue Reading

The Hickory Crawdads dropped a doubleheader to the Greensboro Grasshoppers by scores of 2-1 and 11-1 at LP Frans Stadium on Thursday night. Mitch Bratt suffered the tough luck loss in the opener, dropping his record to 2-3 on the season. The left-hander surrendered three hits in four innings, strikingContinue Reading

RHP Luis Serna (6.0IP, 3H, 7K) and the Tampa Tarpons’ (11-24) bullpen combined to blank the Bradenton Marauders (16-19) Wednesday night at George M. Steinbrenner Field, ending Bradenton’s eleven-game win streak. Tampa’s offense struck for three in the fourth, capped off by a two-run double off the bat of 2B Hans Montero onContinue Reading

The NFL announced its 18-week, 272-game regular-season schedule for 2024, which kicks off on Thursday night, September 5, in Kansas City and concludes with 16 division games in Week 18 – two on Saturday, January 4, and 14 on Sunday, January 5. The 2024 NFL schedule, powered by AWS, willContinue Reading

Eight different Jumbo Shrimp hitters reached base, but the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp fell to the Nashville Sounds 5-3 in 10 innings Wednesday at 121 Financial Ballpark. Locked in a 2-2 tie, Nashville (20-21) put runners on first and second in the tenth. With two on and nobody out, Tyler Black (6) crushedContinue Reading

The San Antonio Missions continued their six-game series with the Corpus Christi Hooks Wednesday afternoon. After winning game one on Tuesday, the Missions fell behind in the fourth inning. San Antonio plated two runs to even up the score in the bottom half of the fourth. Fast forward to theContinue Reading

​Three Games in London Scheduled for Oct. 6, Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 League Returns to Munich Nov. 10 2024 International Games Kick Off in São Paulo Sept. 6 The National Football League has announced the schedule of the 2024 International Games that will be played across London, U.K., Munich,Continue Reading

The Arena Football League is in dire straits. The league is in its third life, and its second incarnation ended in bankruptcy in 2019. Now, the league is seeking a replacement commissioner, and they’ve turned to a familiar face: Jeff Fisher, former head coach of the Los Angeles Rams andContinue Reading

Will Banfield homered in a two-hit effort, but the Jumbo Shrimp fell to the Nashville Sounds 12-2 Tuesday at 121 Financial Ballpark. In a 2-1 game, Wes Clarke singled with one out in the sixth. Brewer Hicklen (7) launched a two-run home run off Jacksonville (17-23) starter Kyle Tyler (L, 1-2), extending the Nashville (19-21) lead. Yonny Hernandez wasContinue Reading

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos dropped the opener of their six-game road series against the Montgomery Biscuits on Tuesday evening by a score of 3-2. Biscuits first baseman Bob Seymour was 4-for-4, tying the game with an RBI single in the sixth and bringing in the go-ahead run with an RBIContinue Reading

The San Antonio Missions began a six-game series with the Corpus Christi Hooks Tuesday night. In their first home game in two weeks, the Missions got back to their winning ways. The offense plated three runs in the first inning. Meanwhile, Austin Krob took a perfect game into the sixthContinue Reading

The Tampa Tarpons (10-24) entered the ninth inning down one run and loaded the bases, trying to complete the comeback against the Bradenton Marauders (16-18) on Tuesday night at GMS Field. C Tomas Frick stepped up to the plate, trying to be the hero with two away. He lined a bullet toContinue Reading

The Tri-City ValleyCats (2-3) fell 9-1 to the Schaumburg Boomers (5-0) on Tuesday at Wintrust Field. Tri-City picked up five hits against Brendan Knoll in the first two frames, but was unable to plate a run. Leadoff singles from Jaxon Hallmark in the first and Kyle Novak in the secondContinue Reading

Despite four home runs, the Durham Bulls fell to the Charlotte Knights 12-11 in 10 innings in the series opener on Tuesday night at Truist Field. Rene Pinto and Junior Caminero each homered, while Ruben Cardenas and Yu Chang went back-to-back for the second time in a week, but theContinue Reading

The Crawdads, playing as their Llamas de Hickory Latin-inspired identity, dropped a 4-2 decision to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Tuesday night at LP Frans Stadium, opening a 13-game homestand that will stretch over the next two weeks. Konner Piotto drove in both runs in the fourth inning with an oppositeContinue Reading

A 39-minute rain delay resulted in a low-scoring affair on Monday at Wintrust Field, as the Tri-City ValleyCats (2-2) fell 3-2 to the Schaumburg Boomers (4-0). Easton Klein and John Wilson traded zeroes until the fourth. Alec Olund belted a solo homer off Wilson to provide the ValleyCats with aContinue Reading