Saudi Arabia’s love for soccer could cause ripple effects

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo poses for a photo with the jersey after signing with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr Football Club in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 30, 2022. Al Nassr Football Club / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Saudi club Al-Nassrand the kingdom’s growing investments in the sport, could … Read more

Damar Hamlin update: Bills safety has made ‘substantial improvement’ following in-game cardiac arrest, medical team says, but his road to recovery could be long

CNN — Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has made “substantial improvement” in the hospital following him mid-game cardiac arrest on Monday, doctors said, and is now awake and moving his hands and feet. Hamlin is able to communicate by shaking his head, nodding or writing brief notes, said Dr. Timothy Pritts, part of the player’s … Read more

How could the Cavs improve? By adding a quality wing, but that won’t be easy

If there were any remaining questions regarding the 25-14 Cavaliers’ legitimacy in this year’s loaded Eastern Conference, perhaps Donovan Mitchell’s 71-point outburst on Monday crystallized the level of talent Koby Altman’s front office has assembled in Cleveland. Mitchell has been worth every penny, including access to all five of Cleveland’s future first-round picks through 2025-29 … Read more

Utah Jazz’s Lauri Markkanen scores 49 points vs. Rockets

Three thoughts on the Utah Jazz’s 131-114 win over the Houston Rockets from Salt Lake Tribune beat writer Andy Larsen. 1. Lauri Markkanen almost scored 50 points Lauri Markkanen scored 49 points on Thursday night, the most any Jazz player has scored in the regular season since Karl Malone’s scoring prime in 1990. But, Donovan … Read more

Tyrod Taylor could start the Giants’ regular-season finale

If the Giants call on quarterback Tyrod Taylor to make his 54th career start Sunday, he will be playing to win and with something to prove. Early indications are that the Giants plan to sit key starters (some have already been informed, a source told The Post, although head coach Brian Daboll said otherwise), which … Read more

Gregg Berhalter, ‘saddened’ by Reyna saga, says he’d ‘like to continue’ as USMNT head coach

Gregg Berhalter said Thursday that he would “like to continue in my role” as US men’s national team head coach. Berhalter’s contract expired on Dec. 31. US Soccer is currently reviewing its performance over the past four years, and specifically at the 2022 World Cup. The review has been complicated by an investigation into a … Read more