Sterling Shepard is on pace to be ready for the New York Giants’ season opener versus the Dallas Cowboys. The receiver, who suffered a fracture to his left thumb in late July, shed his yellow non-contact jersey in practice over the weekend and participated without restrictions. “It’s actually healed up pretty fast and … I’m…

The Curtis Samuel hype train is speeding down the track so fast he should no longer be considered a sleeper. How can one sleep on a man getting praised with every route run and every pass caught? The third-year pro has received acclaim throughout the offseason and training camp practices. The 5-foot-11 wideout has displayed…

The Washington Redskins quarterback competition can be cut down from three players to two. Coach Jay Gruden indicated over the weekend that Colt McCoy likely wouldn’t be ready for the season opener. “It might be two or three weeks into the season,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said of when McCoy might return, via ESPN.com. “We…

Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals offense looked discombobulated in their second preseason game. The constricted offense Kliff Kingsbury is running this preseason is by design. The first-time NFL coach told Peter King for his Football Morning in America column that the Cardinals are deliberately keeping their actual offense under wraps during the preseason. “The…

Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock played bad cop Sunday, saying it was time for Antonio Brown to be “all-in or all-out” after the receiver “exhausted all avenues” in his helmet situation. Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus disagrees with the notion that all roads have been plowed in the helmet situation. “We’ve worked very closely with…

A new timing system will be trialled at next month’s BMW PGA Championship at WentworthPenalty strokes are more likely to be imposed on slow players after the announcement of new measures to speed up European Tour golf.With slow play one of the hottest topics in the game, the Tour will impose the strongest protocols in…

Corinthians women have won 27 consecutive matchesCorinthians have become the first professional women’s team to equal the world record for the number of consecutive wins by a top-flight side.The Brazilian side beat Ferroviaria 4-0 on Sunday to claim their 27th win in all competitions.The record was held by Welsh Premier League side The New Saints…

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was back at Stamford Bridge on Sunday – this time as manager – and although his side were unable to hang on for victory there was much to be impressed by.Lampard has been entrusted with finally bringing through some of the club’s fleet of young talent and in the first half…

Media playback is not supported on this device Five-car collision at Pocono Raceway causes IndyCar chaosRobert Wickens – who was paralysed in a crash last year – has called for IndyCar to stop racing at Pennsylvania-based track Pocono Raceway after another crash at the venue.Chip Ganassi Racing driver Felix Rosenqvist was hospitalised following a five-car…