Broad Reception Contracts: Highlighting Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase Money

In a breathtaking moment after the receiver market exploded in 2022 — which began in earnest last March when the Raiders replaced Davante Adams in the first and second rounds, and ended in July when 49 players signed Depo Samuel by three — the $71,550,000 overall extension — of Fair to wonder what might happen … Read more

WWE news: Shawn Michaels says Elvis-inspired autograph status

SI.com’s Week in Wrestling It is published every week and provides sub-surface coverage of the professional wrestling business. Shawn Michaels on Triple H to oversee WWE design: ‘We’re all excited for the future’ If you ever wondered about the origin of Shawn Michaels’ signature status, there was an inspiration behind it. The pose, in which … Read more

Big Ten, ESPN breakup is another sign of a growing division in college sports

It’s hard to believe today, given the impending collapse of ESPN and the Big Ten Conference, but once upon a time it was suspected that this connection was strong enough to determine who won the Heisman Prize. Twenty-five years ago, during what may be the most contentious and controversial of Heisman’s races of them all, … Read more

La Liga 2022-23 season preview: A big question for Barcelona looms on the horizon

Not since Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been sharing the Spanish spotlight, La Liga has boasted its first two goals in the game, one at each of the notable clubs. Robert Lewandowski’s move to Barcelona from Munich, along with Karim Benzema’s ongoing prime at Real Madrid when he reaches his mid-30s, will add a … Read more

Once again Cody Bellinger is a crucial component of the Dodgers

Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning during the regular season you’ll get a new, topical story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. When Cody Bellinger He climbed to the plate in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game against parentsHe’s already done more than his part for the cause. The … Read more

MLB Strength Rankings: Cardinals rise after Yankees sweep

The deadline for trade has come and gone, which means there are no more tectonic shifts left to affect the different pennant races (regardless of impact injuries). For the most part, the teams are what they are now, which means reinforcements will be few and far between now through October. In this week’s power rankings, … Read more

UConn, Texas and more key questions about women’s college basketball

We’re 100 days short of the start of the 2022-23 women’s college basketball season, and while fall practices are still a long way off, much of the off-season craziness has been shaken. Several high-profile transfers and some major training changes seem poised to add more intrigue for the upcoming campaign, plus the ever-strong UConn suffered … Read more